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CNN Top Stories: First on CNN: Obama tells Alabama voters to reject Roy Moore

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:37 GMT
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Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump's full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate.

CNN Top Stories: Obama is right - US democracy is fragile

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:11:37 GMT
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Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.

The Guardian: Republican Senate contender Corey Stewart revives Obama 'birther' claim

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:07:11 GMT
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Stewart tweets Democrats "forged' president's birth certificateSelf-styled "conservative Republican' set to challenge Tim Kaine next yearA Republican candidate to challenge former vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine for a Senate seat in Virginia has suggested Barack Obama's birth certificate is a forgery, in a tweet that paired the debunked conspiracy theory with the controversial Alabama Senate race. Related: 'Maybe Putin was right': Roy Moore remark on same-sex marriage resurfaces Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politics

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:11:47 GMT
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Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian: Differing views on Jerusalem as a capital | Letters

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:05:58 GMT
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Palestinian claims to Jerusalem as their capital have no basis in fact or history, says Joshua Rowe. Trump and Netanyahu know the west's response is all wind and fury, says Christopher Sterling. It's hard to argue with Israel's assertion that Trump is simply acknowledging the reality, says Leon RosselsonI refer to your numerous frenzied articles about the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. How brave and courageous of President Trump to confirm the Jerusalem Embassy Act passed by Congress in 1995. Jerusalem has been the capital of a Jewish state for some 3,000 years so such a recognition is long overdue. Indeed, it was President Obama who declared Jerusalem the "eternal capital of the Jewish people".

CNN Top Stories: More gun sales, rise in accidental deaths

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:00:13 GMT
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After 26 children and educators were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 and President Barack Obama talked about increasing gun control, Americans bought more guns. But instead of offering protection, at least in some cases, the sales increased the chances that people would be accidentally shot and killed, according to a study published Thursday in Science magazine.

The Guardian: Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation by Helen Caldicott ? review

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:01:12 GMT
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A collection of essays that focuses on the US president as the source of our greatest dangerWhen Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2009 there were grumbles, later justified by an insider who admitted they had made the award in the hope of "strengthening" the new US president. The prize was an inducement rather than an acknowledgement. Perhaps the same tactic has been used with the 2017 award, which went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Is the prize being used to bestow hope on a chosen cause?Hope has no place in the nuclear debate: this dreadful issue is far beyond such intangibles.

BBC World: Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting US president

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:47:08 GMT
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Mr Trump didn't make the top 10 most-shared tweets of 2017, but he was the most talked about leader.

The Guardian: Obama eclipses Trump in most popular Twitter posts of 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:22:41 GMT
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Twitter's annual list of most retweeted posts features three tweets from Obama, and nothing from TrumpTwitter has released its annual list of the most popular tweets on the platform, and in a year when so much coverage of the US president Donald Trump has been dominated by his Twitter activity, it is his predecessor Barack Obama who dominates.Obama's tweet quoting Nelson Mandela, stating "no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion ..." had more than 1.7m retweets and was the second most popular tweet of the year. It was tweeted on 13 August after the death of the anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer at Charlottesville. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Opinion: Obama tried to save Trump from a colossal mistake

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 02:44:37 GMT
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With every revelation in the Trump-Russia controversy it's becoming clear that the most important moment in Donald Trump's transition involved the man he seems to detest the most.

The Guardian: The US is exporting obesity ? and Trump is making the problem worse | Kenneth Rogoff

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:58:18 GMT
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Pushing processed foods and sedentary lifestyles on the world is jeopardising global health gainsAs Donald Trump's administration throws sharp elbows in trade negotiations and systematically rescinds regulations introduced by Barack Obama, one casualty is likely to be efforts to fight the global obesity epidemic. Left unchecked, rapidly rising obesity rates could slow or even reverse the dramatic gains in health and life expectancy that much of the world has enjoyed over the past few decades. And by forcing its food culture on countries like Mexico and Canada, the United States is making the problem worse.

The Guardian: Obama and Xi: all smiles as 'veteran cadres' reunite in Beijing

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 03:19:05 GMT
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The former US president's visit comes at a time when the Trump administration was attacking China's economic practicesFormer US president Barack Obama has met with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing just weeks after Donald Trump made a state visit to China.The two were all smiles during the meeting and Chinese media fawned over Obama and Xi, dubbing the pair "veteran cadres", a term typically applied to retired Communist officials. But in a sign of the diplomatic sensitivity, Chinese state media reported on the event in a single terse article. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Report: Trump continues to question Obama's birth certificate

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:11:27 GMT
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President Donald Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama's birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported, citing advisers who discussed Trump's statements.

CNN Top Stories: Obama to meet with China's Xi during 3-country trip

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:02:51 GMT
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Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.

The Guardian: Why is mental illness so often blamed for US mass shootings? | Mary O'Hara

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:04 GMT
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It perpetuates ugly stereotypes and distracts us from the dearth of care most US citizens with a mental health condition don't receive the treatment they needAttempts to blame mass shootings in the US, like the recent one in a Texas church that killed at least 26 people, on mental illness casually propagates wrong-headed connections between extreme violence and mental illness. This has a tendency to drown out the voices of those who correctly point out that people with mental health problems are far more likely to be victims of violence than to perpetrate it. It also cements ugly stereotypes, perpetuates the stigma that people with serious mental health problems frequently encounter and serves as a distraction from the dearth of care and treatment for people who need it most.

The Guardian: The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:00:01 GMT
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Last year, the US state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been issuing a stream of forged visas. The story went viral but all was not as it seemed. By Yepoka YeeboOn Friday 2 December 2016, a curious story appeared on the website "Ghana security authorities shut down fake US Embassy in Accra," the headline declared. For a decade, the story went, there had been a fake US embassy in the Ghanaian capital. The fraudsters behind it had flown the American flag from their building and even hung a portrait of Barack Obama on the wall. The criminal network behind the scam had advertised on billboards and prowled the most remote villages of west Africa, searching for gullible customers.

The Guardian: White House confident Trump pick will win battle to lead consumer financial bureau

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:10:34 GMT
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After resignation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's director, both he and Trump have assigned acting directors to fill the positionAn Obama-era agency that a senior Senate Democrat said "Wall Street hates like the devil hates holy water" will have two acting directors on Monday, after the White House countered its director's resignation and promotion of an ally by naming its own man to take temporary charge. Related: How a power trip could doom the agency that took down Wells Fargo Continue reading...

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 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 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 "we'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 Alaa: 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 "until 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" 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."Kyle 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" 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 "evaluate 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" 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", and notoriously wrote about "flag-waving piccaninnies".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 "core 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...


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.
Codificator downloads
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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.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

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.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

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.

Download | About AnoChat v. 1.1

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!