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by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You're missing immigration You're assuming that millions of Hispanics will keep coming to the US for work. That might not continue, depending on what Trump does. And really, why isn't Mexican immigration something the Republicans are supporting? Sure, they may not be pasty enough, but they are devo...
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Something like, "Demographic changes are making the country more diverse. After a decade, a minority coalition is more plausible as whites shrink as a plurality in the country"? Why so concerned about phrasing? You were talking about the benefits of deathsquads not too long ago. Either wa...
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I think a lot of you should read this Cracked article here . Important quote In a city, you can plausibly aspire to start a band, or become an actor, or get a medical degree. You can actually have dreams. In a small town, there may be no venues for performing arts aside from country music bars and c...
by CorruptUser
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Odd sentiment. Both candidates were wealthy. One was loved by the establishment, one was despised by the establishment. Seems voting for the one despised by the establishment should fall squarely under the heading of "sticking it to the elite". You really think the establishment fears Tru...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well, Obama wasn't elite. Sort of. Just 4 years before he was nominated for President, he was a State Representative that most people in his own state probably never heard of.
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

How about just an liberal celebrity. I think Brad Pitt was liberal, or Johnny Depp. Though I guess someone running some company would allow at least the experienced with business narrative. Calvin Klein? Alec Baldwin ran the microwave division at GE, and then went on to run NBC. He's also an anti-n...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:I think 2020 might need to be Warren for the Dems. She's well liked by the progressives, has an anti-Wall Street record, has proven she can get shit done, and she is a strong woman with little baggage but the "Native American" thing, which is pretty weak.


What Native American thing?
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's a shame, really. I do have a great deal of respect for certain Humanities degrees, like History and Anthropology, viewing them as intellectual equals to Physics. Oh how magnanimous of you. The fact that you couldn't cut it in a philosophy or literature program doesn't mean the fields are intel...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

No mandate, no ACA. The entire point of the mandate was to prevent selection bias, because otherwise the ACA will get progressively more expensive as the less sick people keep abandoning it.
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'd like the Dems to clean house of the anti-science crowd. The anti-vaxxers, the anti-gmos, the anti-nukes. Let the Republicans have the monopoly on the stupid. They'd have to alienate their critical theory-affirming pomo humanities major college undergrad base. Which ain't happening. Since I've w...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I apologize for not responding to previous messages - I became very tired and exhausted, and wasn't sure I'm explaining myself. Yes, I still think voting for Trump is an indicator of some amount of racism on the part of the voter. However, I don't think that's a helpful distinction to make, it's no...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1548
Views: 213239

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I also had ideas for a fictional dystopia using similar technology. Basically, an invading army would capture enemy soldiers and civilians and install various nerve staplings and remote controls that mess with people's minds in order to create more soldiers. It was a combination of direct control ov...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Dammit, I read up on Pence and like him less and less. And I get the impression that Trump is going to run around leaving Pence in charge. *Denies climate change and opposes all renewable energies *Supports charter schools, aka Segregation 2.0 *Thinks it should be legal to have guns on school *Spons...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

With the notable exception of his anti-immigration stance, his politics were quite left-wing, he often attacked Labour for undermining the welfare state. Cesar Chavez was also vehemently against immigration. Because no matter how you crunch the numbers, immigration will squeeze wages downward. It's...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Despite what you might have heard, both the Bush and Obama administration had nuclear friendly policies. The federal government would loan, cheaply, on operator about 80% of planned construction costs and give a subsidy on every kWh produced. They approved three projects in 2012, one to finish a ol...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890174

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

Hardly seems like rocket science, but there we are. Rather than act like all criminals are irredeemable psychopaths, find the root cause of the antisocial behaviour and treat it - saving a hell of a lot of taxpayer money while you're at it. Who'd have thunk it? link But-but-but reducing recidivism ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Turkey has been like, the worst ally in NATO. Didn't let NATO use the airbases during Iraq, then pushed the US to get involved in Syria, and has been fucking things up badly over there. You have a point, but you're like the worst person to ever offer an opinion on Middle East policies. And why is t...
by CorruptUser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Turkey has been like, the worst ally in NATO. Didn't let NATO use the airbases during Iraq, then pushed the US to get involved in Syria, and has been fucking things up badly over there.
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Marx famously said that religion is opium for the masses. That's not very kind to religion, but it's not very kind to the masses either. He's basically calling them addicts whose brains are too addled to know what's good for them. That quote requires a lot of context for the modern reader. In Marx'...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

With the loss of the centrist politicians, by the same voters, how do you expect a politician to survive? Cinton didn't lose by a lot. And they thought they were winning. Those two together suggest that they could have gone further to win, if they thought it was necessary. But that's just guesswork...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'd like the Dems to clean house of the anti-science crowd. The anti-vaxxers, the anti-gmos, the anti-nukes. Let the Republicans have the monopoly on the stupid.
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

MartianInvader wrote:
Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Trump is projected to take Pennsylvania

Who's projecting that? CNN still has it as being counted.


He's up by 80,000 votes and it's 97% counted. He can't lose it now.
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Elizabeth Warren? Warren 2020!
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Left towards Sanders, with a strong economic message, while focusing heavily on rural areas as well as urban. Sanders is a better person as a rep than Clinton, I think, but is there that much support far enough left to rebase the party there? Fivethirtyeight noted that people saw Trump overall as *...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

FUCK, RUSS FEINGOLD LOST
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Holy shit, PA is 50,000 for Trump, with only 4% left to count.


Someone, please tell me that PA is just taking a while to count Black-Hispanic Women's votes. Pretty please?
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's not too late! Obama could still declare martial law like the Republicans had been warning us about!
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Allow me to ease your nerves with the "fuck" song. If you'd like to sing along, it's in 8/4 time and is a 1 4 5 1 progression. Because I'm lazy that's why! Fuck Fuuuuck Fuck, Fukfukfukfuk Fuck Fuck Fuuuuck Fuck, Fukfukfukfuk Fuck Fuck Fuuuuck Fuck, Fukfukfukfuk Fuck Fuck Fuuuuck Fuck, Fukf...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Welp, world's ending. Anyone want to join me on a nice, calming looting? I'm fairly strong; I'll carry the televisions and you can hold on to the jewelry, if you'll agree we split everything in the end.
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Hey now, we once had a guy with 39.9% of the vote, and even if every single vote he didn't get went to one other person, he still would've won. And he turned out to be the greatest president we ever had! Of course, the result of that election was a war in which more Americans died than in all other ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I will never not find this electoral votes system weird as hell. It made sense for a dirt poor country in the days before telegraphs. Just send a simple "yay" or "nay", and your vote's worth is based on a combination of your population and simply being a state that was agreed up...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I will never not find this electoral votes system weird as hell. It made sense for a dirt poor country in the days before telegraphs. Just send a simple "yay" or "nay", and your vote's worth is based on a combination of your population and simply being a state that was agreed up...
by CorruptUser
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Florida, Georgia, and NC are about to go Trump (I'm using CNN). That's 60 electoral votes of the 103 more he needs. He just needs 43 from the rest of the states. Wisconsin (10) and Michigan (16) look like they may go Trump, as does Arizona (11). Just needs 6 more after than. Oh shit, Nevada has 6 vo...
by CorruptUser
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 11076

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

I like the Star Wars meme as a good way of getting people to take a look at terrorism from a different perspective ... The story of an orphaned farm boy, radicalized after a military strike kills his family. He is indoctrinated into an ancient religion and joins a band of insurgents on a terrorist ...
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'd love to see the results by religion as well. Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and so forth. There you go. . I wish they showed for each group what percentage of the population they comprise, as well. This is based on a 2014 survey, apparently. Surprised that Witnesses are mostly independent and not Re...
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 156
Views: 21261

Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

So we don't clutter up the N&A every time someone dies...

Janet Reno has died.
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'd love to see the results by religion as well. Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and so forth.
by CorruptUser
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 5931

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

It is specifically Kim Kardashian and people like her that I have a problem with. Well, first, she does contribute to culture - she produces content that people are interested in and entertained by. Second, why? Seriously, what bothers you so much about her? That she's just famous for no particular...
by CorruptUser
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs
Replies: 48
Views: 11076

Re: Sources for Terrorism Beliefs

The biggest misconception is that the terrorists usually come from religious backgrounds. While the people at the top often do and the ideology of the groups are steeped in religion and the Salafis have a lot to answer for, the suicide bombers themselves actually aren't that religious. What they are...
by CorruptUser
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 709280

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't you know? Making money by screwing the system is proof of how smart Trump is. /sarcasm

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