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news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on June 27, 2017, 10:11:30 am »
Trump Day 158
Our man Trump sent out a report thata Syeria was about to kill more people
with gas, and he Trump would likely see they paid for it.. I am thinking
Trump made this report trying to devert attention from the health bill in
the senate. I could be wrong, but Trump is capable of about anything if
he wants something bad enough.

Other than that Trumps son n law hired another lawyer. Apparently
he feels he might need legal help. Only thing just because a lawyer charges
a big fee doesn't mean he can get a guilty person out of serious trouble.

Trump and the GOP leadership is twisting arms trying to get the votes needed
to pass the senate health bill. The senate leader is afraid if they don't pass it
now the public will convince a senator or two to vote no.  He and Trump both
should be ashamed trying to rush this bill which could cost millions their
health care, and raise insurance rates for millions more. Not counting those
with health issues will see rates sky rocket. The GOP say they have subsities
to help, but not enough for the working poor.

If they pass it, I think it's only the beginning. They will go after other social
programs next. Medicaid,  Medicare, and social security. The GOP wants to
privatize it all..  History has shown it won't work, people will put off saving
for retirment, put of buying insurance. Then when they loose their job they
are standing in the streets begging. This will lead to more crime, and family
violence.  Free market works fine for many things, but sometimes we have
to help people help themselves.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on June 27, 2017, 07:25:16 am »
Kilts! Invented by a people even the Romans found too hard to conquer!
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by cause the rat on June 26, 2017, 11:39:46 am »
Unisex clothing?  You mean like bluejeans and T-shirts?  : ) Truth is there's way to much difference in a man and woman's body. Not just with the reproductive organs. The overall shape of the body. Guess they could come out with designer long jerkins and loin cloths.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on June 26, 2017, 09:49:18 am »
Trump Day 157
Our man Trump had some good news today. The supreme court
allowed part of his travel ban to be put into effect. Only people
who have relatives, job or going to school can travel from the
banned countries to the USA.

This is a temporary decision as they will take up arguments this
fall. Personally I think the supreme court is playing politics as the
travel ban was only good for 90 days. That alone should have caused
the supreme court to not even look at the case. I think it's just to
help Trump more than doing their job. The deciding vote was by the judge
Trump picked. Looks political to me.

Now Trump is claiming the supreme court is saying the lower court
stays were wrong. This is misleading. The court has only allowed
a small part of the travel ban to work. The court will decide who is right
or wrong this fall.

Also the supreme court decided a religious school in Missouri should
get public funds for recovering a playground. If so shouldn't the church
school pay taxes too? This is a dangerous decision as it weakens the
separation between church and state.

Over the years some judges have let personal beliefs color their
decisions. Granted they are only human, but if the senate did their
job properly they would investigate each appointment to learn their
personal records and previous decisions that affect people. Some
say they are supposed to make decisions based on the constitution.
Sometimes decisions have to be based on cultural changes, but
careful not to make laws. Congress is supposed to make adjustments
to laws they pass, not the court. The GOP wants the court to make
decisions that are politically unpopular so they won't get the  blame.

Above all the senate should try to put party neutral people on the
court. Instead over the years both of the major parties have been guilty
of playing politics with the supreme court. If a judge was found
to pull the court left or right. Then the next appointment should be
someone who would likely return it to a neutral position. It's doubtful
a president or the senate will ever work this way as human nature is
always selfish.

They are still trying to get enough senators to pass their version of
Trump care. It would be nice if they would just pass Medicare for all.
then let people buy supplements for extra care. I have to pay almost
$300 a month for health insurance with Medicare. They have advantage
plans which are less costly, but if you go to the wrong hospital or doctor
you get to pay instead.

The GOP is more interested in saving money for businesses and their
owners than anything else. They promise jobs, and tax cuts, but not
good jobs, and the tax cuts are mostly for the rich. If they had their way
there wouldn't be any unions or any costly health regulations to protect
workers. They would sell the national parks if they could get by with it.
I find it odd how they can stay in power. You would think the public
would notice how the GOP leadership treats the average person.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on June 26, 2017, 08:24:04 am »
Most clothes made for women are a bit too flimsy to
wear doing physically hard work. Women tend to like
clothing that isn't rough on the skin. That's not to say
men don't, gets back to culture.

Of course in most cases people who do physical labor
wear pants. Be they men or women. So i t's more of
leisure preference.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Kobuk on June 25, 2017, 03:11:19 pm »
I probably couldn't care what a man or woman wears. It's their life. They can do what they want. But just be prepared to deal with the consequences if somebody doesn't like something that you've done. ;)

Should men wear skirts and/or any other feminine clothing? Hard to say. Depends on the body type and style of clothing worn. Some feminine stuff may look good on a man, while other stuff won't.

As I said before, men were wearing skirts long, long, long before women were. Scottish men were or still are wearing kilts, and Roman soldiers from centuries ago wore skirt type garments.

Some stores and companies have been trying to come out with more "unisex" clothing that a man and/or a woman could both wear in the last few years. How far this endeavor will take off remains to be seen.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Michen_S on June 25, 2017, 10:46:11 am »
Eh, I have to say I generally think fashion between men and women make no sense to me anyways. I'd say people need to rethink fashion. A part I can understand, like only women have bras (as most men don't need it unless you have a lot of fat stored up), but stuff like skirts being banned for boys... I fail to make sense of that.
I think feminine clothes can make men look just as good as masculine clothes can make women look good, but somehow the world is treating those things like they're evil or something like that. Though men with more feminine looks are seen as "evil" more often then women with more masculine looks. And that's another thing I don't get.

I'll stop now, I don't want my brain to explode.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on June 25, 2017, 09:54:59 am »
Trump Day 156
Our man Trumps blame game is causing a lot of unrest in the country.
There are a lot of people who feel threatened by foreigners, or anyone
who is or looks different. These people look up to Trump partly because
he says things they want to believe. I doubt if Trump stops his blame
game because he would loose a lot of support from those who voted for
him. Trump may not know how to run a country, but he does know how
to manipulate people.

I fear minorities, women, LGBT, and the hadicapped are going to have
it tough for a few years. I just hope it doesn't lead to violence accross
the country.  Though already some people are causing harm to those
Trump is laying blame on.

A lot of people are closet racists, biggots, and all around haters. Some
use the excuse they are protecting family and jobs. Trouble is its mostly
due to ignorance of the facts. Trumps supporters watch the far right on
tv, and listen to the same on talk radio. They should take the time to
listen to a more balanced reporting before deciding who is right and
wrong. Or who is costing jobs, making jobs. If they don't they are going
to be loosers in the end. We could all loose in the end as well.

I heard something that suprised me a bit. Turns out in France people have
a right to health care at practically no cost. Working people pay little in
income tax.  One might think how could that work? Turns out they do tax
the very rich. People with incomes of over a half million a year pay enough
in taxes to run the country.  Our GOP friends would claim this would
ruin the economy, but France has a strong economy. I am sure people pay
more for some things, but if a country like France can make it work there
is no reason we can't. It's corporate greed that stands in the way..

Those in the GOP claims people in countrys with socialized medicine have
to get in line to get health care. This is true in some cases, but usually
only for care that can wait, More people die due to lack of care in the USA
than they do in countrys with socialized medicine. This is something the
GOP doesn't want to talk about.

The GOP wants to keep health care in the market place to control prices.
This only works if you insure healthy people. The market place will not
work for people with exsisting health problems. The only realistic way
to handle health care is to have everyone pay for health care via the
government  Otherwise many won't be able to afford to get health care
at all. Premiums for hi risk people will be more than their total income.
The GOP say they will help pay this, but not untill they are are destitute
if at all.

The GOP has played politics with the ACA since Obama first introduced it.
They should be a shamed as this plan was a GOP plan to begin with.
Now they want to get rid of it co they can cut taxes for the very rich.
Trump would  get a 7 million dollar cut in his taxes alone.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on June 25, 2017, 08:36:44 am »
In the distant past people wore robes and other wrap around
garments.  I guess pants came along for sailors, and others
who needed more protection than a wrap would give.

Apparently men in some cultures felt pants made them look
more masculine, and it has spread around the world.

Climate controls dress too. You don't see Eskimo women in
skirts. Or in any area where the temp drops below zero. If
they do you can be sure they wear leg wraps as well.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Boys in skirts.
« Last post by cause the rat on June 25, 2017, 06:35:38 am »
From a  heath view. A skirt or kilt is healthier for a man to wear than pants. Keeps parts of the body from overheating. And dryer.
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