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Re: 2018

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The absence of resolutions is still a resolution.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 7:10 AM
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Hope is a demon disguised as trust.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 7:44 AM
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I was surprised to find this as hopeful as I did: https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/americas-imperial-decline-might-be-our-last-best-hope-salvage-our-democracy


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 8:00 AM
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3: The secret to successful world-building lies in maintaining a sense of internal consistency. At times, this dope can't even manage to complete a paragraph without refuting himself.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 8:26 AM
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Love is an Anglo disguised with dust.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 8:39 AM
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Love is a battlefield.


Posted by: Opinionated Pat Benatar | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 8:48 AM
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Love hurts.


Posted by: Opinionated Boudleaux Bryant | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:18 AM
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Love stinks!


Posted by: Opinionated J. Geils | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:21 AM
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At night, the ice weasels come and stink like love.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:51 AM
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3 The logical jump between empire and oppression at home struck me as particularly ill-founded. If we ditch empire because we're tired of caring about ungrateful foreign people of color, that doesn't mean we're going to be changing our attitudes about ungrateful fellow citizens of color. Instead, we'll double down on using violent oppression domestically, because we can make it work, sort of.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 10:02 AM
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Hope is not the thing with feathers. The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Geneva.


Posted by: Opinionated Woody Allen | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 10:06 AM
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The year can only go downhill from 9.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 10:20 AM
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Tom Swift and His Electric Cat

"STOP PETTING ME NOW, TOM!" the electric cat said, bitingly.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 11:21 AM
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10. I don't think we are going to stop ruling the world because we changed our attitudes about brown people. I think the theory here is that the incompetence and corruption of our government will end the cooperation of our allies and force a stop. If we no longer rule the world and stop getting that surplus (I never used to be in favor of this, and I'm still not sure I am.) then all the money we spend on our military will be pointless and there wont be so much at stake in policing opinions at home. I think that might be true.


Posted by: roger the cabin boy | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 1:41 PM
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easier to live without hope

I was all steeled for this to be the worst Christmas ever, for the obvious reason. Then I spent Christmas Eve in the ER with an incredibly sick kid who then got Christmas gifts of a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and a stay in the ICU all hooked up to machines followed by three days in the normal ward trying to flush the ketones from his system and learning how to give himself injections 4-5x/day. While his sister got shuffled among family members. Ho ho ho. Silver lining: the bar for worst Christmas is now set so low that I can probably never underperform in future years without actually committing murder.

We all just stayed home for New Years.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:21 PM
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15: That's terrible. I'm thinking of you guys.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:23 PM
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Oh hell Apo, I'm very sorry to hear that.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:24 PM
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O my God, Apo, that's just terrible. So sorry to hear this.


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:39 PM
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Shit, man, I'm sorry.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:39 PM
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So sorry to hear that. That's not even a good way to get that diagnosis.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:48 PM
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I hope it gets better, Apo.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:49 PM
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Sorry, Apo.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 01- 1-18 9:56 PM
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Really sorry to hear this, apo


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 2:28 AM
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oh apo I'm so, so sorry. that's truly awful. sending love to you and yours.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 11:34 AM
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So sorry, Apo.


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 11:51 AM
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So sorry, apo.

I don't know if this is helpful, but 1.) the care for diabetes has improved a lot since my wife was diagnosed at age 11, 2.) she's in great shape today, 30-plus years later and 3.) there's clearly going to be a lot of progress in treatment options in the coming years.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 1:04 PM
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Sorry Apo. 2017 was a fucked up year, but that's just over the top. Hang in.


Posted by: DaveLHI | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 3:51 PM
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Sorry, apo. What a lousy year for your family.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01- 2-18 6:31 PM
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