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  1. One thing I won't miss about these boards is you and MM always responding to him and forcing me to see his nonsense. (Note, I did not say read!) See ya Pickle. Take care.
  2. "Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday responded to the national outcry about separating migrant children from their families at the southern U.S. border, saying he recalled the small group of Maryland National Guardsmen helping with border control. Hogan announced in a tweet that he would rescind all resources until the Trump administration reversed that immigration policy." And just to be fair: "Hogan’s Democratic rivals had been pressuring the governor to take action over the border crisis, as other governors from both parties have."
  3. I'm heading out of town in the morning and likely won't be posting here anymore, so, farewell all. I wish everyone health, happiness and fulfillment. Good luck. For my parting post, I'm going to quote JRR Tolkein thru the words of the esteemed and venerable Bilbo Baggins: “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
  4. I've often pointed at the continued existence of this show (and others like it) as proof positive that a whole lot of Americans are flat out stupid.
  5. If you add the simple qualifier "on their own time", I am in full agreement. Employers can - and in some cases must - prohibit some actions at the workplace.
  6. The wording of the endorsement is interesting. It supports the candidate with the most clearly stated opposing ideas; just right of center vs. progressive (which I read as well left of center), and not necessarily the one they feel has the best chance to defeat Gov Hogan. That does - as the endorsement states - give us a clear choice on which way we want the state to go. I'll be interested to read their endorsement of the Dem that wins the primary. Even if it's not Ben Jealous, I suspect they will promote him or her as a champion of progressive ideas and the clear choice (in their opinion) for our political direction.
  7. It just occurred to me that the two main exercises (Foal Eagle and I forget the other name) are held in the Spring and Fall. This suspension means nothing until Oct/Nov since the spring exercise is already history.
  8. They share a common border, and I believe there were some Russian observers embedded with the Chinese Army during the Korean War, but the help and chumminess idea is a stretch.
  9. No, his focus is further north. But, there may be a slot in Pyongyang opening soon, maybe he'll get that one.
  10. I agree. maybe the Ambassador to the ROK at least informed President Moon? Oh, wait...there is no ambassador, is there?
  11. Yeah, that attitude is prematurely positive (at best). It would be great if this meeting led to something bigger, but so far there is little to celebrate except as Maggie just posted: "The best part of this is it's a big departure from the adolescent name calling and threats of war."
  12. So far, about the same as we got when the exercises were suspended between 1994 and 1996. Nothing. Did I suggest otherwise?
  13. Not really a big or a new concession. But halting the annual exercises would not represent a major sacrifice for the United States, which has suspended the military drills before in an effort to lessen tensions on the peninsula. They can be restarted quickly. Most recently the Pentagon agreed to delay planned military exercises during the Olympics, which were held in South Korea, after the North agreed to participate. The exercises were held after the Winter Games ended. The exercises were also suspended between 1994 and 1996 in an attempt to improve conditions during diplomatic talks with North Korea. The diplomatic efforts ultimately failed and the exercises resumed.
  14. Setting the fungus idea aside, I am convinced there is something seriously wrong in that locker room and it has affected more than a few players including Cobb and Schoop. I suspect its initials may be CD, BS or both.
  15. Mayor Meehan, Rep Harris and others using the eyesore argument is ludicrous. Among other things, old, fat men in Speedos and barges towing signs advertising the various AYCE restaurants are the true eyesores and should be banned first!