Daily Archives: January 24, 2021

Republican Congressman Caught Trying To Carry Gun Onto House Floor | All In | MSNBC

MSNBC – Jan 22, 2021

HuffPost’s Matt Fuller and Chris Hayes discuss Republican Rep. Andy Harris getting caught trying to bring a gun onto the House floor—just two weeks after the Capitol insurrection. Aired on 01/22/2021.

Rescuing the American Economy, Failures on Capitol Hill

RT America

Jan 24, 2021

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the US. But the Inauguration of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was unlike any other. The pandemic and threats on Capitol Hill forced crowds away from and thousands of troops into the nation’s capital. It comes at a time when thousands of lives are lost a day due to the pandemic while nearly a million people file for unemployment every week. Then, On Contact host Chris Hedges sits down with legendary author Noam Chomsky to discuss the state of American politics and why Bernie Sanders isn’t as radical as he’s portrayed by the American media. This episode of Just Press Play has these stories and more of the best interviews and controversial issues you may have missed during the week on RT America.

This episode’s Just Press Play-list:

Segment 1: Dennis Miller interviews journalists Bob and Mack Woodruff (on Dennis Miller +One) 1:01

Segment 2: Scottie Nell Hughes interviews Tyrel Ventura (on News Views Hughes) 3:38

Segment 3: Mike Papantonio interviews Brigida Santos (on America’s Lawyer) 6:58

Segment 4: Manila Chan interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou (on In Question) 10:30

Segment 5: Jesse Ventura interviews Professor Keith Payne (on World According to Jesse) 14:52

Segment 6: Chris Hedges interviews Linguist and Legendary Author Noam Chomsky (on On Contact)18:08

Segment 7: Rachel Blevins interviews Boom Bust Co-host Christy Ai and Professor Richard Wolff (on Boom Bust) 21:26

The Black Church

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Nov 19, 2020

Explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. #BlackChurchPBS, coming to PBS in February.

The Davos Agenda 2021 Welcome, 27th Crystal Awards and See Me: A Global Concert

World Economic Forum

Streamed live 85 minutes ago

Welcome to the Davos Agenda 2021. Join Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, in welcoming participants, with special remarks by Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation.

Immediately after the welcome message, Hilde Schwab, Chair of the World Arts Forum, and photographer Platon will host the 27th Crystal Awards honouring exceptional artists and cultural leaders.

This session will close with the world premiere of “See Me: A Global Concert”, a shared expression of trust, connection and hope. This unique cinematic journey features orchestras and choirs in Beijing, Drakensberg, Florence, Kabul, Philadelphia, Vienna and São Paulo, with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Music Director Marin Alsop. The concert was filmed on location despite the challenges of COVID-19 and was made possible with major support from Intesa Sanpaolo.

Sir David Attenborough (1961) Best Of Zoo Quest To Madagascar | BBC Earth

BBC Earth – Jan 24, 2021

Originally filmed in 1961, Sir David Attenborough goes on a quest to find the strange animals of Madagascar.

Boris Johnson ‘frightened of democracy’ SNP to hold Scottish independence vote says Sturgeon

Guardian News – Jan 24, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed she will hold an advisory referendum on independence if the Scottish National party wins a majority in May’s Holyrood elections, regardless of whether Westminster consents to the move. If the SNP takes office after May, it will request from the UK government a section 30 order, which is part of the Scotland Act 1998 which allows Holyrood to pass laws normally reserved to Westminster

Why McConnell Dumped Trump | The New Yorker

Letter from Washington
February 1, 2021 Issue

Why McConnell Dumped Trump

After the Capitol assault—and after losing his perch as Majority Leader—the senator finally denounced the outgoing President. Was it a moral reckoning or yet another act of political self-interest?

On the afternoon of January 6th, less than an hour before a violent mob supporting President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol, causing mayhem that led to the deaths of five Americans, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, gave the most powerful speech of his life. In a cold disavowal of Trump’s false claims about rampant election fraud, McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, stood behind the Senate dais and stated the obvious: despite two months of increasingly malign lies from Trump, and from many of his supporters in Congress, Joe Biden had won the Presidency. McConnell, in his dead-eyed, laconic manner, listed the damning facts, citing numerous federal judges and state officials who had rejected Trump’s baseless assertions that the election had been “rigged” against him. “The voters, the courts, and the states have all spoken,” McConnell said. “If we overrule them, it would damage our republic forever.” Then, in a final jab, he pointed out that—contrary to Trump’s ludicrous claim that he’d won a second term by a landslide—the election “actually was not unusually close.” Trump had lost by seven million votes in the popular ballot, and 306–232 in the Electoral College.

In the days after the Capitol attack, as horrifying footage emerged of marauders ransacking the building and chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” and “Treason!,” McConnell, through a series of anonymously sourced reports in major news outlets, distanced himself even further from the President. As a prominent Republican strategist noted, “Nothing’s ever happenstance with McConnell”—and so each report was taken as a Delphic signal. On January 12th, the Times published a headline declaring that McConnell was “said to be pleased” about the Democrats’ intention to impeach the President a second time. Unnamed associates revealed to reporters on Capitol Hill that McConnell was no longer speaking to Trump, and might vote to convict him if the impeachment process moved to a Senate trial. On January 13th, ten Republican members of the House of Representatives joined the Democrats in impeaching Trump, for “incitement of insurrection.” Soon afterward, McConnell made clear to his Republican colleagues that he regarded impeachment as a matter of individual conscience, not one of party loyalty. And on January 19th, the day before Biden was sworn in as President, McConnell shocked political circles by denouncing Trump even more directly. Speaking from the Senate floor, he said, with extraordinary bluntness, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people.”

McConnell’s denunciation of Trump won grudging praise from many corners, including people who rarely support him. Norman Ornstein, a political scientist and an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who has been fiercely critical of McConnell, told me, “I was surprised at Mitch’s comments. They were more forthright than I expected. Good for him!” But nobody who has watched McConnell closely over the years views his split with Trump as a genuine moral reckoning. “There is no way that McConnell has had an epiphany and will now change his fundamental approach,” Ornstein said. “He will always act ruthlessly when it serves his own interest.” Indeed, the most remarkable aspect of McConnell’s rupture with Trump may be not that it happened but, rather, that it took so long—and that the leader of the Party in Congress countenanced so much damage along the way.

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Project Granja Caimito

Published on Aug 7, 2020

The beginning of the story about Granja Caimito a new regenerative agriculture farm in the province of Cordoba, Spain.