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That gesture alone will bring people back. Good marketing too. I wonder if there's a list for a Solar Tesla.Damon wrote: Thanks Cathy !
I should have realized Tesla would be right on it.
By the way the Spanish article at the bottom of that link is worth struggling through even if your Spanish is rusty. It says far more than the part above it.
We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government itself has been made destructive of them by the action of the non-slaveholding States. Those States have assume the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain, have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection.
For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until it has now secured to its aid the power of the common Government. Observing the forms of the Constitution, a sectional party has found within that Article establishing the Executive Department, the means of subverting the Constitution itself. A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery. He is to be entrusted with the administration of the common Government, because he has declared that that "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free," and that the public mind must rest in the belief that slavery is in the course of ultimate extinction.
This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety.
On the 4th day of March next, this party will take possession of the Government. It has announced that the South shall be excluded from the common territory, that the judicial tribunals shall be made sectional, and that a war must be waged against slavery until it shall cease throughout the United States.
I just can't say Obama was deeply flawed. I think history will remember him as pretty damn good.brainfix wrote: Some of our right-wing friends here may harbor some fear and loathing of the man Trump sells himself to be at this point. They can't yet admit their duplicity, unfortunately. Remember how they railed against Obama, who was a deeply flawed, yet far superior president?
Who wins the Nobel Peace Prize then proceeds to annihilate countless civilians in drone raids? No, collateral damage doesn't apply...William Taylor.e wrote:I just can't say Obama was deeply flawed. I think history will remember him as pretty damn good.brainfix wrote: Some of our right-wing friends here may harbor some fear and loathing of the man Trump sells himself to be at this point. They can't yet admit their duplicity, unfortunately. Remember how they railed against Obama, who was a deeply flawed, yet far superior president?
I don't think anyone can put blame on him for the Nobel Prize - I think even his strongest supporters thought it a poorly-thought out move - especially so early in his term. It is de rigeur amongst the "left" to make drones the monster under the bed of modern warfare...but the alternative always seemed to cause far more extensive damage to warriors and civilians alike...let alone the greater exposure to risk of US personnel. Do you disagree?brainfix wrote: Who wins the Nobel Peace Prize then proceeds to annihilate countless civilians in drone raids? No, collateral damage doesn't apply...
Not to mention many opportunities he had to heal deep divisions in our society, which were obviously not healed.