As to the ambition/obnoxiousness, I'm guessing it was kind of both. As to inflation -- well, duh.
Oh, it absolutely wrecked me! [Spoiler alert] Although apparently you're supposed to be able to see the faint outline of an island at the end, leaving the protagonists' fate ambiguous. The version I saw was so blurry that I couldn't see that. So it felt even more hopeless!
Oh man, Plague Dogs messed me up real bad! I mean, I know it's from the same people who did Watership Down, so I knew it wasn't a kids' movie. But dude, Plague Dogs makes Watership Down look like Disney!
The feminist thinkers I tend to pay attention to, policy wonks and researchers, are less likely to get attention than nutbags using the movement as an outlet for their own personal issues.
A diversity that yields a 25% approval rating among women.
There is greater diversity of thought in feminism than you give it credit for.
Ben Cardin is my man!! He just received a perfect score on the 2016 National Environmental Scorecard which measures key votes of the year related to clean energy, public health, public land and wildlife conservation! Kudos to Senator Cardin!!
That MTV bit was widely mocked because it was totally ridiculous, so Rubin was certainly right about that. Things like that accomplish absolutely nothing but make certain people feel better. In fact it was counterproductive because most people just laughed at it. That in no way represents a free exchange of ideas.
If you could write an entire article on this one issue that would be good.
Sorry if I'm not making much sense. I'm not very good at explaining myself in comment sections. I'll try to write it all out in another article.
Well to many people, that's true. Not to me, though. What I mean by Harris bordering on anti-Muslim bigotry is that shit he said years ago about profiling Muslims are airports.
Maybe feminist leaders are content that only 25% of women call themselves feminists. It's hard to admit your approach has been flawed. Much easier to maintain the status quo and retain your personal power.
Not that I'm saying you called me that. You didn't. But others do, so I get a knee-jerk reaction sometimes.
Sorry I strawmanned you. Given the stuff I write about, I frequently get frustrated when I try to explain complex social issues with 50 shades of nuance, only to have Angry White Boys (not necessarily you, of course) respond with, "Fag!"
So everything is fine at Fukushima? Is that what you're saying?
I was only addressing the feminist movement.
Well then, Chris, let me ask you this: What's the alternative? With the future of Planned Parenthood up in the air, cops killing unarmed black people, politicians decided where trans people should take a piss...what can we do since addressing these issues means we're just "playing identity politics?"
There have been no effective improvements in reactor shutdown technology since WWII - Again misinformation - The new Generation III and IV reactors have new designs that incorporate enhanced safety features that build on lessons learned from the current generation of commercial power reactors. In new Generation III and Generation III+ designs, passive safety, also known as passive cooling, requires no sustained operator action or electronic feedback to shut down the plant safely in the event of an emergency. The Westinghouse Generation III AP1000 is equipped with water tanks, which can be emptied into the reactor vessel itself if necessary or into containment to flood in and around the reactor vessel. Instead of relying on pumps, the operator can rely on gravity once the fail-safe valve is opened. With Generation IV Reactors, new safety designs allow reactors to avoid pressurised operations, and have automatic reactor shutdowns in the case of emergency. Many designs also seek to avoid the usage of water to cool the reactor, which would reduce the risks in the situation where water is lost through leaks or heat. Furthermore, no safety-related pumps or ventilation systems are needed, they function without operator control and despite any loss of auxiliary power.
Disposal of the waste material remains an unresolved issue. This again is misinformation - Dr. Gregory Jaczko during his tenure as US NRC chairman was regarded with deep suspicion by the nuclear industry. A report by NRC Inspector General Hubert Bell accused Jaczko of withholding information from his colleagues in an effort to keep plans for the the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository from advancing. Dr. Greg Jaczko spent at least a decade misusing his impressive brain power in destructive ways by focusing it on halting the beneficial use of nuclear energy. He personally threw a huge wrench into the process of renewing licenses for existing reactors and for awarding licenses for new reactors. He was the driving force behind the aircraft impact rule for new reactors; he pushed as hard as he could to add more requirements for design changes as a way to significantly delay the the four new Westinghouse AP1000 reactors that are still under construction. Every day of delay at the NRC in producing the final COLA approvals for Vogtle and VC Summer after the staff had completed its review added at least a million dollars to the cost of each approved unit. Ironically; Jackzo was an antinuclear campaigner while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. As described in Mark Leibovich’s “This Town”, Senator Reid played an important role in President Obama’s early decision to run for office. He pushed a lot of support to Obama from his position as Senate majority leader. After he became president, Obama made a payment on his political debt by firing Dale Klein as the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and promoted Dr. Jaczko 2009 into the position. In October 2011, all the other four NRC commissioners, two Democrats and two Republicans, sent a letter to the White House expressing "grave concern" about Jaczko's actions at the NRC. He resigned as chairman (2012) after months of conflict with his four colleagues on the NRC commission. I am surprised that he never got prosecuted for grand scale industrial sabotage, but what can you expect when even the criminals in Wall Street get away with their dirty business,
We don't need sarcasm. It's bad enough we have to slog through the BS lies of anti-nuclear fools.
Harry, stop thinking something's gone wrong inside of you.
Well, you are certainly anti-fact about nuclear and about Fukushima. That's about the same thing.
The most catastrophic man made disaster since WW11 are the energy wars that started with the invasion of Kuwait by Bush and continued with the Bush Blair team when they expanded into Iraq and Libya. They still rave on today. Over a million died and millions are displaced today.
I left as suggested.
Small family destination weddings are the best type of wedding for the exact reasons you list, especially if London is the destination. The only destination weddings I seem to be invited to tend to be in places like Houston.
Too weird to do anything else, so put him in charge of children. Well, twas ever thus, I suppose.
"Pip" is charitable. I've written about Mr. Grad before, who I had for 5th and 6th grade. A very, very smart guy who was curtailed by his weirdness. On payday, he'd often lay out a table of candy for the kids, all 30 of us. On the other hand, one time a girl left a note on his desk saying he had dandruff, no one squealed to the identity, and we all had detention for a week. FDR liberal who was depressed (as if he needed any more reasons) in '66 when Reagan won governor's race in CA. "An actor," he spit out.
Can you write about that 5th grade teacher? He sounds like a pip.
Oh, god. What jerks we were. I remember some incidents like these and they still cause me discomfort. I don't think it's the fault of our upbringing. Maybe we are all monsters until we acquire some empathy.
Thank you Russ. I needed the fix. The Carlyle always reminded me of the boutique English Hotels
In a couple of hours, was in NYC during the week.
Where's my Pictures of You (#79) Russ? I need my Friday fix NOW
I hope your boys appreciate the treasure trove of family history you have collected. My father is not nearly as nostalgic and so has kept far fewer family photos and letters than you. Although I'm older than your boys, if they are anything like me, their curiosity will grow as they mature.
father john misty is the worst.
Come to the Golden State! Tom will take you to see the artful Dodgers and I'll re-live my childhood memories of being glad that Pac Bell Park isn't Candlestick.