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Term Limits

I don't understand the point of them.

Lobbyists don't have term limits.
Big money doesn't have term limits.
The "revolving door" doesn't have term limits.

Yet when we elect someone who does good for us many are subjected to term limits.

Forcing new office holders to face the three issues I've listed does nothing to change the system.

It's big money that has corrupted our democracy and throwing inexperienced politicians into that system accomplishes what besides limiting our democracy?

Because of the 9/11 attacks

America lost it's mind.
75% approved W's illegal invading of Iraq. I didn't.

The civilian death in Iraq and Afghanistan dwarfed, by a large margin, the loss in 9/11 and was totally avoidable.

So with all the sadness and television specials about 9/11 let's not forget what it lead to. Massive civilian death via our tax dollars and mass approval for the invasions by the majority of Americans.



This is how fascism comes to America

I'm sure this has been posted here before as it is a May article (maybe not)... I think it's worth a replay if it has.
I've highlighted paragraphs 3 and 4. They are powerful.

This is how fascism comes to America

And the source of allegiance? We’re supposed to believe that Trump’s support stems from economic stagnation or dislocation. Maybe some of it does. But what Trump offers his followers are not economic remedies — his proposals change daily. What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture that he claims, and his followers believe, has produced national weakness and incompetence. His incoherent and contradictory utterances have one thing in common: They provoke and play on feelings of resentment and disdain, intermingled with bits of fear, hatred and anger. His public discourse consists of attacking or ridiculing a wide range of “others” — Muslims, Hispanics, women, Chinese, Mexicans, Europeans, Arabs, immigrants, refugees — whom he depicts either as threats or as objects of derision. His program, such as it is, consists chiefly of promises to get tough with foreigners and people of nonwhite complexion. He will deport them, bar them, get them to knuckle under, make them pay up or make them shut up.

That this tough-guy, get-mad-and-get-even approach has gained him an increasingly large and enthusiastic following has probably surprised Trump as much as anyone else. Trump himself is simply and quite literally an egomaniac. But the phenomenon he has created and now leads has become something larger than him, and something far more dangerous.


My First Organic Med Grow

I'm in the planning stages.
Probably will happen after the weather cools in late October or November and hopefully after some rainfall because I collect it in a 200 gallon barrel for watering my meds. No chloramine and low PPM.

I am a very small-time grower for personal medical use in a legal state.

My setup (for others to get ideas):

3'x3'x7' Gorilla Tent

6" HyperFan

Two Sun Blaze® T5 HO 24's

Sun System® LEC® Brand 315 Watt Fixture

3 gallon Root Trapper II fabric pots

Fox Farms Coco Loco

Kind Soil

Mephisto Genetics (seeds)

I like Autoflowers because they finish quick, are potent, and have gotten real good over the years.

I'll probably mix some worm castings into the Roots soil prior to using and of course with 2.5 lbs of Kind Soil at the bottom of each container. Maybe I'll add some blood meal, green sand, and more perlite also to the Roots Organics soil.
Gotta be careful with Autos however as they can burn in too rich of soil.
This is a "water only" type grow. No added nutes needed although I may add compost tea now and then or get me some Recharge or both.

I plan to start them in the RT containers they will grow in (important with Autos).
They will get the SunBlaze T5HO light for their first 3 or 4 weeks at a 20 on and 4 off light schedule (20/4). Then I will switch over and they will get the 315W LEC at an 18/6 schedule. I'm trying to save electricity a bit here as my rates are sky high or I'd go with the LEC from the start at 20/4.

I pull the air into my tent via ducting and two cardboard boxes with 12" x 12" HVAC filters attached. Keeps it clean in the grow space.

I'm looking at growing 4 total (if they fit...LOL). 2 - Hubbabubbasmelloscopes and 2 - Chem City Blues.

I expect 60 to 80 days from seed to finish as with most Autoflowers.

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