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Mouse Trap

Why are there mice back in my apartment — in AUGUST? Because they couldn’t stand the heat?

Why did none of these little assholes take the bait on the traps I put out last night?

And why did one of them crawl inside the motor of my refrigerator, where its rotting carcass has been spewing its odor throughout my workspace for more than a week?

It is the single worst stink I have ever smelled. My sinuses hurt.

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Anti-Trump right-wing talker: Gosh, you don’t suppose some of this Trump stuff is my fault, so you?

This Is How Trump TV Could Become Real

Charlie Sykes, a prominent conservative radio host in Wisconsin who’s vehemently anti-Trump, is doing some soul-searching, according to Politico: Charlie Sykes’ conscience is nagging him. Since last year, the most influential political talk show host in Wisconsin has found out just how hard it is to be a #NeverTrump conservative on right-wing radio…. Sykes’ many arguments… Continue Reading →

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We could save a lot of time

Hillary Clinton's Victory May Restrict Foreign Corporate Donations To Clinton Foundation

If you assumed that if Hillary Clinton did something horrible, I would write about it. Doing debunking pieces feels pointless, because the people who want to see nefarious motives always will, no matter what. Yet I soldier on!

Re: Clinton Foundation and arms sales “scandal” — 4-turd bullshit award.

You can read here, or you can refresh your memory with the fact that the State Department does not have the right or ability to unilaterally award arms deals.

By the way, we already went through this with the so-called uranium deal, yet another fake scandal.

All arms deals are governed by the Foreign Military Sales Act and the Arms Exports Control Act, implemented by Executive Order 11958. It delegates authority to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, and requires consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency, Director of Arms Control, Disarmament Agency — and requires congressional review.

Do you really believe the House GOP was helping HRC sell influence?

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Did Colin Powell advise Clinton to use a private email?

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Did Colin Powell suggest that Hillary Clinton should use her private email account as secretary of state—as he had admittedly done in that same job several years earlier? Last week, The New York Times confirmed that Powell did offer her precisely that advice, based on an account in my forthcoming book on Bill Clinton’s post-presidency. Yet… Continue Reading →

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Hmm

Саммит Эрдогана и Путина в зеркале западных СМИ

I’m sure this has nothing to do with Donald Trump, so don’t worry your little heads about it:

Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.

The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said.
The FBI declined to comment and a spokesperson for The New York Times would not confirm the attacks or the investigation.
“Like most news organizations we are vigilant about guarding against attempts to hack into our systems,” said New York Times Co. spokeswoman Eileen Murphy. “There are a variety of approaches we take up to and including working with outside investigators and law enforcement. We won’t comment on any specific attempt to gain unauthorized access to The Times.”

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The Beatles at the Cavern

Via Jim Boggia:

ALSO ON THIS DATE IN 1962:
A bit of context on this that might be common knowledge to hard-core Beatle nerds.

This was filmed at the Cavern in Liverpool by Granada Television, an independent (that’s non-BBC) English TV network later the same night that the first photo was taken. This is Ringo’s third gig with the band.

I’m sure a lot of you have seen at least bits of this, but the really cool thing about this particular video is that it is the RAW FOOTAGE that was recorded and later compiled into a shorter piece for broadcast. It includes TWO versions of ‘Some Other Guy’ with video and audio (check out the audience member shouting out “We Want Pete!” after the second take) but then there’s additional audio from that night that includes early versions of ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘One After 909’, plus a version of ‘Kansas City’ with, inexplicably, very softly recorded audio of Brian Epstein (my only guess is that the audio was recorded on a 2 track machine and for some reason we’re hearing both tracks here).

This extra audio is accompanied by a bunch of additional video that was filmed to be “insert” pieces cut into the final version for broadcast, so you get lots of audience shots, plus some nice close-ups and different angles of the band.
There’s very little audio or video of the Beatles at the Cavern (maybe this is it?). I find it really interesting to hear that while they were obviously very popular (the place is packed and they’re being filmed for television), there’s NO SCREAMING. Watching the shots of the fans in the archways literally 4 feet from the band still blows my mind. THIS is where you wanted to see them.

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