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  1. 5 Uche
    July 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Nooooo Chips, that’s cheating!. Insider info for first!!
    How’s your morning?

  2. 6 Roberta in MN
    July 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

    GM all, Chips, I think there are two more that are supposed to announce. One I know is Kasich of Ohio. The clowns just keep coming. BBL. Have a good day all.

  3. 7 misspat
    July 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Good morning folks. As usual I am way behind. You guys never wait for me. To the folks here that have loved ones in the hospital or just recovering from surgery I’ve been lifting you all up. I had a bad winter; my hair has been coming out in clumps and whenever I think about it I just say:”It’s only hair, some people are having a hard time,give thanks for your health and keep it moving.” The bad times will pass and soon the light at the end of the tunnel will emerge.
    What an awesome President we have! I give thanks for him everyday and I left him and his family up too. Stay blessed!

    • 8 Judith Fardig
      July 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

      MissPat, are you losing hair due to a medication side effect? Whatever it is, I wish you well. You are a ray of sunshine much appreciated here!

      • 9 misspat
        July 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

        I think it’s just the stress from a long term illness I have as well as the aging syndrome. Whatever it is it’s no big deal. I am rocking hats and scarves and making my own fashion statement. Thanks for your kind words; much appreciated.

  4. 10 Uche
    July 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    So, yesterday President Obama re-establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba…today, the sun came up, traffic to work still the same, and the Republican clown car is still getting overloaded. Wow, the bottom hasn’t fallen off the earth yet?!

  5. July 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

  6. July 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

    GM, TOD! I’m in 7th Heaven! Grandson arrived last evening. As train had a three hour delay, due to protesters on the tracks (don’t know what they were protesting…), I wandered around 30th St Stationed. Scored a couple of additional copies of MORE. If anyone the fam has been unable to find, I’m willing to send…

  7. 20 Don
    July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I had hoped to keep this announcement secret until the end of summer, but as word started to leak it became apparent that my schedule needed to be adjusted. As more and more people reached out to me and asked me would I think about running in 16’ I said no, I think the country is in a good place and my skills aren’t needed at this time. But as I looked in the faces of the many people that I come across everyday it became apparent that my leadership could be useful. So with that being said, I am officially throwing my hat in the ring and in 2016 I will be running for the President of the United States. I will be putting out more information in the coming months!

    DON/? 16′
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!!!

    • 21 JER
      July 2, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Welcome to the race Don. Looking forward to you derailing that GOP Klown Kar with its newest member — the WS college dropout governor.

  8. 22 57andfemale
    July 2, 2015 at 10:12 am

  9. 23 donna dem 4 obama
    July 2, 2015 at 10:21 am

    😯 😦 😯 smh/

    Personally, I would love to meet the man, I would love to shake his hand, say hi,” Hudson explained. “Tell him thank you for the Obamacare because it allowed me to get back surgery, and it helped me out a lot. And it helped my family out a lot.”

    “Actually, if the man would shake my hand on national TV with me wearing this [Confederate flag] shirt, he just does not know how many southerners would start to smile at him again.”

  10. 31 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    July 2, 2015 at 10:21 am

    RE: CARTOON…WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITH AN OVERSIZED DUNG PIE AND A GATHERING OF FLIES….MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN SICK SO SILLY ME GOES OUT AND USES THE CHAIN SAW WITH A SPINE DISEASE…HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN TODAY…SO IF YOU DON’T HEAR FROM ME ANYMORE…AM IN PIECES ON THE CURB!…ADIOS…I AM NOT IN THE BEST OF MOODS WHEN I AM IN PAIN!

  11. July 2, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  12. 33 Vicki
    July 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Are they getting the band back together?
    Jon Favreau, Ben LaBolt, Tommy Vietor, David Axelrod, Jen Psaki, Alyssa Mastromonaco, John Del Cecato? could be………………

  13. 36 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

  14. 37 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 10:32 am

    poor elephant.

    • 38 No Child Left Behind
      July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

      I know that he wishes that he was never born. Each of the multitude GOP candidates carries so much baggage (anti-immigrant sentiments; self-deportation; anti-muslims; anti-women; anti-gun safety programs; anti-public programs for the most vulnerable; anti-choice et.) that this elephant will certainly crash soon. A crash in 2016 will be just fine for me.

  15. 39 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 10:34 am

    da @POTUS now crosses 3 mil.

    I win, donna.

    • 40 donna dem 4 obama
      July 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Yes you do and I told you that you like playing the game. Ha Ha I caught ya!!!

      BTW, those pictures that you so “graciously” give to HF2 everyday keep me in stitches. You are too much 😉

  16. 42 desertflower
    July 2, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Morning everyone!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/us/supreme-court-tacks-left-with-push-from-disciplined-liberals.html?_r=1

    The stunning series of liberal decisions delivered by the Supreme Court this term was the product of discipline on the left side of the court and disarray on the right.

    In case after case, including blockbusters on same-sex marriage and President Obama’s health care law, the court’s four-member liberal wing, all appointed by Democratic presidents, managed to pick off one or more votes from the court’s five conservative justices, all appointed by Republicans.

    They did this in large part through rigorous bloc voting, making the term that concluded Monday the most liberal one since the Warren court in the late 1960s, according to two political-science measurements of court voting data.

    “The most interesting thing about this term is the acceleration of a long-term trend of disagreement among the Republican-appointed judges, while the Democratic-appointed judges continue to march in lock step,” said Eric Posner, a law professor at the University of Chicago.

    • 43 57andfemale
      July 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

      A story like this makes me a little crazy. The Left loves to declare victory and get complacent, and a story like this feeds into that.

      This Court is still very dangerous. Kennedy has always been great on LGBT and juvenile justice issues. He was no surprise on marriage equality.

      King v. Burwell – except for the three complete neanderthal morons, this case was nothing but political. If the Feds are going to compel the states to do something or will suffer severe consequences if they don’t, it must be made VERY clear. Not only did this not happen, but everyone involved in drafting the legislation meant the subsidies to go to all qualified Americans. Even Kennedy and Roberts couldn’t ignore that well-established precedent, and they knew they would open a serious can of worms if they decided that a typo would undo the law.

      I would love to think that our wonderful Left judges had that kind of influence, but don’t count on it. I think this reflects some serious breaches of law, precedent that even Roberts and Kennedy knew were over the edge. Yes, there are some lines that even Roberts and Kennedy can’t cross, but they are poised to still do significant damage.

      Hobby Lobby
      Citizens United

      Don’t get complacent, Dems.

      • July 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm

        I agree. King v. Burwell should have been unanimous. I was horrified to see that the three “neandertals” dared to throw common sense and precedent overboard.

        And you’re right. You can’t count on Roberts and Kennedy to always do the right thing.

        Thank God for the latest decisions.

        But the 5 conservative judges will not be viewed kindly by history. “Citizens United” was outrageous. What they did in that decision is making the power of free speech proportional to the power of money. NOT what the founding fathers had in mind.

    • 45 57andfemale
      July 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Here’s a different take on this SCOTUS:

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/voxbox/michael-tomasky.html

  17. 46 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

  18. 47 debz
    July 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    So, the keyboard liberals are thrilled with Bernie’s huge crowd of “supporters” yesterday. They need to take a step back and realize that
    -Dems haven’t had a primary in 8 years and want something to be excited about.
    -The idea of Hillary is no more exciting this time than it was in “08
    -Bernie has a good message about income inequality.
    -Some are probably repubs who can’t stand the clowns in the gop race.
    -These people showed up to protest Walker, but couldn’t get off their asses to vote.

    • July 2, 2015 at 10:44 am

      The keyboard liberals are clueless. Americans are not going to elect a self declared independent socialist from Vermont as President of the United States.

    • 50 COS
      July 2, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I heard one caller on Stephanie Miller ask about Bernie Sander’s accomplishments since he has been in Washington. That is a good question.

      • 51 COS
        July 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

        There is nothing about Sanders that sets him apart from any other Democratic candidate. All are talking about income equality. Does he mention anything about foreign policy?

      • 52 debz
        July 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

        Good question, did she have any answers?

  19. 54 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

  20. 55 donna dem 4 obama
    July 2, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Austan hits the nail right on the head….

    • 56 COS
      July 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

      I love austin’s tweet. 🙂

      • 58 amk for obama
        July 2, 2015 at 10:57 am

        LOL. good one.

        • 59 No Child Left Behind
          July 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

          I would hope that he kept all those part-time jobs because now, he might be more determined than ever to win the presidency. Fortunately, he may win the primaries with the kind of rhetoric he spews, but after the electorate learned its lesson with GWB, I hope sane people would send him crashing against whomever the democratic candidate is in 2016. Besides, a man with that kind of coiffure should never be in elected office. Just saying.

  21. 60 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

  22. 61 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Good question…

    • 62 debz
      July 2, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Thanks, I just choked on my coffee.

    • 63 Don
      July 2, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Talking about Christie’s weight is low hanging fruit, we can point to how New Jersey’s economy has tanked and it’s job growth is nonexistent, and it’s credit rating is in the toilet. And to top it off the guy is a grade-A dick, lets stay away from talking about his physical appearance.

  23. 64 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 11:15 am

  24. 65 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 11:19 am

    BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    It comes as a US federal judge was expected to rule on how much BP owed in Clean Water Act penalties following the environmental disaster.

    Over 125 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010.

    The settlement is the largest paid by a single company in US history.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33363672

    Now, that’s what I call a real ‘shakedown’. Eat your heart out, joe barton.

  25. 66 Jeff
    July 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hearing so much about Sanders but I’ve yet to hear what he’s done exactly in his long time in office. All I hear is how he talks big and tough and feels that Obama hasn’t done enough and how he’s done more for minorities than any other candidate, etc.

  26. 71 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    More than 5,000 residents of the US state of Tennessee have been evacuated after a freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed and caught fire.

    The train was carrying a flammable, toxic substance called acrylonitrile when it came off the rails near Maryville, just outside Knoxville.

    Firefighters evacuated people within a two-mile radius of the fire to prevent them breathing in the poisonous fumes.

    Local police said seven officers were hospitalised because of the fumes.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33363814

    yeah, let’s shrink the gobinment in a bathtub.

  27. 72 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

    An Indian-American joke goes like this:

    An Indian American is elected President of the United States, not too far fetched considering that two have become Governors, three have become Congressmen, one has become a US Circuit Judge, one has become the Surgeon General, not to speak of several key Presidential appointees, including the US Ambassador to India.

    The new President is being sworn in at a solemn ceremony. Every Indian American is in attendance in a mood of great jubilation. Among the guests in the front row is his mother, clad in a Kanjeepuram saree, obviously elated and proud, but somewhat subdued.

    A dignitary, who sits next to her, strikes up a conversation. ‘You must be very happy,’ he says, ‘that your son has become the President of the United States.’ ‘Of course,’ she replies, ‘but this is nothing. His brother is a doctor!’

    http://www.rediff.com/news/column/bobby-jindals-identity-crisis/20150702.htm

    the article is about bobby fucking jindal, but the joke is the money quote.

  28. 73 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

  29. 75 purpleshoesla
    July 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

    HEAVY SIGH…….. Apparently algorithms are bigots too… SMDH

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has apologized after its new Photos application identified black people as “gorillas.”

    On Sunday Brooklyn programmer Jacky Alciné tweeted a screenshot of photos he had uploaded in which the app had labeled Alcine and a friend, both African American, “gorillas.”

    Image recognition software is still a nascent technology but its use is spreading quickly. Google launched its Photos app at Google I/O in May, touting its machine-learning smarts to recognize people, places and events on its own.

    Yontan Zunger, an engineer and the company’s chief architect of Google+, responded swiftly to Alciné on Twitter: “This is 100% Not OK.” And he promised that Google’s Photos team was working on a fix.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/07/01/google-apologizes-after-photos-identify-black-people-as-gorillas/29567465/

    • 76 Don
      July 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Wasn’t it Google that had the Whitehouse labeled as the “n****rhouse in a search of the address of the Whitehouse a couple of months ago? And now we are to believe that this was an accident?

  30. 78 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

  31. 79 donna dem 4 obama
    July 2, 2015 at 11:40 am

    My take on the 2016 Democratic primary thus far:

    Bernie’s campaign reminds me of a cross between Ron Paul and Howard Dean. I think his supporters are made up of a little of each. Some are Libertarians and some are what I call purist progressives (totally unrealistic in today’s politics). His message speaks to each of these groups. I see a lot of PBO supporters on Facebook who are now die hard Bernie supporters. Being the political junkie that I am, I tend to think the excitement for a candidate on our side is a good thing even if I am not impressed with said candidate. I also think his foreign policy agenda or lack there of is what would crush him in a general election, if he by chance made it that far, even more so than his socialist domestic agenda. We live in a fickle society and although people don’t want more war they also don’t want a C-I-C who doesn’t believe in war. I just don’t see a pathway to a GE victory for him.

    Hillary’s campaign is like watching paint dry. She is raising the money, has learned a few lessons from 2008 but is still a very bland campaigner. Most of the people I know think she will be our candidate but they have absolutely no excitement for her campaign whatsoever.

    Martin O’Malley waited too long to declare. He let Bernie steal his thunder. I think he would have had that same crowd supporting him but I think Sanders blindsided him by actually getting in the race. They each have the exact same domestic agenda. Then Baltimore happened and a lot was revealed about his role in shaping the BPD. It will be tough for him to try and dig himself out of that hole. He has spent a lot of time in Iowa and New Hampshire but he isn’t picking up steam. Reports are that he had about 200-300 people at his campaign kickoff. He could rebound once the debates start because this is where I feel he will shine.

    Lincoln Chafee is a joke and Webb is a non-starter.

    If VP Joe does decide to declare his candidacy I think we would have a rousing campaign season. I know he has a lot on his mind and quite a bit to consider in making this decision but I hope he doesn’t wait too long to make it. Believe it or not people are already choosing sides and taking a hard stance in defense of their candidates.

    Just my 2cents what’s yours?

    • 80 amk for obama
      July 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

      There is no side to choose from at this point. If Biden enters, he will create the excitement and enthusiasm.

      Sanders is just dem ron paul.

      • 81 donna dem 4 obama
        July 2, 2015 at 11:56 am

        I agree that there will be much excitement if Biden enters the race but I take exception with the “no side to choose from at this point”. Plenty of Dems are choosing sides at this point. We did it 8 years ago at this point and they are doing it now. I’m not sure where this early so-called excitement for Sanders is going but I don’t discount it either. It’s rabid (they can be disgusting online) and it’s real IMO.

        • 82 amk for obama
          July 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

          I am sure plenty of dems chose sides with that inevitable one and then someone strolled in and stole the thunder away.

          • 83 donna dem 4 obama
            July 2, 2015 at 12:03 pm

            Yep but they still made that choice and she won a lot of primaries and took the campaign all the way to June to get the nomination. I think this made things much better for him in the General Election because he was battle tested. And yet, It took some convincing to get her crowd over to our side but they eventually saw the light. 😉

            • 84 amk for obama
              July 2, 2015 at 12:09 pm

              That’s my point. No one sticks to their first candie just because he/she was their first choice. If anyone better comes along, who especially addresses their issues better, they all will jump ships. Except for the die-hards may be and that count is probably less than 1%.

      • July 2, 2015 at 12:09 pm

        Egg sack lee. I was totally behind O’Malley until Baltimore happened as Donna said and he has disappointed me by not supporting PBO since he announced. The only candidate I will volunteer for at this point is Joe Biden should he decide to run. Honestly though, I hope Hillary is not the nominee.

      • 86 EricFive
        July 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

        “Sanders is just dem ron paul.” I agree. Sanders’ support has more to do with lack of enthusiasm for Hillary. Also, the press has given him a free pass so far. Frankly, I don’t see the Party nominating a Socialist (corporate media will not allow it, and Sanders lacks the political charisma to counteract the foreseeable media assault). He reminds me of Howard Dean (and is likely just one “gaffe” away from being destroyed when the media tires of the sideshow). Most damningly, his support seems to lie with young naïve folks. Hard to see how they will support Sanders when political reality forces Sanders to compromise his purity. I see a lot of “Bernie lost my vote when he…..” in Sanders’ future. Can he count of his “supporters” to vote for him when the time comes? I don’t think so.

      • 87 nospin
        July 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm

        “There is no side to choose from at this point.” <– THIS

    • 88 desertflower
      July 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

      I really think that your take is spot on. Went to dinner/drinks with some friends from working on PBO campaigns together and we’ve kept in touch….this is exactly what was said in our own conversation last night.

    • 89 Don
      July 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Donna, when Barack Obama campaigned he presented to us a vision of what American should look like and he delivered on that vision. Clinton, Sanders and every other Democrat hasn’t shown us anything other than a watered down version of what President Obama has already delivered. Beyond talking about the economy of the 90s, what else has Hillary shown us? Sanders has gone around town not blinding us with brilliance, but baffling us with bullshit. O’Malley’s campaign is on life support, Webb can’t seem to find anything wrong with the Confederate Flag, and Chafee is whatever. Our only hope is that maybe VP Biden enters the race or we sit and wait to see whatever else is out there come 2016.

      • 90 donna dem 4 obama
        July 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        PBO started each of his campaigns with a theme – Change (’08) and Forward (12) . He stayed with those themes and we could see early on what his vision was. None of these campaigns have a theme. Income and Inequality? How do you sum that up into a theme that resonates with the public? When they each figure that out they might be able to sell it to the country. Until then snooze….

      • July 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

        This is it…Don…Vision…What is their Vision of America….and do we get there..i wonder if they have a vision.

      • 94 Obama Grandmama
        July 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        Joe is not even in the race yet and I am hearing too old from the media and my own family and friends. it does not help that his age would be similar to Reagan’s and he got Alzheimers.

    • July 2, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I think you’ve pretty much nailed it.

      Women are determined to elect HRC but I AGREE 100% – her campaign is like watching paint dry. She is excessively careful and acts only with extreme caution. Now I know she has a huge lead and any politician would want to protect that lead BUT it also demonstrates a lack of courage and leadership. Every statement she makes is really just stating the obvious, bromides to make her seem like she’s really progressive. Except for her idiotic statement that she would vote against TPA – which, when you think about it was a REAL insult to PBO and ridiculous on its face unless she wants to claim she’s against trade altogether – she’s not really saying anything that PBO isn’t already DOING. So I don’t feel anything from her campaign except airy low-hanging fruit promises and the search for MONEY. Most Dems I know who don’t like her and don’t want to vote for her feel like they’ve been forced into the closet because California is in her pocket so far.

      Bernie Sanders is a non-starter, despite his crowds. His supporters just seem like angry, uninformed whiners who don’t like PBO. I don’t get a sense of ground game. They don’t seem to know how to build community and that is just not going to fly outside of a few communities that see him as a rebel of some sort. Which makes me laugh, really.

      Joe Biden WILL definitely mix it up. Does he have the donors and support from people across the board? I don’t know. The DNC has been on HRC’s bandwagon and she and Bill have stacked the committees and big dollar donors to guarantee her success. BUT, if Joe comes out with passion and a great team, I think we can muster a good challenge but he’s going to have to do it soon. He’ll have to really distinguish himself from her in a way that will appeal to young and old, all income levels and target groups. What he has going for him more than anything else is his authenticity and honesty and his close partnership with PBO. What you see is what you get. He is a man of HONOR. His portfolio has been really broad and deep and he’s been very, very successful with it. He has a very impressive history of doing the right thing for women and children and first responders. The one thing that makes me wonder, though, is I don’t know how PBO will be able to do without him during the campaign. But that could also play to his strength because he’ll be seen as working ON THE JOB and getting stuff DONE.

      So, I really hope for something to move here. Sooner rather than later.

    • 99 forus50
      July 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Totally agree donna dem. The difficulty for me is that I don’t see any 2016 candidate who compares to Barack Obama in charisma, honesty, intelligence, common sense, physical energy, ability to raise money and passion for getting things done. All of those are needed to move this big country in a positive direction. Joe Biden has most of those but truthfully if he was his equal he would have won the nomination the few different times he ran in the primaries. The others aren’t in the same room – either missing some or most of those qualities or not having them at the same level. If Joe was to run he would do a fabulous job of keeping what POTUS has accomplished as well as adding to it.

      • July 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

        I think the entire game has changed since 2008. PBO has completely changed the landscape. And Joe will benefit from that. He’s a different person now and his campaign would reflect that. Remember, he played a really big part in the recovery. He’s been in the mix in every big decision PBO has had to make. He’s in constant contact with foreign leaders and has the benefit of enjoying good relationships in Congress. He has so much going for him now and there are a ton of new ways to communicate that.

      • 101 EricFive
        July 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        Hate to break it to you, but you are unlikely to ever see another candidate who compares to PBO. PBO is a once in a generation leader. Just as Michael Jordan was to basketball, you going to have a long wait before you see another like him. I’m sure PBO will rally behind whoever gets the Dem nomination and I will too. Thought of GOP in control both Congress and the White House is the stuff of nightmares. As is the thought of a GOP president filling seats on the Supreme Court.

        • 102 FoxfireTX
          July 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

          THIS Eric. We forget just how spoiled we have been after having PBO in our lives for so many years. It puts the Dems in a very difficult position. We are not going to get another candidate like him yet he is there in front of us every day making it almost impossible NOT to make comparisons.

        • 103 Obama Grandmama
          July 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

          I agree 1000%!

    • 104 FoxfireTX
      July 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      “Hillary’s campaign is like watching paint dry.” 🙂 My thoughts exactly. This is going to be a very long campaign at this rate. And although I can’t see a single one of the innumerable R candidates as president, at least they are more something……(not quite interesting) than what we are seeing on the D side.

      • 105 taiping1
        July 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

        Perhaps it is bland but I see many non-political people every day — men, women, and some moderate GOP — who are all excited about Clinton. Don’t underestimate the reservoir of good will for the Clintons. There’s a reason why NYT is so focused on taking her down.

  32. 106 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

  33. 107 JER
    July 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

  34. 108 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 11:53 am

    The Solar Impulse plane has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo flight without refuelling.

    The milestone was achieved 76 hours into the latest leg of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

    Pilot Andre Borschberg is making steady progress as he attempts the first solar-powered crossing of the Pacific.

    After leaving Nagoya, Japan, early on Monday (local time), he has now passed Midway Island and is heading towards his destination of Kalaeloa, Hawaii.

    At 76 hours into the journey, he broke the record for the longest ever non-stop solo flight without refuelling.

    The previous mark was set by the American Steve Fossett in 2006.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33362290

  35. 109 Allison
    July 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

  36. 110 desertflower
    July 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Don…I think that you said something in the last thread about this….and I posted a response with an excellent article, but it wasn’t the one I was thinking of. This one is:)

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/07/02/never-mind-rising-again-it-never-went-anywhere/

    People believe what they want to believe…even if its a proven lie. Exceptional, my ass.

  37. 111 Allison
    July 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/sister-accused-charleston-church-shooter-asks-dona/nmqZM/?icmp=AJC_internallink_070215_internallink_0702digest-5a

    SHELBY, N.C. — The sister of the Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, is asking the public for donations–but not for her brother.

    Amber Roof is asking for $5,000 on a Go Fund Me page to pay for her and her fiance’s wedding, which was originally scheduled for June 21.

    They canceled the wedding after her brother was accused of the shooting at Emanuel AME church just three days earlier.

  38. 113 amk for obama
    July 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t see the reason for sudden panic for all the It is now or never, Joe. It is after all silly summer season isn’t it?


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