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  1. 1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

    Very important in life to learn empathy, both for those we agree with and those we don't. Like you said though, even those we empathize with often owe us for their transgressions. 

    Very true.

    Also, restitution (as I have come to understand it) is not just about "making good" to those you have wronged, and thus "owe", but also necessary in order to heal yourself.

    I think it worked for me, and my sincere desire is that others can find the healing it offers as well.

     

    To the victims (which I now realize I have omitted), restitution is often never enough to fully pay the debt, but it is the best that is possible, imo.

     

    As you can see, I'm still working to find words - I may have more later - thnx for hearing. 

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  2. 11 minutes ago, rockaction said:

    By the way, MoCS, good to see you. How's things? You can blast a PM if you want or if you're busy, then by all means do that which you need to attend to. Thoughts are with you, as always.

    Same to ya, pal.

    Things been getting much better on my personal front; family is doing well.

    I briefly checked in early on the 6th to follow events, and we all saw what then occurred. I have few words to express how I feel on that front. It's not that I don't have strong feelings, but coalescing them into paragraphs is not easy for me.

    I have much wrath at the manipulators (on all fronts) and much sorrow for the manipulated. Problem is; it's sometimes hard to distinguish the line. That leaves me in a grey mood.

    But, I do what I can - where I can - and try to have faith and hope for the rest.

    I'm gonna try to be around more, but I've said that before; so ... 

     

    1 minute ago, wikkidpissah said:

    unpacking an analogy is like explaining a joke. a labor-saving device broke off in my hand, apparently. oh, well.....

    Edibles help ...

  3. Just now, Sinn Fein said:

    Meeting up in Lexington - still my favorite aspect of the 2020 election cycle!  Hope things are well in Louisville!

    :thumbup:

    Considering the times, things have been great here, GB.

    And the trip was excellent.

    We shall do it again once things get more normal.

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  4. 45 minutes ago, RnR said:

    When it's an account that collects them for the sake of a narrative, I think it's actually kinda dangerous, tbh. You're smart enough to know what they're doing, but a bunch of people don't. It's mind-bending stuff if you immerse yourself in it day after day. People start believing that a large portion of the population acts/thinks that way and they quickly become "the enemy."

    I'd argue that this type of social silo-ing is a huge contributor to the divide in this country.

    I think this is good, and I agree.

    Unfortunately, I have some family and friends that I love dearly that have been swept up by some of  the more outlandish "theories" propagated on social media. So, I won't say it is a "large proportion" of the population, cause I have no clue on the actual number.

    However, for me, it is a "significant proportion" - not significant as in necessarily large, but significant in its importance to me.

    I care about them.

  5. 18 minutes ago, RnR said:

    "so you know it's legit" :shrug:

    I could cherry pick tweets all day and create whatever narrative I wanted. What a waste of time and energy. Oh, and half of them would be bots, parodies or straight up fakes. You can do so much better for entertainment.

    Since I'm commenting tonight, I'll try to explain why 80's post prompted me to chime in.

    It is not about whether the "tweets" (or whatever a parler post is called) are legit; it is about their existence and potential negative impact on susceptible eyes and ears.

    Optimists hoped that the recession of DJT could help recede some of the thinking displayed here.

    If this phenomenon continues and/or grows by dumping Trump for bigger and better things - well - that optimism diminishes.

    I'm not always an optimist, but I like to think the potential exists.

    Hope that makes sense.

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  6. 4 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

    Sadly fitting name for the recent times. Makes me happy just to chill in my own little world and mostly deal with teenagers for my job. Better manners, better behaved, far more reasonable than most adults these days. 

    You're a good man, 80's.

    I've said it often and will say it again.

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  7. 6 minutes ago, Nick Vermeil said:

    All previous evidence to the contrary. 

    Thanks Nick.

    Honestly, my ability to put my thoughts to word cycles. Sometimes, I can express things - other times I only produce smoke. 

    Currently, I'm  pretty smokey. 

    But, I can say that I prolly should have clarified that my wrath lies much more with the manipulators than the manipulated. 

    Thus, the sorrow.

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  8. 1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

    Thanks on the avatar and the the team looks amazing this year! It's the only good sports team in the State so I am all in on them now. As for Parler, I could look at this all day. These people are lunatics. It's a deepfake video, Trump just made a chess move some complex nobody even understands how great it was, Trump is a traitor and the patriots need a new leader who will really fight, Trump is no longer President because he's dissolving the current Constitution and going back to "the old one". 

    Good to hear about the team. I like good news. Wish ya the best of seasons ... unless/until ya meet me Cardinals! 🐦

     

    On the rest, I wish I had the words to express my feelings, but alas - I lack the word ability.

     

    My user-name must suffice ... tho, I do believe the "Constant" is hyperbole. 😃

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  9. 1 minute ago, Ilov80s said:

    Parler is furious about this. Saying Trump is a traitor and that they need a new leader who will fight as hard as they will.

     

    Just now, Ilov80s said:

    Though Parler is also saying he didn’t say “I concede” so it doesn’t count and he said “ new administration” not “Biden” so it probably means he’s installing Don Jr as the next POTUS.

     

     

    I was gonna comment on this, but decided against getting banned.

     

    Thus ... I really like the new avatar. The lights are sweet!

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  10. 1 minute ago, krista4 said:

    I've liked him ever since I heard him as a guest on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" a few years ago.  :lol:  But I've been disappointed that he hasn't been more outspoken in his opposition to Trump.  Brilliant, likable guy, though.  I hope he'll have a strong future for the Republicans.

    Wait, wait ... love it! ❤️

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  11. 2 hours ago, krista4 said:

    25. Wings - Live And Let Die (single, 1973)  Spotify  YouTube

    (Paul #10)

    You all know this song and don't need a write-up from me.  It was the first rock song ever to open a James Bond movie, was nominated for an Oscar (losing to "The Way We Were"), and hit #2 on the US charts.  George Martin produced it and provided the orchestral arrangement, the first time that he and Paul had worked together since the breakup of the Beatles.  Paul wrote this one quickly, in a day after finishing the book on which the movie was based, which he deemed "pretty good."  And despite working with a 63-piece orchestra(!), the band was able to lay down the track in only a few hours, including only 2-3 takes on Paul's vocals.

    I love the changes on this song, from the sweet majesty of the opening section to the bombast and pathos of the choruses to the reggae middle eight that Paul has claimed Linda wrote.  This is my favorite post-Beatles rock vocal performance by Paul, bouncing all around various registers and styles.  Paul still plays this on tour and manages to sound fantastic on it; it was a highlight of the show I saw last year.  There were a lot of 'splosions.

    My Pop was a big Bond fan. This song accompanies some of my best and earliest memories of Pop. ❤️

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  12. Just now, Ilov80s said:

    Not sure what to say to him but it’s the law in Michigan and the term affidavit is the literal word the Michigan SoS uses. 

    Oh, yeah. I wasn't questioning your use of it. And, I can't speak for Doug, but I read his reply as just a humorous injection. 

    Please, Doug, correct me if I am wrong. 

    It probably wasn't my place to even get involved. 

    Sorry guys, I been busy smoking evidence. 

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