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Former DICE Topics / Re: Rage Against The Eclipse
Last post by MacWa77ace - Today at 09:34:30 AM
confused gentle people returning from viewing the eclipse

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Former DICE Topics / Re: Rage Against The Eclipse
Last post by MacWa77ace - Today at 09:20:18 AM
Quote from: majorhavoc on Today at 09:13:24 AMOne of my persistent blind spots

Is that from looking at the sun to see the eclipse?  :greenguy:


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Former DICE Topics / Re: Rage Against The Eclipse
Last post by majorhavoc - Today at 09:13:24 AM
Earlier in this thread I jokingly mentioned blithering morons confused gentlepeople who think the recent eclipse would usher in the Rapture.

One of my persistent blind spots is I keep thinking the general public is smarter than they really are.
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Untreated mental illness in NOLA is rampant. Add ilicit drug use to that and you get a level weird violence that is disheartening.

At least this person was secured and is likely to get treatment. In the 1970's when there was a conscious decision to mainstream the mentally ill and close these institutions. It sounded great, but then we wind up with untreated mental cases on the street. 

Most mental illnesses cannot be cured, treated? yes,  managed? absolutely. However such management is expensive and requires more effort than some care to offer.
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Current Events of Note / Re: Millennials to be the rich...
Last post by Raptor - Today at 07:13:43 AM
The one thing commonly overlooked is the impact of inflation on the headline #.

Adjust the $80 trillion back to even 1980 dollars and you will see a significantly smaller #.

In fact simple exercise. Take the s&p 500 at 12/31/19 and adjust it to Feb 2024 numbers and you will see only a nominal increase when adjusted for inflation.

"Record sales" results are not surprising when inflation is running at 8% +/-. The same logic applies to net worth of the "boomer" generation.
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Disasters in Current Events / Re: Heavy rains in Russia burs...
Last post by Z.O.R.G. - Yesterday at 05:18:26 PM
Quote from: majorhavoc on Yesterday at 01:34:31 PMRussian plant producing BMP-3 & BMD-4 IFVs faces risk of submersion
Russian plant producing BMP-3 & BMD-4 IFVs faces risk of submersion

Well that could complicate things...
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Russian plant producing BMP-3 & BMD-4 IFVs faces risk of submersion
Russian plant producing BMP-3 & BMD-4 IFVs faces risk of submersion
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Current Events of Note / Re: Notable Deaths of 2024
Last post by majorhavoc - Yesterday at 01:31:27 PM
Yep.
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Disasters in Current Events / Re: Heavy rains in Russia burs...
Last post by TACAIR - Yesterday at 10:55:17 AM
WHICH AREAS ARE AFFECTED?
The worst hit areas in Russia are just to the south of the Ural Mountains, about 1,200 km (750 miles) east of Moscow.
Emergencies have been declared in the Orenburg and Kurgan regions of the Urals and in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, which is the largest hydrocarbon basin in the world.

Why are floods in Russia and Kazakhstan so bad this year? | Reuters
Why are floods in Russia and Kazakhstan so bad this year? | Reuters


covers the vast areas flooded in Russia, and the reason why.  This background if you are not familiar with the region.\

Aerial video shows severe flooding in Russia (youtube.com)
entire villages destroyed

Russia flooding: Anger boils over for some in Ural region | CNN
follow-up on the dam story I first posted.
Seems folks are royally pissed at the local Govt inaction and the corruption that led to the failure in the beginning.

Extreme flooding swamps Russia's Orenburg region (yahoo.com)
Extreme flooding swamps Russia's Orenburg region (yahoo.com)
arial overview of the downstream side of the dam failure
110K displaced.  Make no mistake, for that region, quite a major disaster.

There will be political repercussions, make bank on it.
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Books and eBooks / MOVED: Goodbye, Baby Jane - a ...
Last post by MacWa77ace - Yesterday at 10:51:54 AM
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