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27 июня, 03:16

Lies You’ve Been Told About Dementia

Do you or a loved one have dementia? Here are some misconceptions you should ignore.

26 июня, 23:24

CBO: 22 million more uninsured under Senate health bill

Senate Republicans’ health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured over a decade, according to a new Congressional Budget Office projection that could complicate the party’s push to hold a vote on the plan this week.The estimated coverage losses are just slightly lower than the House-passed version of the Obamacare repeal bill, which may alarm Republican moderates who have pushed Senate leaders to craft a more generous bill. "It makes me more concerned," Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said of the CBO score during an appearance on CNN. "I've been uncommitted and I remain uncommitted."The Senate legislation would also cut the federal deficit by $321 billion over 10 years, driven by deep cuts to Medicaid and skimpier aid for people purchasing private coverage on their own. Those savings far exceed the $119 billion target set by the House bill, meeting a key requirement for Republicans hoping to pass the Senate bill through a fast-track budget process needing just 51 votes.That also gives Republican leaders much-needed financial room to add resources aimed at winning over skeptical GOP senators, including those worried that the bill would too deeply cut Medicaid or weaken the response to the nationwide opioid epidemic. But adding spending to the bill could alienate the chamber’s conservatives, who are pushing for a more aggressive rollback of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. With Democrats solidly lined up against the repeal bill, Republican leaders can only afford to lose support from two of their members. But five GOP senators have pledged to vote against the current draft of the bill since it was released Thursday, and several more are undecided. Republican leaders, meanwhile, remain committed to hold a vote on their bill dismantling Obamacare in the coming days ahead of the July 4 recess. After suggesting over the weekend that the vote could be pushed off several weeks, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Monday said Republicans “need” to pass the bill this week and could take their first procedural vote toward repeal as early as Tuesday.The CBO score could make that already tight timeline even more difficult to hit without another round of changes to the bill. The nonpartisan scorekeeping office projected an earlier House-passed repeal plan would leave 23 million more uninsured, fueling backlash to a bill that President Donald Trump called “mean” after weeks of criticism. Yet, the Senate’s own plan is now projected to leave nearly the same number without coverage. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a moderate swing vote, said last week she can’t support anything that would cost “tens of millions” of people their health care. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, the most vulnerable incumbent up for reelection next year, condemned the Senate plan in harsh terms last week.Other critics, including Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), have demanded more time to evaluate the bill’s impact and negotiate more changes. Any revisions to the Senate bill would need to be re-scored by the CBO before it can head to a vote.Under rules of reconciliation, the budget maneuver Republicans are using to push through Obamacare repeal without any Democratic votes, the Senate version of the legislation must save at least as much money as the House version does. The House bill would produce $119 billion in savings, giving Majority Leader Mitch McConnell more than $200 billion to make the bill’s coverage more robust should he choose to court moderates. Any changes to the bill, however, are unlikely to radically alter CBO’s projection that millions more would go uninsured compared with Obamacare. The agency said that 15 million would be newly uninsured as the result of phasing out generous federal funding for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and capping the entire program’s funding for the first time. About 7 million fewer people would buy their own insurance in the individual market as the result of reduced federal subsidies, CBO projected. Overall, the bill provides less generous financial support to purchase private coverage compared with Obamacare, and patients would cover more out-of-pocket expenses. Older, low-income Americans in particular would face much higher premiums under the Senate plan, leading to a sharp increase in the uninsured rate for this group.Customers in the individual market would initially see sharp premium increases until 2020, after which premiums would drop as states get more leeway to slash Obamacare’s coverage requirements. CBO projected that average premiums for the individual market’s benchmark plan — a key marker for determining federal tax credits — would fall 30 percent in 2020 compared with Obamacare, as insurers roll back benefits and receive a boost from federal funding meant to stabilize the shaky market. Republicans, who have made cheaper premiums a main goal for their health care legislation, are likely to point to this finding as evidence that their bill is an improvement over Obamacare. Republicans also argue that more people may choose to stop purchasing health insurance without the threat of Obamacare’s penalty for going uninsured, which this bill eliminates. Instead, an updated version of the Senate bill includes a provision that would lock people out of coverage for six months if they were previously uninsured. That is meant to discourage people from waiting until they are sick to purchase health insurance.

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26 июня, 18:27

A Benefit Of Working Longer: Keeping Your Brain Sharp

A growing body of research shows that working longer can be good for your cognitive health. Here's what scholars found, along with two caveats.

26 июня, 18:02

Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100

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); Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. But his focus began to shift in 2005, after observing how storm surges tainted farmland in Bangladesh with salt water. Later that year, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, submerging communities once believed to be safe behind levees and dikes. As floodwaters inundated Vietnam’s Mekong Delta last year, Geisler’s new worldview came into sharp relief. The rising sea, he surmised, is the one displacement force more powerful than greed. Geisler began collating climate and demographic research, and came to a dire conclusion: By the year 2100, rising sea levels could force up to 2 billion people inland, creating a refugee crisis among one-fifth of the world’s population. Worse yet, there won’t be many places for those migrants to go. His findings appear in the July issue of the journal Land Use Policy. “We have a pending crisis,” Geisler, a professor emeritus of development sociology at Cornell, told HuffPost. “This relocation and huge mass migration from the coastal zone, it’s going to take place in this century and the next century.” To get the 2 billion figure, Geisler extrapolated from a 2015 study published in the journal PLOS One. That research predicted that by 2060, there would be some 1.4 billion people living in low-lying coastal regions at risk from sea level rise. Drawing from nearly a dozen other studies, Geisler and his co-author, the University of Kentucky climate researcher Ben Currens, modeled what he called a “rather extreme scenario.” “The paper is the worst-case scenario,” Geisler said. “We looked for estimates in these various barriers to entry that were coming from the most draconian changes that could hit us from climate change and sea level rise.” Geisler outlined three obstacles, or “barriers to entry,” to relocating people driven inland from their homes by rising seas. The first problem is that climate change isn’t just affecting coastal communities. Droughts and desertification could make areas safe from sea level rise uninhabitable at worst, and incapable of sustaining a large influx of migrants at best, Geisler said. The second issue is closely linked: If climate refugees flock to cities, increasing the urban sprawl into land once used to farm food, those metropoles could lose the ability to feed their inflated populations. The third issue involves physical and legal barriers, meaning regions and municipalities might erect walls and post guards to prevent climate migrants from entering and settling down. Geisler dubbed this phenomenon the “no-trespass zone.” Geisler warned that too much of the conversation around climate adaptation is focused on building sea walls, learning to live with regular flooding, and relocating communities inland, as has happened in Alaska. These limited ideas of “adaptation” could leave humanity woefully unprepared for a mass migration that Geisler said could dwarf the current refugee crisis in Europe, driven by war, poverty and drought-linked famine in regions south and east of the continent. At least 65.6 million people have fled their homes, and the United Nations estimates that 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute by war and persecution alone. Adding unfettered climate change to that mix threatens to yield human catastrophe on a scale that is difficult to describe without sounding bombastic. The U.S. is particularly at risk. Millions of mainland Americans could be forced to flee inland, sending the populations of at least nine coastal states downward, according a University of Georgia study released in April. Texas alone could have to take in as many as 2.5 million internal migrants. The rising sea, he surmised, is the one displacement force more powerful than greed. “My hope is that this paper will reorient planners and policymakers who use the term ‘adaptation’ in a very narrow way,” Geisler said. “It’s used either to mean fortifying coastal structures to keep the sea off the land, or it’s used to refer to moving a population from a coastal zone in some organized way.” There are better ways to prepare, he said. He pointed to four counties in South Florida that began sharing hydrological data and research on the rate of sea level rise, then drafted a joint evacuation plan. Dealing with the possible results of runaway climate change requires “transboundary” planning, he said. “Climate change is going to be with us for a long time, and the coastal zone population is going to be overwhelming as it moves inland,” Geisler said. “How are we going to employ these people? Where are we going to house them? What energy sources are they going to need?” “Bottom line: Far more people are going to be living on far less land, and land that is not as fertile and habitable and sustainable as the low-elevation coastal zone,” he added. “And it’s coming at us faster than we thought.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=591a9e93e4b0809be157a253,55e9ed2de4b03784e275d514,592850f9e4b053f2d2ac24e4,58c85231e4b01c029d7717ed,58d15a56e4b00705db532117 -- 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.

26 июня, 17:30

VIRGINIA POSTREL IS PRO-IMMIGRATION, but she still has some sharp words for Bret Stephens’ stupid de…

VIRGINIA POSTREL IS PRO-IMMIGRATION, but she still has some sharp words for Bret Stephens’ stupid deport-native-born-Americans piece: Now, I should be a sympathetic audience. I support substantially higher legal immigration levels, appreciate the contributions of those here illegally, and back efforts to regularize the status of undocumented workers and the children they brought with them. […]

26 июня, 16:32

New Strong Sell Stocks for June 26th

Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List today:

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26 июня, 16:18

Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers -- by Will Dobbie, Jae Song

We study the drivers of financial distress using a large-scale field experiment that offered randomly selected borrowers a combination of (i) immediate payment reductions to target short-run liquidity constraints and (ii) delayed debt write-downs to target long-run debt constraints. We identify the separate effects of the payment reductions and debt write-downs using variation from both the experiment and cross-sectional differences in treatment intensity. We find that the debt write-downs significantly improved both financial and labor market outcomes despite not taking effect for three to five years. In sharp contrast, there were no positive effects of the more immediate payment reductions. These results run counter to the widespread view that financial distress is largely the result of short-run constraints.

26 июня, 15:59

Oration on the Dignity of Man

**Giovanni Pico della Mirandola**: Oration on the Dignity of Man: "Most esteemed Fathers, I have read in the ancient writings of the Arabians that Abdala the Saracen on being asked what, on this stage, so to say, of the world, seemed to him most evocative of wonder, replied that there was nothing to be seen more marvelous than man... >...And that celebrated exclamation of Hermes Trismegistus, "What a great miracle is man, Asclepius" confirms this opinion. >And still, as I reflected upon the basis assigned for these estimations, I was not fully persuaded by the diverse reasons advanced for the pre-eminence of human nature; that man is the intermediary between creatures, that he is the familiar of the gods above him as he is the lord of the beings beneath him; that, by the acuteness of his senses, the inquiry of his reason and the light of his intelligence, he is the interpreter of nature, set midway between the timeless unchanging and the flux of time; the living union (as the Persians say), the very marriage hymn of the world, and, by David's testimony but little lower than the angels. >These reasons are all, without question, of great weight; nevertheless,...

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26 июня, 13:57

U.S. Auto Sales Aren't About To Fall Off A Cliff, Long-Term Conditions Bode Well-Report

Talk of an imminent sharp dive in U.S. auto sales is economically illiterate and ignores evidence that a shakeout normally requires a recession and rising unemployment to poison the market’s health, according to a report.

26 июня, 13:00

Debunking The Unscientific Fantasy Of 100% Renewables

21 prominent scientists issued a sharp critique to Mark Jacobson of Stanford who said America could easily become 100% renewable by mid-century, but refused to acknowledge sound scientific principles in his research and refused to fix major scientific errors pointed out by the scientific community.

26 июня, 12:29

Is ‘Russiagate’ Collapsing As A Political Strategy?

The plan for Democrats to run against Russia may be falling apart. After squandering much of the last six months on faulting Russians for the horrific presidency of Donald Trump... After blaming America’s dire shortfalls of democracy on plutocrats in Russia more than on plutocrats in America... After largely marketing the brand of their own party as more anti-Russian than pro-working-people... After stampeding many Democratic Party-aligned organizations, pundits and activists into fixating more on Russia than on the thousand chronic cuts to democracy here at home... After soaking up countless hours of TV airtime and vast quantities of ink and zillions of pixels to denounce Russia in place of offering progressive remedies to the deep economic worries of American voters... Now, Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue. The results of a reliable new nationwide poll ― and what members of Congress keep hearing when they actually listen to constituents back home ― cry out for a drastic reorientation of Democratic Party passions. And a growing number of Democrats in Congress are getting the message. “Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia,” The Hill reported over the weekend. In sharp contrast to their party’s top spokespeople, “rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare.” The Hill coverage added: In the wake of a string of special-election defeats, an increasing number of Democrats are calling for an adjustment in party messaging, one that swings the focus from Russia to the economy. The outcome of the 2018 elections, they say, hinges on how well the Democrats manage that shift. Such assessments aren’t just impressionistic or anecdotal. A major poll has just reached conclusions that indicate party leaders have been operating under political illusions. Conducted last week, the Harvard-Harris national poll found a big disconnect between the Russia obsession of Democratic Party elites in Washington and voters around the country. The poll “reveals the risks inherent for the Democrats, who are hoping to make big gains ― or even win back the House ― in 2018,” The Hill reported. “The survey found that while 58 percent of voters said they’re concerned that Trump may have business dealings with Moscow, 73 percent said they’re worried that the ongoing investigations are preventing Congress from tackling issues more vital to them.” The co-director of the Harvard-Harris poll, Mark Penn, commented on the results: While the voters have a keen interest in any Russian election interference, they are concerned that the investigations have become a distraction for the president and Congress that is hurting rather than helping the country. Such incoming data are sparking more outspoken dissent from House Democrats who want to get re-elected as well as depose Republicans from majority power. In short, if you don’t want a GOP speaker of the House, wise up to the politics at play across the country. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, a progressive Democrat, put it this way: We should be focused relentlessly on economic improvement [and] we should stay away from just piling on the criticism of Trump, whether it’s about Russia, whether it’s about Comey. Because that has its own independent dynamic, it’s going to happen on its own without us piling on. Welch said, “We’re much better off if we just do the hard work of coming up with an agenda. Talking about Trump and Russia doesn’t create an agenda.” Creating a compelling agenda would mean rejecting what has become the rote reflex of Democratic Party leadership ― keep hammering Trump as a Kremlin tool. In a typical recent comment, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pounded away at a talking point already so worn out that it has the appearance of a bent nail: “What do the Russians have on Donald Trump?” In contrast, another House Democrat, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania, said: “If you see me treating Russia and criticisms of the president and things like that as a secondary matter, it’s because that’s how my constituents feel about it.” But ever since the election last November, Democratic congressional leaders have been placing the party’s bets heavily on the Russia horse. And it’s now pulling up lame. Yes, a truly independent investigation is needed to probe charges that the Russian government interfered with the U.S. election. And investigators should also dig to find out if there’s actual evidence that Trump or his campaign operatives engaged in nefarious activities before or after the election. At the same time, let’s get a grip. The partisan grandstanding on Capitol Hill, by leading Republicans and Democrats, hardly qualifies as “independent.” In the top strata of the national Democratic Party, and especially for the Clinton wing of the party, blaming Russia has been of visceral importance. A recent book about Hillary Clinton’s latest presidential campaign ― “Shattered,” by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes ― includes a revealing passage. “Within 24 hours of her concession speech,” the authors report, campaign manager Robby Mook and campaign chair John Podesta “assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up.” At that meeting, “they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.” In early spring, the former communications director of the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, summarized the post-election approach in a Washington Post opinion piece: “If we make plain that what Russia has done is nothing less than an attack on our republic, the public will be with us. And the more we talk about it, the more they’ll be with us.” Polling data now indicate how wrong such claims are. Initially in lockstep this year, Democrats on Capitol Hill probably didn’t give it a second thought if they read my article published by The Hill nearly six months ago under the headline “Democrats Are Playing With Fire on Russia.” At the outset, I warned that “the most cohesive message from congressional Democrats is: blame Russia. The party leaders have doubled down on an approach that got nowhere during the presidential campaign ― trying to tie the Kremlin around Donald Trump’s neck.” And I added: Still more interested in playing to the press gallery than speaking directly to the economic distress of voters in the Rust Belt and elsewhere who handed the presidency to Trump, top Democrats would much rather scapegoat Vladimir Putin than scrutinize how they’ve lost touch with working-class voters. But my main emphasis in that January 9 article was that “the emerging incendiary rhetoric against Russia is extremely dangerous. It could lead to a military confrontation between two countries that each has thousands of nuclear weapons.” I noted that “enthusiasm for banging the drum against Putin is fast becoming a big part of the Democratic Party’s public identity in 2017. And ― insidiously ― that’s apt to give the party a long-term political stake in further demonizing the Russian government.” My article pointed out: The reality is grim, and potentially catastrophic beyond comprehension. By pushing to further polarize with the Kremlin, congressional Democrats are increasing the chances of a military confrontation with Russia. Here’s a question worth pondering: How much time do members of Congress spend thinking about ways to reduce the risks of nuclear holocaust, compared to how much time they spend thinking about getting re-elected? In political terms, The Hill’s June 24 news article headlined “Dems Push Leaders to Talk Less About Russia” should be a wakeup call. Held in the thrall of Russia-bashing incantations since early winter, some Democrats in Congress have started to realize that they must break the spell. But they will need help from constituents willing to bluntly tell them to snap out of it. If there is to be a human future on this planet, it will require real diplomacy between the U.S. and Russia, the world’s two nuclear-weapons superpowers. Meanwhile ― even if the nuclear threat from continuing to escalate hostility toward Russia doesn’t rank high on the list of Democrats’ concerns on Capitol Hill ― maybe the prospects of failure in the elections next year will compel a major change. It’s time for the dangerous anti-Russia fever to break. -- 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.

26 июня, 03:27

The Forgotten Tale of a German Soldier's Quest to Prevent World War II

Warfare History Network History, Europe In 1938, Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin undertook a secret prewar mission to Great Britain. At stake: another world war and the lives of millions. Many accounts have been written about the peace mission flight of Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess and his parachute landing in a farm field in Scotland in May 1941 to discuss with the Duke of Hamilton a proposal to end hostilities. Hess was also Reich minister without portfolio and leader of the Nazi Party, among other titles. He piloted his own plane from Augsburg and bailed out over the duke’s estate. In sharp contrast, very little is known about the secret mission to England by Baron Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin that preceded the one by Hitler’s henchman. At the behest of the head of the Abwehr (German intelligence), Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, this Prussian nobleman met in mid-August 1938 with Lord Lloyd, chairman of the British Council; future prime minister Winston Churchill, a vocal critic of the current British government; and Sir Robert Vansittart, an ardent antiappeaser in the Foreign Office. This clandestine operation was orchestrated by the Abwehr as the German military’s anti-Hitler resistance movement sought British support of the German General Staff’s plan to mount a coup d’état against the Nazi regime as the Czechoslovakian crisis was escalating. Kleist-Schmenzin and Canaris Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin was born on March 22, 1890, in Pomerania and had all the trappings of a typical Junker, which included owning a vast tract of land beyond the Elbe River. He was a political conservative who was an active participant in the German National People’s Party. He also supported the concept of a return to a monarchy and harbored devout Christian ideals. In the decade of 1923-1933, he was a staunch opponent of Nazism before Hitler assumed dictatorial power. In 1929, he published a manuscript on the dangers of National Socialism, thereby allowing him to take a prominent place in the ranks of the opposition to Hitler. In 1934, his political party was disbanded by Hitler; however, he still had a prominent place among Germany’s industrialists and entrepreneurs. After 1934, all opposition political parties, the Catholic Church, the Wehrmacht, the financial and industrial sector, and the entire apparatus of the government became dominated by Hitler. Read full article

25 июня, 23:55

Kagans Smackdown/Hoisted from Archives: History as Tragedy: The Peloponnesian War

Time to hoist this again, and think about it some more, for the very sharp **Neville Morley** reports from 1600 Pylos & Sphacteria Avenue: **Neville Morley**: 1600 Pylos & Sphacteria Avenue: "Here we are again, with a new article on ‘Why everyone in the White House is reading Thucydides’... >...I can’t help worrying that this is more confirming data for my ‘Thucydides is a virus turning people into aggressive shambling zombies’ thesis, increasing the likelihood that they’ll start looking for a new Syracuse, and suggesting that we should start stock-piling canned goods and drinking water.... [But] promoters of different interpretations of the same author can disagree far more viciously, and loathe one another far more, than those promoting different authors or theories, as feelings of identification and ownership kick in.... Thucydides has always accommodated such tensions and contradictions, without this ever leading to anyone deciding to drop him as an authority.... Some readers of Thucydides see it as a warning against war, others as a licence for the exercise of power. As a text, it doesn’t do enough to discourage those determined to find a simplistic justification of their wish to burn the world. Start digging those bunkers, people; Thucydides...

25 июня, 19:35

150 Die in Pakistan After an Oil Tanker Explodes

Hundreds of people had rushed to collect the leaking fuel before it ignited.

25 июня, 18:40

Chuck Schumer Admits Democrats Need To Do More To Show Americans What They Stand For

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); Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) conceded Democrats need to do a better job of showing Americans the party’s values after they lost a closely watched congressional special election in Georgia on Tuesday. Schumer said the biggest lesson from the loss in Georgia is Democrats need a “bold, sharp-edged” economic plan. He said he plans to unveil one this summer. Following Georgia’s 6th District special election on Tuesday, there was chatter among some Democrats that Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) should be removed from her post as the Democratic leader in the House. Pelosi herself brushed off such talk. Asked about calls for Pelosi’s removal, Schumer said instead that Democrats need to be bolder.  “You lose an election, you don’t blame other people, you blame yourself,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” ″They always blame the leader. I think if we come up with this strong, bold economic package, it will change things around. That’s what we were missing,” he continued. “People don’t like Trump; he’s at 40 percent. But they say, ‘What the heck do the Democrats stand for?’ [Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)] has a point here ― we better stand for something and it can’t be baby steps.” In a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) noted Democrats had lost the White House, many governorships, the House and Senate over the past nine years. He said Americans are fed up with both political parties.  “There is a massive amount of demoralization on the part of the American people with the Democratic Party, with the Republican Party,” said Sanders, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year. “There is an enormous amount of pain in this country and people are saying, ‘Does anybody in Washington know what’s going on in my life?’ “I think what the Democrats have gotta say is that we will be on the side of the working class in this country.” -- 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.

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25 июня, 17:49

Sharp может начать выпуск телевизионных OLED-панелей в 2018 году

Сетевые источники сообщают о том, что Sharp планирует инвестировать сотни миллионов долларов в формирование передового производства панелей на основе органических светодиодов (OLED). Напомним, что в начале прошлого года Sharp заключила соглашение о продаже активов тайваньскому контрактному производителю электроники Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry). В августе 2016 года китайские антимонопольные органы одобрили продажу контрольного пакета акций Sharp (64 %) компании Foxconn за $3,8 млрд. Эксперты и ранее говорили, что поглощение Sharp поможет переходу Foxconn на OLED-дисплеи. И вот теперь появилась новая информация.

25 июня, 17:48

Ten Years Ago in Grasping Reality: June 22-24, 2007

Four worth remembering: George Borjas behaving badly in being unable to get the economic theory right in his head; Stuart Taylor, Jr., behaving very badly in his desperate desire to torture somebody; editor Len Downie of the _Washington Post_ behaving very badly indeed; and high finance breaking the ceiling of bad behavior in its valuation of mortgage derivatives: * John Succo on Pricing CDO Mortgages : John Succo: "Minyanville : Actual prices where traders can really buy and sell is substantially lower than where investors are marking their positions..." * Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Washington Post Edition) : War and Piece: "A veteran newspaper editor friend has some sharp observations about the Post Cheney piece: 'A careful reading of the story of Cheney's coup against a feeble executive reveals that paragraphs 7 through 10 were written and inserted in haste by a powerful editorial hand [Len Downie]. The banging of colliding metaphors in an otherwise carefully written piece is evidence of last-minute interpolations by a bad editor whom no one has the power to rewrite...'" * Stuart Taylor, Jr. Is a Psychotic Creep : Most people who salivate at the thought of...

25 июня, 16:23

Roger Federer dispatches Alexander Zverev to secure ninth Halle title

• World No5 wraps up 6-1, 6-3 victory in statement of intent for Wimbledon• Petra Kvitova wins Aegon Classic just six months after stabbing incidentRoger Federer, to the delight of his fans and despair of his rivals, installed himself as an undeniably strong candidate to win Wimbledon for the eighth time when he blitzed the 20-year-old Alexander Zverev in 53 minutes of the Halle final on Sunday.With Andy Murray hidden away repairing a game that remains worryingly short of the pleasing consistency he needs to keep his title, the three-times champion Novak Djokovic heading for Eastbourne to do a similar job on his own, even more fragile tennis and Rafael Nadal – who has lost to players outside the top 100 on his last four visits to the All England Club – biding his time at home in Majorca, the ageless Federer has emerged to revive memories of past glories. Continue reading...

25 июня, 13:34

In world’s largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

The soccer field is littered with sharp stones, but the girls who attack the ball with their bare feet play on.

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25 июня, 10:00

Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-33 review – August Sander and Otto Dix, masters of life and death

Tate LiverpoolSander sees the humanity in everyone, Dix nothing but horror, in this superb show exploring Germany between the warsA shifty industrialist sits behind a shining phone in Weimar Cologne. Three young farmers, on their way to a dance, stop for a second in sharp new suits. A gentleman beggar holds out his hat, as if in greeting, while travelling musicians roam the villages, bears dance in city squares, military cadets fight duels and the Turkish pedlar flogs his mousetraps. Anyone – everyone – is here.This was August Sander’s lifelong ambition, of course: to photograph the whole of Germany. It was an impossible vision, thwarted by the Nazis, and inevitably defeated by the artist’s death. But by then, Sander (1876-1964) had cycled around depicting every face that struck him – farmers, politicians, plasterers, nuns, cleaners, writers, Gypsies, bankers, painters of both canvases and walls – to produce the greatest work of documentary photography in existence. Nothing less than humanity was Sander’s subject, and he found it everywhere he looked. Each individual is accorded equal dignity. Continue reading...