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Cooley Hurd

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February 25, 2017

Tom Perez is the new DNC chair. So let's not focus on nonsense, but tomorrow.

This isn't about us (the 49%), it's about *everyone's* future. Even the people who felt compelled to vote for Drumpf.

Man, do WE (the Opposition) have a job on our hands!

February 19, 2017

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

Source: Reuters

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

The 229-foot tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 soared off a seaside launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 a.m. ET carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the station.

Nine minutes after blastoff, the main section of the rocket flew back to a landing pad at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the eighth successful touchdown for Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

"Baby came back," Musk wrote on Twitter, celebrating the re-landing, which came a day after SpaceX decided to delay the mission 13 seconds before launch due to concerns about the steering system in the rocket's upper stage, the company said.

Sunday's launch was the first for SpaceX from Launch Complex 39A, originally built for the 1960s-era Apollo moon program and later repurposed for the space shuttles.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-spacex-launch-idUSKBN15Y05Z?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58a9d04004d3014185447648&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Yeah man!!!!!!!!!!
February 18, 2017

Raucous crowd overwhelms Reed town hall meeting

Source: Buffalo News

ASHVILLE -- A huge crowd of raucous progressives and quieter conservatives overwhelmed Rep. Tom Reed's town hall meeting in this Chautauqua County village Saturday morning, with the progressives repeatedly interrupting and shouting down the congressman's comments as he tried to defend Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The crowd was so large that it was moved out of the senior center where it was scheduled and into the parking lot outside. There, Reed patiently worked -- but failed -- to maintain order.

"We do not always agree," the Republican Congressman from Corning told the crowd at the outset of the meeting. "As we have disagreement, let's make sure we have it in a respectful, safe way."

But decorum broke down as Reed described replacing Obamacare with a conservative plan that would include health savings accounts.

"How can the poor get savings accounts? How can the poor get savings accounts?" many members of the crowd replied in unison.

Read more: http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/18/huge-crowd-progressives-overwhelms-reed-town-hall-meeting/

Wow! Western NY is quite red - go get 'em!
February 16, 2017

Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump

Source: WSJ

Decision to withhold information underscores deep mistrust between intelligence community and president

Feb. 15, 2017 8:42 p.m. ET
U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter.


Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/spies-keep-intelligence-from-donald-trump-1487209351

And he's the President?

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