Dr. Pepper

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  1. Hugs to all of you.
  2. I've thought about uhaul, both pulling a trailer or a big truck and pulling my minivan. It's quite costly compared to the furniture I have now. I'm not attached to any of it. The only attachment I have is to stuff that will fit in my car if I pack well. Which I guess answers my question. Sell the stuff that won't fit in my car. Thanks!
  3. When cross country moving, and you're not rich, is it better to sell what won't fit in the car and start anew or better to pay the very expensive cost of moving it all, plus storage fees on the other end due to staying with friends for a few months while house hunting.
  4. I was familiar with the Weinstein name just because, as @Darth Richard II says, his name is slathered all over every single movie. This will change society the same way rich mostly white movie stars demand pay equity has changed society. Meaning, it won't. Gretchen Wilson opened up the way for taking down powerful men who harass women when she took on Roger Ailes and that trend has continued. But again, it's for rich, mostly white, women. It's great that these powerful men are being revealed for their crimes, and I'm glad their victims will get some measure of justice or relief. I just wonder about the rest of the women, the average woman. People like Angelina Jolie aren't harmed by speaking up now. They are powerful enough that they can do this. What about Jane the Plumber or Financial Broker? She can't, she'd probably be fired or ostracized. It happens everyday. When Jane the Accountant can out a sexual harasser without fear of reprisal, I'd say that's when we can congratulate a fundamental change in society. Better yet if the sexual harassment never happens to begin with. Also, can we just talk about the male response for a second? Like, there was a lot of silence, and those who weren't silence typically had plenty of video evidence that they've been nasty fucks in the past, too. So much condemnation from men who needed to also be condemning themselves or else complete silence from others. Not to mention the #mentoo, which was an offshoot of #metoo. It's as bad as #notallmen. I'm definitely all for discussing harassment or assault men have faced, but this was a moment in which women were trying to show how prevalent this shit is and how we're harmed by it everyday, and instead of something like #holdmeaccountable or #illdobetter, they had to insert themselves into the stories. Ugh. Nothing changes.
  5. Three nazis shot at protestors after Richard Spencer's speech. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-richard-spencer-speech-20171020-story.html But, ya know, nazis need a voice too amirite.
  6. People get upset about that always. But I'm still not opposed to sending them all to Florida. Global warming isn't real and I hear Kentucky has an Ark they can send down for assistance.
  7. He accurately called out Pence's vile homophobia. Unfortunately he thought it was hilarious rather than horrifying.
  8. The media runs with this story and within ten minutes Trump is on twitter talking about fake news. They will be fake veterans and fake gold start families and fake envelopes with date stamps. All fake. That's what he will say and his base will believe him and it will further his cause on trying to discredit and dismantle the free press. It's a dangerous game to play. We are in a no win situation until Trump's base and all Republicans decide to remove him from office. Even then, I suspect it will be a deadly event that would spark severe civil unrest or war.
  9. But what are they doing about it? Talking about it is meaningless when his base and even his party have proven they won't do a single thing to actually discipline Trump. Trump suffers zero consequences for his actions.
  10. But his base doesn't give a fuck. They do not reside in reality. That's who he is speaking to. The people who will vote for him over and over and over again no matter if he's asking them to escort their neighbors to the gas chambers.
  11. As far as outright lies go, surely this one falls somewhere near the bottom, yes?
  12. The benefits of napping are well documented. Not saying you don't have a vitamin deficiency or trying to wave away any mental health concerns you have. But an hour or less of napping can be a great thing for all day alertness!
  13. There was a communication breakdown. Period. Somewhere along the way, people were not communicating appropriately and it helped murder scores of people and injure hundreds more. Then that breakdown allowed the public to be misinformed for a week. Also, heard on NPR this morning that a spokesperson for the hotel said that this new timeline might not even be accurate. Don't remember the exact phrasing. So possible continued breakdown of communication.
  14. Even if the security guard had been too stunned to report in, there's still a whole lot more people in this chain of broken communication. The security team who sent him to check, the hotel, the police, etc. The story is very different today than the story that had been presented for the past week. Why did it take them so long to correct the timeline? What caused the delay and the correction? Where did communication break down? Did the police order a SWAT team at the first hallway shooting and they failed to update orders when the shooter resumed shooting, this time on a crowd of people? Even if their was no communication breakdown prior to the second shooting event, there was still a significant breakdown for a whole week after. This is highly distressing to the victims, their families, and the public at large. The ball was dropped somewhere in a major way. We either can't trust the police to intervene appropriately or we can't trust law enforcement to investigate appropriately. Or both.
  15. All current reports state that the security guard went to check on the hallway. Was shot. He then was conscious enough to prevent another worker from entering the hallway. Meanwhile, six minutes pass and then 10 minutes of shooting started and allegedly the police couldn't find the floor where the shooter was. Previous reports stated that they had to evacuate the floor, indicating their might have been others there. I can not see how no one would know there was a shot up hallway and injured guard in the hotel. It's a massive breakdown in communication. Did it happen with the hotel? With the police? With both?