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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    Really? What do you think the 70 known tunnels that ran under the wall are for? Decoration? ;) If people want to get to the other side, they'll find a way. Whether it's with a tunnel, through the trunk of a car, via a spot where there is no fence or wall or something else. They'll find a way.
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    When and how should we open schools?

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, around 97,000 children have tested positive in the last two weeks of July. https://tinyurl.com/yyl5rlu7
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    Trump got antagonistic in a phone call with a GOP megadonor. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/08/trump-antagonizes-sheldon-adelson-phone-call-392688 It's the little things I take pleasure in nowadays.
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    Trump signed what is described as a mix of executive order and memorandums. They sound largely useless and/or harmful to social security and medicare. Legality is also a question (kind of feels like it goes without saying nowadays). https://tinyurl.com/y59lqpsu
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    I think putting it that way ignores the reasoning behind it. It wasn't about the necklace. It was about what the necklace was about and what the paparazzi would do once they noticed it. If the person you dated put you on the radar of people who stop at nothing wouldn't you want someone to...
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    I grew up in former West Berlin. Concrete walls may not fall over but I assure you, they don't work either.
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    So, Russia is planning to forge mail-in ballots?! https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1291894703756120070
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    When and how should we open schools?

    In Germany, they shut down two schools because each had one positive case. :wideeyes:
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    Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

    If it went down in the way described then I don't see anything wrong with the staffer telling her. The staffer has the experience, they knew what they were talking about and they had a good reason to do what they did. Maybe they could have said to not wear it or find an alternative way to wear...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Because it was also mentioned in the article about having the wrong conversation @Theatregirl1122 linked to, my mom spoke to a colleague from the elementary school earlier. She has a special needs child and she said that staying home and being with his siblings has been really good for her...
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    Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

    He needs to go away! Imagine how many immigrants might currently be afraid to use Medicare and may even be dying of YKW because they're afraid to use it. :(
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    When and how should we open schools?

    I spent some time thinking about this and I think it does. How should we open schools? A comprehensive teaching plan, a mask mandate that is strictly enforced, physical distancing, proper ventilation (ideally, open windows and/or new air filters), proper hygiene/hand washing and cleaning, a...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    Maryland issued another directive that overrides Montgomery County's new directive. Montgomery County's health officer said he had no choice but to rescind his order. The state has not provided clear reopening guidelines yet (but after they adjusted the rules so that private schools can reopen...
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    When and how should we open schools?

    It's why our neighbor/friend decided to homeschool her kids. Public schools are remote learning only for the time being anyway, but she didn't want them to have to live with the uncertainty. Now I have an image of high schoolers taking everything in their mouth in my head :D
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    Feral Kitty Question

    For a while (while she was younger), the family cat would start to play more or less the moment my parents switched off the light to go to bed. She would do stuff like play with a hazelnut and get it stuck under wood (or something that it makes a noise against) or climb up the wooden wardrobe...
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