Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bad Day?

Client brought me soup today for my ailing body.  I would have preferred a new Cadillac...but soup is nice too.

Why don't they just get it over with and move to arrest anyone who criticizes Trump? That's their idea of freedom and uniting us.



Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, last year.
Trump and Julian Assange, an Unlikely Pair, Unite to Sow Hacking Doubts


Mr. Trump used comments by Mr. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder long reviled by many Republicans, to buttress his questioning of the conclusion that Russia was at fault.

Turkish Chess Federation Sues Muslim Cleric Over Comments

by jonathanturley
chess_piece_-_black_queenThe decline of free speech around the world is accelerating at such a rate that it can produce truly disorienting effects. Take the latest lawsuit by the Turkish Chess Federation (TSF). Chess players were the target of an Islamic extremist televangelist who told Muslims that playing chess is more sinful than gambling. It was yet another absurd declaration from a religious fanatic that should be answered with mocking disbelief. Instead, TSF moved from being a victim to being a violator with a lawsuit against Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, popularly known as “Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca” (Robbed Ahmet Hoca). The group reportedly began "legal proceedings" over the comments, which should be protected as an exercise of free speech.
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Photography Tips


Trucks on an overpass at the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo, Tex. Goods manufactured by companies operating in both the United States and Mexico cross the border multiple times during production.
Mexicans Are the Nafta Winners? It's News to Them


Donald J. Trump likes to say the trade pact has helped Mexico at the expense of American workers. But for many Mexicans, life is the same struggle as ever.

How to save $23 trillion per year: 100% renewable energy for the world

Political obstacles would make this plan difficult to implement, but a solution to global warming is technically and economically feasible.




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