December 28, 2016

White nationalist group in Montana reportedly threatens to hold armed protest, which “will be against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either”.     http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/white-supremacist-site-offers-to-call-off-armed-march-in/article_44676a15-fcb9-5f0f-8140-68aaf9c26e50.html  and  http://fusion.net/story/377937/richard-spencer-whitefish-montana-nazi-jews-march/

Bag of toys in lobby sparks evacuation of Trump Tower “lion’s den”.  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/suspicious-package-report-prompts-trump-tower-evacuation-article-1.2925879

Frontiers of neo-liberalism: Los Angeles to sell naming rights to metro stations and bus routes to companies (but not to political or religious organizations).    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-metro-corporate-naming-policy-20161227-story.html

Falling groundwater levels may cause food shortages in the future.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/groundwater-depletion-global-food-supply/

Professor receives “hundreds of death threats” after satirical tweet in favor of the so far mythical and highly unlikely wiping out of the white race.   http://fusion.net/story/377992/drexel-professor-tweet-george-ciccariello-maher/

Failing to learn any lessons from the election about the divisiveness of “identity politics” when trying to build a mass, progressive coalition, a “Women’s March on Washington” is planned for the day after Trump’s inauguration.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/27/womens-march-on-washington-dc-guide   But men ARE reportedly allowed to attend, even if it sounds as if they aren’t.

Trump’s nominee for director of Homeland Security has allegedly claimed 500,000 Americans have died as a result of narco-terrorism. “The real number of Americans who have died of post-9/11 terrorism in all its forms is well under 1,000, according to a 2014 study that was supported by the Department of Homeland Security.” https://theintercept.com/2016/12/27/trumps-homeland-security-pick-falsely-claimed-narcoterrorism-has-killed-500000-americans/

Frontiers of neo-liberalism: Cinnabon reportedly deletes Carrie Fisher tweet – “RIP Carrie Fisher, you’ll always have the best buns in the galaxy.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/go-fck-yourself-corporate-bakery-internet-erupts-over-cinnabons-tasteless-carrie-fisher-tweet/

Personal details connected with flight reservations, which include travel dates, itinerary, ticket details, phone and email contacts, travel agent, credit card numbers, seat number and baggage information, are an easy hack say experts.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/flight-booking-systems-lack-basic-privacy-safeguards-researchers-say/

The power of fake news: 60% of Trump supporters reportedly believe millions voted illegally, 46% believe Clinton emails discussed pedophilia and human trafficking.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/nearly-half-of-all-trump-supporters-think-leaked-e-mails-from-the-clinton-campaign-talked-about-human-trafficking/

Facebook allegedly buying details of user’s personal lives from data brokers.  https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-doesnt-tell-users-everything-it-really-knows-about-them

Elections integrity group says North Carolina is no longer a functioning democracy.   https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/27/headlines/report_north_carolina_no_longer_a_fully_functioning_democracy

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December 28, 2016

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