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12 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

On Friday nights back in the 70s I went with a friend and his dad to Kmart just about every week.   His dad always bought Whoppers (in the milk carton) and Circus Peanuts.   I know it is a huge no no to feed pets chocolate, but way back then he would toss his dog a few Whoppers.

I can't be the only one that remembers the Blue Light Specials at Kmart.

I remember in KMart the actual blue light was flashing on the special in the  section the store

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A woman just posted on one of our local Facebook pages which pertains to shady online sales.  She needed a dresser to put her TV on and she knew exactly how long it had to be.  She sees one online but it's the other side of the county.  She and the owner pleasantly bantered back and forth about condition, etc., so she could make sure it fit her qualifications before driving all the way over.  She asks owner how long the dresser is and owner says she has no idea and no tape measure.   Owner's neighbor comes over and measures it and it's four inches too short.  Potential buyer politely says no go but thanks the owner for her trouble.  Owner responds,"LMAO, don't waste people's time.  F**** skank!" and proceeded to block the woman.  Well, that escalated quickly!

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On 10/15/2020 at 8:27 PM, theredhead77 said:

Harvest Mix season is my favorite season! But only Brach's. The rest can die a waxy faux candy corn impersonation death.

Circus peanuts taste like packing foam looks and black licorice is the worst.

 

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My dad used to buy the black and orange wrapper candy to give out, Yes my dad is cheap

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2 hours ago, TattleTeeny said:

I hate when Ebay/Poshmark/Etsy sellers don't put measurements on their vintage clothing. How lazy. And do they WANT to have to answer 650 questions?

I'm amazed at how many professional retail websites are guilty of this, for any clothing.  

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At least a lot of the retail sites have reviews (some with photos) that are helpful if the person includes her dimensions. But come one, secondhand sellers--you can even just take photos with a tape measure in them if you don't want to type it all out!

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26 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I can't be the only one that remembers the Blue Light Specials at Kmart.

I do. My mom worked at a KMart years back and used to talk about the store doing those. 

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On 10/16/2020 at 2:36 PM, TattleTeeny said:

Ugh, ordinary Hershey bars. That chocolate tastes like the smell of baby vomit.

I know of 2 people in my life and one is my  SIL. I cannot get close to them because their breath smells like roach spray  with the kind that they put perfume so it doesn't smell chemically. Its weird...

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3 hours ago, Nicmar said:

My dad used to buy the black and orange wrapper candy to give out, Yes my dad is cheap

An elderly next door neighbor of ours growing up, gave these out one year. I went to her house with my sister. We had on costumes with plastic masks (1968ish). We said trick or treat, she gave us the candy. We said thank you, and that’s when she realized it was us. She had us come inside and gave us what she called, “the good stuff”. Loved her. I can’t remember what she gave us, but I can remember the rest as if it was yesterday!

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You don't live in Texas by any chance? lol

Nope.  Mississippi.  Very warm and humid for most of the year.

 

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I've lived in MT 16 years on a little dirt road with 4 homes...no trick or treaters here. Before that I lived in the high Sierras in CA no trick or treaters there either. I buy the Reeses Snack Size bars and eat them all myself over time...sorry, not sorry! 😁

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We don't get trick or treaters where I live, either-we're in a top floor apartment and kids just don't really come out this way. We haven't had trick or treaters for years.

3 minutes ago, Gramto6 said:

I buy the Reeses Snack Size bars and eat them all myself over time...sorry, not sorry! 😁

LOL, my family likes to do the same thing with candy for Halloween. If you can't treat other people, might as well treat yourself, right :D? 

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Peeve:

Mice that want to move in without paying rent.

So, I went to the hardware store looking at options for dealing with the critter, and I stumbled upon a humane trap that looked like it was something Wile E. Coyote would buy from ACME.  Granted, the item I was looking at is the non-violent type of thing, something Wile probably wouldn't ever consider using on the Road Runner.  In any case, you capture the little sucker and then you're suppose to relocate the varmint six miles away.

Really?  So a mouse is going to find its way back if it is just a mile away?

I don't want to kill them I just want to evict them.

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24 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

Really?  So a mouse is going to find its way back if it is just a mile away?

Actually, yes.  I read a pretty interesting article about that a while ago.  This woman had mice and she was trapping and releasing.  She would mark them in various different ways so that she would know how many times she had caught a particular varmint, and she had quite a few satisfied repeat customers.  i can't remember the distances, but she would take them further away each time.

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2 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Peeve:

Mice that want to move in without paying rent.

So, I went to the hardware store looking at options for dealing with the critter, and I stumbled upon a humane trap that looked like it was something Wile E. Coyote would buy from ACME.  Granted, the item I was looking at is the non-violent type of thing, something Wile probably wouldn't ever consider using on the Road Runner.  In any case, you capture the little sucker and then you're suppose to relocate the varmint six miles away.

Really?  So a mouse is going to find its way back if it is just a mile away?

I don't want to kill them I just want to evict them.

Keep in mind re capturing ONE mouse: mice are by no means solitary creatures but travel in large family clans. Thus, the mouse you may have released a mile away likely  has X number of sibs, cousins, mates , offspring,etc. who will make food runs  in the exiled mouse's place! Oh, and the exiled mouse will do its derndest to reunite with the rest of them. 

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Re: humane mouse traps. When we still lived in the mountains, one fall my big tom cat caught a mouse and managed to get it inside (we had various ways to prevent this but failed in this instance) and let it go to play with it as was his wont....well the mouse fled under the refrigerator in the kitchen and we could not get it out no matter what we did. So the mouse lived under the refrig through the winter and waited each day until the cat was outside (catching more critters) to make its way stealthily to our garbage can and chow down. We finally bought one of those humane traps that you put peanut butter in - the mouse goes in, the back springs shut and then you can release the mouse wherever....well it all worked just like it was supposed to, except this mouse had got so fat that when it went inside the front part for the peanut butter and the back sprang shut, the poor thing asphyxiated as there was not enough room for the mouse and any air.

The moral of this story? Just get a cat or two but don't let them bring their "toys" inside.

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7 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Peeve:

Mice that want to move in without paying rent.

So, I went to the hardware store looking at options for dealing with the critter, and I stumbled upon a humane trap that looked like it was something Wile E. Coyote would buy from ACME.  Granted, the item I was looking at is the non-violent type of thing, something Wile probably wouldn't ever consider using on the Road Runner.  In any case, you capture the little sucker and then you're suppose to relocate the varmint six miles away.

Really?  So a mouse is going to find its way back if it is just a mile away?

I don't want to kill them I just want to evict them.

At just one mile away, it will get back to your house before you do! 🐭

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16 hours ago, Gramto6 said:

I buy the Reeses Snack Size bars and eat them all myself over time...sorry, not sorry! 😁

I admire your restraint, for me "over time" would be by Nov 1st. 

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10 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

So a mouse is going to find its way back if it is just a mile away?

I don't want to kill them I just want to evict them.

You're better off killing them!  Call in an exterminator and he can set the rat traps for you and make sure all of his friends and family are gone too.

I know I sound like a grade A meanie, but rodents bring fleas and disease on top of the damage they do when they take up residence in your walls.  The sooner you get rid of them permanently the better.

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Whether you relocate or exterminate* them, the important thing to do is identify their entry point(s) and seal it/them up.  Otherwise, you're going to be battling the invaders in perpetuity, and they can do a good bit of damage in short bit of time.

*They make traps that electrocute them; it seems the most humane of the death options.  Whatever you do, no poison or those awful glue traps.

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20 minutes ago, Bastet said:

Whether you relocate or exterminate* them, the important thing to do is identify their entry point(s) and seal it/them up.  Otherwise, you're going to be battling the invaders in perpetuity, and they can do a good bit of damage in short bit of time.

*They make traps that electrocute them; it seems the most humane of the death options.  Whatever you do, no poison or those awful glue traps.

Those glue traps are the absolute worst. We had an office in an old house and we would occasionally get rats. The office manager before me called an exterminator and he brought glue traps. She told him to fuck right off with that. What were we supposed to do with some shrieking, writhing disease beast?

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Was told by a colleague who had a raccoon get into the attic of his home, that he had to relocate it at least five miles away to ensure that it wouldn't return.  I was gobsmacked.

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17 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Those glue traps are the absolute worst. We had an office in an old house and we would occasionally get rats. The office manager before me called an exterminator and he brought glue traps. She told him to fuck right off with that. What were we supposed to do with some shrieking, writhing disease beast?

Just happened across this.  I guess there are some really great humans out there, despite all evidence to the contrary.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGm15x9gyBA

PTV is wonky lately, so post isn't embedding correctly.)

 

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2 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Was told by a colleague who had a raccoon get into the attic of his home, that he had to relocate it at least five miles away to ensure that it wouldn't return.  I was gobsmacked.

We had a raccoon walk into our house, waddle over to the cat food, & eat it all while staring us down. Then he drank some water & left.

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10 hours ago, GaT said:

We had a raccoon walk into our house, waddle over to the cat food, & eat it all while staring us down. Then he drank some water & left.

Holy sh*t!  lol  

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12 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Just happened across this.  I guess there are some really great humans out there, despite all evidence to the contrary.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGm15x9gyBA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

(PTV is wonky lately, so post isn't embedding correctly.)

 

The issue is the tail of the link. If you get rid of the the part I bolded it would embed. As someone who hates lizards, reptiles (and The Dodo) I'm glad it didn't embed.

 

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21 minutes ago, theredhead77 said:

The issue is the tail of the link. If you get rid of the the part I bolded it would embed. As someone who hates lizards, reptiles (and The Dodo) I'm glad it didn't embed.

 

I guess I'm unclear how to facilitate that.  I merely posted the "copy link" option from the drop down menu on the IG post, something I do with regularity, successfully.  Sorry about your aversion to all things about that post, lol.

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8 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

I guess I'm unclear how to facilitate that.  I merely posted the "copy link" option from the drop down menu on the IG post, something I do with regularity, successfully. 

When you copy a link from Instagram, Twitter, etc... it usually includes a referral tag in the URL. In this case it was the /?utm_source=copyweblink part. That tag probably caused the embedding to not work correctly. It looks like you edited your first post. I'm not familiar with this board so I'm not sure why the modification didn't work when you edited it but I bet if you pasted it again in a new post it would work.

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Sorry about your aversion to all things about that post, lol.

No worries. I'm on a public board and I know I'm a bit overly sensitive to sad animal things. I hate The Dodo because it's so focused on sad animal stories disguised as feel-good animal stories which is like my 7th circle of hell.

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12 hours ago, GaT said:

We had a raccoon walk into our house, waddle over to the cat food, & eat it all while staring us down. Then he drank some water & left.

Trash pandas have some brass ones.

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15 hours ago, GaT said:

We had a raccoon walk into our house, waddle over to the cat food, & eat it all while staring us down. Then he drank some water & left.

Another living in the mountains story: So we had our cat door in the outer door of the laundry room which had another door (without a cat door) so that our cats could go in and out but not bring their recently caught prey into the house. We kept a bowl of dry cat food and a fresh bowl of water in there as well and each spring our local mama raccoon would teach her most recent litter to enter via cat door at night and chow down! They were super unafraid of the grown cats (if any of my cats were in there at the same time they maintained their catty feigned boredom with the whole scene) and unfortunately liked to wash their paws in the water bowl, making a wet mess of the floor. But *so cute*! I would go in and clear them out from time to time and would look out to see mama waiting for her brood (she could not fit through the cat door) and then leading them off, probably to the next place with a cat door 🙂

The coons left (went uphill) each summer as it got hot and dispersed so we never had more than one or two living on or near our property in the fall. Then once it started snowing they would go downhill for the winter (they don't like deep snow unlike the foxes). And in the spring back came mama with a new set of young uns. I guess my peeve here is that raccoons are super messy and they don't catch mice or rats, which would have been useful!

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2 hours ago, isalicat said:

raccoons are super messy

Yet they befoul my water features by washing their damn food in 'em.  Darn you trash pandas!   ©peacheslatour

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On 10/21/2020 at 4:55 PM, magicdog said:

You're better off killing them!  Call in an exterminator and he can set the rat traps for you and make sure all of his friends and family are gone too.

I know I sound like a grade A meanie, but rodents bring fleas and disease on top of the damage they do when they take up residence in your walls.  The sooner you get rid of them permanently the better.

@magicdog is right! I used to think mice, squirrels and chipmunks were so cute until I saw the destruction they caused when they get into your home. Trust me, they're not so cute when you have to replace wiring, furniture and flooring. I relieve some of my guilt by reminding myself they are not on the verge of extinction and for every one that I kill there is probably 10 more out there. 

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I get very, very peevy when people call other people "sheep" for...not thinking like they do. Oh, the irony.

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31 minutes ago, TattleTeeny said:

I get very, very peevy when people call other people "sheep" for...not thinking like they do. Oh, the irony.

And ignorant.  Nope.  I have the same facts you do and I came to a different conclusion. And that's OK.

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32 minutes ago, TattleTeeny said:

I get very, very peevy when people call other people "sheep" for...not thinking like they do. Oh, the irony.

Same with "snowflake".

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Just now, peacheslatour said:

Same with "snowflake".

The world would be a much better place if people could express their opinions without name calling.  That almost seemed too obvious to bother typing, but then I though, well, maybe it's not.

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It's funny--most of the people I know who refer to other people as snowflakes are also the people who scream "unfair" at just about everything (well, not everything, exactly...), are afraid of a whole lot of hypothetical scenarios, and/or subscribe to outlandish conspiracy theories.

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1 hour ago, TattleTeeny said:

It's funny--most of the people I know who refer to other people as snowflakes are also the people who scream "unfair" at just about everything (well, not everything, exactly...), are afraid of a whole lot of hypothetical scenarios, and/or subscribe to outlandish conspiracy theories.

I would be very happy to never hear a conspiracy theory again.  My best friend is a big believer in most conspiracy theories.  I actually left a bbq really early because she kept going on and on about the government covering up for aliens.

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2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Same with "snowflake".

Omg and also “everybody gets a trophy”. But at least it let me filter candidates for my local school board. 

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16 hours ago, Katy M said:

The world would be a much better place if people could express their opinions without name calling.  That almost seemed too obvious to bother typing, but then I though, well, maybe it's not.

That wasn't nearly as much of an issue before social media arrived on the scene, and before people got so hard wired into their belief system to such a point where they won't consider something is possible that they don't already believe.  I am not talking about subjects that we're are not allowed to talk about here.  I am talking about in general terms that the lack of an open mind in terms of anything being possible. 

We have come to a point in this society where a significant part of the population will only seek out and validate opinions that match their own, and will not under any circumstance consider possibilities of things they already believe in as being open to question. 

I have said it before and I will say it again.  I am about as open minded as it gets and read all viewpoints on as many different subjects as possible.  That is how people grow as human beings.  They don't grow if they don't venture outside of their own belief system.   They don't grow if they don't venture outside their own comfort zone. 

Labels are the first sign of a closed mind.  It is a way of marginalizing people with whom they disagree.

10/31 is the binge weekend for Dark Shadows on Decades.

 

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10/31 is the binge weekend for Dark Shadows on Decades.

OMG! Thank you! Do you have a link?

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19 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

OMG! Thank you! Do you have a link?

I had you in mind when I posted that.  I remember that you weren't happy when Decades rescheduled the series.  You mentioned it in this thread not too long ago.  For some reason Dark Shadows got stuck in my head.  I don't know why,  I do have  a horrible memory, so for me to remember that is more than a bit odd.

Decades website doesn't list it, but my cable guide starts out with season 2 episode 25 airing at noon EST on 10/31 and ends with the last episode of the binge being on 11/2 starting at 6:30am EST season 2 episode 112.  

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44 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

I had you in mind when I posted that.  I remember that you weren't happy when Decades rescheduled the series.  You mentioned it in this thread not too long ago.  For some reason Dark Shadows got stuck in my head.  I don't know why,  I do have  a horrible memory, so for me to remember that is more than a bit odd.

Decades website doesn't list it, but my cable guide starts out with season 2 episode 25 airing at noon EST on 10/31 and ends with the last episode of the binge being on 11/2 starting at 6:30am EST season 2 episode 112.  

Lol. It's funny the stuff that stays with us isn't it? I shall alert the fans in the Dark Shadows forum.

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2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Lol. It's funny the stuff that stays with us isn't it? I shall alert the fans in the Dark Shadows forum.

There's a Dark Shadows forum?  I didn't know there was one.  I must be totally out of the loop.

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16 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

There's a Dark Shadows forum?  I didn't know there was one.  I must be totally out of the loop.

It's not very active but I follow it because I'm weird. They have a forum for everything on this site.

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Recently, I was told I looked "too dressed up" for a social media video shoot I was participating in.  WTF does that mean?  I've been taught to "look the part," and for a shoot like that, it meant "office appropriate" (to me).  I wasn't in a suit or anything - just a comfortable dress (nothing formal - it was a bamboo dress/tunic and I wasn't even wearing shoes).  I thought I looked really casual and dressed down.  I'm 41 and the other person is in her mid-30s.  Age thing?  Or is it just upbringing?  I went to a high school with a strict uniform code and was more or less raised with dress codes at certain places we went to (the place where I play tennis didn't even allow denim in the clubhouse until the 21st century.  Even now, nothing ripped/destroyed (or whatever the term is these days)).  

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30 minutes ago, PRgal said:

Recently, I was told I looked "too dressed up" for a social media video shoot I was participating in.  WTF does that mean?  I've been taught to "look the part," and for a shoot like that, it meant "office appropriate" (to me).  I wasn't in a suit or anything - just a comfortable dress (nothing formal - it was a bamboo dress/tunic and I wasn't even wearing shoes).  I thought I looked really casual and dressed down.  I'm 41 and the other person is in her mid-30s.  Age thing?  Or is it just upbringing?  I went to a high school with a strict uniform code and was more or less raised with dress codes at certain places we went to (the place where I play tennis didn't even allow denim in the clubhouse until the 21st century.  Even now, nothing ripped/destroyed (or whatever the term is these days)).  

My guess would be that she doesn't want to bother and doesn't want you making her look bad.  Wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

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My pet peeve:  Christmas movies in October.  

And not that I particularly care that much, but are no channels going to play Halloween movies because they are already onto Christmas.  I have a hard and fast rule.  No Christmas movies before Thanksgiving. Except for one in July.  I don't know why, but for some reason I find that acceptable.

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7 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

That wasn't nearly as much of an issue before social media arrived on the scene, and before people got so hard wired into their belief system to such a point where they won't consider something is possible that they don't already believe.  I am not talking about subjects that we're are not allowed to talk about here.  I am talking about in general terms that the lack of an open mind in terms of anything being possible. 

We have come to a point in this society where a significant part of the population will only seek out and validate opinions that match their own, and will not under any circumstance consider possibilities of things they already believe in as being open to question. 

I have said it before and I will say it again.  I am about as open minded as it gets and read all viewpoints on as many different subjects as possible.  That is how people grow as human beings.  They don't grow if they don't venture outside of their own belief system.   They don't grow if they don't venture outside their own comfort zone. 

Labels are the first sign of a closed mind.  It is a way of marginalizing people with whom they disagree.

People have always been "the way they are now". It's just that the internet gives people a platform to be more vocal/visible. Not everyone could stand and yell in the town square or found a church or publish a newspaper back in the days of yore, but now there are 2.7 billion active users on Facebook, a billion on Instagram, and 330 million on Twitter. That's an unfathomable amount of opinions when we as a people were used to just hearing the ones in our community for thousands of years. This widespread exposure to billions of "other" voices has only been over the last 15 years or so.

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49 minutes ago, bilgistic said:

People have always been "the way they are now". It's just that the internet gives people a platform to be more vocal/visible. Not everyone could stand and yell in the town square or found a church or publish a newspaper back in the days of yore, but now there are 2.7 billion active users on Facebook, a billion on Instagram, and 330 million on Twitter. That's an unfathomable amount of opinions when we as a people were used to just hearing the ones in our community for thousands of years. This widespread exposure to billions of "other" voices has only been over the last 15 years or so.

I think you're right, that people have always been that way, just not so visible, but I think people didn't use to talk about politics and other divisive subjects even with their actual friends and neighbors so much. I think it might have been possible not to know the opinions of your friends and neighbors. As I was a kid, though, I don't know what the adults did talk about on the summer evenings when they gathered in a neighborhood driveway. We were all too busy playing games.

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I went on a package tour in the southwest a bunch of years ago.  It was a small group - myself plus a few older women.  At first all was well then a few days in one of the women decided to talk about what she heard on the radio the night before.  When she said what station it was I knew which way she leaned politically.  She was aware of the industry I worked in since I mentioned it a couple of days earlier so she asked me about my opinion of a topic related to my industry that had been a subject of political debate.  I gave a brief answer to which she said “that won’t happen”.  Although I disagreed with her I let it go.  Someone else may not have.  Anyway this tour operator did not say anything about the “no politics” rule but I wish they had.  The next group I went on a trip with (a different tour operator) gave us all a list of rules to follow which include “no politics”.  Otherwise it’s a terrible way to spend a vacation that you’ve spent lots of money on.  

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