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Postby TheCatt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:58 am

Yes, they should, and have been doing so for a long time.

Sugar is death. Tax the hell out of it. :D. We already pay for some peoples healthcare, etc, why not be smarter about that.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:46 am

I was told the "slippery slope" argument was invalid, and the government getting involved in healthcare would not lead them to trying to tell people how they should live.
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Postby TheCatt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:11 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the post I was told the "slippery slope" argument was invalid,

It is. It's lazy and means you cannot argue the point being argued.

GORDON wrote:Source of the post and the government getting involved in healthcare would not lead them to trying to tell people how they should live.

At what point should the government just replace our bodies with robots, for us?
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Postby GORDON » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:30 am

Depends on who you ask
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Postby Leisher » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:09 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the postDepends on who you ask


This right here is the problem with the government being our mommy. It's also why the government shouldn't be involved in healthcare. Conflicting interests.

Rs, Ds, men, women, black, white, Muslim, Christian, etc. are all going to have different ideas about what's bad for you and what isn't. Thus, we're going to wind up with "sin taxes" on fucking everything.
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Postby GORDON » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:29 am

Which was exactly my point. It's fine that a "rational" person would say, "Well everyone knows where the line is." But no, in fact, they all have differing opinions about the line.

"The slippery slope argument is invalid" is exactly what everyone says when they know they're putting us at the top of a slippery slope.
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Postby TheCatt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:33 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the post Which was exactly my point. It's fine that a "rational" person would say, "Well everyone knows where the line is." But no, in fact, they all have differing opinions about the line.

Remember when alcohol was illegal? And pot was illegal everywhere? remember the slippery slope of banning all those things?
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Postby GORDON » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:34 am

No idea what your point is. Those things had horrible consequences.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:58 pm

Young progressives hate Pete.

If I'm being honest, the activists sound insane. If you truly believe ANY candidate is going to "save you", you're probably extremely brainwashed and misinformed.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:03 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post
If I'm being honest, the activists sound insane. If you truly believe ANY candidate is going to "save you", you're probably extremely brainwashed and misinformed.

Agreed. Youth are dumb.
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Postby Vince » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:47 pm

Biden recently told coal workers to learn to code.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:43 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post Biden recently told coal workers to learn to code.


Dick thing to say, but is he wrong?

Things change. Jobs become obsolete. Perhaps he should have discussed his plan to retrain coal workers for new skills?
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Postby GORDON » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:43 pm

Generally good advice... I heard of one community that was teaching former coal miners how to keep bees.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:16 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post
Vince wrote:Source of the post Biden recently told coal workers to learn to code.


Dick thing to say, but is he wrong?

Things change. Jobs become obsolete. Perhaps he should have discussed his plan to retrain coal workers for new skills?

Maybe Vince is saying they're too dumb to get new jobs?
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Postby Leisher » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:05 pm

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post
Vince wrote:Source of the post Biden recently told coal workers to learn to code.


Dick thing to say, but is he wrong?

Things change. Jobs become obsolete. Perhaps he should have discussed his plan to retrain coal workers for new skills?

Maybe Vince is saying they're too dumb to get new jobs?


Leisher wrote:Source of the post Dick thing to say, but is he wrong?


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Postby Vince » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:43 pm

I mostly found it ironic because people were getting banned for saying the same thing to reporters that were losing their jobs because their papers, websites, etc were closing. Members of the press made a big stink about how insensitive it was.

I was never a big time coder. I know that they probably couldn't be network guys. Half the network guys didn't really need to be network guys.
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Postby Vince » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am

"... and then I was forced to walk the Trail of Tears." - Elizabeth Warren

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Postby Leisher » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:42 pm

Ha!
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Postby Leisher » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:58 pm

CNN continues attacking Biden.

They really don't want him winning the nomination, which is odd because he's the only one projected to beat Trump.

AOC blasts him too. That doesn't bode well for the insane left vote if Biden gets the nomination.

The Dems seem to be seriously fractured.
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Postby Vince » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:37 am

Leisher wrote:The Dems seem to be seriously fractured.

They really do. It appears that the Twitter left is taking charge. But I don't think they represent more than maybe 30% of the actual party outside of social media.
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