Ep 27 – Obama Pokes Putin, & Snopes.com Is Garbage

New Year’s Prank turns Hollywood into “Hollyweed”. 2017 can be the year of accountability and improvement in US government, but only if we make it so. The ongoing nationwide #NoDAPL protest reached new heights Sunday when a giant “DIVEST” banner was unfurled from the rafters at a Minnesota Vikings football game. WikiLeaks promises that 2017 will be much more interesting than 2016, tweeting “If you thought 2016 was a big WikiLeaks year 2017 will blow you away. Help us prepare for the showdown”. Democrats create War Room to oppose Trump, but head it with people who are more familiar with defeat at his hands. NY Gov Andrew Cuomo pledged to cover tuition costs at state colleges for hundreds of thousands of middle-and low-income New Yorkers. Of course, this was right after he vetoed a bipartisan bill with unanimous support to reform the public defense system in his state. Ejecting diplomats and sanctioning Russia for no reason, Obama succeeded in amending an Executive Order that allows him to take direct actions to punish Russia for these alleged hackings and influencing the 2016 US election – allegations which STILL have no evidence and are actively disputed by Julian Assange. Washington Post ran a Russian Hacker story that turned out to be extremely fake, but the Truth Judges of Facebook, Snopes.com, didn’t say a word. Finland has approved a universal basic income for the nation’s citizens – a safety net, something like welfare or unemployment, but not really.

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