The Glasshouse Report

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

From racism to climate change, CEOs keep turning on Trump


By CNN, Aug. 15, 2017 
On Monday, Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck (MRK), joined the growing list of executives who feel compelled by Trump's words and policies to take a stand against him.

Frazier, one of the country's most prominent black business leaders, quit Trump's manufacturing council to "take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

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Intel CEO is the latest to leave Trump's manufacturing council


By CNN, Aug. 15, 2017

He follows the chiefs of Merck (MRK) and Under Armour (UA), who announced their decisions earlier Monday amid the fallout over Trump's response to violence over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"We should honor -- not attack -- those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values. I hope this will change, and I remain willing to serve when it does," Krzanich wrote in a blog post on the Silicon Valley company's website late Monday.


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In direct challenge to Trump, Iran's president says it could restart its nuclear program 'within hours'


By LA Times, Aug. 15, 2017

Iran’s president on Tuesday warned it could restart its nuclear program “within hours or days” if the Trump administration continued its confrontational policies toward the Islamic Republic.

President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks were a direct response to Trump’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric toward Iran and his announcement of fresh sanctions on individuals and businesses connected to Iran’s ballistic missile program.


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Donald Trump's 'Reality Show' Presidency Has Killed Off The Network Evening News


By Forbes July 29, 2016

Here are two questions about network news in the age of Donald Trump that will very likely stump most Americans:

First question. If you were given just 20 minutes a day, could you possibly explain what had transpired in the most-recent 24-hour episode of The Trump Presidency?

You're going to need a bigger boat.

And the second question: Who is the anchor of the venerable CBS Evening News?


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Trump defiant on Charlottesville unrest: 'Blame on both sides'


By Yahoo, Aug. 16, 2017

New York (AFP) - US President Donald Trump sparked another political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was "blame on both sides."

The Republican president -- who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as "criminals and thugs" -- also hit out at what he called the "alt-left" over the weekend melee.


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Nets Spend 77 Percent of Evening News on Wild Trump Presser


By Philly, Aug. 15, 2017

In a jaw-dropping spectacle in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, the President went off on the media while ranting about his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Trump stepped in it when he appeared to defend the alt-right and double3d down on his original comments from Saturday. The presentation was originally supposed to be the unveiling of an infrastructure proposal that would overhaul the system.
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Trump, again, casts blame on both sides for deadly violence in Virginia


By Yahoo, Aug. 16, 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump inflamed tension after a deadly rally by white nationalists in Virginia by insisting that counter protesters were also to blame, drawing condemnation from some Republican leaders and praise from white supremacists.

In a combative news conference, Trump backed off from his Monday statements explicitly denouncing the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists for the violence that erupted at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, and reverted to his weekend contention that "many sides" were to blame.


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Pelosi challenges Park Service on permit for 'white supremacist' rally in San Francisco


By Fox News, Aug. 15, 2017

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is asking the National Park Service to reconsider a permit for what she called a “white supremacist rally” set for late August in San Francisco, in the wake of last weekend’s clashes in Charlottesville, Va.

“The NPS should reevaluate its decision and its capacity to protect the public during such a toxic rally,” Pelosi said in a statement.
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Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter


By Breitbart, Aug. 15, 2017

The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.

The SPLC notes:

Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.
 
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Trump was right to blame ‘many sides’


By WMD, Aug. 15, 2017

I want to say at the outset: As a young boy, my heroes included Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and the Temptations. I am not a racist, and indeed I cherish among my many friends Alan Keyes, Larry Elder and Armstrong Williams, all African-American conservatives who, like me, believe that all of us – in the words of our Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson, who hailed from Charlottesville, Virginia, and his nearby estate at Monticello – are equal under God. And, as a Jewish Christian, I have a personal stake in making sure that the Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who perpetrated the heinous deadly car attack in Virginia this last weekend go severely punished, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions correctly pledged just Monday.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

‘Kid Rock’ May Be Ineligible for Michigan Ballot


By Roll Call, Aug 14, 2017

Robert Ritchie may end up challenging Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in Michigan next year, but his stage name, Kid Rock, may not be allowed to appear on the ballot.

Kid Rock is a household name to Americans under the age of 50, and voters might be attracted to vote for him, as a middle finger to the political establishment. But it’s not immediately clear whether his famous stage name would appear on the ballot or if he’d be required to run under his less-known given name.


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Where have all the combat vets gone?


By Military Times, Aug. 13, 2017

The Marine Corps is facing a troubling drain of combat experience as thousands of battle-hardened Marines have left the Corps during the past several years.

The number of Marines on active-duty who have been awarded Combat Action Ribbons has dropped by more than half over the past five years — from a high of more than 40,000 at the time of the surge in Afghanistan in 2011 to fewer than 17,500 in 2016 — according to data obtained by Marine Corps Times through a Freedom of Information Act request.

In today’s Corps, fewer than one in five Marines has a single deployment under their belt and the number of Marines who have deployed twice is now less than one in 10, according to Marine Corps officials.


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Four arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode


By Yahoo, Aug, 14, 2017

Mumbai (AFP) - Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday.

Already the most pirated show in TV history, the popular fantasy drama -- which tells the story of noble families vying for the Iron Throne -- has been plagued by leaks in recent weeks following the premiere of the seventh season..


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Cops accused of storing dead bodies in MTA employee break rooms


By NY Post, Aug. 14, 2017

Stand clear of the dead bodies.

“Leaking” corpses of people killed by subway trains are often brought to employee lunch rooms and other break areas inside stations, disgusted union officials and sources said Monday.

In an effort to restore service quickly, bodies are simply carted off to “whatever room happens to be nearest,” a union source told The Post.


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Have a f--g backbone anti Trump leftist screams at cops guarding Trump Tower


By Daily Wire, Aug. 14, 2017

In the wake of the rally-turned-fatal riot on Saturday between alt-right neo-Nazis and leftist groups like Antifa in Charlottesville, Virginia, left-wing protesters hit the streets of New York City to protest the president.

Here, the anti-Trump #Resist crowd yelled at police officers for doing their job, displayed floats that mocked President Donald Trump's appearance, and chanted "New York hates you."


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Report: Movie Box Office On Track for Lowest in 25 Years as Spielberg-Lucas “Blockbuster Implosion” Omen Prevails


By Show Biz 411, Aug.14, 2017

Reports now, according to Exhibitor Relations: if things continue as they have, this will be the lowest box office in a quarter century. While there have been bright spots (“Dunkirk”) and surprises (“Baby Driver”) the failures have outweighed everything.

Start with a total write off on “King Arthur” and go from there. Then go to “The Dark Tower.”

One terrible new failure: “Nut Job 2,” they say, is the biggest loser ever in  wide release (4000+) studio movie. It made just over $8 million this weekend.


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Berliners frustrated over restaurants where no German is spoken


By The Guardian, Aug. 14, 2017

A leading member of Angela Merkel’s party has lent his voice to a growing chorus of Berliners frustrated with the inability of restaurant staff to speak German.

Jens Spahn, a deputy finance minister and leading voice on the right wing of the German chancellor’s party, told Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper that “it increasingly drives me up the wall that waiters in some Berlin restaurants only speak English,” adding: “You would never find this craziness in Paris.”


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Hungry Venezuelans turn to Colombia for a plate of food


By Fox, Aug. 14, 2017

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Under a scorching sun just a short walk from Colombia's border with Venezuela, hundreds of hungry men, women and children line up for bowls of chicken and rice — the first full meal some have eaten in days.

An estimated 25,000 Venezuelans make the trek across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge into Colombia each day. Many come for a few hours to work or trade goods on the black market, looking for household supplies they cannot find back home..


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Using emojis makes other people think you are incompetent, research finds


By Telegraph., Aug. 14, 2017

In a world where face to face conversations are becoming increasingly rare, it may be tempting to try and soften the blow of a harsh message or a difficult request with a "smiley".

But you might want to think twice before you try and lighten the tone, as the digital image of a smiling face can have the opposite effect to an actual smile for the person on the receiving end, researchers have found.

Emojis, a popular way to replicate non-verbal communication, are used six billion times a day and have been described as the fastest growing language in history.


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