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(but it's required)The State Dept has frozen all funding 4 the Syrian humanitarian group known as the White Helmets. And the T admin is also ending Temporary Protected Status for 57k Hondurans, thereby threatening deportation to highly vulnerable(Saturday, May 5. 2018 01:42 AM)ppl (as those w/ties 2the US r often targeted in Honduras). The announcement follows sim decisions 2 end TPS 4 almost 200k Salvadorans, 50k Haitians, 9k Nepalis, & smaller numbers of Nicaraguans & Sudanese. Heartless & disgraceful, it’s obviously cuz these refugees dont look Norwegian. I vote we deport an equal number of hand-picked Repub politicians instead – starting with T. They can have their choice – Honduras or to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
as inmates. https://goo.gl/9DPT7RA Brief History of Michael Cohen’s Criminal Ties.(Sunday, Apr 22. 2018 08:40 PM)From the Russian mob to money launderers, Trump’s personal attorney has long been a subject of interest to federal investigators. Sing Cohen, sing. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-cohens-ties-to-russia-crime-and-trump-w518941The Michael Cohen case now shines light on Hannity’s property empire. “I’ve said many times on my radio show: I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate. Michael knows real estate” H said on TV. H’s chosen investment vehicle(Sunday, Apr 22. 2018 08:29 PM)is confirmed by public records reviewed by the Guardian. Hannity is linked 2a group of shell co(s) that spent at least $90m on >870 homes in 7states. Hannity’s atty didnt dispute Hannity owns them all. Dozens of the properties were bought cheap in 2013 after banks foreclosed on their prev owners & some w/support from HUD. Now let’s see how Cohen sings when it becomes clear TH&C’s investments relied on laundered RU mob money. https://goo.gl/BNVZdTThe Dem National Committee (finally) found its cojones & filed a lawsuit against the RU govt, the T campaign & WikiLeaks alleging a conspiracy 2help T win the 2016 election. The 66-page lawsuit claims that RU hacking,(Friday, Apr 20. 2018 10:28 PM)the T associates’ contacts with RU, & the public cheerleading by the campaign of the hacks amounted2 conspiracy 2interfere in the election & cause damage 2the Dem Party. If the lawsuit proceeds, T & his campaign aides could be forced2 submit2 depositions that require them 2answer questions under oath. https://goo.gl/Q7AphHShade(Tuesday, Apr 17. 2018 05:52 PM)Shade(Tuesday, Apr 17. 2018 05:45 PM)Stormy Daniels & her lawyer unveiled a forensic sketch of the man she said 7yrs ago threatened her unless she kept quiet re her affair with T. The two r offering a $100k reward 4info re this man. Find him & some very interesting doors re T’s past may become unlocked. T may end up extremely sorry that his atty cheaped out at $130k & that Stormy didn’t get placed on his TV show as promised. Stormy, who is no dummy, realizes the potential value of the story she became involved with. T may now pay dearly. https://goo.gl/ScgkGXComey is essentially the Repub that dared 2say: The emperor has no clothes! In his book, Comey links T’s impulses 2that of Family enforcers: “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-vs-them(Monday, Apr 16. 2018 06:30 AM)worldview. The lying about all things, lrg & small in service 2some code of loyalty that puts the organization above morality & above the truth.” There’s a distinction between a friend of yours & a friend of ours, a Family ‘amica nostra’. T demands all that surround him be Family, else he fires them via Tweet & he berates them evermore. And T expects the American ppl 2believe his lies. T is ‘morally unfit to be President’. https://goo.gl/KnWiaBhalginsberg(Sunday, Apr 15. 2018 07:45 AM)4 Shade – my knee-jerk reaction is very deep skepticism about all military strikes like the latest one. I don’t trust the CIA or the UK’s intelligence either. I hope Trump is at least somewhat reluctant to go to war.Shade(Sunday, Apr 15. 2018 12:53 AM)Bill Maher calls Trump’s Syria strikes ‘Operation Desert Stormy’, claims it’s a distraction. There does seem to have been a rush to judgement. Also, though chem weapons are indiscriminate & horrid, other forms of warfare are often little better. Where is the outrage about these other atrocities?Shade(Thursday, Apr 12. 2018 05:11 AM)Shade(Tuesday, Apr 10. 2018 11:43 PM)The Russian military has been jamming the GPS systems of U.S. military drones operating in Syria. The Defense Department did not say whether the jamming is causing drones to crash. However, four U.S. officials said Russia’s signal scrambling has seriously affected military operations. https://goo.gl/p2sqv6Shade(Sunday, Apr 1. 2018 01:12 PM)It’s getting 2b too long, but these drying services don’t charge if the phone can’t be saved. Staples should be avail in your area. Time is of the essence – though they are closed today.halginsberg(Sunday, Apr 1. 2018 08:03 AM)Thanks Shade – I fear though the phone is shot. Sprint said they could not repair it. It’s possible I could get a 3rd party to try but I can replace the phone for $145 with the identical model refurbished. Repairing it, even if possible, would cost more.Shade(Sunday, Apr 1. 2018 12:05 AM)The trick to the phone drying service is the vacuum applied to the container holding the phone. Apply a deep enough vacuum & water will boil off at room temp – and I’ll bet they apply moderate heat too to help things along. This principle is used to remove moisture from the internal plumbing of refrigeration systems, as moisture will cause internal corrosion & will also freeze & cause refrigerant blockages.Maybe skip the rice, per this chart. But a warm lamp near the phone & good airflow from a fan might be better than just doing nothing but waiting.(Saturday, Mar 31. 2018 03:09 AM)Wet phone? Getting it dried quickly is the secret to preventing permanent damage. It is recommended you leave the phone off until it is dried – battery removed (if poss). See link below re a $20 drying service offered at(Saturday, Mar 31. 2018 03:02 AM)Staples & prob many other places by now. Until then, you might get the phone to a warm place in a baggie filled w/rice (rubber band paper towel around it if you think the rice will get in the phone). https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/12/18/phone-drying-systems/20212889/Daniels’ allegation of physical intimidation bears resemblance to prev allegations re T employees. In 2009, BuzzFeed’s Jason Leopold rptd atty Kristopher Hansen called FBI and rpted he recv tel call threatening his wife &(Monday, Mar 26. 2018 09:04 PM)children from a man he believed 2b T’s bodyguard. Hansen rep’d investors in T’s casino, which was going bankrupt. There’s also another claim of physical intimation. In 1995, a T bldg sup & his family sued T’s Org 4false imprisonment. Also, T’s atty Michael Cohen prev on record intimidating a rptr. “You write a story that has T’s nm in it, w/word rape & I’m going 2mess your life up… 4as long as you’re on this frickin planet… https://goo.gl/oc7D4LA woman wearing a sign around her neck that said “Texas deserves better than Cruz” was photographed with Sen Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas).(Monday, Mar 26. 2018 04:51 PM)A woman wearing a sign around her neck that said “Texas deserves better than Cruz” was photographed with Sen Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas).(Monday, Mar 26. 2018 04:49 PM)The woman posted the photo to Twitter with the caption: “Got to meet someone who supposedly represents me today. Not for much longer, though! https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwSenate Repub leader McConnell today said he wants hemp removed from controlled substance list & bring hemp production back into the mainstream by removing it from the controlled substances list. The crop, which once thrived in KY,(Monday, Mar 26. 2018 04:33 PM)was historically used for rope but has many other uses, inc clothing & mulch, hemp milk, & from the seeds cooking oil, soap & lotions. Other uses inc building materials, animal bedding & biofuels. Some say hemp has the potential rival or surpass what tobacco production once meant to KY. Even a broken clock… https://goo.gl/T7ktXb
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click here for part 1 of this series Since 2010, the San Francisco Giants have won three National League pennants, two World Series, and are now competing for their third1. By roster talent alone, they are a good but not … Continue reading
The San Francisco Giants just won their third National League pennant in five years and, as of this post, are tied 1-1 with the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The Giants were World Champs in 2010 and 2012.
Peter Hamby concludes his Oct 19 Outlook review of Alec MacGillis’s The Cynic, the Political Education of Mitch McConnell by questioning whether the author would have written such a negative appraisal if McConnell were a Democrat. Hamby points out that … Continue reading
It was a beautiful dream. In late September, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes seemed positioned to unseat Republican minority leader and Koch lackey Mitch McConnell. After heavy rotation of this ad, wherein a shotgun-totin’ Grimes takes dead aim … Continue reading
My goal is to post at least two commentaries plus the newsletter weekly right here at halginsberg.com. I’ve been pretty much on schedule. I am also writing more letters to the editor of the Washington Post, including one today, and … Continue reading
Corey Robin concludes in The Reactionary Mind that working and middle-class white men1 derive tangible benefits from conservative governance and therefore are acting rationally when they vote for plutocratic business off-shorers like Republican Mitt Romney. Historians Mark Lilla and Sheri … Continue reading
I’m not one of those “if you broke it, you’ve got to fix it” types. So even though the Cheney/Bush administration clearly created a favorable environment for the evolution of ISIL (I won’t call it ISIS since ISIS is a … Continue reading
Less than a month until the election. Please make sure you vote for the most progressive candidate in every race who has a chance to win. We’ll continue our coverage of the 2014 mid-terms this week. I have posted my … Continue reading
On Sunday September 21, over 300,000 people rallied in Manhattan at the People’s Climate March. Basically a feel-good event designed to spotlight popular concerns about anthropogenic global warming, the Marchers failed in at least one respect, they were pointedly ignored … Continue reading
First of all, I’ve got a new show number. Effective today, call 1 (844) FOR-HALG/1 (844) 367-4254 to reach the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show. Second, I will be launching a new website at www.halginsberg.com soon look out for that.
As a newspaper columnist, celebrated Jewish filmmaker Aviva Kempner is a very good baseball documentarian. In the Washington Post’s 2014 Yom Kippur edition, Kempner blasts the lords of baseball for scheduling games on the holiest of Jewish holidays thus forcing … Continue reading
We have just a few regulars scheduled this week but the Hal Ginsberg Morning Show will be just as good as ever. I’m also working on a new website which we will unveil within the next few weeks.
Dear Righty – why do you think you don’t believe housing, education, and healthcare should be deemed fundamental human rights?
I’ve been stepping up my blogging lately. If you have any interest in academic disputes and how costly an ill-considered tweet should be, you may want to check out my take on the decision of the University of Illinois not … Continue reading
Generally, I am skeptical of claims of anti-semitism in the academy. I think that people for a variety of reasons confuse legitimate criticism of Israel with anti-semitism. Accordingly, I was inclined to side with former University of Illinois Professor Steven … Continue reading
The weather is beautiful here in Montgomery County Maryland. I trust it is equally lovely on the Central California Coast. If you haven’t seen my letter in today’s Washington Post, here’s the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gina-raimondos-bad-return-on-investment-shouldnt-earn-her-the-governors-seat/2014/09/12/ecf377c6-39da-11e4-a023-1d61f7f31a05_story.html In every weekly newsletter, I urge … Continue reading
We missed trial attorney Cari Simon last week. She practices campus law with Doug Fierberg with and for whom I used to work. Cari joins us Monday to discuss a proposed new law in California that would add a presumption … Continue reading
A couple of articles really caught my attention over the weekend. In today’s Washington Post, George Will’s Paul Ryan rethinks the ‘makers’ and ‘takers’, and in Salon, Andrew O’Hehir’s, “Why acknowledging white privilege is not surrendering to ‘white guilt’”, a … Continue reading