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Old 01-04-2019, 07:26 PM
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
So people want to live in areas where their friends and family are and where they feel familiar with their surroundings? That's certainly odd.
There's certainly something to that.

HOWEVER, if you make a deliberate choice to live in a neighborhood with poor schools, high rates of crime, and lack of access to services, then complaining about the conditions around you is just silly. Doubly so if you're still there when conditions start to improve, and you then start denouncing the Gentrification of the neighborhood.

Or put another way: some people make poor decisions, and seem to be preconditioned to blame someone else for their predicament regardless of the facts.


Here's an example:

After coming to the US from Cuba with nothing, my family dropped off the elders in one of the poorer barrios of San Juan (where they had many friends who had done the same), and then headed to NYC. They lived in a poor neighborhood in Queens, and worked to save money.

After a few years, they were able to return to Puerto Rico, and move everyone to a not-shitty part of town. They opened a business, prospered, and after the elders' generation had all died, promptly moved back to the mainland (again) into very nice, upscale areas.

That's how it's supposed to work. The fact that certain groups seem not to get this, even having the benefit of free housing, astounds me.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
What's the point you're trying to convey there? You disagree because she's a vaguely-not-completely-white-woman? Or you like the current system that's been bastardized, allowing people like Mittens to pay 14% effective tax?

I'm assuming you're against whatever she's for, since that would follow the trend of things you post in this thread, but what's your stance, exactly?
So, you don't see a problem with her wanting to increase Federal spending by more than $40 trillion over the next ten years (do you even know our current GDP), and her tax plan only covers $2 Trillion over the next ten years. And she can't answer for the other $THIRTY EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS. She can't come up with anything other than "well like medicare, it will be cheaper, ummmm i can't explain how, but trust my me. I already made you believe I grew up in a poor neighborhood, not an affluent neighborhood, really, ignore facts."

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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
I prefer the memes, i can read whatever articles he copy-pastas in here by just clicking the "news" tab on Google, myself.
The most popular news website is the Drudge Report, which is a news aggregator. They lean conservative, and yet you can find articles from WaPo, NYT, Huffpo and Politico on any given day. I appreciate articles that I might have missed, especially when they have news or information that the MSM has glossed over.

So in other words, I take it less as argumentative and more as an option to find information from a different source, and to be able to dive more deeply into a subject.
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:37 PM
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Are we supposed to have cats in here? Seems like IB overlords fucked something up again.
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
(Really i was just trying to goad Scott into actually posting something with substance rather than copy-pasting yet another article with none of his own thoughts attached, nothing more. I'm sure nobody here is actually racist/misogynist despite actively supporting people who most definitely are.)
no you weren't.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...tez-70-percent

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is floating a 70 percent top tax rate — here’s the research that backs her up


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Seventy percent is a lot higher than the current rate and will doubtless fuel the conservative effort to paint AOC as a know-nothing, but the number is in line with one prominent strain of recent economics research and is at least moderately well supported by America’s historical experience.
tldr; shes not crazy because we: used to have a shitty tax code before, some shitty economists like the idea, and you gotta spend other's money to waste money.

I don't care to get into debates with people online, nor in person. What's to gain? You're a pompous leftist who think you're better than everyone else because you believe you're morally superior in some way. I'm not going to convince you of anything, and you're not going to convince me.

If you want my stance on economics: read dan mitchell, laffer, friedman, or hayek. But that's boring and laughing at the mentally retarded and the morans who voted her in based on her good looks [or actually believe her nonsense] is much more enjoyable; especially since this is a random pics/vids thread...


now back to humor:


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Originally Posted by gesso View Post
Long time reader, first time poster...
Are we supposed to have cats in here? Seems like IB overlords fucked something up again.
You have to understand that IB's goal is to make MiataTurbo as horrible and unpleasant as possible, as evidenced by the most recent software "upgrades" which took away the message composition window that actually worked and replaced it with one which, to distort a common idiom, is "What You See Is Nowhere Near What You Get" and deprives the user of the ability to specify fonts and font sizes, to manually control the insertion of embedded videos, and so on.

This starts to make sense when you look into their corporate profile, and see that 93% of their revenues come in the form of grant funding from General Motors, Ford, the California Air Resources Board, and Еди́ная Росси́я (United Russia), the latter of which I find especially hilarious in that Braineack spends most of his time denying Russian influence into US affairs.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
...the latter of which I find especially hilarious in that Braineack spends most of his time denying Russian influence into US affairs.
show me some of their influence, specifically in our 2106 election; bonus points if you can provide collusion with the Trump campaign.

you cant just repeat it over and over and make it true.

that's like saving the rich don't fair their fare share. you repeat it over and over and OAC believes its true.



[yes, of course I know Russian meddles in our ****...just as we meddle in everyone else's]
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
show me some of their influence,
Ask ​​​​Robb M. to show you his financial records.

There is some serious pornographic red-head Russian spy stuff all up in there.

(I mean, why else would Robbbb. M be totally ignoring the plight of the common user here at MT? He can't actually be that sadistic without being paid for it, right?)



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{yes, of course I know Russian meddles in our ****...just as we meddle in everyone else's]
I want to meddle in her affairs:

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how not to goad braineack into a debate, colorized 2019:




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Serious response: Who is Jordan Peterson?
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JP is one of the clearest thinkers on the planet.
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Youtube his name when you have a couple of hours and a hot chocolate (or IPA) in front of you.
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Just don't be so disappointed by how Canadian he is.
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Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
JP is one of the clearest thinkers on the planet.
I read this without even thinking as if JP was Joe Perez.

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he really only became "famous" because a few years ago he refused to call his biologically male students by ridiculous pronouns. So as the **** he clearly was, his students started protesting him and posting videos of him and we all got exposed to his brutal logic.
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So, a Canadian **** (anyone who isn't a SJW is a ****) and a bunch of snowflakes.

Check.


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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
So, a Canadian **** (anyone who isn't a SJW is a ****) and a bunch of snowflakes.

Check.


Now I really want Publix fried chicken.
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So, a Canadian **** (anyone who isn't a SJW is a ****) and a bunch of snowflakes.

Check.

an incredibly smart **** who hates loaded questions.
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