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The thing that strikes me most while watching all this is that the 1% has perfected their game of controlling the masses. They push us around like so many chess pieces. And we let them. Which is to say, methinks we deserve this emotional slavery.

 

The above is sadly quite typical of some here. If one disagrees with them it is simply inconceivable that they were able to come up with alternate opinions on their own - it must be that they are being manipulated.

 

 

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NCtarheel wrote-Trump is easily going to OUTSPEND Obama's eight years of vacation travel in less than three years (at the present pace). Talk about a free ride. And this from a man that generated tweet after tweet about Obama taking TOO MANY VACATIONS.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Do you think it was cheaper when Obama and Michelle took an entourage of over 100 people to Hawaii than when Trump goes to Mara-lago? ( I think he gets a good rate)   Your other points don`t disqualify him from being a good President  ,especially since the trade deficit was hardly ever in our favor and the past sexual mores hasn`t been an issue since Kennedy and especially slick willy.

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Somewhat to the topic -Look at what the Democrat leaders are promoting to hopefully please their base 1. Abolish Capitalism and replace it with Socialism 2.Abolish ICE that protects us from illegal and criminal immigrants. 3.Abolish Border walls that eliminates most illegal immigrants and illegal drugs 4.Abolish Presidency(article from USA today) 5. Abolish shareholders in National Corporations and turn profit over to the government who will distribute to the general population(Elizabeth Warren) 6 .Abolish thinking that America was ever Great (Andrew Cuomo) Red wave coming America! @easyed..........If you read some of the replies to this post you will see that they never mention important issues that you have posted. Instead it will be the childish post made over and over that does nothing to add suggestions of value. I think some may even copy and paste what they have stored.
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@Soosie wrote:

I think I find it almost unbelievable that people in a group of senior adults would think there should be a free ride.

I see so much tunnel vision where people keep throwing out what they see as problems, but when asked about their thoughts on a solution, they come back with a response to degrade Trump and raise Obama's throne higher.


What is the motive for your negativity about OBAMA versus TRUMP?

 

Obama was a gentleman; Trump said he could touch women's private parts at will.

 

Obama wanted everybody to have health insurance; over 200,000 less people have health insurance now under Trump.

 

Obama has been happily married for 26 years to the same woman; Trump's been married three times, two of those marriages to women with which he was having an EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR.

 

The trade deficit has grown 11.5% since Obama, under Trump's guidance.

 

Trump is easily going to OUTSPEND Obama's eight years of vacation travel in less than three years (at the present pace). Talk about a free ride. And this from a man that generated tweet after tweet about Obama taking TOO MANY VACATIONS.

 

Obama deported many more illegal aliens than Trump has on a relative basis.

 

But I do have to admit one thing.... Trump did bring the coal mining jobs back....ALL 500 OF THEM.....and, of course, the BLACK LUNG DISEASE and ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER that IS COAL.

 

People don't downgrade Trump; Trump downgrades Trump. When have you ever heard a President call people "DOGS"? When have you ever heard a future President start false rumors about another candidates relatives being responsible for JFK's death? When have you ever heard a future President question another President's legitimate birth? The name calling and fake news cycle began with the morally devoid Donald Trump.

 

So, once again, what is your motive for your dislike of Obama versus Trump?

 

 

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Somewhat to the topic -Look at what the Democrat leaders are promoting to hopefully please their base   1. Abolish Capitalism and replace it with Socialism 2.Abolish ICE that protects us from illegal and criminal immigrants. 3.Abolish Border walls that  eliminates most illegal immigrants and illegal drugs 4.Abolish Presidency(article from USA today) 5. Abolish shareholders in National Corporations and turn  profit over to the government who will  distribute to the general population(Elizabeth Warren)  6 .Abolish thinking that America was ever Great (Andrew Cuomo)  Red wave coming America!

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@Soosie wrote:
@Epster.......As the parent of a 40's something son, I have beaten myself up from time to time for spoiling him and keep remembering what a great Basketball Coach told me. He told me to stop trying to give him so many material things, that all I OWED him was my love. I am thankful that he stands on his own in spite of my Mom skills.

I think I find it almost unbelievable that people in a group of senior adults would think there should be a free ride. I must be much older than most here. I see so much tunnel vision where people keep throwing out what they see as problems, but when asked about their thoughts on a solution, they come back with a response to degrade Trump and raise Obama's throne higher.

I have said I come here for entertainment and I stand by that statement no matter how loud some hollar that I don't see what is important to them. If I tried to take this seriously, I would have constant heartburn.

For 40 years, Americans' standard of living constantly improved because we were able to provide more and more things to more and more people - that's what "standard of living" is all about.

 

Then Republicans realized people already had so much, they could take a bunch away and give the money to their GOPerLords instead, and the lofo's in their base would accept it as somehow making them more 'FREE" even though they would be "FREE" from things like good roads, excellent public schools, affordable college and safe streets.

 

So they took all those things and hundreds more and replaced it with wild rantings about how you have to do with what you and only you can acquire or you're a commie, how The Poor are taking all the money, how women and minorities are taking all the good jobs and how the only way to save Social Secutiry is to make people who need it pay more, work longer and receive much less.

 

To pay for a semester of college BEFORE the Reagan Taxscam stopped Revenu Sharing that supported higher education, Tuition cost $240 and room and board cost $800. The minimum wage was $1.25/hr and a summer job would cover your basic expenses. Why are your grandkids "FREE" because they have to pay ten times more when the minimum wage only increased 6?

 

 

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@Epster.......As the parent of a 40's something son, I have beaten myself up from time to time for spoiling him and keep remembering what a great Basketball Coach told me. He told me to stop trying to give him so many material things, that all I OWED him was my love. I am thankful that he stands on his own in spite of my Mom skills.

I think I find it almost unbelievable that people in a group of senior adults would think there should be a free ride. I must be much older than most here. I see so much tunnel vision where people keep throwing out what they see as problems, but when asked about their thoughts on a solution, they come back with a response to degrade Trump and raise Obama's throne higher.

I have said I come here for entertainment and I stand by that statement no matter how loud some hollar that I don't see what is important to them. If I tried to take this seriously, I would have constant heartburn.
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Sadly, we have raised generations of babies to be emotional babies. This, of course, says not-such-great things about us, for where were we when the teaching and molding needed to happen? I mean, watch these boards for an hour and you see ridiculous displays of emotional ignorance and irresponsibility. What happened to thought diversity? What happened to live and let live, I ask?

 

The thing that strikes me most while watching all this is that the 1% has perfected their game of controlling the masses. They push us around like so many chess pieces. And we let them. Which is to say, methinks we deserve this emotional slavery.

 

I'm gonna go burn a few thousand calories on my trike now (it's what makes me feel better about all this craziness) Smiley Happy

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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I think I understand now.  No one but Trump is resonsible for anything.  There is no personal responsibility.  If someone wants to do drug and overdose, not their fault.  If someone wants to enter the country illegally, not their fault.  If someone wants to go on a shooting rampage, not their fault.  If someone wants to go to college, tuition and books, not their responsibility.  If men, women or undecided want to sexually abuse children, not their fault.  After all, there is that top percent of people who still have money and they are darn well responsible for this mess because they did not cough up their money to pay for it.  

 

Worse of all, there are those who believe this s@#t.

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