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by Dark567
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 206
Views: 16838

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

I'm not sure why you're bringing up polling of self identified Democrats in a part of the conversation that's about self identified socialists though. Err my mistake, its Democratic voters, and leaners, the self-identified part is ideology(although the line also says self-identified, the actual pol...
by Dark567
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 206
Views: 16838

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

The overrepresentation of the left end of the Democratic party is white, and its moderates tend to be more likely to be minorities. I'm not sure this is actually surprising, given that something like 60-70% of Latinos, and ~90% of African-American's identify as Dems and surely some of them are more ...
by Dark567
Wed May 23, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

The problem is that it's something on the state level, which blue states have shown that they are willing to do away with gerrymandering, but if you only do it in blue states then it will just benefit red states who maintain gerrymandering. I don't think this is true at all. It was much more the De...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

Haha holy shit. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/16/michael-cohen-client-list-526288 The legal battle over federal investigators' raids on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen took an unexpected turn Monday as an attorney identified Fox News host Sean Hannity as one of Cohen'...
by Dark567
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

The Chamber of Commerce basically advocates for interests of business in general and instead of doing industry-specific lobbying usually just lobbies for whatever all business would like(i.e. low corporate taxes).
by Dark567
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

http://theweek.com/speedreads/759197/ph ... -president

I just... This is the guy doing our Diplomacy?!? Legitimately 90% of the US would be doing a better job(even the bozos who voted for this dunce).
by Dark567
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

Why consumers in these areas [without big box stores] have moved away from small business is an open question but it doesn't seem like the big boxes are the only or even largest reason. I wonder if the internet might have something to do with it. Though it's a virtual box, Amazon is a big box store...
by Dark567
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

Off-topic on big box stores and small business The narrative of "Big box store pushes out small businesses" has some truth to it, it doesn't seem to be the main driver away from small business. There are plenty of small towns that don't get big box stores who also have seen similar...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

The problem with the 'Police Officer in Every School Plan' is that schools are big. As that article on Trump's gun policy points out, Stoneman Douglas High School had an armed guard on duty during last week's attack - but he never discharged his gun. The local sheriff told reporters the deputy neve...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

I'm fairly anti-gun, but even I could see the potential merit in having one gun in schools ( not in classrooms, and not on teachers) determined to be high-risk -- secured and locked away, with access restricted to a select few personnel (preferably ones with a background in the use of firearms in h...
by Dark567
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

It's taken over a decade, but I can now see what that professor was so angry about. A leader is supposed to have character -- not *be* one. I'm definitely in the same boat. Trump and the #metoo movement have made me come around on Clinton really being pretty bad and probably should have been remove...
by Dark567
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 51286

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Yeah. Google Voice is great for this. My company pays for my phone, I set up a google voice # for work stuff that forwards to my real line. If I ever quit I can just ditch that number without having to give up my real phone #.
by Dark567
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

[spoiler]If countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Brunei and Algeria really cared about girls' education, they would have spent millions on girls' education DIRECTLY. Instead, they donated those same millions to the Clinton Foundation (supposedly "to promo...
by Dark567
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

I've always wondered, what happens to people fired from top government positions? I mean, couldn't Muller always apply for a job as a special agent of the FBI and put on his resume, "I was your boss for over a decade," or he could always go into the private sector. Other than the title an...
by Dark567
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

I'd also like to point out this was already passed in Congress in 1995 in an overwhelming majority and every President(Clinton, GWB, Obama) has said since they will do this and just ended up kicking the can to avoid the political fallout. I don't think it is a smart move, but America has more or les...
by Dark567
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

This is looking really bad for Trump. Flynn looks like he entered a guilty plea as a deal with Mueller to testify directly against the administration that Trump directed him to contact the Russian government. Kushner and POTUS are definitely in Mueller's sights. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/...
by Dark567
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 51286

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

It might be worth mentioning the innocent-until-proven-guilty principle, too. Since most incidents of sexual harassment (and worse) probably take place when only the victim and perp are present, there's likely to be a "her word against his" situation. It's often said that victims aren't b...
by Dark567
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:Pax Americana? Hasn't American been at war like, constantly since WWII?
That was not the phrase I was looking for... Whatever the phrase is that represents America's status as a hyper-power + Cultural semi-domination.

Maybe "The End of Americanization".
by Dark567
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

"The collapse of Pax-Americana"
by Dark567
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 51286

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Hippo, You make it sound like it's an American thing. I'd like you to show me one major society where it's the case that sexual harassment of women by men is significantly less than in the US. Scandanvia. Canada. Otherwise, yeah. EDIT: Although I think it takes lots of different forms depending on ...
by Dark567
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

I thought the WaPo article went a bit far with the self-righteousness. Isn't "misrepresenting themselves" what all undercover reporters do? It wasn't just 'misrepresentation' it was trying to feed a fake story to WaPo, that's a lot further than most undercover reporters go, who usually ar...
by Dark567
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

It's hard for me to be logical about this, right now. I probably need a lot more distance from it before I can think about any of it rationally. 'I feel like we'd all be better off if the Republican party ceased to exist' was my attempt to be euphemistic about the fact that, at the moment, there's ...
by Dark567
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

Re: Trump presidency

Lying also serves as a loyalty test and function. Trump tells a lie so outlandish everybody knows its false and then requires his subordinates to repeat it. The ones who do are loyal and the ones who don't he questions. It also means once they start publically professing his bullshit(and that's real...
by Dark567
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 409
Views: 54057

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: 28382

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: 409
Views: 54057

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: 409
Views: 54057

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: 39918

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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: 7756
Views: 576452

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...

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