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'I threw them under the bus unintentionally' Villanueva speaks about Sunday's National Anthem

http://www.wtae.com/article/i-threw-them-under-the-bus-unintentionally-villanueva-speaks-about-sunday-s-national-anthem/12468596
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 02:55 PM (7 replies)

Russia tells Facebook to localize user data or be blocked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

The threat was made by Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, agencies said, the organization which blocked access to LinkedIn’s website last November in order to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating the same data storage law.

That case set a precedent for the way foreign Internet firms operate in Russia and other companies are now under pressure from the regulator to comply with the law, which was approved by President Vladimir Putin in 2014 and entered into force in September 2015.

“Everyone needs to abide by the law,” the Interfax news agency cited Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov as telling reporters on Tuesday. “In 2018, everything will be as it should be for sure,” he said, referring to Facebook.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-facebook/russia-tells-facebook-to-localize-user-data-or-be-blocked-idUSKCN1C11R5
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 11:13 AM (1 replies)

Trump Again Criticizes Jeff Sessions Over Russia Probe

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Monday again indicated he was dissatisfied with his attorney general, following weeks over the summer during which he criticized Jeff Sessions and suggested he might fire him, and said he had the upper hand in his dispute with the National Football League, according to guests at a White House dinner.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-again-criticizes-jeff-sessions-over-russia-probe-1506434848

Posted by Weekend Warrior | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 11:11 AM (5 replies)

Roger Stone to face congressional Russia investigators Tuesday

President Donald Trump's longtime confidante Roger Stone will accuse lawmakers of making "falsehoods, misstatements, and misimpressions" with allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during his appearance before a congressional panel on Tuesday.

Stone, a one-time adviser to Trump, issued a combative opening statement Monday evening ahead of his highly anticipated appearance before the House intelligence committee Tuesday morning in a closed session.

And it comes after Stone battled with the committee when he demanded a public hearing, which lawmakers rejected, and as the members demanded he produce public records about his contacts with Russians, which sources said he did not do.

In his statement, Stone attacks the very lawmakers who will be questioning him, calling out the statements of three Democrats on the panel, including ranking member Adam Schiff of California, underscoring how contentious the session is likely to be.


http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/roger-stone-house-intelligence-committee/index.html

Posted by Weekend Warrior | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

Shannon Sharpe: Thoughts On Protests About Injustice/Inequality

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Posted by Weekend Warrior | Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:51 PM (1 replies)

Packaging, bagging and waste. We can and should do better.

McDonalds this morning.
Egg McMuffin and Sausage Burrito each individually wrapped.
Mild Picante in it's own wrapper and in it's own plastic bag.
Paper bag to hold it all.

This amount of packaging stays the same whether eating in their store or not.

Verizon Wireless

iPhone in a box.
Screen Protectors in another box.
Four hi-gloss advertisements from Verizon and affiliated vendors.
All in another very large hi-gloss Verizon bag with a cardboard bottom.

I was displaced by the hurricane in Florida and left my bounce dryer sheets at home. Purchased three of them at the hotel. These three dryer sheets were packaged in a box that could have held twenty-five dryer sheets. The box was designed for the vending machine, not the product.

This is beyond a pet peeve. It is environmentally destructive.

You are more than welcome to hold McDonalds and the iPhone against me. Specially the iPhone.
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Thu Sep 21, 2017, 09:44 AM (46 replies)

Duke Energy in Florida is running a completely dishonest PR campaign.

They are claiming that they have restored all of Pinellas county damaged by Irma. People are quickly finding out there are still well over ten thousand people without power. I called again today to report my outage and they claimed again that it was the first time my address had been reported. An assessment team showed up to my property for the first time yesterday morning. They agreed that my power was out and that it was a very simple fix. No parts necessary outside of wire. The gentleman doing the assessment, who was from Texas, told me that Duke is currently is a "state of confusion". This is happening to thousands of people including whole neighborhoods.

They claim they serve over five hundred thousand customers in Pinellas County and that they have restored power to over seven hundred thousand of their customers in Pinellas.

https://news.duke-energy.com/internal_redirect/cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/259/files/20178/florida-outages.pdf

There is going to be serious fall-out in the coming months. Elected officials are starting to make comments and people are being asked to contact their senators and local officials. Fire crews still have a backlog as they continue to move people in ACLF's without power into more safe living arrangements, they receive more calls from the elderly living at home on their own, and all around frustration increases. They are often not just moved once. They are often brought to the hospital until different accomidations are found. Each step involves the use of firepersons and EMS. We are operating off a grid that has had minimal changes since the seventies when it comes to delivery.
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Mon Sep 18, 2017, 11:44 AM (12 replies)

Post from a friend on Facebook. Worth the read.

"We hear a lot about “mansplaining” these days, and so I'm going to do something I have only dreamed of (something our gal Hillary Rodham Clinton nobly refrains from) and drop some Middle-Aged Ladysplaining down right here.
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Almost anyone who hates Hillary Clinton - and certainly anyone younger than 40 who hates her - hates her because of sexism, plain and simple. But they don't understand that they do, because the sexism of hating Hillary Clinton does not exactly resemble any other form of sexism. It is unique.

Hillary Clinton is historically unprecedented, and will be historically unfollowed. She exists in a very specific time in history as a very specific person, and the sexism she faces is a concentrated, nuclear, Godzilla-scope sexism that is a product of the culture wars that have transpired in her lifetime.

There are people of voting age who grew up in a culture that hates Hillary Clinton...they're like fish in water who don't even know it exists. This generalized distaste is a simple reality: a fact of life. It is gaseous, and congeals into solid form around various issues - war, Benghazi, emails, Goldman Sachs. All of which could be legit on their own merits, but all of which are also easily seized Trojan Horses in which to transport the diffuse miasma of Hillary Hatred that fills the American Air.

She is, reluctantly and uncomfortably, an archetype: the witch, Jezebel, Eve...through she does not have the personality for this role, she has been thrust into it anyway.
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During Bill Clinton's first campaign, when we first nationally noticed her, she was the embodiment of the generalized threat to the patriarchy represented by the 60s counter-culture's transition into 70s feminism. She had a powerful job, she didn't want to bake cookies. She either WAS your mom, or she threatened the validity of your mom. Men hated her because she was the wife that could afford to leave you, and didn't care about how big her boobs were. Women hated her because her husband was unfaithful and she didn’t leave him.

She was, is, will always be, a threat to many people on a core level.
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When you have watched her closely, for 25 years, as a woman...you get this. It's impossible NOT to see.

But if you're a 25-year-old dude who has breathed it in with your oxygen since literally the minute you came out of someone’s vagina, you dismiss it as not influencing you, and you grab onto something on the endlessly rotating Lazy-Susan of intellectually defensible “reasons” to hate Hillary Clinton. Every second of her life she is watched like a hawk, by people looking for new morsels to add to the spread.

Or, if you're a middle-aged woman who has self-defensively aligned herself with patriarchy, maybe you're honest and just say "I don't LIKE her" and that's the end of it.
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Our culture will give anyone with the slightest inclination to hate Hillary Clinton a "valid" rack to hang your hat on.

Even though, when one compares her to literally any other politician throughout history, it becomes instantly clear that she is certainly no worse and objectively miles better. There's no question that she would have been an excellent President, by any realistic understanding of that job description. But there was no way that an America that has shaped its identity around rejecting her was ever going to allow her to lead it.
Women who come after her will certainly face sexism. Women before her certainly did. But no one will REPRESENT the changing status of women in our culture ever again the way she did, and so no one will ever inspire the passion she has.

America, our beloved white supremacist capitalist hetero-patriarchy, still needs to define itself largely in opposition to everything she is.
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Anyone who pretends to hate her for any other reason simply doesn't fucking get it. I don't pretend to feel otherwise anymore.
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People I would otherwise respect constantly pull out their laser pointers and refer to charts and graphs, and appeal passionately to my intellect and character and sense of freedom and justice and outrage, and I just sit there like “mmmm-hmmmm”, waiting for them to be done.
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I listen to them as well as I can, with as much respect as I can, until their words turn into Peanuts-parent dialogue. I sit there, tired, irritated, knowing that I know why they hate Hillary Clinton, but they never will.

-Emily S."

#StillWithHer
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Sun Sep 17, 2017, 09:29 AM (45 replies)

If Trump continues to hold campaign rallies they won't be pretty.

His base is not stable and they are overall a one and done type of group. The people he has been drawing to these events are the more overt racists, bigots, and more. He worked them up to a frenzy and fully got them on board for violence. He stoked their fears and pandered to their ignorance. He is slowly becoming their enemy.
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:58 AM (5 replies)

School Lunch Program

Pasco County Schools

"We know that many residents in East Pasco are without electricity and are struggling to find food and water. To assist, your school community will distribute meals ready-to-eat, also known as MREs, to those in need at three (3) Dade City schools, from 10:00 am until 12 noon, tomorrow (Thursday), September 14th. The three schools are Lacoochee, Centennial and Pasco Elementary Schools. Please share this information with other community members. Thank you!"

https://www.facebook.com/pascoschools/?hc_ref=ARSAPcR5TyqcStXkiLbvpAc6ew3iEqP_gIm5wTR7E39GqoomJ71ql7gBRcjaKuui4uI&fref=nf

Posted by Weekend Warrior | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 02:32 PM (0 replies)
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