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ColoradoEagle

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  1. It's a rough subject. On one hand, there's no quicker way to spread the virus. On the other, school districts are running out of money and parents are struggling with adding "teacher" to their resume or even being able to be home at all to take care of kids. I don't think kids should go back to school, because it's going to be a catastrophe. However, I'd be lying if I said this is a cut and dry issue.
  2. Maybe we can ask one of the dozens of other countries who seem to have figured it out. Let's start with New Zealand.
  3. Only place I've seen a Big Boy in years was out by my old office in California, and even that closed. This reminds me of the IHOb promotional stunt. Where's Wendy's?
  4. Haven't shouted anyone down, have contributed more time and effort than many over the years, and there's a contingent of 4-5 guys who just follow me around down-voting every post. It's off-season life.
  5. It’s literally the argument used throughout history to oppress every minority group that’s ever existed.
  6. This is pretty gross. Either you didn't read the article, or you think white supremacy is a discourse worth having.
  7. I'll say it another way. Was there a vote to add the monument in the first place?
  8. Answered your own question. Regarding Lincoln, pretty sure that's just a small contingent in Madison, WI who wants that done and they're very alone on that one.
  9. Get ready for no fans in the stands or no season at all this year.
  10. So an article from 10 years ago by a professor in an unrelated department arguing for making political affiliation required information during the hiring process in another? How'd that come up?
  11. I've known social workers, and yes, this definitely happens. The term "defund the police" is pretty bad from a political standpoint, especially after "defund Planned Parenthood" has been used for decades to basically say "ban abortion." That said, ideally what this movement would be about and address is what Quoner has been talking about, and what Brown was talking about. To borrow a PSA argument, we shut down asylums and didn't do anything with people with mental health issues: let the police take care of it. Instead of more local programs to help/serve the homeless population: let the police take care of it. Instead of more local programs to help and address drug addictions from 'legal' drugs like opioids all the way to meth: let the police take care of it. We need to begin shifting to a way of local government that addresses issues at their core instead of shifting that responsibility to the police. In the end, that's better for both the community and for the police.
  12. Never said nothing to do with it, but very little. As you said, they're betting on where we may end up, but the economy today is absolutely devastated.
  13. The market has very little to do with the economy.
  14. True, and that's why you had Trump pressuring the Fed to lower the interest rate, despite the positive indicators. They're now having to give actual consideration to a negative interest rate. Also record deficits, cutting taxes for the wealthy, etc. I'm not being contrarian because "orange man!", but because we're now in a really rough spot economically, with a long road to recovery, and not a whole lot of tools available to get there. There's no V shaped recovery here, and thus the "Mission Accomplished" banner reaction to his victory lap yesterday.
  15. I’ll give him credit for managing to not mess up an existing trend.
  16. It’s really sad to see Trump trying to do a victory lap for political gain when we’re still at the highest percentage of unemployed people since the Great Depression.
  17. His wife's posts were pretty gross, and they said it was a mutual parting of ways. Almost any company you work for today is going to have a social media policy about not saying or doing things that reflect badly on the organization. Interesting that comments by his wife played into it, but it's the same concept.
  18. It was smug, because I already knew the responses that were incoming. Most of these protests included multiple men carrying around semi-automatic weapons in public spaces. I did not have an issue with the message (we need to reopen the economy), but the intimidation, mixed with the Trump signs, mixed with the answers to why they wanted the economy reopened being almost universally very superficial made the whole thing laughable. You didn't see any damage, but the protests were far smaller and the police did not escalate, despite the presence of lethal weapons. Any time you have larger demonstrations and use of force, you're going to have 'a few bad apples'(tm). It's not for you to decide how people react to 155 years of systemic racism and when it should end, the same way it wasn't up to me to decide how people should react to not being able to get Grandma's Sampler at Cracker Barrel. All we can have are our opinions.
  19. They can peacefully protest not being able to golf, eat brunch, or whatever strikes them as cause worthy. Far be it for me to think of them as snowflakes.
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