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Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

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A musical interlude, The Hill Country Theme... hadn't heard this for over 20 years, when I owned...

... several hill country properties, a couple near Pipe Creek and Sisterdale, Texas...

Let's hear it for FOX News, loved by Liberals and Conservatives alike, pretty much...

A more complete listing, courtesy of PEW Research Center...

Who tends to like Al Jazeera? Yep...

Farmers and ranchers get their privacy back

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private information from farmers and ranchers and then turning it over to environmental activists and others who request it through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Personal and medical information typically is not subject to FOIA release under the act’s Exemption 6, but EPA was not letting the privacy protection stand in its way. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Products Council sought injunctive relief in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, but were denied standing.

That judgement was reversed on Sept. 9 when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals returned the case to the district court to enforce its orders. Defendants in the case are EPA and Gina McCarthy, its administrator. In the appeal ruling, 8th U.S. Circuit Judges James B. Loken, Diana F. Murphy, and Steven Colleton sided with the national farm groups. The three-judge panel found the unlawful release of personal information sufficient for the “concrete and particularized injury” to have standing.

“We therefore conclude the district court erred in dismissing this case for lack of standing. We further determine that the EPA abused its discretion in deciding that the information at issue was not exempt from mandatory disclosure under Exemption 6 of FOIA,” the ruling says.

Today's 538 Now-cast has Trump at 54.9, Hillary at 45.1...

Back on 8-05 the Now-cast was Clinton: 92.9%, Trump: 7.1% ...

Hillary's "new firewall" because her old firewall is in flames...

RCP publisher Tom Bevan joins Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network to discuss the latest Fox News poll showing Donald Trump leading the key swing states of Nevada, Ohio and North Carolina. This development makes these five states leaning towards Clinton vitally important for her to win: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Hampshire.

"She's up only six points with women in Nevada," in the Fox News poll. Tom explains. "And up only three points with women in Ohio: Those numbers are not going to be good enough. Especially when you consider that she is trailing by 15-20 points among independents in all three states. Another number that jumped out at me is labor voters in Ohio, union households. She is trailing Donald Trump by two points in union households, that is a frightening number for Democrats. That is why he is ahead with a decent lead --five points-- in the critical state of Ohio."

Regarding the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showing Hillary with a six point lead nationwide, Tom says: "That is the largest lead we have in our basket of polls, the RealClearPolitics average, which is about eight or nine polls. It is down from the WSJ poll, the last one, taken at the end of July/beginning of August, so there has actually been tightening since then. But they haven't done any polls in between then and now, so it is hard to compare apples-to-apples. That poll has a margin of error of 3.2 points, so could actually be as low as three points. So I wouldn't necessarily call it an outlier, but it is definitely the most favorable poll at the moment for Hillary Clinton on the national level."

"The situation is this," he continued. "Trump has moved ahead in North Carolina, Ohio and Iowa, and he is dead tied with Hillary Clinton in Florida. Even if you give all those states to him, he is still short in the Electoral College. The other five competitive states: Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Hampshire. We've got some data in showing that in those states Hillary Clinton's lead is anywhere from five to nine points. So that is kind of her firewall, and unless Trump can breach that firewall, win one of those states, he is going to come up short on election day."

This is weird. I just got another jury summons for a jury I served on hours ago! Then I get...

"That jury is not accepting votes. This is likely because the post has received the necessary votes or was deleted."
I've made a number of posts and read several, so it's not a matter of my not having read the previous jury result...

Hillary seems to have lost her reason...

With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser "Without Reason"

If there was a time Hillary needed to make a public appearance in the key battleground state of North Carolina to drum up voter support, it was today, if for no other reason than a just released Elon University poll finding Trump now has a modest 44% advantage among likely voters in the Tar Heel State, with 43% going to Clinton

No reason was given for postponement of the Clinton event, which was planned to take place at the home of Betty Craven and Michael Warner.

An act of Christian terrorism for our Left contingent to become excited about...

Police: California Man, 35, Assaulted Multiple Victims With Stolen Crucifixes

A California man attacked several victims with stolen crucifixes during an early morning rampage that ended with his arrest on robbery, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon charges, cops report.

According to the Ventura Police Department, Forrest Brantley, 35, broke into the gift shop of a Spanish mission early Thursday morning and stole a pair of crucifixes.

Brantley, seen at right, then attempted to rob a victim of their phone in the mission’s parking lot. “When the victim refused to give Brantley the phone, Brantley hit that victim with one of the crucifixes,” police charge.

Brantley then began walking down Ventura’s Main Street “and did the same thing to two more victims, striking them with the crucifix,” cops reported. He subsequently broke the car window of a 75-year-old man who was seated inside the vehicle and “struck the man, causing him injury.”

Wait, I mean

Suspect In NYC, NJ Explosions In Custody

A man being sought in connection with an explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey and another blast in Chelsea is believed to be in custody, Linden police said.

Authorities have been looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan.

The NYPD and the FBI first said Monday morning that Rahami was being sought in the Chelsea explosion that left 29 people hurt.

New Jersey State Police said later Monday, citing the FBI, that the bombing in Chelsea was connected to the Seaside Park blast that happened before a charity 5K race. No one was injured in that incident.

Obama stays silent on Chelsea explosion but talks election

President Obama’s motorcade passed through 23rd Street, the location of Saturday night’s bombing, and slept in Manhattan Sunday night — but he still hasn’t made any public remarks on the attack in Chelsea.

Instead, Obama’s first stop in New York City Sunday night was at the Gramercy Park home of restaurateur Danny Meyer and actress Audrey Meyer to attend a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Obama talked about the importance of this election — “the most important election of our lifetime” — and discussed why he believes Clinton is failing to run away with it.

Obama has not publicly mentioned the Chelsea blast, the St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall attack Saturday night or the New Jersey bombings during the Marine Corps charity run Saturday.
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