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by jacksonM
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

Things could get a lot uglier. Given the current climate I would almost predict that they will...... https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/partisan-warfare-will-shatter-our-constitution/ Article III does not prescribe the size of the Supreme Court; Congress does. For decades, the number o...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 150906

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Disguising taxable gifts as deductible salary income is fraud. He had a $200k "salary" as a child. $1 Million salary as a college student. And that didn't trigger any IRS audits at the time? It would appear not, wouldn't it. I'm not exactly sure what the IRS' audit lottery matrix looked like back t...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 150906

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html Absolutely insane how much Trump is NOT self-made in his fortunes... oh and appears to be downright a tax-fraud. I'm sure the "rule-of-law" crowd is downright incensed at this... Can you be more spec...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

Now that it's all over I'm thinking of the ending of the movie "The Truman Show". In the final scene a couple of guys in a bar said it was time to turn the channel to see what else they could find to watch. I think that movie was a great metaphor for modern times. Sometimes you just have to stop and...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1082
Views: 150906

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

No matter what happens, I think we can all come together as Americans and agree that everything is shitty and people who don't agree with my side are dumbasses. I don't remember where I saw it but some article I was reading talked about how Americans no longer agree on a "shared version of reality"...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

She's not asking anyone to believe her wholeheartedly without evidence. She's just asking that her testimony be given as evidence to his character. If he did what she claims, I think she has every right to come forward whenever she pleases. Nobody's questioning her right to come forward. Nor has an...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of Kavanaugh opinions, you owe it to yourself to take the time to listen to Susan Collins' full speech where she outlines all of the reasons she is voting for his confirmation. Her tone, reasoning, and genuine sense of professional responsibility are a welco...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

Well that's generally out the window lately with Twitter (Trump, Musk, ??) and other platforms! Comments sections of most blogs are from people whose opinions are way far left and right and a lot of times are just comments no normal socially adjusted human would ever say in public. And I'll swing b...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

When you're under a spotlight and in a powerful position, you really need to be careful of what you say. Well that's generally out the window lately with Twitter (Trump, Musk, ??) and other platforms! Comments sections of most blogs are from people whose opinions are way far left and right and a lo...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40398

Re: Kavanaugh

http://www.unz.com/imercer/christine-blah-blah-ford-her-hippocampus/ A good article on Ms. Ford's claims about the repressed memory stored indelibly on her hippocampus for future retrieval 30 years later. Update: I think the "hippocampus" thing is probably a half truth. With all the craziness going...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kids: Then and Now
Replies: 83
Views: 23817

Re: Kids: Then and Now

4: If you are over 15 minutes late for a class, that is considered an unexcused absence. In my freshman year of high school I had a homeroom teacher whose policy was that if you were not inside the room when the tardy bell rang you got your ass beat in front of the whole class - and this meant "boy...