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by TollandRCR
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Weather Alerts
Replies: 4618
Views: 175408

Re: Weather Alerts

It was not that long ago that Lake Travis was dry, with forms showing on the bottom of the lake.
by TollandRCR
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24884
Views: 923535

Re: Hijack this thread

Lampert also wanted Sears' excellent mall locations. He seems to have had no interest in operating Sears as a successful store.
by TollandRCR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 170
Views: 2808

Re: Hurricane Michael

Trump does not look compassionate or sympathetic. He looks angry more than anything else. How dare these people look to his government for help?
by TollandRCR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 170
Views: 2808

Re: Hurricane Michael

We may find that a large number of victims washed out to sea and disappeared. We may never know their fate.
by TollandRCR
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Splitting up of Families
Replies: 515
Views: 14665

Re: The Splitting up of Families

Stephen Miller is trying to reinstate the separation of children from their families on the grounds that the first cycle was a deterrent to illegal immigration.
by TollandRCR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Weather Alerts
Replies: 4618
Views: 175408

Re: Weather Alerts

Is it rain from Hurricane Michael?
by TollandRCR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 170
Views: 2808

Re: Hurricane Michael

The weather maps seem to show Michael going beyond
Volkonski wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:24 pm
ImageVirginia to cover southern New England. That may explain our current heavy rain.
by TollandRCR
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Nikki Haley
Replies: 5
Views: 203

IfRe: Nikki Haley

I would vehemently oppose the appointment of Joe LIEberman as ambassador to the United Nations. He cannot see large pictures and thinks only in terms of Israel’s needs and wants.
by TollandRCR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 8677
Views: 345231

Re: President Trump

I wonder whethet continued downturns in the stock market might hurt Trump and the Repuglicans.
by TollandRCR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Maybe Dumbing it Down is Good Politics
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Maybe Dumbing it Down is Good Politics

There is yet another reason for speaking and writing at FDR's level. Many Americans have English as a second language. Not all can handle it at the high level they handle their native languages. They also deserve to hear and read.
by TollandRCR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 155
Views: 7120

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

I am trying to build up our future leaders. Except for wizards of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, that price is a bit steep for people in the early stages of their careers. In other words, I have faith that Hillary and Bill can shape ideas and lives and want them heard.
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland
Replies: 576
Views: 21544

Re: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland

I think it is true that the unity of the United Kingdom may turn on avoiding Brexit.
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Astronomy and Space
Replies: 104
Views: 4955

Re: Astronomy and Space

I think I would love to be on the right side of a commercial airliner when SpaceX launches.
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 155
Views: 7120

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary and Bill will do a multi-city speaking tour after the midterms. Their stated aim is to reunite the Democratic Party. Live Nation will sell you a ticket for between $70 and $699. If the couple wishes to have a productive impact on the future, let them speak with people under age 35. And don’t...
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Astronomy and Space
Replies: 104
Views: 4955

Re: Astronomy and Space

Are the little lights reusable modules? Fighter planes?
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking
Replies: 80
Views: 7680

Re: Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking

Sometimes our law enforcement does its job. But 120 kids? Who let that happen?
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2403
Views: 90085

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

There are ideas that Nikki Haley has expressed and some actions that she has advocated (e.g., Iran nuclear and Human Rights) with which I do not agree. However, she is closer to what Andrew Sullivan (and I) have been advocating as Oakeshottian conservatism thsn anyone else now in the Trump maladmini...
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Splitting up of Families
Replies: 515
Views: 14665

Re: The Splitting up of Families

As I recall, there was bipartisan controversy from the start about the establishment of what is now the third-'largest Cabinet department. ICE is the largest law-enforcement agency in all government. I view DHS and the PATRIOT act as panicked responses to a situation that was unparalleled in America...
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland
Replies: 576
Views: 21544

Re: UK - United Kingdom - England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland

Is it conceivable that the Tories will give up on Brexit? It seems to me to be exceedingly dumb.
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Splitting up of Families
Replies: 515
Views: 14665

Re: The Splitting up of Families

The "Department of Homeland Security" was embedded in legislation that threatens American rights. It always struck me as semi-Fascist. I agree those agencies ought to go back where they originated -- abd probably be reduced in size. Some do belong in DoJ, others maybe in Commerce. FEMA might do perf...
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: The Splitting up of Families
Replies: 515
Views: 14665

Re: The Splitting up of Families

It is hard for me to see the taking of asylum-seekers' children as anything other than a form of punishment intended to frighten future asylum-seekers. I detest Stephen Miller so thoroughly that I would be happy to attribute this policy solely to him. That may be correct, akthogh I do not understand...
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2403
Views: 90085

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

I doubt that Ivanka will be interested. UN ambassador is too much work for a professional kibitzer.
by TollandRCR
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 410
Views: 37992

Re: Climate Change

The report of the IPCC panel is being read as if a step function describes climate change: act responsibly within the next 12 years and your planet will remain habitable. . There may well be step functions in climate change -- collapse of the Ross Ice Shelf comes to mind. But the IPCC panel is not t...
by TollandRCR
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you reading lately?
Replies: 977
Views: 54667

Re: What are you reading lately?is are stilk attractuve

i have started to read again Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. There is nothing "deep" about these books, but they do take a look from outside at our culture and society. Budd is the bastard son (his term) of a Connecticut weapons manufacturer. He grew up on the French Mediterranean coast and has ...
by TollandRCR
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 872
Views: 53186

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

The retiring President of the University of Connecticut, a political scientist who studies political dialogue, says this about the students. It accords with my own experience. To our students, especially: you are the future, and you are the best thing about our campuses and our community. As I say a...

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