Leonard Cohen – Anthem (w/lyrics) London 2008 – YouTube

The birds they sang at the break of day Start again I seem to hear them say Do not dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ah the wars they will be fought again The holy dove She will be caught again bought and sold and bought again the dove is never free. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crackA crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. We asked for signs and the signs were sent: the birth betrayed the marriage spent Yeah the widowhood of every single governmentsigns for all to seeI can’t run no more with that lawless crowdAh but they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up a thundercloud and they’re going to hear from me. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crackA crack in everything That’s how the light gets inYou can add up the parts but you won’t have the sum You can strike up the march on your little broken drum Every heart, every heart to love will come but like a refugeeRing the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets inThat’s how the light gets inThat’s how the light gets in

Trigger a conflict and be prepared to pay the price, China’s foreign minister warns | South China Morning Post – U listening #TraitorTrump #LoserTrump?

“Tensions have risen … and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment,” Wang said Beijing in a press conference with his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault.“Once a war really happens, the result will be nothing but loss all round and no one will be a ­winner.”Whichever side provoked a conflict “must assume the historic responsibility and pay the corresponding price”, he said .

Source: Trigger a conflict and be prepared to pay the price, China’s foreign minister warns | South China Morning Post

Inoreader – Friday Open Thread | The Man Who Broke America – True This: McConnell is a first class traitor!

By rights, McConnell’s tombstone should say that he presided over the end of the Senate. And I’d add a second line: “He broke America.” No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership, the triumph of tactics in service of short-term power.After McConnell justified his filibuster-ending “nuclear option” by saying it would be beneficial for the Senate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said this: “Whoever says that is a stupid idiot.”McConnell is no idiot. He is a clever man who does what works for him in the moment, consequences be damned.McConnell is a vile man. He’s a traitor to this country.I don’t fault President Obama for much….but, I do fault him for believing in any way, that Mitch McConnell is a patriot, when, in fact, he made the decision, on January 20, 2009, in the midst of the greatest economic downtown since the Great Depression, to commit ECONOMIC TREASON against this country, by refusing to help President Obama bring this country out of that darkness. He didn’t help. He didn’t lift one finger to help this country recover.

Source: Inoreader – Friday Open Thread | The Man Who Broke America

Flagship carrier Air China ‘to suspend flights to Pyongyang from Monday’ | South China Morning Post – How stupid can stupid be? With #TraitorTrump, there is no limit, it seems.

Air China, the only Chinese carrier with regular services to North Korea, will suspend flights between Beijing and Pyongyang from Monday, China Central Television reported on Friday.No reason was given for the suspension but flights between the two countries have been put on hold in the past due to lack of passengers.The announcement came hours after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conflict over North Korea could break out “at any moment”.“Lately, tensions have risen … and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment,” Wang said. “If a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no winner.”Wang’s pointed assessment followed US President Donald Trump’s statement that the North Korea problem “will be taken care of”, as speculation mounts that the reclusive state could be preparing another nuclear or missile test.

Source: Flagship carrier Air China ‘to suspend flights to Pyongyang from Monday’ | South China Morning Post