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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:13 am
Geez, I would love for my workplace to make things easier for me to do my job, but no. I have to jump through hoops to get what I need. I can't change the resolution on my comp. I T has to do that. I do have a magnifying screen. They still can't get a amp to work with my phone. I still have to work at a awkward angle, when I have to put my leg up. Companies have a long way to go with reasonable accommodations.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:53 pm
Only I'd be goofy enough to still be freezing cold in 80+ heat... where's my jacket and fluffy socks!
Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:12 pm
We're divided almost down the middle. Every person has someone in their circle of friends, family or maybe even their life partner who voted differently than they do. That's a good thing. As I was thinking a few days ago - whomever wins, be kind and gracious to those on the other side. They are still your friends and family and we shouldn't let our government have any say in how we feel about and treat each other.
Well that's what I was thinking and hoping people would do. But one look on FB this morning and that certainly isn't the case. Regardless of the outcome of this election, let's at least try to look past our differences. I was depressed for days after the results of our last election. But then I decided to look past my fear and anger and went out of my way to listen to what people had to say who thought differently than I did. It took time, but eventually I realized they weren't bad people and we actually had some things in common. And I became a much better person after listening and getting to know them.
And that is what I will do again.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:11 am
We're divided almost down the middle. Every person has someone in their circle of friends, family or maybe even their life partner who voted differently than they do. That's a good thing. As I was thinking a few days ago - whomever wins, be kind and gracious to those on the other side.
People are being as kind and gracious to the Trump voters as the Trump voters were to them in 2016.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Icetooth, I believe some people are looking for reasons to feel superior to others.
When discouraged from judging other by their race, religion, culture, gender or sexuality, they resort to judging others by their political persuasions. Of course, it's easier to shout and jeer at each other across the electronic gap.
It's constructive and rewarding to form positive relationships with people whose beliefs are different from, or even counter to our own. Journalists do this all the time.
Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:39 am
I agree with you fully, Trollbabe. We're not going to get anywhere as a society by degrading each other for having a different belief. My wife voted opposite of me in this election but we don't let that affect how we feel about each other. In fact I think when you spend too much time around people who think the same way as you it is very self limiting.
I have friends and family on both sides. I see their differences, and their similarities. And I find when I listen more and judge less, I find that is much easier to reach an understanding even with someone I disagree with.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:21 am
We had an administration that:
1) Ignored the coronavirus while knowing it was deadly and lying about it 2) Decided COVID would be a good thing politically because it would only affect blue states and kill off Democratic voters 3) Condoned the plot to kidnap and kill a Democratic governor 4) Announced months ahead of time that if it lost, the election was rigged. 5) Slowed down the USPS in order to disenfranchise people voting with absentee and mail-in ballots 6) Sent in unmarked federal troops against US citizens. 7) Admitted they couldn't reunite 545 children separated from their parents because they couldn't find them.
It's not a matter of "thinking differently." It's a matter of deciding whether or not one believed in the principles of the US and its democracy.
People who voted for Trump said outright they don't believe in those principles anymore. They should feel bad about it.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:51 pm
Just want to say that I value everyone's opinions and they are most welcomed, but if a political discussion is desired, please make a separate thread for it so this one can stay "on topic" as "Things you wouldn't dare say out loud"
Maybe the previous posts were meant to be for that, but I'm just mentioning this now to bring it to attention
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Dear young lady on mobility scooter. I fully understand that you need it to get around, and that the bike lane probably is the right place for you to be, but... maybe don't wear earphones. Actually, the "don't wear earphones" thing can be said about a lot of cyclists.
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Subject: Re: Things you wouldn't dare say out loud Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Dear brother, you can be the nicest and most obliging guy by far. But - you are a spoilt, self-centered egoist. Seriously.
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