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Thanks for the welcome, #@freemo Here's my .

I'm...
• a dad of a handful of kiddos, married, living in Colorado.
• a Christian in the Anglican tradition, and suppose I'm an unaffiliated conservatarian.
• a reader, working through the great novels as well as easier/fun books and nonfiction.
• a card and board game player and am happily teaching more to my kids as they get older.
• short on free time. I enjoy a philosophical pipe as I read and/or reflect, and occasionally get my guitar or bow/arrows out to learn new skills.
• a software developer... and have been for a very long time, now in the world of APIs and cloud development (CRM/SFDC).

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Re @ScottAdamsSays Things that were already (apparently) on the table:
1. Shooting up GOP baseball games
2. Allowing supporters to burn cities.
3. Staging coups against democratically elected president.
4. FBI collusion/perjury traps.
5. Leaking classified information. twitter.com/be_machiavelli/sta #FBI #GOP

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What do Democrats mean by "Nothing is off the table?" I mean, they already tried a coup attempt. Are they going to start mailing ricin to . . . wait, what? twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/sta #Democrats

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Those shocked that the Republicans will push to fill a Supreme Court vacancy when Trump is running for reelection when they wouldn't when Obama was headed out of office might be forgetting that democrats demanded a hearing and now reversed their position. It's all sides.

Republicans can say there's multiple objective differences that explain their different position now. Other than "we hate Trump", what else is different that could explain a rational objection to a vote from those who demanded a vote 4 years ago?

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NNNNOOOOOOO!!!!! I woke up to find Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I really liked her for the most part.

Part of me thinks Trump has been able to select too many supreme court judges, but I must admit while Trump is a pretty shitty president overall his supreme court choices arent too bad and I think its good we have some strong 2nd and 1st amendment rights representatives on the supreme court now at least... So lets hope he makes a good choice.

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So after reading a misleading meme on the internet I was compelled to compare the COVID situation in Canada over the past few months to that in the USA. This is what I notice.

The Canadian stock market has crashed by a thousand points since the beginning of the year and COVID cases in Canada have **increased** 700% since mid june... Compared to america where the stock market has **increased** by 3,000 points since the beginning of the year (thatsa 33% increase) and covid cases has **dropped** by more than 50% since the beginning of july.

The issue with lockdowns is they look great to everyone who is too ignorant to understand whats going on, but they devastate the economy and do no good because the second you let up the lock down no one has immunity and the virus spreads like it is new. So in the long run you get hit hard in the wallet AND in terms of the infection. Meanwhile the americans approach may have resulted in more infection early on but fewer in the long term and without damaging the economy along the way.

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@rbe_expert Yes it would. Even if you could some how figure out a way to make a non-capitalistic society work without everyone starving to death in general (has never been down) the productivity and ability to make progress in terms of infrastructure and resources still has just as much effect on the health of the population as in a capitalist society. If you lock everyone away and prevent them from working resources, including food, become scarce and people start dying.

The only difference you'd have in an idealistic non-capitalist society, say communism, would be instead of some people starving a bit more than others, everyone would starve and die together.

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@rbe_expert Yes I know what your saying. that has the same consequences, just to a slightly lesser extent than locking everyone away.

Point is lockdowns don't work, to any extent, when dealing with a virus that has the sorts of qualities this virus has. A full lockdown would have the worst long-term results, a partial lock down isnt quite as bad but still does more harm than good.

Lockdowns do not work at surpressing a virus that is in the wild globally, has a large portion of asymptomatic carriers, has short incubation periods, and has weak long-term immune response.... it literally has all the characteristics that a lockdown is **not** suited for as a solution.

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New video: Do restrictive abortion laws reduce the abortion rates? bitchute.com/video/9q1KnZFVFdS

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There is a woman in America who has to live with the fact that the NFL will honor her rapist by wearing his name on their helmets. #JacobBlake twitter.com/ACTBrigitte/status #Germany #America #NFL

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@Rad_Grand_Dad
It certainly seemed this way when CNN broadcast a photoshopped image where they removed the Redskins logo from a Biden photo to help with his optics. (And the depth of questioning "why aren't you madder at Trump? Why do you smile so nicely? Can you smell my hair?" from the media.)
QT: [noagendasocial.com/@Rad_Grand_]

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@Korsier

I find that most identity is bestowed rather than self identified. A few tweaks and the paragraph is an argument to end birthright citizenship (I'm not arguing citizenship laws, just as an example of another identity that's much less objective than one based in biological reality) :

By slapping a flag on our little ones (and declaring it legal all over the planet) before they even enter the birth canal, we are removing entirely their sense of agency to develop their own national identities and to control that identity online and legally. We are completely erasing the spectrum of diversity when it comes to citizenship.

I also find it a pro life argument, they're our little ones even before they enter the birth canal. There's certainly another few tweaks that would make an anti abortion pamphlet.
QT: [toot.canberrasocial.net/@Korsi]

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"By slapping a color code on our little ones (and plastering it all over the internet) before they even enter the birth canal, we are removing enti...

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DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO ERODE TRUST IN OUR AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS BY HOLDING ELECTIONS THROUGH THE SAME VOTING METHODS WE'VE USED SINCE ITS INCEPTION!!! twitter.com/scrowder/status/13 #Crowder #Election #Trump

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