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Trump Reneging On Charity Promise

Oct 15, 2018 - 3:44 PM - by Ahso!
Donald Trump said he would donate one million dollars to a charity of her choice if Elizabeth Warren would take a DNA test proving she had Native American lineage.

She did, she does, and now he doesn't want to pay up claiming he never said it.
    1 Reply | 53 Views


Does Trump's NAFTA Correct the Damage Clinton Did to Workers?

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:51 PM - by Ahso!
Robert Sheer of Sheer Intelligence interviews Lori Wallach on the changes made by the Trump NAFTA negotiations. I found it informative.
"Championed by Ronald Reagan and ultimately enacted by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the pact has hollowed out the manufacturing industry, leaving millions of Americans destitute and resentful. Enter Trump, who campaigned across the Upper Midwest on the message that NAFTA was “the worst trade deal in the history of
... [Read More]
    8 Replies | 98 Views


The Kathryn Spirit

Oct 13, 2018 - 1:57 AM - by spot
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The godforsaken idiocy off Beauharnois is finally disposed of, after nearly a decade of self-inflicted nonsense preventing its rapid dismantling.

The Kathryn Spirit was beached there for dismantling by a local company back in 2011. They were prevented from proceeding by local protest. The length of time taken by that process allowed the ship's structural... [Read More]
    1 Reply | 108 Views


Things that confuse me

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:05 AM - by spot
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This Civil Partnership thing. For those not watching, the UK has legalized different-sex civil partnerships. One male and one female, both having reached the age of consent, may now enter into a civil partnership.

What no news site has yet said is whether they can do this if either partner is already married. It's illegal to enter a second marriage while one is still current, it's called bigamy. I've no idea what will stop someone trying a civil partnership in that... [Read More]
    10 Replies | 416 Views


Free labor

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:14 PM - by tude dog
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It started way back in the 70's with self-serve gasoline pumps.

A few days ago went to pick up my wife at the airport. I left way early and on the way stopped at a Walmart to pick up some fried chicken pieces to take and eat at the airport.

I had to scan bag and enter my money into a machine. I dunno, I was used to a checker to do that for me.

... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 323 Views


Susan

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:52 AM - by spot
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I know I ought not do this.

Never mind, I did anyway.

> On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 03:12:49AM +0200, Susan wrote:
> > John! It's me

How could I not answer something that blatant.

> To: Susan <irvine5smasar@gmx.com>
> Subject: Re: John
> How delightful, after all these years. Do you still have those Goya
> miniatures we found in Tobruk? They've never been mentioned in... [Read More]
    0 Replies | 313 Views


Random Thoughts

Oct 03, 2018 - 7:11 PM - by Wandrin
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It was a beautiful day. I was sitting outside on the patio enjoying a quiet cup of coffee when a mockingbird started up in a tree on one side of the yard. It was annoying. Still, I tried to enjoy my coffee. Then another mockingbird started up on the other side. They didn't take turns, they tried to drown each other out. It was very very annoying.

I was about the give up and go inside, when there was sudden blissful silence. It wasn't just the mockingbirds who fell silent,... [Read More]
    16 Replies | 406 Views


Man, 4% black

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:19 PM - by tude dog
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This is great, really.

A DNA test said a man was 4% black. Now he wants to qualify as a minority business owner.

When Ralph Taylor was born in Sacramento in 1963, his birth certificate indicated that he and his parents were... [Read More]
    5 Replies | 355 Views


Full Moon

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:33 PM - by magentaflame
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Could we please get over the full moon myth once and for all ...PLEASE! I still can't believe that even educated people believe that crap!
    6 Replies | 348 Views


Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:16 PM - by Ahso!
Has anyone here been following the events regarding the US Supreme Court hearings?

After watching both Ford and Kavanaugh, I find it difficult to imagine Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS. Kavanaugh's behavior strikes me as that of a guilty person, and also that of an alcoholic.

Also, the antics of the Republicans on the committee is distressing. The Democrats, otoh, have impressed me. The females on the committee were especially impressive - their line of questioning and... [Read More]
    101 Replies | 2,066 Views


Bruv

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:51 PM - by LarsMac
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I just heard from his daughters.
It seems that Bruv passed away in his sleep, last night.

I have no more information than that, at the moment.
He was one of the bright lights around here, and among those whose posts were a delight to read.
    17 Replies | 1,004 Views


I have reverted

Sep 18, 2018 - 2:36 PM - by Bruv
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I have managed 6 months on Windows 7 after purchasing a laptop with it pre-loaded.
Today I have gone back to Linux Mint..............and it's a relief.
    7 Replies | 348 Views


Do I spend time or does time spend me?

Sep 14, 2018 - 12:14 AM - by Mickiel
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What a question that I ask myself now , I wouldn't have even asked this 30 years ago. I ask now because of wisdom and because the bag is full of foolishness. Time is a serious teacher and it gets between our ears and molds our minds like nothing else.

How did you spend your time today, or did time spend you? Did you allow yourself to be manipulated and swept through the day?
    14 Replies | 901 Views


A thread of whining and self pity

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:05 PM - by Clodhopper
Apologies first to Ahso for hijacking his thread and to 4part for hijacking his undoubtedly very difficult admission of Bipolar. My post was a totally inappropriate reaction to that post, induced by a strong and honest emotional sympathetic reaction to his admission but nonetheless totally inappropriate.


Sorry.


I knew a bipolar person years ago so I know where 4 part goes, to some extent. I couldn't stop her suicide attempt but no-one could so I... [Read More]
    18 Replies | 1,077 Views


Bigots on the ropes in Ireland?

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:05 AM - by gmc
One simple reason we might see a United Ireland before independence | The National

"It’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that the Northern Irish public could demand a poll on reunification with the South – not likely still, but no longer unthinkable. If that happens, the radicalising effect on Scots would be enormous, making... [Read More]
    9 Replies | 637 Views


Chaotic start - to supreme court hearing

Sep 05, 2018 - 6:06 PM - by tude dog
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OK, it is obvious that the Democratic Party is suffering some kind of seizure over the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice. The fear is this particular nominee has shown a tendency to respect the text of the Constitution. Bad news for those who are used to using the courts to legislate when they don't have the popular vote.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jid6XBaTGr8

Try listening and it... [Read More]
    21 Replies | 1,039 Views


Morning Sunrise

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:46 AM - by tude dog
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Last night, rain, lighting and tremendous thunder.

Not much in wind and I don't believe the temperature went much below 68F/20C. These photos were taken just before and after Sunrise, Not photoshopped but they look more colorful than I experienced, but it was a beautiful morning.





... [Read More]
    4 Replies | 826 Views


Moving house

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:43 PM - by magentaflame
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God i hate this crap. Do you know how much you accumulate in nine years?

Changing from horizons all around me to the sea. Well a sea inlet i suppose.
Not a fan of packing and moving.
    10 Replies | 560 Views


Marley

Aug 24, 2018 - 5:12 PM - by tude dog
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Started with 15 feral cats. Patty the care giver adopted all. With the cooperation of a local vet who gave a discount they all were spayed or neutered.
It is natural that cats would disappear in a rural area next to a highway.
Patty built a cat house with electric heating blanket.
Let’s just say Marley was the last and only one who came to be a house cat only to be injured probably by... [Read More]
    3 Replies | 841 Views


Senator John McCain - cancer

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:39 PM - by Patsy Warnick
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Senator John McCain has decided to stop all medical treatment.
Family & medical team has stopped all treatment for the brain cancer which was diagnosed July 2017.
Family has gathered and medical staff states it's just a matter of time.

Senator John McCain I salute you.

Patsy
    25 Replies | 980 Views


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