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Old 06-26-2018, 05:34 PM   #1001
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They should all kneel the next time they're told to do so.

Isn't there anything we can do before November to try and put a stop to this madness? I just...there's got to be a light at the end of this nightmare tunnel coming at some point, doesn't there? I plan to vote in November, no question, but I can't even be guaranteed at this point that will help or change anything, either.

I just feel so damn helpless.


As do I.

Is there anyone getting physically ill over all this? I’ve had headaches, stomachaches and some kind of an anxiety attack in the last week. I’ve chosen to avoid the news and social media as much as possible for the sake of my health, but sometimes I simply can’t look away.
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As do I.

Is there anyone getting physically ill over all this? I’ve had headaches, stomachaches and some kind of an anxiety attack in the last week. I’ve chosen to avoid the news and social media as much as possible for the sake of my health, but sometimes I simply can’t look away.
i've been going overboard with news, between Trump and Brexit, it's all too overwhelming - i definitely feel better when i try to keep news to a minimum - but yes it is hard to look away from this train wreck

definitely need some no news days... but also don't want to bury my head in the sand...
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I had to take a few days' break from social media over the weekend. It helped immensely, so going forward I need to be careful not to go overboard again.

Pearl, just remember that bad shit is going to happen whether or not you are tuned in to the news 24/7, and you have to accept that there's nothing you can do about it in the moment, so it's okay to shut it off and take care of yourself.
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He deserves to be in jail, too, but I'm not holding my breath on that one happening*, so if I can at least see him being made to leave the White House, I'll be happy.

*I would like to see him actually suffer some kind of consequence for his actions, though, just so he can finally get the memo that he can't get away with just anything. What consequences those would be specifically, I don't know, but he deserves some sort of punishment.
Hi Moonlit, the 'punishment' you're hoping for most likely comes from polling places. Not from folks screaming Nazi, or the Russia hoaxers.

I think folks like this have been undermining their own political preferences, and long before the current president. You can see it on local, state, and federal levels in the last decade plus.
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sarah sanders is getting a secret service detail.
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Well, that's an efficient use of funds. How long until she starts billing the government for tactical pants.
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So we put immigrants in camps and now the Muslim band is being upheld. Just keep on moving backwards, America, keep on going against virtually everything this country's supposed to stand for .

Hopefully we can get a good president in 2020 who can get rid of that stupid ban.



Congratulations .
Thank you so much Moonlit! It’s been about 5 years in the making but as each year passed, the harder it got to afford a place here in Vancouver on a single income. Finally I got a higher paying job that allowed me the opportunity to afford a place. I haven’t been particularly happy the last few years for various boring reasons, but this goal of mine to own my own place has surely put me in a better mood!
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:49 PM   #1009
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Congrats!!

Funny enough my condo flooded too, years ago, forcing me to move in with my then-boyfriend, now-husband so it worked out great.
Thank you so much Anitram!! And that is totally an awesome story!!!! Sometimes floods happen for a good reason hehe. I’ll have to think about moving in with a potential future wife next time I am flooded out hehehe.
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Oh boy today I’ve stayed away from all news but it’s looking like it was yet another more horrible day in trumpworld I see.. when will the madness end?
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holy shit. this is a good step in the right direction: Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts Joe Crowley in New York stunner, CNN projects - CNNPolitics
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Very good news indeed.
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While it’s New York, it’ll be interesting to see how socialist will play during the election.
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Stupid is as stupid does.
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I’m so happy to see a progressive Latina winning! Abolish ICE!
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While it’s New York, it’ll be interesting to see how socialist will play during the election.
Barring a horse riding pedophile running for office on the Democratic ticket... it's as important as ever that all anti Trump voters town out in force in 2018 to vote out Republicans.

If that means a moderate, or even a never Trump republican needs to vote for a socialist, well then you better god damn vote for a socialist.

We can work out our issues with reasonable people. What is in power now, and all who support this power, must go.
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phew a ray of hope!

after that bit of positive news, no more news for me today
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phew a ray of hope!

after that bit of positive news, no more news for me today
That wasn't news - that was a half hope, half demand.

I'm not 100% sold that everyone on the anti Trump side of the equation are capable of playing nice in the sandbox together.
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That wasn't news - that was a half hope, half demand.

I'm not 100% sold that everyone on the anti Trump side of the equation are capable of playing nice in the sandbox together.
oh i meant about the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez news...

yeah i hope the anti-Trump side can work out their differences and block him next time round...

still discussing similar over here, re. Macron/Le Pen - just on Saturday this French guy goes on a political rant saying he didn't vote last time and will never vote again, saying the Extreme Right don't scare him so not a threat, and saying there's no point in voting for candidates you don't agree with - it really pissed me off so i said to him gently "you might not be afraid of them, but a lot of people are, like immigrants like me, refugees, the vulnerable, anyone who doesn't fit their mould" ha and he just went pffff and couldn't think of anything to say

people need to think outside themselves, and think of others who would be affected by draconian policies, and if they don't well they will just have their own freedoms whittled away and they won't realise until it's too late and it comes to bite them on the arse

if people hadn't tactically voted against Le Pen last year, jeesus, it doesn't bear thinking about, would have been so many extremists in power all over the world
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