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Mark Reed wrote:

Jay Angler wrote:@ Mark Reed - OT - I find it totally ironic that you've posted a song about US Democracy written by a Canadian. Leonard Cohen was brilliant - may he rest in peace and may his songs live forever!


Yea, I Know and also maybe ironic that the US isn't really supposed to be a democracy but I like the sound of it anyway. In truth, Cohen's "The Future" or "Everybody Knows" might actually be more appropriate to the situation, I was just trying to stay a little more positive.



Perfectly fitting song....as are the others that you mention....Leonard Cohen's music is universal

...same with Neil who got citizenship here in order to vote in this election...his music has always crossed boundaries.

and since I would much rather play music than discuss here's there's American Stephen Stills 'For What it's Worth' ...still timely after all these years.



 
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Mark, had to add at least this one here.....

may we all age with the grace of this man....
 
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This is what is happening in my community at the moment...even made it to national news stories.
I feel the rhetoric of the current occupant has allowed those with these kind of beliefs to feel free to express them and act out...I don't doubt the thoughts and behaviors were already there, it's just that we now have had a bully of a president who has encouraged violence among those of different ideologies...my 'opinion' of course.

I'm very proud of our community that said no, we won't accept this.  
There is an interesting political divide that for the most part does not effect neighborly day to day life here.
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/09/933052625/police-chief-resigns-in-arkansas-after-death-to-all-marxist-democrats-posts

The police chief of a small town in Arkansas resigned Saturday after posts attributed to him calling for violence and harassment against Democrats were widely circulated. The town's mayor says the inflammatory remarks don't reflect the community.


Mayor Elliott strongly condemned the posts, saying, "The Marshall community does not in any way support or condone bullying or threats of violence to anyone of any political persuasion!"

 
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Hey guys.

Moderator here.  I drew the short straw and am writing this note to let you know three important things.

1. at permies, we have members from all walks of life, different countries, professions, and different political views.  Including people who are saddened by recent political events. Please be careful with your choice of wording so as not to accidentally insult people with different views.  
2. this is the cider press.  At cider presses, one tends to chew up apples.
3.  Each and every staff member has been given a bushel of apple cores and reminded that, like apples, they do not have to justify why they gave these fruit bones to a post.

We have about 40 active staff and another two hundred intermittent staff members right now.  That's a lot of different points of view and potential cores.  I know I feel tempted to throw one every time I see someone use the word decimate incorrectly (it means "reduce by one tenth damn it!"


https://permies.com/t/17422/permies-publishing-standards
https://permies.com/t/7304/Leaving-room-peoples-ideas
https://permies.com/t/137686/apple-cores-apparently-annoyed-staff
https://permies.com/t/31128/category-Cider-Press

I'm almost tempted to ask staff members to toss cores at this post just to show you how easy it is to lose apples.



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I've been out hiking at the Buffalo River so I guess I missed something here?

Thanks R. Ranson!
My original post was really just intended to be a happy, relieved expression that I wanted to share and I said right there I didn't really want to 'discuss' differences of opinions...hahaha...
I should have known better of course if I hadn't been so single minded at that moment.

I would be perfectly happy if this thread was locked.

 
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Thank you r ranson for doing whatever you did with my post.  I suppose people won't appreciate my sense of humor.  I have watched many of times and you are really good at helping people not get in to trouble.  I don't want my apples decimated or worse!  

So this is my new post.  I am respectively not so relieved.  I am extremely passionate about my country and the society I work for.  If I open my big mouth more I will probably hurt someones feeling, so I am going to go out and dig up some baby persimmons trees and plant them in a more productive area in our food forest.

Thanks again r.
 
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