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Stuart G

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Gender: Male
Hometown: no where
Current location: ????
Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
Number of posts: 19,482

About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

Trump: "Why didn't accuser call the FBI?" CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/politics/trump-kavanaugh-fbi-assault/index.html

This story is the one of the major stories at CNN. Shows how stupid Trump is, and how out of touch on this subject he is. He has said other stupid things before, but this one defines him. To say something like this, before an audience, is beyond stupid. He said this last night in Vegas, but I what else is there to say?

On Monday I put up a post about Ellensburg Washington...........(here in the lounge)

Something special was going on. like a quiz...but no one replied ...and I took it down ..So today, Thursday, I will briefly explain.............................................................................................

At 8pm on Monday, (central time) Ellensburg Washington had the cleanest air in the entire country As measured by the EPA.(Environment Protection Agency) ..At that moment the air in Ellensberg was a perfect zero - 0. Absolutely no pollution at all. As clean as can be..perfect.....( a very rare occurrence in 50 states...no one. even in isolated areas gets a Zero..) I have studied this..yes that is rare..

Each state has measuring stations all over the state. These stations measure the pollution in the air from zero to 500. Any number over 150 can be considered somewhat dangerous depending on surrounding conditions, and one's physical condition..higher the number, the more dangerous the air..

If there is a bad fire in the area, the air can be very bad, and the EPA measures that and often puts out a warning..I think if you google ....clean air you will get a connection to the website. I often search around different states to see if the air over here or there is clean, dirty or totally filthy. Yes, I could be doing lots of other things...but searching around like that is what I like to do..getting facts, from here or there, and comparing and thinking about them....then searching for something else. and on and on and on..The computer makes this very easy...and fun to do......
.....Oh, and I like clean air for lots of reasons. I have some minor breathing problems, nothing serious, and I really like places with clean air. I just feel better. That is all.

This horror story is real, it happened, warning, it is hard to read and disturbing.

Outstanding article, thanks for sharing with us. This is extremely well written, and catches the reader... I doubt I will ever forget this. Reminds me of a horror movie I saw once that was not real, but seemed real. "Psycho" That was awful, but made up, and realistic looking. The director was a master director, Alfred Hitchcock.

..This was awful, brilliantly written, and the truth. As I think about it, this is in many ways worse. I got to stop now. The real story about Amber Wyatt is hurting me. It could hurt you too.

Pompeo Cracks down on Improper Use of Commas at the State Department: CNN (yes,this is real)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/19/politics/pompeo-commas-state-department/index.html

This is about the current Secretary of State ..Mike Pompeo
By Michelle Kosinski and Jennifer Hansler, CNN
Updated 2:25 PM ET, Wed September 19, 2018
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Iran, North Korea, Syria and ... commas. While Mike Pompeo is focused on a number of key geopolitical concerns, an email obtained by CNN suggests that the secretary of state also appears to have had it, up to, here, with, the rampant, improper use of commas by State Department staff.

In the last few months, two emails have gone out from Pompeo's top staff to employees throughout the State Department giving careful, meticulous instructions on comma usage.

The latest email, sent in early September and obtained by CNN, gives "updated guidance ... regarding correct use of commas in paper for Department principals."

"The Secretary has underscored the need for appropriate use of commas in his paper (both their inclusion and omission)," the email declares. It also notes that Pompeo prefers adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style, which states "effective use of the comma involves good judgment, with the goal being ease of reading."

The email includes a long string of examples, including many from the Chicago Manual of Style, outlining when a comma should be added and when it should be excluded, and providing detailed explanations for both -- along with color-coded highlighting.
(rest is at link)
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comment: Well, I have watched politics for many years. I cannot recall a grammar enthusiast in charge of any department...Not only grammar, but particular class of grammar: commas. ...When you think you have seen it all, there is always more. (I forgot the period but this has been corrected..) see below

There are 51 republican seantors...Corker and Flake, want the vote postponed ..

Collins and Murkowski are so called "moderates who might ...very unlikely but might vote against this slime ball..and just one or two of the others, who know somebody who was raped and has a conscience, and that could end this particular slime ball's quest to be a judge on the highest court..

Now my guess is that one or two of the other 47 do have a close friend or relative who was raped and that senator knows the whole story. Maybe a totally quiet family secret. But, perhaps there will be another vote against the slime ball. Maybe one more from that 47 and one from the 4..that would do it. Is it possible? Rape that is as powerful as it gets. A fellow who raped a women, and lied about it..Yes, even republicans, (just some, or two,) could be disgusted enough to vote against Mr. Slimeball. We will soon see. He may get to the floor of the Senate for a vote. But the final vote could be a NO. I know it seems impossible. But stranger things have happened in history and politics. (I won't get into that now, but we know that is true)

If there are 6 female Republican senators, and if two or three were sexually assaulted

at some point in their lives, would their party affiliation over-ride their anger and hurt over the event?
They know how it feels, and we have a current thread of our women explaining those feelings, so wouldn't it seem logical that those senators would vote against the sexual assaulter no matter what? Could that happen? Or is it so far off that it couldn't happen? In the current thread, it is clear that this is never forgotten...never
But I don't know, and further, it is unlikely that those female senators have shared openly about that experience, and again, I don't know.

About Regular TV, No Cable, I Never had Cable TV, but still get stations of all types.

So, about an hour ago, I decided to check out how many stations I get on my antenna. (cheap $20.00 thing I bought about 13 years ago.) So, my TV is in the basement of a 2 story townhouse. I ran a wire from the TV up to the antenna which is in an unused bedroom on the second floor. The antenna is about 10 miles away from one of the TV towers that sends out signals. (at least that is where I think many signals come from..not sure).........OK...How many stations. of non- cable TV that comes from a cheap antenna about 10 miles from the tower???? Yes, I live in a suburb next to a very large city....

..............At least 51 stations, maybe 52..........I counted twice..

NO, I don't have any of the so called "movie stations" but there are a number that play old movies, and old TV shows of all types. Yes, the usual network stations. 2 or 3 educational stations..a quiz show station, at least 8 Spanish stations. 3 or 4 shopping stations. a religious station, or two..(not sure).. One station that plays old music, looks like a couple of cooking food stations.. Not sure of all the rest and how to classify them. I was switching around counting..and one show I caught was describing exactly how to move a full size house from one location to another, and another station was describing how to blow up and take down an old football stadium. The variety is endless. Another was describing the life of a butterfly and another was some sort of crime station. Today is Sunday, so there are a couple of football games on..(no I don't know who or where,, cause I was changing stations and counting.
..Yes, I got to add something else..I got about 200 video tapes and discs with movies and old shows on them. Got a nice collection of Star Wars movies, and Star Trek shows...In addition to old shows, I have collected about 1000 cartoons on tape and disc..so I can watch cartoons anytime I like. Yep that is about it. (yes, I love old cartoons and cartoon shows..(Animaniacs, Bugs Bunny, Pinky & Brain Batman and Robin)

......oh one more addition...I live about a 5 minute drive from the local library which has a collection of all the stuff that I don't have. Every movie that has ever been put on tape or disc. The new ones, the odd ones, entire collection of old shows, (like I Love Lucy, etc..).of course a huge collection of documentaries, and other add ons. If I don't have it, the library has it.

I watch the TV a couple of times a week (I like Judge Judy) but don't have any favorite current shows. I watch old shows that just happen to be on. (don't know if the Judge Judy shows are new or old)
... I guess I am on the computer too much, (the computer is on the 2nd floor) but all that is in the basement, if I want to get off the computer for a change, I go to the basement to watch something else.. Yes I will say it again, at least 51 stations (no cable)

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz slams Trump for claiming thousands didn't die in Hurricane Maria

Source: The Independent

The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico has called President Donald Trump “delusional” for claiming thousands of Americans did not die in Hurricane Maria.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has sparred frequently with Mr Trump about his response to hurricane, responded with a tweet of her own, calling the president “delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality”.

“This is NOT about politics this was always about SAVING LIVES,” she added.

Ms Yulín Cruz was an outspoken critic of the administration's response to Hurricane Maria in the direct aftermath of the storm, as well as in the months that followed. She first earned the president’s ire in a press conference days after the hurricane hit, when she begged for help and claimed the government was “killing us with the inefficiency”.



Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-hurricane-maria-san-juan-mayor-carmen-yul-n-cruz-death-toll-tweet-a8536811.html

A thought about politicians "lying" and Trump in particular..

There is a general belief that politicians lie. Occasionally or more often. Nevertheless, this person is a pathological liar, All the time, any time.

What is so offensive is that he represents our country. The leader of our country is a "pathological liar" As a result there will be a "backlash" the likes we have not seen. The November election will be a way to say no to Trump and his lies.
... As a result, People will vote Democratic for the first time and last time to make a statement against Trump. Most of us hate his constant lies. There will be an expression of this in November and it will be very powerful. That is my opinion on what will happen and why that will happen.

Trump: Jamie Dimon doesn't have the smarts to be President

Source: CNN

The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running for President is that he doesn't have the aptitude or 'smarts' & is a poor public speaker & nervous mess - otherwise he is wonderful," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "I've made a lot of bankers, and others, look much smarter than they are with my great economic policy!"

Trump was responding to comments Dimon made at an event at the bank's headquarters in New York where he said that he could beat Trump if he ran for president. Dimon later expressed remorse for the comments.

"I think I could beat Trump," Dimon, a Democrat, said Wednesday, according to a transcript posted by CNBC. "I can't beat the liberal side of the Democratic Party."

"I'm as tough as he is, I'm smarter than he is. I would be fine. He could punch me all he wants, it wouldn't work with me. I'd fight right back." Dimon added.


Read more: https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/13/news/trump-responds-jamie-dimon/index.html



Maybe, just maybe this could qualify as one of the: "Top 10 Dumbest Statements Ever Made by Trump."

Hard to know, there have been just so many...
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