Posts by Ex: "Socialist"

21) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842225)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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The rules of the college votes would have to change so that whomever gets the most votes wins, regardless if it was more than 50%. This would be part of changing the system to fit more parties.
22) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1842219)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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I think you must have this thread mixed up with some other thread on some other planet. Or perhaps you are having pipe dreams.

I stated an opinion (my opinion that maintaining good relations in in everyone's best interest), and backed it with facts.


I apologize if I am anti-war and this bothers you. But it's my opinion. No one said you have to accept it. That's why this is a free country! (for now)
23) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1842217)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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"The pompous attitude of superiority the US has taken..." (As a whole, and more specifically, the INCOMING government)
24) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842214)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Being critical of government != being anti-law. (does not equal)

Quite the contrary actually. Being critical of government and holding them accountable, makes one a PATRIOT.
25) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842198)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Oh, and MK,

*THIS* I agree with

"The REAL method to electoral reform (at all levels) in the USA would be to increase the number of political parties present in the elections, and break the electoral duopoly that the R's and the D's currently enjoy. It is a disgrace that the D/R duopoly effectively prevents the current #3 party in the Nation from having ANY seats in Congress.

Solution? Break the D/R duopoly."


I could not agree with this more.

(Then we can argue over which 3rd party to vote for, instead of arguing about which turd is the better pick of 2)
26) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842192)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Yet you (and other's with similar beliefs to you) give grief to every critic of the government. . .

And a lot of what Obama did that people called him 'weak' for, I called 'Dimplomatic'...
27) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842191)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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It's like watching an old Road Runner cartoon. Every time the democrats (Wile E. Coyote) tries to catch Trump (The Road Runner), what ever Acme trick they try blows up in their face.


LOL, more like Trump is the Coyote.
28) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1842190)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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I still feel that *everyone* grossly underestimates China. 'We are just all sooooo powerful and superior' 'they are weak and can't survive without us buying things'.


-They have superior public education to the US and likely many other nations.

-They have approximately 4 times the manpower (population) of the US and 8 times the manpower (population) of Russia.

-China's military manpower is roughly 50% larger than the US's.

-They have superior manufacturing ability and superior manufacturing infrastructure. (to the US). (i.e. they have a much better high-tech manufacturing ability than the US)

-Without China, there's a much smaller chunk of the world that will be able to make quality affordable high-tech goods for the US and rest of the world. This would have a negative affect on the US (and our military- how much military technology do you suppose is built in part with Chinese components?)



My point is I don't agree with this pompous attitude of superiority the US has taken towards China, and I think that keeping good relations would have been in everyone's best interests.



(@sirius: LOL @ nein out of 10, clever)
29) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842083)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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@Eye: I recall 8 years of people on the right giving POTUS nothing but grief at every turn. It's a good thing to be critical ALWAYS, and hold people accountable. The same holds true for Trump, he should be challenged and given grief at every turn. Never lie down and SUBMIT.

As far as the transition (honestly I haven't read the news since early today), I know POTUS called for a smooth transition and has been acting that part since Trumpler was elected. As far as the others? If they are lefties who will still be in office under PEeOTUS then they have the right and responsibility to challenge Trumpler and his incoming administration.

I too would be challenging the cut-and-run politics happening at the moment. Are these republicans intentionally trying to destroy the system?? I can point to medical establishments (hospitals, medical universities) that are in real FEAR right now. If the ACA is uprooted without a replacement you could very well suddenly see a ton of people out of a job literally overnight. "Greatest jobs President" my a$$. Not to even mention the millions of Americans who will find themselves without health care overnight, including a close friend with MS.



@Sarge, as a big Floyd fan, I am fearing an oncoming world that would make Waters's childhood seem like play time.
30) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1842079)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Don't you worry Dull, on inauguration day I will be protesting or throwing my support behind protesters in one way or another.


@Clyde, when the whole ship starts taking on water, we ALL sink.

United We Stand.

Yap.
31) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1842078)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Interesting read MK. Once again, I've learned something right here in the Politics threads. (that happens occasionally)

I guess I'll just hold out hope for an amendment in the future, I can't disagree with Gary's idea that perhaps more states will be more on board after the PEeOTUS takes charge and runs things into the ground.

And I am glad to hear that at least 2 states break up their electoral votes in what I would call a 'proper' fashion, so as not to magnify the number of electoral votes a candidate ends up with.
32) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841932)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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I understand fully MK. I just don't agree with it.

Assuming following the constitutional rules you've outlined, and the way the system works today, then perhaps the states should individually make sure their electoral votes are properly split up to reflect the popular vote (*within* each state). I.e. a state with 10 electoral votes has a population who has voted 60/40, you then split up the votes 6 and 4...

Then go a bit further, and readjust the division of electoral votes per state, to better reflect the population of each state. I.e. State A has double the population of State B, then State A should have double the votes.

Would this be an acceptable compromise MK?
33) Message boards : Politics : We dA Clowns of America, to Form A More Perfect CIRCUS; Will Elect through Illegal Means and Help from EX & Present COMMIES...to Insure DIVISIVENESS; RIOTING; LOOTING; Post HATE, LIES, OBSTRUCTION, FAKE EVERYTHING fO Our & US of A DESTRUCTION. (Message 1841925)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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What does Elizabeth Warren have to do with Carson refusing to say HUD money *wouldn't* be funneled to Trump and his family? (Once again, a matter of PUBLIC RECORD)

Carson is the one in a hearing to prove his worth, Carson should be answering any questions given to him.

"The former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate was pressed on the matter by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who asked Carson for assurance "that of all the housing grants he [has] the ability to bestow," not one dollar will go to benefit either the president-elect or his family.

Carson responded it would not be his intention "to do anything to benefit any American," quickly adding that anything the department does "is for all Americans." Carson said, "If there happens to be an extraordinarily good program that's working for millions of people, and it turns out that someone that you're targeting is going to gain, you know, $10 from it, am I going to say 'no'?" Carson asked. "Logic and common sense probably would be the best way.""
34) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841904)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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MK, see message 1841896.

That's my best proposal currently.
35) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841903)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Meaning, Clinton still had more votes than the other candidate.

It's rare for someone to win the election while having less votes than [one of] their competitors, but it happened in November, no matter what word-play one uses to describe it.
36) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841897)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Clyde... No.

What is the difference between going to an ATM with your Debit Card and withdrawing cash, and using the same Debit Card to pay for an item?

Are you saying The Bank doesn't have a right to keep a record of the transaction at the ATM or the Retail Store?


I'm asking YOU if YOU think they should have that right!

A yes or no could have saved so much time.
37) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841896)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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I wonder if US ppl are ok with the current system. For me it seems strange that the candidate who gets less votes can still win.

I'm personally not OK with it, for the very reason you just said.

Others are OK with it as they say "it prevents tyranny of the majority"

I say it encourages tyranny of the minority.

How bout this: we keep a system like the electoral college as a stop-gap measure, while making it their job to attempt to reflect the popular vote, instead of their respective state's votes?
Yes I know the state's rights Guys here would not like that at all, because "the states elect the president, not the people" (which is sadly true)
38) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841892)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Clyde... No.

Also if you go straight to the bank and withdraw cash from your account, they keep records of that too.

Is that ok?
39) Message boards : Politics : US Elections 2016 (Message 1841890)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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Have there ever been any efforts to change the way the president is elected?

Not since the electoral college thing started if I recall correctly.
40) Message boards : Politics : Strange Logic (Message 1841885)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Ex: "Socialist"
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I guess I missed the answer to the question there. (I'm sorry as well)


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