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  1. I want to be included in the "all dropping deuces" part. So the next time I get to the City I'm going to unload.LOL
  2. How do you know Benny Johnson? Are you sure Benny is a right winger. I figured he is tired of stepping on the $hit hole turds versus being right or left. I do not know why some people think in terms right or left. I think we should be looking either up or down.
  3. San Francisco Is A Literal S***hole, Public Defecation Map Reveals San Francisco Is A Literal S***hole, Public Defecation Map Reveals Posted By Benny Johnson On 5:32 PM 01/15/2018 In | No Comments There is an ongoing debate currently going on in the country about what locations can be classified as shitholes. The debate sprung from a report that Donald Trump referred to some third world countries as “shitholes” in a meeting with lawmakers last week. While the debate might rage on as to what constitutes a “shithole” of a country, one thing is not up for debate: the American city of San Francisco is a shithole. We know this thanks to an interactive map created in 2014 called Human Wasteland. The map charts all of the locations for human excrement “incidents” reported to the San Francisco police during a given month. The interactive map shows precise locations of the incidents by marking them with poop emojis:
  4. U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago. And this new record, expected within days, likely won’t last long. The U.S. government forecasts that the nation’s production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russia, the world’s top producer. The economic and political impacts of soaring U.S. output are breathtaking, cutting the nation’s oil imports by a fifth over a decade, providing high-paying jobs in rural communities and lowering consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37 percent from a 2008 peak. Fears of dire energy shortages that gripped the country in the 1970s have been replaced by a presidential policy of global “energy dominance.”
  5. ROUNDUP (AP) — If you're having a bad day and things aren't going well, talk to Paul Pawelko. "I'd trade you in a heartbeat," he says. Paul, a 55-year-old Roundup resident, was born with no left arm and only three fingers on a very short right arm. At age 5 he had open heart surgery in an attempt to repair a hole in the upper chamber of his heart. Despite these challenges, he lives alone, drives his own truck, hunts deer with a rifle and plays pool using one size-12 foot as a cue rest. His toe touch is so delicate he can pick up quarters and place them in the narrow coin slots of the Grand Hotel's pool table. "You wonder why he doesn't wear socks in the wintertime, and then you realize he uses his toes for a lot of different things," says friend Karen Castro. "When it gets 30 below zero, then I put on socks," Paul says with a laugh. BAD DRUG In medical terms Paul's birth defects are known as phocomelia syndrome. "The bones of the arms, and in some cases other appendages, may be extremely shortened and even absent," according to WebMD. "The fingers of the hands may be fused." Paul was born at the tail end of what was a spate of similar birth defects across Europe, Canada and Australia. Pregnant women were prescribed thalidomide for morning sickness, but the drug had severe side effects on still-forming fetuses. One estimate puts the number of thalidomide babies at more than 24,000, while another attributes 123,000 stillborn children and miscarriages to the drug. Thalidomide was developed in Germany in the 1940s and was prescribed more widely in the late 1950s. By 1962 the dangers of the drug were recognized, and its use was drastically curtailed. Despite its devastating past, since 1998 it has been used to treat leprosy and some bone cancers. PAUL'S MOM Paul's mother, 75-year-old Dolly Wickstrom, has no recollection of taking thalidomide while she was pregnant with Paul, her first child. "I had taken some stuff for morning sickness," she said in a phone interview from her home in Spanaway, Washington. But at the time she was told that thalidomide wasn't available in the United States, although other sources cite the dispersal of 2.5 million tablets in the U.S. for clinical trials. She was 19 when Paul was born in Billings. Fourteen months later she gave birth to her second child, a daughter, who was perfectly healthy. Then tragedy struck the young family. Dolly's husband, Ed Pawelko — a Roundup body shop repair worker — drowned at age 26 while boating with Dolly's cousins on a Washington lake. Dolly was 23 and suddenly a single mother with two young children. "It wasn't bad," she recalls, and Paul received no special treatment from his mother. "I raised him just like any other kid." That included allowing him to ride a bicycle, crash a bicycle, and fall off a flower planter he was playing on and cracking his skull — normal young boy stuff. SCHOOLING Paul did get special treatment away from home, though. He was taken to a Grand Rapids, Michigan, hospital when he was 9 months old to begin learning how to use his feet as substitute hands. He first learned to feed himself, then how to write. He later attended grade school for the handicapped and disabled after his mother moved to Puyallup, Washington, to be closer to facilities that could assist Paul. By high school he was integrated into the public school system. "I dress myself. I cook. I do pretty much everything," he says. In the summer when he would visit his bachelor uncle, Roman "Tony" Pawelko, in Roundup, Paul began learning how to drive a stick shift, fish and hunt. He can cast a regular fishing rod, as long as the reel handle is on the right. And Paul can shoot out to about 200 yards by sitting and balancing the barrel of the gun on his foot. In one unfortunate accident, he thought he had shot all of the bullets out of his modified Remington 6mm Woodsmaster semi-auto rifle, pulled the trigger and blew the pinky toe off his left foot. The blast also fractured the next three toes. He was hospitalized for seven days. "It was not fun," Paul says in understated fashion. Luckily, he's right-foot dominant so he was still able to perform most of the tasks he uses his feet to help with. It took almost a year before he built up enough confidence to shoot again, though. This year, he shot a three-point whitetail buck. FRIENDS, FAMILY Paul's uncle, whose Ukranian parents emigrated from Canada, played a large role in his life after his father's death. "Paul was more like a son than a nephew" to his uncle, Dolly says. Possibly because Tony had once been injured and doctors told him he'd never walk again, the two shared a bond of overcoming obstacles and of defying people's expectations, she says. That may explain why, after graduating from high school, Paul packed up and moved to Roundup. Maybe it's the determined heritage of Roundup's first residents — many of whom emigrated from Eastern Europe — that carries the town through hardship. Or maybe it's as simple as small-town support for neighbors. Whatever the reason, Paul is comfortable in Roundup where he has a home and friends, but no job. He fills much of his day watching television. "I've known Paul since I was a teenager," says Cameron McCleary, a cook at the Grand Bar and Restaurant in Roundup. "He is a big-hearted guy that would do anything for anyone. He has never let his disability hold him back at all. I mean, the guy drives and is one of the best billiards and dart players I've ever been around. He really is an all-around amazing person." Anthony Perrella said he remembers Paul visiting Roundup when he was just 8 or 9 years old. "That kid could keep a soccer ball in the air with his feet for how long I don't know," he says. The friends Paul has made over the years are a testament to his "outgoing, friendly" nature, Dolly says. Although independent and used to doing things for himself, he's also helpful, Karen Castro says, accompanying her and her husband on trips to the Veterans Health Administration hospital in Helena. "We're always there to help out, but he's always there to help us out, too," she says. ANOTHER BLOW The extended network of Roundup friends and family has helped Paul weather the death of his Uncle Tony, who died at the age of 84 in 2011. "He relied on Uncle Tony, I know that much," Dolly says. Thirteen hours and 800 miles away, she worries that someday her independent-minded son, who seems to have defied so many odds since his birth, "won't be able to make it." Yet Paul seems laser focused, almost bitterly determined, to do whatever it takes to soldier on and to disprove people's expectations of him. "I hear people griping and moaning about how their life sucks," Paul says. "I tell 'em, 'You got no clue. Take that arm and don't use it for a day, then you'll see how your life sucks.'" Concessions are being made, though. As Paul ages he's not as limber as he once was. Aches and pains are settling into his once-flexible joints. Tasks now take longer. He still sees a cardiologist and is taking a blood thinner after suffering two strokes, the last one on Halloween five years ago. He candidly, matter-of-factly, lists his trials and tribulations, but he's not looking for anyone's pity. "I don't consider myself disabled," he said. "I've been like this my whole life, so it's normal to me."
  6. Lamborghini sales hit a new record in 2017

    Save your money. Who knows maybe you can do an all cash deal.
  7. Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States. Democratic Senator Ben Cardin was elected in 2006 to that seat and is expected to run for re-election this year. He is the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Cardin was easily re-elected in 2012, beating his Republican challenger by 30 points in the heavily-Democratic state. Manning had been working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. She was convicted by court-martial in 2013 of espionage and other offenses for furnishing more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, an international organization that publishes information from anonymous sources. She came out as transgendered shortly after her sentencing, but the military denied her request for hormone therapy treatment while behind bars. She was placed in solitary confinement after attempting suicide twice. Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Rick Cowan; Editing by David Gregorio Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
  8. The number of American workers receiving unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in 44 years, according to government sources. The Department of Labor reported that 1.87 million Americans were receiving benefits at the end of December. The number marks the lowest level of applicants since 1973, the Washington Examiner reported. The Department of Labor also noted that the largest number of newer filings for benefits came as a result of a destructive hurricane season that caused massive damage to businesses in several southern states and Puerto Rico. But the number of new applications was still amazingly low. “The ultra-low claims have been among the most encouraging indicators about the economy, reassuring Fed officials that they are on the right track by slowing raising interest rates and withdrawing the stimulus programs they put in place during the recession,” the paper reported.
  9. Flat Earth - 5 minute summary

    Thanks RSTEFAN
  10. Great - I would say go back to work. I work 8 days a week. I work like heck everyday. I don't care if they are in a wheel chair (like FDR) they can sit there and sell insurance - or what ever. Dot just sit there "dabben" get a JOB!
  11. Flat Earth - 5 minute summary

    The topographic transects of both Kansas and apancake at millimeter scale are both quite flat, but this first analysis showed that Kansas is clearly flatter(see Figure 4). Figure 4. Surface topography ofKansas and of a pancake. Mathematically, a value of 1.000 would indicate perfect, platonic flatness. Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake - Utah State University
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  13. TAKE NOTE IF YOU OWN A FIREARM...UN vote 53-46..narrowly missed in the U.N. vote U.N. set forth a firearm agenda...take note of number 11 in this message. Thank the Creator, that 53 senators voted "NO" and stood firm. Forty-six, (46), of our senators, (democratic), voted to uphold the U.N. vote. This would have enabled our senators to take away our arms and give to a foreign country. Please take note of the 46 senators, some may be in your states...we must vote them out. Take note if you own a firearm!!! A 53-46 vote The U.N. Resolution 2117 lists 21 points dealing with firearms control, but perhaps of most interest is point number 11: "CALLS FOR MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT WEAPONS COLLECTION and DISARMAMENT of all UN countries". By a 53-46 vote - The U.S. Senate voted against the U.N. resolution. This is that brief, glorious moment in history when everyone stands around...reloading. Now, which 46 Senators voted to destroy us? Well, let their names become known ! See below . If you vote in one of the states listed with these 46 "legis..traitors". vote against them. In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The Statement of Purpose from the Senate Bill reads: "To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty." The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry, now get this, on all private guns and ammo. Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power. Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.: Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Bennett (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Coons (D-DE) Cowan (D-MA) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Harkin (D-IA) Hirono (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA) King (I-ME) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR). Folks, this needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take OUR guns. They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed. 46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

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