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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
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About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

How you enlist in the Russian Army:


Russian casualty figures are among the worst of the modern era.


Our favorite logistics explains how we should supply Ukraine with tanks, missiles and planes.

I didn't know any of this but apparently it's how Saudi Arabia and other places get and maintain their military goodies:


I'll add this thread he just published. Trent is really PO'd about the report of a poison gas being used in Mariupol today:


Four-legged friends of the Ukraine Army.


The Saudis had doubts about investing with Jared Kushner, but did it anyway.

Six months after leaving the White House, Jared Kushner secured a $2 billion investment from a fund led by the Saudi crown prince, a close ally during the Trump administration, despite objections from the fund’s advisers about the merits of the deal.

A panel that screens investments for the main Saudi sovereign wealth fund cited concerns about the proposed deal with Mr. Kushner’s newly formed private equity firm, Affinity Partners, previously undisclosed documents show.

Those objections included: “the inexperience of the Affinity Fund management”; the possibility that the kingdom would be responsible for “the bulk of the investment and risk”; due diligence on the fledgling firm’s operations that found them “unsatisfactory in all aspects”; a proposed asset management fee that “seems excessive”; and “public relations risks” from Mr. Kushner’s prior role as a senior adviser to his father-in-law, former President Donald J. Trump, according to minutes of the panel’s meeting last June 30.

But days later the full board of the $620 billion Public Investment Fund — led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler and a beneficiary of Mr. Kushner’s support when he worked as a White House adviser — overruled the panel.


He has attracted few other investors.

The New Jersey Coastal County with the highest covid death rate in the state.

Ocean County, a coastal region in central New Jersey, is home to some of the state’s most exclusive waterfront communities and its fastest-growing town, Lakewood.

A Republican bastion in a state controlled by Democrats, the county is largely suburban, encompassing more land than all but one other county in New Jersey.

Now, as the United States begins to chart a path through a third year of the pandemic, Ocean County also illustrates a stubborn public health challenge: A large share of its residents have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, and its Covid-19 death rate is the highest in the state.

The county has recorded 459 virus-related deaths for every 100,000 residents, state data show. This outpaces fatality levels in every other county in New Jersey, an affluent, well-educated and densely populated state still struggling to limit its virus death rate. New Jersey has the sixth-highest fatality rate from Covid in the United States, behind Mississippi, Arizona, Alabama, Tennessee and West Virginia.


Ain't No Party Like a Tory Party!

This is really funny:


Did someone mention that Rachel is back?

Beginning Monday at 9pm on msnbc.

Interesting thread on Shanghai by Dr. Ding:


Zelensky: Mariupol is the heart of this war.


No one knows what's going on in Mariupol but Zelensky. He knows what's going on.
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