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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Dang. I wish Ben would go commando!

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    At this point, I've experienced two demented old presidents in my lifetime. While Warren and Sanders seem with it, and I suppose Biden as well, I really, really want someone young and vigorous this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    At this point, I've experienced two demented old presidents in my lifetime. While Warren and Sanders seem with it, and I suppose Biden as well, I really, really want someone young and vigorous this time around.
    I hate to apply age to the next President - but someone in the middle would be great - fresh ideas, who is vigorous and some knowledge of history. And please a statesman/woman, with a filter.

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    One of my old bosses used to follow me around and ask what color my panties were. I heard that the term for Biden's offense is called "benevolent sexism".

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    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    I saw this quote in our local paper today and it mirrored my thoughts:
    We are being led to believe that humanity is made out of glass. Touch me, invade my space, disagree with me, make me feel nervous or fail to live up to someone’s manufactured set of standards and we’ll fall to pieces. Joe Biden is an older man from a different era who believes making contact with people is part of being human. He did not commit a crime. He is in no way a part of the male harassment and assault issue; not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    I saw this quote in our local paper today and it mirrored my thoughts:
    "Touch me, invade my space, disagree with me, make me feel nervous or fail to live up to someone’s manufactured set of standards and we’ll fall to pieces."

    So, all of the items on that list are not equivalent. Touching is assault in many circumstances. Invading space may be a prelude to assault, and can be problematic for people who have experienced previous trauma.

    That's a bit different than "disagreeing".

    If a stranger comes up and attempts to put hands on me, I will be uncomfortable for a range of reasons, and will resist the uninvited touch.

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    I knew someone that couldn’t have a man work behind her on a assembly line because of being raped and beaten st work and the man came from behind. She had a young sweet man with severe CP work behind her and couldn’t tolerate it even though intellectually she knew he wouldn’t hurt her and besides she could take him. The scars last a lifetime. I don’t think Biden did anything wrong. He was just a product of his time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    He was just a product of his time.
    Times have changed. We need someone who understands the current world.

    I wouldn't hire a touchy-feely space-invading person for a front-line customer service position, or indeed any position where they had to work with other employees. I'm not sure why I would want such a person in a leadership role.

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    I agree that everything in this country has gone too far, in one direction or the other. We're a country of spoiled whiners. And the founders of this country had no idea that what they were trying to do would lead to all this.

    With their attempts to include everyone and give justice to everyone, we have become a country of so many required/demanded individual justices that it's hard to do so many things, in fear of offending SOMEONE. Yes, rape/sexual assault is unacceptable.....but who decides what all the other stuff is unacceptable? We're a circus, where every single performer is demanding their rights....whether those demands are reasonable or ridiculous. It's all totally out of hand.
    In this country of so much freedom, we've learned that the individual is what's most important and we have learned that we have the right to be offended and demand something to fix it all, all the time. What a mess.

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