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I can assure everyone, AlofRI IS a good person, I know him personally. ;-) There have been those who thought differently for a while, but, in the end, they, (mostly bosses ;-), came around to his way of thinking. Does he eat kittens for breakfast? Are "kittens/pussys" the same?? Well, no matter, to each his own.
Burrito knows he doesn't agree with him on excon. Nobody agrees on everything. Other than that they are mostly in agreement. I mean Sammy Davis Jr. said he was a Jew, and, as far as he's concerned, if anyone claims to be, that's up to them.
As far as Jewsaregay, that's certainly correct also. Just like many Americansaregay, Britsaregay, Ausiesaregay, Christiansaregay, even Iraniansaregay ..... they just can't admit it. But, ya'know, AloRI is such a good person he doesn't care .. and I won't try to convince ANYONE otherwise. ;-)
My conclusion is you are too wrapped up in your own conclusions. I like to look at things plain and simply. If I had a degree in psycho-shit I might look at things differently, but, mine's in engineering. I look at things as they are and only if they're fucked up do I look to interpret the methodology used. I'm retired now so I leave things that are fucked-up for others to straighten out. Bye. ;-)
What you appear to be saying is he is narrow minded. I'd feel for him, but I can't reach him. I try to ignore that type of person, they have no sense of humor. But then, they are easy to irritate and sometimes I can't resist ;-).
I was in engineering, not the design kind, I was one of those that went out and corrected the engineering mistakes .... maybe I could re-wire his brain??
19 years ago today (9/11), I was in Zarragossa Spain making some changes in a pneumatic panel. I turned and hit my elbow on a razor sharp electrical tray. A few minutes later we were watching a tower in NY burning after it was hit by a plane. After the second "accident" we shut down the operation, I went to a hospital, got several stitches and a shot. I had to pay a bit 'cause I wasn't a member of their "Socialistic Medicine" system ... I think it came to about $7. Then we went to the hotel to watch CNN. A LOT of people died that day, I know they were of several "colors" and "races". I didn't feel sorry for the people relative to their color or race! They were PEOPLE.
It "deeply triggers" ME when someone calls ME a racist. The "right-winger" thingy doesn't make me too happy either. I hope "his logic-based way of interpreting things" can wrap around what I said to him before, "If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart!" "This is true because it means this, which means this, which leads to it being true." :-(
I don't believe this is "Nom".
I am TOTALLY left wing, and I don't care what color or race a person is. I care about the person, his/her/its character, morals (not the religious ones, the societal ones ;-), and decency. I DO draw the line at most "orange people", though.
Well, we ALL have our dislikes. If THAT makes me a racist .... so be it. It takes one to know one. ;-)
Yes. Uncontrolled capitalism leads to government control and an oligarchy. It needs to be controlled, not choked ..... which is a difficult balance. Back in the 50's when I was starting to work seriously, the tax rate on corporations was around the 90 percentile. A bit high, but, it led to a strong rebuild AND the Eisenhower Interstate System. Wonder of wonders ..... we STILL made millionaires! Then, greed and the wealthy politician became commonplace.
Still, we started making progress on civil rights shortly after that. Washington held a Democratic majority for years and America BEGAN looking REALLY great, then Reagan came along. Great President, terrible policies. A bit of a boost with Clinton, good policies, bad habits, ;-) at least in the office. A DEMOCRATIC SURPLUS! To later be squandered by another Republican! Another Democratic rebuild of the economy, (even under a Republican "do nothing" Congress), then Trump! Again, we are slammed with a squandered economy, record unemployment, racial problems worse than the 60's and a heavily armed country (again, courtesy of Republicans), that COULD lead to another Civil War! You know, the one the Republicans ended .... back in the day! How things DO change when Republicans get power! They've even destroyed THEMSELVES this time! There isn't a true Republican left! (And America [other than the Stock Market of billionaires] is, again a fledgeling country looking like a slave camp)! And THIS time we don't HAVE a leader with any compassion OR common sense! Ah, capitalism! I'd be in favor of bringing back the Republicans ... if we could FIND one :-(with compassion and common sense)!
Time for the capitalists to start paying BACK what , in many cases, they have stolen (by purchasing deregulation), from America, and putting some back into "Social programs" for the workers (of ANY color)!!
That kind of inflexibility is what has U.S. where we are today. I have defended ANTIFA. I think much of the violence they have been blamed for is orchestrated by white supremacist organizations. Anything anti-fascist is good .... unless they go violent alone.
The socialism I want for America has been here for years. The way we all invest in our road repair, pay for our police and fire protection, our public schools and libraries, snow and garbage removal, Social Security, Medicare, welfare where needed, etc. is all socialism ..... even the bailouts for farmers and corporations is "socialism", BAD socialism when it's for political reasons, not necessity! THAT'S the kind of democratic socialism I'm FOR!
I said America was great, BUT! We were "learning". We were improving! The Kennedy's, Johnson, and some before them WERE WAKING UP, when America was great! Then, along came the bad guys. The Klan was allowed to rise again, the Nazis, the "Good Ol'Boys" and the gun lobby gave them strength. A black President had the GALL to be an outstanding President! Lived in the White House even! A LOT of whites didn't like that! Along comes Trump, their "savior", and here we are. America will never get back on the rig .... (maybe "left" track?), with HIM in office. Time to stop hating America and work FOR America! A REAL "anti-fascist America"! I am not your enemy, Trump and his followers are. And as MLK said, violence is not the way. Protesting , yes.
I am NOT for "America's extremely capitalist economic system." I am AGAINST it. I am a left-winger. I have three black grandchildren and a black great-grandchild. You could not be more wrong. I am a Social-Democrat that knows the value of "regulated capitalism". I am ANYTHING BUT a racist. I realize we had our problems back when America WAS great, but, we WERE learning. Today we are learning the hard way, under Trump! :-(
In information theory, the NEGATIVE of information, a measure of the DISORDER or randomness in a physical system. (Like the brain) Diminished capacity for spontaneous change.
I have to hand it to you, "entropy", you picked the right avatar. ;-)
(The bunch of zeros helps too. ;-)
You're showing your youth, stupidity and inexperience. Just because you THINK you are "right" and I am wrong doesn't make it so. I'm sure in your small mind you are infallable .... but that only shows how small your mind IS. "Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus."
Be calm, you'll grow up in time.
Here, I'll take the advice of Mark Twain: "Do not argue with an idiot, he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience." (Well, you DO lack experience, obviously, so , there's a chance;-).
Or Bertrand Russell: "The fundamental trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."
As for me: "If I want to listen to an asshole ..... I'll fart!" Bye.
That is an opinion. It's likely that YOU wouldn't agree with mine.
I lived through the time when we had a "good economy" where you could have one "breadwinner" in the family, afford to send your kids to college, put some money away for a "rainy day", not worry much about an illness bankrupting the family, pay off the mortgage and plan a retirement even if you WEREN'T in the top earning bracket. The Stock Market was nice if you had some money to invest, but, it didn't define the "economy". Low unemployment and personal debt/savings ratio's were most important.
During this time we were "respected" as a country. The President was respected around the world, some more than others, but, ALL were respected, as was the country. The U.S. was known for its work to improve humanity. We were NOT perfect, we were "learning" ourselves.
Today we have the Stock Market, which is now OWNED by a handful of billionaires (over 40% of it). We are no longer respected by the rest of the "free world", our lying President is not respected by an equal amount of this world, our advances in the humanitarian sector have been reversed, and most Americans are an illness away from bankruptcy. Many people alive today have not actually KNOWN a "good economy". It has systematically been destroyed since Reagan and the political hatred that evolved from that time. The "Contract with America", the Dubya years, when a surplus was turned back into a deficit and the McConnell regime has strangled the country ever since the "recovery". This has caused a seperation in income from reasonable to nearly 400¾tween the middle and lower classes, leaving a small amount of national treasure for the "workers" to share.
THIS "great economy" ISN'T! America WAS greater than now. It's a shame there are few people around that actually KNOW it! I lived it! It was the time before Reagan .... who I still had respect for as a President, though not his policies. I have NO respect for anyone IN THIS REGIME of followers. It previously was called an "administration". This company of controlled "yes-men (and women)" IS a regime. This is NOT American greatness! Time to re-start (and get some respect back)! :-(
I've had a lot of fun. I've been a lot of places .... 47 states, 15 countries. I know what I'd like to do before I die (at 83), but NO Trumplican wants to hear it. I love my country ..... when it WAS great. I have NO love for what a great Trump country would be! It would be NOTHING like a "great America" .... again!
The Republican Party used to be, if nothing else, patriotic to America. Though the Trumplicans still use the name, they don't play the same game! There is NOTHING "patriotic" about the Trumplicans, NOTHING .... except a FAKE rhetoric that some, under the suggestion of their dear leader, somehow believe that cozying up to our enemies, murderers, genocidal maniacs, and insulting our allies is somehow "patriotic"!
Yes, Putin wants U.S. to fail. He's looking at a chance to defeat America without firing a shot! Hitler, Hirohito and even King George couldn't do it but an unholly allegience between he and Trump just may DO IT! Those that died on Omaha Beach, Iwo Lima, Anzio, etc. no longer count to the Trumplicans .... while they shred their flags on the backs of pickup trucks. THEY only care about getting the money and power to Trump .... to whom Putin will likely offer a cup of tea when the time is right .... ;-). Wake UP! former Republicans, you are being BRAINWASHED by youtu.be, twitter and facebook and snowed under by the REAL "fake news", FOX!