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by TollandRCR
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Toronto: Driver of van slams into pedestrians over 1/2+ mile rampage
Replies: 34
Views: 437

Re: Toronto: Driver of van slams into pedestrians over 1/2+ mile rampage

Across China and India there are 70 million more young men than there are young women. Half of the imbalance is in China and is mostly due to the abolished One Child Policy. India’s imbalance is primarily due to the widespread Asian preference for males, which also applied in China. There is great p...
by TollandRCR
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 23433
Views: 833716

Re: Hijack this thread

Kate, although we live on opposite coasts i think of you as a close friend. That is true for Stern, the Fogster, RVInt, Jez, Whatever4, maydijo, my alter ego RC, and many others. (I surely have not listed everyone.) These socal media friendships are strange but real. And i share your love for cats. ...
by TollandRCR
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Prominent people who are ill
Replies: 252
Views: 17637

Re: Prominent people who are ill

"Right after a big loss -- certainly like he has had -- there is some data that shows that some people can develop problems with immunity and become more susceptible to infections," CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said. "Infections they otherwise would have been able to fight become...
by TollandRCR
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Off Topic
I am always asking questions, many of them ignorant or stupid. TFB responds to almost all of them, rarely with exasperation. One reason that it is now such a central part of my intellectual life.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Prominent people who are ill
Replies: 252
Views: 17637

Re: Prominent people who are ill

This happens at the end of a long marriage. I suppose an infection is unusual but his immune system may be shutting down.That
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Monkey has no rights to his selfie photo

The court should read You Shall Know Them by "Vercors" (Jean Bruller).
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 pm
As someone I follow on Facebook noted, the 4 murdered and 2 wounded were all people of color.
That is consistent with much Sovereign Citizen racism. He may in fact be one of them.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy related gossip and discussion
Replies: 11536
Views: 656539

Re: Bundy related gossip and discussion

The freshwater pouring into the oceans is not good news if it is glacier meltwater. We (at least those in Western Europe) depend upon a wonderful ocean circulatory system that is driven by saline differences near the North Pole. it moves energy (heat) around the globe. Since mid-century 20th century...
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Latest from the GOP circus
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: Latest from the GOP circus

It is lying politics, not just stupid dog-whistle politics. The Republican Party seems only to know how to lie.

That is not true of all of them, but the better ones are leaving.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Travis Reinking has been captured alive.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Latest from the GOP circus
Replies: 27
Views: 646

Re: Latest from the GOP circus

Except that HRC is anything but far left.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: RECALLS
Replies: 72
Views: 3484

Re: RECALLS

i looked it up. Amazing! Who would have thought?
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Travis Reinking probably has his handgun. I much hope that he is not lying dead in some woodlands. I know that he killed four people and wounded others. But the man is delusional. He believes the Illuminati are real. That is pretty far out, although on TFB we encounter his like too frequently. I do ...
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 643

Re: Roommate Issues, aka Why I Sometimes Dislike Humans

We really have a humane, rational system for helping the disabled to cope, don't we? Almost as good as St. Ronnie's reforms of our system for care of the mentally ill. (Sarcasm through and through) (To be fair, Reagan had a lot of psychiatrists favoring the closing of mental hospitals. Pills made th...
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: U.S. Senate
Topic: He's In! Willard "Mitt" Romney for 2018 Utah US Senate
Replies: 149
Views: 3724

Re: He's In! Willard "Mitt" Romney for 2018 Utah US Senate

I wonder whether Mitt would have ever answered "yes" when asked if he is a Michigander. He had political ambitions from high school if not earlier, and Utah had a role there.
by TollandRCR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: FLOTUS 45
Replies: 245
Views: 9576

Re: FLOTUS 45

I no longer feel resentment and anger towards GWB. Is that good or bad? (well, if I think back on the Iraq War, it will return, but I look at photos of W and almost feel nostalgic.) W was Cheney's dupe. Potus 43 had a good heart. He just chose the wrong VP and listened to him too much. It was inter...
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: RECALLS
Replies: 72
Views: 3484

Re: RECALLS

Is the romaine lettuce problem something that "rinse and repeat" will solve? Some years ago jalapeno peppers had the bacteria inside the pepper. Maybe that is the problem with the lettuce -- the e.coli is in the leaves.
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: My own little corner.
Replies: 384
Views: 20667

Re: My own little corner.

That is a hurricane, a tornado, and a flood. It is inspiring that you are bearing up so well.
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Tazewill County Sheriff says that Travis Reinking has been delusional, thinking that Taylor Swift has been on his phone. If this is true, my standard question: did anybody help him? Help how? Maybe a 3 day involuntarily commitment if the person was suicidal or making credible violent threats agains...
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Ryan Zinke and the Interior Dept in the Trump Era
Replies: 91
Views: 3586

Re: Ryan Zinke and the Interior Dept in the Trump Era

Few professionals would claim to be a geologist on the basis of an undergraduate degree.
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

Tazewill County Sheriff says that Travis Reinking has been delusional, thinking that Taylor Swift has been on his phone. If this is true, my standard question: did anybody help him?
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 7494
Views: 297707

Re: Another Shooting

He claimed to be a sovereign citizen. Danger, Will Robinson!!!
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Church & State in the Trump Era
Replies: 31
Views: 790

Re: Church & State in the Trump Era

The Center for American Progress study used many sources of polling data. It found that a progressive economic program had side appeal. It is true that other left agendas have not succeeded.
by TollandRCR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DNC v. Russia [& Trump, Wikileaks, etc., re: 2016 election] (S.D.N.Y.)
Replies: 31
Views: 764

Re: DNC v. Russia [& Trump, Wikileaks, etc., re: 2016 election] (S.D.N.Y.)

The suit is about a real harm to the nation and the DNC, but I do not see how this will repair the problem.

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