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  1. Read this https://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,30962.msg835373.html#msg835373
  2. I surmise that you are hung up on Clinton's three million vote margin above the tanning bed fascist, Mr. 8Titles
  3. 15% of republicans say Trump is too friendly to Russia. In the poll of all Americans, 43% say Trump is too friendly to Russia https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/polling/russia-trump-confrontational-friendly/2017/01/17/98b93778-dcac-11e6-8902-610fe486791c_page.html
  4. Now, here is something faked up by James O'Keefe. http://www.snopes.com/2016/10/18/project-veritas-election-videos/ The videos are, as is typical of O'Keefe's, work somewhat of a gish gallop, comprising a constellation of allegations and assertions that is virtually impossible to fact check without complete clips of the involved conversations. Nearly all the videos used stitched-together, out-of-context remarks with no indication of what occurred or what was discussed just before and after the included portions.
  5. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/21/health/led-streetlights-ama/ The need for energy efficiency is serious, but so too is minimizing human risk from bad lighting, both due to glare and to circadian disruption I searched for a long time to find red led nightlights. I have been using them for three weeks and I think I fall asleep better because the house is lit with color that does not disturb my "circadian rhythms". https://www.maxximastyle.com/led-night-lights/led-multi-color-red-white-blue-night-light-switch-dusk-to-dawn-sensor-pack-of-2
  6. PUPPET SHOW UPDATE: Trump bemoaned the invasion of Crimea until he struck a deal with Putin last summer at RNC/Cleveland. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-gop-policy-ukraine-wikileaks-dnc-2017-1 An unverified dossier provided to US intelligence officials alleges that President-elect Donald Trump "agreed to sideline" the issue of Russian intervention in Ukraine during his campaign after Russia promised to feed the emails it stole from prominent Democrats' inboxes to WikiLeaks.
  7. It is an accomplishment that all of my tests, my medical history, and family medical history are organized at the Cleveland Clinic. My doctor can confidently recommend medications with a quick assessment of what other medications I am on.
  8. Uninsured people demanding service at the emergency room is the major driver of high health care costs and rising premiums. Any health care reform that wants "universal" coverage and lowered costs and premiums is going to have to address that. The gops in Congress are planning to dump people off of Medicaid and premium support and flood the emergency rooms again. BTW , the Ohio government regulations require that hospitals treat all of them. The "President who doesn't read" is hinting universal coverage like the single payer Medicare program. That would certainly be shot down by the health insurance companies since they make hundreds of billions of revenue off of private plans. I suppose that some gop bill is going to show up on stupid's desk in the next month. Congress could destroy our protections just by fussing around with the tax aspects of ACA. Who knows what he will do with it.
  9. Condescension ... thanks. That's sarcasm, btw
  10. The tanning bed fascist thinks he can impose tariffs, but NAFTA is in the way. GM could not produce products at a decent price point without Mexican labor, for that matter. Love talking about this stuff. After managed bankruptcy, GM shares were owned by the labor pension and medical funds, former creditors, and the US public. The US would have had to see GM shares rise another fifteen dollars/share to "break even". The Obama administration sold at a loss. The US treasury lost billions. Had the President not used the TARP law to bail out GM and Chrysler, the public would have had to pay more than that in unemployment benefits and other benefits like welfare and Medicaid. It was a good deal. Now we have an auto industry, its suppliers, and an electronics industry in the Midwest. Thanks, Obama !! :clap: :clap: :clap:
  11. As the Soviet Union devolved into the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Clinton government told Yeltsin that NATO would not expand into "their old territory". As the nineties progressed, we allowed former Warsaw Pact states Poland and Hungary and Soviet occupied Estonia into NATO. The Russians took umbrage at this and by 1999 voted in Putin who turned their weak democracy into his dictatorship. President Obama saw worsening relations with Russia. He could not speak in accomodating terms publicly because the Republicans would object. No, let me amend that: they would politicize the hell out of any accomodation. At one meeting before his reelection, President Obama told a Russian envoy that he would have more latitude after the 2012 election. During that period, Secretary of State Clinton was opposing the government in Ukraine that was supported by Putin. During President Obama's second term, Putin's Yanukovich was ousted and replaced by a government who would work with the EU. Putin wanted his own trade zone that dominated Ukraine and planned to take away Ukraine's sovereignty as he pulled them back into Russia. Putin went crazy when that did not happen and began acting against the United States per the cyber raids described above. He especially had an animus against former SOS Clinton, and schemed to damage her during her presidential campaign. He didn't think he could knock her out, but, hey, lucky shot /sarcasm. His worst imperialism after losing Yanukovich was invading Crimea with "green men" in fatigues and no insignia. He purposely raided the DNC and RNC since those dinky organizations don't have the type of security a real American corporation had. He blackmailed Trump and damaged Hillary Clinton by releasing minor stories that the stupid American media hyped up beyond belief. The story about Wasserman Shultz was overblown. She did the right thing. Throughout the campaign, Trump was bellowing about his close relations with Putin. Trump even called at one of his rallies for Russia to hack into the thousands of emails that Hillary Clinton kept as Secretary of State. The former MI6 agent who Hillary Clinton hired to do opposition research on Trump has found all sorts of collusion with the Russians. He even hung on after November 8 to find more damning details. This morning, Trump is mouthing some Putinesque propaganda that the EU is an instrument of German domination of the continent and that Trump would be just as happy if the EU dissolved. BTW, the EU was preceded by a Franco-German coal and steel trade agreement to stave off another nationalistic war. Trump is extolling that he will give the UK an exclusive trade pact with America: the guy cannot even composed three paragraphs, but he is going to lead a grand trade agreement. Sure /sarcasm Now we have most of the Republican Party approving of what Trump is doing and trying to tell us that they confidently lead us into this "populist trend" of destroying our international alliances and weakening our power. They tell us that our TPP Pacific trade will be snuffed but that they are going to bring prosperity. Trump is planning to remove the sanctions placed after Russia took Crimea from Ukraine. It sure looks like a coup. In any case, we are screwed. The Dow is teasing at an all time high of 2000, lol. Watch this space :shoot: :-(
  12. It is promotional material for Microsoft. They describe how a municipality can achieve efficiencies with automation. http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/microsoft-2017/city-in-the-cloud/1133/
  13. If you are going to claim that Trump didn't make the call, please back it up with some documentation. Thank you edit: on second thought, Trump was fool to have that conversation no matter who initiated it. This idiot is going to cause a war with somebody if he doesn't keel over from the stress in the next eight months.
  14. She has LaTourette's syndrome: a Republican who starts blurting out reality.
  15. Engineers and business types I worked with were tight-headed Republicans who kept starting political discussions. Even my white-guy boss started talking about elections and expected me to chime in with Obama hatred. I hated that place.
  16. Boreal

    Global Warming

    Protecting the watershed and preventing mountaintop removal is to the public good. Coal could only be developed at a low cost if coal companies were allowed to externalize costs and destroy downstream communities. Coal was also failing due to new plant integration costs. Habitat needs to be protected. What are you doing to protect habitat, Gramarye?
  17. I discovered this while surfing elsewhere. It is from July. I already see GOP parrots sniping about this online. Incoming Administration to eliminate all public transit funding http://www.enr.com/articles/39893-gop-platform-calls-for-phasing-out-federal-mass-transit-funding and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2016/07/20/the-irony-of-the-gops-new-promise-to-cut-mass-transit-funding-donald-trump-loves-trains/
  18. Low prices for natural gas and related liquids are forcing Chesapeake Energy Corp. to cut into Ohio operations. ... The company needs to maintain two drilling rigs in order to hold on to its leased acreage in eastern Ohio. http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/chesapeake-energy-to-scale-back-utica-shale-drilling-in-eastern-ohio-1.589553
  19. Boreal

    Global Warming

    Sell the house, sell the kids, sell everything In the summer of 2014, the NOAA’s Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii averaged above 400 ppm for several months in a row, marking the longest time in recorded history that that much carbon dioxide had been in the atmosphere. However the global monthly average of 400 ppm was not surpassed until this March. ... This year has quickly become the year that the symbolic 400 ppm concentration, which represents a level of CO2 that many scientists associate with a path towards certain irreversible and catastrophic climate impacts, would be definitively surpassed. In January, the the Scripps Institution of Oceanography showed that carbon dioxide levels exceeded 400 ppm on Jan. 1, Jan. 3 and Jan. 7. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/06/3655775/carbon-dioxide-new-threshold/ ‘The Texas of Canada’ Just Elected A Left-Wing Government Whittingham said he’s hopeful that stronger climate policies will come out of the new NDP government, because tackling climate change is a specific tenet of the party’s platform. Newly elected NDP premier Rachel Notley has said that delaying Alberta’s climate change strategy is ”profoundly irresponsible,” and has said she’d work with other provinces to come up with a more comprehensive strategy to reduce carbon emissions. ... One thing that’s for sure is that Notley is opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. She pledged to stop spending taxpayer money to lobby for it in Washington, D.C. She is, however, not opposed to other pipelines, arguing that they are a better alternative to crude-by-rail. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/06/3655798/canada-did-what-now/
  20. My thread on Gordon Gee's gigantic salary ain't here. Try this The rapid increase in college enrollment can be defended by intellectually respectable arguments. Even the explosion in administrative personnel is, at least in theory, defensible. On the other hand, there are no valid arguments to support the recent trend toward seven-figure salaries for high-ranking university administrators, unless one considers evidence-free assertions about “the market” to be intellectually rigorous. What cannot be defended, however, is the claim that tuition has risen because public funding for higher education has been cut. Despite its ubiquity, this claim flies directly in the face of the facts.
  21. Boreal

    Global Warming

    You are just making up unsourced quotes.
  22. http://www.wfmj.com/story/25705364/chesapeake-energy-charged-with-fraud-and-racketeering Chesapeake... allegedly directed their agents to recruit multiple landowners across Northern Michigan to lease their land to Chesapeake the summer of 2010. Allegedly, landowners often notified the agents of existing mortgages on the land to be leased, and the agents allegedly indicated the mortgages would not be an obstacle. When competition from competitors stopped, Chesapeake – through its leasing agents including OIL Niagaran and shell corporation, Northern Michigan Exploration – allegedly cancelled nearly all the leases, using mortgages as the purported basis for the cancellation. Schuette alleges Chesapeake therefore obtained uncompensated land options from these landowners by false pretenses, and prevented competitors from leasing the land. ... Chesapeake already faces criminal charges filed by Schuette in March 2014 for alleged anti-trust violations with regard to private land leasing in the summer of 2010, and the state land auction held by the Department of Natural Resources in October 2010.
  23. Boreal

    Global Warming

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/us/politics/bill-to-encourage-energy-efficiency-fails-in-senate.html?action=click&contentCollection=Environment&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article&gwh=0BACC7CF7F9F8544B7A50C775120E1D0&gwt=pay&assetType=nyt_now “Today’s failure to move forward on a bipartisan energy-efficiency bill is yet another disappointing example of Washington’s dysfunction,” Mr. Portman said in a statement. ... “These aren’t huge, bold things. But this is larger than losing this energy-efficiency bill,” said Margot Anderson, executive director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project. “What gets lost is any momentum on energy. People are worried that if we can’t even pass that, we’re not in good shape to tackle the bigger stuff. We can’t even get warmed up.” ... By late last week, it had become clear that the fight over the Keystone pipeline and Mr. Obama’s climate change regulations, both of which have become issues in the 2014 elections, had overshadowed the debate over energy efficiency. ... Republicans have also sought to use the climate change regulations that Mr. Obama is expected to announce soon — which will target coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution — for political purposes by accusing Democrats of waging a “war on coal.” ...000... The Senators sold out their own children by trying to attach poison amendments. This was something we all should agree on. It may not have gotten past Boehner and the tea party morons in the House of Representatives, though.
  24. Boreal

    Global Warming

    Ok, thanks, I will counter with: Western Europe and Ukraine should replace that energy source with renewable energy and launch an ambitious efficiency campaign.
  25. North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily. ... Even though it is illegal, contractors have taken the occasional shortcut to dump the oil socks in buildings, on the side of the road, or at landfills. And the rate of dumping incidents has been on the rise as drilling activity has increased in the Bakken shale region, according to one North Dakota Department of Health study. Dump operators now even routinely screen garbage for radiation. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/16/3427345/north-dakota-radioactive-waste-fracking/ Mafioso used to charge companies to haul off hazardous waste: they would drop the barrels off in a rented warehouse in Cleveland then abandon them. They had rented the warehouses with a sham front company that could not be traced to any *real* owners. I saw that on 60 Minutes a few decades ago.
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