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People really get excited about eclipses

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Yet, unless you are in the darkest zone, the outlying regions might think a thick cloud passed over the sun, unless they bothered to look up. Probably be like that here in Maryland.

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True James.

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I remember the last one in the UK, 1999 I believe. It did look a bit eerie but not darkness.
Dafydd.

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The gods are angry!!!

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We're all gonna die!!!

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About to go dark

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No...things already are dark, take a look at the crew that's running the government.

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(NT) NT - Obama's gone

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He might be back

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With the crew that's in there now.

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The President is a golfer.

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Can he take a mulligan on his first hundred days or whatever?

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Being left in the dark is what one gets

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from getting all of the information used to formulate their opinions from the loudest of major media/social media outlets and the entertainment industry. I could argue that, until recently, these folks had more influence on who was running the government than they do right now...and they're not one bit happy about it. Perhaps one reason we have this current "crew" in place is not because of who they are but because of who they are not.

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correct

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When given a choice between a pack of wolves and a barrel of monkeys, the choice for some is obvious.

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Yup

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Bad and worse.....that's what I thought about the last election.
Which way do you go?

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I'm sitting back and enjoying the fun

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(NT) Hey! Don't just cite them, quote them!

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We did this to ourselves.

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We deserve this but we can make it a "teachable moment" if we're only 1/2 smart and stop blaming the wrong people. Trump didn't attach the White House an take it by force so don't fault him for being there.

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I'm not blaming trump

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I thought he was ill suited for the job when he was running for prez.
So far he has not done anything to change my opinion.

I did not much care for Clinton either.

Bad and worse.

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Yes..His credentials were poor, IMO

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and so were Obama's. He was a narrowly focused activist trained in the art of giving little people bigger voices. That's not necessarily a bad quality but it's not a quality I consider appropriate for leadership of a large nation of diverse thoughts and objectives. I also don't know why the Democrats put all of their eggs into one basket. I have an idea about this but I'd not want to state it as fact. We do, IMO, have two very dysfunctional political parties who have been trading places and doing little more than fighting with one another using the public media as their weapon of choice. The public media has not, however, been fair in how they distribute the ordnance they are given. This leaves too many citizens in virtual darkness. They become frustrated, angry and unable to reason. We're like a bunch of bobbleheads in front of our TVs tuned to the station of our choice and with no idea that the picture is much larger than it appears. I say it's time to end the monopoly these two parties use as a stranglehold on our form of democracy. Drain the swamp, as it were.

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Agree

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If voters would start sending more centrist people to Washington perhaps the two sides could sit down and get something done, make sausage.

Now were sending far left and far right people and it's close to treason to agree with the other side.

The result is either nothing gets done or we lurch left and then right, it's a heck of a way to run a country.

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(NT) And yet, some seem habituated to it ...

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Rare phenomenon

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This is once in a lifetime. Wow, I wish i was in the States.

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A bit of light entertainment.

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Post was last edited on August 20, 2017 4:24 PM PDT

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A well-intentioned Welshman posts an informative

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link about celestial mechanics, and Yanks turn it into a political controversy.
Dafydd, you Mods don't get paid enough!

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We're all volunteers DR.

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But I note your comment on the hijacking of threads.
Dafydd. Wink

Post was last edited on August 21, 2017 3:36 PM PDT

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My wife heard about a woman who called

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in to a chat show to say, 'It's at a very bad time for our family. Can we get it rescheduled?'
Here in NM, one of the sunniest states, we're socked in this AM. I thought Jehovah was on our side!!!

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(NT) There is a God! The sun is shining!

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Not much here.

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I got a neighbor, a Dutchman, some kinda painter. Anyway, he says he'll make me a camera to watch the eclipse. Camera? Just a hole punched in a piece of tin!
Got a cute little assistant, though.

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