Barbara and I are so sorry we can’t be there for your Inauguration on January 20th. My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same with Barbara. So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.
But we will be with you and the country in spirit. I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country. If I can ever be of help, please let me know.
The second of four - one a week. I had this regimen back in April and May - go here - Sore knee update and it really helped my left knee, where I have bone on bone due to my meniscus surgery 12 years ago and just general arthritic joint deterioration.
Here's some information about this therapy - the gel is made from chicken combs(!) with the active agent Hyaluronic acid which is also used in certain cosmetics.
Haha. A good sport who after losing her foot to cancer asked if she could have it. I'm surprised they gave it to her since technically it's medical waste. When I asked for my chemotherapy port after it was removed from under the skin below my clavicle (wanted it as a souvenir - I'd had it over two years) I was told in no uncertain terms that the answer was NO.
Results are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,021 national adults, aged 18+, living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, conducted Jan. 2-3, 2017. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The economy item was asked of the full sample. All other items were asked of a randomly selected half-sample of between 482 to 539 national adults and have a margin of error of ±5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellphone numbers are selected using random digit dial methods.
Rolling forward to interviews conducted Thursday through Sunday, the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll shows the same results as its previous estimate of 47 percent for Hillary Clinton and 43 percent for Donald Trump, with Gary Johnson still at 4 percent and Jill Stein now at 1 percent.
Donald Trump enters office as the most unpopular of at least the last seven newly elected presidents, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds, with ratings for handling the transition that are also vastly below those of his predecessors.
While you're busy talking about who's the most unpopular President, can you spare a few moments to tell us which news organization has the least accurate polling?
I pray that all polar opposites learn to Agape Love, live and work together as brothers and sisters—or perish as fools. While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders.
Obviously, Evangelist King believes that Mr. Trump will be a legitimate president.
“The competitor in many ways is time,” said circus owner Kenneth Feld, adding that transporting the show by rail and other circus quirks — such as providing a traveling school for performers’ children — are throwbacks to another era.
When the Feld family bought the circus in 1967, the show was just under three hours. Today, it’s 2 hours and 7 minutes, with the longest segment — a tiger act — clocking in at 12 minutes. “Try getting a 3- or 4-year-old today to sit for 12 minutes,” Feld said.
Feld and his daughter Juliette Feld, the company’s chief operating officer, acknowledged another reality that led to the closing, and it was the one thing that initially drew millions to the show: the animals.
In May of 2016 the company removed the elephants from the shows and sent them to live on a conservation farm in Central Florida.
In 2014, Feld Entertainment won $25.2 million in settlements from groups including the Humane Society, ending a 14-year fight over allegations that circus employees mistreated elephants.
Attendance has been dropping for 10 years, said Juliette Feld, but when the elephants left, there was a “dramatic drop” in ticket sales. While many said they didn’t want big animals to perform in circuses, many others refused to attend a circus without them.
If indeed there is a NEO strike, the strategy also seeks to develop coherent national and international emergency procedures for different impact scenarios, be it an object hitting deep ocean, a coastal region or a major landmass. We must be prepared to respond as well as recover from such a blow in an orderly and timely manner, the report finds.
Rachel Maddow the top draw among non- FOX shows? I suppose in a way that makes sense. ... MSNBC does have a decent show on at 11PM (I tape it) - http://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour-with-Brian-Williams . Otherwise the only time I actually watch much of this is when I'm in the gym in the early evening - or off the different networks youtube channels, which is the most time- efficient way to catch up.
CABLE NEWS RACE
THU JAN 12, 2017 FOXNEWS O'REILLY 4,109,000 FOXNEWS CARLSON 3,313,000 FOXNEWS BAIER 3,067,000 FOXNEWS THE FIVE 2,982,000 FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,822,000 FOXNEWS FOX & FRIENDS 2,023,000 MSNBC MADDOW 2,004,000 MSNBC ODONNELL 1,593,000 CNN TOWNHALL/PAUL RYAN 1,514,000 MSNBC HAYES 1,416,000 CNN COOPER 1,404,000 CNN TAPPER 1,224,000 MSNBC GRETA 799,000 CMDY DAILY SHOW 787,000 MSNBC MORNING JOE 700,000 HBO VICE 277,000
I think it's perfectly legitimate to boycott a Company you disagree with. But this was a private person who made a donation; anyway it's likely to fizzle out. Planned Parenthood tried to organize a boycott of LL Bean (not sure why) years ago but it went nowhere. Farandaville is a big supporter of LL Bean - I'm wearing their pants now.
On the other hand, 69 percent supported Obama's advocacy of building strong alliances with other countries to project U.S. influence. Sixty-four percent backed the use of special forces instead of large-scale military operations to bolster U.S. national security, and 60 percent approved of Obama's use of drones.
The survey found that 29.1 percent of military personnel rated the president very unfavorably and 22.4 percent rated him somewhat unfavorably – 51.5 percent negative. Eighteen percent rated him very favorably and 18.4 percent somewhat favorably – 36.4 percent positive. About 12.1 percent were neutral.
About 60 percent of women and 57 percent of minorities in the military approved of the job performance of Obama, the first African-American president.
Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros lost nearly $1 billion as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump's surprise presidential election.
But Stanley Druckenmiller, Mr. Soros's former deputy who helped Mr. Soros score $1 billion of profits betting against the British pound in 1992, anticipated the market's recent climb and racked up sizable gains, according to people close to the matter.
The divergent bets of the two traders are a stark reminder of the challenges even acclaimed investors have faced following Mr. Trump's unexpected victory. Many experts had predicted a tumble for stocks in the wake of the election, but instead the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 9.3%.
But - no surprise - most small business owners are Republicans. FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm a small business owner but don't belong to any political party.
“Rising confidence adds to the economy’s upward momentum,” Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New York, said in a note. At the same time, the “NFIB membership appears to be disproportionately Republican, so it is possible that the data will start overstating strength, opposite the pattern during the Obama administration.”
The NFIB report was based on a survey of 619 small-business owners through Dec. 28. Small companies represent more than 99 percent of all U.S employers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. A small business is defined as an independent enterprise with no more than 500 employees.
Fifty percent of respondents, the biggest share since March 2002, said they expect better business conditions in the next six months. That was 38 percentage points higher than in November. The net share of firms projecting higher sales jumped by 20 points to 31 percent. Some 29 percent say they will boost capital outlays within six months.
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef issued a joint statement today with local officials raising questions regarding Governor Cuomo’s 10th proposal of his 2017 State of the State, to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2021. Entergy held a press event today detailing its plan to close the plant, but the Governor’s still plan provides too few details, and some of those that have been provided could eventually require legislative approval and oversight.
Senator Murphy said, “Aspects of the Governor’s proposals may require the legislature’s sign-off. We’re concerned by the lack of transparency here, we’ve heard from every stakeholder except the Governor himself. He owes it to us to come to the communities affected to explain exactly how we will safely store and protect spent fuel rods here for the next century, find replacement power for a quarter of our region’s energy needs, and fund the gigantic holes this move blows into the local budgets for the town of Cortlandt, village of Buchanan and the Hendrick Hudson and Peekskill City school districts over the long-term. The idea that we can just ask 1,000 workers to relocate some place else is also wholly inadequate. We call on the Governor to bring his show on the road to my district and explain this to us. Until we get the Governor, the Power Authority, Entergy, homeland security and others together with lawmakers and local officials so we have real transparency in the decision-making process, I will urge my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly to reject these proposals.”
Assemblywoman Galef said, “I am shocked by the Governor’s proposal and I am very concerned about the effect it will have on the employees of Entergy, their families, as well as the loss of tax revenue which the local school district and municipalities significantly rely on. Over the next few weeks I would assume the Governor will bring elected officials together that represent the communities impacted by this proposal to determine what course of action needs to be taken to protect the employees and the loss of local taxes. I am committed to working hard to resolve the potential problems that may come with this proposal.”
Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi said, “I only learned from a New York Times article entitled ‘Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to Close’ that these plants will close in 2020 and 2021. As the elected Town Supervisor where this major industry is located Cortlandt and Buchanan should not have heard about this major news from a newspaper article. We should have been notified as a courtesy prior to this public announcement.”
Buchanan Village Mayor Theresa Knickerbocker said, “I am asking for bipartisan support at a federal, state and local officials. Fortunately we have always had support of our local state representatives like Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef. Asing for support so that our beautiful community does not become a ghost town like so many other communities when an industry leaves.”
Peekskill Mayor Frank Catalina said, “I agree with my fellow colleagues that this will be a total disaster for the area. I only hope the Governor has a contingency plan for this area to replace Entergy but I am skeptical.”
At year’s end, Trump voters enthusiastically approved of the job being done by the President-elect, 91 percent to 3 percent; Republicans approved 83 percent to 11 percent; conservatives approved 73 percent to 15 percent; and those who disapproved of the job President Obama has done approved of Trump 77 percent to 12 percent. But Trump’s polling surge is generating a negative reaction from Democratic elites and the liberal media, who wish to see him fail. They fear that if Donald Trump increases his job approval above 50 or even 60 percent, he’ll have the kind of political capital that Ronald Reagan had to pass his conservative, populist agenda. Here’s what really worries them: 14 percent of Clinton voters now approve of Trump, as do 21 percent of the Democrats 25 percent of voters who approve of the job Obama is doing, 24 percent of African American voters, 31 percent of liberals, 44 percent of the under-40 vote, and 44 percent of Hispanics.
In short, Trump is making significant inroads into his opposition’s base, and if he can sustain them he could create a new majority governing coalition. That’s what’s at stake at this very early date.
The partisan efforts by Washington Democrats, liberal media elites, and even President Obama to delegitimize President-elect Trump before he’s sworn in are transparent. They are also so far failing, because the powerful trends that helped elect Trump remain in his favor.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the agreement Monday. On Friday, the state suggested a deal was imminent.
“We thank our nearly 1,000 dedicated employees for operating a world-class nuclear power generating facility at top levels of safety, security and reliability, as well as the community for supporting us,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s CEO, in a statement.
“We are committed to treating our employees fairly and will help those interested in other opportunities to relocate within the Entergy system.”
Cuomo praised the agreement.
His office told the USA TODAY Network's Albany Bureau that all the employees will be offered new positions at Entergy facilities, an early retirement package, job offers at state-owned facilities or free state-funded re-training.
A big question has been how would New York replace the plant's 2,000 megawatts of electrical power.
But state officials insisted current expansions of its energy grid, such as new hydropower transmissions, will add about 1,000 megawatts of new power.
The state also identified another 700 megawatts already available.
An independent review by the state found that at most the plant's closure would lead to an increase in electric bills by a few dollars a month, state officials told the Albany Bureau.
"But last January, the Alabama Republican, afraid that his party was floundering, sent a five-point questionnaire to all its presidential contenders to determine who might deserve his support. Just one answered: Donald J. Trump. Mr. Sessions is in many ways Mr. Trump’s antithesis: reedy-voiced, diminutive and mild-mannered, a devout Methodist and an Eagle Scout who will soon celebrate a golden wedding anniversary with his college sweetheart... But... Mr. Sessions shared one trait with Mr. Trump: He was an outsider, dismissed by much of the Republican Party as a fringe player on all but his signature issue, immigration. The two men unexpectedly bonded over their willingness to buck the establishment and the unlikely hope that lower-middle- and working-class voters would carry a billionaire to the White House."
Go Here for the five questions that only Trump answered.
A 2015 study from the journal Neurology also suggests that a Mediterranean diet (which includes wine!) may help make your brain about five years younger.
Researchers figured this out by looking at the brains of 674 people with an average age of 80. They asked these elderly people to fill out food surveys about what they ate in the past year, and researchers scanned their brains. The group that ate a Mediterranean diet had heavier brains with more gray and white matter.