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by crfriend
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:46 pm
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Topic: Moon's back window quote of the weekend....
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Re: Moon's back window quote of the weekend....

I like it -- and especially so if the context is taken very broadly. That stance could involve us as "men in skirts"; the price we pay by losing a few friends is vastly less than the price we'd pay if we followed the lemmings. (Besides, your real friends won't abandon you over something so silly.)
by crfriend
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:56 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
Replies: 149
Views: 1964

Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Bye Don! :mrgreen: There remain eleven weeks until the putative move-out date from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That's an eternity to come up with some manufactured crisis or some other dodge for him to stay in power. One of my correspondents is sadly predicting "blood in the streets" as the Faithful ...
by crfriend
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:00 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

However, his crazy militia are something else entirely. That could get messy. I hope sanity prevails. A few rednecks with assault-style weapons are no match for a trained military -- and recall that what was once the US National Guard are now defacto front-line hardened troops with vastly larger we...
by crfriend
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:13 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

https://youtu.be/vW-ImCVDsWk It would seem that YouTube has decided to block audio for folks using Firefox on Linux platforms. I can see the video, but hear no audio. Works for me. Firefox on Linux. Firefox 78.3.0esr (64-bit), CentOS release 6.10 (Final), Gateway NV53A laptop. Other audio applicati...
by crfriend
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:23 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Views: 1964

Re: MORAL, US politics this week

https://youtu.be/vW-ImCVDsWk Carl, this video makes me think of some of your post here... It would seem that YouTube has decided to block audio for folks using Firefox on Linux platforms. I can see the video, but hear no audio. I'd be curious of your thoughts on a so called "people's party". It'd b...
by crfriend
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:42 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

I hold to my original prediction. Trump has no intention of vacating the white house. In fact, I've wondered these last few days if he actually did flat out "lose", would he rally up and wage a flat out [civil] war to stay in power? I was mulling that very possibility this morning and came to the h...
by crfriend
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:07 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Well it looks as if Biden has won, all bar the mopping up. It's too close to call, still, and the difference required for one or the other is well under the statistical noise limit. Plus there's the spectre that the Supreme Cout will get its mitts on the thing in which case it's an automatic win fo...
by crfriend
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:27 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

From over here Trump looks like the elephant in a porcelain store. But he got some things right. China is the big red danger that we should watch closely. He managed to stir up the economy until covid19 hit it hard. The problem with China is that the US moved virtually all of its manufacturing over...
by crfriend
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:44 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Carl you posit that the parties are the same in that they serve the great God Mammon but the leaders sure as hell aren't. One's a raving loonie that should be certified - the other isn't. I try to leave personalities out of the matter and focus instead on policies and results -- not campaign promis...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:52 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

But Trump is now emailing all his supporters (don't ask how I got on that list!) that the Democrats are trying to steal the election from him! This, however, misses the entire point -- that the Democrats and the Republicans are in the pay of the same party . There is precisely zero difference betwe...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:51 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

I'm glad you said it. I said something similar on my last post but edited it out as I got nervous posting something like that in what is about to become a national situation rivaling 1930s Germany. I've been comparing the modern United States to 1930s Germany and to modern Russia for years, and onc...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:24 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

I'm calling Biden as our next President As of 11:15 EST it's still too close to call, especially given the contaminating effect of the Electoral College. The only thing certain is that the people of the United States have lost, but that was axiomatic given the field of candidates. Even if Biden "wi...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:29 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Whatever happens, by whatever means, the US will get the "leadership" it deserves. But the world environment does not deserve further destruction. Broadly, I concur, but since the US electorate cannot choose a reasonable candidate for office, and since there is no option for "None Of The Above", th...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

Whatever happens, by whatever means, the US will get the "leadership" it deserves.
by crfriend
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:05 pm
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Topic: MORAL, US politics this week
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Re: MORAL, US politics this week

I put my ballot in the post box about 3 weeks ago, and within a week noted that the website designed to track the delivery efficacy stated that mine had been "accepted for counting". It'll likely get loaded into the counting machine either later this evening or was first thing this morning. I know s...