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  • Dumb things you become obsessed with buying

    I have a magnet of Meg Whitman. My sister has worked for PayPal for a long time and at one time they were under Ebay when Meg Whitman was the CEO. I think that's my favorite haha.
    Travis
  • Do you chew ice?

    Jim said:
    I'm an ice-chewer.  Unashamed.
    I appreciate when Jim shows up on the important topics. Lol
    ChinaskicdriveTravisMichelleNoelgguenot
  • Do you chew ice?

    I feel like we need a "relationship argument settling" sub-forum here. LOL
    KingKobraTaraC73Walnut FreyNoel
  • The Muppets

    The politics thread got me thinking. The 2016 election. Pence is the human. Miss Piggy is Trump.
    CretanBull
  • US Politics Vol. 6: A Song of Fire and Fury - The Winds of Midterms

    tom_g said:
    JaimieT said:
    Flukes said:
    Trump feels more and more like an emergency to be dealt with, but even if he were removed tomorrow, I'd still be worried.

    Trump isn't the problem, he's a symptom. How will the next president, whatever his or her affiliation, address the issues Trump's base cares about?

    Some of those issues are even imaginary! How do you address those? I don't mean they need to solve the non-existent problems, but how do you deal with the fact that people believe in them and vote based on them?

    It's clear that you can't just ignore populist issues anymore, but what do you do?

    He started off as a reality TV star. There's a cult of personality going on here, as evidenced by the fact that his supporters can't think critically about him. This is a human nature thing, so of course it's a symptom. But I don't think it's a "how politics will be for a while now" kind of symptom.  At least that's what I'm choosing to believe until further evidence presents itself.
    He (or his staff) also saw a way to get to voters that would never vote for Hillary Clinton. His campaign AND THE RUSSIANS exploited those people by playing to their baser instincts. Many candidates have done this in the past and will continue to do so.
    fixed
    Like I said... His campaign.... 
    JaimieTFlukesCretanBull