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by jalanlong
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When someone's opinion differs from yours...
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: When someone's opinion differs from yours...

There are literally hundreds of opportunities each day to push back against tyranny. Each one of them represents an opportunity to "man up" and exercise some backbone. Minor displays of principle that don't require much in the way of personal sacrifice are easy--and ordinarily less meaningful in ov...
by jalanlong
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 108642

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

So you are telling me that any other politician in that office 7 months before the election would not be making decisions with the election in mind? Bill Clinton (or Hillary for that matter) would be making decisions for the betterment of the country with absolutely no eye on how the decisions would...
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When someone's opinion differs from yours...
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: When someone's opinion differs from yours...

If you had a serious medical issue that required surgery would you forego the definite most qualified surgeon because his / her medical views were 100% opposite to yours and move on to the next most qualified one whose views were not so opposite to yours? Vinny I'm not sure how that's analogous her...
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 108642

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Why the shutdowns should last longer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxznGIj8Ja0
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When someone's opinion differs from yours...
Replies: 22
Views: 253

Re: When someone's opinion differs from yours...

It sounds like he's an idiot. Doesn't he realize that small business owners typically love liberty? Doesn't he want their business at his bank? People who mix business with politics are idiots, but there seem to be a lot of these people these days. You are certainly not wrong for feeling the way yo...
by jalanlong
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: When someone's opinion differs from yours...
Replies: 22
Views: 253

When someone's opinion differs from yours...

So these days we live in a world where 1) people feel the need to express their opinion on everything and 2) they have the tools to do it in a public forum. So with this in mind,what do you guys do when you see that someone you are doing business with has expressed an opinion that doesn't necessaril...
by jalanlong
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 108642

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This in an article from the NYT! I feel some change happening! ------------------------------------------------------------------- Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus In the early days of the pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron exhorted the French to wage “war” again...
by jalanlong
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 993
Views: 71361

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

However, I know If he came out and said that then the media and most large businesses would virtue signal respond and "mask harder." This is where the original topic comes into play. I don't know if it simply is social media amplifying polarization, but I would have thought Carter, or Reagan, Or HW...
by jalanlong
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 993
Views: 71361

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

"Coronavirus was new to us early this year. Even though it is a coronavirus, like a cold virus, we were unsure of its transmissivity through the air (Note, how could we not??!!) We have since found that mask wearing might be helpful in some close in situations, where someone might sneeze or cough o...
by jalanlong
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 993
Views: 71361

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

First, I also think the cholesterol theory and the resulting USDA guidelines are BS, but it's not about "not following science." I question it because I am following the science, and not the unfounded belief system that gave rise to it. I can recommend a book if you like. Diet really confuses me. I...
by jalanlong
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 108642

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This is why I am not looking forward to winter...they are going to try to keep it going as long as possible:

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/p ... s-needs-to
by jalanlong
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 108642

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My son started back to elementary school this week as our district reopened. The rules are ridiculous. They have to wear a mask outside at recess. They cannot touch another student at recess or during gym. Gym is just dance routines so they can be apart from each other. They have to wear a mask, AN...