Trump has entered the Querencia Phase of his presidency

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10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Apr 20, 2018 - 09:00am PT
The problem is that the odds of TrumpCo giving them all that is slim to none, so I don't have high expectations beyond Kim stalling while holding out the appearance of willing acquiescence as he always does. And the result of not cutting a deal is TrumpCo will look like idiots for engaging over a protracted period and getting nothing to show for it. Nothing but the status quo that is (and it will only be that if those first five things on the list are on-site verified).

Trump is getting played.

Kim is going to make a fool out of trump.
Not hard to do.
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Apr 20, 2018 - 10:58am PT
Giuliani Ties to Russian Oligarchs and Others: NY Times article lays it out.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/20/1758579/-Giuliani-Ties-to-Russian-Oligarchs-and-Others-NY-Times-article-11-16

Credit: Craig Fry
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2018 - 04:25pm PT
Floppy Don apparently hasn't treated his fixer very well. Over the years, they've had a dysfunctional codependent relationship, with Trump abusing Cohen for his own amusement.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/politics/trump-michael-cohen.html


Trump's continual mistreatment of Michael Cohen was partly because he isn't Roy Cohn, Trump's notoriously corrupt dirty trickster from the 1980s.


When grandma breaks wind, we beat the dog.
 Floppy Don, explaining how it's done in the Trump household


7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Apr 20, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
That KC Fireman story is waaaay f*cked up
WBraun

climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 05:15pm PT
It's a known fact here that brainwashed Tom and Fried Craig are the sheeple trying to recruit more sheeple.

The more sheeple the better for these guys so they can masquerade their bullsh!t as doing something intelligent.

This is why these clowns focus exclusively on their puppet leader TRump.

These loons know nothing beyond except more brainwashed horsesh!t from their brainwashed main loon media .....
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 05:35pm PT
Credit: the Confit Conspiracy
WBraun

climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 06:11pm PT
LMAO ..... ha ha ha good one ...
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Apr 20, 2018 - 06:16pm PT
pick a target and attack them personally

call em out by name and tell them how stupid they are
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
WVB, if the topic of the forum is Trump, shouldn't he be the primary focus?


Anyway, here's a story from The Failing With Only Three Pulitzers New York Times.

It's a great story that's mostly about the DNC, Trump's campaign staff, Russian officials, and Wikileaks. The best part is that the lawsuit is based only on what has been publicly revealed about Russian interference in the election. It's concussive enough, right now, to spin Trump around on his axis a few times.

The DNC lawyers will be able to amend their complaint later, to present additional information, such as any Mueller and the Southern District Court reveal to the public as those situations proceed.


“Rather than report these repeated messages that Russia intended to interfere with U.S. elections, the Trump campaign and its agents gleefully welcomed Russia’s help,” the lawsuit said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/us/politics/dnc-russia-trump-lawsuit.html



REMEMBER: OJ was acquitted in a criminal trial, but Ron Goldman's family prevailed in a civil trial based predominantly on the same evidence.













Trump's national energy policy came from a Steam Punk comic book he found in Baron's room.


Energy dominance, rather than independence, does seem to be an unusual policy shift. Maybe he believes Americans should be the Warriors of the Wasteland.

Energy dominance, by the way, is what thermonuclear weaponry is all about: maximum energy release capability.

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7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Apr 20, 2018 - 06:29pm PT
TDS? Total Dissolved Solids?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 06:35pm PT
Norton,

The echo you keep repeating has been banned by the Grand Canyon NPS. There has been too many complaints about noise above and beyond OSHA regulations.

Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2018 - 06:58pm PT
WVB,

Here's proof you had a good point before:


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/technology/att-verizon-investigate-esim.html


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.


Politards shouldn't just be concerned about DT Jr. "gleefully welcoming" foreign interference in a presidential election.

Politards should also be concerned that the two biggest wireless phone carriers are trying a new tactic of illegal vendor lock-in. AT&T and Verizon are attempting, again, to lock customers' phones so they can't switch carriers.


Politards are video gamers playing Whack-A-Mole against all manner of rapacious sordidians. It's an age-old game, and it's not going to end any time soon.

Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2018 - 07:15pm PT
Here's a Total Dissolved Solids diversion . . . . .

Reverse osmosis purification produces waste brine, that for inland areas (not seawater input) mostly contains metal oxides like calcium carbonate as excessive dissolved solids in a super-saturated solution.

What if waste brine, like that, was used in a concrete mix? Would that improve the concrete?

Maybe the Ancient Roman knew to boil off their mineral-rich water before mixing it into their concrete. Roman concrete has proven to be very durable, and better than most of the sidewalks I've seen.








Yes. Their basic mix was to burn limestone to obtain calcium oxide, and then mix it with magic volcanic sand (reactive silica) and water. Their magic sand originally came from Pozzuoli, on the Bay of Naples, downhill from Mount Vesuvius, and right down now the road from Pompeii.

Empirically (as in Empire?) they learned over time to refine their concrete to a very high quality.

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Yeah, chloride attack on concrete is no joke. Roads that have not been sealed from road salt get destroyed rapidly.

Mimicing the Roman Mix by adding fly ash from coal-fired powerplants has been shown to greatly improve durability of portland cement concrete, and improve chloride resistance. The downside is it typically takes longer to cure, which can increase costs, especially for something like a skyscraper whose lower layers must take extra time to cure, in order to support a next layer.

Somewhere, in one of my hard drives, is a story about a company who moved their slip-forms too quickly, week-to-week, and a lower layer failed, bringing down the tower.

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7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Apr 20, 2018 - 07:21pm PT
Maybe.
Apparently the Romans used volcanic ash and lime instead of portland cement. The seawater did some unique crystallizing thingy over time.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 07:32pm PT
The Romans used bronze metal reinforcement over doorway headers, only. If they had used bronze reinforcement in their slabs and columns, Ancient Rome today, would look like the day it was built.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2018 - 07:45pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Steel didn't become cheap enough for building construction until the invention of the Besemer Furnace. Bronze is still too expensive, except as decorative trim.

One big difference of the Roman Concrete, compared to today's OPC, is that it had a lower PH. In other words, it was not as alkaline. This is true, today, of concrete mixes that substitute some of the OPC for fly-ash, activated kaolin clay, or similar pozzolans additives.

Alkalinity in OPC is so aggressive, it can destroy fiberglass, bamboo, or other intended reinforcements. Zirconia fiberglass apparently will work, but that is not the same thing as what they make surfboards and Corvettes from. Steel is protected from corrosion, and as a bonus, the thermal expansion coefficient of concrete and steel is very similar, to minimize thermal stresses.

The Romans might have been able to get away with, say, horsehair, to at least get some early high strength.

For a civilization that didn't have access to algebra, or even the concept of a mathematical zero, they were pretty good sometimes.








By about 65 A.D., urine was a valuable industrial chemical in Rome. The Emperor Vespasian taxed it, to ensure it wouldn't just be discarded. Today, in Florence, an outdoor urinal very close to the Museo Uzzizi is called a Vespasiano.

Urine, back then, was used for retting wool. And, I would not be surprised to learn they also put it in their concrete. Have you ever seen a pee bottle that developed crystalline deposits?

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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 07:49pm PT
Well Xcon, the problem with a proper gout mixture is the ratio of time required for alcohol sugar in uric acid to react with connective tissue. It's always been socially sensitive.
Lituya

Mountain climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 07:54pm PT
LMAO! Does he need less beer? or more grammar crackers?
Norton

climber
The Wastelands
Apr 20, 2018 - 08:50pm PT
oh thanks anyway but I will keep repeating it

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Apr 20, 2018 - 09:01pm PT
You're welcome. There is nothing more sonorous than the bray of a tax paying coniferous.

To avoid insurrection, always remember to water your house plants and keep you hat's belt buckled tightly.
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