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  1. Standard membermchill
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    09 Feb '21 07:14
    What do you do when you can't seem to concentrate? When tactics problems you'd normally penetrate and solve don't work because you can't go deep? When you throw away practice games you would normally have won because of a momentary lapse? JMHO - Rather than trying to force yourself to "tough it out" or quit in anger; try shifting gears a bit. Get into your database and start playing over GM games from your chosen openings; don't try to get into deep analysis, just set up your board and play through the games at a medium / slow pace, reading through any annotations (if there are any) Making these mechanical moves will not only help you relearn many helpful and half forgotten lines you can use in tournament play, but can help rekindle your enthusiasm, and with it, the energy to "go deep" This has helped me recently, maybe it will help some of you too.

    - and it's better than doing nothing. 🙂
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    08 Feb '21 22:53
    @dood111 said
    You wanted it, you got it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQyue_X4Pk4
    Cute little cartoon.
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    08 Feb '21 20:08
    @quackquack said
    Slogans are dumb -- simply most issues can't be resolve in a single sentence fragment. Reasonable people understand that most people like their country, don't want to freeload, and want appropriate punishment. But there are different ideas on qualifications for governmental assistance, the appropriate punishment for crimes, limitations/ restrictions government should pu ...[text shortened]... you might be able to get differing views. But no one really thinks slogans capture complex issues.
    But no one really thinks slogans capture complex issues.

    Oh really?? - Please review Donald Trump's speeches, and you might just change your mind.
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    08 Feb '21 19:14
    GOP slogans-

    Liberals don't work, want free stuff, hate America, hate the military, hate white people, are soft on crime, soft on terror, want open borders, are Socialist, Marxist freeloaders who lay around all day taking drugs, collecting welfare, - - while, hard working, white GOD fearing, Christian Conservatives not only carry the load for these freeloading Socialist Liberals, but want to return America to it's rightful place as that great shining city on the hill! 😆 😆 😆

    Sound familiar?

    Sorry Conservatives - these "feel good" slogans might stir up your base of supporters, but the general public just isn't buying it. Ask any Independent / Swing Voter and they'll tell you Liberals work, run business's, serve in the military, love their country, are against open borders (illegal border crossings were at an all time low under Obama) support the use of force against terrorists (it was the Obama administration that killed Bin Laden - not Bush) there are just as many Conservatives on public assistance as Liberals.

    The GOP has lost the popular vote 6 out of the last 7 elections, and the gap is getting bigger. District gerrymandering will only slow the downhill slide. You folks on the Conservative side need some new talking points....before the GOP becomes only a regional party dominated by southern white men....

    Those are the facts Jack - Just the facts! 😏
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    07 Feb '21 21:09
    @dood111 said
    Was led by AOC, who conveniently disappeared before the Capitol police showed up and arrested 51 people.
    No, not the Jan 6 crowd, the 2018 demonstration where AOC led 200 people to take over Pelosi's office, after which Pelosi said she supported their right to protest and do it.
    Remember when that happened?
    You can try to twist this into anything you want, the fact remains Donald J Trump incited an armed mob of MAGA hatted goons to smash in windows, doors, invade the capital building to kill, injure, and destroy property. All your spinning on planet earth isn't going to change that.
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    07 Feb '21 12:192 edits
    @duchess64 said
    Divegeester shows his abysmal ignorance of English grammar.

    In reality, many leaders have hoped that their personal relationships
    with other leaders could outweigh calculations of national interests.
    President Trump himself hoped to develop a relationship with Kim Jong-un
    that would outweigh Kim's cold calculations of the DPRK's interests.

    Napoleon became infatuate ...[text shortened]... 's heart toward a Polish state.
    So Marie Walewska decided to make that 'sacrifice' for her country.
    President Trump himself hoped to develop a relationship with Kim Jong-un that would outweigh Kim's cold calculations of the DPRK's interests.



    Donald Trump was never a real President. He was a spoiled, semi literate, failed businessman in an old man's body, who's only talent seemed to be that of manipulating the minds of ignorant people, a talent he freely admitted learning from Roy Cohen - propaganda front man for disgraced for Senator Joe McCarthy.

    Kim Jong-un's regime suffered no ill effects at the hands of Donald Trump. Kim knew Trump was an idiot. All Kim did was appeal to Trump's ego, and was left free to further his weapons program and run his country as he pleased, knowing Trump (who bragged about not bothering to read the Presidents daily intelligence brief) wouldn't bother to monitor events in North Korea.
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    07 Feb '21 11:59
    @averagejoe1 said
    Does this mean the bribery will be uncovered? We Repubs SO Much begged for old fashioned non-partisan reporting.
    You know, like when our daddy’s were vetting candidates to select the most honest one. The liberal media spent maybe no time at all telling their viewers, as did Breitbart, et all. Tried their heart out.
    When all else fails, dredge up another Hunter Biden story - right?.

    Report all you want kiddo, but I hope your evidence of wrongdoing is a little better than all that evidence of massive voter fraud. 😏
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    07 Feb '21 09:48
    @shavixmir said
    Dear oh dear... thread after thread about her by the right-wing shrivelled nuts society of RHP.

    Get a bloody life, you bunch of incels!
    AOC represents everything Conservative America hates. She is smart (attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, graduating cum laude) Puerto Rician/Jewish decent, Liberal, environmentally friendly, and inclusive.

    I hope she becomes President someday. 🙂
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    @earl-of-trumps said
    Remember not that long ago when the Democrats proposed a relief bill that was loaded with pork? And one of items in that bill was economic aid the some LGBTQ org in another country - if that makes any sense to anyone.

    Well, Joltin' Joe and the Democrats are doing it again!
    ------------------------------------------

    [b]Biden opens major push for LGBTIQ rights ...[text shortened]... voters could vote for *anyone* to avoid voting Democrat ??
    Jeeeeezus, what is that smell???
    So Joe and the Dangerous D's have determined that that the monies they take from hard working Americans should be used to support LBGTQ in foreign lands, as opposed to helping poor **Americans**.


    Helping poor Americans? The amount of $$ you're talking about is microscopic compared to the amount Republicans are denying to poor Americans by fighting Biden tooth and nail on the stimulus payments, as well as their unwavering support for the hundreds of billions of $$ tax payers fork out every year in corporate welfare subsidies, and grants to the Fortune 500. Is that helping poor American's??

    Is this all you have to complain about?
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    06 Feb '21 11:57
    @no1marauder said
    From the NY Times:

    "Public prosecutors in Germany have indicted a 95-year-old woman for her role supporting the Nazi killing machinery as a secretary in a concentration camp, charging her with 10,000 counts of being an accessory to murder, and complicity in attempted murders.

    The indictment against the woman, identified only as Irmgard F. under German privacy laws, ...[text shortened]... oing mundane duties. Charging her with 10,000 counts of murder seems ridiculous to me.

    Thoughts?
    Methinks this has less to do with law and more to do with politics.
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    @averagejoe1 said
    You miss my point. Who cares ‘why’.? They did it, in the Congress on our time. A play. Rehearsed.

    Would Thatcher or Markell do that? Y’all are sheep.
    They did it, in the Congress on our time.

    On OUR time?! That's a good one! When our capital was ransacked by the Trump supporting loonies, that was also on OUR time, and now you're going to start sniveling about a few women expressing themselves?

    Apples and bowling balls, Skippy 🙄
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    @gratis-pawn said
    So a group meet up for drinks and some woman put a show on much like a soap opera and when the romantic kissing started some woman said...

    "How come you guys aren't like him?"

    So I says...

    "You don't look like her"

    Big fight.

    Discuss?
    23. Rxd4 Nxd4 - Let's call the whole thing off. 😵
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    @averagejoe1 said
    ....holding on to each other, crying.what in the hell ? You guys, and girls, blind? Would Margaret Thatcher or Angela Merkle ever do that? The Squad literally wasted our dollars and the time of Congress. Shameful, y’all like these people. You’ve seen nothing yet,
    Dear Average - Allow me to reintroduce you to a law of physics:

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.


    For 4 long years we sat through an administration that lied about Mexico paying for a border wall, ingesting of household cleansers and UV rays being cures for COVID 19, former President Obama birther nonsense, wind turbines causing cancer, and inciting armed goons to storm the capital building. These women have every right to express themselves in this manner, and they managed to do it without killing and injuring people, or destroying property. If you don't like what you see and hear on TV or the internet, you don't have to watch it. Grab a book, and work on your endgames. Elections have consequences.
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    04 Feb '21 21:10
    @duchess64 said
    I don't understand the alleged conflict.

    American universities rarely require US citizenship for admission.
    American universities often recruit foreign students because they are usually
    charged much more than American students are.

    Why should a legitimate student not be allowed to represent one's university?
    Why should a legitimate student not be allowed to represent one's university?


    I have no idea.

    My point is this question of athletes and which countries and/or universities they may be allowed represent has been going on for decades. I thought it would have been settled and agreed to, long before now.
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    04 Feb '21 20:48
    @dood111 said
    It IS pretty serious stuff, it shows how retarded our school systems and society in general have become, making such stupid assertions and declaring the most petty nonsense to be racist and claiming it's an example of the dreaded White Privilege that permeates the entire Known Universe....
    I would submit our public schools do a reasonably good job of educating our children. I would also submit you're trying a little too hard to create a controversy.

    Maybe you'll get better mileage dredging up another Hunter Biden story.
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