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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Stranger: More Than 1,000 People Moving to Seattle a Week (Census Report) on: March 29, 2017, 10:12:34 am
Holy moly. That all ↑ sounds like an infrastructural and real estate nightmare. What is being done to address the situation, if anything at all?

I gotta admit, the west coast states and CO are high up in my potential future home state list after I'm done with my degree.

Very little is being done, other than pretending that preventing development will somehow depress prices

This is the real problem right here. People want a strong economy but don't want apartment buildings.

NIMBYS should be evicted to the rural, bland, lifeless areas.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's Wall to Cost Upwards of $67 Billion on: March 29, 2017, 09:51:28 am
"Fiscal responsibility". Roll Eyes
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to sign executive order repealing climate change regulations on: March 29, 2017, 09:41:38 am
So I guess we need the return of smog?

China is really kicking our ass there. Trump will stand up to those smog champions.

While China is pumping trillions into alternative energy....in America,  we're debating bathroom laws

More important, were not investing in renewable and green energy. A big problem. While China and others, including Europe and Japan, are heavily investing in modern (electric) speed railroads, were still stuck with old and slow trains that run with coal and pollute the environment twice: through their own emissions and the resulting increase in street traffic. The public transportation system in the US, especially railways, is outdated for a very long time. Actually were a third-world country with regard to railroads, which is pretty sad for a superpower. We should be investing in our infrastructure rather than the military or build a stupid and useless wall.

Rail, whatever it be, heavy rail, LRT, streetcar, etc is generally opposed by conservatives. Had to fight tooth and nail for a streetcar in Milwaukee and then have the suburbs come in and try and make it fail. Wisconsin for example has also made it illegal for different municipalities to work together on transit.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mercer family to begin spending millions to run daily Trump ads touting his accomplishments on: March 29, 2017, 09:36:41 am
"Trump has agreed to let your ISP sell all your personal information to the highest bidder, feel happy!"
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to sign executive order repealing climate change regulations on: March 28, 2017, 09:31:51 pm
So I guess we need the return of smog?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Crazy Bernie" to introduce socialized medicine bill on: March 27, 2017, 06:32:44 pm
Even 41% of Republicans support it. Policy implementation aside, it's a winning issue.
Now ask them to define single-payer.

They also think Obamacare and the ACA are two different things. Most aren't smart.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Justice Department to withhold grants from sanctuary cities on: March 27, 2017, 06:32:05 pm
Have the states where these cities are located (since many of them are in liberal states) withhold said states tax revenue to the federal government.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Have you cut ties with friends/family members who are Hillary Clinton supporters on: March 24, 2017, 05:17:13 pm
Unless you have friends/family who are literally heil hitlering and ranting about black people all day, cutting ties with them over politics is pretty stupid.

Well my uncle is one of the Trump cultists who wants us to start basically rounding up and exterminating the "Muslim filth" along with the Muslim Obama because they'll kill us all shortly if we let them. Roll Eyes
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AHCA Whip Count on: March 24, 2017, 03:16:05 pm
Quote
Paul Ryan's message now: Let's move on

From CNN's Lauren Fox

Speaker Ryan told Republicans in a meeting that they were moving on, according to Rep. Bill Flores.

Rep. Andy Barr said Ryan told them health care is basically dead for the rest of the Congress.

So ObamaCare is Safe until 2019. Wow.
What exactly are you expecting in 2018 that would make Obamacare less, instead of more, safe?

If Republicans win again by the same margin or so they could probably try again. The second time would probably be even less successful but they could try.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AHCA Whip Count on: March 24, 2017, 02:59:50 pm
Now can all the adults get together and find common sense solutions that can help everyone? Step one which both sides (at least the common folk, not politicians) could support would be massive crackdown on the exorbitant price of prescription drugs.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AHCA Whip Count on: March 24, 2017, 02:46:13 pm
We have a Drumpsterfire here folks! HAH!
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: a thread for ranting about minor annoyances on: March 21, 2017, 10:08:55 pm
My roommates never do the god damn dishes and I'm the busiest out of all of them...but I'm the only person who does them.

Totally awful for the environment but I started using paper plates and forks and stuff, they started doing it after that because they didn't have any dishes left. They were pissed, but at that point I didn't care since they were too damn lazy to do simple household chores without being told by their parents. This was in college, on the back half.

My minor annoyance is dirty smokers. Seriously, swallow the toxins faster to send yourself on your way so we don't have to smell the death sticks any longer.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 21, 2017, 08:47:03 pm
"Asperger's" isn't a real diagnosis any more and shouldn't have been one in the first place.
I most cordially disagree.

It was an artificial division within the autism spectrum that in practice functioned as a stratification.
Wow, what the hell dude?

Care to make an actual argument to the contrary?

I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was very young. I'm glad that the diagnosis is autism spectrum disorder now, and I'm much more willing to be open about it than I was before.

I was diagnosed in 1995. I'm not going to start changing the definition I'm personally comfortable with.

Just so you know though according to the DSM 5 and whatever doctor you see that diagnosis no longer exists.

The NHS uses ICD-10 where it remains

Interesting, but I imagine that's not going to last too long as Asperger's really is just a mild form of Autism. But if you like it that way, I don't really care, whatever floats your boat good sir! lol
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 21, 2017, 06:54:57 pm
"Asperger's" isn't a real diagnosis any more and shouldn't have been one in the first place.
I most cordially disagree.

It was an artificial division within the autism spectrum that in practice functioned as a stratification.
Wow, what the hell dude?

Care to make an actual argument to the contrary?

I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was very young. I'm glad that the diagnosis is autism spectrum disorder now, and I'm much more willing to be open about it than I was before.

I was diagnosed in 1995. I'm not going to start changing the definition I'm personally comfortable with.

Just so you know though according to the DSM 5 and whatever doctor you see that diagnosis no longer exists.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Great Wall staring Matt Damon on: March 20, 2017, 01:41:28 pm
The taotie are also part of Chinese mythology as well. But I guess a bunch of SJWs were made there were two white guys in a movie that was full of Chinese people. Don't understand how this could be seen as "whitewashing".
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trumpcare eliminates mental health coverage from Medicaid on: March 20, 2017, 10:46:19 am
Republicans last year: "We need to fund mental health more so we have less mass shootings"

Republicans now: "We need to cut mental health funding, because money".
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump adm. cuts....community poverty funds, Appalachian economy grants, etc etc on: March 16, 2017, 10:33:36 am
Good.

For years we've heard about how millions in taxpayer money goes to useless things. The amount of money our Government wastes is ridiculous.

sure, good if you follow republican orthodoxy.

but i am not so sure if all the millions of old, rural new trump voters in appalachia are going to agree.

They are willfully ignorant. Trump and his ilk will just blame liberals for anything negative that happens and they'll get the typical clapping seal response.

A lot of people don't really understand how they benefit from programs. It's just that "those lazy brown and black people living on welfare shouldn't have it" and then goes to "oh crap, I use these programs too".
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: McDonald's tweets to Trump: 'You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President on: March 16, 2017, 10:25:14 am
Reaganfan, why should we tolerate racist people? Tolerance isn't acceptance, you tolerate a crying child on a plane because you have to, not because you like it. You don't accept racism, sexism. You crush it, you don't tolerate it.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump adm. cuts....community poverty funds, Appalachian economy grants, etc etc on: March 16, 2017, 10:22:34 am
So basically cut things that help the poor and the middle class or that they use and bump up a bloated military that could easily be trimmed and just as effective and corporate welfare.

Conned!
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Federal Judge HALTS new travel ban nationwide on: March 15, 2017, 08:16:32 pm
Would need to be checked but I'm pretty sure Christian terrorists have killed more than Muslim terrorists in the US since 9/11. But facts never stopped Naso.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Federal Judge HALTS new travel ban nationwide on: March 15, 2017, 07:57:29 pm
Its so obviously not a Muslim ban it's painful to watch hacks try and tell me that it is.  It might be stupid, but it aint a Muslim ban!

Except when Trump said he wants to allow Christians and other minorities to be able to come in from said countries easier but not the other guys, what are they called? Oh yeah, Muslims!
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's Remarks on Andrew Jackson on: March 15, 2017, 07:55:20 pm
Jackson was such a wonderful man. Just like Trump.
Trump also wants a reward for escaped slaves? Good to know.

Everyone has some flaws. Smiley

Not denying it, also good to know.

You know what they say about gingers. Also Naso was removed from fake elected office for being incompetent so that tells you all.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump's Remarks on Andrew Jackson on: March 15, 2017, 07:54:43 pm
So we're in store for a Hispanic trail of tears?
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: CBO Report: 24 million more will be uninsured under AHCA by 2026 on: March 15, 2017, 03:35:10 pm
Saw part of an interview this morning where Paul Ryan said the only people who will become uninsured will be those that don't want to purchase insurance since the government is no longer making them so it's not a bad thing.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which climate extreme is worse? on: March 14, 2017, 09:58:51 am
The cold can be brutal but the mid 90s+ with the humidity is far worse. You can always put more stuff on, you can't take more off.
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