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I reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am female, single, and one year from full retirement. I'm already retired from a 30-year career with IBM. Love my Victorian house built in 1858 and my dogs and cats.

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Best comment on Don Jr.'s upcoming divorce.....


pretty funny seeing these assholes who support literally
tearing immigrant families apart begging for us to be thoughtful about two rich people getting divorced

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sat Mar 17, 2018, 02:46 PM (4 replies)

The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse


This is an older article, but in view of the Toys R Us closings, people need to understand what's looking in the near future.

The Macy’s near my house is closing early next year. The mall where it’s located has seen less and less foot traffic over the years, and losing its anchor store could set off a chain reaction. Cities across the country are facing this uncertainty, with over 6,700 scheduled store closings; it’s become known as the retail apocalypse.

This story is at odds with the broader narrative about business in America: The economy is growing, unemployment is low, and consumer confidence is at a decade-long high. This would typically signal a retail boom, yet the pain rivals the height of the Great Recession. RadioShack, The Limited, Payless, and Toys“R”Us are among 19 retail bankruptciesthis year. Some point to Amazon and other online retailers for wrestling away market share, but e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2017 only hit 8.9 percent of total sales. There’s still plenty of opportunity for retail outlets with physical space.

Billions of dollars of this debt comes due in the next few years. “If today is considered a retail apocalypse,” Bloomberg reported, “then what’s coming next could truly be scary.” Eight million American retail workers could see their careers evaporate, not due to technological disruption but a predatory financial scheme. The masters of the universe who devised it, meanwhile, will likely walk away enriched, and policymakers must reckon with how they enabled the carnage.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Mar 16, 2018, 04:17 PM (7 replies)

Since the Right is so critical of young people attempting to lead, I thought I'd

repost this article.


As it turns out, many Founding Fathers were younger than 40 years old in 1776, with several qualifying as Founding Teenagers or Twentysomethings. And though the average age of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was 44, more than a dozen of them were 35 or younger.

.......At the time of the revolution, they were all young. It was a young man’s–young woman’s cause.”

Marquis de Lafayette, 18James Monroe, 18Henry Lee III, 20Gilbert Stuart, 20John Trumbull, 20Aaron Burr, 20John Marshall, 20Nathan Hale, 21Banastre Tarleton, 21Alexander Hamilton, 21**

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:09 PM (1 replies)

Somebody else that feels like I do ......

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Mar 9, 2018, 08:47 PM (32 replies)

Scott Dworkin claims State Dept. Analysts in charge of Russia don't speak Russian.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Mon Mar 5, 2018, 02:17 PM (5 replies)

Has anyone flown on Ukraine International? I have 4 flights booked on

them next month. What was your impression of the airline?
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:00 PM (9 replies)

Wonder why Wayne LaPierre wasn't in the Army during Vietnam?

We should restate it that he was rejected due to a mental issue.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 11:39 AM (86 replies)

If the "American Sniper" couldn't.....

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 11:36 AM (1 replies)

It was 75 years ago that the anti-Nazi White Rose students were killed.


"Now I want you all to think. What would you do to get rid of this elected government?” said Wittenstein, a member of the White Rose, an anti-Nazi student group at Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University.

There was very little you could do, Wittenstein emphasized - the Nazis controlled all aspects of society to the extent that sons would denounce their fathers, condemning them to a concentration camp.

But the White Rose, founded by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, did have ideas.

They formed the group to try to undermine the Nazi party, but particularly the hold it had over Germany's universities. It was a secret organisation of students at the University of Munich, that committed to writing, printing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets around the campus. On occasion they also wrote graffiti on city buildings saying “Freedom!” and “Down with Hitler!”

They were guillotined.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 06:05 PM (5 replies)

Resistbot now doing NRA donation tracking of all Senators and Reps.

Will tweet a message asking them to return direct donations they have taken.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 05:46 PM (1 replies)
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