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May 24, 2018 14:29:01   #
...AND the Republican, Conservative, Right-Wingers should stop claiming that the two are the same.

Liberalism is not Socialism, and never will be. There is a great gulf fixed. It is not a gulf of method, it is a gulf of principle... Socialism seeks to pull down wealth; Liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests; Liberalism would preserve private interests in the only way in which they can be safely and justly preserved, namely by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference... Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capital; Liberalism attacks monopoly.

- - Winston Churchill on liberalism and socialism, 1908

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May 23, 2018 22:03:34   #
no1girl wrote:
wrap is here in OZ!!!!!!!!!!! 4 days from Ireland!!!!!!!!!!!!! and perfect in every way.

N-E-A-T-O !!!!!!!
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May 23, 2018 20:35:34   #
jmf6406 wrote:
I never will understand someone trying to control another person. I figure I have enough on my plate running my own life. Of course if the way someone runs their life impedes the way I choose to run mine, I put distance between them and me. But I don't want to control them. I just want them to go away.

T-Rump's style isn't to go away - - if we are ones who are opposed to his lying, cheating, stealing methods, his style is to get in our faces with more of what he does...
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May 23, 2018 16:42:26   #
jmf6406 wrote:
And what, pray tell, are these greedy people going to do with more, More, MORE? One can only get so many haircuts. One can only wear so many clothes. One can only eat so much food. When they pass on, will people remember them with awe and reverence because they amassed a bunch of stuff and money or will people be glad the assh**les are gone? I remember reading about one greedy rich businessman who treated his employees, his business associates and everyone else very badly. He screwed over as many people as he could to get more and more and more. When he died, there were quite a few people at his funeral and a reporter (I think it was a reporter) asked why people were there paying their respects when he had been so mean to them. One man told him they were NOT paying their respects. They just wanted to make sure the bastard was really dead.
And what, pray tell, are these greedy people going... (show quote)

It's really abysmal that they want so much at the expense of being off the backs of other people, all the time as they're saying that the othes who do all the work are freeloaders or slackers and aren't deserving. It's money just for the sake of money, power and control. Ugly behavior...
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May 23, 2018 14:03:57   #
ouijian wrote:
Yes, just exactly on the day banks posted their highest earnings ever.

They want more, More, I tell you, MUCH MORE !!!

AND they'll do anything they can get by with to get MORE, too !!!!!
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May 22, 2018 21:44:19   #
DGreen wrote:
Don't forget the drive toward privatizing government. If Amazon were owned by one of his buddies, Trump would be crowing about how much they save consumers.

The republicans want to privatize everything.

Education is certainly a big one. Across the country, there has been an explosion of "charter" and private schools cashing in on taxpayer dollars. When you consider the cumulative dollars spent in the US on public education, it makes sense the republicans would target it so they can get their "share" of the pie. An added bonus? Sweeping destruction of standards and oversight, allowing religious schools to dumb down our children - all in the name of "choice," which in this case, in synonymous with robbing the poor of an even playing field.

The military is another. No longer are soldiers assigned to KP duty or minding the stores. Those jobs have been outsourced to companies like Haliburton, who makes obscene profits on feeding our military personnel. The bloat in the military budget, billions of which go to purchase weaponry and ordnance, is another example of US corporations getting fat on our dollars. To be sure, there are jobs associated with military purchasing - but let's never overlook the PROFIT that drives the military contractors. They are not in the game out of philanthropy and the more wars we have, the better it is for them.


Infrastructure is now being targeted by Trump, with his promise to engage in private/public projects - then turn the roads and bridges over to private companies to collect tolls. This will raise costs for each and every one of us.


Health care has always been a quagmire of waste and abuse due to the fact that we have mostly private providers, insurance companies, middle-men and corporations who know they can demand any price they want and get away with it. When millions are thrown off Medicaid and the costs are pushed back to the states, who will pay to keep grandma and children alive? You and me, that's who. For the Tea Partiers who think they are "taxed enough already" this is going to come as a bitter pill.


People like Ms. Sherry have no ability to understand the concept of macro economics and the ramifications she will suffer with the rest of us when Trump's policies take full effect and the downward spiral begins. She THINKS she has provided well for herself, but when her savings are eroded by the coming economic disaster and she has to tighten her belt, watch out for the screams of agony and hate we'll hear.
Don't forget the drive toward privatizing governme... (show quote)

Oh Diane - - yes, that's exactly what they're trying to do, and the purpose, which is no excuse, is to line their own pockets - - something the staunch Repugs do to great excess in spite of ongoing damage to the American citizenry. GREED that they try to camouflage as benefit and altruism.

QUICK! - - I need an injection of some antiemetic Reglan to stop this queasy feeling of nausea and impending vomiting - - I'm getting a headache; I wonder if concurrent Tylenol is contraindicated.

Truly, this is joke of a dolt prez, his sycophant administration and a complacent, cooperating right-wing Congress just isn't funny anymore.
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May 22, 2018 13:02:10   #
MommaD wrote:
Wow reading this page I scrolled down and suddenly without reason this popped up. I am using iPad iOS 11.3.1.

I was just trying to read down....but also after I added the reply then chose the file then went back to add attachment there was weird letters where my comment was. I had to delete this info and retype.

REMINDER: IT'S NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO EVER CLICK WITHIN OR ON, OR TO RESPOND/REPLY TO, ANY UNSOLICITED AD OR POP-UP !!!

If there's something that attracts your interest or attention and you feel driven to take it further, it's better to locate the name of the company on the ad/pop-up, then go to your own browser search engine, find the company that way and contact them through your browser portal.

If the site is unsafe or has viruses, you have a better chance of your browser alerting you to that. When you click to enter directly, chances are very good that you won't get any warnings that there may be problems with the site.

In other words, once you enter that way, the damage may already be done.

On or within the ad/pop-up, f you can't find any reference to a company you could search for, that is a sure sign that they are intentionally obscuring the information, and a perfect reason to stay away.
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May 22, 2018 12:33:59   #
Granny41 wrote:
If USPS increased the parcel rates that it charges Amazon then Amazon in turn would increase shipping charges to their customers or find an alternate shipper. Who ultimately pays---the customer. Just as with his proposed tariffs. Who pays---the end user. He is an idiot.

ouijian wrote:
Yes, he is, and he’s quickly undoing the recovery under [a]obama, but this is pretty typical of republicans. They certainly don’t understand macroeconomics.

This is exactly so, my friends. The trumpster and most Repugs in general want to pass thru every cost possible - - it's the totally misguided Atlas Shrugged/John Galt/Ayn Rand business model. Not only do they believe that people should pay directlt for what they get (or NOT GET IT), they believe that a philosophy such as that will enrich THEM, which is REALLY why they do it, because they don't give a GoodGodDamn about anybody but themselves.

Whether by blatant choice or from conveniently wearing blinders, they and theirs don't see the bigger picture - - that there is a useful purpose and benefit to everyone when companies bang out commerce agreements and contract for lower shipping rates based on higher volume. BIG DUH !!! It lowers shipping costs for the consumer (in this case Amazon) - - ultimately the end consumer (the purchaser) - - yet brings in a wealth of revenue to the shipping service (the USPS in this discussion).

However, from the perspective of the Repub-Lee-CONs and Trumple-thin-skin, it either reduces, or cuts them out completely, from a big fat profit margin - - and since they see it as not good for THEM, they twist it and claim that it's not good for the people or the country. It's really business sabotage IMO. A form of mass hypnosis and monopolistic price control - - the exact opposite of what they claim they're doing.
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May 22, 2018 01:17:28   #
no1girl wrote:
and I must say I have "loved and lost" a few also.

Same here...

But I'd definitely rather they'd move on before I do so no one else must take the responsibility of rehoming/placement.
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May 22, 2018 00:36:53   #
no1girl wrote:
I don't drive, so car colours are invisible to me.

I understand...
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May 22, 2018 00:28:59   #
no1girl wrote:
yeh! Look at me.I love a dog!

What a coincidence - - so do I !!!
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May 22, 2018 00:27:22   #
no1girl wrote:
I can't say I let many folk upset me..............."forgive them. they know not what they say" IYKWIM

Or what they DO...Yes, I DO KWYM !!!
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May 22, 2018 00:25:58   #
no1girl wrote:
never been a fan of the cardboard, porridge and mud shades. Give me colour!

My two away van was a very visible white, but my next previous one was metallic dark sapphire blue, and the current one is dark metallic silver.

I wouldn't intentionally choose this color again, as it blends in too easily with the road and does not stand out at dusk - - I like my car to be quite a bit more visible to other drivers...
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May 22, 2018 00:12:09   #
no1girl wrote:
I love that Plum;purple they are using this season.

Really nice...

I'm not sure whether it started this year or last year, but they are certainly making many cars in some very vibrant colors: electric blue, dark lime green, etc etc - - I'd rather have colorful yarn !!!
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May 22, 2018 00:06:14   #
no1girl wrote:
my opinion is that ARAN patterns look best on thin people. No way would I wear such sweaters.

I agree - - they do tend to bulk one up...

That's why the throws are so lovely - - we don't wear them, thank goodness !!!
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