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c-rational's Journal
c-rational's Journal
December 8, 2023

EarlG...saw the announcement earlier. On and off the tablet and all was well. Aa little after 9 pm

the format changed significantly...looked more like the new du4 mode vs. the skinner mode I normally use. I tried switching to defalut mode and back to skinner...no difference. Thanks for looking inot this. All your efforts are most appreciated.

December 3, 2023

EarlG - When I am called to jury duty, the banner runs acroos the Samsung tablet I use with chrome,

and its difficult to see the edges, i.e., it is too wide. Also, my profile viewed on this tablet also does a good job of not highlightinng my user name. I typically do not see it unless I post. Thanks.

November 9, 2023

EarlG - I normally view on a Samsung tablet with Chrome and last evening at 10:40 pm the top of the screen went

kaplooie - I see the logo, but the Navigate and My Stuff buttons do not show, normally on the right, now centered and below follows a vertical line of letters that ends with the word search, and from there I need to scroll down to see any posts. And the posts do not show properly. I closed by browser and turned off and on the tablet. Any suggestions. Also, I normally view in Skinner mode. Thanks.

November 5, 2023

With the avatar images now showing on the top left of all posts (I view on a

tablet via Chrome), the entire op is now narrower. Definitely not as readable as yesterday. Any chance of making a compromise, let the op go full screen width after the 1st paragraph?

Also, a question, I now note theeree iis no spell check on du4. Will it catch my error in this sentence? I think nnot. Any suggestions?

October 4, 2021

Work as one.

My wife had one of her 'reader's on the speaker...a YouTube video and they were discussing politics, and the woman said we need to work as one. How true, like in the movie the Gladiator when in the arena and Russell Crowe says we must fight as one. Yes we do. Simple to say, difficult to put in play.

March 10, 2021

A Relevant Quote

From the Art of Peace, by Morihei Ueshiba

"Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love."

I do beleive President Biden gets this. Enjoy your day!

February 15, 2021

Bill Gates on 60 Minutes just now.

He is telling us what NNadir has been saying all along. Without nuclear we will never solve our climate crisis, regardless of policy shifts. We just need too much energy that cannot be generated with renewables today.

An interesting point he made is that the sell of this will almost be as difficult as the development of the next generation reactors.

February 8, 2021

Thank you for my heart. How such a simple thing makes me smile. I am so glad for DU,

and all the truly wonderful posters that make this site so extraordinary!

January 30, 2021

What Democrats should embrace in their soul.

Reading the Bhagavad Gita this morning, "A Walkthrough for Westerners" by Jack Hawley, i was struck by the following paragraph when Arjuna is dejected and does not wish to fight (his own family for that matter) and Krishna says to him...

"I know you are astounded at My lack of commiseration, but you must not yield to this feebleness! Truth and right can never be obtained by the weak. You are a great warrior, a proven winner. Cast off this faint-heartedness. Stand up, O scorcher of enemies!"

I do believe our President Joe Biden understands this and will go big without reservation. The time has passed for attempting unity with those whose actions do not match their words. The reThuglicans have lost all sense of decency and should not be considered as any type of rational or reasonable adult with whom we can find common ground. Just saying.

January 30, 2021

A Good Article in the New Yorker - What we should all be taught in history class.

The Pre-Civil War Fight Against White Supremacy
In a country riven by racial politics, three women strove for a just society.

By Dorothy Wickenden

January 18, 2021


The story is about Senator William H Seward and his wife Frances. She was an avid abolitionist and actually sold Hariett Tubmann a piece of property she owned...7 acres with a wood framed house where she settled her parents she rescued from slavery in the south on one of her many trips back after escaping for her own freedom. I found this portion especially troubling - difficult reading, but this history is something all Americans should have to know.

"But, as they travelled into Virginia, the roads became rougher and the farmhouses and towns fewer and farther between. The blight of slavery was pervasive. Virginia enslaved four hundred and seventy thousand people—almost half its population. Stopping at a tavern one day, the Sewards heard weeping and moaning, and saw ten naked boys tied together by their wrists, being driven forward by a white man bearing a whip. They watched with horror as he led them to a horse trough to drink, and then to a shed, where they lay down, sobbing themselves to sleep. The man had bought the children from several plantations, and was taking them to Richmond—a few of the tens of thousands of people Virginia supplied every year to the cotton and rice fields of the Deep South. Frances, unable to get the scene out of her mind, was struck by the emptiness of Thomas Jefferson’s promise of “equal and exact justice to all men.” She wrote in her journal, “Slavery—slavery the evil effects constantly coming before me and marring everything.”

"Frances was catalyzed most of all by a friend far removed from the reactionaries of Auburn and Washington: a freedom seeker from Maryland’s Eastern Shore who, at the age of twenty-seven, had walked out of slavery, leaving behind her parents and siblings and her free husband. Born Araminta Ross, she went by her mother’s first name, Harriet, and her husband’s surname, Tubman."

and it continues

"Frances shared Harriet’s love of family, and knew that her parents were unwell and unhappy. Harriet’s father had rheumatism; her mother blamed her for depositing them in a remote, frigid, foreign town, then rushing off with no guarantee that she would return. On her journeys, Harriet was hungry and exposed to the elements for weeks at a time. With the lives of her “passengers” utterly dependent on her decisions, she had to be constantly alert to the rustle of branches, the barking of bloodhounds, the muted exchanges among slave catchers on horseback. Auburn, midway across New York State, would be a far more convenient location for Harriet and her parents. One of the parcels of land that Frances had inherited was about a mile from her house on South Street. It included seven acres of farmland, a new frame house, a barn, and a few outbuildings. She decided that Harriet should have it."

I for one am looking forward to our new $20 bills.

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