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Politics / Re: Impacts of the "S"word
« on: Today at 09:21:09 AM »
His point is that America sucked donkey balls, and anything good afterwards came from socialism, I guess. Seemingly everyone that's not a diehard socialist here isn't for unadulterated capitalism. Rather they're for a better-than-any-alternative balance between individualism and collectivism that is rooted in individualism. I think there's an issue here: There's a stark contrast between the actions and policies implemented for the collective in the mid-early 20th century and the trend we're seeing today.

No, Trump sucks donkey balls. America was a superior country before it became inflamed by Trumpism. America was founded on the ideal of "a more perfect union" but American politics today is all about separation and discrimination and systematic suppression of the individualism you espouse. If you have a job you've given up a significant portion of your personal freedom to work toward the goals of that collective and you have only the right to stay or quit. As a member of the corporate collective you have given up part of your financial freedom by participating in a pension where you literally hand over your money to let someone else decide how to invest it who is responsible only to the corporation and the collective of that fund. Individual choice is only to stay or to go and if you go you will lock in that money where it sits until you retire. If you go, you can't take your healthcare plan with you and there is significant risk to your ability to maintain any healthcare plan if you leave your job for another one. You are young in the workforce yet and you don't see a disadvantage but when you reach 50 and suffer a job loss or age discrimination you will have a different opinion, I am sure. You will also see the disadvantages of submitting to the will of the collective when stupid decisions are made by the corporation, solely for the corporation and the shareholders and the executive's bonuses.

Ok, I shouldn't use words like individualism because I'm too young to understand it, and I have forfeited my ability to have the opinion that it's better than any alternative to have a balance between individualism and collectivism that is rooted in individualism, because I pay into a pension. I have also forfieted my ability to be critical of our current trend largely for the collective because I pay into a pension. And perhaps when I'm older I'll see and understand how companies will solely act in the interest of shareholders and not the workers. Got it.

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: Today at 06:46:49 AM »
I know who she is. Simone Gold sounds Jewish kinda, this lady sounded completely different. Perhaps parroting the same thing and affiliated if they said the same thing

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: Today at 06:30:01 AM »
It wasn't Simone gold this time, would've recognized the voice. Tuned in halfway through it.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: Today at 06:29:05 AM »
Haha I posted that a couple days ago in this thread.

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: Today at 04:59:42 AM »
https://abc7.com/health/russia-registers-covid-19-vaccine-putins-daughter-given-it-/6365191/?fbclid=IwAR0bqKgIlIPnqixzAaF4wKnTClxRUGMlf1hojrfclCKZVbSQvqueAmHSICU

On another topic: I was randomly listening to a doctor on the radio recently that was a hydroxychloroquine advocate. She claims that her and all of her friends and colleagues are being heavily censored.

"Never in history has a governor been able to tell doctors that they can't prescribe a drug that's been approved for 65 years. This is the first time."

I don't pretend to be qualified to have an educated stance on this, but I do think it's all very strange. Is it possible that big pharma doesn't want this drug to be a treatment? No, she didn't claim that. YES, I know about all the findings that say this drug didn't work and NO, I don't consider myself qualified to know better about it. However, many doctors are being censored that find when taken early enough it helps, and it's worth pointing out that banning this drug as a treatment is very unusual.

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Politics / Re: Impacts of the "S"word
« on: Today at 04:37:57 AM »
His point is that America sucked donkey balls, and anything good afterwards came from socialism, I guess. Seemingly everyone that's not a diehard socialist here isn't for unadulterated capitalism. Rather they're for a better-than-any-alternative balance between individualism and collectivism that is rooted in individualism. I think there's an issue here: There's a stark contrast between the actions and policies implemented for the collective in the mid-early 20th century and the trend we're seeing today.

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 04:52:12 PM »

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 03:01:51 PM »

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 02:59:51 PM »
Trump has now got involved with this, tweeting several times about college football  :lolsign:


https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1292886763690745859?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: August 10, 2020, 09:13:01 AM »
Multiple sources now confirm this situation:

The ACC, SEC, and big 12 want to play. The big 10 and PAC want to cancel.

One source said the big 12 is "on the fence" and the sec is having talks with Texas and Oklahoma about joining the SEC for a season.

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Community Events / Re: PRE-CUP TS500!
« on: August 09, 2020, 05:48:20 PM »
Gj buddy, thanks for posting. Will try to give it a watch tomorrow.

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Politics / Re: Impacts of the "S"word
« on: August 09, 2020, 03:50:31 AM »
I am a old fart, I am about 6 years from SS  :eek:
 
You all keep paying so I can get a full level of SS for as long as I can.  I hear that if SS get in bad shape, they may start paying a reduced percentage of what people have already qualified for.

A reduced rate would help. Mainly I was speculating over what may happen when the age group of about 33-47 stops paying into it and starts collecting.

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