After Democrats’ Losses, Nancy Pelosi Becomes a Symbol of What Went Wrong – The New York Times. No what was wrong and still is wrong is “reporting” like this. All sorts of writers and editors trying to gain status, readers and advertisers by either being “contrarian,” ultra-fair, or just screaming.”

Ms. Pelosi, a 76-year-old San Francisco progressive, is expected to easily win re-election when her colleagues vote on Wednesday. But she has become a stand-in for complaints that Democrats have failed to offer a compelling, broad-based economic message to the working-class voters in the Midwest and South who helped them capture the House 10 years ago and made Ms. Pelosi the first woman speaker.Representative Tim Ryan, who represents a blue-collar district in northeastern Ohio, has mounted an unexpected challenge to Ms. Pelosi and given voice to the message that House Democrats must broaden their appeal beyond the three liberal states — California, Massachusetts and New York — that now account for a third of their members.Mr. Ryan argues that his party can only rebuild if it re-establishes itself as the party of the working class.“We’ve lost that brand, and that’s the brand that gets you elected,” said Mr. Ryan, who is also thought by colleagues to be considering running for governor of Ohio in 2018.

Source: After Democrats’ Losses, Nancy Pelosi Becomes a Symbol of What Went Wrong – The New York Times

Twitter Says It Would Consider Banning Donald Trump’s Account: SFist – Facebook’s Zuckerberg would have not said no to Hitler? You bet he would not have…

“Our real goal is to reflect what our community wants,” he explained in a tech conference interview. “That kind of content, we would have thought previously that would make a lot of people feel uncomfortable, and people wouldn’t want that. But at the point where the person who’s elected president of the United States is expressing that opinion and has 60 million people who are followers, then the question is, OK, I think that that is mainstream political discourse that I think we need to be pretty careful about saying that that’s not a reasonable [inaudible].”

Source: Twitter Says It Would Consider Banning Donald Trump’s Account: SFist

Dutch lawmakers endorse limited burqa ban | NRS-Import | DW.COM | Shame does not count any more for Dutch?

Almost as shameful and ironic as possible where leaders once wore Star of David to give support to Jews hated by Germans. Now, they join those who want to brand all Muslims as people to be feared, hated and distrusted.

The House of Representatives in the Netherlands has voted in favor of prohibiting the face-covering burqa and niqab in some public places. The government has insisted the move is soley for security purposes.

Source: Dutch lawmakers endorse limited burqa ban | NRS-Import | DW.COM | 29.11.2016

North Dakota officials back away from blockade plans for protesters | 3CHICSPOLITICO

 

Mofos thought they’d try it. NOT TODAY, SATAN An idea to cut off/block supplies to unarmed innocent protesters in a North Dakota winter is born from the pit of hell. North Dakota officials in…

Source: North Dakota officials back away from blockade plans for protesters | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Antibiotic resistance and clonal diversity of invasive Staphylococcus aureus in the rural Ashanti Region, Ghana | BMC Infectious Diseases | MRSA – Not good – pandemic related.

Results In total, 9,834 blood samples were cultured, out of which 0.6% (n = 56) were positive for S. aureus. Multidrug resistance (MDR) was detected in 35.7% (n = 20) of the S. aureus strains, of which one was a MRSA. The highest rate of antibiotic resistance was seen for commonly available antibiotics, including penicillin (n = 55; 98.2%), tetracycline (n = 32; 57.1%) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (n = 26; 46.4%). Of all S. aureus strains, 75.0% (n = 42) carried the PVL-encoding genes. We found 25 different spa types with t355 (n = 11; 19.6%), t314 (n = 8; 14.3%), t084 (n = 8; 14.3%) and t311 (n = 5; 8.9%) being predominant.ConclusionThe study exhibited an alarmingly large level of antibiotic resistance to locally available antibiotics. The frequency of genetically diverse and PVL-positive methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) was high and could represent a reservoir for the emergence of virulent PVL-positive MRSA clones.

Source: Antibiotic resistance and clonal diversity of invasive Staphylococcus aureus in the rural Ashanti Region, Ghana | BMC Infectious Diseases | Full Text