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Not exactly “visions of sugar plums”, friends. — YUR


Change the Climate Channel, Colltalers

With 2016 likely to be called the hottest year on record, there was no need for president-elect Donald Trump to make the fight to reverse climate change any worse. But by nominating fuel industry insider Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency he did just that.
So get ready to a new year of increased temperatures, melting polar caps, carbon and methane emissions, glacier cracks and lose icebergs, to be only half of the problem. The other will be a climate-change denying administration.
Practically every environmental organization has denounced Oklahoma Attorney General Pruitt’s many legal battles against the agency he’s now set to lead, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and other environmental initiatives, such as those signed at the 2015 Paris Conference.
With other attorneys general, he joined in the infamous 2014 29-state lawsuit against the CPP, which is still pending and may advance to…

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Jumble Spoiler – 12/13/16


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Visual Description:  Fly-by-night contractor.


Clue/Question:  When the deck builder told them he did high-quality work, he wasn’t being – – – 

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(That’s a nice way of saying he’s a lying sack of sh . . !  He’s the kind of guy that gives carpenters/contractors a bad name.  No new clue words today, and two old jumbles too.  Both “hcovu” and “osanes” are new jumbles though.  I thought “osanes” was terrific.  The answer letter layout was a dandy jumble, but the deck in the cartoon, and the sleazy looking carpenter, made the answer pretty clear.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/13/16

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The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”   —   Barbara Corcoran

(I think I prefer Tina Fey’s water-slide analogy better.  There’s some kind of lack of empathy in this quote, that I’m not too crazy about.  Probably just me.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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