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  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Reklama na pojazdach tramwajowych jest postrzegana przez wszystkich użytkowników dróg bez ograniczeń. Często linia tramwajowa dzieli pasy ruchu jak szeroka centralna wyspa. Tutaj pośrodku porusza się bez przeszkód w godzinach szczytu. A jeśli tramwaj nie jedzie na osobnym środkowym pasie, reszta ruchu musi poczekać. Ze względu na szczególną uwagę, jaką przywiązuje się do tramwaju, reklama na tramwajach jest również aktywnie postrzegana. Dlatego tramwaj przyciąga wzrok w ruchu drogowym. reklama w tramwaju Warszawa należy do najciekawszych ze względu na dotarcie do klienta kampanii reklamowych

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Thom, you live in Portland and you complain about the police? WTF do you smoke all day? Once again you are on the wrong side of the issue.

    I find it interesting that suddenly the democrat politicians and leftie media finally got around to kinda-sorta condemning the fiery, "peaceful protests". The arson and looting and murders in the streets were all fun and games, but now the sympathetic politicians are worried because the violence is showing up in the polling and focus groups.

    Even your completely clueless Governor Kate Brown is finally waking up to the fact this is hurting the democrat party.

    Oops', this just in,

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler moving to avoid rioters targeting his home

    It’s also worth pointing out how rioting only became objectionable once it threatened to hurt Democrats and not, say, those small business owners or anyone living in the affected cities.

    Riding the SJW wave to the WH has backfired, and blm and antifa have mutated into an electoral liability for the Democrat brand.
    The republicans have far too much on file and ready to counter these dimwit democrats quietly condemning the "peaceful protests" and then we have the Bernie Freeshit Sanders curled up in his closet still wiping the blood off his back from the stabbing once again given to him by the DNC.

    One hell of a way to run a railroad.

    Oh well, we can all look forward to more stupidity tonight.

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Simply put by WIKI:

    "Propaganda is communication that is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, which may not be objective and may be presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information ..."

    The right thinks we are the emotional ones, and yet they harbor so much fear and hate. We need to keep exploring how their brains work, how they learn, and how to talk to them. Peace, love, and understanding is HARD!

    No more trying to figure-out a sociopath. He has one agenda----I want what I want, and I want it now. He literally thinks it's his world, and we are his objects to get it.

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    In an essentially bipartisan democracy polarization and division over a wide spectrum of social and emotional issues tends to a 50:50 result. This favors (in terms of votes) the originally perceived weaker (less votes) side. Once the balance is close to 50:50 almost anything (including minor rigging) can determine the outcome.

    Biden and his followers need to embrace policies that are all inclusive. Find ways to make people feel welcome to joining their agenda. Does Biden want to use tough language, just to attract the support of few high profile Reps? Or is it better to outline a plan for education for all (including proper police training), health for all, minimum free time for all, jobs for al, accountability of people holding high level legislative, judicial and executive positions and give specifics of how many of these and to what extent will have been implemented by the end of 2021, 2022, 2023 &2024 (and beyond if successful).

    Inflammatory remarks from the other side should be largely ignored and occasionally humorously dismissed. Focus on the important everyday stuff. Give people the freedom of choice and make them feel comfortable that they will be part if the deal even if they vote against it. That is the inclusive approach. As fir the leader of the other side, ignore him as much as possible. Come up with a funny nickname, but use it rarely and only if absolutely necessary. Criticizing something is a form of advertisement, i.e. propagation. One should push for his own beliefs, without being much concerned of the final outcome, especially when one wishes to be elected my a reasonable majority of close to 2/3 and not by marginally due to a few thousand votes

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Other commentators have spoken very truly about the dumbing down, the lack of clear logic, that infects so much of American popular thought. I can only add to that. Having taught in several lower-end colleges I will say that from my perspective science is very poorly understood by many high school graduates. That naturally leads to magical thinking and a total misunderstanding of how preliminary test results do not mean success (Trump is a prime example of both). It also leads to fear of the technological world, hence conspiracy theories and delving into fantasy--including ridiculous beliefs like alien bugs in your head (Scientology) and 5G causes Covid (QAnon). Naturally no real progress can be made if a substantial part of its population looks at the natural world like a football game and ignores a "score" it doesn't like (such as climate change). Exactly the same fuzzy thinking pervades many citizens' knowledge of history, government, economics, foreign affairs, etc. No democracy can long survive that.

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    A real coincidence reading the two comments above because not only was I going to mention this trend, for decades, of purposely denying the general populace a good education, but that, also, I have a Hannah Arendt quote that I've had on my website for years:

    “In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. … Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow. The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    I believe we are witnessing the outcome of intentional dumbing and destruction of education over several decades... shame!

    Like... let's do trendy things... "what works is not fashionable"

    Change for the sake of change then forms justification for one's position

  • Why Are So Many Americans Willing to Support Hate & Division?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    I think Hannah Arendt has told us why:

    "The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e. the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e. the standards of thought) no longer exist." – The Origins of Totalitarianism, New Edition with Added Prefaces (1951; 1973) p. 474.

  • Was the Slave Patrol Doing its Work Last Night in Kenosha Wisconsin?   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Hey Thom, I think it is time we listen to George Lakoff again and choose our words wisely. Calling people who have AR-15s as being part of a militia is giving them credit they do not deserve. They are gangs. They are always called gangs when they are blacks with guns, so why give them the title when they are white. According the the 2nd amendment and constitutional lawyers, ir is the state's duty and responsibity out of neccessity to maintain a well regulated militia. Let's just start callling these cowards and traitors gangs is all I am suggesting. As a veteran, I find it offensive to give these POSs any credibility at all. Have a great day and stay healthy. Peace, Just Sam

    Ouray, Colorado

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    What goes round comes around.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Thom, how delicious is the fact the very people the democrats encourage and support are now turning on the most progressive of fools that have permitted their reckless destruction of Portland which has replaced Seattle as the anus of the United States.

    Wake up Thom, it is the very weakest that the blm and antifa animals eat first and your clueless support makes you their main course.

    Save your city by demanding the removal of your idiot mayor and feckless governor.

    Chickens Coming Home to Roost? Portland Mob Shines Strobe Lights Into Ted Wheeler's Condo at Night

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BLM with demands swarm Portland mayor’s condo, stage sit-in, hours after he praised ‘peaceful protests’

    Excuse me for laughing hysterically at the freaking irony of it all.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Can I contact Administration? It is about advertisement on your website. Regards.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Can I contact Administration? It is about advertisement on your website. Regards.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Two county sheriffs have refused to send deputies to Portland at Governor Brown's request. And, so the divide widens.

    I am betting those showing up for the destruction are not who any of us think they are. I hope they are prosecuted and made to pay for the damage

    My thanks goes to the brave, peaceful brothers and sisters. Keep your camera-phone handy and never give-up!

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Where is administration? I'ts important. Thank.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Where is administration? I'ts important. Thank.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    It seems factional street violence is currently being fueled in part by real and trumped-up doubts about the integrity of our voting system. These fears could be greatly dampened if an overwhelming number of people who are genuinely concerned that their votes be fairly counted were given a way of proving in court how they voted.

    This could be done by organizing a massive online notarization of ballot affidavits that would be completed in time to challenge in court every certified vote tally that shows fewer votes for a candidate than the corresponding affidavits do.

    There are two reason for thinking such a campaign is feasible: (1) online remote notarization is currently legal in twenty-one States, and at least four allow their notaries to certify documents for clients living anywhere in the United States; and (2) 140 million ballot affidavits could be notarized in twenty working days by about 350 thousand out of the 2.2 million licensed notaries legally permitted to perform online face-to-face services.

    What kind or degree of confidentiality such ballot affidavits would enjoy in the courts is a question for legal experts. The real question is whether or not enough people really want a fair election, and whether or not they want it enough to stand up in court and attest to the votes they cast.

    To the degree people are confident that affidavits are being collected that will protect the integrity of this election, there would be one less temptation to fall for politicized provocations to street fighting - and we would have a much better chance of avoiding an electoral catastrophe this time around.

  • Will America survive Trump's effort to stoke a Civil War?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    What really concerns me is not just a sporadic civil war environment, though that is bad enough, but that Trump is building a narrative to use after losing the election. With every right wing extremist stirred up it will be easy to tell them that he lost because of a "stab in the back" by those liberals/Jews/Blacks/Hispanics whatever. The QAnon insanity fits perfectly into this; blame a formless "them" for your problems. This is exactly the playbook that right wing Germans used in the '20s to explain why they lost World War I. And naturally it led right into having someone who promised to make their nation and (ficticious) race "Great Again."

    I'm not sure Donald is smart enough to do any such thing; he seems both lazy and ignorant, but for all we know he could be part of something much worse. Maybe not exactly a conspiracy, but certainly a group of right wing opportunists who will use what he has "built." Such mass movements don't just disappear. Trump got in thanks to a lot of somewhat justifiable anger in this country. That is still there, now squared and cubed, and the next would be tyrant will have learned from his mistakes.

  • Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    I have been looking for this information for a long time, I was very surprised when I found it here. jiofi

  • Is the Trump Death Cult Growing or Shrinking?   3 weeks 4 days ago

    Clearly, only one party in this election believes in democracy, and DOES NOT actively support voter suppression. Biden sucks, but, he at least rhetorically, supports democracy.

    Period, full stop....

  • Trump plays tinpot dictator instead of president   3 weeks 4 days ago

    @ #9; BLM backing off won't change a thing, DJT and his sycophants will only manufacture some kind of violence, and play off of it. Cause' it's a viable tactic....

  • Trump plays tinpot dictator instead of president   3 weeks 4 days ago

    @ 5; You bet, big organised $ floods BS everywhere..

    Welcome to the NEW American Banana Republic, we're #1 don't ya' know?

  • Trump plays tinpot dictator instead of president   3 weeks 4 days ago

    @#4; Seriously? Real Liberal my ass. Corporate hack, and paid to be such. There are NO,

    I repeat, NO real liberals on MSM. I was hoping you'd give us a REAL liberal like Jimmy Dore, maybe even Thom, but since you're humping DJT's leg right now, neither was offered.

    You paid sycophants are so F'ing transparent, but keep swinging.

  • Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Good website too

  • Trump plays tinpot dictator instead of president   3 weeks 5 days ago

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