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by crfriend
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 19
Views: 141

Re: Annoyed

My point is this, whether it is Covid or the next pandemic, we could be in serious jeopardy if the next one is extremely contagious. Life itself is tenuous, and we were already well overdue for what's visiting us now. And it's only a matter of time before something crops up that's even more lethal ...
by crfriend
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 19
Views: 141

Re: Annoyed

Carl, you seem to have lost your logical consistency here: To follow the Oligarch line that they control the outcomes regardless of candidates is something I too have preached for years; but that also implies that the elected "cheerleader" has some real power -- they do not -- George B could no mor...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 19
Views: 141

Re: Annoyed

CR keeps throwing out the term Oligarchs. which is a true statement about many of those in power. Yes I do, and that's because of the way the machine is observed to be operating. I like the use of the term "many". The ones in power are not necessarily oligarcs themselves -- in point of fact most ar...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: They've been at it again
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: They've been at it again

I pity the poor soul that gets Carl upset over what the board does or does not. The job of maintaining this board is not easy even for someone with Carl's qualifications. At issue is more the fact that I have multiple competing priorities, one of which is work which is an EMITEE [1] problem. I'm ra...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Star Trek TNG fashions
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Star Trek TNG fashions

moonshadow wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:16 am
I'd love to get my hands on some of these totally cool dresses, skirts, robes, etc....
Those outfits look remarkably like idealised 17th century, strongly influenced by the American Colonial period. Patterns should be available...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 19
Views: 141

Re: Annoyed

Takeaways from the past "election" in the US: The incumbent lost the "election" -- fair and square. The general population -- better than 99% -- lost the "election" The oligarchs -- perhaps as little as 0.001% -- won. How is this not registering? There have been precisely no verifiable claims of out...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 19
Views: 141

Re: Annoyed

moonshadow wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:58 am
Why won't he?
Because it won't fatten the oligarch's wallets.

The call is not his to make, even if he was intelligent enough and integral enough to make it. It would be roughly the same as it would be with H. Clinton at the helm.

Sorry for the dark tone. It's been a bad 16 hours.
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting Machine Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 118

Re: Voting Machine Problems

Back in the late 1960s, Mission Impossible: aired a show where "fixing" voting machines played prominently. We all know it's possible, but there are controls in place to prevent fraud. This includes computer-assisted counting. How do I know this? Because I have first-hand experience in the process. ...
by crfriend
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 32
Views: 382

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

Brad wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Regardless of who wins the election, it's the oligarchs who won.
And would have, no matter the outcome of the "election". That's the marvel of modern America -- an election carried out in complete accordance to law and with observers -- all carefully orchestrated to produce a desired outcome.
by crfriend
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 32
Views: 382

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

[...] a little advice to whomever your party picks to run in '24, and same to the democrats in '28... how about someone that wasn't old enough to vote during the Kennedy administration fir a change?? That's long overdue -- and it applies to "both" parties, but it's not likely to happen for any numb...
by crfriend
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A Sincere Request of Help from Those Who Disagree with My Politics
Replies: 32
Views: 382

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

Let's leave this to continue on in the original vein. There's a hope that everybody might learn something, and I'd rather see us unite with what we have in common instead of reviling each other because of a few things that divide us. There is vastly more we have in common than that what divides us, ...
by crfriend
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A leap into the water
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: A leap into the water

Welcome to the deep end, Midimaxi. Quite unlike the rivers of Yorkshire, these waters tend to be warm and gentle, but with some occasional turbulence. You'll get used to the latter. It cannot be stressed strongly enough that one does not have to be "trans" in order to enjoy skirts. There are those w...
by crfriend
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 558

Re: Gaslighting

One of the highest compliments you used to be able to pay someone was, "You're a gentleman and a scholar."; nowadays, that puts one on thin ice if conversing with someone under 45 Wait... the age or the man?? The speaker. However It is not a phrase than anybody under 40 or 45 would even necessarily...
by crfriend
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 558

Re: Gaslighting

I'm not as old as you for sure. I don't remember Reagan. But what I do remember is a steady leftward trend that accelerated hard under Obama. Trump slammed the breaks on that, and started steering the other way. He hasn't gotten far yet. I'm not sure where you hail from, but I'm in the Northeast, l...
by crfriend
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gaslighting
Replies: 50
Views: 558

Re: Gaslighting

My ranting aside, this [culture] will never change, because this is who we are. With America, what you see is what you get. Actually, that's not entirely true. It can change, and has been changing for the past 40 years. Lots of people aren't old enough to remember, but in the 1970s, things were a l...