Rudy Giuliani Is Just A Fixer With A Law Degree…

Date: October 14, 2019

01) Rudy Giuliani Is Just A Fixer With A Law Degree

“Chris Hayes explains that there is only one bag man, Rudy Giuliani, but there are many civil servants like Marie Yovanovitch who are not afraid to stand up and tell the truth. Aired on 10/11/19.”

‘Smoking Gun’: Feds Arrest Giuliani Allies In Trump Impeachment Probe:

“Julia Ioffe, GQ Magazine Correspondent, calls the federal indictment of two Giuliani associates linked to Ukraine plot the ‘smoking gun’ in the Dems impeachment probe. Ioffe argues the two associates are ‘in violation of election law’ for ‘funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars’ into ‘Trump PACS and to Republican candidates.’ Nick Akerman, who worked with Rudy Giuliani at SDNY, argues Giuliani has become ‘completely unhinged’ and it ‘strengthens the Democrats’ impeachment probe.’ Aired on 10/10/19.”

Criminality Taints Giuliani Role In Trump Ukraine Scheme:

“Rachel Maddow reports on the arrests of two associates of Rudy Giuliani, Les Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were working on the Ukraine scheme that is now the subject of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, for FEC violations related to funneling foreign money to a Trump-supporting super PAC. Giuliani also consulted with convicted felon Paul Manafort and indicted oligarch Dmytro Firtash in his Ukraine work for Trump. Aired on 10/10/19.”

‘Dominoes Beginning To Fall’: Trump Turns On Giuliani After Impeachment Arrests…

Date: October 14, 2019

01) ‘Dominoes Beginning To Fall’: Trump Turns On Giuliani After Impeachment Arrests

“Trump suggests Rudy Giuliani may not be his personal lawyer after Giuliani’s Ukranian-linked allies and impeachment probe witnesses were indicted. It comes as Democrats begin to crack the impeachment investigation stonewalling, with more aides testifying and NBC reporting Trump allies “fear” an upcoming key impeachment witness. Aired on 10/11/19.”

Dementia spreads via connected brain networks…


Date: October 14, 2019

01) Dementia spreads via connected brain networks

“Summary: A new brain mapping study allows for individual predictions of the progression of frontotemporal dementia.

Source: UCSF

In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks. The results advance scientists’ knowledge of how neurodegeneration spreads and could lead to new clinical tools to evaluate how well novel treatments slow or block the predicted trajectory of these diseases.

“Knowing how dementia spreads opens a window onto the biological mechanisms of the disease — what parts of our cells or neural circuits are most vulnerable,” said study lead author Jesse Brown, PhD, an assistant professor of neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. “You can’t really design a treatment until you know what you’re treating.”

FTD, the most common form of dementia in people under the age of 60, comprises a group of neurodegenerative conditions with diverse linguistic and behavioral symptoms. As in Alzheimer’s disease, the diversity of FTD symptoms reflects significant differences in how the neurodegenerative disease spreads through patients’ brains. This variability makes it difficult for scientists searching for cures to pin down the biological drivers of brain atrophy and for clinical trials to evaluate whether a novel treatment is making a difference in the progression of a patient’s disease.”


Interview with Douglas Murray about The Madness of Crowds (ENG)…

October 13, 2019

01) Interview with Douglas Murray about The Madness of Crowds (ENG)

Thanks to feinmann0!

“The subject of Douglas Murray’s new book is the growing vehemence of public discourse. This phenomenon, emenating mainly from universities and the media, seems to allow only a certain set of convictions. Douglas Murray uncovers the religious nature of this development and describes the looming dangers in his interview with Roland Tichy and Achim Winter of the German magazine Tichys Einblick.”


For me, Douglas Murray nails the problem succinctly summarised by one reviewer of this interview: “The contemporary flight from reason to the ideology of political correctness is a symptom of the decline of the West.”

This is an important interview.

Stunning handpan improvisation by Gabriele Pollina…

Date: October 13, 2019

01) Stunning handpan improvisation by Gabriele Pollina

“Check out this incredible display from Italian handpan (hang drum) musician Gabriele Pollina in London’s Leicester Square. September 2017. We’re so lucky to have some of the best artists in the world, performing in London!”

I almost bought a handpan, several years back. I wish I had, but some of them are quite expensive…even the mini ones.

I know I could have learned to do something, with one of these.