News for Today (1/29/17)

Bogus News Story Of The Day

Two posts for today that are slightly related. WaPo’s Glenn Kessler explains difference between Obama & Trump bans, accidentally indicts MSM and Most claims about Trump’s visa Executive Order are false or misleading.

My own thoughts on this deal: I think the executive order was poorly conceived and done to make headlines and not accomplish anything. Most (All?) of the attacks on US soil came from countries not affected by this ban. That said, the media and politicians who stood by as it became US policy that you could put US citizens on “No fly lists” with no oversight and no notification do not exactly have the moral authority to proclaim the second coming of Hitler because Trump wants to ban people from coming into this country from war zones.

In The News

Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms

‘You can’t live in a museum’: the battle for Greenland’s uranium

Retired Army Dogs Meant for Veterans Given to Company that Tried to Sell Them to Foreign Countries. The article focuses on the tear jerker side of things. I wish the corruption angle had been more thoroughly explored.

Pot meet kettle…

Electoral college reform (fifty states with equal population) Never going to happen. But it is an interesting thought experiment.

Not In The News But Should Be

A Crying Shame

Entertainment of the Day

Jason Statham proving that he can play more then a hard man (in this clip, he is petty criminal but spends most of the moive trying not to get hurt by the big bad criminal lord or ripped off by the Irish Travelers that he starts out by trying to buy a caravan from…..

And this is the bad guy that Turkish (i.e. Jason) is so afraid of…

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