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  1. Germany
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    13 Aug '19 21:54
    @philokalia said
    It's never ok to state that someone is inherently stupid because of their origins....

    Unless they're white.

    Double standards.
    Imagine that - and you're assuming Livineasy must be "white" just because he's an ignorant bigot.
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    @kazetnagorra said
    Denmark didn't become "bankrupt in March." The ten-year government bond yield is at -0.22%, compared to 1.64% for Treasury bonds.

    Denmark has a higher standard of living than the U.S., and emulating some of their policies can make the U.S. more prosperous.
    Denmark does not have to pay a $$ka-trillion for a military. Denmark does not have to pay for most of their fair share into NATO, the US does that.

    Give socialist countries time. they always sputter and fail
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    13 Aug '19 22:12
    @caissad4 said
    I don't think it really matters.
    A 2 legged cat could beat Dump in 2020 if the Democrats come out to vote.
    Or if they can come up with a 2 legged cat. That can be tough for them to do!
  4. Seongnam, S. Korea
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    13 Aug '19 23:18
    @kazetnagorra said
    Imagine that - and you're assuming Livineasy must be "white" just because he's an ignorant bigot.
    I'm assuming he is white like I am sure Cass assumes he is white, because if it was known he was not white, it would be horrorific to imply that Alabama (and Alabama blacks specifically) are stupid.

    Remember when Michael Moore entitled a book Stupid White Men? We surely can't imagine someone saying the same of another group in a book title and not being tarred and feathered.
  5. Zugzwang
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    14 Aug '19 00:111 edit
    @philokalia said
    I'm assuming he is white like I am sure Cass assumes he is white, because if it was known he was not white, it would be horrorific to imply that Alabama (and Alabama blacks specifically) are stupid.

    Remember when Michael Moore entitled a book Stupid White Men? We surely can't imagine someone saying the same of another group in a book title and not being tarred and feathered.
    Philokalia's misleading.

    _Stupid White Men... _ (not the full title) is about *some white men who are stupid*.
    It does NOT claim that ALL white men must be stupid.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupid_White_Men

    "Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
    is a book by Michael Moore published in 2001."

    "HarperCollins wanted Moore to rewrite half of the book. They asked him to tone
    down criticism of the president. They also wanted to change the title to
    Michael Moore: The American, delete three chapters: "Kill Whitey!", "Dear George",
    "A Very American Coup" and insisted that Moore himself would have to pay the
    cost of printing the revised book, which was $100,000. If he didn't comply, they
    would simply abandon the project and pulp the books already printed. In the book,
    Moore suggests that Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corporation and HarperCollins,
    "passed down" this decision."

    Does Philokalia believe that the novel _Crazy Rich Asians_ implies that all rich Asians are insane?
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    14 Aug '19 03:08
    @earl-of-trumps said
    Denmark does not have to pay a $$ka-trillion for a military. Denmark does not have to pay for most of their fair share into NATO, the US does that.

    Give socialist countries time. they always sputter and fail
    America doesn’t need to pay that either.
    The politicians are paid by the military industrial complex (Eisenhouwer warnes you about) to spend that much money on it.

    And when you spend that much money on something, you have to justify that spending.
    Which means you need war and friction.

    You are being suckered.
  7. Standard membercaissad4
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    14 Aug '19 03:18
    @philokalia said
    It's never ok to state that someone is inherently stupid because of their origins....

    Unless they're white.

    Double standards.
    You are right. I assume Dump supporters are handicapped in some fashion. I have traveled through Alabama many times and have met a number of people who appear to challenged. I made that assumption about the poster because he stated something asserting it to be a fact when it was completely false.
    I do not think that white people are inherently stupid.
    I hope you do not hold that opinion of white people.
  8. Standard membercaissad4
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    14 Aug '19 03:22
    @philokalia said
    I'm assuming he is white like I am sure Cass assumes he is white, because if it was known he was not white, it would be horrorific to imply that Alabama (and Alabama blacks specifically) are stupid.

    Remember when Michael Moore entitled a book Stupid White Men? We surely can't imagine someone saying the same of another group in a book title and not being tarred and feathered.
    I never used the word "stupid". You are the one who keeps saying that I said that.
    I never assume the race of anyone here, unless they state it.
    There we have it again, someone saying something which is entirely not true.
    You must be a Dump supporter.
  9. Standard membercaissad4
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    14 Aug '19 03:30
    @philokalia said
    I'm assuming he is white like I am sure Cass assumes he is white, because if it was known he was not white, it would be horrorific to imply that Alabama (and Alabama blacks specifically) are stupid.

    Remember when Michael Moore entitled a book Stupid White Men? We surely can't imagine someone saying the same of another group in a book title and not being tarred and feathered.
    Dick Gregory wrote a book called N***** . Only he spelled out the word on the cover.
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    @caissad4 said
    Dick Gregory wrote a book called N***** . Only he spelled out the word on the cover.
    Wasn't he a damn good comedian? wow, that goes back. bright guy
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    14 Aug '19 05:03
    @earl-of-trumps said
    Wasn't he a damn good comedian? wow, that goes back. bright guy
    Yes, that's him. Christopher Hitchens used to comment that the mother of Dick Gregory was quite upset with his choice of titles. Gregory told his mother every time they said n***** he was now making money from it.
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    14 Aug '19 05:14
    good stuff, Caissa. The guy was huge when he was a comedian but lost a ton of weight when he became an activist
  13. Germany
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    14 Aug '19 06:43
    @earl-of-trumps said
    Denmark does not have to pay a $$ka-trillion for a military. Denmark does not have to pay for most of their fair share into NATO, the US does that.

    Give socialist countries time. they always sputter and fail
    When do you imagine that will happen? In recent decades Nordic economies have paced further and further ahead of the U.S., which has consistently slipped down quality of life rankings.
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    14 Aug '19 08:10
    @johnsim03 said
    I'm not up-to-date on the workings of the Democratic party in 2019, so please forgive my ignorance in asking a question.

    Are safeguards in place, within the party, so that a candidate will not get screwed out of the nomination, like last time? I guess what I am asking is are the Super Delegates still an issue for the next general election, or has the DNC changed the rules on that?

    I sincerely would like to know.
    the superdelegates don't get to vote in the first round

    I am unsure if they opened the primaries to independents or they might consider it but every Bernie supporter is advised to register as a democrat voter as early as now, to be able to vote in the primary.
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    14 Aug '19 08:13
    @caissad4 said
    I don't think it really matters.
    A 2 legged cat could beat Dump in 2020 if the Democrats come out to vote.
    it matters. a 2 legged cat might beat Dump as you put it, but if it's not the right kind of cat, you will have another Trump in 4 years. A trump that might be just as evil fukhead as this one but not quite as incompetent.

    Obama administration gave the world 4 years of Trump. What do you think an Obama lite (like Biden or Buttigieg or Harris) would do?
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