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  1. He is. He wanted to spend more time on ancient Norway, Ireland and Scotland than England but we’ve gotten there. I’m also planning dd’s 9th grade year and trying to decide how much we should do together and what we should separate. They prefer family style, reading and discussing on the couch but they have different interests. The logistics of next year is stumping me as much as what exactly we’ll be using.
  2. I’ll post when I have a better idea what I want to do. I’m mostly stumped and ds isn’t offering a whole lot of requests. Roughly, I’m thinking WWI/WWII and science fiction for lit. I haven’t had much time to think about it.
  3. Molly Ivins has another quote I like. “When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.”
  4. I think you guys are thinking way too hard about this. 😁 Wouldn’t people have to refer to Hillary Clinton with her full name every time or go simply as Hillary in some situations so she doesnt get confused with her husband? Multitasking, starting and stopping posts and lack of proofreading is the most common reason for my posts not making sense.
  5. Dh thinks not voting is the answer. I think making the effort to show up and vote none of the above makes a point. Besides there’s still local elections that I do want to vote on.
  6. No idea. Completely unintentional. Weird. ETA probably just multitasking. starting this post then coming back to it here and there.
  7. This has lead me to vote None of the Above in the last two presidential elections. If Presidential candidates are considered the lesser of two evils, then you are still voting for evil. I want a candidate I can be proud of. I want one that can put together a coherent sentence. I want a candidate that represents me. I am disenfranchised. I am one of the "exhausted majority" that isn't a part of the extreme fringes. I've been told my standards are too high. I don't think I should have to settle when voting for President. I resent the fact that these were my choices. Look at what the
  8. I really appreciate this post and all of your posts.
  9. Right. I’m not super cool with the idea but it would allow for people to self verify and reduce the contention.
  10. I don’t expect we’ll ever find out. I don’t expect there to be a smoking gun. Considering how close the elections have been on recent years, it doesn’t take widespread fraud. I get that I’m cynical. Got it. Thanks. 🙂 Is there any chance we’ll be able to verify our own vote online in the future? I can see all of the books I’ve ever checked out at the library but I can’t see who I voted for? I don’t know how other states do this, but mine only shows as in person, mail-in or early voting.
  11. Thanks for sticking with me. ☺️ I’m cleaning the bbq and posting on my phone so it’s slow going. Lol All I can say is I can hold room on my head for the possibility. Everyone seems so certain. I’d love to believe 100% without a doubt there was no fraud anywhere. It’s the absolutism of the quote that gets me. Perhaps if they gave the people an inch on this then we wouldn’t be where we are now. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It also bothers me that I’m hesitant to even talk about this.
  12. Honestly, I was afraid to even say what I thought or post about this. It’s become unacceptable to question such things.
  13. I try to keep up and add them to the pinned post on General tab. 🙂
  14. Right because I’m an expert hacker that can lay out theories on how to hack an election. Just this year a hospital chain near and dear to my heart was a victim of the “largest ransomware attack in US history”. 40k computers needed to be reimaged. Only a few months later the same thing was said about the Russian state-sponsored Solarwinds hack with the freaking Pentagon, WH and State Departments hacked along with Microsoft and so many others they are still trying to figure it out. Sure. I’ll get right on that proof. “Most secure Presidential election in US history” doesn’t smell r
  15. Yes. How dare I even bring up the notion that cybercrime is a problem and could have the potential for bad election results. I must provide proof even though I said it didn’t pass my BS detector and that it was all my opinion. You are proving my point that I’m not allowed to even bring up even the possibility, to just hold that thought in my head and say it out loud.
  16. It’s not just Solarwinds, though States were compromised by the hack. It’s the hospital ransomware, the school ransomware and all of the other incidents. Cybercrime has never been as profitable as it was in 2020. But I’m not supposed to even entertain the idea that there wasn’t some type of fraud. https://statescoop.com/report-70-percent-of-ransomware-attacks-in-2019-hit-state-and-local-governments/?amp Look I didn’t vote for Trump. I have no favorite team player. But look how all of you jumped all over me for even bringing it up.
  17. So say I question the election results. Not because I’m Q or have really paid any attention to anything the President has said about it, but because it doesn’t pass my bs detector. They are trying to tell me that we had the cleanest election ever while the Solarwinds hack had been happening under their noses all year? Those two things cannot exist in the same space in my opinion. If you take away the fact that the big bad orange man was saying this, the idea that there weren’t any problems whatsoever with this election and there was nothing to see here is magical thinking. Do I want it to be
  18. And if the police let them go and then they crashed into someone or robbed a store, then there would be an outcry over that. The job of the police is to stop criminals and these kids were criminals with guns and a stolen car out in the wee hours of the morning.
  19. I think it could work in Indonesia and other cultures but not here. Here it would only further embolden our youth’s invincibility complex while leaving the elderly population more vulnerable until they are vaccinated.
  20. Could it be cellulitis? My son had that same reaction to the second TDAP and we drew a circle around it and it felt hot to the touch. We watched it move down his arm. It was gone within a day. The nurses all said it could be cellulitis and to come in. It turns out 2nd dose reactions are typically mistaken for cellulitis. Dh had his 2nd shot of Pfizer yesterday. His arm progressively became more and more sore through the day. He had a bad headache and muscle aches. He took some Advil and went to bed early. He woke up last night with severe chills but no fever. His hands and feet
  21. ❤️ That is exactly what we need. Just goes to show how starved we are of a strong leader.
  22. point is half the population has not been happy with results for awhile. That’s an insulting question. Yes. Hopefully they will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. last response. I have a family that would like my attention.
  23. I’m not going to get into the weeds about this. There was visible mourning with Trump and with Obama. Hillary won the popular vote ring a bell? George W Bush vs Gore and that FL fiasco.
  24. I think feeling somewhat anxious during any electoral transition is normal. That’s a consequence of extreme polarization. Half of the country is breathing a sigh of relief while the other half of the country believes they have an illegitimate president. This isn’t that different from how people have felt after the past few elections.
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