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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 17, 2019, 11:44:29 AM »
https://www.ecowatch.com/bill-melinda-gates-climate-change-2629057461.html

It's more than just CO2 and soot.  Helping people understand the science, and that the facts don't care about politics or partisan posturing, should be a priority in solving the environment problems. 

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She only ate seven of your pomegranate seeds? 

Good one.  Heh.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:40:37 PM »
An example of why it is important to change what we are doing, quickly:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/15/toxic-black-snow-covers-siberian-coalmining-region

We?

Just keep pissing in the creek, Deliverance banjo boy.  Your pain receptors are in an unthinkably advanced state of decay.  How bout Foggy Mountain Breakdown? 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:27:24 PM »
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"WSU hosts co-educational programs in coding and other STEM fields similar to Black Girls Code for both girls and boys,” Lockwood said in a statement to The South End. “In addition, Black Girls Code allows girls from all racial backgrounds to participate in its programs."   

Always helps to read past the first paragraph.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:42:45 AM »
I tend to think of volunteer unpaid moderators as being able to remove their moderator hat and offer personal opinions.  That doesn't make them Nazis.  Yeah, it's a slow at Red Ranch.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:05:13 PM »
In Nebraska we used to have a joke:  if the panhandle ever secedes, and joins Wyoming, it will raise the average  IQ of both states.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:02:31 PM »
Pfft.  I live 40 crow miles from the border of WYOMING. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:42:24 AM »
Mitch's last-minute flip from democracy to dictatorship is remarkable.
Good God, why do you think it is remarkable? It is the most predictable thing in politics. He is a hack interested only in gathering power for his side.

A sociopathic turtle. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:41:15 AM »
This motherfucker is stark raving mad...


25th. Article IV.

Said MFer reportedly didn't know what the 25th was, when an aide first mentioned it to him.  That's incompetence right there. 



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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:48:48 AM »
Snark is all he's got.   Even Sen. Cornyn has questioned constitutionality of the nat emergency ploy.  Maybe Cornyn, Collins, et al are worried a Dem POTUS would use the same method to fund a real emergency.

Meanwhile, conspiracy nut forefather has died at 96...

https://apnews.com/f37818ce7354487fa7d0032f032d2e03


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:15:37 PM »
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Some in Congress, including many Republicans, have suggested a national emergency could be executive overreach. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told CNN earlier in February that whether presidents have the power to call national emergencies on such issues was a "serious constitutional question."
"The whole idea that presidents — whether it's President Trump, President Warren or President Sanders — can declare an emergency and somehow usurp the separation of powers and get into the business of appropriating money for specific projects without Congress being involved, is a serious constitutional question," Cornyn said.   

Ya think?  JFC.


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:31:05 PM »
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As a clip from the interview with Scott Pelley was released, Mr. Pelley said on “CBS This Morning” that Mr. McCabe had confirmed a New York Times report that the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, had suggested wearing a wire in meetings with Mr. Trump and that Justice Department officials discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office.

“There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment,” Mr. Pelley said. “These were the eight days from Comey’s firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what do with the president.”

Former law enforcement officials said the comments were made during a pair of meetings on May 16, 2017. Mr. McCabe and his former colleagues kept contemporaneous memos on their interactions with Mr. Trump and Justice Department officials.

According to one of those memos written by Mr. McCabe, an excerpt from which was provided to The New York Times, the former F.B.I. agent wrote that “we discussed the president’s capacity and the possibility he could be removed from office under the 25th Amendment” and the deputy attorney general indicated he looked into the issue and determined he would need a “majority or 8 of the 15 cabinet officials.” Mr. McCabe added that Mr. Rosenstein suggested that he might have supporters in the attorney general and secretary of Homeland Security.

You have to feel a sort of pity for the desperate state of mind of anyone thinking 8 was attainable. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:28:37 PM »
Spittake!

(it's a type of mushroom)

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:27:00 PM »
We don't need no steenkin' polls.  Kid and his main squeeze Michelle got their fingers on the pulse of true America. 


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:45:58 PM »
I've been saying for decades, why does America take one of its major crops, mow it down and then throw it away.  Sometimes on a weekly basis, with massive investment of gasoline, water, fertilizer.  If we must keep some patches of grass, we should at least have goats or sheep roaming around neighborhoods so that all the organic material can be made into milk or wool or mutton.  Good article, good ideas for not only saving our vitally needed insect ecosystems but saving water and fossil fuels and chemical treatments that leach into our creeks and rivers and aquifers. 

We encouraged wasps on our land, once we understood that the species is utterly non-aggressive and helps control the population of other more noxious species.  They are gentle -  if one gets in the house, I like to amaze guests by letting it crawl onto my hand and then carrying it outside.  Never been stung.  Lots of myths about wasps out there.
Like they all drink too much and cheat on their wives and act like John Cheever characters. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:41:16 PM »
Tony, sounds like LA would be better off with ANY rail, be it slower trolleys or middling trains or whatever gets butts out of cars.  Oily's article sheds light on America's problems with HS rail, geographic, legal, political, and too many consultants.... but it might be possible to have middle speed systems in dense urban corridors that are still way better than driving in gridlock.  Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Also decreasing obesity will help.  If people are okay with walking a few blocks to a station, then transit lines are more feasible even if they don't go everywhere.  Walking, as adjunct to mass transit, should be promoted by communities.   When i have been in Europe, I've seen thinner healthier people walking way more and going on foot to transit stations. 

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