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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Godwin's Law on a mass scale.
    I hardly think a discussion that centers on the original post about mass murder of Jews at a synagogue fits the memetic comparison regarding Nazis and Hitler. im Sure you didnt mean to devalue their lives that way. Maybe I am misunderstanding your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    No other president sought to divide people and incite violence.
    Yesterday a man with a gun killed someone shooting people in McDonald’s. While it ended well I have read it is difficult to shoot accurately which is why police aim for the torso and police are well trained. Citizens having a shoot out could easily go wrong. Ugh!
    Jefferson Davis. Look up your history again.

    And believing everything you read isn't a good thing. Police receive training, and a lot of shooters do to. Neither means they are well trained. That is up to the individual. I was in a class where someone who barely spoke English was there and had never fired a gun before (CCW class), and with his big grin, asking someone to film him why he fired a .22 the teacher was loaning. He didn't listen to any of his training and was aiming for the head. One bullet at the very edge of the head and nine in the ceiling. The two others who had never had any formal training, listened and followed directions and did well. The experienced shooter, me, learned something from this man who has competed nationally, and I was ticked to get 8 rounds of of the 10 point circle, out of 40.
    There are people who take it seriously, and then there are those who think they are going to be Rambo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    I hardly think a discussion that centers on the original post about mass murder of Jews at a synagogue fits the memetic comparison regarding Nazis and Hitler. im Sure you didn’t mean to devalue their lives that way. Maybe I am misunderstanding your post.
    Yes, I think you are. The discussion went off track when it morphed into a political discussion placing blame on everyone's favorite blowhard and implying that we as a society were on our way to fascist/national socialist state. I very much value the victims lives but remain unconvinced that pogroms are on the horizon.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Jefferson Davis. Look up your history again.

    He was president of the Confederacy..It took a Civil War to "heal the nation's wounds" Do we want to repeat THAT history?? His contemporary said "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Trump should take a lesson from that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Yes, I think you are. The discussion went off track when it morphed into a political discussion placing blame on everyone's favorite blowhard and implying that we as a society were on our way to fascist/national socialist state. I very much value the victims lives but remain unconvinced that pogroms are on the horizon.
    I wish I shared your sunny optimism. But it's not just the hate inspiring ass in chief, it's the whole republican party that's the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    He was president of the Confederacy..It took a Civil War to "heal the nation's wounds" Do we want to repeat THAT history?? His contemporary said "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Trump should take a lesson from that.
    He isn't the only one. We have people saying that states should succeed from the union and those saying not my president. How divisive do you think that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    ... everyone's favorite blowhard
    Regret that vote yet?
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    If the citizens of this country are moved to extremes by an orange loudmouth then that is the problem. They are easily fooled. Americans need to start thinking for themselves, and critically so.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I wish I shared your sunny optimism. But it's not just the hate inspiring ass in chief, it's the whole republican party that's the problem.
    Perhaps I'm wrong and pogroms are in the works, but not based on race, ethnicity or gender but rather ideology.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Regret that vote yet?
    No, the world isn't burning, regardless of prognostications.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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