Trump as tragicomedy

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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:49 am

stuper1 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 am
I suspect, although maybe it's hard to prove, that on the whole, a minimum wage just ends up taking jobs away from low-skill people by incentivizing automation or off-shoring to countries that don't have a minimum wage anyway.
To continue that thought: and it's more palatable to a lot of people (Democrats) to re-distribute wealth from the wealthy to the would-be proles that aren't getting those jobs (even if the WBPs want them); they don't think anyone should do them.
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

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Kbg wrote:
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Shortest post of 2019 so far!
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by Kbg » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm

I am to achieve big things this year. :)

On a more serious note, sometimes you just write stupid stuff and previously when I did that on this forum I would just delete the post. But the last couple of times I get a message saying the post can't be deleted.

Did this change or am I missing something?
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by dualstow » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 am

Kbg wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:47 pm
I am to achieve big things this year. :)

On a more serious note, sometimes you just write stupid stuff and previously when I did that on this forum I would just delete the post. But the last couple of times I get a message saying the post can't be deleted.

Did this change or am I missing something?
I think Xan answered this in another thread, though I can't remember the details. Maybe it someone (including you) after an older post, that older post is no longer deletable? Something like that.

And for what it's worth, as soon as I posted this, I saw both the edit pencil and the delete 'x', so posts are deletable for a while.
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by technovelist » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:25 pm

stuper1 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 am
Why do we need a minimum wage at all?

I thought we had a free-market economy. That's what the media likes to claim when it's convenient. Let market forces decide what each person's labor is worth.

I suspect, although maybe it's hard to prove, that on the whole, a minimum wage just ends up taking jobs away from low-skill people by incentivizing automation or off-shoring to countries that don't have a minimum wage anyway.
Guess what the minimum wage is in Switzerland?
0.

Are companies offshoring there? :P

(But of course it is well known that a higher minimum wage has exactly those effects: automation or offshoring to cheaper countries.)
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by jacksonM » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:45 am

No pun intended, but I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that one of the two first Muslim women elected to congress decided that her first public statement after being sworn in was going to be "impeach the mother*****".

Only in America.
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:37 am

Congress is a place where some people like you, some of them hate you, some will try to help you, some will try to fuck you over. Some are noble people, some are pieces of shit. Like John Boehner said:

"We’ve got some of the smartest people in America who serve in the Congress, and we’ve got some of the dumbest. We have some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet, and some that are Nazis. Congress is nothing more than a slice of America."
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by technovelist » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:36 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:37 am
Congress is a place where some people like you, some of them hate you, some will try to help you, some will try to fuck you over. Some are noble people, some are pieces of shit. Like John Boehner said:

"We’ve got some of the smartest people in America who serve in the Congress, and we’ve got some of the dumbest. We have some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet, and some that are Nazis. Congress is nothing more than a slice of America."
It's a slice all right, but mostly off the bottom of the barrel.
Very few sensible or reasonably moral people want to be, or can be elected to be, Congresspersons.
There are probably a few dozen exceptions, but the majority are morally and intellectually inferior to the average person in the US.
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by dualstow » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:07 pm

jacksonM wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:45 am
No pun intended, but I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that one of the two first Muslim women elected to congress decided that her first public statement after being sworn in was going to be "impeach the mother*****".

Only in America.
After spending the entire day out and about, I read this in the news. Then I came here and your post above was the next thing I saw. :) Though it would be hypocritical for Republicans to complain, I think it’s kind of sad that she’s getting down in the gutter with him.

She ran unopposed, right?

Of course, it’s just words. Let’s see how the deeds go. (I was about to use the word ‘behavior ‘, but for that I would inevitably be found guilty of white-/man-splaining).
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by pugchief » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:43 am

dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Of course, it’s just words. Let’s see how the deeds go. (I was about to use the word ‘behavior ‘, but for that I would inevitably be found guilty of white-/man-splaining).
Good for you that you even knew that; I can't keep track anymore of what is acceptable to say and what isn't. Best just not to speak. :-X
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Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Post by jacksonM » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:24 am

pugchief wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:43 am
dualstow wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Of course, it’s just words. Let’s see how the deeds go. (I was about to use the word ‘behavior ‘, but for that I would inevitably be found guilty of white-/man-splaining).
Good for you that you even knew that; I can't keep track anymore of what is acceptable to say and what isn't. Best just not to speak. :-X
For the record I support the congresswoman's right to say "impeach the mother******". As a Muslim woman however, I wonder if she has any sense of appreciation for her right to say that without having to worry about having her head chopped off. I think the other Muslim congresswoman wears the veil so I can't help but wonder what she was thinking when she heard that.
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