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attrayant

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  1. I just want to add that boils are awful. I had never had one before, but since I've been in Thailand I get two or three a year. I don't know if it's the heat or excessive sweating or what. I know it's just common staph bacteria that always present on the skin, but don't know how it's getting under my skin so often. Anyway there is no cream that will draw-out pus. Boils and cysts need to be lanced and drained manually if you don't want to wait for your immune system (often assisted by amoxicillin) to do the job. Some clinics have a suction device that's similar to this home version, which I have and works reasonably well provided you can get a good seal around the area to be drained: I got it on eBay for around $10, I think.
  2. What kind of tailor tells you to wear your tie down to your knees?
  3. Not denying anything. But if you acknowledge that there are bigger holes in the boat, why are we declaring a national emergency over this little pinhole? The discussion is about the border wall, so that's what we're talking about. Are you in favor of a northern border wall too?
  4. Are you suggesting the border wall needs go around the entire country? Because that's the only thing that makes your comparison work. And how would homeowners deal with the people who legally come and go at all hours to and from their walled property? Those who have jobs there or are just coming to visit while you're not home? And how does the homeowner prevent their fence or wall from disrupting the ecosystem and causing harm to local wildlife? Gee, it's almost like your comparison between border walls and private property enclosures is totally daft. Here's a picture of the fence in front of my DC home, just a few blocks from the White House. I hope you don't think that fence was put up to keep murderers and thieves out.
  5. I'm going with option d: much, much more, because these cost estimates do not include many peripheral expenses, such as the enormous cost of building a road that can support the heavy trucks and construction equipment that will need access along the entire border. By this reasoning, even $100 billion would be a bargain because what family wouldn't mind giving up a mere $780 for national security? We could even spread it out over two years so it would be $32 a month. How cheap affordable is that?! This cost-juggling is an exercise in futility because it has already been noted that several billion is not that much compared to the overall budget. The issue is that the wall will be ineffective, disruptive to the ecosystems and not address the alleged "emergency" of drugs, murderers and rapists flooding into the country. That means even a "cheap" $1 billion border wall should be voted down. I don't care how cheap it is. It won't work.
  6. Trump insists Mexico is paying for it via NAFTA 2.0, because he has no idea how it works.
  7. Opinion: The public sees through Trump’s national emergency lies. A new poll confirms it. "A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll [shows] that large majorities oppose Trump’s emergency and reject the lies justifying it. The poll also suggests that the political chatter is getting this wrong in another way: We all keep saying that Trump’s emergency will thrill his base, but the new findings indicate that the segment of Trump’s base that’s excited about this may be even more shriveled than we thought." Here's the poll referenced by the WaPo article: 6-In-10 Disapprove Of Trump's Declaration Of A National Emergency
  8. Isn't the onus entirely on the head of household to do the reporting? If they fail to do it, it's on them. I don't even know if my Father in law has done this.
  9. National pride is a ridiculous thing - almost as ridiculous as religion. As George Shaw said: “Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.” Inanimate objects, such as flags or tracts of land, should not be objects of pride or respect. Have pride in your own positive accomplishments and respect your fellow humans (those who have earned it), and everything else falls in line after that.
  10. I don't think Trump deserves a Nobel, but you certainly deserve an Oscar nomination.
  11. That's truly scary. You don't care how many people have to die for you to get your 5% of a border wall.
  12. That's way too much. Usually just one grain is enough. I first learned to do this in Vietnam on some postage stamps that had no adhesive on them.
  13. You're repeating a Trump Lie. The work in that video is being funded with existing $1.6B that was granted by congress two years ago. They are using FY2018 appropriations because that video was taken in 2018! These appropriations DO NOT include any funding for Trump's border wall. Fact Check: Has construction of Trump's border wall started? You may ave noticed that video shows sections of fencing, but no wall being built.
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