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re: FATCA has pretty much beaten the entire Global Financial System - 90proofprofessional
How did Gazprom react? :lol:...


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
Posting that infographic was nice of you, NCT. OP's claims have all been unsupported and undeserving of being seriously addressed, but you have done so anyway....


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I guess it depends on whether you want to talk about real incomes - or wealth distribution. [/quote] Thread title includes the phrase "Americans are getting poorer". Sounds like the former is the obviously more relevant metric....


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
So instead of "years of the recession" I should have said "years since the housing bubble popped"...


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re: Do I have a right to government protection of my property? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Do I have a right[/quote] Nope. No such thing...


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Nah, but the basis is phony.[/quote] Not sure I get you, exactly. There has not been a "steady" decrease in anything to now, even if one arbitrarily chooses the absolute summit of wealth, per capita income, standard of living, or any other point as the baseline. And in the longer-term pi...


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]When the republicans only give kickbacks to the people that screw everyone on their way to the top.[/quote] Like the Bush Tax cuts?...


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re: Could the Republican party's problem be that Americans are getting poorer? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]There has been a fairly steady decrease in the wealth of American's for some years now.[/quote] Unless you're talking about the years of the recession/recovery specifically, this claim is objectively incorrect. ETA: so DracSanctions happily chimes in to agree, natch!...


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re: Joe Biden is a racist, per Obama and Eric Holder - 90proofprofessional
That's malarkey...


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re: Welfare Deadbeats have a better life then me and I work 65 hours/week - 90proofprofessional
[quote]every time I go to walmart I see the "welfare people" pulling 2 carts full of t bone steaks and crab legs. They "pay" with ebt cards and then go load all their stuff into their escalade[/quote] Aren't you like some legendary troll? This is feeble....


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re: 22% Of The World's Power Now Comes From Renewable Sources - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I'm just saying that it's odd to focus on the drop in the bucket that is solar subsidies so much, rather than all the other things we waste money on that don't benefit everyone's future. [/quote] I don't have a problem with even relatively large subsidies for R&D. BUT- big subsidies for [...


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re: Welfare Deadbeats have a better life then me and I work 65 hours/week - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If you see a wheelchair-bound beggar pull out a cell phone and get instantly angry, you are an idiot. I don't remember the exact number, but I wanna say welfare programs are something like 5% of the budget. [/quote] If you make claims like this not realizing that you're exluding major me...


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re: Could I still be considered an LSU fan if I attend Ole Miss? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Do I have to give up my fan card if I attend Ole Miss?[/quote] Indeed, OP has much to atone for. You must own no Ole Miss paraphernalia under any circumstances. You must represent LSU hardcore while in class and especially while in the Ole Miss student sections, even if not playing a...


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re: Little more hype on Leonard Fournette before Wisconsin (video) - 90proofprofessional
[quote][link=(http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2180132-the-legend-of-leonard-fournette)]The Legend of Leonard Fournette[/link] Warning Bleacher Report :buga: Can't Wait!!! Warning: call your doctor if you have an erection lasting longer than four hours.[/quote] Fixed. :cheers:...


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re: Welfare Deadbeats have a better life then me and I work 65 hours/week - 90proofprofessional
[quote]But it seems to me at least from what I can see that things are changing and that instances of life-long, generation to generation reliance on things like welfare are not as prevalent as they were[/quote] Would be great if you're right....


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re: Welfare Deadbeats have a better life then me and I work 65 hours/week - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If you work 65 hours a week you should be making at least $500k[/quote] :lol: 9/10...


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re: Why Scientists and extremely smart people are usually socialist/leftist - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I'm just saying that the ability to acquire, and reason with, knowledge and vocabulary is important. Anyways, most abilities begin to level off around adulthood. Abilities that require more immediate cognitive processing (speed, working-memory) tend to decrease with age more quickly than ...


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re: So Asians make more money on average than whites in the US - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I do think if we could be more just in terms of healthcare, laws, justice, finance, home owners loans, education etc, plus a little more sympathetic, it would go along way.[/quote] How could we be more just in these things, IYO? ...


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re: Why Scientists and extremely smart people are usually socialist/leftist - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If the distinction is private vs public sector or academic intellectuality, one could easily visualize the latter leaning left.[/quote] That was my thought- sounded like he meant "academics". That's the only subset of very smart people where the ideological slant is very clear....


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re: Why Scientists and extremely smart people are usually socialist/leftist - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Besides in any IQ measure, a young adult would have any advantage over a child; it's not specific to general knowledge. Besides although part of Crystallized intelligence is retention of knowledge, it also refers to vocabulary and verbal reasoning.[/quote] As long as we're not saying tha...


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