George Hallenbeck For CT House District 146

STAMFORD, CT — The 2020 election is heating up in Connecticut and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but every state representative and senate seat is up for grabs. All five of Connecticut’s congressional seats are up for grabs as well.

There are 151 seats in the state House of Representatives and 36 in the state Senate. Democrats currently hold majorities in both chambers with a 91 to 60 lead over Republicans in the House and a 22 to 14 lead in the Senate.

Connecticut Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.

George Hallenbeck, a Stamford resident, is running for House of Representatives District 146.

Age: 78

Party affiliation: Republican Party

Family: Married, with one son married and living in Texas.

Occupation: Retired Telecommunications Manager, Volunteer Boating Teacher for over 40 years

Previous elected experience: National Rear Commander USPS, local Past Commander

Family members in government: No

Campaign website: [email protected]

The single most pressing issue facing our state is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.

Getting state finances back on track without increasing taxes with responsible spending.

What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?

Have owned a small business in CT and I know the challenges we face in CT. Lifelong volunteer boating teacher and community volunteer.

What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?

Besides owning my own company and ran a 250-person volunteer organization,

Do you believe Connecticut needs reform when it comes to electric utility oversight? What steps, if any should be taken?

Yes, I support the governors recently passed utility oversight bill. Would like to see this taken one step further with competition.

What steps should state government take to bolster economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic for local businesses?

Follow the CDC guidelines and open as much as possible with only selective restrictions.

List other issues that define your campaign platform:

What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?

Part of the Republican team seeking to rebuild Connecticut.

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George Conway’s ‘LIVID’ Thread on Trump Rose Garden Event That Infected Wife Kellyanne is Devastating in Its Simplicity

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Former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is one of many people now known to have contracted COVID-19 who were in attendance at what is being referred to by some media as Donald Trump’s “super spreader” Rose Garden event.

Her husband, extremely vocal Trump critic George Conway, expressed his outrage in a Twitter thread that needed only a few words and photos of the event to make an impact.

It is quite the record of error, in just four short tweets.

Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19 late Thursday night, hours after senior White House adviser Hope Hicks was diagnosed with the disease.

Since then, a growing list of Republicans and individuals from the White House has also tested positive — many of whom attended or covered the Rose Garden event announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett along with Conway.

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George Floyd Called Donald Trump’s Administration the ‘White Supremacist House,’ Sister Says

LaTonya Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, told U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror on Thursday that her brother held strong anti-Trump political views before his death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in May.

a man wearing a suit and tie: LaTonya Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, spoke out against President Donald Trump's reaction to the death of her brother on Thursday.

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LaTonya Floyd, the sister of George Floyd, spoke out against President Donald Trump’s reaction to the death of her brother on Thursday.

George Floyd, a Black man, died earlier this year after members of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) attempted to place him under arrest. Derek Chauvin, a white officer who has since been fired from the MPD and charged with murder, was captured on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck. George Floyd could be heard to say “I can’t breathe” in the footage which went viral. After George Floyd’s death, protests sprang up in many U.S. cities against racism and police brutality. Some observers have accused Trump of aligning himself with groups that adhere to white supremacist ideals.

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LaTonya Floyd said that her brother “had Trump’s number. He’d speak to me of how divisive he was. In his mind, Trump didn’t live in the White House, but had made it the White Supremacist House.”

She insists the first debate proved that Trump has “never” been a good president.

“Leaders are defined by their characters, by their conviction, by their will to do what is right,” LaTonya Floyd told the Daily Mirror. “The only character Trump cares for is himself.”

Trump’s perceived hesitation to condemn the activities of far-right activists during Tuesday’s presidential debate drew criticism from both sides of the aisle. Trump specifically addressed the Proud Boys, which has been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. “Proud Boys,” Trump said, “stand back and stand by.”

On Wednesday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden told reporters that his message to white supremacy groups was to “cease and desist. That’s not who we are. This is not who we are as Americans.”

Violent incidents during some protests over George Floyd’s death caused Trump to call for a stronger police presence in cities where looting and rioting had occurred. After referring to George Floyd’s death as a “terrible thing” during remarks in May, Trump decried protests in the city of Minneapolis as “lawless anarchy and chaos.”

Before George Floyd’s funeral, Biden personally met with the family. Although he did not attend the service, Biden did provide a video message which was played during the proceedings. Trump declined to attend.

LaTonya Floyd criticized Trump’s response to her brother’s passing, questioning why the president did not condemn George Floyd’s death. “Not once has he joined those who are hurting,” LaTonya Floyd said. “Obama would have. George Bush would have. There isn’t a president alive who would not, except Trump.”

“If Trump is voted in for another four years,” LaTonya Floyd added, “we are all going to hell.”

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George Everest’s house in Mussoorie to become cartography museum

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The Uttarakhand government will turn the Mussoorie house of George Everest, former Surveyor General of India, after whom the world’s highest peak is named into a cartography museum at a cost of Rs Rs 24 crore, the state’s tourism secretary said.

“The construction of a cartographic museum is proposed at George Everest and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed soon with the Survey of India in this regard. Under a Rs 24 crore project, the George Everest’s house is being renovated as a tourist spot where eco-friendly log huts, mobile toilets, food vans, open theatre, approach road and a heritage track is being constructed for tourists,” Dilip Jawalkar, secretary for tourism in Uttarakhand, said Saturday evening.

After an inspection of the site on Saturday, Jawalkar shared necessary guidelines with the representatives of Survey of India regarding the construction of the Cartographer Museum in George Everest’s house.

He further said that on completion of the project, local people will get employment and this heritage site can become a popular destination for tourists.

The secretary also inspected the progress of the Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway project. After the removal of illegal encroachments, marking of land for the project has started, officials said.

Jawalkar said that all preparations have been completed for the Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway at the level of the Department of Tourism. A contractual agreement has been signed with a private firm for this project and work will soon start after environmental clearance from departments concerned.

The Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway is an ambitious project of the tourism department, which will have a carrying capacity of 1,000 people on a one-way trip. Tourists will be able to cover the distance (around 30 km) between Rajpur Road to Mussoorie Taxi Stand in just 15 minutes.

“With the construction of this ropeway, on one hand, tourists will be able to enjoy the thrill of air travel while watching the greenery of the mountains and, on the other hand they will be able to avoid the problems of air pollution, carbon emission and traffic jam on the Dehradun-Mussoorie route,” the secretary said.

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Taxpayers Paid More Than $1 Million for Barriers Erected Around White House Amid George Floyd Protests

The wall that went up around the White House amid widespread protests this summer cost taxpayers more than $1 million in rental fees, according to federal spending data.

At the end of June, as protests over the death of George Floyd raged, the National Park Service (NPS), along with the Secret Service, erected “anti-scale fencing” along the perimeter of the White House. Four separate contracts—one for almost $400,000, another for $360,000, a third for $225,000, and the other for $161,000— brought the fencing initiative to almost $1.1 million.  

The fencing was widely seen as a reaction to the protests, which broke out after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis cops.

A National Park Service spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Daily Beast, but the agency claimed previously that the fencing was not tied to the protests and was in fact part of a larger “replacement project” that began last year.  

As might be expected of a man who made the building of a wall central to his presidency, Trump likes barriers. In 2018, the Secret Service hired a Florida company to put up “barricades and fencing” in Palm Beach, where Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago resort is located. The six-month contract set taxpayers back about $17,000. Last year, the agency spent $12,000 to rent “privacy fencing and barricades needed for visits to West Palm Beach,” home of the Trump International golf resort.

Protecting the Trumps doesn’t come cheap. The Secret Service recently paid $25,000 for a pair of jet skis meant to keep the president’s family and friends safe while they swim. European jaunts by Tiffany Trump, the president’s youngest daughter, have cost Americans tens of thousands of dollars, and in 2018, First Lady Melania Trump racked up a $90,000 hotel bill during a six-hour stop in Cairo. On a day trip to Toronto the previous year, Mrs. Trump somehow managed to spend $174,000 on hotels without even staying the night. 

Before he became president, Donald Trump often complained about the costs associated with Obama family vacations. However, according to nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Trump family is traveling at a rate 12 times that of his predecessor’s.

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Clueless in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Teens by Evelyn Raab and George A Walker

Know any teenagers who don’t know how to cook, but should or want to learn? A little clueless in the kitchen yourself and you are over the age of 20? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, then I have a book for you.

Clueless in the Kitchen is a book I have known about since I was a teenager and I am well past my teen years, but I still use this book as a reference and for some tried and true recipes. This is a good book to start with for beginner cooks who don’t know how to do things as simple as how to boil water because it gives basic knowledge, simple recipes and even includes menu ideas for the recipes it has shown you how to make. What is especially helpful is that the book is broken up into sections such as breakfast, baking, desserts, soups,etc. This is especially good for someone who wants to impress by planning a whole meal from start finish including an appetizer, main course and dessert. In the very beginning of the book after the chapter guides, you will find a guide to the kitchen that explains how to do things such as defrosting the freezer, clean the stove, how to properly use the dishwasher and other common things that you might not know how to do because you have never personally done yourself. In the back of the book there is also a metric conversion table to help those of us who have some difficulties converting teaspoons and cups to millimeters and liters. Right before the conversion table, there is a terminology guide as well to explain some of the terms that might not make sense and you have never heard of before.

I have tried many different recipes in this book and continue to do so, but over the years I have come love a few specific recipes and use them over and over. I am not that good at savory items, but I have yet to have a problem making the X-ray Vision soup or the Potato soup. Both items are simple to make and absolutely delicious, especially the X-Ray vision soup because it’s a lighter(it’s not creamy) and is full of carrots which are said to help with the health of your eyes. The Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake is another one of my favorites because it’s quick and easy and it’s not heavy and dense like most coffee cakes are.

Overall, I would say great book for everyone no matter what your age and skill level because there is something for everyone in this book.…

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