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by Volkonski
Sun May 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Jared and Ivanka Kushner
Replies: 1124
Views: 75768

Re: Jared and Ivanka Kushner

Cart before horse? White House to focus on investment in Middle East as part of peace proposal https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/19/politics/white-house-middle-east-peace-proposal/index.html The White House will announce Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are...
by Volkonski
Sun May 19, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Retail Bankruptcies
Replies: 72
Views: 3467

Re: Retail Bankruptcies

Fred's closing another 104 stores in more than a dozen states https://www.cbsnews.com/news/freds-stores-closing-104-in-more-than-a-dozen-states/ Regional retailer Fred's is closing another 104 stores in 13 states by the end of June. The 72-year-old discount chain's announcement follows its decision...
by Volkonski
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Coal
Replies: 101
Views: 5883

Re: Coal

The figures in this article are worldwide not just the USA. Report Finds Coal Power Investment Plummeting 75% Since 2015 https://interestingengineering.com/report-finds-coal-power-investment-plummeting-75-since-2015 More coal-fired power plants shut down in 2018 than were approved for construction, ...
by Volkonski
Sat May 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 478
Views: 45560

Re: Climate Change

‘This is a wake-up call’: the villagers who could be Britain’s first climate refugees https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/18/this-is-a-wake-up-call-the-villagers-who-could-be-britains-first-climate-refugees In 26 years – or sooner, if forecasts worsen or a storm breaches the sea defenc...
by Volkonski
Sat May 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Meanwhile on the North Fork.............
Replies: 776
Views: 25548

Re: Meanwhile on the North Fork.............

The view of the Circle from the upstairs front porch yesterday evening-

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by Volkonski
Sat May 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Meanwhile on the North Fork.............
Replies: 776
Views: 25548

Re: Meanwhile on the North Fork.............

We have been back for exactly 3 weeks.

The cottage as it looked when we arrived-

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The cottage as it looks today-

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A lot of sore muscles and joints went into that. ;)
by Volkonski
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 1866
Views: 85574

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

I can remember when Americans thought that Japan would never be a serious technological/industrial competitor to the USA. We know how that turned out.
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas

Similar failure downstream at Lake Wood 3 years ago. GBRA- Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. GBRA: Spill gate replacements at Lake Dunlap, Lake Wood, already waiting 3 years, will take years GBRA: Dams are two of six needing replacements; each will cost $15M to $35M https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-sp...
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas

Lake Dunlap Dam Break Sends Ripples Of Worry Throughout Region https://www.tpr.org/post/lake-dunlap-dam-break-sends-ripples-worry-throughout-region Gonzales added the design stage continues on the new gate, and as long as water is released from Canyon Dam workers cannot make repairs. Don Ramsey, a ...
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 10317
Views: 461583

Re: President Trump

Philip Rucker ‏ Verified account @PhilipRucker 10h10 hours ago More Trump reportedly may cancel a planned trip to Ireland because he wants to meet the Taoiseach at his own private golf course but the Irish want to hold the meeting -- surprise! -- at a more venue in keeping with diplomatic protocols...
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 587
Views: 46623

Re: Jobs

I wonder- did the Trump Organization get such a letter? ;) Letters From Washington: Your Employees Could Be Undocumented https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/immigrants-undocumented-no-match.html The Trump administration is notifying tens of thousands of employers that the names of some of their em...
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Floodgate breaks on 90-year-old dam at Lake Dunlap in Texas

Lake Dunlap's future is grim after spillway fails at nearby dam https://www.kens5.com/article/news/lake-dunlaps-future-is-grim-after-spillway-fails-at-nearby-dam/273-759614b0-59aa-49cb-a1f1-857f662ffaa9 Water levels on the lake decreased quickly. GBRA officials said the lake lost at least 8 feet by...
by Volkonski
Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Sixth Mass Extinction Event
Replies: 81
Views: 5818

Re: Sixth Mass Extinction Event

Koalas are now ‘functionally’ extinct https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/16/koalas-now-functionally-extinct-9565982/ The Australian Koala Foundation has confirmed that, with only 80,000 members of the species left in the wild there isn’t enough to support a new generation. They’ve declared the marsupial ‘...
by Volkonski
Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 10317
Views: 461583

Re: President Trump

ABC News ‏ Verified account @ABC 5m5 minutes ago More NEW: A new personal financial disclosure report filed with the federal Office of Government Ethics shows how Pres. Trump has continued raking in a steady stream of revenue from his global businesses since taking office. https://abcn.ws/2VHOBKN
by Volkonski
Thu May 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Iran
Replies: 295
Views: 20693

Re: Iran

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/world/middleeast/iran-trump.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur WASHINGTON — President Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, that he does not want to go to war with Iran, according to se...
by Volkonski
Thu May 16, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 478
Views: 45560

Re: Climate Change

That's deeply worrying.
by Volkonski
Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 1866
Views: 85574

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

This will just inspire overseas technology suppliers to develop alternative products to replace whatever the USA won't sell.
by Volkonski
Thu May 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump's Trade Follicy
Replies: 1866
Views: 85574

Re: Trump's Trade Follicy

Trump declares national emergency over threats against US technology amid campaign against Huawei https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/trump-signs-executive-order-declaring-national-emergency-over-threats-against-us-technology.html President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared a national emergency over t...
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Replies: 80
Views: 4926

Re: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Julia Davis ‏ @JuliaDavisNews 44m44 minutes ago More #Russia's state TV host Olga Skabeeva taunts a Ukrainian guest by citing lack of Western support for #Ukraine. Skabeeva claims that in his talks with Sergey Lavrov, Mike Pompeo didn't even mention Nord Stream 2 and failed to bring up Ukraine at a...
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Replies: 80
Views: 4926

Re: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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Russian sources report Putin let Pompeo wait for 3 hours.
If true, RU diplomacy is seriously stuck in 19 century.
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Immigration Bills
Replies: 237
Views: 13265

Re: Immigration Bills

Don't expect an immigration bill anytime soon. Kushner skirts GOP senators’ key questions on his immigration plan https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/kushner-struggles-to-answer-gop-senators-questions-on-his-immigration-plan/2019/05/14/c8d7ead0-7692-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html?noredirect=...
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Racial Demographics
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Racial Demographics

Number of babies born in US falls to lowest level since 1986 http://longisland.news12.com/story/40477265/number-of-babies-born-in-us-falls-to-lowest-level-since-1986 Approximately 3.7 million babies were born last year. That's the lowest number since 1986. Last year was the fourth straight year the...
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Trump Cabinet
Topic: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Replies: 80
Views: 4926

Re: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

U.S.-Russia Talks Expose Deep Fissures, Despite Hopes for Better Ties https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/europe/pompeo-lavrov-russia-iran.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur Russia and the United States remain far apart on Iran, election interference and a host of world crises, the nations’ top di...
by Volkonski
Wed May 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Military
Topic: Military Guarding Mexico border
Replies: 360
Views: 18304

Re: Military Guarding Mexico border

And now the TSA. CNN Breaking News ‏ Verified account @cnnbrk 3h3 hours ago More The Transportation Security Administration plans to send hundreds of officials to help with efforts to deal with migrant inflows on the southern border just as the busy summer travel season begins, according to an inter...

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