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Josh Marshall: Cowardice and Freedom (TPM)
As I wrote over the weekend, we're in an odd period. The American experiment is a kind of de facto exile, perhaps an internal exile, but an exile still. The good news is that the majority doesn't support Trumpism. But Trumpism has taken possession of the key powers of the state. It will require being aggressively American to beat back Bannon's thuggish practices and contempt for the habits of free people.
Mary Beard: Snowflakes
In my long experience (including being a student myself), students protest about many different things. Some of it is irritating, some of it is silly and some of it is absolutely spot on and makes people change their views. If you asked me to define the duties of a student I would certainly include speaking up and protesting about what they see as wrong. That indeed has been the launch pad for all kinds of reforms, from well before 1968. And they have a much clearer view than many of us oldies.
Pathological lying (also called pseudologia fantastica and mythomania) is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck.Although it is a controversial topic, pathological lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime". The individual may be aware they are lying, or may believe they are telling the truth. Sometimes however, the individual may be lying to make their life seem more exciting when in reality they believe their life is unpleasant or boring.
Randall was first and correct with:
Uncontrollable or pathological lying
Alan J said:
A more common term for mythomania is Donald Trump press conference.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
The Mirriam-Webster page would not load (did Trump get to you, Mirriam-Webster?), but Wikipedia says it is Pathological Lying.
We have a mythomaniac in the White House. Maybe more than one.
Mythomania is the excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggeration.
Fifth straight day of sun. Almonds, ornamental plum & peach trees are in full bloom, and there's brilliant, fragrant mustard everywhere. Outside smells wonderful.
Kevin K. in Washington, DC wrote:
Lets see...Trumpism? Fox News? Ok, compulsive or pathological lying.
Dale of Dry Diamond Springs, Norcali said:
Mythomania is pathological lying. Hmmm…Trump the Mythomaniac tonight spreading around gads of his malarkey…oh fucking well…remember it is okay to curse out your screen.
Joe S answered:
Oh lord, I was going to make up this elaborate story about the joy of lying and Donald Trump but I looked it up first so I would know what mythomania really is. Turns out I don't have to make up anything.
mj took the day off.
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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
Spent the day proofreading Mother's Day catalogs and my eyes feel like they've been brined.
CBS starts the night with a FRESH'Hunted', followed by a FRESH'Criminal Minds', then a FRESH'Doubt'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Patrick Stewart, Chris Colfer, and Roy Wood Jr.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Hayden Panettiere, Shirley MacLaine, and Myq Kaplan.
NBC opens the night with a FRESH'Chicago Fire', followed by a FRESH'Chicago PD', then a FRESH'Chicago Justice'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Probst, and Depeche Mode.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Amy Schumer, RuPaul, Panic! At the Disco, and Vinnie Colaiuta.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Natalie Zea, T.S.O.L., and Genesis Rodriguez.
ABC begins the night with a FRESH'The Goldbergs', followed by a FRESH'Modern Family', then a FRESH'When We Rise'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Alec Baldwin, Luke Evans, and Tuxedo.
The CW offers a FRESH'Arrow', followed by a FRESH'The 100'.
Faux has a RERUN'Lethal Weapon', followed by a FRESH'Star'.
MY recycles an old 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', followed by another old 'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD'.
A&E has 1½ hours of old 'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH'Duck Dynasty', then another FRESH'Duck Dynasty', followed by a FRESH'Jep & Jessica: Growing The Dynasty', then another FRESH'Jep & Jessica: Growing The Dynasty', and 'Duck Dynasty'.
AMC offers the movie 'Open Range', followed by the movie 'Forrest Gump'.
[6:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 5 - EPISODE 13-The Big Bang-Part 2.
[7:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
[8:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 1-The Impossible Astronaut-Part 1.
[9:00AM] DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 2-Part 2.
[10:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 3-The Curse of the Black Spot
[11:00AM] DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 4-The Doctor's Wife
[12:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-Flashback
[1:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-The Chute
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-The Swarm
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-False Profits
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Remember
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Sacred Ground
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Future's End, Pt.1
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Future's End, Pt. 2
[8:00PM] PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)
[10:00PM] PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-The Swarm
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-False Profits
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-Remember
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-Sacred Ground
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 8-Future's End, Pt.1
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 9-Future's End, Pt. 2 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 3 hours of old 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta', 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by a FRESH'Workaholics', then a FRESH'Jeff & Some Aliens'.
Scheduled on a FRESHThe Daily Show is Jake Tapper.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus, and Natalie Morales.
FX has the movie 'The Wolverine', followed by a FRESH'Legion'.
History has 3 hours of old 'American History', followed by a FRESH'Six'.
[6:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Surprise, Surprise
[9:15AM] ESCAPE FROM L.A.
[3:45AM] HOMEFRONT (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[6:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[7:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[7:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[8:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[8:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[9:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[9:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[10:00AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[10:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
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[11:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show
[12:00PM] The Andy Griffith Show
[12:30PM] King Arthur
[6:00PM] Inside Man
[9:00PM] Red Dragon
[12:00AM] The Beach
[2:30AM] Red Dragon
[5:30AM] The Andy Griffith Show (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Independence Day', followed by a FRESH'The Magicians', then a FRESH'The Expanse'.
On a RERUNConan CONAN Without Borders: Made In Mexico with Diego Luna, and Vicente Fox & Aquiles Chavez (10 PM).
On a BONUS Conan are Mandy Moore, Jimmy Pardo, and Chris Lane (11 PM).
Just this year, Lady Gaga's performed at the Super Bowl and Grammys… and now she's headed to Coachella.
Gaga confirmed on her Twitter Tuesday night that she'll be headlining Coachella, replacing Beyonce, who opted out of the festival due to her pregnancy. Beyonce will, however, headline Coachella in 2018, the festival announced earlier this month. Gaga will be performing on April 15 and 22.
The Coachella headlining gig adds to an already busy year for Gaga. In February alone, she performed the Super Bowl halftime show, and went full rocker with Metallica at the Grammys.
Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are also headlining Coachella, with Radiohead performing on April 14 and 21 and Lamar performing on April 16 and 23.
'The rights for Barack and Michelle Obama's memoirs will sell for at least $60 million, according to a report from the Financial Times.
The eventual total price tag will include a book from both the former President and First Lady. The couple plans to write their memoirs separately, but sell the rights of their finished accounts together as a package, according to the Financial Times report.
Penguin Random House, who published former President Obama's three other books, reportedly leads the chase, but HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan are also in the hunt, according to the Financial Times.
The bid would shatter the previous record for a presidential memoir, which is held by Bill Clinton. His account sold for $15 million upon the completion of his presidency back in 2000.
Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Palestinian territory.
"Send us books in English, new or used," says the 24-year-old reading enthusiast on his Facebook page.
Abu Toha, like so many Gazans effectively trapped in the Palestinian enclave by Israeli and Egyptian restrictions, dreams of travelling.
"Freedom begins when one frees one's mind," said the young graduate in English literature from the Islamic University of Gaza, who shares his passion by teaching Shakespeare at a United Nations school.
"I have read dozens of books in English, and with them I can travel to every country in the world and through all periods. I feel like I am in another world."
FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that net neutrality was "a mistake" and that the commission is now "on track" to return to a much lighter style of regulation.
"Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market," Pai said during a speech at Mobile World Congress this afternoon. "And uncertainty is the enemy of growth."
Pai has long been opposed to net neutrality and voted against the proposal when it came up in 2015. While he hasn't specifically stated that he plans to reverse the order now that he's chairman, today's speech suggests pretty clearly that he's aiming to.
Pai's argument is that internet providers were doing just fine under the old rules and that the new ones have hurt investment. Both of those points are highly debatable - there's little competition in the wired broadband market, and Consumerist investigated the investment claims in early 2016 and found that internet providers were estimated to spend more in the coming year.
Costumed revelers in protective helmets throw oranges during Carnival in the northern Italian Piedmont town of Ivrea, Feb. 28, 2017. The traditional orange-throwing battle has its roots in the mid-19th century.
Photo by Luca Bruno
A few months ago, Amazon scored a major hire. It convinced Adrian Cockcroft to come work for the company as VP Cloud Architecture Strategy.
But he's best known for his years at Netflix as Amazon Web Services' most famous first customer. He led the project, way back in 2009, to have Netflix build out its movie streaming service on AWS and not use its own data centers. That was an insane decision at the time. Cloud computing back then was mostly known as a crummy, unreliable and perhaps unsafe alternative to owning your own computers. When, in 2010, Netflix started to publicly talk about that decision, the world thought Netflix was being somewhere between idiotic and reckless.
Flash forward to early 2017 and the world loves AWS and all cloud computing and companies are racing to put their businesses on it. Cockcroft's main job at AWS is to talk to companies doing what Netflix did back in the day - get rid of their data centers and go all in on AWS.
But sometimes the downside of relying on cloud services like Amazon's can become painfully evident.
And unfortunately that was the case on Tuesday when at the very moment Cockcroft was on stage making the case for AWS, a good chunk of the internet had been taken down (including Business Insider's site) because AWS' computer storage service, S3, was suffering major technical problems.
Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.
Scientists have long known the annual snowmelt is starting sooner as the climate warms. New research by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, found that when the snow begins to melt earlier in the season, it dissipates more slowly than it does in late spring or summer, in part because the angle of the early year sun is lower so its rays are less intense.
The sun's intensity is particularly important because the energy in direct sunlight is the biggest driver of snowmelt, said Keith Musselman, the lead researcher.
Another factor that slows the snowmelt in the early season is the fact that nights are still cooler.
The conclusions, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, could help explain why computer models show rivers fed by mountain snow are expected to run lower in a warming climate, even if rainfall increases as snowfall decreases, said Musselman, a post-doctoral fellow at the Boulder research center.
German automakers dominated Consumer Reports' annual ranking of automotive brands released on Tuesday, with Volkswagen AG's Audi leading the pack, while U.S. brands continued to lag despite gains for many.
Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at the magazine, said German automakers rose largely due to improvements in reliability. "Building one or two great vehicles is achievable, but making a whole lineup of excellent ones is much more difficult," Fisher said.
Volkswagen's Porsche unit and rival BMW AG came in second and third. General Motors Co's Buick brand was the highest-ranked U.S. brand in 10th, down from seventh in 2016, while Ford Motor Co's Lincoln brand was 15th, up from 17th. The Ford brand fell from 16th to 21th.
GM's Chevrolet brand moved up to 17th from 20th and its Cadillac brand moved up to 18th from 24th.
Toyota Motor Corp's flagship brand fell from eighth to 11th place, falling out of the top 10 for the first time in recent years, after the magazine said its Tacoma pickup had reliability issues. Toyota's luxury Lexus unit fell from third to fourth.
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