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Never seen this thread before.

Born and raised in Tennessee. Lifelong Memphis Tiger fan. I attended the University of Memphis on full ride athletic and academic scholarships in 96 where I was a cheerleader and majored in finding out the hard way how not to keep those scholarships after the Spring semester of 97. Ended up with a pregnant girlfriend who had a serious case of the crazies (I discovered this too late...call me naive) and had to get a real job. I'm a telecom consultant in the Nashville area. Married for 18 years and we have a son (21) and a daughter (16). I am an avid very intermediate range guitar player (self taught and have never played with a band or anything, just a personal hobby, but I'd like to one day) and I speak, read, and write Russian. Spent time there as a teen and have maintained existing relationships there with the intent to go back in the next couple years. I am also rabid Nashville Predators fan with hopes that they can make another good Cup run this year.

I typically align fiscally conservative and socially fairly liberal. I would love to see the country adhere to strictly what is in the Constitution and believe the Federal government should be limited and that what's left to the people should strictly be left to the people. I have a hard time with Trump but cant deny that we are doing well despite his lack of couth. I've also finally figured out once and for all that the Democrat Party is beyond repair. I'm rooting for its complete failure now and will hold my nose to vote for Trump if I have to barring a major setback over the next couple of years.
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(11-09-2016 11:12 PM)GeminiCoog Wrote:  I'm Bobby, 34 years old, aspiring filmmaker. I'm a right-leaning libertarian and a Christian who only wants our country to get back to following the Constitution and upholding the rule of law.

I'm quoting myself to explain myself a little further. I was also inspired by a recent post by BadgerMJ. So yes, I'm taking some stuff from him. (Because hey, some people can better explain what I believe than I can at times. lol)

Things I believe in:

1. Above all else, God is number one in my life. That said, I won't shove Him down your throat if you don't shove your particular set of beliefs down mine.
2. I'll stay out of your bedroom if you stay out of my wallet. (From BadgerMJ.)
3. All human life is sacred and therefore meaningful (see reason one for why I believe that); that said, real justice is essential to a thriving society so yes, the death penalty is necessary. (But as a last resort, and really only for the truly heinous crimes.)
4. If you screw up your life from exercising your "freedoms", don't expect me or others to pay for it - HENCE: A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for. (Quoted verbatim from BadgerMJ.) And I'll say this to add to it: If I screw up my life exercising my freedoms, I won't expect you to pay for it, either. Deal?
5. Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. (Old parable.) Also, this: For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV) In other words, if you want something, like that big boat or whatever, work for it! Don't rely on others to get it for you.
6. Don't pay attention to what others have; worry about what you have. You'll be a lot happier.
7. Be honest to everybody, but especially yourself.
8. Confess your strengths and weaknesses, but only to the right people.
9. Charity should come from the heart, not from the government.
10. Treat others better than you expect to be treated.
11. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. (Thomas Jefferson) In other words, don't be afraid to ask questions to anyone about anything.
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Decided finally to come clean (so to speak) after staying silent all this time. I've done a lot of stuff in my 56 years but after the Internet crash of 2002, I decided to try to find a job that could support my growing family. So since then (late 2003), I've been a rural mail carrier.

It's not the most glamorous job and certainly I'm way over-skilled for it, but the job can be mentally and physically challenging at times (I prefer heavy days unlike 99 percent of my fellow workers) and I love my route going into some beautiful neighborhoods.

The reason I'm mentioning it now is because suddenly with the coronavirus scare, I find out finally we're considered essential workers. I'm not sure that's the case anyway (we perhaps were when we were delivering 60 percent of Amazon purchases but it's down to about 20 percent now) but I'm the only person in my household or my brothers' house for now who still has to go into work every day.

Hopefully we won't lose all of our retirement benefits although I suspect that day is coming shortly. I also am not a member of the post office union - it was a scam and I got out of it years ago. Basically, the union only exists for subs and poor regular carriers, and I don't fit either of those categories. I do remember someone saying about me awhile back that I did seem knowledgeable about the post office (unlike most other topics as they put it). Well that's why.
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Fort Bend when I started reading your post I thought I was reading a good friends post who is also a mailman. You sound so much like him and is a big time Liberal too. We seldom discuss politics when we get together. He's entitled to his opinion and I'm entitled to mine, which is a better opinion, LOL. I don't think that he would agree with your part about the Postal Union as he is a big time union representative and I wouldn't doubt that you and him would get into a good argument about that even though you're both Liberals.
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Lifelong Boston area resident. Born with congenital disability. Single, 43 y/o straight dude. Liberal politics (practically commie compared to most here). Grew up Penn State football and UCONN hoops fan. For admittedly dumb reasons:

PSU: I'm Italian-American
UCONN: Coach from my area
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Hi, I'm Malcolm, I'm a 65 year old high school dropout whose biggest success came in fathering two wonderful children (most of the time). I stumbled my way into the telecom industry in 1978, worked my way up from a simple wire puller to management and retired from AT&T as a field operations manager in 2016. Shortly after retiring I went back to work part-time in a cigar store to support a 50 dollar a day cigar habit. I quit smoking cigars and decided I missed working full time in the telecom world (and the steady income) and re-entered the work force full time as a site administrator for a company who provides multiple media and telecom VOIP services to inmates in prisons across the world. My office is in the basement of our local county jail here in Memphis and let me tell you, the place is a literal zoo, filled with animals of all varieties.

I think I'm about to interview for another position with a Fortune 100 company headquartered here in Memphis. The upcoming potential opportunity should double my salary and put me back in the 6 figure category and that's the only reason I would leave my present employer. I may have to actually work though. The only saving grace about my current position is that it is not at all demanding and I have a wonderful hands off boss. If I don't call her I don't hear from her.

I guess I haven't done terribly for a high school dropout. I did have to get my GED as a parental condition for dropping out and I have attended some college but found it just as stifling as high school.

I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but neither am I a dummy. I credit a diverse upbringing in different parts of the country and world in at least giving me a bit of an edge in worldly matters. My dad was a 25 year Army MP, a proud veteran of the Korean conflict and Vietnam, so we moved around a lot. He spoke 6 different languages and apparently passed that talent along to my son who is fluent in Russian and to my youngest grandson who so far has taught himself Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

I became interested in politics when Obama was elected and have witnessed the ill effects of that travesty. I am a staunch fiscal conservative and a constitutionalist who believes maintaining a strong national defense is incumbent on our federal government above all else. I could lean socially moderate on most issues and have basically succumbed to the constant harangues from the left. I used to hate the gays and was against inter-racial marriage. I no longer care one way or the other about either of those issues, just don't try to force acceptance of homosexuality as normal on me. My views on inter-racial relationships has evolved and since it really is none of my damn business anyway it is no longer an issue. I guess I should feel the same about the gays and while I no longer hate them I do not support what I consider an aberrant lifestyle.

I'm an avid outdoorsman and love to hunt and fish. I used to golf a lot but a 6 inch titanium rod in my left wrist put a stop to that. I appear to be in excellent health for a 65 year old. I'm told I look much younger, and I am quite muscular with not too much of a gut but it's like gift-wrapping, it's pretty but insubstantial. I have osteoarthritis, likely in every joint in my body, so I ache constantly. Too many years of thinking I was bullet-proof, too many fights ( I studied two different styles of martial arts over about a 6 year period without attaining a black belt) and too much craziness has take a toll. THC helps.

Some of the idiots here might be surprised to find they've been arguing with someone with little formal education. The more intelligent among you probably recognize it through my inability to clearly articulate my positions. My grammar sucks, I know.

Oh yeah, I am Sicilian mostly so don't mess with me or I'll send Luigi over.
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(11-21-2021 07:36 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  Oh yeah, I am Sicilian mostly so don't mess with me or I'll send Luigi over.

You got me scared with that one.

Sorry, but I'm too worried about doxxing to share too much. I've had basically three careers--US Navy officer (retired), attorney/CPA, and now university professor. So I'm probably over-educated, thanks to the taxpayers who paid for my degrees. That's maybe too much to share, so I'll stop there.
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(11-21-2021 08:12 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(11-21-2021 07:36 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  Oh yeah, I am Sicilian mostly so don't mess with me or I'll send Luigi over.

You got me scared with that one.

Sorry, but I'm too worried about doxxing to share too much. I've had basically three careers--US Navy officer (retired), attorney/CPA, and now university professor. So I'm probably over-educated, thanks to the taxpayers who paid for my degrees. That's maybe too much to share, so I'll stop there.

You're probably in a position to lose much more than I should doxxing occur. I have no such worries. Also, thank you for your service, as a tax-payer I am always grateful for a return on my investment.

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(11-21-2021 08:35 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(11-21-2021 08:12 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(11-21-2021 07:36 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  Oh yeah, I am Sicilian mostly so don't mess with me or I'll send Luigi over.

You got me scared with that one.

Sorry, but I'm too worried about doxxing to share too much. I've had basically three careers--US Navy officer (retired), attorney/CPA, and now university professor. So I'm probably over-educated, thanks to the taxpayers who paid for my degrees. That's maybe too much to share, so I'll stop there.

You're probably in a position to lose much more than I should doxxing occur. I have no such worries. Also, thank you for your service, as a tax-payer I am always grateful for a return on my investment.

04-cheers

Privacy is a myth. Everyone on the internet is doxed to our government and likely other governments. It's called a service provider where your account is matched to a bill and therefore your name and address. If you have a Linkedin account they have your line of work, employer, and facial recognition data (also facebook), which they also have from the department of motor vehicles and your carry permit which is some states may include your selected weapon of choice. Since Homeland Security captures and analyzes phone data they can replicate your voice as well. Give them a retinal scan and they can essentially generate any evidence needed against you, or access anything which is yours and electronically controlled.

If it's privacy you crave move to a dense forest, wear clothes with heat insulators for linings, wear shades, and carry no electronics and live off of the land.

Otherwise, it is what it is and they already know who all of us are. For those who love freedom you can rest easy until like in Australia you have no means of defense, because a nation of 340 million plus illegals is simply too many to agitate until they have your means of defense as well. Once they have that they can pick up anyone they choose whenever they choose and without committing too many to ensure success.

They shout conspiracy and paranoia to dissuade serious people who can think from speaking. So the old adage is true, "Just because they call you paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you!":coffee3:
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Cool thread.
My name is Mike. Born in Brooklyn NY, proud Italian Catholic.
Live in Memphis, former/has been athlete. I work in healthcare and have for 32 years.
Proud CBHS and Memphis State grad. 2 grown kids that I adore. My dad is my hero.
Never was a political person until the Bush/Gore election.
Since then, one party has forced us all to take sides. Now I’m a hard right conservative.
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