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general non-furry discussion / Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 12:19:50 pm »
The increase of hatred, racism, and bigotry in this country, especially during the last 12 months due to the Presidential campaigns, debates, and election. And it just seems to get worse as the weeks and months drag on.  :( Lincoln was right: "A house divided against itself cannot stand."  Republicans against Democrats. Liberals vs. Conservatives. Americans against........Americans.  :o I hope this country doesn't erupt into another civil war........or worse.
general non-furry discussion / Re: A Cashless Society?
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 12:09:37 pm »
I'm not too keen on a cashless society.  :P Besides the negative things that Rocket posted, my biggest gripe is when I'm at a store and in the checkout line. If a person is in front of me and is having trouble paying for their purchases with a credit or debit card, or the register/computer systems break down, etc., then I, as well as others, have to stand there waiting and waiting and waiting till the issue gets resolved. In the time it takes for their issue to get resolved, I could already have my dollar bills out of my wallet and pay for my purchase faster and be out the door long before the other person with the problems got finished.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 12:00:22 pm »
Well, kilts are popular in some parts of the UK IIRC.

Exactly. ;) Men were wearing skirts (kilts) long before skirts were worn by women.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Local weather
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 11:52:38 am »
Partly Sunny and light breezes with highs in the 70s.

That's about the same here.
The speed limit here has been raised to 75 mph on certain roads. Little else has changed as I'm still being overtaken and passed by about as many cars as before on the commute each gay.
general non-furry discussion / A Cashless Society?
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on Today at 10:04:26 am »
You may have heard the ads for gold or the prognostications of certain commentators saying that we're on the way to a cashless society. Several countries have already gone cashless. Proponents say it will stop drug trafficking and having to print money. Opponents say it will end privacy as one's buying habits can be tracked and exploited, living "off the grid" would be impossible--unless one resorts to barter.     
I'm not crazy about the prospect of having my cash digitized as someone in gummint could shut off my access to my funds because they don't like my recent letter to the editor, or I have a similar name to a terrorist/fugitive.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on Today at 10:02:28 am »
Well, kilts are popular in some parts of the UK IIRC.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Local weather
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on Today at 09:56:36 am »
Partly Sunny and light breezes with highs in the 70s.
Trump Day 155
Trump man continues his lies. When at his ralley in Iowa he
said housing starts were higher since he was elected. Well
the facts show even in Iowa housing starts are down over
the last eight months. He isn't helping housing starts at all.
As usual his supporters eat up everything he says. Perhaps
when their Trump balloon bursts they will see the  light.

Our man Trump supports getting tougher on crime. Now at
first look that sound good, but crime isn't going up accross
the country. Except in a few cities. Those activities art tied
to drugs any more than any where else. The Atterney General
apparntly feels building more prisons will solve the crime
problem. We need to fix the reason for crime. This country
has the larges prison population in the world. So we must
be doing something wrong.

Even conservative judges complain they are forced to give
stiff prison sentances when it isn't warrentd. Obama was trying
to move the country toward a softer approch, but Trump is trying
to say a non exsistant increase in crime is the falut of Obama.

The GOP complains the government is too big, but they support
tossing people in prisons. I have heard it can cost over 50,000
a year to keep one person in jail. That would go a long way in
paying  to educate people so they can live without resorting to
 Gcriminal activity. Sure some will never learn, and some might find
prison a good way to live, but if we don't work to help rather than
hurt we will be spending more an moe on prisons.

The GOP leadership and Trump apparently are going to have to
twist a few arms to get enough votes to pass their draconican
health bill.  Seems if they make it softer the conservatives won't
vote, and if they make it tougher the moderats won't vote for it.
So the GOP leaders are tweaking and fussing. Not counting
threats to members who won't vote for it. I heard a report
a pack is threatening to spend over a million dollars to defeate
a senator if he didn't vot for it. These PAC's should be illeagle.
they can spend millions  to put people in office where individuyals
can't. I think people should only be able to give a politician no
more than a poor person could.

If Trump care is passed. There will be a lot of people with cheap
insurance that leaves them unconvered when they need it. It's
just human nature to want to save money. The ACA forced the
iusurance companies to sell good health insuracan. Of course
good insurance costs more when it pays the bills.

In the past I can remember guys coming around selling
insurance that only paid for the hospital room. So one
would be on hook for the nursing and all other costs.
At the time if you were healthy a good major medical plan
wasn't too pricey, if you had a health problem forget it. but
the cheap plans were very cheap, and a lot of people ended
up bankrupt depending on them. If the GOP have their way
it will happen again.
general non-furry discussion / Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 08:42:56 am »
I saw this on tv a few days ago. . Apparently the hot
weather in the UK has boys wearing skirts. Seems
school rules won't let them wear short pants.

I must say my knees are too knobby to show. LOL.. But
I don't blame them for wanting to be cool.

Here is a link to the story.
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