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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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I'd like to thank our Conservative members for informing our Liberal members about Donna Brazile...

... and her book, it seems that ABCCBSNBC and the NYT haven't been very INTERESTED in her revelations...

Actors who play multiple parts in a movie/series, really, REALLY well...

Years ago I first saw the movie, No Way to Treat a Lady and it was only then that I realized how good an actor Rod Steiger was. I'd seen him in a number of roles in different movies but somehow never tied them to him because in those roles, he WAS the character! In the movie above he played several characters, each time BEING the character, and I had my epiphany!

Now I'm viewing a series, Orphan Black, just finishing season 1. I'll mention the ONE actor and the list of very different people she plays in the episodes. She does a Hell of a job with the different personalities:

Tatiana Maslany as:

Sarah Manning / Cosima Niehaus / Alison Hendrix / Helena / Rachel Duncan / Beth Childs / Krystal Goderitch / MK / Jennifer Fitzsimmons / Katja Obinger / Camilla Torres / Leda Clone in Church / Tony Zwickey (50 episodes, 2013-2017)

Poll: Key Senate race in Florida tied Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) are neck and neck in the state's 2018 Senate race, according to a new poll released Thursday. According to the poll by Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, Nelson and Scott are tied at 44 percent, while only 12 percent of respondents remained undecided.

Scott is finishing his final term as governor and has not formally declared a bid for the Senate. But speculation has swirled that he will run for Nelson's seat, and President Trump has encouraged him to do so. Nelson's strongest support comes from Democrats, women, blacks and Hispanics, according to the poll, while Scott has the backing of Republicans, men and whites.

The Florida senator led Scott slightly in another Mason-Dixon poll in February — 46 percent to 41 percent. But the current poll shows an increase in support for the governor and shows he is seen more favorably than Nelson. Forty-four percent of respondents said they view Scott favorably, while 38 percent said they have a favorable opinion of the Nelson.

Scott isn't even officially running yet and he's overtaking the long-term Democrat Senator!
More good times ahead...

This site seems to have been down more than it's been up today, beginning around...

... 10:30 this morning...

May need to rethink the idea of caging this bird...

Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba.
Haley called the long-standing debate “political theater.”

“Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which only the United States Congress can change.”

She also said she wanted to clear up any questions about why the United States would change its vote on the same resolution just a year later. She acknowledged some will not understand how the United States “could passively accept this resolution last year and energetically oppose it this year.”

“To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: as is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken,” Haley said. “They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations.”

Black Death MAPPED: global outbreak warning as NINE new countries place on high alert

HEALTH chiefs are scrambling to contain a Black Death outbreak after plague warnings were issued for nine countries across south-east Africa.

The latest outbreak, which took root in Madagascar, has now killed 124 people and infected around 1,300, but scientists say this figure will definitely rise. South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion have all been placed on high alert by World Health Organisation (WHO) monitors.

Experts say the deadly disease is caused by the same bacteria that wiped out 25 million people in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries. And WHO officials, who have been working with Madagascar’s Ministry of Health, warn the risk of the epidemic spreading is “high”. Plague - a terrifying bacterial infection transmitted by fleas - is nothing new in Madagascar, where about 600 cases are reported annually.

But concerned WHO officials claim there is “something different” about this outbreak and “health officials couldn’t explain it”. Dr Arthur Rakotonjanabelo said: “Plague is a disease of poverty, because it thrives in places with poor sanitary conditions and health services.”

But he said the disease has now spread to parts of Madagascar which had not seen the plague since at least 1950. Scientists are now working round the clock to predict the next outbreak and prevent it becoming a global epidemic and putting millions of life at risk.

Kevin Spacey.. your N.A.M.B.L.A. card is ready for pickup...

At issue was the timing of his announcement — just hours after Buzzfeed had published a report in which actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him at a party in 1986, when Rapp, then a rising star in the theater world, was just 14 years old. (Some also objected to Spacey seeming to characterize being gay as a choice.

The impression that Spacey, who for years has evaded questions about his sexual orientation, would finally publicly embrace his gay identity only in response to a story alleging predatory behavior toward a minor left many outraged -- not only by the apparent attempt at deflection, but also the inadvertent conflation of homosexuality and pedophilia.

“Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out,” observed actor and comedian Billy Eichner on Twitter.

“There's no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child,” columnist Dan Savage said on Twitter.

A representative for Spacey did not respond to requests for further comment from The Times.

In addition to bringing attention to decades-long allegations of sexual abuse of young men and boys in the industry — an incendiary topic also raised by actor Corey Feldman in an appearance Monday on “Today” — the incident also highlighted another contentious issue: how and when high-profile celebrities choose to publicly acknowledge their sexuality.

North Korea on verge of 'catastrophe' at nuclear site - China warns Kim to STOP tests

Scientists from Beijing believe the Punggye-ri nuclear facility is unstable and that just one more explosion could blow the top off of Mount Mantap, beneath which all six of North Korea's nuclear tests thave been conducted.

That could lead to the mountain collapsing, causing radioactive waste to escape and blow aross the border into China just 50 miles away. 

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Geology and Geophysics warned Pyongyang delegates of the risk during a briefing in Beijing soon after North Korea's last nuclear test on September 3, according ot the South China Morning Post. 

Tellingly, the meeting occured two  two days before North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters at the United Nations Assembly in New York Pyongyang was considering conducting a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean.

Where the corn grows as high as a munchkin cat's EYEEEEEE...

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