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Mdot21

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« Reply #3444 on: March 09, 2021, 11:29:27 AM »
The governmnents a down there often are criminal enterprises.  I think Belize and Costa Rica are exceptions.
In case you haven't noticed, the US loves to support criminal enterprise governments around the world. They often play ball the best with the US when they don't have this pesky thing called the people to answer to.

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« Reply #3445 on: March 09, 2021, 11:39:15 AM »
It is tough for us to invest there because of this.

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« Reply #3446 on: March 09, 2021, 11:43:46 AM »
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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« Reply #3447 on: March 09, 2021, 11:52:33 AM »
I'm glad I'm too old to get worked up over Mr. Potato Head, or Pepe or Doc Suess or rainbow flags or toppling statues, or other stuff that really doesn't affect me.


My life is too short to spend time being offended by such trivial crap
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« Reply #3448 on: March 09, 2021, 11:56:21 AM »
and now for something important to old men........

FORE!!!

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« Reply #3449 on: March 09, 2021, 11:57:42 AM »
I'm glad I'm too old to get worked up over Mr. Potato Head, or Pepe or Doc Suess or rainbow flags or toppling statues, or other stuff that really doesn't affect me.


My life is too short to spend time being offended by such trivial crap


At your age?

What, are you old enough to have had the Mister Potato head where you had to stick the pieces into an actual potato? O0




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« Reply #3450 on: March 09, 2021, 12:01:13 PM »
and now for something important to old men........

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you didnt hear?

they want to ban golf

only played by white supremacist drunks
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« Reply #3451 on: March 09, 2021, 12:06:05 PM »
The want to cancel the macroswill too. They cater to hillbillies, walmart shoppers and Nascar fans. 
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« Reply #3452 on: March 09, 2021, 12:21:53 PM »
From what I've observed, mostly the people who cite "optics" are the people whose guy didn't win.
On the contrary, I think that's 100% backwards.

We spent the last 4 years with the left saying that everything Trump did was destroying the nation, while the right said "eh, it's not all that big of a deal; why are you overreacting?"

We spent the 8 years before that, and will spend the next 4 [at least] years with the right saying that everything Obama/Biden did/do will destroy the nation, while the left will say "eh, it's not all that big of a deal; why are you overreacting?"

Just look at this thread. Biden has destroyed America's oil independence and is responsible for an enormous rise in oil prices over the last 3 months, while simultaneously infecting the rest of the nation with COVID brought in entirely by illegal immigrants, all while turning American into a vassal state of China--and he's not even the real decisionmaker! He's taking his marching orders from Kamala, AOC, and the "squad"! 

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« Reply #3453 on: March 09, 2021, 12:29:54 PM »
When the country faces very real problems that are basically insurmountable, politicians focus on OPTICS instead.  Ted Cruz introduces a term limits amendment every year in the Senate.  It has zero chance of passage, he does it for optics.  Biden shuts down the XL pipeline project to "cure climate change".  The two topics are unrelated of course, but the optics sound good.  He stops new leases for fracking on Federal lands, sounds great, but 90% of fracking is on nonFederal land, so in  reality it affected very little (and companies have leases 2-3-4 years out anyway).  Congress passes some massive give away as the economy is recovering, optics, probably with an undesirable end result.  Folks want "common sense gun controls", who wouldn't?  Optics, the vast majority of gun crime is committed with handguns.  The vast majority of sales at gun  shows are by FFLs and have BG checks.  Children in cages at the border?  Optics.  Substance behind the story, but the photo passed around to blame one guy was optics.

The media abet this because the salacious gets clicks.  "We" allow it because of confirmation bias and a lack of checking further into headlines.



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« Reply #3454 on: March 09, 2021, 12:40:41 PM »
On the contrary, I think that's 100% backwards.

We spent the last 4 years with the left saying that everything Trump did was destroying the nation, while the right said "eh, it's not all that big of a deal; why are you overreacting?"

We spent the 8 years before that, and will spend the next 4 [at least] years with the right saying that everything Obama/Biden did/do will destroy the nation, while the left will say "eh, it's not all that big of a deal; why are you overreacting?"

Just look at this thread. Biden has destroyed America's oil independence and is responsible for an enormous rise in oil prices over the last 3 months, while simultaneously infecting the rest of the nation with COVID brought in entirely by illegal immigrants, all while turning American into a vassal state of China--and he's not even the real decisionmaker! He's taking his marching orders from Kamala, AOC, and the "squad"!

That's exactly my point.  The members of the losing team rant and rave and ball their hands into fists and pound the table and point out the horrible "optics" of whatever the winning administration does.  

The "winners" aren't worried about optics at all.  They're getting their way.

"Optics" are nothing more than people who aren't getting their way, complaining about it.  

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« Reply #3455 on: March 09, 2021, 12:43:39 PM »
For me, "optics" means doing a thing that has little or no actual value but sounds and looks good.

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« Reply #3456 on: March 09, 2021, 12:45:53 PM »
Midtown Atlanta apartment tower near Piedmont Park could be tallest in several years - Atlanta Business Chronicle (bizjournals.com)

Condos apparently, proposed, near me.  Wouldn't impact my view of the park fortunately.

You pay quite a bit extra to be on higher floors for the same unit.  And you can wake up to something like this being built blocking your views.  We looked at two condos 6 years back that now stare out at another building, they had a nice view at the time.

The city is also rebuilding major streets cutting one lane of traffic to make a lane for bikes.

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« Reply #3457 on: March 09, 2021, 01:09:54 PM »
Ford Mustang Mach-E Proves It's A Winner In 456-Mile Tahoe Road Trip (insideevs.com)
Ford Mustang Mach-E Proves It's A Winner In 456-Mile Tahoe Road Trip (insideevs.com)

Interesting, rather pricey, but interesting, to me.

I think EVs are still a compromise solution, but it's changing.

 

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