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We are a truly stupid people.

The Pensacola terrorist did what he did in order to turn Americans against Saudi Arabia.

And Americans are falling right into the trap.

Guess how long we've been training Saudis at Pensacola?

Forty-six years.

It's pretty amazing.

People oppose it when all gun owners are blamed for mass shootings, but those very same folks are now blaming all Saudis.

This is one of those cases where I find it hard to muster the energy to state the obvious.

The reason we train the here is so that we have interoperability.

We NEED interoperability.

"Don't train them here!"

So you're saying our trainers will be safer if we send them to Saudi Arabia.

Genius.

Americans hate it when they're stereotyped, but too many of us go right ahead and do it themselves.

It's why I've been off social media today.

I really hate stupidity.

We're in a frenzy of stupidity at the moment. It's not too late for us to screw up everything Trump has accomplished.

The Republicans keep trying to get back to the label of the Stupid Party.

The world is full of terrorists.

It's the job of the US military to weed them out of our various programs.

If we take our own failure out on the entire country of Saudi Arabia, I hope they finally decide that we're too childish to retain as allies.

The problem is US. We've been sliding for decades. We're STILL sliding.

Americans need to get their act together.

The stakes can't be any higher than they are.

Saudi Arabia bought a shitload of American weaponry so that American workers can have jobs.

It was a favor to Trump. We can easily make them decide that we're not worthy of favors, since we can't get our heads on straight about this stuff.

In 46 years, one terrorist attack at Pensacola.

Two Americans murdered naval personnel in two separate on-base incidents in the past three days.

"Why are we allowing Americans on our military bases?"

Good point. Obviously Americans can't be trusted on our military bases.

We really need to stop this dumbassery.

It's disgusting, to be frank.

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@ThomasWic

I've backed way off social media in the past 6 months. I like to check in every two or three days, to see what's going on. Otherwise, I'm more focused on my new job and trying as hard as I can to stay away from getting sucked in emotionally. It's easier if I treat the annoyances of the idiots of the world like they are a gnat that I can swat away, rather than driving myself insane chasing after them.

@marleneroseb @ThomasWic

What you did not hone was your ability to focus on facts, not emotion.

As we have all been subjected to the tugs, by design, focus on the facts will keep your feet on the ground.

I started a new job about a year ago. My focus on the job in that time has led me to be offered a newly created position of Senior Mechanical Designer because of my ability to stay focused on everything. I compartmentalize everything into work centers.

FOCUS

@RonOgletree @ThomasWic

Congratulations on your job. To the contrary, I'm very focused on work. That's not an issue. I'm talking about social media, not my job. I find it healthier for me if I limit social media use and focus on things that directly impact that.

@marleneroseb @ThomasWic

My response was about both.

The prime point was to not to let emotions run amok on SM. When you feel the urge, take a deep breath and focus on the facts. Not the emotional tugs they want to get you tangled up in.

Not saying it is easy, just advice going forward so you can rise to both with perfect clarity.

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