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My thoughts on 11-5-2020 after the election

Posted 11-05-2020 at 08:22 PM by jbgusa

Thoughts on the election (responding to):

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4 years ago i was completely devastate when hillary lost, you can refer to my post 4 years ago which attracted 60 pages of comments:-
https://www.city-data.com/forum/elec...ks-but-im.html

4 years later today, i am so relieved and happy that biden wins! He will restore the soul of the nation and make america truly shine on global stage. We no longer have to feel embarrassed!
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Values of the past well serve the future.

Posted 10-18-2020 at 08:47 PM by jbgusa

There is an expression that he who doesn't know history is doomed to repeat it. Santayana I think. There is no reason not to learn from history. There is also no reason not to preserve the best parts of our past while forging ahead into the future.

No one in his right mind would go back to the typewriter era. No one would go back to the era before limited access roads. I hope no one would want to go back to an era when people's skin color or religion mattered in whether they could...
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Public Health and Security Theater; Parallels Between Covid 19 and September 11

Posted 10-11-2020 at 07:14 AM by jbgusa

https://www.city-data.com/forum/curr...l#post59374767
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JBG has a point here. Just as in the response to the 9/11 terrorism, so much of the present miasma is a theatrical exhibition, to signal that now, you see, we really are serious. I don't in the least mean to toy with human life! But please, let's likewise not toy with human freedom! One or another thing in isolation may be minor, or even frivolous. So what's the
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Lost Opportunity to Educate People in Most Beautiful Part of Judaism -RBG's Lengthy Repose Before Burial

Posted 09-30-2020 at 07:34 PM by jbgusa

Ruth Bader Ginsberg died on September 18, 2020 and buried on September 29, 2020, or 11 days later. This death and the mourning were widely publicized. I argue that this exception from normal Jewish post-death practices deprived the public of education on probably our most beautiful customs and practices. Judaism's normal death rituals are almost unique. They are well-known for centering around the rapid scheduling of the funeral, rapid burial of the body, and a short but intense mourning...
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Why I May Not Fast at All or Last the (Yom Kippur) Fast

Posted 09-27-2020 at 05:32 PM by jbgusa

Today I played tennis in the morning. Right afterward I donated blood. The sky was a beautiful blue, and it was an unseasonable 77° or so. When I came home I went outside to read. It was a relaxing day, with no work until Tuesday, because the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur starts at sundown today and stretches to sundown tomorrow. The weather was idyllic, and with tennis and blood donation I had a constructive and satisfying day. Yet something felt terribly, terribly wrong.

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