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    10-30-20, 2:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Plenty of conservative catholics have spoken out against that. I would fully expect Barrett shares their feelings on the matter.
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    10-30-20, 2:26pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Actually I think the conflict comes when people try to claim the wordy high ground as if reasonable people can't disagree on the meaning of...
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    10-30-20, 1:17pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    One of the few times she actually said something at the hearing she was clear that discrimination on the base of race was wrong. She most pointedly...
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    10-30-20, 6:15am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    This is perhaps the most extreme version of ‘blame the victim’ I’ve ever seen.
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    10-29-20, 10:55pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Yeah the truth will tell hopefully sooner than later. She’s already made clear that she’s partisan by showing up for a post confirmation event at the...
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    10-28-20, 11:28pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    I don’t personally face this infringement on my rights but if I were black I’d fear my right ‘not to be called the N word by my boss With no...
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    10-28-20, 3:09pm
    Like others I sat through a Curtco spiel when a friend of a friend was selling them. I’m not any sort of fancy chef so I ended up picking our three...
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    10-28-20, 2:11pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    How many episodes of judicial distemper do we need? One, the day after she was confirmed isn't enough for us to be concerned?
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    10-27-20, 11:48pm
    Alternative facts way precedes KellyAnne. Who was the asshole in the bush administration that said that they make up their own facts that became...
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    10-27-20, 11:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Not really. Just the actual details about the nutty fringe group she belongs to. Combine that with the fact that she’s comfortable showing up at...
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    10-27-20, 9:53pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    If I just needed a desk for covid I’d probably have just stuck with the tired banquet table SO brought home from work years ago that was being...
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    10-27-20, 7:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    And McConnell was probably right since she's already appeared in a campaign commercial for the president, the filming of which happened at the white...
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    10-27-20, 7:05pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Value in Consumerism & The Media
    I tend to be willing to spend extra money to Get something durable and attractive. For instance before I ordered a new desk for my work office...
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    10-27-20, 4:45pm
    And yet in the Pennsylvania case 4 justices were willing to weigh in against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court‘s authority in making a decision...
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    10-27-20, 4:42pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Even McConnell admitted that he doesn’t think she has judicial integrity. He stated on Fox ‘news’ that he expects she will be a political asset to...
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    10-27-20, 12:22am
    Awesome! That's exactly the response I had hoped you would get. I would totally let them slide for this and happily take the job if it was offered.
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    10-26-20, 11:46pm
    jp1 replied to a thread ACB Hearings in Simple Public Policy
    Well, now that Amy covid Barrett has been confirmed just 8 Short days before the election it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the...
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    10-26-20, 10:53pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Even though SO and I are Reasonably safe and relatively happy and have been able to see friends in a semi-safe way since we have a nice backyard I...
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    10-26-20, 9:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    A lot of restaurants here, if they have the space, seem to be building semi permanent outdoor dining spaces with some sort of covering and patio...
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    10-26-20, 8:38pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    We’re fortunate to live somewhere that has decent weather all winter with the exception of occasional rain so we can continue doing outside things....
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    10-26-20, 1:33pm
    It would depend on how they handle it. Emergencies happen. If they are apologetic and this is the only negative experience you have in the process...
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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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