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On 11/9/2020 at 4:47 PM, Steve Thomas said:

It's the Midnight Sky for me.

"The midnight sky is the road I'm takin'”

“Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are two great tastes that taste great together in "Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix)." It's a mashup duet of Miley's August 2020 track "Midnight Sky" and Stevie's 1981 hit "Edge of Seventeen."




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It's brilliant, you're right. 


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18 hours ago, Cliff Varnell said:

DemHawk Flournoy passed over for SECDEF.

How Michèle Flournoy's Pentagon dreams collapsed: Progressives fought back


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On 12/7/2020 at 8:29 PM, Cliff Varnell said:

DemHawk Flournoy passed over for SECDEF.

Biden’s Choice for Pentagon Faces Questions on Ties to Contractors


WASHINGTON — Three weeks ago, a Navy ship off Hawaii launched a military contractor’s experimental missile to successfully intercept and destroy for the first time in space a decoy pretending to be an incoming nuclear weapon.

The same company that helped pull off this feat, Raytheon Technologies, was picked this year for another contract for a program that could end up costing as much as $20 billion to build a new generation of nuclear-armed cruise missiles for the United States.

And Raytheon — whose 195,000 employees make fighter jet engines, weapons, high-tech sensors and dozens of other military products — spent the past several years selling billions of dollars’ worth of weapons and radar systems to allies in the Middle East, some of which were used to fight a war in Yemen.

Now Raytheon could soon have another point of distinction: a member of its board, retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III of the Army, has been named by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to be the next secretary of defense.

Raytheon is not General Austin’s only link to military contractors. He has also been a partner in an investment firm that has been buying small defense firms. And his move from the weapons business to a leadership role in the Pentagon continues a pattern begun by President Trump in recent years.

Mr. Trump picked James N. Mattis, also a retired four-star general who then served on the board of General Dynamics, another major military contractor, as his first defense secretary. Mark T. Esper, a former Raytheonchief lobbyist, succeeded Mr. Mattis.

This is a departure from the norm. Defense secretaries who served before Mr. Trump’s tenure — at least three decades dating to the tenure of President George Bush — did not come directly from boards or executive suites of contractors, although some, like Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama’s last defense secretary, had served as industry consultants.

The decision by Mr. Biden to nominate General Austin has drawn a new wave of questions about the corporate ties of people Mr. Biden is choosing for his administration.

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Putin Watch

Russia hacked the US Treasury and Commerce Dept?  So what?  The US hacks them, they hack the US, it’s all fun and games...

This is interesting tho.

Russia’s New Guerilla Media Are Going After Putin


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