Friday, November 15, 2019

Politics and Amazon

This has been making the rounds on twitter today.  It's a Russian produced video of them taking over a US facility in Syria.  It's another dark day for American Exceptionalism.





You can link to the tweet and play the video here.

On a brighter note, here is a very interesting article about Roundup, MT.  Apparently people buy stuff from Target, Walmart and other stores, ship it to their homes or businesses and then repackage and sell it to Amazon.  Amazon then directs the merchandise to their various fulfillment centers.  I had no idea this was going on.  It's interesting how far items move.  I think there's a lot of carbon being expended in the process.

Other than this, I have not too much to report.  We spent some time watching clips of the impeachment hearings.  Gym Jordan and Nunez were their usual annoying selves.  Ambassador Yovanovitch's testimony was calm and collected.  She received an unusual round of applause when her time was over.  She's quite the professional.


8 comments:

  1. Good for you, actually watching and assimilating. I do hope Ms. Yovanovitch's testimony was compelling. These life time, professional civil service people, hanging in there and doing their sworn job honestly and professionally are sterling examples of the best of us.

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  2. I just cannot watch the proceedings. I dislike everyone so much I cant do it. I just read that article about Roundup. A little town in the middle of nowhere. I thought that was interesting.

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  3. Yes she was very professional, unlike Trump.

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  4. I saw that on twitter. and Trump and the Republicans don't care. Putin even proclaimed the time of American supremacy is over. and one of the scariest things that came out of Yovanovitch's testimony is that the state department is on the edge of collapse thanks to Trump. Trump was put in to destroy the government and he's doing exactly that, perhaps not by design but because in his own words he doesn't care about anything that doesn't benefit him personally.

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  5. I'm ignoring the impeachment proceedings. I just can't stomach it. I already know Trump is a dangerous charlatan -- they don't have to prove it to me.

    I'm off to read that Roundup story! Sounds interesting!

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  6. Fascinating article about Roundup (not the herbicide! LOL) I order a lot from Amazon and had no idea. Thanks!

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  7. I watched both days of the hearings. I want to witness it myself. It's so hard to believe that there are so many people who still defend the man.

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  8. I fell in love with Dr Fiona Hill.

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