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  1. 47 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    At least some people are trying to take a stand.


    Yes! This is a good start. If they get fired I hope every one who can will donate to help them. We need leaders now who will try to get people motivated to oppose what is happening to these children. I don't even have any good ideas on who could do it, but I'm hoping someone will rise to the occasion.

  2. 2 hours ago, DRW50 said:

    There's a new poll out about younger people, especially women, being less supportive of the lgbt community, for the second year in a row. 


    It's by GLAAD, an organization I have little to no respect for and which has been tone deaf for a very long time, but I don't have a hard time believing the results. Beyond the increase in tension over transgender issues, we're also living in an era where bigotry and hatred are encouraged in all corners, and people are more and more happy to fall into line with extreme views. 


    This is also another example of why I think, as I've always thought, that the whole "when old geezers die off young people will make everything a paradise" concept is bullshit. 



    I'm with you, especially because people have been saying this for over 50 years now. Sadly, as I get older it seems clearer to me that while power is bound to shift, injustice is not going to be eradicated any time soon.


     I'm surprised about the poll you mention though. I do always think of young people as more open and accepting on the LGBT front. It seems like there are more parents open to raising children with less rigid gender identities than when I was a kid.  But what do I know? I'm don't know many teenagers and I'm living in a strange little corner of the world.



  3. This is just so sad. The people who are trying to help are being turned away because of course hurting these children is a feature not a bug.  Someone who matters needs to call a national day of protest ASAP, even if all people do is stay home that day.  We should be bringing the country to a stop until these kids are out of the camps.


  4. 9 hours ago, DRW50 said:



    We're getting to that point again where I feel like we're close to a living hell, a mistake that there's no way we can come back from, similar to the games Trump played with North Korea. Maybe even wore as there are clearly very powerful people in Trump's orbit pushing and pushing to bomb Iran, as they are either deluded enough to think that we will defeat them, or they know we won't, but that they will get to go to Heaven. 


    It's getting to that point again where I'm scared to go to bed and scared to wake up in the morning. 

    I'm sorry to hear that.  It really is hard living with Trump's instability and evil. It's an awful combination.  I can only assume that the people in charge who are beating the war drums have a financial interest in perpetual war.  How strange to think that Trump is the one who called off strikes on Iran 10 mins before we hit them.

  5. The weird thing is that Trump blew the drone incident off as an accident.  If he wanted to escalate that was a strange thing to say.  At the same time, I won't surprised to wake up to find we have attacked Iraq for no other reason than Trump felt like it.

  6. 1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:


    Hiding casualty numbers has become the M.O. of the Trump administration, so I tend to believe this is the case.  They've stopped reporting deaths in Syria and Iraq.


    Todd Chuck is getting dragged again on social media, just reminds me to question how he still has a job on TV.  I haven't watched MTP in ages but I've seen him enough times in press conference to know that he's awful.

    Yes, I found it. Plus this thread. My God.


  7. Has anyone seen an article reporting that the government has stopped updating the list of people dying in US custody on the border? I swear I saw it yesterday, but I searched and can't find it now.  Just want to make sure it's true.


    It's honestly surreal to see all the people on twitter arguing about whether we have concentration camps down there.  I suppose we could just call them internment camps.




  8. I don't really thing Trump can deport millions like he wants to, but he can have enough people arrested to spread misery and fear.  The fact that we are even talking about mass internment as a possibility is stunning.  We've had some bad leaders, but  Trump doesn't have a merciful bone in his body.

    On 6/17/2019 at 1:00 PM, DRW50 said:


    I think that if Trump loses in 2020 the next President will be as you describe. I also think that unless they fight hard, they will likely be defeated in 2024 by a lunatic who is as or more dangerous than Trump. 

    Now that our norms have been violated so easily we will be vulnerable to bad actors for a long time. That's if we are even lucky enough to change course before things get even worse.

  9. 13 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    Good Lord...and to think, there are other children and families enduring something similar, albeit older children...like toddlers.  Just inexcusable for any society that prides itself on respecting civil rights and civil liberties.


    It's horrific.  I can't even imagine the trauma  these children are suffering. Every time someone says they won't even remember it I want to throw a developmental psychology book at them.  It doesn't matter if they remember it, they will still be vulnerable to any number of attachment disorders.  Seems like common sense, but most of these people just don't care.

  10. 7 hours ago, Khan said:

    Once again, WOC seem to be the only ones "getting it."  You don't HAVE to like the person you're voting for.  You just have to believe they could do a better job than the one who's doing it now.

    What a low standard,  but yes, I would vote for any Democrat.

    8 hours ago, DRW50 said:


    They just don't care. War makes them feel like big men (or big women, in a few cases). They can sigh, take off their glasses dramatically, and editorialize about The Horror Of War, while actually treating the whole thing as a fun game they will pay no price for. 



    We'll be lucky if these fools don't bankrupt the country with perpetual war.

  11. 1 hour ago, Vee said:

    Pauley Perrette is insane tbh. She has a bizarre background with stuff like this.

    Well, ok. I tried not to say it because women are so often accused instability when they confront powerful predators, but I admit I think something is off with her. Her social media posts on the topic are erratic.  At the same time I won't be surprised if something did happen at some point in her life, but I don't believe Mark Harmon hurt her.



  12. ^ I've seen the first few seasons. I used to stream it when I was sick or depressed. I found the repetition this type of show offers comforting. All I can say is her story seems to have changed a lot of the last couple of years.  She has also accused more than one homeless person of assaulting her.

    1 minute ago, Khan said:

    CBS continues to prove just how anti-women they truly are.

    They are, but in this case she has never really said what Mark Harmon did to her.  She's made some vague contradictory claims on twitter. Now she says he assaulted her, but what does she mean by that?  I almost always believe the woman and I DGAF about MH, but don't know what to believe here. What she's saying doesn't quit add up and if you are gong to mess with someone's reputation then come out and state what happened.

  13. 6 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:



    ^ Ugh.  No thanks. Obviously I will vote for him against Trump, but not in the primary.  I wonder if we will ever get a rational abortion policy? It just seems so obvious to me that you have to have generous welfare benefits if you want to reduce abortion among the poor, instead of forcing people deeper into poverty.

  14. 18 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

    From what I've read, most people under 30 who live in China, don't know what happened in Tiananmen Square, it's basically been scrubbed from Chinese history.


    This sounds promising until you read the rest.  There truly needs to be a Democratic majority in the Senate.


    Yes. Until that happens we have so many problems that won't be solved in any way that is good for the poor or middle class. I dread seeing what happens to the safety net for the elderly if we don't have more democrats in power soon.

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