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    Julia Davis
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    White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery for #VeteransDay. Rain is expected with 100% certainty. The White House announced “a lid" on presidential movements. Trump is not scheduled to leave the White House for the remainder of the day.

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    Therefore more time for tweeting and complaining about Broward County
    2018 WTA French Open Champion, Australian Open runner-up and winner in WTA player of month voting for January

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    Could all of this be a health issue? He's old


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    US Soybean Sales To China Down 94% Due To Trump’s Trade War

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    JakeThomas

    Chinese soybean orders are down 94 percent in the U.S., due to Trump's ongoing trade war with China.

    U.S. soybean orders from China are down 94 percent, thanks to Donald Trump’s ongoing trade battle with the country, Axios reported last week.

    After Trump initiated the trade war with tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, China retaliated with tariffs of its own, directly targeting elements of American agriculture.

    The consequences have been particularly dire for soybean growers, as Chinese buyers seek out new trading partners.

    But as Trump and Beijing continue working toward a trade agreement, American farmers are suffering.

    The New York Times recently reported that American soybean producers are currently facing a tough situation, as prices have dropped below the point where they can break even on this year’s crops.

    Many farmers are opting to store their soybeans in hopes that prices will rise soon — before the beans begin to rot.

    Read the full report here

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  5. #15575

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    Could all of this be a health issue? He's old
    And fat, and out of shape, and has a lousy diet and maybe he did not want to join the other presidents on that walk because he can't walk more than a few steps without losing his breath (he plays golf from a cart).
    So maybe yes.
    Starry starry night

  6. #15576

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    Glenn Thrush
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    More Glenn Thrush Retweeted Jules Suzdaltsev
    College admissions officers are gonna be interested in this picture

    Jules Suzdaltsev
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    If anybody from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin can clue me in on why it appears the entire male class of 2018 is throwing up a Sig Heil during their prom photos - that would be great.

    h/t @CarlySidey

    Amy Siskind
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    In case you missed it, here is Jordan’s statement.

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  7. #15577

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    "College admissions officers are gonna be interested in this picture."

    There are some things that simply should never be done even in jest. The fact that this is an almost totally white male group makes this doubly offensive. I do think there is one guy from an ethnic minority (2nd row far right), and he also does not appear to be making the salute. I do love the expression of Jordan Blue....he is clearly not amused, a fact that would save his skin if I were the college admissions officer looking at this.

    By the way, while I've been to Baraboo, I really don't know anyone there or from there. Still, it is a sufficiently rural part of Wisconsin that it is likely quite red.....and also it would fit my discussion earlier about areas where there is actually a fairly high level of racism, though it is not often displayed, since they are rarely confronted with any numbers of people from ethnic minorities. (I was discussing rural, southern Minnesota as an example of that)

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    The photographer told them to make the salute??? Sounds like a nice town.


  9. #15579

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    A very interesting podcast re public transportation and the Koch brother's opposition. It's the first part of the podcast.

    https://slate.com/business/2018/06/s...nd-rwanda.html
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  10. #15580

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    List of Missing in California Fire Is Over 1,000 People. Here Is How They’re Being Counted.
    By Thomas Fuller and Susan C. Beachy
    Nov. 16, 2018

    As the death toll continues to rise in the deadliest wildfire in California history, the sheriff of the Northern California county where the fire still rages said on Friday that more than 1,000 people were still missing, a startling increase from previous lists.

    As of Friday, 71 people had been confirmed dead in the fire, which swept through the city of Paradise and surrounding areas on Nov. 8. Around 500 specialists and more than 20 cadaver dogs are combing the incinerated hills and gullies of the wooded community for human remains.

    The new list of the missing, which stunned even officials who have surveyed the devastation and were expecting the worst, raised questions about who is on the list and how it was compiled.

    A new list of the missing had hundreds more names than a list released earlier. Why did it increase so dramatically?

    Sheriff Kory L. Honea of Butte County said his staff revised the list by adding every person described as missing in every 911 call they had received since the fire started, including during the panicked moments when it first descended on the area.

    “I give you the best information that I have now,” the sheriff said. “We are not going to wait for perfect to impede progress.”

    The sheriff said Friday that officials had accounted for about 330 people on a prior list of people who were unaccounted for, but the total still grew on Friday as more names were added.

    “This is a dynamic list,” Sheriff Honea said. “It will fluctuate both up and down every day.”

    Why put people on the list if the sheriff is not sure that they are actually missing?

    The list includes people who may not know they were reported missing. Sheriff Honea said his hope was that people who were safe and had wrongly been classified as missing would check the list and call the sheriff’s office.

    “We are finding that there are a lot of people who don’t know that we are looking for them,” the sheriff said. “That is why we are publishing this list.”

    Is there a pattern in the people listed as missing?

    Many are older. Of the 246 people for whom ages were given, more than 200 were over 60. The youngest person on the list is 20 and the oldest is 101.

    Eric Reinbold, the police chief of Paradise, the town worst affected by the fire, said the new list underscored how many older people may have been trapped by the fire.

    “Like any community, we had elderly folks and some of them gave up driving or can’t drive,” Chief Reinbold said. “There’s a number of reasons for people not having the ability to evacuate on their own.”

    How reliable is the list?

    Like the escape from the fire itself, the search for the missing has been at times chaotic. An earlier list published by the sheriff’s office included five people with ages listed at 119 years old. The five are still on the list of the missing but their ages have been removed. At least five names are listed twice and there are also question marks next to some people.

    Has anyone on the list been found?

    A search through Facebook seems to indicate that at least a dozen people who survived the fire are on the missing list.

    David and Frances Neil are listed as missing on the Butte County list, but the couple’s daughter-in-law, Domonique Neil, said they were “safe and with family.”

    When contacted by The New York Times, Ms. Neil said she was not aware that the couple were listed on the Butte County list. “There’s a lot of lists going around,” she said. “It’s hard to keep track.”

    The experience of the Neil family and others erroneously reported as missing highlights one possible shortcoming of the system: those who are safe have no incentive to check the list and help correct it.

    Do officials have any estimates of what the final death toll might be?

    California has never seen a fire like this. Law enforcement officials are very reluctant to guess.

    Chief Reinbold said he had no way of predicting what the final numbers would be. But he prays it’s nowhere near the hundreds of people on the list: “Nobody wants that number to be that high.”

    Sarah Mervosh contributed reporting.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/u...sing-list.html
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  11. #15581

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    Meanwhile Tiny has troops sitting on the border he put there as an election stunt. It seems to me that local officials in the affected parts of California could use Federal troops to assist them. Oh! I forgot it's a very blue state so Tiny will only do a drive by. I seem to remember President Obama visiting red states after natural disasters but I guess what's expected of a President has changed.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  12. #15582

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    Lisa Geller
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    Montana has the highest suicide rate in the country and 88% of firearm deaths in Montana are firearm suicides. Read my piece urging Montana to pass an Extreme Risk Protection Order to prevent these deaths.

    https://t.co/XjBBaMkOpU
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    Contemptor
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    Trump: "You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important... I was with the President of Finland... he called it a forest nation and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don't have any problem."

    And yes there is video.

    https://t.co/cC8syQobdC

    Oh and the President of Finland said no such thing.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/f...-raking-forest

    Mike Levin
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    Some facts on CA wildfires for @realDonaldTrump:

    -Your administration cut funding for fire prevention.

    -70% of CA land is federally owned and current fires are mostly on federal land.

    -Climate change is real and is making the fires worse.

    -More rakes won’t solve the problem.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  14. #15584

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    As you all know, I spend a significant part of my life deep in forests. The concept of raking the forests might be the stupidest thing he has ever said (of course, for him, the nomination list for stupidest thing would be a mile long).

    GH

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennHarman View Post
    As you all know, I spend a significant part of my life deep in forests. The concept of raking the forests might be the stupidest thing he has ever said (of course, for him, the nomination list for stupidest thing would be a mile long).

    GH
    I believe it's second to his "wet hurricane".
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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