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  1. Paintings you like

    Nicholas Hiatt
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  5. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    “It's the end of the world every day, for someone.” ― Margaret Atwood
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    “Let me finish my beer." (Stark) "Of course. The end of the world can wait.(Kasabian)” ― Richard Kadrey,
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  8. An opinion or observation of madness

    What Trump supporters are painfully slow to learn is that Character is Destiny. A man who lies all the time isn't going to keep his promises. A man who steals from his own charitable foundation cannot be trusted. A man who cheats contractors and employees out of money owed to them is a crook. A man who has cheated on all three wives is a shitty husband and father. A man who has over 20 women coming forward with varying degrees of sexual assault is despicable. A man who knows a deadly airborne virus is killing thousands of Americans and calls it a Democratic hoax is unfit to lead. Despite the deadly airborne virus Trump continues to hold maskless rallies.
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    I want to make one thing clear from the beginning, I believe there is very little relevance to reality, on what I am posting here. But, when you come across Psuedo-Christians that support Trump--this could be fun! There is something deeply wrong with Trump. He cannot admit that he is wrong. Indeed, he has said and tweeted more than once that he is “perfect” and a “perfect person.” If anyone shows him, using his own words, that he is far from perfect, Trump becomes very angry. And BTW this proves that Trump is not a Christian, no matter how much he waves a Bible around. No real Christian would claim to be perfect and thus claim equality with Jesus Christ. Only an Antichrist would do that. Bill Maher will quote Trump and Trump will become very angry because he doesn’t like to hear the truth about himself. And he won’t like to hear what the Bible says about him either. The first time the Antichrist is mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Daniel, the prophet called him a “little horn.” And a trump is, of course, a little horn. The last time the Antichrist is mentioned, in the book of Revelation, a Trump of Doom sounds and is followed by a terrible plague. And indeed Trump sounded doom and now we have the coronavirus plague. The Bible says we can identify the Antichrist by the number 666. These are the top ten connections of Donald Trump to the number 666. (1) The Trumps purchased the most expensive building ever bought in the US, at 666 Fifth Avenue, a street symbolic of hubris, greed and money (Mammon). And other Trump properties form a pentagram around the 666 centerpiece, beginning in Hell's Kitchen! The 666 building is home to Lucent (Lucifer) Technologies and its RFID microchip (the Mark of the Beast). Lucent has technologies called Inferno, Styx and Limbo. (2) The Trumps paid $1.8 billion for the 666 tower. And 18 = 3*6 = 666. The 666 tower was bought by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Kush was the patriarch of Babylon, the son of the cursed Ham, and the father of Nimrod who created of the Tower of Babel. (3) The Trumps are also in the process of building a $666 million tower at One Journal Square. According to multiple reports the height will be 666 feet. (4) According to multiple reports, the famous Trump Tower is 203 meters tall. And 203 meters = 666 feet. The Trump penthouse is on the 66th floor.t deficit exploded to 666 billion dollars (per Fox Business). Trump tweeted his congratulations for the budget passage on October 27, 2017. The Julian Date calculator confirms that a Julian date of 6666 translates to the date of Trump's tweet. (6) Donald Trump inherited his grandmother's real estate empire when she died on June 6, 1966 = 6-6-6. Her name was Elizabeth Christ Trump. Elizabeth means "vow" so her name literally means "Vow for Christ to be Trumped." (7) Donald Trump's name equates to 666 in Jewish gematria, English gematria, and ASCII computer code. This can be confirmed with simple Google searches. (8) Trump's fearmongering comments about "rapists" and "drug dealers" vaulted him to the top of the polls on June 6, 2015 = 6+6+(1+5) = 666. (9) Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 16, 2015 = 6+(1*6)+(1+5) = 666. On the Ides of March, he had 666 delegates. (10) Trump uttered his unholy trinity of heresies on August 21, 2019, when he claimed to be the "King of Israel," the "second coming of God" and the "Chosen One." August 21 was the 233rd day of the year, and 2*3*3 = 18 = 6+6+6 Written by Mike Burch
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    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Last October, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was speaking at Amherst College, she was asked how she thought people in the future would characterize this period in American history. Ginsburg’s answer: “as an aberration.” And yet her death means that the age of Trump will almost certainly be our new normal. With Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the power to shape our Constitution was split between four liberals, four archconservatives, and Chief Justice John Roberts — a conservative whose respect for institutions and for procedural regularity sometimes tempered his fellow conservatives’ tendencies. Justice Ginsburg’s death means a sixth Republican appointee and Trump’s third. On issues ranging from abortion to elections to health care, the Supreme Court will now be entirely dominated by conservatives. In another era, Ginsburg spearheaded one of the most successful litigation campaigns in American history. Before the Court’s 1971 decision in Reed v. Reed, a case where Ginsburg co-authored the merits brief, the Supreme Court never held that the Constitution limits gender discrimination. That decision, and some of her cases that followed, sparked a feminist revolution. By the time she donned her black robe for the first time in 1980, appointed to the federal bench by Jimmy Carter, the Supreme Court agreed with her that all laws that discriminate on the basis of sex must be viewed with great skepticism. Later in life, Ginsburg the Supreme Court justice became the avatar of a new cause: voting rights — although she enjoyed less success defending this cause to her younger colleagues on the Court. When asked during her Amherst visit to name which Supreme Court cases did the most harm during her tenure as a justice, Ginsburg listed three: the Court’s decision dismantling much of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder (2013); the decision in Rucho v. Common Cause (2019), holding that federal courts may do nothing to stop partisan gerrymandering; and the decision in Citizens United v. FEC (2010), which permitted corporations to spend unlimited money to influence elections. The common thread uniting these cases is that they are all about elections. Ginsburg spent her final years struggling in vain to preserve democracy against a Supreme Court majority that was often ambivalent towards it.
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  15. An opinion or observation of madness

    A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.---New York Times
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    More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.---Propublica
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  19. An opinion or observation of madness

    (CNN)A federal judge issued a historic decision to temporarily block the US Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy from changing a wide swath of USPS policies or protocols ahead of November's presidential election. The opinion from Judge Stanley Bastian in Eastern Washington's US District Court enjoin Trump administration postal policies as harmful to voters' ability to cast ballots this November and deliberately suppressive to voters. It places the judge at the center of a political furor in which the court steps into the extraordinary position of stopping the entire USPS from making any changes that may affect efficient mail delivery nationwide. "Although not necessarily apparent on the surface, at the heart of DeJoy's and the Postal Service's actions is voter disenfranchisement," Bastian wrote. "This is evident in President Trump's highly partisan words and tweets, the actual impact of the changes on primary elections that resulted in uncounted ballots, and recent attempts and lawsuits by the Republican National Committee and President Trump's campaign to stop the States' efforts to bypass the Postal Service by utilizing ballot drop boxes, as well as the timing of the changes. "It is easy to conclude that the recent Postal Services' changes is an intentional effort on the part of the current Administration to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of upcoming local, state, and federal elections, especially given that 72% of the ... high speed mail sorting machines that were decommissioned were located in counties where Hillary Clinton received the most votes in 2016." The USPS must now undo all changes made in the last few months, including the only one DeJoy has taken ownership of: significantly restricting late and extra trips, according to the decision. The decision mandates that all election mail, regardless of postage, must be treated as first-class mail. It also states that USPS must notify the court of all requests -- prior, current or future -- to reconnect mail sorting machines within three days of Thursday's order or within three days of a future request. "If any post office, distribution center, or other postal facility will be unable to process election mail for the November 2020 election in accordance with First Class delivery standards because of the Postal Service's recent removal and decommissioning of equipment, such equipment will be replaced, reassembled, or reconnected to ensure that the Postal Service can comply with its prior policy delivering election mail in accordance with First Class delivery standards," the decision states. Bastian, in an earlier court hearing, added that President Donald Trump and DeJoy "are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service." A coalition of Democratic state attorneys general sued USPS last month, claiming that DeJoy broke the law when he implemented policy changes that disrupted mail delivery across the country. USPS rejects these claims and DeJoy says he isn't trying to sabotage the election. The ruling comes as some Americans are beginning to receive their mail-in ballots and cast their votes for this November's presidential election.
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  22. Great Heroes

    Malala Yousafzai When she was still a young girl, Malala stood up against the Taliban in Pakistan, insisting that girls be allowed to receive an education. In 2012, she survived a shot to the head by a Taliban gunman and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her human rights advocacy work. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai
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    Smedley Butler is the greatest hero in USA history. If not for him, our representative democracy would, have most likely been destroyed. The reason most people have not heard of him, is that the very power elite who tried to take over this country, has been suppressing his history. Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "Old Gimlet Eye",[1] was a senior United States Marine Corps officer who fought in both the Mexican Revolution and World War I. Butler was, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler later became an outspoken critic of American wars and their consequences. Butler also exposed an alleged plan to overthrow the United States government. By the end of his career, Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal (along with Wendell Neville and David Porter) and the Medal of Honor, and the only Marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions. In 1933, he became involved in a controversy known as the Business Plot, when he told a congressional committee that a group of wealthy industrialists were planning a military coup to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt, with Butler selected to lead a march of veterans to become dictator, similar to Fascist regimes at that time. The individuals involved all denied the existence of a plot and the media ridiculed the allegations, but a final report by a special House of Representatives Committee confirmed most of Butler's testimony. In 1935, Butler wrote a book titled War Is a Racket, where he described and criticized the workings of the United States in its foreign actions and wars, such as those in which he had been involved, including the American corporations and other imperialist motivations behind them. After retiring from service, he became a popular advocate, speaking at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists, and church groups in the 1930s. While much of this is cut and paste from Wikipedia. If one looks him up, you will be amazed that there is not statues of this man all over the USA, instead of confederate generals and bigots. But, considering the intricacies and sophistication of USA propoganda-- maybe not.