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    1. @Charles Satterthwaite IV
      Ya know Chuck, I’ve worked in just about every major university in the U.S. I can’t tell you how many intellectuals I’ve worked with on projects that have very little common sense.
      It’s not that they were stupid, it’s just that many of them have had their asses wiped their whole lives. Joe Biden is a Buffoon and the smart people know it. Are you one of those smart people?

    2. @John B That might be the case now, but American was at the lowest point internationally under drump.

  1. Americans, build relationships with your neighbor, look them in the eyes, and add value to them in creative ways. Real relationships matter.

    1. @Susana M Oh no, you called me an sheep. How can I go on now. I’m devastated. And the originality of the insult, I mean it’s never been done before …

    2. @dan dansen well if everybody keeps calling you a sheep perhaps you should realize by now you are in fact one. AnYway go get your booster to protect you from the veeeee veeee variant and the muumuu muuuu variant

    3. @Susana M Have you EVER had an original thought? A point? Contributed ANYTHING factual? Written a rebuttal with some sort of information?
      So very, very dull, unoriginal and boring you are.
      One big predicable yawn.
      You are an uninteresting person. Completely insignificant in real life – so trying desperately to matter on line. Trying to shock people into giving you the attention, you so desperately crave.
      Sorry to break it to you: You are as irrelevant in cyber space as you are in the flesh.
      All around not worth it to spend any time on or with – what so ever.
      As a matter of fact, my time spend on you has now exceeded it’s limit.

    4. @ASMR Straw According to the left anybody that disagrees with them is a white supremacist, it is quite ridiculous

    5. @dan dansen Tell that to Israel the most vaccinated country in the world. I believe over 70%( some say it is as high as in the 90 percentile) in the hospital with covid are jabbed up, it is a failure at best and mass genocide at worst…shut the f up!

    1. Stop crying. You, the US Voters are responsible for your government. You elected your officials. The 2dn Amendment? So, one US citizen wants to be vaccinated, a second one doesnt want it. Please tell me who´s 2nd Amendment has priority?? Is it to hard to understand that your personal freedom ends when it touches the freedom of another person?

      If I understand the statistics right, thousands of people without any vaccine die right now. I get my information from official sources in Austria, Germany, France and from the network of Universities here in Europe in cooperation with US Universities. You dont trust your sources? Then check them anywhere in the world, nearly every country has news sources in english.

    1. @Dementia Joe The extreme right wing who chose insurrection and stormed the Capitol on Jan 6th were unreasonable, and the polititions and news pundants who are protecting themselves are unreasonable also. Nothing can change that. That said, I’m a centrist and I do not agree with the use of violence against any other American or the destruction of property under any circumstance. So in answer to your question, no the Riots were not reasonable. Neither were the attacks by right wing extremists and white supremacists against people who were peaceably demonstrating. I would have had no problem with the rally on January 6 if it had have stopped there. The minute they started attacking the police officers, and absolutely the instant they started storming the Capitol they were out of bounds, and everyone who participated in that, including some of the senators who were either enabling them or encouraging them to riot should be held responsible and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Those who did not participate or egg them on should be left alone since peaceful assembly and protest is a guaranteed right under the constitution. I don’t care how much I or anyone else disagrees with their position. They have their right to speak. But again, we have to draw the line at violence and incitement to violence.
      Regarding people coming over the border, they are coming over the border for a reason. We need to address that. If we do, they won’t come over the border anymore. The other thing being though, that we do need people to do the jobs Americans won’t do. For that reason we need to craft ways for them to do that legally. We had something that was going that direction for awhile, but wealthy ag interests crushed it in order to acquire cheep labour. I live in a part of the country where that sort of thing happens all the time, and if you desire evidence I can provide you all sorts of that, and even tell you were you can go to see it happening. But remember before you get rid of those people that they are the reason our food is as inexpensive as it is. Every time there’s a crackdown at the border food supplies get low and prices go up, and once they go up, they never come down. So if we change things at the border (and I think there is legitimate reason to do so), let’s make sure we do so in a way that won’t cause food prices to go up. We can do this in a humane and reasonable way if we put our minds to it.
      Regarding letting tens of thousands of criminals who have committed serious crimes who are likely to offend again; of course it’s unreasonable. It’s also unreasonable not to pay the taxes required to build prisons and hire people to staff them. The tax cuts which made it impossible to keep all those prisoners were put into place by super wealthy Republicans who are appealing to the greed of the rank and file. If you want to keep prisoners locked up you’ve got to have a place to lock them up and over crowding is not the answer. That’s the way to get prison riots and the way to get people killed. We’ve been living off the fat for a long time. If you want goods and services you have to pay for goods and services. As my Economics professor Dr. Allen Greenspan (a Republican appointed by Ronald Reagan) used to hammer into us in class, there is no free lunch. Someone somewhere has to pay. That brings up another thing. We need to start making the super wealthy pay their fair share. Almost none of them pay any tax and that’s just BS.
      Okay, regarding the police, we agree again. Hell no don’t cut the police! That’s about crazy. It’s like using a sledge hammer to screw in a screw. Actually I’m in favour of many places getting more police, but that’s expensive. I live in a city where we’ve always had a large police force, and no one is calling for the force to be cut back. We do need to make a concerted effort, however, to remove both racist and incompetent police from the force, and we need police throughout the country to be trained to a high standard. There is a problem though, and it needs to be addressed. When we do that though, I don’t want to hear any complaints from the right about their taxes going up. High quality with increased numbers doesn’t come free (remember? There is no free lunch).
      The thing about dumping improperly vetted Afghans by the tens of thousands is simply untrue. There was only one flight which had a significant number of unvetted people on it, and that was the first flight out. Another thing that you should be aware of is that many of the Afghans went to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. Our soldiers, in concert with the Taliban, did a pretty good job of weeding out people who didn’t have at least a provisional visas. The people who had provisional visas and fully approved visas where people who worked for our military, US contractors, American news agencies, and other American firms and organizations. They were people who very likely would have been killed if they had have stayed in Afghanistan. They served us well and they served us loyally, and it is very unlikely that they would do anything bad to us. The ones who came on provisional visas will be further vetted before they are allowed to leave the UAE or Saudi which is where they are staying for the time being. Seriously, we have nothing to fear from these people. They aren’t Taliban, and they aren’t any other radical Islamic group, which is why they got provisional visas before the pullout was even announced. The ones for which there is any question will be thoroughly vetted before they are allowed to leave here. The offices to do that have already been set up in our embassies and consulates in the UAE and the United Arab Emirates. They will be good citizens. If they aren’t, I’ll eat my foot. Promise.
      After explaining my position and where and why I take the positions I do, do I still seem all that unreasonable, or do we have some common ground to work from? I know both parties will be sniping at my position, but I”m convinced it’s the right position, and that it’s a well thought out position. I also want to say that I don’t believe that there are very many ordinary folks like you and I who don’t want America to be great. I think most people, outside of some crooked politicians and their cronies, want what’s best for America. Sometimes we disagree, and that’s okay. Sometimes we get caught up in the hysteria which the extremes of both parties whip up and both sides get lied to. The thing is to get in touch with people who are a-political and very knowledgeable and not get pulled in by the special interests. It’s tough row to hoe, but I think our country is worth it. I do invite you to disagree with me or ask questions about things that aren’t things which the wingnuts are throwing out there, because since we do have common interests, we can start with those and hammer out a fair and reasonable way to do things, and then if our elected politicians refuse to do what we want, then we can work and campaign hard to kick the bums out! I would also like to point out that I’m registered neither as a Democrat or as a Republican, but rather as a small “i” independent (in other words, I’m not a member of the Independent Party). I owe no allegiance to any party, but I owe everything to my country, and in that interest I will vote, and argue for fair and well considered change where need be, and be happily satisfied where it’s not.
      I have no living relatives, and I’m elderly and have a terminal illness, so I have nothing to gain by being active like this, except for the knowledge that I did all that I could for my country. That’s were for me, it starts and it stops. Do we have interests in common, and shall we discuss?

  2. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
    2 Chronicles 7:13‭-‬15 NIV

    1. Leveticus 13:45
      “Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’

    2. So … who exactly is exhibiting “wicked ways” here? … oh, let me guess – it’s those awful democrats trying to stem off another pandemic wave by helping people get vaccinated – of course. It couldn’t be those peddling blatant falsehoods discrediting the vaccine.

  3. “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” The Declaration of Independence — 1776

    It’s time to withdraw our CONSENT!

    1. I love this quote and agree with it fully. The People in this country have spoken! A vast majority believe in vaccination mandates and don’t want every ICU bed filled with selfish “freedom fighters”. Accidents and emergencies still happen. You are, of course, free to withdraw your consent and leave anytime.

    2. ​@aawillma Complete idiot. How about we start putting the unvaccinated in trains and sending them somewhere better suited? Would you be interested in that alternative?

    3. @atz122985 Sounds like you would have proudly hailed Hitler in 1940’s Germany. Less than 100 years, and history is repeating itself. Free citizens know how to deal with it this time.

    1. Either do that or end up in a Australia Nazi style slave camps because that’s what coming here! Did you hear Dr Chant from Australia? She literally said we are in the New World Order!!

    1. you missed your chance – diaper don (aka cheeto45) and his merry band of nepotistic sycophants were tossed out on Jan 6.

  4. Last time Biden said “Let me be clear” He said “If you have the vaccine you do not need a mask” like three times, then when asked in passing by a reporter he denied it. You can fact check that.

    1. And t.rump said at least 21 times the virus is “just going to go away”! Get vaccinated and wear a mask until more people get vaccinated. Make it stop … stop the lie!

    2. @David Herrington yeah well Trump’s not in office. He’s only in your head. Biden is up to bad and damn he sucks balls. Thanks for voting for Biden. We all love paying more for everything. Great job!

  5. Love how he acts as if it’s only the un vax causing issue or sick when in reality all can pass it on and all can get sick and we dont have alot of info or history to make assumptions

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