@schuth These are great pics. Thank you.
@schuth These are great pics. Thank you.
@JohnPhilpin I suspect my 'on this day' page has been broken for months.
@Burk Pull up! Pull up! You're in a dive. No coffee leads to barbarism - Donner Pass stuff. Time for a coffee supply mission or hit the Amazon button. Otherwise you'll be boiling old leather shoes or something.
@thereceivinglife I do hope the public continues to shop Powell's. And yes, I agree, good will come out of this. This whole crisis has shown so many acts of kindness it's both humbling and inspiring at the same time.
@JohnPhilpin I've been having this conversation elsewhere. It's blatantly clear that the US is a paper tiger akin to Russia. Lots of weapons, lots of nukes but very little industrial capacity to sustain it during a prolonged war. We are no longer the arsenal of democracy.
I'm sure the rest of the world sees this, but I'm not sure anybody in Washington is bright enough to see it, let alone corect it in the future.
@JohnPhilpin We aren't there yet, but there will be a time of reckoning. When actions will be judged by the results that they sowed and the nut-cups will be swept away.
@bix I'm with you. Also a door-to-door donut salesman, just so we have a balanced diet with both food groups.
@johnjohnston Yes, you really start to notice who is still working, still putting themselves at risk and who are shouldering that risk for the rest of us.
@jack Default. I'm not sure why.
@fgtech Harold Lloyd films are wonderful, and a great way to explore silent films.
As for the talkies from the late 1930's onward, I think these often get dismissed as being "old" and remain unwatched today which is a shame because many have compelling stories, acting and direction that I find missing in many modern films.
@Omrrc Congratulations! You deserve a break.
@Ron My sympathy Ron.
@devilgate I just ordered a 4 ft. long folding table for the garage. I intend to let the canned goods and Amazon boxes age there for 3 days.
@fgtech I'm becoming more cynical about corporations. Unrestrained capitalism goes too far and leads to an unhealthy consentration of wealth and production. Combine that with global off-shoring of design and manufacturing and you have a toxic soup like our current situation with supplies.
You are right, we need a rethink about wealth. We also need to have government impose a clear set of rules and expectations by which corpororations must abide.
@fgtech You're absolutely right. Somehow we've switched from corporations that play by the rules, mostly, and make a fair profit, to a bunch of looters. And I don't think much of anybody in Washington really wants to stop them, they want the system of looting to continue.
@fgtech Given that about 10% of the population controls +80% of the nations wealth I'd say that it's more than corporations it's billionaires protecting their personal wealth too. Oligarchs worshiping their Golden Calf. These people really don't live in the same world as the rest of us.
@joejenett Yes, I found it very disturbing. And it tells you why Trump is waffling on continuing mandated isolation. Fortunately, it's really not his call, the state governors are in charge of that and they really don't have to obey him. But this attitude that the health and welfare of the people, is secondary to some corporate or personal fortune is mind boogling.
@Cheri Yes! Burrito Security!
@macgenie That was cute. Thanks.
@odd We need Scully and Mulder about now.
@Cheri @crossingthethreshold My old Kindle's battery is dying. I replaced it with an Amazon Fire 8" tablet and I have no complaints. In some ways I prefer a backlit screen. My other reader is a Kobo e-ink but it has a lit screen and I like it as well.
It's been years since I tried reading on a phone but I keep it loaded with ereader apps just in case I get stuck somewhere. I bet I could read a novel on a phone, because my first ereader was a Palm PDA which saved my sanity sitting in all those hospital and doctor's waiting rooms years ago.
@schuth Curry and pierogies sounds really good.
@odd I'm so sorry for your loss.