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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
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You stated it far more eloquently than I did.

As for leaving the country, consider The National Republic of Texas, for your short list.
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i can see that happening. many times we have had sparks that could set off a huge fire. media helps egg it on with blacks and anti-cop rhetoric. the US is broken. it is not even close to what we have been taught our forefathers wanted.

i don't see it as a simple CW though. think it spills into revolts of all sorts of x vs y. including black vs mex vs white, rich vs poor, rural vs city,etc. IMO , to fix the mess we need to return to community based governance. i expect once it starts to turn into a decade of fighting and the US won't b mapped as 50 states after.

that is 1 timeline to itself. add covid and the other timelines, i think virus is ahead by far. i think govern. knows it and is trying to cover up and delay things to buy time. but again, viruses are ahead and speeding up that timeline faster than think tanks can process data.

govern. knows what we do and will work to avoid things going hot. once they can not and it is inevitable, then govern will work to control the chaos. same i see with the electrical grid. it stays on, until the very end. much of society may break before power goes off.

we know ML is not possible on a national level in the US. however, it could work on a small scale. sheep can b prodded to herd them toward the govern's goal. as the elites realize the end draws near, i expect they'll work to protect resources. i think supplies and military has been moved and stocked already. not sure of the order the dominos fall in.

for example- take CA. they have water shortages. they'd work to ensure the water flows to the rich and to the food farms. more southern CA. NY state couold use Niagara Falls to produce power and it would flow along the beltway of the metros to NYC. cutting off rural NY state along the PA border. this works to prioritize where repair parts are used as well.

on a national level, 1 of the resources would b some workers. the formula shortage gives a clue. cause starvation and ppl will demand a solution. that could mean forcing some ppl to work. this has been done before with union strikes. makes sence it wpuld b done to keep power on and food moving. might b a short term fix, but a step the govern could take to buy more time.
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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


You stated it far more eloquently than I did.

As for leaving the country, consider The National Republic of Texas, for your short list.
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FED needs TX. OIL. they'd b more apt to shoot Americans to protect the oil than the Mexicans to protect the border.
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we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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I'm here, too! Just found out the house we want dropped another $10,000 tonight. We can finally afford it! Now, we need to bid 1st thing in the morning.

Guys, pray or think good thoughts, PLEASE!! It's a totally rebuilt house and it's perfect. I really need to get settled soon. Day to day is getting tough. I'm afraid dialysis can't be put off much longer.

Oh, Jazz? DM is just taking a break from the doom. I txtd her about a month ago.
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I hope your bid is successful, TB, fingers and toes crossed.
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I'm here, too! Just found out the house we want dropped another $10,000 tonight. We can finally afford it! Now, we need to bid 1st thing in the morning.

Guys, pray or think good thoughts, PLEASE!! It's a totally rebuilt house and it's perfect. I really need to get settled soon. Day to day is getting tough. I'm afraid dialysis can't be put off much longer.

Oh, Jazz? DM is just taking a break from the doom. I txtd her about a month ago.
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I hope your bid is successful, TB, fingers and toes crossed.
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Hey you!! Good to see you!

That one didn't work. We tried 10 ways to Sunday, but it was just too much out of our comfort zone.

That's ok. It's contingent now and I wish the new owners well, even if I really, REALLY wanted that kitchen!!

We have a couple of others to look at this week that are much closer in line with what we want to pay and not end up being "house poor".
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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
A whole new level of fuckery
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Another sublineage of great concern is expanding in India and has also made landfall in the US and Europe (Austria): BJ.1

Numbers are still very low, but the newly acquired mutations are really a nasty combination in critical places.

This package of mutations makes further significant immune evasion highly likely. One can only hope it comes at significant cost for the virus regarding infectivity…

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Six inches of rain and climbing.

Got the trash pumps running to try and prevent water from flooding the house.

Started just before midnight on Saturday and has not let up since.

Forecast is we might get a total of 8 inches before it finally moves out of here.

Fingers crossed...
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at least it ain't snow. however the last 2 winters there has been an 8 ft snowstorm. BUFFALO and then ERIE.
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2020 The SHTF literally as TP ran out.

we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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at least it ain't snow. however the last 2 winters there has been an 8 ft snowstorm. BUFFALO and then ERIE.
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Don't even put that into the universe!
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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
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That's the problem.

What might be nice now, can turn on a dime.
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Hopefully the mix in lethality neutralizes it.

BA.2.75/BJ.1 recombinant

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prep drill completed. 2 hours power outage.

filled over 125 gall water in 1st 10 mins. battery radio. no news and traffic sounded normal from town. can't b wide spread. coulda filled another 150 gall of water. if was needed. due to how long repairs take nowadays, i did monitor the water pressure. had it dropped indicating issues farther out, i woulda filled more.

nice calm drill.
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Nothing to do with Monkeypox.



Last Edited by whitepiedtv on 09/12/2022 11:10 PM
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Worth watching.
I’m going to assume the person recording is laughing out of disbelief.
Sounds horrifying.

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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
 Quoting: SpinalCracker


Some European countries are desperate for people. Italy, Spain, and Portugal are all fairly easy to immigrate to. We're looking at Italy.
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Six inches of rain and climbing.

Got the trash pumps running to try and prevent water from flooding the house.

Started just before midnight on Saturday and has not let up since.

Forecast is we might get a total of 8 inches before it finally moves out of here.

Fingers crossed...
 Quoting: Larry D. Croc


Damn. That's practically your entire annual rainfall in 72 hours.
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expand on that RIFF. why do u think then ppl will rise up and attack each other?
 Quoting: JAZZz50


It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
 Quoting: SpinalCracker


Some European countries are desperate for people. Italy, Spain, and Portugal are all fairly easy to immigrate to. We're looking at Italy.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



If you have ancestry there, sometimes you can apply for full citizenship which allows you to go ANYWHERE in the EU. You have to have been descended from an ancestor who didn't get citizenship
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It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Actually, that I can prove. My grandmother traced our family history (father's side) all the way back to 16th century Wales.
We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
 Quoting: SpinalCracker


Some European countries are desperate for people. Italy, Spain, and Portugal are all fairly easy to immigrate to. We're looking at Italy.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff



If you have ancestry there, sometimes you can apply for full citizenship which allows you to go ANYWHERE in the EU. You have to have been descended from an ancestor who didn't get citizenship
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Haiti revolts against the high cost of living, new fuel price hikes, and crime. Roadblocks and burning tires were placed along city streets and protesters threw stones in an angry response to the government.

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Haiti revolts against the high cost of living, new fuel price hikes, and crime. Roadblocks and burning tires were placed along city streets and protesters threw stones in an angry response to the government.

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If history repeats itself, that'll get really ugly down there. Haiti is a rough place.
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Russia ‘Not Discussing’ Mass Military Mobilization, Kremlin Says

Russia is not planning to declare a mass national draft for the war in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

Lawmaker Mikhail Sheremet, a member of the State Duma’s Security Committee and the ruling United Russia party, spoke out in favor of general mobilization on Monday, according to the URA.ru news agency.

“Without full mobilization, [without] switching to the war mode, including the economy, we will not achieve the desired results,” the agency quoted Sheremet as saying.

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BREAKING: The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has agreed to send an initial monitoring mission to the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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The other day I was picking up dinner at the local Arby's drive-thru, and was told "Card or exact change only." Thought that was weird, so I asked about it at the window. Turns out they had no coins to make change with.

Haven't we been down this road before? Where is all US coinage going?
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RIFF, do u stop and pick up take out food often? i'm curious.

we haven't stopped much during the 2 years. did some in the early days in remote towns cause the virus wasn't wide spread here. haven't even stopped for a milkshake in a long while. don't trust ppl since none are wearing masks. so the workers are breathing all over the food.
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Re: Coffee Crowd for Civilized Discourse on World Events
The other day I was picking up dinner at the local Arby's drive-thru, and was told "Card or exact change only." Thought that was weird, so I asked about it at the window. Turns out they had no coins to make change with.

Haven't we been down this road before? Where is all US coinage going?
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We went to a state music conference in summer at a large hotel in downtown Dallas. As you enter there were signs that said cash free zone. That was a first for me.

Not coin shortage related but reminded me of it. We had a hard time getting quarters in Colorado last fall to do laundry.
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It is the UK express...However, "Ukraine LIVE: Horror as report Putin's motorcade attacked with explosives rattles Russia"....

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The other day I was picking up dinner at the local Arby's drive-thru, and was told "Card or exact change only." Thought that was weird, so I asked about it at the window. Turns out they had no coins to make change with.

Haven't we been down this road before? Where is all US coinage going?
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My understanding is that it is due to the Mint having limited working capacity due to Covid.

The coins have no real intrinsic value so I don’t think people are hoarding them.
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RIFF, do u stop and pick up take out food often? i'm curious.

we haven't stopped much during the 2 years. did some in the early days in remote towns cause the virus wasn't wide spread here. haven't even stopped for a milkshake in a long while. don't trust ppl since none are wearing masks. so the workers are breathing all over the food.
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Quite often. We don't consider virus transmission by take-out food to be a high risk at all.
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