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Bear climbs in SUV in Tahoe, California...and Happy Thanksgiving fellow DU'ers!

I've been here 15 years, and hopefully at least 15 more! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1200066590160695297

Jeremy Corbyn reveals dossier 'proving NHS up for sale'

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/27/jeremy-corbyn-reveals-dossier-proving-nhs-up-for-sale

Labour has obtained official documents showing that the US is demanding that the NHS will be “on the table” in talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader said the uncensored papers gave the lie to Boris Johnson’s claims that the NHS would not be part of any trade talks, and revealed that the US wanted “total market access” after the UK leaves the EU.

“The uncensored documents leave Boris Johnson’s denials in absolute tatters,” he said at a news conference in London. “We have now got evidence that under Boris Johnson the NHS is on the table and will be up for sale. He tried to cover it up in a secret agenda and today it has been exposed.”

Corbyn said the 451 pages of documents covered six rounds of talks from July 2017 to “just a few months ago”. He said the meetings took place in Washington and London. “We are talking here about secret talks for a deal with Donald Trump after Brexit,” he said.

(Jewish Group) Can we now call Trump anti-semitic ? or too soon ?

https://twitter.com/SethAMandel/status/1199727803278798849

Apple bows to Moscow's pressure by agreeing to show annexed Crimea as part of Russia on apps

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3039639/apple-bows-moscows-pressure-agreeing-show-annexed-crimea-part

US tech giant Apple has complied with Moscow’s demands to show Crimea, annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as Russian territory on its apps, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

The Black Sea peninsula and its largest cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol are now displayed as Russian territory on Apple’s maps and weather apps when used in Russia. Crimea does not appear to be part of any country when these apps are used in France.

“Crimea and Sevastopol now appear on Apple devices as Russian territory,” parliament’s lower house, the State Duma, said in a statement. Russia treats the naval port city of Sevastopol as a separate region.

Russia and Apple had been in talks over the last few months, with the US giant initially trying to show Crimea as undefined territory and removing any mention of Ukraine.

Perineum sunning: a great new wellness trend (sarcasm off)

I mean, who comes up with insane ideas like this ?

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-real-effects-of-perineum-sunning-according-to-doctors-2019-11

eta: Just in case you're not up on perineum
The perineum is the space between the anus and scrotum in the male and between the anus and the vulva in the female.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perineum

Tucker Carlson says he supports the Russians, then says "oh I was joking"

https://twitter.com/NikkiMcR/status/1199135926955466753

Bullshit, Tucker. You don't get to say that. If anyone in the corporate media had said that prior to 2015, you would have fried them. Tucker DOES support the Russians, only if accidentally.

eta: Sorry, had wrong tweet. I only get Frank Luntz because I follow the never-Trumper Rick Wilson. Once sanity is restored to the White House aka a Democrat, I will un-follow Wilson and all the never-Trumpers.

Committee on the Judiciary, U.S House of Representatives v. Donald F. McGahn II (decision)

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016e-a4c4-d442-a5ef-fee4e04c0000

120 pages, can be downloaded or printed out

MSNBC guest: No money changed hands so no bribery, Hunter Biden blah blah blah

I forget the name of this CPAC guest, but it seems like the defense has now shifted to "this was ATTEMPTED bribery, so no big deal" and of course throwing in Hunter Biden to muddy the waters.

I'll try to get the guest's name, give me a few minutes.

eta: Guest was Matt Slapp.

Never-Trumpers and the Democratic Party: why don't they join us ?

Is it because they're waiting for some new un-Trumpified Republican Party so they can resume lucrative careers as consultants, etc ?

Do they really believe in "Republican principles", whatever those are ?

It's really quite odd (but a tad refreshing) that they are the "enemies of my enemy".

Is the answer really simple, as in Republican $$$ ?

What's the current thinking of the damage from Brexit ?

The economic estimates I've read are 5 to 10% GDP damage. Huge backups at Calais-Dover. Lack of prescription medications and fresh food from the EU.

Are all those accurate, and what am I missing ? I have friends in the UK, as well as you good UK DU'ers, and I am concerned for you. Thanks in advance.

concerned Yank, Steve
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