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    10-25-20, 10:26pm
    Being a bit older than the average user I’ve never gone on twitch but I’d totally be there if Mitch McConnell was going to do it. That would be...
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    10-24-20, 9:10pm
    What a delightful book that works it’s way through the history of the USPS from before the constitution until current times. I’d intended to wait...
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    10-24-20, 8:06pm
    I second the WhatsApp recommendation for international. I have a friend in the coast guard who, pre-covid, routinely travelled all over the world....
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    10-24-20, 12:49pm
    From what I heard she also used the time to talk about the importance of voting. She’s a smart cookie, that one.
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    10-23-20, 7:44pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Good question but you’d probably have to ask Mitch McConnell. Pretty much everyone else admitted that Merrick garland was more than well qualified.
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    10-23-20, 4:29pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    In the entire history of the nation through Obama’s presidency 168 judicial nominees were denied by cloture motions. 82 of those (just under half)...
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    10-23-20, 11:34am
    Are you trying to send them to another iphone or to an android phone. To another iphone (or ipad) (blue messages) it should send them over wifi...
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    10-23-20, 12:19am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Good deflection. It completely misses the point but slow clap slow clap slow clap...
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    10-22-20, 9:22pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    I agree 1000%. But the reality is that we have to deal with the republicans we have, not the republicans we wish we had. Personally I’d be fine with...
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    10-22-20, 9:18pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    And why was the republican senate not confirming well qualified justices?
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    10-22-20, 8:55pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Mitch turned the courts into an ideological entity over the past 12 years so it only seems reasonable that the Dems act likewise.
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    10-22-20, 8:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    No. He’s a hitler wannabe that is actually more pt Barnum In reality. Although we’ll have to wait until this reality show is over for a final...
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    10-22-20, 8:24pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Since the republicans used the power of their majority to change the ideology of the court and now democrats are contemplating doing the same thing I...
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    10-22-20, 5:19pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Indeed. And ignored their own rule that two members of the minority party needed to be present.
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    10-22-20, 5:18pm
    They aren’t necessarily trying to challenge every ballot, just get them not counted such as Pennsylvania where they recently were ruled against in...
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    10-22-20, 6:58am
    jp1 replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    You’re always so optimistic. I wish I had such a sunny disposition.
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    10-21-20, 9:58pm
    jp1 replied to a thread voter suppression in Simple Public Policy
    And it appears that we already know where the emails are coming from. ...
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    10-21-20, 9:41pm
    jp1 replied to a thread voter suppression in Simple Public Policy
    And now we have people setting a ballot drop box on fire in southern CA and emails being sent to people in Florida and Alaska threatening them with...
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    10-21-20, 9:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Webster’s in Consumerism & The Media
    Jane, being the helpful person she is, provided one. Perhaps the reason you're not aware of these symbols is because the 'oppressed' white identity...
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    10-21-20, 12:16pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    The real fun is going to be watching the republican party try to figure out what to do post-trump. Do they stick with the racism that got them the...
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    10-21-20, 7:26am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    The problems with attempting to get herd immunity, spelled out in a succinct article. ...
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    10-21-20, 6:51am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    If only the slogan ‘die for the Dow’ had proven more popular we’d be over this pandemic by now. Sure, lots of old people and minorities would be...
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    10-20-20, 10:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    In theory that’s fine. But how many old people either live in nursing or other group senior living facilities staffed by younger people who will be...
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    10-20-20, 8:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Again with the old people don’t matter argument. Geez.
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    10-20-20, 6:58pm
    Are they still charging more for people to have both the dvd and steaming service?
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    10-20-20, 4:01pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Predictions in Simple Public Policy
    My prediction is that now that trump has fixed the dishwasher problem the June cleaver demographic is going to flock to him.
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    10-20-20, 6:06am
    jp1 replied to a thread DNA tests in Open Forum
    I’ve never done a DNA test so I suppose anything’s possible but knowing my parents it would truly be shocking if I were to have a half sibling out...
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    10-19-20, 6:17pm
    Wow. That’s old school! Do you also get movies from the one remaining blockbuster?
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    10-19-20, 5:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Like mschrisgo says I don’t think I’m more complacent wearing a mask. If anything it’s a constant reminder of what’s going on.
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    10-19-20, 2:30pm
    That was such a great episode of a great show!
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    10-18-20, 10:16pm
    Update now that we’ve been here a month. We still LOVE it. We’re mostly unpacked. SO has installed pullout shelves in the pantry. And we’ve had a few...
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    10-18-20, 5:58am
    For what it’s worth most, although definitely not all, but definitely the big guys like amazon, places that store your payment information use a...
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    10-17-20, 5:59pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Dying of a disease whose spread is significantly limited by wearing a damn mask really isn’t much of a way to live either.
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    10-17-20, 2:50pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    A tale of two counties. My mom grew up in a small town in western Kansas. Current population 1000. I still have two cousins and an aunt and uncle...
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    10-17-20, 7:40am
    jp1 replied to a thread Snow! in Gardening & Farming
    I’ve learned a new word today! (Too bad I will literally never have the chance to use it where I live. Or maybe I should say ‘thankfully I will...
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    10-17-20, 7:34am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Yppej, I’m curious. What, to you, is an acceptable number of deaths from this? We’ve had just over 8m infections and 218,000 deaths. Doing a bit of...
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    10-16-20, 8:57pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    As is often the case Supreme Court cases often get decided because of quirky ‘technicalities’ for lack of a better word. It will be interesting to...
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    10-16-20, 2:15pm
    Mashed potatoes work just as well. Whoops. Next time I’ll finish reading the whole thread before making sarcastic posts!
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    10-16-20, 2:12pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Snow! in Gardening & Farming
    No thank you. It’s going to be 91 here today followed by 51 overnight. I can’t imagine weather more perfect.
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    10-16-20, 2:09pm
    Since I was going to be passing the library anyway it was just as easy as mailing it. Plus I saved the county the cost of postage since ours are...
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    10-15-20, 10:00pm
    I didn't run into any BS like that when I dropped my ballot off at the local library on monday. Just a steady stream of people like me doing their...
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    10-15-20, 9:56pm
    Our new backyard has 8 foot solid wood fences on the sides and a 6 foot solid wood fence on the back. Because we're a middle unit townhouse our next...
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    10-15-20, 8:26pm
    There’s been at least one report Of trump ‘Volunteers’ in Colorado a couple days ago standing guard at a ballot Dropbox. Apparently they asked a...
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    10-15-20, 1:47pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    The same way one might pay for a tax cut for rich people?
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    10-15-20, 11:56am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Unless you’re a Republican. They held both houses of Congress plus the presidency and didn’t change the ACA. Heck, they didn’t even participate in...
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    10-15-20, 11:03am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    There's not one "right" way to interpret the laws. If there was we wouldn't need a supreme court, we could just hire IBM, or whoever, to create Big...
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    10-15-20, 7:36am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Thanks! It’s not going to happen this month but if it did it would be the same month as several of our friends, and my sister, twelve years ago....
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    10-15-20, 7:07am
    Just got an email advising that my ballot was received and will be counted. Hopefully my efforts to stir up the board of the community college will...
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    10-14-20, 11:05pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    As someone who would potentially be harmed if we retire and move to a state that doesn't believe in marriage equality I would state that the small...
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    10-14-20, 8:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    And lawyers choose them VERY carefully because they understand this better than the rest of us. It's actually pretty remarkable that she made...
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    10-14-20, 5:29pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Because she’s said as much. And she’s going to justify it by stating that not being heterosexual is a choice therefore not subject to the same rights...
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    10-14-20, 4:56pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    She inadvertently stated that she views sexual orientation as a choice.
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    10-14-20, 4:13pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    At least she did inadvertently explain how she intends to justify overturning marriage equality.
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    10-14-20, 6:06am
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Well, we learned today that she truly is a partisan hack. Despite trump stating on multiple times that he wanted her sworn in before the election so...
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    10-13-20, 10:05pm
    As someone who suffered the current Penn Station 1000's of times I may have to sign up for that. The new one (can something that's older than me...
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    10-12-20, 10:38pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    And they should have performed their duty when Obama nominated three well qualified individuals for the DC court of appeals well before the election...
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    10-12-20, 10:24pm
    Indeed! And we're perpetually amused by "big bird" and his family, as SO calls the gaggle of wild turkeys that come around behind our place on a...
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    10-12-20, 7:26pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    It’s interesting that the best the republicans can come up with when their norm breaking is pointed out and Dems threaten to do similar norm breaking...
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    10-12-20, 6:51pm
    My ballot has been cast. I dropped it at one of the real drop boxes today. Not one of the sham ones the republicans are putting up. Voting in...
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    10-12-20, 6:49pm
    And if they are as far away as is statutorily required how exactly are they ‘watching the polls’?
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