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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Shrinkflation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Have you noticed that products get smaller every year? But often the box looks just as big, often with designed special air spaces.More than 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation,…Continue

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Trump lies while POTUS

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

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We have dire Problems: Don’t be distracted by Trump’s Twitter Cascades

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 10. 1 Reply

We have dire Problems: Don’t be distracted by Trump’s Twitter Cascades"I don’t tweet, but I do have a brief message for our president: Will you please…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 23, 2016 at 9:48pm

I agree with you, Loren.

The push to "normalize" Drumpf continues, which is enormously disturbing to me.
Comment by Joseph P on December 23, 2016 at 5:16pm

The Overton Window is always a concern.  Although, in this case, I assume you mean the simple attempt to make believe that he isn't insane and dangerous.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 23, 2016 at 4:24pm

It's also a continuation of a highly disturbing pattern associated with Drumpf, yet one which doesn't seem to be upsetting anyone sufficiently to send up a flare about.  The push to "normalize" Drumpf continues, which is enormously disturbing to me.

Comment by Joseph P on December 23, 2016 at 2:29pm

Well, it's not automatically damning, but it's something that your vetting process should turn up.  I would say that you should avoid candidates who cause such major optics problems, but we are talking about Trump here.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 23, 2016 at 10:10am

As though the madness with Drumpf hasn't gotten bad enough:

Trump Aide Partnered With Firm Run by Man With Alleged KGB Ties (Bloomberg.com)

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 20, 2016 at 11:13pm

In "Media Issues" I shared a cartoon on president-elect popular vote loser tRump's (hypothetical) press conference; it's also relevant here.

Comment by tom sarbeck on December 18, 2016 at 2:42pm
Voice mail? Never. And "being away" is easy to fake.

I set my cell to send incalls to my landline phone, set its ringer to silent and send incalls to my answering machine, and set it to remain silent until a caller speaks. Peace at last!
Comment by Joseph P on December 18, 2016 at 12:47pm

Oh, and with the voice-mails, I never actually know that I'm going to have to deal with one until I have the outgoing message playing.  I guess I could hang up and call back once I write everything down, but if I'm out and about somewhere, that might not be an option.

Anyway, it's an issue of the past, at this point.  The only calls I've made in the past 2 or 3 years have been ones to places of business, such as doctor's offices, the plumber, or similar places that have secretaries who always pick up during business hours.

I can't think of the last time that I've actually called someone that I know in my personal life.  Texting or e-mail works much better, depending upon the person.  My phone is a pocket computer, not a telephone.  It isn't for talking to someone by voice ... unless maybe I'm calling someone through Skype.

Comment by Joseph P on December 18, 2016 at 12:40pm

No worries.  I got sort of what you meant.

There are people who lock themselves into an echo-chamber and don't realize that they've done so.  So, they get the impression that everyone knows that Hillary Clinton is a treasonous spy who deliberately e-mailed state secrets to the Muslim Brotherhood and helped found ISIS/ISIL.  And there must be something wrong with the 5% of people who don't accept that well-established fact.

The liberal side locks themselves into echo-chambers sometimes, too.  "Safe spaces", for example, can be toxic, if you never come outside of them to discuss issues with the general population.  I've seen people who retreat into them and never come out.  After a while, the stuff that I start hearing from them starts sounding as insane as the stuff that we get from the alt-right, even if I agree with those people on the base goal which they've twisted into absurdity.

Comment by Daniel W on December 18, 2016 at 11:35am

Joseph, I lose it in voice mail too.  Also with telephone people like the encounter described below.  If I can, I write it down first so that I don't babble.

 
 
 

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