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Name: Pet Rock
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Hometown: TN, KY
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Just had a very refreshing, hopeful thought.

I believe President Joe Biden will shift the world-wide coronavirus narrative and the U.S.A. will soon lead the charge in this pandemic battle, rather than being an outlier as under tRump.

We may get to witness renewed ties to the WHO and I believe Joe's COVID Commission will eventually invite all the major players to an international table, perhaps in summit format.

Doing so will also help mend fences in the international diplomacy realm as a good start for our new Secretary of State.

Sadly, we're now facing a triple holiday season and cold weather will soon spread across much of our nation. That combination will almost certainly accelerate COVID-19's spread. We need a coordinated effort not only between our states but also among all nations. I realized this is a fantasy but we must do our best.

We should be leading the world in this effort and should have all along...... .......

Mayor of London offers congratulations

Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan @SadiqKhan

Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on your well-deserved win.

London looks forward to working with you — it's time to get back to building bridges, not walls.

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11:50 AM · Nov 7, 2020

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 10:05 PM (3 replies)

Message to tRump: Democrats Made America Great Again.

DMAGA, LOL.............

Trump: .... ....... ....... ....... .......

Me: .... ...... ...... ...... ...... ..... ..... .......
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sat Nov 7, 2020, 09:43 PM (0 replies)

Best graphic image I've seen all day - Trump and Lady Liberty

Borrowed from:


She grabbed him by his brains.......... .........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Wed Nov 4, 2020, 07:42 PM (6 replies)

As usual, a day late and dollar short but hope you had a great birthday!

Agree with you and DU is also my daily respite. The whole group deserves a pat on the back just for surviving Trump together.

That's the way Democrats do it - together as a community...... ....... ......
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Nov 2, 2020, 03:32 PM (1 replies)

BBC: Joe's fences to mend - What has Trump said about your country?

US election 2020: What has Trump said about your country?
By The Visual Journalism Team
BBC News

Click on "view all" to see the complete list of nations.

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54736485

This is an excellent summary article to bookmark for reference. It lists many of Trump's missteps, insults, arrogant statements and bad policy decisions during his tenure.

Excerpts from two examples.....

In November 2019, President Macron described Nato as "brain dead" because of a waning commitment to the alliance by the US. Mr Trump hit back by saying the French leader had been "nasty" and "very disrespectful".

He also called Mr Macron "foolish" when France moved to introduce a tax on US technology companies and threatened to add a tax on French wine as retaliation, tweeting: "I've always said American wine is better than French wine!" Mr Macron put the new tax on hold.

President Trump has repeatedly taken issue with Germany failing to spend the Nato target of 2% on defence, accusing the country of being "delinquent" in its payments to the alliance.

He has also accused Germany of being "totally controlled by Russia" because it imports "so much of its energy" from the country and has a new pipeline planned. Mrs Merkel responded by saying Germany "can make our own policies and make our own decisions".

But it has not been empty rhetoric from President Trump. In July this year, the US announced it was withdrawing about 12,000 of its troops from Germany in what officials described as a "strategic" repositioning of its forces in Europe.

Mr Trump's explanation was a little more direct, telling reporters: "We don't want to be the suckers anymore. We're reducing the force because they're not paying their bills; it's very simple."

I'm looking forward to watching Joe and Kamala rebuild our diplomatic corps and seeing open arms and repairs to friendly relationships around the globe.

KY.......... ..........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Nov 1, 2020, 02:25 AM (3 replies)

Sound up! Folks dancing with good music for pandemic emotional relief.

I encourage everyone to watch these five clips from around the globe. I absolutely love the last one from Angola.

If you have big speakers, crank it!

‘I wanted to keep the morale up’: five pandemic dance videos that won the internet

From an Indian doctor in PPE dancing to a Bollywood track to an Alabama principal’s take on MC Hammer, these videos could have only emerged in 2020
Sarah Fielding
Guardian World News
Tue 27 Oct 2020 15.45 GMT

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/oct/27/viral-dance-videos-2020-coronavirus-pandemic

A group of young men and women sit together in a courtyard, eating plates of food, when one by one, they break into dance to the tune of Jerusalema, the 2019 hit by South African artists Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode. That video, which was filmed in Angola at the outset of 2020, has been viewed more than 13m times and sparked a global dance challenge even as countries closed their borders due to the pandemic.

Healthcare workers in South Africa and Kenya have taken part in the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge, along with a Catholic diocese in Montreal, a Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and Romanian firefighters, among many others.

Three of these can also be found on YouTube.

KY..... ...... ....... .......

Matt, I'm what's called a HSP.....

or Highly Sensitive Person, also known as having Sensory Processing Sensitivity. I dealt with this condition all my life but only discovered the condition and science behind it well into my 60s (I'm 72 now) and it is mostly genetic....probably coming from our primitive ancestors that needed to be highly alert at all times.

I would encourage you to read up on this condition, beginning here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_processing_sensitivity

and, if you feel it may apply to you, consider further reading here: https://hsperson.com/

Dr. Elaine Aron's work is what allowed me to discover my problem and start doing things to help. I do have her book and find it highly useful.

Other than certain sounds that annoy the hell out of me (leaf blowers, mechanic's side grinders and certain dog barks for example), two of my symptoms are:

1. Trains and other distant sounds: I live near train tracks and I would often hear trains coming a long time before others in my family. I can still hear the engine and track sounds from many miles away.

2. Anytime there are multiple sources of sound, I am unable to think clearly and my mind becomes irritated and confused. For example, if I'm trying to speak with someone in our living room, the TV cannot be loud or else I cannot concentrate on conversation. Even a loud dog bark outside will cause me to lose focus.

Prior to discovering the HSP condition, I thought my hearing was far more sensitive than most other people. As it turns out, that is not the case. Most people's brains "tune out" low level sounds and they just don't notice them, while my brain hears everything.

Regardless of what your condition is, you are not alone and I encourage you to search until you find your answers. If I can help further, please reply or send me a PM.


Enjoyed this interview with Joni Mitchell....

Joni Mitchell: 'I'm a fool for love. I make the same mistake over and over'
Guardian UK/Culture Section
Cameron Crowe
Tue 27 Oct 2020

As she releases a box set of her earliest recordings, in a rare interview Mitchell talks about life before fame, the correct way to sing her songs – and her long struggle to walk and talk again after an aneurysm

Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/27/joni-mitchell-interview-archives-early-years-cameron-crowe

Mitchell’s fans have long taken a different position. For years, pieces of this rich trove of unreleased material have circulated in sketchy bootleg form. Most of these early demos, work tapes, and performances have remained unheard. Mitchell’s manager, Elliot Roberts, had long been championing the idea of an archival collection. When Roberts passed away last year, the project was temporarily derailed. But the gathering of these recordings continued.

Some of the tapes are new discoveries, others had been meticulously collected and catalogued years earlier by “court archivist” Joel Bernstein. When Mitchell recently cranked up her living room stereo and listened to all the material for the first time, the project came to glorious fruition. Neil Young even gave some counsel, suggesting the songs be presented in chronological order. Mitchell, who has usually taken a more thematic approach to collections of her music, agreed.

Finally these rare compositions are all gathered in one place, presented with all the warmth of Mitchell’s twentysomething self. From her first recordings made during off-hours at a Saskatoon radio station, to a birthday tape made for her mother, to club dates in Philadelphia, Toronto, and New York, it’s a most personal document. Often armed only with her songs and her tunings, Mitchell begins her transcendent creative journey here.

Link to her main web site: https://jonimitchell.com/

Link to her web store: https://store.jonimitchell.com/

There, one can pre-order Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol.1: The Early Years (1963-1967) 5CD ($64.98)

Had no idea that Joni had suffered from an aneurysm and hope her recovery continues to be smooth and successful.


Good article on where she stands here.....

House already won? Nancy Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more
By Associated Press via LA Times
Oct. 26, 2020 5:53 AM

Link: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-10-26/house-already-won-pelosi-thinks-so-and-reaches-for-more

“I would not miss any opportunity, on behalf of my colleagues, to make sure that there’s clarity on where we’re coming from on some of these issues,” she said.

She plans to run again for speaker, if Democrats keep control of the House: “Definitely.”

With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win extra House seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any electoral college dispute with President Trump.

Pelosi said she feels so confident Democrats will keep the House this election, she’s already preparing to win the next one in 2022.

She is such a powerhouse for our Party!

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