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An unusual video about a stray cat....

Warning: the guy doing the narrating is very profane, you've been warned.

https://twitter.com/mikawirth_/status/1061787130479960064

This day 43 years ago, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a November Gale on Lake Superior. 29 crew.....

This day 43 years ago, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a November Gale on Lake Superior. 29 crew went down with the biggest ship to sink in #GreatLakes history.

https://twitter.com/TomNiziol/status/1061265548774965248




"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot (HD w/ Lyrics)

Cemetery plots: need help please

Because this is a somewhat lugubrious topic, here's a nice kitty video to compensate for it:




Ok, now I feel better. My brother and I are trying to sell 3 cemetery plots. Nothing special about
them aside from the fact that they are all next to each other. My father wanted the whole family
buried in one place, but my brother and I have made alternate plans. Mom is already buried there.
Dad decided to go the cremation route after he bought them and is interred elsewhere.

At any rate, we're trying to sell all three, or one at a time. I've never done this kind of sale before,
so my logic was to put them all on Ebay. Not one serious bite. We think we've priced them fairly
but of course we may have to come down on price.

Is Ebay a waste of time ? How do you do this ? Thanks in advance for your help.

Steve

(Jewish Group) Germany: Merkel warns of modern racism on Kristallnacht 80th

https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-president-calls-democratic-patriotism-100608921.html

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's main Jewish leader warned against tolerating modern-day anti-Semitism and racism as they marked the 80th anniversary Friday of the Nazis' anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," pogrom.

On Nov. 9, 1938, Jews were terrorized throughout Germany and Austria. At least 91 people were killed, hundreds of synagogues burned down, some 7,500 Jewish businesses vandalized, and up to 30,000 Jewish men arrested, many of whom were taken away to concentration camps.

Twenty years after Germany's defeat in World War I and 5˝ years after Adolf Hitler took power, state-driven anti-Semitism "made it possible for many Germans to live out long-held resentments, to live out hatred and violence," Merkel said. "With the November pogrom, the road to the Holocaust was mapped out."

Merkel spoke in a ceremony at a Berlin synagogue. The head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster, said the building was set alight in 1938 and the blaze extinguished relatively quickly only so as not to endanger neighboring houses.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht

Germany: Merkel warns of modern racism on Kristallnacht 80th

https://www.yahoo.com/news/german-president-calls-democratic-patriotism-100608921.html

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's main Jewish leader warned against tolerating modern-day anti-Semitism and racism as they marked the 80th anniversary Friday of the Nazis' anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," pogrom.

On Nov. 9, 1938, Jews were terrorized throughout Germany and Austria. At least 91 people were killed, hundreds of synagogues burned down, some 7,500 Jewish businesses vandalized, and up to 30,000 Jewish men arrested, many of whom were taken away to concentration camps.

Twenty years after Germany's defeat in World War I and 5˝ years after Adolf Hitler took power, state-driven anti-Semitism "made it possible for many Germans to live out long-held resentments, to live out hatred and violence," Merkel said. "With the November pogrom, the road to the Holocaust was mapped out."

Merkel spoke in a ceremony at a Berlin synagogue. The head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster, said the building was set alight in 1938 and the blaze extinguished relatively quickly only so as not to endanger neighboring houses.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht

"Just got a terse message from the same friend. Three words: Fuck this guy"

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/1060280175835992064

and


Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."



https://twitter.com/20committee/status/831872441597194241


all this FWIW. I hope this Schindler guy actually has good contacts in the intelligence community.

(HuffPost writer) went to a Trump rally asked...supporters if they care whether he lies all the time

https://twitter.com/aterkel/status/1059484451321925632


https://twitter.com/svdate

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@svdate

White House correspondent at HuffPost. Biographer, novelist, sailor of many ocean miles.


Response by ex-CIA Michael Hayden:

https://twitter.com/GenMhayden/status/1059782504939438080

In case you lurking Trumpers don't understand this phenomenon, it's called A FREAKING CULT. Time to
deprogram yourselves and get with democracy.

Milbank, WaPo: We have no excuses now, our eyes are wide open (indictment of Trump)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-time-our-eyes-are-wide-open/2018/11/02/c14d4cf2-deca-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f3f1b89e6107

This time, our eyes are wide open.

Exactly two years ago, many Americans held their noses and voted for Donald Trump. Some were conservatives willing to tolerate his vulgar excesses in hopes of getting tax cuts, a repeal of Obamacare and a friendlier judiciary. Others had Clinton fatigue. Sure, they were concerned about Trump’s words about Mexican “rapists” and what he liked to do to women — but maybe those were just words. Maybe Trump could build a coalition across traditional party lines to get things done.

Now, all Americans have seen the results with their own eyes:

Trump defended neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville.

Per my last email (doggie pic)

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/1057621447294812160

This is Dog Ross. He never makes mistakes, just happy accidents. Believes there's nothing wrong with

This is Dog Ross. He never makes mistakes, just happy accidents. Believes there’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a fren. Even with a limited perception of color, he’s still a painting legend. 14/10

https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/1057668882528432134
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