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Old January 13th, 2018, 11:50 AM   #31281
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The state of FL is experiencing a tidal wave of Puerto Ricans fleeing from the devastation in this US organized territory. Some stay, some go elsewhere but Florida is where they first put foot in the US mainland. Keep in mind. Puerto Ricans are US citizens and entitled to most benefits from state and federal agencies that provide them.

The numbers staying in Florida are staggering when the ability to absorb them into the school systems, provide for their medical care and shelter is considered. There are 2-3X the number of Puerto Ricans compared to Cubans that Castro let flee to the US during the Marial Boat Lift.

The numbers of what this costs, and I've seen some of them, are unimportant to this serious question:

How should the state of Florida or the Federal Government cope with this? It's draining State Medicare/Medicaid accounts that are now seriously over-spent. The Governor of Florida has asked for some $2B in Federal funds to make up for the shortages and meanwhile the cost of returning the essential functions of Puerto Rico to some reasonable level have been estimatd to be $94B.

The onslaught of Puerto Ricans in FL is straining school budgets and class sizes when the children of these displaced people are enrolled in the various school systems across the state.

Affordable housing is generally unavailable throughout the state and hundred's of thousands will be living on the street when their FEMA funds that are paying for hotel type housing end in the next 30-60d.

Frankly, it's an elephant in the room that isn't being addressed in any kind of significant way. In light of the clearly divisive discussions about the immigration of non-US citizens from various countries around the globe, I'd sure be interested in what conservatives and progressives here have to say about this and what they might do about it.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 11:51 AM   #31282
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Normally wouldn't cite Maddow but after Trump's physical they released note from the Doctor who conducted it. Besides declaring the President's physical to have been 'exceptional' (I bet), it also misspelled the Doctor's name. Which makes it fair to speculate if the Doctor actually wrote it.

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Old January 13th, 2018, 12:20 PM   #31283
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#2 Bobby Fischer

The domination that Fischer enjoyed as a chess champion is unparalleled. Bobby, like Morphy, was a chess prodigy and had a memory that approached eidetic. He secluded himself in his room at a young age and poured over chess texts before running roughshod over the Soviet masters from about age 15 onward. He went undefeated in Candidates' Matches and Interzonals - something that was believed impossible - and easily won the World Championship in 1972 at Reykjavik even after spotting Spassky a two-game advantage.

Bobby, as with many other geniuses, was quite literally insane. He believed he was being spied on, and people were trying to influence his thoughts with wave beams. He was an anti-semite even though his mother and most likely his biological father were Jewish.

After winning the World Championship, he composed a list of non-negotiable demands for his mandatory title defense. Demands that Fide (the world governing body of chess) refused to grant. Bobby, true to his word, refused to play and was stripped of his title. He blamed this on "Zionist conspiracy."

In subsequent years, he became a hermit and turned down millions for product endorsements and chess matches until he agreed to play Spassky in a rematch financed by a war criminal in Yugoslavia in the 1990's. The problem was, this violated a UN Resolution and an Executive Order issued by Bush 41. Bobby held a press conference and famously spat on a copy of the order.

After he beat Spassky in Yugoslavia, he could not return to the US without facing arrest, so he went on the run, living in Hungary, the Phillipines, and Japan where he was detained at the behest of US authorities for using a revoked US Passport; finally, he was able to live out his remaining days in Iceland after they issued him a passport.

Just a sad final chapter to a chess legend's life.

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Old January 13th, 2018, 12:38 PM   #31284
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Normally wouldn't cite Maddow but after Trump's physical they released note from the Doctor who conducted it. Besides declaring the President's physical to have been 'exceptional' (I bet), it also misspelled the Doctor's name. Which makes it fair to speculate if the Doctor actually wrote it.

https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/statu...08592365883392
Was it Epstein's Mother's Doctor?
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:22 PM   #31285
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Local newspapers often try to find a local angle on national stories. This headline is accidentally sorta funny.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...ed-movie-in-s/
LOL. Great example of that. When Joseph Heller died, Florida State put out a press release that's one of my favorites. "But the author of Catch-22 is better known in Tallahassee for participating in a panel discussion on the campus of Florida State University in 1983..."
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:31 PM   #31286
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About half an hour ago everyone in Hawaii got THIS. It's been shown to have been false. Civil Defense system says it was sent out by mistake. I hope that's true and this wasn't a hack.

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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:42 PM   #31287
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Video of the False Missile Alert.

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Old January 13th, 2018, 02:19 PM   #31288
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About half an hour ago everyone in Hawaii got THIS. It's been shown to have been false. Civil Defense system says it was sent out by mistake. I hope that's true and this wasn't a hack.

I believe it was hack. Put him in jail now.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 02:57 PM   #31289
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Normally wouldn't cite Maddow but after Trump's physical they released note from the Doctor who conducted it. Besides declaring the President's physical to have been 'exceptional' (I bet), it also misspelled the Doctor's name. Which makes it fair to speculate if the Doctor actually wrote it.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 05:35 PM   #31290
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The President's calming message to the people of Hawaii

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Old January 13th, 2018, 06:55 PM   #31291
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Old January 13th, 2018, 08:50 PM   #31292
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AA: Where are you getting the videos of the games that the chess masters played? Beats the heck out of reading Kp to Kp4. Please keep those things coming. I enjoy your narration too.
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Old January 13th, 2018, 08:56 PM   #31293
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Curious if José Raúl Capablanca is in his top 5

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Old January 13th, 2018, 08:59 PM   #31294
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First indictment in Uranium One. Actual wrongdoing during the issue at hand, not some ten-year-old unrelated crime.

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Old January 14th, 2018, 01:42 AM   #31295
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Old January 14th, 2018, 06:33 AM   #31296
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Kappy - your mommy's calling. Come up from the basement and clean the toilets...
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Old January 14th, 2018, 09:35 AM   #31297
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fuckin' Trump
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Old January 14th, 2018, 09:38 AM   #31298
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AA: Where are you getting the videos of the games that the chess masters played? Beats the heck out of reading Kp to Kp4. Please keep those things coming. I enjoy your narration too.

YouTube. Just do a search of some grandmaster's games. You can usually find several.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 10:22 AM   #31299
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#3 Garry Kasparov

Garry set a numberof records. Highest rated player of all time (until supplanted by Carlsen), professional tournament wins, youngest-ever world champion (22) and a few other things.

His style was methodical and relentless. The smallest advantage and he would begin to reduce clutter and distill the game down to the critical, essential parts until the result was inevitable.


In the piece on Bobby, I mentioned his issues with FIDE (The Fédération Internationale des Échecs) the world governing body of chess. They are far more corrupt than the infamous world soccer organization (FIFA). Kasparov, as world champion began to form competing organizations and eventualy scheduled his own world championship match with England's Nigel Short in London. Fide of course banned them both and held their own world championship. Garry formed a few other organizations but nothing really materialized. He tried to run for president of Fide and was accused of trying to buy votes. Kasparov denies this, but if he did buy votes, he didn't buy enough. He lost to the incumbent by a decent margin.

Since then, Garry has been trying his hand at politics and coaching world champion candidates (like Magnus Carlsen). He has had a number of battles with Vladimir Putin and started a presidential campaign against him in 2007 (that he had to drop after being arrested for "demonstrating"). He ended up fleeing his home in Baku and eventually moving to Croatia due to attacks on ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan and some KGB warnings about his safety. He has lived in Croatia since 2014.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 10:27 AM   #31300
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The President's calming message to the people of Hawaii

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...01373479104512


I wish I was surprised. I never imagined so many R’s would stand around and not speak out or fight back. Regan’s party is dead.


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