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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Amazon pulls out of NYC on: February 17, 2019, 11:25:17 pm
No same person wants an Amazon in their community. How do I know? They are rapidly destroying mine and I live over an hour outside Seattle.

So once you kick all those evil corporations out where are people going to work? I mean im sure that a growing economy causes disruption and adjustment to the local area but would you rather be in some rural county in West Virginia with no new companies coming in?
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republicans only: Weld or Trump on: February 17, 2019, 07:59:57 pm
Weld. Trump is a moron.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Obama's Endorsement on: February 17, 2019, 04:56:16 pm
He wonít endorse with a field this large. Although he likes Biden and would never endorse against him my guess is that someone else (Harris?) is his first choice.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams clash over Venezuela & his foreign policy history on: February 16, 2019, 06:13:03 pm
Omar has horrifying views and was disrespectful. Abrams is a bit of a zealot but the world hates us either way so we might as well just do everything we can to f$!% our enemies, who tend to be horrid anyway.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why does Trump always get his way? on: February 16, 2019, 06:05:54 pm
I don't think he does.

Yeah what exactly has he got his way on?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Amazon pulls out of NYC on: February 14, 2019, 06:46:06 pm
Wish they would move to Indy or Chicagoland but it looks like thatís not in the cards. Amazing that anyone thinks a large company not creating tens of thousands of jobs is crazy.
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Orban unveils HUGE pro-family package to boost the birth rate in Hungary on: February 10, 2019, 02:38:15 pm
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Population decline is going to be a major economic hindrance in parts of the US, most of Europe, and East Asia.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tucker Carlson Destroyed By Guest, Professor Robert Hockett on: February 10, 2019, 02:35:26 pm
The interview would have been a lot better if Tucker Carlson wasn't a genuine moron.

True.

Even though I'm not a fan of Fox News, I think left of center politicans and experts should more frequently appear on the channel, to at least talk to the other side.

They have on at least as many left wingers as any other station has on right wingers.

I highly doubt that.  CNN almost always has at least one right winger/Republican in any panel, and they even have the goofball economist Stephen Moore (of the 'Club for Growth') as their 'senior economic analyst.'

When Fox 'News' has Paul Krugman as their 'senior economic analyst' I'll believe you.  

(Of course, Paul Krugman is credible while Stephen Moore is a snake oil peddler, but that's besides the point.)

MSNBC also has right-wingers on very frequently. One of them even hosts a major show (Joe Scarborough, who is a massive FF).

I think Fox is horrible but calling Joe Scarborough a right winger is pretty silly. Maybe ten years ago he was. Now heís an increasingly annoying hack.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls show support for Northam...from Republicans on: February 08, 2019, 06:51:16 pm
He has handled the situation horribly and I understand people wanting him to resign. However, someone being racist at age 25 is in no way disqualifying for them to hold office at age 60, so I'm relieved that the number of Democrats who say it's disqualifying is below 50%.

This.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Freedom in the World: 2019 Report on: February 07, 2019, 11:51:53 am
Why is Colombia considered to be partially free?
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Biden opposed school busing in 1974 calling it "black pride " on: February 06, 2019, 09:34:19 am
Non-issue. No one will care about him opposing a failed policy well over 40 years ago.

His language attacking it though is pretty concerning though. Plus lots of blacks also opposed busing.

Yeah this basically. Do most people, even on the left, think busing was a net benefit? Of course much of the opposition to it came from bigots but that doesnít mean it was a good policy.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Klobuchar just announced!!! on: February 06, 2019, 09:30:17 am
One of my favorite democrats. Isnít boring and stable what our country needs? Donít most presidents get succeeeded by someone who lacks their biggest flaw? Bush was moral unlike Clinton. Clinton was young and in touch unlike HW. Obama was polished and charismatic unlike Bush.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grade Trump's Speech on: February 06, 2019, 08:40:36 am
A-. I mean sure there was the usual Trumpiness but he got the freedom caucus and the women in white to cheer and chant USA together. As sad as it is i think thatís a good short moment of our country. He also laid out several policy positions that democrats should have no trouble finding common ground with. Paid family leave, more AIDS funding, infrastructure. Interesting how half of the ďFĒ voters didnít watch the speech. Youíre allowed to be objective. Everybody knows you donít like Trump. I donít much either.
14  General Discussion / History / Why were so few tall buildings built in the 1950s? on: February 05, 2019, 02:11:46 pm
If you look at the tallest buildings in most US cities, they were built in the 1960s-present or 1920-1930. I understand why there were less skyscraper projects in the 40s with the war but why not in the prosperous 1950s? Most growth in this time was sprawl?
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Taiwan option would be preferable? on: February 04, 2019, 08:41:49 pm
Option 1 is horrible, option 2 doesn't make any sense.

So, I guess 2 if forced to choose. Cheesy


Obviously this.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would you have voted in the 1920 Election(No Hindsight) on: February 04, 2019, 08:39:40 pm
Harding even with hindsight. He was not fit for the presidency but history has treated him much worse than he actually was.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If Howard Schultz runs, what percent of the vote does he get? on: January 29, 2019, 12:25:24 pm
1.5-3% unless he is able to somehow get into the heated, but the major parties will make sure that doesnít happen. If he did get into the debates, 10-20 %.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Do you support a war against Venezuela? on: January 29, 2019, 11:42:37 am
No (sane). If Brazil or Colombia wanted to do it I would have no problem with us giving them logistical and intelligence aid though.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Best Running Mate For Howard Schultz? on: January 29, 2019, 12:00:40 am


That will never happen but I would volunteer for that campaign.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch Daniels: SOTU has become "a tasteless, classless spectacle" on: January 28, 2019, 11:37:37 pm
Best governor Indiana ever had. Far and away the most popular political figure in the state. Excellent president of Purdue University.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nationally famous congresspeople? on: January 27, 2019, 03:30:54 pm
Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, Sanders. Warren, and AOC are probably at the top. Romney is very well none nationally as a politician, but Iím guessing that a majority of the public doesnít even know that heís in the Senate now.

Waters, McCarthy, Cruz, Schiff, and Rubio probably have pretty decent name recognition too.


Yes I think this is about right. Somebody like Rand Paul might go in that second category too.
22  General Discussion / History / Re: is there any connection between bob Dole and like bananas? on: January 14, 2019, 06:53:39 pm
Norm?
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If HR 1 passed, in whole or chunk by chunk... wow on: January 06, 2019, 12:25:15 pm
This is just like the GOP House passing bills to repeal The ACA. If they actually thought it could become law they wouldnít do it.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Omaha sets record for Murder on: December 28, 2018, 12:25:27 pm
22 murders is still a lot for a city of just 470.000 people.

Vienna had roughly the same amount of murders this year, but 1.9 million people - so the murder rate in Omaha is 4x higher.

22 murders in the metro which is over 1,000,000. Not just the city limits. Unless I misread?
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Best people remaining in Trumpís cabinet on: December 27, 2018, 03:50:46 pm
Chao

Oh yes I missed her sheís a good one too.
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