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Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us.

Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. Young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you." https://cbsn.ws/2ms36BJ

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1176146056784109570

Get 'em, Greta!

He had become a part of their mornings. So when he lost his job, without warning, hundreds decided..

He had become a part of their mornings. So when he lost his job, without warning, hundreds decided to help.



Ten seconds.

Hassan Nezhadessivandi estimates that’s how long most of the interactions lasted between him and the people he saw each morning as they walked in and out of the Dupont Circle Metro station.

It was enough time to say, “Good morning,” and if they were earlier than normal, offer them a high-five for their punctuality.

It was not enough time for many to catch his name, ask whether he had a family or learn how he ended up, at an age when others were retiring, hawking copies of Express, the free tabloid that was produced by The Washington Post until it was shut down on Sept. 12.

If we pause and break down our days into minutes, so many are filled with these types of fleeting interactions with people whose names we may not know, but whose faces at some point became part of our daily landscape. People we saw yesterday and today and expect to see tomorrow. The parking attendant. The security guard. That woman behind the salad counter who already knows our order.

Jimmy Breslin, in a much-read column that surfaces every 9/11, wrote about a woman he passed for months each morning as he left a health club and she headed toward it. They never spoke, but after the attack, he realized he hadn’t seen her.

“She was not here in my morning,” he wrote.

When it was announced on a Wednesday that the last copy of Express would be handed out that Thursday, many of the commuters who passed Hassan every day realized that he would no longer be in their mornings.

They could have done nothing. They could have told him goodbye and wished him well. What they did instead has left him in recent days saying, “I’m so grateful to them.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/he-had-become-a-part-of-their-mornings-so-when-he-lost-his-job-without-warning-hundreds-decided-to-help/2019/09/20/1327f0fc-dbe8-11e9-ac63-3016711543fe_story.html


https://twitter.com/DamatoErin/status/1172331603848093697

Michelle Williams and Alex Borstein nailed it at the Emmys last night:

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1175981722577592320
https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1175948300199051265

One has to go. Forever. Which one do you choose?


You don't see this foolishness in women's soccer:

https://twitter.com/MenInBlazers/status/1175810467148816384
Just sayin'!


https://twitter.com/chyngyozil/status/1175815107030528000

FYI: Sweet Earth Burritos (vegan & vegetarian) and Daiya burritos (vegan)...

are on sale at Kroger as part of the 5 for $5 deal. Original prices ranged from $2.99-$3.99... all are $1.49 each after buying five (you don't have to buy five if you are purchasing other 5 for $5 participating items).

It is nice to have something in the freezer when you don't feel like cooking (and I would never purchase them full price).

(EDIT: The Sweet Earth Burritos were $1.79.)

Kushner to attend Saudi economic conference hosted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Jared Kushner is expected to visit Saudi Arabia next month for an economic conference, one year after a slew of businesses and political figures boycotted the event following the grisly killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Kushner, a senior White House adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law, is expected to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh — unofficially known as “Davos in the Desert” — in late October, according to a list of attendees obtained by The Washington Post. The conference is at the Ritz-Carlton, where Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imprisoned hundreds of the country’s business and political leaders for months in what he called an anti-corruption campaign as he consolidated power in the oil-rich kingdom.

Kushner is likely to attend the conference but has not yet officially confirmed and would do so as part of a broader U.S. delegation, said someone familiar with his plans who was not authorized to discuss the issue on the record and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Last year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew from the forum amid controversy after a team of 15 Saudi agents flew to Istanbul on government aircraft in October and killed Khashoggi, a contributing columnist for The Post, inside the Saudi Consulate there, where he had gone to pick up documents that he needed for his planned marriage to a Turkish woman. Investigators believe the team used a bone saw to dismember him.

The CIA later concluded that the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kushner-to-attend-saudi-economic-conference-hosted-by-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman/2019/09/20/7565c920-dba6-11e9-adff-79254db7f766_story.html

Interesting to see @Twitter debunking viral misinformation directly via its curated news section.

Interesting to see @Twitter debunking viral misinformation directly via its curated news section. This never would have happened in 2016.



https://twitter.com/dnvolz/status/1175413356146155520

Good.

Hands down best sign #ClimateStrike


A tale of two tweets (well three, really):

https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/1175025107590406145
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1175023773180932097
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