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101  General Politics / Economics / Re: What are you invested in? on: November 16, 2013, 09:23:26 pm
About half of Americans own stock, for the record. So let's drop the 1% nonsense on that issue.

Yes.  On the other hand, most of them owns them through pension plans in which case they are passive investors.  In terms of financial assets, the top 1% owns about 42% of all financial assets, the next 19% owns about 54% and the bottom 80% owns less than 5%.

FTFY.
102  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is Cohabitation Immoral? on: November 16, 2013, 09:08:41 pm
It seems to me the same people who believe cohabitation to be immoral would stick with a loveless marriage just for the sake of it, whilst most others would consider divorce preferable to that. My grandparents were the former (and nothing to celebrate) and my parents the latter.
103  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How much of your future prospects is determined by who your parents are? on: November 16, 2013, 09:02:57 pm
lol. At least you're funny.
104  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: West German federal election, 1949 on: November 16, 2013, 07:13:04 pm
It appears you've missed out the description for the Radical Social Freedom Party; they could be my vote so I'll wait for you to clarify.

Will this be a series?
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 16, 2013, 06:07:03 pm
Another death threat from the classy left!

Who's threatening anyone? I was simply saying if his head were to explode, that I would like to see it.

I thought your comment was implying you'd help him along - although my tongue was firmly in cheek.
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 16, 2013, 05:38:06 pm
Another death threat from the classy left!
107  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Teens play a new game - knock out on: November 16, 2013, 02:35:18 pm
How cowardly can you get? Basically sneak-attack them, and even if their victim's in a state to retaliate they're protected by a gang. These *****deserve everything they get.
108  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: PS4 on: November 16, 2013, 02:30:56 pm
Team Xbone booooooooo

Seriously?
109  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How much of your future prospects is determined by who your parents are? on: November 15, 2013, 06:22:10 pm
Well of course they'd already have that, if the leftist union marxist revolutionary teachers would allow it.
110  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How much of your future prospects is determined by who your parents are? on: November 15, 2013, 06:15:31 pm
My answer: Quite a bit of one's prospects is determined by who your parents are, but not in the sense that most socialists usually think it does. Much of one's prospects is determined by parental attitude and upbringing rather than straight up income/nepotism. In short, the rich teach their kids how to be rich.

Ah yes, it's the fault of the poor parents, and not the system that limits their options, nor the ever widening inequality that inhibits social mobility. If only they'd teach their kids to be rich.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: United Kingdom General Election, 1918 on: November 15, 2013, 04:48:20 pm
112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What stereotypes are thrust upon your poor, battered soul? on: November 15, 2013, 04:43:00 pm
I'm Scottish so must  drink Irn-Bru (true)

What's it like?  Is there caffeine in it?

It's my poison. If I described it's taste you wouldn't want to try it. It's like sweet burnt rubber.

Yeah, I'm a fan of it.

Don't really feel like stereotypes are ever threw at me, or if they have been, I can't remember them.
113  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: November 15, 2013, 01:54:03 pm
I love how his paying his workers more than the rock-bottom service-sector average has convinced the media he must be a profit-shunning, philanthropist.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 15, 2013, 01:45:35 pm
I understand this might come as some surprise to the Leftist Perpetual Outrage Machine of which you're apparently a part, but I don't genuinely support replacing progressive income taxes with a flat tax, no. I'm not American - as Antonio recognised in that thread anyone remotely familiar with my "political views" would know I'm not some kind of laissez-faire psychopath and was merely making a comment about the infantile nature of a thread about "Your Tax Policy" as if we're candidates for office.

I hardly think my unfamiliarity with your views, and my failure to recognise something said in a dead-pan manner was satire renders me as a member of the Leftist Perpetual Outrage Machine (whatever that is - it sounds positively Barfbag-esque) - but happy to check you off the laissez-faire psychopath list and admit your criticism is no longer hypocritical.

A VAT is different and is good public policy, though, and calling it "the most  regressive tax" there is a poor excuse for political argument.

Well, only if equality isn't remotely a priority to you.

The idea that Real Reform is only possible as an all-or-nothing measure is one of the dumbest things that the Left believes. If Obamacare hadn't passed you wouldn't see Real Reform. You wouldn't see healthcare reform for another decade at minimum. At most the next Democratic President might try to provide health benefits for poor kids or something. Maybe.

Or you might see the same demand for action produce a more meaningful solution than this Heritage-sponsored travesty. It's not a case of all-or-nothing, but you can't tell me implementing this healthcare act won't dampen the impetus for immediately (as in within this decade) tearing it up and creating a nationalised system, which is the real reform (much of) the Left believes in/hopes for. Without the emergency of 60+ million people priced out of coverage it's less likely that the fundamental issue - the systemic extortion from sociopathic profiteers, above delivering a healthcare service, will be addressed. This couldn't be, and isn't, a stepping stone - it's the (woefully inadequate) solution. It's to be welcomed over the existing crisis, but with the heavy-hearted realisation there'll still be no healthcare service for Americans for the foreseeable future.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: November 15, 2013, 12:20:30 pm
And of course the Obamabots rush to defend their messiah's Heritage Foundation plan. Obamacare is an utter joke, an insult to advocates of actual health care reform (i.e. nationalization) and I hope it fails. The neoliberal cancer needs to be exterminated, even if cutting it off may hurt.

The casual sociopathy of sheltered rich kids who'll never have to worry about losing their health insurance.

It's a bit rich to be mocking the casual sociopathy of sheltered rich kids whilst promoting 15% flat tax and the most regressive tax there is (VAT/sales tax). But I'm sure that's credible and serious discussion to all the liberals on here.

Obviously Obama's health plan is better than nothing, but it's one of those remorselessly unambitious plans (Heritage Foundation guaranteed) that kill off any hopes for a real reform (or in this case, a healthcare system).
116  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: opinion of don rumsfeld on: November 15, 2013, 06:29:35 am
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Question for the native UK (or other) English speakers ... on: November 14, 2013, 09:08:35 pm
Yeah, I use it in the context that Smid outlined. Robinson was just saying it to fit with her snooty persona - whereby rather than it being said in the usual manner - to correct themselves and/or admit a mistake - she was doing that for them in a subtle but clear attempt to humiliate the person making the error (as is her way on that programme).
118  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK local by-elections 2013 on: November 14, 2013, 07:00:01 pm
My eyes.
119  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL logos as European Soccer crests: a real work of art! on: November 14, 2013, 03:25:02 pm
Quote
With American Football an increasingly popular sport on these shores[...]

[citation needed].
120  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK North - South Divide on: November 14, 2013, 03:11:49 pm
Hoist with their own petard. Cool

Although I'm not amazed that they'd win little better on a reduced lead?
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I the only one who's a Moderate Hero about the current mod spat? on: November 14, 2013, 03:08:44 pm
Cheesy
122  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who Would You Have Supported In the American Civil War on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:09 pm
I am a modern man. I like [...]flexible labor markets

Nowt screams modernity like recreating poverty wages and making workers utterly at the mercy of business.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: November 13, 2013, 06:45:32 pm
Tears for Fears - Mad World.
124  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: November 13, 2013, 06:05:31 pm
I see the BBC is treating us to more blatantly biased (and equally sh**t) documentaries from Dominic Sandbrook.

I thought the one on the 1970s was pretty good.

Though, the general rule is if I like something, then you shouldn't. Tongue

It was exactly what you'd expect from someone who'd (subsequently) write this, with absolutely nothing done to disguise its tone. Having never heard of him, I went in with an open mind and found it wasn't long before I was sure he was a Telegraph columnist: turns out it's worse.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: New Opinion of Previous Poster's Signature Thread on: November 13, 2013, 04:46:38 pm
Irritating, because it screams sycophant at me.
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