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Is it no longer possible to collaborate with political opponents at this stage?

It is no longer possible.
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It is possible.
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Collaboration is possible if we have similar economic views.
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Collaboration is possible if we have similar cultural/social views.
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Why would I collaborate with anyone? Going monke is the best way forward.
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Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:03 pm

Corrian wrote:
The Black Forrest wrote:
Maybe….welll…..ahh…..Nope. Even my startup was in 18 countries.

"According to its website, Lowe's has operated/serviced more than 2,355 locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico alone, although the Mexican stores were closed in the late 2010s."

Pretty globalist there huh.

Lord Dominator wrote:There’s a house near me with like a half dozen signs like that

My dad learned today that 7 days after an election, political signs are technically not allowed in my town. So we might report it, especially since its provocative right next to the highway. Not that I personally care if its provocative.

I’m pretty sure at one point that one of the signs asked me for gas money because I voted for Biden - I’m honestly not sure where they get all of them

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Postby Myrensis » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:03 pm

The Black Forrest wrote:
Merrill wrote:
No, but they were under the authoritarian governors and mayors! I still live under a public space mask mandate, and it's pissing me off!

So very many lies, starting with 2 weeks to flaten the curve...


Hah. You forgot the authoritarian business leaders and owners. The school leaders, etc., etc. It’s pissing you off? Oh Boohoo. I can guess how you would have handled WW2 with all the rationing. Ohhh the complaining.

You can have your “freedom” you just get the consequences of your choices.


I can all ready hear Tucker Carlson on the radio ranting about the elitist bureaucrats in Washington telling real Americans that they have to give up their sugar and beef just because that nice Hitler fellow wants to make Germany great again.

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Postby The Black Forrest » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:03 pm

Corrian wrote:
Lord Dominator wrote:There’s a house near me with like a half dozen signs like that

You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles


Let me guess. Marine sticker too?
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Postby Rusozak » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:09 pm

Corrian wrote:
Lord Dominator wrote:There’s a house near me with like a half dozen signs like that

You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles


I like to play games with Trumpers, guessing how high their pickup truck is raised and how many stickers they have on it.
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Postby Necroghastia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:15 pm

Rusozak wrote:
Corrian wrote:You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles


I like to play games with Trumpers, guessing how high their pickup truck is raised and how many stickers they have on it.

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Postby The Andorian System » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:15 pm

The Black Forrest wrote:
Corrian wrote:You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles


Let me guess. Marine sticker too?


Don't forget the Confederate flag stickers.
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Postby Corrian » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:19 pm

The Black Forrest wrote:
Corrian wrote:You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles


Let me guess. Marine sticker too?

Can't recall. I've seen a couple of the looney ones.
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:19 pm

The Andorian System wrote:
The Black Forrest wrote:
Let me guess. Marine sticker too?


Don't forget the Confederate flag stickers.

Yes, because those appear so often.
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:20 pm

Corrian wrote:
Merrill wrote:
Those aren't N-95 masks. Their just normal paper masks. Just because it looks like a medical grade mask doesn't mean that it is.

Actually, being someone who works at Lowe's I am PRETTY sure the 10 packs are N-95 masks. The 50 packs are just the paper masks.

Edit: Actually might be KN95 but still

This is literally what I bought
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Postby Hispida » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:20 pm

Corrian wrote:
Lord Dominator wrote:There’s a house near me with like a half dozen signs like that

You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles

some moron nearly ran into a schoolbus when i was getting out of the parking lot today
his entire back window was plastered in shit like "fuck you" "trump 2020" "blue lives matter"
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:22 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Corrian wrote:Understatement. While I was enjoying all the salty coworkers today, one was talking about how Lowe's is a "Globalist company" so of course they'll go along with Biden's mandate.

Lowe's only has stores in America and like a smaller division in Canada. That's it.


That's been the change, conspiracy theories were the domain of whacks, now it's people I actually know.

The Internet is to blame
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Postby Corrian » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:23 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:
The Andorian System wrote:
Don't forget the Confederate flag stickers.

Yes, because those appear so often.

You would be surprised how many trucks I've seen with one.
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Postby The Andorian System » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:23 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:
The Andorian System wrote:
Don't forget the Confederate flag stickers.

Yes, because those appear so often.


Where I live, they do. But I'm sure your snark will make the confederate flag stickers next to the Trump/Pence stickers disappear on people's vehicles.
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Postby Corrian » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:24 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Bombadil wrote:
That's been the change, conspiracy theories were the domain of whacks, now it's people I actually know.

The Internet is to blame

Theoretically the Internet era should have been great, but apparently it was an easy way to just continue your echo chambers and false information more easily....even though the proper info is easily available.

Hispida wrote:
Corrian wrote:You should see some of the vehicles I've seen in the parking lot (I'm a loader/lot attendant at a Lowe's). Some people are whacko and love displaying it with 15 stickers on their back window.

Edit: Or all the idiots with their flags from their vehicles

some moron nearly ran into a schoolbus when i was getting out of the parking lot today
his entire back window was plastered in shit like "fuck you" "trump 2020" "blue lives matter"

I've seen quite a few "Fuck Inslee" stickers and masks at work.
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Postby Rusozak » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:25 pm

Corrian wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Yes, because those appear so often.

You would be surprised how many trucks I've seen with one.


I saw them in Wisconsin... It seems to just be a general rural white supremacist thing and completely lost the Southern identity it used to possess.
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Postby Exalted Inquellian State » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:26 pm

The Andorian System wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Yes, because those appear so often.


Where I live, they do. But I'm sure your snark will make the confederate flag stickers next to the Trump/Pence stickers disappear on people's vehicles.

I mean, I live in Florida, so maybe there's less here.
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Postby Corrian » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:26 pm

Rusozak wrote:
Corrian wrote:You would be surprised how many trucks I've seen with one.


I saw them in Wisconsin... It seems to just be a general rural white supremacist thing and completely lost the Southern identity it used to possess.

I live in Washington state, so...
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:27 pm

Exalted Inquellian State wrote:
The Andorian System wrote:
Don't forget the Confederate flag stickers.

Yes, because those appear so often.

Dude I saw a good bit of marines with CSA flags on their trucks. Hell one of the guys I enlisted with had a confederate belt buckle, though the Sargent told him it wouldn’t be a good idea to wear it to MEPS in Atlanta
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Postby Thermodolia » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:31 pm

Corrian wrote:
Rusozak wrote:
I saw them in Wisconsin... It seems to just be a general rural white supremacist thing and completely lost the Southern identity it used to possess.

I live in Washington state, so...

I’ve seen a few in AZ. Though those where from people not living in Maricopa county, most live in Gila or Pinal
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Postby Narland » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:32 pm

The Andorian System wrote:
Exalted Inquellian State wrote:Yes, because those appear so often.


Where I live, they do. But I'm sure your snark will make the confederate flag stickers next to the Trump/Pence stickers disappear on people's vehicles.

Its a never-ending battle. Snark does wonders. As an Idahoan, I expect Southerners, and Californians to leave their baggage behind when moving here. Stars and Stripes forever.

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Postby Shrillland » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:32 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Corrian wrote:I live in Washington state, so...

I’ve seen a few in AZ. Though those where from people not living in Maricopa county, most live in Gila or Pinal


I've got quite a few of them in my little town too, and this is the land of Lincoln and Grant for fuck's sake.
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Postby Rusozak » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:36 pm

Shrillland wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:I’ve seen a few in AZ. Though those where from people not living in Maricopa county, most live in Gila or Pinal


I've got quite a few of them in my little town too, and this is the land of Lincoln and Grant for fuck's sake.


Yeah, it's rare in the Chicagoland area but I think I have seen one or two. But once you start seeing cornfields you start seeing confederate flags.
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Postby Merrill » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:39 pm

Lord Dominator wrote:
Merrill wrote:
Easy to miss when the boot on your neck is Democrat...

If a business chooses to mandate masks, that's fine, it's their property. Someone else will be happy to take my money.

That's the difference, you see. My transactions with businesses are VOLUNTARY! The government gives only a shitty choice: Obey, or Die.

Please direct me to where the government has indicated death is the punishment for not complying with mask or vaccine mandates.


Death is the punishment for any disobedience. Even “Civil” penalties. They fine you, you refuse to pay, they arrest you, you resist, and they kill you.

There should be no laws that aren’t worth someone dying for.
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Postby Narland » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:42 pm

Merrill wrote:
Lord Dominator wrote:Please direct me to where the government has indicated death is the punishment for not complying with mask or vaccine mandates.


Death is the punishment for any disobedience. Even “Civil” penalties. They fine you, you refuse to pay, they arrest you, you resist, and they kill you.

There should be no laws that aren’t worth someone dying for.

Excellent point. I was taught this in school but that was so long ago that sometimes forget. Laws need to be few, reasonable, and weighty. The example a Jr. High teacher teacher gave to ask yourself, if this law was passed and for whatever reason if your mom, sister, or grandmother refused to comply, and resists to the end, you are okay with the government shooting her in the head for it. It would have to be pretty heinous.
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Postby North Washington Republic » Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:48 pm

Corrian wrote:
Rusozak wrote:
I saw them in Wisconsin... It seems to just be a general rural white supremacist thing and completely lost the Southern identity it used to possess.

I live in Washington state, so...


You see confederate flags in rural Minnesota as well, and 99.9% are not from the South and have no family lineage from the south either.
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