M Is FOR MASHUP - November 22nd, 2017
New Mashups For November
By DJ Useo
I sure am enjoying the new mashups I hear. Never a stinker!
See if you agree with me. These 6 came from posts at AUDIOBOOTS Mashup Forum
( audioboots.com )
01 - SMASH - "Everybody's Song" ( Rita Ora vs. Multiple Artists )
( sowndhaus.com/track/7735/everybodys-song-rita-ora-vs-multiple-artists )
02 - Chocomang - "Saved My Brain" ( Indeep vs Cypress Hill vs Michael Jackson vs Lady Gaga )
( soundcloud.com/choco3-1/chocomang-saved-my-brain-indeep-vs-cypress-hill-vs-michael-jackson-vs-lady-gaga )
03 - Rudec vs Useo - "Carpe Midnight" ( Iron Maiden vs Grombira )
( sowndhaus.com/track/7961/grombira-vs-iron-maiden-carpe-midnight-dj-useo-amp-rudec-mashup- )
04 - MashupKal - "Hotel Despacito" ( Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee vs The Eagles )
( sowndhaus.com/track/7692/hotel-despacito )
05 - Hahnstudios - "Tanz den Cotton Eye Joe" (Square Dance) ( Namika vs Rednex )
( hearthis.at/karlheinz.meier.33/hahnstudios-tanz-den-cotton-eye-joe-sqaure-dance/ )
06 - Dj Gaya - "Mash Alone" ( Green Day vs Rage Against The Machine vs JAR )
( soundcloud.com/dj-gaya/mash-alone-green-day-vs-ratm-vs-jar )
Karlene Lukovit: Germany Takes Top 'Nation Brand' Ranking, As U.S. Drops to Sixth (MediaPost)
While Americans' perception of their country has risen, global perception of the United States saw a substantial decline over the past year, causing the U.S. to drop from first to sixth place in Anholt-GfK's annual Nation Brands Index (NBI). Germany moved from second to first place; France rose to second place from fifth; and the U.K., which lost some ground after the Brexit vote, improved its score and maintained its third-place ranking.
Andrew Tobias: We're #6! We're #6!
er is past master of throwing up verbal smoke screens to conceal his intended moves. He knows equally well the effectiveness of massive oratorical assaults that shake the nerves of his victims and opponents and break down their resistance. He knows how to give pledges that will be broken later but will serve temporally to divide and confuse and to create the illusion of Security. He uses insults and lies in the same manner as his generals use Stuka planes and tanks to break the respectable but often weak front of his adversaries. He contradicts himself constantly but his contradictions often produce the effect of a psychological pincer-movement which crushes the best defenses of logic and ordinary morality." - Forward to a Collection of Hitler's Speeches
Paul Krugman: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts (NY Times Column)
Con men really get angry when someone points their con.
Josh Marshall: Rumblings on the Russia Front (TPM)
There are a number of different developments in the Russia story that I wanted to flag and discuss as we begin this Thanksgiving-shortened week. First, according to ABC, Robert Mueller's team recently made a wide-ranging requestfor documents to the Justice Department, including Justice Department communications with the White House. This is both unsurprising and likely inevitable on the one hand and yet still a dramatic escalation of the probe on the other.
Michele Hanson: Constipation killed Elvis - here's how to avoid his fate (The Guardian)
It is no fun to feel clogged up with cement - and, as history teaches us, it can be fatal. But we need to learn to talk about it.
Jonathan Bernstein: "American music awards: A-listers absent and women underserved in night of missed opportunity" (The Guardian)
The 2017 AMAs promised to be political and empowering but - with a few exceptions - delivered the same old formula that feels less urgent than ever.
Robert McCrum: "The 100 best nonfiction books: No 88 - A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift" (1729)
The satirist's jaw-dropping solution to the plight of the Irish poor is among the most powerful tracts in the English language.
Paul Mason: How China made Victoria's Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game (The Guardian)
Victoria's Secret clearly blundered into an issue it could not anticipate, but the experience should prompt all businesses operating in China to ask the question: with every sale I make, am I now providing a repressive state with the means to keep my customers under surveillance?
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Marc's Guide to Curing Cancer
So far so good on beating cancer for now. I'm doing fine. At the end of the month I'll be 16 months into an 8 month mean lifespan. And yesterday I went on a 7 mile hike and managed to keep up with the hiking group I was with. So, doing something right.
Still waiting for future test results and should see things headed in the right direction. I can say that it's not likely that anything dire happens in the short term so that means that I should have time to make several more attempts at this. So even if it doesn't work the first time there are a lot of variations to try. So if there's bad news it will help me pick the next radiation target.
I have written a "how to" guide for oncologists to perform the treatment that I got. I'm convinced that I'm definitely onto something and whether it works for me or not isn't the definitive test. I know if other people tried this that it would work for some of them, and if they improve it that it will work for a lot of them.
The guide is quite detailed and any doctor reading this can understand the procedure at every level. I also go into detail as to how it works, how I figured it out, and variations and improvements that could be tried to enhance it. I also introduce new ways to look at the problem. There is a lot of room for improvement and I think that doctors reading it will see what I'm talking about and want to build on it. And it's written so that if you're not a doctor you can still follow it. It also has a personal story revealing that I'm the class clown of cancer support group. I give great interviews and I look pretty hot in a lab coat.
So, feel free to read this and see what I'm talking about. But if any of you want to help then pass this around to both doctors and cancer patients. I need some media coverage. I'm looking for as many eyeballs as possible to read these ideas. Even if this isn't the solution, it's definitely on the right track. After all, I did hike 7 miles yesterday. And this hiking group wasn't moving slow. So if this isn't working then, why am I still here?
I also see curing cancer as more of an engineering problem that a medical problem. So if you are good at solving problems and most of what you know about medicine was watching the Dr. House MD TV show, then you're at the level I was at when I started. So anyone can jump in and be part of the solution.
Here is a link to my guide: Oncologists Guide to Curing Cancer using Abscopal Effect
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How To Silence Accusers
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein used lengthy nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) attached to hefty monetary settlements to prevent accusers from coming forward with reports of his alleged serial sexual predation, as detailed in a new story from The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow published on Tuesday.
Farrow, who previously detailed the extensive bullying mechanisms used by Weinstein to discredit his accusers, found that while such agreements are common, the ones that Weinstein made accusers, as well as employees, sign appeared to be have been unusually stringent and sophisticated.
Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who in an undercover police investigation in 2015 captured audio of Weinstein admitting to groping her, signed an agreement that essentially allowed Weinstein to conceal all of her evidence proving his abusive behavior, according to Farrow:
The agreements are yet another mechanism that perpetrators can use to assert power over their victims and can contribute to serial allegations being swept under the rug for years, as was the case for Weinstein.
The New York Times' Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey have similarly described "elaborate" settlements and nondisclosure agreements that they uncovered in their reporting on Weinstein.
Fox News host Neil Cavuto is calling out President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Crooked) over his latest Twitter attacks.
Over the weekend, in separate tweets, Trump went after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and LaVar Ball, the father of one of three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting charges. Trump took credit for the players' release, and when Ball refused to thank him, he tweeted that he "should have left them in jail."
"Forget about either comment not being presidential," he said. "At what point does the president see such remarks don't even border on being human?"
Cavuto said Trump's attacks are like "using a bazooka to respond to a pea shooter."
"Last time I checked, you are the president of the United States," he said. "Why don't you act like it?"
Fox "News" 'Justice' Clocked Going 119 mph
Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York.
The Daily News reports the former Westchester County district attorney was stopped by a trooper on Sunday afternoon in Tioga County. A state police spokesman says he doesn't know what type of car Pirro was driving or whether she had any passengers.
Pirro says in a statement through Fox News Channel she had been driving for hours to visit her ailing mother and didn't realize how fast she was going. She says she will "pay the consequences."
Pirro is host of the Fox News Channel show "Justice with Judge Jeanine."
Wants You To Move There
If it's ever been a distant dream of yours to wind up in a tiny and beautiful mountain village, consider this.
The Swiss town of Albinen, located in the scenic canton of Valais, wants to pay people 25,000 Swiss francs (£18,900) each to move there.
The council will soon be voting on the new initiative, which aims to repopulate a community that has dwindled to just 240 residents, reports The Local.
Under the scheme, each new adult resident will be paid the fee, with an additional 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,600) per child. For a family of four, that's more than £53,000.
There are certain conditions attached to the proposed offer. New residents must be under the age of 45, and are required to build or purchase a property to live in full time, not used as a holiday home, worth at least 200,000 Swiss francs (£151,900).
Visitor Records Revealed
ProPublica has published the White House visitor records that the Trump administration tried to keep hidden.
The Trump administration fought in court to block public records requests by Property of the People, a nonprofit transparency group, to release the calendars as well as visitor logs from several White House offices.
The information was subject to public disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act.
Lawyers from the group have won their case and released the information and data to ProPublica, which has posted them in a searchable format.
Russia has confirmed "extremely high" concentrations of a radioactive chemical element in parts of the country - despite having initially denied reports about a nuclear accident.
In Argayash, a village in the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals, radioactivity was found to be 986 times higher than usual, the country's meteorological service reported.
The Rosgidromet service confirmed that "probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations Argayash and Novogorny were found to contain radioisotope Ru-106" between September 25 and October 1.
Greenpeace called for "an in-depth inquiry and [for Russia to] publish the results about the incidents at Mayak [a nearby nuclear facility]."
The source was traced to either Russia or Kazakhstan. At the time, IRSN director Jean-Marc Peres told Reuters that "Russian authorities have said they are not aware of an accident on their territory."
Waging War On The Poor
The world's richest people are waging a war on poor people, a Columbia University economics professor has said.
Jeffrey Sachs urged Republican senators not to support tax cuts or proposed changes to health care, which he warned were examples of "populism by the super rich."
In an interview with Bloomberg Surveillance, Mr Sachs said: "Well this war of the rich on the poor is really astounding.
"On top of a huge budget deficit, unprecedented inequality in America, largest wealth soaring at the top, they want more, and more, and more."
He added: "Because our budget deficit is already huge and rising and this is pure populism. An unusual kind of populism. Populism by the super rich. But it's pure populism."
World Turns More Slowly
More powerful earthquakes could rock the globe in 2018 because of infinitesimal changes in the speed of the Earth's rotation, scientists warn.
It seems contradictory, but a minuscule slowing of the Earth's rotation over years, which can extend the length of a day by a millisecond or more, appears to be linked to an increase in major quakes.
Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana say that historical data since 1900 clearly reveal a "strong" link between major global earthquake activity and a slight slowing of the Earth's rotation for five or six years. That has occurred approximately every 32 years. If that pattern continues, the number of powerful quakes in the coming year could triple, according to the researchers.
"On five occasions in the past century, a 25 [to] 30 percent increase in annual numbers of earthquakes [of a magnitude 7.0 or greater] has coincided with a slowing in the mean rotation velocity of the earth," the scientists noted in a research abstract. They presented their findings recently at a meeting of the Geological Society of America.
Historically, most earthquake upticks linked to a slower planet rotation occurred near the equator in the West and East Indies, according to the scientists. Since 1900, more than 80 percent of all major quakes on the eastern Caribbean plate boundary, including the 2010 Haiti quake, have occurred five years following a "maximum deceleration" of the Earth's rotation, according to Bilham and Bendick.
In case you've been blissfully unaware, there are still a seemingly large number of people who believe that the Earth isn't actually round. If you search for more than a few minutes you'll find plenty of YouTube videos and poorly-worded Tumblr posts explaining all the reasons why you shouldn't believe actual scientists and why a round Earth makes so much more sense. Now, one of flat earth's true believers wants to draw as much attention to the topic as possible, and he's going to do so by shooting himself over a mile into the sky on a homemade rocket.
Mike Hughes, who has made it known that he doesn't "believe in science," has built a steam-powered rocket which he intends to ride into the sky. His aim doesn't seem to be to put the flat earth debate to rest - at the altitude he'll be reaching, he wouldn't be able to see much of a curve, and even if he did it's not like he'd admit it - but rather to promote a flat earth group that is helping to sponsor his flight.
If you've ever debated a flat earther online - and if you haven't, I probably wouldn't advise it, because logic and reason are completely lost on them - you'll usually reach a point where one of you says "If we could travel to space you'd see the truth." The rocket Hughes plans to ride skyward isn't capable of such a feat, but it's better than nothing. As for the potential dangers of the flight, he's well aware of the risks.
"If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot," Hughes explained. "It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive." While that may be true, taking your life into your own hands with a steam-powered rocket still requires a mix of guts and stupidity.
Hughes certainly seems up for the challenge, though, as he's already performed a manned flight on a different steam-powered rocket back in 2014. That flight, which traveled nearly 1,400 feet, resulted in a lengthy recovery for Hughes due to the forces of the launch. He's hoping things will go more smoothly this time around, and even if it doesn't solve anything in the flat earth debate, it'll still be an impressive feat.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million.
2. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 15.31 million.
3. NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at Pittsburgh, NBC, 13.52 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.44 million.
5. "NCIS," CBS, 13.09 million.
6. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 11.83 million.
7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.47 million.
8. Football Night in America, NBC, 11.40 million.
9. "Bull," CBS, 10.36 million.
10. "The Good Doctor," ABC, 10.15 million.
11. "This Is Us," NBC, 10.05 million.
12. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.98 million.
13. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 9.90 million.
14. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 9.70 million.
15. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.60 million.
16. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.25 million.
17. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9.17 million.
18. "American Music Awards," ABC, 9.15 million
19. "Survivor," CBS, 8.85 million.
20. NFL Football: Miami at Carolina, ESPN, 8.81 million.
"The Partridge Family" star and '70s heartthrob David Cassidy died on Tuesday after being placed into a medically-induced coma. He was 67.
Cassidy was admitted to a Florida hospital last week and his condition quickly worsened. His organs began to shut down and he was in dire need of a liver transplant.
Cassidy made public his battle with dementia in February and announced he would end his musical tour to concentrate on his health. Cassidy told People Magazine that his mother and grandfather had also suffered from the degenerative brain disease. Fearful that he'd succumb to the disease like his mother did, Cassidy appeared on "Dr. Phil" and told his son, "I want you to promise me you'll find a way to let me go and don't let me live like that."
Cassidy's parents, actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, divorced when he was six and his father married actress Shirley Jones, who went on to become his TV mom on the '70s hit sitcom "The Partridge Family," about a widowed mother and her five children who embark on a musical career.
"The Partridge Family" released 10 albums and their "I Think I Love You" became a huge hit, and Cassidy began working on solo albums as well. His single "Cherish" reached No. 9 in the U.S., No. 2 in the U.K., and No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand, propelling him to the ranks of teen idol.
After taking the lead in the original 1982 Broadway production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Blood Brothers," he hosted the VH-1 show "8-Track Flashback" for three years and wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show "At the Copa" with Sheena Easton. And, in 2011, he was the first to hear "You're fired!" from Donald Trump when he was a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice."