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    That's correct, I mispoke. Or perhaps to...

    That's correct, I mispoke.

    Or perhaps to incentivize felons to pay their fees, they never said felons couldn't vote, just that they had to pay their court ordered fees first. It actually occurs...
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    I guess that depends upon your definition of...

    I guess that depends upon your definition of "originally" because in Florida felons couldn't vote at all until 2018 when the legislature reinstated voting rights to felons once they had served their...
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    Has he actually done that? I understand it's...

    Has he actually done that? I understand it's illegal to buy votes.
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    I did just that to see what you were talking...

    I did just that to see what you were talking about. That's how I came upon the Times story that all the other speculation stems from. Can you direct me to something more specific?
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    The story I linked to is the leak. Where are you...

    The story I linked to is the leak. Where are you hearing otherwise?
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    The New York Times reported that he paid an...

    The New York Times reported that he paid an average of $1.4M per year between 2000 and 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/27/us/trump-taxes-takeaways.html


    You must be very successful....
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    Do you think Biden would complete a full term in...

    Do you think Biden would complete a full term in office?
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    No, I suspect some of them did. Businesses were...

    No, I suspect some of them did.
    Businesses were being burned and looted while the police were under orders to limit confrontations. I made a career protecting persons and property while armed,...
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    Oh, I see. Some type of body armor worn by a few...

    Oh, I see. Some type of body armor worn by a few dozen people out of several hundred. I wonder how many of the thousand or so counter-protesters wore the same?
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    We'll never behold that glorious reality as long...

    We'll never behold that glorious reality as long as we segregate ourselves by race or nationality or gender. It seems odd to me that suggesting we shouldn't do that is seen as an affront.
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    Ok, so you've mentioned it a second time, how...

    Ok, so you've mentioned it a second time, how were they dressed? Was it somehow different than any of their counter-protesters?
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    Ahhh, post #22 didn't mention that. The author...

    Ahhh, post #22 didn't mention that. The author seemed more offended by their dress.
    No, actually I'm not. I don't see much difference in anyone looking for trouble or engaging in destruction,...
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    Maybe it means that to you but to me it's a...

    Maybe it means that to you but to me it's a natural extension of "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin...
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    No, I'm more concerned about the ability to say...

    No, I'm more concerned about the ability to say "I disagree with you" or "all lives matter" or "self defense is not murder" and not paying a heavy penalty for it.
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    I don't know what that means. I would think that...

    I don't know what that means. I would think that you can dress to protect yourself against combat but that would seem to be a preventative measure rather than the offensive measure you're implying....
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    I know many well meaning people find it important...

    I know many well meaning people find it important to advance that narrative, but they need to do a better job of it
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    They just take up storage space, but now we've...

    They just take up storage space, but now we've got plenty. Post away!
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    I don't think anyone wants to shut down peaceful...

    I don't think anyone wants to shut down peaceful protests, it's just that the protests don't stay peaceful. And on top of that local prosecutors have been cowed into submission which ensures there's...
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    I don't do signs in my yard either, I did during...

    I don't do signs in my yard either, I did during the Bush years and suffered through our suburban liberals shooting paint balls at the signs and the house. No more of that for me.

    Personally I...
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    There are other lists....

    There are other lists.
    https://www.thoughtco.com/why-keep-the-electoral-college-3322050

    http://www.sciencebuzz.org/topics/electoral-college-math/arguments-in-favor
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  21. Thread: HVAC contractors

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    We replaced our furnace and central air just a...

    We replaced our furnace and central air just a few months ago and used the same HVAC contractor we'd used for routine maintenance for the past 25 years. If you're open to that you should probably...
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    I was curious about what you thought about...

    I was curious about what you thought about electoral college vs popular vote, but not enough to follow a series of random links.

    Rather than post "Obviously it is time for change" followed by a...
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    Why? I often think that people whose ego...

    Why?

    I often think that people whose ego demands a direct voice to the Federal government without the burden of state and local middle-men (Representatives) were the basis of Benjamin Franklin's...
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    Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states...

    Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of government." The nature of the Republic our founders created saw...
  25. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    Are you sure he's not just afraid to tell you...

    Are you sure he's not just afraid to tell you otherwise?
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