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Name: Kasey
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Do they make industrial strength laptop keyboards?

My old computer keyboard had the letters worn off of most of the keys and a worn place almost completely through the space bar on the right side. I paid attention and I do use my right thumb to press the space bar when typing. I kept using it, because I know where the keys are, but it wore out in other ways and I had to replace it.

I have had my new laptop for just over a couple months now and the space bar on the keyboard is starting to get worn on the space bar in the same spot. Washing that spot doesn't seem to remove the worn looking place. Everything else seems to polish up nicely. So, I know it's not dirty. It's just worn.

My question is do they make industrial strength keyboards or at least space bars? That poor space bar seems to take the most wear and tear. Maybe plastic (or whatever most laptop keyboards are made of) isn't my best option.

Would it be possible to add jury results as a link in hidden posts?

I know you can still read hidden posts by clicking Show, but sometimes, I would just like to know what a jury was thinking when they hid a post. It would be a good guideline as to what is and is not acceptable on DU as far as juries are concerned. It would not need to have any identifying information, just the jury votes and comments as to why it was hidden. I don't have any particular post in mind. I'm talking about in general. It would be very interesting to be able to see the comments and people do not always post the results in a lot of cases, like with hidden OPs.

In all honesty, to me, whether Fred Phelps lives or dies, is a moot point.

His daughters have long since taken over the church and run it now. The hatred will still be there with or without him. A lot of people think cutting off the head of that church will end the hate. It will not. The daughters have been running the show for the past 10 years or so. So, that part will not change. He is just the figurehead of the church nowadays anyhow.

To me, the real story is why he was excommunicated back in August 2013. I'm really interested in why that happened. No one has told why yet. I wish some journalists would dig into why that happened and get the story, because that is something I want to see.

I don't begrudge people who feel pleasure over him dying though. As a gay woman, I understand the feeling and would never begrudge anyone that pleasure. He has caused irreparable harm to the GLBT community for decades now. I say more power to those who are able to feel any animosity at all at the thought of his passing.

Me? I feel nothing at the thought of his passing. The reason I stated above is why I feel nothing. His legacy of hate lives on with his daughters who now run the church and will continue to be a thorn in the sides of the GLBT community for the foreseeable future. Whether he lives or dies doesn't amount to a hill of beans in my life, one way or the other. I refuse to waste any emotion on such a horrid, wretched man anyhow.

I do have a problem, however, with those who want to go to his funeral and stand out there sending love to him. I don't see having some kind of lovey dovey religious love-a-thon for him at his funeral like some are proposing. Whether they agreed with his anti-gay, anti-everything beliefs, or not, the idea of sending him love is preposterous. The man never responded to love in his entire life. He only had hatred and only sent out hatred. Sending him love is a waste of resources and a waste of love.

Send that love and resources (in the form of donations) to some groups of people who deserve it. Make donations to gay youth organizations or other GLBT charities instead. It would actually help people who need it instead of wasting the resources to get to Topeka and fawn over him to try to "take the high road."

That "take the high road" mentality, in this case, is bullshit. Trying to pretend that you are better than him seems kind of ridiculous. Think about it. Do you really need to try to prove you are better than a man who poisoned himself with that kind of seething, lifelong, obsessive hatred? If so, what is wrong in your life than you think you need to do that? It should be a given that most people are less hateful than he is/was, already. So trying to prove you are somehow better than him is a waste of time, effort, and energy. Get down off the cross. We need the wood to try to build houses and help people who need it.

Let the man live or die and ignore his ass. Do something positive and productive instead of wasting love, piety, and self aggrandizing "we are better than that" grandstanding on someone who definitely does not deserve it. It's bullshit.
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