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15

A Tweet Or Two

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Last year, America’s big cities continued the slow, but steady decline in murders. Though not at the breakneck pace we saw last year, the nation’s largest cities continued to witness steady declines in both total murders and murder rates in 2014. Data provided by police departments in the 10 cities with the highest number of murders in 2013 shows that six out of 10 saw a significant drops in both total murders and murder rates in 2014. Baltimore and Detroit led the pack with the sharpest declines over last year

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37 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. January 5, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Epically excellent Nerdy, thank you Legend!

  2. 4 jackiegrumbacher
    January 5, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Great panorama as usual, Nerdy. Thanks.

  3. January 5, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    More trouble for Chris Christie.

  4. 7 0388jojothecat
    January 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    The areas where the flu is raging are mostly in the states that did not extend Medicaid and fought obamacare.

  5. January 5, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Well, I’m back to work and I’m definitely the first duck.

  6. 10 Judith Fardig
    January 5, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I rely on your tweets, NW! A million thanks for them from the sublime to the ridiculously funny.

  7. 12 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Japa will like this.

  8. 15 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    You just finished a workout and are ready for a nice meal to replenish your energy. However, every restaurant you go to is closed. A couple of restaurants take pity on you and offer table scraps, but it’s not enough nourishment for your tired body.

    A changing climate is causing a similar problem for the rufa red knot, which we recently determined needs protection as a threatened species. This shorebird flies thousands of miles every spring from the coasts of southern Chile and Argentina, or from wintering areas in the Gulf of Mexico, to breed in the Arctic. Every fall it reverses its migration and heads south. Some knots fly almost 19,000 miles every year.

    In the spring, many knots stop in Delaware Bay. They have learned the exact time to stop so they can replenish their energy and prepare for the final leg of the journey north. That time also is when horseshoe crabs lay their eggs – which the birds chow down on and, in the process, double their body weight.

    At least they normally do. ……………….. //

    https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2015/1/5/Climate-Change-Could-Leave-the-Rufa-Red-Knot-Hungry

  9. 16 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Isn’t that bird Chips uses to spy on us a bald eagle?

  10. 19 desertflower
    January 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Was hoping someone would know the answer to this question that I pondered all night last night….any lawyers here?

    I woke up last night around 2 am and couldn’t get back to sleep…first day back to school jitters…so I was laying there in the darkness, thinking of Obamacare and all the millions that it has saved/helped/will help and thinking about the King v Burwell lawsuit…and how much that would change for the worse, the lives and healthcare of all the people that can afford this peace of mind BECAUSE of the subsidies. If these subsidies are taken away, then someone should sue the corporations that receive subsidies from our tax dollars that THEY DON’T EVEN NEED and SOMETIMES DON’T ASK FOR! What’s good for the goose…if subsidies are an issue, then why is it ok to give away taxpayer $$ to corporations, but not to needful American families? THIS kept me up last night…all night.

    So help is ok for corporations but not individuals? Makes no sense to me. Corporations are NOT people

  11. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    January 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks so much for the tweets, NW!

    Anybody else having a problem R/Ting them from this site? I can R/T on Twitter, but not from here, as usual.

    Oh, well. This, too, shall pass. 🙂

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      January 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Aha! I wondered about that, JO’B. It’s the first time this has happened to me, but I’ve tried to retweet from here several times tonight and had that blue screen pop up instead. A pain, yet reassuring to know it wasn’t my laptop/modem acting up.

    • 23 Nerdy Wonka
      January 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      You’re welcome, Ms. J’OB.

      I believe there was a glitch but it’s fixed now.

  12. 25 desertflower
    January 5, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Wondering if I should compose a letter and pass it to the President:) I saw a photo here of a woman that slipped a note inside his pocket that thought that was brazen….I’m off to slumber now. Night all

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      January 5, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      I would veto that Desertf, in case the SS gets too suspicious. Plus, I’m all for enjoying the actual moments of being in his presence instead of being caught up in taking pictures or slipping him notes. IMO since you’ve always wanted to *meet him* in the flesh, you should use each moment to enjoy being there with him in attendance. That’s just me though.

  13. January 5, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    “Supper. Normal supper with the fellas”

    NO FORESHADOWING

  14. January 5, 2015 at 11:12 pm

  15. 29 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  16. 30 vcprezofan2
    January 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    /waving fingers/ G’Night all!

  17. 31 yardarm756
    January 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    SO MUCH FOR “FAIR AND BALANCED” bs.

  18. 32 yardarm756
    January 5, 2015 at 11:42 pm

  19. 33 MightyPamela
    January 5, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Hello. Goodbye. Thank you. Big hugs all around! ❤ 🐻 😉

  20. 35 susanne
    January 6, 2015 at 5:25 am

    ‘ U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer will sentence Bob McDonnell Tuesday morning after first hearing arguments from prosecuting and defense attorneys. Prosecutors are seeking at least 10 years and one month to as long as 12 years and seven months in prison for the acceptance of bribes totaling $177,000 while McDonnell was governor. McDonnell’s attorneys are asking for community service rather than prison time.

    Virginia’s former governor and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in September of multiple counts of corruption stemming from a relationship with Jonnie Williams, the CEO of Star Scientific. The couple accepted money, expensive gifts and vacations from Williams in exchange for government favors as Williams sought to market his company’s dietary supplements. ‘

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/06/375290671/former-virginia-governor-bob-mcdonnell-awaits-sentencing


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