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I am closing my Facebook accounts today, including my business account.


• Twitter censored and banned the sitting President
• Facebook censored the president and banned Walk-Away.
• Google banned PARLER from the Google Store.
• Apple is threatening PARLER.


Censorship, bans, suppression, smear campaigns and intimidation are the hallmarks of Communists (ANTIFA) and National Socialists (Nazis).
They ban, censor, suppress or kill those who do not agree with them.

Those people and media who support this are dead to me.  They are Communists or Nazis.  

This behavior is despicable.
I will not tolerate Communists or Nazis.

I have lost a "friend" I have known for years, because he ardently supports this Communist behavior.
No great loss.

 


 

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On 1/8/2021 at 9:22 AM, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

My youngest daughter was a conservative up until she moved to California and became a social worker. Something in the water.

Interesting. I was a Democrat Social Welfare major my first trip to college. I ended up dropping out and went to work for the Welfare Department. 

 

I outgrew that Democrat stuff and ended up with a BS in BA, Accounting.

16 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

 

One of the best ways of getting along with family or friends is to not care to, or try to, win arguments. And to not view them as opponents.

 

We tend to pay too much attention to what people think, or the ideas they express, as opposed to their deeds and general conduct. Being in a deep blue state, I have lots of friends down the years who have views to the left of mine. I have no difficulty remaining friends. I feel free to state my views once in awhile when called to, but I never try to argue or to convince them.

 

You'd be surprised how often such an approach actually brings people around.

 

A friend told me something to do when I encountered disagreeable, argumentative people-DNE. Do Not Engage. It works marvelously. I've even used it for a SASS person. Then he posted something about me not answering his question. I thought to myself DNE. It worked and he dropped it.

 

PS That was the same person she told me about DNE for.

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User a Trust instead.

A will is subject to Probate, and the associated lengthy delays, notifications and lawyer fees.
Been there, done that.
Probate is a giant PITA

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5 hours ago, Captain Bill Burt said:

 

After our last 'family' vacation back in May I resolved to never again spend a night underneath my brother's roof.  Sure enough, Christmas vacation and his wife has to bring up politics and gloat about Biden's 'win.'  Our 2021 family vacations will occur without them being present.  Some of you will say that's sad.  I'm callous enough not to really care one way or the other.

As an outside observer I would say not callous, simply astute enough to recognize that life is to short to waste time on those who would bring discord and drama to a relationship rather than love and mutual respect. I have a few in my life that I deal with in a similar manner and am very comfortable without their presence disrupting my thoughts and lifestyle. Not gonna be intimidated into swallowing their viewpoints when they have no intention of even listening to mine.

Regards

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Gateway Kid

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2 minutes ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

As an outside observer I would say not callous, simply astute enough to recognize that life is to short to waste time on those who would bring discord and drama to a relationship rather than love and mutual respect. I have a few in my life that I deal with in a similar manner and am very comfortable without their presence disrupting my thoughts and lifestyle. Not gonna be intimidated into swallowing their viewpoints when they have no intention of even listening to mine.

Regards

:FlagAm: :FlagAm: :FlagAm:

Gateway Kid

Your last sentence really sums it up well for me.

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On 1/8/2021 at 5:43 PM, Whiskey Business said:

 

Since they are treating her badly, then maybe write them out of her will.

 

She should change it to say that anyone who was not her FB friend for 30 consecutive days prior to her demise or whatever accident/illness that eventually led to it, gets nothing and that their share will be donated to donald trump personally. 

 

Or pick someone they hate who actually needs the money. 

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Family Trusts, name of executor on bank accounts. My Dad had a trust and I was on all of his accounts. I started writing checks using his money the day he passed. NO burden on my own finances. Trust was set up to care for him until death and after debt was settled 50/50 between my brother and i. He knew it and it made it so easy. Sent him a check within 30 days after Dad died.

My wife and I have the same trust set up. Ours is no kid gets any property or assets. Everything is sold and divided according to percentages. Will there be a fight? I don't care I'm dead!

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12 hours ago, bgavin said:

I am closing my Facebook accounts today, including my business account.


• Twitter censored and banned the sitting President
• Facebook censored the president and banned Walk-Away.
• Google banned PARLER from the Google Store.
• Apple is threatening PARLER.


Censorship, bans, suppression, smear campaigns and intimidation are the hallmarks of Communists (ANTIFA) and National Socialists (Nazis).
They ban, censor, suppress or kill those who do not agree with them.

Those people and media who support this are dead to me.  They are Communists or Nazis.  

This behavior is despicable.
I will not tolerate Communists or Nazis.

I have lost a "friend" I have known for years, because he ardently supports this Communist behavior.
No great loss.

 


 

Just read on Parler Amazon is shutting down Parler tomorrow at midnight. Apparently Parler used an Amazon server

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She just updated her will a month ago and I made sure she kept us all equal because they are her children.   I get your point though.  Why be nice to people who dislike you.   

 

I hope one day they will realize that "blood is thicker than water" means politics is a dumb reason to get mad at someone 

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On 1/8/2021 at 10:39 PM, J-BAR #18287 said:

A principle of winning any disagreement/conflict:  allow your opponent to make mistakes.

I like that. A fellow that I know on facebook will say something and I will ask for sources. No comment back. He said something about something being unconstitutional. I asked him what article and section it was in I would check my copy. No response. I posted a picture of my copy in my hand. 

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I assume most of my relatives are Lefties, but don't know for sure since we do not discuss politics. I quit FB back in 2012 and do not do Twits, Tweets or other such nonsense. 

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I'm going to continue along on FB.  The pages I have to reach prospective cowboy shooters have too much information, too many pictures and albums to migrate to another platform.  I don't bother with political discussions and arguments.  It's like TV, if you don't like a channel change the station.

I visit pages that have to do with guns of the old west, cowboy action shooting, and SASS.  

 

My brother has a FB page, where he lets air to his far-left views.  I look in on it now and then, shake my head and move on.  I don't have one under my "real world" name, and he doesn't know of my cowboy alias or anything about this world.  After all... "guns bad".

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I always discuss Politics at extended family Thanksgiving meals.  Greatly reduces the amount of presents I have to buy for Christmas!

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My brother went off last night on the FB over Trump and told everyone that supported Trump they’re this and that and family or whatever the association he didn’t want anything to do with. He’s a Bill Kristol never Trump Republican type that repost everything that slob Erik Erickson puts up

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26 minutes ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

My brother went off last night on the FB over Trump and told everyone that supported Trump they’re this and that and family or whatever the association he didn’t want anything to do with.

 

This to me is the whole problem with all social media. People sound off and rant to tens or hundreds or more people, whereas in former times the rant would be confined to your kitchen or over the back fence. People would blow off steam, as they always have, but the circle of 'destruction' was very limited. The farthest one could broadcast one's opinions, sound or goofy, was a letter to the editor, and you had to put your name to that, and even then it wouldn't be published if it was out of bounds.

 

You might complain about your brother to your wife, but you wouldn't blow everything up by airing the same stuff to everybody in the family.

 

To me the only solution is to stay off of it. We all ascribe so much importance to our own opinions. Most of them aren't worth much, though we hate to admit it.

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IMO, write your brother off.
If my relatives were junkies, child molesters, killers or traitors I would write them off as well.


I find people are Leftists today for a few reasons:

• Sex: infidelity, promiscuity, homosexuality, abortion
• Drugs: personal or family user
• Socialism: Big Government to run our lives
• Hive-Mind Hate: Orange Man Bad


Leftists absolve themselves or their families for their sexual issues.

Those who are themselves drug users, or condone drug use in their families, are usually Leftists.
 

Some people favor Socialism because they feel good helping their fellow man, using somebody else's money.

Or, they feel good because they get handouts from somebody else's money.


I have yet to meet one single Democrat that does not fall into one or more of the above categories.

Hollywood falls into them all.


I've reached the curmudgeon age, where I just cut off these people.
I have no use for them at all.

 

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15 hours ago, Trigger Mike said:

She just updated her will a month ago and I made sure she kept us all equal because they are her children.   I get your point though.  Why be nice to people who dislike you.   

 

I hope one day they will realize that "blood is thicker than water" means politics is a dumb reason to get mad at someone 

 

Well it doesn't have to be the truth.  Just have her post it on FB and they'll believe it. 

 

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1 hour ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

 

This to me is the whole problem with all social media. People sound off and rant to tens or hundreds or more people, whereas in former times the rant would be confined to your kitchen or over the back fence. People would blow off steam, as they always have, but the circle of 'destruction' was very limited. The farthest one could broadcast one's opinions, sound or goofy, was a letter to the editor, and you had to put your name to that, and even then it wouldn't be published if it was out of bounds.

 

You might complain about your brother to your wife, but you wouldn't blow everything up by airing the same stuff to everybody in the family.

 

To me the only solution is to stay off of it. We all ascribe so much importance to our own opinions. Most of them aren't worth much, though we hate to admit it.

I don’t have Facebook. My wife does and showed it to me

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"I will not tolerate Communists or Nazis." ........................they are the same 

 

funny how a lot of us think alike - perhaps age , perhaps upbringing , perhaps just patriots that dont care to abandon what our forefathers fought and died for ? 

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