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Sven

Good morning -- happy Thursday.

Thanks for the VDH links, Mac. Always like listening to him and his book, The Case for Trump, is quite good.

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Watched the Dennis Prager-Adam Carolla documentary No Safe Spaces the other night -- really good -- watch it if you have a chance. Free speech and the lack of it on college campuses and throughout the country.

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Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation! Good morning, Sven! Mac -- appreciate the links to VDH. I always enjoy his writing and his perspective. Sven -- thanks for the recommendation in re No Safe Spaces. At work we’re having trouble with one of our special education teachers again. Two years ago she was put on a performance improvement plan. Last year my boss and I both worked with her to make sure she was trained in every aspect of her job and all the systems we use -- and she got better. This year we haven’t been riding her and… Read more »

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I just started reading Hemingway and Severino’s book, Justice on Trial, about the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. What surprised me was the backstory as to how it came about that The Federalist Society got a list of potential candidates to Trump during the campaign and afterwards, how thoroughly Trump himself vetted and researched potential SCOTUS candidates -- he’s always portrayed as an idiot by the media, not able to do any research on his own, and not willing to listen to his advisors. But that’s not the real story at least as far as SCOTUS picks go.

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Went to one of my doctor’s yesterday -- good news that I don’t have cancer -- looks like an auto-immune disorder of some sort that will need further testing to figure out. I’ve got two more appointments three weeks out, but at least nothing scheduled until then. I could use a break.

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Ain’t life grand… at least thats some good news in there.

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Sorry I’ve been away, GN. I’ve been very busy feeling sorry for myself. That takes a lot of time and effort. Everything is about the same otherwise.

Sven
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Sven

If the lockdowns or whatever you want to call them were over, would you still be feeling sorry for yourself?

I’ve said this before, Dv8, but EVERYBODY I know is feeling more anxiety and trepidation and uncertainty than ever before. EVERYBODY is dealing with some form of depression because of the way 2020 has gone.

I’m not downplaying depression as a disease or as ongoing personal challenge, but in these times I’d worry more about the person that is feeling fine and happy and optimistic.

Hang in there.