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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:54 PM

Yesterday's events have left me feeling physically (and mentally) sick. Anyone else?

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Reply Yesterday's events have left me feeling physically (and mentally) sick. Anyone else? (Original post)
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 OP
beachbumbob Jan 2021 #1
liberalmuse Jan 2021 #2
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #14
bullimiami Jan 2021 #3
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #13
Shrike47 Jan 2021 #4
blm Jan 2021 #5
rzemanfl Jan 2021 #6
NotASurfer Jan 2021 #7
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #18
MythosMaster Jan 2021 #8
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #9
SallyHemmings Jan 2021 #10
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #11
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #19
Amishman Jan 2021 #12
rusty fender Jan 2021 #15
nuxvomica Jan 2021 #16
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #28
nuxvomica Jan 2021 #32
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #36
bullwinkle428 Jan 2021 #30
nuxvomica Jan 2021 #34
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #41
The Genealogist Jan 2021 #17
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #20
smirkymonkey Jan 2021 #21
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #23
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #22
58Sunliner Jan 2021 #24
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #27
sinkingfeeling Jan 2021 #25
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #26
bullwinkle428 Jan 2021 #29
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #31
ancianita Jan 2021 #33
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #35
ancianita Jan 2021 #38
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #39
ancianita Jan 2021 #42
malaise Jan 2021 #37
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #40
malaise Jan 2021 #43
Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #44

Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:55 PM

1. 60% of America and most the world

 

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:56 PM

2. If Trump is not removed ASAP, this will happen again and again in the next 2 weeks.

I am starting to feel that nothing is going to be done, and that makes my blood run cold.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:11 PM

14. agree

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:57 PM

3. Yes. Kind of similar to 9/11 feeling.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:10 PM

13. good analogy. School shootings, bombings, kids in cages...now a violent coup unfolding.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:57 PM

4. Anxious and somewhat nauseated. Trump has to go NOW.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:58 PM

5. Definitely stressed physically.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:59 PM

6. When I moved to Florida 24 years ago I sold the 12 gauge shotgun with rifle sights

and an 18.5" barrel I bought for deer hunting. I have regretted that many times. This is another.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:59 PM

7. Stewing

Supposed to be working but hard to hold a thought.

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:15 PM

18. Had to take some time off. Fortunately have a boss who gets it. WTF is next? Afraid to ask..

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:00 PM

8. Yes, I am afraid.

I took a break from radio and news for a few weeks. I checked in on the election results and holy cow.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:01 PM

9. Severe back ache/muscle spasms--likely from fitful sleeping in a very unusual position.

Uggh. I can't get comfortable and literally crawled upstairs to try to find some long-expired muscle relaxants and a heating pad.

All from the mental anguish of the past two days, I'd bet.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:02 PM

10. Exhausted

I am over trump and everything he represents.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:04 PM

11. I was about to post something very similar.

Yesterday's events were horrific. Those terrorists INSIDE the Capital were unacceptable. I am, however, just as disturbed, if not more so, by the lack of policing AND the lack of arrest that have been made so far.

It's 3 pm Eastern time while I type this and less than 65 people have been arrested for their participation in the malicious attempted take-over of our government. And, afaik, NONE of the ringleaders, or the main culprits have been detained or arrested. Instead, they were allowed to waltz out of there heads held high, laughing and cavorting with their antics.

Am I disturbed? More so than I have been in a long, long time. And still, the Main Ringleader is in the WH with the nuclear football at his disposal, and all his powers. Yes, I am sick today.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:17 PM

19. Amen. One reporter said some of them were smoking cigars in their hotel lobby last night

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:08 PM

12. I keep taking the long view, this will benefit us

Yesterday finished driving an irreparable wedge between the conventional republicans and the Trump zealots.

Republicans will have to move center to make up for the votes they won't be able to get anymore from the lunatic fringe.

Whoever rigged the building security to be completely inadequate did us a huge favor, as traumatic as it was to watch.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:12 PM

15. Yes, me too

 

Speechless

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:12 PM

16. I had to do a weightlifting workout to calm down

Nothing clears the head like pushing some iron. I mentioned it to a co-worker and he was going to do the same. Vigorous exercise can help with the rage we feel. Otherwise it can be directed inwardly, which is not good; it can make you physically ill.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:27 PM

28. Good strategy. I haven't been to the gym since March. Too many non-maskers. Need to do more at home.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:37 PM

32. I have a nice bench setup in my basement because I hated going to gyms

But I also have a fairly cheap pull-up bar that hangs without screws on the door jam and I do pushups on the carpet. It's actually pretty easy to put together a good workout with hardly any equipment. I've worked out more since the pandemic because I got tired of looking at screens all day between work and entertainment. And it helps with the anxiety about, well, everything.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #32)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:22 PM

36. Thanks. I tore my shoulder and bicep tendon which has really slowed me down. Aging sucks.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:35 PM

30. I just got a cycling trainer, so I can ride inside during the winter. Just did a session,

and it made for a nice distraction.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:46 PM

34. I bought an exercycle for my developmentally disabled brother back in 2019

He doesn't drive and lives with my sister, spending most of his time in his room since COVID. When I bought him the exercycle, everyone thought I was nuts, that he wouldn't use it. He uses it every day and loves it. It's been a real blessing for him the past year.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:47 PM

41. That is truly awesome!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:13 PM

17. The adrenaline was flowing strongly yesterday

I managed to sleep OK, though not as long as I should. But then I spent most of the morning fighting off a massive panic attack. I'm mostly just numb and emotionally exhausted now.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:20 PM

20. "numb and emotionally exhausted" Yeah, that resonates.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:26 PM

21. Yes. Extremely anxious.

 

I can't seem to calm down. I'm not even caffeinated, yet I feel like I have had about 5 cups of coffee. And I don't even drink coffee anymore. I hate this feeling. I feel racy and nervous. Part of it is that I have not slept well all week.

I just want him gone. I don't think I will really be at peace until he is.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:28 PM

23. I hear ya. Just want that airplane with his spawn on-board, in the air for anywhere else.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:26 PM

22. Not since 1812 has our (OUR) capitol been overtaken. Total security failure. And, was no surprise?

Knew about this for weeks. WTF happened?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:46 PM

24. I was going to ask the same question. Feel really weird today.

Like a PTSD flare-up. I had to rest today as I did not sleep well last night It's like we all witnessed a trauma that has made me feel less safe. I can't wait till Biden is in charge. No one is in charge right now and a mad man could violate us/our country, again.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:25 PM

27. Same here. Waiting for the next violent action. Cuz ya know they're planning it.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 05:12 PM

25. Yesterday, my blood pressure was so high, I thought I might have a stroke. Ended with

just a splitting headache. Fine today, but still both angry and heartbroken.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 06:31 PM

26. angry and heartbroken. Same here

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:33 PM

29. I had a shitty night's sleep, if that counts for anything. I know it was

stress related to the day’s events.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:36 PM

31. It all counts. The last 5 years have been a fucking nightmare. Like the bad dream that won't end.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:37 PM

33. Ain't got time for that when I'm white hot with rage. I direct it toward sorting this mess out,

finding the agents and executors of these events. It keeps me sane because I refuse to feel weak about it, because that's how one dies.

Very sorry you felt that way, and I'd make some lame joke about your living up to your name.
But I won't. Because I understand. I just deal with these "events" differently.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:19 PM

35. I normally feel the same. I guess this cult desecration of our house was very painful to watch?

And he's not done. My rage has been strong since 1980, but increased after 2000. It has cost me, and scares me at times. And I am not happy about that either. I sometimes wish I could ignore all the injustice, racism, corruption, destruction. Those that can are more at peace. But I can't.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:28 PM

38. It was painful. It's painful to imagine what will continue. I cry, get it out. Then start thinking

for solutions. I doubt I'll ever be in peace. Like that of our opponents, my tension is what holds me together.

Unlike my opponents, I love good trouble. I support those who make it.

Then I also realize my age, realize my capacities might be diminishing, and then think, NAH. F THAT.

You picked your name for a reason. I love your name. And I'm proud of you for not being able to ignore the bad trouble.

Every now and then we just need somewhere to grieve. I see that around here and it's a good thing.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:42 PM

39. Thanks Ancianita. "Good Trouble." Just lost 2 family members and sure that's not helping. Take Care.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:51 PM

42. You take care, too, ED.

There is care in this place, and strength in being in this together.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:26 PM

37. No because they failed big time

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and Trump has finally been exposed as a terrorist who tried to wipe out Congressional leadership.

Down he goes

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:46 PM

40. I hope he goes down in flames. His cult base however, sees it as a beginning. Terrorists.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:36 AM

43. The cult has a small number of capable persons

Looks like loads of lumpen, idiots, criminals and clowns. Watch the video with Elizabeth who was crying while saying we were storming the capitol; this is a revolution. I got 'maced'. Watch the fools giving up their identities to gloat while saying it wasn't them. Which revolutionary invades Congress to steal computers, podiums and smoke weed?

They didn't even realize he did accompany them as promised.

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Response to malaise (Reply #43)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:16 AM

44. Not sure which video you are referring to Malaise? And who accompanied them? Not any of 45's fam.

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