Anderson .Paak Flees Trump Trash Monster In Otherworldly New Music Video

first_imgAnderson .Paak has released an awesome new music video for his songs “The Season / Carry Me” and “The Waters” from his album Malibu. The video has an old-school, collage vibe that finds the versatile artists moving through several different unique, psychedelic, and introspective environments. Perhaps the highlight of the multi-part video is when .Paak runs from a trash-monster with Donald Trump’s face on it..Paak has been on the rise as of late, with the success of Malibu and a lengthy summer tour that has taken him and his band The Free Nationals to major festivals all over the world. Paak’s high energy combination of hip hop, R&B, soul, and funk is unique, and you get a glimpse of that diversity throughout this video.Watch Anderson .Paak’s new out-of-this-world music video, streaming below.last_img read more

Fox’s Howard Kurtz compares GSA stonewalling of Biden to Whoopi Goldberg being mean

first_imgBecause once you’ve compared a government-wide ban prohibiting members of the next administration’s transition team from so much as entering federal buildings to a television talk show host making riffs, you have both sides yourself, orbital cannon version, into the Earth’s asthenosphere.We are likely to get quite a bit of this, in coming weeks. Yes, fascist legislators in several states are contemplating how to strip their citizens of their votes and instead allocate their own electors to Dear Leader—but Randy Rainbow released a new song that made people who have Trump flags permanently mounted to their cargoless pickup trucks sad. It is upsetting that the United States president, a deluded malignant narcissist whose incompetence has killed a quarter million, is obsessively broadcasting conspiracy theories in an attempt to undermine a democratic election that upset him, but a political cartoonist has colored Trump in with far too orange a hue—so who is the real monster here, when all is said and done?To political journalists as a whole, both sides is an addiction more powerful than crack. Combine it with a Fox News paycheck and several floors of the Fox building solely dedicated to finding new things non-conservatives have done that their audience should be outraged by, though, and it begins to look something like this.- Advertisement – It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Good times, good times.Kurtz defended his tweet to the many, many mockers, sniffily telling them to read his Fox News article rather than, um, the “both sides” comparison he himself chose to highlight, but ’twas all for naught.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Vietnam reports 3 avian flu cases, says virus is changing

first_imgApr 14, 2005 (CIDRAP News) –Vietnamese officials today announced that three more human cases of H5N1 influenza have occurred since April 2 and said the virus appears to be changing into a less virulent, faster-spreading form.One of the patients, a 21-year-old woman from the northern province of Quang Ninh, is co-infected with HIV and H5N1, Reuters news service reported today. She was hospitalized in late March with fever and coughing, Nguyen Van Thich, head of the Center for Preventive Medicine in Quang Ninh, told Reuters. He described the woman as having no fever and being in stable condition.The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was seeking more information on her case from Vietnam.”There are possible public-health implications, including the potential in any person with immunodeficiency to display greater virus excretion and more chronic infection,” said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila, as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP). “We need to study such patients carefully and encourage Vietnamese clinicians to do so and share their findings.”The WHO said the Vietnamese government had notified it of eight confirmed H5N1 cases, although it is not clear whether the woman from Quang Ninh was among them. Two cases mentioned in a WHO news release today involve people from the northern provinces of Hung Yen and Ha Tay who are still alive, the WHO announced, without giving any other details about the patients.”The other six cases are thought to have been detected prior to 2 April,” the WHO news release said. “WHO is seeking further details from the authorities on (these) six cases.”The numbers bring Vietnam’s unofficial tally to 41 cases from 18 cities and provinces since the current outbreak began in mid-December. Of those cases, 16 people have died and 6 remain under medical care, the WHO said.Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, director of Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, was quoted in state media today as saying that tests on the H5N1 virus show it is changing. Recent tests indicate its virulence has decreased but it is spreading more quickly, according to his remarks as reported by Reuters.Some samples of the virus have been sent for more testing in the United States, Hien added. Final results are expected later this month.Despite the continued human cases of H5N1 flu, the Vietnamese agriculture ministry reported that poultry outbreaks have greatly declined. The only reported outbreaks are in the southern province of Tra Vinh, in the Mekong Delta, the Reuters story noted.See also: WHO news release read more