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by Ray
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 32
Views: 385

Re: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics

Brad’s response is still the best one. An answer along the lines of “yes but look at the other guys“ isn’t really an answer. I want to know what Trump voters saw in Donald Trump to vote for him again, or for the first time, in 2020. While I don’t agree with all of his comments (especially climate ch...
by Ray
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 560

Re: Gaslighting

Tom Great lyrics! If I may quote Christy Moore: Goodbye to the port and brandy, to the vodka and the Stag To the Smithwicks and the Harp and the bottle, draught and keg As I sat lookin' up at the Guinness and I could never figure out How your man stayed up on the surfboard after 14 pints of stout No...
by Ray
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 560

Re: Gaslighting

Dust You are right in that medical care at the absolute top level in the USA is better and more comprehensive than that in the UK. But not providing an overarching system of medical support to all without direct cost is just uncivilised. It’s a basic human right, and the USA cannot provide that righ...
by Ray
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 32
Views: 385

Re: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics

Al, Dan,

Would you be able or willing to come up with a response along the lines of Brad above? I found Brad’s response very interesting, and would like to hear what your responses to the original post would be.

Ray
by Ray
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 560

Re: Gaslighting

Dust, There’s nothing that says a government or state cannot provide free healthcare. Better that than a large profit oriented corporate doing so. Your talk of rationing and queues suggests you have been watching some dystopian film of the ravages of war or communism. Have you travelled much (global...
by Ray
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
Replies: 150
Views: 2088

Re: MORAL, US politics this week

I hope democracy wins out for you all.
by Ray
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1323
Views: 154314

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

Ah, Dennis. Despite our Brexit differences, I like you more and more!
by Ray
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Maxine
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Maxine

It’s a polemic with racist overtones. Overly simplistic. I don’t think it’s appropriate at all. It’s a bit like saying “ shoot all gun lovers, and then we’ll have peace”. Easy to say; pointless and irrelevant. Al - I’m guessing that you’re frustrated and stressed. Stuff like this won’t help you. I h...
by Ray
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Sightings "in the wild"
Replies: 1323
Views: 154314

Re: Sightings "in the wild"

No offence taken :-)

Sadly I find the man desperately unfunny - and this sketch, which could have been brilliant in another’s hands, just wasn’t that funny.

That’s just me though. Many find him amusing although most of my friends really don’t like him either. A real marmite comedian.
by Ray
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Married Dad Wears Heels And Dresses To Challenge Gender Stereotypes
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Married Dad Wears Heels And Dresses To Challenge Gender Stereotypes

A positive article. The original article (top of thread) is wrong. Mark does NOT wear dresses. Lazy journalism. I so echo Mark’s look (only I’m nowhere near as good at pulling it off). I’m wearing much the same at the moment. Female gendered from the waist down, male from the waist up - but of cours...
by Ray
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 560

Re: Gaslighting

“Sautéed raccoon’s @rseholes on a stick”....brilliant!
by Ray
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 560

Re: Gaslighting

That article is complete bo11ocks, and you would have to be a fool to give it any credence. Yes, question what you are hearing, but do it in a calm rational analytical way, not as a knee jerk reaction. To say that all of the media lies - all of it- is just irrational. I note also the fear and loathi...
by Ray
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Appraised Value $575,000.00 USD
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Appraised Value $575,000.00 USD

It’s a beauty. Ornate in the style of the era, and thus distinctively American (European cars had far less chrome, and no whitewall tyres). Wonderfully evocative.
by Ray
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan
Replies: 36
Views: 1164

Re: Gender-neutral school uniform collection, including a 'shirtskirt', launches in Taiwan

I went to one of the schools mentioned. The boarders wore kilts to church on Sunday.
by Ray
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
Replies: 150
Views: 2088

Re: MORAL, US politics this week

True. I hear your comments and those of Carl, Moon and others. The problem is the USA is so bipartisan that there is simply no space for a third-party. This has been going on for so long. I wish that it were not the case. From what I have seen from posts on this website, there seems to be a paranoid...