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by Volkonski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: April the giraffe
Replies: 333
Views: 21649

Re: April the giraffe

kate520 wrote:How can there be a baby giraffe in that tiny space?!? S/he must be alll folded up like oragami. ;)
Yes, that is how it works.

:-D
by Volkonski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5717
Views: 425322

Re: Rest in Peace

BBC News Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86 His publisher said in a statement on Tuesday: "With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home in Oxford this morning." His series of 13 Morse novels, written between 1975 a...
by Volkonski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 29866
Views: 1486457

Re: Hijack this thread

Today, at the age of 64, I learned a new ... umm, no ... an archaic ... sex word: venery. Carry on. :blink: At an even older age I just learned the word- "Mukbang". What does it mean? A mukbang is an online broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food while interacting with the...
by Volkonski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: April the giraffe
Replies: 333
Views: 21649

Re: April the giraffe

by Volkonski
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 3109
Views: 203216

Re: Recipes!

The Chinese are buying all our lobsters!! :crying: :crying: Lobster-Crazy China Sets Record For US Crustacean Imports http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/03/20/lobster-china-maine-imports-record-sales/ American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250...
by Volkonski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: trump
Replies: 20132
Views: 1107827

Re: President Trump

Amateur hour. The 'Tillerson Is Tired' Meme And Things That Happen In A News Vacuum http://www.wfdd.org/story/tillerson-tired-meme-and-things-happen-news-vacuum The New York Times' David Sanger presents another example of what happened in the vacuum created by the lack of traveling press with Tiller...
by Volkonski
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy Vernal Equinox, peeps!
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Happy Vernal Equinox, peeps!

:thumbs:
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Unions & Labor Issues
Topic: Robot Replacement of Human Workers
Replies: 138
Views: 22023

Re: Robot Replacement of Human Workers

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration/ Already, fewer Mexicans had been willing to risk border crossings as security and deportations escalated under the Obama Administration. At the same time, Mexico’s own economy was mushrooming, offering decent jobs for people who stayed behind....
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 658
Views: 72332

Re: Jobs

Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-farms-immigration/ Farmers are being forced to make difficult choices about whether to abandon some of the state’s hallmark fruits and vegetables, move operations abroad, import workers under a ...
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 29866
Views: 1486457

Re: Hijack this thread

Faith distracted Gwendolyn. Buffy then threw a glass shard at Gwendolyn's arm amputating it just above the Glove of Myhnegon which Gwendolyn was wearing. Gwendolyn had already invoked a bolt of lightning using the glove and was killed by it.
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1668
Views: 128549

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

The initial schedule is ambitious. Responses to Phase 1 – Concept Papers/Qualifications Statements shall be received no later than 4 PM on March 29, 2017 All the usual government contracting requirements are part of these RFPs. Only large firms with lots of experience working for the government are ...
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1668
Views: 128549

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

The specs in the "Other Border Wall" RFP are the same except that concrete isn't required and the addition of this- 1) Incorporating a see-through component/capability to the wall that facilitates situational awareness but does not negate the requirements listed above is operationally adva...
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1668
Views: 128549

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

RFP- concrete wall- https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=cff7de3dac2790e71966a823b73ec024&_cview=0 RFP- other border wall- https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c0cce0b2ef8d297b22dc251ea14c60d1&tab=core&_cview=0 The concrete RF...
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!
Replies: 1668
Views: 128549

Re: Trump plan to BUILD THAT WALL!

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=f61a85538f383ec3ed9cac3c9e21d6f1&_cview=0 Update: March 17, 2017 Due to system limitations, the issuance of two separate RFPs cannot be posted through traditional means.  As such, the RFPs will be posted shortly under the ...
by Volkonski
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: trump
Replies: 20132
Views: 1107827

Re: President Trump

This morning on Twitter: Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 28m28 minutes ago "Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes..... ...vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must b...
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump org/ campaign FISA warrants
Replies: 242
Views: 14329

Re: Trump org/ campaign FISA warrants

Shep Smith: ‘Fox News Cannot Confirm Judge Napolitano’s Commentary’ http://www.mediaite.com/tv/shep-smith-fox-news-cannot-confirm-judge-napolitanos-commentary/ With all the attention on Fox News right now because of a report from Judge Andrew Napolitano about surveillance on Trump being conducted b...
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump org/ campaign FISA warrants
Replies: 242
Views: 14329

Re: Trump org/ campaign FISA warrants

Way to make things worse. :roll: White House: No apology to British government over spying claims http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/gchq-trump-wiretap-denial/ White House press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied Friday that the White House apologized to the British government after citing an u...
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: trump
Replies: 20132
Views: 1107827

Re: President Trump

Trump's 'Irish proverb' appears to be a Nigerian poem

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/ ... rian-poem/

Trump needs to hire some fact checkers.
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Republicans Behaving Badly
Replies: 2448
Views: 175647

Re: Republicans Behaving Badly

Former Rep. Steve Stockman appears in court, blames 'deep state' conspiracy for arrest http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Former-Rep-Steve-Stockman-charged-with-diverting-11009129.php Former Congressman Steve Stockman Friday cited a right-wing conspiracy theory of a "deep state&qu...
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."
Replies: 3242
Views: 210802

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

OMFSM! First the Soundview and now Claudio's! We leave the North Fork for a few months in Texas and all the old family-run restaurants get sold. :( OK, not quite all but still. :shock: Claudio’s in Greenport sold, deal is to close next month, owner says http://southoldlocal.com/2016/01/16/claudios-...
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: FY 2018 Proposed Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 7555

Re: FY 2018 Proposed Budget

Dallasite wrote:Mulvaney said they were cutting funding for meals for school children because there was no proof it helped the children learn better.
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Republicans Behaving Badly
Replies: 2448
Views: 175647

Re: Republicans Behaving Badly

"Stupid Stockman" used to be our congressman. A long stint in Federal prison would be too good for him.
by Volkonski
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: FY 2018 Proposed Budget
Replies: 112
Views: 7555

Re: FY 2018 Proposed Budget

One of Mrs. V's cousins who died a few years ago received MOW for a few years before he died. At the time he was living alone with few close neighbors. It was a good program. It helped keep him fed. He was disabled, could no longer drive himself anywhere and was living on a small SS check. He could ...

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