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by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

That doesn't say that the slates of electors even exist. It just says what the strategy of the die-hards is. Please make sure you're reading carefully! https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-electors-cast-unofficial-ballots-setting-up-congressional-clash-11609164000 That's the Wall Street Journal....
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 170
Views: 4624

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Pug is quite a bit older than the average health care worker, so his cost-benefit analysis is different from theirs. That is correct, although my son and daughter-in-law, both in their early 30s got 'jabbed', too. They, unfortunately had more of a reaction: extreme discomfort at the injection site ...
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

Here you go on the 40% from NPR, unless they are too inflammatory: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/30/951095644/even-if-its-bonkers-poll-finds-many-believe-qanon-and-other-conspiracy-theories "And one-third of Americans believe that voter fraud helped Joe Biden win the 2020 election, despite the fact t...
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

This was the last chance at peaceful resolution. The Government has sown the wind and will reap the whirlwind. 40% of the country believes the election was rigged and it's 90% probably of the armed and ex-military. And certainly a large number of the current police and military, just probably not t...
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: SS & the PP
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: SS & the PP

Wouldn't your SS payments go up in real terms in a deflation?
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The American Flag
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: The American Flag

I can not disagree more. Kaepernick is a POS who in my opinion jump-started the whole BLM/rioting mentality of the last year. But there is no point discussing it, as neither of us will ever be convinced by the other. Not only that, he took the one symbol (well, two; the anthem and the flag) that sh...
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The American Flag
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: The American Flag

I will admit any patriotism I felt when I was younger is definitely waning now. As one example, the whole Kapernick kneeling thing should have been more about the flag and the anthem representing the freedom we enjoy to allow Kapernick to be able to do such a thing vs. the how dare that well paid b...
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Our lives are too easy...
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Our lives are too easy...

Good times beget soft men.

Soft men beget hard times.

Hard times beget good men.

Good men beget good times.
by Xan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

I believe the conclusion is that it isn't worth it to try to force him out, and that he should (but probably won't) resign on his own.
by Xan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

...at least the kind of people who are rationally minded, non-superstitious, and nongullible enough to presumably be willing to question the evidence for any kind of God are probably also not as easily susceptible to believe any cockamamie "Stop The Steal" or QAnon conspiracy type BS and to act on ...
by Xan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVID explained
Replies: 59
Views: 1458

Re: COVID explained

Patriots and freedom lovers need to stop engaging in debate with the other side and start clearing out the traitors in our ranks. At this point anyone talking about how bad the protesters are or saying that even if there was fraud we should just go along with it all......is a traitor and worse than...
by Xan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Breaking News, Politics version
Replies: 131
Views: 2873

Re: Breaking News, Politics version

Indeed. When I watch video of the Capitol police standing down and only weakly pushing back against the protesters, it seems to me that there are only two possible explanations that make sense: a) The storming of the building was a staged event to generate such outrage at Trump and his supporters t...