#MorningMonarchy: December 5, 2017


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User habits, global internet and rare earths + this day in history w/the disappearance of Flight 19 and our song of the day by Bassnectar on your Morning Monarchy for December 5, 2017.

Notes/Links:

Conyers Will “Retire” Congress in Wake of Harassment Claims
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/us/politics/john-conyers-election.html

#MergersAndAcquisitions: AT&T And #TimeWarner Say Proposed Merger Is ‘Pro-Consumer’ // What’s next for challenged AT&T, Time Warner deal? (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937944765131141121

Unearths More Hilarious User Habits in Global Outdoor Ads for the Holidays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/936461323201789953

The day of Bitcoin privacy reckoning is coming. DHS “monitoring” Bitcoin, says White House (Audio)
https://twitter.com/kristovatlas/status/936354123645181953

Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight ‘blockade’: Maduro
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/937416096315052033

#Venezuela Will Launch An Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency // #Cryptocurrency an Option for Venezuela (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937950118023634944

China stresses cyber sovereignty approach – but keeps open mind about global internet
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937878350202155008

#China wants a more controlled global internet (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937950935870877696

China Focus: China’s satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
https://twitter.com/f196867/status/938064101653311488

Revealed: Details of new Australian national facial recognition system
https://twitter.com/brocwest/status/937595298234298368

New software can verify someone’s identity by their DNA in minutes
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/936246841980489729

Govt sued over secretive tattoo-recognition tech
https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/936366808415707137

NBA’s Golden State Warriors Spied on Fans Via Smartphone App, Lawsuit Alleges
https://twitter.com/CJ1517/status/934980882192044032

Australian government upholds dismissal of sneaky golfer who shielded his employer-issued tracking device in a chip-bag
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/936791200643784706

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/936810327554998272

#Voyager1 Spacecraft Thrusters Fired Up For First Time Since 1980 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937951569005371393

Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/931730809249288192

Mystery UFO Over #Oregon Ditches Fighter Jets, Radar (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937952156367257600

How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions.
https://twitter.com/ClydeLewis/status/937775702073532416

Astronauts make out-of-this-world pizza on the ISS
https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/937953738450440192

High Concentrations of #RareEarth Elements Found in American #Coal Basins // Rare earths in ‘several’ American coal basins, including #WestVirginia
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937019553854271488

#ThisDayInHistory: #December5 w/@USNavy’s #Flight19 aircraft squadron lost in the #BermudaTriangle in 1945 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938108692884422656

+ California #GoldRush, #ProhibitionRepealDay, #GreatSmog in London, #JohnLennon’s last interview, ‘#OBrotherWhereArtThou’ soundtrack released
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938109330666135552

Flashback: Cusack Says Coffin Photo Ban ‘Most Cowardly Political Act’ (Dec. 5, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/cusack-coffin-photo-ban-most-cowardly/

Flashback: Oregon Ham Radio Operators Were Emergency Heroes (Dec. 5, 2007)
http://mediamonarchy.com/2007/12/oregon-ham-radio-operators-were/

+ #FritzLang, #WaltDisney, #OttoPreminger, #SonnyBoyWilliamson, #LittleRichard, #JJCale, #JimMessina, the real #DoctorDre, @MargaretCho, #NickStahl birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/938110737196597248

#PumpUpThaVolume: Bassnectar – Slather” (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/937943218129289216