Regarding First Energy, the change-of-ownership transactions over the past five years are interesting. An investment firm with headquarters split between Taiwan and India is the major stakeholder. The global economy provides exciting opportunities for international investments. However, the bribery is unacceptable, and the paid-off former state legislator faced judgment.
My interest lies more with western Kazakhstan, specifically the region of the shrinking Aral Sea. However, the vast region of eastern Kazakhstan also captivates me. The falconers in that part of the world are an intriguing people, but, alas, their numbers are dwindling. The 4,000-year-old pyramid described in the article is about the same age as the Egyptian pyramids. Thanks for posting.
. . intellectually superior if they can recite a few of her arguments. Last week, I heard a MAGA at a breakfast diner exuberantly preaching her rubbish to his table guest. He was about seventy years old. The RW indoctrinators know the importance of giving the disgruntled members of our society something they can latch onto so that they can feel intellectually and politically empowered.
The year 1956 was when I was born. The last time I saw a 1956 Continental was six years ago at a car cruise. Its color was white. An elderly couple owned it. I spoke with them briefly and snapped a few photos of it as they drove off. I will send you a link to the photos when I locate them.
I realize that I am making a comment which is on a different subject than yours, but certain characteristics are the same. TFG's inane babble over the past eight years is something which all of us are familiar with. However, no history book fifty years from now will capture the breadth of his dysfunction, corruption and unworthiness to hold office. As you correctly point out, in any given situation of national importance, there are more material facts than the public realizes.
I am dismayed when I see Maga people brazenly displaying that three-word phrase on signs and bumper stickers.
I did not watch the clip of the Faux Friends discussing President Biden's clip showing him sipping coffee from the Brandon mug. I can not stomach watching or hearing those Faux Friends.
It is just that, even within the bizzaro logic of their right-wing propaganda universe, I still do not see their point that President Biden's whimsical take on the right-wing's nasty Brandon chant is somehow an insult to rhe American people.
After asserting for the entire movie that he was always going to act in an independent-minded fashion, he won the race (to his surprise) and then helplessly looked at his handler (portrayed by Peter Boyle) and asked, "What do we do now?"
His athleticism in high school and college gained him national recognition. He completed his full term as a Rhodes Scholar with high achievement. He joined the Army, underwent Ranger training, and rose to the level of helicopter pilot. He was offered a commission and a position at West Point as an instructor of English courses. He turned it down and separated from the service. His parents were dismayed with his decision, and they became estranged from him. He relocated to the southern states and took jobs from a janitor at the Grand Ole Opry to a helicopter pilot ferrying workers to and from offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. He said he wrote "Me and Bobby McGee" while sitting on an oil tank on a drilling rig. His songwriting brought him accolades in 1970 when he won for best composer for the two major county music academies - for two different songs sung by two different artists. He was nominated for the best actor Oscar in 1976 for his performance in "A Star is Born." He overcame alcohol addiction and presents himself as an empathetic person. Thanks for sharing the video.
The instant I walked into the home that evening, the youth ran to me with alarm and fear in his eyes and exclaimed, "Did you hear what happened? He betrayed us!"
The memory of that poignant moment has remained with me all of these past five years.