Echo that Dr Who, Anzac day here is our equivalent and fortunately very well attended services around the country. Public holiday of course. The only scary thing is that Trump may be the man who says yes or no to firing wmds.
In a month that saw Obama be the statesman that he is and respected worldwide handling the memorial service with the Japanese with the dignity and respect for humanity one has come to expect from the man, the thought of Trump standing in the role of President frankly beggars belief.
We had a leaders debate on TV here in Aus for our upcoming election. Your political TV debates leave us shaking our heads. Hard to give them respect.
Gotta admire the stamina of those running.
I had a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day. Finished watching Season 1 of "Narcos" on Netflix, watched "Sergeant York" on TCM, and "Where To Invade Next" On Demand
Awesome 100th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday too.
Fast clicking, though there was one virtual. 12.
Phil: Trump is no scarier than Hillary or Bernie. Bernie has never been gainfully employed and Hillary is a criminal lawyer (but we just can't prove it :).
"and what difference does it make"
A belief system that discounts being a member of one of the legislative bodies of the single most powerful nation on earth as "lack of gainful employment" baffles me, as does one that announces that "[X] is true even though I have no proof of it!"
Belief systems are often baffling to people who don't believe them and yet unquestionably true to those who do believe.
Believing is not a logical, rational process. Rather it is a convenient way of setting aside uncertainties and moving forward with confidence. The degree to which someone needs the support of belief systems depends on that person's tolerance for uncertainty.
I believe most humans learn to use belief systems at an early age. They probably worked well in a previous rapid phase of human evolution. Maybe the next big step is to outgrow the need for them?