The Sideways Locomotive Thread; Your Level of Patriotism, Hot Takes and Overall General Nonsense

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    So this is about to happen.

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    Right before my eyes. If you look near the bottom you can see where it was trimmed before. Now dude is going to climb the latter and cut off a whole bunch of tree limbs.

    I'll share an after pic. Hopefully, there's no blood.

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    I'm super excited to watch this unfold.

    Seriously, how long does this take to get started?
     
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    What do you guys think about food trucks? A lot has to go right for them to be successful.

    I'd have to imagine, they can just grind right through money.
     
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    I'm no botanist . . . but I suspect it'll probably just be sap.
     
  7. I am stupid

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    I rarely ever watch NASCAR. Decided to watch the last hour of the race today. Probably just saw a guy die. Probably the last one for me. I see that to much IRL.


    Edit- Reports are that he has serious but not life threatening injuries. So thats good.
     
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    Makes sense.

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    We had 12 shootings this weekend and 5 deaths. It’s like damn the bigger picture isn’t the shootings its the fact that Baltimore has some terrible shots.
     
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    Holeeee shit thats a lot of bullets flying around.
     
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    If you go to the nice part you’re fine. If you go to the wire part of Baltimore at the wrong time of day it can be war zone.
     
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    Im not going to lie---the more you know about every class of people in the US, the less you feel like everything will be business as usual going forward. The fact people have an internet connection and the wherewithal to post on a message board here---puts you lights years ahead of the education level of tens of millions of americans.
     
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    Same in Memphis.
     
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    Thank you for this. Laughing I really enjoyed this!
     
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    This democratic debate is amazing. So far the 10 minutes I've listened it has been vicious.
     
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    Love it. Surprised how much applause Bloomberg gets sometimes. Trump is licking his chops
     
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    And how played out are personal anecdotes from politicians. Good god.
     
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    I wonder how many people believe/fall for their bs personal stories.

    Last week a 4 year old told me the only reason they are alive is because I dropped a mustard packet and he ate it.
     
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    When did it become so bad in this country to be rich? I watched the first half of the debate. Half the candidates tried to demonize Bloomberg simply for being wealthy. Too bad he had the personality of a paper bag. I was hoping he would pull a Perot on the others. I didn’t watch the 2nd half but I heard Klobuchar melted down. That true? I am kind of rooting for her due to her positions on energy.
     
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    Klobuchar was beat up bad in the second half. Bloomberg turned in on though with moments like these...



     
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    Why do they keep bringing up Denmark as some socialist haven? It’s not even socialist and it has the population of Minnesota.
     
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    God help us if Bernie Sanders wins the presidency
     
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    Put me in the camp of people that is terrified of that happening. I don’t understand why some people want him to be nominated just so that he can debate Trump. That would mean that we are that much closer to having him actually become the President. People shouldn’t say that he can’t beat Trump when Trump supposedly couldn’t beat Clinton.
     
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    The funny thing is lots of people are dumb enough to believe what he’s selling is a good thing for our country.
     
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    Mayor Pete does seem like an educated man and doesn't have terrible ideas. The problem is he is so transparently pandering for votes and you can tell he has memorized scripts with planned dramatic pauses on que at all times. For the life of me I cant understand how Kloch has any traction whatsoever. Warren is out, who the hell knows on Biden. The guy struggles with elaborating on any general thought and circles the wagons back to shaking his fist at an invisable cloud
     
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    You know its bad when your own party thinks you're too extreme. As far left as democrats have gone, even most of them think Sanders is crazy. They've been killing him in these debates about socialism.

    I'm in the boat that thinks Trump is going to beat any Dem, but yea, I would be pretty paranoid if it came down to him and Bernie.
     
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    Well you could argue that Pete's strategy is the exact strategy that has always been used until Trump came along. It's definitely worked in the past.

    I saw Klobuchar become a little unhinged in the first half when she got attacked. I hear it got much worse in the 2nd half when multiple candidates were on the offense towards her. I imagine she's never been attacked like that in her life so it kind of sucks that she didn't handle it well.

    I don't care for Warren but she seemed to be the one doing the attacking last night and that usually bodes well when people argue who won the debate.

    Yeah, Biden. Haha. He just wanted to be included and made sure to drop Obama's name in every point he made.
     
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    Or that it would actually work if it was good. I can admit there are some policies that other countries have that we don't that are pretty successful, especially when it comes to healthcare. But what Bernie wants is reform x100 when in reality, most things in this country are going very good.
     
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    Sanders whole message is simple and can be summed up in a 1 minute soundbite. No doubt that's all that 40% of the people voting need. Free healthcare, free college and higher wages? Sign them up.

    The problem is all of these issues are way more complicated than anything a 60-90 second statement can even begin to solve. And most of Bernie's ideas pretty much end there. All he would accomplish is having nothing pass in the House or Senate while slowing down the economy and forcing middle class workers out of work. And he wants to destroy my industry and turn my town into a ghost town. Do not want.
     
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    Do you deal much with individual stocks?

    What do you think about Exxon and Shell right now? Or any other major oil company for that matter.

    Exxon is at a 10 year low. Shell is as low as they've been in a few years and both have an incredible dividend yield. Exxon's is like 5.8% while Shell is over 7%. These are great buys for the long term, right?
     
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    Agree with everything you said. People who want Sanders don't understand that just because something sounds good, doesn't make it logical or possible. Damn millennials. I'm usually a very proud man but I am not proud to be a part of my generation.
     
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    Ha. Your generation is just fine. I think they're proving to be the most financially literate generation, the most prepared for retirement (compared to others at this point), the most well educated and they have plenty of other attributes that are admirable (like most well dressed).

    They just get a bad rep because they live online and they're young. The younger people are the more insecure they are which means the louder you are about what you think. So in turn we get a bunch of people screaming online about what they think they believe in and it just makes them look dumb and clueless. Gen X was the same way in the 1990's but we just didn't have the internet to show the world.
     
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    Are we really the most financially literate, though? I feel like everywhere I look there are studies showing we have no savings and live paycheck to paycheck at about a 80 percent rate.

    But maybe I'm wrong. I do think the internet has a lot to do with it. We love to complain where people can see it.
     
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    Yes on Exxon, not sure on Shell. Long term play.
     
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    Ok, maybe they aren't the most financially literate. I am pretty sure they are the most prepared for retirement compared to previous generations at this point.
     
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    Inheritance once their parents die?
     
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    Moar
     

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