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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
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About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

President Biden to speak about Ukraine at 4pm est.


Civilians are being evacuated from parts of eastern Ukraine

Along with stepped up artillery fire, now civilians are being evacuated from parts of Russian Separatist occupied Eastern Ukraine.


BA.2 in Connecticut

Dr. Grubaugh does the Covid sequencing in CT. BA.2 was first found in CT in early January. It has made little progress here. By contrast BA.1 appeared here in early Dec. By Dec. 20 it was over 90 percent of samples.


Watergate, A New History - Garrett M. Graff

Just published this week, weighing in at 800 pages. I'm only 50 pages in but it's really good: It's all coming back to me - Colson, Hunt, Anthony Ulasewicz etc. etc.
.....Misty, water colored memories of The Way We Were.

Ministry of Defense - Estonia: Russia is ready for War!


The intelligence report provided in the link is in English.
Note: nuclear power plants are among the targets.

Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

CDC wants to give people a break from wearing masks!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reviewing its mask guidance, shifting its focus to Covid hospitalizations as a key measure of the severity of the outbreak and future guide for determining whether health safety protocols need to be tightened, according to the agency’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

“We must consider hospital capacity as an additional important barometer,” Walensky told the public during a White House Covid update Wednesday. “We want to give people a break from things like mask-wearing when these metrics are better, and then have the ability to reach for them again should things worsen,” she said.

The CDC currently recommends that people wear masks in indoor public places regardless of their vaccination status if they live in an area with high viral transmission. Nearly every county in the U.S. has high transmission right now, according to CDC data. People are required by federal law to wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation.

However, states have started easing public health measures as new infections from the omicron variant rapidly decline from their peak levels in January. New York and California have dropped mask mandates for businesses, while New Jersey has also gotten rid of its mask requirement for schools.


They are always several weeks behind Dr. Jha's advice!

FORTE12 is watching!

If I have this right this is a US drone flying over Ukraine a little while ago. Pretty interesting.
Looks like all is quiet.


News and rumors on the Ukraine front.




This new bridge is about four miles from the border inside Russia. I guess near Chernobyl of all places. There have been Russian troop movements videoed in the area all weekend long.There are reports the Ukraine Army is on full alert. It's 2/16 in Ukraine, the day US intelligence said the Russians would invade. It must be getting near dawn there. No mention of any troop movements tonight though. You would think they would start to move under cover of darkness so maybe nothing will happen tonight.
Don't know of any good reason to build a bridge in a day though.

I wonder if the Russians are paying attention?

A lot of US military cargo planes have headed to europe in the last 24 hours:

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