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Old 15th Jun 2020, 20:50
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Originally Posted by Turbine D View Post
Definition of the word demented: Driven to behave irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.

Nicely describes Trump but not Biden...

Agree !

Biden better fits "incompetent" while being a nice guy.. The guy you would most want to play poker with
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 22:50
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Now this is truly great logical thinking.......

ďIf we stop testing right now, weíd have very few cases, if any.Ē
Courtesy Dear Leader of course. And yeah, op, I am picking on him.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 03:04
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Picking him you say?
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 03:37
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 04:40
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For the great unwashed masses, any microbreweries of worth in the area?
Yeah, West Coast, making a list and checking it twice. Unfortunately, all are closed now as Yakima is the third fastest growing CoronaVirus county in the US of A. Still, lots of good micros and wineries I hope you will visit when possible. Personally, I think the hops thing has gone too far; but, there we are. I'll put up some suggestions later. Cheers.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 04:50
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Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
No excuses or apologies necessary

My take-away, Dark Knight, is that you don't believe there should be the right to free expression in America. Really, the ability to express ideas, favorable or unfavorable, is a basic tenet of the American system. This is not a smear on the flag but rather a demonstration of the beauty of our system. This is exactly what you, as an American, should be supporting; the right to express an opinion. You might better view this as an act supporting free speech in America rather than an act demeaning it.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 05:38
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You do realise it was a former member of the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, who advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem and who supports his protest as ďrespectfulĒ, donít you?

Why Former Green Beret Nate Boyer Convinced Colin Kaepernick to Kneel During National Anthem
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 05:51
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This is exactly what you, as an American, should be supporting; the right to express an opinion. You might better view this as an act supporting free speech in America rather than an act demeaning it.
I am not an American: Australian whose Grandfathers, Father, Uncles and Brothers fought alongside our American Cousins fully supporting Free Speech and fighting for the right(s) of us all to do so; Live in an Law abiding society

Tell your comments to the guys in the water in front of the kneeling one!

Or ask the kneeling one demeaning those standing guard whether he would climb the beach facing live fire fighting for Freedom?
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 06:00
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post
You do realise it was a former member of the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, who advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem and who supports his protest as “respectful”, don’t you?

Why Former Green Beret Nate Boyer Convinced Colin Kaepernick to Kneel During National Anthem
Your point is what again? Different folks with similar backgrounds/perspectives aren’t always going to find consensus. One Green Beret likes it, bet I can find plenty that don’t.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 06:27
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I think it will be just great if Kap and his thuggy pals go back to kneeling at football game anthems.

I can't think of anything that will help re-elect Trump than to see him start that routine along about September and October, as voting day gets closer.

Will it change minds? -- likely not. But it may well motivate that beerboy watching football in his wifebeater (you know, the "deplorable one") to get off his arse and get out to vote. And, as the saying goes: "all votes count".
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 06:37
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I wonít kneel with the masses,
I wonít be told my fate,
By people who hijack tragedy,
To perpetuate their hate.

Donít you shout Black Lives Matter,
Whilst running through the streets,
When your people are burning Foot Locker,
Stealing Nikes for their feet.

Donít dance on The Cenotaph,
Like itís Carnival or Mardi Gras,
That sacred granite edifice,
Marks people who died in war.

How dare you besiege Number 10,
This isnít even our fight,
If you want to go and protest,
Get a 4,000 mile flight.

Social distancing flouted,
Police punched in the face,
Missiles hurled at Downing Street.,
This isnít about race.

Itís rent-a-mob and anarchists,
Versus police led by lambs,
They just stand there and take it,
Lefty Cressida tied their hands.

Meanwhile Americaís burning,
Itís a tragedy we all agree,
That George Floyd lost his life,
For all the world to see.

Justice must take its course,
The cop has lost his job,
Now he faces twelve good and true,
Not a braying mob.

So Monday I wonít be kneeling,
I wonít even bow my head,
Because someone I donít even know,
Has wound up dead.

An armed robber and a felon,
In and out of jail,
As a model citizen,
He was a total fail.

Iíll weep for whom I choose to,
Iíll say where and when,
Not because a lifelong offender,
Bought it in the end.

I donít condone the officers,
They rightly face the wrath,
But ask me to kneel for a criminal?
Donít make me laugh.

You can keep your lefty rhetoric,
Your dismantling of our state,
Itís BLM not Middle England,
Thatís peddling the hate.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 06:41
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Originally Posted by Winemaker View Post
Now this is truly great logical thinking.......


Courtesy Dear Leader of course. And yeah, op, I am picking on him.
Theres the cure for cancer right there. The ostrich cure. He surely is a stable genius.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 08:23
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Your point is what again? Different folks with similar backgrounds/perspectives arenít always going to find consensus. One Green Beret likes it, bet I can find plenty that donít.
Iím pointing how not everyone sees what Kaepernick is doing as ďdisrespecting the troopsĒ, including some of the troops themselves. Considering how a lot of people have criticised violent protesters but say theyíd support non violent protest, isnít that what Kaepernick did? Perform a non violent protest that harmed no one but still was attacked for it?

Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
I think it will be just great if Kap and his thuggy pals go back to kneeling at football game anthems.

I can't think of anything that will help re-elect Trump than to see him start that routine along about September and October, as voting day gets closer.
Support for BLM has changed since 2016, a jump from 27% support to 55%, as opposed to now only 33% against.

Poll: Support for Black Lives Matter doubles since 2016

Thereís now a majority of Americans who say they are OK with players kneeling for the anthem, 52% to 37%, a large change over the last two years:

Poll finds most Americans OK with players kneeling
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 08:53
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I can’t believe how many people can’t see the Black Lives Matter movement for what it actually is. The concept of it is 100% sound and should be supported, but the actual movement itself is nothing more than a front for its founders to give their Socialist agenda legitimacy. Two of the three original founders are self described neo-Marxists, and reading through the ‘What We Believe’ part of the BLM website reads like a communist manifest sprinkled with the normal SJW talking points to give it legitimacy in the eyes of people that would usually roll their eyes and push back against any socialist rhetoric.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 12:44
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post
... as the saying goes: "all votes count".
As you seem to realize, in the USofA it is just a saying.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 12:58
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"Two of the three original founders are self described neo-Marxists"

You automatically assume that everyone thinks that is a bad thing, a common mistake of the narrow minded
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 13:56
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Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
I wonít kneel with the masses,
I wonít be told my fate,
By people who hijack tragedy,
To perpetuate their hate.

Donít you shout Black Lives Matter,
Whilst running through the streets,
When your people are burning Foot Locker,
Stealing Nikes for their feet.

Donít dance on The Cenotaph,
Like itís Carnival or Mardi Gras,
That sacred granite edifice,
Marks people who died in war.

How dare you besiege Number 10,
This isnít even our fight,
If you want to go and protest,
Get a 4,000 mile flight.

Social distancing flouted,
Police punched in the face,
Missiles hurled at Downing Street.,
This isnít about race.

Itís rent-a-mob and anarchists,
Versus police led by lambs,
They just stand there and take it,
Lefty Cressida tied their hands.

Meanwhile Americaís burning,
Itís a tragedy we all agree,
That George Floyd lost his life,
For all the world to see.

Justice must take its course,
The cop has lost his job,
Now he faces twelve good and true,
Not a braying mob.

So Monday I wonít be kneeling,
I wonít even bow my head,
Because someone I donít even know,
Has wound up dead.

An armed robber and a felon,
In and out of jail,
As a model citizen,
He was a total fail.

Iíll weep for whom I choose to,
Iíll say where and when,
Not because a lifelong offender,
Bought it in the end.

I donít condone the officers,
They rightly face the wrath,
But ask me to kneel for a criminal?
Donít make me laugh.

You can keep your lefty rhetoric,
Your dismantling of our state,
Itís BLM not Middle England,
Thatís peddling the hate.
How very wrong! Seems you know nothing about taking a knee and it has nothing to do with disrespect to the flag. You well know that it was EDL and other Far Right activists who spread the hate in London. As usual, when a black man is killed by police, the establishment rallies round to protect "their own" and does its best to paint him/her as bad as possible. I hope the incidents shown daily on tv have opened your eyes that it isnt just about George Floyd. Black and Brown people have been suffering this for years and while ALL Lives matter, Black Lives are the most important right now.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep is one of the parables of Jesus. It appears in the Gospels of Matthew (Matthew 18:12Ė14) and Luke (Luke 15:3Ė7). It is about a shepherd who leaves his flock of ninety-nine sheep in order to find the one which is lost. He told them this parable. "Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends, his family and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance." So ALL LIVES MATTER but BLACK LIVES MATTER too.
ó Luke 15:3-7
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 14:01
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It now seems to be kicking off between Spanish-Americans and Native-Americans.....

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-juan-de-onate
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 14:20
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How sweet, a little poem about racial injustice, police brutality and bigotry, all wrapped up in self-serving symbolism that deliberately avoids the underlying issues of social inequality. But if it rhymes it's true, right?
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