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Axios: How Trump could pull off another upset


7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

How Trump could pull off another upset

Jim VandeHei, Jonathan Swan

It feels like August of 2016 all over again. Polls show Donald Trump losing big. Pundits proclaim he can't win. Reporters sneer at Trump voters on Twitter and cable.

Why it matters: There are several signs that should give the Trump-is-toast self-assured pause.

Heís doing better in some swing-state polls than he was at this point in 2016. And his floor of support holds strong, regardless of what he says or does.

Not only is the stock market on fire, but a lot of blue-collar workers in building, plumbing and other manual crafts are doing quite well, too.

Trumpís big bet is that there are a lot of working class voters, especially in rural areas, who did not vote in 2016 but will this time.

His other bet is that months of dumping on Joe Biden, often with lies or wild hyperbole, will do what he did to Hillary Clinton: Make the Democratic nominee seem slightly more unpalatable than himself.


The Cure - Fascination Street

Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride

Russia Tried to Use Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassination to Start a Race War


Russia Tried to Use Martin Luther King, Jr.ís Assassination to Start a Race War
The plot involved the KKK, the Jewish Defense League, black militants Ö and a bombing
Darien Cavanaugh
Mar 14, 2017

The Cold War often brings to mind visions of cloak-and-dagger spy escapades in Eastern Europe and Moscow ó or the countless coups, revolutions, proxy wars and clandestine ops that pitted Communist and Western interests against one another in developing nations around the world.

Amid these sensational tropes of international espionage, itís easy to forget the KGB and other intelligence agencies were highly active within the United States. Their exploits here werenít quite as extravagant, but they went far beyond mundane intelligence gathering.

There were, of course, Soviet operatives in the United States who did focus strictly on intelligence. In the 1980s, a German-American spy hacked hundreds of networked military computers and sold the information to Russia, and KGB field stations established a massive surveillance program that monitored U.S. radar and satellite transmissions.

The Kremlin also ordered its agents in America to generate social unrest, undermine faith in the government and develop plans to sabotage targets in the military, energy and infrastructure sectors.
One such campaign sought to capitalize on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ó by using it as a pretext for inciting a full-blown race war.

The Manhattans - Shining Star

How to see bright Comet ATLAS


How to see bright Comet ATLAS
Posted by Eddie Irizarry in SPACE | March 27, 2020
Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) isnít bright enough to see with the unaided eye Ö yet. But itís getting brighter. Will it provide a good show or fizzle out? Learn more here.

A recently discovered comet is getting the attention of astronomers and sky enthusiasts as itís become brighter than expected in the last few days. Astronomers using the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) in Hawaii discovered Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on December 28, 2019. As of mid-late March, it shines at about the brightness of an 8th-magnitude star Ė not visible to the eye yet Ė but within reach of medium-sized telescopes in dark skies. The comet is currently crossing Marsí orbit and is approaching the inner solar system. As it gets closer to us, itíll get brighter still. Youíll find charts for observers at the bottom of this post.

Comet ATLAS should become bright enough to be easily visible in binoculars, and perhaps bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye from dark sky locations.

Just know that comets are notoriously erratic and inherently unpredictable! We will have to wait to see how Comet Atlas performs.

Kruder & Dorfmeister - 1st of tha Month

Stevie Wonder - As

John Prine - Saddle In The Rain

Back against the wall, you are not alone! There is a world full of love for you!

Question about Vaccine Adjuvants and COVID-19

If anyone knows about vaccines; what about the use of common vaccine adjuvants, and aluminum hydroxide in particular, as an early treatment in COVID-19 cases. The idea being that the aluminum hydroxide administered will help stimulate a broader immune response to SARS-COV2 virus present in the body. Aluminum hydroxide is a common adjuvant in vaccines and much less toxic than quinine anti-malarials, so less risk to those at risk groups.

Apologies if a silly question.


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