An Over-reaction?

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:20 AM

What is truly astonishing is the support he has from his followers. They really, really like him as Sally Field said once. And they're the ones with guns. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:03 AM

54light15
What is truly astonishing is the support he has from his followers. They really, really like him as Sally Field said once. And they're the ones with guns. 

They aren't the only ones with guns.

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:07 PM

Which makes me fear for the future. I would not want to see the presidential election delayed until "The current state of emergency has passed" and if the results are not to the liking of the incumbent will there be a "Reichstag" fire? 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:11 PM

54light15
Which makes me fear for the future. I would not want to see the presidential election delayed until "The current state of emergency has passed" and if the results are not to the liking of the incumbent will there be a "Reichstag" fire? 

I share your concerns.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:19 PM

54light15

What is truly astonishing is the support he has from his followers. They really, really like him as Sally Field said once. And they're the ones with guns. 

 

   This brings up something I could rant all day about.  I blame in great part our education system.  From first grade on we are told to accept what we are told, don't question it, just memorize it, it's going to be on the test.  2 + 2 = 4; don't try to analyze it or question why.

   Loyalty is a top priority.  "My high school is the best high school!  Yay, team!"  In other words, attach yourself to a group so that you don't have to think any more.

   I often found it frustrating working with new-hires troubleshooting problems.  They would decide what was bad, and when I knew from experience that they were wrong, rather than telling them so I would ask, "Why do you say that's the problem?"  All I got in reply was, "I know it, I just know it!"  Any further questioning would not get any logical reasoning, but just fierce loyalty to their original opinion.

   I've got to stop now.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:25 PM

I share the concerns of all three of you.  With a corrupt, incompetent current occupant,  he knows that if he loses,  he and his cronies will no longer be immune from any criminal prosecution,  state or federal. Fear breeds desperation and danger. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:30 PM

From last year, from those most esteemed purveyors of the original, the best, the greatest (dare I say gold-plated?) fake news.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/18/politics/donald-trump-term-limit/index.html

SAD!!!!!

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Posted by Convicted One on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:12 PM

charlie hebdo
I share the concerns of all three of you.  With a corrupt, incompetent current occupant,  he knows that if he loses,  he and his cronies will no longer be immune from any criminal prosecution,  state or federal. Fear breeds desperation and danger. 

 

Why do we have to tolerate this posting of partisan political demagoguery,  whether a joke or not? 

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:33 PM

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charlie hebdo
I share the concerns of all three of you.  With a corrupt, incompetent current occupant,  he knows that if he loses,  he and his cronies will no longer be immune from any criminal prosecution,  state or federal. Fear breeds desperation and danger. 

Why do we have to tolerate this posting of partisan political demagoguery,  whether a joke or not?

You can always report the thread, I won't mind, in fact I'm amazed it has lasted this long. 

But never fear, I'm sure the other side is preparing a response of equal tone and substance.

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Posted by Convicted One on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:42 PM

SD70Dude
you can always report the thread, I won't mind, in fact I'm amazed it has lasted this long. 

I was merely paraphrasing his own grievance from the previous page, when the tables were turned. 

I don't favor either side of the political spectrum, but I do loathe hypocrisy.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:06 PM

Convicted One

 

 
SD70Dude
you can always report the thread, I won't mind, in fact I'm amazed it has lasted this long. 

 

I was merely paraphrasing his own grievance from the previous page, when the tables were turned. 

I don't favor either side of the political spectrum, but I do loathe hypocrisy.

 

Says the guy Murphy's Siding nailed years ago.  The difference, which you were unable to spot,  is that the facts are on the side of the postings from people like Balt,  while the Mining Guy was posting dangerous conspiracy fiction. False equivalency arguments abound.  

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Posted by 243129 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:45 AM

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I don't favor either side of the political spectrum, but I do loathe hypocrisy.

Then it would be safe to say that you "loathe" the current occupant of the White House?

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Posted by Convicted One on Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:16 AM

243129
Then it would be safe to say that you "loathe" the current occupant of the White House?

It really would be unfair to all the other politicians if I was to claim that I loathe only him.

From my perspective I think that the choice we invariably get saddled with is one in choosing the lesser of the available evils.

And I believe that this country successfully  did exactly that in 2016. 

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:05 PM

It really was a choice of the evil of two lessers. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:14 PM

If you wish examples of equivalent arrogant stupidity from the previous three or four Administrations, be glad to supply them from daveklepper@yahoo.com

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Posted by 243129 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:36 PM

Convicted One

 

 
243129
Then it would be safe to say that you "loathe" the current occupant of the White House?

 

It really would be unfair to all the other politicians if I was to claim that I loathe only him.

From my perspective I think that the choice we invariably get saddled with is one in choosing the lesser of the available evils.

And I believe that this country successfully  did exactly that in 2016. 

 

So Trump was preferable to you over Hillary Clinton. How do you feel now?

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Posted by 243129 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:37 PM

54light15

It really was a choice of the evil of two lessers. 

 

So you voted for Trump. How do you feel now?

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Posted by Convicted One on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:39 PM

243129
So Trump was preferable to you over Hillary Clinton. How do you feel now?

Trump has done nothing to improve my opinion of Hillary.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:47 PM

daveklepper
If you wish examples of equivalent arrogant stupidity from the previous three or four Administrations, be glad to supply them from daveklepper@yahoo.com

Umm.. no. 

 The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer or any other railroad, company, or person.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, May 22, 2020 2:09 AM

243129

 

 
54light15

It really was a choice of the evil of two lessers. 

 

 

 

So you voted for Trump. How do you feel now?

 

   I doubt it.  Read the info under his avatar.

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Posted by 243129 on Friday, May 22, 2020 7:57 AM

Convicted One

 

 
243129
So Trump was preferable to you over Hillary Clinton. How do you feel now?

 

Trump has done nothing to improve my opinion of Hillary.

 

So you feel that Trump is doing a good job?

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Posted by 243129 on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:00 AM

Paul of Covington
I doubt it. Read the info under his avatar.

My bad.Embarrassed

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 22, 2020 6:29 PM

Article in Guardian that states it may be difficult to impossible to make a vaccine.  They cite that a SARS vacine has yet to be developed.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/22/why-we-might-not-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine 

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Posted by 54light15 on Friday, May 22, 2020 7:59 PM

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243129

 

 
 
Paul of Covington
I doubt it. Read the info under his avatar.

 

My bad.Embarrassed

 

Actually I'm a dual citizen. I was a registered Republican when I lived in the States and did vote for Obama twice. But the Big Cheez Doodle? I hated him thirty years ago when he was a crass jerk of a real estate developer in New York City- there wasn't a day that you didn't read about him in the papers. 

The key thing about him is, he's new money. Old money (Vanderbilts, Rockefellers) do not like pushy upstarts like him. His whole thing is "I'll show them!" And he has. 

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, May 22, 2020 9:29 PM

Greetings from Alberta

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Posted by Gramp on Saturday, May 23, 2020 5:24 PM

Neat!

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:13 PM

Dumb Ways to Die was a MUCH better PSA.

Perhaps Trump Ways to Die could now be updated with more sense in it than before... 

(Personally I loved the DWTD game, even if it wasn't relevant to the railroad PSA message...)

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Posted by Convicted One on Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:44 PM

Thought some of you might enjoy this link describing how the election of 1918 was affected by the Spanish flu pandemic that year  (scroll down)

 

As well as this story recounting how the "second wave" of that pandemic was so crippling.

Perhaps we should postpone the election scheduled for later this year, and try to avoid a second wave?  Mischief

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:57 PM

You'd like that,  I'll bet,  you and that carnival barker you voted for. 

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Posted by Convicted One on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:34 PM

charlie hebdo
you voted for

That's one of the pitfalls you risk of making assumptions. I didn't vote for anybody. 

They are all bad animals in my book.  I have not voted since I voted for Perot.

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