Morning again everyone, had to abandon my R&S efforts, a whole bunch going on, will try to catch up later in the day – meanwhile, chat away!
morning DF! Morning everyone at TOD :D
Happy post-Valentine’s morning to our winner,DF!
Good morning, Everyone :)
Off to swim and run errands.
Morning DF and a4alice.
Just watched the coverage from last night. I still get goose bumps when I hear people say the love our President.
Good morning everyone. USA beat Russia in Men’s hockey. Great game ended 3-2 in a shootout, I believe that went 8 innings. This is just in the round robin.
Love watching the video, Willie should be part of the TOD family. Have a great day everyone. Off to the swimming pool.
Is this another medal for the U.S.? I’m sure this made Putin feel good, who cares. Go U.S.A.
No this is just in the round robin part. Till have afew more games to play. Not sure how many. I believe the finals are next weekend. Haven’t looked that far ahead yet.
Okay. I really haven’t watch much of the Olympics, I do keep up with the medal count.
Oh Goody. I have been wondering when the game would be over. Now I know. USA ♥ :!: USA ♥ :!: :!: USA ♥ :!: :!: :!:
Woot :!: :!: :!:
A fire has broken out at the National Archives in Kew, home to some of the UK’s most important historical documents.
Some 20 firefighters are tackling the blaze, which is affecting two disused water towers at the site in Richmond, south-west London.
London Fire Brigade, which was called out at about 12:30 GMT, said the blaze was now under control.
The National Archives is the official UK government archive and publisher.
Held there are 11 million historical documents of national importance, some dating back more than 1,000 years.
Among its collection are the Domesday Book, parchment, electronic records, photographs, posters, maps and paintings.
oh dear. I hope the damage to things are minimal.
is. is minimal. grammar
Oh No – that’s devastating – but then I read “Clive Robinson from the London Fire Brigade told BBC News the fire had no impact on the main National Archives building”
I’ve been to the archives – when it was called the Public Records Office – over the years more & more data is stored there. I guess it is good to realize that the data stored – where possible – is slowly being digitized – so although originals might get lost – the information is still available
Babies are so scrumpdilicious.
Best Valentine Ever! @JamesHPerry and I welcomed our daughter yesterday! #TinyNerdinNerdland http://t.co/PEHuBdUaRG— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) February 15, 2014
Congratulation to the parents. Melissa and James Perry. I didn’t know she was expecting.
Neither did I.
Such a cute baby!
Oh, though Surrogacy or did they adopt? MHP said that she could not have any more children. I wish them the very best. Now her sweet 11 yrs old, Parker, has a little sister to totally spoil. Congrats MHP and Her husband, James.
Putin's reaction to the USA beating Russia in hockey. http://t.co/Rf0OskJbKi— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) February 15, 2014
:) He doesn’t look like he’s “clapping”…but he does look like he’s swirling his palms together….Yuk. Congrats to Team USA….
He’s not clapping, he’s thinking I should have fix the game. Maybe I can get Snowden to steal the U.S. secrets, oh he has already done that.
Take that Putie Putin…..Yes.
Bigger than name in the NY Times, TJ Oshie from Warroad MN (Pop. 1,781) scores winning goal for US vs Russia today!!! nyti.ms/1aot1gY— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) February 15, 2014
Uffda ♥ It Took a Minnesotan To Get the 3-2 Win, Yes, Indeed ;)
Yay Warroad! They bleed Hockey in that town :-)
:lol: Happens when you have two great shows. TV? You are killing it right now.
Am I the only one who has started to mix up #HouseOfCards & #Scandal? I'm like "Wait–when did Frank screw Millie over?" #ALLOFTHECARDS— Elon James White (@elonjames) February 15, 2014
I may start watching this show. My sister raves about it – which gives me pause because her taste in movies and shows are quite different.
Today may be a good one to start. I might watch the first couple of episodes and see if it grabs me. I want to have a lazy, relaxing weekend for a change.
You should watch season one first. I plan to start season two right after the Olympics end. I also watched all 3 seasons of the fore runner UK version.
Oh while POTUS is in California for the week-end, he will be golfing and having some relaxing time, I see where FLOTUS, Malia and Sasha is in Aspen for their week-end, maybe doing alittle skiing. Oh I know the haters are going to have something to say about that. But I say who gives a dam, regardless what this family do they have alot of ugly things to say anyway, so to the Obamas enjoy yourself.
They obviously enjoy Aspen—3rd trip there—-I say “Have some fun”—–ignore the grumbling—it’s gotten real tired and stale anyway—-boring—-deserves no attention….
I agree with you dotster3 100%.
Pres Obama boards AF1 in Fresno last night http://t.co/34MVv6Cxmv— (@petesouza) February 15, 2014
The view from Marine 1 yesterday over Calif central valley http://t.co/wQuxKKW2tB— (@petesouza) February 15, 2014
Parched farm land.
Joe Del Bosque applauds as Pres Obama mentions Joe's daughters during tour of his Calif farm yesterday http://t.co/UckJHEv2KY— (@petesouza) February 15, 2014
Pres Obama aboard Marine 1 w Rep Costa, Sens Feinstein & Boxer over drought areas in Calif http://t.co/Ng2OxqVBfD— (@petesouza) February 15, 2014
Checking in, all caught up, checking out!! Back this arvo, y’all take very good care of yourselves and each other. Big hugs all around! ♥
No April it seem your black son can’t wear a hoodie, listen to loud music, or stood and ask for help or direction, without putting some white people in fear. I am starting to worry that some on that jury in Jacksonville is believing Michael Dunn lies.
Stand Your Ground isn't about self-defense. It's a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card to hunt and kill Black people. http://t.co/UmnASq0Rzu— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 15, 2014
I just hope the jury gets it right this time. What message will it send if you can shoot into an unarmed car full of Black people because you don’t like their music, kill a child, go home, order Pizza, relax, then claim you felt threatened and then get off free?
That moment a man shoots into a car full of unarmed Black teenagers, killing one, & society says, maybe he felt threatened #DunnTrial
Wow— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 15, 2014
That moment a man shoots into a car full of unarmed Black teenagers, killing one, & society says, maybe he felt threatened #DunnTrial
Wow— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 15, 2014
So, to recap. My son can't wear a hoodie. He can't listen to music. He can't stop to ask for help. This is America. http://t.co/22U6arB3qf— April (@ReignOfApril) February 15, 2014
Good Morning Family!
Make room for me… http://t.co/tUDviUOxKy— Kim Zwicker (@kimczwicker) February 15, 2014
.@JebBush Every day you run for the WH will be a day I work to remind voters YOU brought #PlantationRules back to the US w/ #StandYourGround— (@Only4RM) February 15, 2014
And Jeb Bush Stole the 2000 Election for His Brother.
The Margay is a spotted cat http://t.co/ad5eXG3tYf— Earth Pictures™ (@EarthBeauties) February 15, 2014
#GetCovered National Youth Enrollment Day Celebrity Posters! (video clip) @HBO #RealTime whosay.com/l/KPc7OE2— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 15, 2014
Very entertaining, thanks Bill.
Jordan Davis' parents left the courtroom after the judge answered the a complicated jury question. #DunnTrial http://t.co/tIsh2bw4rr— (@jaxdotcom) February 15, 2014
Day 13. In courthouse. I feel verdict is coming soon. Calm and peace prevails over me. Praying fervently for justice for all the boys.— Lucia Kay McBath (@lucymcbath) February 15, 2014
This is Jordan’s mother.
Same here, Meta. This time has to be different.
It’s scary that our children, young men, and women of color can’t leave their homes without that overlying threat hanging on their heads. That some monster can take your life because he or she doesn’t like the color of your skin.
In 2014?!?! It’s mind numbingly terrifying.
I watched the trial and hearing this morning’s questions from the jury, I’m sick to my stomach right now. I cannot fathom how a jury could misconstrue and distort the evidence so horrifically.
Stand Your Ground Laws allows you to shoot & kill blacks without having to wear a white hood.#DunnTrial #JordanDavis http://t.co/xFQlibJGSn— Adrian (@arg7822) February 15, 2014
The picture says it all, JER.
The law is an excuse to hunt and kill Black people then hide behind flimsy excuses like, I felt threatened by their color, I felt threatened by their hoodie, I felt threatened by their music, I felt threatened with they way they crossed their legs, I felt threatened by how they looked.
You have a gun. You shoot into a car full of unarmed teenagers. You go home and order Pizza, like their agency doesn’t matter. Like their lives don’t matter. Like Black bodies don’t matter.
When you feel threatened at such a level, you don’t go aggressively confronting the threat with a weapon that can end lives in the blink of a second.
It’s terrifying what People of Color have to face in this country.
The gun used by Dunn required 6 lbs of force to discharge. He fired TEN shots at the vehicle. How does anyone commit that kind of willful act, then flee the scene, go to their hotel, walk the dog, watch TV, pour some drinks & order pizza. NEVER once calling the police. INSANE.
Yet the jury is having such a difficult time deliberating the case. They’re trying to figure out how to avoid sending him to jail. Anybody still wondering why this behavior continues?
I have not watched the trial, no teevee, can anyone tell me what is the makeup of the jury? male/female, ethinic makeup?
thank you for the link Dudette
Four white females, four white males, two black females, an Asian female and a Latino male
+ four alternates:
1 white female, 1 white male, 1 black female, 1 Asian female.
thank you meta.
JER, Look at the Tea Republican Party.
It's National Youth Enrollment Day! Let's help those youth #GetCovered! ow.ly/tvZMC— Horizon Foundation (@thehorizonfound) February 15, 2014
What a great Youth Enrollment event in Miami today! A big thank you to @COOLANDDRE, @YI_Care, and everyone who attended. #GetCovered— Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) February 15, 2014
March 1st: the day you can be officially covered, if you enroll today: ofa.bo/g7G #GetCovered http://t.co/72VuJxS64u— (@OFA) February 15, 2014
I only go on a date if a guy has his act together. So question #1: Do you have health insurance? #GetCovered @YI_Care http://t.co/wXFFlxA9Nm— Kim Birkenfeld (@KBirkenfeld) February 15, 2014
Congrats to T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men's hockey team on a huge win! Never stop believing in miracles. #GoTeamUSA -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 15, 2014
President Obama Speaks to the Latino Community on Why it is Important to #GetCovered whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/1…— Donald Mason (@Mason8777) February 15, 2014
people’s minds are quick!
Kudos to whomever got to the TJ Oshie wiki page after the #USAvsRUS game. Read the last line… http://t.co/kU5Uk4pT1G— Grateful Ed (@GratefulEd77) February 15, 2014
Today’s the Day! Go to nationalyouthenrollmentday.org and find an event or get your health care! #getcovered— Choice USA (@ChoiceUSA) February 15, 2014
And that America, is how you start a Saturday. U-S-A. #USAvsRUS #BeatRussia http://t.co/MT37b44KFh— Scott McClellan (@alastormspotter) February 15, 2014
We Are The Champions, TODAY :!: Over Putie Putin, Yes :!:
Volunteers from @OFA are dedicated to helping folks #GetCovered. Help them by answering a few questions: ofa.bo/f86— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 15, 2014
Looking that all the bases are being “covered” :-)
@OFA からボランティアを #GetCovered の人々 を助けることに専念しています。いくつかの質問に答えることによって役立つ: ofa.bo/f86— バラク・オバマ (@barackobama_jpn) February 15, 2014
Wow, this team leaves no stone unturned. Amazing.
Hey Chicago! MT @dianabonete: Come to Roosevelt HS and get #GetCovered with @GetCoveredIL 3436 W. Wilson Albany Park! http://t.co/8sLmoB1w21— Young Invincibles (@YI_Care) February 15, 2014
@GetCoveredUS Under 35 & need insurance? Half of you could #GetCovered for under $50/mo! http://t.co/jTFdb46ODK— Get Covered NJ (@GetCoveredNJ) February 15, 2014
When Corps donate to Lawmakers instead of paying #taxes, they divert revenue meant for our govt into private pockets. http://t.co/796nb0nhYG— From A Citizen (@CuestionMarque) February 15, 2014
Now Bill Nye is going to debate a climate change denying congresswoman bit.ly/1dQpkfd— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) February 15, 2014
I’m reminded of an old saying, “I would have a battle of wits with you;but you would only come half prepared.” @marshablackburn :-(
A little more for the geeky nerdy family
I've heard of being strong-armed. This is being Armstronged. http://t.co/gh5fuJzmEM— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 13, 2014
:-D :-D :-D
Luke closely. http://t.co/Pyv0aV1IY2— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 12, 2014
Here's the wonderful Valentine's day gift that @MHarrisPerry & I received yesterday! A beautiful baby girl http://t.co/dTD9mnxdbU— James Perry (@JamesHPerry) February 15, 2014
Adoption. Wonderful!! :) :)
Adoption, MHP wasn’t pregnant. Well Congratulation to the parents Melissa and James Perry.
Thanks for all the #iHeartObamacare posts and RTs yesterday! Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Thank YOU Judith for all the work you’re doing on behalf of your fellow citizens.
it's amazing how wildly popular idea of raising minimum wage is w/ voters. yet it's constantly portrayed as being deeply divisive. #itsnot— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 14, 2014
“I was a one-in-a-million” type of luck. Read Margaret’s story. ofa.bo/e7L #ThisIsWhy http://t.co/NqrnDAXPRC— OFA UT (@OFA_UT) February 15, 2014
GOPAmerica–>Govt regs asking people 2 report DEAD ANIMALS near river tinyurl.com/maul2ov #NHPolitics #UniteBlue http://t.co/up5W5yR6PX— Sharon Chabot (@nhdogmom) February 15, 2014
I adore that by dressing as he wishes, @JohnnyGWeir is the biggest bad-ass in all of Sochi. http://t.co/NLShvI1ADR— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) February 13, 2014
Look at me Putin.
Don Lemon, the sour, bitter Lemon has a sad :( :?:
Aw! What’s bitter Lemon sad about?
Here’s a piece over at Mediaite about Don Bitter Lemon on Johnny G. Weir.
Wonkish, but a real troll stopper & argument winner: The Economic Case to #RaiseTheWage to a #LivingWage slidesha.re/1eZZiwu— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) February 15, 2014
My best friend just got covered on @HealthCareGov. $300 cheaper, 10% copays after being screwed over by her old, expensive crappy plan!!— kapalabhati (@kapalabhati1) February 15, 2014
RT @RCdeWinter Women: damned if we do, damned if we don't. http://t.co/ObUW8KTVSo— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 15, 2014
TJ Oshie has ice in his veins! He's welcome to come join me for UN Security Council negotiations with the Russians! @OSH74 #GoTeamUSA— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) February 15, 2014
G’day everyone. Hurrah for USA hockey.
"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." #GOPFAIL http://t.co/Dnjisprp4P— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) February 15, 2014
Was that wikipedia comment supposed to be funny? I thought that with the fall of the Soviet Union we had left behind the juvenile chest-bumped during the Olympics. So one bunch of professional athletes defeats another. It has been so nice watching the Olympics these last years without each medal representing a “victory” of Democracy vs Totalitarianism. I haven’t been following the comments or reactions so if I’m misinterpreting I apologize but this just reminds me of things that used to irritate the heck out of me.
I highlighted that tweet to underline the range of reactions from the people who watched the match;
don’t know if you did but putin’s presence in the audience, the fact that the game was very close, and the undercurrent prior to the match have created an atmosphere where people watch the game through different lenses – geo-politics has been one such lens for some;
wish geo-politics did not come into play at all but every so often it does – sorry that your are offended
Putie Putin said that Russian Hockey win will be icing on the cake. He showed up. US won.
Not juvenile. I am proud for T.J. Oshie, even the WH congratulated him. POTUS is happy and so ‘am I.
I’m certainly glad for the winning team players as well. It is a great accomplishment and has nothing to do with whether Putin attended or not. I would expect the White House to congratulate all winning Olympic athletes without regard to who their competitors were. This is disappointing: Putin wants to make it about politics and we descend to his level. It’s a shame that Putin was able to make this about more than just great hockey.
ICYMI: US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took the competition to school in NBA #CelebGame while winning MVP. » youtu.be/bJ9RmAyTB4c— (@SportsCenter) February 15, 2014
He got game!!
There was a pass from Arne Duncan to a female guard, it look like one of Magic Johnson pass in his hay day.
I am worried about the verdict of the trial of the murder of Mr. Jordan Davis;
glogalcitizenlinda, I am too, but I’m trying to keep faith.
And Justice For
Hello Sweet TODable DJ Dudette.
Saw your handiwork. Awesome ♥ it All :)
Hey there Nena! Thank you, Dear! :-)
A personal tweet from the President to a kid from Warroad Minnesota. How cool is that??!!
Jordan Davis family arrives at court for #MichaelDunn trial. Live on WJXT4 & news4jax.com http://t.co/5SHnwVMjl1— Kathryn Bonfield (@kbonjax) February 15, 2014
Stand Your Ground Laws and other laws that expand gun rights must be overturned !
Reuters: Stand Your Ground laws responsible for 600 additional gun deaths per year. ow.ly/tDdEl #DunnTrial— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) February 14, 2014
make no mistake, "Stand Your Ground" is rooted in fear there's no longer a place to "escape" black and brown people.— she was a showgirl (@seelolago) February 15, 2014
.@TheReidReport No pass for @JebBush, the 1st governor to sign onto #NRA/ #ALEC's blood-red #StandYourGround agenda. http://t.co/CE9B7QbVMZ— (@Only4RM) February 15, 2014
Holder's @TheJusticeDept MUST challenge #StandYourGround as codifying unconstitutional deprivation of life & denial of equal protection.— (@Only4RM) February 15, 2014
@Only4RM Open season on Blacks! That's, "Stand Your Ground," for you!!!— Progressive (@Letsgetreal68) February 15, 2014
Jay’s presser for 2-14-14 from C-CPAN.org/Video
Galileo, born Feb 15,1564. Why he still matters. #science #mathematics #astronomy. bit.ly/NPJ8KM http://t.co/cmo8V6xLlE— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 15, 2014
Murdering people over trivial matters – this has to stop!!!!!!
My thoughts are with the family of Mr. Jordan Davis – lost too young over nonsense;
From what I have learned, this is a murderous act committed by an armed older man who did not see the humanity of those teenagers and who was not haunted after his coldblooded actions;
Would this murderer have shot these teenagers if they were kids that looked like what he thinks his community should look like?
I hope the jury at Dunn Trial does not mess this one up;
Let's all take a deep breathe. Jury question doesn't mean all jurors agree on self-defense. Clearly, there is a disagreement. 20+ hours.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 15, 2014
but many deaths could have been avoided if not for these stand your ground laws;
@ritaag @Only4RM .@MichaelSkolnik Stand Your Ground Laws translates Shoot First, Then Search for Any Incredulous Justification #DunnTrial— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) February 15, 2014
some thoughts of people about this;
Really, fuckin Florida?? WTH are you teaching kids there? Do textbooks say Black kids deserve to die if they piss you off or something??— Lucky Lindy (@luckylindy31) February 15, 2014
@luckylindy31 No, that's not taught in school, it's by the parents. This case is sickening. I feel so horrible for Mr. Davis.— Cierra Craddock (@Grace_Sumire) February 15, 2014
@Grace_Sumire Oh, I'm SO frustrated!!! Sorry for the language, but it'll probably get worse, I'm afraid.— Lucky Lindy (@luckylindy31) February 15, 2014
The life of a black male is considered worthless in this country. It's somehow okay for white men to gun down an unarmed black man & get off— (@serena5401) February 15, 2014
@serena5401 Im just mad right now. Since when Loud music is considered as Deadly Weapon? SMH— Rita A (@ritaag) February 15, 2014
Remember 50 years ago when crazy white southerners were open about being racist? Now they hide behind "stand your ground" laws. #DunnTrial— Matty J (@Dem0crats) February 15, 2014
President on the Sunnylands golf course this morning. White House says foursome includes Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme, Michael Ramos— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) February 15, 2014
Davis family praying outside #JordanDavis #DunnTrial @ActionNewsJax http://t.co/iGpX8B7e8I— Romney Smith (@romneysmith) February 15, 2014
@ritaag @serena5401 No, the music was just annoying.Threat was the sass-talk. Talk back to a drunk white dude in FL, death sentence 4U.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 15, 2014
How Republicans deliberately crashed the US & world economy, all while blaming Obama. trib.al/j13qtn— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) February 15, 2014
The Truth That Has Blinded the Lame, Lazy, Wicked US Journos since Nov 4th 2008 and Practiced, since Jan 20th 2009.
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