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How to Forfeit Virtue (722 words)

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Ric Myworld
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It's nice to read the thoughts of someone whom I agree with so wholeheartedly that I could have written the article myself; although, not nearly as astutely. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest. I wish I had a six.


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reply by the author on 09-Jan-2021
    Hello Ric.

    Thank you very much. I am very grateful for your words and your support. I appreciate your personal comments a lot. It's a joy for me to hear from someone that agrees with, and supports my words.

    Robert
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I hear you. Of course the right has Qanon...and that's not an operation dealing with a full deck either. I think the press shows disdain for Trump because he has demeaned them consistently since announcing his candidacy...it's a matter of which came first... Soon he'll be out of the White House and the press will begin to drill down on any Biden issues they find. The press doesn't report news anymore...they make it.--Karenina


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reply by the author on 17-Dec-2020
    Hi K.

    Qanon is a pimple. The media is ubiquitous. Twitter, Google, and Facebook have censored conservatives. The WAPO called for Trump's impeachment the day of his inauguration. 85% of the press declares themselves liberal and Democrat. 94% of press coverage of Trump is negative. The press will never "drill down" on Biden. He is their man. They made that eminently clear during the campaign.

    The three stories I talk about are being ignored by the media. One reviewer wrote "Who Says" the press has to be fair. I answered him quite clearly.

    I'm not trying to convince anyone. I just comment on what's being said by the people saying it. Yesterday, the Biden campaign manager and incoming deputy chief of staff referred to Republicans as a "bunch of F*****s." Her name is Dillon. This is the left's idea of Unity, I guess.

    Thanks for the review.

    Robert

reply by karenina on 18-Dec-2020
    There is a universal lack of faith in the "news" as political commentary or far left and right preaching. Nobody trusts anyone anymore. Ya gotta admit this Qanon BS is over the top, even for political conspiracy enthusiasts. I read a TON about it last week and I suggest mental institutions for most who tout cannibalistic baby killers. When a political conspiracy sounds too unbelievable for a King novel I tend to turn away from it.--Karenina

reply by the author on 18-Dec-2020
    The local NBC affiliate here has a spot now where a female anchor says: "If you don't trust the media, then you can trust us." What a steaming pile that is.

    When someone says to me, "I wouldn't lie to you about this", I know what's coming. Brian Williams lost his anchor job because of a whopper he told on the air. NYT is RETRACTING the podcast "Caliphate" on ISIS
    because of, "the man it relied upon for its narrative about the lure of terrorism could not be trusted to tell the truth."

    This goes on every day.

    Robert


reply by karenina on 18-Dec-2020
    Yup. I agree. The stock answer to "Would I lie to you?"--is "Hell yeah!"--Karenina
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Robert, This is a very well written post that is so full of the truth! Thank you for being brave enough to tell the truth. I am with you in that President did a lot of good things to help America and Israel. He is not perfect, but no one else is either. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! Teri


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reply by the author on 17-Dec-2020
    Hello Teri.

    Thank you very much for the review and positive comments. The country is going to miss Donald Trump very much beginning January 20, 2021.

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    Robert
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I do agree with you about the main stream press. They are not honest. Both political parties and the the main stream press are controlled by the main stream press. They don't like Trump because Jared bought "New York Post" and its well respected owner died afterwards. They blame the Trumps for that.

I watch a lot of Joe Rogan and Eric Weinstein. Lex Fridman is interesting, too. I knew my Trump poem might offend you. It was a joke. Besides, I'm an investor and Wall Street likes Biden.


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reply by the author on 17-Dec-2020
    Hello Lisa.

    Thank you for your positive and meaningful comments. The main stream media is not even discussing the Swalwell or Biden issues. Washington hates Trump because he is not one of them.

    As my profile says, I'm not an artistic writer, I'm an expressive one. I don't like senryu or haiku, so I avoid reading or writing them. I express my opinions in everything I write. Lots of people here don't like my opinions. It makes me smile.

    Robert

reply by Lisa Wharton on 17-Dec-2020
    Correction: Both political parties and the the main stream press are controlled by the big money.

    People like you because you invented Cube16. I wrote one, too. It's called "Flaneur". My son did the art work on an iPad.

    I'm a software engineer yet I love to write fiction and art. I recently become a poet and have written 50 poems since July because of FanStory. I started with Haiku and recently I have written three Sonnets and one Ballad with internal rhyming.

reply by the author on 17-Dec-2020
    Hi Lisa.

    I read "Flaneur" and left you a review. I have been writing poetry and fiction for nearly 60 years. In my career I did corporate and technical writing in the electronics field.

    I try to write every day now.

    Robert
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This was an interesting post, and I enjoyed reading it, although I don't agree with your viewpoint. A sociopath is not a medical doctor, but it is a psychological term for a type of mental disorder. Anyway, the last sentence was clever. Good luck in your ongoing creative writing.


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reply by the author on 16-Dec-2020
    Hello Susan.

    Thank you for the review and the positive comments you made.

    I was a psych major in college so I am quite familiar with the term "sociopath" and its application. I am also quite sure the CNN talking head is not qualified to make any kind of diagnosis. He said Trump supporters suffered from "cognitive dissonance" and his companion referred to them as "rubes."

    Thank you for the good luck wishes.

    Robert
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A good defence of your president. We in Australia have mostly seen reports showing him speaking directly. It is sad however to see the disunity and division in your country. Truth is suppressed on both sides. It is hard for anyone to know what is truth now.


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reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    Hi Wendy.

    Donald Trump has been an excellent president for America. He has stood up against China. I read were China's giving Australia problems on agricultural products.

    The media elite and the establishment politicians do not like him because he is not a politician. He is a doer. His talking doesn't have a filter. It could use one.

    America is going to miss him when he is gone. Thank you very much for your review and positive comments.

    Robert
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Hi Robert, that must be purely American news. Here in Europe Trump is getting the credit for the development of the vaccine. Biden has not once been mentioned. If you don't know, Britain has been vaccinating since early last week. Spain has ordered 100 million doses and hope to start up in early January. Now sods law is that I cannot have it as I'm allergic to penicillin. Go figure. All best. Ulla:)))


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reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    Hello Ulla.

    Last week, I watched the 91-year-old lady in England get her shot. She was thrilled, and it was an amazing event. Today, doctors and nurses all over America are getting their shot. The people getting their shots was all over TV today.

    The media ridiculed Trump and brought "experts" on the air that said getting the vaccine in 2020 was impossible. The vaccine was delivered to 600 different locations across the country yesterday and today.

    100 million vaccinations will be delivered by the end of February. The people getting the first shots will be medical workers, nursing home residents, and assisted living facility residents.

    What has been accomplished is truly amazing. All of Donald Trump's critics will be forgotten in 10 years. What he did will be remembered.

    Robert



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    I believe you are right.
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Wow, that was an amazing piece of writing Robert. You definitely called it as it is. I agree that the media is lacking in their task and responsibility. What has the world come to? Sadness that is what. Corruption, devastation and unruliness. Well done.


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reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    Hello Alie.
    Thank you for a wonderful review and for your meaningful comments. Obama never moved out of Washington, DC. Biden will turn the presidency over to Harris within 12-18 months is my prediction. Then we will find out who is really running the country. Heritage foundation is published that there are over 1300 voter fraud investigations. Every false and illegal vote nullifies a legal vote. Since I voted legally that means my civil right has been violated. Haha

    Thank you so much for the six Star award.

    Robert

reply by aryr on 14-Dec-2020
    Again wow, you are so welcome Robert, Jim, my husband would get along very well with you. Most of what you have written about I have heard from his lips. Sadly the USA is going to hell in a hand basket.

reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    I thought about not posting opinion pieces because I have another place that I can do that. Alas, I still have a few more things to say to FS. HAHAHA

    ROBERT

reply by aryr on 15-Dec-2020
    Well I for one enjoy your opinion pieces, Robert

reply by the author on 15-Dec-2020
    So you're the one. HAHAHAHA

    Thanks Alie. I appreciate it.

    Robert

reply by aryr on 16-Dec-2020
    What can I say? I am to please and the truth certainly does that. Keep writing Robert.
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This is a very factual piece. You made a lot of good points. It does seem the reporters only cover what's serves them. I'm glad the vaccine is here. I know it's still going to take a while to get things back to normal, but it's a step in the right direction. I only hope people will continue to wear their masks after the shot, seeing how they could be carriers. I am curious why President Trump decided he and his staff members shouldn't take it. Is he making sure there are enough for the ones who need it? What Thomas Jefferson said is sad, but true. I often think they hide behind, abuse the privileges the courts have granted them. This is well-written, interesting, very informative. Thank you for keeping us informed.


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reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    Hello Mistydawn.
    Thank you for your excellent review and comments. One of the main reasons the White House is not getting the shots is many of the staff members have already had covid-19. They already have the antibodies. This vaccine is designed to cause your body to create the antibodies. It contains no covid-19 virus. If you think it's ugly now, wait till January 21st.

    I'm working on that story right now.

    Robert
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You've done it again. Presented the truth about what is happening. If only this could be published in an unbiased newspaper, on the front page with the headline 'THE SCAM OF THE YEAR'. I have never witnessed anything so bazaar in my many many years. I think there are a lot of lawsuits waiting in the wings and I for one hope they win them. What can I say?

Ralf


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reply by the author on 14-Dec-2020
    Hello Ralf.
    Thank you for your wonderful review and comments. I am very grateful for your six star award. We are starting to look like Alice in Wonderland here. Nothing seems real anymore. It seems like I get rousted every morning while I'm having a horrible nightmare.
    China has to be elated by the results of our election. They got their man elected president.
    China hated Trump.
    Did you know Obama still lives in Washington, DC?
    Joe Biden will be president for about a year and he will step aside to turn the country over to Harris. I keep waiting for Biden to appoint Obama to a significant government office.
    If you think it's all ugly now wait till that transpires.

    Robert

reply by Raffaelina Lowcock on 14-Dec-2020
    I am hoping the Election will be turned.
    Gasp!
    Did you know that Johns Hopkins is under the authority of Bloomberg. I'm not sure if he owns it or part of it.
    So the numbers of deaths coming from that source could very well be scewed to make things look worse for Trump. I don't doubt it for a moment. Follow my lead and check it out.

    Ralf
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