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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:46 PM

I couldn't sleep last night. What if.....

I get bothered by bad political news all the time, but rarely does it actually keep me from sleeping.

It did last night.

Specifically, my concern that the Supreme Court might try some sort of shenanigans to give whatever hairy organism lives on Donald Trump's head a second term has gone way up. (And it was never minimal to begin with.)

Which led me to a what-if discussion in my own head -

My biggest fear is that the Supreme Court will rule that ballots not counted on or before Election Day should be tossed. Not just those delivered after that day - they've already said those don't count, which is outrageous and a good reason to impeach several of the justices - but any ballot that hadn't been added to the total by midnight on November 3.

Am I way off base here? (I very much could be.)


I'm still hopeful it'll be a blowout and that such antics won't come into play, but I'm really beginning to worry a lot more about it.

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Reply I couldn't sleep last night. What if..... (Original post)
cab67 Oct 2020 OP
soothsayer Oct 2020 #1
cayugafalls Oct 2020 #2
uppityperson Oct 2020 #3
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #4
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #5
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #6
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #13
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #14
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2020 #7
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #9
bdamomma Oct 2020 #11
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #12
Squinch Oct 2020 #8
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #10
Silver1 Oct 2020 #15

Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. Big. Blue. Wave.

Say it with me!

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:54 PM

2. 75 million people already voted...we will win. We must win.

The dump's fans aren't as motivated, sure they are out there, but they are not going to win.

I have to believe.

It is all I have left.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:55 PM

3. You weren't alone, not being able to sleep last night

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 02:57 PM

4. Suggestion for you

Yale is offering their very popular Science of Well Being course free! Those who have tried it said they felt better after the 1st video, which is avail immediately upon registering.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being?utm_source=gg&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=01-BrandedSearch-US&utm_content=01-BrandedSearch-US&campaignid=380484307&adgroupid=102187343498&device=m&keyword=&matchtype=b&network=g&devicemodel=&adpostion=&creativeid=433079694377&hide_mobile_promo&gclid=Cj0KCQjwreT8BRDTARIsAJLI0KIDmytp3yr4EJS_CeyKq86ZZCe9Ylweplc1LNk1g4zXYQNopLe73-MaArv-EALw_wcB#reviews

I know it is tough, but it is good to find other things to occupy your mind as we all wait.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:04 PM

5. Thanks for posting the link to this

appreciated. I will pass it along to others I know that might be in need of it. I would also suggest you make this an OP and get the word out a bit more.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:06 PM

6. Ty Sherman.

I have posted several xs. Please feel free! Really tight on time today.

Ty!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:59 PM

13. Op posted

Again.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 07:05 PM

14. Super

Thanks for doing that, I know that folks are needing methods to destress these days.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:12 PM

7. Does the course have a mid-term or final exam?

Is there a term paper?

Man, I'm so stressed!

Edit to add: never mind, it's Yale. If GWB can graduate from there, I should have no problem with this course.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:50 PM

9. Lol

No. It isabout mindfulness -- hot topic in psych these last few years.

Please let us know what you think of it it you give it a try?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:58 PM

11. Mindfulness

is a big thing. I should try it myself.

I've been having trouble sleeping too. Especially about the SC pick. I watch Handmaids Tale, we are almost there. But there are dark themes in the series. America is so divided, Putin wanted this, and he didn't lift a finger.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:02 PM

12. Please give it a try?

It can be really helpful! It obviously won't change the circumstances, but can definitely alter how you respond.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:44 PM

8. This is great! Thank you!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:52 PM

10. Yw, Squinch

Pls let us know what you think of the course if you try it?

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 07:11 PM

15. I've been worrying about this too.

A big wave should prevent it. I shudder to think what would happen if the SC threw the election.

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