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Fragile Bird

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  1. I never knew anything about Mia Love until many of you said it was a shame she lost her seat. Now that I see her regularly on CNN I have to say she is nothing more than a hard core Republican, and absolutely obnoxious. No loss there.
  2. Oh puke! Just watched Trump say what a fine person Bernie Sanders is and oh my how badly Hilary Clinton disrespected him.
  3. Thank-you so much! I must delete messages again, it's the game playing! You may have missed it, but Pebble had space come up, which I accepted, before you posted. However, I suspect there is someone else rolling in from across the ocean who will also need a bed. I will send her a message to see if she is still coming (she said so several months ago)..
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    Acrophobia 34A&B: COMPLETE

    I am not happy about being beaten at the last minute, mainly because that's the 5th or 6th time it's happened to me. And I thought my entry was decent the last two rounds. *weeps quietly* Congratulations to rocksniffer! You just wore us all down, entry by entry by entry! It's been a marvelous game, the entries have been so very good!
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    Acrophobia 34A&B: COMPLETE

    My votes, and I can comment because it’s the last round! 1st. 9. Controlling Persistent Gout Made me laugh, thinking about him writing a tome about gout! 2nd. 7. Oranges, to Stop Rheumatism, Bro Ditto! 3rd. 3. On These Sands Revenge Betrayal The ‘On these sands’ sounds so wat like! Thanks for a wonderful game, everyone! And thank-you, DG, you’re the host with the most!
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Honestly, everyone says you can criticize Israel but when someone does they are immediately accused of being an anti Semite and, if you are complaining about the treatment of Palestinians, you’re a supporter of terrorists as well.
  7. Haha, I wanted to open a thread called And Now They’re Coming to Take Away Your Cows! The wild claims being made by Republicans about the New Green Plan are going to be a test of stupidity and credulity levels in the US. Trump standing at the podium in Texas and saying ‘you won’t be able to own a cow’ is mind boggling. Someone out there has got to be drawing a cartoon of a cow holding an AK-47 right now, eh? And speaking of stupidity, I think the most stupid of Trump supporters has revealed himself. Cliff Sims, who wrote the new book Nest of Vipers about his 500 days working in the WH, is being sued, not by Trump, but by the Trump campaign, under the terms of an NDA he signed as a campaign worker. For work in the WH, for crying out loud! This apparently is because the law is well settled that you can’t stop a person’s rights to freedom of speech about working in the WH as long as no government confidential information is revealed. They can’t shut him up under a WH NDA, so the Trump campaign is claiming they can silence him under their NDA. And he still supports Donald Trump! What a tool!
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Isn’t that because any negative mention is anti Semitic? Everyone I’ve seen speak on the subject of Israel insists there are ways to criticize Israel without being anti Semitic, but it’s very difficult to do, and a flippant hip-hop manner is on the other side of that equation?
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Oh, wait, you said 'canards', plural. Was there something else as well?
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Aaaaaahhhh....
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Since you apparently know, can you tell me what the antisemitic canards were that she used and what they mean? All I have seen is a tweet referring to 'Benjamin'. Does this refer to a commonly used Jewish name or something?
  12. Pebble, I sent my e-mail. This is the response I got: Yes, you have a supporting membership, that was actually a bid supporter converted at Helsinki to supporting membership. So you need to upgrade to a full membership. But when I go to the membership page there is no category of Bid Backer with a reduced rate. And no link in my e-mail response.
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Yup. Because people who pop up out of the blue in this thread swinging usually are partisan. If you're not, then I apologize. But Let's see you post here 10 or 20 times.
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Funny you should say that. When discussing Trump's reaction to her tweet, demanding she resign, they then ran a clip from a speech Trump gave before a Jewish organization (sorry, didn't catch the name) in which he told them something like "You don't like me because I'm not asking for money from you because you like to control politicians". Shouldn't he resign, then? Wasn't that an even clearer antisemitic statement?
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Well...what's your point?
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Ooooh, former astronaut Mark Kelly has announced he is running in the Arizona special election for McCain's former seat, the one Martha McSally was appointed to fill. She will also run for the seat. I forgot that Kelly is Gabrielle Giffords' husband. Does he have a chance? And in other news, John Dowd, a former Trump lawyer, is claiming there will be no report from Mueller. He also said there was no way Trump could sit down with Robert Mueller, because he guesses at answers he doesn't know. He would 'accidentally' commit perjury.
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    I see attacks on Democrats continue. Kamala Harris isn’t black enough (she’s married to a white man! How dare she call herself black!}. Her response is she was born black and will die black and she married her husband because they love each other. And I just found out about the white security guard in Florida who started an internet rumor that AOC had a credit score of 430, had two checking accounts closed and had been evicted twice by sheriffs. A meme eaten up and spit out by Republican supporters everywhere. I wondered why I was always seeing comments to news stories about her along those lines.
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    Holy shit, Batman! Those numbers are just unreal!
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    Acrophobia 34A&B: COMPLETE

    1st. 5 2nd. 1 3rd. 3
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    Up in Smoke: Drug Legalization and Dealing

    Hey! The legalization of pot is wildly popular here!
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    US Politics: The Accountability Problem

    This idea of black slaves being indentured servants seems to keep coming up. Is there a poll out there asking Americans, particularly white Americans, about how bad things were for slaves? It wouldn’t surprise me if there are people who think it was like having a job you don’t like. Except you got your housing and your food as well...
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    Up in Smoke: Drug Legalization and Dealing

    I haven’t used any illegal substances in decades. I don’t smoke, and I had a busy life, so I just wasn’t interested. I got into wine instead. And I’m the classic cheap date, unable to drink much, so I never became addicted to wine either. However. I play Pokémon Go, as some of you know, and most of my fellow friends are young. One of my friends works in a lab (now that marijuana is legal in Canada) and gave me a sample of a - am I using the right initials - CBD cream, with none of the chemical that gets you high, to be used topically for aches and pains. Since mentioning this to friends I have put in an order for 4 more pots of this cream for the senior citizen crowd. Most of us don’t smoke. Since legalization in Canada the demand for all forms of marijuana have out-stripped supply. I know I saw a story that Quebec has allowed Pot shops to be open only 3 days a week because of shortages. Demand is very strong across the country! I have also read stories saying all the marijuana companies in Canada will be wiped out by cheap supplies from South America. Prognosticators are giving them 2 years, at most. And as for the OP, all I know about the safe injection sites in Vancouver is that they have saved lives. Sites were opened in Ontario, but we have a new conservative government that is very hostile to them. I think they are shutting them down here, or planning to. I’ve not kept up with the issue.
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