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#305813 - 03/01/18 02:31 AM RoundTable for March 2018
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Whaddya know, it's gonna come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.



Welcome to the Roundtable for March 2018

We came, we saw, we conquered, or so said the first butterflies of Spring, because that's due to happen on March 20th, but why not have a piece of pi on International Pi Day, which of course is 3/14.




Back in 1781, some wise-ass discovered Uranus, and the world of space jokes has never recovered.



Of course, we humans didn't rest on our laurels, because on March 18th the very first space walk took place.
Nope, sorry...it wasn't an American, it was a Russian cosmonaut, Alexey Leonov, and he accomplished that feat of derring-do on March 18, 1965.



This March will be even more important as students from around the country take part in the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March For Our Lives on March 24.



And of course,
March 17th is Saint Patrick's Day

And if drinking green beer and pinching non-participants doesn't float your boat, don't worry because Good Friday is March 20th and Passover is March 31st.

And of course there's always March Madness if the hoops are your thing.



Here's hoping we pick up a few new members to round out our own madness. Glad to see a few longtime members pop in and visit...we missed you!
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#305818 - 03/01/18 07:39 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Okay, you tell ME if we've officially lost our minds.

Unification Church Worships AR-15's

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#305870 - 03/07/18 02:48 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Wow...this is the most empty Roundtable I've ever seen...
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#305871 - 03/07/18 03:17 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Maybe itís a hex?
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#305872 - 03/07/18 12:39 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: logtroll]
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I'm very enthused about the teacher's victory in West Virginia. They weren't asking for that much, and they've inspired colleagues in other States. Our system for paying teachers - hell, education - in this country is insane. How can a nation such as ours be so penurious about one of its fundamental responsibilities?

It also highlights another serious failing - support of workers. Most of our economy depends on workers, yet they have been neglected for decades and deemed "The enemy" by Republican ideologues. Unions are the backbone of the American workforce, yet the concerted effort to destroy them had been effective, and is likely to be completed by the Supreme Court this term. People (voters) have forgotten that unions are responsible for almost everything they take for granted - vacations, overtime, pensions, social security, health care insurance, limited work weeks, safety and environmental progress - I could go on for paragraphs. Ignorance of history is just ignorance about life.
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#305877 - 03/07/18 08:10 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I'm very enthused about the teacher's victory in West Virginia. They weren't asking for that much, and they've inspired colleagues in other States. Our system for paying teachers - hell, education - in this country is insane. How can a nation such as ours be so penurious about one of its fundamental responsibilities?


And we keep reaping the return on our meager and paltry investment year after year after year, and we refuse to admit that squandering our investment in education in favor of prisons results in less education and more prisoners.
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#305878 - 03/07/18 08:45 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I think there is a direct correlation between our paltry education outlays and the opioid crisis.
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#305887 - 03/08/18 01:59 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Now this is more interesting than Trump or Bitcoin!
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#305920 - 03/10/18 02:18 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards short list of winners:





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#305959 - 03/13/18 02:45 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Well this explains VP Pence and the rest of the true believers in Congress. Of course we sort of knew this all along.

Brain damage and religious fundamentalism
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