We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Inauguration War - The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy.
I don't think anything illustrates the fundamental dishonesty and real hypocrisy of Democrats so much as the lectures they gave after Trump's refusal to say he'd accept a disputable election result without protest, and then to start an all-out war, continuing to this day, to disrupt and delegitimize his election before the paint was even dry on the results.
I've been thinking that they would also but now I'm not so sure. Looking back to W's presidency there were actual circumstances and actions to be protested, and the post-election outrage dialed back once he was inaugurated. The protests seem only vaguely related to anything that Trump has actually done and have everything to do with the fact that Trump. is. President. That, in all likelihood, isn't going to change for four years.
Re: "Why the media's Trump dossier coverage is suicidal"
The author has a very high opinion of the MSM and a very low opinion of Trump. But of course this is just another hit piece on Trump under the guise of giving advice to the media. His comment "The media is sinking to Donald Trump's level." He goes on and on telling us how Trump is a neanderthal and our wonderful press should avoid sinking to his level. My god man where have you been all these years? Do you remember the press with Bush I and II? Do you really think the press has ever been fair and honest?
The number one problem of marijuana is that long term use (say, 4-5 years of steady use) results in damage to short term memory recall. In other words, users become absent minded and "spacy". Often it is to the point of irritation of having to interact with such people.
As far as I know, there is yet to be any published studies on this. However, I can tell you from anecdotal experience that this phenomenon is real.
I agree that heavy and prolonged users become absent minded and "spacy" as you say. During my school year's in the 1970's the term we used for marijuana users was "burn-outs".
Adding to anecdotal experience a friend of mine who used heavily in the '70s was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his later 20's. Plus, I have a sibling who recently moved to Colorado; their behavior has turned extremely isolationist and weird to the point that oblivious (i.e. extended) family members have noticed. Again all anecdotal, but adds evidence to the articles claim of: "Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of developing schizophrenia or social anxiety disorders."
I won't be surprised if the term reefer madness makes a reappearance.
I lived on Block Beautiful for eight years. Really amazing little corner that felt very different and isolated in a special way from the rest of Manhattan. Very quiet (for NYC), and then you'd go a few blocks east or west and back to hustle-bustle.
There was always a LOT of filming in the neighborhood because it looked so unique. Law & Order, films, Sex & the City, etc. The carriage houses were cute, but I'd never want to live in one, they felt very exposed to walkers by.
All of the Gramercy gets a fair number of tourists too. I understand the appeal, but living there it got a little annoying after awhile. "Hey people, actual people live here, this is not Disneyland"
Rick Okasik from the Cars lived on the street. I'd see him all the time, often at the corner store. His kids would have lemonade stands, which was cute.
Neighborhood restaurants & spots were great. The sushi spot on the corner, Pete's Tavern. Close access to the trains over at Union Square, so it was very mobile subway-wise, which is a thing in NYC.
Slate: Jeff Sessions doesn't understand that racism is everywhere: As Slate does not recognize that they are racist as well...as they must be, if racism is everywhere.
74% Republicans, 33% Democrats back Israel over Palestinians:
These are the people who believe that building up is good, tearing down, blowing up, and killing are bad.
As I've said before, if the Israelis actually did as they've been accused of doing, none but fools would ever attack them.