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particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Saturday, November 04 2017 @ 06:54 AM CDT

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/03/climate-change-report-us-government-contradicts-trump
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Saturday, November 04 2017 @ 07:13 AM CDT

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41868878
MikeRobinson
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Re:Brace for Impact
Monday, November 06 2017 @ 09:44 AM CST

I think that a key difference in Trump’s opinion versus that of others is that he sees no reason for the United States to be a part of – and to spend billions of dollars each year out of its own pocket to be a part of – a “para-national” organization (Paris ...) that is not directly accountable to the people of any of the nations that are to be part of it.   We already have a US Environmental Protection Agency that is directly accountable to the people who pay for it.

I am frankly “old-phart cynic” enough to know that m-o-n-e-y plays a very, very big part in influencing actual human behavior, when enough of it is on the table and no one is watching too closely.   “In the name of Saving The Planet, and Who Could Disagree With That?™” ... the people in Paris have been able to afford the very finest of wines for quite some time now.   They talk impressively and commission expensive scientific studies, but to whom are they actually accountable?   If nothing and no one is holding their feet to the fire, no one’s going to get their money’s worth ... but a stupendous amount of money it will be.
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, November 07 2017 @ 07:23 AM CST

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/06/woman-trump-middle-finger-fired-juli-briskman
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, November 07 2017 @ 07:26 AM CST

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/07/steve-bannon-bermuda-robert-mercer
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, November 07 2017 @ 07:43 AM CST

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/opinion/anniversary-trump-clinton-election.html

"What now passes for ordinary would have once been inconceivable. The government is under the control of an erratic racist who engages in nuclear brinkmanship on Twitter."
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, November 07 2017 @ 10:32 PM CST

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/opinion/editorials/virginia-election-northam-gillespie-democrats.html
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, November 08 2017 @ 07:06 AM CST

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/08/donald-trump-illegitimate-president-rebecca-solnit
MikeRobinson
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, November 08 2017 @ 04:46 PM CST

I think that there will continue to be people who continue to deny that Donald Trump won the election – won it, fair and square – even after the man finishes his second term.   :-O

The American people purposely elected someone who wasn’t a professional politician who had clawed his way to the top, nor a retired military General getting the penultimate Star.   In the entire history of this Republic up till now, they had never, ever done this.   But, I think that this was “a marvelously American thing to do.”

Too many people, I think, “simply assumed” that the career-politician would be given the post so that she could start her third and fourth terms as President, if only because this is the way it’s “supposed to be.”   But, when given the actual choice, actual voters turned that conventional wisdom on its head.   When presented with someone who candidly speaks (and Tweets) his mind, for better or for worse, they listened.

Many other career politicians, who can’t stand the man and who are of course very afraid of him, are constantly calling for his impeachment.   But, the American people are not.   Politicians insist that he must somehow be – as this author says – “illegitimate,” and they seek to pin their denial upon the tail of a Russian (of course ...) donkey.   But the American people obviously have a different opinion.   For the first time in a long time, we live in interesting times.

I predict that, in the future, we will see many more such “outbreaks” among voters, and steady erosion of the power of political-party institutions.   I think it has been much too long in coming.   The White House will no longer be a retirement home for fossils.   I think that history will one day look upon Donald Trump – certainly, with much bewilderment – as someone who re-defined the Office that he now holds, for all future seekers of it.   History may have had next-to-nothing to say about, say, Calvin Coolidge, but they will never stop writing (and Tweeting ...) about Donald Trump.
 
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, November 10 2017 @ 07:38 AM CST

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/10/563240298/nothing-immoral-or-deeply-disturbing-republicans-split-on-roy-moore-allegations