magnatism

And as this resident of Amonora Glipsunu runs…so must we now.

On we go to drop in on Tsorgrez..the son of Tzedon, who has been put in a special residence all by himself at the re-education camp.

He is in the custody of the hatchling nicknamed “Crazy” by the Sisters.

Tzedon has no idea that Camp Meroze is actually some sort of re-education camp and is not particularly concerned that he has not heard from his son, Tsorgrez, or daughter, Savaalka, for quite some time.

 It is not unusual for a powerful Reptilian business magnate, running many mining companies, in many worlds, to be a bit out of touch with his wives and children.

It IS unusual that he has time to talk to a pet moth every day.

Some might conclude he actually prefers the company of his silent, undemanding, nonjudgmental pet more than his family.

We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens. We are ready to hang, electrocute, or lynch anyone, who, from economic necessity, will risk his own life in the attempt upon that of some industrial magnate. Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that it will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations. Such is the logic of patriotism.
—  Emma Goldman, “Patriotism, a Menace to Liberty” (1911)
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Trump taps billionaire investor Carl Icahn to advise him on slashing regulations

  • Trump named 80-year-old investor Carl Icahn as a “special adviser on regulatory reform.”
  • Icahn is a conservative business magnate with an estimated net worth of $16.5 billion.
  • The job basically boils down to smashing decades of business regulations opposed by conservatives.
  • Both Trump and Icahn believe they’re a key drag on the economy is a burdensome regulatory sector. Read more

Trump creates a cabinet position for Kellyanne Conway

  • Trump announced Thursday that he created a position for his campaign manager and top surrogate Kellyanne Conway.
  • He’s named her counselor to the president. In the role, Conway will help advise and craft Trump’s message, according to a press release.
  • Conway was in the mix to become Trump’s press secretary but declined the role. Read more

Theory: if you were somehow able to ban every Sun, Express and Mail letter writer from using the words “elite” and “establishment” (and “luvvie”) I think all they’d be left with are adverbs and one single comma they’d all have to share among themselves.

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Spouts some mumbojumbo - his explanation about climate models is false, as they’re scenarios that climate scientists do in fact agree upon. It is clear that he’s a master of communication.

Rex Tillerson is CEO of ExxonMobil, which is being sued (a lot) for obscuring climate science and funding climate denial groups. He’s Trump’s pick to lead the Department of State, and is friends with Russia. I am a contractor for a sub-agency of State - USAID. We’re expecting that USAID will be destroyed, and Department of State will become an economic development arm of the US government. Tens of thousands of Americans will likely lose their jobs because of this man. Last week, Exxon gave him his retirement package - $180million.

Foxfire Awards..because why not
  • Magnate Leto: And now we invite Elwin to present the award for the year's Most Frequent Patient in the Healing Center!
  • [The entire student population turns to Sophie]
  • Sophie: WHAT???!!!
  • Fitz: There's an award for that?
  • Keefe: *falls off his chair snorting*
  • Biana: Stop that Keefe =_=
  • Dex: Soph you'd better get ready
  • Magnate Leto: The award goes to Sophie Foster!
  • Sophie: Curse you Elwin!!
  • Keefe: Hahahahaha congratulations
  • Magnate Leto: *smirks evilly
  • Magnate Leto: Oh but wait....there's a close second!
  • Keefe: *sweats*
  • Magnate Leto: A round of applause to Keefe Sencen for runner-up!
After the election, I was repeatedly told that I live in something called a “bubble” and, because of that, I know nothing about my fellow Americans. Well, in the first place, my bubble is bigger than theirs — size ought to matter in this instance — and in the second place, I know plenty. Among the things I know is that Trump voters were played for suckers. After lambasting Clinton as a tool of Wall Street, Trump has so far named four Wall Street figures to his administration — three from Goldman Sachs alone — and an oilman is under consideration. And for the Labor Department, Trump has chosen Andrew Puzder, a fast-food magnate (Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.) who is opposed to a decent minimum wage. This is fast shaping up as a Cabinet of billionaires and, just for leveling, the occasional millionaire.

LAUREN JAUREGUI
(18 de noviembre 2016)

A cada uno de los partidarios de Trump que tratan de decir que votar por Trump no significa que eres racista, homofóbico, sexista, xenófobo, estúpido. Que te gusta la forma en que realmente no le importa lo que la gente piensa y solo dice lo que quiera…que él no era un político, así que no es parte de la organización y no tenía dinero corrupto respaldándolo.

Esto es para ti:

Tus palabras no valen nada, porque tus acciones han llevado a la destrucción de una sola mano de todos los progresos que hemos hecho socialmente como una nación. Tienes, con tu pura ignorancia y negativa, entender la forma en que el gobierno y el mundo funcionan, que permitió a un magnate de negocios con hambre de poder hacerse cargo de los Estados Unidos de América. “La tierra de los libres, el hogar de los valientes, bajo Dios, indivisible, con Libertad y Justicia para TODOS”.

Ustedes son HIPÓCRITAS.

Restaurar la América que era, es sólo el estancamiento de la progresión de nuestra conciencia. Usted votó por una persona que construyó una campaña de 18 meses a espaldas de tu odio. Él los manipuló con tanta facilidad hablando a las partes más oscuras de ustedes que habían empezado a sentirse avergonzadas por la forma en que veían el mundo “políticamente correcto”. Él se convirtió en su campeón, porque habló a las partes de ustedes que piensan que son superiores al resto de nosotros (al igual que Hitler hizo en Alemania antes del Holocausto! Basta con leer su autobiografía: Mein Kampf).

Este mundo políticamente correcto que hemos creado, que en realidad es sólo un mundo con etiqueta social, donde hemos eliminado el lenguaje del racismo y explicado por qué, donde hemos establecido el feminismo como una noción cada vez mayor de hacer que las mujeres se den cuenta de su validez y derecho a ser tratadas como los seres completos y complejos que son e igualmente a los hombres (lo cual claramente necesita de MUCHO trabajo considerando cómo las mujeres en toda América, especialmente las blancas, votaron por este hombre que insultó su propia existencia cada vez que abrió su boca o no respetó a Hillary durante su campaña), donde hemos tenido que crear numerosas etiquetas para ayudar a que las personas que no encajan en el molde “ heterosexual” se sientan válidos e identificados en un mundo donde la conciencia de mente estrecha los ha hecho sentir inválidos e invisibles durante tanto tiempo. ¿Ese es el comportamiento “políticamente correcto” del que usted quiere deshacerse? ¿Quieres restaurar a América a un mundo donde los seres humanos que te rodean tienen miedo de ser ellos mismos y vivir y amar libremente?

Aparte de lo egoísta que es, es tan poco “cristiano”, porque su Dios está mirando y Él conoce sus corazones y Él es consciente de la verdadera razón por la que usted eligió a tal humano para dirigir el país más poderoso del mundo, y te prometo que el Dios que he llegado a conocer y amar, es intolerante de juicio y odio. Y lo sé, porque fui criada católica-romana en un hogar latino y fui a la escuela católica privada toda mi vida, así que he estudiado mucho más que la mayoría de ustedes han estudiado la religión o la Biblia para esa materia. La ÚNICA razón es su incapacidad para aceptar el creciente mundo a su alrededor. Escogiste el odio. Tu corazón eligió separarse como superior cuando el único superior en existencia en este universo entero es por MUCHO, más grande que usted.

Nuestra “corrección política”, que su campeón, Donald Trump, tan descaradamente ignoró durante toda su campaña y ahora con el nombramiento de sus asesores y otros funcionarios del gobierno, es el lenguaje que hemos trabajado incansablemente de establecer para sentirnos seguros en un mundo que nunca se detiene recordándonos que somos minorías. “Soy una mujer bisexual Cubano-Americana, y me siento muy orgullosa de ello". Me siento orgullosa de ser parte de una comunidad que solo proyecta amor y educación y el apoyo mutuo. Me siento orgullosa de ser la nieta y la hija de inmigrantes que fueron lo suficientemente valientes como para dejar sus hogares y venir a un mundo completamente nuevo con un idioma y una cultura diferente y sumergirse sin temor para comenzar una vida mejor para ellos y sus familias.

Estoy orgullosa de ser una mujer. Orgullosa de que el sexo entre mis muslos me proporciona una fuerza y resistencia que sólo otras mujeres pueden sentir, de que mi cuerpo se curva de maneras que me permiten crear vida dentro de mí, de que mi vida entera está llena de adversidad e incertidumbre y gente cuestionando mi Inteligencia y mi potencial artístico y mi expresión de mí misma y mi virtud y honor porque soy demasiado mujer. Me siento orgullosa de poder probar que todos están equivocados. Estoy orgullosa de que tengo que trabajar aún más duro para ello. Me criaron para sentir que puedo hacer CUALQUIER COSA, y siempre lo creeré. Estoy orgullosa de sentir todo el espectro de mis sentimientos y con mucho gusto tomaré la etiqueta de “perra” y “problemática” por decir lo que pienso de la misma manera en la que cualquier hombre sería admirado y respetado por hacerlo. Pero, también Extenderé la mano llena de compasión y empatía para cualquiera que me etiquete como tal.

También sé que en mi lucha de ser una mujer, soy muy privilegiada. Nací con una tez más clara y ojos verdes (gracias genética) así que desde esa perspectiva estrecha de mente, soy blanca. He experimentado el privilegio que esos genes me han concedido y estoy agradecida y seguiré hablando en nombre de las mujeres de todo el mundo y en nuestro propio país que no experimenta una fracción de ese respeto debido al color de su piel o lo que eligen usar, o cómo su cabello se ve, o cuánto maquillaje tienen puesto o cualquier otra absurdidad a la que las mujeres están reducidas.

Es realmente desalentador para mí ver tantas mujeres hermosas que no tienen idea de cuál es su potencial. Esta elección hizo descaradamente evidente cuántas mujeres no pueden verlo. Nos hemos fallado a nosotros mismos como nación. Somos el ejemplo para el mundo, y le hemos fallado a nuestros compañeros humanos que nos estaban mirando con esperanza de que no permitiéramos que el odio prevaleciera. He tenido el privilegio de estar en una banda que me ha permitido viajar por todo el mundo. No puedo expresar la gratitud que tengo por esta experiencia porque me abrió los ojos a tantas cosas y me ha permitido ver el mundo desde una perspectiva tan simple, una perspectiva que entiendo que no mucha gente tiene la oportunidad de experimentar.

Si pudiera decirle a cada partidario de Trump dos cosas, sería que viaje y lea un libro de historia. Miren más allá de sí mismos, mire que tan insignificante la moral que usted sostiene se ve cuando usted se da cuenta que no somos los únicos. Comprenda que su piel blanca es el resultado de la inmigración de Europa, que los únicos verdaderos “americanos”, son los Nativos Americanos, que son pueblos indígenas que habitaban esta tierra antes de que estos conquistadores de otros países (Inglaterra, Francia, Italia, España) los eliminaran casi completamente. Ninguno de nosotros pertenece aquí, pero todos nosotros merecemos el derecho a sentirnos seguros y vivir nuestras vidas en paz. No tener que preocuparse de potencialmente morir, o ser electrocutado, o golpeado, o violado, o abusado emocionalmente porque nuestra existencia y / o elecciones para nosotros mismos molestan a alguien más. Este es el mundo que Trump está fomentando. Esta es la división que se ha levantado desde el inicio de la campaña. Ya no somos la América indivisible, estamos unidos en dos lados separados; Amor y odio. No estamos “lloriqueando” sobre nuestra elección presidencial perdida, estamos exclamando gritos de batalla contra aquellos cuyas agendas políticas y personales amenazan nuestra vida y nuestra cordura. Nos aseguramos de que nos escuchen, no importa cuánto les moleste, EXISTIMOS.

—  Lauren Jauregui
(18/11/2016)

The Daily Times, Philadelphia, May 31, 1922

White Plains, N.Y., May 31 - “What is the price of honor?” This question, often raised in fact and fiction, will be answered in the Ward mystery.

Walter S. Ward, rich scion of the family of bakery magnates, will tell. He is under arrest, charged with slaying Clarence Peters, who Ward says was a blackmailer.

More than that, Ward declares he paid $30,000 in hush money to the blackmail ring to which he says Peters belonged.

And he was willing to pay $75,000 more, could be obtain in!

That makes $105,000 as the value that Ward placed on his secret - a secret that affected the honor of himself, or possibly a friend or intimate.

But now more than $105,000 is at stake - liberty, possibly life itself!

And the only thing, it appears, that can save Ward will be the revelation of the very same secret he guarded at a price of $30,000 actually spent, of $75,000 more he was willing to spend, of the life of the man he says was collecting the hush money.

Will Ward tell his secret - a secret whose revelation seriously affects someone’s honor? If not, will his loyal and beautiful wife, to whom he says he told all, reveal it to save him from the cell, possibly from the death chair?

It looks as if the world must know this secret of dishonor before public opinion will permit Ward’s acquittal.

“What is the price of honor?”

How far will the Wards go to keep the world from knowing their secret?

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Ferrari P4/5, 2006. A one-off coachbuilt Ferrari built over the platform and mechanicals of the last Ferrari Enzo for the film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus (pictured with the car). He commissioned Pininfarina to create a car which recalled the styling of Ferrari’s “P” race cars of the 1960s, most specifically the 1967 Ferrari 330 P3/4 (pictured), an example of which Glickenhaus also owned. Pininfarina’s creative director, Ken Okuyama said that they “wanted to stay away from retro design and move towards a more forward thinking supercar" 

Autoridades (Authorities): Spanish vocabulary

Originally posted by historyvikings

(f) is for a feminine noun, (m) is for a masculine noun

authority: autoridad (f)

king: rey (m)

queen: reina (f)    

royal (adj): real (adj)  

kingdom: reino (m)    

prince: príncipe (m)  

princess: princesa (f)

president: presidente (m)  

vice-president: vicepresidente (m)    

senator: senador (m)  

monarch: monarca (m)  

ruler (sovereign): gobernador, soberano (m)  

dictator: dictador (m)

magnate: magnate (m)

director: director (m)  

chief: jefe (m)    

manager (director): gerente (m)

boss: amo (m)

tyrant: tirano (m)    

diplomat: diplomático (m)  

mayor: alcalde (m)

sheriff: sheriff (m)  

emperor: emperador (m)  

tsar, czar: zar (m)  

pharaoh: faraón (m)

khan: kan (m)    

Noam Chomsky: Seeing Donald Trump win reminded me of listening to Hitler’s rallies as a boy

Linguist also says he believes a ‘militant labour movement’ could unseat the magnate in 2020

Noam Chomsky has spoken of how watching the results come in on the night of Donald Trump’s US election victory dredged up memories of his feelings after listening to Hitler’s Nuremberg rallies as a boy.

The linguist was speaking during the 20th anniversary party for online news channel Democracy Now. He told audience members that spending November 8 in Barcelona had a “special personal resonance” because his first published article was about the city’s fall to dictator Francisco Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War.

He had written about “the apparently inexorable spread of fascism over Europe and maybe the whole world”, he said.

He added: “I’m old enough to have been able to listen to Hitler’s speeches, the Nuremberg rallies, not understanding the words, but the tone and the reaction of the crowd was enough to leave indelible memories.

"And watching those results come in did arouse some pretty unpleasant memories, along with what is happening in Europe now, which, in many ways, is pretty frightening, as well.”

Mr Chomsky also said he believed Donald Trump supporters could be enticed to vote Democrat again if the Bernie Sanders movement offered a real program for “hope and change”.

On the same evening  Vice President Joe Biden said he might run for president in 2020, Mr Chomsky told the audience that reigniting a “militant labour movement” could swing the next election.

He said American workers have been beaten down for decades with weakened labour unions and stagnant wage growth since neo-liberal policies were instituted in 1979. President Obama’s supporters in 2008 and 2012 were voting for his slogan of “hope and change”, but were disappointed.

Giving is the secret to a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a person has to give: encouragement, sympathy, and understanding.
—  John D  Rockefeller (1839-1937)  American business magnate
politico.com
Trump's team of gazillionaires
The self-styled champion of the working class assembles an administration that could be worth as much as $35 billion. By BEN WHITE and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM

Donald Trump campaigned as a champion of the “forgotten man” and won the White House on the strength of his support among the white working class.

So far, he’s stacking his administration with masters of the universe.

Beyond Trump himself, who claims a net worth of more than $10 billion, the president-elect has tapped businesswoman Betsy DeVos, whose family is worth $5.1 billion, and is said to be considering oil mogul Harold Hamm ($15.3 billion), investor Wilbur Ross ($2.9 billion), private equity investor Mitt Romney ($250 million at last count), hedge fund magnate Steve Mnuchin (at least $46 million), and super-lawyer Rudy Giuliani (estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars) to round out his administration. And Trump’s likely choice for deputy commerce secretary, Todd Ricketts, comes from the billionaire family that owns the Chicago Cubs.

Even retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who’s up for the job of secretary of housing and urban development, has an estimated fortune of $26 million, while White House adviser Steve Bannon has likely earned millions off his stake in the show “Seinfeld” alone. Andrew Puzder, a possible labor secretary, is no slouch, either — he made more than $4.4 million in 2012 as CEO of the holding company that owns restaurant chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

Put together, Trump’s Cabinet and administration could be worth as much as $35 billion, a staggering agglomeration of wealth unprecedented in American history.

The median household income in the U.S.? About $55,000.

Read more here