Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Tom Yossarian Joad

Tom Yossarian Joad's Journal
Tom Yossarian Joad's Journal
March 21, 2022

Typos. Must be some real offensive shit for some.

Apologies. I am more than a few years old amd my fingers often misbehave.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216503979#post6

March 20, 2022

I am really finding it hard to "squee" or chortle today.

There are too many people suffering through war and I feel bad twice in the fact that I didn't feel the same way when the victims of actions like this didn't look like me.

March 20, 2022

A random thought brought about by Zelazansky's comments.

We live in a sad time where fascism is trying to present itself as an appropriate form of government.

A form of government which posits the idea that the wealthy is the most apropos form of social justice.

A society in which a lower class is needed.

A society which believes that those with riches have the wisdoms to rule the masses.

A society that believes that People like Putin, Trump and so many others have the wisdom to rule simply because they own a lot of shit.

The fascists are getting bolder and I don't know whether to say we're fucked or that we're waking up.

March 9, 2022

My 90 year old father has been hospitalized and I'm at a loss.

I am pretty much homebound as in more than 5 or 6 steps leave me breathless and fearing my defibrillator is going to fire off again. However no one else knows my restrictions and that's how I like it. I can't go visit him and that's killing me and I can't do pretty much anything without having the abilities I once took for granted.

I Have been this way for three-four years in an apartment with a trash deposit a block away and my home now looks like a hoarder's episode and need all this to change...

It's a fucking embarrassment that this is a concern at the time of my Father's passing.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I love you all. Unless you support Trump's anything.

March 8, 2022

Ukraine says it killed a 2nd top Russian general and released audio of apparent call between 2 FSB a

Source: Business Insider

Ukraine says it killed a 2nd top Russian general and released audio of apparent call between 2 FSB agents discussing the death

Ukrainian military intelligence said it had killed a top Russian general on Monday, in what would be the second high-ranking loss since the invasion began.

Maj. Gen. Vitaly Gerasimov, the first deputy commander of Russia's 41st army, was killed in Kharkiv, the intelligence unit of the Ukrainian defense ministry said in a statement.

Christo Grozev, the executive director of the open-source investigative outlet Bellingcat, tweeted Monday that a Russian source had confirmed Gerasimov's death. There were no specifics on the death, and neither Russian officials nor state-run media have confirmed the death.

Alongside the statement, the Ukrainian defense ministry released audio of an intercepted phone call between what it said were two Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB, officers discussing the death and criticizing Russia's secure military-communication platform.
/snip

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/ukraine-says-killed-russia-general-vitaly-gerasimov-intercepted-fsb-call-2022-3?fbclid=IwAR1yuxuJHEGBJStAQ-Dr_jeouv0DqBy3bbz59zMIqeOnGsWL7czF0IpYxo0

March 6, 2022

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

https://www.physics-astronomy.com/2022/03/nasa-just-saw-something-come-out-of.html?fbclid=IwAR2-W8C58nyG-ZTjcZtjrlJANQDDx--JPjfAtuW1LHIWNndVGndqbKg-HpE



Two NASA satellite telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), witnessed a black hole's corona being "launched" away from a supermassive black hole. Then a huge burst of X-ray energy emitted. So, what precisely happened? That is what scientists are currently trying to understand.

“This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare,” Dan Wilkins, of Saint Mary’s University, said. “This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe.”

Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR's primary investigator, stated that the nature of the energy source is a "mystery," but that the ability to actually capture the event should offer some indications about the black hole's size and structure, as well as (hopefully) some new insight into how black holes work. This black hole, fortunately for us, is still 324 million light-years distant.

So, whatever bizarre things it does, it shouldn't have any influence on our little part of the cosmos.
March 6, 2022

I wish the tears could stop.

I feel guilty if I enjoy anything or get a laugh while knowing the terror Ukrainians are living with now. I feel as if I need to turn the news off but guilt stops me.

I did my best to avoid the draft during Nam but feel that if I were younger and in health I would go to Ukraine to help.

Putin is starting to make the despots come to power since Hitler pale in comparison his actions.

Fuck. Just fuck.

March 4, 2022

I'm pretty much a pacifist but Putin has me thinking of a GoFundMe page for a $10M bounty

With the value of the Ruble like it is right now there might be a helluva lot of interest from his friends and family.

March 4, 2022

Is Putin trying to force NATO into stepping in by attacking the largest nuclear plant in Europe?

Fucker is as crazy as Trump.

I hope there are some sane people that he might listen to.

Profile Information

Member since: 2003 before July 6th
Number of posts: 19,180

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»Tom Yossarian Joad's Journal