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IT'S COMMON SENSE, REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE AVOIDED

It seems that SWAMPY DON has drawn a line in the sand regarding masks.

 

He says waiters don't like masks thus they shouldn't have to wear them. He leads his cult followers in the same manner, minimizing the value of the mask.

 

Whereas, every medical leader in the country espouses the value of wearing a mask; the head of the CDC even saying it is a better protector of health than the vaccine will be.

 

So, where does that leave us.

 

It leaves us with only one conclusion.

 

That mask-less, Republican, Trump supporters are DISEASE PRONE, CARRIERS OF DISEASE, and TRANSMITTERS OF A DEADLY VIRUS.

 

They should be avoided at all costs.

 

 

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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EXPERTS in the virologist fields  are pointing to an array of evidence suggesting that masks also protect the people wearing them.   

 When an infected person coughssneezes, or talksdroplets or tiny particles called aerosols carry the virus into the air  and some people CARRY the virus and aren't aware of it yet.  

In a perfect world, we could avoid republicans so I just wear a mask.   

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I haven't seen anyone show evidence that this is not AARP's site, so I still think they own what is posted in this group.

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@Soosie wrote:

I haven't seen anyone show evidence that this is not AARP's site, so I still think they own what is posted in this group.


You might want to look at Disclaimers under the TOS. Also Section (B) under Intellectual Property Rights.

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@Soosie wrote:
Here are the guidelines that I read. Are there other guidelines somewhere that I have not found?


AARP Online Community Guidelines

 

You keep repeating that you have read the Guidelines and find nothing regarding ownership of what's posted to the discussion boards.

 

But that is not where you will find the AARP'S position on ownership of the material on the discussion boards.

 

Where you will find that is in the TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS).

 

I thought I had already made that clear in an earlier post.

 

Maybe you missed it.

 

The TOS makes it quite clear that AARP does not own what is posted to the discussion boards.

 

You are welcome to read the TOS for yourself.

 

Talking about the guidelines and what is being posted on the discussion boards is still OFF-TOPIC as this thread is about how SWAMPY DON TRUMP is minimizing the usage of masks by his followers, exposing those that are not his followers to this deadly disease.

 

Do you have anything to add to THAT discussion, @Soosie.

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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@Soosie wrote:
Here are the guidelines that I read. Are there other guidelines somewhere that I have not found?

Was there some reason you posted this?

 

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Was there some reason you posted this?          Yes.

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If trump supporters are not willing to wear masks, why would I want to associate with them...I wear a mask to protect others, and if they don’t wear one, it sends the message of not caring about others...trump supporters deem it to be their divine right to infect others. 
And one other observation, why would I want to associate with those that call us “hateful”, “dimms”, “always encouraging us to use a cry baby button”, or “squirrel poop”...I guess that if you want to be abused, trump supporters are your kind people. 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

If trump supporters are not willing to wear masks, why would I want to associate with them...I wear a mask to protect others, and if they don’t wear one, it sends the message of not caring about others...trump supporters deem it to be their divine right to infect others. 
And one other observation, why would I want to associate with those that call us “hateful”, “dimms”, “always encouraging us to use a cry baby button”, or “squirrel poop”...I guess that if you want to be abused, trump supporters are your kind people. 


That old phrase "pot calling the kettle black" comes to mind. 

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I see that the divisiveness of the Socialists is here as well. Glad I saw this. I will not be renewing my membership. Why should I pay to be denigrated due to my political leanings? The vitriol you Socialists spew out is sickening and I really hope you get all that's due to you. You are NOT my fellow countrymen and I refuse to be kind or neighborly to your ilk. May you all rot.

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@Lumindeas wrote:

I see that the divisiveness of the Socialists is here as well. Glad I saw this. I will not be renewing my membership. Why should I pay to be denigrated due to my political leanings? The vitriol you Socialists spew out is sickening and I really hope you get all that's due to you. You are NOT my fellow countrymen and I refuse to be kind or neighborly to your ilk. May you all rot.


Who are "you Socialists"?

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"You Socialists" would pretty much be anyone who belongs to the now defunct Democrat party. If you don't consider yourself to be a Socialist, then why do you continue to support that agenda? Why do you not stand up for yourself and say "I am not a Socialist and I am not happy with the direction my party has gone!"? But no, sadly, most of the so-called moderates let themselves be blindly led to the slaughterhouse. I used to have empathy for those people, but for four years I have listened to nothing but hate and vitriol against me and all other Republicans. This bear has been poked enough and is now awake. 

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@Lumindeas wrote:

"You Socialists" would pretty much be anyone who belongs to the now defunct Democrat party. If you don't consider yourself to be a Socialist, then why do you continue to support that agenda? Why do you not stand up for yourself and say "I am not a Socialist and I am not happy with the direction my party has gone!"? But no, sadly, most of the so-called moderates let themselves be blindly led to the slaughterhouse. I used to have empathy for those people, but for four years I have listened to nothing but hate and vitriol against me and all other Republicans. This bear has been poked enough and is now awake. 


I would be interested in knowing what your definition of a Socialist is and why you think it fits the Democratic party?  This is the definition by Webster and I just don't see it. "any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods" Usually when I ask this question, it completely stumps the person who calls Democrats Socialist. 

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My definition of a Socialist would be someone who advocates for the redistribution of wealth equally from those who work for it to those who do not work. It is someone who advocates for government control of the means of production under the guise that "the people" are the owners of said means of production. A further definition would be someone who outright claims to be a Socialist, as in Sen. Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Cortez, both avowed Socialists who have made no hidden agenda that that is the direction they want to take the country.

PM Margaret Thatcher said it best, and yes, I know my history, so this is a shortened version of her true quote, but essentially boils down to, "The trouble with Socialism is that you always run out of other people's money." This is, at it's heart, what the Socialist, nee Democrat, party has turned to. The party wants to control everything and everyone because, in my opinion, they view themselves as the adults in a roomful of children and only they know what is best for everyone. That is NOT what this country is founded on. THIS country was founded on the belief of individual freedoms and to not have one group or person rule over everybody. It's the very reason we broke with Britain and the Kingdom. It's the reason we fought for "No taxation without representation", though sadly even I'll admit both sides have abused the **** out of it and that really needs to be addressed. Regardless, the Left has decided they alone know what is best for you, what is best for me, what is best for all. That type of thinking is fundamentally wrong and needs to be stopped.

I have already requested the cancellation of my account and a full refund since the account was just renewed last month. I felt you deserved an answer though as you were polite enough in your asking why I stated what I did.
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@Lumindeas wrote:
My definition of a Socialist would be someone who advocates for the redistribution of wealth equally from those who work for it to those who do not work. It is someone who advocates for government control of the means of production under the guise that "the people" are the owners of said means of production. A further definition would be someone who outright claims to be a Socialist, as in Sen. Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Cortez, both avowed Socialists who have made no hidden agenda that that is the direction they want to take the country.

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Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.  Who else is a Socialist?  You are throwing that word around pretty freely.  In fact, if I didn't know better, I would think you are calling everyone who doesn't think the way you do, a Socialist.

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As a democracy, we are kind of a hybrid advocate of socialism insofar as "We the people... and a constitution for the people. And we have social security.

 

What we were trying to avoid, at all costs was a monarchy dictatorship, and why our founding fathers left England to King James, and told him to stick his tea up his royal arse.

 

We don't want any one leader to have complete control over us,  and the framers of the Constitution made that clear as they could.  Now we have countless amendments to the Constitution to suit the times and people, like, women can vote, etc.

 

We are a Capitalist nation, with socialism as the base that protects we the people to have a level playing field in a capitalist run country.  Checks and balances, and all that.

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@Lumindeas wrote:
My definition of a Socialist would be someone who advocates for the redistribution of wealth equally from those who work for it to those who do not work. It is someone who advocates for government control of the means of production under the guise that "the people" are the owners of said means of production. I agree with your definition and it does not apply to the Democratic party nor any Democratic office holders I know.  You are also confusing the term Socialist with Democratic Socialist.  They sound similar but are two different groups 
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@Lumindeas wrote:
ChasKy53 (in blue text)

 

I see that the divisiveness of the Socialists is here as well. Glad I saw this. I will not be renewing my membership. Why should I pay to be denigrated due to my political leanings? The vitriol you Socialists spew out is sickening and I really hope you get all that's due to you. You are NOT my fellow countrymen and I refuse to be kind or neighborly to your ilk. May you all rot.


Well, I cannot take offense because I am not a "Socialist". 

 

"They" are not your "fellow countrymen"?  Are you not an American?

 

It seems that calling someone a 'Socialist' as a slur, saying they spew vitriol and are sickening, refusing to be neighborly to them, and saying "may you all rot" is actually the "devisiveness".


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Any Democrat who does not stand up for themselves if they do not believe in Socialism is, imho, a Socialist by default since the Democrat party has been hijacked by, wanna guess who? Yep, Socialists!

I am a Texan first, a US citizen second, so yes, I am an American. Nice try to allude that I am not.

Ok, so saying "all Republicans should be avoided" is not divisive, but me calling them out on that is divisive. Riiight 😉 lol. And I'm guessing you believe the rioters/looters are actually "peaceful protesters" rofl. Also, I didn't use it as a slur, but since you think I did, then in your mind you must be trying to deny the fact that you just might be one. Nice try.

There is literally no talking to your kind. All you want to do is take words out of context, cherry pick your arguments, and project your vileness onto the Republicans. It is your party, the Socialist party, nee Democrat party, that has done nothing but divide and attack us as a whole. You don't want meaningful conversation unless you can twist to your own twisted reality. Good riddance. Buh-bye Karen.
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@Lumindeas wrote:

I see that the divisiveness of the Socialists is here as well. Glad I saw this. I will not be renewing my membership. Why should I pay to be denigrated due to my political leanings? The vitriol you Socialists spew out is sickening and I really hope you get all that's due to you. You are NOT my fellow countrymen and I refuse to be kind or neighborly to your ilk. May you all rot.


In line with the typical rabid hate filled rantings of Trump supporters!

 

 

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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Let's see, you Socialists have done nothing but attack for 4 years. I bet you're one of the those people that pokes the bear endlessly, and when the bear wakes up and takes off your arm you're so shocked that it responded that way. You have drank so much kool-aid you can't even see the other side, and we live in the same **bleep** country!

 

How would you like me to respond? Open my arms and hug you and thank you for denigrating me and mine? Bow down to what you believe is your all-powerful intellect and you know what's best for the rest of us? Seriously, you are the one filled with hate and divisiveness. This was my first time to visit the forums and the first thing I see is "Republicans should be avoided". That is not inclusiveness. That is not looking at others with an open mind and maybe trying to understand their values. But wait, that's what all of this is all about, right? Good for me and not for thee?

 

If you think what I posted was "typical rabid hate filled rantings", it's merely a mirror of what you have been throwing at me and mine for FOUR YEARS. You are blind and Jim Jones will be happy to welcome you to his flock when it's that time. Good riddance to you and good riddance to AARP. Should be SARP, Socialist Association of Retired Persons.

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@Lumindeas wrote:

 

That is not looking at others with an open mind and maybe trying to understand their values.


It is hard to understand one's values when those values aren't discussed, @Lumindeas .

 

This thread is about SWAMPY DON TRUMP minimizing the importance of masks in a pandemic and having read your posts, I see nothing relating to masks in your responses.

 

To explain your values as relates to the wearing of masks might make for a more fruitful discussion.

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It's very easy to understand if you open your ears and eyes and listen to the Republican party. I stand for Liberty, Independence, the Pursuit of Happiness. I back my military, you know, the ones who gave their all fighting against what your party is trying to institute in my country. But hey, if you have to ask what values, it's pretty clear you don't have the same values as me. But guess what, for the moment, that is your absolute right in this country. For how long, I can't say. I will fight tooth and nail against any Socialist agenda in this country though, so that you can continue to freely believe in the values you do believe in, no matter how twisted they may be, because that's the beauty of freedom.

 

You'd like to know my thoughts on masks? If you're outside and not grouped up, there's really no need for them. I wear my mask inside when I go to the store. I wear my mask if I have to walk through a group of people outside. I don't like it and I think it's fast becoming overkill at this point when you realize the death rate is a measly 3%.

 

Having said that, I don't expect you to have a fruitful conversation with me about it because that's not what people like you do. The title explicitly states "All Republicans should be avoided", not "All persons not wearing masks should be avoided", so my previous posts stand on their own. This thread was nothing more than an outright attack against the party you have so much hate for. Have a nice life.

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@Lumindeas wrote:

I back my military, you know, the ones who gave their all fighting against what your party is trying to institute in my country.

 

You'd like to know my thoughts on masks?  I don't like it and I think it's fast becoming overkill at this point when you realize the death rate is a measly 3%.

 


You very well may back the military which begs the question, "How can you support SWAMPY DON TRUMP?" He has said he is smarter than experienced Generals, he has said POW'S are NOT heroes, and he has called those that gave the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE losers and suckers. He has done this after he evaded the draft by having his dad conduct payoffs so that his BONE SPURS would keep him out of the military.

 

I also find it interesting that the 3% death rate is termed as measly by you.

 

I suppose that you didn't realize that if 3% of the population of THE UNITED STATES were to die of COVID-19; that figure would be 9,840,000 DEAD, almost equal to the Holocaust. And you call that measly.

 

Sad.

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Lumindeas wrote.........Let's see, you Socialists have done nothing but attack for 4 years. I bet you're one of the those people that pokes the bear endlessly, and when the bear wakes up and takes off your arm you're so shocked that it responded that way. You have drank so much kool-aid you can't even see the other side, and we live in the same **bleep** country!

How would you like me to respond? Open my arms and hug you and thank you for denigrating me and mine? Bow down to what you believe is your all-powerful intellect and you know what's best for the rest of us? Seriously, you are the one filled with hate and divisiveness. This was my first time to visit the forums and the first thing I see is "Republicans should be avoided". That is not inclusiveness. That is not looking at others with an open mind and maybe trying to understand their values. But wait, that's what all of this is all about, right? Good for me and not for thee?

If you think what I posted was "typical rabid hate filled rantings", it's merely a mirror of what you have been throwing at me and mine for FOUR YEARS. You are blind and Jim Jones will be happy to welcome you to his flock when it's that time. Good riddance to you and good riddance to AARP. Should be SARP, Socialist Association of Retired Persons. My comment...........Bravo..........well stated.

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@Lumindeas wrote:

How would you like me to respond? Open my arms and hug you and thank you for denigrating me and mine?

 

Was there something of particular you are wanting to discuss?

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@nctarheel wrote:

It seems that SWAMPY DON has drawn a line in the sand regarding masks.

 

He says waiters don't like masks thus they shouldn't have to wear them. He leads his cult followers in the same manner, minimizing the value of the mask.

 

Whereas, every medical leader in the country espouses the value of wearing a mask; the head of the CDC even saying it is a better protector of health than the vaccine will be.

 

So, where does that leave us.

 

It leaves us with only one conclusion.

 

That mask-less, Republican, Trump supporters are DISEASE PRONE, CARRIERS OF DISEASE, and TRANSMITTERS OF A DEADLY VIRUS.

 

They should be avoided at all costs.

 

 


Trump is leading his Republican supporters down a cliff .... and they're thanking him on the way down .... the epitome of insanity!!!

 

 

DUMP TRUMP AND DITCH MITCH TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!
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🤣Oh my gosh I am still laughing at this post and some of the responses to it.  Ya'll CAN'T be serious...

 

Just when I think i've seen and heard it all...TOO FUNNY!!!🤣🤣

TRUMP-PENCE 2020!!! To Save This Country From The Insanity of The Dems!
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