committee building

anonymous asked:

Hi! Are there any news about Sota Yamamoto? Will he get any GPs this season?

he showed up at the japan olympic committee’s team building camp a few weeks ago, but no other news since then. we still don’t know how his health/training is going. :( he is listed on the JSF’s 2017-18 national team roster, though. he might be able to get the nhk trophy host spot if he shows his fed that he’s ready to compete, but he won’t get a GP on his own. missing a whole season means he doesn’t have a SB score recorded for 2016-17, and his world standing has also tanked (he’s ranked 100 right now).

vagrantfandomdetective  asked:

What do you think the thirteen questions Beatrice asked Lemony in The Beatrice Letters were? P.s. you're really cool :D

Thank you, @vagrantfandomdetective! You’re a pretty radical scholar yourself.

Depending on whichever answer you’re talking about, Beatrice’s answers are more or less difficult to determine. Some are impossible to guess with any certainty, whereas others are more or less obvious.

Here are my (personal, subjective) suggestions:

  1. Do you blame me for all this?
  2. Do you remember the first time we talked to each other?
  3. Do you believe, in time, you’ll be able to love someone again?
  4. Did you ever decode the sonnet I sent you in the program of my theatrical performance, some time after R.’s mother’s death?
  5. Had I not broken up with you, how many children should we have had?
  6. What does the word “brae-man” mean?
  7. What does the word “baticeer” mean?
  8. What does the word “anagram” mean?
  9. After everything that happened, will you keep on loving me forever?
  10. Are you sure you’re not just missing the sex?
  11. On a more philosophical level: can anything be coded?
  12. How many children have your parents got exactly?
  13. What did you tell Jacques when he asked you about my loyalty to the organization?

I believe that question 6., 7., 8. and 12. just mean that Beatrice is testing Lemony with coded information only she and he may know. Volunteers are frequently impersonated and both of them are in a pretty dangerous situation at the moment. We know from “Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights” that Lemony and Kit are trained not to recognize each other in public, and Jacques apparently pretends not to know her in the VFD building committee meeting transcript, which may explain why Beatrice is not entirely sure about how many children the Snicket parents had.

The Life They Knew Ch 6 - AU Olicity Fanfic

AU - Olicity - Felicity loved watching the happy life that her best friend had built for herself. Oliver watched his best friend reach every milestone he himself feared. An unexpected tragedy thrusts their lives together in a way neither could imagine. Could they over come their hate for each other to help fulfill the last wishes of their best friends. (Inspired by the movie - Life as We Know It)

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In another small step on behalf of big money in politics, Capitol Hill lawmakers agreed Tuesday afternoon on a small provision to be added to the omnibus spending bill, allowing the two party committees to raise money for their presidential nominating conventions. The limit per donor would be $97,200 a year, on top of each party committee’s existing limit of $32,400 per year…

The $97,200-per-year year limit comes to $388,800 for a four-year presidential election cycle. If the new provision had been available in 2012, just 94 donors could have matched the public financing for both conventions. Or put another way… regular contributions and the new convention account would enable a donor and spouse to funnel more than $500,000 to a party each two-year congressional election cycle.

The new provision also allows the party committees to create building funds. As recently as the 1990s, both party committees had building funds, and there was little accountability for the cash in them. On Tuesday afternoon there was no word on how the building funds would be regulated, or what their contribution limits would be.

The changes in campaign finance law surfaced without fanfare during negotiations when either Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or Minority Leader Mitch McConnell could have vetoed them.

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In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

It was Mitch McConnell that pushed for this, so you know it will benefit the GOP far more than the Democratic Party. Still, Reid should be ashamed of himself for going along with this.