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by Wise One
2019 Jul 10 15:30
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Yes and no. Hell, most of us have connections elsewhere, and that's why we have a broad view that is informed by experience and knowledge, with a capacity to take in new information and process it critically to reach rational conclusions. You are welcome among us! But scattered around Rockbridge Cou...
by Wise One
2019 Jul 09 17:18
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Let me introduce myself...
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Let me introduce myself...

Fire away, and we'll help as we can. Welcome to a great place to live!
by Wise One
2019 Jul 01 18:45
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Dead Zone
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: The Dead Zone

It is so nice to see our favorite Coondog drop in again. Don't be a stranger. Ah, yes, you are perceptive. In this era of Trump mania and Facebook's monopolization of social media, the Rockbridge Forum is suffering from neglect. Worse, most of those who do drop in are Trump cultists possessing no cr...
by Wise One
2019 Jun 12 13:10
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Evolution, Is it Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 278
Views: 40990

Re: Evolution, Is it Fact or Fiction?

Here's another example of the growth in our knowledge about how evolution works. Yes, it does, and the evidence is irrefutable except by those who are proud of their ignorance and will hold onto it no matter what evidence is presented. How did birds get feathers? Well, it's increasingly clear that f...
by Wise One
2019 Jun 02 12:30
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Road to Authoritarian Fascism and the End of Constitutional Democracy
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: The Road to Authoritarian Fascism and the End of Constitutional Democracy

Sadly, you are correct on the poll data, at least for this one. The situation becomes more dire with each passing day. When Democracy has been utterly destroyed by the Trump administration and his enabling Senate Republicans, then even MAGA morons will finally wake up. But it will then be too late. ...
by Wise One
2019 Apr 26 09:46
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ
Replies: 359
Views: 58883

Re: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ

I also interacted with him personally, in the mid-90's. On a personal level, he was then already an utterly contemptible human being. We now have a public record. It is awful and is getting worse. The man is unqualified for any position of trust. How sad that circumstances have put him where he is, ...
by Wise One
2019 Apr 14 17:48
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ
Replies: 359
Views: 58883

Re: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ

Taxes. We all hate 'em. But we have to pay. Unless you are wealthy, in which case the Republicans rewrite tax laws so that you pay less. In a blaze of chutzpah they then claim it "reduces everybody's taxes"! Cannoneer and I differed in our expectations for what it would mean for us when ta...
by Wise One
2019 Feb 13 20:18
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ
Replies: 359
Views: 58883

Re: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ

It is so, so difficult to figure out whether Trumpists like you are stupid, or just incapable of not lying. As is so often the case, you have it completely backwards. Here's are maps of net tax payer/receiver states, with the states paying more taxes than they receive marked in red, and "blue&q...
by Wise One
2019 Feb 13 11:46
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ
Replies: 359
Views: 58883

The British (and 'most everybody else) don't like Donald Trump

Why do some British people not like Donald Trump? A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no sel...
by Wise One
2019 Feb 11 12:20
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Immigrants, Legal and Illegal
Replies: 137
Views: 26016

Re: Immigrants, Legal and Illegal

Trump's "Wall" will go down in history as one of the dumbest political ideas of all time. Don't ask me. https://theweek.com/speedreads/675971/texas-longest-border-mexico-zero-38-members-congress-support-trumps-wall Ask the congressional delegation of the state that has the longest border w...
by Wise One
2019 Feb 05 10:30
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ
Replies: 359
Views: 58883

Re: The Donald, world's greatest @§§ńöɭȇ

Well the regulations have now been written and the first tax returns are being filed. As expected, the "tax cut" is turning out to be a complete fraud for nearly everybody but the very wealthy. https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trusted-trump-voters-seethe-realizing-theyre-getting-screwed-go...
by Wise One
2019 Feb 03 14:06
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Carilion Hospitals and Clinics
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Carilion Hospitals and Clinics

I feel your pain. You too have experienced the sour taste of the American medical health care system, horrible in the world of affluent/industrialized countries. With so many actors (doctors, support people, hospitals, insurance companies, government, etc.) the present system is bewilderingly comple...
by Wise One
2019 Jan 18 15:08
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Trump is WINNING!!!!
Replies: 109
Views: 10017

Re: Trump is WINNING!!!!

When the "Legacy" Media, or Crony Corporate Media covers President Trump, it is by reputable study, over 90% negative. Well yes, you are correct. The duty of the Press is to tell the Truth. The restraint shown by the Press (except for Fox and the gang of miscreants comprising the Ministry...
by Wise One
2019 Jan 09 23:17
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Immigrants, Legal and Illegal
Replies: 137
Views: 26016

Re: Immigrants, Legal and Illegal

You didn't provide a reference, but https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1069281/download I found it . For example, for the homicides, those are charges , not homicides. (if five people robbed a 7-Eleven and a clerk was killed, they would all be charged.) Convictions were less than 1/2 the...
by Wise One
2019 Jan 09 12:46
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Immigrants, Legal and Illegal
Replies: 137
Views: 26016

Re: NATIONAL EMERGENCY

1/4 of our Federal Prison Population is ILLEGAL PERSONS in our country So much garbage that it's a waste of time to refute it all. Here's just one to show how easy it is to Lie with Statistics, relying on the reader to be unthinking and uncritical. Only 9% of the total US prison population is feder...
by Wise One
2019 Jan 05 23:27
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Trump is WINNING!!!!
Replies: 109
Views: 10017

Re: Trump is WINNING!!!!

Facts. They are so annoying to Trumpies. So they just make stupid stuff up. Trump's approval rate is HIGHER than Obama's at this time and is at least 50%. + https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/ Simply untrue , made up. Treason will be prosecuted and MANY MANY MANY will face M...
by Wise One
2018 Dec 24 11:44
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: Trump is WINNING!!!!
Replies: 109
Views: 10017

Re: Trump is WINNING!!!!

You nailed it, Juggler. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6504447/Russia-announces-plans-set-military-base-Caribbean.html This just in . Russia, after Cuba and before Trump, realized there was absolutely no chance they could establish a military base in the Americas. Donald Trump was bought a...
by Wise One
2018 Dec 20 17:19
Forum: MAIN FORUM
Topic: $$$Democratic Party Insanity$$$
Replies: 51
Views: 6200

Re: $$$Democratic Party Insanity$$$

It's probably true that some of the disbursements were for legal purposes. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day. That's not the point. There were enough flat illegal disbursements to cause the state of New York to require it to shut down, and to ban its principal officers, the Trump family, fr...