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by tomfoolery
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 37
Views: 169

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I'd like Biden's name removed from the conversation as well. Has it been your experience in discussing support for left leaning politics that Biden is used as a straw man and focus of personal attacks? And that people who admittedly otherwise support liberal politics have stated they’d vote against...
by tomfoolery
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 37
Views: 169

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Why is the solution to immigration always target the immigrants? Wouldn't it be more effective to prosecute the business owner who hires the roofer or meat packer rather than the guy breaking his back trying to feed his family on 8 dollars an hour? The far left and the far right seem to agree on im...
by tomfoolery
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 37
Views: 169

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Immigration. Once again, similar tradeoffs to the above. Immigrants are a threat to blue collar jobs. So stemming the flow of immigration helps protect jobs. But what is the cost? The tradeoff? Well, there is no statistic that correlates more strongly to GDP growth than population growth. Our curre...
by tomfoolery
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 37
Views: 169

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Half the country thinks the other half of the country are complete morons. The problem is these are mutually exclusive scenarios and both sides can’t be right. And those in the moron side doesn’t know they’re the morons. Amusingly, I think both sides will agree with the above without taking offense ...
by tomfoolery
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

One of the last bastions for us racist, sexist, classist bigots is the dating scene. My sister (who is as lefty/progressive as they come) will only date rich, tall Danish men. No one ever tells her that she is an awful person for not giving impoverished Asian lesbian midgets a shot. Why is she pain...
by tomfoolery
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Eagles / Buffalos vs Lady Fortuna’s
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Eagles / Buffalos vs Lady Fortuna’s

Liquidity is based on how many people will buy what your selling. Personally I wouldn’t buy that so I’m one less potential buyer, making it marginally less liquid. I would buy gold eagles though. As far as easily verifiable, I don’t know about that. By whom is it easily verifiable? Can’t cardboard/p...
by tomfoolery
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

I think I see the problem here between pug and pm In a poor neighborhood, there might be 90% good people and 10% leaving trash on the ground, dealing drugs, blasting loud music at night, getting into roving gun battles in the street. And in the rich neighborhood, that 90% “good” people increases to ...
by tomfoolery
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump self pardon
Replies: 36
Views: 481

Re: Trump self pardon

doodle wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Anyone want to make any predictions about whether Trump pardons himself before end of term...or steps down and has Pence pardon him?...of course that doesn't get him off the hook for state charges....which he might be getting hit with here shortly.
What did he do that would require a pardon?
by tomfoolery
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

If the United States population was truly interested in helping the down and out, the poor, they could all live in much smaller houses and less expensive cars. There would then be far more than enough money to support all these people. But they don't want to give up their large, expensive houses an...
by tomfoolery
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

Also, the Declaration does not state that the right of the "pursuit of money" is an inalienable right, it states the right of the "pursuit of happiness" is an inalienable right. This is important wording they chose here. Money is not equal to happiness. The government issues the money, they are the...
by tomfoolery
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

So here's a question for you history & philosophy authorities.... What happened to the "have-nots" before the welfare state was instituted in the 1960s? Were they all truly dying in ditches left and right? Was there a worse homeless problem, as one would naturally assume absent such things as publi...
by tomfoolery
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Election meaningless unless we change for the better
Replies: 297
Views: 2815

Re: Election meaningless unless we change for the better

So, just like we diversify in a portfolio to diversify away the weaknesses/tradeoffs of each asset, we should also be open to diversifying our strategies in government. It's the only way to truly find some semblance of fairness and equality. Reminds me of Paul Saladino (carnivore MD) who makes a co...