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by Dark567
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 4344

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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: 2168

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: 1584
Views: 71531

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...
by Dark567
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Decline of Investigative Journalism
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Re: The Decline of Investigative Journalism

I will advocate for The Economist. If you want to really see more global news rather than just US news, it's a great source.
by Dark567
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Sure, Dubya was an idiot and he was manipulated by fascists, but he made some effort to govern. I think people calling W a fascist were mostly crying wolf, and just pissed about his policies. W really was never a threat to American democratic norms, institutional trust etc. etc. Trump on the other ...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Sure, Dubya was an idiot and he was manipulated by fascists, but he made some effort to govern. I think people calling W a fascist were mostly crying wolf, and just pissed about his policies. W really was never a threat to American democratic norms, institutional trust etc. etc. Trump on the other ...
by Dark567
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

In WI Trump/Romney's numbers were almost identical, but Democrats just didn't show up giving him the win. No. A lot of Dems in Wisconsin switched and a lot of traditional conservative "Never Trumpers" didn't who up to vote. If you look at the county splits, especially looking at the Drift...
by Dark567
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

If Democrats pivot right, The progressives don't have any other choice. Besides, the alternative is more Trump. The best way to stop Trump is to crush his supporters in 2018. Take back the House and claw back as many states as possible to get ready for the 2020 redistricting. Let's see Trump preen ...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah. I just feel like Tillerson is less likely to start WW3 over twitter....
by Dark567
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Although, that is true. Pryor is actually much scarier than the others. Pryor doesn't really even view the court as a judicial system, but another political body. Putting him on the court is just putting a stooge that votes the GOP line on everything. Say what you will about originalism, it at least...
by Dark567
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Given the other options on the table Trump if it's not this guy Trump will likely post more of an Alito type or just a straight up GOP stooge that rubber stamps everything. My guess is this guy goes through.
by Dark567
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/31/14452170/trump-sally-yates This sums up the last couple days. In the Washington Post, dueling White House sources argued whether senior policy adviser Stephen Miller or Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was more to blame for this weekend’s chaos. One anon...
by Dark567
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

The reason the Democratic party is floundering is because they keep sliding toward the right instead of being boldly progressive, in my view. There are a lot less progressives than there are conservatives. There are plenty of broadly 'liberal' people, but it's a coalition that a hard left progressi...
by Dark567
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

I think this is a problem on both sides at the moment, which is why you get Republicans tolerating Trump's antics and general jackassery rather than look to a more moderate consensus-building leader. I don't think it's really the same... The GOP tolerates Trump even though he is far from their view...
by Dark567
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

Has anyone thought about including pro life groups into the Democratic party? In general, the Dems need to do a better job of reaching out to religiously minded voters. And there are good democratic arguments to be made to persuade pro-lifers. Better funding of planned parenthood and access to birt...
by Dark567
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

] Not to worry, Google has already recalled all their employees to the home office, so they should be fine. In addition, if you're rich you don't even have to pass through customs. That's what private jets affords you. Errr. No. Private jets definitely still have to go through customs. PS I decided...
by Dark567
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1584
Views: 71531

Re: Trump presidency

The real damage of Trump has long term been done. Eventually, the population and press will get bored of covering each new scandal each new day of lying and our trust will drop to all time low in our officials, media and their ability to convey the truth. This is the way Putin rules Russia, people l...
by Dark567
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523806

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I have no doubt the GOP would have tried to smear him same as they did Clinton, but I don't think they would have been nearly as successful, especially as he was appealing to many of the same voters that switched to the GOP (compared to 2012) in the general election. Ehhh.. I'm not convinced. I thi...
by Dark567
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523806

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, I presume you think Stephanie Meyer is a highly competent author? xD Somewhat? Look, she is definitely not a good writer, but there is definitely a skill in finding untapped niches and exploiting them. Sure there was probably a good amount of luck involved but its not all luck here, she still h...
by Dark567
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523806

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Great Hippo wrote:Tyndmyr, I think you're misunderstanding my point? I'm saying Trump's victory demonstrates that the ecosystem he prospered in at Wall Street translates to Washington.
I don't think most people consider Trump's business within the Wall Street metonym.
by Dark567
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523806

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

This is what I mean by Trump not even being a good huckster; if he wasn't born into money, we'd never know his name. He never had to develop skills as a huckster, because being born into a rich family -- one already into real estate -- put him in the pilot seat of a machine designed to insulate him...
by Dark567
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 523806

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:Now I'm just confused; do you have a point to make or is this being pedantic for the sake of being pedantic?
I am saying what you are proposing for Trump's alternative to investing in real estate, "investing in an index fund" wasn't really an option.

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