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by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO

all these me-too disclosures are damaging to the artistic work of the organizations involved and no doubt bring discredit to the profession as a whole, at a time when classical music needs all the help it can get. Classical music needs 'all the help it can get', but in my opinion that help should n...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO

The Washington Post is really on a rampage about this, aren't they? Which music director of an important orchestra or opera house will they strike next? Sheesh! Hopefully, they will strike every single 'important orchestra or opera house' where the powerful believe they are entitled to harass, abus...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ohio football is on the ropes: OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Ohio football is on the ropes: OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave

WAPO Analysis Urban Meyer might not be long for his job if Ohio State follows its own playbook By Matt Bonesteel August 2 https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/0aQMgO9bpiI5yUqtz7m1IsuZn1Q=/960x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/3YNKFUJRBY7WVMVPUXSFITQVTM.jpg Will Urban...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ohio football is on the ropes: OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Ohio football is on the ropes: OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer placed on administrative leave

WAPO Ohio State puts Urban Meyer on leave amid investigation into assistant’s alleged domestic abuse By Will Hobson August 1 https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/QsdJ_DhF85mpztBwtifsKUS32KU=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/CPOGRYUV4AI6RJTZWCJBF63JYI.jpg Ohio S...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO

William Preucil forced to resign from the Cleveland Institute of Music https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/07/30/violinist-william-preucil-resigns-from-cleveland-institute-of-music-amid-allegations-of-assault Violinist William Preucil Resigns from Cleveland Institute of Music A...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO
Replies: 8
Views: 280

RCO Fires Conductor Daniele Gatti After Sexual Misconduct Accusations Surface in the WAPO

New York Times By Michael Cooper Aug. 2, 2018 Top Dutch Orchestra Fires Conductor After Sexual Misconduct Accusations https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/08/03/arts/music/03gatti1/merlin_92756416_f0a5bf2e-d0fa-4243-aa7e-28f33ad403c6-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp Daniele Gatti at Carnegie Hall in ...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Mission: Impossible — Fallout
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Mission: Impossible — Fallout

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:05 pm
So did . . .
So did . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vNvc9n1ikI

by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:56 pm
. . . death, not airy-fairy notions about manned missions to other planets.
O my Americus! my new-found-land.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it

I cannot believe that a man as bright as yourself does not understand how many orders of magnitude it is harder to send people to Mars (and get them back safely) than to the moon. We haven't the slightest idea how to pull it off, and any talk of it is smoke and mirrors. Back-handed compliments to o...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obstruction of Justice
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Obstruction of Justice

Impeachment has almost always been with a party-line vote With emphasis on almost always . NIXON, the one creature in The Impeachables Bestiary that faced a bipartisan Senate vote to convict and remove, did take leave: first of his senses and then of his office. So I'll gladly accept the 1 in 3 cha...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obstruction of Justice
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Obstruction of Justice

It all depends on the elections. If the Republicans keep control of the House, then there won't be an impeachment, and if they keep control of the Senate, there won't be a conviction. We'll have to wait and vote! I blithely joined the Need-to-Impeach movement months ago. But I now fear that nothing...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it

Get over it. It's inevitable. Not-Gonna-Happen in the wake of 6 lunar expeditions has evolved into Did-Not-Happen.

https://www.businessinsider.com/when-wi ... 30s-2018-2

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SDXyz6dffFU

by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Mars is frigid, rusty and haunted—We can't stop looking at it

That 'Mars mystique' is what's probably gonna send human beings there someday, maybe even this century. Science will just have to learn to coexist with dreamy laymen. Before people walk on Mars, I suspect the Webb telescope will have examined exoplanetary atmospheres for conditions conducive to life.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Mission: Impossible — Fallout
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Tom Cruise’s Most Dangerous Stunts in ‘Mission: Impossible’ https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/07/31/arts/31missionimpossible-stunts-jp1/merlin_141784476_0e628713-912e-4ec9-a88f-0dabd9d1a62d-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp The director Christopher McQuarrie, left, shooting “Mission: Impossible — Fa...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 93
Views: 24621

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Thanks! Target now has the set listed for preorder at $158.69, exclusive of shipping. Joe, can you point me to a Target site that offers this. We do have a Target in town but I have never known them to stock classical CDs. It's being offered online not in store. the price might include shipping. ht...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kids separated from parents by Trump edict are not the same after reunification
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Kids separated from parents by Trump edict are not the same after reunification

NYT — PHILADELPHIA — Before they were separated at the southwest border, Ana Carolina Fernandes’s 5-year-old son loved playing with the yellow, impish Minion characters from the “Despicable Me” movies. Now his favorite game is patting down and shackling “migrants” with plastic cuffs. After being sep...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rookie NYT publisher likes speaking truth to power, including WH bully
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Rookie NYT publisher likes speaking truth to power, including WH bully

WAPO — The new reporter was sharp, humble and eager to learn. Arthur had snazzier shoes than his colleagues at the Oregonian, but this was the only hint that he was a Sulzberger, the family that has owned and published the New York Times since 1896. He was 25 years old at the time he arrived in Port...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge to Trumpistas: Stop drugging kids for no reason
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Judge to Trumpistas: Stop drugging kids for no reason

WAPO — A federal judge on Monday found that U.S. government officials have been giving psychotropic medication to migrant children at a Texas facility without first seeking the consent of their parents or guardians, in violation of state child welfare laws. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angel...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting into Harvard
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: Getting into Harvard

Never been to Geneseo. You know, fly-over country. Not on the circuit A student of mine visited Dartmouth which he loved (I spent some quality visiting time there with friends in my youth and my daughter recently worked at Timken Corp near there, and I loved it both times too) and then Notre Dame. I...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting into Harvard
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: Getting into Harvard

one can get a superb education elsewhere. I was an Ivy League snob when I started at W. W. Norton, but in my travels I came across one college after another that I had to admit were pretty good - Indiana University, for example. Add in most of the original land-grant universities from the old North...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 93
Views: 24621

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Thanks! Target now has the set listed for preorder at $158.69, exclusive of shipping.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bigfoot erotica addict not what we need on Capitol Hiil, Virginia Dem candidate tweets about her GOP opponent
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Bigfoot erotica addict not what we need on Capitol Hiil, Virginia Dem candidate tweets about her GOP opponent

WAPO — Our weird political era just got a little hairier. For the first time, millions of Americans are asking, “What is Bigfoot erotica?” That question has been inspired by Leslie Cockburn, a Democrat who’s running for Congress in Virginia’s 5th District. On Twitter this Sunday, Cockburn accused he...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting into Harvard
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: Getting into Harvard

Interesting. I think Harvard should win this lawsuit in the first round, unless something untoward pops up in discovery. From my limited perspective, writing scores upon scores of student recs, Harvard makes some pretty astute admissions decisions. At least, I don't recall any, pro or con, that I co...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Women rabbis are springing up as leaders in Orthodox synagogues
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Women rabbis are springing up as leaders in Orthodox synagogues

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:43 pm
I can see why they use a different term
What’s in a name? Those we call rabbanit
By any other name are maharat.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brushing up your Shakespeare
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Brushing up your Shakespeare

Tom Stoppard wrote:We keep to our usual stuff, more or less, only inside out. We do on stage the things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

I happen to know all of this, and more . . . [Washington] was reputed to be the greatest horseman of his time. He actually spent all day doing this, not just an hour or two. The second-greatest horseman was a slave who rode with him named, IIRC, Billy. In the end, Washington came around, however ho...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Riding in the peloton is no drag
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Riding in the peloton is no drag

WSJ — Sports A study has, for the first time, established just how much riding in a bunch reduces drag Every day at the Tour de France is like cycling through a postcard, from the beaches of the Atlantic Coast to the mountain passes of the Alps and Pyrenees. But for most of the riders most of the ti...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Women rabbis are springing up as leaders in Orthodox synagogues
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Women rabbis are springing up as leaders in Orthodox synagogues

WAPO — Taking on positions as clergy in a tradition where women have never been clergy before, they have adopted a variety of titles. Some call themselves rosh kehilah , meaning “head of the community.” Some go by maharat . Rabbanit . Rabba . And even rabbi. That’s right. There are female rabbis now...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Brushing up your Shakespeare
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Brushing up your Shakespeare

If you can't be a ham and do Hamlet
They will not give a damn or a damlet
Just recite an occasional sonnet
And your lap'll have honey upon it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AWmjzCZr0Jw

by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

they have been a remarkably faithful bunch, starting with George Washington. With his wife, George may have been practiced monumental discipline and restraint. With his favorite slaves, well, maybe not so much. Ona Judge https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/articl...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Masters Ted Williams PBS
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: American Masters Ted Williams PBS

Tibetan Terrier, long since passed away. This is an ancient breed of companion & work dog, midsize, looking something like a smaller Old English Sheepdog or a larger Lhasa. Not a hunter, not to be classified as a terrier.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

those who do think of such things, but have the character and discipline to resist temptation. Some are better suited to resist temptation than others. "I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times." —Jimmy Carter 1976 “You know, it doesn’t really matter w...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Masters Ted Williams PBS
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: American Masters Ted Williams PBS

The Common is where I walked my dog daily.

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by jserraglio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Masters Ted Williams PBS
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: American Masters Ted Williams PBS

One of my favorite areas in Boston was Government Center, esp. the City Hall bldg. For some strange reason, its brutalist architecture fascinated me. I would walk there from my apt on Beacon Hill and climb all over the place. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Boston_City_Hall_5.JPG
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Masters Ted Williams PBS
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: American Masters Ted Williams PBS

I record all the docs in that series. My fave being the one they did on Salinger.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Masters Ted Williams PBS
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: American Masters Ted Williams PBS

I remember following Ted Williams in the latter part of his playing career. Most fans hated him. I thought he was so cool, just like I thought Miles Davis was cool. One of my summer reading books. https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/7a7b5fe0-1cc0-4506-a2d5-e156bf2867ae_1.e307af7c8a1c582ec38a1e4ed0c5152...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

Ronan Farrow's investigative report on sexual abuse at CBS Corp (New Yorker, 3 & 16 Aug. issue, linked in rhe Pub) lays bare how large organizations (Fox and CBS news, congress, the church, orchestras, opera companies) are prone to close ranks to enable and protect abusers, esp. their top brass: CEO...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorker exposes abusive culture at CBS Corp
Replies: 0
Views: 189

New Yorker exposes abusive culture at CBS Corp

The New Yorker
by Ronan Farrow

8,000-word long read.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018 ... onduct/amp
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Weather anomalies, like a 109° low in Oman, abound in killer summer caused by climate change
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Weather anomalies, like a 109° low in Oman, abound in killer summer caused by climate change

WAPO — In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermometer on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 degrees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in a region known for winter snowmobiling and an abundance of reindeer. This is a hot, strange and dangerous ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 93
Views: 24621

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

This interesting comment comes from a seasoned listener on RMCR who has auditioned all the free tracks available in advance of the release of the megabox. I have the complete Szell box on order at bullmoose.com, but in the meantime I have been listening to those of the individual disks that have app...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: For Donald, the best questions come from reporters who never ask them
Replies: 3
Views: 229

For Donald, the best questions come from reporters who never ask them

WAPO — News Analysis President Trump has sought repeatedly to punish journalists for the way they ask him questions, directing White House staff to ban those reporters from covering official events or to revoke their press credentials, according to several current and former administration officials...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

NY Times Cleveland Orchestra Suspends a Star After Accusation of Assault By Michael Cooper July 27, 2018 The classical music world’s reckoning with sexual misconduct and abuse continued on Friday when the Cleveland Orchestra suspended the violinist William Preucil, its concertmaster of more than two...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Cleveland Orch. suspends concertmaster William Preucil 1 day after WAPO reports on sex abuse in classical music

Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil suspended amid sexual assault allegations ClevelandNews5 by Drew Scofield July 27, 2018 https://mediaassets.news5cleveland.com/photo/2018/07/27/Preucil_1532719277696_93560633_ver1.0_640_480.jpg Concertmaster William Preucil | January 29, 2016 | Phot...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Large Body of Subglacial Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: A Large Body of Subglacial Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life

I am not sure why you made this a separate thread Mainly, to accentuate the importance of this discovery; also because the NYT explicated a more recent Science journal report (July 25 vs. July 21), went into more detail and elucidated matters better than the WAPO, which I could not delete once it r...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Large Body of Subglacial Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life
Replies: 2
Views: 274

A Large Body of Subglacial Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life

NYT — A Large Body of Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life The original report in Science: "Radar evidence of subglacial liquid water on Mars" http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.aar7268 The discovery suggests that the liquid conditions beneath the icy s...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Astronomers discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an oddity
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Astronomers discover 12 more moons of Jupiter, including an oddity

WAPO Three of the new moons travel in sync with Jupiter's rotation, called prograde orbits, but the others have retrograde, backward orbits. (The Carnegie Institution for Science) By Ben Guarino July 17 https://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/Jupiter-moon-orbits-630x354.jpg Our solar syst...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Future Mars explorers may find a 12-mile-wide subglacial lake of liquid water at the south pole
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Future Mars explorers may find a 12-mile-wide subglacial lake of liquid water at the south pole

it cannot be subglacial because there are no existing glaciers on Mars. Cf. Wikipedia's "Glaciers on Mars" . . . . Glaciers, loosely defined as patches of currently or recently flowing ice, are thought to be present across large but restricted areas of the modern Martian surface. https://www.nasa.g...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump FarmAid handouts will put farmers on the dole
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Trump FarmAid handouts will put farmers on the dole

Wall Street Journal The Editorial Board The Trump farm trade bailout won’t make up for lost markets. Hours after President Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning that “tariffs are the greatest!,” his Administration announced a $12 billion aid package for American farmers to offset the harm from the Trump...