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    The treats have not cascaded so far, but there...

    The treats have not cascaded so far, but there will be a big gathering at Thanksgiving.

    Yesterday I ate only a salad at 11:30 and wasn't hungry until 7 PM. I never go that long without wanting to...
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    I had the very intense experience of visiting...

    I had the very intense experience of visiting Dachau. Evils like slavery and genocide should not be forgotten, but they and their perpetrators should not be celebrated either.

    Deprogramming is a...
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    You're assuming this is by the government. I was...

    You're assuming this is by the government. I was writing about family members. As a mother I would have a very hard time forgiving myself for not being aware that something was so amiss in my son's...
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    AM Joy? I can't recall exactly which commentator,...

    AM Joy? I can't recall exactly which commentator, was saying on TV today that some of these statues were erected not in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, when it would have been seen as...
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    It's the white supremacists who want their...

    It's the white supremacists who want their protests to start a violent race war - e.g. Dylan Roof. Nikki Haley got it right when she got rid of the Confederate flag.
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    Deprogramming. Awareness and monitoring. The...

    Deprogramming. Awareness and monitoring. The mother of this weekend's killer had no idea he had Nazi sympathies though one of his former teachers did.
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks about...

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks about medical consent.
  8. Thread: School year goal

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    I am piling things up early.

    I am piling things up early.
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    One of my fall goals is decluttering the yard. I...

    One of my fall goals is decluttering the yard. I have six weeks of "free" (included in my taxes) pickup of yard waste in October and November.

    I'm glad you are getting closer to realizing your...
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    Oh Lee will not be erased from history any more...

    Oh Lee will not be erased from history any more than Hitler. But you don't find statues of the Fuhrer in Germany.

    This fixation on self-esteem, where even 150 years after the fact losers must be...
  11. Thread: August Purge

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    Ouch!

    Ouch!
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    Can you rent out the place you have now...

    Can you rent out the place you have now furnished?

    When I was younger I moved 11 times in one 5 year period, and I did it myself with family helping with the heavy items. The farthest distances...
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    It's nice, but the price! I have more square feet...

    It's nice, but the price! I have more square feet and Zillow values my house at $200,000.00 less.
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    Tomorrow is trash day, so I filled up the rest of...

    Tomorrow is trash day, so I filled up the rest of my barrel with black plastic. I skipped it this year and my squash produced later but I will take that tradeoff given how unsightly it was, plus on...
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    I would think Alaska. Remember how Todd Palin was...

    I would think Alaska. Remember how Todd Palin was a member of a secessionist party and Sarah attended their convention with her?

    There are also separatist movements in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
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    Every time I visit my parents I fall off the...

    Every time I visit my parents I fall off the wagon a little. Yesterday I opted for bean soup instead of fried rice, and garden vegetables in tossed salad instead of in tomato/cucumber sandwiches, but...
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    I learned something today about the Washington...

    I learned something today about the Washington statues. Thank you. I stlll wouldn't want one of Lee in my city, and I liked seeing those of Communist dictators and Saddam Hussein get toppled.
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    Do they have statues of Washington and Jefferson...

    Do they have statues of Washington and Jefferson in England?
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    The Confederates fired first at Fort Sumter.

    The Confederates fired first at Fort Sumter.
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    I liked the Charlottesville city manager's...

    I liked the Charlottesville city manager's comments at the news conference yesterday. Instead of blaming outside agitators, he asked people to reach across divides and get to know people of different...
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    This article talks about Lee, and why he is not...

    This article talks about Lee, and why he is not an honorable man or deserving of a statue:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-myth-of-the-kindly-general-lee/529038/

    A...
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    Can you think of any other countries that have...

    Can you think of any other countries that have statues or monuments to the losing side in a civil war of theirs?

    Washington, Jefferson, Jackson et al are not known for treason. Lee was.

    To...
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    Thanks RR.

    Thanks RR.
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    I culled through some papers from my unemployed...

    I culled through some papers from my unemployed days. The Unemployment Commission says you may be audited to determine if you were truly entitled to benefits. Does anyone know if I need to keep these...
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    Charlottesville

    This was my hometown from ages 2 to 4 while my dad attended the University of Virginia. Being so young I remember a few things about it none bad, but my parents have recalled over the years the...
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