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doris13 wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 11:23 am
did you really have to bring trump or the republican party into this? unbelievable !

Evidently one can't have an opinion on trump or republicans unless it is to agree with them.

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what does trump and the republican party have to do with baffert doping his horses?

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did they change the definition of attacking? why were trump and the republican party even brought into it?did they tell baffert to dope the horse. now i'm moving on and maybe you should too

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doris13 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 11:29 am
did they change the definition of attacking? why were trump and the republican party even brought into it?did they tell baffert to dope the horse. now i'm moving on and maybe you should too
That's why it's called Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS

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Reading these and similar posts in other threads makes me wonder about whether there is any common ground here. I'm guessing that being for or against Trump or for or against Biden had nothing to do with any of us coming to this website, particularly those of us who have been here since before Obama's hope and change campaign.

Years ago, there were bitter disagreements, perhaps even worse than these. But they were about whether or not martingales had any effect on winning at video poker or whether it was right to hold a kicker with trip aces when playing Triple Double Bonus. That is, before they sometimes degenerated into personal attacks of those who held the different views.

I understand the urge to rant or to present the news item that proves to you that you have been right all along and those who are writing things you disagree with need to see your slant which will prove to them that they have been wrong all along. With any pause for thought, you should probably concede that the percentage of people here that you will convert to your opinion is right around zero. Maybe you don't care about convincing others. Maybe you have some need to here from others that think like you. Maybe you are just happy with gotcha moments directed at others who don't. If the latter is the case, that is probably not the most noble of intentions, but that would mean that you don't really care.

Our ability to find things that confirm our own beliefs and biases is fairly strong. You can also find flaws in the other's argument, particularly depending on where you get your news or otherwise got your education. And who knows? Some news stories may be reported completely accurately. It is possible that someone actually has reported the exact truth, with 100% precision. However, the last 20 years suggests that accounts on the opposing news channels cannot simultaneously be true. So, there is a good chance that you are sometimes, perhaps often, basing your opinion on others' opinions that are substantially unsupported by facts and truth. And if the article is not 100% true, then part of it is by definition wrong. Nevertheless, even if you are lucky enough to be opining on something that actually is true, that doesn't mean that those with strongly held opposite views are somehow going to be convinced by your citation of them, particularly when other things that you strongly believed eventually turn out to be obviously false.

I don't truly care if you continue to snipe at each other or me for expressing my opinion here. I will continue to skip over the stuff I don't care about. And it would be a very low probability event for me to see something in this forum that had any impact whatsoever on my future votes.

Wishing you the best of luck when you return to video poker.

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doris13 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 11:29 am
did they change the definition of attacking? why were trump and the republican party even brought into it?did they tell baffert to dope the horse. now i'm moving on and maybe you should too
You'll be missed. :roll:

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Questions for those who dare to think:

1) What if everything you thought was good, was really bad? What if the Red Cross took your money to make money trafficking children under the guise of saving them?

2) What if Disney was part of a vast child pornography and pedophilia network under the guise of providing child-friendly entertainment?

3) What if Child Protective Services didn't protect children at all? But abused their power to separate children from their guardians to enslave/and or traffic them?

4) What if Church leaders and faith-based organizations oversaw and engaged in sexual abuse of children and fomented a system of protection for themselves instead of being havens of protection and safety?

5) What if our agencies of government who swore to uphold and protect the constitution not only taxed and used your money to enrich themselves, but also aided and abetted global drug, weapons and human trafficking criminal enterprises to make billions?

6) What if hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, instead of healing us, purposely prolong our illnesses and in some cases caused them in order to rake in billions/trillions?

7) What if agriculture and produce providers/developers altered our food to addict us, poison us, make us sick and stunt our aging as part of some population control scheme?

8) What if our past Presidents, who promised to lead us and protect us were involved in assassination(s) (and attempts) of other Presidents, led us into endless wars to personally profit with the intent to destroy this great country?

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musicmeyer wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:39 pm
Questions for those who dare to think:

1) What if everything you thought was good, was really bad? What if the Red Cross took your money to make money trafficking children under the guise of saving them?

2) What if Disney was part of a vast child pornography and pedophilia network under the guise of providing child-friendly entertainment?

3) What if Child Protective Services didn't protect children at all? But abused their power to separate children from their guardians to enslave/and or traffic them?

4) What if Church leaders and faith-based organizations oversaw and engaged in sexual abuse of children and fomented a system of protection for themselves instead of being havens of protection and safety?

5) What if our agencies of government who swore to uphold and protect the constitution not only taxed and used your money to enrich themselves, but also aided and abetted global drug, weapons and human trafficking criminal enterprises to make billions?

6) What if hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, instead of healing us, purposely prolong our illnesses and in some cases caused them in order to rake in billions/trillions?

7) What if agriculture and produce providers/developers altered our food to addict us, poison us, make us sick and stunt our aging as part of some population control scheme?

8) What if our past Presidents, who promised to lead us and protect us were involved in assassination(s) (and attempts) of other Presidents, led us into endless wars to personally profit with the intent to destroy this great country?
What if 2 plus 2 = 5 , in lefty california if u correct your student and say its 4 u r a white supremist ! math is racist ! the dems plan to keep em dumb and keep em on the dem plantation !!

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I said I was moving on meaning from this thread not leaving

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musicmeyer wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:39 pm
Questions for those who dare to think:

1) What if everything you thought was good, was really bad? What if the Red Cross took your money to make money trafficking children under the guise of saving them?

2) What if Disney was part of a vast child pornography and pedophilia network under the guise of providing child-friendly entertainment?

3) What if Child Protective Services didn't protect children at all? But abused their power to separate children from their guardians to enslave/and or traffic them?

4) What if Church leaders and faith-based organizations oversaw and engaged in sexual abuse of children and fomented a system of protection for themselves instead of being havens of protection and safety?

5) What if our agencies of government who swore to uphold and protect the constitution not only taxed and used your money to enrich themselves, but also aided and abetted global drug, weapons and human trafficking criminal enterprises to make billions?

6) What if hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, instead of healing us, purposely prolong our illnesses and in some cases caused them in order to rake in billions/trillions?

7) What if agriculture and produce providers/developers altered our food to addict us, poison us, make us sick and stunt our aging as part of some population control scheme?

8) What if our past Presidents, who promised to lead us and protect us were involved in assassination(s) (and attempts) of other Presidents, led us into endless wars to personally profit with the intent to destroy this great country?
What if my Aunt didn't shave her mustache?
What if Pickett had had air support at Gettysburg?
What if Thomas Jefferson wrote the Bible?
What if Nixon had been allergic to dogs?

Kool idea for a new thread.
What if?

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