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    03-25-2023, 07:47 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Don't wait up, it might be a few more days, or months, or years.......
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    03-25-2023, 07:44 PM
    My rental car had that feature. Car cut me off. this feature reacted faster than I did, so that's on the plus side. I always go with the flow of...
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    03-25-2023, 07:40 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    In my mind picketing is an action designed for the purpose of cutting down viewership of a film. A film they have not seen. What purpose would this...
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    03-25-2023, 07:29 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Not sure I follow you. I'm not arguing against religions. I respect your right to your religion. I ask you respect the rights of those who believe...
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    03-25-2023, 07:24 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    To form such an opinion, would they not have to have seen the film or read the book? My generation grew up with cap pistols and westerns. Should...
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    03-25-2023, 03:09 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    I'll be quite disappointed if none of these cases ever land on Trump; he's never indicted for any of them. That said, he did his 'thing' in...
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    03-25-2023, 03:03 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Let me ask a very simple question. What, exactly, are those picketing a theater that no one is forcing them to go into picketing for? They want to...
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    03-25-2023, 02:58 PM
    I'm 77 and my license is clean. Got one ticket the judge threw out. Wrote about that before: Intersection and a "STOP HERE ON RED" sign. I've come...
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    03-25-2023, 11:12 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    It might be a date was 'set' but keeps moving back to discourage those who would protest. I can see a bunch of people all set for Tuesday. Then...
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    03-25-2023, 11:10 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Last jury duty I was called to I told the judge one of my dilemmas was the wealthy won't be coming to trial; only poor slobs. I gave him some...
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    03-25-2023, 11:03 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    One can stand for something in many ways. For many things. Picketing a film (you've likely not seen) for religious reasons is not a good example....
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    03-24-2023, 07:25 PM
    I repeat my high school essay. A car should know if the would be driver has a license. I doubt we had the technology back then, but we've had it...
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    03-24-2023, 07:22 PM
    Graham's another one who speaks with forked tongue.
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    03-24-2023, 01:42 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I may picket for some things, but NEVER based on taste or religion. Picketing against violence, which actually harms people, is an entirely different...
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    03-24-2023, 01:40 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Those take the same concept to different levels. My question remains: if you don't like a film or a church, why not simply don't go into them? Why...
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    03-24-2023, 01:37 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Congratulations on your big boy pants. Not everyone is you. SOME are intimidated by such picket lines. Picket lines are there to intimidate. Not all...
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    03-24-2023, 01:34 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I would walk through the picket line. My question is one of why there is a picket line. If you don't want to see a film, no one forces you to. WHY...
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    03-24-2023, 01:32 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    You've obviously not read my posts.
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    03-24-2023, 01:32 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I represented the union. There would have been NO contractual obligation for management to oblige this employee. This would be no different than an...
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    03-24-2023, 09:36 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    There would be no problem in not hiring him. They could not decline to hire based on religious beliefs. Anyone else who, for any other reason, said...
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    03-24-2023, 09:32 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Schools should teach facts. Among those facts could be a class on religions; one that teaches the tenants of various religions of the world. Policies...
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    03-24-2023, 09:30 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    When I was young, the class, every morning, said the Lord's prayer, led by the teacher. You don't think I should have had a problem with that? ...
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    03-24-2023, 09:21 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    We found a way to handle it as a part time flex. He simply got charged with the average hours the other part timers worked on Saturday. In other...
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    03-24-2023, 09:16 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I stands as an example of the church trying to intimidate would be theater goers, and the the theater. Why not just not buy a ticket? Why make an...
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    03-24-2023, 09:10 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    I'm a bit disappointed by some of the drift I had wished to avoid. I tried NOT to make this a thread as to the right or wrong of religious beliefs,...
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    03-24-2023, 09:01 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    It's not about spending time with that person; it's about that person wanting to put into law what he believes GOD wants. Many religiously inclined...
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    03-24-2023, 08:58 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    The local Catholic church organized picket lines at the Bellevue Theater in Montclair for three films. One was "Last Tango in Paris". I forget the...
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    03-23-2023, 05:33 PM
    I don't think the answer is complex. Lying has become perfectly accepted by both politicians and 'NEWS". How could this not divide us?
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    03-23-2023, 05:30 PM
    One couple at the table defined it as, "Being opposite of what I believe." I responded, "Then, to me, you're woke, no?" The one guy who looked it up...
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    03-23-2023, 05:22 PM
    John Smith replied to a thread Religion's role in The Bilge
    Not my intention to start a debate of that nature, but to try to establish being tolerant of what others believe, or don't believe, and not forcing...
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