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  • joeswamp's Avatar
    10-22-20, 11:40 AM
    So that's an interesting example, the majority wanted either Stalin or Hitler so one of them won. It does seem like the correct answer. Makes me...
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    10-21-20, 05:11 PM
    That's because objectivism is really more of an ideology than an internally consistent philosophy. Rand wasn't an academic, she was an author of...
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    10-21-20, 10:49 AM
    I'm no expert, but the whole "originalist/textualist" philosophy fad seems nutty to me. Reminds me of Ayn Rand objectivism, sounds good when you are...
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    10-16-20, 04:11 PM
    Wasn't intended to be an exhaustive list, I was highlighting the Hatch Act because that's a law that used to be taken quite seriously -- now we seem...
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    10-16-20, 12:28 PM
    Trump has broken so many laws and norms regarding the office of president that the newspapers have been running out of space to talk about them....
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    10-16-20, 09:30 AM
    This is always my favorite part. Nobody has any complaints about Trump's nightmare deficits in the last four years but you know the screaming is...
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    10-15-20, 09:01 AM
    The derisive term comes from the "Tom Shows" that were popular in the decades after the book was published. That book was so popular that it prompted...
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    10-12-20, 10:55 PM
    Probably the best example of this is Deval Patrick, who grew up as a really bright kid in the Robert Taylor Homes projects on the south side of...
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    10-12-20, 10:23 PM
    joeswamp replied to a poll Debates in Controversial Topics
    This is a real thing, there are some folks that think YouTube was a primary driver of Trump's win in 2016. Like all social media, YouTube is...
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    10-08-20, 08:47 AM
    joeswamp replied to a poll Debates in Controversial Topics
    I think she did OK -- Pence's poll numbers dropped after the debate, and he was clearly treading water the entire time. Also tricky for a woman in...
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    10-05-20, 11:10 AM
    joeswamp replied to a poll Debates in Controversial Topics
    Wallace should probably start polishing up his resume. If Roger Ailes were still alive, this guy would definitely be out of a job.
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    10-05-20, 10:28 AM
    Very good article on how our current level of partisanship came about: ...
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    10-02-20, 01:09 PM
    joeswamp replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    None yet, because you can't be indicted as a sitting president. However the documents are all signed and ready to go, mostly for fraud, obstruction...
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    10-02-20, 07:25 AM
    joeswamp replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    It's funny because when I heard this news on the radio this morning, my jaw dropped. Then 60 seconds later I'm thinking, "OK there's at least a 50%...
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    10-01-20, 11:33 AM
    This is the big question. Supposedly Hyundai/Kia have really gotten some good reliability ratings in the last decade or so, and fit/finish is very...
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    10-01-20, 10:13 AM
    Yes the Telluride is basically identical in size to the current Pilot -- length/width are within 1/4 inch, Telluride wheelbase is a couple of inches...
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    10-01-20, 08:42 AM
    We loved our Pilot but the rust got to be too much after 14 Boston winters. So last year we test drove a Pilot back to back with the Telluride. There...
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    09-30-20, 12:45 PM
    joeswamp replied to a poll Debates in Controversial Topics
    Biden has previously said that he doesn't want to do this, but it's kind of one of those nuclear options that you have to keep on the table. Like if...
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    09-28-20, 01:11 PM
    joeswamp replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    This was true with Ronald Reagan as well: https://youtu.be/b5wfPlgKFh8
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    09-28-20, 07:58 AM
    joeswamp replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    A lot of what he did is actually unpardonable. You can only be pardoned for federal crimes, and most of the investigations of Trump are being run by...
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    09-27-20, 08:12 PM
    joeswamp replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    There's a new book about how Trump is making money off the presidency: https://www.amazon.com/White-House-Inc-Presidency-Business/dp/0593188527 ...
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