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A Psychological Divide: Irrationality, Psychopathy and Trump’s Cult

Polls show that around 40% of the electorate approve of Donald Trump’s first week and a half in office; 60% do not. This is not a mere partisan divide; it is a psychological divide as well. Most of…

Source: A Psychological Divide: Irrationality, Psychopathy and Trump’s Cult

Matthew McConaughey Lectures Hollywood on Trump, and Breitbart Pounces – The New York Times

So if Mussolini were democratically elected then the Democrats should be compelled to work with him?  It literally makes no difference who the president is, how mentally unstable, unhinged, ignorant, misguided?  Okay.

Senate Committee Votes For HHS Nominee Tom Price And Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin Delayed : NPR

Democrats boycotted a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday morning, preventing the panel from voting on nominees to lead the departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services.

Source: Senate Committee Votes For HHS Nominee Tom Price And Treasury Nominee Steven Mnuchin Delayed : NPR

These unethical profiteers will lie (to Congress) about whatever with which they think they can get away.

The Empire Has No Clothes

Harsh realities have long mocked United States “elites’” ritual description of their nation state as a benevolent beacon and agent of freedom, democracy, and justice at home and abroad.  The mythol…

Source: The Empire Has No Clothes

U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent in fourth quarter, 2016 GDP rises 1.6 percent – The Washington Post

Source: U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent in fourth quarter, 2016 GDP rises 1.6 percent – The Washington Post

When are we going to drop our facile, misguided obsession with economic growth?  Two big problems are 1) what’s good for the GDP is often bad for normal people and 2) there’s no such thing as infinite economic expansion.  Growth comes at the cost of something else.  Sustained economic growth means there is no equilibrium in the larger economic system.

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’ – The New York Times

 

 

Unhinged much?

Ultra HD Blu-ray: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players will arrive later this year, just in time for the holidays. Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared.

Source: Ultra HD Blu-ray: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends

Secret Service agrees to pay $24 million in decades-old race-bias case brought by black agents – The Washington Post

Two federal judges overseeing the case repeatedly sanctioned the Secret Service for failing to provide relevant documents to the black agents, who sought information about the promotion process.U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson wrote a scalding 51-page opinion in 2008 that cast the Secret Service as a defiant agency and said the case was marked primarily by the service’s recalcitrance. She found the Secret Service had repeatedly stalled, and even destroyed potential evidence that could have helped the black agents’ claim.

Source: Secret Service agrees to pay $24 million in decades-old race-bias case brought by black agents – The Washington Post

Blu-Ray drive for both computer and home theater? : hometheater

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