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Message 40 of 5796 (839982)
09-20-2018 8:21 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by Faith
09-20-2018 1:03 AM


Re: Dems: Vote early and OFTEN
You are taking it too seriously.
This seems to have been from the Chicago area. And "vote early, vote often" is a common joke around here. I think it dates from the time that Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago, and the Republicans used to make charges of vote rigging.
That said, I do vote early and vote often. I vote early -- shortly after polls open. And I vote often -- at every election and primary.
In the 2008 election, I voted twice for congressman. But one of those votes was for him to fill the remainder of the term left by retiring Hastert. And the other of those votes was for the new congressional session starting in January.

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Message 3913 of 5796 (868836)
12-18-2019 10:47 PM
Reply to: Message 3912 by Percy
12-18-2019 9:49 PM


Re: Witnesses at the Impeachment Trial
It will be interesting to see how Roberts handles this.
Thus far, the trial seems to be shaping up as a farce. And I don't think Roberts wants to be part of a farce.

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Message 4133 of 5796 (869861)
01-06-2020 11:48 PM
Reply to: Message 4080 by Faith
01-05-2020 3:40 PM


Re: Sanctimonious defense of injustice by Christtianity Today
You want me to quote all the Dem candidates pushing anticapitalist economic principles, pushing all the PC talking points that keep each other and the rest of us intimidated into silence for fear of offending the powers that be.
Matt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Jesus was anti-capitalist.

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Message 4197 of 5796 (870084)
01-12-2020 12:00 AM
Reply to: Message 4181 by marc9000
01-10-2020 10:23 PM


Re: Climate Issues
The subject of global warming, (and climate change, both terms were used) originated decades ago, within the scientific community.
Correct. I heard about it in the 1960s, in Newsweek.
But the scientific community didn't publicly introduce it, it was brought into the public eye in the 1990's not by any scientists, but by a biased, non scientist politician, Al Gore.
This is mostly wrong.
The scientists published in research journals, which are public. The media did pick up on it, and there were frequent reports.
The view of most scientists, is that they should do the science and leave policy decisions to the politicians. The scientists did the science. The media did report the science. But, with the exception of a few like Al Gore, the politicians failed to address the policy questions.
So that's red flag number one, it should have been introduced by science, not politics, and it shouldn't have undergone a name change.
I'm not seeing any basis for that "red flag" comment.
The scientists did what they should do. The media did what they should do. The policy makers, for the most part, failed completely to participate. The few politicians who were willing to act started raising their voices because they saw this as an urgent matter that was being ignored.
The red flags should be for the many politicians who failed to act.
Now for the actions to address it, have you ever noticed that the organizations that are most vehement against climate change, like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, are also the most vehement against nuclear power?
That may be true of Greenpeace and Sierra Club. But there are also plenty of people who want action on climate change and who advocate nuclear fuel as an alternative.

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Message 5311 of 5796 (873178)
03-10-2020 10:00 PM
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03-10-2020 3:13 PM


Re: Redbaiting on the rise again
We on the right know that the Democratic Party is following socialist concepts and even Marxist concepts.
Those of us who are independents are well aware that this is completely false.

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Message 5735 of 5796 (874839)
04-10-2020 11:09 PM
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04-10-2020 3:09 PM


Re: Chicago area hospital drive-thru tests more people with antibodies than active virus
A phlebotomist working at Roseland Community Hospital said Thursday that 30% to 50% of patients tested for the coronavirus have antibodies while only around 10% to 20% of those tested have the active virus.
As far as I know, the Roseland testing site has only been open for a few days. So this has o be recent. It's a part of Chicago that likely has many cases. So, yes, it is possible that there has been some herd immunity build up.
But this is April, not November. It does not make it more likely in California in November.
I think there was an antibody test made available, but that is very recent. And I'm not at all sure of its reliability. It probably has not been well tested.
I do hope the report is correct. We will need some sort of herd immunity build up to allow us to get back to ordinary ways of behaving. But it is too early to be sure of anything.

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