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“Democrats can’t find a Smocking (sic) Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony”
It planted the seeds of the Tea Party and the Trump administration
Like much of the media, Donald Trump used the occasion of hundreds of arrests of “yellow jacket” protesters in France on Saturday to tweet that the month-long expressions of violence catalyzed by an increased fuel tax prove that people aren’t interested in environmental protection, particularly policies to address climate change. He and the shallow media reports have it wrong mistaken. On that same Saturday tens of thousands of supporters of climate action peacefully demonstrated in the streets of Paris and were joined by numerous yellow jacket protesters. Stéphane Mandard of Le Monde wrote that one of the yellow vests was emblazoned with a slogan that seemed to offer one answer to the two struggles: “Make the rich pay for the environmental transition.” Emily Atkin at The New Republic writes—France’s Yellow Vest Protesters Want to Fight Climate Change: Trump isn’t the first to characterize France’s protests as a populist uprising against environmentalism. [...] Writing in The Spectator, Brendan O’Neil praised the Yellow Vests for taking a stance against “eco-elitism.” “This is a people’s rebellion against the onerous consequences of climate-change policy, against the politics of environmentalism and its tendency to punish the little people for daring to live relatively modern, fossil-fueled lives,” he wrote. [...] Everyday people in France want to fight climate change; they are more worried and outraged about the impacts of global warming than their European neighbors, according to the last European Perceptions of Climate Change report. They just don’t want low- and middle-income people to have to pay for solving a problem caused by multinational corporations. According to the report, most French people oppose raising electricity prices, or raising taxes on fuel, as a method of fighting climate change. The French government’s fuel tax—written into law before Macron took office—is exactly the kind of policy citizens have indicated they do not support. But the French do support other climate policies. Significant majorities support the use of public funding to subsidize renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, the report showed. Large majorities also support the Paris climate agreement, contrary to Trump’s tweets. In fact, the report shows that 69 percent of French people support “high economic penalties for countries that refuse to be part of this agreement.” There are lessons to be learned from France’s protests. “People will riot in the streets if you try a carbon tax” isn’t one of them. The Yellow Vest protests show the importance of crafting equitable climate policies that don’t make life harder for people who are already struggling. Those type of policies exist—and if they were implemented, fossil fuels would decline at a remarkable rate. Only Trump and the Wall Street Journal would be rioting then. TOP COMMENTS QUOTATION “A respect for the rights of other people to determine their forms of government and their economy will not weaken our democracy. It will inevitably strengthen it. One of the first things we must get rid of is the idea that democracy is tantamount to capitalism.” ~~Eleanor Roosevelt, Tomorrow Is Now: It Is Today That We Must Create the World of the Future (1963) TWEET OF THE DAY xYou can be fired for saying a lot of things but «Let's destroy the climate and threaten human survival so polluters don't have to be slightly less rich» is definitely not one of them, yet.— LOLGOPÃ°ÂÂÂ (@LOLGOP) December 10, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2002—Americans hijack Iraq weapons doc: As if the US wasn't already losing the PR war in its mad rush to war against Iraq...Diplomats and U.S. officials said Monday that after an intense lobbying campaign, the United States received an early and uncut copy of Iraq's 11,807-page weapons declaration and whisked it to Washington for analysis. The United States was then put in charge of making duplicates for its four fellow permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- Britain, China, France and Russia -- on grounds that Washington had the best photocopying capabilities. [...] The Security Council had previously agreed to leave the report with U.N. inspectors until it was screened for material that might aid others in making weapons. All five permanent members are nuclear powers. The decision upset several of the 10 non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council, including Norway and Syria, as it overrode what the body had decided Friday. And why would the Americans want first dibs at the document? Because it would allow it to scrub it clean of the names of foreign corporations that helped Iraq build its WMD programs. Of course, there's an easy solution to this whole mess. Iraq should simply leak the document to the press. If the Bushies are insistent on starting this war, then I want to know what role American companies played in building Iraq's arsenal. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin and Armando catch us up on the wild (il)legal weekend for Trump. Also, things happened in the rest of the world! But, back to us: People are writing about the i-word! Indicting a POTUS. Maybe the Constitution is a suicide pact after all. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)
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When I’m not analyzing the subtext of the latest pop culture offerings, on most days I get to interact with people from all walks of life, dealing with all sorts of situations. I meet people with children who in one way or another face a life of hardship, and I sometimes get lost in thought about the unfairness of it all. Seeing babies in a hospital nursery, some born into this world with serious medical adversities on day one, I start thinking about the things most people take for granted for which those children may never experience, and all because somehow someway they lost a random chance lottery game with nature. Things as simple as walking, living to be a teenager, having a first kiss, going to prom, or ultimately being able to live as a self-sufficient individual in control of their own destiny may be beyond their capabilities. It’s not fair, and the longer I think about it the angrier I get. Once in a late-night, drunken conversation I told a girlfriend about these feelings, and while she agreed the overall situations were tragic, she thought my perspective was flawed. For her, to view these lives as being “broken” in some way is to assign a value which considers them less than normal, when the love and relationships these individuals bring to the world is different but just as significant as any other. Getting angry over what has been possibly lost is to discount the flesh and blood reality of the present. I’m still not sure I totally agree with her, but the entire conversation made me realize how in any given situation, even the ones we think are cut and dry, our views are filtered through a lens of emotional baggage which can either angry at an imperfect world in which bad things can happen, or can find hope in the worst of circumstances. Sydney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men is considered by many to be one of the best films ever made, parodied endlessly as the definitive representation of pop culture depictions of the jury system, and used in many schools to teach principles as they relate to government, the application of law, and principles of American justice. The action of the 1957 film, adapted from a teleplay written by Reginald Rose, occurs in the tension-filled conversations which occur mostly in one room; a jury room where the life of a young boy accused of murdering his father hangs in the balance. Juror #8 (Henry Fonda) stands alone in questioning the boy’s guilt, and slowly, methodically begins swaying the jury with arguments which appeal to reason, compassion, and common sense. In the decades since the film was released, there have been arguments over whether the jury’s ultimate decision was the right one, and the true theme of the story. Is it a tale about how an individual can make a difference in the world? Is it a story about the flawed ways we try to achieve fairness? Both are legitimate ways to look at the movie, but watching it again this weekend what struck me about 12 Angry Men is how it’s really a story of perspectives, and the ways those perspectives color reason. But, most of all, I found the timeless quality of the movie funny in how the different perspectives in the film still describes the views of huge swaths of the electorate here in 2018.
Arun Kejriwal, founder at Kejriwal Research & Investment, says the trends suggest the so-called Mahagathbandhan has not taken-off at all and this is something market has liked.
Foreign investors now will take a wait-and-watch approach as regards India, given these developments, says Jitendra Gohil
Nifty PSU Bank index was up 2.5% at 2,876 at 02:35 pm, recovering 5% from its intra-day low of 2,747 on the NSE.
The BJP has not done well, especially in the large states. As far as the markets are concerned, the state election results do not matter much
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What: JewelsWhere: Espace Tajan - 37 rue des Mathurins - 75008 ParisWhen: Dec 11 - 12, 2:30 PMPublic Viewing: Wed 5th to Fri 7th Dec from 10h to 18h, Sat 8th and Sun 9th Dec from 11h to 18h, From Mon 10th to Wed 12th Dec from 10h to 12hTop Lots of the Sale:- «Emerald Ear Pendants», French Work Circa 1920 - An emerald, diamond, gold and platinum pair of ear pendants. Weight: 18.45 gr. Height: 4.6 cm. Emerald dim. 14.2 x 15.3 and 13.3 – 14.9 mm. Emerald total weight: 57.60 carats approx. LFG report: origin Colombia, moderate oil. Estimated Price: US$ US$ 137,000 - US$ 171,250- «Important And Rare Lilac Brooch», Boucheron Circa 1888-1889 - A diamond, silver and gold brooch. No signed. (smalls lacks) Weight: 72.71 gr. Dim. 14.7 x 7.2 cm. Estimated Price: US$ 114,150 - US$ 171,250- «Yellow Sapphire Pendant» - A yellow sapphire, diamond and gold pendant. Weight: 26.97 gr. Dim. 3.7 x 3 cm. Sapphire weight: 70.87 carats. DSEF report: no indiciation of heating. Estimated Price: US$ 97,050 - US$ 137,000- «Diamond Ring», French Work - A diamond and platinum ring. Weight: 6.78 gr. US size: Diamond weight: 7.72 carats. LFG report: color H, clarity VS2. Estimated Price: US$ 91,350 - US$ 102,750- «Beautiful Emerald Ring» - An emerald, diamond and platinum ring. Weight: 4.61 gr. US size: 8. Emerald weight: 3.10 carats approx. GCS report: origin Colombia, minor oil. Estimated Price: US$ 62,800 - US$ 74,200- «Beautiful Sapphire Pendant» - A sapphire, diamond and gold necklace. Weight: 18.19 gr. Lenght: 37 cm. Sapphire weight: 14.80 carats. GCS report: origin Ceylan, no heating. Estimated Price: US$ 62,800 - US$ 74,200- «Ruby Ring» - A Burma ruby, diamond and platinum ring. Weight: 5.55 gr. US size: 6 3/4. Ruby weight: 5.97 carats. GRS report: origin Burma, no indications of heating. Estimated Price: US$ 56,650 - US$ 51,400- «Diamond Ring» - A diamond and gold ring. Weight: 5.57 gr. US size: Diamond weight: 5.08 carats. LFG opinion: color K, clarity VS2. Estimated Price: US$ 43,380 - US$ 51,400- «Ruby And Diamond Necklace», Van Cleef & Arpels Circa 1945 - A ruby, diamond and gold necklace (or two bracelets) signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Weight: 92.39 gr. Total dim. 36.2 x 1.4 cm. Estimated Price: US$ 41,100 - US$ 45,650- «Beautiful Coral Set of Jewels», Chaumet Circa 1935 - A coral and gold set comprising a bangle, a ring, a clip, a pair of ear clips, signed Chaumet Paris Londres on the clip. Total weight: 114.38 gr. US size: 5 1/2. Bracelet size: 15.8 cm. Clip dim. 4.3 x 3 cm. Earrings height: 1.8 cm. Estimated Price: US$ 39,950 - US$ 45,650For details, visit: https://auction.tajan.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine wines & SpiritsWhere: Arcurial, 12 rue de Ponthieu, 75008, ParisWhen: Dec 18, 2:00 PMPublic Viewing: December 17, from noon to 5 pmTop Lots of the Sale:- «1 Mathusalem Romanee Conti 1996» - Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (6 liters)« (damaged label, stained, lightly torn, wax capsule. Wooden case of broken origin. Estimated Price: € 92,000 - € 93,000 (US$ 105,000 - 106,150)- »6 bottles Romanee Conti 2007« - Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti Original damaged wooden box. Estimated Price: € 36,000 - € 39,000 (US$ 41,100 - 44,550)- »12 bottles Petrus 2000 Pomerol« (3 base bottleneck) - Estimated Price: € 33,600 - € 34,800 (US$ 38,350 - 39,720)- »1 jeroboam Romanee Conti 2004« - Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (3 liters) (label very lightly stained, against export label Germany) Original wooden case. Estimated Price: € 33,000 - € 34,000 (US$ 37,670 - 38,810)- »1 bottle + sculpture Champagne Dom Perignon + Sculpture Jeff Koons Balloon Venus 2003« - Sculpture by Jeff Koons, contemporary artist, in polyurethane resin »hand polished« lacquered pink + 1 bottle of Champagne Dom Perignon vintage 2003 Rose - Limited edition released in 2013, print at 650 copies. Original Flight Case. Estimated Price: € 30,000 - € 35,000 (US$ 34,250 - 39,950)- »14 bottles Assortment Domain Of The Romanee Conti: 2007 1 bt: Romanee Conti Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti« - 3 bts: THE TASK Grand Cru. Domaine Romanee Conti. 3 bts: RICHEBOURG Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (light labels stained). 3 bts: Romanee Saint VIVANT Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti. 2 bts: Echezeaux Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (light stained labels). 2 bts: Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2 Original wooden crates (case 10 bottles: 1RC + 3T + 3R + 3 RSV, box 4 bottles 2E + 2GE). Estimated Price: € 25,000 - € 26,000 (US$ 28,550 - 29,680)- »3 bottles Romanee Conti 2002« - Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (2 stained light labels, 1 stained light vintage collar, counters export labels Germany) Wooden case of broken origin. Estimated Price: € 22,500 - € 24,000 (US$ 25,700 - 27,400)- »1 magnum Hermitage The Chapel 1961« - Paul Jaboulet Aine (crumpled label, certificate glued to the back) Original wooden case. Estimated Price: € 22,000 - € 23,000 (US$ 25,110 - 26,250)- »2 bottles Romanee Conti 2011" - Grand Cru. Domaine de la Romanee Conti (Counter labels export Germany). Estimated Price: € 13,000 - € 14,000 (US$ 15,800 - 15,900)For details, visit: https://www.artcurial.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Giorgio Armani is ensuring that men and women can keep warm in style, thanks to a range of elegant outerwear being offered as part of its Fall Winter 2018-19 Collection.Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani, which specializes in luxury ready-to-wear along with leather goods, jewelry, and watches launched its Fall Winter 2018-19 Collection earlier this year. Pieces from the collection are arriving in stores and come with various metallic shades that are trendy this season. The metallic shades are especially evident in the large coats that are offered as part of outerwear for men and women. Rich velvets with shearling appear in coats, and the combination of the two creates a striking geometric pattern.Also offered as part of the Fall Winter 2018-19 Collection is the on-trend teddy bear coat, which is designed to mimic the toys that kids prefer to snuggle with. Created from blue eco fur, the coat from Giorgio Armani has a subtle sheen, which makes it a perfect choice for ultra-fashionable women heading out during the night.Men can keep warm too when outdoors with the help of shearling coats, which come in neutral colors and are ideally suited as casual outerwear. Velvet is used in Blouson coats, and it has a twill weave and drill effect, which provides a contemporary look while meshing well with the hallmark elegance that Giorgio Armani is famous for. Large coats for men are created from luxurious eco fur in a dark chocolate color and are ideally suited for winter months and heading out into the snow.Click on the slideshow to check the collection.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Zenith’s three-year-old partnership with Land Rover has resulted in another timepiece called the Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover Edition. The previous timepiece Zenith created with Land Rover was the Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar, which was launched last year. It was created specifically to celebrate the Range Rover name and the same formula has been used to inspire the Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover Edition. With this timepiece, Zenith is importantly helping celebrate the launch of the Range Rover Evoque vehicle.In designing the timepiece, Zenith has drawn inspiration from how the Range Rover Evoque fits well into the countryside and the busy streets of a city. As a result, the timepiece is a perfect amalgamation of “chic and sporty” and fits squarely into the Defy Classic collection. The timepiece also reflects the luxury appeal of the car with distinct modern elements, along with a 41mm case, which is designed to appeal both to men and women. The seconds hand and oscillating weight of the timepiece are outstanding. The watch comes in an attractive Arctic Petrol color, which is similar to the hue used in the accents of the steering wheel of the Range Rover Evoque.The watch features an Elite 670 skeletonised movement, which provides a power reserve of up to 48 hours. The open worked dial heavily draws from the design of the wheel used on the Range Rover Evoque.Click on the slideshow to check the timepiece.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Tiffany & Co. launched the “Paper Flowers” jewelry lineup this year, and the company is highlighting how the collection remains perfect for the holiday season.The Paper Flowers collection which is composed of high and fine jewelry got its own “Believe in Dreams” campaign earlier this year with Elle Fanning in the lead. The actress who has starred in films such as “Maleficent” and “Teen Spirit,” collaborated with A$AP Ferg in the creation of a song titled “Moon River,” which was included in the campaign. Fanning’s “ethereal vocals” brought a dreamlike vibe to the original lyrics created by A$AP Ferg and helped set the tone for the campaign film.The collection which is being promoted in the holiday campaign resembles paper flower petals, often grouped together in various formations when creating elegant centerpieces on tables. Created by chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff, the “Paper Flowers” jewelry collection is a combination of “refined femininity” and “industrial modernity.”The collection is heavily influenced by naturalism with the iris flower serving as inspiration behind the inclusion of tanzanites when creating the flowers. Yellow diamonds are also included in the collection and help recreate the sparkling hue of fireflies in the pieces. Platinum with a high quality polish is used to create the petals of the flowers, which either remain plain without embellishment or studded with round diamonds. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings are included in the collection and high jewelry pieces, such as the bib necklace features over 68-carats of diamonds with pear-shape and round brilliant cuts.Click on the slideshow to check the collection.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Casio America, Inc. recently announced that it will be unveiling the PRO TREK Smart WSD-F30 smartwatch for outdoor enthusiasts on January 18, 2019.“The original announcement of the WSD-F30 caused a stir and captured eight awards this summer at IFA 2018, one of the world's largest trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. In addition to its water resistance up to 50 meters, military specification construction, and offline map functionality, the promised WSD-F30 received strong praise for its proprietary energy-saving mode using a new dual-layer monochrome and color display,” says the release.As per the release, Casio will also release the WSA-BX1 extra-long cloth band, an optional accessory for the WSD-F30 on the same day. The watch can be easily worn over the sleeve of a rugged jacket by swap it for the regular WSD-F30 band.According to the release, Casio also announced a partnership with Bikemap, the world's biggest cycling map app. Now, PRO TREK Smart owners can use the Bikemap app to download maps and routes in advance to their smartwatch. Cyclists can then enjoy access to useful information maps and routes from the wrist, even when offline and not connected to a smartphone. The WSD-F30 automatically synchronizes with the Bikemap app to save records of cycling activity, including information such as the route, speed, distance, and time. Moving forward, Casio and Bikemap will actively promote each other under the partnership.“Casio's PRO TREK Smart line of watches is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Powered by Wear OS, these timepieces are equipped with a variety of features ideal for outdoor adventures including GPS, Location Memory, Moment Setter, and more. These timepieces also boast Casio's Triple Sensor technology, in addition to a dual-layer LCD and water resistance. Casio's PRO TREK Smart line offers rugged, stylish and versatile timepieces with features that enhance any outdoor experience,” says the release.Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products, as per the release.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the Casio smart watches. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
Canadian driver Latifi has two wins and 12 podiums from his three-year GP2/F2 career. He ended 2017 in strong form but illness at the start of 2018 robbed him of key testing mileage and he struggled to adapt to the new car. After finishing ninth in the standings with one win – in a reversed grid race – and three podiums, he is confident of fighting for the title in 2019. “My aims ... Keep reading
Hamilton has invested more time to life outside F1 this year, particularly with his collaboration with fashion label Tommy Hilfiger, and has expressed a desire to assist charitable projects including the education of children and conservation efforts. Speaking at an event for Mercedes partner Hewlett Packard Enterprises, the five-time world champion said he that he does not "like to think too ... Keep reading
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