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by Volkonski
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

Automakers have reduced their Russian work forces due to price uncertainty and reduced demand. Opel Group Chief Financial Officer Michael Lohscheller, speaking earlier this month at the Goldman Sachs Global Automotive Conference in London, said GM has taken out a lot of inventory and reduced product...
by Volkonski
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Orly's latest poopies.....
Replies: 53993
Views: 2917218

Orly's latest poopies.....

:evil: http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/1050000-articles-on-google-under-orly-taitz-at-408-am-watch-75-of-these-links-being-scrubbed-within-1-hour-obama-regime-hard-at-work/#comments :evil: 1,050,000 articles on Google under Orly Taitz at 4:08 am. Watch 75% of these links being scrubbed within 1 hour, O...
by Volkonski
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: FEMA Camp 7½
Topic: Lima Bravo and the fake imaginary "two citizen parents" rule
Replies: 1673
Views: 67211

Lima Bravo and the fake imaginary "two citizen parents" rule

I have the right to Life, Liberty, Property and Pursuit of happiness, not because of any law or paper giving me that right, but because it is a part of my nature as a human being, and a living independent entity. No. The extent to which you have the right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit ...
by Volkonski
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

Several multinational corporations each have valuations (in dollars) greater than the value of the entire Russian stockmarket. :o Russia's publicly traded companies have lost over half their value (in dollars) this year. From a peak valuation of $1500 billion in 2007 the Russian stock market is now ...
by Volkonski
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Arpaio v. Obama Et Al (DC District & Circuit Appeal 14-5325) Klayman Immigration Fail
Replies: 372
Views: 29841

Arpaio v. Obama Et Al (DC District & Circuit Appeal 14-5325) Klayman Immigration Fail





All the rage at Gerbil Report...















I don't see what information Arpaio could testify to in person that couldn't have been included in the motions.
by Volkonski
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Connecticut School Shooting 12/14/2012
Replies: 662
Views: 30791

Connecticut School Shooting 12/14/2012

That's the way it was at the founding of this nation. No firearms laws.



A lot of things were wrong with the laws this nation had at the time it was founded.
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2955
Views: 167594

Recipes!

1½ cups dried cranberries



Hard to go wrong with cranberries! :D
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2955
Views: 167594

Recipes!

Well, just in time for winter here is my Potato and Leek Soup recipe. This soup is rich and delicious on a cold winter's day. The recipe is easy but it does take some time. When on the North Fork in the fall we make this with mostly local ingredients (excepting the chicken stock and Worcester sauce)...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine





You have to wonder what's going though Orly Taitz's head now that her bare-chested muscovite pinup idol has gotten into the bailout business.







If Orly wants to help Putin and Russia she can use her husband's dollars to buy rubles, lots and lots of rubles. ;)
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Science, General Stuff
Replies: 1333
Views: 99484

Science, General Stuff

In addition to my new smartphone (which seems like a thing out of science fiction) I have had another recent reminder of the advance of technology. Mrs. V. and I went in yesterday for the 1st lab test portion of our annual physicals. Gone were the scales, now there is a device that you stand on whil...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

Some more background. http://gantdaily.com/2014/12/17/ruble-jumps-as-russia-moves-to-support-banks/ Spending more reserves is one. But [hlyellow]the central bank has already burned about $90 billion in foreign currency reserves[/hlyellow] so far this year with little impact. Russia’s total internati...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 298
Views: 23493

Cuba

Cuba is a small nation of about 11 million people. Once it ceased to be an extension of the Soviet Union in the western hemisphere it became mostly unimportant. No important interest of the USA is furthered by not normalizing relations with Cuba. The concerns of a small number of Cuban refugees shou...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Connecticut School Shooting 12/14/2012
Replies: 662
Views: 30791

Connecticut School Shooting 12/14/2012

Tell me this please. Why is it that places that have the most restrictive firearms laws have the highest rates of firearm violence but states having the least restrictions have the lowest? Not so simple. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States_by_state Compare MA at 1.8 gun d...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The ruble staged a solid rebound on Wednesday after a report that the Russian finance ministry has started to sell foreign currency in an effort to halt the recent slide in the currency. The ruble USDRUB, -17.33% traded at 68.4725 to the dollar, improving from 67.8939 in late...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 285
Views: 31082

Phones. Whatcha got?

How are you liking it?



It also has a pedometer.



So far I am very happy with it. It will take a while before I can explore everything it can do.
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

Recession in Russia likely inevitable next year. (Reuters) - The Russian economy stagnated in November, data published on Wednesday showed, making it even more likely that the ruble's rapid collapse so far this month will push it into recession next year. Investment by Russian companies, once a stap...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 1209
Views: 92397

A lot at stake for Russia in battle [w/EU] for Ukraine

Russian economy in crisis. [hlyellow]The ruble was at 68.25 to the dollar in midmorning trading. It closed at 67.50 on Tuesday, when it swung wildly to about 80 rubles[/hlyellow] to the dollar after opening the day at 64. Snip-------- Traditionally, the Russian Central Bank has managed the ruble rat...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Cuba
Replies: 298
Views: 23493

Cuba

I have always thought that the way to end communism in Cuba would be to normalize relations and then let the subsequent invasion of American culture and tourists overwhelm the island. Communism doesn't stand a chance against American reality TV. ;) Seriously, we have normal relations with many count...
by Volkonski
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27843
Views: 1255582

Hijack this thread

The town of our summer residence has become a hotbed of small time unarmed bank robbery. The robbers walk in, demand money, get a little money, walk away and get arrested as soon as the surveillance photos are published. The police station is only a few blocks from this bank. Perhaps they should ins...
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 285
Views: 31082

Phones. Whatcha got?

I just got the Samsung Galaxy S5 and a brand X tablet that Verizon was giving away free.[hlyellow] I considered the Note, but it seemed too big.[/hlyellow] Actually this phone seems enormous. I haven't gotten a new phone in 5 years and that was my first smartphone, HTC Incredible. Which was pretty ...
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Ex-Chief Mark Kessler
Replies: 6234
Views: 278767

Ex-Chief Mark Kessler

http://www.facebook.com/chiefmarkkessler?fref=browse_search Kessler is supporting Jeb Bush. Too bad for Jeb. ;) Mark Kessler2 hrs · Edited · Meet the next president and Vice President of the United States ! Good luck with that ! I'm supporting Bush ! Like it or leave it!!!! I was a stanch Bush suppo...
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Water Troubles
Replies: 373
Views: 47666

Water Troubles

You know, I recall hearing that it never rained in California. Seemed to have been true the last few years but now they are getting all this rain. Probably my fault for getting my climatological info from pop songs. ;)
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Please Report Problems Here
Replies: 2501
Views: 178680

Please Report Problems Here

The junta is using martial law and the lese majesty law extensively to silence unwanted opinions.



Could Rick Perry et al be trying to block the Fogbow here in Texas? :o



Perrygate!
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Taitz v. Johnson (I & II) (and Texas v. Obama) (S.D. Tex., 5th Cir., SCOTUS)
Replies: 5175
Views: 323067

Taitz v. Johnson (I & II) (and Texas v. Obama) (S.D. Texas)

Since there is no executive order there is nothing for the judge to stay. ;) Or can a judge stay guidance memoranda? :-?
by Volkonski
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 285
Views: 31082

Phones. Whatcha got?

Upgraded from a Note 2 to a Samsung Note 4 today. (The Note 3 came on and off the market during my 2 year Note 2 contract.) The Note 4 makes the Note 2 seem as outdated as a rotary dial phone. ;) It does everything the Note 2 did but does it much better and faster (higher resolution photos, larger h...

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