GiddyGap

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GiddyGap ,

Would have been the same result with any US President at the helm.

GiddyGap ,

Maybe not, but it's important to know that voting for Trump or not voting will not make things better. It will just make things worse. Especially with regards to Palestine and Gaza.

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Canadian blood services

So, little to no cost

American blood services

Will suck the blood out of the patient and leave you bankrupt.

GiddyGap ,

Definitely blood suckers.

GiddyGap ,

Pretty sure my phone has 8GB of RAM. Apple should probably rethink this.

GiddyGap ,

It's really lame that companies like AT&T even need your SSN. Why do they need that to set up a phone line or an internet connection? There's gotta be a better way.

GiddyGap ,

You can identify by other means. Or at least give the opportunity to use other means. If you can't keep my personal information safe, you shouldn't be allowed to collect it.

GiddyGap ,

Also, the vast majority of Indiana residents would not know how to use a train. May not even know what it is.

GiddyGap ,

Very uneducated comment.

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Americans and Europeans can visit

Not many Europeans need this. Americans, definitely. What an awful healthcare system in the US.

GiddyGap OP ,

I know. It's pretty nuts. We're in the same situation. We want to move, but it makes no financial sense to sell our house with such a cheap mortgage. So we're thinking about just renting it out for a few years and move into a rental where we want to live until it makes sense to sell. Keep building equity in the meantime. But it may never really make a 100 percent sense to sell.

GiddyGap ,

Low voter turnout benefits the Republican Party in the US because conservatives are more consistent voters. Reform requires 60 votes in the Senate out of 100. That makes it almost impossible because one of the major parties is not interested in reform.

GiddyGap ,

I think most Democrats are interested in reform that would boost turnout. Higher turnout is usually good for Democratic candidates.

GiddyGap ,

That would take moving to a system like in most European countries where smaller parties are viable in coalitions. Not gonna happen anytime soon.

Iran launches drone attack against Israel as Biden rushes to White House ( www.theguardian.com )

Iran said it launched dozens of drones and ballistic missiles towards Israel on Saturday in a major attack following days of acute tension building up in the region and warnings from the US and elsewhere about a wider conflict erupting....

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Sounds an awful lot like "America First"?

GiddyGap ,

That you, Donald?

GiddyGap ,

Hmm. I don't know about that. Maybe certain very rich people have more freedom regarding the way they can live. I just have to do 9-5, no questions asked.

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Good. I'd much rather look at this than the gaping hole of some old abandoned coal mine.

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Yeah, that's awesome!

GiddyGap ,

I think hybrid only works if there is no minimum requirement on time in office.

Then it's not really hybrid, it's actually fully WFH with the option to come in. Hybrid forces you to come in.

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What do you suggest people do with their money instead? It's not like you can stop paying rent to save up for a down payment. And with rent on the rise everywhere, it's not necessarily an option for most to find something cheaper.

GiddyGap ,

First, you're assuming that renters are people who "want to get out of their situation." Lots of people rent their whole lives by choice for the flexibility and choose to do other types of investments instead. That's a perfectly viable financial strategy.

Second, you assume that people who want to be homeowners aren't already doing everything they can and are entitled. That's not necessarily true in a system that's stacked in favor of those who already have much and against those who have little. It's the typical "got mine" attitude.

Not good enough.

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Well, she got it covered by the 183k in PPP loan forgiveness she was handed in 2020.

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Just another one of those things where the rest of world looks at the US and shakes its head. There seems to be a lot of things in the US purely in place based on tradition and logic goes out the window.

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The difference is accuracy.

GiddyGap ,

You're maybe plenty accurate for the brownies of your preference, but probably not for professional cooking or other activities that require accuracy.

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Not the point.

GiddyGap ,

I'm not just talking about home cooking. It's just one thing. I'm talking about life in general. We Americans have a tendency to do these weird things based purely on tradition when there are more precise and logical solutions available. But no, no: "We're unique and exceptional. We do it the American way." Ridiculous.

GiddyGap ,

Like I said, it goes for home cooking as well.

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RFK siphons from both parties.

GiddyGap ,

I don't think the Gaza issue will end up being a big issue for Biden. Those wanting more action on Gaza are generally to the left of Biden. It's not likely that they will stay home on election day or vote 3rd party and help Trump that way. They'd much rather have Biden after all.

GiddyGap ,

Yeah, I'm sure Trump will help Gaza all day long if elected...

You have the choice between someone who doesn't care enough and someone who doesn't care at all. I'll vote for the one who doesn't care enough.

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Username checks out

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I have a lot of conservative family members in my extended family. You can tell them this all day long, present all the data in the world, and they wouldn't care one single crap.

"Hoax, lies, fake news, liberal agenda, etc, etc."

GiddyGap ,

Unfortunately, parents aren't always able to do their parenting very well and need their own guidance.

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EPA bad!

-- Republicans probably

Arizona Republicans denounce revived 1864 abortion ban in sudden reversal ( www.theguardian.com )

Hours after Arizona’s supreme court declared on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban is now enforceable, Republicans in the state took a surprising stance for a party that has historically championed abortion restrictions – they denounced the decision....

GiddyGap ,

...until after the election. Then it's back to 1864.

GiddyGap ,

One good example of this is Colorado, which has a large and growing percentage of Independents who have turned the state from deep red into a solid blue bastion for the Democrats.

GiddyGap ,

Although the EU has some similarities to the US at the federal level, every country is its own sovereign nation with distinct rules and regulations, pricing, culture, language, cell phone providers, etc. It's very different than traveling between states in the US.

GiddyGap ,

To them, the US is the shithole country.

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Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Romans 13: 1-2

Except, of course, when that authority is a Democrat. Then just skip all that and rebel.

GiddyGap ,

So, when am I gonna see some of all that UBI?

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And getting Trump back in the WH is the answer to that?

GiddyGap ,

What makes you think Biden has done nothing? What do you want him to do better in a divided government?

I think he's done lots of great things.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/02/02/joe-biden-30-policy-things-you-might-have-missed-00139046

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