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My diary on electronica

Nowadays there is a fair amount of electronica on YouTube that really helps me with working existence. And this is, as of today Tuesday, the early part of the work week, so I'm in the soup. Some sort of musical accompaniment has to soothe the increasing annoyance I feel that, given the increasing foreboding we feel at the system's ultimate doom, we're still trapped within it!

U.S. Coalition in Syria struck a deal with ISIS

New Fed Chair Just Another deCapitalist

A bit surprising that a quick search here indicates no one has yet blogged about Trumpster's choice as next chairman of the Federal Reserve: Jerome Powell, who is not an economist, but a lawyer. Powell, a Republican, has been on the Fed Board of Governors since 2012 when he was appointed by--who else?--Barack Obama.

(A DNC/Obama/Clinton propagandist has a sad): It’s Getting Bad Folks

Josh Marshall is a pitiful little hack that keeps hoping that someday he’ll be ‘recognised’ as a journalist. If you read his articles you can see how damn hard he tries to be relevant. It’s never going to happen. No matter how much he tries.

Monday Open Thread; November 13 is World Kindness Day

November 13 is the 317th day of the year, there are 48 days left

Today's number is 13


13 is
13 is a prime number, it is the 6th prime

13 is also a prime if the digits are reversed (31)

13 is a pythagorean prime (13 = 3**2 + 4**2 & 13 = 4n+1 where n =3)

As the World Turns, the Big Picture gets Lost in the Haze

"Purple haze all in my eyes
Don't know if it's day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?"

"Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladi­mir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego."

The Weekly Watch


I always thought it was about the buds.

Can the grassroots crumble the corporate culture? Roots do break apart rock. This week's edition features some stories of efforts to change the system. As usual we'll look at the whirlwind of news from Alabama to Asia, from Saudi Arabia to Russiagate, from armistice day to veterans day, from war to peace and prosperity, and more....

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Sunday Open Thread: November 12 is World Pneumonia Day

World History this day

1793 -- The first Mayor of Paris, was guillotined.
1918 -- Austria became a republic.
1927 -- Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party.
1956 -- Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia joined the UN
1956 -- Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian refugees to death in Rafah

US History this day