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    Language is dynamic and ever-changing. The phrase...

    Language is dynamic and ever-changing. The phrase "different to" grates on my ears, for example, but that's the way it goes.
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    As many have pointed out, Ronald Reagan was...

    As many have pointed out, Ronald Reagan was surrounded by (one assumes) highly trained Secret Service agents when he was almost assassinated. I did read about a church security guard taking out a...
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    "All the rage" and "gaslighting" are back in...

    "All the rage" and "gaslighting" are back in vogue; hurray! Also "kibosh."
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    There was at least one armed guard at the school...

    There was at least one armed guard at the school in Florida. It is reported he didn't "encounter" the shooter.
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    I agree with the "well-regulated militia" part of...

    I agree with the "well-regulated militia" part of the second amendment. I believe in training and licensing for owners of handguns and rifles. I see no reason people not actively part of the police...
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    Actually, the rate of violent crime in this...

    Actually, the rate of violent crime in this country has been dropping steadily for years. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/30/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/
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    That's why fear-mongering about the Red Menace...

    That's why fear-mongering about the Red Menace always makes me laugh. You could hold commie cell meetings in a phone booth if there were any of those remaining. Even the few communists abroad in the...
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    Of all the e-reading choices, I prefer Kindle...

    Of all the e-reading choices, I prefer Kindle PC--nice big pages, covers in color...I would enjoy the Paperwhite more if it were bigger. On the plus side, it's feather light, and though it's not as...
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    Fire and Fury, currently. Talk about tragicomedy.

    Fire and Fury, currently. Talk about tragicomedy.
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    So add crossfire to the equation if you want even...

    So add crossfire to the equation if you want even more carnage. Unless you post trained sharpshooters at every door, this isn't a good idea. Apparently, many in the crowd in Las Vegas were armed, for...
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    I always felt as if I were wasting time at work,...

    I always felt as if I were wasting time at work, and commuting to work. Give me a good book, and I will happily while away the hours.
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    Youth made a difference in the sixties, and...

    Youth made a difference in the sixties, and ushered in a new era. I think the time is well past for an uprising.
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    I'm sure I'm an underachiever, but I've never...

    I'm sure I'm an underachiever, but I've never understood this (peculiarly American?) need to be busy and "productive" all the time.
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    My sibling's step-daughter wore high-tops with...

    My sibling's step-daughter wore high-tops with her wedding dress. Apparently it's a trend, along with wading in mud and taking pictures. :~)
  15. I wouldn't mind a retirement community here...

    I wouldn't mind a retirement community here similar to what Flowerseverywhere described--it sounds lovely. There are a few around, but fewer of them and less well-designed.
  16. Also, the idea that Clinton was having her "maid"...

    Also, the idea that Clinton was having her "maid" do clerical work is laughable to me--even if she had a "maid," which I doubt. Snopes didn't find much evidence to support this tale...
  17. And now, Trump gets a severely dumbed-down PDF...

    And now, Trump gets a severely dumbed-down PDF that any one of a number of people without a security clearance (Jared Kushner, et al) can peruse.
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    Part of it is surely the "shooting fish in a...

    Part of it is surely the "shooting fish in a barrel" aspect of it.

    I agree that carnage of any kind is unforgivable--especially when committed by those sworn to "protect and serve."
  19. I did some research, and found no evidence of...

    I did some research, and found no evidence of Clinton or her aide disseminating classified emails. I saw a Breitbart headline during my search, so I assume that's where this comes from. I also found...
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    There's a report of shots fired and a lockdown at...

    There's a report of shots fired and a lockdown at Highline Community College south of here. Hope it's nothing.

    Update: it's apparently nothing.
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    No, I haven't been to many. A friend of a friend...

    No, I haven't been to many. A friend of a friend is a fairly well-known chef in the PNW, and she goes to various places and reports back. I read menus, and honestly--if I can easily make a meal, I'll...
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    I don't enjoy high-end restaurants. The food...

    I don't enjoy high-end restaurants. The food generally has little appeal for me, the prices never, and the general snobbery--that often swirls like a miasma--grates (but I love reading their menus...
  23. I agree that Trumps sexual exploits are no one's...

    I agree that Trumps sexual exploits are no one's business but the people's involved, but I heartily disagree about Porter and the ragtag bunch of misanthropes, incompetents, and white supremacists...
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    When I go out to eat, I vastly prefer...

    When I go out to eat, I vastly prefer family-owned ethnic restaurants where the most important thing is the quality of the food--and I eat my samosas, pakoras, tacos, and egg rolls with my fingers,...
  25. I'm with Cathy; no group living for me--my worst...

    I'm with Cathy; no group living for me--my worst nightmare.
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