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SO MUCH runny babbits!
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Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:21 am
Someday bunny links will work when clicked XD
Blaze let me risk my safety for the ease of clicks, I trust Tam Laughing

Yeah many politicians have been in the game to long. They flip flop through history as the trends change (though I did like her legal but rare stance at the end). I can't wait for young blood (or even just people my age) to be elected



WHY WAS IT HOT TODAY, the day I choose to go outside

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Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:35 am
If you are talking about Hillary, there is nothing that I like about her or her stance on anything. . .Just MHO.

And if you are talking about young people getting elected, I truly hope you don't mean people like AOC!

As to the American dream, perhaps one should look to Hong Kong, or Cuba and notice that in their desire for freedom, they are waving the American Flag. . .and perhaps one should have a conversation with someone who took the time to come here legally and ask them about the American Dream. . .talk to someone who came here from Cuba, Venezuela or any former Eastern Bloc countries and ask them what the American dream is. . .they understand it better than many people born here do, because they lived through things that most Americans cannot even imagine.

Teaching history is important, but not if those teachings are meant to drive us apart. No one is responsible for the sins of their ancestors, so to call everyone who is white as an "oppressor" and everyone else as being "victims"; which Critical Race Theory does, is not something I would want for my children. . .MLK must be rolling over in his grave to think that some people want to judge all people by the color of their skin instead of the by the content of their character.


How hot is it there? We had a high of 109.

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Fri Jul 16, 2021 4:40 am
Seeing as we only have a two party system I would identify as a liberal

I mean we are the poster child for freedom, itís not surprising they would waive American flags lol
Iím just saying anyone coming from a second or third world country would be happy to hop into America, given our size we do have more opportunities for employment and all of that good stuff here. I just think we can afford a better lives for our civilians, and bring it back to the quality of life that people used to have. You could afford to go to school, people didnít need two incomes to just survive, infrastructure was maintained, unions protected workers, higher taxes for the wealthy, etc

We can be a place that people want to come to and continue to improve, those are not mutually exclusive Heart


For AOC sheís pro womenís rights, pro environment, pro gun laws, wants transparency in lobbying, supports raising taxes on the wealthy, supports Social Security and Medicare, wants to companies to pay their fair share, supported payments to small businesses and families during Covid, wants to put money back into our education system, and likes Medicare for all
I donít agree on all of her stances but I can get behind those things XD

We are only responsible if we let those issues continue forward, and there is so much history that affected the current laws we have today. And most of us donít even know it. Even MLKĎs daughter spoke out that the GOP is weaponizing his words and pulling inaccurate conclusions
To be honest one of the things I learned was in the 1930s they drew borders around parts of the town and called it financially risky. Banks would not lend to these parts of the town but looking back those lines were actually drawn based on race. Race-blind policies are still in effect today like single-family zoning that prevents the building of affordable housing in advantaged, majority-white neighborhoods. Seattle does this today.

More generically itís like if someone made a hotel, and really disliked handicap people, so they went out of their way to make it as unaccommodating as possible. The next owner that buys it has no issues with handicap people but does nothing to change the hotel. Thereís still an issue here, he might not have the same prejudices but heís allowing the building to discriminate with inaction. We have to learn about how things have been built so we can find these things and fix them.

CRT focuses on the history of why things happened and the outcomes and fixing them, itís not about demonizing though if you are following GOP news I can see why you would be against it based on how is portrayed. Both left and right leaning sites are just ridiculous nowadays. I only try to read from places that are bipartisan and rated so by external companies, though I do still fall for some click bait XD

https://towardsdatascience.com/how-statistically-biased-is-our-news-f28f0fab3cb3
Thereís a graph about halfway through here that lists all new sources based on reliability and which way they lean, I found it fascinating!

Oh Iím sure it hit 90 and sunny, youíll always win in the heat index Laughing
I think our three day heat dome was hotter than Las Vegas but my post wasnít about that day. I can burn in a heartbeat if Iím outside without sunblock or in the shadow of something and Iím old enough now to care about melanoma Embarassed

Oh to be young and think youíll always be healthy Sigh

Weíll have to start splitting these discussions into multiple posts, I keep maxing out at the coin limit XD
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Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:41 pm
From your replies, I already knew where you stand politically, as I am sure you know where I stand.

We are the poster child for freedom, but too many of our youth have been brainwashed into thinking that we are responsible for all of the evils in the world. . .that no one should be proud to be an American, that OUR flag is a symbol of racism, and on and on and on.

Things like being able to afford to go to school, is not the government's problem, it is the universities who keep raising the cost. . .what used to be the cost of a 4 year degree, now barely covers the cost of one year. Unions USED to protect their workers, now most seem more set on just making money for union leadership. . .higher taxes on the rich previously was not as high as you may think because previously there were even more deductions than we have now. I always hear the left say that the rich needs to pay their fair share, but none will say what is their fair share. . .is it 50%, 75% or what? The rich already pay the majority of the tax revenue the country receives. . .do we want to drive the rich out of our country like France did when they raised their millionaire tax to 75%? (I remember seeing Will smith, who once said he would pay whatever tax that Obama raised it to, on a French talks show and the host asked him what he thought of their new 75% millionaire tax. . .Will asked how much was it? and the host repeated 75% and Will said "God Bless America".)

You had Warren Buffet claiming he paid less in taxes than his secretary, percentage-wise. . .but HE chose to claim all of the deductions he could, also there is no law that says you only have to pay the taxes you owe, if he felt guilty about it, he could have paid anything more he wanted to. . .also, what many people do not know concerning shutting down the XL pipeline, the real winner was Warren Buffet as he owns the transportation companies (rail and trucks) that will be shipping that oil. . .and the environmental impact of rail and truck transportation is a greater risk than the pipeline.

IMHO, AOC is a parrot and only says what she thinks people want her to say. . .if she is so pro gun laws, why isn't she supporting enforcing all the rules already on the books? Oh, that's right, she's also a "defund the police" advocate. She cost her home district something like 25,000 good paying jobs by opposing Amazon building and developing there. As to the environment, a couple of years ago she claimed we would all be dead in 12 years. . .but then Again, Al Gore claimed in 2009 that ďthe North Pole will be ice-free in the summer by 2013 because of man-made global warming.Ē (I remember seeing articles from the 70's warning we were headed to a new ice age. . .that one didn't happen either) Don't get me wrong, there are things that can be done for the environment, but we don't have to destroy everything we have now to attain it without the United States paying for it all, while no one goes to China and demonstrates there for any kind of green deal. . .oh, that's right, they might disappear over there.

I think it is pretty clear that CRT does break people down to their color. . .in the history of my family, there was NEVER anyone who owned slaves (although there were a couple that came to this country as "indentured servants" (another way to say Irish slaves). . .our VP cannot say the same thing as the Jamaican side of her family was involved with selling slaves. . .does that make me the "victim" and her the "oppressor". . .nope, I'm white, so I am the oppressor. . .isn't it funny that mankind has had slaves almost since the beginning, yet only "whites" are responsible for it? Who do you think the slavers were buying slaves from?

How is in keeping with MLK's exact words, weaponizing them? Seems they are judging by the "color of our skins" and NOT the "content of our character". Alveeda King, MLK's neice says the same thing about liberals weaponizing MLK's words.

I am sorry, CRT is about demonizing the past. . .and people are NOT responsible for the sins of their past ancestors. From the discussions I have seen, there seems to be little about what we can do to change it other than to burn it all down.

Things have improved a lot since the 1930's (the country was very different then, too), but now some groups want to go back to drawing lines around their areas to segregate groups (just like the segregated graduations, dorms and such at colleges), I thought that's what Civil Rights act fought against.

I think you meant race-biased instead of race-blind, however, I lived in so-called "affordable housing" in the projects. . .I would not want something like that built in the suburbs where I live (I live in a very racially mixed neighborhood. . . and Seattle is such a dump now, I wouldn't use them as too much of a guide as to what the right thing to do is. . .they have been previously known as one of the 'whitest cities in America"; they also had lines drawn around neighborhood even before the 1930's. . . those same areas are being bought up to build more condos for the hipsters moving in to those areas, all but completely changing the neighborhoods and forcing out people of color.

Also, the hotel analogy although might pertain to the 1930's, is not an effective one now, as we have laws concerning the handling of people with disabilities; the Americans with Disabilities Act (signed by George Bush senior). OSHA and others come down pretty hard on violators. Here in Vegas, if you were to purchase an old hotel (although there aren't many as most old ones get imploded), they have to bring it up to code before opening.

That chart is interesting, but any chart that lists CNN as more reliable and fact reporting than so many others, let's me know that it appears to be a very biased report. The worst of it is that they used to be the only news I ever watched. . .If you can, go back and watch newscasters from the 40's, 50's and 60's, you rarely could tell what their political associations were. . .they reported the news, they reported the facts and as newscasters, they rarely gave you their own opinions.

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Luckily, we rarely get humidity with the heat, although this last week we experienced more than usual, and we actually had several days of rain. I, too, and am in that category of easily burning, so I have to be careful, too.
Last year brought the reality of NOT being immortal and it wasn't covid related. After having two subdural hematomas, definitely opened my eyes to reality.

One good thing is that if you know what that limit for coin is, you actually could split your post as the old "not posting after your own post rule" is out the window.

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:24 am
It's cooled off here. It's also, however, a smokestorm.
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Doth thee have an on-going forest fire, Lady Tam?We are picking up a bit of smoke from a fire in Cali, though I think they have it under control, now.

We had a couple nights of strange rain showers, one night it was a torrential downpour for about 30 minutes, the next night lasted a little longer, but with the wind blowing the rain sideways. . .weird Vegas rain storms.

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Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:29 pm
I live on the seventh floor, rain on windy days often goes sideways for me.

I haven't had time to look it up yet, but usually when the smoke is thick here the fires are in British Columbia.
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Can totally relate to the smoke issues. It's pretty smokey where I'm at too. (Some from nearby fires, but also from fires farther away in Idaho and the western side of MT blowing in on the wind.)

And I'm just exhausted today. But at least I have a simple task of organizing ribbon at work today. Which I actually don't mind doing, unlike most of my coworkers.
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I wasn't scheduled to work today, but I wound up opening the stall today after a local politician visited the market.

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*sigh* How am I today.....


I'm just tired. There needs to be a better word to convey how tired I am. I'm not sleeping as well as I want to be, the Emergency Department is severely impacted. This week when I was in triage, there were people waiting 2 hours just to be triaged, and the longest someone was waiting had almost reached 24 hours. Like, what the actual F? Our hospital (like all hospitals I'm sure), is completely full, so people in the ED have no where to go. At what point will people stop asking me if I have any idea how long their wait will be? Well, whenever someone upstairs dies or discharges, someone from the ED will get to go upstairs to a room, and you can have their room in the ED. Simple. *sigh*

Hubby was diagnosed with high functioning autism. So now, we have a better idea how to tailor our communication. But there's still a long way to go.

And not to mention all of the things life keeps throwing at us.......we had two very large, very mature trees fall. One of them took out our spa cover. There was a very impressive hole in the top. And it bent the spa cover lifter. But, our deck, the side of our house, and our solar panels are all okay, thankfully. There some water spots on our bedroom ceiling, so we need someone to come and make sure there isn't water damage in the attic. And all sorts of other little things that I just don't have the bandwidth for. So, I'm just tired.
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"Zantarni's on life support", as Scarz so eloquently put out, so I'm thinking of ways to not let it die.
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I think people are just having a lot of stuff happen right now. There are a few loyal citizens still of this small town on the net.
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