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by sophie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Climate Change

Sorry guys, but the evidence that the planet is warming up is irrefutable. Warming involves greater fluctuations which can manifest as localized cold snaps. You can't cherry pick these and use them as contrary evidence. I was (again) reminded of this when I started getting allergy symptoms this past...
by sophie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Consider this: Trump was not the only millionaire in NYC in the 1990s. How many of them built a real estate empire and become billionaires? If it were that easy, why didn't more business moguls do the same thing? People get uncomfortable when comparing themselves to someone who has achieved great su...
by sophie
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ally bank website and other problems
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Ally bank website and other problems

Ah, should have thought of that.

I can log in now, but only about 1 in 3 tries ("internal server error" the other times). Anyway that'll do. Thanks.
by sophie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Trump's "dumb-ness" seems to be very compartmentalized. His main issue is the complete lack of a brain to mouth filter, and I'm sure he's been told so many times. It's just that he genuinely thinks he doesn't need one. Other than that, I still have a hard time understanding how a genuinely low IQ pe...
by sophie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Now he's probably not dumb in every sense, but he doesn't seem to have a deep understanding of any topic pertinent to the presidency, and his bonafides as a private sector winner are mostly in the sleazebag department, not "making great deals." Even the writer of his "Art of the Deal" book has said...
by sophie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Now he's probably not dumb in every sense, but he doesn't seem to have a deep understanding of any topic pertinent to the presidency, and his bonafides as a private sector winner are mostly in the sleazebag department, not "making great deals." Even the writer of his "Art of the Deal" book has said...
by sophie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I didn't say Pravda was good, only that it's no different from our own mainstream hack rags. There's no "news" in them either - good saying. Also, I'm not arguing that the press shouldn't cover Trump's buffoonery and reactions to it. I just don't like how they do more than simply report - they use i...
by sophie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ally bank website and other problems
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Ally bank website and other problems

After some more internet searching and digging, I found that many have reported problems with Google Chrome, solved by either turning off hardware acceleration in settings, or using an incognito window. I was able to get in once, but when I tried again I now get a different lockout message. Sigh. Wi...
by sophie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Moda (and maybe others), you need to spend some time overseas. It really opens your eyes to the problems with the American press. I've had extensive stays in both the Soviet Union (i.e. pre-breakup) and Kenya. In the USSR I was traveling with a Moscow native, and got to see some samples of Pravda (w...
by sophie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And I would say that you are naive. Do you think the press is performing this vital function just from the goodness of their heart? No, not at all. Although I do think there is no shortage of journalists who are passionate about journalism. They don't say to themselves, "I'd like to go into the fie...
by sophie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ally bank website and other problems
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Ally bank website and other problems

Anyone having trouble logging in? I haven't been able to get onto Ally's website for days. The website is active but you get an "unable to process request" message when you try to log in. I can get in sometimes, but then the web interface freezes up within seconds. This applies to two different comp...
by sophie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 172
Views: 9524

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

News today was all about the Lordstown GM plant closing and the unanticipated (if you're Trump) effects of steel tariffs. Sounds like the wall and the immigration issues have been forgotten, for the moment anyway. The narrative says that the steel industry has done well, but tariffs increased costs ...