General Discussion, Sunday, January 8, 2023

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47 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, January 8, 2023

  1. Lucille says:

    Stellars…have a beautiful day!

    The Mathematical Bridge, Queens College, Cambridge University, UK…

    Prague, Czech Republic…

    Church of the Assumption, Lake Bled, Slovenia, the Julian Alps…

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  2. Lucille says:

    My Grandfather Laughed As He Ate

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  3. texan59 says:

    Mornin’, kids. Our Favorite Sunday Columnist is back from vacation and has a few thoughts about the recent Speaker election shenanigans. Coffee’s on its way.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/01/the_long_fight_for_the_house_speakership.html

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  4. texan59 says:

    Coffee’s ready. Grab a cup and sit a spell.

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  5. texan59 says:

    Jack Ma, one-time richest guy in China “gives up control” of his companies. hahahaha!

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/chinas-ant-group-founder-jack-ma-give-control-96287705

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  6. texan59 says:

    Not picking on U of M in particular, but this is one where the numbers are out there. University pays 142 staffers, more than $18M every year for DIE staff, and the best paid staffer is making Fauci-type money. $380K. Heckuva gig. 😦

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/university-of-michigan-spends-more-than-18-million-on-dei-staff-salary-benefits-report/ar-AA165d6J?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=dbbcd8a60b864fc09e19ac548c972eb2

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    • Stella says:

      And they wonder why tuition is so expensive at “public” universities.

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      • texan59 says:

        Most public universities cost more today than the most expensive private schools did not that long ago. None of them are producing any scholars, for the most part.

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        • Menagerie says:

          It’s not like they have a lot of great raw material these days. I am of the opinion that a large percentage of high school graduates are non functional idiots. I’ve said this many times, but it’s near to my heart.

          My husband tried to make sure that our boys were equipped to face the world pretty much on their own by the age of 18. No, we didn’t push them off a bridge and say sink or swim, and they didn’t immediately go support themselves. But they did immediately go out into the world and begin finding their own ways to make a living and stand on their own.

          We’ve got 30 year olds out there today who can’t live without Mama. That is mostly a big failure of parenting. And I’ll qualify that by saying I know young people don’t have the same purchasing capacity we did, especially when it comes to housing. But I see a lot of Boomers commenting about their way past college age kids freeloading. Not good for either generation.

          Anyhow, I agree with your point about colleges. And have you been reading about the letters these kids are sending demanding the classes be dumbed down for them? Especially one about a well known prof of Organic Chemistry, I think it was. His class was known as a gateway to Med School. Lots of undesirables who would not make the cut were weeded out by him. Well, they ganged up and got him fired after years of the Med school deliberately using him to basically be sure they got the best of the best.

          That’s what I want, a doctor who cried about having to learn medicine. Or to cross a bridge designed by an engineer who got spotted points in physics and calculus.

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    • czarina33 says:

      And I doubt they are getting their money’s worth, since they are paying on an equity scale…

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  7. texan59 says:

    Hope y’all have had your breakfast, and don’t read this article with coffee in your mouth. Dr. Fow-Chee says they don’t use the word “gain-of-function” in real science. I guess bioweapon sounds much better. :/

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2023/01/07/fauci-we-dont-even-use-the-word-gain-of-function-its-so-nebulous/

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ All. Gray skies here this AM, but I see some light off in the distance. It is still about 24*. I’m thinking this is about the temps to expect most of the time in the long winter here. I am sure happy to see the end of last week. Not one of my favorites. Looking forward to this new week. Hope you all have a good one.

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    • Lucille says:

      Mornin’, aus! we’re at 37 degrees and expecting rain.

      Last night I watched “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” (in 12 parts, each running consecutively but at least I didn’t have to pay to view). Still an enjoyable film, though today everyone apologizes for Mickey Rooney playing a nutty Japanese character.

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  9. texan59 says:

    One of the greatest entertainers of all time was born on this date in 1935. Thank you. Thank you very much. Happy 88th birthday, Elvis Presley.

    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/celebrity/elvis-fans-can-celebrate-the-kings-birthday-on-sunday-2708475/

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  10. Lucille says:

    Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?
    David L. Chandler | MIT News Office – Publication Date: January 6, 2023

    An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.

    https://news.mit.edu/2023/roman-concrete-durability-lime-casts-0106

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  11. Lucille says:

    It’s National Argyle Day – January 8, 2023

    Argyle itself is a style pattern that originated from the tartan of Clan Campbell, a clan from Argyll, a county in western Scotland. Scottish Highlanders have worn the pattern design in kilts, plaids, and patterned socks since the 17th century.

    https://nationaltoday.com/argyle-day/

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