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McConnell the turtle remained silent

and his wife gets a cushy appointment - ReTHUGs are brazen.
Don't expect investigations. Dems are looking like wimps. This is fugging madness.

Bob Dylan Nobel prize speech: this is 'truly beyond words'

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/11/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-i-never-considered-whether-i-was-producing-literature
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Bob Dylan admitted he was stunned and surprised when he was told he had won a Nobel prize because he had never stopped to consider whether his songs were literature.

Dylan, whose speech was read out by the US ambassador to Sweden at the annual awards dinner, said the prize was “something I never could have imagined or seen coming”.

He said from an early age he had read and absorbed the works of past winners and giants of literature such as Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus and Hemingway. But said it was “truly beyond words” that he was joining those names on the winners list. “If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon,” he wrote.

The announcement that Dylan had won the literature prize caused controversy with critics arguing his lyrics were not literature. On learning he had been awarded the literature prize Dylan said he thought of Shakespeare. “When he was writing Hamlet, I’m sure he was thinking about a lot of different things: ‘Who’re the right actors for these roles? How should this be staged? Do I really want to set this in Denmark?’

“His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more mundane matters to consider and deal with. ‘Is the financing in place? Are there enough good seats for my patrons? Where am I going to get a human skull?’ I would bet that the farthest thing from Shakespeare’s mind was the question: ‘Is this literature?’

100s Dead as Church Roof collapses in Nigerla

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38279101
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A church roof has collapsed in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people attending the ordination of a bishop, reports say.

Hundreds of people were inside the Reigners Bible Church including the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, when the roof collapsed, Nigerian media report.

Mr Emmanuel was said to be unhurt.

The church was still under construction and workers had rushed to complete it for the ordination, witnesses said
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Latest news says at least 200 persons are presumed dead.

In this model there is no society

we are supposed to be consumers in a marketplace - so there will be no need for police - private security as in thugs are coming...unless they are stopped.

Watch this and cry - with joy

The really good news for me

is that there are real questions about the legitimacy of the President-Elect - the man who tried to delegitimize President Obama.

Fuck you Groper Don the Con!!!

Best cold season tip for all

http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/money/galleries/34807/health-money-saving-tips/6

Works very fast and it's dirt cheap

The #1 headline at the Guardian

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports
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US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports.

A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory, the Washington Post reported, citing officials briefed on the matter.

A separate report in the New York Times said intelligence officials had a “high confidence” that Russia was involved in hacking related to the election.

The claims immediately drew a stinging rebuke from the president-elect’s transition team, which said in a statement: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”

According to the Post’s report, officials briefed on the matter were told that intelligence agencies had found that individuals linked to the Russian government had provided WikiLeaks with thousands of confidential emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and others.

What's the word for government by corporations?

Is it Fascism?
Exxon CEO is Secretary of State?

What the fugging fuck!

How many trademarks did Trump take out

during the campaign with the word 'America'. It will frighten you. This is fucking madness.
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