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View Poll Results: Are You Comfortable?
Yes...you are imagining things. 0 0%
No...I fear for my country. 2 50.00%
Mostly...it's not as bad as you think. 0 0%
......other..... 2 50.00%
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Old July 14th, 2017, 03:36 AM   #1
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Are You Comfortable?

It would seem the United States is evolving into something new. The traditional strengths that defined our country are being slowly eroded away while we watch. Our free press, judiciary separation, law enforcement, congressional ability,international standing and reputation, even the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are fading.
While much of this does indeed come from the top, there is another aspect to all this. We the people are letting it all happen on our watch and some are actively celebrating it with no regard for what will ensue in the aftermath. If this is allowed to reach fruition our country will be unrecognizable within a decade or so and the world will be changed dramatically.
I expect some will deny this reality, debase the messenger, ignore the signs and fall into rank like a good soldier but, it does not change my observation.

So...I must ask the question.

Are you comfortable with all this?
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:17 AM   #2
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Other: Yes, as I see things in actual perspective.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:30 AM   #3
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Other: Yes, as I see things in actual perspective.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:32 AM   #4
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Good little soldier.
More like simply sane, rational individual.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:33 AM   #5
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Good little soldier.
who is debasing who at this juncture?
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:36 AM   #6
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who is debasing who at this juncture?
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:37 AM   #7
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I'm VERY comfortable with my 401K (and other investment acct.) performance since Election Day!
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:40 AM   #8
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Skepticism toward the media is most often associated with conservatives in Middle America, some of whom eat something other than artisanal sandwiches. But this week brings more evidence that investors worldwide have become very reluctant to buy what many established news organizations are selling. How else to explain the collective shrug of the shoulders in financial markets to the latest breathless media reports about alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia?
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Old July 14th, 2017, 04:47 AM   #9
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I don't know who is worse; my eldest son or tecoyah. They both have fallen for the fake news, hook, line, & sinker!
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who is debasing who at this juncture?
He did a total 180 on Election Day regarding Trump. Calling someone out for falling in line when they do indeed fall in line and make a big show of it is hardly debasing.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:45 AM   #11
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He did a total 180 on Election Day regarding Trump. Calling someone out for falling in line when they do indeed fall in line and make a big show of it is hardly debasing.
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I expect some will deny this reality, debase the messenger, ignore the signs and fall into rank like a good soldier but, it does not change my observation.
Just ask people their opinion instead of setting up these close-minded caveats and expectations that you then violate.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #12
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In terms of comfort level, my guess is that those that were uncomfortable with the way the government was being run under Obama are more comfortable now.

Those that were very comfortable with how Obama managed things are very uncomfortable now.

I don't think Trump or his policies are perfect, but I am far more comfortable with him as president than I was under Obama or would likely have been under Hillary.

A starting point for my relative comfort level:

Trump espouses love of country.
Obama and Hillary seemed to have relative disdain for it.
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Trump espouses love of country.
By selling out to the Russians? I'll take Obama's imaginary disdain over Trump's imaginary love any day.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:35 AM   #14
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By selling out to the Russians? I'll take Obama's imaginary disdain over Trump's imaginary love any day.
There was NO "sell-out"! That's the point! YOU fell for the fake news too. There is NO there, there! All smoke! NO fire!
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Old July 14th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #15
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who is debasing who at this juncture?
Expressing opinion and observation is not debasement, though it can be seen as such based on the observation by the overly sensitive to reality.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #16
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I don't know who is worse; my eldest son or tecoyah. They both have fallen for the fake news, hook, line, & sinker!
I am pleased that your mental disability is not hereditary. ---

The billionaire oligarchs and their war machine go-fers are busy destroying everything that once was good about America.

The only bright spot is that they will also eventually destroy themselves --- like the nobles of Old France and the autocrats of czarist Russia.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 02:40 PM   #17
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I can't think of a time I was more comfortable than now.

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