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BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle an immigration crisis, a lack of solidarity between member states, Britain’s looming exit, and terrorism. “Europe is in danger of falling apart,” Valls said at an event organized by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper

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Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They’re lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there’s no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because they take just a few minutes to make. They can be eaten by themselves with butter and optional fried breadcrumbs, as a dessert, with butter and sugar, or even as a side dish with braised meat – not traditional, but delicious.

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..

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Some travelers prefer the beach and nature, others have a soft spot for the pool, and everyone wants a killer view. For all those times when you can’t choose between the two, there’s an infinity pool.

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As a single woman dating over 50, what are your thoughts about deal breakers in the men you want to meet? Just to be clear on what a deal breaker actually is…. They are qualities a man has that you CAN’T TOLERATE in your life or they are qualities a man MUST HAVE in order to date you, such as the same religion or culture.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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Many years ago, I set foot on this country as a 7-year-old. At first, I was sad and woefully shy.

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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

10Nov

What is snapping scapula syndrome? Snapping scapula syndrome is a condition causing painful grinding, clicking or snapping of the shoulder blade (Figure 1)

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In A Blue State, We Grieve

10Nov

Many of us feel like a part of our country died on November 8. We mourn deeply and we grieve. It’s doesn’t just hurt that she lost

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While you may have planned out an agenda for your next team meeting, it’s possible that attendees will bring up unexpected items that need to be addressed in addition to what you had prepared. To be sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle, have processes in place to document exactly what was covered, and who will be the designated person to follow up on those items.   A

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Airports going green

10Nov

Opportunities for innovation soar This week, the Airports Going Green conference was held at Schiphol Airport. During the conference, the Airports Sustainability Declaration was signed by 18 airports and related organizations such as Brisbane Airport Corporation, Carbon War Room, Centennial Airport, Chicago Department of Aviation, Wayne County Airport Authority, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Over 25 airports attended when the declaration was officially signed.

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It doesn’t matter whether Christians are part of the conversation or not, social media brings out the best and the worst of the online community.

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Donald Trump’s Leadership Style?

09Nov

As I read about Donald Trump, I recall a chapter in a book I wrote more than ten years ago(1) about a style, PAEI code (–E-), whom I named AN ARSONIST. Below are some edited excerpts: “What is important to (an Arsonist?)….. what we do is not important.

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Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

08Nov

By Christine Carter Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness.

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By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels.

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On Jan Fabre, part 1: The Genius Factory

07Nov

Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show

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Drug War Hawks and Why I’ll Vote for Peace

07Nov

Like many Americans I was unenthusiastic about having to pick between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It isn’t that I don’t see Trump as a menace to everything decent about America–he is a menace. But, I can’t be enthusiastic about Clinton

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Trump Throws Ivanka Under The Bus

06Nov

The man only cares about winning. We all know how he has maligned every minority group and incites hatred at his rallies. He doesn’t care as long as he has his fans.

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Last Call To Stein Voters And Stay-At-Homers

06Nov

Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels

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When Donald Trump was one of 17 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, he was asked about autism at a debate in September 2015. Trump put the blame squarely on vaccines: “You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day …

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If you don’t plan to vote because you think your vote doesn’t count please consider this: The world needs you to be their proxy. Polls show that most of the world passionately hopes that Hillary Clinton becomes president. Non-Americans can’t vote for her, but you can, on their behalf

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The Ark and the Election

05Nov

The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential politics

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Co-Authored by Maclen Zilber, Democratic Strategist and Campaign Consultant based in Hollywood, CA Despite the recent scandal swirling around FBI Director James Comey stemming from his controversial and unprecedented engagement in the 2016 race for the White House, most public opinion polls continue to show that Hillary Clinton has a firm structural electoral college advantage in the race to become America’s 45th President.

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Losing Perspective Amidst the Spin

05Nov

FBI Director James Comey’s brief letter to eight Congressional committee chairpersons updating them that that the FBI would investigate further emails from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found on the computer of her aide’s husband, Anthony Weiner, has shifted the Presidential polls. FBI director James Comey feared “being misunderstood,” but surely he knew that Mr. Trump and partisan media would swing into full conspiracy theory combat.

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The Moral Landslide Of The Religious Right

04Nov

I was a young worship leader in 1992 when Gospel singer, Sandy Patty (then spelled Patti), announced her divorce. Patty’s actions were deemed scandalous and sinful.

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You saw in my title, ‘The Trump Election Crisis.’ It is named after the Cuban Missile Crisis, because an authoritarian fascist has been nominated by a major political party for the first time in our country’s history.

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The following is a guest blog post from the National Education Association and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild: Eleven months ago, high school students Pedro and Jaime were detained by the Department of Homeland Security. They remain locked up indefinitely in privately run immigration prisons deep in rural Georgia, torn from their families, far from their communities, robbed of their opportunity to finish high school and facing deportation. Jaime and Pedro entered the country from Central America when they were children, making the long, harrowing journey to escape unlivable and dangerous conditions.

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Image: University of British Columbia Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study , Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds to minimize exposure to air pollutants

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Fifty-One Presidential Elections on Tuesday

03Nov

The United States electoral system is complex and sometimes hard to phantom. Under the United States Constitution, there will be fifty-one separate elections for President in each of the fifty states plus Washington DC on Tuesday, not one

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Isabel Allende: My Life as a Feminist

02Nov

Renowned author and activist Isabel Allende explains why she’s a feminist and encourages women to keep working on behalf of each other. I have been a feminist since before the word was invented.

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I was watching The Walking Dead Sunday night when a small makeshift choir in a small makeshift town started singing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” This, I said to myself, is why Bob Dylan, who wrote “Don’t Think Twice,” won the Nobel Prize for literature. And why he deserved to win it. Why exactly?

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Depression as a Starting Point for Change

01Nov

It takes guts to admit to yourself that things aren’t going really well.

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X Japan frontman Yoshiki playing to a crowd of tens of thousands during the first ever Visual Japan Summit (image courtesy of the festival) From the moment legendary and pioneering Japanese rock act X Japan announced the first-ever Visual Japan Summit , the party was always going to be a massive success.

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Human skin is constantly assaulted by the external environment, protecting us from air, Ultraviolet radiation (UVR), environmental pollutants, and other mechanical and chemical insults, all of which have been piled into the coined term ” exposome ,” to describe the entirety of exposures to which an individual is subjected. The skin’s ability to protect us can be easily impaired by numerous factors such as psychological stress, alcohol and illicit drug intake, and poor nutrition, all of which further allow external factors to do harm by creating free radicals such as reactive oxygen species (ROS)

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Trick Or Tweet

31Oct

October drapes gauzy cobwebs, witches’ broomsticks through well-groomed trees. Pumpkin lanterns bob along fencetops.

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For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.

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A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably won’t happen, because most banks just don’t make bank loans to startups. The failure rate is just too high, and startups typically don’t have the assets or revenue stream to back up the loan. That’s why Angel investors are so sought after by entrepreneurs

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I laughed so hard I started to cry

31Oct

How many times have you heard that, or lived it? I bet I’ve lived it a thousand times. And yet, try as I might I can’t recall living that moment in reverse

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Moving on from Africa, the blog series on sunsets goes sweeping off to the far north and far south, once again focussing not only on the sun’s technicolour splashdown but also on the all-pervading gilding rays of its descent. Greenland Kangerlussuaq Ilulissat Norway Svalbard, Spitsbergen – Longyearbyen Canada Nunavut, Qikiqtarjuaq Labrador, Happy Valley Yukon River near Whitehorse Alaska Off Icy Strait Sailing from Homer Aleutian Islands, Sandy Point Antarctica Antarctic peninsula Upcoming blog next Sunday: Southern European sunsets ______________ By the same author: Bussing The Amazon: On The Road With The Accidental Journalist, available with free excerpts on Kindle and in print version on Amazon . Swimming With Fidel: The Toils Of An Accidental Journalist , available on Kindle, with free excerpts here , and in print version on Amazon in the U.S here .

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Eddie: Hallandale, Florida, October 27, 2016

30Oct

Eddie works at the local medical supply store where I recently got my new mobility scooter.

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Surprise!

29Oct

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There Go The Neighbor-hoods!

29Oct

This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as.. ..the Little Neckers. Right about now a chill will be running down your spine if you’re gray at the temples and you grew up where I did on the edge of Queens, in a sweet neighborhood called Douglaston

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A Brief History Of The Taco

28Oct

Even baby boomers have a difficult time remembering when tacos–like pizza–weren’t a ubiquitous part of the culinary landscape.

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Laugh It Out

28Oct

My mom died last week. It was saddest day of my life.

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TRIBE X – Ep.58

28Oct

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Unsportsmanlike Trophies

28Oct

Hunting big game for trophies with a high-powered rifle is an execution, not a sport. If the target of such a hunt is an animal whose population is stressed, as the most prized specimens usually are, the lack of ethics is compounded.

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CultureZohn: Fall Colors POP at Mass MoCA

28Oct

Nick Cave, Until, Mass MoCA There is nothing so sweet as combining nature and art. Rearview of new-ish Tadao Ando reflecting pool, Clark Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass The last time I wrote about this magical elixir was when Creative Time took over the north end of Central Park in a site specific installation of dancers, sculpture and sailboats.

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As a rabbi and political columnist, I find that every election demands close reflection, introspection, and action. The answer, this year, is clear

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By Hal Bundrick, CFP Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower.

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Watching the Australian Government try to navigate the difficult shoals of energy policy in the 21st century is like watching a ship adrift without a compass, or perhaps a map provided by the fossil fuel industry back in 1950. While major emitters in Europe, North America and Asia are setting out structured plans to transition their economies away from the dirty, polluting energy sources of the 19th and 20th centuries – coal, oil and gas – the Australian Government appears to be engaging in a debate that many thought would not still be underway in 2016

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Do you know why people make bad calls? Do you know why people fuck up?

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The Millennial Vote: A Turning Point

24Oct

A message for the media and political pundits everywhere: it’s time to ditch the narrative that young people won’t vote this election cycle. We all hear it every four years, and every four years young voters engage late and show up in force. It’s what we do

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MOSS – Ep.72

24Oct

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Mary Alice Monroe Mary Alice Monroe writes from a place of love. She creates stories about people she loves, places she loves and creatures she loves

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These 2 Rednecks Hate Trump

22Oct

Jackie and Dunlap of Red State Update http://youtube.com/travisandjonathan sure do hate Trump. Here, look

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It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while running that famous road race

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One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by building a Gothic church out of 13 tourists

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Pop quiz: What does the term “automated love hotel” conjure in your imagination? a) A place to have sex with robots b) A hotel that eliminates the “check-in/check-out of shame” by automating the “front desk” c) A place where two complete strangers can meet and fall in love automatically d) All of the above, maybe If you were in Japan, you would know the answer, instinctively

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When it’s Alzheimer’s should the person be told the diagnosis?

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The Ferrari that we all crave

20Oct

It was 1985 when an Italian industrialist decided to create the most magnificent hypercar that the world has seen.

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Why Let Them Insult Your Intelligence?

18Oct

Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge have been recently stating that liberals are using hurricanes to further their political agenda.

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Aisle View: Behind The Front Page

17Oct

Merry pranksters Ben Hecht & Charlie MacArthur set off a fireworks display on August 14, 1928 at the Times Square Theatre on 42nd Street.

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Deep Thoughts

16Oct

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First Amendment and Sioux Nation Under Siege

16Oct

If completed, the $3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would carry 500,000 barrels of crude oil 1,168-miles southeast from the Bakken shale fields to Illinois. Owned and operated by Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL would threaten the water supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, not to mention their spiritual identity.

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NEW YORK – As you may know, Today anchor and Bush, Billy Bush, appeared in a 2005 recording where Donald Trump boasted of using his celebrity to seduce women. Billy Bush and NBC are finalizing his exit settlement . Twitter is taking the exit settlement news into their own hands by trending #ThanksBilly with hopes the premature thanks will result in Billy Bush donating his $10M settlement to women’s charities

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It’s been a banner year for U.S. fishermen who seek Pacific bluefin tuna in southern California. Anglers not only found numbers of these amazingly engineered fish, but they also caught some of the biggest bluefin seen in decades

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Post Electoral PTSD

13Oct

Who will fill the gap when there is no more Donald Trump to kick around (remember Nixon’s famous Checkers speech). Voters are likely to feel a mixture of postpartum depression and PTSD when there are no more revelations about taxes or groping and that goes for Hillary Clinton too

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Sometimes you find a perfect pairing of singer and songwriter.

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The Rise of The Unlikeable Woman

11Oct

Living legend Minnie Driver stopped by BUILD Series today to talk about her role as Maya DiMeo in the new ABC show,  Speechless . Driver plays the mother of a special-needs kid, JJ (Micah Fowler), and wants to make sure that her son has a normal life despite his use of a wheelchair and lack of speech due to cerebral palsy. Driver had lots of interesting things to say, including: (1) She loves to binge-watch Veep (2) She would rather do a Table Read as Faye Dunaway’s character in Network than her own in Good Will Hunting and (3) Many actresses passed on her Speechless role because she was an “unlikeable” character.

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Declaring War On Christian War Metaphors

11Oct

I am tired of singing about war in church. Onward Christian Soldiers uses images from the Crusades and why? To stir us emotionally and to get us into action, I suppose.

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For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com Fall is definitely in full swing, with the cold weather beginning to descend.

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I have to begin today with a rather large caveat: nothing in this article deals with what has happened since Friday. Polling always lags reality, meaning that the effect of the Billy Bush/Donald Trump tape and the second debate are not reflected in today’s data one tiny bit

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At Camp David in 2000 , during the most hopeful discussions about resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a Palestinian representative at the table denied any Jewish historic connection to Jerusalem. Speaking of the Holy sites, he referred to the Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa mosques sitting on the Temple Mount, but labeled as fantasy the notion that there had ever been a Jewish Temple on that spot or in the city at all. This allegation at a critical juncture undercut the aspiration of achieving a two-state solution — the Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state — and proved devastating to the left-of-center Israeli delegation seeking a compromise that would serve the interests of both peoples.

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Written with A. Crosser I was talking with my good friend Sheryl Sleeva last week and discussing that there will be a day in the not so distant future where your refrigerator will re-order food for you automatically. Out of Honest Tea and So Delicious dairy free ice cream?

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