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  1. I don't even look at sole's posts. I'm not going to waste my brain cells on that nonsense.
  2. LAME-DUCK LEGISLATION | PROVISIONS STRUCK DOWN Lame-duck voting laws violate 2016 court order, federal judge rules Newly created restrictions on early voting and other election-related measures that were part of lame-duck legislation signed in December by outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker violate a federal court order issued in 2016 that voided similar restrictions, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge James Peterson, in a five-page ruling, agreed to issue an order enforcing injunctions against time limits for in-person absentee voting, restrictions on the use of student identification cards for voting and time limits on the validity of temporary identification cards issued under a process called the ID Petition Process. “This is not a close question,” Peterson wrote. “The three challenged provisions are clearly inconsistent with the injunctions that the court has issued in this case.” During the lame-duck session in December, the GOP-led Legislature approved the measures, and Walker signed them. Soon after, liberal groups Citizen Action of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Institute went to court to ask Peterson to quash the newly approved restrictions, saying they directly conflicted with orders issued by Peterson in 2016 as he ruled in a case brought by the groups over the state Voter ID law. The case was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which has not ruled. Peterson said he retains jurisdiction to enforce his orders while the appeal is pending. In his order, Peterson wrote that arguments by the state about the dissimilarity between the newly passed law and the limits on in-person absentee voting that Peterson barred were not persuasive. “
  3. Why didn't he pay the Trump Steakhouse in Washington to cater the event?
  4. Another of my favorites. Definitely in my Top Ten:
  5. Secrets to Longevity Revealed in Denomination's Lifestyle http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/healthscience/2015/february/secrets-to-longevity-revealed-in-denominations-lifestyle Most of our health problems are said to be the result of three things: bad food choices, inactivity, and unmanaged stress. Therefore, it's no surprise Seventh Day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than most Americans. They don't do any of that. Take for example Benita Welebir. At age 100 she still enjoys a healthy mind, body, and spirit. "I've given myself to the Lord, and I've left myself in His hands, and I have trust and I have been very, very well taken care of," she said. 'Blue Zone' Living She's not alone. There is an unusually high concentration of centenarians in her hometown of Loma Linda, California. It's one of only five "blue zones" worldwide. Researcher Dan Buettner found these zones when he searched for where people live the longest. The others are Okinawa, Japan; Kria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; and Nicoya, Costa Rica. Loma Linda is an hour east of Los Angeles where about a quarter-million people live. The reason they're so healthy is because most of them are Seventh Day Adventists. On average they live 10 years longer than most Americans. Dr. Larry Beeson, an epidemiologist at Loma Linda University, has been involved in researching the health of Seventh Day Adventists for the last 50 years. "Adventists have approximately the same proportion of people who die of cancer or heart disease or stroke, but the age that they get diagnosed is much later," he said. They strongly adhere to the belief of respecting the human body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. That means no alcohol, no tobacco, and following a plant-based diet. Plant-Based Diet Eighty-nine-year-old Belgrove Josiah also lives in Loma Linda. Like Welebir, he resides at Linda Valley Villa, a retirement home for people who are able to care for themselves. "In Christianity we have the Holy Scriptures, what God said from the beginning we should eat. He gave us the nuts and the grains and the herbs that He placed in the earth. And he said you will do better if you subsist on that type of thing," he said. Welebir said her primary food source throughout her entire life has been vegetables. "My sister liked fruit. Well I do, too, but vegetables had priority. And I like them raw. And I enjoyed even, 'Mother, please don't peel that potato, I want a slice of raw potato.' And that's the way I have been all my life is to eat the vitamins raw," she said. Many Loma Linda residents, like Welebir, are total vegetarians. Others will eat eggs and some have dairy such as cheese and milk. There is a group that eats fish, and there are those who eat small amounts of poultry and beef. "Adventists promote vegetarianism, although it's not a requirement," Beeson explained. "There is a suggestion that Adventists abstain from alcohol and tobacco, so Adventists are known to be non-smokers, non-alcohol consumers, not consumers of pork products." Beeson said different dietary choices result in varying health outcomes. "The more flesh-foods you eat, the more Alzheimer's, the more heart disease, the more cancer, the earlier the death occurs," Beeson explained. "So as people move more toward meat consumption there tends to be more of the adverse health outcomes." "Whereas going the other direction, as people move toward removing flesh foods from the diet, there tends to be a delay in the onset of the diseases," he said.
  6. “I thought it was a joke,” one Clemson player could be overheard saying in a video shared on Twitter, accurately capturing many people’s reaction to the president’s earlier promise to serve college football’s national champions items found on various dollar menus.
  7. Former football great invites Clemson to celebratory dinner: Burgers and now possibly lobster is the new food of champions. The Clemson Football team has had their burger buffet and pizza at the White House Monday, courtesy of President Trump and now might get a second celebratory dinner for winning their second national championship in the last three seasons. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan has invited Clemson for another feast for the champions of college football. "I personally would like to invite the Clemson Football team here for a great meal," Strahan said Tuesday on GMA Day. "Come out here, whoever can make it. We will have lobster. Whatever you want. We gonna take care of you. We gonna give you the proper meal that you deserve because that was one great game, a great accomplishment. We thought what we could give them; I thought lobster was great. It's out of my pocket. I got you guys. I'll pay for it. No problem. Those guys deserve it. Congratulations."
  8. LoreD

    Learning to DIY

    Add some panko and you have salmon croquettes. Yum!
  9. My all time favorite song:
  10. LoreD

    Learning to DIY

    Basic White. I'm going to do the cornmeal bread next.
  11. I read an article about this. Some of the parents have had to move multiple times to get away from the Infowars stalkers. A few had to go into hiding because of the death threats.
  12. LoreD

    Learning to DIY

    I just made my first loaf of bread in a bread machine. It came out really nice. Since I have been getting some serious arthritis issues in my right hand, I had to stop knitting. I could only do it for about 1/2 hour before my hand started to get stiff, so I decided to try another hobby. I hadn't done much baking because it was so much easier to go to my local professional baker and have her do all the work. I need a new hobby, so baking bread is the one I chose. I am going to try a couple different methods, and will decide which one I like best.
  13. LoreD

    MSNBC: Trump's Gonna Win

    No way out: Trump walks out, Dems remain firm https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/politics/donald-trump-shutdown/index.html Donald Trump's hatred of looking foolish and Democrats' conviction that they have a winning hand is leaving the President with no way out of the stalemate over his border wall. That means hundreds of thousands of federal workers, in limbo in a government shutdown that is within days of becoming the longest on record, are about to pay a heavy price when their paychecks don't arrive as normal on Friday. Far from moving toward a resolution, the shutdown, which started in the old Republican Congress and has stretched into the new Democratic House majority, is becoming more intractable by the day. On Wednesday, in talks with top congressional leaders, Trump lived up to a tweet he fired off nearly eight years ago: "'Know when to walk away from the table.' The Art of the Deal." He stormed out of the White House Situation Room after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to finance the border wall that the President didn't manage to get funded when the GOP held the purse strings. "Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time," Trump tweeted shortly after the meeting broke up. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" The collapse of the talks left Trump's strategy for extricating himself from the shutdown with a much needed political victory, a mystery. It cast further doubt on the President's claim to be the ultimate deal-maker and offered a glimpse into a power struggle between the President and the speaker that could define the nation's politics over the next two years. For Trump's dramatic gesture on Wednesday to succeed, Democrats would have to need an end to the government shutdown more than the President -- and would come back with a fresh enticement for him to do a deal. But there is no reason to believe Democrats are anywhere near folding, a factor that is making life even more difficult for a President and White House team that is learning how frustrating divided government can be. CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Boris Sanchez reported Thursday that it was increasingly possible that Trump could declare a national emergency on the border and declare victory by reprogramming Pentagon funds to build the wall. The move could offer one way out of his dead end. Trump could sign bills to reopen the government then blame a court system he has long said is stacked against him should his use of executive power be blocked by a judge. A prolonged legal battle could be one way of showing his most loyal supporters he has not given up the fight. But to most other observers, Trump would still look like he came off second-best in the first battle of Washington's new balance of power. No deal in sight White House officials say that the administration is increasingly frustrated with the refusal of Democrats to make a deal. But it's unclear what Trump is offering Pelosi and her new majority in return for fulfilling his central campaign promise. His efforts to hang the blame on the speaker for -- to use a term the President repeated often in an Oval Office address Tuesday night -- a crisis on the southern border with criminals pouring into the country, seem not to have worked.