New year's manure, good Lorde taketh and mock trials + this day in history w/IBM and the Holocaust and our song of the day by The Vaccines on your Morning Monarchy for January 8, 2018.
A shopping mall in northern #China is kicking off the #Lunar New Year with an enormous statue of a #dog that bears a remarkable resemblance to @realDonaldTrump
Trump’s Cold War 2.0 with China Stumbles Out of the Gate
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin sent gift-wrapped box of horse manure
Man Behind Horse Manure Delivery For Steve #Mnuchin Proud Of His Prank (Audio)
#FBI foils own "terrorist plot." Suspect was approached & groomed by FBI informants posing as ISIS/ISIS militants before arrest.
New York, Chicago and Washington all experienced significant declines in homicides in 2017
United apologizes to passenger booted for congresswoman
New Zealand singer Lorde scraps show in Israel after fan pressure
Lorde cancels Israel show in protest // Lorde's Age Is No Excuse for Bigotry, Says Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Audio)
Shmuley Boteach’s unhinged attack on Lorde will only help the movement to boycott Israel
Days After #Lorde Cancels Show, Israel Creates Rapid Response Unit to Combat BDS
Artists including Brian Eno, Roger Waters, and Kathleen Hanna sign letter in support of Lorde following Israel show cancellation
Just replace Iranian people with Palestinians! Israeli TV host & comedian alters Netanyahu’s speech on Iran...Watch! (Audio)
‘Your son is a dog, you’re not wanted here’ – Israeli MP to mother of Palestinian prisoner (Audio)
Israel chess federation demands compensation for Saudi visa ban
Britain's Theresa May announced the nation's passport colour will change from EU-associated burgundy to pre-EU blue.
UK's post-Brexit passports will be blue (Audio)
A satirical petition proposing that Tabarnia, a non-existent part of independence-minded Catalonia, break away from the region has gathered over 21,000 signatures in just three days
"Twelfth Night" Mock Trial, @ShakespeareinDC hosts and Merrick Garland presides (from 12/11/17) – NOW on C-SPAN (Audio)
Tied VA race to be decided by drawing name out of bowl
Lawsuit Seeks to Force Disclosure of Trump Administration’s Secret Kill List
Osama bin Laden's grandson 'killed during air raid on al-Qaeda base'
Erica Garner's father was Eric Garner, whose death helped spur massive protests against police brutality and anti-black racism in the US.
JW forced the StateDept to admit it received 2800(!) Huma Abedin govt docs from the FBI that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. And now the StateDept has told JW that it will publish all the releasable portions of these docs later today.
State Department releases Huma Abedin emails
Huma Abedin Forwarded Top Secret Passwords To Yahoo Account Hacked By Russian With Odd Clinton Connection
Bank of England plots its own bitcoin-style digital currency
"The #roddenberry vision of the future" is totalitarian- the Federation is an expansionist military dictatorship. #DeepSpaceNine had the courage and the brains to critique #StarTrek own pretensions and dogma.
The ever-shady #MicahWhite is off to his next $50K op... I guess the people of #Nehalem, OR will just have to get along without his divide-and-conquer playbook 😂
#ThisDayInHistory: #January8 w/#HermanHollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator in 1889 (Audio)
Flashback: Navy Must Cut Sonar Use Off California (Jan. 8, 2008)
Flashback: Russian Journal Says HAARP Would Capsize Planet (Jan. 8, 2008)
Flashback: Big Pharma Spends More On Advertising Than R&D (Jan. 8, 2008)
+ #SoupySales, #ElvisPresley, #ShirleyBassey, #DavidBowie, #JohnPodesta, #BetsyDeVos, #RKelly, #KimJongUn birthdays
#PumpUpThaVolume: The Vaccines - I Can't Quit" (Audio)