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    carlimac reacted to Just_A_Guy in Censorship?   
    I look forward to YouTube acting as aggressively against Chinese and Iranian interests, as they have against the Trumplings.
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    carlimac got a reaction from Anddenex in The election   
    It's that phenomenon of people seeming to exist in  "alternate universes".  Where are you getting your info? Did you not see or hear about the huge rally again FOR Trump last weekend in DC? Are you not aware of the polls that have been taken on this? At least 70% of Republicans and even some Democrats believe there was wide spread fraud. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/09/republicans-free-fair-elections-435488
    Might be time to step outside your own bubble to see what other people really think.
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    carlimac got a reaction from NeedleinA in The election   
    It's that phenomenon of people seeming to exist in  "alternate universes".  Where are you getting your info? Did you not see or hear about the huge rally again FOR Trump last weekend in DC? Are you not aware of the polls that have been taken on this? At least 70% of Republicans and even some Democrats believe there was wide spread fraud. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/09/republicans-free-fair-elections-435488
    Might be time to step outside your own bubble to see what other people really think.
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    carlimac got a reaction from mirkwood in The election   
    It's that phenomenon of people seeming to exist in  "alternate universes".  Where are you getting your info? Did you not see or hear about the huge rally again FOR Trump last weekend in DC? Are you not aware of the polls that have been taken on this? At least 70% of Republicans and even some Democrats believe there was wide spread fraud. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/09/republicans-free-fair-elections-435488
    Might be time to step outside your own bubble to see what other people really think.
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    carlimac reacted to estradling75 in The election   
    All accusations he had leveled against him back when he ran the first time.. so nothing new there.
    It does appear he is out of time to Gain the Presidency.  I do not think the House is going to challenge the College vote and I do not think the Courts will reverse it now...  However I do not mind him continuing because and much as we are mortal and fraud will happen...  I'm not ok with ignoring it, and his selfish interest are aligned with dealing with it at the moment.
     
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    carlimac reacted to prisonchaplain in The election   
    I thought I would take a crack at these. By way of disclosure, I was one of those Evangelical Christians that voted for Trump to protect religious liberty and place conservative judges. His immigration policies were ineffective, imho. HIs trade approach surprised and changed me. I've been a free trade advocate, but POTUS correctly saw China for the danger it is, and convinced me that trade should be fair, not free. His crude approach was probably needed for the four years he was in.
    OK, so here we are. I'm not an expert, an analyst, a pollster, or even one who's taken a Statistics course. My impression is that there were some shenanigans surrounding the election. However, President-Elect Biden won the popular vote by over 4%, and it seems pretty obvious he won the electoral college. POTUS promised to honor the electoral college vote. His campaign repeatedly promised definitive evidence. At this point, he does appear to be the sore loser. He's not exposing a new level of election fraud, he's hyping the typical level and making it appear to be more than it is. The reason that so many (I do not believe it is anywhere near half the country) believe Biden lost is because Trump says so, and they believe him.
    It's time for conservatives to cut our loss, and accept our major wins (the House and Senate went much better than expected, and our judges are in). Further, we should be laser-focused on winning the GA senate races, so the Senate can be a bulwark against the radical wing of the Democratic party. Further, I sincerely hope Trump settles for being a voice in the GOP, and does not seek to mount a 2024 run. That ship done left the harbor.
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    carlimac reacted to askandanswer in The election   
    The inability of the formerly united States to conduct a presidential election perceived by the vast majority of participants to be free and fair is quite puzzling and extremely surprising to this particular outsider. 
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    carlimac reacted to NeedleinA in The election   
    1. It is over once Trump concedes OR we hit the 1/20/21 swearing in of Biden, but I would call it premature to rule Trump out just because someone desperately wants it to be over with now.
    2. What exactly was the SC clear about? That Texas didn't have standing.
    3. Actual confirmation of the Electoral College doesn't start until 1/6/21, again premature on this point.
    4. If Joe Biden accomplished his 'victory' thanks to enough fraud to affect the election outcome... should he become our next president? This really is a simple yes or no answer.
    We have a new AG now.
    Forensic audit of the Dominion voting machines in Michigan was just completed with 68% error rate.
    Trump legal team hasn't presented before the SC yet.
    Etc.
    Etc.
    Trump has been labeled a clown since 2015. That clown went against all the odds and became POTUS.
    I don't know what he legally has up his sleeves still, but I hope he uses every bit of it to fight against the Swamp.
     
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    carlimac reacted to mirkwood in The election   
    "We of this Church know something of such groups. The Book of Mormon speaks of the Gadianton robbers, a vicious, oath-bound, and secret organization bent on evil and destruction. In their day they did all in their power, by whatever means available, to bring down the Church, to woo the people with sophistry, and to take control of the society. We see the same thing in the present situation." Gordon B. Hinckley, The Times in Which We Live
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    carlimac reacted to NeedleinA in Biden Corruption Emails   
    Either way it actually appears to be Trump vs. Harris this election. The Dems have to be holding someone ready to go on the sideline for Harris's new VP.
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    carlimac reacted to NeedleinA in Biden Corruption Emails   
    No one, including Litchman with his 2000 vs. 2016 interpretation flipping, knows for certain what the results of the election will be. Saying someone will be president vs. someone will win the popular vote isn't the same thing. He was correct, according to himself. He was right that Gore won the popular vote BUT then still lost the presidency. He can't have it both ways and still be a guru. He is always careful to give himself an out if he is wrong, after all he couldn't sell as many books unless he has an out. The out this year is Russian interference and voter suppression.

    With really only two players in the game, we all have 50/50 odds of being right or wrong.
    Time will tell.
    Independent of Litchtman, one thing I'm certain of is that the mainstream media hates Trump. He has called them out for being fake news since the beginning. He has done his part to expose their heavily biased agenda. In so doing, he has crippled their credibility, hurt their viewership and ultimately put a bleeding hole in their pocketbook. Thus the hatred. If any poll suggested Trump would win, I would never expect them to freely offer up that information. Suppression is key.

    Trump didn't create the far left's hatred, he only helped expose them for who they are.
     
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    carlimac reacted to Suzie in Biden Corruption Emails   
    Kanye West is also running for President.
    I was going to say how in the world.... but again, you have Trump running again so anything can happen.
    I watched him yesterday but I was too distracted by the nodding lady in the background,  it was constant and at some point it was just irritating. 
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    carlimac reacted to NeedleinA in Biden Corruption Emails   
    Perhaps the Senate is his back up plan once the Harris Administration is in place?
     
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    carlimac reacted to pam in Biden Corruption Emails   
    What scares me is that someone who doesn't even know he's running for President could possibly win.
    Twice now he has announced he is proud to be running for the Senate.
     
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    carlimac reacted to pam in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I didn't vote for Trump last time (didn't vote for Hillary either) but this year I am.  While I may not like his mannerisms or his cockiness, I have been impressed in the job he has done in office.  
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    carlimac reacted to pam in Biden Corruption Emails   
    Ted Cruz is calling for Jack Dorsey to attend some kind of a hearing to answer as to why twitter and facebook are deleting and censoring all of the NY Time's articles regarding Biden and his son's dealings.  
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    carlimac reacted to Carborendum in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I've actually noticed a lot of people leaving the left because of cancel culture.  They still remain pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-universal healthcare, etc.  But they believe in free speech so much that they feel the right is more tolerant than the left.  The right will actually have a real discussion about a difference of opinion.  The left will cancel you for one word out of line.
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    carlimac reacted to NeuroTypical in Biden Corruption Emails   
    I get all my relevant news from TikTok these days.      And I'm astounded by the amount of #WalkAway liberals who have had enough of multigenerational betrayal by democrats, and they are ticked off enough to publicly come out as supporting Trump.   The prospect of a guy who has been making the same promises to fix things for 4+ decades, and a Veep pick of the only person out there who has put more black people behind bars than he has, is just too much for them.
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    carlimac reacted to Carborendum in Biden Corruption Emails   
    It stands to reason.  Very few 2016 Trump voters will change sides.  And some never-Trumpers (like me) shifted and decided Trump is actually doing a good job.  He's proved us wrong on many fronts.  We still don't like the guy and hate all his character flaws.  But we can't avoid admitting the good he's done.  MANY people are in this boat.
    Yes, leftists who hated him before still hate him now.  No change there.
    On the other hand we have Biden... 'nuff said.
    So, if we can't decrease the number of Trump voters (because it really doesn't seem like those numbers are diminishing) then the only way for Biden to win...
    1) "Get out the vote" with a whole bunch of people who didn't vote for Hillary to come vote for Biden.
    2) Cheat.
    Given that Biden is pretty much the only choice that could have been worse than Hillary, I doubt option #1 is viable.  But if the Dems focus on Kamala and the 25th amendment... that could work.  Not that I'm a fan of Kamala, but liberals will certainly take her over Trump any day.
    Short of that, yeah, they're going to cheat.  What am I saying, they've already been cheating.  We've uncovered at least a dozen incidents of voter fraud all over the country.  And every one of them has been to push the votes towards Democrats.  It is no wonder all the liberals are expecting a landslide in favor of Biden even though there is no rationale for believing such a voter shift would occur.
    Suzie points out "too many things have happened".  Yeah, and?  I was a Never-Trumper and I've listened to everything that has gone on.  And I have listened to both Fox and CNN.  From time to time I can even abide some words from MSNBC.  I had every motivation and desire to hate Trump as much as any liberal.  I just didn't have TDS. 
    And when I consider all the sides and all the arguments, I'm still seeing that "it's Trump's Fault" simply doesn't pass the mustard.
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    carlimac reacted to Carborendum in Who has gone back to church at the building?   
    I had almost the converse reason for not attending.  Not quite a mirror image opposite, but "converse" is about right.
    After reading your post, I've realized how unreasonable I've been for avoiding church attendance for my very real reasons.  I hope you may find your reasons are as real as mine, and at the same time your choice to not attend is just as unreasonable as mine has been.
    I'm going to repent and go back to church.  I hope you do as well.
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    carlimac got a reaction from seashmore in Who has gone back to church at the building?   
    What was the experience like? 
    We went back for the first time today and it was surreal, depressing and I didn't feel anything because of the distraction of it being so different. Our ward is so divided up (Northeast Area directives) that we only had 18 people there for our session ( granted a couple families were missing). I sat there the whole time wondering what church really is for me. I definitely have felt the spirit more at our home meetings than I did today. I should have felt the spirit at the building today. Everything went ok. But the few families that were there aren't the ones I'm closest to and it made me wonder if the feeling of the spirit has more to do with the emotional warmth of being with people we have a bond with than the "mechanics and structure" how the meeting is carried out. 
     
      
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    carlimac got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Who has gone back to church at the building?   
    What was the experience like? 
    We went back for the first time today and it was surreal, depressing and I didn't feel anything because of the distraction of it being so different. Our ward is so divided up (Northeast Area directives) that we only had 18 people there for our session ( granted a couple families were missing). I sat there the whole time wondering what church really is for me. I definitely have felt the spirit more at our home meetings than I did today. I should have felt the spirit at the building today. Everything went ok. But the few families that were there aren't the ones I'm closest to and it made me wonder if the feeling of the spirit has more to do with the emotional warmth of being with people we have a bond with than the "mechanics and structure" how the meeting is carried out. 
     
      
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    carlimac reacted to JohnsonJones in Netflix’s upcoming underage twerking movie - “Cuties”   
    I don't have Netflix, so I'm not supporting this already.  They don't need to worry about me cancelling...because I don't have them in the first place.  I can see why the movie is offensive just from the picture they posted (poster, or whatever it is) that one can see from a quick google.
    I looked up this movie and it seems to have dual messages...and I can see why it won awards.
    It seems to pertain to the conflict between religious values of the Islamic faith verses the ideas of modern society and their influences when they crash together within an individual who is part of both worlds.  The confluence between someone who comes from a deeply rooted faith which has some morals which society finds repugnant compared to an activity or involvement in such activity that the religious society finds repugnant.  It is taking the two opposites and exploring what the individual will do or feel during their journey between the two.
    Perhaps, in this instance, the age range they chose to use was too young.  It may be more acceptable (to some, for the very religious, probably not) if the young person involved was 18 or older.
    The IRONY in this is that dance studios and modern dance classes are VERY POPULAR today in the United States.  People seem to be upset somewhat about this documentary, but have turned a blind eye to the fact that this is happening in almost every city in the US today on a MASSIVE scale.  If they are upset about this documentary (and I can actually see very well why this documentary IS disturbing, though I have not gone out of my way to see any advertising for it, the poster that was shown via google was enough to make me not want to try to find out anything else about the actual film) they should be even more scandalized and angry at what is going on in modern dance teaching with kids as young as 3 or 4 (some cases younger).
    In some places, unless you have taken gymnastics and this modern dance training, it is impossible to get into Cheerleading, and cheerleading itself has some aspects related to all of this.  Cheerleaders are found in almost every School from Jr. High on up, sometimes younger.  It's not just this documentary.  This documentary is merely a symptom of a larger and more serious problem that's going on all around us. 
    Nevertheless, I don't have a Netflix account and do not plan on having one, so my voice on the matter is probably inconsequential in regards to their decisions.   
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    carlimac reacted to pam in How would you answer this?   
    Pretend you are Gramps from Ask Gramps and you got this question.  How would you answer it?  Please provide any scripture reference or talk or quote to substantiate your answer.
    LDS family members keep saying: "The church teaches that socialism is evil"; but a quick search on lds.org only has talks from the 1980's and earlier. If socialism is as "evil" as my family members think it is, then why aren't the current apostles and prophets currently warning us against it?
     
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    carlimac got a reaction from Anddenex in Netflix’s upcoming underage twerking movie - “Cuties”   
    I agree with this. Though my daughters showed promise in dance ( pop music) , I took them out early ( after a year) or had them do clogging instead. Thankfully, they all eventually opted for soccer or track without me having to fight them on it, much. This was 25-26 years ago for my first daughter. Granted I came from a family where I was the youngest and my mother had me at 42 so I was probably a generation behind in my social acceptance of pop culture of the times.  But I was appalled!! This was a pretty conservative community and the dance club included lots of little LDS girls. The high school age dancers were very  suggestive in their dance. During practices for the big end of year show I watched some of the watchers- high school boys! and I saw it through their eyes. That's when I decided my girls weren't going to be dancers. 
     A decade later when my youngest girls had friends that invited them to take ballroom dance with them, I agreed to let them. And it was cute in the way you think miniature farm animals are cute or a tiny house is cute. Someone small dancing like adults do in a formal and very chaste manner. Cute! Until I watched a performance at a competition including some 14 year old girls salsa dancing.  Then I about puked. And after that I told the girls "sorry" but competetive ballroom dancing wasn't anything I would support if it included dancing like that (much to the dismay of my girls and their friends and their friends' mother who despite being one of the most conservative LDS moms I've ever known, had no problem with her young teenage girls dancing with so much sexual overtone. There was a disconnect there that I still don't understand. ) It would have made me sick to see my own girls in that role. My daughters got over it and, as I said, hopped right into cross country and track without missing a beat.
    I have one sweet friend with a tiny 10 year old who has won competitions in dance and she posts lots of pictures of her on social media. I just pray that little girl isn't found by a pedophile. She's an easy target and even very suggestive in, like, first day of school pictures. I take it that her mom thinks it's funny but  I worry for them.