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Old 07-08-2020, 12:27 PM   #16
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I don't know what to tell you other than tensions are high as âuck in our 50/50 community.
Things might even get more tense the more balanced it is, because someone has a higher number of people to be mad at, idk.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:58 PM   #17
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The only reason Trump wants to win is ego, he's stolen so much already, made lucrative connections, big pension and bennies for life, and has a laundry list of people/plots to blame a loss on.
I wouldn't be surprised if he has his fingers, or at least friends fingers, in this $10 Billion vaccine slush fund.
I admit my dislike for the scumbag makes me prejudiced.
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Old 07-08-2020, 02:26 PM   #18
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Will there be an issue selling Grifftopia, since you built it by hand without a mortgage lien for paperwork?
As long as he's paying taxes it's on the books in his name.
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:13 PM   #19
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I don't know what to tell you other than tensions are high as âuck in our 50/50 community.
Things might even get more tense the more balanced it is, because someone has a higher number of people to be mad at, idk.
I was wondering about that. Balance used to lead to compromise but that's a bad word now.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:27 PM   #20
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It certainly is, why it's the same as losing...
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:58 AM   #21
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Limey sent me a nice option in Maine. I do appreciate the politics up there and the rivers are nice. Political races are competitive and unaffiliated voters have a lot of sway. Unfortunately, Maine is soooooo far from the girl in Philadelphia that I think Pete would lose her mind.

I'm seeing some good options in Vermont.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:31 PM   #22
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vermont is cool and definitely a better place to be Right About Now than, yknow, most places
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:28 AM   #23
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Hey Ibby! Good to see you. How're things?
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:33 AM   #24
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well the world's ending but other than that, well, yknow
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:13 AM   #25
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A better built world could be on the other side of this mess.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:39 PM   #26
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Now that white people have been given the thumbs up on showing up armed for political events. . .
Griff, I don't know about you, but I can keep in mind that not one person of any complexion other than Caucasian has been forbidden to show up armed for a political event. I say unwarp your view.

Relatedly, I propose to you a thought experiment. I refuse to give any thought whatsoever, or to give any weight, to matters of complexion, race, religion, national origin (comes naturally of being an individualist). Now then: what if simply everybody did so; what would be the likely outcome?
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:48 PM   #27
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The only reason Trump wants to win is ego, he's stolen so much already, made lucrative connections, big pension and bennies for life, and has a laundry list of people/plots to blame a loss on.
Ah, Bruce: he had those before he was elected, and honorably does not indulge in something like these now, as President. Guy ain't even written an Enemies List. A big piece of this Administration not doing what the Party out of power accuses it of hourly is that just as hourly, they don't have the energy or the time.

I say this as one who didn't vote for him. The first go-round anyway. Then he started doing all this Libertarian stuff, which the punditocracy seems collectively unable to fathom.

Since I am the soul of unprejudiced, I find a lot in your stance to disagree with. Wanting to believe only Trump wants Trump reelected is very silly of you.
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:08 AM   #28
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Now then: what if simply everybody did so; what would be the likely outcome?
It will be a bloodbath.
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:33 AM   #29
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I should expand on that. Trump continuously calls into question the validity of the election while maintaining a dodgy relationship with the totalitarian Putin and actively trying to break the postal service when people need it for among other things voting during a pandemic. If the streets fill up with angry armed folks of all political stripes, we could get the banana republic Trump appears to want. More stable personalities will be on the sideline because they don't generally walk into likely shooting events. If we would commit to the democratic process and developing good responsive governance this rancor could be channeled into the system. We have a choice and guns in the street is a poor one. Don't think that the right has the exclusive power of armed mob violence.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:37 AM   #30
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so to sum up your theory is that if Trump doesn't win he will get the banana republic he wants
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