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Republicans and the Border Wall: Fear Trumps Facts

It is logical to assume that when people use the word “crises” they referring to a big problem.  Of course, the size of a problem is a matter of perception. Right now, the U.S. government is partially shut down because the Resident President has convinced some people that “there is

The GOP is for Sale to the Highest Bidder: Justice Department issues new opinion that could further restrict online gambling – The Washington Post

The restriction, long sought by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, could make it harder to expand online betting across states. Adelson is one of the biggest owners of casinos in the world and a fanatical, right-wing libertarian kook. He donates many tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates.  Note that

Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long? – The New York Times

In Trump country, even some furloughed federal workers are backing the president’s wall demands, and keeping Republican senators in line as the shutdown stretches on. I had the bizarre experience of being contacted by someone that went to the same (very small) high school I did a few years earlier.

The oceans are warming faster than we thought, and scientists suggest we brace for impact – The Washington Post

2018 was the warmest year on record in the oceans, the third in a row. “We’ve spent too much time and effort on people who may not be convinced” that climate change is real and important, he said. “But now there seems to be this grass-roots movement of young people

My Playlist on November 3d, 2018

I change it frequently but this is my current playlist. I have most of these in flac format. Name Artist Album The Song Is You Bill Evans & Lee Koni Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre 5 O’Clock Bells Lenny Breau 5 O’Clock & Mo’ Breau Dinette Angelo Debarre &