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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:51 pm

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Post by eselle28 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:43 am

Certain people I know who are very quick to bring up role model responsibilities whenever a famous person does something they disapprove of are tonight championing the view that they don't want to know anything about a sports star but his stats. Surely a coincidence. Suspect
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Post by Wondering on Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:16 pm

Don't know if anyone else has been following the news on it, but the draft of the Republicans' official platform is even farther right than Trump. Anti-LGBTQ, pro-traditionalist family, pro-religion in public schools, anti-women in combat, and on and on.

It specifically says that parents should be allowed to decide what's medically appropriate for their LGBTQ kids, meaning conversion therapy which has been medically debunked for decades.

It calls for legislators to make sure man's law follows God's law.

I saw one headline label it Theocracy, not Democracy.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:23 pm

A question. Given that May is the new Prime Minister and Hammond is the new Chancellor...

Does that mean Clarkson's the new Minister for Transport?

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Post by Prajnaparamita on Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:48 pm

Last night I was worried sick about my grandparents who live in Nice, France.

...Turns out they're actually on vacation right now in Turkey...

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Post by reboot on Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:53 pm

Prajnaparamita wrote:Last night I was worried sick about my grandparents who live in Nice, France.

...Turns out they're actually on vacation right now in Turkey...

Damn. Things are not good here. In fact, they are so not good that we are being relocated via the land border with Iran. You know shit is bad when international organizations decide traveling with an American staff member to Iran is your best option

(Please note that I am in the Southeast, a place where there has been guerilla war for 40 years, and not near a tourist area. Friends in Bodrum, Fethiye, etc say things are calm but tense)
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Post by Werel on Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:37 pm

Jesus, reboot, stay safe. And Prajna, hoping your grandparents are just fine. :/
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Post by Enail on Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:42 pm

Wishing much safety to you, Reboot, and to your grandparents, Prajna.
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Post by Wondering on Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:03 am

Holy crap, reboot. Won't you get arrested in Iran? Stay safe!

And safe wishes for your grandparents, as well, Prajna!

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Post by Prajnaparamita on Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:03 am

Just got news that my family is safe and far far away from everything that went down. Thank you everyone so much for the kind word

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Post by reboot on Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:44 am

Werel wrote:Jesus, reboot, stay safe. And Prajna, hoping your grandparents are just fine. :/

Enail wrote:Wishing much safety to you, Reboot, and to your grandparents, Prajna.

Wondering wrote:Holy crap, reboot. Won't you get arrested in Iran? Stay safe!

And safe wishes for your grandparents, as well, Prajna!

Thanks everyone! It ended up being...... honestly I have no idea what just happened, coup? Political theatre?....but we ended up staying in Diyarbakir and things are OK.
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Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:26 am

They've had to scramble to remove signs at the RNC in Cleveland because they directed people to the "white elevators".

This is 2016.

This is not supposed to happen anymore.

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Post by Wondering on Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:16 am

I don't get it. Were the elevators painted white? Like, are there red elevators and blue elevators, too?

It's not actually a segregation sign, right?

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Post by Hirundo Bos on Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:31 am

Have been away from both internet and news for a while, though the Turkey thing reached even me. Glad both Reboot and Prajna's family are okay.
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Post by eselle28 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:06 pm

I'm very glad to hear everyone here and their loved ones are safe.

In more depressing news, apparently some Republicans have decided to start saying what I'm pretty sure they've been thinking all along: http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/gop-rep-steve-king-s-jaw-dropping-remarks-727402051814
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Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:10 pm

eselle28 wrote:I'm very glad to hear everyone here and their loved ones are safe.

In more depressing news, apparently some Republicans have decided to start saying what I'm pretty sure they've been thinking all along: http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/gop-rep-steve-king-s-jaw-dropping-remarks-727402051814
I guess this is why they had the white elevators - for the loading and unloading of racist douchebags.

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Post by eselle28 on Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 pm

Fuck. Apparently you can't even be a behavioral therapist helping a patient without getting shot if you happen to be black while you're doing it.

http://bcove.me/g42acwkl
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Post by WJMorris3 on Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:16 am

eselle28 wrote:Fuck. Apparently you can't even be a behavioral therapist helping a patient without getting shot if you happen to be black while you're doing it.

http://bcove.me/g42acwkl
EWB is not a crime; I have no idea why it's treated as such.

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Post by Wondering on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:28 am

Ivanka Trump loves her father. But I think she may not vote for him.

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Post by eselle28 on Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:54 pm

Oh, my fellow liberals, sometimes the perfect is the enemy of the good. It was never going to be Warren or Booker, and Tim Kaine is fine.
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Post by Wondering on Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:21 am

I'm glad it's not Warren. I would have been thrilled to have her run for president, but she'd be wasted as VP in that it would take her out of the Senate where we need her.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:04 pm

Given it's Trump vs Clinton, I may need to dust off the "Vote for the crook: it's important." bumper stickers.

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Post by Wondering on Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:33 pm

The FBI is saying the Russians are behind the DNC email hack and selective release to WikiLeaks. Theory is that Putin wants to smear the Democrats and get Trump elected. Possibly because Trump is isolationist and is already talking about how he won't honor NATO agreements. And Putin wants Estonia and the rest of the Baltics.

George Will is positing that Trump doesn't want to release his tax records because he has big ties to Russia financially.

Trump's RNC speech is being called Nixon-like.

Is it the '70s again?

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Post by WJMorris3 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:58 pm

...I'm sorry, but this year has ruined "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten for me.

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