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by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1161
Views: 311913

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

The New York Times is reporting that the Manhattan D.A.'s office has obtained the personal tax returns of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and that he might face charges for failing to pay taxes on benefits given to him by Trump as soon as this summer. Or he might not face any charges. Of co...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: News from Bree and other random discussions
Replies: 83
Views: 37041

Re: News from Bree and other random discussions

That's pretty much what I was thinking, too. I can't think of who else it could be, off the top of my head, but I'll keep thinking.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 655
Views: 52805

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I don't see why they could not issue such a subpoena. Whether they would, and whether it would be enforceable, are two different questions.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings

As a renown Tolkien scholar once said to me, "There is a school of thought that thinks because Tolkien and Lewis were friends and Lewis was a Christian apologist, Tolkien must therefore be one too. A popular fallacy, but mistaken."
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 655
Views: 52805

Re: The challenges ahead

So, with Bill Barr out, and Jeffrey Rosen elevated to Acting Attorney General (despite having no previous prosecutorial experience at all), will we see a spate of special counsels appointed to cause more chaos for the Biden administration? I must say, I was wrong about Jeffrey Rosen. He is emerging...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Bitcoin mining
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Bitcoin mining

Anyone else see the irony of someone like Abbott using the term 'Mecca'?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1161
Views: 311913

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

It is very likely that Demers is a key player in this debacle. He became the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division in February 2018, the same month that the subpoenas in question appear to have been issued. As the person in charge of the National Security Division, it would m...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5401
Views: 1005847

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

You gots it!

Your turn.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5401
Views: 1005847

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No, it is later than that!
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5401
Views: 1005847

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No, neither Beren nor Lúthien are involved in any way. The conversation in question takes place before their story is told.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 97216

Re: World News Thread

Ideologically, Bennett is to the right of Netanyahu. However, his main partner in the coalition, Lapid, is considerably to the left of Netanyahu, and will be Foreign Minister for the first two years of the four year term, and then become PM. It remains to be seen how much power Bennett (whose party ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Tolkien biopic
Replies: 80
Views: 58729

Re: Tolkien biopic

Dr. Dmitra Fimi's review perfectly captures my feelings about the film.
Tolkien: Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right (my review of Dome Karukoski’s biopic)
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Catholicism in the Lord of the Rings

Here is a review of Professor Kreeft's book, The Philosophy of Tolkien from an early (Volume 4) issue of Tolkien Studies back in 2007.

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/215126/pdf ... AZzs2gy4gQ
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1161
Views: 311913

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

I've actually changed my mind. The news that former White House Counsel Don McGahn and his wife also had their records subpoenaed has convinced me that there was a rogue element that answered directly to Trump in the DOJ that was behind this. I don't think Rosenstein was involved, and Sessions was o...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5401
Views: 1005847

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No. Not as close kin as Olwë.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1161
Views: 311913

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Frankly, I put the likelihood of the DOJ leadership not knowing that they were subpoenaing members of Congress at some place between 0% and zero percent.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

Actually, of anything in the appendices, Helm's story is the most fleshed out (other than Aragorn's).
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2240
Views: 124049

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Meanwhile, an active duty Chicago Police Officer was arrested this morning and charged with participating the 1/6 insurrection.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/politics ... index.html
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5401
Views: 1005847

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No. Thingol is not involved, though someone who was his kin is.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2842
Views: 790262

Re: Nature Pics

So awesome!