So Andrew D. Leonie, Deputy Attorney General for Texas, posted this on Facebook.
This is absolutely DISGUSTING!!! Someone like this can’t be counted on to protect and defend the women of Texas or anywhere else.
He needs to be FIRED!!! pic.twitter.com/OpGXvGVezR
— ☃️Dr. Donna Noble☃️ (@DonnaNoble10th) December 14, 2017
The FCC just repealed
#NetNeutrality Internet freedom was threatened today but the fight isn’t over Here are the names of 84 of the 107 Republicans who sent @AjitPaiFCC a letter in support of this repeal Remember these names. Vote them out in 2018
The FCC votes on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era `net neutrality’ rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. Trump was the one who appointed the former Verizon (an ISP) lawyer as Chairman of the FCC.
Absolutely disgusting that no matter how many people come forward in favor of net neutrality, these unelected officials can still remove it. 3 morons just decided the fate of the internet.
Uranium firm lobbied Trump administration to scale back Bears Ears National Monument
Look out Rumble the Indians who rocked the world Sundance Winner
When recalling Link Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . the aggression.” Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. But as a Native American, Wray’s music was a threat—and it was treated as such.
Blues pioneer Charlie Patton, cherished jazz singer Mildred Bailey, and metaphysical wizard Jimi Hendrix are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have created their distinctive music amid the attempted cleansing of indigenous culture from the country. Their music was not even meant to exist.
RUMBLE has a long list of music artists, historians, family members, and experts participating in the film, including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine), Steven Tyler, Derek Trucks, Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Martha Redbone, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many others.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Official Trailer
RUMBLE web exclusive: Ulali Project – Idle No More
Ulali – Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song) – with lyrics & translation
Rumble Documentary Part One
Rumble Documery Part Two
American music is loved throughout the world. Our next story reviews a new documentary feature that traces the origins of rock, jazz, and the blues. The film shows how Native American Indian music was blended with African music throughout American history. It is the missing chapter of how American music evolved. VOA’s Carolyn Turner has the story.
Link Wray on Rumble
Rumble Link Wray original 1958 instrumental with street video
More Link Wray at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com
RUMBLE: Web Exclusive – the first audio recordings of Native music at LOC
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a new documentary that explores the unseen influence Native American musicians have had on rock n roll and other music genres. Vic caught up with producers Stevie Salas and Christina Fon in Cannes
RUMBLE will tell the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. RUMBLE is inspired by the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians In Popular Culture,” created by Tim Johnson and Stevie Salas for the National Museum of the American Indian.
Taj Mahal on Jesse Ed Davis
The influence of Charley Patton
Corporate profits are at an all-time high and workers’ pay has stagnated. Yet my Republican colleagues want to give corporations and the top 1% a permanent tax cut.
There are coming major moves against Medicaid, food stamps & housing. It turns out Paul Ryan’s war on poverty was really just a war on the poor. Ryan called on Congress to target Medicare in 2018: “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt & deficit”. Ryan puts Medicaid, ACA, Medicare, anti-poverty progs all in cross-hairs for big 2018 priorities. On Medicare: “We really need to convert our health care system to a patient-centered system, so we have more choices and more competition.”
Paying into social security and medicare involuntarily every paycheck means they are not entitlements. The only entitlements here is his salary and gov’t healthcare our taxes pay for.
If 2017 felt like resistance, it was just warm up. So we add a trillion to the debt with a tax cut for the wealthy, then we cut Medicare to pay for it. Wouldn’t it be simpler for seniors to just write a check to the Koch Brothers?
Very enthusiastic Roy Moore fans because Jesus
republican jesus says
Worth reading Peter Wehner’s op-ed: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican https://nyti.ms/2jCD1fb
Howard Bloom will discuss new book “How I Accidentally Started the Sixties.”
1.10.18 Howard Bloom and Danny Goldberg
will converse on Bloom’s new book
How I Accidentally Started the Sixties.
Central Booking Art Gallery
21 Ludlow Street
NY NY 10002
How I Accidentally started the Sixties Part 1 Follow @howardxbloom
Britain’s Channel 4 TV calls Bloom the Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Freud of the 21st century and Gear Magazine says
“Howard Bloom may just be the new Stephen Hawking, only he’s not interested in science alone; he’s interested in the soul.”
Bloom is the author of six books. Timothy Leary says about How I Accidentally Started the Sixties:
This is a monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement. Every page, every paragraph, every sentence sparkles with captivating metaphors, delightful verbal concoctions, alchemical insights, philosophic whimsy, absurd illogicals, scientific comedy routines, relentless, non-stop waves of hilarity. The comparisons to James Joyce are inevitable and undeniable. Finnegans’s Wake wanders through the rock ‘n roll sixties. Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!
Danny Goldberg is the author of In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea, and runs Gold Village Entertainment whose management clients include Steve Earle. He was previously President of Atlantic Records and Mercury Records and before that managed Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt among others.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime pairing. Bloom and Goldberg have been strange doppelgangers. In 1971, Goldberg edited the rock monthly Circus Magazine. Though Bloom knew nothing about popular music, he became Circus’ editor when Goldberg left. Bloom boosted circulation by 211% and was credited by Rolling Stone’s Chet Flippo with “creating a new magazine genre—the heavy metal magazine.” Meanwhile, Goldberg started a public and artist relations department for Gulf & Western’s fourteen record companies. A few months after he left, Bloom was asked by Gulf & Western to create a new public and artist relations department from scratch. According to one Gulf & Western attorney, Bloom doubled the value of G&W’s music operation in a year.
In 1976, Seymour Stein, head of Sire Records — the man who signed the Ramones and Madonna — said to Bloom, “Schmuck, if you’re so smart, why don’t you have your own company?” Goldberg encouraged Bloom to found a PR firm on the coffee table in his living room. From 1976 to 1988, that music PR organization became the biggest in the business, working with clients like Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kiss, Queen, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Run DMC.
Since then Goldberg has testified before Congress, co-produced and co-directed the political rock documentary No Nukes starring Bruce Springsteen and run Air America.
No Nukes 1979 – The Muse Concerts For A Non-Nuclear Future – Part 2 of 7 [the rest]
And when Bloom was hit in 1988 with an illness that imprisoned him in a bedroom for fifteen years, he went back to his original field, science. Pavel Kurakin of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow says,
“Bloom has created a new Scientific Paradigm. He explains in vast and compelling terms why we should forget all we know in complicated modern math and should start from the very beginning. …Bloom’s Grand Unified Theory… opens a window into entire systems we don’t yet know and/or see, new…collectivities that live, love, battle, win and lose each day of our gray lives. I never imagined that a new system of thought could produce so much light.”
The Senate GOP Accidentally Killed Some of Its Donors’ Favorite Tax Breaks
Mitch McConnell never subjected his blueprint for restructuring the world’s largest economy to a single hearing.
So the Republicans, thinking they were passing a tax cut, actually voted to raise taxes on business by $300 billion.
Alfonin in his post suggested “Apple gave up” in the wake of complaints from police, the FBI, and users. Asked whether he had any reason to believe the change was made to appease authorities, he said, “I don’t believe this was made for the police. I believe it was just user complaints.”
USDT is a pegged cryptocurrency.
Its value is pegged directly to that of the US Dollar. Tether, the company responsible for issuing USDT in circulation, keeps the US Dollar equivalent of all USDT value in reserves at all times. Otherwise, they could never guarantee the value of one USDT being equal to US$1.
Tether has run into some banking issues a while ago. The company uses a Taiwanese bank to receive and send out USD withdrawals. Unfortunately, that bank raised some issues, resulting in the company being unable to convert USD to USDT and vice versa. This forced users to rely on third-party exchanges to complete this conversion process. At one point there was a 7% fee to do so, resulting in one USDT being worth only US$0.93
CFTC Gives Official Go-Ahead for Bitcoin Futures
CFTC approved Bitcoin futures trading on both the @CBOE_Data and the @cme . CME starts Dec 18th.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said today it will officially allow three exchanges to self-certify bitcoin-based futures contracts. The move opens potentially lucrative new channels for bitcoin investment — sending the BTC price soaring in response.
“CME, CFE and Cantor have agreed to significant enhancements to protect customers and maintain orderly markets.” [yeah sure….. watch the movie The Big Short ]
This is for the people who who want to gamble / trade / bet on bitcoin value but don’t want to own any, just like the bankers drove the derivative markets that caused the economy to collapse in 2008.
Security and Surveillance
The regulator will also watch associated bodies like designated contract markets, derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs), clearing firms and individual traders involved in trading and clearing bitcoin futures. Additionally, it will work with the National Futures Association (NFA)
CFTC’s limited statutory ability to oversee the cash market for bitcoin,” Giancarlo said. Contracts Settled in Dollars, Not Bitcoin!
Futures contracts will be settled in cash; holders will receive the market value of bitcoin in dollars at the end of their contracts,
BTC jumped from a Nov 30th slump below $9,300 USD back to over $10,800.
There is already at least 3 places to short bitcoin:
1) Bitfinex http://bitfinex.whalepool.io
2) BitMEX http://bitmex.whalepool.io
3) Deribit http://deribit.whalepool.io BTC-only Derivatives Exchange
The Bitfinex.com investor quarterly update from Dec 1:
The Story around the Bitfinex Exchange
Friedman LLP, was the auditor and there is a whole section dedicated to explaining what they previously have NOT publicly stated before regarding Tether Ltd, such as having “common principals and banking” relationships.
The scummiest PR firm in NYC to defend the scummiest shitcoin.
Did Bitfinex hire security experts? No.
Did Bitfinex hire economic experts? No.
Did Bitfinex hire technical experts? No.
There is no USDT running on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain.
The Bitfinex.com investor quarterly update from Dec 1:
Friedman LLP, was the auditor and there is a whole section dedicated to explaining what they previously have not publicly stated before regarding Tether Ltd, such as having “common principals and banking” relationships. https://archive.is/b3GP4
FROM BRYCE WEINER
“The scummiest exchange in #Bitcoin hires the scummiest PR firm in NYC to defend the scummiest shitcoin in $crypto. Can we talk about the irony of @Bitfinex hiring @5W_PR to do damage control, a company known for astroturfing? hey should be very effective in #Bitcoin, just sayin’.
Everyone be on the lookout for people impersonating me, or claiming to be ‘associated’ with me. This is a known tactic of the PR firm hired by Bitfinex.
This is going to be an awesome movie one day, you can’t make this shit up.
Who is Ronn Torossian? http://www.5wpr.com/ This is a PR company used to bail multinationals out of the shit they find themselves in. When Whole Foods had PR problems last year, they called ol’ Ronnie.
Working with law enforcement on a 3 of 4 multisig wallet theft?
Yeah. Just like the last time they got hacked.
Bitfinex hired a fucking damage control PR firm.
Why need the PR firm when they already have all the experts and there’s nothing wrong? Welcome to crypto. Data wins over spin.
What econ expert is on staff at Bitfinex or Tether qualified to run a $700M unregistered security?
Why does the only banking trail lead through the Panama Papers to a shadowy bank in Poland also used by CEX.io?
I’m not seeing @bitfinex taking any legal action against @bitfinexed.
What security expert allowed the same hack twice?
RIP @whalepool We are a community of daytraders focused mainly on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Our Teamspeak and Telegram are open & free. See whalepool.io for details. Yes we are a Bitfinex affiliate and many of our community members are shareholders.
at a certain point one must begin to ask why a bunch of TRADERS are defending the potential insolvency of an exchange and not demanding answers and transparency.
Methinks thou dost protest too much.
Against all best efforts to portray the contrary, Bitfinex and Tether are now absolutely linked.”
The shitstorm hasn’t even started yet.
t’s gonna be hella fun watching @alistairmilne die on the hill that is #BFXTrust.
Here’s how stupid these people are:
Their first move was to hire a PR firm to represent BOTH companies, thereby admitting a link that was only best proved through secondary sources.
Now there’s a first hand confirmation.
These are not geniuses by any stretch of the imagination
So now that we have confirmation that Tether and Bitfinex are dealing from the same deck, EVERYTHING ALLEGED WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE IS NOW ON THE TABLE.
Every. Damn. Bit.
The game is already over.
#FlynnFoldsFriday Plea hearing scheduled for Michael Flynn today at 10:30 a.m., special counsel’s office announces.
Michael Flynn to plead guilty to lying to FBI. This is the biggest development in the Russia probe so far.
Court documents show Flynn has been charged with a single count of “willfully and knowingly” making false statements to the FBI on Jan. 24.