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email from Tim Canova with the tag '$5,400 for a bagel?

Dear me,

There’s a pretty good breakfast place near our headquarters where you can purchase a bagel for $1.35. Including schmear.

But on Tuesday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is holding a fundraising event where her huge corporate donors — and we're not making this up — will be paying $5,400 to have a bagel with our insider opponent and superdelegate friends. No word yet on if those corporate donors are getting cream cheese with that check.

This is another incredible example of how broken our campaign finance laws have become. It would take a working American making the minimum wage in Florida 671 hours — more than 16 weeks of work — just to be able to afford that bagel and speak with their member of Congress.

I don’t know about you, but that must be some bagel…

Your contribution will help us defeat Wasserman Schultz and send a powerful message that we are sick and tired of Washington politicians selling access to corporate donors. We’ve had enough of wealthy elites buying our elections and rigging our economy.

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You never know, Tim's race may be the reason for DWS's job being in jeopardy; the need for her to actually go out in the wilds and meet her voters

Is Hillary's word spelled;

Pray or prey.

I would argue for the latter but I guess some still haven't seen, or heard, the truth.

WTF did Hillary laugh at;

When Cooper announced a commercial break?

Did she have to go that badly and relief showed via a scary laugh?

The time was about 8:43 or so.

"The Internet believes Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer — and so far he hasn’t denied it"

The conspiracy nuts are not confined to the right as the article shows.

"When you type the words, “is Ted Cruz the,” the first result search engine’s autofill feature suggests the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate might be the infamous Zodiac killer.

"Suspicions appear to have first been raised in 2013, before Cruz announced his presidential candidacy, but the rumors have gained steam as the conservative senator has established himself as a top contender for the GOP nomination.

#CPAC Alert: Ted Cruz is speaking!! His speech is titled: 'This Is The Zodiac Speaking'

— Red Pill America (@RedPillAmerica) March 14, 2013"

There are many Twitter remarks, mostly along this meme but a few seem to be sticking up for him;

" okay the whole "ted cruz is the zodiac killer" thing really pisses me off he was born after the killings stopped gnight

— bry (@bryannafab) February 19, 2016"

My take on it is that Ted's father, Rafeal, could be the mass murderer as he moved to TX in the 1970's.

Add to this the fact he's one bat shit crazy (fill in your noun), an Evangelical of the fire and brimstone type and I think the conspirators are one generation off.


PeerBlock shows a certain web address that is blocked every few seconds.

And according to Firefox forums it seems to be an embedded bit of code.

The name of the blocked site is;

DFN Verein

using the address;

Web Detectives has the following info from users that I can make out most terms but the tech savvy will get more than I;

>1 year ago Drop packets - in Firewall Alert
"I am seeing a lot (12K+) of dropped udp/25903 packets.
We normally see no traffic from this site, this started on Monday, 07 NOV 14, with the same amount of traffic. My firewall is dropping them - however, I would like it stopped."

Anonymous user from in Croatia (local Name: Hrvatska)

>3 years agocovert channel exploit - in HTTP Fraud
"detected covert channel exploit in ICMP packet. detected covert channel exploit in ICMP packet. detected covert channel exploit in ICMP packet. detected covert channel exploit in ICMP packet."

Anonymous user from in Germany
>3 years ago
"Scam that tries to seize your personal files on your pc, in order to get them back you need to pay, there is no other way of getting data back as they will be encrypted, unless you've got supercomputer."


Mozilla forums have so much more buzz words and technical stuff, much more than the above, but it mentions CSs many times and looking it up in Wiki gives the following;

In cryptography, a certificate authority or certification authority (CA) is an entity that issues digital certificates. A digital certificate certifies the ownership of a public key by the named subject of the certificate. This allows others (relying parties) to rely upon signatures or on assertions made by the private key that corresponds to the certified public key. In this model of trust relationships, a CA is a trusted third party—trusted both by the subject (owner) of the certificate and by the party relying upon the certificate. Many public-key infrastructure (PKI) schemes feature CAs.


So since certificate authorities tell the firewall what sites to let through, or not, this web site has figured out a way to get past your computer's security.

Surfers BEWARE

Egypt pyramids scan finds mystery heat spots

"Thermal cameras detected higher temperatures in three adjacent stones at the bottom of the Great Pyramid.

Officials said possible causes included the existence of empty areas inside the pyramid, internal air currents, or the use of different building materials.

It comes as experts search for hidden chambers within the pyramids."

This may sound neat and all, but I thought that this may have something to do with Dr. Carson's claim of wheat being stored here and maybe the hot spots are where some wheat is inside and still decaying.

Elizabeth Warren and ?

I believe the talk between Warren and Biden last week consisted mainly of Biden's attempt to gauge Warren's commitment to her stated stance of not running, NOT a possible Biden/Warren ticket.

I believe Warren's commitment is real, however, she could feel a Sanders/Warren ticket might be unbeatable, if an electable Republican would get the nomination.

She would add the women's vote, and another vocal voice to the anti Wall Street, anti Big Bank and also her expertise of Obama Care and the Bureau of Consumer Protection, both of which she was instrumental in their drafting.

A big no to this ticket is that both are of the NE and would not add any state, such as OH's crucial electoral votes.

Be that as it may, I think the ticket is 'dreamy' but "If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve."

Insurance will not cover woman who lost house, grandson in arson fire

BTW, that company is Auto-Owners Insurance, which is based in Lansing, Mich.


Ok, the facts;

"A provision in most homeowner policies denies payouts when a fire or damage is intentionally caused by a relative living in the home."

"Christopher Glass, 34, had been living with his grandmother in the two-story house on Olney Avenue in Marion since he was a teenager. Battling mental illness and depression, Glass set the fire, investigators think. He then went to his room and shot himself in the head." The intent of the policy language is to prevent fraud and collusion between the policy owner and others who could benefit financially, said John Lindauer, spokesman for Moore’s insurer, Auto-Owners Insurance, based in Lansing, Mich."

"Lindauer said fairness and emotion can’t be factors when considering claims. “I feel for her, I really do,” he said. “She has religiously made sure her insurance was kept updated. Her daughter dies. Her world is falling apart in front of her. And she thought, ‘Well, at least I have something.’"

"But, Lindauer added: “If we changed it so there was a fairness act .... then your premium and everyone else’s premiums would have to be adjusted to account for these things.”"

The article goes on to say the Ohio Insurance Institute's stance is that it's a crying shame but...

The spokesman for Auto-Owners Insurance adds while he is sympathetic, "...really is nothing we can do".

I wonder if social media might change his absolute.

Something is bothering me about the release of Sandra Bland's autopsy report.

Now why did her autopsy only take such a short time to be completed.

I'm not in the medical field, but ALL the cop shows on TV can't be wrong in that it takes a lot of time to complete one, especially one with unnatural causes.

AND, why did her parents agree to bury her and not get an autopsy from a pathologist of their own choosing???????????

At least she was not cremated.

Although, bodies can disappear and have, but that's a conspiracy theory better left to those with an avocation for such things.

If this is true, then Elizabeth Warren will enter the presidential race.

I got this email;

Elizabeth Warren info@elizabethwarren.com via bounce.bluestatedigital.com

"to me

Happy anniversary, Bruce!


By the time I was 30, I thought my life was settled. Granted, not quite what I’d expected – but settled. I was a single mom with two little kids, and I’d just started teaching law in Houston. I thought I knew what my life would look like forever.

And then I met a guy named Bruce.

One summer, Mother, Daddy and Aunt Bee watched the kids so I could go to an intensive course on economics. At the end of the row in front of me, I spotted Bruce – a young professor from Massachusetts who specialized in legal history of the American Revolution. A lot of people might think that two young law professors would be drawn together because they wanted to talk about law all the time. Nope: I fell in love with Bruce because he had great legs. Really. He was gorgeous.

By lunch on that first day, I’d found out that Bruce had spent his summers through college teaching tennis, so I bounced up to him and cheerfully asked if he would give me tennis lessons. Bruce later admitted that he was sort of appalled. But he was exceptionally sweet and polite, so I set up a time to meet him on the courts after that day’s last session, never noticing his lack of enthusiasm.

Bruce and I are very different people. If I’m a hard-charging, go-to-the-mat-for-whatever-you-believe kind of person. Bruce is more of a quiet, scholarly, camping-out-in-the-archives-poring-over-an-old-legal-manuscript kind.

Years later, over a great deal of beer, Bruce confessed that I wasn’t just pretty bad at tennis, I was terrible. I was his Worst Student Ever. I hit balls everywhere: over fences, over hedges, over buildings. Once I had a weapon in my hand, I gave it everything I had.

Bruce tells his own version of the story, but I figure the details don’t really matter. Bruce loved me anyway, and I was completely crazy about him. When I proposed to him, he said yes. I bought a sundress that could double as a wedding gown, and 35 years ago today, I married Bruce.

Bruce has about a million good qualities, but I want to mention one: Throughout my career, and all the unexpected twists and turns, Bruce has been my biggest supporter. He has never once discouraged me from taking on a fight. Whenever I’ve been angry about the damage the big banks and powerful interests were doing to families all across the country, Bruce has always encouragingly asked: “So what are you going to do about it?” He’s always believed that if I wanted people to listen to my ideas, I might as well shout from the highest mountain I could find.

Without Bruce, I never would’ve undertaken most of the adventures in my life. This anniversary, I’ll celebrate living in America where everyone can marry their own Bruce – their best friend, biggest supporter, and love of their life.

Thanks for reading this mushy email. And happy anniversary, Sweetie! I love you.


On edit, I guess the comments are right about it's their anniversary but 'rolling out' one's family is the start of the start of some political runs.

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