The Nightshift: World News 21 December 2018

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People, Places, and Events for today.

Mattis Resigns as Defense Secretary

Shutdown Showdown

Drone Closes Airport (Gatwick)

Stock Market Down. Again.  

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

Today, we added the New York Times Morning Briefing to give you a brief overview of the news and Golf WRX, a specialized news/reviews/information site that covers golf, professional golf, and golf equipment.

Today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. You can wear  your Ugly Christmas Sweater without shame today….just don’t get carried away. 

The Front Page Links

New York Times Morning Briefing

The Times (London)

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

Golf WRX

The Fine Print.  Images courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. All rights belong to them or their designate. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing.  The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. Currently, The Nightshift staff is developing a very streamlined graphic/display approach to news distribution. That doesn’t mean we won’t return to the People, Places, and Events for Today format that we have used for the last year  (and are using today) but it does mean that constant development of the site is one of the reasons we produce it. We also re-freshed links to the top five, which had been de-activated (for some odd reason). And, if you are a follower of this site, you know that at the beginning of the month, we suffered an image outage…that programming adventure has been corrected, due to expert intervention by Anne Ellen Geiger, our tech guru…. As always, we thank Anne Ellen for stepping in (again) to save the day. The Nightshift is rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 20 December 2018

Press Clippings:

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

Today, we added the New York Times Morning Briefing to give you a brief overview of the news and Golf WRX, a specialized news/reviews/information site that covers golf, professional golf, and golf equipment. 

The Front Page Links

New York Times Morning Briefing

The Times (London)

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

Golf WRX

The Fine Print.  Images courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. All rights belong to them or their designate. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing.  This post is number 2095 for this site (we stay busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. Currently, The Nightshift staff is developing a very streamlined graphic/display approach to news distribution. That doesn’t mean we won’t return to the People, Places, and Events for Today format that we have used for the last year but it does mean that constant development of the site is one of the reasons we produce it. We also re-freshed links to the top five, which had been de-activated (for some odd reason). And, if you are a follower of this site, you know that at the beginning of the month, we suffered an image outage…that programming adventure has been corrected, due to expert intervention by Anne Ellen Geiger, our tech guru….The Nightshift is rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Christmas One More Time, VIII

The Hunt for New (Christmas) Music:

More music from our library of Christmas music playlists. Playing loud is highly recommended. You can hear this playlist via our friends at Spotify, who have kindly made it available online…just click the link below and a web player will appear on your desktop and play the list…..enjoy some new sounds for the Christmas holidays.

[table]

no, title, artist

1, Merry Christmas Baby, Cee Lo Green Rod Stewart & Trombone Shorty

2, All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan, Kenny Chesney

3, Run Run Rudolph, Roomful of Blues

4, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Little Big Town

5, Jingle Bells, Michael Buble’ (w/The Puppini Sisters)

6, You’re Mine, jeremih

7, I Believe In Father Christmas, Vertical Horizon

8, Everyday is Christmas, Colbie Caillat (w/Jason Reeves)

9, Stay A Little Longer Santa, Shemekia Copeland

10, Shake Up Christmas, Natasha Bedingfield

11, Linus & Lucy, Dave Koz

12, Shopping on Christmas Eve, Keb ‘Mo

13, Little St. Nick, Erica Nicole

14, Give A Little More, Eric Bigg Maria Muldaur & Rory Block

15, Just Like Christmas, Ingo Star Cruiser (w/Gaby Froden)

16, Wintertime Blues, John Hiatt

17, Christmas at My House, Rahsaan Patterson

18, Driving Home For Christmas, Chris Rea

19, Auld Lang Syne, James Taylor

[/table]

You can listen to the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Just click this link: COMT VIII  and you will be able to stream the Christmas playlist via Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify account; signup for a free Spotify account (you’ll be glad you did) or take advantage of their $.99 special for three months of Spotify premium, which has a few extra features the free version doesn’t have –wider selection and no commercials. Either way, you should check it out if you like music.  Enjoy…and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to DJ Tschugge for compiling the list, along with the team at the Media Bunker.

 

 


“It came without packages.

It came without tags.

It came without boxes or ribbons or bags. 

….maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.

Maybe Christmas means a little bit more….”

--The Grinch. Famous Christmas gremlin....

The Nightshift: World News 19 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The Front Page Links

The Times (London)

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print.  Images courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. All rights belong to them or their designate. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing.  This post is number 2095 for this site (we stay busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. Currently, The Nightshift staff is developing a very streamlined graphic/display approach to news distribution. That doesn’t mean we won’t return to the People, Places, and Events for Today format that we have used for the last year but it does mean that constant development of the site is one of the reasons we produce it. We also re-freshed links to the top five, which had been de-activated (for some odd reason). And, if you are a follower of this site, you know that at the beginning of the month, we suffered an image outtage…that programming adventure has been corrected, due to expert intervention by Anne Ellen Geiger, our tech guru….The Nightshift is rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Mistletoe Release Form for Holiday Parties.

Paying Attention:

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It’s a dangerous world out there. One minute “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was a sentimental Christmas favorite, and the next some are seeing it as a song full of ominous suggestions and predatory behavior. We don’t agree with them, but none-the-less, it’s always good to be prepared. Knowing the way things are moving in our current culture, the Media Bunker staff decided to look into the not so distant future and create a template for future holiday festivities. So…..our crack legal staff at Peanut, Butter, & Jelly LLC have created a form you will want to have with you when you go holiday partying or that you will want to set out on the table in a conspicuous place if you’re the one hosting the holiday party.  It’s our Mistletoe Release of Claims form, to cover your possible liability during a “mistletoe kissing event”. Naturally, you’ll want to have your own personal attorney draw up your own personal form but we have provided a framework……which is, of course, not a legal document. Yet.

As the Boy Scouts say, Be Prepared.

MISTLETOE WAIVER OF LIABILITY & MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS

 

THIS MUTUAL RELEASE (“Agreement”) dated the ____day of December, 2018, is between

 

_______________________________of________________________________________

(Print name)                                                   (Print Address)

(“Releasor”)

And

_______________________________of________________________________________

(Print name)                                                   (Print Address)

(“Releasee”)

 

IN CONSIDERATION OF the covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, and other goods and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement agree as follows:

 

  1. Participation in A Potential Liability Inducing Event

The above parties have willingly consented to kiss one another (“Mistletoe Kiss”).  under a festive Christmas decoration (“Mistletoe”).

It is also agreed by both parties that the extent, timing, and technique of such kissing is strictly between the two of them, both of whom have acknowledged that they may be considered “consenting” or “knowledgeable” adults (“Smoochers” or “Mistletoe Kissers”), with prior experience in both kissing and performing various other Holiday forms of mutual approval and respectful acknowledgement (“Holiday Hug and Squeeze”).

Such “Mistletoe Kissing” may only take place in the Mistletoe Kissing Zone, (“MKZ”), an area which is within a 10 linear foot radius of the Mistletoe. If the activity takes place outside the MKZ, both parties agree to sign an additional waiver. If the activity takes place outside the MKZ and with someone who is not classified as family member or partner or date, both parties agree to see a divorce attorney as fast as possible.

  1. Extra-Curricular Activities Covered by This Agreement

It is also agreed that any activity other than the Mistletoe Kiss, which takes place after the Mistletoe Kiss is—if mutually agreed to—covered by this agreement.

Also covered is accidental touching or rubbing of certain front and/or rear facing body parts, such touching or rubbing to be considered in this context and location to be non-intentional and spontaneous.

Both parties agree that if such rubbing or touching takes place in any other area of the home hosting the “Mistletoe”, i.e. the buffet line or out standing around by the pool, such actions would be considered geographically ineligible for coverage by this release, so grope, grab, or lick at your own peril once away from the MKZ.

  1. Extra-Curricular Activities Not Covered by This Agreement

While a generous amount of latitude is granted to those who decide to participate in the “Mistletoe Kiss” activity, certain activities cannot be and are not covered by this document: donkey walking; fish lipping;  multiple peck kissing; European style air kisses with more than one air kiss on each cheek; any attempt to kiss at or below the beltline (on men) or waistline (on women); cooter thumping; toe and/or foot fondling; back rubs performed on the front of the body or front rubs performed on the back; Tunisian tongue extension technique. So, just keep it clean or you’re not covered and probably in deep do.

  1. Non-Acceptance of the Alcohol-Induced-Lack-of-Inhibition Defense

Both signatories to this release mutually agree that if things spiral out of control and the smooching goes on for minutes or maybe even an hour or two and gets hotter and nastier, to the point that groaning and moaning sounds are coming from one or both parties, to the embarrassment of either or both parties and to the point that those in the general proximity of the two signatories are made relatively and/or moderately uncomfortable, neither Kissing party will attempt to avoid direct criticism of their actions and consequent social ostracization by using the  so called “ David Hasselhof Defense”, also known as the Alcohol-Induced-Lack-of-Inhibition Defense (“AILID”). In other words, if you get skunk-face loaded and go all-kissy -face under the Mistletoe causing a rather dramatic event (at the least), don’t even bring up the AILID Defense when questioned about it. Respect your peers and yourself and own it. That’s what separates a legend from a common social outcast, and you want to be a legend, right?

  1. Concurrent Release

The parties above have agreed to this release in settlement of any possible disagreements or misunderstandings and agree to mutually follow the guidelines as noted above. Both parties acknowledge that the acts contemplated by this agreement are covered by a mutual Non Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) and they will not attempt to sell their story and/or photos to People magazine, National Inquirer, TMZ, Access Hollywood or some other scandal sheet or lightweight tv show.

  1. Full and Final Settlement

This agreement represents the full and final understanding of the two parties and their obligations to one another.

  1. No admission of Liability

It is agreed that the signing of this Agreement and the payment of any sum (“Hush Money”) from one party to the other, if it occurs, is not deemed to be an admission of liability on the part of either party.

  1. Governing Law

This agreement will be governed by the laws of the state where the Festive Christmas Decoration was originally displayed and/or installed.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Releasor and the Releasee have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this _____day of December, 2018.

 

Oh, one more thing: Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

___________________________________              __________________________

Releasor                                                                                           Witness

 

 

____________________________________            ___________________________

Releasee                                                                                          Witness

 

 

Copyright©2018, Donald Pierce. All rights reserved. Right to non-commercial use is granted with copyright attribution. 

The Fine Print. Image courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. All rights belong to them or their designate. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing.  This post is number 2093 for this site (we stay busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Christmas One More Time, VII

The Hunt for New Music:

A new iteration of our classic Christmas music playlists, featuring both traditional songs in new performances and a selection of brand new Christmas music. As usual, the playlist includes songs you can dance to. You can listen to the entire playlist, via our friends at Spotify (see the information on precisely how to do so in the instructions at the bottom of the playlist. And yes, a great version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is included.

Christmas One More Time, VII

[table]

no, song, artist

1, Jingle Bells, Katherine McPhee

2, Good King Wenceslas (Patrick), CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra

3, Merry Christmas Baby, Christina Aguilera

4, Santa Claus is Coming, The Tractors

5, Winter Wonderland, Louis Armstrong

6, What I Want For Christmas, Lemon

7, Holiday Road, Lindsey Buckingham

8, Baby It’s Cold Outside, James Taylor

9, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan

10, Shake Up Christmas, Train

11, All Alone on Christmas, Darlene Love

12, Let it snow Let it Snow Let it Snow, Joe Williams

13, Merry Christmas Happy Holidays, NSYNC

14, Joy to The World, Cathedra Brass & Choir

15, All That I Want, The Weepies

16, This Christmas (Father of the Fatherless), Toby Mac & Nirva Ready

17, God Tryin’ to Get  Your Attention, Keb ‘Mo

[/table]

You can listen to the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Just click this link: COMT VII  and you will be able to stream the Christmas playlist via Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify account; signup for a free Spotify account (you’ll be glad you did) or take advantage of their $.99 special for three months of Spotify premium, which has a few extra features the free version doesn’t have –wider selection and no commercials. Either way, you should check it out if you like music.  Enjoy…and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to DJ Tschugge for compiling the list, along with the team at the Media Bunker.

 

 


The Nightshift: World News 18 December 2018

 

Press Clippings

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Events, People, and Places for today.

Tech Collusion?

Moonves: The High Cost of Inappropriate Behavior

Stocks Drop

Flynn Sentencing  

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.  The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. Image courtesy of GettyImages.com, who have the photographic history of the 20th and 21st century on file. All rights belong to them or their designate. This image has not been altered in anyway. We thank them for sharing.  This post is number 2091 for this site (we stay busy overnight). The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 17 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.  The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 16 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.  The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .