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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 8 Republicans succeed in removing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 11:26 am 

Replies: 8
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlei United States Constitution Article I, section 5: “ . . . Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member. “Each House shall keep a journal of i...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 8 Republicans succeed in removing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Posted: 04 Oct 2023, 10:24 am 

Replies: 8
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Kraichgauer wrote:
I think the Democrats could have thrown support behind McCarthy, so they could make him their b*tch and had some semblance of bipartisanship. . .

I think the D’s should have also, but like you say, it’s a big ask.

And we need more than just a semblance of bipartisanship.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 8 Republicans succeed in removing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Posted: 03 Oct 2023, 11:14 pm 

Replies: 8
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as unrelated good news— https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sign-us-job-market-remains-hot-after-us-103686653 “ . . the unemployment rate (at 3.8% in August) remains near a half-century low. And inflation, which hit a four-decade high in mid-2022, has decelerated markedly over the past year, raising...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 8 Republicans succeed in removing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Posted: 03 Oct 2023, 10:48 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,039


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_C ... membership

“ . . There are at least 45 caucus members as of July 2023; . . ”

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I wonder if these 8 Republicans are in the so-called “House Freedom Caucus”?

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 8 Republicans succeed in removing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Posted: 03 Oct 2023, 10:43 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,039


https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/10/03/politics/republicans-vote-remove-mccarthy-house-speaker/index.html “ . . Because of the GOP’s razor-thin majority in the House and a Democratic conference united against him, McCarthy needed the support of nearly all of his party’s members to keep the gavel. . . ” ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Should we end under age-18 tackle football because of brain

Posted: 21 Sep 2023, 10:26 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,573


because of long-term brain damage? And I think the answer is clearly yes. And don’t just water it down because people will hate it. Instead, for high school— Go with 2 seasons of basketball, Fall and Spring, as well as 2 seasons of baseball. Also go with 2 seasons of girls’ basketball and 2 seasons ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: coworker trying to get me made redundant

Posted: 17 Sep 2023, 8:00 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,519


Home Depot hires convicted felons. Plenty of employees appear to have psychiatric symptoms, big muscles and big mouths. Not many employees have critical thinking skills. I work in the middle of a homeless encampment, not in an office. Hi, you explain this very well. In fact, I wish our family, frie...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Paxton acquitted

 Post subject: Re: Paxton acquitted
Posted: 17 Sep 2023, 2:23 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 327


Yeah, it’s crappy. Since I’m a center-left, liberal Democrat living in Houston, Texas, for me the silver lining is— Well, I’d rather have a right-winger people look at a little more carefully and with a jaundiced eye, than a fully empowered, clean slate right-winger. And if Paxton views himself as f...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Scared that what happened to my colleagues will happen to me

Posted: 01 Sep 2023, 9:23 am 

Replies: 1
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Hi, I think worrying about cardio as you get older is a realistic fear, esp. with two people from work, one in a coma. Yes, that would grab my attention, too, Definitely! Now, at your next health check-up, I recommend just telling the doctor or PA [physician’s assustant] — I have some cardio in my f...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Link between excess muscle and sleep apnea?

Posted: 23 Jul 2023, 9:08 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 427


I’ve heard this about body builders. At age 60, I have sleep apnea. I know because sometimes when I doze, I wake up with a gasp.

I sleep better on my side. And I think the explanation is that the airway is an oval rather than a circle.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hollywood actors’ strike, canaries in the mine?

Posted: 19 Jul 2023, 8:51 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 963


. . . Actors Could Be the first of many to fight against AI in labour contracts. Makes sense - people need jobs in the economic system we live in.. it'd be different if we let machines do the work so people could be free, but thanks to the greed of those at the top . . . As I bet we’ve both heard, ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hollywood actors’ strike, canaries in the mine?

Posted: 17 Jul 2023, 1:54 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 963


. . . It's easy to have contempt for people who possess different views when you're so rich that you will never come in contact with the subject of your own convictions. This would be an occupational hazard for pretty much any rich person, wouldn’t you think? To prevent this, I’m guessing it helps ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hollywood actors’ strike, canaries in the mine?

Posted: 17 Jul 2023, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 963


https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2022/04/20/how-the-american-middle-class-has-changed-in-the-past-five-decades/ https://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/ft_2022.04.20_middleclass_01.png?w=310 So, the American middle class has shrunk less than people think. Plus, look at the bar ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hollywood actors’ strike, canaries in the mine?

Posted: 17 Jul 2023, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 963




This is the classic video , ironically from about 10 years ago!

He’s saying automation is inevitable and in many areas is already happening. It’s all about bending the path.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hollywood actors’ strike, canaries in the mine?

Posted: 17 Jul 2023, 12:28 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 963


https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Business/actors-strike/story?id=101280261 Maybe a little like us on the Spectrum! :jester: People in Hollywood might be the canaries in the mine as far as job loss due to automation. I’ve read that U.S. manufacturing job loss is 1/3 due to competition from abroad but 2/3’s...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: North Carolina roller coaster shut down from crack in suppor

Posted: 04 Jul 2023, 6:48 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 287


https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/travel/article/roller-coaster-carowinds-crack-investigation/index.html All rides, including Fury 325, “undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity,” Carowinds said. ****************** Cough, Cough, Cough ! ! ! Apparently, not a very g...
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