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Nov 13th, 2018


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Some times you cannot log out of this 30 Second site and other times you cannot log in . Plus some 30 Second submissions will not enter like they should and did before.
- Man from Norwich



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Please change this page back ASAP.
- Edsel

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I thought the original premise of 30 seconds was to do with local events and happenings. It seems it has become a political forum for each side to spew their rhetoric and hatred for anything they don't agree with. Maybe The Evening Sun could make 2 30 seconds forums, one political and one related to local concerns. It gets real old hearing the same political talking points spewed every day by the same people who have nothing better to do.
- Man from Oxford

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"Think of how many health insurance employee's will lose their jobs if we put in a national health network getting rid of health insurance companies." First, we're talking about NYS, not nationwide. Secondly, if you would bother to read the link I provided you might get an answer to your concern. Thirdly, if you would bother to research and put up your own links that would be helpful. And finally, insurance companies are not just going to disappear. Look it up.
- Dred Scott

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Donald T: an old, angry man with little patience for the intricacies of U.S. laws. How scary is that? A reality tv fraud and cheater sitting in the highest office in the ALREADY great United States.
- Woman from Norwich

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Is there a problem with the web site? Put in user name but won’t let you put your password in
- Man from Norwich

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FYI Chuck Schumer made his tax info public.
- Man from Norwich

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“So why has not congressional members released their income taxes.” When they run for the POTUS position and/or while campaigning on their great businessperson abilities (and promising to display them) they should be obligated to do so; especially if they have multiple questionable worldwide business ties. And how’d that Trump University thing work out?
- Man from Norwich

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CHANGE THIS PAGE BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS !!
- Man from Norwich



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Think of how many health insurance employee's will lose their jobs if we put in a national health network getting rid of health insurance companies. I'm willing to bet home owners insurance will sky rocket just like mandatory car insurance did also.
- Man from another era

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So why has not congressional members released their income taxes. If they can force Trump to release his. He can force them all to release theirs too. Think about it. Neither Nancy or Chuck want theirs released. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/congress-has-the-power-to-obtain-and-release-trumps-tax-returns/2017/02/07/aa53254c-ea63-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a48819b6fbbf
- Man from another era

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Apparently “consecrated conceited conservative” isn’t a tolerable 30 seconds handle, while “Lazy_lib_with_no_life” is just fine; along with LibsRlosers. Telling
- Man from Norwich

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Do you know how much you pay now for the ill's visits to the ER who have no medical insurance?
- Man from Norwich

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How about those Baraboo High School boys. Cut right out of Trump's backside.
- Man from Norwich

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Yep it says Payroll taxes. That means people who actually work get screwed again and those that don't will get the rewards. Typical NYC Democratic justification.
- Man from Sherburne

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"The program would require some $90 billion annually in new tax revenue." Yes, but it will also combine all the other federal medical monies the state gets presently, which will reduce your property taxes. A progressive tax is the only fair way to pay. Every time an unisured or under-insured person walks into a hospital, you pay and you pay at the highest possible rate. Also, providing preventative care and streamlining admin will net big savings. Perfect? Nope. Lots of pros and cons to be discussed for sure.
- Dred Scott

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The program would require some $90 billion annually in new tax revenue, analysts said. Mr. Gottfried said it would be partly funded through a progressive increase in state payroll taxes. And where do think thats coming from.
- Man from Sherburne



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Can't wait to see his taxes
- Man from Norwich

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I can't respect an empty suit!
- Metal-Raven

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I say what Neniro said about Trump
- Man from Norwich

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As long as the for-profit health insurance parasites exist we will be in the medical dark ages. Health care in America is in the dark ages. Since the market only responds to money it will never deal with needs of people that have none, or serve areas that are not profitable.
- Metal-Raven

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I'm certainly glad that Sinema won in AZ, but McSally's concession video, with her dog and her grace, has got to be a highlight of this election. Perhaps the pugnacious, divisive and crass influence of trump is coming to an end. We can only hope and support civility when and where it occurs.
- Dred Scott

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Sorry man from another era, I’d much rather shovel my own snow!
- Man from Norwich

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On NY's Medicare for all plan: the largest savings would go to working households earning less than $75,000 a year, more than 98 percent of New York households would spend less on healthcare under the new legislation than they do now. The plan would also be expected to create more than 200,000 new jobs, which would more than replace those lost in insurance and in billing. Get the whole picture here: https://patch.com/new-york/newrochelle/ny-assembly-passes-single-payer-healthcare-poll
- Dred Scott

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Certainly not Faux newz by god!
- Metal-Raven

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The state of Maryland plans to ask a federal judge for an order declaring that Rod Rosenstein is the acting attorney general, not Matt Whitaker.
- Metal-Raven

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May be we could scrounge up some jobs in California cleaning up their mess. These migrants need to work if they cross the border. Next we can send them to up state NY to shovel snow. I'm sure NY has plenty of free stuff for them too.
- Man from another era

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Man with another error; I looked for your claim about tractor trailers and found nothing! What is your source? My God Metal Raven doesn't have time to watch the news.
- Man from another era

Nov 12th, 2018


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Medicare-for-all, funded by increase in payroll taxes. So the working people get to pay more for the non-producers. Typical Democrat thinking.
- MAGA

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The “Medicare-for-all” bill—designed to provide health insurance to all NY state residents—passed the predominantly Democratic Assembly Tuesday afternoon following several hours of partisan back-and-forth on the chamber floor. The program would require some $90 billion annually in new tax revenue, analysts said. Mr. Gottfried said it would be partly funded through a progressive increase in state payroll taxes.
- Woman from Sherburne

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Man with another error; I looked for your claim about tractor trailers and found nothing! What is your source?
- Metal-Raven

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Nationalism gave rise to the likes of Mussolini, Stalin, Franco & HITLER: The result was the Lossof MILLIONS of lives & world devastation; Is that what is wanted? Again! Refresh UR knowledge of History before following the Path of Fascism.
- Man from Outside Chenango

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Can any of you imagine Donald Trump mowing a lawn, washing a window or dishes, running a chainsaw, getting his hands dirty etc.? I'd pay to see him stand at the rear of a cow being milked or walk through a well used barnyard.
- Man from Norwich

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“You don't have to like what he says” It’s much more than merely what he says. The list of never-ending bragging, lies, slurs, vindictive actions, childish name-calling, disrespect toward anyone, abuse of power, purposeful divisive (and many times dangerous) rhetoric and yes, ineptness, is overwhelming to say the least. Anyone who believes the privileged golden drape man-child can relate to the common citizen &/or their needs/well-being/lifestyle is out of touch themselves.
- Man from Norwich

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Stillrockin, more people working means more taxes, which means more free stuff for computer-bound shut-ins like me. Nothing to complain about there.
- Lazy_lib_with_no_life

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"Call him what you want but unemployment has not been this low in how many years? Workforce participations is up to what? Minority unemployment is how low?" According him before the 2016 election, any statistics that showed positive results for those programs were bogus and altered by the Obama administration. The mockery he's made of the U S Presidency and damage he's done (including the haphazard deregulation; that'll come back to bite us sooner or later) outweighs the good he's capitalized on from the previous administration's lowered unemployment, consecutive monthly job growth etc..
- Man from Norwich

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So did Tenney concede yet? Have the election results been certified?
- Dred Scott

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Today trump called for stopping the recounts in Florida's votes for Senate and governor, alleging without evidence that many ballots are missing and forged and that a valid tally is not possible. This should alarm every democracy loving person! The Repub appointed Sect'y of State reports ZERO fraud. Eight years of Gov. Scott and the Repub attempts to discourage voting is blowing up in their face.
- Dred Scott

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...but what is our national debt (deficit) now? National debt jumps $1.2 trillion in fiscal year 2018. GOP and tRump reached a two-year spending deal that will INCREASE federal spending by a total of $300 billion in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
- Woman from Norwich

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Call him what you want but unemployment has not been this low in how many years? Workforce participations is up to what? Minority unemployment is how low? You don't have to like what he says but you can not complain about the results.
- Stillrockin

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WE, the Citizens of the United States, R being represented on the World Stage, by an individual that is incapable of displaying any Respect for anyone or anything that does not involve his personal ideology: Yet he DEMANDS respect; Respect is earned, something that he has NOT accomplished!
- Man from Outside Chenango

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"Tractor Trailer box's. 6,500 now on way to border. I don't think we can handle this many with out problems." I believe we were able to work out "problems" when hundreds of thousands of desperate Haitians ("boat people") and Cubans came here seeking asylum.
- Man from Norwich

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"He is also donating his pay check every quarter back." squat in a bucket compared to what his questionable money dealings are making he and his family; and a great way to avoid showing his tax info.
- Man from Norwich

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He’s serving himself. His campaign and election was a publicity stunt, nothing more. He’s a narcissist. Nothing more.
- Woman from Norwich

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Woman From Preston He is serving his country right now! He is also donating his pay check every quarter back. I haven't seen any others doing this. Semper-fi President Donald Trump. Commander in Chief.
- Man from another era

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Just saw on Fox News. People crammed in cattle hauler's , Tractor Trailer box's. 6,500 now on way to border. I don't think we can handle this many with out problems. We need to get all the congress members on the border now! This is a problem THEY have to handle NOW!
- Man from another era

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I wonder how many execs of military-industrial corporations and economic elites actually give a damn about soldiers. Endless futile wars are their crepes and caviar.
- Metal-Raven

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"Some how Red or Dred or who ever, I don’t think that myself or The President of The United States is the stupid one here. What I do think is that you are a hate filled miserable individual and I actually have pity for you. Your complete existence seems to center around 30seconds,making nasty and often hateful remarks to posters you don’t agree with. Very much like the US Press and lord knows Hollywood makes in reference to the President. Then they cry foul when he returns the favor.Like him or not he deserves a certain amount of Respect as do,your fellow 30Seconds posters." - We feel your love here MFN!!
- Man from Norwich

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"NY is turning into a third world state." Evidently you have lived in a third world country.
- Man from Norwich

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"you are a hate filled miserable individual" Project much?
- Dred Scott

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Is codes officer going to do anything about all the pallets piled in the isles in Walmart? These are going to cause evacuation problems in stores. Just like stopping and sitting in a fire lane it's against the law
- Man from another era

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I cannot begin to imagine how horrible it would be to live in a 3rd world country. The fear of being tortured and murdered or watching a family member enduring such, keeps them silent. - Woman from Norwich. Well are we allowing that to happen here next/ Keep electing socialist. NY is turning into a third world state.
- Man from another era

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tRump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn't bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow - & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom!
- Metal-Raven

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tRump’s actions in Paris that have drawn scorn from pundits and the military alike. https://www.alternet.org/expert-authoritarianism-reveals-why-trump-shirked-visit-us-military-cemetery-paris-has-time-putin
- Metal-Raven

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MF Norwich, giving credit where credit isn't due; along with projecting his own shortcomings onto others!
- Metal-Raven

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tRump's: Un-earned decadent lifestyle.
- Metal-Raven

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MFOC- he has bone spurs. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.”A Einstein
- Woman from Preston

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tRump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy!
- Metal-Raven

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In California, I think it's just KARMA. Those poor poor Democratic Hollywood types, what will they do! While the poor struggle to survive.
- DEMFEV ER

Nov 11th, 2018


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I can only speculate that henceforth, citing the example set forth by 45, our Military will not be required to be in the field whenever it rains, rather they will seek shelter in a nearby hotel/motel until the weather clears before resuming their duty!
- Man from Outside Chenango

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“Like him or not he deserves a certain amount of Respect“ Nope, he hasn’t earned my respect-anyone who doesn’t respect the position as a leader and can’t control himself (verbal or physically) gets none of mine.
- Woman from Norwich

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How's my hair?
- Metal-Raven

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MFN: Nope not self professed at all!
- Man from Norwich

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Some how Red or Dred or who ever, I don’t think that myself or The President of The United States is the stupid one here. What I do think is that you are a hate filled miserable individual and I actually have pity for you. Your complete existence seems to center around 30seconds,making nasty and often hateful remarks to posters you don’t agree with. Very much like the US Press and lord knows Hollywood makes in reference to the President. Then they cry foul when he returns the favor.Like him or not he deserves a certain amount of Respect as do,your fellow 30Seconds posters.
- Man from Norwich

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"...since the planet was formed. So what? It will end someday, just as it began! The burning of fossil fuels to make electricity is the largest source of heat-trapping pollution, producing about two billion tons of CO2 every year. Climate change did not develop as a problem UNTIL the industrial revolution and was human-induced. Roughly two-thirds of all industrial carbon emissions come from just 90 institutions. Several of those institutions, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, and Conoco Phillips, have extracted more carbon from the earth than most countries-with little to no oversight (lobbyists love the republicans).
- Woman from Norwich

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Kellyanne Conway: “He lied” Fact-Checker: "Lie number 6420" Statistician: "Average: almost 10 lies per day"
- Woman from Preston

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“I know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country.” "Our movement is a movement built on love." “The point is, you can never be too greedy.” –DJT continues to embarrass us all (even if you don't yet realize it). Trump has been lying to Americans since he made his first tv appearance on a brainless reality tv show. Each day he is just more brazen in his amateur and reckless pursuits to disparage our great country. #lockhimup
- Woman from Preston

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First order of business for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers after the election: pay hikes! A state panel will meet Tuesday to come up with recommendations to boost salaries for legislators and state agency executives
- Woman from Sherburne

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MF Norwich, I'll bet you're a self professed expert with everything!
- Metal-Raven

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"What did Obama do to serve his country?" "What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions." -DJT
- Dred Scott

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"I wonder if she’s bought anything in Walmart or Target recently or eaten one of her yummy school lunches!" "What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions."-DJT
- Dred Scott

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"Why are not these people revolting in their own countries to force change?" "What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions." -DJT
- Dred Scott

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Man from Columbus: tRump signs $110 billion arms deal with nation he accused of masterminding 9/11. Arms deal with a country accused of repeatedly violating international law is set to be worth $380 billion within a decade! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-arms-deal-saudi-arabia-110-billion-911-terrorism-international-law-war-crimes-a7747076.html
- Metal-Raven

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Obama did not literally send guns to the cartels, but during his administration, a program that was started under the Bush administration and lacked proper oversight managed to lose over 1400 guns, 2 of which later reentered America and were used in the murder of a Federal agent. https://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/americas/operation-fast-and-furious-fast-facts/index.html
- Metal-Raven

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That’s exactly what Michelle O is spreading is hate. She really needs to put a cork in it. The country had to listen to her hate for America and especially hate for white America for eight years. The only part of white America that she cared for was our economy so the taxpayers could support her extravagant life style. Not only for her and her family but her friends as well. I wonder if she’s bought anything in Walmart or Target recently or eaten one of her yummy school lunches!
- Man from Norwich

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Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces but their character.
- Metal-Raven

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Thank you to all of the Veterans who sacrificed and served this GREAT country. The crowd honoring them was the same size as years past. 11/11@11:00 has special meaning to Americans, regardless of the actually day.
- Woman from Preston

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MFN: You are absolutely correct, I am an expert in forestry management. Any other questions?
- Man from Norwich

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“Why are not these people revolting in their own countries to force change. If they can protest to get asylum they can protest to get change at home. “ Those living in 3rd world countries don’t live long if they “protest”. They don’t have free speech and they fear their corrupt local governments. Not to mention the cartels. I cannot begin to imagine how horrible it would be to live in a 3rd world country. The fear of being tortured and murdered or watching a family member enduring such, keeps them silent.
- Woman from Norwich

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When the president and a.g. start selling guns to the cartels to slaughter our law enforcement people like the last criminal administration did get back to me Raven.
- Man from Columbus

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"Hate to disagree with you because we all know you are the expert here,but President Trump is spot on about forest management. A forest is like a big garden. Manage and tend it and you will reap its rewards. Leave it to its self and it will overgrow, decay and eventually revamp itself,usually by fire. Likewise, maybe people should consider building their multimillion dollar homes other locations. Locations that are not tinder dry brush piles." jabbing someone else here about being an expert followed by your Hate to disagree with you because we all know you are the expert here,but President Trump is spot on about forest management. A forest is like a big garden. Manage and tend it and you will reap its rewards. Leave it to its self and it will overgrow, decay and eventually revamp itself,usually by fire." jabbing someone else here about acting like an expert followed by your forestry management lesson. gold-valued comedy
- Man from Norwich

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"President Trump is spot on about forest management." Except he fails to mention that these most recent fires have been in national forests, managed by the federal government. Oops.
- Man from New Berlin

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MICHELLE O out spreading hate.
- from

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What trump doesn't know-and won't admit- about forest fires: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-miller-zinke-fire-memo-20171001-story.html
- Dred Scott

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What's going on with the election result of the 22nd? Has Brindisi been certified yet? Is there a deadline when it must becomes official?
- Woman from Norwich

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Dred Emma : Hate to disagree with you because we all know you are the expert here,but President Trump is spot on about forest management. A forest is like a big garden. Manage and tend it and you will reap its rewards. Leave it to its self and it will overgrow, decay and eventually revamp itself,usually by fire. Likewise, maybe people should consider building their multimillion dollar homes other locations. Locations that are not tinder dry brush piles.
- Man from Norwich

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King Trump has let us know that he is an expert on forest management. Goes hand in hand with him saying that California is diverting river water to the ocean. Apparently he does not realize that rivers end up in the ocean unless the water is diverted for drinking or agriculture. Another example of our stable genius at work.
- Man from New Berlin

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Trump’s Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker panics and locks down his Twitter account after his scandals explode! https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/twitter-matthew-whitaker-scandal-lock/13978/
- Metal-Raven

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Now he's an expert on forest management too? "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!"
- Dred Scott

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