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    Cable news is the main culprit. They have to be...

    Cable news is the main culprit. They have to be in a lather about something all the time, and the Trump show has been a godsend for them. This is true regardless of political bias. The talking heads...
  2. Thread: New England

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    It's God's country.

    It's God's country.
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    It seems to me that I think I could make the case...

    It seems to me that I think I could make the case that virtually all your reasoning here is laughable. But whatever makes you feel better about yourself.
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    Literacy Volunteers provided training (four...

    Literacy Volunteers provided training (four evening sessions over two weeks, as I recall) and all curriculum materials. The curriculum materials weren't so terribly useful, since although LV tried to...
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    You may not like Hillary, but she would have...

    You may not like Hillary, but she would have governed as a bland, middle-of-the-road technocrat--much like Obama, but without the charisma.

    By the same token, with Trump we're mostly getting...
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    I taught an ESL class for Literacy Volunteers for...

    I taught an ESL class for Literacy Volunteers for a couple of years. I stopped because I'm frankly at an age where I'm kind of worthless after a full day at work and wasn't able to give it my best....
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    I'm old enough to have watched the moon landing....

    I'm old enough to have watched the moon landing. At the time I was just as caught up in the enthusiasm of it all as everyone else, but in hindsight I'm not so sure. I guess you can argue that,...
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    The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the...

    The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language by Peter Martin. Not exactly beach reading, but quite absorbing if you are interested in the history of lexicography. Chronicles how...
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    LOL. PJ O'Rourke once said that when he was young...

    LOL. PJ O'Rourke once said that when he was young he took drugs because they were fun. After he became a Republican, he gave them up, not because he became anti-drug, but because he became anti-fun.
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    I have been to Disneyworld multiple times on...

    I have been to Disneyworld multiple times on business (my company holds a HUGE conference there). I'd always assumed it was the sort of place that would be interesting to see once, and I was right. I...
  11. Thread: World Cup

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    I think those are news reports. Plenty of...

    I think those are news reports. Plenty of commentators pointed out that he looked like he was going to pop a vein.
  12. Thread: Denver, Now

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    Canada Geese are a national security threat. They...

    Canada Geese are a national security threat. They fly over the border and have anchor goslings so they can't be sent back. They refuse to learn English, and they live like animals. They don't even...
  13. Thread: World Cup

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    Lots of people, including me in this very forum,...

    Lots of people, including me in this very forum, had exactly that response--that is, that his sputtering anger showed the opposite of what most people would consider a judicial temperament. The only...
  14. Thread: World Cup

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    It's certainly true that sexism pervaded the...

    It's certainly true that sexism pervaded the coverage--or lack thereof--of the women's World Cup. As I tried to follow the games over the past couple of weeks, I was often struck by how little...
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    All things must pass, I guess. Mad had a huge...

    All things must pass, I guess. Mad had a huge impact on shaping my sensibilities from ages around 10-15 (which is about when Playboy took over). I devoured not only the monthly magazine but the...
  16. Yes, demonizing police is certainly not the...

    Yes, demonizing police is certainly not the answer. As someone with police in my family I am probably more sympathetic to them than most "liberals." I've known plenty of cops who are very decent...
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    Okay, this made me feel the tiniest bit...

    Okay, this made me feel the tiniest bit optimistic. Especially after reading this morning that Anchorage reached 90F for the first time ever.

    Of course, a trillion trees is a whole lotta trees....
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    I'm not RC, but the Camino has become very...

    I'm not RC, but the Camino has become very popular with walkers of all stripes because it has such as well-developed tourist infrastructure. You can rough it and stay in the pilgrim hostels, but...
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    Walking is my principal form of recreation. I'm...

    Walking is my principal form of recreation. I'm hoping to walk the Camino de Santiago next year after I retire.
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    I guess I do a good job of keeping things in...

    I guess I do a good job of keeping things in perspective, since I almost never worry about getting killed by terrorists or murdered. But I do think every strange bump or lump that crops up is...
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    On to the next shiny object...

    On to the next shiny object...
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    All this brouhaha is yet another instance of the...

    All this brouhaha is yet another instance of the Republican strategy of government by shiny object. These tariffs will not go forward, or if they do it will be in some greatly attenuated form.

    In...
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    I was out hiking last weekend, but will have to...

    I was out hiking last weekend, but will have to skip tomorrow. Visiting a friend who's recovering from pneumonia.

    Maybe Sunday.
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    WWII was the best thing that ever happened to my...

    WWII was the best thing that ever happened to my father. He was just a shade too young, turning 18 in June of 1945. (He had tried to enlist in the Marines at 17, but his parents refused to sign the...
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    It just so happens that I was watching a YouTube...

    It just so happens that I was watching a YouTube video this very morning on this subject. I've seen a few vids from this guy before, and he seems to be serious, or at least not a quack.

    He claims...
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