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We may have to wait until January 2021

Democratic president/senate/house

emergency meeting to select a new AG...

that new AG DEMANDS the full report and accompanying investigative materials...AND a comprehensive meeting with Mueller..

That's the ONLY way we will ever truly know what happened..and once there is a realistic redaction done, it gets RELEASED,,, If it's found that Rosenstein/Whitaker/Barr were part of a deliberate cover-up they get indicted..

At that point, it's not a big deal what happens to Trumpster. I think he'll be in enough hot water elsewhere along with his "children"..

There also needs to be a comprehensive look at executive power and protocols..and REAL laws put in place to guard against another criminal/spy occupying the WH.

Micro lofts in a VERY old mall...great idea

https://stories.thebl.com/65920/woman-lives-in-oldest-mall-in-america-after-48-abandoned-shops-are-turned-into-homes-5.html#.XJwJP8brtho.facebook

Woman lives in oldest mall in America after 48 abandoned shops are turned into homes

14:46, 21/03/2019

Our awareness of tiny homes has increased over the past few years, but many of the wonderful examples we’ve seen consist of freestanding, outdoor units. Micro lofts bring the concept indoors.

Providence, Rhode Island is one place where you’ll find these small apartments catching on. They are housed in The Arcade, an 1829 architectural gem and America’s oldest indoor shopping mall. The building itself has been through several rounds of restorations and became a national landmark in the 1970s.

Three levels make up the shopping center, with the first floor being dedicated to retail shops and the second and third floors being tiny lofts. Evan Granoff, the owner, wanted to convert the unused space into something livable and affordable.

There are 48 apartments in The Arcade, and unit sizes are between 225 to 800 square feet. Each comes with basic built-in furniture: a bed with drawers, cushioned bench/seating, refrigerator, and shelves. Since The Arcade is zoned as a rooming house, cooking ranges are not allowed, but microwaves are fine.






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British Airways Plane Lands In Edinburgh By Accident..(flight was to land in Dusseldorf)

BY : EMILY MURRAY
https://www.unilad.co.uk/technology/british-airways-plane-lands-in-edinburgh-by-accident/?source=facebook

Passengers on a British Airways plane were shocked when their flight destined for Dusseldorf, Germany, landed in Edinburgh, Scotland, by accident.Flight BA3271 took off from London City Airport earlier today (March 25), and has since been redirected to the correct destination, finally landing in Dusseldorf.

Being awful with directions and maps, I often end up nowhere near where I should be, but a plane landing in the wrong country is something else.

According to BBC News, German firm WDL Aviation ran the flight on behalf of British Airways as part of a leasing deal.The plane followed the wrong flight plan after paperwork was submitted incorrectly, something both air traffic control and the pilot didn’t notice as they were following the instructions laid out in the documents.

WDL Aviation and British Airways are now looking into what happened

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People then became frustrated, asking cabin crew if the pilot was being serious and for an explanation.

Sophie added:

The pilot said he had no idea how it had happened. He said it had never happened before and that the crew was trying to work out what we could do.

It became very frustrating. The toilets were blocked and they ran out of snacks. It was also really stuffy.

The plane was sat on the tarmac at Edinburgh for two-and-a-half hours.

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USC ... Revoke the Degrees of Alumni Who Got in Through Bribery

by EMMA BATY
MAR 22, 2019

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a26908094/usc-revoking-alumni-degrees-college-bribery-scandal/

USC could start revoking alumni degrees for people they believe were admitted via the college admissions bribery scandal, a source told TMZ.

When news came out last week that over 50 high-profile parents, including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, had been implicated in a fraud scheme to get their kids into top colleges like USC, the school started investigating. A source said USC found eight alumni who they think got admitted through fraud.

They believe all eight of them used the same Athletic Placement Services scheme that Olivia Jade and her sister Bella used. Basically, they were allegedly admitted to the school because they were designated as recruits for sports teams, even though they didn't play those sports.

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Michael Avenatti charged with extortion/conspiracy..whooo boy

Needs to change his name to Icarus

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/25/michael-avenatti-to-be-charged-with-wire-and-bank-fraud.html

Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion scheme against Nike, embezzling client’s money, defrauding bank
PUBLISHED 2 HOURS AGO | UPDATED MOMENTS AGO
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Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is arrested on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal negative publicity.
Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case of embezzling a client’s money “in order to pay his own expense and debts,” and of “defrauding a bank in Mississippi.”
Avenatti had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen related to a nondisclosure agreement she had signed on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

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Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal claims of misconduct by company employees.

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Daniels replaced Avenatti as her lawyer earlier this month after a fallout with him.


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Watergate v whatever the hell "this" was/is

Watergate was wall-to-wall TELEVISED.

I was in my 20's then and at the time thought "what a bore", but because of the wonder of tape, we STILL have all of it to re-view and compare things to. Because it was televised, we ALL had the opportunity to watch the people squirm, and could evaluate their testimony ourselves.

What we had this time was in secret 99.999% of it, so all we "have" is other people's interpretations/pontifications/musings.

I know this is not over, BUT for most people who do not follow this stuff like WE do, it IS over.

All the future legal gymnastics that are yet to come, will likely be seen as "piling on" and not amounting to much.

The sad fact is that he got away with it again,

There are real candidates who are trying to position themselves to remove this nut, and hopefully someone will find the secret sauce that will beat him.

Facts:

Until ToxicTrump, the CIA/FBI/NSA/Justice Dept were considered neutral/apolitical/non-partisan (for the most part). This was because the appointed ones were long-timers who were appointed by MANY presidents of both parties, and the rank-and-file were competent people who did not "choose sides".

ANY candidate seen cavorting with Russians would have been suspect.

The reporting of the initial investigation was SHOT DOWN by Mitch McConnell.

Obama & co were probably okay with this, since Hillary was most likely to win, and would sort it all out later.

The dossier's existence was brought to the attention of Trump because IT HAD TO BE REPORTED. The fact that HE took it as a threat was only because he knew he was guilty as sin. He has the "extreme revenge gene", so he declared war on anyone who could possibly "hurt" him by exposing him.

The man has no shame and will say anything and do whatever is necessary to keep the money coming in for his family.

The people who investigated/evaluated are mostly REPUBLICANS.



Lost dog goes to a cop car & waits

https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/dog-separated-from-family-waited-by-police-car-for-help/?source=facebook



This Very Clever Boy patiently waited for help from the right place when he got separated from his humans. When Hank, a pup hailing from Florida, managed to leave his family home in the dark he had a pretty great solution to being very lost.

Along the journey to find his way back home, Hank stumbled upon a police car. The cop car belonged to Deputy Soto and Sergeant Rose, of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida but unfortunately, they were both out on a call. So, Hank set himself up to wait for the return of his valiant uniformed saviours. After an untold amount of time, eventually Hank was rescued by the cops.

As they headed back to their police car they noticed something standing against one of the doors. As they got closer, they realized it was a dog. As he appeared to be a little lost, the cops really took Hank – who they identified from his collar – under their proverbial wing. The dog was immediately happy to see the officers, they told The Dodo, and it almost seemed as if Hank had been waiting for them to help him


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Ooooh Iran...you so naughty (used to be)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-1979-revolution.html
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https://www.businessinsider.com/iran-before-the-revolution-in-photos-2015-4#leading-the-charge-for-westernization-was-the-iranian-royal-family-pictured-below-is-empress-soraya-14


Heartbreaking to see how liberal and modern they used to be.. There are younger folks who have lived their whole lives repressed & brainwashed..

and YES I DO know what a bum the Shah was, but what they have now is even worse..


The photos are amazing...

can't get them to display here.. check them out..
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From women sporting Farrah Fawcett haircuts at a party to a couple posing for photos in the snow, images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom on the brink of change.

The photos were all taken in Iran before the Islamic Revolution, which saw the ousting of King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the installment of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - a shift that would have long-lasting and far reaching implications.

Compared to previous rulers, Pahlavi was revolutionary - he banned the hijab, saying it suppressed women, encouraged education for everyone and granted women the right to vote.

The Iranian women's rights movement was going strong in the 1960s and 70s, and many women joined the work force and mixed freely with men.

Images of young Iranians at parties and in magazine ads reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences tussling for supremacy.

At the time, actresses who were later banned from performing posed up in short skirts for magazines, while locals were photographed skiing and wearing swimsuits and Miss Iran contestants enjoyed paddle-boat outings
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this is from the 2nd link posted..


My good news/bad news about my taxes

I finally went to my tax guy to file..My husband died Oct 26th, so I was unsure about filing on my own online,,

We went through all the steps and he said to me.. You do not owe ANYTHING.. Yay!!.. then he said he could print it out for me, but it would cost me $188. or I could just say never mind and that would be it.. That was the good news..

the bad news? apparently, I am too poor to actually OWE taxes

So if I never make any more than we did last year, I'm golden forever..

Preventing his re-election is more important than Mueller's report

and I really think it's very do-able:


Wisconsin/Michigan/Pennsylvania are the key states... everything else is gravy..

The info from the report will take time to work thru the courts.. We just need to focus on not letting him win again.. His loser brigade will follow him over the cliff.. we just need to concentrate on the truly winnable states and let him have the rest..


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