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    Re: Anger and its consequences

    No... it still has its uses.
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    Re: Liberals and statues.r

    A tidbit of analysis from Christian Science Monitor --

    https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2017/0818/A-common-thread-in-curbing-racist-expression?cmpid=FB
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    Jerry Lewis - RIP - age 91

    One of my favorite goofballs when I was young --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4l4dMMmZ4
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    Re: Wisconsin Congressional Race

    That's his mom.
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    Re: Pope agrees with oznabrag

    <snort>


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW9-FOLG-iA
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    Wisconsin Congressional Race

    Paul Ryan has the advantages of incumbency. That's a tough one to overcome.

    Anyone know anything about this candidate? A union ironworker.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zAyPRbels
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    Future Cars: for the old pharts among us

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/tesla-owner-shows-97-old-222707965.html
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    Re: Liberals and statues.r

    Another newshound does some research, and offers insight into the background for both confederate monuments, and voter suppression.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Just started 'The Golden Spruce'. I think I'm gonna like it. It seems to be compared a lot to 'Into Thin Air'. I hope not. While that was an interesting book... I also found it highly annoying.
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    Re: More Republican Leaders Reject D.Tramp

    Let's hope the trend continues. It's clearly building, but I wouldn't say it's reached critical mass yet.
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    Re: Anger and its consequences

    Anger is a tool and a road sign. Acting on your anger is often a mistake in today's 'civilized' world. Ignoring it, denying it, or trying to quash it is also a mistake. Jack - you might like this one...
  12. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    I hope that the recent ugliness will inspire permitting agencies to at least attempt to impose restrictions that make sense.

    Of course... looking at it from the side of the marchers... I know...
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    Re: Wooden skyscrapers

    I'm happy to see this sort of creativity happening. I imagine there'll be an open house at some point, and hope to get there.
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    Re: Mercedes-Maybach coupe

    Well... it does have the taillight treatment from the Jaguar F-series.

    If I had to pick ONE design school as my favorite - Art Deco would be it. And there's a lot of Art Deco in that form.

    ETA...
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    And, as usual, ironically unwarranted...
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    Re: Pope agrees with oznabrag

    You should feel honored, for sure! Though it is my understanding that yours is about to undergo some surgery that'll keep him off his feet - and off of your heel - for a while. You might should...
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    Re: VW is bringing back the Microbus...

    But not anytime soon, unfortunately. But, maybe by then they'll have the 'limited-range' thing solved...
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    Re: Pope agrees with oznabrag

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  19. Thread: Bannon is OUT.

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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

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    Pope agrees with oznabrag

    http://liberalspeak.com/5468/catholic-church-slams-trump-says-republicans-not-far-apart-isis-2/

    Top advisers to Pope Francis just published a shocking slamdown of President Donald Trump and the...
  21. Thread: This is funny.

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    Re: This is funny.

    Looks like he's saving all the best attachments...
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    Mormon Church weighs in on racism

    Spoiler alert... they're agin' it.

    Like many institutions in the U.S. - the church has its own history of racism to live with, live down, and recover from (it's still embedded, to a degree). But...
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    Re: Hope Hicks, we hardly knew ye.

    Too little data at this point. And you know I'm not one to speculate.

    Or... WAIT... maybe you're related to this young lady. Is that it? That's it, isn't it???? Is THIS the deep dark...
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    Boy Howdy.

    The dichotomy between the brilliant Enlightenment-inspired, wisdom of our founding fathers... and our economic system which is built upon a rather dog-eat-dog, individualistic,...
  25. Thread: Bannon is OUT.

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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

    My thoughts on such things come from having studied with Walt Rostow early in life. An interesting character. Wrote a seminal work in developmental economics at a young age. Had that common attitude...
  26. Thread: Bannon is OUT.

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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

    To me too, oftimes.

    My question, however, is - have we reached the point where MORE people should be ranting?
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    If I had to guess, I'd say there is a muddle of case law. In practice, in my experience, even the most hostile, disagreeable, unsympathetic bureaucrats and police departments didn't feel empowered to...
  28. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    Again... do you have that this is true? I don't believe it is.

    A simple, "I misspoke" would have served.
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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

    Just so.
  30. Re: Non-violent neo- and anti-Nazi protest - how it is done

    Sure... and I understand and appreciate the impulse. My question is: where are we, right now, in history? My concern is that it might just be too late for such reasoned debate. Or for relying solely...
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    You are right in that restrictions can be placed on marches & demonstrations beyond what are available for other situations. But, as I understand it, such restrictions must be clearly and obviously...
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    Re: How does this all end?

    I can't tell... were you intending to respond to my post?
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    Re: Mercedes-Maybach coupe

    One of the few 'good' things about times of great concentration of wealth... is that the arts benefit. There are people with so much excess income that a market flourishes for things impractical. but...
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    For better or worse, Michael, your example is irrelevant.

    Why? Because the restrictions enforced in Germany are not available in the U.S.

    Why? Because of the 4+decades of erosion - sponsored...
  35. Thread: Bannon is OUT.

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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

    I see... then I think you used the phrase incorrectly. I understand 'obtains to' to mean the same as 'is relevant to'. Obtain, in this case, doesn't obtain to 'acquiring'. But that's minor, I think...
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    Re: How does this all end?

    oz may choose to put you on ignore, but I haven't.

    And I'm quite interested in your responses to the points he made. Not just a repetition of your main assertiion (being so 'loud' and...
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    Re: Bannon is OUT.

    That's true...

    And I'm not exactly sure what this quote means -- "(N)o person born since 1936 has had an opportunity to elect a 'Republican' President who did not obtain to office through...
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    Re: New Anti-bigotry Monument

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    Re: Trump beat Hillary!

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    Re: Trump approval improving?

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    Re: Charlottesville VA getting nasty

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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

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    Re: Trump approval improving?

    It is improving, for the moment. And in the face of all this ugliness about racists. That's disturbing.

    OTOH -- if you look at the chart, you'll see that overall the trend is down, and down, and...
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    Re: There are NOT two Sides

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    Re: Statue toppled in Durham NC.

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    Re: Hope Hicks, we hardly knew ye.

    My impression is that she actively avoids camera-time. For D.Tramp... another plus.
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    New Anti-bigotry Monument

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    Re: Hope Hicks, we hardly knew ye.

    She's replacing The Mooch.

    She's pretty. She's self-effacing. She's inexperienced. She doesn't crave the limelight. She's naive enough to believe in D.Tramp (Or cynical enough to milk him for what...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Pre-season rankings from ESPN. My duckies didn't even make the top 25. We'll see... we'll see. --

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/rankings
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