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How far with the Dow Jones Industrial Average fall by Jan 1?

Somewhere above 24,000 - it won't fall. It will go up.
- 1 (16.7%)
Still above 23,000, still below 23,000
- 0 (0%)
Still above 22,000, but below 23,000
- 4 (66.7%)
Still above 21,000, but below 22,000
- 0 (0%)
Still above 20,000, but below 21,000
- 0 (0%)
Somewhere below 20,000
- 1 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: December 29, 2018, 04:44:22 PM


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josh

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9855 on: February 13, 2019, 07:23:07 PM »

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/11/18220082/insects-extinction-bological-conservation

The mass die off of insects hurts far more than just insects.

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So. What can you do about the upcoming insect apocalypse?

YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ONE, FOLKS.

No, seriously. You can. This isn't like global warming. You, personally, can do this one.

If you own property, even a small urban yard, get rid of your lawn.

There you go. That's it.

Plant shrubs, a small tree, and native plants for your part of the world. Don't bag your leaves in autumn, pile them on your shrubs.

Done.

Lawns are an invasive monoculture requiring damaging amounts of water and chemicals. Almost no insects can live on them. Take some small part of your yard - the back fence? Around the patio or deck? A border with a neighbor? Along the garage? - and plant native plants.

If you don't have property, offer to help out folks who do. Talk to your parents, siblings, friends and family. Talk to your neighbors. Tell them how easy it is to fix this one. Do you have a neighborhood organization? Talk to them.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9856 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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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9857 on: February 13, 2019, 08:08:33 PM »

In any case, I plan to ride the high speed train between Bakersfield and Merced when they become operational. It would be cool to go see what they built and ride it. 

And maybe the route will be finished later, along with more routes, once we can get more support for high speed rail.

On the issue of slow trains, I want to go coast to coast on a train, I think it would be great. 

Salute,

Tony V. 
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9858 on: February 13, 2019, 09:48:58 PM »

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/13/politics/trump-golf-simulator/index.html

I suppose if it keeps him off the golf courses, the country will save money, despite the $50,000 spent in it.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9859 on: February 13, 2019, 09:51:45 PM »

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josh

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9860 on: February 13, 2019, 10:03:22 PM »

And all the changing stories from the Trump folks about their contact with Russia.
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/politics/trump-team-russia-then-now/

So many stories. So little honesty.

Kind of like some of our posters on the same topic!
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9861 on: February 13, 2019, 10:10:26 PM »

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/13/confederate-book-georgia-congressman-ferguson-office-fox-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

I'm sure that a staff member chose a book to display and opened it to the offensive passage for that display without the congressman's being aware that it was there.

I also believe in the Easter Bunny.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9862 on: February 13, 2019, 10:24:06 PM »

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9865 on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:17 PM »



It should probably say "the first 44 of our 45 presidents," because otherwise 45 will misinterpret it.

But it is clear to everybody who is honest with themselves about it.

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9868 on: February 14, 2019, 01:46:00 AM »

Migrants are no problem in the United States. Wealthy vultures are by far the biggest problem. We can use the support the migrants bring to our economy along with their enlivening of our culture. We need to pluck and shackle the damn vultures before they eat all the opportunity that is left. Maximizing shareholder value will be the death of us all. Carve that on your bollard and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #9869 on: February 14, 2019, 08:06:57 AM »

News today, to be filed under “the Russia Thing is Over:”

Judge rules that, by a preponderance of the evidence, Paul Manafort lied about conspiring with Konstantin Kilimnik during the campaign and in early days of Trump Admininistration.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/manafort-mueller.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

A week after Manafort passed Trump's internal poll data to Kilimnic, a Russian military intelligence trained guy who'd been passing messages from Manafort to another GRU guy who worked for Deripaska, Deripaska met with the indicted head of the troll farm and Putin.

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/rusal-president-oleg-deripaska-and-concord-catering-general-news-photo/587757080#/rusal-president-oleg-deripaska-and-concord-catering-general-director-picture-id587757080

DHS has dramatically downsized two election security teams. And DHS officials say they are concerned about it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-dhs-guts-task-forces-protecting-elections-from-foreign-meddling


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