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by LarsMac
Mon Mar 04, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: Gardening Forum
Topic: Garden furniture
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Garden furniture

Thanks, Bryn, for your answer. Too bad there weren't more answers. Anyway, in the meantime, I've set my eyes on this rattan corner sofa set . It has this natural, earthy appeal that should blend with my outdoor surroundings. I picture placing the set in a corner of my garden. And I'll surround it w...
by LarsMac
Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 270
Views: 138743

Re: Random Thoughts

Oh my goody goodness. I just watched a You tube video thinking I was going to be entertained by a piano player. Oh Dear!!! Ended up seeing the most disgraceful behaviour from some Chinese citizens toward a UK citizen. Disgraceful behavior seems to be the norm with younger people now. It's as if the...
by LarsMac
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: The Kitchen
Topic: Cracker Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Cracker Barrel

That was quite a popular band in The States for decades. A package of Cracker Barrel Cheese and some saltines were a common snack back in my trucking days. Seems to still be popular in Canada. https://crackerbarrelcheese.com/ There is a restaurant Chain in the US by the name https://www.crackerbarre...
by LarsMac
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Tamalpais High puzzle
Replies: 48
Views: 10413

Re: The Tamalpais High puzzle

I confess that I have given those fellows not a single thought since that last update in March. It would not upset me even a little should they remain guests of the Italian Justice department for the rest of their days. If they were shipped back here to the US, someone might decide that they should ...
by LarsMac
Sun Jan 07, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Happy new year people
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Happy new year people

Well, I am glad to see some of you are still about. It's a tad lonely over here in The States. most of the members seem to have moved on lately. Hope all are happy. We now live out in the plains near Cheyenne Wyoming, and wander between Moab, Utah, and Eastern Texas in our RV. May 2024 be a great ye...
by LarsMac
Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: Health Wellness
Topic: Emergency death-cheese national panic
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Emergency death-cheese national panic

I'd imagine it's entirely legal to make cheese in the US with raw unpasteurised milk so long is it's not offered for sale. Here it's definitely legal but the hoops must be amazingly tough because very few firms jump through them. Farmers no doubt keep the skills from one generation to the next but ...
by LarsMac
Sat Dec 30, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: Health Wellness
Topic: Emergency death-cheese national panic
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Emergency death-cheese national panic

E-Coli in Cheese? That seems a tad unusual. Well, of course in the US, Cheese has long been required to go through pasteurization and partly due to that , such outbreaks are rare. I did read, recently that there has been a push to reduce those requirements so we can enjoy some of the more exotic Che...
by LarsMac
Sun Dec 24, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

Yessir. He plans to force the courts to spell it out to the minutest of detail. The Latest from his legal team: From NDC News, via Microdoft rom Former President Donald Trump on Saturday demanded that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals toss the federal election interference case against him, arguing ag...
by LarsMac
Sat Dec 23, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

The paragraph in question: Section 3 No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an off...
by LarsMac
Thu Dec 21, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

Well, I'm rather proud of my current Home State this week. Colorado Supreme Court rules Trump is disqualified from presidency for Jan. 6 riot But they have stepped into world of shit for their efforts Colorado Supreme Court justices face a flood of threats after disqualifying Trump from the ballot
by LarsMac
Fri Dec 15, 2023 11:47 am
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

What legal grounds are they using to argue for a suspension of the trial? Not sure of the legal grounds, but the argument seems to be that the trial would be right in the middle of the Campaign cycle offering the most egregious example of "Election Interference" in history. The Prosecutor...
by LarsMac
Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

So, the Rethuglicans have arranged to have an Impeachment hearing for President Biden going on during the Election cycle, next year. It would seem, then, that both prime candidates will be campaigning while under investigation. And there is a discussion going on to suspend Trump's ongoing trial in N...
by LarsMac
Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

I had not yet heard much about Michelle being in the running.
I kinda like the idea.
by LarsMac
Tue Nov 07, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: Gardening Forum
Topic: Hydrangea questions
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Hydrangea questions

I've seen them growing in the southern coastal region of Maine, as far north as Boothbay and Damariscotta. And we've seen people growing them in Saratoga Springs, NY. I asked a friend in Maine, and she referred me to this: https://thekitchenknowhow.com/do-hydrangeas-grow-in-maine/ It probably applie...
by LarsMac
Mon Nov 06, 2023 9:15 am
Forum: General Music
Topic: The Princess - by Saint_
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: The Princess - by Saint_

Are you referring to the colorization?
I believe that the original release was B&W
by LarsMac
Sun Nov 05, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: General TV Shows
Topic: Surprising Strictly
Replies: 32
Views: 4055

Re: Surprising Strictly

Being a person with at least three left feet, I am amazed at the abilities of many of these folks.
by LarsMac
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: What are you listening to right now
Replies: 3157
Views: 13286751

Re: What are you listening to right now

by LarsMac
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: What are you listening to right now
Replies: 3157
Views: 13286751

Re: What are you listening to right now

spot wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 10:16 am


Oddly enough, I played Sha Na Na quite a lot in the 70s.

Mostly at other people's parties.
I crossed paths with them a number of times back then. They were fun to work with.
by LarsMac
Sat Nov 04, 2023 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel Vacation
Topic: Saint's Wellfleet, Cape Cod Trip 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

Re: Saint's Wellfleet, Cape Cod Trip 2023

Very nice.
I've always wanted to go out to the Cape. The closest we have gotten is Barnstable.
Nice video. Thanks for sharing.
by LarsMac
Sat Oct 28, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

I was surprised that Mr Pence stayed with it as long as he did.
Nearly Half the Republicans are still nosing up to Trump, and seem to resent Pence's lack of loyalty to him on January 6.
The rest want to move on to somebody else who cannot be directly implicated in the whole fiasco.
by LarsMac
Fri Oct 20, 2023 7:25 pm
Forum: The Library
Topic: The Mahabharata
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: The Mahabharata

The question is, is this computer program creating a coherent set of ideas. Its output certainly generates additional comment from me when it's my turn to speak. The post has all the hallmarks of a conversation. Hmm, I think that it is still, basically just going about the business of "Connect...
by LarsMac
Thu Oct 19, 2023 7:30 pm
Forum: The Library
Topic: The Mahabharata
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: The Mahabharata

The question is, is this computer program creating a coherent set of ideas. Its output certainly generates additional comment from me when it's my turn to speak. The post has all the hallmarks of a conversation. Hmm, I think that it is still, basically just going about the business of "Connect...
by LarsMac
Thu Oct 19, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: The Library
Topic: The Mahabharata
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: The Mahabharata

Very interesting discussion.
Thanks for sharing.
by LarsMac
Thu Oct 19, 2023 9:46 am
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

Well, they are fast running out of options. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2023-10-10/jim-jordan-house-speaker-steve-scalise-kevin-mccarthy The latest appears to be a no-Go. I do not think that any of them with any sense of self preservation are seriously considering the Trump option. Death ...
by LarsMac
Wed Oct 18, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

Well, they are fast running out of options.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2 ... n-mccarthy

The latest appears to be a no-Go.
I do not think that any of them with any sense of self preservation are seriously considering the Trump option.
by LarsMac
Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

The Dems are just sitting on the sidelines, since they can't really drive anything in the process. Jim Jordan is now the "Go to Guy." He offer nothing really useful. His reputation is simply a troublemaker for the reasonable crowd. The word is that he was trying to convince VP Pence to tos...
by LarsMac
Sun Oct 15, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

A quote from the BBC :- The Democrats will nominate Hakeem Jeffries but as they are the minority party in the House, he has zero chance of getting the job. Maybe he has a zero chance but it would be wonderful if, knowing that they have zero chance of getting their selection (whoever he is) in, the ...
by LarsMac
Sat Oct 14, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

A quote from the BBC :- The Democrats will nominate Hakeem Jeffries but as they are the minority party in the House, he has zero chance of getting the job. Maybe he has a zero chance but it would be wonderful if, knowing that they have zero chance of getting their selection (whoever he is) in, the ...
by LarsMac
Thu Oct 12, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Voting for the New Speaker
Replies: 14
Views: 2203

Re: Voting for the New Speaker

A quote from the BBC :- The Democrats will nominate Hakeem Jeffries but as they are the minority party in the House, he has zero chance of getting the job. Maybe he has a zero chance but it would be wonderful if, knowing that they have zero chance of getting their selection (whoever he is) in, the ...
by LarsMac
Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

Several states' legislatures are following Colorado's lead, and working on removing him from the candidate lists for 2024. With over 90 indictments in the works he is going to get bounced from the ballot. I hope. If he actually is on the ballot, come November next, it will definitely get very messy....
by LarsMac
Wed Sep 27, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Timing Tactics in Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Timing Tactics in Amending the US Constitution

There was a recent drive to revisit the ERA, but it still failed.
We now will have to start from the beginning, if we ever want to encode equal rights for women in this country. Sad, this day and age.
by LarsMac
Wed Sep 27, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: Timing Tactics in Amending the US Constitution
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Timing Tactics in Amending the US Constitution

Wow.
That will take a bit of time to read.

I would like to add, ...,

For current events reading, you may want to study the progress of the Equal Rights Amendment https://www.archives.gov/women/era
by LarsMac
Sun Sep 24, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 270
Views: 138743

Re: Random Thoughts

India-Canada row: Blinken calls on Delhi to cooperate in push for ‘accountability’ over killing Secretary of state says US takes ‘very, very seriously’ incidents of transnational repression amid dispute over killing of Sikh separatist in British Columbia https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/2...
by LarsMac
Sun Sep 24, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 270
Views: 138743

Re: Random Thoughts

I had five pokes, all related to the Moderna vax. They all hit me really hard. I was down the next day, all day, finally returning to the living around dinner time. Nothing else ever hit me that hard before. Now contemplating taking this new jab they are offering. But, we have too much going on for ...
by LarsMac
Sat Sep 23, 2023 8:42 am
Forum: Earth Changes
Topic: Net Zero
Replies: 22
Views: 6401

Re: Net Zero

Well, thanks. I feel so much better, now. Basically, we are probably doomed. The world our grandchildren will pass on to their own grandkids will likely be a far less pleasant place. And the resistance to the necessary changes dashes hope at nearly every turn. Though the conversation is changing, sl...
by LarsMac
Thu Sep 21, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: Earth Changes
Topic: Net Zero
Replies: 22
Views: 6401

Re: Net Zero

I'm not convinced that "reach a zero output of carbon emission" is as clear as it needs to be. There will still be carbon emissions. To get to Net Zero, the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere has to balance the emissions, so that the concentration neither increases nor decrea...
by LarsMac
Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:29 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: UK law: New antisemitism definition silences Israel's critics
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: UK law: New antisemitism definition silences Israel's critics

well, I hope you all get that settled, soon. It seems that the Rethuglican Party here in the Good Ol' US of A is thinking of coming up with something similar. It could make a nice diversion for the MAGA folks, though I am not entirely sure how they have arrived at that particular fork in the Road. I...
by LarsMac
Sun Sep 03, 2023 10:04 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text
Replies: 782
Views: 192532

Re: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text

In nephews' case, one (Daughter) was born at 11:44 PM February 28, the other (Son) at 12:08 AM March 1.
by LarsMac
Sat Sep 02, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text
Replies: 782
Views: 192532

Re: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text

Oh dear oh dear... ‘We can do one big celebration’: Ohio couple shares birthday with new twins Scierra Blair and her fiance, Jose Ervin Jr, were born a year apart on 18 August, and newborn twins were born on their joint birthday https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/27/ohio-couple-shared-bir...
by LarsMac
Fri Aug 04, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text
Replies: 782
Views: 192532

Re: Unintelligibly illiterate BBC News article link text

Not the BBC, but this headline was on the AP news site today. Black bear shot and killed by Montana man in his living room after break-in So, a Montana man broke in to the Black Bear's living room and shot him? Did I get that right? https://apnews.com/article/bear-killed-living-room-montana-5bab31b0...
by LarsMac
Thu Jul 27, 2023 6:37 am
Forum: Travel Vacation
Topic: Virtual trips: Kayenta AZ
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Virtual trips: Kayenta AZ

:o While there might be some places you won't get to see in person, Google Earth Streetview is like a virtual adventure, takin' you places you never thought you could go! Hiking from Kayenta AZ sounds epic, and even if streetview doesn't capture it all, photos from the Interweb might give you a tas...
by LarsMac
Sun Jul 23, 2023 8:29 am
Forum: Travel Vacation
Topic: Virtual trips: Kayenta AZ
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Virtual trips: Kayenta AZ

As it happens, we are supposed to be meeting some friends in Moab, UT in September, and will be working our way down to Flagstaff, AZ, then to Yuma to spend the winter.

Kayenta is along the route from Moab to Flagstaff. We could stop in and have a look, and take some pics.
by LarsMac
Wed Jul 19, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chinese spacewalk
Replies: 63
Views: 13156

Re: Chinese spacewalk

"Breaking Defense" An interesting name.

Now is a good time to note who signed, and who did not sign the "Moon Treaty"
Spoiler: Neither USA, nor China are on that list of signers.
by LarsMac
Mon Jul 17, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Chinese spacewalk
Replies: 63
Views: 13156

Re: Chinese spacewalk

I would hate to see the Moon become an international battleground. I truly hope that we establish a viable global government of some sort before anyone actually gets too comfortable on the Moon.
by LarsMac
Tue Jul 04, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: Conservation The Environment
Topic: Electric vehicles, are they safe????
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Electric vehicles, are they safe????

Most automobiles are as safe as their operators.
Just sayin'
by LarsMac
Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:46 am
Forum: The Internet
Topic: Chrono ?
Replies: 430
Views: 17552

Re: Chrono ?

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by LarsMac
Fri Jun 30, 2023 10:02 am
Forum: The Internet
Topic: Chrono ?
Replies: 430
Views: 17552

Re: Chrono ?

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I was a bit off my feed, today, too.
by LarsMac
Tue Jun 27, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: The Internet
Topic: Chrono ?
Replies: 430
Views: 17552

Re: Chrono ?

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by LarsMac
Tue Jun 27, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Current Political Events
Topic: The Presidential Election of 2024
Replies: 105
Views: 52765

Re: The Presidential Election of 2024

Yeah, the Rethuglican Party seems to be encouraging all the clowns to jump on the train, hoping that any real hope will be lost in the "Fog of War." DeSantis is the Lead Clown, according to everything I have seen. Everything else is just the shuffle. My fear is that the Dems are going to s...
by LarsMac
Sun Jun 18, 2023 8:15 am
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Fixing what the grammar books got wrong
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Fixing what the grammar books got wrong

It's a puzzlement. That's for sure. One thought, if Bob was a "he" in 1990s, but became a her named Wendy in 2010, then when referring to the pre-2010 Bob, I would expect retain the "He" in any anecdotal references, but in referring to the post 2010 Wendy, it would obviously be w...

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