Usher's News & Analysis, Mar. 7, 2020

"Russia, Russia, Russia," as if.

Bernie Sanders was against nuclear annihilation? Quite a scandal we have on our hands—a mayor participating in the kind of cultural exchange, encouraged by an anti-Communist Republican president, that helped end the Cold War!

The Times’ Attempt to Create a Bernie-Russia Scandal Is an Embarrassment

Trump's hurting himself stringing along with the NYT.


Are people generally smart enough not to be taken in by blanket smears? Are they smart enough to look into the details and to avoid false propaganda?

These Cuban Americans heard Bernie Sanders’ Castro comments. They weren’t offended


“I don’t think the problem is with the public,” Schleifer says of longstanding stalemates in Washington. “It’s really elected officials not being willing or able to move things forward,” perhaps because they’ve been swayed by lobbyists or industry campaign contributions.

Democratic, Republican voters actually agree on ways to juice the economy. What's in the way? Politics.


The American economy added 273,000 jobs in February, the feds said Friday, indicating strong hiring growth before the coronavirus outbreak slammed the US.

The Department of Labor’s monthly jobs report far outpaced economists’ expectations that non-farm payrolls would grow by 175,000 jobs. The unemployment rate ticked back down to 3.5 percent, matching a 50-year low.

While the latest numbers show the deadly coronavirus epidemic has not yet hammered the labor market, the worst may be yet to come as the outbreak reduces travel, disrupts supply chains and roils the stock market.

US jobs report: Economy adds 273K jobs, unemployment at 3.5 percent


Ban it.

Research is mounting that natural gas contributes significantly to global warming by leaking from drilling, piping, compressing, and distribution infrastructure. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

As Climate Fight Intensifies, U.S. States Seek to Block Local Natural-Gas Bans


... other hardware – physically attached or present on the motherboard – that is able to fire off a DMA transfer into the CSME's private RAM may do so, overwriting variables and pointers and hijacking its execution. At that point, the CSME can be commandeered for malicious purposes, all out of view of the software running above it.

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc


... not everyone who now lives in Idlib is led by Al Qaeda, but even before Idlib became the collection-area and refuge for Al Qaeda followers, that figure was 70%; and, so, if Turkey is to protect them (as NATO member Turkey wants to do), instead of to annihilate the 70%+ of people there who either are jihadists or else are admirers of jihadists, then Idlib will be a virtually permanent festering hotbed for what Al Qaeda represents, which is a fundamentalist-Sunni, intensely anti-Shia, takeover of the entire world. However, Russia, Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah, are all intensely opposed to that fundamentalist-Sunni goal.

Erdogan & Putin’s Moscow Meeting


The terrorists are rebelling against anti-terrorism.

The corporate media needs to stop referring to Al-Qaeda and their affiliated groups in Idlib as ‘rebels’ in a deceptive effort to make them seem like freedom fighters.

Tulsi to MSM: Stop referring to Al-Qaeda in Syria’s Idlib as ‘rebels’ to make them seem like ‘freedom fighters’


We will have to wait to see if there are meaningful reforms of this court. Boasberg made a baffling mistake in the appointment of Kris. Moreover, this is not a permanent ban. Most importantly, Sen. Rand Paul is being opposed in his efforts to put serious protections in place, including opposition from the Justice Department.

FBI Agents Connected To Carter Page Surveillance Barred From FISA Process – JONATHAN TURLEY