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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:51 pm 
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The Congress Does Nothing is good or bad depending on your viewpoint.


Calvin, do you go to Everytown meets in your town? They work at canvassing for awareness and push for legislating that aim to limit such attacks. They're legit and care. Please tell others, don't get stuck in the cricket's chorus...

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Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

(CNN) Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

"The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said.

Mueller had convened the grand jury as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as any possible connections between Russia and Trump campaign associates.


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Here's a moderately interesting tidtit:

Last month my credit card was cancelled. A consulting firm in Kosovo tried to make a $12,000 charge against it. The bank didn't even bother to check with me: it was pretty obvious that the credit card had been hacked, so they rejected the charge and automatically issued new cards.

Here's the interesting part. I just found out the consulting firm in Kosovo is connected to a Russian guy who was indicted in the Mueller investigation.

Hooray! I'm part of a criminal enterprise...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:46 am 
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^Trumps Pals at work no doubt :smoke:


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Popular Dog Food Brands Recalled After Repeatedly Testing Positive for Euthanasia Drug :!: :!: :shock:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/popular-dog-food-brands-recalled-after-repeatedly-testing-positive-for-euthanasia-drug/ar-BBJhUMx?li=BBnb7Kz

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Mueller charges lawyer with lying about interaction with Rick Gates

(CNN) Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a charge against a lawyer for lying to investigators about his interaction with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates in September 2016.

Alex Van der Zwaan is expected to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon.

He is also accused of lying about the failure to turn over an email communication to the special counsel's office. He was speaking with investigators about his work with Skadden Arps in 2012 when the firm did work for the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice to prepare a report on the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko.

Van der Zwaan has a plea hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at US District Court in Washington, DC.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 pm 
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An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton
06:45 PM Monday May the 7th, Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.....
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Free from the constraints of running, Secretary Clinton will share the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.

Secretary Clinton will take audiences on a journey; What Happened and what’s next. A story of resilience, Secretary Clinton explains how she got back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead.

An illuminating insight into Secretary Clinton's experience as a woman in politics — she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before.

Don't miss an evening with Hillary Clinton.

VIP tickets are available exclusively through The Growth Faculty and include:
• Front of house seating
• Access to the pre-event VIP cocktail party
• A copy of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, What Happened by Hillary Clinton

All for the low low price of: NZ$495.00

Premium Seating: NZ$295.00

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Barack Obama to visit New Zealand in March
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Former US president Barack Obama's first visit to NZ will see him give a speech to business and community leaders and have "some fun".

Former US president Barack Obama is to visit New Zealand for the first time next month.

Obama will speak to about 1000 invited guests at an event run by the NZ-US Council in Auckland on March 22.

NZ-US Council spokesman Leon Grice said Obama would spend about three days in the country, before going on to Sydney.

"It is a private visit but from our discussions we are not anticipating him bringing his family."

The NZ-US Council was founded in 2001 and describes itself as an organisation committed to fostering and developing "a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between New Zealand and the United States".

It advocates for the expansion of trade and economic links between the two countries and aims to bring about a comprehensive free trade agreement.

Grice said discussions about a visit started in August.

He said Obama's itinerary would include "having some fun" and he wouldn't be surprised if the former president squeezed in a round of golf.

"There are lots of things that we have suggested he do, and we expect him to have a 'full time' when he is out here."

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed confirmation of the trip.

"I look forward to welcoming Mr Obama to our country and anticipate meeting him once his full programme is finalised," she said in a statement.

Obama's speech to the NZ-US Council has been sponsored by Air New Zealand, Westpac and Mastercard.

Grice said the guest list had yet to be confirmed and the council would not be selling tickets.

"The three sponsors have put forward some names and we are making sure it is a full cross-section of New Zealand society from community leaders to youth leaders and businesspeople."

Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon said the airline had wanted to enable a visit since Obama left office and thought it would be an inspiration for the country's "leaders of today and tomorrow".

"It goes without saying that President Obama's presence in New Zealand will be a boost for the profile of our tourism industry globally," he said.

Westpac NZ chief executive David McLean said Obama's tenure in the White House brought with it "a spirit of hope and change which resonated with many New Zealanders".

Grice said Obama was likely to discuss his presidency during his speech to the NZ-US Council and issues such as diversity and youth leadership "which is a really important thing in his post-presidency".

Obama will speak at an event in Sydney the following day.

- Stuff

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Big news up here! (where's Les Nessman, when you need him?)

Couple Adopts Pet Pig From Animal Shelter Only To Kill And Eat Her
Because law enforcement said the pig was killed humanely, there's no legal action the shelter can take.

"Shelter workers believed they were sending Molly to a great home. But weeks later, a local woman saw reports on social media indicating the couple had slaughtered and eaten Molly, apparently because they found keeping and training a pet pig to be more work than they could handle."

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/pet- ... 6416a3d344

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Well, this pig had a name... can't eat pigs with names...can grow pigs in tiny cages where they can never lay down, then eat them...as long as you don't name them. Same for dogs I suppose, we could grow them in little cages where they can't lay down, then eat them...as long as we don't name them.

I don't know what the cop was talkin about "since it was humanely killed," we can kill pigs and cows any way it's cheapest and have "common practice" laws which mean as long as you killed the animals that way before, electrocution, a post through the head, slice it's jugular, whatever, you can keep doing it...humanly doesn't apply with common practice laws.

The guy found a way to get free pigs...no worries though, the endotoxins will get him in the end.

Truth is stranger than fiction :)

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It was one of my entries into music so, even though I am not big on them currently and have not been for a while, kudos for them, I still revisit some old albums from time to time, Try Master of Puppets. Ciff Burton is great, and so is his piece Orion.

I don't hate Metallica because I haven't heard them, rather the other way around! ;)[/quote]


I didn't like them when I first heard them, I didn't like any metal. Then in the early 90's I discovered Betty.
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That album, though metal, was so different that it was interesting and I began listening to that one and Meantime...then I discovered Soundgarden, then I went back and listened to early metallica...it took a little while, but eventually I got addicted to Justice for all, Master of Puppets, and the other early Metallica classics...they took a pounding.

The next noteworthy Metallica album for me was St Anger. It got beat up in reviews because it wasn't the same metallica formula, rippin leads, etc...but I think it's one of their best as they were going for a totally different sound and I think they nailed it. I'd much rather have variety than all albums the same.

Sometimes I like metal, sometimes FZ, Beach Boys, Classic Rock...different music for different moods with me.

My favorite metal album is this amazing album:
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It's loaded with innovative gems like this one :D
In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
(BTW, That's not one of the hard rockers from the album, it has plenty of those...it's just a favorite for it's innovation).

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From: Helmet <do-not-reply@topspinmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:53 PM
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Subject: Just announced: Helmet + Prong US Tour

Hello,

This morning we were happy to announce a run of US tour dates with Prong as our special guest opening act. This marks the first time the bands have ever actually played shows together - which is surprising given the long history.

In Page's own words: "Helmet really got off the ground after playing audition night at CBGB’s in 1989 (I think those were Mondays?). The FOH engineer was Tommy Victor (singer/guitarist) and door guy Mike Kirkland (bassist) for local heroes Prong. There were many great bands in NY/east village at the time (Sonic Youth, Rat at Rat R, Live Skull) but most were more in the noise/no wave vein. Prong had an indie vibe but w/a heavy dose of metal. We were basically cut from the same musical cloth though Helmet leaned a little more toward noise and feedback and while remaining inspired by AC/DC ‘s funkiness. We played, Hilly said nothin, Louise told me later we were like ice picks to her forehead but Tommy and Mike said, 'book these guys now!' We will be forever indebted to Prong and couldn’t be happier to have an NYC reunion tour coming up."

A limited # of pre-sale tickets go on-sale tomorrow (Feb 15th) at 10am local venue time at THIS LINK. Everyone who purchases a pre-sale ticket will also receive a free poster, signed by both bands, that can be picked up night of show. These tickets will likely go fast... so if you miss out, the public on-sale will be live the following day on Feb 16th at 10am.

In other news... friend of the band Richard de Silva has just posted a video for "Life or Death." Check it out HERE. The footage was shot back in April of last year at a show in Melbourne.

See you on the road...

- Helmet HQ

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Well, this pig had a name... can't eat pigs with names...can grow pigs in tiny cages where they can never lay down, then eat them...as long as you don't name them. Same for dogs I suppose, we could grow them in little cages where they can't lay down, then eat them...as long as we don't name them.

I don't know what the cop was talkin about "since it was humanely killed," we can kill pigs and cows any way it's cheapest and have "common practice" laws which mean as long as you killed the animals that way before, electrocution, a post through the head, slice it's jugular, whatever, you can keep doing it...humanly doesn't apply with common practice laws.

The guy found a way to get free pigs...no worries though, the endotoxins will get him in the end.

Truth is stranger than fiction :)


From around the age of five I used to stay with my uncle several times a year on his rural property in the South Island. Amongst the other live stock on his farm, he raised pigs, one of which was called Chubby. Chubby was house trained and was treated just like a pet cat or dog, I loved old Chubby, he was around for years. I was fifteen or sixteen before I realized there had been a new "Chubby" about every eighteen Months. Oh and guess who we had been eating fried grilled and roasted morning noon and night over the holidays :shock: .....
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Well, this pig had a name... can't eat pigs with names...can grow pigs in tiny cages where they can never lay down, then eat them...as long as you don't name them. Same for dogs I suppose, we could grow them in little cages where they can't lay down, then eat them...as long as we don't name them.

I don't know what the cop was talkin about "since it was humanely killed," we can kill pigs and cows any way it's cheapest and have "common practice" laws which mean as long as you killed the animals that way before, electrocution, a post through the head, slice it's jugular, whatever, you can keep doing it...humanly doesn't apply with common practice laws.

The guy found a way to get free pigs...no worries though, the endotoxins will get him in the end.

Truth is stranger than fiction :)


From around the age of five I used to stay with my uncle several times a year on his rural property in the South Island. Amongst the other live stock on his farm, he raised pigs, one of which was called Chubby. Chubby was house trained and was treated just like a pet cat or dog, I loved old Chubby, he was around for years. I was fifteen or sixteen before I realized there had been a new "Chubby" about every eighteen Months. Oh and guess who we had been eating fried grilled and roasted morning noon and night over the holidays :shock: .....
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Back in the day when I was in construction I worked with a guy who lived in a rural are and had live stock, one day he said its time to slaughter the pig...I asked "why?" and his reply was "got home yesterday here come the kids running down the road to meet me at the gate followed by the dogs and the pig, next thing you know it gets named and you can't butcher it."... :idea:


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This was put on Twitter last month. It is unknown how many of these were sent to Tom Cotton's constituents.

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Guess whose sleepy home town made the news...
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018 ... en-utrecht

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Guess whose sleepy home town made the news...
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018 ... en-utrecht



AG & I have a 5 year plan that includes a trip to Europe, if we make it to your city we expect a guided tour Bonny...as always lunch or dinner is on me... :mrgreen:


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Pulled the fire alarm at day care, bringing all the emergency response teams :D

(My niece, I guess it's in her baddy genes).

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Pulled the fire alarm at day care, bringing all the emergency response teams :D

(My niece, I guess it's in her baddy genes).


hee hee hee she's a baddy for sure :lol:


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A colony of 1,5 million Adélie penguins has been discovered on a hard-to-reach island in the Antarctic. :)

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Ah, I heard that on the BBC today. Apparently they located them via satellite which picked up on their dung deposits!

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Ah, I heard that on the BBC today. Apparently they located them via satellite which picked up on their dung deposits!


probably a FOX News satellite.....


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No, scout's honour!
"Numbering more than 1.5 million birds, they were first noticed when great patches of their poo, or guano, showed up in pictures taken from space."
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43250744

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