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Forum: The Room 11-10-2019, 04:09 PM
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National health insurance has been a part of the...

National health insurance has been a part of the Democratic Party platform since Harry Truman. It's high time we get it fucking done for good.
Forum: Game On! 11-09-2019, 10:22 PM
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Posted By pete
That SHL title is within their reach.

That SHL title is within their reach.
Forum: The Room 11-09-2019, 11:03 AM
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Posted By pete
Itís magic beans that largely benefit the people...

Itís magic beans that largely benefit the people who are already wealthy or at least upper middle class. Youíre talking about paper transactions instead of bricks and mortar. Iím talking about a...
Forum: The Room 11-09-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By pete
I don't have a problem with people making money...

I don't have a problem with people making money from productive use of capital either. If you're making money from buying and selling goods and services, cool. Giddy up. I have a problem with people...
Forum: The Room 11-08-2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By pete
Because the type of capitalism we operate now...

Because the type of capitalism we operate now fails when it comes to two of the key cornerstone principles of free markets:

1.) Transparency and perfect information for buyers and sellers

2.)...
Forum: The Room 11-08-2019, 02:43 PM
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Posted By pete
Except I haven't seen a bunch of people winning...

Except I haven't seen a bunch of people winning trade wars. I HAVE seen billionaires paying effective tax rates lower than tire salesmen, though. Plenty of them, in fact.



Tax rates in the...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 10:58 PM
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Posted By pete
Politically speaking, one of the reasons the...

Politically speaking, one of the reasons the wealth tax actually polls pretty well is specifically because it makes the distinction between money earned from productive work and money just sitting in...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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Posted By pete
What would end up happening is, in the short...

What would end up happening is, in the short term, you'd get a spike in revenue that you would use for your front-end setup costs for programs like single payer health care, one-off infrastructure...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 04:25 PM
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Posted By pete
In of itself, it's just a revenue generation...

In of itself, it's just a revenue generation tool. It needs to be coupled with programs meant to expand the common good based on common American values, which I think Warren is better than average at...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 02:32 PM
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Posted By pete
There's no doubt it's a non-standard methodology....

There's no doubt it's a non-standard methodology. I believe they try to cultivate a set group of people they poll on a daily basis, similar to how the Nielsen ratings are done for TV. With that said,...
Forum: The Room 11-07-2019, 11:10 AM
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Posted By pete
There's battleground polling from Civiqs that ran...

There's battleground polling from Civiqs that ran somewhat opposite of that and found Warren running slightly stronger than Biden in the battlegrounds.
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Forum: The Room 11-06-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By pete
I'm only being half-facetious when I say you...

I'm only being half-facetious when I say you could run a ham sandwich against Trump, because honest-to-goodness policy doesn't matter in this political environment. This election in 2020 will be a...
Forum: The Room 11-06-2019, 09:29 AM
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Posted By pete
And North Carolina and Georgia will fall like...

And North Carolina and Georgia will fall like dominoes over the next couple of decades after Virginia. Democrats will eventually lose their hold over a handful of Midwestern states as they start to...
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 11:42 PM
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Posted By pete
Two of three counties that form Cincinnati's...

Two of three counties that form Cincinnati's southern suburbs, where 10% of Kentucky's population lives, flipped from red to blue. That's not "fraud," that's the continuing realignment of the country...
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 10:43 PM
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Posted By pete
https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/119191472...

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1191914726017642498?s=20
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 10:15 PM
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Posted By pete
https://twitter.com/AP_Politics/status/11919135118...

https://twitter.com/AP_Politics/status/1191913511808589826?s=20
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 09:14 PM
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Posted By pete
Kentucky just elected a Democratic governor. What...

Kentucky just elected a Democratic governor. What a time to be alive, and the pressure on McConnell goes up a notch.
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 04:40 PM
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Posted By pete
Take this with a heaping grain of salt because...

Take this with a heaping grain of salt because smart people are poo poo'ing this, but ABC/WaPo put out polling today that's, well, wow:
...
Forum: The Room 11-05-2019, 04:30 PM
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Posted By pete
Correct. Modern Republicanism has devolved into a...

Correct. Modern Republicanism has devolved into a tribal cult that is all about hating the right people, regurgitating the right myths, and embracing the right tin foil hat conspiracy theories. It's...
Forum: The Room 11-02-2019, 09:57 PM
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Posted By pete
I may need to rethink UFC fans, too. ...

I may need to rethink UFC fans, too.

https://twitter.com/RTaub_/status/1190810659220574208?s=20

It's almost as if this is a wildly unpopular POTUS that most people in urban and suburban America...
Forum: Channelside 11-02-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,947
Posted By pete
I don't think Volkov's ready for prime time based...

I don't think Volkov's ready for prime time based on what I've seen thus far.
Forum: The Room 11-02-2019, 08:26 AM
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Posted By pete
Educated suburban white collar Americans,...

Educated suburban white collar Americans, particularly women, are a part of the political realignment that happened in 2018 and are now in the Democratic coalition. It's counterproductive to be...
Forum: The Room 11-01-2019, 11:39 PM
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Posted By pete
She will be the nominee. And a box of light bulbs...

She will be the nominee. And a box of light bulbs may be able to beat Trump if he's still the nominee. Truth is we're living at a time where policy is kind of irrelevant because you're running...
Forum: Sports Talk 10-31-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 230,474
Posted By pete
Unlike the Seattle game, where Sounders were...

Unlike the Seattle game, where Sounders were pretty clearly deserving to advance, I thought Toronto got through in more of a smash and grab fashion.
Forum: Sports Talk 10-30-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 230,474
Posted By pete
Wow, LAFC crapped the bed hard against Seattle...

Wow, LAFC crapped the bed hard against Seattle last night. Itís no cakewalk with Toronto and Seattle still in the way and both being championship experienced, battle hardened clubs, but itís really...
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