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Seems to me we are falling apart here although Facebook has plenty of political discussion. What do you all think about discontinuing this group due to lack of interest?
Here is a story that might spark some discussion:
A Wisconsin company is in the center of a widespread debate after it offered microchip implants to its employees. The chips will allow the employees to access their building and their computers as well as pay for items. According to Three Square Market, the implants are for their employee’s convenience. The company’s CEO, Todd Westby, even went on to say that this is the future. Nevertheless, many observers are cautious about the company’s plan which they deem as becoming too invasive. This is despite the company’s executives insisting that it is not a plan to become Big Brother but rather a driving initiative. Three Square Market’s interest in the implant stems from the fact that it owns machines that can use microchips. The company provides technology for vending machines as well as mini-markets and kiosks. The chips operate using electromagnetic fields and will be inserted via a syringe-like device. Three Square is partnering up with Swedish company BioHax International to install the technology, Reuters reported.
What do you all think? Seems to me Big Brother is here! Remember reading the book "1984" by George Orwell? Or the scriptures in Revelation regarding the "mark of the beast"? Although Revelation talks about a mark in their forehead, putting microchips in hands for security access, purchases, etc. is only a step away from the government using these devices to spy on every American who receives them. I will never consent to that.
To be very honest, I am sick of politics, sick of the hatred that liberals spew and sick of the jerks that refuse to accept that Hillary lost. I don't want to live my life like they do, just filled with venom. I would much rather live my life in a positive mode.
Let the Progressives wallow in their miserable lives, looking for bad news. And let them hold up Hillary and Slick Willy as their idols. Did the Oval Room blue dress with the stain of Bill get bronzed to be in the Clinton library?
I really don't think WW is a platform for politics, so this is my last post on this thread. But every now and then I will look at the "other" thread and just laugh and wonder how people can spend so much time hating.
Again, what do you all think? Shall we let this group die? I too am sick of all the negativity I see everywhere. Where are the positive messages and change we were suppose to get when the Republicans took over all 3 branches of government? One sensationalized scandal after another. Even on the conservative websites on fb they use what they call clickbait to suck you into reading an article that turns out to be a nothing burger, as they are saying now, or else nothing like the headline suggests. It seems everything is fake news these days with just enough truth to keep sucking people in to their nonsense. I was praying for a message in church that would help me and it was surprising that the messages in our Sunday services may have provided an answer if I can make the leap like I did with Nutrisystem. The messages were about doing family history online - and the familysearch website maintained by the LDS church has a robust data base which is constantly being updated with new information. They say doing family history work aka genealogy can be very additive. I'll check back here this week to see what the consensus is.
I have not kept up with the news because I spent several days in Intensive care. I was released yesterday. I had a blood infection in my chest and was very sick for several days. I am now home with breathing equipment and I will have supervised help at home. What is happening in the political world at the moment is not of much interest to me.
Gary, I am sure we can keep in touch from time to time.
Geri, we have shared with each other for many years and I hope we can still keep in touch.
Sorry to hear you've been sick Meg. Getting old isn't for sissies! I'll continue to check back here for awhile but everybody seems to have lost interest in politics. I guess what has discouraged me more than anything is the Republicans promised for 7 years to repeal and replace Obamacare and even cast a bunch of votes they knew wouldn't get to Obama's desk, but now that it is real they chicken out.. Ridiculous! The real kicker was when the traitor John McCain voted against repeal. I wouldn't blame the voters if they kick the whole bunch of them out and start over.
I think interest will pick up again after the summer. I get your disappointment. I am too. But, I am holding on to hope that good things will come of it. A lost can happen in a year. I am irritated that DT is not getting his folks in place as he should. I get the Dems are blocking at every turn, but I also wonder if he is focusing on that. Maybe the new General will help with that.
Like a lot have said I have had it with the negativity. It seems like there are new people changing every week and with that nothing can get done. It seems they are all covering themselves like they can't get thru their heads people want change, they still are listening to the loud mouths not the real people. That is what happened before and hopefully will happen again.
No chip for me, that is just to creepy, that would totally be giving up our rights. But if they were to do it for illegal immigrants I would have to think twice about it. They sure wouldn't be so protected and able to hide. Yes I am for the new immigration law, seems that is the way it use to be. When my great aunt came over she had to be sponsored so that she wouldn't be on the streets. I realize that was over 100 years ago. I don't know who sponsored grandma or if she had to have one, but I know that she and grandpa sponsored aunt Nellie. On the other side of the family grandpa came over to work on the railroad, so am thinking that was who sponsored him, and he sent for his wife and child.
Meg, I am so sorry to read you were so ill. Hopefully you are on the way to getting healthy again.
I only post on the Rollers, Owls and Connie's reading thread here. So join us there. Just tired of all the political stuff, don't even watch the news anymore except local news. And that's usually a shooting a day.
I sense some reluctance to give up this group. It has been a good group, and I agree if Trump can get his house in order and stop the leaks and get past the Mueller witch hunt, he will be able to turn this country around. He has already done miracles with the stock market and created more jobs in the 9 months since the election than Obama did in 8 years. Perhaps we would do well to focus on the positive accomplishments of the Trump administration and ignore the naysayers. Sounds like Sessions is doing his darnedest to keep his job and General Kelly may be able to bring some order to the White House. One can always hope. I say let's give it a whirl and try to be supportive of each other. This is my only tie I have left to Weight Watchers. I discontinued my paid lifetime membership but I am spending a fortune on Nutrisystem. It is well worth it though. I have lost 40 pounds in a little over 3 months, more than I ever did on WW. I should be getting a new order in the next few days.
Also, whoever starts the thread could do a monthly one. I know I am just a guest, but for right now that works best for me. I enjoy reading and participating when I can.
I really do believe that things will pick up again.
I just have this feeling things are going to break one way or the other soon. Hopefully, in a good way, but either way, I don't think this stalling by the Dems and couple of republicans is going to last much longer.
Happy Saturday everyone. Actually it has been a sleepy Saturday for me. I haven't watched TV forages. I see on the internet news that Eric Bowling of Fox News now in trouble. I always thought he was a clean cut guy. Who are they going to pick on next?
Susie I am sure we can keep the thread going and I will try and start it when I can. Or anyone can start it. I have lost a lot of my energy and interest in whats going on at the moment. Hopefully as I regain my strength I will be more active.
Meg I am kind of where you are right now. I didn't even see the Eric B thing, until my husband sent me an email. I don't like the new show he is on, so I pretty much only watch the five at 9, and Greg Gutfeld on Saturdays at 10.
If Eric is guilty, shame on him. I do wonder though how many things are being covered up about the men on MSM. Or are we to believe they all wear halos.
When did all this sending naked pic start. I think there is a whole bunch of stuff going on out there that I am unaware of. I am ok with that.