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Update for Trump Voters


1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though  his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

More to come.

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The connections between Russia and the Trump White House keep piling up– and it looks pretty bad

Most recently, the New York Times published a story containing allegations that there was regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence operatives. Before the election. Which means the POTUS and the Russian government may have colluded.

Gifs: TODAY

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John Oliver: Trump’s Russia scandal has the intrigue of Watergate, except everyone is incompetent

John Oliver has a new shorthand for President Donald Trump’s ongoing, multilayered Russia scandal: “Stupid Watergate.”

“It is not clear what is really going on here yet, although one possibility is that this all amounts to what I’m going to call ‘Stupid Watergate,’” Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. “A potential scandal with all the intrigue of Watergate, except everyone involved is really bad at everything. And the relevant question isn’t so much, ‘What did the president know and when did he know it?’ as it is, ‘Is the president physically capable of knowing things at all?’”

By Oliver’s telling, every single phase of the Trump-Russia scandal has been brought on by a dumb mistake. He walked through some of the key players of the scandal, all of whom have been the target of questions about whether Trump’s team worked with — — and covered up working with — Russian officials to support Russian interests and manipulate the 2016 election with hacked Democratic emails.

Take Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Most recently, he was brought into the Russia scandal when it was revealed that he misled Congress under oath, telling senators he had no communications with Russian officials when he had in fact talked with Russia’s ambassador twice last year.

But here’s the thing: Sessions wasn’t even asked during the confirmation hearing if he had spoken with Russians. During his hearing, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) asked, “If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?” Sessions replied, “I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians.”

“That was an unforced error,” Oliver said. “He wasn’t even asked whether he’d met with the Russians. He just implicated himself out of the blue, which should have been immediately suspicious. If you ask someone how their weekend was, and they say, ‘Well, I definitely wasn’t masturbating into the Slurpee machine at the 7-Eleven,’ you check the fucking security cameras at the 7-Eleven, and you don’t act surprised.”

Other Trump surrogates have also come under fire, including former Trump campaign operative Carter Page. When asked whether he had met with the Russian ambassador in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, Page responded, “I’m not going to deny that I talked with him. I will say that I never met him anywhere outside of Cleveland. … I may have met him. Possibly. And it might have been in Cleveland.”

Or consider former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. When asked if Trump had financial relationships with Russian oligarchs, Manafort said, “That’s … that’s what he said. I … that’s … what I said. That’s … obviously what our position is.”

“Holy shit,” Oliver said. “That was so unconvincing it probably set off an unplugged polygraph machine just hidden in a closet somewhere.”

To top it all off, Trump’s apparent tactic to distract everyone over the weekend was to claimwith absolutely zero evidence that President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign — an idea that may have come from an article published by the conspiracy-laden website Breitbart News.

“I think we can now officially declare that Trump has a worse media diet than the Son of Sam killer,” Oliver said. “And he got all his news from a talking dog who told him to murder.”

What all of this amounts to, Oliver argued, is one of the most incompetent cover-ups — if there is really a cover-up — in the history of presidential scandals. It is, in other words, “Stupid Watergate.”

A Checklist for Trump Voters by Robert Reich

Evan Vucci / AP

1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

The Battle of Guadalcanal, August 7, 1942

The campaign to capture the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and its strategically important airfield from Japanese forces began on August 7, 1942 with amphibious landings by U.S. Marines.  Although the initial landing was largely unopposed, it would take months of fighting until the Japanese withdrew their forces in February, 1943.

Read more about the Guadalcanal campaign at: Operation Watchtower: The Guadalcanal Campaign

GIF Excerpted from: “Japan Surrenders”
Series: Motion Picture Films from “United News” Newsreels, 1942 - 1945.  Record Group 208: Records of the Office of War Information, 1926 - 1951

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Men of ‘C’ Troop of Major Gough’s 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron near Wolfheze station on Monday 18 September, with their jeeps just visible beyond the railway line. The soldier in the foreground is armed with a PIAT. This picture gives a good idea of the woodland between the British landing zones and Oosterbeek. (IWM photograph BU1144)

Photo & caption featured in Osprey Campaign • 24 Arnhem 1944 Operation ‘Market Garden’ by Stephen Badsey

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Operation Watchtower: The Guadalcanal Campaign

This August marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Watchtower, otherwise known as the Guadalcanal Campaign. Operation Watchtower was a series of engagements between the Allied forces (comprised heavily of U.S. Marines) and the Japanese military. The campaign began on August 7th, 1942 with the first amphibious landings by U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida islands. By August 8th, the Japanese airfield at Lunga Point was secured.

Other nearby islands including Gavutu and Tanambogo were taken by Allied forces in quick succession over the next several days, but the campaign was not soon over. The Allies and the Japanese continued to engage throughout the region through air strikes and amphibious operations for six months, making Guadalcanal one of the first extended campaigns in the Pacific. Finally, on February 9th, 1943, following a four night long Japanese evacuation, Guadalcanal was declared secured – the Allies had won.

Many consider the Allies’ success at Guadalcanal to be one of the major turning points of WWII. As such, photographic documentation of U.S. activities and experiences at Guadalcanal is particularly insightful. The Still Picture Branch is excited to share many of the Guadalcanal photos that can be found in RG 127-GR. The entire series was recently digitized for online access and will soon be available to researchers through our Catalog.

The Allied strategy for the Guadalcanal operation is also seen in maps that accompanied General Douglas MacArthur’s reports. These maps detail various aspects of Operation Watchtower and provide context for the battle, including the location and types of weaponry used and the military units involved. Because they depict the situation during different parts of the battle, these maps provide a more complete picture of the campaign.

More via Operation Watchtower: The Guadalcanal Campaign | The Unwritten Record

A Sergeant (1st Class) of 2nd (Dutch) Troop, 10th (Inter-Allied) Commando, members of which were dropped with the British at Arnhem. He also wears British battledress and equipment (note the rubber boots) including a British Commando’s green beret with a black-backed ‘Lion badge, and the sleeve badge of British Combined Operations above the Dutch national badge. His shoulder titles are ‘10 Commando’ on the left side, and 'Commando’ on the right.

Photo & caption featured in Osprey Campaign • 24 Arnhem 1944 Operation 'Market Garden’ by Stephen Badsey

“Under the watchful eyes of U.S. troops bearing bayonets, members of the Italo-German armistice commission in Morocco are rounded up to be taken to Fedala, north of Casablanca, on November 18, 1942. Commission members were surprised in American landing move.”

(AP)

Chase/Prowl ficlet

So like over five months ago I promised to write something Chase/Prowl for @fiveboos, and now here it finally is. Set in IDW because I can’t make this easy on myself, and it’s more “intro to a future ship” than actual shipping because SURPRISE now I have Ideas and it’s gonna be a long fic.

No title for it yet. Anybody got ideas? Right now my WIP title for it is “Transparency & Accountability.”

Set somewhere during the first few issues of exRID. There’s a lot of implied worldbuilding going on in the background of this, feel free to ask me questions about it.


If one were to ask Prowl what he and Bumblebee were doing as yet another neutral ship landed in Iacon, he would say “Welcoming the new arrivals home.” If one were to ask the new arrivals what Bumblebee and Prowl were doing, they would probably say “Skulking.” Most welcoming committees don’t lean against a far-off wall, mutter to each other under their breaths, and glower.

But why bother getting closer? Metalhawk was taking care of the actual greetings. He was up front, all smiles, welcoming the neutrals home, making fifteen-second speeches, giving them directions. Prowl had told Bumblebee he should be doing the same, but Bumblebee had given him a Look so he’d dropped it.

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Emmanuel Macron campaign hacked on eve of French election
En Marche! movement says posting of massive email leak on document-sharing site ‘clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the US’
By Jon Henley

Jon Henley at The Guardian:

The campaign of the French presidential frontrunner, Emmanuel Macron, has said it has been the target of a massive leak of emails less than two days before Sunday’s final round of voting.

About nine gigabytes of data was posted by a user called EMLEAKS to a document-sharing site called Pastebin that allows anonymous posting. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for posting the data.

Macron’s political movement, En Marche!, confirmed it had been hacked, saying it had been the “victim of a massive and co-ordinated hack this evening which has given rise to the diffusion on social media of various internal information”.

The statement added that the data consisted of “diverse documents such as emails, accounts and contracts” hacked before 24 April from the personal and professional accounts of some of the movement’s staffers.

“Coming in the final hours of the campaign, this operation clearly amounts to democratic destabilisation as was seen in the United States,” it said, adding that En Marche! had “consistently been targeted by such initiatives” throughout the campaign.

The hack was “clearly intended to harm the movement”, it said. The documents posted online were all lawful and “reflected the normal functioning of an election campaign”, the statement said, and their publication “does not alarm us as to any questions being raised about their legality”.

A French interior ministry official declined to comment, citing French rules which bar any commentary liable to influence an election. The rules took effect at midnight local time on Friday (2300 GMT) and will remain in place until all polling stations have closed at 8pm on Sunday.

Five new opinion polls published on Friday forecast that Macron would win the election with a share of 62-63%, comfortably defeating his rival, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, in France’s most turbulent and potentially significant presidential race in decades.

The #EMLeaks story is a Russian plot to try to throw the French election to far-right extremist Marine Le Pen. Hopefully Emmanuel Macron wins it Sunday.

Troops of 1st British Airborne with Sten submachine-guns, dug in to defend the Oosterbeek pocket beside their jeeps, late on Monday 18 September. Note that one is a signaller, still wearing his earphones and using the 22 radio set in the jeep beside him. This picture gives a good impression of the limited view from ground level of both sides when fighting in the pocket. (IWM photograph BU1143)

Photo & caption featured in Osprey Campaign • 24 Arnhem 1944 Operation ‘Market Garden’ by Stephen Badsey

aesthetlcs  asked:

Hello, I was wondering about an Economics major (Business) and if you know any insight about majoring in it? Is it worth it? Jobs out there for Economics major? Thanks!

Related Careers include:

  • Economists
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Management Accountants and Internal Auditors
  • Management Consultants
  • Top Executives
  • Market and Survey Researchers
  • Mathematicians
  • News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents
  • Sales Agents and Supervisors
  • Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents
  • Consultant
  • Market Analysts
  • Public Policy Analysts
  • Research Assistant
  • Teachers, Professors, and Tutors
  • Journalist (for an economics/finance magazine or journal)
  • Systems, Strategy, or Operations Consultants
  • Political Campaign Representatives, Organizers, and Directors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Median Pay for an economist is about $91,860 per year. And the job outlook has an as fast as average growth rate.

For some more insight, check out these links:

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Petty Officer Second Class Kelly-087, born Kelly Shaddock, is one of the few remaining SPARTAN-II supersoldiers. She is well-known due to close friendships with Joshua-029, Samuel-034, Linda-058, Frederic-104, and John-117. She was temporarily missing, but was later reunited with the remaining SPARTAN-IIs (excluding John-117) on Onyx. She, along with the other surviving SPARTAN-IIs and several SPARTAN-IIIs, were trapped in a Micro Dyson Sphere, but were able to exit the sphere and link up with UNSC ONI ships (UNSC Glamorgan, UNSC Port Stanley, and UNSC Belleisle). She is one of John’s closest friends and is renowned for her incredible speed (62 KPH), even with her MJOLNIR armor. By 2558 she had engaged in 201 operations (124 campaigns).

With the invasion of Sicily in mid-1943, the 99th Pursuit Squadron found themselves moved fro Tunisia to an airbase on the island at Licata. Due to poor communications, their arrival at Licata proved that the base not only wasn’t ready for them to fly out of, but was quite literally on the front lines, and actually fell briefly into German hands as they counterattacked against the British advance.

(Air and Space Museum)

anonymous asked:

Do you feel like Darren is gonna try and push and make sure that Jen wins? From the looks of it he seems to want to push her mostly and make sure she wins?

There certainly seems to be a campaign in operation, but I don’t think Jennifer is it’s singular focus. Darren seems to be pushing the movie, which very much includes a push for Lawrence to be recognised, but it is not only about her.

In any case, I’m still not expecting a nomination (though a proper campaign raises the odds), so any talk of winning, or pushing for a win is decidedly premature. The effort right now is to try and see if they can secure a nod or two. Let’s see how they do….