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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 11:37:22 AM »
Some guy seen with a bag of USB cards.   Right.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 11:36:32 AM »
Kid simply doesn't realize what a fool he's making of himself.

Why are you ignoring evidence?

Do you wish all future US elections to involve shenanigans?  Why?  Why not fix some things?

Rumors?   Any real evidence,  pal?   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 11:35:13 AM »
Red seems to have a difficult time grasping the idea that the Constitution can be interpreted differently by those with different perspectives, as new circumstances are called on to be adjudicated.

While the recent 5-4 vote upheld the right of religious congregations to assemble with no restrictions as to the # of congregants, despite the heightened risks of spreading disease they may pose to society, that vote likely would have been 5-4 the other way if held 6 months ago without Justice Serena Joy on the court.

Article One would still have been a nice starting point but I'm not sure Red would cite it to affirm that hypothetical SC decision.

Red also fails to consider that restrictions applied even MORE vigorously to businesses in NY,  so it's really hard to argue churches or temples were singled out on a basis prejudicial towards religion.   And other case precedents  have affirmed that restrictions applied generally across society are not a discriminatory abridgement of religious worship. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Wrong again, Red
« on: Today at 11:28:07 AM »
So you got nothing as usual ...

Otherwise, the Constitution is rather short on details.
Case law is where the Constitution gets explicated and details emerge.

You're welcome ...

Maybe this will help Forest "Ward" Gump....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/26/what-conservative-majority-court-really-means/

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:29:38 AM »
Hoping to help, many around the nation are ramping up trainings for cross-the-aisle conversations, including a group called Braver Angels, which runs "Red-Blue workshops" that teach skills for civil discourse and encourage participants to find common ground.

"It's a relationship building process. It's a humanizing process" says Braver Angels Partnerships Specialist Julie Boler. "When you have the experience yourself of feeling a little opening, a little less frantic rejection, then you've learned at least it is possible for some of that softening to happen."

Enrollment has spiked this fall, says Boler, but she conceded, it may be a self-selecting crowd that's open to dialogue. There are plenty who not only don't aspire to healing and unity, they see it as capitulation.

New York psychiatrist Darwin Buschman, 64, is among those for whom bridging the gap with die-hard Trump supporters, is just a bridge too far.

"This is not an alternate viewpoint. This is racism, hate, lying, demagoguery, sociopathy, what else can I say," he fumed. "[They are] bad people. I will not sit at a table with them. I will not have a conversation with them."


Nor would Elizabeth Murphy, 36, who works in social services in Georgia. She likens reaching out to Trump supporters to taking back an abusive husband.... 


https://www.npr.org/2020/11/26/938833970/as-president-elect-joe-biden-doubles-down-on-calls-for-unity-supporters-have-dou

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 24, 2020, 07:28:35 PM »
Can't think of any fur-based jokes,  but I'm sure the crew here will pelt you with them.

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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: November 24, 2020, 12:54:15 PM »
In the words of Fox Mulder:  "I want to believe."

Cue music:  Also Sprach Zarathustra


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:24:26 PM »
People blurting things on talk shows is news?   Why should we care.   In any case,  Trump comments on drinking bleach were public,  recorded,  and it's unequivocal what he said.   Why should people be cautious about pointing out the thoughtless words of a president?   Are you a fascist?   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:04:53 PM »
Or want to pump kin full of virus.


I think we need to squash that kind of humor.

Topping that would be hard.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:00:24 PM »
I think it's a given that any public crisis can adversely affect mental health and that suicide rates go up when mental health declines in any population.  Think of all the factors in play that generate anxiety/depression - job loss, increased poverty, soaring debt, erratic behavior in leaders, home loss, grief (due to rising mortality), fear for the future, and isolation.  So it's important to understand that isolation is one of many factors here.  We should be expending society's resources on all of those and not just assume packing kids into a schoolroom will solve the whole mental health picture. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 22, 2020, 08:21:35 PM »
If it's not hair dye,  what in God's holy name IS that stuff?   Is he putting mascara on his sideburns/temples?



 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/our-democracy-is-holding-americans-will-remember-who-defended-it--and-who-didnt/2020/11/22/061a8270-2cb0-11eb-860d-f7999599cbc2_story.html

I hope they do.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:14:44 PM »
The only associations the companies [Smartmatic and Dominion] have ever had were:
- In 2009, Smartmatic licensed Dominion machines for use in the Philippines.  The contract ended in a lawsuit.
- In 2010, Dominion purchased certain assets from Sequoia, a private U.S. Company.  Smartmatic, a previous owner of Sequoia, pursued legal actions against Dominion.   


Doesn't really seem like "in cahoots" would describe the 2 companies.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:11:07 PM »
  1) VOTE DELETION/SWITCHING ASSERTIONS ARE COMPLETELY FALSE.

An unsubstantiated claim about the deletion of 2.7 million pro-Trump votes that was posted on the Internet and spread on social media has been taken down and debunked by independent fact-checkers.

Edison Research (ER) has refuted any claims that company data suggests any voting irregularities, including vote switching.  Edison Research President Larry Rosin told The Dispatch Fact Check, "Edison Research created no such report and we are not aware of any voter fraud."

Claims that 941,000 votes for President Trump in Pennsylvania were deleted are impossible.  The fourteen counties using Dominion systems collectively produced 1.3 million votes, representing a voter turnout of 76%.  Fifty-two percent of those votes went to President Trump, amounting to 676,000 votes processed for the President in Pennsylvania using company systems. 


Dominion does not have the ability review votes in real time as they are submitted.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division has confirmed that it is not possible for a bad actor to change election results without detection....   


https://www.dominionvoting.com/


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Fitness and Nutrition / Re: Fitness and Nutrition
« on: November 18, 2020, 07:45:53 PM »
https://apnews.com/article/palm-oil-abuse-investigation-cosmetics-2a209d60c42bf0e8fcc6f8ea6daa11c7

Skip buying foods with palm oil if possible.  This product is derived from abuse,  rape,  death,  and ecological destruction.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:40:41 AM »
Trump's sore loser behavior is making that a much tighter race than it might have been.   


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