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    I just returned from a trip to Glacier National Park and a side trip for a few days to the Coeur d'Alene. while driving some backroads near Coeur d'Alene, we noticed a group of homes along the road and all of them had white crosses on the garage. Is that some white supremist sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    This is by Joel Kotkin, who is what used to be called a New Democrat. Some encouraging demographic data here:
    I don't know except that area of the country is a hotbed for wackadoos, so it would surprise me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    I just returned from a trip to Glacier National Park and a side trip for a few days to the Coeur d'Alene. while driving some backroads near Coeur d'Alene, we noticed a group of homes along the road and all of them had white crosses on the garage. Is that some white supremist sign?
    It has a long history with white supremacists.

    https://www.boisestatepublicradio.or...egion#stream/0

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    It has a long history with white supremacists.

    https://www.boisestatepublicradio.or...egion#stream/0
    I think Sandpoint is kind of a haven for them, isn’t it? But I don’t know what the white crosses mean.

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...ead-to-tsunami

    House Republicans plotting to win back their majority in Congress fear they are on the brink of a massive wave of retirements that could force them to play defense in a high-stakes presidential election year.
    “There are going to be a lot more [retirements] to come,” said one consultant who works for House Republicans. “Between people finding themselves having to actually work hard for the first time in their long, lazy careers and members who came in in the majority and now hate life in the minority, it's just getting started.”

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    Trouble in paradise.

    How Justin Trudeau Lost His Rock-Star Popularity

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-jus...s&page=1&pos=3

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Trouble in paradise.

    How Justin Trudeau Lost His Rock-Star Popularity

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-jus...s&page=1&pos=3
    Can you summarize it for those of us who don't read Murdoch papers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving Washington View Post
    Can you summarize it for those of us who don't read Murdoch papers?
    Justin Trudeau did little wrong in his supporters’ eyes during his first three years as Canada’s prime minister. In the fourth, his popularity has dropped so far his party may lose its majority in October elections.A secretly taped call is one reason why. Just before Christmas, Canadian Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould turned on her iPhone voice recorder for a call with the country’s top bureaucrat, Michael Wernick. Mr. Trudeau and senior officials had already pressed her and her chief aide 20 times in calls, messages and in person to let a major Canadian firm avoid a criminal trial on bribery and fraud charges. She had resisted.
    On the phone, Mr. Wernick said the company, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., was considering selling itself or moving abroad, and Mr. Trudeau believed it should be given the chance to negotiate an out-of-court settlement.
    Mr. Wernick, unaware of the recording, said: “I think he is going to find a way to get it done.”
    Ms. Wilson-Raybould didn’t relent: “This is going to look like nothing but political interference by the prime minister, by you, by everybody else that has been involved in this.”


    BTW, the Wall Street Journal's editorial pages have always been conservative. Its news coverage is quite reliable. I know this because sometimes it ticks me off.

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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post


    BTW, the Wall Street Journal's editorial pages have always been conservative. Its news coverage is quite reliable. I know this because sometimes it ticks me off.
    That's how my dad discerns real news from "fake news".

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