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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:49 AM

Important! Please Help!

To the DU community: Below please find two links -- one for mental health professionals, one for the general public -- demanding that Dr. Bandy Lee be reinstated at Yale University. Dr. Lee was fired for her efforts to educate the American public on the dangers that Donald Trump posed to this country, including her most recent, must-read book, "Profile of a Nation: Trump's Mind, America's Soul."

In 2020, I did a series of three interviews with Dr. Lee that I posted on this forum. In the first, we discussed the specific personality features that made Trump a dangerous president. The second focused on how Trump was tearing the nation apart. In the third, we provided a discussion predicting January 6. I am currently working on another interview.

I am hoping that community members will not only sign the petition, but will share it with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, in support of Dr. Bandy Lee. Thank you in advance for your support on this important issue. I will be sending Dr. Lee a link to this OP/thread, so please feel free to express your support for her to read in the comments.

For professionals:
https://worldmhc.org/a-petition-to-yale-to-reinstate-dr-bandy-lee/?fbclid=IwAR1x_mk70o7pZT9Xfr88TQCyBQKpDr2-zMNjnnUAFmx-ZSHfWwNAv7Lf2n8

General public:
https://www.change.org/p/yale-university-yale-unfairly-fires-asian-american-for-speaking-the-truth-we-demand-her-reinstatement?recruiter=1192507885&recruited_by_id=7d1dfa30-9b8e-11eb-b5bf-3f8671c0072e&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=petition_dashboard

Peace,
H2O Man

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Reply Important! Please Help! (Original post)
H2O Man Apr 16 OP
AnotherMother4Peace Apr 16 #1
H2O Man Apr 16 #4
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 16 #2
H2O Man Apr 16 #6
Me. Apr 16 #3
H2O Man Apr 16 #11
secondwind Apr 16 #5
H2O Man Apr 16 #14
Canoe52 Apr 16 #7
H2O Man Apr 16 #17
littlemissmartypants Apr 16 #8
H2O Man Apr 16 #18
littlemissmartypants Apr 16 #60
H2O Man Apr 17 #106
littlemissmartypants Apr 17 #112
ananda Apr 16 #9
H2O Man Apr 16 #21
berniesandersmittens Apr 16 #10
H2O Man Apr 16 #22
BobTheSubgenius Apr 16 #12
BobTheSubgenius Apr 16 #19
H2O Man Apr 16 #25
BobTheSubgenius Apr 16 #53
H2O Man Apr 16 #67
gibraltar72 Apr 16 #13
H2O Man Apr 16 #31
FakeNoose Apr 16 #15
H2O Man Apr 16 #32
spanone Apr 16 #16
H2O Man Apr 16 #34
PETRUS Apr 16 #20
H2O Man Apr 16 #35
piddyprints Apr 16 #23
H2O Man Apr 16 #36
SergeStorms Apr 16 #24
H2O Man Apr 16 #37
Name removed Apr 16 #26
demmiblue Apr 16 #27
H2O Man Apr 16 #38
TheRickles Apr 16 #28
H2O Man Apr 16 #39
TheRickles Apr 16 #65
H2O Man Apr 16 #68
babylonsister Apr 16 #74
H2O Man Apr 17 #104
TheRickles Apr 16 #29
H2O Man Apr 16 #51
lunatica Apr 16 #30
H2O Man Apr 16 #52
calimary Apr 16 #33
H2O Man Apr 16 #54
ancianita Apr 16 #40
H2O Man Apr 16 #70
ancianita Apr 16 #76
TheRickles Apr 16 #77
H2O Man Apr 17 #105
TheRickles Apr 17 #127
Hekate Apr 16 #41
H2O Man Apr 16 #71
tblue37 Apr 16 #42
H2O Man Apr 16 #72
malaise Apr 16 #43
H2O Man Apr 16 #73
malaise Apr 16 #75
bdamomma Apr 16 #44
H2O Man Apr 16 #84
hay rick Apr 16 #45
H2O Man Apr 16 #85
NBachers Apr 16 #46
H2O Man Apr 16 #86
PWPippinesq Apr 16 #47
H2O Man Apr 16 #87
Native Apr 16 #48
H2O Man Apr 16 #88
KPN Apr 16 #49
H2O Man Apr 16 #89
Granny M Apr 16 #50
H2O Man Apr 16 #90
Wild blueberry Apr 16 #55
H2O Man Apr 16 #91
mnhtnbb Apr 16 #56
H2O Man Apr 17 #107
mnhtnbb Apr 17 #126
H2O Man Apr 18 #130
sarchasm Apr 16 #57
H2O Man Apr 17 #108
Ferrets are Cool Apr 16 #58
H2O Man Apr 17 #110
yonder Apr 16 #59
H2O Man Apr 17 #111
panfluteman Apr 16 #61
SergeStorms Apr 16 #64
H2O Man Apr 17 #114
H2O Man Apr 17 #113
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H2O Man Apr 17 #115
Roisin Ni Fiachra Apr 17 #129
7wo7rees Apr 16 #63
H2O Man Apr 17 #116
StrictlyRockers Apr 16 #66
H2O Man Apr 17 #117
ms liberty Apr 16 #69
H2O Man Apr 17 #118
live love laugh Apr 16 #78
H2O Man Apr 17 #119
Useless in FL Apr 16 #79
H2O Man Apr 17 #120
mountain grammy Apr 16 #80
H2O Man Apr 17 #121
mountain grammy Apr 17 #128
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H2O Man Apr 17 #122
Saoirse9 Apr 17 #124
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 16 #82
H2O Man Apr 17 #123
BigmanPigman Apr 16 #83
H2O Man Apr 18 #131
McKim Apr 16 #92
H2O Man Apr 18 #132
c-rational Apr 16 #93
H2O Man Apr 18 #133
MartyTheGreek Apr 16 #94
H2O Man Apr 18 #134
summer_in_TX Apr 16 #95
H2O Man Apr 18 #135
Disaffected Apr 16 #96
H2O Man Apr 18 #136
Disaffected Apr 18 #147
Cozmo Apr 17 #97
H2O Man Apr 18 #137
burrowowl Apr 17 #98
H2O Man Apr 18 #138
panader0 Apr 17 #99
H2O Man Apr 18 #139
Luciferous Apr 17 #100
H2O Man Apr 18 #140
Lochloosa Apr 17 #101
H2O Man Apr 18 #141
Heartstrings Apr 17 #102
H2O Man Apr 18 #142
Liberal In Texas Apr 17 #103
H2O Man Apr 18 #143
BornADemocrat Apr 17 #109
H2O Man Apr 18 #144
Pinback Apr 17 #125
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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:57 AM

1. Thank you Dr. Lee for your love of this country, and your courage.

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:11 PM

4. Thank you!

Dr. Lee is the bravest person I have had the honor of knowing.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:00 PM

2. Dr Lee thanks

Signed the petition.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:12 PM

6. Thanks, Friend!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:02 PM

3. Done

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:13 PM

11. Thanks!

I remember Malcolm X saying that he could measure how well he was doing, based upon how loudly his opposition squeeled.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:11 PM

5. Done!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:15 PM

14. Thank you!

As an old white guy, I'm getting tired of other old white guys trying to silence women. They need to just cut it out.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:12 PM

7. Signed!

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:17 PM

17. Thanks!

We really appreciate it!

It's curious: none of the opposition is claiming that Dr. Lee is wrong in what she says -- no calls for public discussion and debate of the important issues she raises -- they just want to force her to be silent.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:13 PM

8. Done!! ❤ Kick. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:19 PM

18. Thank you!

At a time when the opposition is actively trying to silence Dr. Lee and prevent public discussions of urgent issues, I surely do appreciate your support on this!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:46 PM

60. You're welcome! Thanks for the reply!

Kickity, Kick!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #60)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:24 PM

106. In the past few weeks,

I've been networking with a large number of friends and associates that I've coordinated with over the last 50 years. This includes some people that I haven't had much -- if any -- contact with in decades. Two who have been university professors are focused on getting groups from colleges and universities to issue statements supporting Dr. Lee. And others are focused on the teachers unions at public schools.

At the same time I coordinate with them, and am sending the "professional" link to old co-workers, my primary focus remains on the grass roots. This strange life I am experiencing has convinced me that it is at the grass roots level that I am most likely to encounter people with a healthy sense of justice. And for exactly that reason, it is my honor to talk with you! And so again, I thank you.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #106)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:30 PM

112. Awwwe. That's sweet, H2O Man. Thanks bunches. I admire your tenacity and

Your steadfast devotion to social justice.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:13 PM

9. Done.. happily.

!!!

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Response to ananda (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:21 PM

21. Thank you!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:13 PM

10. K&R

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Response to berniesandersmittens (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:22 PM

22. Thank you!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:13 PM

12. Happy to do it.

Peace to you as well, Water Guy.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:19 PM

19. I'm sorry I couldn't donate more.

My wife and I lost our monthly subsidy which bolstered my pension, and she has no pension. We are now on a very austere budget.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:35 PM

25. Thanks, Bob!

I like, respect, and appreciate the professional support that Dr. Lee gets. But I love the support of those at the grass roots level, especially so when those who have experienced the hell of recent times in a variety of ways. And each and every donation counts!

( I, too, find my current economic status as unpleasant. At my age, I try to accept that I will always have bills for things I need. Their total is a series of ever-changing digits, at times higher, at times lower. )

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:00 PM

53. It's a sad fact of life, especially later life.

We get more fearful of things, possibly because we've seen enough instances of what CAN happen. I still have a lot of equity in our house (100%, and in a ridiculously hot market), but we have to live somewhere.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #53)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:05 PM

67. Right.

I am most concerned for the younger generations. I'm not happy with the world being left to them.

I tend to view Dr. Lee and Malcolm Nance on the direction our country was headed under Trump, and the dangers the cult continues to pose. Good people doing good things -- including signing this petition -- is the antidote for the alt-right illness.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:14 PM

13. Did.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:58 PM

31. Thanks!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:16 PM

15. Done K & R

351 signed so far - trying to get 500 names on petition.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:00 PM

32. Thank you!

It's interesting to notice that those seeking to silence and punish Dr. Lee have connections to the violence of January 6.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:17 PM

16. Yes! K&R

Thank You H2O Man

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Response to spanone (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:01 PM

34. Thanks, spanone!

The struggle continues!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:21 PM

20. Done.

I thought her dismissal was a travesty. Thanks for providing a way for me to express that!

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:05 PM

35. Thank you!

"Travesty" is a perfect word for this situation. I think that a lot of people have wanted to express our support of Dr. Lee. I'm glad that I am able to provide these links, and have folks share the message in their circles.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:31 PM

23. Done.

Thanks.

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Response to piddyprints (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:08 PM

36. Thanks, piddyprints!

Much appreciated!

I like to think of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's 1966 speech in South Africa, where he spoke about each action causing a ripple, and those ripples joining to become a powerful wave.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:34 PM

24. Absolutely!

When they fire you for alerting the world to a dangerous and ignorant man, it's time to step up to the plate and help out.

Thanks for the alert, H2O Man.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:09 PM

37. Much appreciated, SergeStorms!

Thank you for stepping up to the plate!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:40 PM

27. Buh-bye!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:10 PM

38. Seems I'm too late

to see what our beast fiend had to say!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:48 PM

28. This is what you write for your first post on DU??? I don't think you're going to like it here.

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:12 PM

39. A short stay at DU,

it appears.

Was it something I said in the OP they disagreed with ? (grin)

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:46 PM

65. The comment was along the lines of "liberal Democrats getting their come-uppance".

I pressed my mental "Delete" button after posting my response, and - lo and behold! - it actually worked. I can no longer remember what that poster said.

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #65)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:11 PM

68. Thanks!

I think the poor fellow has too much time on his hands.

More, I am always interested in and happy to participate in meaningful discussions on "free speech" and related Amendment 1 issues. I'd prefer that such discussions be made in respectful ways, and in appropriate forums. DU is not the place for our visitor. But I thank him for providing an example of the anti-Dr. Lee mentality.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:40 PM

74. I alerted on that scalliwag.

He was going on about how hypocritical Dems were; figured he'd ventured onto the wrong board.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #74)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:54 AM

104. Well thank you!

I can't think of a single instance where either Dr. Lee or I have ever attempted to silence any person.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:53 PM

29. Thanks for the links, H20 Man. I've been wondering how to weigh in on this issue.

ps - With a title like "Please help!", I assumed you needed help with your upcoming move. I'm impressed with how many balls you can juggle at once!

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:51 PM

51. Thanks, TheRickles!

I've felt like I've been moving in slow motion lately. But, as Rubin Carter used to remind me, with patience, the smallest being can climb the highest mountain. And there is a mountain of work waiting ahead!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 12:55 PM

30. Signed and kicked

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Response to lunatica (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:59 PM

52. Thank you lunatica!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:00 PM

33. Signed.

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Response to calimary (Reply #33)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:03 PM

54. Thanks, calimary!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:13 PM

40. Done.

according to the widely recognized "1940 Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure" of the American Association of University Professors, teachers should be careful to avoid controversial matters that are unrelated to the subject discussed. When they speak or write in public, they are free to express their opinions without fear from institutional censorship or discipline, but they should show restraint and clearly indicate that they are not speaking for their institution.[3] Academic tenure protects academic freedom by ensuring that teachers can be fired only for causes such as gross professional incompetence or behavior that evokes condemnation from the academic community itself.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_freedom

I assume she didn't have tenure?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:19 PM

70. Thanks!

I think she was at Yale for 17 years. However, in the bit you provided above, I'd note that Dr. Lee always was sure to say that her efforts were not connected with Yale.

I am hoping to be able to ask questions about some of the factors beyond Yale that are involved.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #70)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:46 PM

76. Thanks for the info.

I hope you can get to the bottom of this attack on academic freedom. Good lord, Yale, with its racist founder taint, no less.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #70)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:09 PM

77. Any ideas on how Dershowitz was able to have so much influence on the folks at Yale?

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #77)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:15 PM

105. Great question.

First, I think it is important to say that it goes well beyond Dershowitz. He was just the dickhead, and his threat was just the excuse to do what others had been pressuring Yale to do. Second, I think it is best if I have Dr. Lee provide as many details as she and the legal team are comfortable with at this time, in the next interview. Once lawyers are involved, I've always made it a practice to be careful of what I say publicly. But to put it into context, you will recall that when the first book -- "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" -- came out, Bandy was frequently interviewed on television.And all of a sudden, those interviews stopped. And further news-worthy events were ignored.

That was, by no coincidence, when my series of interviews began. After all, I come from a line of "hedge masters" from the Old Sod, back when educating the Irish was illegal in their own land. And, if I do say so myself, those interviews included a number of questions that couldn't be asked by polite interviewers on television.

Your question is the key. I hope that we are able to provide a fuller answer to it soon.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #105)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 05:40 PM

127. It wouldn't shock me if there's an Epstein angle to this.

Maybe those who are pulling Dershowitz's strings also have the goods on a Yale higher-up or two. We're looking forward to hearing about your interviews.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:15 PM

41. Kick

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Response to Hekate (Reply #41)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:21 PM

71. Thanks, Hekate!

I just heard back from Dr. Lee. She likes this OP/thread.

When the DU community harnesses its strength, it is capable of great things.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:17 PM

42. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #42)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:21 PM

72. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:19 PM

43. K & R n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #43)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:23 PM

73. Thank you, Sister Malaise!

Since it's a cool, rainy day here, keeping me from the garden, I'm making good use of the time. Hope all is well your way!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #73)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:43 PM

75. Very well my brother

despite the Covid and the lock downs

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:24 PM

44. Done

and completed. Thank you H2O Man for posting.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #44)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 08:53 PM

84. Thank you bdamomma!

I'm glad to bring the petitions to DU!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:28 PM

45. Done, with pleasure.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #45)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 08:54 PM

85. Thanks hay rick!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:33 PM

46. Done, and sent the professional link to my Doctor of Psychology brother.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #46)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 08:55 PM

86. Very good!

I really appreciate it Nbachers! I'm sending it along to a number of old co-workers, too.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:38 PM

47. I signed the petition

and donated $24 signifying my birthdate and the day in October that I will be taking back my maiden name at the age of 79.

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Response to PWPippinesq (Reply #47)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:03 PM

87. Thank you very much!

I get annoyed when a bunch of old men try to silence one of my friends. This was a cowardly attack on a very strong woman, though. Their error in thinking if they believe they can stop her from speaking.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:40 PM

48. Done

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Response to Native (Reply #48)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:04 PM

88. Thank you, Native!

I appreciate it!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:45 PM

49. Done ... nt

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Response to KPN (Reply #49)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:04 PM

89. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 01:49 PM

50. Done. nt

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Response to Granny M (Reply #50)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:05 PM

90. Thanks, Granny M!!!!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:10 PM

55. Thank you, Dr. Lee, for helping us mightily during the Dreadful Years

Dr. Lee helped educate us and not remain in denial about what we faced. I am grateful for your work.
Thank you, H2O Man for posting this. Signed!

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #55)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:06 PM

91. Really well said!

Dr. Lee's voice is so important.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:23 PM

56. Just finished reading her most recent book

and signed the petition.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #56)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:26 PM

107. Thank you!

What did you think of the book? I am blown away by it. I've been recommending to others that it is essential reading at this time.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #107)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:21 PM

126. I was married for 33 years to a psychiatrist and

psychoanalyst, which provided a rich environment for many discussions about people and their behaviors.

I read the book she edited when it first came out. No surprises there. I had been so disturbed by the idea of Trump becoming president that I told my husband that if he won, he would destroy the country and that we should consider getting out.

That's a long story for another time. I was ready to go , but he wasn't. I'm now a widow and thanks to circumstances and then Covid, still here.

Trump came damn close. People's behavior can be predicted.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #126)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:38 PM

130. When Trump "won,"

my daughters would journey through the hamlets in Ireland that my family had come to the US from, looking for a suitable cottage for me to re-locate to. My sons would remind me of Rubin Carter's telling us to move to Canada a decade earlier, noting that the US was facing a crisis in the near future.

I agree that people's behaviors can be predicted -- from the individual to group behaviors.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:34 PM

57. done and kicked nt

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Response to sarchasm (Reply #57)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:27 PM

108. Thanks, sarchasm!

Much appreciated! And I can say that Dr. Lee is enjoying this OP/thread, and appreciates all the support!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:39 PM

58. Done

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #58)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:27 PM

110. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:40 PM

59. Added one more.

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Response to yonder (Reply #59)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:28 PM

111. Thank you, Friend Yonder!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 02:59 PM

61. When Mary Trump Subtitled Her Book "How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man"

She really wasn't kidding around. All of America's guardian angels must have been working overtime to get Trump sidelined to the extent that he now is, but the work of marginalizing and discrediting him is far from over. Just think - Trump has spent his whole life carefully studying the intricate mechanisms of demagoguery, but even more than that, subconsciously, his whole personality was absolutely driven by a deep victimization complex, a desire to get even with the world, a confrontive and divisive personality that cannot acknowledge the possibility of true cooperation and sharing or the needs of anyone other than himself, and an amazing ability to lie, lie, lie, and deny, deny, deny, and to blame, blame, blame, projecting all responsibility for everything out onto others, and never accepting any responsibility himself. It seemed for all the world that Trump is genuinely incapable of telling the truth - ever.

What's even more scary has been how attractive and seductive the whole siren call of fascism has been for our nation, and how Donald Trump successfully maneuvered himself into a position of power and authority in which few, if any, were willing to stand up to him. Republican Senators like Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz went overnight from being vocal critics of Trump to being his sycophantic lap dogs - like, what the HECK is going on here? They seemed to be kind of like the pod people in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".

And within all of this context, the bravery and heroism of Dr. Bandy Lee is truly remarkable. After all, she could have just hidden behind the Goldwater Rule, as did so many others in her profession.

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Response to panfluteman (Reply #61)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:46 PM

64. Don't forget...

Trump has been groomed as a Russian asset for quite some time. When you have the full support of Russian intelligence, and the personal attention of Vladimir Putin to guide you, you can turn into the strongest force against democracy in a hurry. They appealed to Trump's vanity, and their most precious asset was in place and ready to go. Throw in interference on Facebook, Twitter etc. and turning right-wing Americans into drooling Trump-Nazis was a breeze.

We were damn lucky we still had a free press.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #64)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:37 PM

114. Exactly!

The news regarding Manafort & fiend this week documented the Putin effort to promote his puppet Donald. I do not think that people realize that was just one small part of what the intelligence agencies knew, but that could not be included in the Mueller Report. It is a rot that went deep into our social-political system, and included Russian funds being laundered through the NRA (and more) for rabid right-wing republicans. And the truth is, similar funding continues through other cut-outs.

Many thanks for your timely reminder!

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Response to panfluteman (Reply #61)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:32 PM

113. Powerful!

You nailed it! Outstanding!

Dr. Lee is as brave and honorable a person as I have ever known. They are attacking the wrong lady, if they think they can intimidate her.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:09 PM

62. Done

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #62)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:46 PM

115. Thank you!

And your name surely caught my eye -- along with the profile picture of a great Irishman! It raises a question in my mind: are you referencing the four ravens, or the gardener? Or both?

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #115)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 08:02 PM

129. It's the

feminine form of an old Irish Gaelic family name, Mac Fiachra, from SW Galway.

Mac, or Mc, means "son of". Mac Fiachra - Son of Fiachra

Nic or Ni, means "daughter of". Ni Fiachra - Daughter of Fiachra

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:39 PM

63. The 7wo7ree fam is on board!!

Dr. Lee and her colleagues provided invaluable information and for her to be fired is an outrage!!

"Do no harm" and if they had stayed silent, then in their silence would have been complicit. She led the charge in warning this country the danger we were all in!!

Thank you also, H2O, always!!
Ms. 7wo7rees

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #63)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:49 PM

116. Thank you so much!

And you are exactly right -- we are in danger -- and it would be an error to think the threat of the Trump cult has passed. It's here, and we will continue to see it play out for some time, even in the best case scenario.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:51 PM

66. signed kicked and rec'd

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #66)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:51 PM

117. Thank you!

And might I add that I listen to strictly rock music while engaging on the internet. Playing the Plastic Ono Band in the background now.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:18 PM

69. Done. K&R. n/t

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #69)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:52 PM

118. Thanks!

I always appreciate your contributions on the DU forum!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:34 PM

78. ✔️✔️

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #78)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:53 PM

119. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:37 PM

79. Done!

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Response to Useless in FL (Reply #79)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:54 PM

120. Thank you!

I want to change your name to "Useful in FL." I appreciate your help!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 06:50 PM

80. Done

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #80)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:55 PM

121. Thanks, Friend Mountain Grammy!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #121)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:22 PM

128. I threw in a few bucks too because right now I can..(Thanks Joe)

We've got to stick together. Like we said in my union days.. United we bargain, divided we beg.

Tired of begging.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 06:57 PM

81. Done!

I think I accidentally signed the professional one a few days ago. I signed the regular people one today.

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Response to Saoirse9 (Reply #81)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:56 PM

122. Thank you!

That's curious -- my Little Sister did the exact same thing.

Dr. Lee is enjoying the thread!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #122)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:05 PM

124. LOL not so little anymore

Anyway I am delighted that Bandy enjoys the support. She's the bravest woman I know.

Just rocked me to learn that Dershowitz the perv was responsible for losing her job.

The country is upside down right now, trying hard to right itself.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:05 PM

82. Done, and gladly! ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #82)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:00 PM

123. Thank you, Peggy!

I think all eight of my children's ears got sore listening to me vent after Yale fired Dr. Lee. All four of them kept saying, "You know what to do, Old Man. Now get busy." This has given me significantly more energy than I've had in some time.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:44 PM

83. Done!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #83)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:38 PM

131. Thanks BigmanPigman!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:32 PM

92. Yes!!!!! Very Very Important!

Yes, very very important. My friend who is a psychiatrist of the highest ethical standards, supports her. Glad to see this opportunity here! Thanks for posting, H20 Man!

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Response to McKim (Reply #92)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:41 PM

132. Thank you!

All of my former co-workers from the clinic I worked at support Dr. Lee. And they are impressed with how brave she is.

I'm happy to have had the opportunity to share this with the DU community.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:51 PM

93. Done!

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Response to c-rational (Reply #93)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:42 PM

133. Thank you!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:43 PM

94. Signed...

I was so disgusted on Jan 6th I signed off Fake Book that day and only came back on yesterday for the first time! Several of my .mil magas seem to be posting lists of fake facts about topics against President Biden. Suddenly, they are into facts these days! Talk about fake!

Thanks for doing this!

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Response to MartyTheGreek (Reply #94)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:45 PM

134. Thanks, Marty!

Good to see you back!

It is important that people keep the memory of January 6 fresh. And not just because it is so closely related to Dr. Lee's being fired, but because that same threat she warned of is still real and present.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:36 PM

95. Thank you for alerting us to this injustice

She not only does not deserve to be fired, she deserves to be honored for her principled dedication to raising awareness about the danger Trump's abnormal psychological traits posed our democracy.

I feel sure that her work will be studied and honored by future professionals in the field.

Punishing her professionally will make it harder for the profession to take action in perilous times. Yale should be ashamed of itself!

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #95)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:48 PM

135. Very well said!

The forces behind Dr. Lee's being fired are clearly looking to not only punish her for having the audacity to tell the Truth, but to intimidate others who might speak up.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:56 PM

96. Before considering signing,

I would be interested to know what reasons were given by Yale for the firing.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #96)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:52 PM

136. That's fine.

No one should sign this or anything like it, unless they know the issues involved. For those who are unaware of Dr. Lee's actions during the Trump years, and have not read or watched the news reporting on her firing, the internet provides the best option for a crash course. Let us know what you think after studying the background issues.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #136)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 03:11 PM

147. That's fine too,

I'll get right on it...

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:34 AM

97. Thanks, always glad to stand up for what is right

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #97)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:52 PM

137. Thanks Cozmo!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:21 AM

98. Signed!

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #98)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:53 PM

138. Thank you, my Friend!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:02 AM

99. Done.

Thanks Waterman

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Response to panader0 (Reply #99)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:54 PM

139. Thanks!

I'm glad to have posted this, and had such strong support! and Dr. Lee is enjoying this thread, too!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:15 AM

100. Done

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #100)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:55 PM

140. Thank you!

Much appreciated!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:46 AM

101. Done!

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #101)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:55 PM

141. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:21 AM

102. Done.......nt

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #102)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:56 PM

142. Thank you Heartstrings!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:37 AM

103. Done. Kick. n/t

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #103)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:56 PM

143. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:27 PM

109. Signed

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Response to BornADemocrat (Reply #109)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:56 PM

144. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:13 PM

125. Signed. Many thanks to Dr. Lee.

I applaud her courageous decision to warn America and the world of the clear and present danger Trump posed. Yale should have supported her rather than ousting her.

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Response to Pinback (Reply #125)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:58 PM

145. Thanks Pinback!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 02:11 PM

146. What is "signing" an internet petition going to accomplish?

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