a-nation-'08

theatlantic.com
The Memo That Got an NSC Staffer Fired
The document charges that globalists, Islamists, and other forces within and outside the government are subverting President Trump’s agenda.
By Rosie Gray

“Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed,” the memo warns. It argues that this has led “Islamists [to] ally with cultural Marxists,” but that in the long run, “Islamists will co-opt the movement in its entirety.”

washingtonpost.com
Report: Black women are working hard but ‘our country is not working for them’
Economic and social progress for black women continues, but it is constrained by challenges.
By https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678837008

A new report about the nation’s black women paints a familiar portrait of a group that is working hard on many levels to achieve the American Dream but is still falling short.

Black women vote at high rates, have made significant improvement in earning college degrees and are succeeding in opening their own businesses, according to “The Status of Black Women in the United States.” Yet they continue to be underrepresented in elected office, earn less than white men and women and are twice as likely as white women to be incarcerated, the report says.

Read more here. 

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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

continued under the cut: 

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08.11.2017: General strike in Catalonia demanding freedom for all Catalan political prisoners, including the democratically elected Catalan government and the 2 most prominent pro-independence activists (Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez), who are imprisoned illegally for going against the interests of the Spanish state and following the will of the people of Catalonia: independence.

60 highways and roads are blocked, trains have been stopped, the university and school classes are empty, and most businesses are closed.

A triumphal arch and French architetures in Las Vegas

ラスベガスの街を
東武ワールドスクエアが巨大化した街だ…
と思いながら歩いてた私は💧
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原寸近くに真似ようとするのと、
小さく職人芸で真似ようとする違いは、
お国柄が出てる気がする。笑

ようやく週の折り返し☆
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I felt Las Vegas was like Tobu World Square in Japan that is an architectural museum of world-famous buildings. But All of World Square’s architetures are miniature. It maybe a unique national character :-)
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(3/08/2017)

AMSP tour / 5 April 2017 / Sprint Center / Kansas City, USA

01. Daydreaming
02. Desert Island Disk
03. Ful Stop
04. Airbag
05. 15 Step
06. The National Anthem
07. Separator
08. All I Need
09. Street Spirit [Fade Out]
10. Bloom
11. I Might Be Wrong
12. Identikit
13. Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
14. Idioteque
15. Where I End And You Begin
16. Lucky
17. Present Tense
encore
18. Give Up The Ghost
19. Burn the Witch
20. Reckoner
21. Fake Plastic Trees
22. Nude
encore 2
23. You And Whose Army?
24. Karma Police
encore 3
25. There There

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Crown Princess Mary’s Official Engagements in August 2017:

  • 15/08: Vincent & Josephine’s First Day of School
  • 16/08: Working Meeting with Mary Foundation
  • 16/08: Opening of Copenhagen TV Festival
  • 17/08: Opening of Odense Flower Festival
  • 18/08: Inauguration of the National Centre for Immunotherapy
  • 21/08: UNLEASH Event
  • 22/08: Working Meeting with Danish Cancer Society
  • 28/08: Prince Nikolai’s 18th Birthday
  • 29/08: Inauguration of the National Care Centre
washingtonpost.com
Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fails again in Texas as special session ends
Texas fails to approve a bill requiring people to use the restroom that matches their birth certificate, which was viewed as a swipe against transgender people.
By https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandhya-Somashekhar/424900341023463

Keep up the fight. LGBTQ folks, family members, and allies - your work, your voices are making a difference. 

usatoday.com
Astrologers warn the solar eclipse could seriously impact Trump and the nation
The movement of stars and planets have an impact on people, according to astrologers. And that has some worried.

This eclipse falls on his Mars, which rules anger and power, Gordon said. “It activates his Mars plant, his angry planet. Hence, we see the demeanor he has when speaking about North Korea and the sense of animosity and terror and rage.”

“Eclipses have historically coincided with the birth and death of monarchs, the beginnings and ends of particular eras, and of course, it hits Donald Trump’s chart in a big way. And we’re seeing that now. Look at him. You know, he’s under fire.”

"Astrological energy seems to suggest more conflict and more violence, and that things will be shaken up” she said. “But are we going to war? I don’t think so. I think we’re going to see more civil unrest, though.”

Because Mercury is in retrograde during this eclipse, Robinett said some of the biggest effects of this astrological event might be more muted.

“If it wasn’t in retrograde, I’d be a little more worried, honestly,” she said. “I think this retrograde kind of takes the edge off the eclipse, and softens it a bit.”

this should be interesting..