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  1. The Great Unwashed

    Mental Wellbeing Thread

    Been having some issues the last few months that relate more directly to my physical health, but that are certainly impacting my mental health as well. Around February this year, I had been working hard inventorying my mom's estate and getting ready to have her estate sale and to begin the process of putting her house on the market. After a particularly grueling work day, I started feeling an uncomfortable twinge in my right knee. I tried to rest it a couple of days but it and then my shoulder just kept getting worse. I tried to rest them both for a few weeks, with no positive developments. So I went to the doctor, was given x-rays and diagnosed with early-onset osteoarthritis. From there, to an arthritis specialist, where I received a positive ANA antibody test for Sjogren's Syndrome. Since February, I've gained approximately 45-50 lbs, in spite of maintaining my diet and attempting to remain active, even though I've been fighting through extreme fatigue, so I'm getting my thyroid tested tomorrow. All these sudden physical issues are stressing me out, often leaving me unable to sleep, contributing to my fatigue, and making it more difficult to keep up with my projects at the office, which adds even more stress. This has all contributed negatively to my mental health, as I've been dealing with more depression and anxiety than usual, combined with being in a near-constant bad mood and being generally unpleasant to be around. Don't know if I'm looking more for helpful advice or somewhere to just vent.
  2. The Great Unwashed

    U.S. Politics: The Marionette Presidency Edition

    I just can't even anymore. Republican candidate for mayor of Chicago hands out $300,000, IN CASH, at a charity event, but no crime was committed.
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    U.S. Politics: The Marionette Presidency Edition

    Hey, we left Crazytown a long time ago and we're on the outskirts of Batshit-Insaneville. I wouldn't rule out any kind of comeback at this point.
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    U.S. Politics: The Marionette Presidency Edition

    This guy has already lost in the primary so he definitely won't be elected this year at least. The question now is if he will or won't resign.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Fuck off with that bullshit. Your whole shtick of accusing people who voice their priciples of being secret, closet Nazi racists is getting really fucking old. Did the guy deserve to get punched? Yes. Did he deserve to (potentially) get killed by being thrown into subway tracks twice? Hell no. I'm sympathetic to antifa and their direct actions methods. But no antifa groups I've seen are advocating potential deadly assault when mere racist invective is used.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    That...just won't happen.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    It likely would not matter, since that kind of action would most likely have broken state campaign laws as well as federal.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    You and me both.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Thinking about the implications of this indictment and the information about the evidence Mueller has about the unnamed treasonous Congress-critter, I think this is Mueller's shot across the bow of Republican Congressional fuckwittery. Right now, there's a lot of discussion about whether Trump can be indicted, etc. And Trump has all of conservative media and all Republicans in Congress carrying water for him. And this works because the base is fanatically loyal to Trump. But there is no question about sitting members of Congress being able to be indicted. And now Mueller has evidence of at least one who knew about the hacks and solicited information. And the base is most definitely not fanatically loyal to any specific Congress-person. So this could very well be his way of saying back the fuck off and let me do my job, or I'll start naming names of colluders in Congress.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Also, my money is on either Rohrabacher or Issa as the treasonous fuckstain. Rohrabacher is famously an enthusiastic Putin knob-polisher, and Issa just barely won his election. Nunes, however, won his election handily.
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    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    I wouldn't see why. An incumbent is still a candidate in the election in which they're participating. And based on the time-frame, I suspect that the primary for this candidate had already been held, meaning it was most likely a Republican.
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    U.S. Politics: Kraving for Kavanaugh

    Holy shit, Gowdy Doody looks like someone Weekend-at-Bernie'd him.
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    U.S. Politics: Kraving for Kavanaugh

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. First of all, there are already laws on the books in EVERY state outlawing violence or incitement to violence. So if people are being violent, they should be arrested. But laws against wearing masks or body armor are attempting to paint all similarly garbed protesters as being violent by definition. Second, based on your posting history, I'd lay better than even odds that you're perfectly okay with right-wing protesters carrying rifles and other firearms in marches, but suddenly carrying batons is a bridge too far? And even if you try and retort that you personally don't support the carrying of firearms during protests I know for a fact that the sponsors of this bill do support it. So nice double standard there.
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    I've never once suggested that anyone "suck it up" and have already conceded that it is a rational choice for people in threatened groups who have the ability to relocate to where they're not under as much threat. I have pointed out that doing so would be counterproductive to the goal of winning elections, and have argued that by doing so, those leaving will hasten the arrival of the "tipping point" that will make life for those who are unable to leave (which is most of them) immeasurably worse. And yes, in other discussions I've advocated for liberals who are able to move to red states to do so.
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    U.S. Politics-Hope Floats 2: We All Float Down Here

    I've posted at length, especially in arguments with conservative posters, about the roadblocks already in place making it much more difficult for PoC, the poor, women and other marginalized groups to exercise the franchise. The solution to removing those impediments is not "vote less".
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