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our political system is truly defective when the gop majority

in the senate only represents one third of the us population. Its even more dismal if you factor in how many voters that actually is..

The Republicans’ new talking point, unveiled yesterday by Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, in an appearance on ABC News’ This Week, is that a bipartisan approach to enacting the stimulus package is important because Republican senators “represent half the American population.”

Now, that didn’t sound right, given that most of America’s big states have two Democratic senators. So I did a quick-and-dirty calculation of how many Americans the senators in each party represent, assuming that each senator represents all of the people in his or her state and that the currently open Senate seats (like Delaware, Illinois, and New York) will be filled by someone from the same party. And what you find, if you do the math, is that Republican senators actually represent about thirty-seven per cent of Americans.






http://www.newyorker.com/business/james-surowiecki/how-many-voters-do-senators-represent

pretty bad storm when even dolphins have to be evacuated..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/irma-hurricane-florida-cuba-dolphins-cayo-guillermo-island-cienfuegos-a7937596.html

Irma: Cuba airlifts dolphins to safety from deadly hurricane

Officials move mammals to aquarium in south of country before historic storm rips across north


finalement, une facon de taper les accents correctement avec mon mac et reapprendre ma langue natale

Je suis français-américain et j'habite aux états-unis depuis 25 ans. Je n'utilise pas le français écrit ou parlé régulièrement, mon épouse est américaine, mes enfants aussi et ils ne parlent pas le Français couramment.

Par conséquent, je me rends compte que j'ai perdu l'habitude d'écrire avec les accents placés correctement. Non seulement ça, j'ai aussi des difficultés à m'exprimer spontanément dans ma langue natale.

Cela m'inquiète beaucoup. Lorsque je visite en France et que je suis en famille, j'hésite pendant quelque jours avant de pouvoir facilement trouver mes mots. Si je rentrais en France pour une offre d'emploi, je ne suis pas sur que je serais capable de m'exprimer dans le language "business" français. Toute ma carrière s'est faite aux états-unis, je ne connais pas du tout le jargon français dans mon domaine professionnel.

Avez vous rencontré des problèmes similaire ?

Pour ce qui est des accents sur le mac:

•Acute Accent ( é ): Press “e” while holding the “option” key, take your finger off the option key then press “e” again.

•Grave Accent ( à, è, ù ): Press ” ` ” while holding down the “option” key, then press either “a”, “e” or “u”. to put a Grave accent above the appropriate letter.

•Cedilla ( ç ): Simply press “c” while holding down the “option” key.

•Circumflex ( â, ê, î, ô, ü ): Press “i” while holding down “option”, then press either “a”, “e”, “i”, “o” or “u”.

•Tréma ( ë, ï, ü ): Press “u” while holding down “option”, then press either “e”, “i” or “u”.

•OE Ligature ( œ ): Simply press “q” while holding down the “option” key.

We truly have a shameful past regarding immigration.

Rachel is discussing eugenics laws, most notably the one passed in 1924. Jeff Session openly said he favored that and that it was good for america at that time.

Now, of course the same kind of thinking (eugenics) is what the nazis used to justify their massacre of jews, gypsies, gays, etc..

We were pretty fucked up back in 1924 and apparently its coming back with a vengeance pushed by Trump and his ilk.


i am ambiguous regarding private citizen rescues

First of, let me state that of course it is a life saver for many people and that volunteers who help on their own time with their boats, vehicles, etc are to be praised.

What I am conflicted about is what this reveals. Are we being groomed to expect that the government wont be able to provide these basic needs and that one has to pull oneselves by the bootstraps ?

Trump already indicated he wanted to cut the budget for noaa, the cost guards, fema, etc.. When asked recently why he is not staffing federal agencies adequately he replied that its by design as they are trying to shrink the government.

Back in the context of the texas disaster, I did not hear that fema had even prepositioned assets beforehand.
You would think getting high water vehicles and boats is something that could have been planned ahead of time for example.

wtf they are forecasting harvey going back to sea

strenghtening, and then making another landfall, this time directly heading towards houston.

Omg. This expert is saying that the hurricane is going to dump the equivalent of three

Mississippi River on the state constantly for 5 days. That's a gigantic amount of water.

Here is a transcript for those who could not bear watching.

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/donald-trump-plan-afghanistan-transcript-from-his-speech/BinbUyS88iRMdnjbBlOGBL/

with bannon out gorka and miller and the likes dont have

somebody to protect them anymore. I dont think Gorka will last long. He is hated by many in the west wing.

very powerful speech on msnbc by a black minister.

its chilling. she is recounting what happened saturday night at the church as they were surrounded by torch bearing racists.
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