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Raine1967's Journal
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April 19, 2016

We went to Château d'Amboise, Clos Lucé and Château de Villandry

It was only a day trip but we managed to see these three:

Château d'Amboise:

Clos Lucé: (There is a tunnel that connects Lucé to d'Amboise for DaVinci)

and Villandry. (The gardens were still starting to pop but they were amazing nonetheless)

Have fun! I can't wait to get back there and spend a week!

April 3, 2016

Leaving tomorrow for Paris!

I can't even begin to tell you how exited I am. This has been a place I've wanted to visit since I was in my teens!

Due to an awful lot of life circumstances over the past thirty years it never seemed to happen.

The tickets were booked last November. We have a Flat rental in the Panthéon neighborhood and it's about a 3-5 minute walk to the Seine.

We will be making the rounds to museums and walking around and eating and playing in the city. We are spending one day in the Loire Valley to visit some vineyards, etc., and will be tryinig to Visit Da Vinci's final resting place.

The rest is all Paris in the springtime!

I hope to be providing pics when we return in two weeks!

to all my DU friends!

March 29, 2016

Trump aide charged with misdemeanor battery vs. ex-Breitbart reporter

Source: Palm Beach Post

JUPITER — Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump campaign manager, was charged this morning with misdemeanor battery after allegations of forcefully grabbing a reporter at a Jupiter news conference, town police confirmed this morning.

Following a March 8 conference at Trump National Golf Club, Michelle Fields, a 28-year-old reporter formerly with the online Breitbart News Network, said she was grabbed on the arm by Lewandowski, 41, after she asked Trump a question about affirmative action.

Washington Post reporter Ben Terris wrote that he witnessed the battery.

Jupiter police later said they were looking into the incident after Fields filed a report, although investigators had not named Lewandowski.

Read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/trump-aide-charged-with-misdemeanor-battery-on-ex-/nqtkY/

ABC news is also reporting this.
March 20, 2016

Thank you for the Changes on DU.

Because of the changes, specifically not having GD(P), the HRC group and BS group on the front page, I have had a wonderful chance to see posts in others groups that I would normally not visit.

Trending Now and Greatest Threads links on the home page are so much nicer to read and learn from.

Thank you for letting the rest of DU having a chance to shine.

March 14, 2016

Todd Palin Hospitalized, Sarah Leaves Florida

Source: Daily Beast

Sarah Palin cancelled a Donald Trump campaign event Monday in Florida after her husband Todd Palin was hospitalized following a serious accident. "The event scheduled for Governor Sarah Palin to take place today in The Villages, Florida at 12:00 PM, has been cancelled," the Trump camp's statement read. "Governor Palin wishes her best to Mr. Trump in the upcoming primaries." NBC News reported shortly thereafter: "Todd Palin was in a very serious snow machine crash last night, currently hospitalized in intensive care." Palin made an impromptu appearance Sunday at the Florida Strawberry Festival, briefly speaking to the press but making no public speech about her preferred candidate.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/03/14/palin-cancels-trump-campaign-florida-event.html?via=twitter_page

Politics aside, this is sad.
December 6, 2015

Regarding NICS laws and Background Checks. A question.

I just read this about federal checks: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/appeals/nics-appeals-process/reasons-nics-background-checks-are-denied-or-delayed

A federal prohibition would exist for any person who:

Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year
Is a fugitive from justice
Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance
Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution
Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa
Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced U.S. citizenship
Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner
Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
Is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year

I know that I can cross post this to the other group but I feel more comfortable asking this here.

When a person is denied or delayed a gun purchase, are they informed as to the reason why? Are they just simply denied?

Anyone familiar with what happens after a gun purchase is denied?
November 24, 2015

Is there any chance that DU may eventually accommodate embedded tweets?

For example, this tweet, and it is random :

Oliver Willis @owillis
trump: "am i gonna check every statistic?" it ain't like im running for no important job or nothin' bill. c'mon, who cares, whateva
By clicking the embed function one can copy and get the embed code:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">trump: "am i gonna check every statistic?" it ain't like im running for no important job or nothin' bill. c'mon, who cares, whateva</p>— Oliver Willis (@owillis) <a href="https://twitter.com/owillis/status/668978317291356160">November 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

We already can post youtube vids by posting basic code, would it be terribly difficult to have the twitter code be read by DU?

November 5, 2015

Is it Disruptive Meta to call out a protected group out in GDP or GD?

I am not sure if this has been asked before. I know that groups hosts are allowed to run their groups as they see fit. Having said that, is it ok for posts in groups, protected or not to be called out on in the main forums?

I see it happening a lot with candidate groups as of late but I have seen it with other groups.

Generally, I feel like these are a callout of a group. I know it is different than an individual callout which is usually hidden by hosts. The hosts gets a lot of SoP alerts for these as Disruptive Meta and often the reasoning behind the leave or locks are really inconsistent.

I suspect there is no easy answer since I have a difficult time with this as well but some input would be appreciated.

November 5, 2015

I think it is time for an **elleng** appreciation thread!

She posts threads about Martin O'MAlley tirelessly and with true enthusiasm not just here but also out there in GDP.

I am am her co-host of the group and I swear, she is the one who makes this place what it is:

An Awesome place to learn about a candidate that I would very much like to see as the Democratic Nominee for the President of the United State of America.

If ANYONE — here on DU or elsewhere — wants to know more about Martin O'Malley, this group is the place to go, and it is the place to go because of our wonderful friend, elleng. She advocates and she informs. WE need more people like her in this world!

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