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  1. It is on hold, for a week, til the other justices decide whether to hear the case. In a brief order, Ginsburg said that the lower court ruling is now on hold until Dec. 13.
  2. What is interesting is that Bernie's rally at Morehouse College was packed with enthusiastic students. Deval Patrick's rally had to be cancelled because only 2 people showed up.
  3. I have Googled this story, and can only find one place reporting this story. An Alt Right rabidly Trump site called Whitehouse Insider, which states that the story has been "leaked to various outlets. " No credible source is reporting this story.
  4. Luke 14:12-14 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. 13 Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.”
  5. James 2:14-17 New International Version (NIV) Faith and Deeds 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
  6. I saw a good tip in a food waste documentary. An "eat first" basket was placed in the front of the fridge. Approaching sell date yogurt, fruit and veggies that are getting a little iffy, etc. It helps if it isn't hidden at the back of the fridge.
  7. CrowdStrike was co-founded by George Kurtz (CEO),[4][5] Dmitri Alperovitch (CTO),[6] and Gregg Marston (CFO, retired) in 2011.[7][8] In 2012, Shawn Henry, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official who led both the FBI's criminal and cyber divisions, was hired to lead sister company CrowdStrike Services, Inc., which focused on proactive and incident response services.[9] In June 2013, the company launched its first product, CrowdStrike Falcon.[10] The company became known for providing threat intelligence and attribution to nation state actors[11] that are conducting economic espionage and IP theft.[12] In May 2014, supported by CrowdStrike's reports, the United States Department of Justice charged five Chinese military hackers for economic cyber espionage against United States corporations. CrowdStrike also uncovered the activities of Energetic Bear, a group connected to the Russian Federation that conducted intelligence operations against global targets, primarily in the energy sector. After the Sony Pictures hack, CrowdStrike produced evidence implicating the government of North Korea within 48 hours, and demonstrated how the attack was carried out.[13] In 2014, CrowdStrike played a major role in identifying members of Putter Panda, the state-sponsored Chinese group also known as PLA Unit 61486, perpetrators of cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure and defense, as well as on European satellite and aerospace industries.[14][15] In May 2015, the company released researcher Jason Geffner's discovery of VENOM, a critical flaw in an open-source hypervisor called Quick Emulator (QEMU),[16] which is used in a number of common virtualization products. This vulnerability could allow attackers to access sensitive personal information.[17] In October 2015, CrowdStrike announced that it had identified Chinese hackers attacking technology and pharmaceutical companies immediately before and after President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping publicly agreed not to use cyberspies to conduct economic espionage against each other. The alleged hacking would have been in violation of that agreement.[18]
  8. https://fortune.com/2019/09/25/what-is-crowdstrike-trump-ukraine-call-transcript-memo/ According to a June 2016 blog post on CrowdStrike’s website, the company was hired by the DNC to “respond to a suspected breach.” They reportedly “immediately identified two sophisticated adversaries on the network,” called Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear. CrowdStrike was already familiar with both actors, calling them “some of the best threat actors out of all the numerous nation-state, criminal and hacktivist/terrorist groups” they regularly encounter. The company concluded that the two groups compromised the same systems within the DNC network, but they “identified no collaboration between the two actors, or even an awareness of one by the other.” Despite this, CrowdStrike is confident that they were both working “for the benefit of the government of the Russian Federation and are believed to be closely linked to the Russian government’s powerful and highly capable intelligence services.” CrowdStrike’s findings were later corroborated by several other independent cybersecurity firms. Yet Trump has repeatedly sought to cast doubt on the conclusions of these firms, pushing an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the DNC had hid one of its servers from the FBI, a server that reportedly has information about who was actually responsible for the hack. CrowdStrike Security Technology Company CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. is a cybersecurity technology company based in Sunnyvale, California. It provides endpoint security, threat intelligence, and cyberattack response services. The company has been involved in investigations of several high profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures hack, the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, and the Democratic National Committee cyber attacks. Founded: 2011 Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA CEO: George Kurtz Founders: George Kurtz · Dmitri Alperovitch · Gregg Marston Subsidiaries: CST Diamond Holdings, LLC · Payload Security Chairman: Gerhard Watzinger
  9. Not quite A proposed amendment to a 30-year-old Virginia law would make it illegal to bring a firearm to any gathering if it can be proven that the goal was to ‘intimidate any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm.”
  10. I remember watching a documentary about middle class families that had become homeless. One woman had said that she had always been a "picky" eater. Being homeless cured her of that problem. She said that she would never go back to refusing or throwing away food because she didn't like it. I've tried a few recipes which I didn't like, but I eat it anyway.
  11. The biggest problem is people shopping when there is food in the fridge. I was watching a young man online, and he was drinking his coffee black because he had run out of creamer. He refused to go shopping until he had completely run out of food, so no creamer for him til shopping day. Another young man made the change by eating what he had rather than what he wanted. So many families refuse to eat leftovers. My ex son-in-law refused to eat leftovers. He didn't know that my daughter was freezing the leftovers, and bringing them out as freshmade a couple weeks later. I was watching some British reality shows on food waste. One had a chef go into somebody's house and make dinner from what they threw away. Shriveled up apples, or pears, sauteed in butter, with sugar and cinnamon. Old vegetables boiled to make vegetable stock. You could probably pay your mortgage, or car payment, just out of the food waste.
  12. Here is one that I meant to post.
  13. Sorry, I don't know what that was, but I can't get it to delete.
  14. Debunked. https://www.factcheck.org/2019/09/trump-wrong-on-european-aid-to-ukraine/ Trump Wrong on European Aid to Ukraine By Lori Robertson Posted on September 26, 2019 President Donald Trump wrongly said that “Europe and other nations” were “not” contributing to Ukraine, specifically calling for Germany and France to “put up money.” In fact, the European Union and European financial institutions have contributed more than $16.4 billion in grants and loans to Ukraine since 2014. European countries have contributed an estimated two-thirds of all of the aid to Ukraine since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and launched a conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, according to Iain King, a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. At the United Nations on Sept. 24, Trump told reporters that he had withheld U.S. assistance to Ukraine this summer because he wanted European countries to contribute. An intelligence community whistleblower complaint says that the White House Office of Management and Budget on July 18 notified other departments and agencies that the money was being withheld. The U.S. released the nearly $400 million in fiscal 2019 aid on Sept. 11. “I’d withhold again and I’ll continue to withhold until such time as Europe and other nations contribute to Ukraine because they’re not doing it,” Trump said. “Everybody in the administration knows that what I want, and I insist on it, is that Europe has to put up money for Ukraine also. Why is it only the United States putting up the money? … Germany, France, other countries should put up money.” At one point, Trump said the United States was contributing “the bulk of the money,” but also said it was “only” the U.S. contributing and that other countries were “not doing it.” But other countries are doing it, and the U.S. isn’t even the majority contributor of total official development assistance. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, EU institutions top the OECD’s list of the top 10 donors of official development assistance to Ukraine, with $425.2 million contributed on average for 2016-2017. The U.S. was second with $204.4 million in assistance, closely followed by Germany, which contributed $189.8 million on its own, in addition to contributions it would have made through the European Union. CSIS’ King, a former U.K. defense and foreign conflict specialist, detailed the aid the U.S. and other countries have provided to Ukraine in a Sept. 26 report. U.S. Agency for International Development figures King cited show the U.S. has contributed between $272 million and $513 million annually since 2014. As for military assistance, the U.S. has contributed about $800 million, “which includes small arms, counter-narcotics efforts, training programs, and military advisers to support and improve the Ukrainian forces, among others,” King wrote. Those are sizable numbers, but the EU has given more. “The European Union is the largest donor to Ukraine” King wrote, estimating that the EU has given almost twice as much on average per year than the U.S. since 2014. Maja Kocijancic, EU spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy, told us in an email, “The European Union’s support to Ukraine is unprecedented. In these five years, we have put together for Ukraine the largest support package in the history of the European Union.” A February 2018 report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace echoes that, saying, “To its credit, the EU reacted quickly to the Ukraine crisis of 2014 by allocating generous funding for macro-economic stabilization.” The article said the assistance amounted to “the largest [macro-finance assistance] the EU has ever provided to a non-EU country.”
  15. Minimalism doesn't mean not having stuff, it just means that you only have what you need. I had read some articles recommending that people start using the wooden clothing racks in order to save on the carbon footprint from dryers. Also, the dryer damages clothing, and causes the clothing to wear out faster. I had been thinking about buying one of the racks, when somebody moved out and left behind some rolling clothing racks. I took one and will be hanging my clothing to dry on the rack. I will still use the dryer for towels, blankets, sheets, and heavier items, but I think I can cut back on the dryer use. I needed one, so I took one. I now take some time to decide whether I need something. I, also, have been looking at DIY fixes, instead of purchasing new. I was going to buy a new HEPA air purifier. I saw a video about making one from a box fan and a furnace filter. I have the box fan, so all I need to do is buy a furnace filter.
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