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Name: Nanci
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Hometown: Redondo Beach
Home country: United States
Current location: California
Member since: Sat Feb 13, 2016, 08:27 PM
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About Me

I've been a member of DU since the very beginning....after that horrible fiasco - the sElection of 2000. My first user name was Lindsey, then I changed it to Nirvana555, and now it's Upthevibe. I had devices crash and I ended up having to change my user name. I've never been one to make a whole lot of original posts, but I consider myself a very active member in that I come to DU almost every day and read the wonderfully informative threads. I can't imagine what life would have been like over the past two decades without DU!

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The movie Knives Out was an absolute

delight! I can't recommend it enough. The plot, the characters/cast.... everything...I just loved it...

A big thank you to Dick's Sporting Goods!

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. reported earnings and sales that beat expectations on Tuesday, which CFRA’s Camilla Yanushevsky attributes, in part, to the retailer’s pullback on gun sales. The results sent shares soaring 18.6% in Tuesday trading, en route to the third biggest one-day percentage gain since Dick’s Sporting Goods DKS, -1.88% went public. Same-store sales growth of 6% was the best showing since 2013, according to the athletic retailer.

During a media tour for his book, “It’s How We Play the Game,” Dick’s Sporting Goods Chief Executive Edward Stack talked about the decisions the company has made with relation to its gun business. The policy changes started in 2012 after the Sandy Hook shootings.

Following the Feb. 14, 2018 mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Dick’s Sporting Goods stopped selling guns to customers below the age of 21. Moreover, CEO, Edward Stack announced that the company had scrapped $5 million in assault rifles that were still in stock.

On the T.V. show Sunday Morning, I saw a really great segment with CEO Edward Stack regarding this issue. I've posted the link below.

A quote from author John le Carre...

I don't know anything about him but I'm watching the show Sunday Morning and I love what he just said (in the context of his opposition to Brexit as he ties it in with his new book):

"The difference between patriotism and nationalism is a patriot can criticize his country, stay with it, and go through the democratic process. A nationalist needs an enemy.
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