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Men Accused of Sexual Harassment (or Worse)?

Who are the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct and have had their lives and careers affected? We’re beginning with Harvey Weinstein because that’s when #MeToo began to gain traction and women (and some men) began to realize that they could speak about how they had been harassed, or even raped, without fear that they would be treated the way that Juanita Broaddrick , Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey were treated.

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Timeline for the Las Vegas Massacre?

It’s been confusing because the Las Vegas police announced a timeline of events, then they revised it. And then they revised it again.

Using forensic analysis, the New York Times has put together a timeline of events from more than 30 different videos taken during the shooting. This gives us the best answer so far for when things happened, but 3 weeks later, we still have almost no information about Stephen Paddock – who he was, why he decided to kill a lot of people.

It’s ludicrous that they expect us to believe that he funded an extravagant lifestyle with gambling. The only way you’re getting rich from gambling is if you own the casino. Since he didn’t, he must have been the luckiest guy in the world…and the most secretive. Usually after a mass murder, the news is full of information about the killer, but it’s like Paddock led an undercover lifestyle. The few details we know, plus the weird silence on everything else about him have made some people wonder if he was doing something fishy for the government and now they have to keep that quiet.

People Leaving the US if Trump Wins?

The list is getting longer…do these celebrities realize the idea of them leaving is an incentive for many Trump supporters to get out to the polls?

George Stephanopoulos, former Communications Director for Bill Clinton’s White House, current “journalist” for ABC News says he’s moving to Australia. I’m sure he’s used his investigative reporter skills to look into Australia’s immigration policies. (This is a joke, I don’t think he has any investigative skills, just a desire to push personal opinion as facts.) Barbra Streisand is also threatening/promising to move to Australia. Or maybe Canada.

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Answers for “Crooked Hillary” Jeopardy?: Quotations

You know how Jeopardy works, they show you the answer, you figure out the question.

Here are things Hillary Clinton said. You need to guess the context.

  • $100 – “What difference at this point does it make?”
  • $200 – “We came, we saw, he died.”
  • $300 – ”I love this quote, it’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years.”
  • $400 – “Libya was a different kind of calculation. And we didn’t lose a single person.”
  • $500 – “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”

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Most Popular Donut Flavors?

  1. Glazed donuts are the best sellers, perhaps because they are so good for dunking in coffee.
  2. Chocolate Frosted yeast donuts are the second favorite. (But my #1!)
  3. Chocolate frosted with custard or cream filling comes next in popularity.
  4.  Next are glazed donuts with jelly filling. (Mmmmm, raspberry!)
  5. Fifth are donuts with sprinkles. These are always a favorite with kids and the young-at-heart.
  6. Powdered cake donuts are next. These may be popular because you can buy them in tasty bite-sizes at groceries and convenience stores.
  7. Cake donuts coated with cinnamon and sugar are next. These are for the people who really wanted a cinnamon roll but couldn’t find a Cinnabon.
  8. Chocolate cake donuts are the next most popular. These may just be glazed or may have a double choclate glaze.
  9. Blueberry cake donuts are the ninthfavorite. They’re like dense blueberry muffin.
  10. Tenth are maple glazed donuts. (These might rank higher in the northeast US where maple flavoring is more popular.)

Best Cookbooks for New Cooks?

What’s best depends on what you want to do and learn. Do you want to know why a recipe works so that you can learn to improvise your own or do you just want dependable instructions for your favorite dishes?

sci of good cooking

If you want to know the “how and why”, The Science of Good Cooking by Cook’s Illustrated is an excellent choice and one of my favorites. There are 400 recipes and each describes not just what to do, but why doing it that way works best.

The 400 recipes are used to teach 50 basic concepts beginning with “Gentle heat prevents overcooking” to “Cocoa powder delivers big flavor”. In between you learn that salty marinades work best, fat makes eggs tender, how to “bloom” spices to increase their flavor, and why you should put vodka in your pie dough.

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