Yes, Democrats Have Been Itching to Impeach From the Start
Via: JohnRussell • 53 comments • 2 months ago
When historians ask themselves why Democrats impeached President Donald Trump, they can parse the two articles of impeachment for part of the story: "abuse of power" and "obstruction of justice." Yet Republicans insist that something deeper is going on. They insist that Democrats have wanted to oust Trump from the White House ever since he was elected.
They're not wrong. Trump is seen...
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I know, right? It's remarkable.
The Problem of Evil - By Enoch
By: Enoch • 150 comments • 2 months ago
The problem of evil is one of the most difficult of all challenges with which theologians and theological philosophers grapple.
Briefly, the sticking point appears to be formulated as follows;
G-d is all powerful.
G-d is all caring.
There is unnecessary evil in the world. It causes suffering and harm. Why does not G-d use His powers to eliminate evil from occurring?...
Dec 21 12:30pm@10Wise words, rabbouni.
By: al Jizzerror • 334 comments • 2 months ago
Gender identity has become an interesting issue. Some states have even attempted to pass laws aimed at restricting transsexuals from using public bathrooms. Butt, fortunately, times are changing. Transsexuals are being elected to office.
Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse
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Well...maybe your confusion stems from you being asexual. Or bisexual. Or your politics addle your brain.
The science supports my comments....i.e. there is no proof...
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You certainly have a religious level commitment to inconclusive science.
Are you even putting in the basic effort to read the posts? Or did you miss the FACT that none of the...
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Only in self defense in the event they are physically attacked.
My position is that they need to decide once and for all that "Jethro" and "Ellie May" et al are not likely to change their...
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Perhaps you suggest these things because you cannot fathom another possibility besides the one you've adopted as religious dogma.
Or maybe your confusion stems from your inability to...
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You're using "Slate" as an arbiter of intelligence or scientific knowledge..... Oh for fuck's sake.
Will you next be using Donald Trump as the authority on honesty? Will you get your...
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There are STILL places in America where whiskey consumption is illegal. Homosexuality is legal everywhere. Marijuana is illegal in most of the United States. Yet pot smokers seem to feel...
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Bullying is intimidation and/or coercion. Every person can choose not to be intimidated or coerced.
True. They're generally cowards who want to hide the fact.
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We need a "thumbs up" emoji for statements like this.
That's a very well put, very wise statement.
My "advice" is targeted more toward angry liberal straight...
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*sigh* Well when you understand logic so poorly, I'm sure it looks sick and twisted.
Contrary to popular liberal debate tactic, there are actually other options besides being totally shit...
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Not if they're trying to convince people that they're "born this way" and "can't help it". Those are positions of weakness.
Lots of people think they're standing up for...
Dec 19 3:email@example.comNiemoller? Really?
People who try to compare the US to Nazi Germany, you need to slap themselves repeatedly until you emerge from whatever Man in the High Castle alternate reality they've...
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And I respect that. I respect the search for actual knowledge on almost any topic.
Do they? I don't hear that in my Texas Baptist circles. Maybe it's going on and I'm just...
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Do you have a link?
Is there also research on the socialization of men with lots of older brothers? Or are we just so desperate to swing a hammer that everything looks like a nail?...
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Sure. But why would we think sexuality is determined at birth when we know for a fact so much other brain development isn't? It would be especially suspicious given the copious research...
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Really now? Do share with us this massive amount of data you've compiled to demonstrate this phenomenon.
Because you're spinning some bullshit here, CB. You know full well we...
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I know. I use it on purpose to demonstrate how the whole "born this way" argument actually supports the homphobes.
You are, even if you don't mean to. "Born this way" is an...
Dec 18 7:email@example.comYou've got three links referring to a single study (Savic, 2008) that doesn't reference anything prior to a person being born. The study observes brain structure correlation in adults.
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You are the one attempting to convince everyone that's what they are. I think you should stop.
You tell me. You're the one committed to that idea. Nobody suggests that I was...
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In what way, exactly?
What exactly has he done that would be considered "courageous"? What makes him more courageous than Usain Bolt?
The point in question was Disney...
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The women I know don't like being told what they have to do. But maybe I just associate with too many feminists.
Well...that's the issue. If you let one boy in the girls' locker...
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Yeah....in response to a comment about the Cheney's being a family where the parents push their snowflake children into believing their transgender.
But Mary Cheney isn't actually...
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Or maybe we could all take her at her word and not pretend she's something she doesn't claim to be.
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So using the Cheney's in response to a comment about transgenderism being pushed by parents? Not exactly applicable?
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"Transitioning" requires a massive medical intervention.
Being a lesbian does not.
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That's hardly a reason to force them to disrobe in front of a boy.
Fair enough. But the boy claims his "rights". Who has the authority to remove him? Are we going to have...
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True. The problems center around the disagreements on how those rights are defined.
For example, it's a common argument that gay men have always had the same marriage rights as straight...
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Is Mary Cheney gender dysphoric? Or is she gay?
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There is astonishingly little medical evidence to support this idea. Despite decades of searching, there is no proof that gay people are actually genetic freaks.
Why should a gay man's...
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And you cannot be so ignorant to imagine "gay" and "transgender" to be remotely similar things.
Gay does not require massive medical intervention. Transgender does.
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He is not a "she". He is a man with gender dysphoria.
A huge part of this resistance to the "transgender movement" is the batshit demand that we all pretend reality isn't really a thing...
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I'm pretty jaded...but I was astonished at the appearance of that program on Disney.
You kinda expect something like that on MTV, but I didn't expect Disney to pick that up.
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An athlete who hasn't competed in decades and whose sole accomplishment...
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Gender neutral bathrooms are a great idea.
Unfortunately that's not enough for some people.
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The more significant problem is insane parents who want to pretend their 4 year olds are transgender.
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Clearly they do.
Otherwise they would leave people alone.
Turkey blasts U.S. after Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide
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Interesting idea, but I'm not so sure. Should Rose Bundy feel shame for what her father did?
Should my son feel shame because his ancestors were slaveowners? Should he feel shame...
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"Firm stand"? Wait....issuing an acknowledgement about something everybody already knows took place is a "firm stand"?? Wow. So I guess building an Armenian Holocaust Museum would have...
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Yes it is. That doesn't mean how it's dealt with in Turkish culture should be measured by American standards.
Fair enough. But apparently we don't even care enough about this...
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If they were engaged in genocide, you might have a point. Is there an ongoing genocide in Turkey? Are we saving lives? We should send in the Marines!! Or did all that end a century ago?...
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I don't know that we should or shouldn't. I think it probably depends on how pissed off we think they will actually be.
It wasn't very long ago we needed Turkey's help in a military...
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If that were the case, somebody would have presented some sort of evidence that this is about more than people's feelings. And yet.....
What doesn't exist is concrete, measurable...
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OK. Why is it nobody seems to be able to describe those?
That wasn't the intention, but now that you mention it....it is sort of what they have done for thousands of years.
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OK. So validated feelings. Fair enough.
But why now? What's in this for somebody like Ted Cruz? And the first person that suggests Ted "wants to do the right thing" is getting a cyber...
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You really imagine they didn't know it was wrong at the time? They did. And they did it anyway. Mass atrocities are like that. There isn't any way to justify killing hundreds of...
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One in three American HS seniors can tell you which year we entered WWI.
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I see we've run beyond your ability to participate constructively in the conversation, as you're now discussing me instead of the topic.
Is it your position that most Americans are well...
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When the binary choice here is either agree with him completely or "rescind everything", that's melodrama.
He's having an episode about "rescinding every resolution about the...
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It improved my children's education.
To that point, does this Senate resolution provide for some sort of Armenian genocide museum? Does it offer funding to improve the teaching of history...
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It's certainly a somber day.
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Read the entire comment.
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The implication that 1 American in 1000 knows Turkey's history (actual or revisionist) is patently ludicrous. We don't know our own history, much less that of another country....
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So....failure of the US Govt to issue a statement on something is "like saying it never happened".....
Seems a bit strange, and seems an incredible burden to put on a group of people who...
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The same reason they all happen.
Out of curiosity, are there more completely asinine questions on the horizon, or does that one represent the grande finale?
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I'm not opposed. That's just you assuming. I've got very high levels of indifference on the matter.
But I don't think it's unreasonable to ask what the point is. If you're...
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I saw that episode. It was very well done.
In 2006 I took my family to Dachau. We also saw the old Frankenstadion, where many of the Hitler Youth rallies were held. My kids were 12 and...
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Serious question.... see if you can manage a serious answer....
Do you believe this resolution makes us more likely to remember Hitler and the holocaust of Nazi Germany? If so....why do...
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Was there concern that we were likely to forget in the absence of a US Govt resolution?
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What does it mean to them? Will any of them head into 2020 better off than they are now because of this?
I'm not sure what part of "I can't say I think we were likely to forget...
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Wasn't trying to convince you of anything. Disappointed it's so easily accomplished.
Can we pass a resolution condemning idiotic melodrama?
You're (really sad)...
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Did we pass a resolution about that recently? If so, why?
Why? How is their life better now that it was 2 weeks ago?
OK. So are we more likely to remember Hitler...
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That's part of my question. Whom does this help, and how? Are we more likely to land a better trade deal with somebody? Do we have some agenda that is better served by pissing off the...
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Yeah. Very. It was already recorded history, obviously.
What does this resolution accomplish, aside from making some people "feel better".
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That's kind of what I'm thinking.
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Is there anything other than validating feelings?
Dec 16 11:email@example.comSo no tangible benefits?
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OK. Fair enough.
Do any Armenians benefit in any way?
Dec 16 2:39pm@8So... what does this actually do, and for whom?
Something Missing From Trump Impeachment Defense
By: JohnRussell • 341 comments • 2 months ago
Like many Americans, I am following the impeachment proceedings today, as the House votes to put him on trial in the Senate, and have seen some of it over the past few weeks.
A number of Democrats have risen today and previously to say that President* Trump tried to cheat the 2020 election (but got caught).
Thinking about all this rhetoric ,today and previously, something struck...
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You are not wrong. No matter how that comes out, 30% of America is going to scream about needing to change the Court, 30% will celebrate them "finally doing the right thing" (aka "agreeing...
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Yeah, I think so.
There is an element of "not dignifying something with a response", but avoiding perjury would certainly be a motivator.
You have to think the WH legal team is...
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He was impeached for witness tampering. Hearing from those people would have been informative.
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People don't generally feel the need to ask questions everyone already knows the answer to. Of course he is.
“Give us a king to lead us!” And they got Trump.
Via: Larry Hampton • 159 comments • 2 months ago
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My oft-misguided optimism that people eventually start to behave like adults. You never know. Somebody can go from not having a clue in hell what eminent domain is to wholly and...
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Well if it is, then Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren represent a vastly larger level of "tyranny" than the border wall will ever hope to be.
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Whether you agree with the construction or not, it's not "tyranny". That's just silly teenage melodrama.
It's an established practice in use for over a century in the world's leading...
Dec 14 4:email@example.comDon't mistake "chose to ignore" for "missed".
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So we've gone a very long way for you to say I was correct from the beginning.
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Not nearly as amazing as the depth of mental illness possessing those who interpret any comment not calling for Trump's public execution as "defense".
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Look....it's not a try at an insult. Trust me, when I insult you, you'll know it. You normally seem a decent person, so I've intentionally phrased things so as not to be insulting.
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People do not need to have actually done something to know it requires outstanding characteristics. That's the point of the analogy. I don't need to actually tackle Ezekial Elliot to...
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This is akin to suggesting I don't know that NFL players are strong because I'm not one. They are double hard because that's the only way somebody does what they were able to do. I'm...
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That's how eminent domain works. I've had several clients whose buildings were claimed under eminent domain for freeway expansion. My own office building lost 20 yds from the front of the...
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How do you possibly not get this? I'm sorry, you're just not paying attention.
I know for damn certain that double hard men like 2 time combat vets are not going to get their...
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Erm....yes. It is. Actual copy/paste of the headline is:
AP Explains: How Trump’s Pocahontas remark can be offensive
It could have. It wasn't. These people choose words for a...
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Eminent domain is now somehow equivalent to locking you in a closet......because..... the bad man Tweets mean things? Riiiiight.
It doesn't appear you understand how real tyranny works....
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Well...if constructing an intelligent phrase with words is proving a challenge, I'm sure you could go back to those emojis you're so fond of.
They're sort of the forum equivalent to...
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You're really asking that question to somebody named "Jack"? My dear, if I were offended over the use of my name, it would be the sole activity of my existence.
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It's more about what he won't accomplish...or attempt to accomplish.
He's not going to take away my health plan.
He's not going to make me pay off college loans of other people's kids...
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All of that sounds like tyranny in much the same way your mom setting a curfew sounds like child abuse.
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They've kept government out of our way and let us be successful.
Why do you expect other people to do things for you?
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Depends on the Democrat.
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Perfect. Then it's not a slur. Outstanding.
So is the problem that you're proud of Pocahontas (I would be, TBF) and you don't want her name sullied by association with Warren? Is that...
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Here you go again, berating anybody who refuses to match your level of hysteria.
Do I wish we had an honest president? Sure. But I can't actually control that, so I don't let it eat up...
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So do Warren's. Almost exclusively.
Trump is good at sound-bytes. Yes. That doesn't actually make the word "Pocahantas" a slur.
I don't care for it, no. I'm...
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Almost everything Trump says is used in a derogatory way. But it's derogatory toward Elizabeth Warren.
The title of the article you link to is "How Trump’s Pocahontas remark can be...
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The point is that you are mistaking a derisory remark about Elizabeth Warren as a slur against Native Americans. It isn't. Unless you're somehow ashamed of Pocahontas.
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Don't wear a swimsuit to your pool party. Riiiiiiight.
House Judiciary Committee Officially Votes To Impeach President Donald Trump
By: JohnRussell • 247 comments • 2 months ago
The House Judiciary Committee officially voted to report two articles of impeachment to the full House for a final vote next week. Trump is accused of Abuse Of Power and Obstruction Of Congress.
The full House is expected to vote next week and then the impeachment charges will be sent to the Senate for a trial shortly after New Years.
Previously, 500 of the nations law professors and...
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That's a great question.
FOX NEWS POLL: 54 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY TRUMP SHOULD BE IMPEACHED
Via: JohnRussell • 78 comments • 2 months ago
Fox News poll released Sunday morning found a majority of Americans, 54 percent, said President Donald Trump should be impeached, a vote the House is likely to pass this coming week.
The latest Fox News poll conducted last week found a majority of U.S. adults of all political affiliations say Trump abused his power in office, with 50 percent of Americans saying he should be impeached...
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Are you talking about Trump supporters or haters?
Again....this describes both sets of partisans.
The only thing you've omitted is the inability of each set to see the behaviors...
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One would think that to be the case.
But then one would be underestimating the hubris of entitled white liberals, which seems to be limitless.
The Five Leading GOP Excuses for Trump’s Behavior—and Why They’re All Bullshit
Via: JohnRussell • 44 comments • 2 months ago
Dozens of counter-narratives have emerged in recent months to defend Donald Trump against impeachment charges. A few of them deserve special attention, because unlike the counter-narrative that Trump’s call with the president of Ukraine was “perfect,” or that Trump withheld aid because he sincerely cares about corruption in Ukraine, or that this impeachment process is a “coup,” the most...
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It's not just Trump supporters.
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To be fair, that's a bit of a chicken/egg situation.
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Where is that one?
Oh....wait.....you were talking about this seed.....
Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of Labour Party after projected defeat in U.K. election
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*sings "Glory Glory Man United" boisterously*
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Which should be the official US position.
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Of course we need them, and of course they need us.
I was referring to the hyper-emotional ranters that claim Trump saying mean things on Twitter is somehow a threat to our national...
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The Germans would be laughing at the idea England is the "most powerful member" of the EU....if Germans had a sense of humor.....
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It's on his website.
Whether we would call him that or not, it's nationalization of what is now about a $2 trillion industry.
I'm not that guy.
I don't have a...
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Sanders is suggesting several very similar programs.
And Medicare for All is a nationalization of the health insurance industry, even if there isn't any infrastructure to seize.
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You are 100% correct.
And we're going to keep this verbiage on hand for the next time somebody suggests that how Europeans "feel" about US is some sort of measure of national security.
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I doubt it.
Yesterday was definitely not a "we've changed our mind about Brexit" sort of day.
Poll Finds Most People Would Rather Be Annihilated By Giant Tidal Wave Than Continue To Be Lectured By Climate Change Activists
Via: The People's Fish • 31 comments • 2 months ago
U.S.—A new study found that most people would rather be annihilated by a giant tidal wave caused by climate change than continue to be lectured by climate change activists.
Study participants were given the option of having the earth flooded by massive tidal waves or listening to virtue-signaling, smarmy lectures by environmentalists for the next decade. Over 87% of respondents selected,...
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Beat me to it.
Trump Rallygoer From Viral Video Who Warned of ‘Second Civil War’ Is Actually an InfoWars Host
Via: JohnRussell • 47 comments • 3 months ago
Here is the video in question, in which a various few Trump supporters threaten violence if Trump is removed from office.
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I sorta feel that way about Elizabeth Warren supporters. It's probably not entirely fair, but it certainly seems to be a theme with them.
Biblical Covenants in Christianity
By: TᵢG • 240 comments • 3 months ago
Christians routinely speak of the OC † and the NC (old and new covenants, respectively) when equivocating from the harshness of the Mosaic laws in the Old Testament such as Leviticus 20:13 which calls for the death penalty for homosexual acts or the various rules on how to properly enslave another human being, etc. In particular, moral, ritual and ceremonial laws such as those found in...
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We have lots of those people.
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There isn't an "old covenant", because there are several of them.
God keeps having to start over because people let him down.
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Many scientists believe dark matter exists. Without proof. Or even real evidence. But they know something must exist that produces these as yet inexplicable results.
Which is exactly...
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The better example is something like dark matter.
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They're all aware.
Some of them just aren't very good at it.
The real problem Christianity faces is that it's carried out by people wholly incapable of demonstrating it. It's a bit like...
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The finer points have been debated and fought over for a couple thousand years now.
My point was actually about the "old covenant" and CB's references to it. There isn't really an "old...
Dec 12 3:email@example.comThere are actually multiple covenants recorded in the Bible.
There is the "original" or Noahic Covenant, where God promises not to destroy the world by flood again.
There is the Abrahamic...
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It's a commandment, actually.
As in "not optional" for believers/followers of Christ.
Greta Thunberg named Time Magazine's Person of the Year
Via: Buzz of the Orient • 94 comments • 3 months ago • LOCKED
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That predates this girl.
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That would make her an appallingly terrible choice.
She hasn't influenced anything. She's famous for saying "how dare you" to a group of old, not all that powerful people who have almost...
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So they don't always make good decisions.
Hillary Clinton emerges as top choice of Democratic voters in Harvard-Harris presidential poll
She’s not running for president — yet — but Hillary Clinton was the top choice for Democratic voters in the Harvard-Harris national poll released last week. Mrs. Clinton drew 21%, followed by former Vice President Joseph R. Biden with 20%, when registered Democrats were asked whom they would support for the 2020 party presidential nod if she and former Secretary of State John Kerry were added...
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I know, right?
What Was God's Plan For 43 Poor People Who Died In Factory Fire In India ?
By: JohnRussell • 327 comments • 2 months ago
43 people died when fire broke out in a crowded paper products factory in Delhi, India. Most of the 43 were sleeping laborers. The blaze erupted at 5:30 a.m.
According to the New York Times
The building in the Anaj Mandi neighborhood of northeastern New Delhi was packed with sleeping laborers when the fire broke out. Most of the victims were Muslim migrant workers from...
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The question was how a person understands God's will, not how He does.
Allowed, yes. Caused, no. It's really quite simple. If I buy my son a skateboard, knowing full well he...
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It's kind of like the stock market. Over time, you know which way it's going. The shorter that time window, the more impossible it gets to predict.
Imagining God's will on the large...
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Yes. This does not make him an "accomplice", any more than you would be an accomplice in something you didn't want to happen but allowed.
I'll agree Satan's influence is...
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You are wrong because you ignore the obvious distinction between what someone allows and what someone actively causes. They are not the same thing, and God being omnipotent does not change...
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Why would you imagine God's will to be so highly detailed?
I made a plan to take my family on a road trip this summer. We started in Dallas, wound our way to Yellowstone and back....
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None of which matters to the definition of "complicit" or "accomplice".
No. It doesn't. Will you next equate watching your 6 year old fall off their bicycle with shoving them on...
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I think it was Fred Phelps, actually.
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The fact that you mistake this for logic should embarrass you more than it appears to.
com·plic·it /kəmˈplisit/ adjective:
involved with others in an illegal activity or...
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The limitations are immaterial. The definition of "complicit" is "helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way".
Failing to prevent something from happening does not make one...
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Just pointing out the gargantuan difference between "what God intends" and "what God allows". This concept is exceedingly well documented in multiple religious texts.
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This idea literally allows you to place blame on nearly anyone for nearly anything, and similarly absolve nearly anyone for nearly anything you don't want to blame.
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Allows, yes. "Accomplice"...nonsense.
Don't be surprised by the possible accusations as the House holds a key hearing Monday. The House Judiciary Committee report released Saturday hints throughout that President Trump might have committed treason against the United States. The report outlines the dems case against the President. Thus far every attempt to take down this President has failed and now they shoot wildly, making...
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Only if I can ask you one in return.
As we've discussed repeatedly, I don't support Trump. I voted against the Yankee Asshole.
I oppose idiotic fuckwittery. I oppose brainless...
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Sure they do.
Treason: noun. The crime of saying mean things on Twitter, especially when those things offend very angry, emotional leftists.
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Sounds quite a bit like the impeachment proceedings. Molehill turned into a mountain.
U.S. Payroll Gain of 266,000 Trounces Forecasts as Wages Heat Up
Via: The People's Fish • 90 comments • 3 months ago
Unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, matching half-century low
Automaker payrolls rebound by 41,300 after GM strike ends
U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts.
Payrolls jumped 266,000,...
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Which means they were excluded from the previous number, artificially depressing it...which I'm sure did not stop you from pronouncing doom and gloom and Trumpmageddon.
Even without those...
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Turley: Democrats offering passion over proof in Trump impeachment
The most dangerous place for an academic is often between the House and the impeachment of an American president. I knew that going into the first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Donald Trump . After all, Alexander Hamilton that impeachment would often occur in an environment of “agitated passions.” Yet I remained a tad naive in hoping that an academic...
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By raving batshit lunatic idiot leftists who have to cross the street to avoid getting near Trump hotels and who demand an apology when somebody calls them "well-spoken".
MSNBC’s John Heilemann: ‘I Guarantee’ Trump Will Get Another Country to Interfere in 2020 If He’s Not Impeached
Via: JohnRussell • 34 comments • 3 months ago
MSNBC contributor John Heilemann said he believes that President Donald Trump will try to get another country to interfere in the 2020 election if he is acquitted in impeachment.
“Republicans have been willing to look the other way as it was demonstrated in the obstruction of justice and the not criminal collusion but the collusion that was demonstrated in the Mueller report. …...
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MSNBC contributor bashes Trump. *yawn*
It's getting to the point where I wouldn't be surprised if they accused him of eating babies. And being a vampire.
Pelosi calls for articles of impeachment against Trump: 'No choice but to act'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Trump, declaring that the president's conduct "leaves us no choice but to act."
The announcement comes after a heated House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday featuring four law professors -- most of them Democrat-invited witnesses who presented...
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For me, it would depend on the Dem. I think my tolerance for bad behavior is moderately inversely correlated with how much the person in question is actively screwing up my life.
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They would have demanded impeachment. "The call" didn't happen until this past summer, so I'm not so sure about timing.
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It kinda is a big deal if she's going to be paraded in as an "expert" on the impeachment. The fact is that whether or not she read the evidence is completely immaterial to her. She was...
Artist sells banana duct-taped to wall for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Dec 06 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
With or without the banana?
Dec 06 3:email@example.com"..."
And bananas. And duct tape.
Stock Market: Dow drops 450 points, biggest fall in 2 months, after Trump says he could wait on China deal
Via: Krishna • 118 comments • 3 months ago
Photo: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points in morning trading, led lower by trade-vulnerable Apple, Caterpillar and 3M. The S&P 500 slid 1.2% amid losses in chip stocks like Nvidia, Micron and Advanced Micro Devices. The Nasdaq Composite also lost 1.3%.
Both sides have introduced tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of...
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Buffet does not use options, because options make no sense when you have $120billion in cash and you like to buy whole companies.
But I can't imagine we'll disagree on the idea that Buffet...
Dec 06 12:email@example.comBuffet is a famous value investor. He refuses to overpay for stocks, and he refuses to invest in things he doesn't understand.
With the broader markets on such a climb for the last few years,...
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OK, but I'm cool with that. Everybody starts learning somewhere and we're all at different points along that road. Earlier in my career I held multiple securities licenses, and I've been...
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Most important thing people will read on NT today.
The American capitalist system is strong enough to survive almost any president.
Dec 04 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Warren Buffet is not a "trader". He would correct you immediately if you called him one.
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Because I've made a decent amount of money doing it.
Because Donald Trump is all hat a no cattle. He spouts bullshit like a teenager trying to impress a cheerleader. 99% of what he says...
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Trump wanted to pull out. Therefore it must be wrong.
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And yet you do not seem to recognize opportunity knocking.
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The economy is based on actual figures, rather than emotions driven by a particular one-sided view of political events. The markets are based on the expected earnings of the companies...
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The "smart money" knows destructive policies are unlikely to happen.
The "smart money" buys call options when the market dives on presidential announcements, and buys puts when...
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Stocks are still higher than they were 30 days ago.
I'm not sure what your expectations are, but I suggest they may not be wholly realistic.
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You're surely not going to attempt to accuse Trump as the lone "gooser" of the economy. It's been "goosed" continuously since the latter days of GWB.
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That "math" is such a pesky thing.....
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I don't know any. But I see them all the time.
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Saying it doesn't make it true.
It was already true, whether anybody said it or not.
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And it's irritating as hell.
Dec 05 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Well....the alpha is going to give precisely zero fucks about what the pathetic people think, so it really doesn't matter if they make themselves heard or not.
Your Glorified Ignorance Wasn't Cool Then, And Your Scientific Illiteracy Isn't Cool Now
Via: sandy-2021492 • 116 comments • 3 months ago
Dec 06 12:email@example.com"..."
The ad says "sexy Asian women in *insert your town* looking for men over 35"
Dec 05 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
You make it sound more complicated than it is.
I'm talking about understanding the simple things....like the difference between millions and trillions.
Dec 05 1:email@example.comThere are subjects that require a basic understanding of math to accept, yet some flatly refuse to even consider looking at an issue from a mathematical standpoint, preferring to wallow in...
Warren vs Trump
By: JohnRussell • 164 comments • 3 months ago
Elizabeth Warren finds a way to appeal to enough Democratic moderates and she wins the Democratic nomination for president. Donald Trump manages to stay out of jail and survives impeachment. They meet for the 2020 US presidential election. There are no other realistic choices. Which one are you voting for?
This question involves ONLY these two possibilities, Trump or Warren.
Dec 05 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
OK...I actually support a big tax on sodas and junk food.
We spend $400billion/yr in healthcare specifically to treat obesity. The fat people who are self inflicting their condition can...
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I respect that.
I don't think he would be able to get much done on that front, though.
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See....you understand the phrase "orders of magnitude".
Bernie supporters do not. They sorta heard that magnitude has to do with earthquakes. Maybe.
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The idea that M4A fixes that is utter and complete lunacy.
It's like saying "Ohio State wears red jerseys, if WE wear red jerseys we'll be as good as they are".
Nearly 1/3 of...
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He's telling us it's a small tax increase. Which is unbelievably ridiculous. He's also telling us other people will pay it, which is also ridiculous.
M4A is going to cost $4trillion/yr...
'Grey's Anatomy' episode on sexual assault led to increase in hotline calls
Dec 05 3:email@example.com"..."
I'm guessing the group of Grey's Anatomy viewers and the group of Hallmark Channel Christmas movie viewers have a very significant overlap.
Democratic Law Professor: It Is Wrong to Impeach Trump Just Because You're All Mad
Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1 • 79 comments • 3 months ago
The democrats have no grounds for impeachment. They are sore losers angry over their loss of the 2016 election and are throwing a three plus year long temper tantrum.
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The bastard. How anybody like that can look themselves in the mirror is difficult to believe.
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You are clearly failing to demonstrate the requisite amount of anti-Trump hysteria.
I'm guessing you don't even put forth the effort to cross the street to avoid walking in front of his...
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That depends on what the definition of "is" is.
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He's right on both counts.
He's right again.
He's also right when he says there is a "paucity of evidence".
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A "single" lie. Riiiiiight.
WHY ARE ALPHA MALES SUCH SAD SACKS?
Via: Larry Hampton • 103 comments • 3 months ago
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Marrying Mrs_TX was absolutely the best decision I ever made.
It was also absolutely the last decision I ever made.
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"Generally regarded" by whom?
This reads like a list of things angry weak people want to pretend "alpha males" believe.
Key findings of FACTS
Via: Dulay • 208 comments • 3 months ago
KEY FINDINGS OF FACT Based on witness testimony and evidence collected during the impeachment inquiry, the Intelligence Committee has found that: I. Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States—acting personally and through his agents within and outside of the U.S. government—solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 U.S. presidential...
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I am shocked....absolutely shocked, I tell you.....to hear that you feel that way.
Astonished. Gobsmacked. Astounded.
I mean really....who saw this coming?
Dec 04 10:email@example.comWhereas when you have nothing you post a stupid ass emoji.
Are you complaining about copywrite infringement or something?
The Devil Can Legally Turn You Into 'The Little Mermaid' On Halloween, Says 'Former Satanist'
Via: sandy-2021492 • 19 comments • 3 months ago
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Funniest thing I've seen in weeks.
You don't happen to have a Netflix special coming out soon, do you? I'd definitely watch that.
Kamala Harris Drops Out Of Race For Democratic Nomination
By: JohnRussell • 125 comments • 3 months ago
Later today Sen. Kamala Harris will announce she is dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
Confirmed by NBC News.
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Some guy named Robert O'Rourke has just asked me to "hold his beer"....
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She started as one nutjob in a box of nutjobs, but matured as it went along. Had she started as a moderate, she would have been more successful.
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Welcome to the Dark Side.
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That's a fair assessment.
I think she gets flak from people because she started the campaign in a very militant fashion.
The McConnell-Ginsburg Rule?
By: JohnRussell • 246 comments • 3 months ago
WASHINGTON — When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital last weekend after another in a string of health scares, blue America breathed a sigh of relief. Only one more month, many whispered, until the start of a presidential election year when filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court would be off limits in the Senate.
But would it?...
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I like that better.
I think most people are moderates. I think most intelligent people are certainly moderates.
The vast majority of Americans are smart enough to realize that...
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I disagree with your definition, which seems to me to be almost oxymoronic.
To describe a "moderate" using words like "always" and "necessarily" seems a little strange. The person you...
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There is, however, substantial overlap between the two groups.
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As it turns out...maybe not so much.
The Tea Party was a whackadoodle bunch of extremists with almost zero influence...until the ACA was passed. Then, all of a sudden they became...
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Personally, I saw a huge uptick in cross-party animosity develop during the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The 2010 election reinforces that development, IMO.
That was made worse...
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I don't think we're actually suffering.
I think some people like to believe we're suffering. They're kinda like that teenager who thinks having a curfew is the same a being in a Gulag.
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In fact, we are not. That's melodrama.
You're talking about people's emotions. The thing about emotions is....the people having them are the only ones who can change them. They...
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This is a bit of a ridiculous statement. Is there more to your assertion than emotion?
Personally, my integrity and character are not dependent upon other people's political...
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The 9 year old argument is imagining that Americans and American politics are binary, that your "team" can do no wrong and bears no culpability in the current state of affairs.
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We were already pitted against each other. He's not doing it, he's just capitalizing on it.
So are Warren, Sanders, and AOC, BTW.
Michael Bloomberg launches 2020 presidential bid
Via: TᵢG • 567 comments • 3 months ago
He is in.
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A searing indictment on the American educational system.
Well you can fix one of those....
We would hope not. But you never know.
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Wasn't suggesting you were. Sorry if I gave that impression.
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You are more optimistic than I am.
Fair enough. I didn't think we were arguing, though.
Dec 01 5:email@example.comI think he (Bernie) uses wealth envy as a means to get votes.
He's not an idiot. But he would have to be to think almost any of what he promises is remotely possible. So he's a snake oil...
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I see it in the vast variety of ways he wants to redistribute wealth, and in the way he wants to eliminate wealthy people for no other reason than their existence offends his rabid, wealth...
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No. I'm simply talking about the risk management and insurance side. The full package is a $3.5 trillion industry.
OK. We'll agree to disagree.
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Why do we think he doesn't?
Regardless of whether you recommend it or not, it is an objective and I think it may be the one Bernie is selling.
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We're talking about the means of production of a trillion dollar plus industry being converted to government control.
Part of the economic system is still capitalism.
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I think he wealth envy as a means to get votes.
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It most certainly can be an objective.
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He calls for socializing the health insurance industry, for a start.
The problem is he's never expressed a limit on just exactly how far his socialist views go. So while he...
Is There Hope For The American Republic After Trump?
Via: Dignitatem Societatis • 24 comments • 3 months ago
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Your bias is preventing you from seeing things objectively.
Dec 01 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Meh. I don't share that view.
The previous president refused to enforce various immigration and drug laws. It's not unique to Trump by any stretch of the imagination
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Right. Sure. Because it's a common thing among tyrants that their henchmen are convicted..... Riiiiiiight.
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Current Americans have a weakness in that far too many of them are so distracted by what people SAY that they cannot focus on what they actually DO.
I'm not sure Trump's actions paint him...
The racism behind anti-immigration rhetoric is palpable to every immigrant. Including me.