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October 28, 2016

ugh sigh groannnnnnnn

Eye roll, tapping of fingers, slouching uncomfortably....

October 28, 2016

Sigh... I think I want to buy a firearm. (updated)

Original post below this one.

Wow, thank you all for the great advice. I agree that, getting a gun might actually just enable and increase the stress. Plus, you guys calmed me about the fears of the crazies on the right actually doing something.

Big dog might just be the key.

But here's the problem. I suffer from bipolar disorder. My wife suffers from borderline personality disorder.

We just moved to a new neighborhood. Stress sets in because of unfamiliarity. We've only met two neighbors so far and they're great! But still, we're in the city now.

Add to this stress the impending stress of our nation becoming as divided as it is. I won't be surprised to expect Trumpers taking up arms in a foolish way. And I fear that if the worst happens and I must barricade our home, we don't want to have only knives and bats.

I guess I'm seeking an opinion. Should we avoid firearms because of our mental issues? Should we let the anxiety subside and rely on other hone security methods?

Thank you for your time.

October 28, 2016

North Carolinian Dems, and Dems of all types, is this good or bad?

Remember, I'm new to all of this. My first vote ever was in these primaries. So, we've got an issue in Wake County about a Tax Referendum.

I got a flyer on my porch today about being AgainstTheTax.com and I want to know if it's a Republican argument. It sounds convincing but, yeah, the website misspells the word "Amok" and it's got fear mongering all over it.

What's the opinion on this? www.againstthetax.com

October 27, 2016

They really do think theyre winning ya know...

My niece who is registered Republican, voted for Hillary this week. And she's left leaning, she just followed the influence of her parents when it came to politics.

But here's the thing. You know how Google works right? It will feed you results relevant to your bubble? Well, she gets right wing slanted results when it comes to her news feed. She told me there's an article that stated Trump was ahead in seven states, including our own, NC.

But here on DU I see reports of Hillary ahead in ALL STATES.

I want to confirm, where is NC? And, which bubble is right? This shit is crazy.

I don't WANT TO BELIEVE Trump is ahead in my state but I can confirm when I drive home and see giant Trump signs posted along the route with a group of Trump supporters who like to wave signs and wave at traffic on the bridge over the highway, it feels a little too real. And there's little to no Hillary enthusiasm around where I am. And I'm in RTP.

October 27, 2016

The "Glass Ceiling" metaphor.

Where did it come from? Has it always been rooted in feminism? What does it theoretically mean? I MUST LEARN

October 26, 2016

curious possibly stupid question here

In the general election ballots, will a Republican receive a ballot with the choice of dem candidates? I've got Republican family that didn't change affiliation and they wanna know if they can still vote for Hillary

October 25, 2016

I reported a local Republican candidate to Google

For using Google's likeness in a way that Google strictly says people are not allowed to do.

Sooo, after seeing some campaign signs during my drive, I noticed something familiar about them. Here's the candidates website, tell me if you notice what's so familiar about their logo.


Well, I went to see if that kind of appropriation was legal and saw this on Google's official page about trademarks..

If you scroll on down to bulletpoint number 9 you'll find the following: "Don't copy or imitate Google's trade dress, including the look and feel of Google web design properties or Google Brand packaging, distinctive color combinations, typography, graphic designs, product icons, or imagery associated with Google."

Bulletpoint number 10 right after: "Don't adopt marks, logos, slogans or designs that are confusingly similar to our brand features."

I reported it to Google using their referring form telling them about the candidates website. I then emailed the candidate themselves and informed that what they did was probably illegal even if they were just trying to use familiar imagery to catch an eye or two.

To be honest, in the county above there's another Republican who is egregiously ripping off the mountain dew logo.

Should I not have done this? Is it totally legal and fine and I'm overreacting?
October 25, 2016

I think all the early voting is happening because

People are worried about Trumpers doing stupid shit at polling sites on Nov 8th. I know that's why I'M voting early.

October 18, 2016

To hell with politics!!!


the writing is on the freaking wall mannnnnn

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