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by Lani
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: 1/18/20 Flash Poll -- Who Are Your Top 5 Democratic Candidate Choices For President?
Replies: 35
Views: 788

Re: 1/18/20 Flash Poll -- Who Are Your Top 5 Democratic Candidate Choices For President?

The NYT Editorial Board statement surprised me. NYT has frequently disappointed (to put it mildly), but that statement seems ... reasonable. I have a couple of quibbles, but all in all, it's thoughtful and reasonable.
by Lani
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27668
Views: 1223991

Re: Hijack this thread

Remember Chinese restaurant syndrome? I still see some foods labelled "No MSG." MSG in Chinese food isn't unhealthy -- you're just racist, activists say https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/asia/chinese-restaurant-syndrome-msg-intl-hnk-scli/index.html It turns out that one paper claimed that msg caused "C...
by Lani
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2944
Views: 161669

Re: Recipes!

In an unrelated thread, for a short time the big question was Potatoes - Healthy or Deadly? I followed a link that brought me to "healthy" potato-leek chowder. It's low fat and sodium. Looked yummy, tho, and I was hungry. https://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000001097038,00.html So I made it an...
by Lani
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Pete Buttigieg 2020
Replies: 598
Views: 28667

Re: Pete Buttigieg 2020

:mememe:

Stirring the pot for $500, Alex.
by Lani
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Another Shooting
Replies: 9013
Views: 452064

Re: Another Shooting

The killer shot his landlady (apparently alive in critical condition) and set fire to the neighborhood. 12 homes were damaged, at least 5 of them are a total loss. The killer's body is believed to be in one of the destroyed homes. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/19/breaking-news/2-honolulu-po...
by Lani
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you watching on TV these days?
Replies: 2094
Views: 147013

Re: What are you watching on TV these days?

I mostly watch CNN and MSNBC to an unhealthy degree. So when I tear myself away, I watch Masterpiece on PBS and totally junk tv, like Project Runway which has returned to Bravo. And various train wrecks on TLC when I vacuum or wash dishes. No matter how low I feel I feel, I cheer up because I'm bett...
by Lani
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Derek Harvey, Russian stooge or Russian mole?
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Derek Harvey, Russian stooge or Russian mole?

It isn't hard to find shit on Manafort. I posted a bunch of it here in 2016.
by Lani
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27668
Views: 1223991

Re: Hijack this thread

Found this on LGF. I love ASL. It's kinetic. It's emotional. It's full body communication. (I also suck at it. It's top of my list of "things to learn when I retire.")

Eminem concert interpreter.
by Lani
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Lev and Igor
Replies: 442
Views: 16391

Re: Lev and Igor

by Lani
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2004
Views: 105819

Re: Fire!

Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines It was a lifesaving mission as dramatic as any in the months-long battle against the wildfires that have torn through the Australian bush. But instead of a race to save humans or animals, a specialized team of Australian fire...
by Lani
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Bernie Sanders 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 7583

Re: Bernie Sanders 2020

I'm grateful for this discussion. TBH I haven't recovered from the nastiness I experienced when Sanders was done, and I said we had to pivot to Hillary to prevent Trump from being elected. Basically, I was told that we had to suffer Trump b/c it's Killary's fault and she'd be worse. And I was a Hill...
by Lani
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Child Molester's Wife Sues Church for Reporting Him
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Child Molester's Wife Sues Church for Reporting Him

I won a case against jehovah witnesses in Hawaii about child abuse a gazillion years ago. In particular, the female child was being groomed to appease the elders. It's a horrible thing to see a 9 yo tarted out in a miniskirt and tube top with high heels.

Got her to her mom who had fled the church.
by Lani
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2004
Views: 105819

Re: Fire!

Breaking my heart. Family in Adelaide and Sydney are safe for now. I keep checking on the village I lived in near the Queensland border. So far ok.
by Lani
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Desperation Acres
Replies: 33
Views: 2768

Re: Desperation Acres

I hated being forced to drink glasses of milk every day when I was little. Finally, after I repeated vomited at school and home, I was allowed to only drink half a glass. (The 50's sucked.) But during the summer I was on the old family farm where I "helped" to milk the cow and churn butter. The tast...
by Lani
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Retail Bankruptcies
Replies: 159
Views: 11101

Re: Retail Bankruptcies

We have only one mall here, and it's small. In 2018, the vacancy rate was about 40%. The two remaining anchors were Kmart & Macy's. Then Kmart closed. More recently Pier I. It closed really fast - an ad appeared that it was closing with 30% off. (Given its prices, that wasn't much.) And then in 2 we...
by Lani
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Issues 2020: Too Far Left or Mainstream?
Replies: 95
Views: 4973

Re: Issues 2020: Too Far Left or Mainstream?

:smokeears: :cussing: Of course they are, cuz Democrats, or wannabe Democrats, eat their own.
by Lani
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2004
Views: 105819

Re: Fire!

Fire is approaching Byron Bay my old home. :crying:
by Lani
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Aging - it's not for fraidy cats
Replies: 468
Views: 30012

Re: Aging - it's not for fraidy cats

Love to you and your fambly. :grouphug:
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1012
Views: 67838

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

Thank you! I'll feel a lot better the next time he visits! The last time he hiked in, he got out just before the weather turned significantly. He was supposed to spend a few more days, but wisely left and was able to reach an area where he could call me. The canyon is gorgeous. It's wonderful to hik...
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1012
Views: 67838

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

Thanks for the update and local input. The crash made the national news at first, then fizzled out. Well, we're a small community. If we don't know the pilot, we know his friends. So it hit all of us hard because we all knew when the flight was late there was a disaster. And late last night we lear...
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Energy & Environment
Topic: Plant, Insect, Bird, Fish & Animal Populations
Replies: 55
Views: 3924

Re: Plant, Insect, Bird, Fish & Animal Populations

Fires were always scary in Australia. I was trapped in Brisbane for a day because of a fire raging along the only route to my home in Northern New South Wales. There were a couple of times I was on full alert when a fire came within a couple of miles from my home. They move very fast. I've been watc...
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1012
Views: 67838

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

There's always been a lot anger about the helicopters here. Especially for those in the flight paths. There is a deep suspicion that the helicopter companies take needless risks. Our Congresscritter Ed Case is demanding changes - which isn't new for him. His big issue is that the pilot needs to pilo...
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: All Dogz Worthy
Replies: 2255
Views: 149558

Re: All Dogz Worthy

Dog Rates video of The Dogs of 2019.

by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1012
Views: 67838

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

A helicopter, not a plane. On December 26, we starting hearing that a tour copter was late in returning. And our hearts immediately sunk. Emergency responders headed to the Na Pali coast in boats, planes and helicopters during unsafe conditions. We've been going through bad weather for days. High wa...
by Lani
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year !
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Happy New Year !

Almost 9pm. Fireworks and Chinese crackers started at 7pm and will eventually stop around 1am. <sigh> Ted is cuddling on the bed, a little bit stressed.

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