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by taylor4
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK legal head resigns
Replies: 116
Views: 3707

Re: UK legal head resigns

[In the UK, a-k-a 'evil yet Logical empiricists'] 'Lord Howard, who was Conservative leader between 2003 and 2005, said [in urgent Lords' debate today that] the [Internal Market] bill would damage the UK's "reputation for probity and respect for the rule of law". 'He said Northern Ireland Secretary ...
by taylor4
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK legal head resigns
Replies: 116
Views: 3707

Re: UK legal head resigns

The default Brexit position is a "hard border" betweeen Northern Ireland & the Irish Republic. So, today the Guardian has an Opinion article by an Irish Times writer pointing to the USA Congress - Representive Neal, chairman of the Ways & Means committee, September 8th issued a statement denouncing ...
by taylor4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political statement on homepage
Replies: 148
Views: 5557

Re: Political statement on homepage

Adding to the above: The amendment to the US Constitution which allowed Prohibition, the illegality of alcoholic beverages, the resultant crime waves, notoriously Al Capone and the rise of the American mafia, the disrespect for the law (e.g., speakeasies - even Franklin D. Roosevelt had a private st...
by taylor4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political statement on homepage
Replies: 148
Views: 5557

Re: Political statement on homepage

Fabian Socialist "small" steps ? In no particular order, remedies and complex problems: Legalization of marijuana, outlawed by federal legislation in the US, with the several states allowing medical/recreational use. (Historical footnote: One US state governor afflicted with cancer refused marijuana...
by taylor4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Palestine
Replies: 35
Views: 1723

Re: Palestine

Have I missed the alleged poisoning of Arafat hereinabove?
by taylor4
Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Core Socialist policy vindicated by CV19
Replies: 36
Views: 2822

Re: A Core Socialist policy vindicated by CV19

It may be pointed out that many if not most hospitals suffered bomb damage in World War II, & the Labour government found it thus expedient to implement the NHS.
by taylor4
Fri May 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Michigan state house
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Michigan state house

In Detroit Michigan the New Year is greeted w/ gunshot
by taylor4
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oil prices!
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Oil prices!

Speaking of barrels: An ancient Roman oligarch bequeathed to his heir 10K barrels of wine.
by taylor4
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Oil prices!
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Oil prices!

Oil went negative on Asian markets last night
by taylor4
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

Broader picture: Ancient Roman/Italian peasant farmers dispossessed of or not owning land. Land which was snatched up by the governing class of the day, the Optimates - the (Senatorial) consulars. Following Sulla's return to Rome, his army veterans were awarded arable, or some not so valuable, land....
by taylor4
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

Parnell - did he ever suggest injecting or drinking Kool-Aid or Lysol ?
by taylor4
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

@orathaic: The price of crude oil - barrels, May futures market: "Owing largely to a quirk in the way that oil prices are set, the May benchmark actually fell into negative territory, suggesting people who had oil to sell were willing to pay people to take it off their hands. "The problem is that th...
by taylor4
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

1. Democrats won the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives in 2018 2. Postal police inspectors will monitor mail handlers and window tellers, so if 22cents is stolen, it's a federal case 3. The death tax had of late been for multimillinaires; the Republicans swept it away 4. Business...
by taylor4
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

@orathaic:
Oil is at US$18.12 a barrel as of close of business April 17th.
Russia/Saudi OPEC triple whammy economy in this Great Depression deja vu
by taylor4
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

Putin rules; the UK monarch reigns. The US president asserts executive powers not granted explicitly in the US Constitution from time to time; Theodore Roosevelt pushed further along thses lines than his several Republican predecessors. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Democrat and T.R.'s cousin 5X remove...
by taylor4
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers

About the age of 10 or 11, our instructions included "First Aid." Snakebite - we live in an area with only introduced or pet venomous snakes. One thing standing out was that "A dirty bandage is better than a dead patient." Most of the other First Aiding has been superseded, especially CPR. The instr...
by taylor4
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers

"[J]ewellry survives" La Vielle Russie, a Fifth AVE shop devoted to Russian antiquities of worth, including those Eggs & other favorites of the Tsar's extended family and the landed aristocracy -. the shop has gone the way of all flesh, it appears. The demise of the storefront, near famed Pierre & P...
by taylor4
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: MyLFB MemSahib.discovers Doomsday Preppers

In USA some parties urging closure of remaining open gun stores as apparent Looting and other Crimes occur, anecdotal and web info indicate. This is 3rd hand data of course. But look for the Harvard Man in charge of Handing out Vital things as well as Tiddlywinks to urge the Wharton Man (aka Command...
by taylor4
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 316
Views: 32661

Re: Coronavirus

@ orathaic. It's call triage. Used in WWI and Korean Conflict etc. Saves on the morphine. Nueva York itself allows certain 'essential' categories of stores to remain open in the Lockdown: e.g.: Liquor stores, "Convenience stores (i.e., tobacco and vaping products) & supermarkets (AI machines have co...
by taylor4
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Bliss of Solitude
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

Re: The Bliss of Solitude

Aside from B. Tuchman's address to the War College, dip fans may want to ponder Russell F. Weigley. THE AGE OF BATTLES: The quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana U.P., 1991). Modern warfare, according to Weigley, begins with Gustavus Adolphus ...