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Hometown: Nokomis, FL
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Member since: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 01:58 AM
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About Me

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...

Journal Archives

I was gonna post this in "money" but...

Obama shit in the White House before he left, his turds becoming evident...

As his presidency drew to a close, Barack Obama’s top aides routinely reviewed intelligence reports gleaned from the National Security Agency’s incidental intercepts of Americans abroad, taking advantage of rules their boss relaxed starting in 2011 to help the government better fight terrorism, espionage by foreign enemies and hacking threats, Circa has learned.

Dozens of times in 2016, those intelligence reports identified Americans who were directly intercepted talking to foreign sources or were the subject of conversations between two or more monitored foreign figures. Sometimes the Americans’ names were officially unmasked; other times they were so specifically described in the reports that their identities were readily discernible. Among those cleared to request and consume unmasked NSA-based intelligence reports about U.S. citizens were Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, his CIA Director John Brennan and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Some intercepted communications from November to January involved Trump transition figures or foreign figures' perceptions of the incoming president and his administration. Intercepts involving congressional figures also have been unmasked occasionally for some time.

The NSA is expected to turn over logs as early as this week to congressional committees detailing who consumed reports with unmasked Americans' identities from their intercepts since the summer of 2016.

Elevating experiences...

Nigel Farage and the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' set their sights on splitting California in two

The 'Bad Boys of Brexit' who led the campaign to break Britain away from the European Union have taken on a new exit challenge: splitting California into two states.

Former UKip leader Nigel Farage and Leave backer Arron Banks have just returned from the United States, where they helped raise $1million (£800,000) for a 'Calexit' campaign, which would split California into two eastern and western regions.
There are several 'Calexit' campaigns competing for a referendum in the United States, with one aiming to remove the state from America entirely as a response to President Donald Trump being elected last year.

Farage and Banks, who led the 'Leave.EU' campaign, appear to be pitting the eastern, more rural side of California against the western 'coastal elite' liberals in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

California leaves (unlikely) or splits in two, the eastern region giving Republicans two more eastern region Senate seats to counter the two usually Democratic Senate seats already effectively extant, a win/win!...

Thief with knife run down by vigilante...

... cross - country running team...

A suspected burglar may have eluded the long arm of the law, but he proved no match to the powerful legs of elite college runners after unwittingly breaking into their Minneapolis hotel room.

A group of cross-country runners from the University of Arizona were staying at the Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Minneapolis this weekend for the Roy Griak invitational race when one of their rooms was ransacked.

It took Kibet, an all-American 800-meter runner and winner of the Pac-12 championship, a second to put two and two together before his instinct kicked in and he gave chase, he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune

He raced down five flights of stairs and quickly caught up with the thief, who warned Kibet that he was armed with a knife. Five of Kibet's teammates were having breakfast with their coach at a restaurant across the street when they spotted the chase and joined in. Eventually, the Arizona runners backed Clinton into a corner in a dead-end alley.

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When Republicans are leading the race and pulling away, the "news" is RUSSIANS! When there's...

... a stumble, Russia suddenly vanishes from the face of the Earth...

The IMPORTANT thing is, Americans FEEL OK about not having savings...

About 21% of working Americans aren’t saving any of their income, which remains unchanged from the answer consumers gave the survey in 2016, a survey released this week by personal finance site concluded. And just 25% are saving more than 10% of their incomes, down from 28% in 2016. The Bankrate survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates from a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 people.

What are the biggest reasons Americans aren’t saving more money? The No. 1 answer: 38% said they had too many expenses, some of which may not be under their control given that wages have remained stagnant in recent years. The next reason is absolutely under their control, however. Some 16.4% of the respondents simply said “they haven’t gotten around to it.” The third and fourth reasons? Just over 16% said they not having a good enough job and 13% said they were struggling under debt.

Of course, living within one’s means is an important part of saving: About two-thirds of American adults don’t write out a budget at all and the same percentage of consumers say they would have trouble coming up with an emergency $2,000, according to the New York Federal Reserve in a new survey released Monday.

There was some good news, however. Around 22% of consumers in March said they feel more comfortable with their savings today compared with a year ago. About 19% said they feel less comfortable, and 55% said they feel about the same. For every previous month in the last six years that Bankrate has conducted the survey, those numbers were reversed, with more people saying they felt less secure than one year ago.

I note that on C - SPAN 3, there's an alert stating: "Senate Democrats to Filibuster...

... Gorsuch Nomination."

A couple of days ago, someone here stated that Democrats were smart not to waste their time fighting Gorsuch, but to wait for the next nominee, claiming that this manuever would prove that they weren't being partisan in their opposition.

So much for the fiction of "smart Democrats," evidently...

The Bronze Rat and the $100.00 Story ...

A tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco . While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, “How much for the bronze rat?”

"Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat and $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman.

The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story."

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.

A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.

Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward San Francisco Bay .

Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.

Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.

Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat and were all drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown .

"Ahhh," said the owner, "You come back for story?"

"No sir," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."

(I bet you didn't see that one coming!)

How 'bout a thread commemorating those who haven't posted since election week, 2016. Last posts...

Please tell me what the name of the drug you just took a hit of....
So I can avoid ever experiencing it for myself. 

Damn, whatever it is seems to make one a bit less intelligent while altering their perception to conclude that they're an ass-ton more poetic, insightful, well-stated, perceptive and overall brilliant than they ever could possibly be. 

Or I could just go with the cliched "Damn son, put down the pipe!" titled "Turbo Trump has the wind in the solar sails!"

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