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Squatch's Open Thread 06/01/2016

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Environment, GOP Hate, GOP Lies, Gun control, InsaniTEA, Media Bias, mercury poisoning, mining, My Universe, NRA, Trump )

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3 short takes and My Universe


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Rose Becke (141)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 12:52 am
Enjoy Icepack

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 12:54 am
Enjoy Icepack Lynn

Animae C (508)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:16 am
Ahhh there's nothing like the pain of training.... it's fabulous after with the ice-pack & fave chair!
i do it daily!!!

Thanx Lynn

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 3:45 am
Three hours of grueling physiotherapy 50 minutes of which sitting on a bicycle, poor you, Lynn. Did you manage with just the one ice pack? I hope you could sit down alright in your favorite chair.

HuPo: it seems a lot of mercury poisoning could be prevented with simple enough tools as long as the global treaty called the Minamata Convention would be ratified by more countries. It is unclear from the text why countries, among them Canada, will not ratify it, but my guess is - as with so many things involving countries where life and labor is cheap - it is all about profit of the mining companies. Let's hope the "new"Canada under Trudeau will take responsibility and ratify it soon.

Alternet: Bullying in politics, making the lives of people who do not agree with that political view a misery, is Fascism in my book. Let's not beat about the bush, Trump is not simply a divisive asshole, he's much worse than that, he's a fascist.

Politicususa: Kudos to Elizabeth Warren for standing with Obama on his actions on gun control. She understands that ALL Democrats must stand as one behind their president because he has chosen to work for the people instead of the NRA and so should all of them. If they miss this opportunity to stand as one, Trump will be one step closer to the White House.

My Universe: Why I love cats :-)

Pat B (356)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:26 am
HuffPo: UGH ! I didn't even know about this. Passing this article on also.

AlterNet: I don't like the man, nor listen to him. He is an A- - !!

Politicususa: What a sweet lady. I know she's not running, but what a shame she couldn't be a VP to Bernie's Presidency!! Now wouldn't that be grand?

My Universe: My cat tries to stuff herself in small boxes, she doesn't fit. It's hilarious. Love Grumpy.

Wow! What a workout !! Hope that you rest, and take a nap. Enjoy your day, Thanks, Lynn.

JL A (281)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 9:22 am
Warren is great at keying in on the essential message to avoid myth spinning opposition...Trump apparently wants to go down in history in the worst way and chooses the easiest one that doesn't require any aptitude for POTUS.

Mercury poisoning is no joke and takes very little for permanent damage.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 11:38 am
HuffPo - I'm not totaly sure it is possible to "know what it is like to get poisined by mercury," because one of the first thinks it affects is the brain, and with that, knowledge. Hence the real-lif "mad hatters" of history. But I suppose if anyone does know what it's like, it would be Brandon Nichols, who is at least paying attention. I wish him luck with his dream of cleanup.

AlterNet - Trump is actively divisive. He talks division, he supports division, he promotes division. Obama is passively divisive. He divides Republicans who hate him simply because of his color from the rest of the world. I agree with you, Lynn, that he is therefore not divisive at all, because the division is not coming from him but from bigots. however it would be folly to deny that the division exists!

Politicus - Elizabeth Warren has common sense and a few other aspects of intelligence that most people don't. The more responsibility she can be given, the better off the United States will be in the long run. Therefore, we should think long and hard about removing her from the Senate, especially if we are removing Bernie at the same time. Yes, there are some great Progressive champions in the Senate, though not enough, and they do not get the press that she does. I would rather see one of them become VP while she gains greater Senate responsibility. I also think we should be careful not to assume that Bernie will be elected just because he is the best person for the job. We all know life is not like that.

Janet B (0)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 12:26 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:45 pm
I hope you are feeling better by now Lynn. You really made me laugh about your Trump remarks, and I totally agree with you. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila D (28)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 3:09 pm
Your workout sounds like you're in training; good for you.
You answered your own question about Trump; fear mongering and calling people losers. Those who follow him are thinking he means everyone else, but he really means them.
Love your kitties and the camels are cute, too.
Thanks for the post, Lynn.

Mitchell D (82)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:33 pm
Lizzie is great, and I am hoping will, one day, be our President!!!

Alternet: "Divivsive asshole," is being very nice to the Hairy Rump! Hey, I just made that up!

That is the first time I've seen a cat incubating eggs! You might consider writing up a paper and submitting it to "Science!"

Robert B (55)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 5:35 pm
Thanks, Lynn!!! Perfect take on Trump and his chumps.

Debra G (0)
Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:55 pm
The DA (Divisive Asshole) is quite good at stoking rage against everything, blaming everything on the voiceless and powerless.. At his rally in NH today, he told the crowd to throw out a heckler "without his coat. Keep the's like minus 10 out there." What a shining example of humanity, and not one person objected to such treatment. And that, folks, is how the Nazis overran a country.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday January 11, 2016, 11:53 pm
Thanks everyone!
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