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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...

Journal Archives

Democrats to choose Avenatti for2020 presidential run, hands down...

Michael Avenatti Lived the High Life While Owing Millions to IRS

Civil court filings paint a picture of Avenatti as a hard-charging attorney who enjoyed the luxe life—jetting around the world to race cars with a Saudi prince and treating his wife and their friends to luxury villas in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Yet he and his companies owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid taxes and in compensation to one former colleague, who claims Avenatti stiffed him out of millions in law-firm profits.

A review of court documents reveals that Avenatti, his former law firm Eagan Avenatti, and his former company Global Baristas, the majority owner of the Seattle-based Tully’s coffee chain, have owed millions in unpaid federal and state taxes in Washington and California, as well as hundreds of thousands in past-due rent to landlords.

A Newport Beach landlord began eviction proceedings last month against Eagan Avenatti in Orange County Superior Court. The real-estate entity claims Eagan Avenatti failed to make rent for three storage spaces and a 8,371-square-foot suite, totaling more than $107,415 for the months of July and August. (A lawyer representing the Irvine Company, which manages the rentals, declined to comment.)

On Oct. 18, the landlord filed court papers indicating Eagan Avenatti owes $213,253 in rent as of this month.

Avenatti told The Daily Beast he divested his interest in Eagan Avenatti within the last 12 months and that he now operates under Avenatti & Associates. “None of those obligations are my responsibility,” he said, when asked about the eviction case. Avenatti said he would forward this publication’s queries to the firm’s new owner, but declined to name them.

How could they NOT choose him?!...

Rod Rosenstein to Testify on Reports of Secret Trump Recording Plans

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appear in front of Congress after all, next Wednesday, for a transcribed interview, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) announced Thursday evening.

The interview will be conducted by Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Ranking Members Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD). A court reporter will be present and the interview will be under oath. Afterward, the transcript will be reviewed by the Intelligence Community and, once cleared for classified or other protected information, it will be publicly available.

Can senior Dems find enough lower-level cut-outs willing to sacrifice themselves? Stay tuned...

"White Privilege," a term dumbed-down and politicized by its current adherents.. The origin...

An interesting sociological piece with a MUCH wider scope than politics has reduced it to today...

A pox on your children!...

Before the chickenpox vaccine was introduced more than 20 years ago, parents regularly exposed their kids to the virus to build an immunity. Today, some parents refuse to vaccinate their children - fearing very rare side effects.

Alternatively, some of those parents are organizing “pox parties” on Facebook. They’re bringing their healthy kids in contact with a child who has chickenpox. Parents in these groups are willing to drive hours and even to different states to put their kids in the same room as an infected person.

Ain't never had it, myself...

Jobless claims drop 5,000 to 210,000 in mid-October, stick near 50-year low

The number of Americans losing their jobs and applying for unemployment benefits each week remained near a 49-year low in mid-October, suggesting no visible deterioration in a U.S. labor market.

Initial jobless claims, one measure of layoffs, dropped by 5,000 to 210,000 in the seven days ended Oct. 13. That matched the average forecast of economists polled by Market Watch.

Democrats insist they can turn the economy around, readying contracts for the printing of tens of millions of food stamps for when they take over...

Been a while since I tried to dig down to China. For me that wouldn't work anyway...

Drugs that interact with Grapefruit on the Rise

(This goes back a few years but still applies)

The number of drugs that can be risky when taken with grapefruit is on the rise, largely due to the influx of new medications and chemical formulations, a new study shows.

As it stands, there are now more than 85 drugs that may interact with grapefruit. The number of drugs that may result in potentially fatal side effects when mixed with grapefruit increased from 17 to 43 during the past four years. This equates to more than six new potentially risky drugs a year.

The list includes some statins that lower cholesterol (such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, and simvastatin), some antibiotics, cancer drugs, and heart drugs. Most at risk are older people who use more prescriptions and buy more grapefruit.

Here’s what happens: Grapefruit contains furanocoumarins, which block an enzyme that normally breaks down certain medications in the body. When it is left unchecked, medication levels can grow toxic in the body.

Hurricane Leslie has travelled all the way across the Atlantic and is now about to enter Portugal...

... as a tropical storm...

Democrats fear lackluster Latino support could undercut bid for Congress

Democrats are worried about Latino voters in the midterms, fearing that weak efforts to energize a core element of their base could imperil their bid to win control of Congress in next month's elections.

From the Sun Belt battlegrounds of Nevada and Arizona to sprawling turf wars in Texas and Florida, there are signs that the Hispanic vote - which party leaders have long hoped would be the foundation of future electoral success - has yet to flourish in their favor this year.

In some races, stronger-than-expected Republican appeals to Hispanic voters have complicated matters further for Democrats, leaving them scrambling to compete in diverse areas key to determining which party controls the Senate and House.

Paul Rosenfeld: Sortition Supporter Charged in Election Day Suicide Bomb Plot

he FBI has arrested a New York man accused of plotting to blow himself up on Election Day in the National Mall in a suicide bombing. Prosecutors said his plan was to draw attention to “sortition,” which is a “political theory that advocates the random selection of government officials.”

Paul Rosenfeld was charged October 10 with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said in a press release. Rosenfeld told the FBI he was not aiming to injure or kill anyone other than himself, but federal authorities said the bombing would have put others at risk.

So.. sortition? Looking online doesn't seem to offer anything specific enough to blow one's self up over. Just a blue state crazy who hates that the electoral college result caused Hillary to lose, I suppose...
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