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Yeah, especially Trump voters .
 
Nate Silver: "Sometimes there is simply no other option than enclosing blindfolded voters in a confinement box."
NEW YORK—Responding to critics who contend that safer and more humane techniques exist to ascertain voters’ political positions, statistician Nate Silver appeared on several cable news programs Monday to defend the controversial torture methods he uses to project election results.
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Beautiful Astrid!
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In our Inaugural Santa Rosa Junior College Invitational, we did amazingly well!
The team exceeded my expectations by a mile! We had 26 Personal Records set!
I want to thank everyone who participated, both Parents and Swimmers.

Most Memorable Moments:
Reilly Welsh and Captain David Mertz showing and went straight to cheering on their teammates!
Megan Ference's 200 Free (first time ever swimming it) she goes under 2:20 with a 2:16.01 placing her 4th!
Rachel Prides 100 Breast she went out strong and held off everyone taking 1st in the event!
JV Girls 200 Free Relay ( Brianna Andersen, Ava Kirby, Linda Jacobson, Michelle Sedgwick) They dominated winning the event by over 10 seconds! In fact the JV girls dominated ALL meet, way to go! They're our Future and that future looks Bright!
JV Boys, swam amazingly well all meet, they didn't look like JV swimmers at all! I don't think they will be JV for long either!
Varsity Girls 400 Free Relay swam away from everyone in the field, with an outstanding leg from Freshman Megan Jones, the team took over and never looked back she told herself "We are not loosing this!" - Megan Jones 9th Grade.
Captain Alex Lewis had a great meet all PR's but his 100 Breast was outstanding with a low seeding he came back strong and finished 7th overall for us!
Jeremiah McManus our only swimmer in his events took 4th overall in the 200 Free with a time of 2:08.33 faster than his best last year by a full second and half!
Trevor Jones had 2 very strong swims for us in 2 very difficult events 500 free and 100 back, he took 3rd overall in both and posted a PR in the 100 back!
Varsity Boys 200 Free Relay took 3rd ( Max Owens, Dante Martinez, Edgar Garcia-Medina, Trevor Jones) and Trevor Jones added another PR 24.92 to his Cache of swims!
Varsity Boys 400 Free Relay took 3rd! ( Max Owens, Dante Martinez, Alex Lewis, Trevor Jones) Ales Lewis just missed breaking the 1:00 mark by .12! but still did a best time and Trevor Jones had the fastest time at the end of long day 54.11!
The team won the Invitational!
Girls 686.5
Boys 427
We scored over 1100 points as a team!
Way to Go everyone!!!

Area's of Improvement:
1) There are 2 reasons for which swimmers can leave a meet early: a medical emergency for the swimmer, or an emergency for a family member) For my 3 years no one has been allowed to leave early. This sends the wrong message to teammates, "I'm done who cares about the rest of it" Not my goal for the team. And if I let swimmers go and a relay swimmer gets hurt or sick I have no back up swimmers. You all have the practice schedule and meet schedule and are expected to be there.
2) I was told by one of our Captains we left a huge mess of trash in our area. We are expected to do our part in keeping our team area clean and the way we found it, if not better than we found it.
3) Cheering, we had the 6 people cheering for teammates. Swimming is something I love a lot, I have seen swimmers overcome amazing feats when they didn't think they could because 1 person cheered for them. Now imagine how much better that same person would do with a roaring team cheering for them, hard to let that many people down. On the other hand if they didn't do well and their team congratulated them anyway all before they got to the Coach! We have all had good races and not so good races but your team can make it better, we win together we suffer together!


Well Done, Panthers. What a GREAT start to the season.
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Too bad there's no way to draft the Feguson, MO police department to deal with the Malheur occupation.
 
Pretty much right: if you let people get away with pointing guns at federal agents, they'll learn the lesson that they can get what they want through threats of violence. 
If authorities keep letting anti-government protesters get away with breaking the law, they'll keep doing it.
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What I find especially interesting about this is the finding that being presented with evidence of misinformation makes the misinformed hold to their beliefs even more strongly. I suppose that this is playing off the mental glitch that makes people believe in conspiracy theories. The two effects seem related.

Donald Trump has a consistently loose relationship with the truth. So much so, in fact, that the fact-checking website PolitiFact rolled his numerous misstatements into one big “lie of the year.” B…
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I think Trump's supporters, i.e. racists, homophobic, paranoid, unstable, fearful, and those folks living in denial, were psychological manipulated for decades by our corporate media elites. Then by 2011 they [racists, homophobic...] were known as Birthers, but here's the best part, Trump seized the birther movement while the Good Ole Boys were cheering him on. Today, thanks to the Birthers, Trump is the face of the Republican Party to the chagrin of the Good Ole Boys. I can't make this shit up! 
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Zika virus in Rio. What could we do to make this worse? I know. Let's send half a million people into the heart of the outbreak for a couple weeks and then have them go back to their countries of origin.'

Genius!
 
I was originally hopeful that the Zika threat was overblown, but now it seems worse than originally believed.

h/t +Edward Morbius 
Commentary. Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means That Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games Must Not Proceed. Amir Attaran, DPhil, LLB, MS. Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Share to Twitter ...
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Money. I think that must be it. There's money to be made.
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But, global warming's a ...
Oh never mind. That's been done to death.
The National Weather Service described it as a worst case scenario.
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Nah, it's not quite dead. ;)
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Quite a decent BBQ place. Went twice over the weekend and was not at all dissatisfied. They had some very decent beers on tap and the BBQ seemed really good from what I tried. One time I had the Pulled Pork sandwich and it was good. I tried it with the spicey BBQ sauce and it was good with just a hint of pepper heat. The Brisket sandwich I had the next day was delicious. The meat was good and smokey and tender without any sauce, but the North Carolina style sauce tasted really good with it. There was a definite chain vibe about the place though. Kindof like they'd tried to super-size the hole in the wall BBQ joint you grew up with. But, the wait staff was really helpful and friendly. My wife raved about the sweet potato fries she had. My uncle said that the BBQ ribs were pretty good. His standards for BBQ ribs are quite high, so that's pretty decent praise. The place can get quite noisy, so don't go there when you want to have a nice conversation.
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This is probably my favorite mexican restaurant. I just love the Mole Poblano. The Margaritas are fabulous. The service is friendly and welcoming. The chips and salsa just keep on coming. My better half loves pretty much every shrimp dish on the menu. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant.
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My son has been attending Ellington Hall's Friday Night swing dancing for a month or two now. We drop him off and then find a nice brew pub to spend a few hours while he has fun dancing. I'm informed that some times the crowd is really great and the energy really high, though not always. Ten dollars to get a dance lesson and then spend a few hours having fun on the dance floor is a great deal
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Only been to the hole in the wall once because I'm not often in Sebastopol at breakfast time. But, the one time I was there was really really good. I had the dutch apple pancake and it was fabulous. Fluffy and light and full of apple and cinnamon goodness. It was just wonderful. Only downside is that it seemed to take a while to be seated and something of a long time for the food to come. On the brighter side, they warned me ahead of time that the dutch apple pancake would take a long time, so I pre-ordered it and it came within a reasonable time of my party being seated. If I ever go back, I really should try something besides the dutch apple pancake, but I probably won't.
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Fabulous used bookstore in downtown Santa Rosa. Wonderful way to spend a few hours on a weekend afternoon.
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Finally got around to trying this place. The Chicken Vindaloo is really delicious. The lamb is perhaps slightly less wonderful, but still really good. They've taken to declaring themselves a brew pub, I guess trying to cash in on the micro-brew trend. It's maybe a little off putting to see a "Yeti IPA Ale" on the beer list since that basically means "Yeti India Pale Ale Ale". I take it to mean that they don't know what they're saying. The beer was fine with decent bitterness, but some odd off flavors. I will definitely go back and will almost certainly have the IPA Ale again, but that's mostly because I like that Vindaloo so much and as long as I'm there, I'd just as soon encourage the craft beer maker.
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I really like 1) the fact that they serve beer with breakfast if you ask for it. (Beer has always been for breakfast.), 2) the french toast, and 3) the cinnamon pull aparts.
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