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Feb 17th 2019, 1:53 am
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

Isn’t part of Brightline’s problem in their Miami - Palm Beach service that they are competing with an existing and well established train service?
Feb 16th 2019, 1:54 am
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

I'm pretty sure that's how US immigration has worked for two hundred plus years. You send a younger son, when he writes to say all is good, the rest of the family pay for their tickets and come to...
Feb 15th 2019, 9:40 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

So you’re saying the republicans are kicking the can down the road, but the democrats are the ones with a policy?
Feb 15th 2019, 9:36 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

But surely if young working people enter the workforce and pay their taxes, including their SS and Medicare taxes, that relieves the crisis of too many old people - doesn’t it? Isn’t that one of the...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 15th 2019, 8:51 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,403
Posted By robin1234

Re: 2019 Photo Thread

No, what used to be the store, is our (unheated) storage room. If you look on the right side of the house, right under the balcony, you can just see the “Bell Telephone. You can telephone from...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 15th 2019, 8:44 pm
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Views: 3,403
Posted By robin1234

Re: 2019 Photo Thread

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/f4d7c406_ffc3_40e7_bbd5_e6c63ffd672b_e65d7b9749f5aa37a6a6a9a1f92f99ae1267398c.jpeg
.. and today. (On the left, the kitchen wing...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 15th 2019, 8:37 pm
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Views: 3,403
Posted By robin1234

Re: 2019 Photo Thread

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1370/74a56309_298d_45ea_a58c_b924bd9b8735_54791279cc135caf3cff9655076cdae25dd5a78a.jpeg
Our house, in about 1910
Feb 15th 2019, 6:24 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

I agree with this, this is definitely an important part of the answer.
Feb 15th 2019, 6:18 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

There's only three things in your list? Encouraging, though, it is a good start - shows your head is not totally in the sand.
Feb 15th 2019, 6:12 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

Well, this is what Pelosi said, according to the Daily Caller;
“You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today, the one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the...
Feb 15th 2019, 5:24 pm
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Views: 20,101
Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

OK, genuine, "big picture" question about the GND. Do the congressional republicans have an equivalent policy; addressing energy, transportation, population policy etc? Not so much thinking of the...
Feb 15th 2019, 4:50 pm
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Views: 20,101
Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

“Hate,” a synonym for “criticism”, maybe? And, is every single discussion really to be reduced to “right” versus “left?”

Edit: the above quote is from Cape Blue not EMR, it got buggered up, sorry..
Feb 15th 2019, 2:26 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

Some very fine people among the crypto-fascists and brown people, though.
Feb 15th 2019, 2:14 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

It's interesting that no-one in the Trump Organisation has suggested selling twenty foot sections of the wall to Russian or Saudi citizens who present themselves with suitcases full of money. A sure...
Feb 15th 2019, 1:46 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

Then there's the public library in Beebe Plain!
Feb 15th 2019, 12:44 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: President Trump

Folks will have seen in the news, stories about (1) a butterfly sanctuary or garden, and (2) a historical Roman Catholic Church (1860s?) that have both challenged eminent domain attempts to take...
Feb 15th 2019, 12:31 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

Another advantage of the car - if you've spent all day at the Huntington, you can drive ten minutes down the road to Pasadena for dinner.

Yeah, the commuter train, my son lives in Costa Mesa so...
Feb 15th 2019, 2:01 am
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

Exactly. That is one of the problems, as I mentioned in a post earlier in this thread.
Feb 15th 2019, 12:10 am
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

Certainly doing away with smoking has improved public transport no end. I remember when the back of the plane was the smoking section - disgusting, especially on overnight flights from US to UK. I...
Feb 14th 2019, 10:43 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

No, there's room for everyone in the US - not just those wedded to their cars. Look at the move back to inner cities (gentrification, or whatever.) People like the option of being able to walk to a...
Feb 14th 2019, 9:51 pm
Replies: 431
Views: 20,101
Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

As it happens, we've gone into the weeds discussing just one aspect - commercial air travel vs. trains, especially for short haul. Most discussion has been interesting and respectful, with a few...
Feb 14th 2019, 4:35 pm
Replies: 369
Views: 23,265
Posted By robin1234

Re: You know you've been living in the US too long when .....

Talking of which, anyone been to Newfoundland? One of their local delicacies is eighteenth century style naval hard tack, basically like a bread roll that's been baked so long you need a hammer to...
Feb 14th 2019, 2:30 pm
Feb 14th 2019, 2:28 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: You know you've been living in the US too long when .....

I live in the third ranked dairy state, New York. Cheese curds here are delicious too. We have several medium size producers within a few miles of here. The town I live in had about two hundred...
Feb 14th 2019, 1:39 pm
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Posted By robin1234

Re: Green New Deal

dc koop wrote, “..your average CalifornianThis of any age group would sooner drive or fly than take a train.”

Last November, the Amtrak service we took from San Diego to Santa Ana was completely...
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