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AdLib 7 days ago
Haruko! How are you?
AdLib 7 days ago
Hello, long time no see!
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
I know! What’s going on?
AdLib 7 days ago
Mmm,,, quite busy with graduation, have two kids graduating from high school next week
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Congrats!!! You should be very proud!
AdLib 7 days ago
We are … swinging between proud and trying not to freak out!
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Are they both heading to college?
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Murph!
AdLib 7 days ago
yes, they are both going to Pepperdine
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Haruko – Fantastic! What are they studying?
AdLib 7 days ago
Astronomy, maybe astrophysics.
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Hello, Murph
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Very cool! And what a great school!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hello Ad Lib and Haruko! Haruko, it has been a while! Congrats on the two grads!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
I know, but they play my school in sports, so it’s hard who I should cheer for.
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Heh! What school did you go to?
AdLib 7 days ago
Saint Mary’s of California
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Pepperdine….a very fine school and one of the lovely campuses in the U.S.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
And you always cheer for your kids’ school, right?
AdLib 7 days ago
I dunno …. that’s a hard choice!
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
It is beautiful, we’re so lucky, they got full ride scholarships.
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Well…you’re going to be sitting on the Pepperdine side with them (or cheering them) so cheering for St. Mary’s there would be very gutsy!
AdLib 7 days ago
Wow!!! Academic scholarships?
AdLib 7 days ago
Yup
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Academic scholarships are rightly the source of great pride.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
We couldn’t afford Pepperdine, we’d be lucky to be able to send them to community college.
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Murph – I pass Pepperdine often in the summer, right on Pacific Coast Hwy and one of the canyon roads to the beach. Just amazing campus and location.
AdLib 7 days ago
Haruko, that is just so damn fantastic!
AdLib 7 days ago
I went to two conferences there…..how do they manage to keep anyone inside their buildings (as beautiful as they are)!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Such a big deal that they can graduate without student debt.
AdLib 7 days ago
Murph – And they don’t have to waste money on Trump spray tans.
AdLib 7 days ago
Ad….yes…au naturale!
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
awww.. thank you!
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
So…anyone believe the polls showing Trump neck and neck with Hillary? BTW, Presidents aren’t elected via national numbers anyway, it’s state by state of course.
AdLib 7 days ago
Hey Beatlex!
AdLib 7 days ago
Hello, Beatlex!
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Hey POV!
Beatlex

7 days ago
I read a story today saying that pollsters don’t believe their own polls showing Trump and Clinton neck and neck
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
I think the polls are a testament to how woeful unprepared the American electorate is to make informed decisions.
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Haruko – That makes much more sense to me. I think white males are being very overpolled.
AdLib 7 days ago
And hello to kes and to beatle
MurphTheSurf3

7 days ago
Hey Kes!
AdLib 7 days ago
Happy Friday, Planeteers!
kesmarn

7 days ago
They said the polls aren’t taking into consideration how a lot of Bernie supporters will likely fall in line and support Clinton after the race is over. I’m trying to find the link
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Please assure me if you can my American friends that Donald Trump will not be elected president.It almost seems possible! Hillary has a lot of baggage…what say you my friends?
Beatlex

7 days ago
Beatlex, if it’s any consolation, Nate Silver of 5-3-8 (very respected pollster) says Trump will not win.
kesmarn

7 days ago
I can’t assure that, American voters can be dumb
Haruko Haruhara

7 days ago
Murph – I think it’s two things. The GE hasn’t started yet and too many people are still uninformed about the threat Trump poses if he was President. Second, the Dem race isn’t settled yet so support for the Dem nom is still splintered (but won’t be eventually). Third, polling has been so wrong over the last two Presidential elections, I think the pollsters are using methods that don’t work as well today, many younger voters and less affluent voters don’t have landlines and don’t participate in polls.
AdLib 7 days ago