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Hometown: Deep South, USA
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Member since: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:54 AM
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Dangerous in so many ways. I was just on a thread

about Trump's probable suppression of the Global Fund's fight against TB in NK. At least he's being accused of it. NK's full of TB, one of the planet's big hot spots, and the possibility that more drug-resistant strains could develop there and escape around the planet is horribly real.

Btw, DR Congo's in the middle of its 9th ebola outbreak -- in remote areas that are very hard to find and dangerous for forward teams to try to establish control in. At least Trump's initial decision to mostly dismantle the CDC and Surgeon General's teams have been backed off somewhat if not entirely.

Oh, boy. Really good questions. #1's a big one.

I have read that some people, especially children, starve because of food aversions, old or new ones developed in times of trouble. It's not common, but some just shut down and refuse to eat. Definitely something to be researched by anyone with fussy eaters.

As for waste disposal, for me the first big thing would be to make sure toilets weren't used after water was no longer available to flush them, not one lapse. I'm perfectly ready to turn into an adaptation nazi upon demand, whatever alternative we set up not negotiable.

Entertainment issues didn't occur to me, beyond no light at night, because we're empty nesters with lots of books, garden, nearby fishing, etc., etc. But absolutely! It's all too easy to imagine families falling apart over entertainment withdrawal and long hours without normal ways of filling them. Serious issue...

A real consideration, But we have 50 states,

50 governors, 50 stateAGs. Never having lived in NY, I don't feel special concern at the possibility that NY's specially greased path to the presidency goes unused for a while.

In this case, I'm thinking the concern should be the immediate need: Who best to fulfill its hugely important functions as the Trump-Russia and other big investigations continue?

Go read again. He just won't help this guy. I was in

the same position when an employer took on a new appraiser trainee, who we could take into the field for teaching experience as we chose, something we did out of the goodness of our hearts, not pay.

I took him out first to get him started, a very valuable opportunity for him. This guy knew nothing but had heard a male comment on an area adjacent to the neighborhood I first took him to. He didn't learn a thing from my explanations because he was too busy obliquely critiquing every point of my evaluation based on the other he'd heard. From beginning to end I endured supposedly subtle implications that I should base my analysis on what he relayed to me. Charmingly delivered with nice smiles.

When we returned to the office I explained to the others (all men) exactly why I was dumping the entire burden of teaching this creep on them, knowing full well that he needed more than they'd give him.

Just like Le Gaucher's hostile conservative, this one killed his own chances by his too-indulgent acting out of antagonism against a woman in a position of authority. I had no duty to carry him. He had no idea of course. I even heard him badmouthing me to my courteously listening colleagues, and it only took a few more days for the business owner to fire him.


Only some land. Big ag won't want a lot of it.

Many farmers are in trouble because things like disappearing markets,increasing competition overseas and climate change making farming their land increasingly unprofitable. Plus, let's face it, if big ag had wanted to grow sorghum those statistics would be reversed.

Whatever! Moser's a weak candidate in an era when

all that matters is that DEMOCRATS TAKE CONTROL OF CONGRESS.

Democrats aren't trumpsters, we're Lincoln and Jefferson, Obama and Hillary.

Democrats aren't right-wing fascists, we're the protectors of democracy.

Democrats aren't right-wing Kochsters, we're protecting America from those hyenas.

Democrats aren't corrupting and dismantling our institutions, we're fighting to save progressivism.

Democrats aren't trying to destroy the EPA, we're trying to save our planet from climate destruction.

Democrats aren't international criminals, we secured 70 years of peace between world wars.

Democrats aren't right-wing, white supremacists, we're the party of America.

Imo, YOU are playing appallingly dangerous partisan games, Melman. Defeat the best efforts of the Democratic Party to take Congress at your peril, your family's, your nation's, and your planet's. Indulgence in intraparty squabbles is for another, much safer era.

The royal family will be looking more like the people

of UK and the former empire. I like that. I like that the nasty reactions to her race are so minor that it's happening. I see it as an advance.

You seem really hipped on this whole subject of England's royal family, in a very negative way. Maybe examine why you object so much to them becoming less what you imagine you dislike so much? They're not half as important to me. I didn't even know until today that she existed or that her mother is black, PoC, whatever people prefer to call it. I just think it's nice and I was glad to hear about it.

If it's any perverse comfort to you, she's really as much white as black. It's not as if both her parents were Somali or some such. You can still despise the royal family for being appallingly wealthy (I'm with you to the point of very strongly disapproving that, but not to the point of becoming overcome with hostility) and failing to break that barrier.

Lol. Points to be settled only after professional evaluation.

Of course, we do know that sociopathy/psychopathy is so common that, on average, every sizable school class and department at work will have one. 5 in every 100 or so, and more, so no surprise that everyone who reads a book about, say, personality disorders starts understanding what was going on with some unforgettable, and frequently very harmful, people they crossed paths with.

Also that unusual degrees of charisma have been identified as a characteristic in many (certainly not of all). Also that they are typically very manipulative and tend to seek positions that give them power over people.

Rykov was reported on last year and around the inauguration,

but I just looked and for months no investigative journal has reported on this. And why not when tweets have been out there for everyone to read?

Maybe watchful waiting on this?

Say "anti-FASCIST." Don't use their terms or abandon this one's honest meaning.

Liberals and most Democrats ARE the nation's anti-fascists. All those who use "antifa" to mean we are fascists are supporters of fascism, whether they know it or not, and of course some know perfectly well. If you are using that term the way those who invented it mean it to be, you may have accidentally turned left on your way to a different forum.
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