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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I didn't think there was a timely way. The more I've learned over the last few days, you're right. Impeachment could be timely but it would require a pro-motion leader in the both houses as they...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I think the two are materially different. We certainly have had some problems with modern day slavery but it's been considered criminal and has been strenuously prosecuted. We didn't make it...
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    As I understand it they're not mutually exclusive but it does mean that you wouldn't want to progress it through the Senate for those 100 days because then it would act as a blockage. So you can...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    My tonsils. Yeah, that's the one.
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    I don't feel like this is a tail end on the right though. The majority are probably still decent but those that we would have called extremists 20 years ago now extend a substantial way up the bell...
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    Thanks for the good wishes. I'm honestly feeling pretty good at the moment. Just a bit of a cough and a bit headachey. At any other time I'd probably have just sucked it up and gone into the...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Well, I've tested positive. Feeling OK. Just a mild cough and headache so far and doesn't seem to be getting any worse.

    Anyone who's responded to any of my posts in the last 10 days should...
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    VS 2019 Re: Byte Array to String Problem

    @vbschoolboy, as other members have said, we really don't link discussions about cracking passwords and bypassing security on this forum. Regardless of your intentions, any answer you received would...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I assume it's meatloaf. I'm fine with Covid if it comes with meatloaf.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Yep. I honestly recommend anyone who can stomach it should spend some time looking at the far right discussion platforms. It's seriously uncomfortable to read but it'll quickly dispel any doubts...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I don't foresee a civil war but I do foresee widescale rioting, assassination attempts and acts of domestic terrorism.

    Yeah, I see those too. What I don't see is his followers having the level of...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    By the way. You know the footage of the single police officer that keeps backing up the stairs as the mob follows him. Apparently he was actually leading the mob away from the Senate Chambers where...
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    of course they are. I mean, they don't want it getting out that the riot was actually Antifa led... or some other made up garbage.

    I couldn't disagree more. It's exactly this line of thinking...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Yeah, I get that. It's really a pragmatism vs idealism argument and, on this occasion, I think the stakes for the future are so high that I'm opting for idealism. Honestly, though, I don't think...
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    You've posted in the wrong forum so I'm going to move your thread. Code bank is where people can submit example code rather than ask questions.

    Given the broad nature of your question, there...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I think they should impeach but it's important to understand that it's not actually about removing Trump, it's about making an unequivocal statement about what is and isn't acceptable from a...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I imagine that's roughly true... but talking about the "Biden Coup" and the "Biden Riot" mark you out as being in the other 1/4.

    Me too. Chatter on the internet is apparently indicating that...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I really don't think it's fear mongering. After Trumps 12 hour twitter ban was lifted and before they permanently banned him he managed to release two tweets. One was saying he wouldn't be...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    They're explicitly trying to have his access removed. This is how low he has sunk. The possibility of him actually starting world war 3 is being considered as a genuine threat.

    And, tempting...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Not at all. I know there are black people who support Trump. They do represent a diminishingly small proportion of his constituency, though. I'm honestly not sure where you're driving with this...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    You are right, Islam is not a race. However, when we're talking about "isms" I think that's a distinction without substance. We don't have short word for prejudice and hatred based on religion so I...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Just to repeat, I'm not directly talking about racism in this thread (I've kinda flogged that horse to death in other threads) but rather the In group vs the Out group as far as Law enforcement is...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Yeah, I have a bad habit of editing every post I write at least a dozen times:blush:

    Yes and no. I believe most are well intentioned but their biases lead them to take actions we might disagree...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Fair enough. It's 9:30 AM over here so I'm appalled at your behaviour. I might grab one myself though.

    I don't follow your reasoning here. The first part of that has no bearing on an election,...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I hardly think that's a semantic game. I said something, you misinterpreted it, I clarified. If I hadn't we'd have been talking past each other.

    To clarify further, the issue at play in the...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I didn't. I accused your law enforcement agencies of being institutionally prejudiced. Do you really believe they're not?

    Your law enforcement agencies have spent the last 4 years being told...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Not ignorant, institutionally prejudice. Compare the policing of Left and Right wing demonstrations over the last year. The difference is stark.

    They didn't police the Trump rally because these...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Because the protesters weren't BLM or Antifa... you know... the dangerous anarchist types.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    It's true. We've been corrupted by .Net and then C#
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    talk about an echo chamber...


    talk about an echo chamber...


    talk about an echo chamber...
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    I wasn't aware of that site but... wow... just... wow.
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    Yeah, I've seen more footage since I posted that and I've changed my position. Some of the officers actually posed for selfies with the rioters for Gods sake. So, yeah, there was collusion and it...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Some of those who work forces...

    Actually, I suspect it was pure pragmatism, they knew they couldn't prevent it. It's possible that it was collusion but I doubt it. Certainly it should be...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    You, sir, are a comedy genius



    March to or March on? It's an important distinction and involves pitchforks.
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    Building a 64bit interop for VBA

    Hi Folks

    I'm out of my comfort zone here and likely doing something stupid.

    I have inherited an application that has VBA (including the IDE) embedded in it. For performance reasons this was...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Others have already answered (and I suspect your tongue was at least a little bit in your cheek with the question) but yeah. It's a weird kind of incoherent, rambling and strangely orange charisma...
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    I... just... how do you know this?!

    Yeah, I'm with you there. It's textbook narcissism but turned up to 11... or more like 13. Speaking of which, I now think the chances that Trump will actually...
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    Re: No Deal

    I agree but looking to my own opinion on this kinda misses the point because I'm a remainer. If you want to judge whether the deal is a success or not you really have to put yourself in the mindset...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Populism is nothing to do with representing the masses, it is to do with exploiting them.

    I admire your optimism.

    I agree with that though

    Trumps amorality is not unique. I do think he...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Yeah, there's definitely a difference in scale between the two events. I think that's mainly because the stakes are higher. Like you said: seventy plus million Trump supporters.

    The scariest...
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