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Hey Thomas Roberts- you just repeated Groper DOn the Con's lie

about the CIA, Iraq and WMDs - you really are an uninformed hack or a deliberate LIAR.

Why is Dick Cheney so quiet

I can't help but believe that he is pulling the strings from the crypt. His silence is disturbing.

Autumn 2016: Warmest in U.S. Weather History -Bob Henson, Weather Underground

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/?mr=1
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The autumn of 2016 was the warmest ever observed in records going back to 1895 for the 48 contiguous U.S. states, according to data released on Wednesday by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The nation’s average September-to-November temperature of 57.63°F was a full 1.05°F above the previous autumn record, set way back in 1963, and it was 4.08°F above the 20th-century average (see Figure 1). The record-setting margin of more than 1°F is a hefty one for a temperature record that spans an entire season and a landmass as large as the 48 contiguous states. For comparison, the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-warmest U.S. autumns are all clustered within 1°F of each other, as are the six coldest autumns on record.

Pushing this past autumn to the top of the temperature pack were the third-warmest October and third-warmest November on record, along with the ninth-warmest September. Eight states along a swath from New Mexico to Michigan saw their warmest autumn on record, and every contiguous state except for California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington had a top-ten warmest autumn (see Figure 2).

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Keep on Denying Groper Don the Con - the American people will get you.

Quarter of inmates could have been spared prison without risk, study says

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/11/prison-inmates-us-public-safety-incarceration
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A quarter of the US prison population, about 364,000 inmates, could have been spared imprisonment without meaningfully threatening public safety or increasing crime, according to a new study.

Analyzing offender data on roughly 1.5 million US prisoners, researchers from the Brennan Center for Justice concluded that for one in four, drug treatment, community service, probation or a fine would have been a more effective sentence than incarceration.
Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?

“The current sentencing regime was largely a knee-jerk reaction to crime, not grounded in any scientific rationale,” said Inimai Chettiar, director of the justice program. “While it may have seemed like a reasonable approach to protect the public, a comprehensive examination of the data proves it is ineffective at that task.”

The study also concluded that another 14% of incarcerated individuals had already served an appropriate sentence. These people could be released within the next year “with little risk to public safety”, the researchers said. Combined, these two populations represent 39% of the current incarcerated public.

McConnell the turtle remained silent

and his wife gets a cushy appointment - ReTHUGs are brazen.
Don't expect investigations. Dems are looking like wimps. This is fugging madness.

Bob Dylan Nobel prize speech: this is 'truly beyond words'

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/11/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-i-never-considered-whether-i-was-producing-literature
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Bob Dylan admitted he was stunned and surprised when he was told he had won a Nobel prize because he had never stopped to consider whether his songs were literature.

Dylan, whose speech was read out by the US ambassador to Sweden at the annual awards dinner, said the prize was “something I never could have imagined or seen coming”.

He said from an early age he had read and absorbed the works of past winners and giants of literature such as Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus and Hemingway. But said it was “truly beyond words” that he was joining those names on the winners list. “If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon,” he wrote.

The announcement that Dylan had won the literature prize caused controversy with critics arguing his lyrics were not literature. On learning he had been awarded the literature prize Dylan said he thought of Shakespeare. “When he was writing Hamlet, I’m sure he was thinking about a lot of different things: ‘Who’re the right actors for these roles? How should this be staged? Do I really want to set this in Denmark?’

“His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more mundane matters to consider and deal with. ‘Is the financing in place? Are there enough good seats for my patrons? Where am I going to get a human skull?’ I would bet that the farthest thing from Shakespeare’s mind was the question: ‘Is this literature?’

100s Dead as Church Roof collapses in Nigerla

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38279101
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A church roof has collapsed in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people attending the ordination of a bishop, reports say.

Hundreds of people were inside the Reigners Bible Church including the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel, when the roof collapsed, Nigerian media report.

Mr Emmanuel was said to be unhurt.

The church was still under construction and workers had rushed to complete it for the ordination, witnesses said
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Latest news says at least 200 persons are presumed dead.

In this model there is no society

we are supposed to be consumers in a marketplace - so there will be no need for police - private security as in thugs are coming...unless they are stopped.

Watch this and cry - with joy

The really good news for me

is that there are real questions about the legitimacy of the President-Elect - the man who tried to delegitimize President Obama.

Fuck you Groper Don the Con!!!
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