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The Guardian: Richard Cordray quits as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:42:17 GMT
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Obama appointee attracted criticism from Republicans in CongressMove to appoint deputy director sets up fight with Trump White HouseRichard Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), tendered his resignation on Friday. Related: 'Women are pissed': Trump protest turns to action ľ and surge in female candidates Continue reading...

The Guardian: Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:52:27 GMT
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Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governorThe person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were matched to cats owned by a 46-year-old Texas woman.Legal documents filed in a Houston court this week detail the case against Julia Poff, who is accused of mailing homemade packages to the then president and to the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, in October 2016. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, governor

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:19:50 GMT
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The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair.

The Guardian: Taste of Thanksgivings past: why heritage turkeys are making a comeback

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00:01 GMT
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Most Thanksgiving turkeys are Broad Breasted Whites ľ cheap to breed but low on taste. Now connoisseurs and welfare experts say heritage is the way to goAccounts from the first Thanksgiving dinner suggest the Pilgrims and Native Americans may not have actually eaten turkey. But that hasn't stopped turkeys from being gobbled down on the federal holiday. Related: 'Yes we cran': Barack Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys one last time Continue reading...

The Guardian: White House would ditch attack on Obamacare in order to pass tax bill

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:54:26 GMT
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Budget director says "śwe're OK' with dropping provision of Republican tax reform that would also repeal healthcare mandate, if it becomes roadblockThe White House is willing to sacrifice Republicans' latest attempt to dismantle Obama's Affordable Care Act if that's necessary to pass a series of sweeping tax cuts, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.Republicans' current tax reform legislation would slash corporate tax rates and benefit wealthy Americans. Last week, after the president tweeted that he wanted legislation to include a repeal of a key healthcare mandate, Senate Republicans announced they would include the healthcare measure in their tax bill. Continue reading...

BBC World: Azzedine Ala´a: Popular Tunisian couturier dies aged 77

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:19:18 GMT
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The fashion world mourns a designer whose clients included Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Michelle Obama.

The Guardian: Trump postpones decision on allowing import of elephant parts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:41:15 GMT
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Amid backlash over move to end ban, president says he will delay administration action "śuntil such time as I review all conservation facts'Donald Trump said that he would delay his administration's decision to allow the importing of elephant body parts from Zimbabwe "until such time as I review all conservation facts"Ł in a tweet Friday evening. The postponement came just one day after the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would reverse an Obama administration ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Fact Check: Trump's bizarre plane story

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:40:32 GMT
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CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, on President Trump's claim that former President Obama "never got to land" in the Philippines. More at FactCheck.

The Guardian: Keystone pipeline leaks estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:46:22 GMT
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Officials do not believe the leak in TransCanada Corp's pipeline, which carries oil from Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, affected drinking waterTransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in north-eastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported on Thursday. Crews shut down the pipeline on Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak south of a pump station in Marshall County, TransCanada said in a statement. The cause was being investigated. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Trump sons' hunting in focus as US lifts import ban on African elephant trophies

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:46:24 GMT
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Obama administration imposed ban because of conservation concernsDonald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are enthusiastic big game huntersThe Trump administration's decision to loosen restrictions around the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia has turned attention back to the president's family's own connection to the controversial sport.Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump are prolific big game hunters and during the 2016 campaign, images re-emerged of the pair on a 2011 hunting trip posing with animals they had killed on safari including an elephant, a buffalo and a leopard. Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'White governments handed out guns to us and turned a blind eye': Kyle Abraham on his Boyz N the Hood dance

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:53:56 GMT
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His political fury and upbeat moves make Kyle Abraham one of America's most original choreographers. He talks about systemic racism, his wrecked home town of Pittsburgh, creating an African opera and playing Obama's speeches backwards"I grew up making dances in my bedroom long before I knew anything about dance. It was my outlet. I'd put on a song by Prince or Morrissey, and when I danced to it I'd feel like I was sharing my life with that singer, I'd feel like I was having a relationship with him."ŁKyle Abraham, who recently turned 40, is widely regarded as one of the US's most original choreographers, his talent acknowledged by accolades such as a MacArthur "Genius"Ł award.

The Guardian: Senate Republicans aim to end Obamacare mandate amid tax cuts

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:42:06 GMT
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Senators reveal plans in surprise announcement day after Donald Trump calls for repeal, as lawmakers seek revenue in effort to slash taxesSenate Republicans have said they are intent on repealing the Obama healthcare law requirement that Americans get health insurance, targeting the provision as a way to pay for GOP legislation cutting corporate taxes and individual rates.The surprise renewal of the failed effort to repeal the law's mandate came a day after Donald Trump renewed pressure on GOP lawmakers to include the repeal in their tax overhaul legislation. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Jeff Sessions exploring a special counsel to look at Clinton Foundation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:59:03 GMT
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Attorney general directs federal prosecutors to "śevaluate certain issues' raised by Republicans, including foundation dealings and Obama-era uranium dealAttorney general Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the justice department said Monday.In a letter to the House judiciary committee, which is holding an oversight hearing Tuesday, the justice department said Sessions had directed senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues"Ł recently raised by Republican lawmakers. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It's time for him to go

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:00:36 GMT
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The foreign secretary has been damaging Britain's standing in the world for 16 months, and has now put Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's future liberty under threatTheresa May should never have appointed someone as Britain's top diplomat who had accused Barack Obama of being anti-British because he's "part-Kenyan"Ł, and notoriously wrote about "flag-waving piccaninnies"Ł.Now, after 16 months of the foreign secretary damaging Britain's standing in the world, she should sack him. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Trans-Pacific trade pact revived despite Trump withdrawal

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:51:30 GMT
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Ministers meeting in Vietnam have agreed "ścore elements' of the deal after hard lobbying by Australia and JapanLeading Pacific Rim nations have announced the salvaging of a trade pact that US president Donald Trump abandoned in one of his first acts in office.The remaining 11 countries, including Japan, Australia, Mexico and Malaysia, said they had revived the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, a multilateral agreement championed under the Obama administration. Continue reading...

The Guardian: It's not all anxiety and division in America | Letters

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:05:08 GMT
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Maurice Bates says Gary Younge should put his boots on and revisit the US, Bruce Paley recalls the time that Playboy sent Alex Haley to interview George Lincoln Rockwell, and Anthony Sweeney says the US electoral system is sadly lackingGary Younge's article (The dark heart of white America, 7 November) does not chime with my experience. Earlier this year I walked 400 miles through poor white communities in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Yes, there were signs of religious mania and bigotry.

NYT: The Last Time President Xi Took a Question From an American Correspondent? 2014, and Yup, It Was Me

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:14:31 GMT
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U.S. former President Barack Obama, left, and President Xi Jinping of China listened as New York Times reporter Mark Landler, standing, asked questions during a joint press conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2014.

The Guardian: Donald Trump cannot halt US climate progress, former Obama adviser says

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:12:18 GMT
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Paul Bodnar believes US president has ability to hamper progress towards a lower carbon economy ľ but that market forces will ultimately stop himDonald Trump could slow down US progress towards a lower carbon economy, but he will be unable to halt it because businesses and local governments have committed to a low-carbon path, a former climate negotiator for the US has said.Through measures such as slapping import tariffs on solar products, scrapping incentives to renewable energy and promoting coal power, the US president could try to alter the economics of pursuing low-carbon energy. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Speaker stands by ban on Donald Trump addressing Parliament

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:19:35 GMT
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John Bercow points out that "śan address to both Houses of Parliament is not an automatic right' as he continues opposition to speech by US president Donald Trump still has not earned the right to address the Houses of Parliament, the Speaker, John Bercow, has said.The Speaker controversially vetoed the idea of the US president speaking in Parliament's Westminster Hall, an honour which was given to his predecessor Barack Obama, shortly after Theresa May invited Trump to visit the UK. Continue reading...

BBC World: Barack Obama rocks up for jury duty

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:10:27 GMT
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The former US president turned up at a courthouse in Chicago, where he has a home.

The Guardian: 'Did you know I was coming?' Barack Obama jokes with would-be jurors at Chicago courthouse - video

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:18:52 GMT
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The former US president's appearance at the courthouse created quite a stir. He was photographed outside by people who had heard on the news that he would be coming to court, and in the lobby he chatted and joked as he signed copies of a book before being dismissed from jury serviceBarack Obama dismissed from jury duty at Chicago courthouse Continue reading...

BBC World: Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago and is dismissed

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:36:09 GMT
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Mr Obama - like all potential jurors in Illinois - will receive a $17.20 cheque for his civic duty.

The Guardian: The Guardian view on elections in the US: cause for (cautious) celebration | Editorial

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:38:20 GMT
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Sizable victories for the Democrats in a series of races offer cheer after a year of Donald Trump. But the party should not feel too reassuredIt was the boost they needed. The jubilation of Democrats as they celebrated the results of Tuesday's elections owed much to the despair of one year before, when they learned that Donald Trump was on his way to the White House, as well as to the extraordinary events since, which have amplified his unfitness for the presidency and the extent of Russian meddling in his favour. Though his name was not on the ballot this time, he loomed large in voters' minds. In Virginia and elsewhere, suburban, college-educated and minority voters surged to the polls to defeat Republicans in an anti-Trump vote.

BBC World: Sheep 'can recognise human faces'

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:58:55 GMT
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University researchers trained sheep to recognise famous people, including Barack Obama and Fiona Bruce.

The Guardian: Stress is bad for your health. Today's political uncertainty makes it worse

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:00:32 GMT
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Americans are exposed to one of the most damaging sources of stress: uncertainty. The assault on our fundamental sense of security can make us sickOutclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles hereDavid Dobbs' 13-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes. Since 2015, the 59-year-old freelance writer and author has relied on Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to help pay for his daughter's insulin, blood testing supplies and other medical needs. But as the endless series of cliffhangers over the fate of the ACA continues, Dobbs says he's starting to feel hunted.

The Guardian: Texas church shooting: at least 26 confirmed dead, the youngest aged five ? latest updates

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:00:35 GMT
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Dozens killed in shooting at First Baptist church in Sutherland SpringsGunman described as young, white male dressed in tactical-type gearGunman dead after a brief pursuitDonald Trump "śmonitoring the situation'Read the full story here 1.00am GMT 12.58am GMT Barack Obama has called for "concrete steps to reduce violence and weaponry in our midst."ŁMay God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst. Continue reading...

The Guardian: US army's Bowe Bergdahl spared prison time for desertion

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:16:47 GMT
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Bergdahl was captured and held by Taliban until Obama's prisoner swapTrump calls military judge's decision "śa complete and total disgrace'Bowe Bergdahl, the US army sergeant who walked off his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that wounded some of his comrades, will serve no prison time, a military judge ruled on Friday at the end of the politically divisive case that stirred debate during the president campaign. Related: Bowe Bergdahl's life in Afghanistan before he disappeared ľ in pictures Continue reading...

The Guardian: Ex-Trump campaign official Sam Clovis drops nomination for agriculture post

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:38:19 GMT
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Nominee for chief scientist has been linked to Robert Mueller's Russia inquiryClovis does "śnot want to be a distraction or a negative influence'A former Trump campaign official who has been linked to the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has withdrawn his nomination for an agriculture post. Related: Sam Clovis: Trump's pick for top science job called progressives 'race traitors' Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'Don't tweet every thought': is Michelle Obama having a dig at Trump?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:14:38 GMT
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In words interpreted as criticism of the US president, Obama warns of the dangers of using social media without thinkingMichelle Obama has warned young people of the dangers of using social media without thinking. Speaking at the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation in Chicago, to laughter from the audience, the former first lady said: "You don't just say what's on your mind. You don't tweet every thought. Most of your first initial thoughts are not worthy of the light of day."ŁDespite stating: "I'm not talking about anybody in particular,"Ł Obama's words were widely interpreted as being a sideswipe at Donald Trump's behaviour on Twitter. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:48:28 GMT
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Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name. She didn't need to.

NYT: Trump Administration Defends Cuba Embargo at U.N., Reversing Obama

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:50:13 GMT
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President Trump with Ambassador Nikki R. Haley and the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, at the United Nations in September.

The Guardian: Journal shows Bin Laden developed disdain for the west in Stratford-upon-Avon

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:50:24 GMT
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CIA released journal as part of 470,000 documents collected from Bin Laden's house, showing he visited the UK as a teenager and found it to be "śdecadent'A summer trip to the UK as a teenager and visits to Shakespeare's birthplace convinced Osama bin Laden that the west was "decadent,"Ł the late leader of al-Qaida and architect of the 9/11 attacks wrote in his personal journal shortly before he was killed by US special forces in 2011.The journal is among 470,000 documents collected from the house where Bin Laden died that were released by the CIA on Wednesday. The agency said it had released the trove "in the interest of transparency and to enhance public understanding of al-Qaida and ."Ł Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Obama jokes he was born in Kenya

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:52:56 GMT
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Former US President Barack Obama made a joke about his birthplace and talked about the state of civic culture, in a speech at the Obama Foundation's first global summit.

The Guardian: '150,000 Americans couldn't beat us': Taliban fighters defiant in Afghanistan

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 05:00:16 GMT
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Rare interviews with mujahideen shine light on resilient movement that resisted both Obama's surge and now Trump's "śkilling terrorists' strategySquatting on the floor, a brown shawl draped over his shoulders, the Taliban commander and his bodyguard swiped on their phones through attack footage edited to look like video games, with computerised crosshairs hovering over targets. "Allahu Akbar,"Ł they said every time a government Humvee hit a landmine.Mullah Abdul Saeed, who met the Guardian in the barren backcountry of Logar province where he leads 150 Taliban militants, has fought foreign soldiers and their Afghan allies since the US-led coalition invaded Afghanistan when he was 14.


A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007


I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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AnoBBS - free BBS software

AnoBBS downloads
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/bbsFunctions.php and progs/xAuth.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
- post and edit replies
- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
- delete BBS (admin)

The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

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AnoChat - free chat software

AnoChat downloads
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007


Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!