M Is FOR MASHUP - December 6th, 2017
Little Rocket Man Mashup Video
By DJ Useo
Two of the world's best home producers have teamed up to do a trump mashup & video. AtoZ, & Voicedude mixed the audio, & AtoZ crafted the intriguing visual film. They both had this to say -
"Released ahead of the eventually upcoming Elton Mash Comp "Mashmen Across The Waters".
AtoZ and Voicedude ( the finest & 2nd biggest contributor to the comp ) both had Elton on the brain. So when he sent a link to Colbert's spoof of Pretzeldent Rump's "rocket man" speech, AtoMe was quickly engorged with nifty ideas !
His reaction to an early mix was "well NOW we're collaborating . . send me them tracks !"
He took my "throw everything & see what sticks" mix and focused it brilliantly . . adding a few major parts of wow as well !
I then found some spots on the "tree" that needed an ornament here n' there and we now have "The Rocket Pacifier ( Stage 3 )".
Now let's get it out there, ahead of The Comp, before Rump continues doing 8 audacious things a day and the Rocket Man speech seems as far in the past as Scaramucci or ambassador shoving !!"
The discussed work "The Rocket Pacifier - Stage 3 - Trump vs Un vs Elton" is found here
( www.youtube.com/watch?v=quRoC2EJ3FQ )
Both Voicedude & AtoZ have plenty more awesome works here
( AtoZ - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChOykyBWh8iex1G_4sMHSSw )
( Voicedude - https://www.youtube.com/user/Voicedude )
I hope you can stand more on this subject. It remains very relevant.
Paul Krugman: Republicans are Coming for Your Benefits (NY Times Column)
They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.
Josh Marshall: "Taking Stock, Pt. 1: The Race for Russia" (TPM)
Still, it seems clear that by mid-February, with Flynn fired and the Russia scandal dominating the headlines, any hope of an immediate and thorough-going reset in relations with Russia were abandoned as unrealistic. While the desire is clearly still there, it has been the drama of the unfolding investigation, rather than a grand partnership with Russia that has dominated the news and the administration ever since.
John Lukacs: Surrounded by Books (Chronicles)
Surrounded by books has been a main circumstance of my long life. So it is now, near the end of my 94th year, when I am in my large library of perhaps 18,000 books in the western wing of my house in Chester County, Pennsylvania. So it was in the beginning: I was born in a sanatorium in Budapest, Hungary, wherefrom, after a day or two, I was translated home to my mother's bedroom in an airy apartment that housed, among other things, many books. This I know and can see from photos in a family album, still in my possession.
Matthew Strachan: Hello, It Is I, The Man Who Blew Every Last Cent Of His Fortune On Booze, Women And Movies (Huffington Post)
I could've explained it all to Sen. Chuck Grassley if he'd just called.
Andrew Tobias: Go to Mars Soon?
Rex Tillerson has largely destroyed the State Department - a huge win for Vladimir Putin and his fellow murderous autocrats around the world.
But the Republicans in the House and Senate don't seem to care.
Dexter Filkins: How Rex Tillerson Wrecked the State Department (New Yorker)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might not have his job for much longer, but his tenure may well be regarded as the most consequential in postwar American history: not for what he built but for what he destroyed.
Michele Hanson: If babies can share, why can't highly paid university vice-chancellors? (The Guardian)
The outgoing head of the University of Bath says she is not embarrassed by her huge salary - it's an example of the unfairness that runs through Britain.
Paul Mason: Upward mobility has been shattered. And no one in power cares enough to fix it (The Guardian)
Your kids will go to university; they will get a toehold in the housing market; their wages will rise; things will get better for everybody: these were the promises on which Labour sealed the deal with the postwar working class. That they seem like Bolshevism now, in the era of May and Rees-Mogg shows how difficult it will be to revive them and how tired British capitalism has already become.
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Possibly the best thing I've seen Fallon do in years! Pretending to be Springsteen, he sings "Robert Mueller is Coming to Town!" (You better Not lie to the FBI!)
from Marc Perkel
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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CUTTING OFF THE TENTACLES.
WHAT A DOPE.
SHARING THE WORM.
THE ROT IS WIDE AS WELL AS DEEP.
THE DOG-WHISTLE MYTH.
LORD LOVE A DUCK.
"THE TRUMP EFFECT."
PLANET OR PROFIT?
"ROBERT MUELLER'S COMING TO TOWN"
THE RICH GET RICHER.
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Dry, windy and cold (for here).
Long-Lost Christmas Record Turns Up
Christmas has come early for fans of Paul McCartney and the Beatles. The long-lost recording he made for the holidays in 1965 has resurfaced online.
"Unforgettable" was so rare that only three acetate discs were produced, with one given to each member of the Beatles.
While bootlegs have been quietly traded over the years, that tape - or what remained of it - has now been posted online.
McCartney essentially acted as DJ as he made a playlist for his bandmates to enjoy over the holidays.
The compilations included songs from Nat King Cole, the Beach Boys, Elvis and more.
Destroys 'Good Guy With A Gun' Myth
Jordan Klepper of Comedy Central's "The Opposition" isn't afraid to shoot down iffy gun legislation.
On Monday's show, the satire-armed host took aim at a GOP bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines with a permit. The proposal, backed by the National Rifle Association, has a friendly name, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. But basically, Klepper said, it would enable some people with violent records like domestic abusers to carry their concealed weapons in states with stricter gun laws as long as it's legal for them to do so in the state from where they came.
Noting that "a domestic abuser is not a good guy with a gun," Klepper quipped of the legislation:
"It lowers the bar across the country so that every state has to abide by the loosest conceal carry laws. Americans love lowering the bar. It's so much easier getting over it that way."
Netflix Drops Danny Masterson
Actor Danny Masterson has been written out of the Netflix comedy series "The Ranch", the streaming company said on Tuesday.
Netflix did not give a reason for Masterson's exit but Los Angeles police said in March that the actor, best known from "That 70s Show," was being investigated for alleged sexual assault of three women in the early 2000s.
"As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of 'The Ranch,'" Netflix said in an emailed statement. "Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him."
Masterson lost his job as several other U.S. entertainment or media personalities have recently been fired over sexual misconduct allegations.
The world may have a new record for the longest-lasting rainbow after two professors saw the phenomenon occur for nearly nine hours in Taiwan.
Chou Kun-hsuan and Lui Ching-huan, professors at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, documented the rainbow last week.
The professors are in the university's department of atmospheric sciences and enlisted the help of students and the campus community in their task, the BBC reported.
According to the data gathered by those at the university, the rainbow lasted for eight hours and 58 minutes, from 06:57 am to 15:55pm.
The record for the longest-lasting rainbow was set in Yorkshire after the phenomenon appeared for six hours on 14 March 1994.
Monument Order Disrespects Native People
President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Pendejo) rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred.
Environmental and conservation groups and a coalition of tribes joined the battle Monday and began filing lawsuits that ensure that Trump's announcement is far from the final chapter of the yearslong public lands battle. The court cases are likely to drag on for years, maybe even into a new presidency.
Trump decided to reduce Bears Ears - created last December by President Barack Obama - by about 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante - designated in 1996 by President Bill Clinton - by nearly half. The moves earned him cheers from Republican leaders in Utah who lobbied him to undo protections they considered overly broad.
Conservation groups called it the largest elimination of protected land in American history.
The move comes a week after tribal leaders decried Trump for using the name of a historical Native American figure as a slur.
Thinks Trump Is 'Reprehensible' and 'Totally Vile'
President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Oink) has been questioning the validity of his infamous Access Hollywood tape, but his vice president's wife reportedly has her own opinion of the man caught boasting of sexually harassing women: "reprehensible-just totally vile."
"Karen (Pence) in particular was 'disgusted'" by the tape, a former campaign aide told The Atlantic. "She finds him reprehensible-just totally vile," the aide said.
The leaded tape, revealed just weeks before the 2016 election, caused a brief schism between Trump and his running mate as Pence weighed how to respond.
He was "beside himself," the Associated Press reported. Citing an anonymous former campaign aide, The New Yorker reported Pence and his wife, Karen, themselves devoted Christians, distanced themselves from Trump after the tape was revealed. They "refused to take Trump's calls and sent him a letter saying that he and Karen, as Christians, were deeply offended by his actions and needed to make an 'assessment' about whether to remain with the campaign," The New Yorker added. Spokespeople for Pence repeatedly denied the account.
In the end, of course, Pence did not abandon Trump in the wake of the "grab them by the pussy" tape. One week after The Washington Post revealed it, Pence appeared on CBS's This Morning to defend Trump.
Typical McDonald's Dinner Order
It's no secret that President-for-now Donald Trump (R-Crooked) loves fast food. But his typical McDonald's order is still downright jaw-dropping.
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, the former campaign manager and former deputy campaign manager for Trump, respectively, wrote about the president's fast food orders and guilty pleasure foods in their new book, Let Trump Be Trump. The Washington Post obtained an advanced copy of the book and released some of the juiciest food details.
According to the two, a typical dinner order for Trump consisted of "two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted" shake. Keep in mind the daily recommended calories for a sedentary, 71-year-old man like Trump is around 2,000 calories.
Trump's dinner alone comes out to a minimum of 2,672 calories, and that's only if he orders a small shake.
In addition to McDonald's, the book delved into how Trump's germophobia affected his snacking habits. Staffers reportedly stocked Trump's plane with lots of Oreo packages, because he "would not eat from a previously opened package."
Arctic Sea Ice Melt To Exacerbate Droughts
Melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought suffered in recent years as it is likely to cause high pressure systems that push away rain-bearing storms, a study released on Tuesday said.
As temperatures rise, the Arctic Ocean is expected to become ice-free within two or three decades, resulting in more of the sun's heat being stored in the Arctic Ocean, leading to atmospheric circulation changes and cloud formations in the tropical Pacific that move north.
That will lead to the building of high pressure system known as an atmospheric ridge in the northern Pacific off California's coast, steering storms north into Alaska and Canada, the study said.
"This has the potential to make a drought very similar to the one we had in 2012 to 2016," said Ivana Cvijanovic, an atmospheric scientist at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Cvijanovic led the study with contributions from colleagues at the lab and at University of California, Berkeley.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Seattle, NBC, 19.69 million.
2. NFL Football: Washington at Dallas, NBC, 15.6 million.
3. "Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special," CBS, 15.36 million.
4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.84 million.
5. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 13.82 million.
6. College Football: Ohio St. vs Wisconsin, Fox, 12.92 million.
7. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 12.11 million.
8. "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.46 million.
9. "This is Us," NBC, 10.94 million.
10. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.6 million.
11. "The OT," Fox, 10.19 million.
12. "Football Night in America, Part 3," NBC, 9.71 million.
13. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.6 million.
14. "Big 10 Championship Pregame," Fox, 9.254 million.
15. "The Good Doctor," ABC, 9.25 million.
16. "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," NBC, 9.03 million.
17. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 8.86 million.
18. "Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 8.82 million.
19. "Mom," CBS, 8.6 million.
20. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 8.58 million.
Christine Keeler, the model who became embroiled in one of the biggest political scandals in decades after having an affair with Conservative MP John Profumo, has died at the age of 75.
Keeler was romantically involved with a Soviet military officer at the same time as her 1960s liaison with Profumo, who was at the time the Secretary of State for War.
The scandal became known as the Profumo affair and forced the MP to resign from the Government and from Parliament.
After her involvement in the affair that rocked British politics and played a role in the fall of Harold Macmillan's Government, Keeler married twice and had two sons: James from her first marriage and Seymour from her second.
Aged 19 at the time of the scandal, Keeler was working as a model and cabaret dancer when she met Profumo at a pool party at Lord Astor's country estate of Cliveden. They were introduced by socialite and osteopath Stephen Ward.
At the time, Keeler was also in a relationship with Yevgeny Ivanov, an official at the Soviet embassy in London, which prompted fears at the height of the Cold War that national security secrets could have been compromised. Both the MP and the model denied that suggestion.
Profumo initially told Parliament there had been "no impropriety" in his relationship with Keeler but was later forced to admit to the affair and resign.