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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1275 on: October 11, 2017, 08:01:24 PM »
I'm still surprised that the vines on a property survived when the buildings didn't.

Yes, they interviewed the owner and he was very surprised as well, and said so in the interview. He has no clue how they survived. He said they would be able to have a harvest next year. Not so many of the vineyards.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1276 on: October 12, 2017, 08:39:41 AM »
He's a narcissist:

Narcissists typically display most, and sometimes all, of the following traits:
  • An obvious self-focus in interpersonal exchanges
  • Problems in sustaining satisfying relationships
  • A lack of psychological awareness
  • Difficulty with empathy
  • Problems distinguishing the self from others
  • Hypersensitivity to any insults or imagined insults
  • Vulnerability to shame rather than guilt
  • Haughty body language
  • Flattery towards people who admire and affirm them
  • Detesting those who do not admire them
  • Using other people without considering the cost of doing so
  • Pretending to be more important than they actually are
  • Bragging (subtly but persistently) and exaggerating their achievements
  • Claiming to be an "expert" at many things
  • Inability to view the world from the perspective of other people
  • Denial of remorse and gratitude

I was going to go down this list and check off all that apply to 45, except they all apply. ...

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1277 on: October 12, 2017, 09:59:17 AM »
From the article:
It brought into the open what several people close to the president have recently told me in private: that Trump is “unstable,” “losing a step,” and “unraveling.”

I don't know how anyone could be surprised about any of this.  Unstable: None of them noticed during the
campaign?  Unraveling:  Been going on for months.  Losing a step: The ladder he's using was already flat
on the ground.


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1278 on: October 12, 2017, 10:02:06 AM »
And he hates himself too.

He's catching on.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1279 on: October 12, 2017, 03:43:45 PM »
Death toll climbs to 29 as crews begin grim search among ashes of wine country fires

Sonali Kohli , Louis Sahagun, Paige St. John, Nina Agrawal and Chris Megerian - Contact Reporters

s weary fire crews began to make progress against a firestorm that has killed at least 28 people in Northern California’s wine country, local officials said Thursday that they have begun a grim search for more bodies amid the ashes of burned communities.

At an afternoon news conference, Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano told reporters that a 15th person was found dead in his county as search crews and cadaver dogs began sifting through debris for the first time Thursday.

Later Thursday, officials confirmed the discovery of four more bodies. Of the total 29 deaths, 15 were in Sonoma County, eight were in Mendocino County, four were in Yuba County and two were in Napa County, according to Sonoma County, Cal Fire and Yuba County officials.

The searches can take hours, and identification will be difficult, Giordano said at the briefing.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-northern-california-firestorms-20171012-story.html

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1280 on: October 12, 2017, 03:48:06 PM »
Trump’s Warning on Limits to U.S. Aid in Puerto Rico Adds ‘Insult to Injury,’ Mayor Says

By PETER BAKER and LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍOCT. 12, 2017

President Trump suggested again on Thursday that Puerto Rico bore some of the blame for its current crisis following twin hurricanes, and warned that there were limits to how long he would keep troops and federal emergency workers on the island to help.

Mr. Trump, who has been criticized for a slow and not always empathetic response to the storms that ravaged the United States territory, sounded off in a series of early-morning Twitter posts. Angry about the criticism, he has sought to refocus blame to where he believes it belongs — the leadership of the island itself, which in his view mismanaged its affairs long before the winds blew apart its infrastructure.

“‘Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making.’ says Sharyl Attkisson,” he wrote, citing the host of a public affairs show on Sinclair Broadcast Group television stations. “A total lack of accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend. We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”

The threat may mean less than it appears — federal government officials quickly said that they were not pulling out of Puerto Rico anytime soon. But it provoked another wave of criticism from the island and its supporters who expressed astonishment that the president would assail the very people he was supposed to be assisting.

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of the capital of San Juan who has been critical of Mr. Trump’s response and blasted by him in return, condemned his latest message as adding “insult to injury” and called on international organizations to step in to prevent “the genocide that will result from” Mr. Trump’s inaction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/us/politics/trump-warns-puerto-rico-weeks-after-storms-federal-help-cannot-stay-forever.html

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1281 on: October 12, 2017, 03:52:50 PM »
Late Night Hosts Join Celebrity Reaction to Eminem’s Trump Diss: ‘He Even Found a Way to Rhyme the Word “Orange”‘

BY MARIA PASQUINI  - OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 1:35PM EDT


On Tuesday night, Eminem slammed Donald Trump in a nearly-five minute freestyle rap at the BET Awards, and it didn’t take long before late night hosts including Jimmy Fallon and James Corden joined in the celebrity reaction to the rapper’s epic Trump diss.

Eminem’s cypher — called “The Storm” — was delivered in a Detroit parking lot, and featured the rapper spewing lines at Trump, calling him a “b—” and slamming him for his comments about Charlottesville, as well as his recent attack on NFL player protests.

Eminem also targeted those who claimed to be supporters of both him and Trump, telling them they had to choose to either stand beside him or the president. “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his/I’m drawing in the sand a line/You’re either for or against/And if you can’t decide who you like more in your split/ Or who you should stand beside/I’ll do it for you with this/F— you.”

On Wednesday night, Fallon discussed the diss and joked that, “Trump was mad, but he was also a little confused. Today he told people to boycott the M&M Store.”

http://people.com/politics/late-night-hosts-react-eminem-trump-diss/

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1282 on: October 13, 2017, 05:08:06 AM »
California firestorm took deadly toll on elderly; average age of victims identified so far is 79

Alene Tchekmedyian and Esmeralda Bermudez


As authorities begin to identify those killed in the wildfires raging across Northern California, a grim pattern is emerging.  Among the dozen people identified by Sonoma and Napa county officials as of late Thursday, the average age of those who died was 79. The youngest victim was 57, the oldest 100.

“The bulk of them are in their 70s and 80s, so there is that commonality,” Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano told reporters at a news briefing.  A majority were found inside their homes, unable to escape as the fire bore down. At least one was confined to a wheelchair. Another was lying next to a vehicle.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-fires-elderly-20171012-story.html

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1283 on: October 13, 2017, 05:10:28 AM »
In Hollywood, what should've been scandal was long met with a shrug. A new outcry has changed that

Lorraine Ali


Until very recently, women who came forward with their accounts of sexual harassment at the hands of powerful men who held sway over their careers were viewed as traitors, whiners or pitifully naive to the ways of industries where a barter system — sex for fame — was all but implicit.   They sold their sexuality on screen and on stage, after all, the thinking went, so what did they expect when the cameras stopped rolling or the arena lights dimmed?

The few who were brave enough to come forward with accounts of being groped, coerced, threatened and even raped were sidelined, careers destroyed. Their stories rarely made the news, until recently, when the sheer number of allegations against power brokers and gatekeepers like Bill Cosby, Fox News’ Roger Ailes, music’s L.A. Reid and now Harvey Weinstein literally forced the media’s hand.

Historically the hardest part for women coming forward with accounts of sexual abuse wasn’t just proving that the sickening events actually happened — it’s been convincing anyone who would listen that what happened was wrong, even if it was business as usual.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-hollywood-scandals-and-hypocrisy-20171013-story.html

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1284 on: October 13, 2017, 05:13:21 AM »
In Weinstein saga, Rose McGowan emerges as powerful voice

By JAKE COYLE AND COLLEEN LONG

In a flurry of unrestrained tweets and with the "RoseArmy" at her back, Rose McGowan has emerged a kind of whistleblowing avenger in the Harvey Weinstein saga, leaving a scorched path behind her across social media.  After long referencing a past incident with Weinstein, McGowan on Thursday for the first time said it outright: "HW raped me," the actress wrote, apparently referring to the embattled former Weinstein Co. co-chairman. Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister said "any allegations of non-consensual contact are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein."

The Hollywood Reporter said McGowan confirmed it was Weinstein she was referring to; her representative did not respond to a message seeking comment.

McGowan's accusation was the latest development in the fast-unraveling saga surrounding Weinstein.

Police detectives in New York and London said Thursday that they are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein now that some 30 women have accused the Hollywood film producer of inappropriate conduct. Hachette Book Group, one of the country's top publishers, announced it has pulled the plug on its Weinstein Books imprint.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/weinstein-saga-rose-mcgowan-emerges-powerful-voice-50455028

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1285 on: October 14, 2017, 06:14:12 AM »
President Trump said on Oct. 13 that his administration will continue to help with hurricane recovery, and that he "met with the president of the Virgin Islands." Trump is the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He met with its governor, Kenneth Mapp, on Oct. 3.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/trump-says-he-met-with-the-president-of-the-virgin-islands/2017/10/13/7d3d9362-b024-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_video.html?utm_term=.cab898284153
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1286 on: October 14, 2017, 08:38:18 AM »
He doesn't recognize himself coming or going.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1287 on: October 14, 2017, 10:58:03 AM »
^^^

I saw him saying that. I was like, wait a minute...  Then the newsperson just look dumbfounded and
then they all laughed at him. Such a disgrace.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1288 on: October 14, 2017, 10:58:24 AM »

I recall a Trump supporter saying last fall that they were voting for him because "We need someone to come in like a bull in a china shop and shake things up."

Be careful what you wish for, because a bull in a china shop gets you a shop out of business and broken china that needs throwing out or repairing or replaced. And probably a pooper scooper.


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1289 on: October 15, 2017, 10:00:05 AM »
Donald Trump Trucker Rally Cold Open - SNL


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfVobgfXE34
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