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Not because it is true, but because it is emotionally necessary

Just heard an excellent explanation as to why the German people in 1918 and current MAGAists are unable to accept current reality.

In 1918 a conspiracy theory was rampant that German surrendered not for legitimate reasons but because of a conspiracy backed by Communists and Hews. At the time it was easier to emotionally accept this rather than reality.

We’re seeing the same thing now with Trump and his authoritarian followers. I’m certain that many are Jungian feeling types where actually thinking takes a distant second. Trump is telling them how to feel and a convenient excuse to feel that way.

Biden takes the lead in Georgia

Source: CNN

Biden ahead by 917 votes

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-05-20/index.html

I think I've had it and didn't know

My "normal" temperature is 36 C. For most people it's 37 so that's what they use for the base line. I'm old and going through male menopause which means brutal hot flashes that leave me feeling crappy and exhausted.

For about 3 weeks my temperature was 37, I felt feverish and just plain crappy but was able to stumble through work, where I had my temperature taken and the usual battery of questions. I was also getting daily hot flashes.

Since I didn't know for sure what was making me feel crappy and I wasn't officially "running a fever" I assumed I was OK. Then they added a "do you feel feverish" question but by that time I was feeling better.

I can't go get tested for the usual perverse logic of if I'm not tested, I haven't had it, but if I test positive for having had it and gotten over it, I can't work.

U.S. drops tariffs on Canadian aluminum, avoiding retaliation

Source: CTV news

OTTAWA -- The United States is lifting its 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum, retroactive to Sept. 1, backing down from the trade dispute just hours before Canadian retaliatory measures were to be announced.

This major move was announced by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. In a statement, the top American trade official cited “consultations” with Canadian officials and an expectation that trading of aluminum is likely to balance out in the months ahead, as why the Americans decided to withdraw what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called “unjust” tariffs.

Read more: https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/politics/2020/9/15/1_5105292.html



Canada declares economic war on US and wins

You are aware that Trump's implications about Covid in Democratic areas is a logical fallacy, right?

It’s called Fallacy of the Undivided Middle and relates to Correlation is not Causation.

Here’s the structure:

All cows are brown.
My dog is brown.
Therefore my dog is a cow.

Let’s say one of the main reasons for a cluster of Covid cases is crowding such as in urban areas. Urban areas tend to vote Democratic. See where I’m going?

Rescued a gosling in a parking lot



Couldn’t make it up the curb. Gave it a boost and improvised a ramp out of some junk. Daddy honked thanks and flapped his wings.

I dig a post hole, plant the post, now there isn't enough dirt to pack the hole

How does that work?

Did I hear that correctly? Trump decided not to shut down virus task group because it's "popular"?

I can read soooo much into that.

Here is why Trump put Pence in charge of combatting the virus

Trump was put into power by his base. Here is what they wanted:

-pack the courts with conservative judges in order to put women’s rights back to the Stone Age. Basically overturn Roe v. Wade, ban contraception then implement Handmaid’s Tale. Mission well on its way.

-bring about the Rapture. The nuclear war in Iran fizzled. Now a plague has come down the pipe so he’s done everything in his power to dismantle anything in its way. Now he’s put religiously insane, scientifically illiterate Pence in charge of making sure it happens.

My garage door just emailed me

Ok, this is getting ridiculous and scary.

I’m old. I’ve used a hand cranked telephone, my first computer job involved punched cards, a relative used a Model T as their working vehicle and I saw Sputnik.

My parents had a double car garage with a big metal door that you had to put up and down by hand. If the balancing spring broke you were fucked until somebody came over to fix it. Years later we got a roll up door that worked a lot better. Then along came electric garage door openers. Then they worked with a remote.

Telephones progressed to rotary with relays then push button with tones. Then my workplace handed me a mobile phone the size and weight of a brick. Computers went from mechanical to tubes to transistors to ICs to this god forsaken monster I’m holding right now.

It bemused me that I now use my “telephone” to open my garage door. Now it’s bitching it wants a new battery and knows what kind.

Are we far from Skynet?
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