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  1. Art of the Steal

    by , Today at 03:24 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Donald Trump has made a lot of his skill in negotiation and making deals. He hasn't been crowing about that recently, but there still are implicit claims. Those claims don't stand up to scrutiny, and he seems to have been more skilled at stealing than in dealing.

    A large amount of his money he gained through bankruptcy court, rather than through doing business. There are questions as to how many bankruptcies he has had. He admits to four, but there have been at least six, and if one ...

    Updated Today at 08:32 PM by PeterL

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  2. What's Wrong with Gun Control

    by , 10-09-2017 at 03:10 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Sometimes I wonder whether people in the U.S.A. ever bother reading the documents that are the basis of the U.S. government. There have been other countries that declared independence from a mother country and produced a declaration of independence, but from what I know of those documents, they were in legalistic style, so they are not easy to read. The U.S. Declaration of Independence was well written by someone who knew what he was doing; although it was damaged somewhat by amendments on the floor ...

    Updated 10-11-2017 at 07:35 AM by PeterL

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  3. Nostalgia

    I miss spending time on these forums. Reading back over my blog entries makes me cringe, but also gives me a warm feeling of nostalgia. The people and the upheaval in my life at the time made this a special place for retreat and reflection.

    I don't know if there is any going back to recapture these moments. Sometimes it's best to fondly look back and reminisce every so often. Or start afresh.

    I'm an ecologist now. I'm still getting used to saying that without the imposter ...
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  4. On Fascism

    by , 10-01-2017 at 08:08 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Strength through unity
    Versus
    "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire in his Essay on Tolerance

    Fascism is a word that is thrown around without people even thinking about what it means. It started as an Italian word for a political group, and it derived from the Latin word ‘fasces’, which was the bundle of rod from which an axe protruded. Until Mussolini started using the term it could have been applied to any political ...

    Updated 10-02-2017 at 04:10 PM by PeterL

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  5. Tree

    by , 09-28-2017 at 06:04 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    I’ve just lost a family member. You’ll laugh when I tell you it’s a tree. Allow me to elaborate.

    I’m 29 years old.
    My parents got married 10 years before I was born.
    They held off getting married until they’d bought a house, then the wedding was a bit rushed (this is most likely due to the fact that my dad grew up in some abysmal council houses with his brothers and his mother who had a nervous breakdown (or something to that effect) and ended up going practically blind ...
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