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by Dark567
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 7543735296

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He continues to surprise me with how low... Rex works for you. He is literally your diplomatic arm...WTF
by Dark567
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13537

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

How much improvement would people expect from something like hate speech laws in the US? Given most countries that have mild hate speech laws have some of these same problems.... Not a lot. Honestly, if we had laws like that I'd be more scared of their misuse by a majority of the population using t...
by Dark567
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 8967

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

What about out-of-country-ers? Not only does the state get more money, but it reduces the trade deficit while exporting your culture, creates connections with the children of foreign elites, and gives the rest of the world a massive incentive not to bomb your country? And it's not like, long term, ...
by Dark567
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13537

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Yeah, when the polling is getting to the low single digits of support broken down by demographics, I don't think it will be easy to distinguish between actual approval or just noise in the sample. But the general point is that explicit support of white supremacy when asked is so low that we're havin...
by Dark567
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13537

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Fun fact, polling on nazis, white supremacy, and confederacy shows that other than nazis, the US is aOK with the other two. Support for Nazis is low, but support for white supremacy is higher, and finally, support for confederacy is pretty high. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lots-of-american...
by Dark567
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 15610

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

You can't close all the loopholes. The biggest one being that if you tax estates over $300k at 100%, no one is going to leave an estate bigger than $300k to tax, they will make sure to donate all the money or try to consume as much as possible of it before death. Now, you can't always plan for that(...
by Dark567
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

It seems to me that the Trump presidency is pretty much a libertarian administration. ... Which completely ignores the travel ban and the anti-immigrant sentiment, how Session's is stepping up the war on drugs or increasing civil forfeiture, Trump's attacks on free trade, sanctuary cities or the fr...
by Dark567
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Pence is a political threat to the rights of many people.

Trump is an existential threat to the USA and much of the rest of the world.

Pence sucks but I would take that everytime over the latter.
by Dark567
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

ObsessoMom wrote:Wait, what?

I can't keep up.
John McCain looked incredibly senile during the Comey hearing.
by Dark567
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

I don't know exactly which one he is referring too, but here is a general method on deciding who is leaking what:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... te_to.html
by Dark567
Tue May 23, 2017 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

So, deep down, everyone is either male or female, gay or straight, theistic or atheistic, Republican or Democratic, even if people self-identify otherwise? It's not a deep down thing, but it is indicating that most independents are actually pretty one sided. I think this both indicates how set peop...
by Dark567
Mon May 22, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

What about 15th Amendment removal? It's a silly amendment and was only added cause people misinterpreted "high crimes and misdemeanors" as cause for congressional impeachment and removal. That said, maybe he'll go so buck-wild that Pence and the cabinet take it upon themselves. Unlikely, ...
by Dark567
Mon May 22, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Um, don't overlook the fact that many people are rejecting political parties altogether. Registered voters in California as of February 10, 2017, by political party (bolding mine): Most of the research actually shows this is bullshit. As much as some people don't claim to vote always for one party ...
by Dark567
Mon May 22, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

In looking at 2018, we should probably also keep in mind that Democrats had a very low voter turnout compared to Republicans - if I'm remembering right, Clinton would have won if Democratic turnout for her had matched Obama's. In essence, Republicans were far more energized and excited than Democra...
by Dark567
Mon May 22, 2017 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Are Americans really that unmovable in their voting? In short, yes. There's a good chance that a year from now Trump will be buried even deeper in scandals, with a GOP in civil war over whether to impeach him, and having achieved absolutely nothing. In such a scenario, is there any reason why the D...
by Dark567
Thu May 18, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Trump would have been terrible for Democrats, probably worse considering how much better the conservative media is at hyping up their base. The only weird thing would be Trump beating Hillary and Bernie. Like why would voters pick Trump over Bernie if they want populist,? And why would they want Tr...
by Dark567
Wed May 03, 2017 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

The number of income brackets isn't the reason the tax code is complex. It's complex because it reflects the economy that it's trying to tax. It's something politicians don't like to talk about. Yes and no. The US tax code at least from my brief comparison to others is far and away the most complic...
by Dark567
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, I don't disagree with anything you said(nor would I think Alexander, who himself hates Trump pretty deeply). But I do think the article at least explains what these people are feeling even if they are reacting in extremely the wrong way to to those feelings.
by Dark567
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

"White identity" seems like an attempt to lay claim to the language of those who are clearly suffering to express a kind of suffering that is much less clear. I mean, that's the only explanation I can accept -- if someone tells me they're being oppressed by liberal jerks telling them they...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

unless you also consider it good that people can choose what's best for themselves. I'm assuming you do believe that's a good thing, and Trump was chosen, so... Can they? The Republican party strategy has been to make sure people don't have enough information to vote in their best interest. I don't...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

The NYT article cited a poll that only 3% of the voters they talked to would change their vote if they could, and only 1% would change it to Hilldawg. It does make things seem difficult. There's a lot of room between Trump and the-worst-possible-president-you-could-possibly-imagine. Maybe I lack th...
by Dark567
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Angua wrote:To be fair, 11 weeks premie is going to cost more anyway. Not really comparable to a fullterm birth.
Particularly when it looks like birth defects are involved(although I guess that premature, it is almost expected). Anyway, definitely not comparable to just having a baby in the US.
by Dark567
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

⋅ Most US citizens are actually pretty happy with their current health care plans(although not with the system as a whole). But when those two things come into conflict they often focus on their own plans rather than the system. Do you have a cite for this somewhere? I'm not seeing any, a...
by Dark567
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

I'm deeply skeptical to the idea that credible research will halt the moment we start restricting the rights of corporations to monetize it. But more than that: I'm deeply skeptical of the idea that the pros of capitalizing medicine somehow outweigh the cons in the first place. Yeah, we should do m...
by Dark567
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

There are many countries that have had a stable universal healthcare system for years, I'm not sure why the US can't adopt those. Like, Israel's system isn't perfect (it's just one I know well) and it's much better and much more accessible. Well. There is a ton of reasons, I list some but it is def...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Besides, it's mostly irrelevant to my point that one of the reasons the US is so expensive is the lack of incentives anywhere in the process to control costs or do any sort of cost benefit based on how long you are expected to live. In most other countries insurance or the government would look at ...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Millions spent on end of life care in that situation doesn't sound like a good use of resources. People always love to bring up end-of-life care, as though old folks are the only ones getting expensive medical bills. To use a personal example, my fairly routine appendectomy and a single hospital st...
by Dark567
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

It's not as if there's some sort of critical shortage re: cancer treatment; someone getting chemo doesn't mean someone else can't . That's why it seems kind of fucked up to me to talk about this in terms of how much we're willing to spend to save a life -- the only reason we're even having that con...
by Dark567
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 10774

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

I don't think you're wrong to think of it as bullshit, because -- it kind of is. But I also think you need to keep in mind the scope of the problem it's trying to solve: The number one cause of bankruptcy in America pre-ACA was medical expenses. Near the end of his life, my grandfather -- who, than...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

I think if you look at what is driving the right wing around the world, immigration seems to be a huge part of that. Sure a lot of Trumps supporters probably just in general overlap with GOP voters, but I think it is clear that immigration is the main reason for this populist uprising we are seeing ...
by Dark567
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

One of the few articles I've seen that has a more... measured take on the plan. I actual suspect a lot of Trump voters(who if you remember are more middle class than poor) fall into this category. Overall if you see who The Affordable Care Act helps and hurts I think it matches that. https://cdn0.v...
by Dark567
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

The US really is an outlier. The are far ahead of any other country in the world, and the next three countries (Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway) are all three very rich. In fact those three countries are the three richest in the world, not counting microstates (Eh, Luxembourg kinda is a microstate ...
by Dark567
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

For the record that is actually a different bill.

This is the one Paul Ryan and co are putting forth: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-con ... %5D%7D&r=3
by Dark567
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Visa is the notorious "approves almost everything" court, right? In the period 1979–2006, a total of 22,990 applications for warrants were made to the Court of which 22,985 were approved (sometimes with modifications; or with the splitting up, or combining together, of warrants for legal ...
by Dark567
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Contrary to your assumption I did read the entire quote, within context, before writing my previous post. The question was "What will you do if there's anyone affiliated with the campaign that communicated with the Russians?" He chose to not answer the question, but that's beside the poin...
by Dark567
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Media has the power to build and demolish. In this case, I'm patiently waiting for the media to bring Trump down. Can't tell if serious... If fox news abandons Trump, then yes. Fox was never really behind Trump until he won the nom, and even to this day they aren't as supportive of him as other GOP...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, let's just take a moment here and remember what Nate Silver's prediction for the election was. Nate Silver gave Trump a 30% chance of winning, which was far higher than most other polls-based forecasters. In fact, he ended up taking a lot of flak from other forecasters for giving Trump such a...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

I care just because a third of our country actually believes his shit and reacts on it.
by Dark567
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 5558

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

If home owners are so powerful that they can bend politics to their favour even in big cities where they are a distinct minority. Why doesn't that work even more in their favour elsewhere? I think it does. Silicon Valley is a huge example of this. It is not very dense, but very high prices and high...
by Dark567
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208195

Re: Trump presidency

The Florida Supreme court ruled that all ballots cast, but not counted, by voting machines must be manually recounted. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned this decision (in a 5-4 ruling along party lines) and halted the recount before it could be completed with the final margin recorded at 500somethi...

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