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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #75 on: February 11, 2020, 08:49:41 PM »
And Yang just dropped out of the race today.

Bloomberg isn't even on the Nevada ballot.  He announced far too late. 

Fun fact, in Nevada we don't allow write-in candidates.  We do instead offer None of the Above as an option.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2020, 12:06:43 AM »
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Bloomberg isn't even on the Nevada ballot.  He announced far too late.
Have you You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login?  I live in NC (Bloomberg opted to heavily target Super Tuesday states like mine), so I get Bloomberg ads every time I open up Candy Crush.  :(

For a guy who jumped in too late, he sure seems determined to buy his way to the top.  And the sad part is that it's kinda sorta working because that's how our system works now.  It's not necessary to do town halls or have grassroots support, maybe it's not even necessary to set foot in some the states he's presumably fighting for.  Instead, it's just straight pay to win.  If this is a strategy that actually works, it's a pretty damning indictment of our system.

Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2020, 12:18:41 AM »
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And Yang just dropped out of the race today.

Andrew Yang is the first politician I ever supported, either publically or financially. I knew he didn't have a shot at winning but I supported him because I think we need more people like Yang in government. He has humanistic values, thinks big and is solution-focused. He basically hacked the presidential electoral system to bring the issues he believes are important to national attention and clearly had fun doing it. As far as I'm concerned, he accomplished his mission. Now I need to decide who to vote for on Super Tuesday.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2020, 12:48:35 AM »
I liked Yang's proposal of universal basic income.  It's a shame he couldn't continue.

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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2020, 02:26:10 AM »
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I liked Yang's proposal of universal basic income.  It's a shame he couldn't continue.

My doubts for such a system remain, but would have loved to see him go on ahead a little further.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2020, 07:39:25 AM »
Suffice it to say I would have preferred to invest in a system that could potentially reduce poverty over what I actually funded:  dropping a record number of bombs on Afghanistan pointlessly.

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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2020, 08:38:49 AM »
Nevada 2/22, South Carolina 2/29 and Super Tuesday on 3/3.

Bloomberg TV clip from 7 year ago, now showing he is racist.

With 87% reporting in NH ...

Sanders - 26% as expected
Buttigieg - 24% as expected
Klobuchar - 20% better than expected
Warren - 9% fading
Biden - 8% fading, left early for South Carolina
Steyer - 4% another billionaire
Gabbard - 3% as expected
Yang - 3% as expected

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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2020, 12:30:53 PM »
Early voting starts tomorrow so I printed out a sample ballot and researched all the candidates for the different offices. The presidential election gets all the press but the local elections often more directly affect my life. I learned some interesting things, such as one candidate was recently critically injured after being hit by a car while crossing an intersection. A judge who is running for office was censured for ordering bailiffs to handcuff a mother and place her in a holding cell while the judge lectured her children. The judge was accused of "inappropriate conduct" and "failed to remain dignified, patient and courteous."
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
Steyer has also quite the Dem race.  One Dem billionaire down, one more to go.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2020, 12:42:28 PM »
"BERNIE SUPPORTER JUST TRIED TO BURN DOWN A REPUBLICAN HQ IN CALIFORNIA" ... in addition to the Dem who tried to drive down a GOP tent.

Their plan - If Bernie is robbed again, at the Milwaukee Dem Convention, then Bernie supporters are the Yippies of the 1968 Chicago Dem convention.  They will start the Red Revolution and burn Milwaukee down ... bwahaha.  Eventually they will realize that Bernie is a White Male, and kill him too.  You can't be too woke! ;-)

Yes, return to the 60s, you hippies.  We can also return to the 70s, and turn the National Guard on your Red asses ... like at Kent State and Univ of New Mexico (everyone forgets that one, happened same day as Kent State).
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #85 on: February 13, 2020, 01:27:07 PM »
The billionaires just want America to have the best government money can buy.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #86 on: February 13, 2020, 03:44:27 PM »
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The billionaires just want America to have the best government money can buy.

Which is why all plutocrats, the world over, have second homes in GB and the US.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #87 on: February 13, 2020, 03:46:16 PM »
"Lead Juror In Roger Stone Trial Was Left-Wing Former Political Candidate Who Despises Trump" ... this is where partisan politics leads.  Eventually we have to check the party affiliation of the judge, court officers and the jurors.  Which is untenable.  At that point I would favor military courts deciding everything.

So easy for President Trump to avoid this controversy and the one with Paul Manafort.  After sentencing, pardon them, as Bill Clinton did with Mark Rich.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2020, 04:26:40 PM »
"BERNIE SANDERS IS AN ECONOMICALLY ILLITERATE LIFE-LONG LOSER" ... change that to innumerate.  Most people are innumerate.  This is why fake accountants and fake accounting audit companies flourish.  This is why economists flourish.  This is why the financial side of capitalism/socialism seems reasonable.

Upton Sinclair — 'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.'

Basically most people fall into this category ... which is why we live on confirmation bias.
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Re: The big ol' 2020 debate
« Reply #89 on: February 15, 2020, 10:12:48 PM »
"DEMOCRAT LAUNCHES GUILLOTINE SYMBOL FOR HER US SENATE RUN, THESE PEOPLE ARE INSANE" ... all bad ideas start in France.  US had a revolution, and can carry on with rule of law and amendments to the Constitution.  If the Confederacy had bothered to amend the Constitution, so that there was a reasonable process for secession, then there would have been no need for a US Civil War.  But people don't want a Constitution, or they don't want to bother to amend it, or they simply don't want the rule of law ... because they are thugs.  Communists are thugs.
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