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From "Starless", the album. A beautiful mix of the Prague Philharmonic and Gaelic

Came across this earlier today. I found it beautiful, enjoyable & an interesting video

Open to critiques. Thanks

"Starless, the album which has a beautiful mix of the Prague Philharmonic and Gaelic, I know, bit odd but worth it. It's not all in Gaelic though":

Rofl. John Brennen to Trump


"Your assertions, denials, allegations, & claims all ring hollow in light of your lifelong record of lies, dishonesty, & willful misrepresentations.

Your incompetence & narcissism are a danger to all Americans, especially during a time of national crisis."



CHINA AGAIN! Now with a mysterious Spy, Mara-lago & Steve Bannon

This is from a WSJ article in July of 2019.
This twitter post lead me to it.


I'm trying to think back to last July & recall what Trump was distracting us with.



Chinese Tycoon Holed Up in Manhattan Hotel Is Accused of Spying for Beijing

U.S. research firm in commercial dispute alleges exiled businessman Guo Wengui, a frequent critic of China’s Communist Party, is a spy for Beijing.

For the past four years, Chinese businessman Guo Wengui has lived in an 18th-floor apartment at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York, where he fires off social-media missives that purport to expose corruption at the highest levels of the Chinese government.
He said his efforts have rattled Beijing and that he has applied for U.S. asylum to protect himself. China hard-liners in the U.S., including President Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon, have rallied to his side.

But Washington-area research firm Strategic Vision US LLC, in a commercial dispute with Mr. Guo, alleged in a federal court counterclaim Friday that he is a spy for the Chinese government.
“Strategic Vision’s claims that Mr. Guo is a Beijing-backed spy utterly lack credibility,” Daniel Podhaskie, an attorney for Mr. Guo, said in a written statement.

According to the filing, a group led by Messrs. Guo and Bannon allegedly discussed ways to provide “large amounts” of money to the Center for Security Policy—a conservative Washington think tank—and the newly formed “Committee on the Present Danger: China” that the center backs. Some people at the think tank viewed it as an attempt by Mr. Guo to take over the anti-China committee, the filing said.

Frank Gaffney, who leads the Center for Security Policy, didn’t respond to requests for comment. Brian Kennedy, chairman of the China committee, said Mr. Guo didn’t offer any donation to it.

Mr. Podhaskie denied the allegations and said Messrs. Guo and Bannon “have a joint mission in regards to China,” which is to “get rid of the radical cadre inside the Communist Party.”

Mr. Bannon declined to comment.

More at link


If indeed Mr Guo is a spy for China & why was Bannon protecting him ?
And why does this Chinese billionare & perhaps-spy have ties to Mara-lago?

Am seeing a lot of chatter about Trump/China, and I personally find it a tad bit threatening.
Thought I'd post it to DU in case anyone had an opinion to offer.
Thank you

Bee Gees 1967 To Love Somebody

I have always loved the lyrics to this song~

Bee Gees, legends of music
Original color video 1967

To Love Somebody

"There's a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you…"

Come Back Barack

(Not sure if this is the right forum)

SNL ~ Thanksgiving

Here's the whole she-bang. Trump's debt to China is coming due & he can't keep it from the News

Trump, being a master at distraction, throws out Bleach as a cure. That's this week anyway.

QUESTION WE SHOULD BE ASKiNG IS, "What's Trump distracting us from?"





Consider, then, that the $200+ million Trump owes the Chinese government is due "soon," per POLITICO, meaning Trump knows he has China's support for his re-election—as it has leverage over him it wants to keep—*and* that now is his time to cut a deal.
Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China — and the loan is due soon

(The president's financial dealings with the state-owned bank complicate his attacks on Biden.

It is in this context—(1) Trump owing the Chinese $200+ million;
(2) having them as a major renter bringing him tens of millions;
(3) he and his family knowing they want to cut a clandestine deal;
(4) him having coupled personal and U.S. policy and tried to hide it... {cont.}
(5) Pillsbury getting Biden dirt from the Chinese during the same 7-day period Trump demands it; and
(6) Trump warning the Chinese that he has "leverage" to get what he wants because of the trade war *he* started—at the moment coronavirus appears in China in November 2019.

The Damned Hypocrisy of Nikki Haley


Hilton partners with Zomato and Swiggy. Signature dish deliveries/India


Hilton partners with Zomato and Swiggy
20 Apr 2020 by Nisha Shroff

Contactless delivery
Global hospitality chain Hilton has partnered with food aggregators Zomato and Swiggy in India to home deliver its signature dishes to customers.

As per a recent statement by Hilton, the brand’s select delivery menu features its top 20 signature dishes from the most popular F&B outlets. At present, Conrad Bengaluru, Conrad Pune, Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon, Hilton Chennai, DoubleTree Ahmedabad and Hilton Mumbai are six Hilton properties that will be operational through Zomato and Swiggy.

The brand also has plans to expand this service is some more Indian cities soon.

Hilton said in a statement, “The hotel also has stringent quality check procedures in place for the delivery staff, including temperature checks, sanitisation of vehicles and cleanliness checks, in addition to the use of masks and gloves. For packaging, Hilton will be using biodegradable plastic, paper, and cardboard.”

My appreciation in what Hilton (& other hotel industries) are doing to survive the devastating blow to their business.

I personally hope they all find creative way of hanging on till the world has recovered.
The industry employs a LOT of people who in turn, support families & communities on down the line.

There must be a point of balance for all the wheels to turn in the same direction, rather than the complete wiping out of industries that support many down the line.

Good business move for Hilton, may others follow & may you all reach the outer edge of this horrific scene to provide services & employ all that thrives from the travel industry again.

May we do all we can & rebuild it better after the fall.

Pence to AF Grads. "..When hardship comes, Americans come together"

Pence to Air Force Academy grads:

"But as each of you has shown in your time here, and as the American people always show in challenging times, when hardship comes, Americans come together," Pence continued.

He cited medical workers on the front lines, farmers and grocers keeping America fed, and autoworkers who are making medical equipment to save lives.

"With the courage, strength and compassion of the American people, we'll get through this," Pence said. "We'll protect the most vulnerable and we will heal our land."

Trump to Americans:


Thousands of demonstrators descended on the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's restrictive stay-at-home order, clogging the streets with their cars while scores ignored organizers' pleas to stay inside their vehicles.

The protest — dubbed "Operation Gridlock" — was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund, a DeVos family-linked conservative group. Protesters were encouraged to show up and cause traffic jams, honk and bring signs to display from their cars.


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