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14 hours ago, prahaboheme said:

If that’s the case, bring on the competition. 
I absolutely support a “local” company such as Publix to thrive although there are at least a half dozen grocers that can easily fill that gap without blinking an eye.

Let’s Go Krogering with @AndyPok1 and @HankStrong ! Actually, what I’d REALLY like is a Wegman’s or an H•E•B. A boy can dream...

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Just now, dcluley98 said:

Back in my town, Kash n' Karry was the high-falutin' grocery store.

Woohoo! The Tampa hometown favorite! Along with Kwik-Chek (Tampa Bay’s Winn-Dixie), they did like names with a “K” almost as much as Gene Roddenberry.

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On 12/14/2020 at 2:22 PM, AndyPok1 said:

 Kro-ghettos.

You know someone is legit Rust Belt with this.  The closest one to my house was the same.  My buddy's dad was the manager.  

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The Y of Central Florida and our local United Way have both been selected to receive major donations from Mackenzie Scott, who came in control of a large chunk of Amazon shares after her divorce from founder Jeff Bezos:



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/business/mackenzie-scott-philanthropy.html?referringSource=articleShare

From The New York Times 

 

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The same ol’ teams... again. It’s funny it’s an ESPN columnist complaining this year because they’re the ones propping the whole thing up:


The predictable four-team playoff is hurting college football itself
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30563882/college-football-playoff-2020-committee-remains-disappointingly-predictable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Former Homeland Security Advisor: "The magnitude of this national security breach is hard to overstate."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/opinion/fireeye-solarwinds-russia-hack.html

"The Russians have had access to a considerable number of important and sensitive networks for six to nine months. The Russian S.V.R. will surely have used its access to further exploit and gain administrative control over the networks it considered priority targets. For those targets, the hackers will have long ago moved past their entry point, covered their tracks and gained what experts call 'persistent access,' meaning the ability to infiltrate and control networks in a way that is hard to detect or remove."

It's concerning that we're not hearing much from the WH about this. Partisan politics aside, it is quite worrisome that a nation-state managed to hack and go unnoticed since March for several months (with activity even dating as far back as October 2019)  - which will affect the ability of victims to retroactively investigate. Russia is getting the blame because they've performed this kind of supply-chain hack before and they also have the sophistication to carry it out. Per the Guardian's article, “These types of tools are allowed deep access to systems...” affecting at least 3 government agencies and Microsoft recently identified 40 additional customers that were targeted. Hopefully it isn't too late to determine what the hackers were after and how much info was compromised. Will be interesting to watch this unfold...

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On 12/22/2020 at 8:17 AM, nite owℓ said:

Former Homeland Security Advisor: "The magnitude of this national security breach is hard to overstate."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/opinion/fireeye-solarwinds-russia-hack.html

"The Russians have had access to a considerable number of important and sensitive networks for six to nine months. The Russian S.V.R. will surely have used its access to further exploit and gain administrative control over the networks it considered priority targets. For those targets, the hackers will have long ago moved past their entry point, covered their tracks and gained what experts call 'persistent access,' meaning the ability to infiltrate and control networks in a way that is hard to detect or remove."

It's concerning that we're not hearing much from the WH about this. Partisan politics aside, it is quite worrisome that a nation-state managed to hack and go unnoticed since March for several months (with activity even dating as far back as October 2019)  - which will affect the ability of victims to retroactively investigate. Russia is getting the blame because they've performed this kind of supply-chain hack before and they also have the sophistication to carry it out. Per the Guardian's article, “These types of tools are allowed deep access to systems...” affecting at least 3 government agencies and Microsoft recently identified 40 additional customers that were targeted. Hopefully it isn't too late to determine what the hackers were after and how much info was compromised. Will be interesting to watch this unfold...

Hopefully we've done the same thing to them.

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Hopefully, @aent has called Rick, Marco Moscow Mitch and Leader McCarthy this morning and told them to give the president what he wants!

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Just in case you were concerned:


Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried gave Santa Claus and his reindeer the all-clear to fly through Florida and deliver presents tomorrow night.

Fried on Wednesday announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services had fast-tracked an Animal Movement Permit for Saint Nick.

The broad certificate grants extraordinary freedom for the Clauses to make their way through the Sunshine State. Between the hours of 8 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 7 a.m. Dec. 25, Claus will be allowed to enter and exit all Florida homes, domiciles, encampments, and premises.

The permit also gives the Clauses and crew permission to pass through or over any U.S. port in the state, which should make restocking the sleigh with presents a breeze.

Despite Santa’s reindeer being healthy enough to take a sleigh airborne, they’re still subject to FDACS’ rules aimed at keeping sick or invasive animals out of the state.

FDACS’ tests produced a clean bill of health for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Rudolph passed with flying colors. State Veterinarian Michael Short also confirmed that his red nose is not a health concern.

“Given the challenges of this year, we want to ensure Santa Claus can safely travel the state and spread Christmas joy to all of Florida’s children,” Fried said. “As Florida’s regulator for the entry of animals, we’re pleased to issue Santa’s necessary Certificate of Animal Movement early, waive all fees, and ensure proper safety protocols to protect against livestock diseases and COVID-19. On behalf of Floridians, we wish Santa and his reindeer good luck and a pleasant visit to the Sunshine State.”

Fried added that Santa has agreed to wear a mask at all times while delivering gifts, in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

From Florida Politics 
 
Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

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4 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Hopefully, @aent has called Rick, Marco Moscow Mitch and Leader McCarthy this morning and told them to give the president what he wants!

They don't listen to me :-(

15 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

Between the hours of 8 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 7 a.m. Dec. 25, Claus will be allowed to enter and exit all Florida homes, domiciles, encampments, and premises.

This sure sounds like a violation of my rights! <_<

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In this article about the Nashville bombing, the Washington Post notes that Ron Limb, owner of the downtown youth hostel that was severely damaged, moved to the city from California and restored the building “because of the vibrant culture and youthful outlook”.  

It’s been quite a few years since anyone could say that about us...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/12/26/after-nashville-blast-tennessee-governor-asks-trump-emergency-disaster-declaration/

 
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On 12/20/2020 at 4:32 PM, spenser1058 said:

The same ol’ teams... again. It’s funny it’s an ESPN columnist complaining this year because they’re the ones propping the whole thing up:


The predictable four-team playoff is hurting college football itself
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30563882/college-football-playoff-2020-committee-remains-disappointingly-predictable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

There is really one team that stands out in that group.  TOSU

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12 minutes ago, HankStrong said:

There is really one team that stands out in that group.  TOSU

Speaking of which - the NYT had a great article about the college football season. Ohio State comes out looking like grownups compared to a lot of those involved:



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/magazine/college-football-pandemic.html?referringSource=articleShare

 

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No! Just no. It’s bad enough having to put up with Rick “Medicare Fraud” Scott in Florida.

Now, Urban Liar is being rumored for the HC job w/ the Jags. 

Keep these carpetbaggers out of the state, please.

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Is the Rose Bowl just another football game or something unique to the sense of place in Pasadena? 



https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/sports/ncaafootball/rose-bowl-move-pasadena.html?referringSource=articleShare

From The New York Times 
 
It’s a valid question as the article shows and one that demonstrates the tug of war between those who recognize downtown Orlando as a unique place with almost 150 years of history and those who just see it as a grid to fill for a profit.

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On 12/31/2020 at 7:03 PM, spenser1058 said:

No! Just no. It’s bad enough having to put up with Rick “Medicare Fraud” Scott in Florida.

Now, Urban Liar is being rumored for the HC job w/ the Jags. 

Keep these carpetbaggers out of the state, please.

To be fair, he's being attached to every coaching vacancy in the league.  It's not just the Jags.

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