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OnDoutside's Journal
OnDoutside's Journal
May 29, 2017

Representing DNA data on websites

Has anyone come across websites that have a good representation of DNA data ? I'm currently looking to redesign a family tree website and representing DNA is the no 1 request, but I haven't seen much out there.

May 26, 2017

Katie Hopkins sacked by LBC following Manchester attack 'final solution' comments

Good to see this piece of filth get the boot...watch out, if Fox can take Farage, you might see her heading to the US as well.

Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC with immediate effect, the radio station has confirmed.

The announcement comes shortly after Hopkins said that a "final solution" is needed following the Manchester terror attack that killed 22. A controversial tweet even by her standards, the since-deleted post appeared to call for genocide, her use of "final solution" presumably referring to the Nazis' plan to murder all Jews within reach.

"22 dead - number rising," she wrote on 23 May. "Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Manchester."

LBC told The Independent it would not be "commenting further [than the tweet below]".

Complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police about Hopkins' tweet, which she later said she stood by, but claimed the use of "final" was a typo, changing it to "true" in a new tweet.

Hopkins has consistently been referring to "Islamic terror" and "Islamic extremists" on Twitter, phrasing with implications to an entire religion that even President Trump has been conscious to try and avoid. Though he used "Islamic" while campaigning, during his recent trip to the Middle East his speeches were on the threat of "Islamist terror" (though he misspoke in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and accidentally said "Islamic&quot .


Donald Trump previously thanked Hopkins in December 2015 for her "powerful writing on the U.K.'s Muslim problems", describing her as a "respected columnist".

May 23, 2017

Next Irish Prime Minister is likely to be gay and a son of an Indian born doctor

The current Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, has announced he will be stepping down, so there is currently a run off between two, for the Leadership of Kenny's Fine Gael party. The winner will most likely also assume the role of Prime Minister due to a voting pact with other parties.

The two in contention are Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar, and the party vote will happen within 2 weeks. However, it is clear that Varadkar has done his homework and currently has a huge lead.

Here he is with his family

Varadkar is a medical doctor (son of a Mumbai born doctor), very clever and a smooth political operator. He came out in 2015 and lives with his partner.

Should make the traditional visit to the White House next St Patrick's day, very interesting !!!

May 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions back under the Recusal spotlight : Comey and Manafort - RMS

Rachel Maddow Show has done a vey important piece tonight, on whether Jeff Sessions, having recused himself in all things Russia and all things Clinton emails, quietly unrecused himself or just ignored the recusal.

RMS (including Rachel herself) has contacted the Justice Department 5 times and they have refused to answer.

We know about Sessions involvement in the Comey firing, but it appears Manafort has not yet registered as a Foreign Agent, on advice from the Justice Department. Why would that be the case ? Does Sessions have something to do with that ?

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May 9, 2017

Mensch suggesting Ryan on tape taking money from Kislyak !!!

Louise Mensch‏Verified account @LouiseMensch · 2m2 minutes ago

Democrats CANNOT rely on Speaker of the House. He is on tape taking Kislyak money for his campaign. @RepAdamSchiff seek relief at #SCOTUS


May 4, 2017

What are the political consequences of a Yes vote on ACA Repeal today ?

1. We know Trump is desperate to have a Win on ACA repeal, to have a chance to release that Tax money which he use for his Tax cuts for the Wealthy scheme.

2. We know Republicans have lied to their stupid voters about the consequences of ACA/Obamacare for the last 7 years, and have put all their money on "Repealing Obamacare".

3. We know this State Opt out, will predominantly hurt people in Republican controlled states, as they are the ones stupid enough to opt out.

4. We know Republicans have NOT sent this to the CBO in advance (knowing that it wouldn't be to their benefit).

Do the Republicans in the House only want to pass a Repeal in the House, knowing that it would be defeated in the Senate ? Thus they can go back to their voters saying, I vote Repeal but it was those dastardly Senators who killed it.

If it was to go to the Senate, can it do so without going through CBO, and if not, when it is shown to be also appalling, how is it going to look for moderate Republican congressmen to have voted for cutting people's healthcare when the Senate tossed it out ? Or will the Senate ram it through as well ? 50 + Pence will do.

On the other side, IF it were to get through the Senate and the ACA is killed, doesn't the shoe get on the other foot in that now Democrats would be under savage pressure to agree to Trumpcare 3.0 ? Suddenly, it can be spun that Democrats are letting people die for their own selfish reasons, IF they don't sign up to Trumpcare.

The ideal scenario would be that the House passes this today, but the Senate completely rejects it, thus potentially resulting in the Republicans getting wiped out in 2018. As stupid as they are, I don't think they are that stupid.

What are the other paths this could go ?

May 4, 2017

MSM need (but won't) to be ready for the distraction tactics when Sally Yates testifies

Yesterday showed the Republican strategy of bringing in as much as they could about the Clinton emails, and the attempt to lay the distraction groundwork by the letter from the good ole boy Lindsey Graham, to Susan Rice, requesting her appearance at the same hearing as Sally Yates and James Clapper.

You and I know he wants her there so Republicans can go ballistic at her, allowing Yates's testimony to be buried in RW media. It's sick and cynical, but what's new ?

So be prepared for something to happen in the hours leading up to her appearance on May 8th, to distract the public's attention away from the hearing. MSM should be prepared for this too, but I'm not going to risk holding my breath.

What can be done to counter this ? Maybe one of the Democrats on the committee could ask a blockbuster question that by even asking it, will grab the spotlight back ?

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