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  • Really Smart Guy talks about America's Distrust Problem.

    I hope I'm not jumping the gun on the 'Free Speech' forum, because I don't think this guy is addressing 'politics' per se, but is talking about our basic 5 Freedoms. I am really impressed not only with this guy's message, but also his intelligence, both in the way he speaks and the critical thinking he's doing here.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/02/politi...cks/index.html

    edit - as I noted on gh's forum announcement post:

    Originally posted by Atticus
    My post is meant to be NON-political. Unfortunately, what used to be a Democrat (Bleeding-Heart Commie-Pinko Liberal) vs. Republican (Reasctionary Neo-Fascist) discussion has devolved into a nation-wide Trump-Apologist vs. Trump-as-Buffoon) nastiness.

    If my premise here could avoid that, that would be extra special!!!
    It's about civility and our 5 basic Freedoms.
    Last edited by Atticus; 07-04-2017, 04:10 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    I hope I'm not jumping the gun on the 'Free Speech' forum, because I don't think this guy is addressing 'politics' per se,
    I'll take it one step further away from politics and ask you, as a TOE, if you agree that the word "weaponize" is way overused these days.

    From Slate's language blog (which actually suggests that its overuse is a good sign for mankind's survival):

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v...m_du_jour.html

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
      I'll take it one step further away from politics and ask you, as a TOE, if you agree that the word "weaponize" is way overused these days.

      From Slate's language blog (which actually suggests that its overuse is a good sign for mankind's survival):

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v...m_du_jour.html
      I don't like in in trivial contexts, which is just starting to happy in comic situations, but I like this use.

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      • #4
        If all on Capitol Hill, and in the Executive Branch, had the smarts and thoughtfulness that Sen. Ben Sasse and Maine's Sen. Angus King seem to have (from watching them interviewed on the teevee), I would feel some optimism about where this country is heading.

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        • #5
          If Sasse had balls he'd point out what stories where "bad journalism" instead of wrapping himself in the First Amendment like people have a true problem with the First Amendment, outside of the pumpkin.

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