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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Should Sanders openly condemn tankies? on: Today at 11:21:09 am
Yes, he should seek "Sistah Souljah" moments by attacking the worst people on the Left. When possible he should hit Tumblr-style identity politics morons too.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you of Papist Irish ancestry? on: Today at 11:04:03 am
I can see BRTD browsing this thread at nights so he can update his enemies' list.

I have Catholic ancestry myself as I noted. It doesn't matter because religion is not something that's genetically inherited.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard says she's running for President, will announce next week on: Today at 10:58:09 am
She's only a "woman of color" under some silly one drop rule (3/4 white) and who cares? Send that idpol nonsense back to Tumblr.

She's a veteran. So was John McCain. He sucked and I'm proud to have voted against him in 2008.
You are an insane person.

Would you have voted for McCain?

You're an insane person for arguing that Gabbard isn't a person of color.

1) Why even make the argument? Will this change anyone's mind about her? Are you just taking it as your personal goal to malign her in every way possible?

2) She is clearly a person of Pacific Islander descent. Is Obama not black by your standards?

3) Warren had a great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother (?) who was Native American. Because nobody is dumb enough to believe this is in any way analogous, I will assume you are trolling.

"Person of color" is not a phrase I use.

Obama is half of African descent. Gabbard is one quarter Pacific Islander. And it doesn't matter because that will never impact my vote.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Blue avatars: Why do you take Jacob Wohl seriously? on: Today at 09:24:24 am
I keep seeing this name here, and nowhere else......I've considered googling, but haven't.  Who is he and why do you think he's important?

He's some rich kid who used his parents money to found some hedge funds as a teenager, and then later had multiple accusations of defrauding investors, resulting in fines and being banned for life from trading futures at the age of 20. After founding those he became a pro-Trump activist who developed a reputation for frequent tweets claiming he overheard people in a "hipster coffee shop" praising Trump and who's most known for getting caught setting up fake websites for a bogus investigation firm and bribing a woman to lie to frame Robert Mueller for rape. He frequently disseminates conspiracy theories and flat out lies on his Twitter and has been identified as the source of many literal fake news stories that were complete fabrications. Even the Wikipedia article on him describes him as a "far right conspiracy theorist, fraudster and internet troll" and lists those as his occupation.)

He's currently in my city after grifting $25k in donations from right wingers online claiming that he is "investigating" Ilhan Omar and promising to find evidence that she committed immigration fraud, is not a US citizen and get her expelled from Congress, and his Twitter feed has stated several blatant lies about Minneapolis.

He also posted this recently, I'll let you decide if you think it has any truth to it.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard says she's running for President, will announce next week on: Today at 01:30:20 am
Actually my biggest issue is the stupidity of the phrase "woman/person of color" to begin with, as if every single non-white person falls under the same label. And Tulsi Gabbard looks like a European tourist who got a slight tan visiting Hawaii (or anywhere else tropical.)
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Blue avatars: Why do you take Jacob Wohl seriously? on: Today at 01:18:30 am
He's a proven liar (on multiple occasions), he's already banned from futures trading for life, and all the evidence points toward that he never provides any serious conservative commentary or insights or information, just lies, and grifting money. Why is he such a hero and icon in your ideology?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Laura Loomer lies about Minneapolis on: Today at 01:16:31 am
She also said Somalis are "displacing" the Anglo population, the white population of Minneapolis is actually increasing. And Somalis are not even the fifth largest ethnic group in the city.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are there issues that people cared about in 1999 but don't care about today? on: Today at 01:12:25 am
I've noticed that Gore's Social Security "lockbox" doesn't really get mentioned anymore.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard says she's running for President, will announce next week on: Today at 01:10:33 am
She's only a "woman of color" under some silly one drop rule (3/4 white) and who cares? Send that idpol nonsense back to Tumblr.

Ibizzbee is from lily white Oregon. Any woman darker than Macklemore is a woman of color in his eyes.

Oh look, you two always want to whitewash everyone. Tulsi is multiracial which in the U.S. makes you a minority.

Well then if I vote for a "woman of color" it's going to be Elizabeth Warren.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard says she's running for President, will announce next week on: Today at 01:09:37 am
She's only a "woman of color" under some silly one drop rule (3/4 white) and who cares? Send that idpol nonsense back to Tumblr.

She's a veteran. So was John McCain. He sucked and I'm proud to have voted against him in 2008.
You are an insane person.

Would you have voted for McCain?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Wolverine22 Well of Absurd & Ignorant Posts VIII on: Today at 12:48:59 am

>Maduro
>democratically elected
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats only: Will you vote for Sanders if he wins the nomination? on: Today at 12:45:12 am
Guess
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Tulsi Gabbard says she's running for President, will announce next week on: Today at 12:16:38 am
She's only a "woman of color" under some silly one drop rule (3/4 white) and who cares? Send that idpol nonsense back to Tumblr.

She's a veteran. So was John McCain. He sucked and I'm proud to have voted against him in 2008.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Jair Bolsonaro on: February 21, 2019, 11:05:41 pm

Maduro isn't democratically elected. Duerte is up there but at least he's center-left on many issues, which puts him marginally ahead of Bolsonaro.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Laura Loomer lies about Minneapolis on: February 21, 2019, 10:17:58 pm


Let's see:
-no you don't frequently see women in burkas. I've lived here over a decade and I have never ONCE seen a woman in a burka.
-You don't hear a call to prayer just walking down the street from mosques. Never once heard it. Not surprising either when you consider what Minneapolis mosques are like. Hard to do that from an old industrial warehouse or rented out old office space.
-There are no Wal-Marts in Minneapolis.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie Sanders 2020 announcement megathread on: February 21, 2019, 10:06:02 pm
Nina Turner and Ro Khanna. Ugh.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will any candidates publicly use marijuana on the campaign trail? on: February 21, 2019, 10:00:29 pm
Why don't you run and do it, BRTD? You clearly have many great ideas about the direction of the Democratic Party.

Why would I run against Bernie? MY KING IS ALIVE!
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Will any candidates publicly use marijuana on the campaign trail? on: February 21, 2019, 09:26:51 pm
No reason they couldn't, candidates drink in bars all the time. It would probably give a boost amongst the base too.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Harris attacks Beto's call to remove existing border fences on: February 21, 2019, 06:13:57 pm
Awful. Shame on her.

20  General Discussion / History / Re: Which side would you have supported in the War of the Roses? on: February 21, 2019, 05:56:16 pm
Whichever side was more liberal.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lamar Alexander proposes mandatory wage garnishment for student loans on: February 21, 2019, 05:39:14 pm
Yeah, y'all need to stop knee-jerking and actually read what the proposal is.

Alexander's proposal takes the current nine repayment schemes down to two - a standard, ten-year fixed repayment scheme (which has been around for years) and an income-based scheme using automatic repayment.  Automatic payments would never exceed 10% of an individual's income, and payments are automatically cut to zero when earnings fall low enough.  It would also mean those wanting income-based repayment wouldn't have to annually recertify their earnings (which is quite a bureaucratic process, and a lot of people who initially sign-up for income-based repayment forget to do it and then get locked-into the higher standard repayment rates).   Researchers think that Alexander's proposal would reduce default rates.

Source:  https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/19/proposal-payroll-withholding-sets-debate-student-loan-system

LOL@the bolded. This is my current job. I help process about a dozen of these applications a day. It's one of the easiest annual tasks and significantly easier than filing taxes.

The follow up sentence is also incorrect. No one gets locked into a higher pay rate. If you forget to renew yes your payment increases but you always have the option of signing up again.

Yes, thus increasing delinquency and defaults, as the standard repayment schemes are based solely on your loan balance and interest rate.

Getting more borrowers into IBR necessarily requires moving toward paycheck withholding, because the current IBR bureaucratic design can't support anything like automatic enrollment (or even a significant uptake in enrollment).

If you ignore every phone call, email and letter sent about delinquency refusing to ever sign up for IBR again, yes. And it takes a whole year of that to default. Which can be avoided at any time by taking a one month forbearance.

Your second paragraph might explain the large hiring spree at my job.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lamar Alexander proposes mandatory wage garnishment for student loans on: February 21, 2019, 05:04:55 pm
Yeah, y'all need to stop knee-jerking and actually read what the proposal is.

Alexander's proposal takes the current nine repayment schemes down to two - a standard, ten-year fixed repayment scheme (which has been around for years) and an income-based scheme using automatic repayment.  Automatic payments would never exceed 10% of an individual's income, and payments are automatically cut to zero when earnings fall low enough.  It would also mean those wanting income-based repayment wouldn't have to annually recertify their earnings (which is quite a bureaucratic process, and a lot of people who initially sign-up for income-based repayment forget to do it and then get locked-into the higher standard repayment rates).   Researchers think that Alexander's proposal would reduce default rates.

Source:  https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/19/proposal-payroll-withholding-sets-debate-student-loan-system

LOL@the bolded. This is my current job. I help process about a dozen of these applications a day. It's one of the easiest annual tasks and significantly easier than filing taxes.

The follow up sentence is also incorrect. No one gets locked into a higher pay rate. If you forget to renew yes your payment increases but you always have the option of signing up again.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Democratic Underground on: February 21, 2019, 04:17:55 pm
Freedom site. Not sure why many are against web sites that help formulated the grassroots of the party like Democratic Underground or Daily Kos. They fight the power be alls when Bush was president, now they are leading the Resistance movement against the dictator in chief.

Because its full of people who hate Gillibrand because of Franken.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does Landslide Lyndon make you like Sanders more? on: February 21, 2019, 02:46:22 pm
No, actually looking at his campaign and what he's done in the past rather than letting my opinions be decided by Atlas posters (Bernie Supporters and Haters alike) has improved my opinion of Sanders considerably, enough to the point where he's one of the three candidates I'm currently bouncing between.

My opinion of Sanders has also gone up considerably and he's probably my third or fourth choice but I still think the Berniebro movement is one of the most cancerous things in American politics right now.

I hate "Bernie Bros" (see my thoughts on jfern) but Bernie is NOTHING like them.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to declare national emergency on: February 21, 2019, 02:35:44 pm
Honestly, Trump played this perfectly. No shutdown and he can still claim victory on the wall. Between this and the state of the union he'll almost certainly hit 50% approval in the next week or two.

NOPE
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