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by stuper1
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Assange
Replies: 19
Views: 1502

Re: Assange

sweetbthescrivener wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:29 pm
the media is an appendage of ESTABLISHED POWER

How could it be any other way?

Anyone who thinks otherwise is terribly naive.

All that stuff we're taught in school about a free press being necessary for democracy, and sunlight is the best disinfectant, and whatever else, is just propaganda.
by stuper1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care
Replies: 54
Views: 4779

Re: Long Term Care

More information is at www.partnershipforlongtermcare.com. Only a few states don't have plans, although apparently just as of last month, my state (California) has no participating insurance companies. Interestingly, most state's plans have reciprocity with most other states, so that you can move to...
by stuper1
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 3159

Re: Climate Change

My limited understanding of the evidence for human-caused warming is that a lot of it is based on computer modeling. I do computer modeling at work. I know that I can get a computer model to say whatever I want it to say. Sometimes I can get completely different "answers" just by tweaking a paramete...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Interesting. I never had seen actual numbers before. I didn't realize his inheritance was that big. I was thinking say $20 million. Anyway, there's plenty of rich people who have lost their total inheritance. I'm no more worried about Trump having his finger on the button than I was with Bush 43. No...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Ok, so if we changed the statement to say, "The mainstream media is the enemy of the people", would that be more palatable?

That's how I took the statement in the first place, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

What was Trump's net worth when he was 20 years old? What is his net worth now? I don't know the numbers, but I'm guessing that his net worth now is quite a bit higher than when he was 20 years old, even though he started from a high number to begin with. Just based on those numbers, whatever they m...
by stuper1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And I would say that you are naive. Do you think the press is performing this vital function just from the goodness of their heart? (dual)No, not at all. Although I do think there is no shortage of journalists who are passionate about journalism. They don't say to themselves, "I'd like to go into t...
by stuper1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

And I would say that you are naive. Do you think the press is performing this vital function just from the goodness of their heart? No, not at all. Although I do think there is no shortage of journalists who are passionate about journalism. They don't say to themselves, "I'd like to go into the fie...
by stuper1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

The press are the tools of big business. I really don't understand how you can't see that the press are the enemy of the people. If force-feeding us propaganda lies doesn't make them our enemy, then I don't know what would. I am not speaking sarcastically, ironically, metaphorically, or anything ot...
by stuper1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

its also unbecoming that the media has managed to achieve a negative reporting rate of 92% regarding the president compared to a 0.7% rate of reporting on the economy (which seems to be doing well)... trump may be the least presidential president with the how and why of his twitter postings, but th...
by stuper1
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

I think we should tap the brakes, too, if you mean get more selective. @kriegsspiel: more WALL or no? Well sure, get more selective about the ones that are let in legally. And enforce border security better to reduce illegal immigration. If that means a wall, fine. And/or other measures. I really d...
by stuper1
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 645
Views: 62187

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Two votes for more wall, then. ... Why can't some of these not-so-great countries pull themselves up by their bootstraps and solve some of their own problems themselves and become great on their own, rather than sending all their best people to live here? It’s more of a case of the people sending t...