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Rustynaerduwell

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We've had so many "How did this not end his Presidency?" moments.

I'm beginning to worry Joe Biden winning the election will just be another one.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:48 PM (8 replies)

I know a lot of people who voted for Trump who wish they didn't.

I don't know anyone who voted against him who have changed their mind. He has lost many of those who voted for him in 2016. He's gained none. I don't see how he can win in November without cheating.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Fri Jun 26, 2020, 08:41 AM (3 replies)

In fear for their safety, 10 SWAT team officers resigned from the Hallandale Beach, FL police dept.

Hallandale is a beach community with a population of 38,000. My question is: why does a small beach town 20 miles north of Miami need a SWAT team in the first place?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun Jun 14, 2020, 08:52 AM (6 replies)

Maybe a silly question: Is it possible A.I. is propping up the stock market?

A.I. is used extensively in the buying and selling of stocks. That's about all I know. Can it be using algorithms to keep the whole thing always going up?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Jun 10, 2020, 07:22 PM (13 replies)

I believe it is the RNC convention that will doom Trump's chances for re-election.

The Republican Party has no principles or goals to promote. They have no accomplishments to celebrate. All praise for their candidate will ring hollow. All criticism of his opponent will be tired and stale. The boogeymen of the past have lost their power to promote fear. There will be zero "convention bump". "Four more years" will be answered with "meh", if not a resounding "no". It's all ready a clusterf*ck, and it's not going to get any better for them. If the party's convention is a microcosm and reminder of the last four years it is doomed to fail.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun Jun 7, 2020, 10:40 AM (10 replies)

I've noticed that the same people pissed at confederate statues coming down are pissed that

a Black Lives Matter street sign is going up.


But yeah, it's all about heritage.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:56 AM (2 replies)

An anecdote as evidence our devices are listening to us.

I had my phone in my hand as I was having a conversation with my brother. Facebook was open on the browser. Unrelated to our conversation was a humorous video I wanted to show him on Facebook. A google home device was nearby. We are both nearing retirement age and we were discussing our thoughts of the future. I had recently been contemplating my plans after retirement. I am a nurse, a profession I chose over being a history teacher. The pay and the job prospects were the deciding factors. But I have always loved studying history. So my idea was, maybe, selling my home and getting a job as an interpreter at one of many historical sites (parks) in the US. I've been to many in the US, though not recently. I know a lot, I'd guess more than most history teachers, about the Battle of Gettysburg, the history of Harpers Ferry, the significance of Wounded Knee, etc. I actually lived, for four years, in what was once U.S. Grant's living quarters prior to the Civil War. Why not retire to a part time or seasonal job teaching others? My plans are in their infancy. I've not done anything about them except think about it. I've never Googled it. I've never typed anything on my computer mentioning any aspect of this. I've never read any history book on any e-reader. It was all just thoughts in my head.

Until this day, when I broached it in conversation with my brother. I mentioned the US Park Service, my many trips to historical sites, my never fulfilled dreams of being a history teacher. We had spoken about ten minutes when the conversation went back to politics. I was reminded that I had a video on Facebook I wanted him to see. I hit the power button on my phone, swiped up to unlock the home screen, and refreshed Facebook.

The second post on my wall was from The US Forest Service, advertising employment opportunities.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Fri May 29, 2020, 12:51 PM (5 replies)

We are going to see more cops more killing people on video because they are learning

they will get a way with it. Body cams and witness videos have done nothing but reinforce this fact.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Thu May 28, 2020, 08:02 PM (8 replies)

I have an astounding number of Facebook friends who've lost touch with reality. Mostly people my age

There is no pandemic.
Everything is a conspiracy.
Jesus is coming back...very soon...everyone get ready.
"They" want you to wear masks so they know who they can control.
Global climate change is a hoax.
All media, every educational institution, every hospital, all scientists, everyone in the government for more than the last three years- everyone not a Trumper- is doing everything we see to:

-control you

-indoctrinate your children

-destroy Democracy

-install communism

-destroy Trump

-kill Jesus

BTW, I'm 59.

A lot of people I know believe all of this. And every one of them votes.



Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun May 24, 2020, 04:03 PM (18 replies)

I notice that no employee seems to leave the Trump administration gruntled.

Every one- disgruntled. Or convicted. Or both.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Thu May 14, 2020, 01:55 PM (3 replies)
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