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Offline MH

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« Reply #6645 on: December 03, 2020, 07:08:20 pm »
It's caused by decadence.

Our society is so abundant in wealth and technology that life has become easier every generation.  We're becoming softer and softer.  We're at the point where parents are afraid to properly discipline their children for fear of "hurting feelings" and children are all told they're "special" and that everything they do is wonderful for fear of ever harming their confidence.  Parents and teachers are afraid to say "no".  Wealth is so abundant children don't have to move out of their parents house at 18 anymore, so childhood is being extended and adulthood (independence from parents) is being delayed longer and longer.

The result is generations of spoiled, coddled, narcissistic child-adults who think they're without flaw and have been raised to think the world owes them everything because they've barely had to work for anything.

There's some truth here.  But I know who aren't spoiled... the kids I work with who lived with 5 siblings in a 3 bedroom in Weston and are making $100K now and saving it.  But they aren't grown either...

No answers just questions...

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« Reply #6646 on: December 03, 2020, 09:34:04 pm »
There's some truth here.  But I know who aren't spoiled... the kids I work with who lived with 5 siblings in a 3 bedroom in Weston and are making $100K now and saving it.  But they aren't grown either...

No answers just questions...

They may not be spoiled financially, but were they coddled?  What was their upbringing?  What values were they conditioned to learn?

We are all products of our environment.  Mostly our parents, but also our material conditions, the media we're exposed to, our teachers, our peers etc.

As a culture we've never been financially and materially better off, and yet our psychology and spirit suffers like never before.  We're overfed, fat and bloated, and hide inside our homes sitting front of our computers and televisions.
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« Reply #6647 on: December 03, 2020, 11:42:40 pm »
I heard yesterday that Rudy and the Trump kids are all clamoring for pre-emptive pardons.

I also heard yesterday that the Justice Department is investigating whether Trump was offering pardons in exchange for bribes.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/bribery-for-pardon-white-house-investigation-1.5824462

How sleazy can he get?

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« Reply #6648 on: December 04, 2020, 12:25:18 am »
I heard yesterday that Rudy and the Trump kids are all clamoring for pre-emptive pardons.

If that's allowed it's an attack on democracy, especially as Trump allegedly tries to pardon himself.

Presidential pardons should be removed from law.  It allows anyone in any admin or supporting any admin to break the law and get away with it.  A POTUS could nuke half the country, resign, and then be pardoned by his VP.

It's a get-out-of-jail-free card the politicians put in there for themselves.
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« Reply #6649 on: December 04, 2020, 08:04:43 am »
Presidential pardons should be removed from law. 

It sounds absolutely medieval in its execution, like indulgences.

They should remove it.

However note that (I heard) a Politico poll puts Trump at a majority of support for a run in 2024, from Republicans.

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« Reply #6650 on: December 04, 2020, 08:57:41 am »
It sounds absolutely medieval in its execution, like indulgences.

They should remove it.

However note that (I heard) a Politico poll puts Trump at a majority of support for a run in 2024, from Republicans.

That says all you need to know about the Republican Party.
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« Reply #6651 on: December 05, 2020, 11:17:42 pm »
I just listened into hear donny babbling on in Georgia again trying to somehow salvage his presidency. Now if this was happening in Ouagadougou I wouldn't really care. However I am a Canadian and this is happening right on my relatively undefended border. I swear to gawd if I could get close enough to this ridiculous **** I'd punch his f'ing lights out. Hopefully those around him can keep him from doing anything really, really stupid before they walk him out of the WH. Such as idiots like Monty suggest as to attacking Iran.
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« Reply #6652 on: December 07, 2020, 05:36:41 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5830603

Has anyone remarked that Giulianni has COVID? 

He is hospitalized now.

Hopefully his COVID experience, whether he lives or dies, is a lesson for others. 

Again, worst case scenario for the nation of USA is that, like in Trumpís case, itís not very debilitating.   Best case scenario is probably that he croaks.

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« Reply #6653 on: December 07, 2020, 06:04:08 pm »

Hopefully his COVID experience, whether he lives or dies, is a lesson for others. 

 

 ???  Oh yeah.  THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.   ???

Are you serious ?  These people proudly mocked safety precautions and as a result THEY ALL GOT COVID.  Trump, his wife, his kid, his secret service agents, several of his staff, several of the VP staff and now Guliani.

Pelosi, Harris, the Bidens are being careful and smart...

FFS what is wrong with these people.

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« Reply #6654 on: December 07, 2020, 06:05:15 pm »
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5830603

Has anyone remarked that Giulianni has COVID? 

He is hospitalized now.

Hopefully his COVID experience, whether he lives or dies, is a lesson for others. 

Again, worst case scenario for the nation of USA is that, like in Trumpís case, itís not very debilitating.   Best case scenario is probably that he croaks.

Ya, it's bad when someone croaking is a plus but you are probably right. If he does survive, I hope it kicks some of the stupidity out of him.
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« Reply #6655 on: December 07, 2020, 07:30:40 pm »
???  Oh yeah.  THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.   ???

Are you serious ?  These people proudly mocked safety precautions and as a result THEY ALL GOT COVID.  Trump, his wife, his kid, his secret service agents, several of his staff, several of the VP staff and now Guliani.

Pelosi, Harris, the Bidens are being careful and smart...

FFS what is wrong with these people.

They value personal liberties over health and lives.  Which is pretty dumb in this case.  These people aren't leaders.
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« Reply #6656 on: December 07, 2020, 08:07:36 pm »
They value personal liberties over health and lives.  Which is pretty dumb in this case.  These people aren't leaders.

I wouldn't give them that much credit.
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« Reply #6657 on: December 07, 2020, 10:08:35 pm »
Melania struts around today bragging about the unveiling of a new White House tennis pavilion while the Covid pandemic kills thousands of American citizens daily. Does this sleazy **** have the slightest understanding of the word "Oligarchy" or is she completely aware of how pertinent it is to her lifestyle.? And that's more of a statement than a question.
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« Reply #6658 on: December 07, 2020, 10:33:44 pm »
Melania struts around today bragging about the unveiling of a new White House tennis pavilion while the Covid pandemic kills thousands of American citizens daily. Does this sleazy **** have the slightest understanding of the word "Oligarchy" or is she completely aware of how pertinent it is to her lifestyle.? And that's more of a statement than a question.

A more useful endeavour might be a COVID victim charity?   But, then again they would probably just steal from it.

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« Reply #6659 on: December 07, 2020, 10:45:11 pm »
A more useful endeavour might be a COVID victim charity?   But, then again they would probably just steal from it.

I'm sure they would. Well at least we should all now have a very solid understanding of the word narcissism if we didn't already. I am hearing just now trump may try and overturn not only the popular vote for his office but also the vote of the EC if it goes against him, which it will, come Dec. 14 I think it is. I find it on one hand a tad scary, but on the other I suspect cooler (and more powerful) heads will prevail.