Possible Pandemic?

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The flu may be approaching pandemic conditions and is widespread over the whole country. This outbreak has now reached pandemic levels but it's not technically a pandemic yet. This flu epidemic is so dangerous that it has caused lives on both US coasts.

NYC confirms 3rd child flu death http://abc7ny.com/3058821/

Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-flu-rsv-20180209-htmlst...

Flu season still getting worse https://www.apnews.com/da19ce2ea2354b5db3cc1cfeb78220fc

Winter Olympics

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Let the games begin. The 2018 Winter Olympics got underway in South Korea, as the action began last night with figure skating and curling, but the opening ceremonies kicked off this morning at 6A.

US Vice President Pence, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, attended. Athletes from the two Koreas march together under one flag and the cheating Russians entered #OpeningCeremony under a significant cloud related to doping concerns during the parade of nations alongside competitors from over 90 countries.

US Military Parades

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Forget @POTUS parade, his last one was not well attended, give him Kool-Aid, or a helmet and his marching orders. Reach out to The White House and share your thoughts. He works for the US. https://dearmrpresident.org/

Mussolini was a real soldier... After being ousted by the Italian Socialist Party for his support of Italian intervention, Mussolini made a radical transformation, ending his support for class conflict and joining the revolutionary nationalism transcending class lines.

TV Presidency

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Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears and believe me, that I can tell you. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.

As someone who has worked in the media for years, one is abundantly clear. TV shows are all about staging, and projecting images, except for news programs, where events are presented objectively and as they happen.

Has America elected a president who knows all about reality TV, which is not real, but about staging or impersonating reality, and then chooses to attack news by questions the facts?

Crosstown Traffic

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Traffic congestion cost American drivers nearly $305 Billion in 2017, an average of $1,445 per person

- INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard analyzes and ranks the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries worldwide - the largest ever study of its kind

- Los Angeles topped the list of the world's most gridlocked cities for the sixth straight year, with drivers spending 102 hours in congestion in 2017 during peak time periods, followed by Moscow and New York (tied at 91 hours), Sao Paulo (86 hours) and San Francisco (79 hours)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Do you recall a story of the boy who cried wolf? What about the 71-year-old toddler who accuses adversaries of treason?

We have growing cancer when a politician tells his countrymen to set aside differences during an unusually long speech while insisting on unity, but a week later turns on those who did not applaud his empty promises by calling them un-American and maybe even “treasonous” for failing to clap.

#SuperSickMonday

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With a full schedule of political and international travel for the rest of this year, Vice President Pence is going to stay away from the job and managing to avoid some of the biggest controversies of a #TrumpPence administration.

The rest of America may do the same, as they may be getting ready for Super Sick Monday. More than 15 million Americans may call in sick the day after the Super Bowl.

Last year some 16.5 million Americans called in sick because of the game, so if you’re planning to join the calling-out sick group, here are some of the best excuses.

Chaotic Confusion

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Where does the buck really stop, folks? The Dow Jones industrials keep falling more than 1,150 points, making it the largest single-day point drop, erasing its gains for the year. What is @POTUS saying?

Is there one person, or any group responsible for creating chaos and confusion? @POTUS took credit when the market was up, so why is he not saying anything now? @realDonaldTrump regularly touts stock market gains. Why didn't he mention the sell-off at today's Ohio speech? Is he clueless?

As U.S. stocks plummet, Trump goes silent on role in markets http://reut.rs/2Ek05L3
Here's why markets and presidents have an uneasy relationship. http://bit.ly/2m7Gum9 pic.twitter.com/upHtn9SR8B Markets Right Now: Dow drops 1,175, biggest-ever point drop https://apnews.com/a3351cf3b8cc49bb8479e1b55803ed4a After bragging about Wall Street for more than a year, Trump has gone silent amid a plunging Dow http://trib.in/2GSzS4S

Meanwhile, how has the party of law and order become the party hostile to federal law enforcement Why is it attacking its own agencies and intelligence community? Will intelligence agencies stop confiding to Congress? https://www.apnews.com/c9b8a5b1f58f49baa14e815059ec18ec

Trump allows Putin and Russia off the hook, along with the large corporations and forgets all about the average American? Russia gets a pass in Trump's State of the Union speech: http://aol.it/2DMS5mm Trump choice for Russia ambassador: 'No question' Russia meddled https://reut.rs/2fxFe9q Senators urge Trump administration to resume Equifax probe https://reut.rs/2GPpI57

And what is the purpose of creating chaos and confusion? 'They certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much,' Trump says of Democrats' reactions during his State of the Union speech. http://apne.ws/6tjvXCV ' Trump needs to study the Constitution if he thinks Dems not applauding him is treason http://hill.cm/Jrd3MFF

Reporter: Trump health agency threatened to ban me from press calls because I wouldn't alter a story http://hill.cm/xOdSjUw

Congress Is Sleepwalking Toward Its Next Crisis http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/congress-is-sleepwalking-to...

Bait and Switch

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Whatever happened to Mexico will pay for the wall... I'll drain the swamp and so many other so-called bait and switch moves... Has he hired the best people? Are these actions intended to build up or to destroy?

There have been massive firings from people chosen by @POTUS along with an amazing wave of Congressmen who are choosing to retire. Additionally, there is a lack of stability as one day its one thing and the next moment it is another. It appears that under the present administration, being a public servant is a not an easy job, and it’s not likely to improve.

Fear Track?

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Can Amtrak manage to stay on track? Amtrak is dealing with its second deadly crash in less than a week. One more train has crashed. This time causing 2 deaths and injuring 70 hurt after Amtrak passenger train collides with another train.

South Carolina train collision: What we know https://www.vox.com/latest-news/2018/2/4/16970044/south-carolina-train-c...

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