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Old 16 October 2017, 04:04 AM
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As much as I dislike Trump, I really don't see how he can be blamed for hurricanes and fires. There are plenty of things that he can legitimately be criticized for without having to resort to this sort of argument. ETA: You could criticize his response to those disasters, but if that's the point of the meme it's not very clear. It reads like it's blaming the events themselves on him.

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Old 16 October 2017, 01:54 PM
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One time we knocked on a door and a guy answered wearing just a towel around his waist. .
Hope you didn't see his watchtower.
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Old 01 November 2017, 07:25 PM
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Donald Trump Jr. has apparently had the mickey thoroughly taken for a comment he made about socialism and Halloween sweets on Twitter:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ocialism-tweet

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Iím going to take half of Chloeís candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. Itís never to early to teach her about socialism.
However, this seems to be part of a wider meme rather than something he came up with himself. Before this, I saw a similar comment under a cartoon I read (and which had been picked as the featured comment, otherwise I'd not have seen it - I don't actually read comments under cartoon strips!):

http://www.gocomics.com/monty/2017/10/31

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I decided to use Halloween to teach my kid about our tax system. Iíll take 50% of their candy and give it to kids who didnít bother trick or treating.
I wanted to reply "So you don't understand it either, then?". Some people did take him to task in the replies (which I looked at for the purposes of this thread) but not as many as you'd think...
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Old 02 November 2017, 12:42 AM
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Not contributing and paying taxes is cool and good when a rich guy does it, and bad when poor people do it. Got it!

Or is the moral that taxes are bad, but poor people are especially bad?
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Old 02 November 2017, 12:58 AM
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Taxes are bad, poor people are just lazy.
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Old 02 November 2017, 01:25 AM
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"Seven days. Seven black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge a new person every day."

If I see another B&W photo in my Facebook feed of someone's steering wheel, or starbucks cup, or dinner I'm going to throw something at the screen.
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Old 02 November 2017, 01:41 AM
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Taxes are bad, poor people are just lazy.
Pretty much what I was going to say. It's essentially an "us versus them" meme that assumes everyone falls into one of two groups: taxpayers, who are assumed to be hardworking people who never receive any benefits from the government at all, and lazy slobs who do nothing but collect government benefits and never pay taxes at any point in their lives.
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Old 02 November 2017, 03:37 AM
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It seems to me particularly odd to use a child's halloween candy in that meme. Kids go out and beg for that candy -- or, possibly, threaten to get it. It's not a paycheck; it's a freebie that society is supposed to give them.
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Old 02 November 2017, 06:43 AM
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"Seven days. Seven black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge a new person every day."

If I see another B&W photo in my Facebook feed of someone's steering wheel, or starbucks cup, or dinner I'm going to throw something at the screen.
I'll help.

This isn't the first seven day photo challenge, but it seems to be going through the ranks rather rapidly. I got challenged, I ignored, same as previous attempts.

I don't do chain letters, even if it's in picture. Break the chain!
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Old 02 November 2017, 08:07 PM
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I don't mind those photo challenges too much, the 'chain letter' type thing I loathe are the ones that try to get you to participate by making you feel guilty "not everyone will repost this appeal that will be sure to end cancer/world hunger/child abuse - I think I know who will" type stuff. Not only do I hate these I hate that people I like are posting this crap!
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Old 07 November 2017, 04:18 PM
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Sue-
In other words, glurge.

Now you can just read this thread and sigh, or you could pass it on to your Facebook friends...You know what I'm going to do!
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Old 07 November 2017, 06:41 PM
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I don't mind those photo challenges too much, the 'chain letter' type thing I loathe are the ones that try to get you to participate by making you feel guilty "not everyone will repost this appeal that will be sure to end cancer/world hunger/child abuse - I think I know who will" type stuff. Not only do I hate these I hate that people I like are posting this crap!
Or a picture of Jesus with the comment "Like/share if you're not ashamed of Me."
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Old 07 November 2017, 09:20 PM
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It's impressive the staying power of the chain letter, from the days of literal paper mail to email and now this. Why, back in my day, passing it on required at least a little effort, now people just have to click/tap "share"
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Old 08 November 2017, 03:08 PM
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It's impressive the staying power of the chain letter, from the days of literal paper mail to email and now this. Why, back in my day, passing it on required at least a little effort, now people just have to click/tap "share"
Yeah--back in the pre-Internet age, you had to send it to the top person in a list (IIRC) and that meant that you had to write something, find an envelope, a stamp and then go mail it.

Dawn--you kids have it so much better today!--Storm
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Old 08 November 2017, 04:48 PM
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Actually, you had to send something to the top person on the list (item and stamp #1) and then rewrite the letter with the top name removed and your name added to the bottom and send the new letter to 5 or 10 people (envelopes and stamps 2-6 [or 11]).

Now you "share" with you 1200 FB "friends" and be done with it.It's slacktivism for slackers!
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Old 09 November 2017, 05:06 PM
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Yes, it's so much easier today!
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Old 09 November 2017, 05:31 PM
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In the olden days, if you wanted to ignore a chain letter, you had to either find somewhere to stash it, burn it or throw it out.

These days, you just check a box, hit delete and voila!


So much easier...
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Old 09 November 2017, 05:52 PM
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Yeah--back in the pre-Internet age, you had to send it to the top person in a list (IIRC) and that meant that you had to write something, find an envelope, a stamp and then go mail it.

Dawn--you kids have it so much better today!--Storm
When I was in high school around 1995, the just barely pre-internet days, I got a paper chain letter that was obviously a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, etc. to the point where it was just barely readable. And no one actually mailed them, they just made some copies and handed them to their friends.
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