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Name: Steve
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Hometown: Florida
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Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
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Aren't you glad you don't live here ?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Pole#Climate

Happy Holidays Weather Watchers and all DU'ers!

Last-minute gift idea: 'Miami Vice' Ferrari on eBay for $1.75 million

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/24/us-usa-miami-ferrari-idUSKBN0K218E20141224

(Reuters) - Procrastinating holiday shoppers can now grab one of Miamiís most iconic two-seaters: the all-white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa driven by TV cops "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs in the hit 1980s series "Miami Vice."

The car is available on eBay through Jan. 7 and is being offered for $1.75 million by a south Florida pawn and auto loan company. It acquired the car in 2012 from the person who purchased it from the series producer, a department of Universal Studios, in 1991, according to Auto Pawn Plus owner Peter Lima.

ďThis has been in a garage, hidden for almost 30 years,Ē he said.

Ferrari could not be reached to confirm the carís authenticity.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all Floridians!

It seems it will be a somewhat warm one this year.

Enjoy!

Off duty, black cops in New York feel threatened by fellow police officers

From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life.

Garner, a 43-year-old black man suspected of illegally peddling loose cigarettes, died in July after a white officer put him in a chokehold. His death, and that of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a slew of nationwide protests against police tactics. On Saturday, those tensions escalated after a black gunman, who wrote of avenging the black deaths on social media, shot dead two New York policemen.

The protests and the ambush of the uniformed officers pose a major challenge for New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. The mayor must try to ease damaged relations with a police force that feels he hasnít fully supported them, while at the same time bridging a chasm with communities who say the police unfairly target them.

Whatís emerging now is that, within the thin blue line of the NYPD, there is another divide Ė between black and white officers.

Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/12/off-duty-black-cops-in-new-york-feel-threatened-by-fellow-police-officers/

Happy Holidays, WW members and readers....

and stay warm and dry if you can!

U.S. new home sales fall for second straight month in November

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/23/usa-economy-newhomes-idUSL1N0U61U220141223

Dec 23 (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell for a second straight month in November, a sign that the housing market recovery remains fragile.

The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that sales declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000 units. October's sales pace was revised down to 445,000 units from 458,000 units.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales rising to a 460,000-unit pace last month.

New home sales, which account for about 8 percent of the housing market, tend to be volatile month to month. Compared to November last year, sales were down 1.6 percent.

Reverend Al Sharpton

I really don't know much about him, and I see the criticism aimed at him in GD. Please educate me. Thank you kindly, as always. Happy Holidays

Steve

eta: I know I can go to Wikipedia, but I think this is better.

for the same reason right wingers were obsessed with MLK

He's an effective, powerful, intelligent black man who speaks out forcefully for the AA community. MLK was constantly tagged as a Communist in the 1960's and investigated by the FBI in depth.

They will hate Rev. Sharpton until he leaves this earth, and then will hate the next man or woman who rises to his stature.

***BARACK OBAMA GROUP*** so happy to see the President kicking ass and taking names

THIS IS THE BOG, IT IS A SAFE HAVEN GROUP CREATED BY THE ADMINISTRATORS OF DU. IT IS A PLACE FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT DEMOCRATS TO CELEBRATE THE 44TH POTUS, BARACK OBAMA, ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY, ACHIEVEMENTS AND POLICIES.

IT EXISTS FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT AND EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHECK THE PINNED THREAD FOR THE SOP (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) OF THIS GROUP. THIS IS NOT A FORUM.

IF YOU CANNOT RESPECT OBAMA, DEMOCRATS, THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF THIS GROUP, OR THE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP, PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.

THANKS IN ADVANCE


Like the rest of the BOG, I give him credit for taking harsh political and bureaucratic realities into account for the last (almost) 6 years. I think he has tried hard to work with the Republicans. I think he's done with that. He will meet them halfway if he absolutely has to, but no more. People seem to think he can run the government according to his wishes only. They conveniently forget he has to work with right wingers Boehner and McConnell.

This is close as we're going to see the President with a mythical "magic wand". I'm loving it. I support you 100%, President Obama, and the Democratic Party in advancing the progressive agenda. Happy Holidays to everyone in the BOG !

All-time low for tropical nation is 52 F

19 degrees south latitude

Kind of amazing to me. Elevation is not a factor, since Niue is a coral atoll nation.
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