… The backstory to impeachment …

From Paul Manafort to Donald Trump’s fateful phone call How Ukrainians in a bind reach out to Americans on the make Editor’s note (October 10th 2019): Shortly after this report was published two people mentioned in it, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested at Dulles airport outside Washington, DC. They have been charged with … Continue reading … The backstory to impeachment …

… The Black Cube Chronicles: …in three parts …

The Private Investigators ...  two operatives tasked with surveilling reporters became embroiled in an international plot to suppresssexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. On a cold day in late 2016, two men sat in a corner at Nargis Café, an Uzbek and Russian restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The place was decorated with tchotchkes from the … Continue reading … The Black Cube Chronicles: …in three parts …

… Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector …

... GEO Group Runs Out of Banks ... This shift represents an estimated shortfall of 87.4% of all future funding to the private prison and for-profit immigrant detention industry, which depends on these bank credit lines and loans to finance their day to day operations. All of the existing banking partners to private prison leader … Continue reading … Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector …

… “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…

On Thursday, Trump didn’t bother to contest the charge that he leaned on Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son. In fact, he did it again, live on camera, from the White House lawn. In the ten days since the House of Representatives launched its impeachment inquiry, President Trump has spoken and tweeted thousands of … Continue reading … “Hey DipShit …. you have the right to remain silent “…

… The 10 Hardest Math Problems That Remain Unsolved …

The smartest people in the world can’t crack them. Maybe you’ll have better luck. For all the recent strides we’ve made in the math world, like how a supercomputer finally solved the Sum of Three Cubes problem that puzzled mathematicians for 65 years, we’re forever crunching calculations in pursuit of deeper numerical knowledge. Some math … Continue reading … The 10 Hardest Math Problems That Remain Unsolved …

… Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics …

Worse, they don’t seem to want to understand it. “I think I can safely say that nobody really understands quantum mechanics,” observed the physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman. That’s not surprising, as far as it goes. Science makes progress by confronting our lack of understanding, and quantum mechanics has a reputation for being especially … Continue reading … Even Physicists Don’t Understand Quantum Mechanics …

… Who Speaks for Crazy Horse? …

The world’s largest monument is decades in the making and more than a little controversial. A monument to Native American history has become a lucrative tourist attraction. Photograph by Charles Bennett / AP The street corners of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, the gateway to the Black Hills and the self-proclaimed “most patriotic city in America,” are … Continue reading … Who Speaks for Crazy Horse? …

… House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote …

WASHINGTON, DC — The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday September 25, 2019 to pass legislation that would make banking services available to the cannabis industry, a landmark vote that marks the first time in history the House has approved a standalone cannabis reform bill. Though cannabis remains illegal under federal law, House lawmakers … Continue reading … House Passes Cannabis Banking Bill in Historic Vote …

… Area 51 Raid: Everything That’s Happening in the Desert Today …

Reporting on a much anticipated (and illegal) alien party. Today’s the day that has long been promised, when a bunch of people are heading to the Nevada desert to see them aliens and possibly get arrested in pursuit of meme immortality. It’s Area 51 Day, baby, and we’re celebrating accordingly. When we last checked in … Continue reading … Area 51 Raid: Everything That’s Happening in the Desert Today …

…Victims of the California boat fire: Who they were …

The fire on the diving boat Conception in the Channel Islands killed 34 people, including several families celebrating birthdays. The victims came from across the country, united by their love of the ocean and their spirit of exploration. These are their stories. Patricia Beitzinger and Neal Baltz. (KTLA-TV) Neal Baltz, Patricia Beitzinger Neal Baltz, an engineer … Continue reading …Victims of the California boat fire: Who they were …

… Same Pictures. Same Places. 68 Years Apart …

In iconic locations, we recreated New York Times photos from 1951. The things we hold have changed, but the maneuvers are the same. Take the figure facing the statue of Atlas: He peers upward, his elbow jutting out, his hand clasped around a camera. In one version of this image, he wears a blazer; in … Continue reading … Same Pictures. Same Places. 68 Years Apart …

… The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs …

  Humans could burn every living thing on the planet and still not dent its oxygen supply. As tongues of flame lapped the planet’s largest tract of rain forest over the past few weeks, it has rightfully inspired the world’s horror.The entire Amazon could be nearing the edge of a desiccating feedback loop, one that … Continue reading … The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs …

The Constitution’s 3 ways to stop a demagogue like Trump haven’t worked.

  Now what? Alexander Hamilton didn’t burst into hip-hop rhymes in real life, but he did anticipate something else about the complicated rhythms of 21st century America. He had a plan to stop a dangerous demagogue like Donald Trump from becoming president. His idea was the Electoral College. During the debates that led to the … Continue reading The Constitution’s 3 ways to stop a demagogue like Trump haven’t worked.

…A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry …

Daniel Pantaleo suffered the absolute minimal consequence for killing Eric Garner. The fact that the police union is throwing a tantrum is sick and outrageous. Police Benevolent Associaton President Patrick J. Lynch, left, speaks during a press conference at PBA headquarters following a decision to terminate Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Eric Garner, Monday, … Continue reading …A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry …

… 2+ Years Ago, They Marched in Charlottesville …

 Where Are They Now? In August 2017, hundreds of far-right extremists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, ostensibly to protest the removal of a Confederate statue from a local park. Dubbed “Unite the Right,” the gathering was the largest and most violent public assembly of white supremacists in decades. It also demonstrated a resurgent and emboldened white … Continue reading … 2+ Years Ago, They Marched in Charlottesville …

… Trump Evangelicals …..

......cheese and rice... This one is about how evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal adherence of religious conservatives to … Continue reading … Trump Evangelicals …..

… 37 Years of Mass Shootings in the U.S. in One Chart …

.... only in the United States Of America ... A pair of mass shootings left a total of 31 people dead and many others injured over the course of just 24 hours this weekend. 22 people were killed at a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, while nine others were killed … Continue reading … 37 Years of Mass Shootings in the U.S. in One Chart …

..If You Want ‘Renewable Energy ..’ Get Ready to Dig …

That's One Take - Up Next ........... - followed by another Position To consider Wind turbines in Palm Springs, California Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concret and 45 tons of plastic. Democrats dream of powering society entirely with wind and solar farms combined with massive batteries. Realizing this … Continue reading ..If You Want ‘Renewable Energy ..’ Get Ready to Dig …

… Time 4 Our ” Tone Deaf Moment Of The Week ” …

RIVERTON, Wyo. — On a momentous day for Tribal Nations, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), the House Republican Conference Chairwoman, stated that the successful litigation by tribes and environmentalists to return the grizzly bear in Greater Yellowstone to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “was not based on science or facts” but motivated by plaintiffs “intent on … Continue reading … Time 4 Our ” Tone Deaf Moment Of The Week ” …