I read yesterday some complicated spat circling around the President’s apparent consideration to run for UN Secretary General after he leaves the White House. I guessed this 2 years ago, but regrettably have no paper record to prove it. Sad.
In the middle of the sudden Flint water crisis, an explanation and a timeline of events. Perhaps more details will shift focus, but well done and a good voice to hear: http://gregbranchwords.com/2016/01/17/the-real-tragedy-in-flint/ (courtesy overlawyered.com).
I pushed back on a friend’s FB post, citing 1-2 facts in my support. This was a post with 1000’s of responses, so no surprise that a stranger disagrees. I understand disagreement. But he starts his rebuttal, “You fool” before citing his facts, facts that I accept as true not too relevant to the argument. I did not respond. Such a person is more interested in yelling than in mutual exchange of disagreements.
Big, big snowstorm coming our way. Forecasts says 6-12 inches (which is a lot!), with the possibility of 2x that. Preliminary panicking ongoing now. Oh, come on! We have wild predictions like this almost every year. What happens? The total accumulation regresses to the mean and does not hit the maximum. Same this time, I am sure.
A dear relative asked me if I wanted an open discussion room or an echo chamber. I want both, an open discussion where everyone agrees that I am correct.
Senator Ted Cruz allegedly insulted New Yorkers with his recent remarks the residents. Mayor diBlasio, Governor Cuomo, and others took exception, demanding an apology. Give up. New Yorkers, especially the City residents, are the biggest crybabies in the world.
. . . about the sailors taken by the Iranians. They were let go in about 1 day. Notwithstanding some apologists, though, it was hostile, not a ‘helping-a-ship-in-distress’ interaction.