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One of the most beloved theories of the internet over the past few years has been the “Pixar Theory”—the wild declaration that posits that every part of the Pixar animation oeuvre is part of the same universe. Disney has released a new video gathering every connection between Pixar films to date, and it’s the closest you’ll get to them actually acknowledging it.
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NYTimes: Trump National Security Team Gets a Slow Start
The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming administration, but doesn’t know whether the material has been read.
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I hope they got the incoming staff to sign for the briefs. Then later, when Trump and his people say "I never saw that", Obama and his people can say " We kept the receipts ". (Trump would probably then be the only one with a legitimate "never saw it" defense since he is surrounding himself with incompetent or actively sabotaging people.)
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NYTimes: Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.
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Overwhelming proof of global warming
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President-elect Donald Trump promised coal jobs in West Virginia and manufacturing jobs in Michigan. He said he would fix the inner city of Baltimore and the airports in New York. He said he would cut taxes and grow the military. Create paid family leave and balance the budget. Build the wall. Kill Obamacare. Protect Social Security. Take care of veterans. And that’s just the start.
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These weren't 'Promises', they were 'darts' , testing the waters.
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NYTimes: Facing Historically Low Approval Ratings, Trump Assails the Polls
After ignoring a run of bad polls, President-elect Donald J. Trump took to Twitter to blast a new round of them that put his ratings in the basement.
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I hate to invoke Godwin's law, but didn't another big problem start with someone attacking the Poles?
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NYTimes: Health Law’s Repeal Could Sharply Increase Uninsured and Raise Costs, New Report Says
If a law similar to one passed by Republicans last year were enacted, the report says 18 million people would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.
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The hotel’s decision to ban media comes amid a broader debate over media access to the incoming administration.
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NYTimes: After Plagiarism Reports, Monica Crowley Won’t Take White House Job
Ms. Crowley, who had been chosen to serve on Donald Trump’s National Security Council, was dogged by allegations of plagiarism in recent weeks.
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Notorious mercenary Erik Prince is advising Trump from the shadows

The Blackwater founder and former Navy seal is the brother of Education Secretary nominee Betty DeVos.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants Trump to revive the CIA’s Phoenix assassination program.
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Whether related by blood, deals, or dollars... our government is one big cluster fk. Has been for far too long.

We at the bottom of the pile, continue to pay the price. Be it, in dollars, deals, or blood.
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"Being president is a 24/7, 365 days a year job. Vacations are working vacations, and crises don't respect an 8-hour work day.

Someone should tell Donald Trump."
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Holy SH*t!!!!
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NYTimes: Cold War Jitters Resurface as U.S. Marines Arrive in Norway
Despite being generally welcomed, the presence of the Marines — shown on Norwegian television dragging their suitcases through the snow — also provoked concerns.
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The past tells us plenty about what to expect from the ‘gaslighter in chief.’
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My hopes for the media are small. The kiss-the-ring / access-for-fawning-stenography problem was bad during the Bush Administration.

Few journalists called out warrantless wiretapping as wrong, but instead assayed arguments about what-if notions of national security.
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Dad, Consultant, Cornellian, traditional liberal (it's about free markets, free trade and free speech), avid reader and film buff, youth soccer, basketball, little league coach, tech geek, policy wonk, historian, SF lover, sports fan and even more which at some point I'll get to. I truly enjoy open, tolerant, frank yet respectful exchanges. Love learning new things.

I love to share all kinds of posts and have respectful, intelligent debates and conversations. While many posts will be related to politics or issues of personal liberty and freedom, you'll also find a fair number of other things given my wide range of, at times, eclectic interest. The main thing is to be respectful and have fun. Also, don't be afraid to moderate the comment threads on your own posts (I'm not). If people can't be polite and civil, don't be afraid to block them. Being open to conflicting and different ideas does not mean you have to accept rudeness.

Grew up back East in NYC, engineer and ROTC in college, though now live on the West Coast and have lived and traveled all over the world as a kid and an adult (if i can just get to Antarctica, I can nail down every continent). Member, Pacific Council on International Policy.
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