Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday TV Specials of the 2017 Season

(Times might be an hour earlier in the Central Time zone)
Saturday, December 9, 2017

8 pm "Rudolph" (CBS)

9 pm "Frosty the Snow" (CBS)

9:30 pm "Frosty Returns" (CBS)

Sunday, December 10, 2017
12 pm "Holiday Affair" 1949 (TCM)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:40 pm "The Polar Express," 2004 (Freeform)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

6:40 pm "The Santa Clause" Freeform
8 pm "Johnny Cash Christmas" Get TV, Fios 495

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12:15 pm "A Christmas Carol" 1938, TCM
8:00, 10:15 pm "Miracle on 34th Street,"1947 AMC
8:00 pm "I Want a Dog for Christmas," 2003 ABC

Thursday, December 21, 2017

10:55 pm "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" ABC Freeform, (DirecTV: Channel 311)

Friday, December 22, 2017
8:00 pm "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" --two back to back colorized episodes of the classic sitcom, CBS
8"00 pm "Christmas in Connecticut" 1945 TCM 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

2:00 am "A Christmas Carol" 1938, TCM

11:05 am "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" ABC Freeform, Channel 311
8:00 pm "It's a Wonderful Life" 1946 NBC

Monday, December 25, 2017

All day, "Christmas Story Marathon" TBS -Turner Broadcasting System, Channel 247
Time, TBA "Doctor Who Christmas Special" BBC America, DirecTV 264

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

8:00 pm "Happy New Year Charlie Brown" ABC 

9:00 pm "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" ABC 

Thursday, December 30, 2017

8 pm "Charlie Brown Christmas" ABC 

8 pm "Andy Williams Christmas Show" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

9 pm "Perry Como Christmas Show" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

10 pm "Bing Crosby, the Sounds of Christmas" Get TV, Fios Channel 495

Hallmark Channel on Directv Channel 312

Get TV on Fios, Channel 495

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WATCH: Very Explosive Documentary Exposes Trump's Russian Connections

The Dutch Zembla TV outfit has published a powerful, credible case that Donald Trump has ties with Russian figures practicing racketeering.
Trump, 2013, on the eve of his Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians

After Trump's colossul 1990s bankruptcies, Trump turned to lenders of last resort: Russian mob figures. The key figures from Kazakhstan are named. The main hinge with the Trump Organization is the Bayrock Group. 

We see the essential details: that Trump's business doings of the last 20 years are intertwined with organized crime figures with Bayrock. We see his deposition with a dubious disavowal of familiarity with Bayrock managing director Felix Sater, followed by the revelation that Trump soon after bestowed Trump Organization legitimacy on Sater, with a Trump Organization business card and email address.

The video has strong credibility with powerful quotes by author and former CIA agent Malcolm Nance, attorney Frederick Oberlander and unofficial Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio.

After you watch the video you will come to the same conclusion that Oberlander, that charges can be brought against Trump, and after that it will be "all over."

US publications in the last week addressing the explosive revelations:
Here’s A Closer Look At Donald Trump’s Disturbingly Deep Ties To Russia
The Oregonian: 
Donald Trump closely tied to Russian mob, could face racketeering charges, Dutch TV doc claims

And earlier: The Financial Times of London: 
Trump’s Russian connections: Donald Trump’s ties to Russia are back under the spotlight after the CIA concluded that Moscow had interfered in November’s presidential election to help the Republican candidate
And a Forbes writer appearing at the DC Report blog: 
The Kazakhstan Connection: Trump, Bayrock And Plenty Of
Raw Story: 
Here’s why Comey may have stayed silent on the Russia probe before we voted — and it should terrify Trump

Saturday, February 11, 2017

All the Town Halls You Need to Protest At -- A Directory, with Dates, Times, Places, Street Addresses

*Directory of Congressional Town Halls
The new rage among the people is to appear at town halls of members of Congress, and maybe senators also, and let them know that you don't want medical care access shredded or that you would like a Trump presidential cabinet that wasn't filled with ill-experienced self-serving cronies masquerading as department secretaries.

Here it is: all the town halls (currently known):
Town Hall Project 2018 : Upcoming Events:

Please send all questions/comments/updates to

**Compiled by volunteers from each Congress member's official website, Twitter, or Facebook.

Town Hall - A forum where members of Congress give updates on the current affairs of Congress and answer questions from constituents
Office Hours - Serves the same purpose as a Town Hall, however Elected Officials are not always expected to attend
Ticketed Event - Oftentimes county party events, local fundraisers, or campaign functions. There may be a fee for admission.
Tele-Town Hall - A town hall conducted by conference call.

And here, THE new playbook that progressive grassroots are using to challenge the Trump administration, Trump allies, or even Democrats that are more concerned with their own coziness with powers that be than actually serving the people: The Indivisible Guide.

Here's the link to the book on a web page:

And also links for downloading the book in PDF, in English or Spanish:


Friday, January 13, 2017

Less Than 7 Days to Download Climate Data From Government Sites -Some of These Pages Have Vitally Information You Should Save

Many scientists, in and outside of the United States government, are actively downloading climate data from U.S. government websites. They are fearing that the incoming Donald J. Trump presidential administration will strike out climate data that climate change skeptics do not appreciate.

You might say that to suspect such an action is jumping to conclusions. Yet, it is better to err on the side of caution. It is entirely plausible that the information would be purged.  Trump has a highly politicized view of science and scientific agencies. It is quite conceivable that under his new appointees agencies will remove climate data, particularly that data which indicates how temperatures have risen remarkably and how current trends indicate that temperatures will rise further.

Additionally, temperature increase is not the only matter of concern. The impacts of climate change have ripple effects. Icebergs, ice sheets, glaciers and snow cover are melting. When those materials melt or fall into the oceans sea levels will rise.

Thus, some of the coastal areas will flood, particularly low elevation areas. Because of certain factors, not all coastal areas will feel the same impact. For instance, the Southeast of the United States along the Atlantic Ocean coast will "sink" while the coasts of southern California will not feel anything near the same impact.

NYC 2050s inundation levels from Level 3 Hurricane -Trump would preserve this page?

Be sure to download the images of anticipated sea level rise at the Sea Level Rise Viewer page. This page has topics which the Trump administration leaders probably will not want to remain online: Sea Level Rise Inundation, Inundation Uncertainty (which leads to an external, i.e., non-governmental site --smart, Obama administration scientists) Mapping and Portraying Inundation Uncertainty, Marsh Migration Due to Sea Level Rise, Social Vulnerability Index (also leading to an non-governmental site), the social impacts --in case people have not considered the wide ranging impact of the changes-- Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Data by Census Block Group and Coastal Flood Frequency. Some of this is dynamic: visuals of sea level rise with maps and photo simulations showing disastrous results. Other pages are less immediately striking: pdf texts from four years ago. Here are more visual presentations: Sea Level Rise - Map Viewer - Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts This has state by state map zoom-ins to access depictions of sea level rise for gradation increases of one to six feet.

Take a look: will Virginia or will Florida first experience more flooding of communities? See the changes in the encroachment of water with a 3 feet increase in sea level.

The above chart shows the projected sea level rises in various points in the metro New York City area over the 21st century. This points to a big impact. A 30 cm rise is the equivalent of one-foot. This is projected to impact greater New York in the next fifteen years, based on several agency studies in Canada and the United Kingdom. And note that two to three foot increases in sea level are predicted to happen within this century. When you cross-reference this with maps presently found at National Air and Space Administration (NASA) sites you will see that significant sections of New York City will be submerged. The same goes for the metropoli of Miami, Charleston, Norfolk and Boston.

The beginning of the text "Rising Seas: A View From New York City" by Vivien Gornitz, 2000, at the site reads:
Rising oceans will eat away at the nearly 2400 km of shoreline encircling the greater New York City metropolitan region — presently home to 19.6 million people. Sea level has already climbed around 27 cm in New York City and 38.5 cm along the New Jersey coast during the 20th century. These local rates exceed the global average of 10-25 cm/century because the East Coast is slowly sinking, as the earth's crust continues to readjust to the removal of the ice from the last glaciation, around 15,000 year ago. But present rates of sea level rise could accelerate severalfold, as mountain and polar glaciers melt and upper ocean layers heat up and expand, due to global warming.

Clearly, these are ominous projections. So, can we expect the incoming Trump administration to retain this data? NASA might be even more directly under the presidential thumb, as the agency administrator reports directly to the president. In contrast to the NOAA, there is no parent department above NASA.

And then, there will be the ordinary news that we can well suspect may no longer be accessible after the Trump appointees make their imprint on vital agencies. So expect stories such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "U.S. Winter Outlook predicts warmer, drier South and cooler, wetter North" to vanish. Yep, anticipate reaching the frustrating 404 message after you do your Google searches.

There are some sites which might fall lower on the risk scale. That is, they might survive the Trump administration. For example, consider the already very short-term oriented Climate Prediction page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with a 6 to 14 day horizon. Actually, for the record, already the U.S. Hazards Assessment page leads to a 404 page. The non-controversy igniting Monthly and Seasonal Outlook page showing temperature and precipitation is still available.

Yet, consider that the structure of the agencies might imperil them. The NOAA is under the supervision of the Department of Commerce (soon to be under the direction of Secretary Wilbur Ross). Consider the interests of businessmen. You can imagine that the DoC under Trump would have so much more impetus to press an anti-climate change position than a mere environmental supervising department.