America, the Jesuit publication. Years ago - it has to be well over 20 - I did some financial planning for an older couple in somewhat the same situation. That child was brought up by the couple while this little girl spends most of her time with her (biological) mother.
I knew I was one of the sinners so beloved by the Lamb of God that he had lived, submitted to an excruciating death and risen again for our sakes. Like my remorseful husband, like the baby’s mother, like every person past the age of reason, I had through malice, negligence or weakness done things to harm my relationships with God and other people. And I believed the forgiveness God offers all penitents, and the grace of God’s presence, make it possible for new life and love to grow out of the destruction human beings wreak. My sense of solidarity with other sinners, and my trust in divine grace, guided me to renew my marriage and to seek some kind of relationship with the baby’s mother, whose complicated feelings about her future I could only imagine. And it motivated me to protect and care for the baby who, unlike the adults in her life, had done no wrong. I knew Jesus Christ had loved and welcomed children and continues to call and empower his disciples to do the same. That night, I responded to the fraction anthem by praying—and starting to trust—that by God’s mercy, with God’s help, I could love my husband’s daughter as my own.
My friend and office manager Judy sent me this video - it's taken at her grandson Mason's school in Massachusetts. Great!
The Glover Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts has a special tradition of providing sanctuary to nesting ducks inside the school's interior courtyard. Each time ducklings hatch the entire school helps guide them safely to a neighboring pond.
Takes ten+ minutes to read. Trump wouldn't have won without her taking over as campaign manager. Really great in-depth interview with Conway. Love the last paragraph as she talks about one of her daughters not wanting to go to Washington.
Her: “You put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes! You should be ashamed!”
Me: ‘Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am.”
Her: “And I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap! I’m going to throw up right in your lap! You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me! You should be ashamed of yourself! You put a maniac’s finger on the button” (assuming she’s means nukes). You are a bigot. You should get off this plane!”
Me: “ma’am, by definition, bigotry is disparaging someone prior to knowing them simply by their beliefs and opinions. Thank you for being the very thing you preach against.”
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.