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Author Topic:   The 2016 United States Presidential Election
Tangle
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Message 2 of 892 (792377)
10-08-2016 9:24 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
10-08-2016 9:09 AM


I have to say that I almost offered my thanks to the imaginary god when I heard that this morning.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 312 of 892 (794023)
11-09-2016 2:10 AM


Oh God, what have you done.....?

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 367 of 892 (794095)
11-09-2016 6:38 PM


81% of evangelical and born-again Christians voted Trump.
What kind of religionist votes for the devil?

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Tangle
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Message 781 of 892 (796213)
12-25-2016 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 780 by Porosity
12-25-2016 12:06 PM


Re: Feeling Post Election Trauma
Porosity writes:
Never underestimate the power of stupid.
This is true, but why are the stupid making not just stupid choices, but nasty, evil choices? It's not random stupid, it's millions of people voting for horrid and dangerous.
I just Don't get that.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Tangle
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Message 784 of 892 (796217)
12-25-2016 3:26 PM
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12-25-2016 12:50 PM


Re: Feeling Post Election Trauma
Porosity writes:
They think they're making good choices
They must think they're making the right choices, but I don't think we can blame it on 'stupid' only. There's some very screwed up values here. And it's many millions of them. Society has gone wrong somewhere.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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Message 794 of 892 (796228)
12-26-2016 3:47 AM
Reply to: Message 788 by Faith
12-25-2016 4:02 PM


Re: Feeling Post Election Trauma
Faith writes:
I don't either. I just do not get Hillary or Obama supporters. Not just ****** but nasty evil horrid and dangerous. I really really do not get it.
Althought I don't really understand how you can reject all evidence underpinning things like evolution in favour of an ancient primitive myth, I can at least accept that it's a delusion based on a powerful religious dogma. But I really can't find an excuse for your apparent love of a man that by his own words and actions flies in the face of every Christian value you claim to hold.
Even if you feel that in this election you were being asked to choose between two despicable options, it's a quite indefensible to white wash the in-your-face sins of this guy. The USA - and the world - is going to have to be very lucky to get through the next few years without serious and long lasting damage. The best you can hope for is that he only mangaes to make himself even richer than he is now.
Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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