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haresfur

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Posted: Dec 17, 2021 - 5:51am

 miamizsun wrote:

shouldn't that have a big red line thru it? wtw?


Almost always at streets with tram tracks so people don't block the trams. Supposedly. I think it is mainly to mess with tourists.
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Posted: Dec 17, 2021 - 4:00am

 haresfur wrote:
 Manbird wrote:


yeah, and fewer traffic lights


Right turn on red is the greatest contribution to civilisation to come out of the USA. Too bad we don't have the equivalent here. But we do have hook turns, so there's that.
 
shouldn't that have a big red line thru it? wtw?
haresfur

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Posted: Dec 17, 2021 - 2:37am

 Manbird wrote:


yeah, and fewer traffic lights


Right turn on red is the greatest contribution to civilisation to come out of the USA. Too bad we don't have the equivalent here. But we do have hook turns, so there's that.

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 7:28pm

 Steely_D wrote:


more roundabouts!




Except in Derplahoma, where no one will ever figure out how to use them.
Steely_D

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 7:25pm

 Manbird wrote:


yeah, and fewer traffic lights


more roundabouts!


Manbird

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 7:14pm

 R_P wrote:

Less virtue signalling.



yeah, and fewer traffic lights
R_P

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 11:01am

Less virtue signalling.
oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 6:37am

 R_P wrote:
 Steely_D wrote:

It's fun scrolling back through this topic to more than a decade ago, when there was some political talk, yes, but not as vehement or angry as now. Maybe, as they say, the change starts with yourself? Let's leave the GOP/Dem/Green hate in those forums and keep this one pleasant?


Maybe the wimmenz will come back!
 
oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 6:31am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


watch out where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow

~f zappa


Did you recover your sandal?

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 5:08pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Words matter. "Through an incorporate resilience, slighted confidence restores itself".

Hopeful words. "Sorrow is mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it".

Healing words.  â€œDarkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”



watch out where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow

~f zappa
oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 4:51pm

Words matter. "Through an incorporate resilience, slighted confidence restores itself".

Hopeful words. "Sorrow is mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it".

Healing words.  “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
R_P

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 11:25am

 Steely_D wrote:

It's fun scrolling back through this topic to more than a decade ago, when there was some political talk, yes, but not as vehement or angry as now. Maybe, as they say, the change starts with yourself? Let's leave the GOP/Dem/Green hate in those forums and keep this one pleasant?


Maybe the wimmenz will come back!
R_P

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 11:21am

 westslope wrote:

Whenever you seek an unmasked, unvaxxed person, give them a big hug!

Show them that you love them.


Lovely!

miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 11:21am

 Steely_D wrote:

It's fun scrolling back through this topic to more than a decade ago, when there was some political talk, yes, but not as vehement or angry as now. Maybe, as they say, the change starts with yourself? Let's leave the GOP/Dem/Green hate in those forums and keep this one pleasant?


are you sure?
because if you are...
Steely_D

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 11:04am

It's fun scrolling back through this topic to more than a decade ago, when there was some political talk, yes, but not as vehement or angry as now. Maybe, as they say, the change starts with yourself? Let's leave the GOP/Dem/Green hate in those forums and keep this one pleasant?
westslope

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 10:52am

Whenever you seek an unmasked, unvaxxed person, give them a big hug!

Show them that you love them.
R_P

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 10:49am

Democracy — meaning equal representation of all citizens and, crucially, majority rule — has, in fact, become the enemy of the contemporary Republican Party. As The Washington Post noted on Jan. 24, “The last two Republicans to win a majority of the popular vote in a presidential contest were father and son: George H.W. Bush in 1988 and George W. Bush in 2004.” In the four elections since 2004, the Republican nominee has consistently lost the popular vote to the Democratic candidate, including Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.

The widely publicized efforts by Republican-controlled state legislatures to politicize election administration and to disenfranchise Democrats through gerrymandering and restrictive voting laws testify to the determination of Republicans — especially the 66 percent who say they believe that the 2020 election was stolen — to wrest control of election machinery. On Sept. 2, ProPublica documented a national movement to take over the Republican Party at the grass roots level in “Election Deniers Organize to Seize Control of the G.O.P. — and Reshape America’s Elections.”

These developments, taken together, are amplifying alarms about the viability of contemporary democracy in America.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 10:36am

 oldviolin wrote:

Says you...
 
i say encourage love over hate

but i'm pro-forgiveness and/or pro-second chance

hate is one of the most corrosive things i know of

a big precursor to violence too

c'mon people now!
oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 10:18am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Promote love, not fear.
 
Says you...
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Posted: Dec 15, 2021 - 9:46am

How to Tell When Your Country Is Past the Point of No Return
Political analysts, scholars and close observers of government are explicitly raising the possibility that the polarized American electoral system has come to the point at which a return to traditional democratic norms will be extremely difficult, if not impossible.

The endangered state of American politics is the dominant theme of eight articles published by the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, with titles like “Polarization and tipping points” and “Inter-individual cooperation mediated by partisanship complicates Madison’s cure for ‘mischiefs of faction.’ ”

The academy is not alone. On Dec. 6, The Atlantic released “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” by Barton Gellman, and “Are We Doomed? To head off the next insurrection, we’ll need to practice envisioning the worst,” by George Packer. (...)

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