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Friday, May 19, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Friday, May 19, 2023



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Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

A low pressure system developing along the Carolina coast will move northeast over the Outer Banks on Friday and Friday night, but with weak high pressure persisting in our area. A cold front will cross the region from the northwest on Saturday and Saturday night then settle southeast of the area on Sunday. Dry high pressure returns early next week, however, low pressure may increase the moisture over our region during the week.





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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Sunday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Saturday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 80. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.
Highlands Plateau

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 60s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs near 70. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Light and variable winds early in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph by midmorning.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers between 9am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


Nantahala Area

Today

A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the east 5 to 10 mph in the morning increasing to come out of the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4am. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of rain is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers between 9am and noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



Hazardous weather is not expected today.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Earth in Solar Storm Crosshairs | Live Informal Briefing 09 May 2023




Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack



TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

• Damaging 2022 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.




Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Thu May 18 2023

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 7 days.



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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 50 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 50 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range (7.5 out of 12) today with Birch, Hickory, and Maple being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (7.3 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 19th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin in 1996
Lowest Temperature 29°F in Highlands in 1894
Greatest One-Day Rain 2.81 inches in Highlands in 1983
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 19th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 100°F in Kinston, Lenoir County in 1996
Lowest Temperature 21°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County in 2002
Greatest Rainfall 5.52 inches in Wilmington, New Hanover County in 1946
Greatest Snowfall 0.4 inches in Sparta, Alleghany County in 1946
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue Annual BBQ Fundraiser From 2pm until sold out Plates are $10 each

Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annul BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 27. It will feature Barbeque, Music, Raffles, Silent Auction, and plenty of family fun. The fire department is located at 270 Fulcher Road in Franklin.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



• Angel Medical Center President's Column for May 2023 [Macon Media]

• Now, Pactiv Evergreen wants a tax break [Smoky Mountain News]

• North Carolina Senate budget proposal clears chamber, with negotiations with House soon to follow [WRAL-Tv (Raleigh, NC)]

• Michael Morgan, one of the last Democrats on NC Supreme Court, won’t seek reelection [Raleigh News and Observer ]

• 'It really shows up in the classroom:' Report shows NC teacher pay in bottom 5 of nation [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

Debt default vs. government shutdown: What to know | Washington Post



• What Would Happen if the U.S. Defaulted on Its Debt [New York Times]

• Disney Scraps Plan for $900 Million Florida Campus, Closes ‘Star Wars’ Adventure Hotel [Wall Street Journal]

• Supreme Court rules Twitter not liable for ISIS content [SCOTUSblog]

• On eve of hearing, FBI says it revoked security clearances of 3 agents over Jan. 6 attack [ABC News]

• Gov. Bill Lee signs bill eliminating community oversight boards [The Tennessean/a>]

• Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expands migrant bus operation, sending first group to Denver [
CBS News]



Washington Today (5-17-23): Pres. Biden open to aid program work requirements in debt ceiling deal | C-SPAN



Global National: May 18, 2023 | 4,000+ WestJet, Swoop flights over next week at risk as strike looms



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 18


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 18, 2023)




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• A Proclamation on Revoking the Air Travel COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement [ The White House ]

• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week from May 12 to 19: Ceres stands still [Astronomy Magazine]

• False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwise [AP News]

• When wolves move in, they push smaller carnivores closer to human development – with deadly consequences [The Conversation]

• World's first portable quantum computers on sale in Japan: Prices start at $8,700 [News.am (Yerevan, Armenia)]

• One million cancel broadband as living costs rise [BBC News]

• Twitter accuses Microsoft of misusing its data, foreshadowing a possible fight over AI [AP News]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir



Hardcore History: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | Dan Carlin



• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]


How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain



• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]




Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

The Level1 Show May 19 2023: I'm Afraid I Can't Add Any More Nuggets to This Order, Dave | Level1 Techs



VR Right Under Our Noses - DTNS 4523 | Daily Tech News Show



Linux Action News 293 | Jupiter Broadcasting



Hungry Aliens | Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur



Anna Frebel: Origin and Evolution of the Universe, Galaxies, and Stars | Lex Fridman Podcast #378



InSight End of Mission: Our Time on Mars (Live Public Talk) | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory



Did a Nuclear Accident Just Go Viral? | Kyle Hill



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 17 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 17th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 450 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 449: Council of Europe summit supports Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula [Euromaiden Press]


• Russian hypersonic missile scientists arrested on treason charges: Officials in Crimea report train derailment due to an explosion [NBC News]

• Russia fires 30 cruise missiles at Ukrainian targets, Ukraine says most intercepted [CBC News]

• Exclusive: U.S. could train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16s in 4 months [Yahoo! News]

• US Defence Dept error said to overvalue Ukraine arms aid by $3bn [Al Jazeera]

• No justice until Crimea returns to Ukraine: Zelenskyy [TVP World]

• How spies took down Putin’s most insidious weapon against the West [The Telegraph (via Yahoo! News)]

Russia orders arrests for criticism of war | Scott Lucas | TVP World



Russian FM Lavrov: Grain deal extended, concerns persist. | Al Jazeera



US: Price caps on Russian oil show effect | DW News



🔴Live: Explosions, air raid alerts throughout Ukraine | FRANCE 24 English



Russia hits Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with ninth wave of missile attacks this month | BBC News



🔴 (NSFW) - Ukraine Advances in Bakhmut, Storm Shadow Strikes? | Funker530 LIVE Recap




News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

1,000,000 Russian soldiers now marching to the Polish border | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Ukraine attacks Donetsk with rockets – officials [Russia Today]

• Freight train located with grain derails in Crimea as a result of explosion [Pravda]

• UK introduces sanctions on Russian diamonds, copper, and aluminum [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 226 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)





639 – Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Taizong at Jiucheng Palace.
715 – Pope Gregory II is elected.
1051 – Henry I of France marries the Rus' princess, Anne of Kiev.
1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.
1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
1542 – The Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Myanmar.
1643 – Thirty Years' War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.
1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
1655 – The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1743 – Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale.
1749 – King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
1780 – New England's Dark Day, an unusual darkening of the day sky, was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada.
1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
1845 – Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
1848 – Mexican–American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.
1883 – Buffalo Bill's 1st Buffalo Bill's Wild West opens in Omaha, Nebraska.
1900 – Great Britain annexes Tonga Island.
1900 – Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
1911 – Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
1917 – The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded.
1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
1921 – The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
1922 – The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union is established.
1933 – Finnish cavalry general C. G. E. Mannerheim was appointed the field marshal.
1934 – Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
1942 – World War II: In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 heads to Pearl Harbor.
1945 – Syrian demonstrators in Damascus are fired upon by French troops injuring twelve, leading to the Levant Crisis.
1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
1950 – Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.
1959 – The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.
1961 – Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
1961 – At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.
1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".
1963 – The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
1971 – Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1991 – Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
1993 – SAM Colombia Flight 501 crashes on approach to José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia, killing 132.
1996 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on mission STS-77.
1997 – The Sierra Gorda biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts
2000 – Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-101 to resupply the International Space Station.
2007 – President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
2010 – The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
2012 – Three gas cylinder bombs explode in front of a vocational school in the Italian city of Brindisi, killing one person and injuring five others.
2012 – A car bomb explodes near a military complex in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, killing nine people.
2015 – The Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.
2016 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to Cairo, killing all on board.
2018 – The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is held at St George's Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion.
2020 Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in "Nature Climate Change"
2020 Two dams on Tittabawassee River in central Michigan breached by floodwaters, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents
2021 New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 death toll at 33,000
2021 The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries





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Published at 5:00am on Friday, May 19, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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