by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 22:21
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Hawaii Missile Alert
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Hawaii Missile Alert

Then why bother having these alerts at all? All is futile, there's no point in seeking shelter. If you do, some asshole thousands of miles away is going to call you a pussy.  I assume the running was either to find shelter somewhere to to meet up with loved ones. I guess you don't have any loved one...
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 21:06
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

Well, you DID start with a sentence that unequivocally states "Yes, Dearborn Michigan" to the question "Does anyone know of any such place?" No qualifiers until the following sentence.

Like I said, you have a rascally trollish side. I'm sure you know better than to believe such tripe. 
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 20:15
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

My semiannual travels abroad ended last night. Once again, the nearly unanimous opinion I heard was "WTF is wrong with you Yanks?" 

Also once again, the sole holdouts from unanimity were the two guys from Russia. 

Hmmm... 
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 20:12
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

battlingignorance wrote: I think (hope) peregrine was being facetious...

Anyway - the good Ol' USA has never had "no-go zones" for any of its citize.... -- oh, wait. Hmm.
It does seem a bit out of character for him to buy into this sort of thing. 

On the other hand, he does have a rascally trollish side to him. 
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 18:34
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

Yes.  Dearborn, Michigan.  Well, according to reports - haven't been there myself, lately.  It just depends on whether you believe what you read.  -- peregrine Maybe you need to find some credible sources what you read? Remember: I did specify "in the reality-based universe." https://www.snopes.com...
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 17:17
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

Heck, folks right here on CAO have made that claim (that there are no-go zones where Islamic law has been imposed) about the UK. I am unaware of any places in the UK that the police cannot go because of sharia law. I suppose they might not go into a mosque without very, very good reason, but entire ...
by Fortune Cookie
Yesterday, 17:12
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Hawaii Missile Alert
Replies: 24
Views: 514

Re: Hawaii Missile Alert

I know for sure that if I had 18 minutes to spend before armageddon, I would not be in any hurry to contact or find my loved ones, or to find some shelter. After all, the appearance of calm is far more important than contact with loved ones. So what if I don't get to say my final goodbyes? Far bette...
by Fortune Cookie
21 Dec 2017, 16:35
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Wishing you a Merry Winter Solstice
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Wishing you a Merry Winter Solstice

I sense more light already! 
by Fortune Cookie
21 Dec 2017, 03:34
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

What did Rosie O'Donnell do that is any different than what the Repubs did?  They bought the votes of Collins for about $2 million. Is it OK when the disgusting, treasonous, and unAmerican Mitch McConnell does this, but somehow not OK for Rosie O'Donnell to do the same? To mock how cheap Collins's s...
by Fortune Cookie
20 Dec 2017, 21:46
Forum: Home Port
Topic: IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

Here is a good article: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/09/568797388/recycling-chaos-in-u-s-as-china-bans-foreign-waste Yes, it is -- from OPB, no less. Oregon, one of the pioneers in recycling back int eh day.  I liked this passage: Bulk Handling Systems is betting that robots can be the future of rec...
by Fortune Cookie
20 Dec 2017, 17:00
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

Mess, indeed. I hope we can clean it up when it's all over, like Obama had to do when he was elected in 2008. 
by Fortune Cookie
20 Dec 2017, 15:09
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Trump's New Year Message
Replies: 2.4K
Views: 63.0K

Re: Trump's New Year Message

Everyone should listen to this. It is the podcast from the NYT that explains how the individual mandate went from being the best thing since sliced bread to the most horrible threat to the land -- for Republicans that is. 

Hypocrites!

https://nyti.ms/2DdXW01
by Fortune Cookie
20 Dec 2017, 00:16
Forum: Home Port
Topic: IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: IMPORTANT RECYCLING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

The Chinese have recently started declining to take our plastic refuse and it is piling up at West Coast ports. Waste disposal is now and will be for the future an increasingly desperate problem. I am old enough to remember way back when the US of A was a country of doers, not whiners. Once upon a ...
by Fortune Cookie
19 Dec 2017, 16:20
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming
Replies: 24
Views: 1.2K

Re: Downtown Not Looking Welcoming

Why are there no holiday lights on the trees? It looks bland and boring down there. Why do we need Christmas lights on the trees downtown? I am sure the DPW has more pressing things to do The placement of these lights is an important front in the war on Christmas.  If we do not place the lights, no...
by Fortune Cookie
18 Dec 2017, 23:03
Forum: Home Port
Topic: This is typical of business mixing with politics. Net neutrality and what politicians are paid off.
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: This is typical of business mixing with politics. Net neutrality and what politicians are paid off.

It would be interesting to see the distribution over time of the contributions. They cover quite a few years. 
by Fortune Cookie
18 Dec 2017, 22:14
Forum: Home Port
Topic: This is typical of business mixing with politics. Net neutrality and what politicians are paid off.
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: This is typical of business mixing with politics. Net neutrality and what politicians are paid off.

I can't be bothered to get the list, which does not give the ranking, on the computer, but from glancing over it: Senators. Markey #2 (McCain is #1) Shaheen somewhere lowish Hassan #97 Warren #100 Rep:  Moulton way down and Tsongas way, way down. Now - how did they vote? - peregrine That's what I w...
by Fortune Cookie
17 Dec 2017, 16:31
Forum: Home Port
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 32
Views: 878

Re: Net Neutrality

Well, when you use terms like "hyperbole" to characterize those of us who have very real concerns and link to articles that describe those concerns as nothing but "hysteria"  it casts doubt on whether or not you really want to have a productive discussion. Did you realize that the internet is very d...