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    Sticky: Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    I feel we're talking about different things here. I'm talking about the Constitution itself, the ideas in it and what the founders who wrote it intended. How that's being implemented or not, or what...
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    Sticky: Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    I don't know man. If I was being less charitable, I'd view your comment as coming from someone living in a comfortable mostly homogenous society that really has never struggled with existential...
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    I feel I have some handle on this as an immigrant to this country.

    America as an experiment is such a unique blend of values that have stood the test of time. It is really a philosophical idea:...
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    Sticky: Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    All I’m saying is that this was a slam dunk self-defense case, nothing more. The judge did not act in a biased fashion, and the prosecutor was desperately trying to make extra-judicial arguments in...
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    Sticky: Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Cases are tried on the basis of law. The law is pretty cut and dried on what self defense constitutes and that Rittenhouse's actions fall under that ambit. A bunch of criminal attorneys were...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    Got a link to this poll?

    For any Republican to win, they need to dominate the white vote. In the two elections the Republicans lost this century, McCain led Obama by 12 points and Romney led...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    It's not that she's been harsh on Israel (more of that please!). She's active used and retweeted anti-semitic tropes and dogwhistles and that is a little more problematic.

    Plus, I think their beef...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    Couple of notes here:

    1. The 33% is an annualised number (as are the others, TBF). The actual GDP loss is closer to 10%.
    2. Other economies that have reported their Q2 numbers so far have shrunk...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    It does not. Thank the PATRIOT Act and other BS that gives the Government carte blanche to take any action in it's duty to uphold law and order. The Constitution does give the detainees a right to...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    He controls the federal agents who can stop you from exercising your First Amendment right to free speech and assembly. He does not control the people who run elections. And if he wants to send...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    He. Doesn't. Run. Elections.

    He doesn't control funding to the bodies that run elections.

    All this is enshrined in the Constitution. He cannot amend the Constitution solely. Not even if all of...
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    Re: Investments Thread

    To clarify, I was talking about an investment time-frame of at least a couple of decades, if not more. Mostly talking about retirement funds etc. I'm not in the stock market to earn a quick buck, I'm...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    Bernie's version of M4A is not happening under Biden. Period.

    --- Update From New Post Merge ---

    People keep parroting this line as if this actually means anything. Biden, for all intents and...
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    Re: Investments Thread

    As someone who has been in the market for ten years and read a lot on it before investing here's a few simple rules. Note that this only applies to US residents (you can modify this for your country,...
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    Re: American Politics: We're in for it now

    Why does he need to stay in to get concessions from Biden? Biden just took two policy agenda items from Warren's platform the day before the debate and she dropped out a couple weeks ago.
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    The stock market is not the economy. Some of the post-facto analysis of why it moves is fuzzy, which is why at no point did I say that 31% of the drop is attributable to the productivity loss caused...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    It's not as black and white as that. There are economists who take the stance that a buyback is corporate indulgence and signs of a bubble. Other economists think that stock buybacks indicate...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Did you completely miss the trade deal the two parties signed late last year and what the terms of that deal were?

    This is covered by the "measured" in "measured success".

    First, if China...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    There are a lot of people getting paid a lot of money to try and pinpoint these factors. There's a competitive advantage to knowing exactly what affects the market and how. Hell, there are machine...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    I'm going to specifically talk about the economy at large. Not how these things might have affected you or a friend of yours.

    If the initial trade deal with China is anything to go by, the...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Don’t want to belabour this too much, but a recession does not completely wipe out the gains made by a bull run. On a long enough timescale, the stock market has recovered, always. It has grown at...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    This doesn't matter unless you're planning on retiring within a few months. Even ten years from now the market would have regained these losses, and then some.



    The thing is that the economy is...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Welp, prepare to be disappointed. He just hit the highest approval ratings in his presidency. Some other interesting tidbits:

    1. His approval is at 94% among Republicans (holy shit), 42% among...
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    Poll: Re: 2019 NFL Season

    So much for that, then.

    Don't get me wrong, Patriots are still favourites, but at least they won't curb stomp everyone.



    Eh, I'm not too worried (although I'm talking after the Philly game...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    He's not getting away with obstruction of justice. The body whose job it is to build a case against him and then prosecute him is refusing to do so.


    Amending the Constitution has a very clear...
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    I get that Twitter is full of people attempting to mic-drop each other, but what in the honest hell does that mean?

    Registering a truck and licensing the driver won't stop a deranged maniac from...
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Why? As MK pointed out, Dems are doing really well in special elections across the country, including in areas Trump carried heavily.

    The optics coming out of Washington are absolutely killing the...
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    Sticky: Re: Random News Article Discussion II

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42963632

    Hopefully the Supreme Court can move its ass fast enough and rule on the Colorado case so that this sort of nonsense stops completely.
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    61.6% of Australians have backed gay marriage in a non-binding poll.

    Can you hear this Canberra?
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    Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Oh wow, so you can care about news that affects other people. But I need to have a flood destroy my home before I can talk about the National Flood Insurance Program.

    Did you even read the post I...
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