Friday, December 16, 2016

Holiday Feelings

This is what I am feeling in reference to the 2016 holiday season. There is too much global negative energy for the old feelings of Christmas and Chanukah to take hold. Michelle Obama feels it too. Many people are experiencing fear and anxiety without any known physical cause. Alas, we enter holiday season and try to enjoy.

  Michelle Obama: 'We are feeling what not having hope feels like'   CNN - December 16, 2016
Following the election of Donald Trump, Michelle Obama said many Americans now know what it's like not to have hope. "We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like," she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip for which aired on CBS on Friday. "Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept and Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes." "He and I and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope," the first lady added. "What do you give your kids if you can't give them hope?"

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

The main topic this morning is the frigid weather

Better news for those of us in the Northeast

  January Outlook Released: Northwest Will Stay Cold, East Will Thaw - December 16, 2016


  Coming Soon: The 'Real' Presidential Election   NBC - December 15, 2016
In a typical election year, the mid-December meeting of the electoral college interests only political junkies and civics teachers. In a typical election year, the mid-December meeting of the electoral college interests only political junkies and civics teachers. Not this time. As the electors prepared to vote Monday, many said they're besieged by phone calls and e-mails. One resigned. Another said he won't vote as his state did. And electors in three states went to court seeking authority to vote as they please.

If the intelligence community knew months ago that Putin was directly involved in election hack why wasn't something done? It still seems orchestrated by a secret group behind the scenes. Hopefully the method to the madness is that the truth will out by 2017.

White House supports claim Putin directed US election hack   BBC - December 15, 2016
The White House has suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in a hacking operation aimed at interfering with the US election. Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Barack Obama, said that Mr Putin maintains tight control on government operations, which suggests that he was aware. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest added that it was "pretty obvious" that Mr Putin was involved. Officials in Russia have repeatedly denied hacking accusations.

Cyberhacking remains part of end times. From reports of Russian cyberattacks seeking to influence U.S. elections, to one billion Yahoo accounts breached, the list goes on and on.