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Old 12-02-2016, 05:48 PM   #981
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I think there is a danger in the line of thinking that the "kids" are entitled and shouldn't presume to know what older generations deserve. That's the same type of Baby Boomer mentality that is now bankrupting cities and states with their mammoth pension system etc: basically we earned it, now all you youngsters need to do the same.

As for the taxes: raises are going to be necessary if any of the socio-economic platforms of the "left" are ever to be realized. It means some of us might have to make a few less trips to Restoration Hardware or whatever if we are really serious about change. Because it's not just about youthful entitlement. The more debt that gets piled on young people, the more fucked our economy is in the long-run.
Can't argue with any of this.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #982
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I wish 'splainin and the accusations of 'splainin weren't such a thing now in social media
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #983
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Yep. Either that, or he'll wage war because some world leader was meeeeeeeeeean to him, and go on an epic Twitter rant about it besides.

But yeah. Nothing wrong with these scenarios at all. Nope.
I'm sure the Trumpeteers will just say that he is bold in trying to shift policy.

Here's the thing: he wasn't knowingly trying to shift policy. He's just, as usual, being willfully ignorant about a situation.

And also maybe perhaps not totally unrelated to the fact that the Trump org has stated its intention to expand to Taiwan soon.

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Old 12-02-2016, 06:05 PM   #984
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A+ tweet here:

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Old 12-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #986
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Ha, that's a good one .
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I'm not sure how you got that from my post. I'm not talking about bias in a poll, or creating a random sample.



I'm talking about the simple fact of getting people to actually answer polls. The ability to effectively reach all demographics is fading, and quickly. On the state level it's even more of a factor.

Yes, what you're describing is called statistical bias. That's exactly what that is.
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A+ tweet here:


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I've always liked that name, too .
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I wish 'splainin and the accusations of 'splainin weren't such a thing now in social media
In general I agree, but what BMP is doing, and what I'm forced to see because people keep feeding the troll by quoting him, despite my desire to not see a host of racist / sexist drivel every time I come in this thread, really is 'splaining. There ARE times when people are racist. There ARE times when people don't realize they're doing it, and it SHOULD be pointed out in those times. This is one of those times.
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Trump team is saying Taiwan called Trump not the other way around.

Trump is suing to have the Michigan recount prevented. Cute.
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I ❤ ignore. So, these next 4 years are going to royally suck, aren't they.

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I ❤ ignore. So, these next 4 years are going to royally suck, aren't they.

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Trump team is saying Taiwan called Trump not the other way around.

Trump is suing to have the Michigan recount prevented. Cute.

This is not how these kind of calls work. One leader doesn't pick up the phone impromptu to call the other one. It's worked out in advance. They are supposed to get briefing notes from the foreign ministries. Trump is ignoring the State Dept. He chose to answer the call, either unaware of the consequences or seeing a possible business advantage.


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If you voted for this guy, I mean... you have no spine
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I ❤ ignore. So, these next 4 years are going to royally suck, aren't they.

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Not to divert the conversation, but does anyone feel as though ignoring people is legitimately living in a bubble?

Unless it's personal, I wanna hear all the shitty views. Helps me understand what real people think. Helps me apply that to my ever so infinitely small impact on the world.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:55 PM   #997
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I tend to agree with you on that, LN7. I've yet to use my ignore function at all (in part because I kind of tend to forget it's there ).

That said, however, given some of the viewpoints that have been shared in here throughout the years, I can understand some people just wanting to spare their blood pressure and putting the person on ignore, if for no other reason than to spare themselves the risk of saying things they may regret to the person who's upsetting them.

Plus, if, say, somebody's spouting homophobic views, I wouldn't blame an LGBT person for not wanting to put up with that on a site they come to for fun. Especially if they have to hear that sort of talk elsewhere in their lives on a daily basis.

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So, these next 4 years are going to royally suck, aren't they.
Pretty much. I just keep hoping for some sort of miracle revelation/impeachment scenario/scandal that will see to it Trump either can't become president, or doesn't remain president for very long.

(How we'd deal with Pence if such a thing happened, I don't know, but that's a bridge we'd cross if that time came.)
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Pence is no improvement. He would hold his tongue more but there would be absolutely no wiggle room on certain issues. Out would go anti-free trade and imperialist rhetoric and in would come the worst neocon we've ever had. I'll gladly take Trump over any of those other fools.

Trump may well become the most successful President ever in terms of getting their own legislation passed. He has all of Congress, the Supreme Court, Republicans holding most of the state houses, etc. Meanwhile, the right just can't wait to pass all of their awful crap after being in the dark for about a decade.

Kind of ironic that Clinton called herself "a progressive who gets things done" when she couldn't even win an election in the first place and surely would have faced major obstructionism with no prayer of ever holding the House, thus making her the least successful modern President in history. And yes Bernie may have fared even worse.

So, if you hate a do-nothing Congress, that's now no more. And in an even crazier twist, it may be through Donald Trump that we actually get, say, a minimum wage increase. Something that would have been impossible with a Democratic President and Republican House.
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Not to divert the conversation, but does anyone feel as though ignoring people is legitimately living in a bubble?

Unless it's personal, I wanna hear all the shitty views. Helps me understand what real people think. Helps me apply that to my ever so infinitely small impact on the world.
If the mods won't ban trolls, I'd rather live an existence where I can pretend they did. I've only ignored 3 people ever in all the time I've been on Interference. Two trolls, one for personal reasons. Only have one person on ignore right now.
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Not to divert the conversation, but does anyone feel as though ignoring people is legitimately living in a bubble?

Unless it's personal, I wanna hear all the shitty views. Helps me understand what real people think. Helps me apply that to my ever so infinitely small impact on the world.

I'm fine disagreeing with people. You and I are not always on the same page and yet we can have a respectful disagreement. But I don't need to read racist or mysoginist thoughts, pure nonsense, or outright trolling. So I'm fine blocking people in these categories.


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