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    As a sign of the times, my hives are booming right now. How about yours?
    Bees do not discuss politics. On this forum, neither should we. Collectively we are beekeepers, not Republicans, Democrats, or one of those who can't seem to make up their mind and call themselves "Independents'.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    As a sign of the times, my hives are booming right now. How about yours?
    Mine are beautiful!!!! I started splitting today. I love the spring!
    I caught my first swarm last week. Huge!
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    Is there anyone posting their political opinions here who believes that the half of the electorate in this country who voted for the opposing candidate are universally drooling idiots?
    I didn't vote either way, live in another country, but your description of half the electorated in USA is accurate.


    Quote Originally Posted by Memtb View Post
    No.... merely “brainwashed” idiots, that are well educated in the government controlled public school system that follows the ideology of Lennon and Marx! memtb
    I rest my case....

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    Quote Originally Posted by grozzie2 View Post
    I didn't vote either way, live in another country, but your description of half the electorated in USA is accurate....
    I think that you missed my point. Regardless of which side you are on....if you believe that the other side are a bunch of drooling morons....then you are likely the drooling moron.
    The total polarization of the electorate is also a sign of the times.
    It is driven by the media...it doesn't matter if you follow CNN or Fox or whatever...if you believe that your source is good and honest and the other corrupt...you are part of the problem.
    Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity are the same. Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh....the same. And dozens more. They are surely laughing all the way to the bank at the fools who embrace the tripe that they spew.
    We have lost the ability to think independently. We now get our life's philosophy sitting in a recliner in front of a television.
    I truly fear for my children....and even more for my grandchildren.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    I saw my first dandelion in a sheltered area in my garden today.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    I think that you missed my point.
    No, I didn't miss your point. You may have missed mine. When folks resort to name calling, with statements like 'brainwashed idiots', my point is, they are essentially describing themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grozzie2 View Post
    . When folks resort to name calling, with statements like 'brainwashed idiots', my point is, they are essentially describing themselves.
    That's part of the point I was trying to make as well.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Divide and conquer is probably the oldest tenet of war.
    Name calling is what some do when they know they have lost the argument.
    We are driven to one side or the other by our life experiences and what we want the world to be like, but mostly we vote for the side that we think will benefit our pocketbooks.

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    My apologies for my previous transgression! A very poor choice of words...for which I do regret! I allowed my disappointment in my fellowman, seeing that many are living with the illusion that socialism/communism is better than a free market system and the freedoms afforded us by our Constitution and Bill of Rights! memtb

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    As a sign of the times, my hives are booming right now. How about yours?
    Bees do not discuss politics. On this forum, neither should we. Collectively we are beekeepers, not Republicans, Democrats, or one of those who can't seem to make up their mind and call themselves "Independents'.
    Everyone wants the same thing: to have healthy, productive hives and to be stung as few times as possible.

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    Oh, and by the way, I'm a diehard capitalist. You know what they say when you assume. Communism will never work. I do however think that people should be more willing to help their fellow man.

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    Point taken, let's get back to bees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsl View Post
    I do however think that people should be more willing to help their fellow man.
    Amen. That is what communities do, help each other out. The willingness to help though is instilled in us by our upbringing and life experiences. It is not something that can be forced.
    Some people are naturally selfish and I feel sorry for them. They do not have the richness in their lives that comes from helping others by donating the most precious of all resources, time.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    I had some flowers blooming in my yard this week and my hives are building up.

    Tomorrow is probably going to set back all of the flowers, it is supposed to snow again. Such is life

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    Hmmmm.... Honeybees don't discuss politics. What about "Honeybee Democracy"?
    Mann Lake, capitalist? You bet. "Sub motto"? "Just like bees, we are social creatures."
    Why not take a life lesson from the bees: pack your larders, raise healthy children, and at 65 or whatever age you retire at, give them the checkbooks, car keys, house keys, and head for the trees. In the off chance, but eternal hope, you can do it again.
    I find it soo interesting that beekeepers have a "me first" mentality. They must not be observing their bees... Or maybe anything? To say one system that has worked for eons in some cultures does not work seems uneducated. To be privileged and say the status quo is the best system does not seem observant. Surely a responsible majority in any system would work out protections for the minority. And when an irresponsible minority has control of the system (for those "free marketeers" out there: we often call this a dictatorship) we might as well go back to owning slaves and retaining our privileges by the blood sweat and tears of others.
    The bees live in a free market system ... except that we transport them artificially in to other markets. We do not live in a free market system. Long before reganomics we have dolled out far more tax dollars to the wealthy, well connected. While the poor citizens get shafted by polution, high price of ... (healthcare, for example), pushed to the infertile land. In a sense kept poor so they don't get full of themselves and stand up for themselves (look at how natives / Indians were / are treated). When you have folks (like MLK) who begin to realize that class is an important topic in the U.S. they must be erradicated to maintain.... the status quo!
    Here we are 12 years after a major bail out, and our free market needs another bail out? Something stinks in Denmark! one of the basics of capitalist theory is that capital is based on manufacturing, on output. Patents are not allowed as they create a dam in the free flow of capital away(!) from manufacturing into the pockets of the few. I wonder if capitalism could work if we let it? Most economic norms that our laws a written for are based on disproven theories. Even Darwin based his conclusions on economic theory rather than his (scientific!) observations!
    I wonder what the world would be like if we learned from our bees? What other creatures naturally produce a surplus other creatures can benefit from? (To be sure, We can manipulate them to get even more surplus!) Even chickens must be bred to lay more than a clutch at a time....

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    I did enjoy your story. Humor served dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    Does anyone posting their political opinions here believe that the expression of those opinions will change a single opposing opinion?
    Trust me….not a soul has been swayed. This is futile.
    People do change their minds, just slowly bit by bit by discussions /arguments.

    Now what changes it rapidly; rumors. Just image if you had said you were getting low on moonshine and moonshine cures covid. Whispered it, and it was overheard by the right person, and they posted it on the internet....
    It is hard to design a safety net that some will not use as a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amibusiness View Post
    I wonder what the world would be like if we learned from our bees?
    I know I would not want to be a Drone in a society modeled on Honeybee Democracy.

    Alex
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    I know I would not want to be a Drone in a society modeled on Honeybee Democracy.

    Alex
    Monarchy.....a novel concept! memtb

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHudd View Post
    I know I would not want to be a Drone in a society modeled on Honeybee Democracy.

    Alex
    In the bee society, being the queen would be "IT", but then we can't all be queens.

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