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First place I saw it early this morning was at WaPo -- 30,000. Now the headline has changed slightly and you're right, it's 3,000. Seems more likely!! Thanks, Tom.
You're one of unlucky, mom. "16 key cities" are singled out by the Kaiser report as lower-premium areas. Maybe yours will go down, too.
Whew! Thanks, Dug. When I went back to doublecheck, I see the Post has added a mini-bio. Hope to read more from her.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2014 on White rage at Prairie Weather
Phoenix -- don't we know that in America you're guilty until proven innocent? Anyone who's sat on a jury has probably had to put up with at least one fellow juror who says, wearily, "Aw, c'mon. He wouldn't be here if he weren't guilty. He looks guilty!"
"Agreed, the cop overreacted. But what were his options?" How about "not overreact" for a start? Convenience store clerk: back off and rely on store videocam for later identification by police. Backing off is better and safer than open carry. Bullies? Avoid them. Back off ...run. Always make violence the last, least desirable option. I was once (a long while back) a witness, was asked to come to precinct station to give a statement, was harassed and I mean seriously harassed by police. Boston.
B&E is one of THE real gems of blogoland, Diddie. Really.
Good question. I've tried vodka. I've tried the 6 mangoes a day treatment. I've tried sleeping late. Nothing works.
I watch a lot of Israeli films. The issue of the militarists and authoritarians and intolerance turns up in many of them.
I wonder why we aren't more exercised about the serial abuse, by government agencies, of whistleblowers. They're allegedly "protected." That's a laugh.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on Snowden is not alone at Prairie Weather
Hmmm. Maybe there's a real Santa, too, coming with the really BIG presents for us after we chuck the old santas?
For sure! I'm a nasty reminder person, a poker of ribs, obsessed with how stupidly we make our own future by spending $$$ in all the wrong places! Note the "we". We all do it, present company not excepted! I think WaPo also "reminds", particularly when Koch types are already in the news practically daily. Same with ALEC. Dan: have you read the Lynne Olson book?
I'm torn between two economists -- DeLong and Krugman. DeLong wins by a mile when it comes to musical taste! Still, the venue -- Obama's inauguration -- is ironic at a moment when many are noticing the enormous distance between the president and the people ... and the land.
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Jul 14, 2013
We all suffer from "martyr complex" now and then. But only weirdos get caught up in the power games that appear to be common in our intelligence and military communities. Both should be open to much more scrutiny than they use on us.
But nowhere near the levels of incompetence and corruption demonstrated by Congress.
It all goes back to toilet training.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2013 on Google as monster autocrat at Prairie Weather
Yeah. And the government takes such great care of our soldiers... Not!
Toggle Commented May 28, 2013 on What he says at Prairie Weather
Thanks,Diane -- though I think we're saying pretty much the same thing.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2013 on About targets and targeting at Prairie Weather
You're right. In order to double check, I went to that powerful tool, Google -- now more powerful than the Constitution, right? -- and find oversight is an assumed power that's been kind-of-shall-we-say "legitimized" by common practice and I was going to suggest sexual parallels but won't. Wiki says the Supreme Court okayed it -- Congressional oversight that is, not sex. Boehner should by now and by any decent measures be spending his life in stocks on the Mall.
That's a great photo,Paul. Thanks. I don't have TV and the paper comes in (by mail) later,so I missed that... Shame on all of us.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2013 on NRA banned at Prairie Weather
Not much time. If you come up with matters of substance I'll try and take a look. But you need to be more succinct.
"Basically what you just said is that all money for the NRA comes form gun buyers and gun users." No,I didn't.
Farmr: I find your argument to be deeply naive. Haven't got time to respond point by point -- it's been done already. But I do want to make sure you know that the NRA is not your voice, not even if you are a member. Your contribution is chickenfeed compared to the gun industry's backing of that organization -- gun industry and other interests. You are being a sucker for the gun industry. "The bulk of the group's money now comes in the form of contributions, grants, royalty income, and advertising, much of it originating from gun industry sources. "Since 2005, the gun industry and its corporate allies have given between $20 million and $52.6 million to it through the NRA Ring of Freedom sponsor program. Donors include firearm companies like Midway USA, Springfield Armory Inc, Pierce Bullet Seal Target Systems, and Beretta USA Corporation. Other supporters from the gun industry include Cabala's, Sturm Rugar & Co, and Smith & Wesson. "The NRA also made $20.9 million — about 10 percent of its revenue — from selling advertising to industry companies marketing products in its many publications in 2010, according to the IRS Form 990. "Additionally, some companies donate portions of sales directly to the NRA. Crimson Trace, which makes laser sights, donates 10 percent of each sale to the NRA. Taurus buys an NRA membership for everyone who buys one of their guns. Sturm Rugar gives $1 to the NRA for each gun sold, which amounts to millions. The NRA's revenues are intrinsically linked to the success of the gun business." Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gun-industry-funds-nra-2013-1#ixzz2QdoL8Kcr
No one is trying to take away your gun, Farmr. Nothing has been suggested that goes beyond what we do when we obtain a driver's license, register our car, and abide by the rules of the road. That was Charlton Heston who spoke of "cold, dead hands." He was a nice enough guy (I knew him very slightly) but was dramatizing the situation as, indeed, you are. Diane Feinstein had just see two colleagues mowed down by an angry nut with a gun and had a right to be a little dramatic, more than Heston.