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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]Patience grasshopper. Obamacare is in process of self-strangulation. After Friday, we're merely voyeurs watching the act.[/quote] Meh, I don't see it that way. If it's going to fail, and it will, we should stop it. Playing politics with it isn't responsible IMO. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]We should. And it's one thing that Trump has made actual headway on.[/quote] So we agree that it's bloated and doesn't need to be. We're going to need cuts everywhere if we've got any hope to reign in this debt. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]Obamacare is not fixable[/quote] Agreed, but it's still the law of the land that we've got no plans to abolish anytime soon. That's a discussion for another thread though. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
Yeah I get that, but is it our job and should it be our job? If we're making Mexico pay for a wall, surely we can tell Europe to pay for their own defense. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]Is that your defense of Obamacare?[/quote] No, I'm asking why should the conversation change when we're allowing Obamacare to continue despite the majority and the WH. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]Thats an irrelevant point. And I want to cut the military by more than anyone on this board.[/quote] It's irrelevant in that context. However, when the US accounts for 22% of global GDP and 37% of global military spending, it's a little better indicator of the bloated nature of defen...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]Centered on two facts: (1) Obamacare created a gargantuan self-escalating entitlement and tax drag along with requisite carrier inefficiencies, (2) Obamanomics shackled GDP. So we had a tax squeeze with massive entitlement growth, coupled with the poorest economic recovery in US history. ...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - slackster
[quote]There are 3.5 million people working in the defense industry and those jobs support another 3 million workers in ancillary industries. Cut Military spending by 50% and 3+ million people will lose their jobs. No politician is ready for that shite storm. [/quote] To be fair, this kind of t...
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re: An idea for those who feel "oppressed" by the laws of our country - slackster
[quote]If my dad drinks uncontrollably as I'm growing up, which he did. It doesn't mean I'm going to turn into an alcoholic (which I haven't) Your second point is what I was trying to get out of you. [/quote] But it does mean you're far more likely to have issues than someone who didn't have an...
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re: An idea for those who feel "oppressed" by the laws of our country - slackster
[quote]People even have the ability to leave if they choose to, a freedom granted by the ability to speak freely about displeasure. Why aren't they leaving if it's bad for them? [/quote] I've never understood this argument. While much of the "oppression" seems fabricated, this country can simu...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
[quote]Just to try to disguise the players[/quote] :lol: Pretty impressive that a 20% reduction still results in a season average that is historic. ...
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re: So now that LA & Las Vegas are filled for the NFL.. - slackster
I'd lean to an international location at the moment. Domestically, I'm interested to find out if a new city gets a team before St. Louis. ...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
What dos the 20% reduction give us? What is the logic behind that?...
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re: Best 2nd Tier NBA player - slackster
Let's assume Tier I players are players with at least a Top 5 MVP share in the past, and in the Top 15 of PER this season: LeBron, Harden, Westbrook, Kawhi, Durant, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry, and Chris Paul The rest of the Top 15 in PER this season are: Isiah Thomas Giannis Nikola Jokic ...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
[quote]Player A: 23.5 ppg, 9.1 ast, 6.2 reb, 62% TS% Player B: 25.0 ppg, 8.2 ast, 8.4 reb, 55% TS%[/quote] I'd like to know more about their usage and turnover numbers, but on the surface I'll take Player A. ...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
[quote]They're not mythical. I said it could be that I picked out a big chunk of games and these are the stats over that span.[/quote] They're mythical (legendary) in the sense that they've only been accomplished over an entire season by 5 players. ...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
[quote]The whole point is to not try and look up the stats to figure it out who it is before deciding. That's the fun. There is no right or wrong answer.[/quote] The whole point is to lean one way or the other based on the numbers, then verify that suspicion by finding out who the players a...
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re: Which of these unnamed players would you prefer based on stats? - slackster
[quote]Player A: 23.5 ppg, 9.1 ast, 6.2 reb, 62% TS% Player B: 25.0 ppg, 8.2 ast, 8.4 reb, 55% TS%[/quote] I'm interested to see who these mythical players are, especially considering only 5 players have ever pulled even the minimum of 23 ppg, 8 ast, 6 rebounds, and a 54% TS%. LeBron and Wes...
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re: Is being a #1 seed the most overrated thing in CBB? - slackster
[quote]Is being a #1 seed the most overrated thing in CBB? [/quote] As long as you're not Villanova, you're essentially a lock to the Sweet 16 if you're a 1. ...
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re: Gentleman: doing it all over as a bachelor, where would you go to avoid the rat race? - slackster
[quote]Ideally avoiding getting stuck into a nebulous thing like a "career" [/quote] The grass isn't always greener FYI. ...
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