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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 5,231

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

Hero of Norway and Ukraine!

https://twitter.com/Gerashchenko_en/status/1527241656054980608

Good thread by Prof. Phillips on yesterday's Pentagon briefing on Ukraine:

Worth the read:

https://twitter.com/PhillipsPOBrien/status/1527180740592553985

Don't get too concerned about supposed Russian advances in Donbas.

Your Dog Is Not Ready For You to Return to the Office.

Your Dog Is Not Ready for You to Return to the Office
Pets (and their owners) prepare for the inevitable.

The New York Times
By John Leland
May 19, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET
Look at that face, those pleading eyes, that nose that kept you company all through the pandemic. Now explain to Cooper why it is so, so important that you return to the office — leaving her alone all day, after two years of 24/7 togetherness.

Because … what? Company d’esprit?

Todd McCormick, a derivatives trader on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, decided that he is not going to do it. “I don’t believe I will ever go back to an office,” he said. As he spoke, his 13-year-old rescue mix, Higgins, demanded a cracker.

Many New Yorkers, of course, have long since returned to their workplaces, or never stopped going to them. But for those contemplating the transition now, and for their dogs, a day of reckoning has arrived.

More than 23 million American households added a cat or dog during the pandemic, according to the A.S.P.C.A., and many of those animals have never known what it is like to be left alone all day. They photo-bombed Zoom meetings, typed cryptic messages on their humans’ laptops and found other ways to contribute to the interspecies work environment. For many people, the dogs were the only warm body around — therapist, companion and entertainment system rolled into one.

https://nyti.ms/3Pxtljt

The Daily Patron

Three today.

https://twitter.com/PatronDsns/status/1527193623141433344

https://twitter.com/PatronDsns/status/1526997026973655040

https://twitter.com/PatronDsns/status/1526878659004489728

Update on the Mauripol steel plant

This is from tonight's daily briefing by the Institute for the Study of War:


Supporting Effort #1—Mariupol (Russian objective: Capture Mariupol and reduce the Ukrainian defenders)

Russian forces continued to conduct air and artillery strikes against the remaining Ukrainian defenders in the Azovstal Steel Plant on May 18.[19] The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that 694 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered to Russian forces between May 17 to 18 and claimed that nearly 1,000 had surrendered in all since evacuations began.[20] Leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) Denis Pushilin claimed that all the high-ranking Ukrainian commanders have not yet left the plant. ISW cannot independently confirm that Ukrainian servicemen remain in Azovstal, but continued Russian air and artillery strikes make it highly likely that there are still some Ukrainian troops in the plant.[21]


So presumably there are still Ukraine soldiers in there and the Russians are still afraid to go in and get them.
The Battle goes on.

A John Durham Sussman trial thread for today:

Don't know what happened to the Times guy.

https://twitter.com/SarahNLynch/status/1526913569324933121


https://twitter.com/JFHaughey58/status/1526991547052466176

A Summer Song - Chad and Jeremy

First Russian war criminal to be tried pleads guilty

https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1526901864318619649

Good thread on how the Ukraine military thinks the war will play out:

https://twitter.com/PhillipsPOBrien/status/1526801691538083840

Loyalty beyond measure in Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/Gerashchenko_en/status/1526845578491187200
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