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by Chad
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Jean wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:39 pm
I'm very happy to read this from you chad.
You thought I was an extremist?
by Chad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

So, when did you first year of these guys? And do you approve of them, or just oppose the same folks, and assume that the enemy of your enemy is your friend? Embarrassingly, I am late to hearing about these guys. I'm not even 100% sure of antifa's platform. Admittedly, I hadn't paid much attention ...
by Chad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Sorry, I clicked your link, then more links, got a sense of what the response was, and failed to separate my thoughts of their response from my thoughts of your response. You were not yapping, but the left in general was. In 2020, I can't imagine the Republican party giving us a choice that doesn't...
by Chad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

And, now it's bringing out the negative side of the left...
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
by Chad
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

The "good" man Trump pardoned: https://twitter.com/phoenixnewtimes/sta ... 4087334914 Eh. The Phoenix news times is only in business because of joe. Their business model for 25 years has been to decry everything he does in tabloid detail with tabloid accuracy. My comment wasn't that the Phoenix New...
by Chad
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

by Chad
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Actions like the pardon, transgender ban, speeches supporting racists, etc. are going to make it impossible for democrats and for many republicans to work with him on actual important issues like passing a budget. Then his idiot supporters will complain the fault lies with these reps and senators wh...
by Chad
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 168552

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

I haven't been able to confirm this with a second source yet (was watching the Liverpool game) but I'm told a transition team has been formed in what republicans are still saying is the unlikely event that Trump steps down. The (rumored) leading candidate for VP is Nikki Haley. Part of the process ...
by Chad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 1707

Re: Free Speech

This could not be more true.
Riggerjack wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:56 am
He does long, and involved posts.
by Chad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 1707

Re: Free Speech

Initially, the First Amendment - Freedom of Speech - applied only to the Federal Government. In 1925 the First Amendment was extended to the States in Gitlow v. New York. I believe an argument could be made that the First Amendment should be extended still further to private companies with a near m...
by Chad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 1707

Re: Free Speech

Even in 1980, what would you do if you wanted to get your message out to a large audience? You'd do what all firms wanting to advertise did: pay a bulk mail outfit to send a flyer to all the people on their mailing list. If your message were more "bent", then you'd try to get space in alternative c...
by Chad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Does one owe it to their parents to take care of them in old age?
Replies: 104
Views: 9730

Re: Does one owe it to their parents to take care of them in old age?

That is rough Sclass. I know how hard it was taking care of my mom for the roughly two years she fought brain cancer, and my entire family (4) was helping. It sounds like not EREing her current care is the right choice for you. You can't let all of the bad stuff take away your life too. Good luck man.
by Chad
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 1707

Re: Free Speech

There are lots of things that bother me about the current push to limit speech in the US. What bothers me most is how tech companies seem to be operating outside of the court system in determining what defines hate speech (now being redefined as 'hate incidents'). Yes, it's concerning. When we comp...
by Chad
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

Asians - 84% chance of two parents in family - $75k median income Whites - 75% chance of two parents in family - $60k median income Hispanic/Latino - 60% chance of two parent family - $??k median income Blacks - 35% chance of two parent family - $36k median income And I have to ask myself if race i...
by Chad
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 74
Views: 3909

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

I would note that the reason why many members of the aspirational class were shocked by the results of this election is because this is behavior that they also exhibit. Not much stranger-danger risk when you hop from Ann Arbor to Austin to Berkeley to Amherst. Otherwise, they would have had some so...
by Chad
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 74
Views: 3909

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

Xenophobia vs Xenophilia: Those who fear or distrust people different from themselves versus those who express affection for people who are different. Xenophobes exclude themselves from differences while xenophiliacs move toward them. I agree. Though, this seems to be a subsection to the larger rea...
by Chad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

@Riggerjack
Are you advocating...soft power? Letting culture, inertia, etc. do the work? Hmmmm...who is always telling me it's not all it's cracked up to be? Lol

I don't entirely disagree.
by Chad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40 The other part, which I implied, but didn't say directly is the massive amount of change going on. It's similar to when all the buggy, buggy whip, etc. manufacturers fought the use of cars. In principle, the same thing is happening now and is as inevitable now as then. Unfortunately, now the va...
by Chad
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

I'm curious about how much this is happening compared to the recent past. Is there really an increase? Am I just hearing about it more now? This would probably be worth a whole other thread (if there isn't already one(?)) It's a good question. Since, 1950 the civilian labor force participation for ...
by Chad
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40 All I did was point out you ignored the normal course of a conversation. You didn't refute anyone's point with that statement. You skipped over them. All your statement did was deflect prior comments and make it look like you were still part of the conversation. I realize you were trying to def...
by Chad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

C40 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:44 pm
you sure do seem to like extrapolating a lot, Dragline
And, you change the subject.
by Chad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

It could be that he was over arguing/fight with those people, got punched a few times, and over-reacted in extreme fashion. Still terrorism. Terrorism isn't necessarily sane or calm. Am I using the wrong definition? the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the...
by Chad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

Spartan_Warrior wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:57 pm
These are defining times.
This is true and scary. The old saying:

"May you live in interesting times"

I would prefer not too.
by Chad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

C40 wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:53 pm
It could be that he was over arguing/fight with those people, got punched a few times, and over-reacted in extreme fashion.
Still terrorism. Terrorism isn't necessarily sane or calm.
by Chad
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 8651

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40
Of course not. What are the odds the person just wanted to kill someone...anyone? In Charllottesville? Not high. It would be very odd if it wasn't terrorism.