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20 февраля, 19:58

A Young Barack Obama's Advice For Having Hope In 'Dark Times'

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Long before Barack Obama ran a successful campaign for the White House based on hope, he was a senatorial candidate whose speech during the 2004 Democratic National Convention was all about the topic ― and it thrust him into the national spotlight. After being elected to the Senate, he continued his message in his second book, The Audacity of Hope, which he discussed in detail during a 2006 appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  During that appearance, then-Sen. Obama of Illinois focused on the path that the country often follows. “If you think about this country, what’s happened is typically that we’ve gone in spurts,” he said. “Sometimes we make progress ― the Civil Rights Movement or abolition ― and then sometimes we go into dark times.” Even in such “dark times,” the future president said he remained hopeful, citing a quote that helped him march forward through the darkness.  “The general trajectory [of our country] is upward,” he said. “One of my favorite sayings, as Martin Luther King once said, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’” Back then, Obama felt the country was experiencing troubling times, which he referred to as “a coarsening of the culture.” As Obama explained to Oprah, this coarsening impacted everyone from our youth to our politicians.  “You see it in the highest reaches of government,” he said. “A sense that it’s more important to be powerful or to be wealthy than it is to do right.”  Original airdate: Oct. 18, 2006 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 февраля, 19:34

Aaron's (AAN) Q4 Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss Estimates

Aaron's (AAN) maintained positive earnings streak with its fourth-quarter 2016 results beating estimates for the third straight quarter.

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20 февраля, 19:28

Leaders Need To Take A Tip From LBJ And Stand Up For Progress

In the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere liberal values are under threat as "ordinary people" supposedly feel left behind by globalization and other advances. Leaders should not give in to fears and prejudice but focus on the gains.

20 февраля, 19:01

Singapore for 2-state Palestine solution

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, said yesterday his country believes in a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conf

20 февраля, 19:01

Uber to probe sexual harassment claim

Uber’s chief executive ordered an urgent investigation yesterday into a sexual harassment claim made by an American female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained

20 февраля, 17:06

ImmunoGen Posts Wider-than-Expected Loss; Sales Down Y/Y

ImmunoGen, Inc. (IMGN) reported a loss of 39 cents per share (excluding restructuring charge) in the three month transition period ended Dec 31, marginally wider than both the Zacks Consensus Estimate and the year-ago loss of 38 cents.

20 февраля, 17:01

Live chat with Peter Tatchell: what can we do to support LGBTI rights around the world? Mon 20 Feb, 2-3.30pm

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell answers questions about global LGBTI rights on Monday 20 February, 2-3.30pmWho are 2017’s LGBT heroes? Tell us about the activists creating change 2.44pm GMT The next question is… what can people can do to encourage progress on LGBTI rights?Tatchell says:People in the west can lobby their governments to switch foreign aid from governments that discriminate against LGBTIs to local NGOs and international aid agencies that don’t discriminate. This way homophobic governments would be incentivised to ease their victimisation of LGBTI people and poor people would still get the aid they need and deserve. There won’t be a homophobic backlash if the aid is continued via NGOs that don’t discriminate. This way no one will suffer and there will be no consequent anti-LGBTI sentiment 2.35pm GMT Question from Georgina Sturge, senior research officer in social protection at the Overseas Development Institute: Do you think the UN sustainable development goals present a genuine opportunity for the advancement of LGBTI rights? Are they a hook for campaigners to push for equal rights or can you think of more effective entry points to pushing this agenda?The sustainable development goals fell short by not including a strong commitment to end criminalisation, discrimination and hate crime based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But LGBTI issues can still be raised and pressed for within the SDG framework, the Commonwealth, the G20 summits. These issues can also be flagged up in aid agreements. Continue reading...

20 февраля, 16:12

Welltower (HCN): Will it Post an Earnings Beat this Season?

Welltower Inc. (HCN) is expected to report fourth-quarter 2016 results before the market opens on Feb 22.

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20 февраля, 16:00

My favorite best picture Oscar winner: Midnight Cowboy

Continuing a series of Guardian writers’ all-time Academy picks, Gwilym Mumford explains why the 1970 winner remains a vital and progressive triumphThe Oscars best picture category has a long and ignoble history of favouring the inoffensive over the revolutionary – Citizen Kane lost out to How Green Was My Valley. Forrest Gump defeated Pulp Fiction. The Third Man, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Do The Right Thing failed to even be nominated for best picture. (It’s a cruel world when Crash can win the thing and that lot can’t even get a look in). As a rule, the Academy tends to be behind the times – #OscarsSoWhite is recent evidence of that.All of which makes the decision to crown Midnight Cowboy best picture in 1970 seem, in retrospect, like such a welcome aberration. It was a rare moment when Hollywood saw the coming changes in cinema and, rather than ignore them and hope they went away, rolled out the red carpet. Continue reading...

20 февраля, 15:52

Forget Alexion, Buy these 4 Biotech Stocks Instead

We advise investors to consider biotech stocks which sport a strong Zacks Rank and have interesting pipelines/products and growth potential.

20 февраля, 15:09

Business Services Earnings on Feb 21: VRSK, WCN and More

Let's have a sneak peek at four major Business Services stocks scheduled to report earnings on Feb 21 to see how things are shaping up for the upcoming results.

20 февраля, 15:08

WELL, YES. Are Liberals Helping Trump? Jeffrey Medford, a small-business owner in South Carolina…

WELL, YES. Are Liberals Helping Trump? Jeffrey Medford, a small-business owner in South Carolina, voted reluctantly for Donald Trump. As a conservative, he felt the need to choose the Republican. But some things are making him feel uncomfortable — parts of Mr. Trump’s travel ban, for example, and the recurring theme of his apparent affinity […]

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20 февраля, 14:35

Test-Driving A Cigarette Boat at 110 MPH At The 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami Boat Show

100 new yachts appeared in front of about 100,000 visitors at this year's show.

20 февраля, 14:00

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari

20 февраля, 12:51

Уважаемые Владимир Путин и Дональд Трамп!

Помните, когда мы были маленькими, какая чистая была планета. Прошло чуть более чем полвека, и мы оставляем нашим детям и внукам огромную смердящую помойку, где вымирает все живое. В глазах наших детей мы должны выглядеть просто свиньями. Но у нас с вами еще есть шанс остаться в памяти потомков не свиньями, а героями. Вот способ обезвредить проклятых ученых - единовременно вырубить электричество на всей планете. Без возможности восстановления. И жить дальше, как жили люди тысячи лет, без губительного научного прогресса. Слава Исусу Христу!Герман Стерлигов (свинья)Dear Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin!When we were kids, do you remember, how clean the planet was? It has been a little over fifty years since then, and the planet has become a stinking rubbish heap for our children and grandchildren to inherit – the planet where every living being is dying. Our children must consider us to be pigs.But there is still a chance for us to remain in future generations’ memory like heroes, not pigs. Here is the way to stop damning scientists - simultaneously cut off the electricity on the whole planet. Without any possibility of recovery. And lead the life people had thousands of years before - without any devastating scientific progress. Glory be to Jesus Christ! German Sterling (pig)

20 февраля, 12:50

There Is No American 'Deep State'

Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.

20 февраля, 11:29

Citizens Financial (CFG) Up 9% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Citizens Financial (CFG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

20 февраля, 09:00

Winter LNG spot price volatility

Asian LNG and Southern European hub prices surged this winter, opening a premium to Northern Europe. Is this evidence of an end to the LNG glut before it began?

20 февраля, 08:42

Since the internet, do fewer researchers read research papers?

The obvious equilibrium is that more researchers can download papers from the internet, and thus we expect more papers to be read by a greater number of people.  If lay people enter the calculus, this is almost certainly true.  But what about researchers?  I am not convinced that more reading (of each paper) goes on, […] The post Since the internet, do fewer researchers read research papers? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

20 февраля, 05:45

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**Must-Read:** Five things are going on with respect to America's blue-, pink-, and--increasingly--white lower-middle and middle-middle working classes. Three of them are real, and two of them are fake: 1. Technology: It has--worldwide--greatly amplified manufacturing labor productivity, accompanied by limited demand for manufactured goods: few of us want more than...