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Maybe I am not like the other boys as I do not see this as negatively as you. I did not read the article as scare mongering at all. The author rightly points out that a youthful indiscretion may be used against Beto. However, they also point out that O’Rourke credits the cDc with developing his thinking in a number of ways such as his strong feelings about net neutrality as a means of democratizing power on the internet. That could be scary for old people and others who do not use the internet but I would think that "everyone who is old enough" should act accordingly.
Geez my first account here (sgfc) is almost 7 years old. And I have not posted or commented in a very long time.
I quit drinking and dropped 40 pounds to 155 now. My body has been my enemy since May and a medical situation gave me the kick in the ass to start changing.
Stopping booze was easy even though I admittedly am a die hard alkie. Average evening would be 15 to 20 units for 15 years. I miss booze and I miss hanging out with fun drunks. The social aspect has been the biggest hurdle for me. For example, I was invited to a 4 day trip to Nashville. Never been there and would love to go and hang out in bars listening to music all day. How does one do that without drinking? How could anyone possibly want to listen to country music for hours without drinking? I don't know.
Still the primary caregiver for my Mom with advanced Alzheimers. What a shit show that is. She is sure that she hates me. Her body is steady but her brain is lost. There is no exit strategy that will not be heart-breaking. Ugh.
My mood is also very different. In a good way. From sometimes not sleeping for a couple of days, to at least 5 solid hours every night. Sleep is good. Energy way up. Productivity way up. Down to 2 cigs a day and headed towards zero. Have been taking CBD drops twice a day and smoking THC before bed. Feels good man.
1. An attorney can: a) be expected to hold in confidence any communication where legal advice is given even if it is mere cocktail party chat; and b) be held professionally liable for such communication. A formal retainer agreement is not required to form that relationship.
2. If it was mere cocktail party chat or something inconsequential as is being claimed by Hannity, why would Cohen have discoverable records about the advice given? It is believable that no body wanted the link made public even if there was no shady situation. Maybe there was a pay off for SH but we do not know that.
3. Hannity should have disclosed his conflict before commenting on the impropriety of the raid. But I highly doubt his bosses or audience cares.
Important to note that this raid was approved by Trump appointees so can not be a witch hunt.
The probable cause apparently was found by Mueller's team who then consulted with Trump appointed senior members at the DOJ who agreed it should be passed onto the FBI in New York.
FBI NY would confer with the highly respected Southern District of NY (SDNY) DA office. The Trump appointed SDNY DA must have signed off on an application to a judge. The judge must have concluded that there was probable cause a crime had been committed. The fact that it is a lawyer's office raises the standard even further. Cohen's office is in Trump Tower and his only client is Trump so this likely relates to Trump. Solicitor-client privilege does not apply to communications in furtherance of a crime-fraud.
My understanding is that one of the investigations relates to bank fraud. I am going to guess that he did not obtain his line of credit by telling the Bank he wanted to use the money to pay off a porn star.
Another investigation relates to a election finance violation so my guess would be an illegal contribution by the payment. Any communications with Trump about these issues may fit within the crime-fraud exception and may possibly be used to indict/impeach Trump.
But who knows. This guy is slippery as fuck for some reason. I doubt his base cares and the GOP may not either.
p. s. > Mr. Cohen began his career as a personal injury lawyer and taxi fleet manager.
I was lucky enough to see the Talking Heads a couple of times many years ago but their music alone never really stuck with me. I just realized it is because that's because it was never designed that way... the visuals are an essential part of their performance. Which makes sense when you know they originated out of the Rhode Island School of Design.
And they even have a hype man.
Nice to see some frankness about MJ.
QJ is an icon, but full of himself and all over the place though. Like a Pisces I guess he would say? Just jamming? Not a big Beatles fan but to diss them like that (other than the Ringo story).... is he jealous of McCartneys's billion or what? Dude is a solid bass player and composer who has persevered for decades.
Not surprisingly, It is pretty hard to track down information about some former members of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime. But I tried this week.
Since the Gulf War I have occasionally thought about a girl I went to university with. We sat next to each other in a few classes and started talking one day after I saw her being dropped off in a stretch limo. She wore a headscarf but was completely Western. Her father was a diplomat and she had gone to primary school in London when he was posted there, then high school in D.C. and Ottawa for university where he was the Ambassador.
We became fairly close even though we never saw each other off campus. We spent time together a few days a week for a couple of years.
Obviously her father must have been a trusted member of Saddam's inner circle. But I believe he defected with his family in London after the Gulf War. I have found absolutely no information about the family after this. Were they granted political asylum in London? Or elsewhere? Did he have millions stashed somewhere? What happened to my friend? I will never know.
Ski holidays are the best holidays IMO. The physical exhilaration, the views, the feeling of zipping down a mountain, the apres ski... it is perfect for me. It also gives one the opportunity to sit in a snow bank and take in the experience of being in a place like your picture.
Lessons are the way to go no matter how long you have been skiing or how good you are. I take 2 half day lessons on the first 2 days of every trip and I am a double black diamond skier who has been doing it for 40 years.
> In 2006, he won the Elbrus Speed Climbing competition which he did by setting a new speed record, climbing from Azau station to the summit in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds (record beaten in 2010 by Andrzej Bargiel). This climb represents a vertical rise of almost 3,250 metres or more than 10,600 feet and thus a speed of more than 800 vertical metres (2,600 vertical feet) an hour. He summited almost 40 minutes ahead of the next finisher.
He is 44 years old.