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by maydijo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018

Isn't freedom of movement between states a Constitutional right? I know airlines are private, but airport security/infrastructure is government. I'm surprised there hasn't been a court challenge as to the legality, since this impedes free movement between states. And yes, I know they could drive (ex...
by maydijo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018

The article also has a graph that shows the number of passport books and cards issued each year from 2000-2016; a map and a sortable list showing the percent of citizens in each state who have a passport; and a comparison of that percentage with how the state voted in the last presidential election...
by maydijo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: Some Americans may need a Passport for Domestic Air Travel from 22 January 2018

http://www.theexpeditioner.com/2010/02/17/how-many-americans-have-a-passport-2/ The quick answer is that yes, the majority of Americans do not have a passport. The percentage of Americans who have a valid passport, according to the most recent statistics as tabulated by the State Department, is abo...
by maydijo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 9674
Views: 507787

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

In Japan, skyscrapers are built on rollers, so that, if there is an earthquake, the building will sway but not collapse. I'm a bit like a Japanese skyscraper: My opinion and political world-view are not set in concrete; when I am presented with new evidence I am able to absorb the tremors. My opinio...
by maydijo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 1395
Views: 46374

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Dude's a general. If anyone is going to get a call from POTUS when their son dies, it'll be a general. Note: I am not saying that Obama *only* called Kelly. Obama is, by every account, a decent human being, so I am sure he called as many families as he possibly could. But are we really supposed to b...
by maydijo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Donald vs. or Loves, Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. "Excessive Expectations" #DitchMitch
Replies: 44
Views: 1429

Re: Donald vs. or Loves, Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. "Excessive Expectations" #DitchMitch

That body language does not say lovefest to me. McConnell looks like a kidnapping victim desperate to keep his capturer happy so he doesn't get hurt again.
by maydijo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 4741
Views: 142259

Re: President Trump

Volkonski wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:42 am
I gotta say it though - if the US has organised the world, it's time to KonMari it.
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 9674
Views: 507787

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

I always think it's funny when there's insufficient evidence that documents were destroyed. Isn't that kind of the entire point of destroying documents?
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery
Replies: 455
Views: 8404

Re: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery

Former FEMA Administrator James Lee Witt thinks administration should get an “A+” for the response. Trump obviously agrees. I’m not sure I’d go that far, but this Washington Post article discusses the response and says what I’ve believed to be true based on conversations with my husband — that whil...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?
Replies: 51
Views: 635

Re: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?

I'm good. Just a lot of gusts and stuff. Everyone in my family is fine. Nothing else exciting here to report, really. All in all I'm in a sheltered place and I got off pretty lightly. One of the guys that died went out with a fucking chainsaw. Em... hello? My husband calls the whrrr of a chainsaw t...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."
Replies: 2707
Views: 113441

Re: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."

It seems a bit rough to call for her husband to be sacked for her outrageous behaviour, unless there's evidence he shares her beliefs.

I wonder if an indigenous American would care to return the favour and tell her that she should go back to where she's from?
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?
Replies: 51
Views: 635

Re: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?

I'm good. Just a lot of gusts and stuff. Everyone in my family is fine. Nothing else exciting here to report, really. All in all I'm in a sheltered place and I got off pretty lightly. One of the guys that died went out with a fucking chainsaw. Em... hello? My husband calls the whrrr of a chainsaw t...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?
Replies: 51
Views: 635

Re: Ophelia, the next major hurricane?

I'm good. Just a lot of gusts and stuff. Everyone in my family is fine. Nothing else exciting here to report, really. All in all I'm in a sheltered place and I got off pretty lightly. One of the guys that died went out with a fucking chainsaw. Em... hello? My husband calls the whrrr of a chainsaw t...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 9674
Views: 507787

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

It's Utah. Utah is the ponzi scheme capital of the world. You wouldn't believe the number of Mormons who just automatically assume that another Mormon would never cheat them. They trust people I wouldn't trust to babysit my goldfish, because hey, they have a temple recommend, they must be a good per...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 126
Views: 2496

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

This is a minor hijack but still related. Thirty years ago someone very close to me was raped. She identified who did it, but he had a good reputation and presented very well. While law enforcement believed her, they didn't think they could get a conviction. It was pretty brutal, and the man had no ...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein
Replies: 126
Views: 2496

Re: The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein

So when is the Academy going to strip Roman Polanski's membership from him?
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery
Replies: 455
Views: 8404

Re: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery

Former FEMA Administrator James Lee Witt thinks administration should get an “A+” for the response. Trump obviously agrees. I’m not sure I’d go that far, but this Washington Post article discusses the response and says what I’ve believed to be true based on conversations with my husband — that whil...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli
Replies: 297
Views: 11965

Re: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli

Welcome back, NM Girl! It sounds like you've had some fun travels and renewed your spirit! :) Now let's hope this trial doesn't dash it to pieces again. :crying:
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 838
Views: 37303

Re: Fire!

I have not seen a report of damage to northern California’s magnificient old growth forests. That living beings several thousand years old could be destroyed so quickly hurts me. From the maps I have seen (which, granted, were last week's) it looked to me like they weren't quite that far north? We ...
by maydijo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 4741
Views: 142259

Re: President Trump

It is going to get worse before it gets better. :( Trump says he's looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/politics/president-donald-trump-welfare-reform/index.html Another Obama Decision Reversed? Now It’s About Food Safety . https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/w...
by maydijo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 9674
Views: 507787

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Isn’t this guy a straight-out sleaze?
We're talking about the poots. You may need to be more specific.

Edited to add: It may be easier, for the sake of simplicity, to identify the non-sleazes, instead of the sleazes. The list would be much shorter.
by maydijo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: UK
Replies: 170
Views: 6521

Re: UK

One does hope the president can refrain from grabbing Her Majesty's royal feline. It's the Duchess of Cambridge who needs to be worried. What's the guess in the photos she's pictured holding a giant-ass purse in front of her? With a bit of luck, the visit will coincide with her maternity leave so s...
by maydijo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 6224
Views: 238822

Re: Another Shooting

I wish 95% of the cars created since 1935 were still usable! Cars these days have no style. My mechanic was once working on a car from the early 1920s. (Maybe even earlier - it was one of those really old cars with the place up front in the open air where the driver sits, and then an enclosed carria...
by maydijo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 9674
Views: 507787

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

That is one very impressive mullet. 1983 would be proud.
by maydijo
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 6224
Views: 238822

Re: Another Shooting

It went downhill from there. In the end I asked him to leave me alone, and he responded with several more abusive tirades directed at me, and several more to other people about me. He also threatened legal action against for defamation for saying I was scared of him. The hostility was so intense I w...

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