Ah, the snow, the snow! More comes down and I push it off to the side. Time for more pushing.
Agent Cooper: Yes, a worthy addition to the annals of cinema, and Sam joined the great pantheon of cowboy actors.
Agent Cooper, DaddyCatALSO: "The Hero" co-stars Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, and Nick Offerman
Agent Cooper, DaddyCatALSO: Did you get the info on making wonderfully complex words using phobia, philia, and mania? Like claustrophobia, necrophilia, and megalomania.
Okay, who doesn't love Sam Elliott? Last night I watched the DVD of "The Hero" a drama which features Sam in a part that is somewhat close to himself. His character does voice-overs (Sam did Ram commercials and is the voice of Smokey the Bear), is an actor, and is around 72 years old (a youngster, haha.) I have loved (platonic) Sam since I first saw him in "Lifeguard" (which was something like "Baywatch") and then there was the "Novel for Television" called "Once An Eagle." Also, my younger brother Dan, when he grew a mustache, looked just like Sam (actually, my mother's maiden name was Elliott) Sam has played in many cowboy movies, many with Tom Selleck. See "The Hero". He does a special feature commentary on the DVD that will make you like him all over again.
Wolfguard: The thing is that so much of what passes for "news" or "reports" or "criticisms" nowadays in the Mainstream Press are really just slams at Trump. Trump was never supposed to win and they were pulling stunts under Obama that would have been glossed over under Hillary (who probably would have given a lot of judgeships as rewards) but with Trump in there, even as ineffective as he's been in investigating the investigators, they risk exposure AND prison time. I'm talking the FBI and other Justice bigwigs.
For you to make a link on
just start [a href="https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/27/will-trump-give-sunpower-
corporation-a-lifeline.aspx"]Will Trump Give Sunpower a Lifeline?[/a]
then just go to the c of the word corporation and backspace over that hidden line break and you get
Will Trump Give Sunpower a Lifeline? Then you can "preview" it to see if it's going to work.
Wolfguard: I don't want to get into this argument as there are too many factual unknowns to really evaluate anything about it, but with the solar panels thingy, it is truly an "emotional" statement to say the installers will be HURT. Is that like a broken bone or a bloody nose or a hangnail? Could it be that the 2,000 employees making solar panels in the states are such competition that the foreign exporters to the states have reduced their prices to "dump" their product on the U.S. market to squeeze the U.S. manufacturers out of existence (so the foreigners can then RAISE their prices, having no domestic competition)? It seems to me that people having solar panels installed on their homes are rather upscale people who can afford certain pricing anomalies. Also that installers CAN cut their margins to make a deal. How much difference in pricing per panel? How many Installers does the 250,000 employees represent? 10,000 or 1? How many companies does the 2,000 employees represent? How many people work in the foreign countries manufacturing these panels? If you were an installer, would you say you were being hurt even if it queered one deal? Probably yes. No one would prosecute you for lying. If you are the domestic U.S. branch of the solar panel manufacturer (who also, by chance, installs them here), wouldn't it behoove you to make the loudest stink? How could a foreign company producing solar panels by hand (that also has to pay to ship them to the U.S.) compete price-wise and quality-wise with a U.S. manufacturer that is highly automated? I question the price advantage that would allow them to fairly compete. This sounds like a bogus controversy. I keep remembering the Obama Solyndra scandal that made someone rich even though they went bankrupt despite receiving millions in U.S. loans. Copy: white wings
white wings: The utter audaciousness and expansive "love" of Philippe Petit so thoroughly captivates me. I have never (although I may have forgotten much) had that much control over my muscles and/or co-ordination and/or confidence. It's just a wonderful true story, and it is tragically underlined by the hateful and small-minded resentment and envy of those Muslims who attacked those buildings as symbols of our kind and freedom-loving country. It's a unique story of Good versus Evil writ large.
Wolfguard: I'm not certain why you are getting that shorty wrap thingy, but anytime you DO, there's an extra character inserted by the wrapping program, like a line-break character. I have Windows 10 and if I try to create a link using your example, which looks like this--I just copied it.
and try to create a link from this, like so:
the-union-216548"]Televised State of the Union[/a], I don't get what I want, but if I assume that in your example there's an extra character (either after "of-" or before "the" and I just backspaced over it to remove it, I get:
Televised State of the Union. (I went to the word "the" and just backspaced over whatever was there, wiping it out.)
Christopher Marlowe: I have tried to offer you employment seeking advice in the past, but it may have been on one of those days when you decided you were not reading my posts. Would you like me to try to repeat what I had written? I will do that. BTW, if you have had an actual interview with a real human, you owe that person a thank you letter (whether you think you've heard you didn't get the job or what.) This is proper job-hunting etiquette. The thank you letter is usually sent snail mail, although it possibly CAN be sent e-mail, although this is not preferable. In the thank you letter you (well, you can look up what you should write--I suggest you get a copy of "What Color is Your Parachute?")
Okay, Kids: How about a movie that makes you throw up? When I was a kid we would have killed for such a movie (unless it was because of some perverted sex or something.) Perhaps even if it was like a slasher movie, it would be borderline unacceptable, but what if it was just a straightforward movie that just triggered the gag reflex because of special effects and spatial anomalies, etc.? I have such a movie; I just brought the DVD home from the Library. I stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. When this movie was in the theaters, evidently people (had to) walked out on it and it DID make some sick; it was not popular as a theater event. When I saw it in the theater, it continually made me squirm and did make me want to look away, but it was perhaps the move fascinating movie I have ever seen. I thought it even might give me nightmares, but not so far. The movie is "The Walk" which is a dramatized version of the movie "Man on Wire" which won the Academy Award as a Documentary and it presented the story of the Frenchman, Philippe Petit, who came to the U.S. to put a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and then he walked across from one to the other and back and when the cops came to arrest him, he, for a time refused to get off the wire. I may have to buy the Blu-Ray version of this movie as the version I brought home mentions that the Blu-Ray has even more Special Features.
Agent Cooper2: Yes, "Glory" was a movie about a black northern Civil War outfit and "Ben" was about a rat that Michael Jackson sang about.
Agent Cooper3: Yes, and they should throw away the Key (making this a Buffy-related post.) I almost wish they would release the Inspector General's Report rather than Devin Nunes' Memo, which can perhaps be characterized as partisan. I hope Jeff Sessions gets some uncorrupted help in prosecuting these clowns.
Christopher Marlowe: That's okay--you won't understand it anyway.
white wings: I love your mind, stray thoughts and all. It works fine. I have been reading a book about a lady I think you would admire, Pamela Geller, called "FATWA: Hunted in America." In the meantime, on the solar panels, the Chinese are still Communists and just like in the TV Series, "The Americans," they would rather steal their technologies. If they ever decided to go Capitalistic, we should worry. In the meantime, ever heard of This Guy? The Chinese had been stealing his technology for years. I know of him because his company was local here in Michigan and I tried more than once to get employed there.
Agent Cooper: Just for clarification. Do you know what a snowpusher is?
Looking forward to the release of the Inspector General Report (through Devin Nunes.)
Agent Cooper2: (Wasting time before attending to the snow) you started counting the days until the end of winter? I'm convinced we group time into packets and that's one of the reasons why we ask ourselves at some later date "where has time flown?" And we comment that time flies when we get older. When we are younger it all seems to happen haphazardly (and we are surprised); when we get older we keep repeating predictable cycles like Groundhog's Day (mid point of winter,) end of snow around St. Patrick's Day, holidays, birthdays, shopping days, vacation days, time to put the boat in the water, time to take it out, etc.
DaddyCatALSO: Mother Teresa was the other person (besides Churchill) named an honorary U.S. Citizen while alive.
white wings: We usually apply tariffs defensively (in retaliation) when someone is stopping our exports from being readily accepted. Methinks, for instance, South Korea does not sell many of our U.S. made cars, because they add tariffs to our price over there. The whole thing with solar panels, is that China (in particular) dumps (sells them below China's COST) them in our country to try to kill off our own domestic manufacturing industry leaving us with no alternative than buy from China (at which point they WILL raise their prices.) This kind of predatory export pricing HAS worked in the past (we make few appliances anymore in this country.) The problem is that U.S. citizens love a bargain (and don't recognize the harm to employment that's happening behind the scenes.) Something similar also happens when workers in this country DEMAND higher wages, and/or fringes, than their efforts contribute, like in "Norma Rae" (Sally Field) standing on her sewing workstation with the "Union" sign; all those jobs went to Sri Lanka and Pakistan, etc., and the Norma Raes sit home without pay in the south. The point I wanted to make, though, is that the installers of solar panels complain that their work will dry up if tariffs are applied to "dumped" panels, but that there ARE marginal negotiations where these things are not necessarily all or nothing as installers complain. The work doesn't HAVE to grind to a halt; installers CAN reduce their profit margins and/or find (or encourage) other manufacturers and/or make better use of federal tax credits for purchasers. My understanding of these tariffs is that they are destined to reduce from 40% to 15% in 4 years; still they signal that we are watching for these attempts to further close down American industries. We have been played as patsies over the years--the Chinese steal our technologies and undercut our pricing. We ought to at least have an awareness of this, which I would argue is what Trump aims to have and attempt to keep all parties honest. I refreshingly note I think you agree.