• Re: Inventions

    From George Pope@1:153/757 to Mike Powell on Sun Mar 27 00:00:32 2022
    Your generals have been planning another ever since, but realized it would be >> mpossible to win, so dropped them all.
    I hate to tell you this but, with Trudeau in charge, I'd not be too confident. Then again, with Biden in charge, neither am I! :D
    With that in mind, we'd best keep the peace lest we get to fighting each other and then wind up both speaking Chinese or Russian! :O

    Pass, I'm all for peace with you guys & everyone else, up to a point, of course! Evil needs to be stopped, & alliances need to be honoured.

    RRussia wants it all -- they've got China, Cuba, & North Korea; if they can hget Ukrained annexed, thy';l be in positon to plan zooming across all of Europe, after shutting sown the export of oil to Europe.

    I'm picturing my own usual strategy in playing Risk. (I start in Asia & pusjh westward through Asfrica & Eyrope, then I'm hitting the America from both directions at once with a full army in play); I need to get back onto that game
    -- 'twas fun! I have a DOS one somewhere that I registered way back.

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  • From JOE MACKEY@1:135/392 to GEORGE POPE on Mon Mar 28 06:07:16 2022
    GP wrote --

    Perfectly logical & reasonable, as a clear object lesson to even the most densely ignorant!

    I heard one all wise and knowing elite say on tv a while back "if we
    don't allow them (illegals) into the country, who's going to clean our toilets?"
    I thought "I got a suggestion for ya".

    I grat all their freedom of chjoice & preferences, so long as it isn't harming others, & taking our money to support their causes that we don't believe in, is a harm, IMO.

    Concur.

    I work darn hard for what little I take home! I honestly feel I deserve to keep at least this much, or more,

    Again, concur.
    Be nice if we had a check list of yes/no where our tax money is spent.
    I doubt those guys in DC or Ottawa would honour it.

    I don't believe in grudges anyway; I personally lost nothing in any of thosewars. Onlyl 54/40 & the Pig Wars really were anywhere near where I ended up!

    & even if I did lose some thing, I'm pretty darn sure nobody alive today was directly responsible!

    Same here.
    People are responsible for their own actions, not their ancestors.
    If that were true where does it stop?
    Should we hold people responsible for their grandparents actions? G-G-grandparents and on back to Adam and Eve? At what point is it said "Ok, nothing past that date is important"?

    Same as I'm not responsible for anything OTHER white men may have done

    --snip--

    Pretty much everyone I know is the same.

    Same here as well.

    Not sure where the media gets its hate news from

    They like to take the worst of anything and make it seem everyone
    believes that.
    And I think social media is to blame for a lot.
    At one time you had a crackpot with some crazy idea and people laughed
    at them or ignored them. Today someone writes a crazy tweet and all these people agree. Heaven help us if we have actually that many crazy people running around.

    . . . Never met an evil man-hating feminist &/or lesbian.

    I've run into a few dislikeable people in my day on all sides, but they
    are just one and not the whole lot.
    But the vast majority, 95 per cent or more plus are normal people.
    Opinions sure, but not nut jobs.

    I conclude the media has a giant stick & they're stirring the muck

    Yep.

    Best of the coming week to you, sir! & continuing good health for you & your family. . .

    And also with you.
    Joe
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Joe Mackey on Tue Mar 29 13:09:10 2022
    I heard one all wise and knowing elite say on tv a while back "if we
    don't allow them (illegals) into the country, who's going to clean our toilets?"
    I thought "I got a suggestion for ya".

    I think we're thinking of the same suggestion. . . hehh. . .

    Those voting against the "ilegals" are doing grwat -- they use them for cheap(beliow legal minwage) in their farms or estates, then make a big noise against them to distract everyone, & to up the price on them for when they're through with the current batch.

    Be nice if we had a check list of yes/no where our tax money is spent.
    I doubt those guys in DC or Ottawa would honour it.

    Nope --for one thing, they'd be out on their collective benchwarmers first thing!

    I say there's a core set of costs that are must haves for everyone to participate in, federally, (national defense, of course, & minimally required amnounts to operate the government itself *sigh*, & others); let's vote on therest of where our money goes.

    & for rasises for pols -- they can propose a raise bill, but it only goes after the next election, so if it's a bad move, the voters can directly respond to it.

    I mean, for you & me, raises go with merits & proven value to the boss. Why should these yutzes be excepted?

    & even if I did lose some thing, I'm pretty darn sure nobody alive today was
    directly responsible!
    Same here.
    People are responsible for their own actions, not their ancestors.
    If that were true where does it stop?
    Should we hold people responsible for their grandparents actions? G-G-grandparents and on back to Adam and Eve? At what point is it said "Ok, nothing past that date is important"?

    That's wshen I finally bega to become a proper adult, when I realized that if I could blame my tendencies & troubles on my dad, I must grant him the same privilege & then I had to think of how far back that might go. Then I realized it's simpler to man up & take personal responsibilty -- If I knew poker then as I do now, I'd decide that I'm going to win even with crumby hands dealt to me. (I do all the time)

    I made someone fold 3 aces one time, & I had far less (only I knew this for sure) in a live game a bunch of years ago -- fun stuff & a clear lesson in life.

    Not sure where the media gets its hate news from
    They like to take the worst of anything and make it seem everyone
    believes that.

    & if they can';t find any, they're not averse to making some thing up out of whole cloth, or to manipulate people or events so as to make them more newsworthy.

    You watch a "Live" newscast on tv -- do you know 100% for sure when & where each block of video was recorded, or even created in a studio?

    They've madesome errors, like people pointing out how the big crowd had du8plicate groups of people pasted in here & there. Or when shadows indicate the stated time is incorrect. It's harder to pull it off now,m with millions the world over easily seeing it via internet & analyzing it with new tools daily. . .

    Good.

    And I think social media is to blame for a lot.
    At one time you had a crackpot with some crazy idea and people laughed
    at them or ignored them. Today someone writes a crazy tweet and all these people agree. Heaven help us if we have actually that many crazy people running around.

    No kidding!

    . . . Never met an evil man-hating feminist &/or lesbian.
    I've run into a few dislikeable people in my day on all sides, but they
    are just one and not the whole lot.
    But the vast majority, 95 per cent or more plus are normal people.
    Opinions sure, but not nut jobs.

    Yup, I've talked with those with wild opinions both left & right of me, & even more or less in my wedge; I mentally shrug & move on as quickly as I can extricate myself without setting them off.

    I do remind some people, as needed, that they do NOT speak for "all" they claim to speak for. Opinons are like rectums(recta?) -- everyone has one, but only the hot wind output of your own don't stink.

    /George

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