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  1. Maya Mia

    US politics: Alabama Jones and the Temple of Moore

    "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that Republican candidate Roy Moore should end his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alabama, following allegations that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32. “I think he should step aside,” said McConnell. His comments marked the most definitive position he has taken on Moore’s candidacy since The Washington Post reported the allegations last Thursday. Asked by a reporter if he believed the allegations, McConnell responded: “I believe the women, yes.” " https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-calls-on-roy-moore-to-end-senate-campaign-following-accusations-of-sexual-misconduct/2017/11/13/1ca48d56-c890-11e7-aa96-54417592cf72_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_mooregop-1200pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b00aa9914731 There must be more allegations coming out.
  2. With each shift west, better odds Irma will move over our town or very near our town. For storm surge, my town is currently estimated to get about 10 ft, we checked and we are at 17 ft elevation, and are about 0.8 miles from the intercoastal. Shelters not an option, as we can't meet the requirements. Our big girl is a very big girl (a dogue), and although we do have a crate for her, it is too large to fit in our car. So we will hopefully ride it out ok. House is boarded and shuttered already, plenty of canned and dry food, plenty of water and ice, surge not yet worrying me, my neighbors 50 ft pines coming down on my house is worrying me. We finished up early today, and my FIL's best friend purchased a house a few towns over, but hasn't moved down yet, so he is begging my hubby to go down and put up the shutters. My hubby is going to do so in the morning. My three sons are leaving here and heading to NC in a couple hours. The community is amazing - how everyone helps each other. I've seen posts on our local facebook page, that reinforces belief in humanity.
  3. Latest storm track for most probable has her coming into s.Florida directly, then going back out to sea, and riding up the east coast, but off land, then heading into GA or SC coast. This worries me as my dad lives beach front in SC, and he has medical issues and won't evacuate. I'm on the SW coast of Florida, spent all day yesterday hauling garden crap inside. But it is looking like my area won't get much (unless she moves). We are staying, and keeping fingers crossed she doesn't come west. Drove down 75 from Tampa to home yesterday morning, I 75N was a parking lot already, much of the SW coast is out of gas as well. Saw a guy being interviewed, he was pretty proud of himself that he had managed to find and buy 58 cases of water. Didn't seem to concerned that this would lead to other people not getting enough. I'm pretty sure he plans on selling in in the next few days to make a profit. On the other hand, one of the owners of the company I work for, emailed the employees who live in Florida, telling up don't worry about working this week, take care of your family and property. My supervisor lives in Charlotte, offered us a place to go. So many decent people still.
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    Everyone along the Texas and Louisana Coast stay safe

    I believe it is only the city of Corpus Christie that is not under mandatory evacuation, that all other cities and counties along the storm surge threat have issued mandatory.
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    Everyone along the Texas and Louisana Coast stay safe

    Also just saw Tom Bossert (sp?) from Homeland - not deny that immigration checkpoints are still active. He did not confirm they were still in place, but did not deny it either. There are also rumors that immigration is going into shelters for people that did evacuate. Homeland did not deny these rumors either, and he was directly asked about the rumors. I have friends in both Corpus and Houston, I hope at least my friend and his family in Corpus evacuated.
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    Everyone along the Texas and Louisana Coast stay safe

    I just saw the mayor of Corpus Christie explain why a mandatory evacuation was not issued. Disgusting. Basically because a mandatory evacuation declaration would trigger a variety of "things" such as evacuating hospital patients and etc. He also explained that it could hurt businesses.
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    We have a cat as well, he is 14 years old, and very affectionate.  When I head to my bedroom every evening he runs ahead of me, jumps on my bed, lays right on my pillow and demands head scratches before he will move.  Also, he likes to spend time in everyone's bedroom through out the night, god forbid if anyone actually shuts their door, he will reach up and wiggle the knob with his paws until the door opens.   For years, we would do our grocery shopping on Sunday mornings, and when we got home with the bags, I always gave him one can of wet food as his weekly treat.  So now if you come in the house carrying a bag, he meows and meows and meows for his treat.   He refuses to play with the dog, and the dog just begs at the cat to play.  But in his wise old age, he will not deign to play with puppy.  He is absolutely terrified of our sun conure though.   The only problem is he refuses to eat his dry food over his bowl.  He goes to the bowl, takes a mouthful of food, goes to somewhere else in the house, and crunches and eats his food, leaving small pieces everywhere.  You don't walk barefoot in my house unless you want to have small pieces of cat food stuck to your feet.  But the dog likes this   :)     For those who haven't seen it, the dear diary cat video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKffm2uI4dk
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    We have a douge de bordeaux, just over a year old.  Our first dog.  We weren't looking for a dog, didn't want a dog, our lifestyle wasn't made for a dog.   But she was born to my neighbor's dogues, she was the runt and no one wanted her, and after he had us "babysit" her every couple of days, somehow she moved in.   So change our lifestyle, it feels like we have young children again, she has some semi-serious medical issues, chronic ear infections, some pretty bad allergies and was diagnosed with juvenile epilepsy.   But she is the sweetest animal I've ever met, and we wouldn't change a thing.