On the flip side, they will have 3 years of being a "vassal" state with little to no say on what the EU is doing, they might decide that its not so bad being ruled by the EU. The EU of course will not have to cater to the English whims or running off the reservation, so a win win for all ...Jump to post
Why are these Euro-Americans chanting this? They are, after all, an immigrant group themselves. What do you expect? After years of hearing people vociferously blame white people for all their woes (including those who have never said or done anything racist in their lives - being guilty of "wh...Jump to post
Sorry, but the NYT's opinion (and those of far left loons) mean nothing to me. YOU guys created Trump. We (the GOP) tried nominating nice guys. John McCain was a proven centrist and a good man. Romney was probably the most decent man ever to run for president. Nice didn't work. You still called both...Jump to post
jetero wrote:What a great signature line, DN! Very upstanding, mature, patriotic, and not a bit antisocial. Ha, ha, ha, ha, after all, this is all just a game, right?
there is a segment of the population (around 2 million) that view him as the only "real" news source, so technically he is credible, if only to those that have no sense of reality. Look more carefully. Yes, he has around 2 million subscribers, but they don't watch the videos that often. I...Jump to post
Batteries are weird, especially when you are dealing with ones more sophisticated than lead-acid batteries. Ni-Cad, Lithium and other types have been known to suddenly and without warning reverse polarity. It's rare, but it does happen, and to this day nobody really understands why - theoretically i...Jump to post
PS: How credible is this Alec Jones fellow? No credibility at all, even among far right. He is entertainment. Some people watch his show for the same reason some people read those tabloids about Elvis' head being grafted onto an alien's body who lusts after Rosie O'Donnell. It's a pity, because eve...Jump to post
This to me is a big issue. People seem to look down on the idea of apprenticeship and blue collar jobs. It is college or bust. I understand it is a good idea to get a college degree after high school as your are most skilled in how to do school at that point but most jobs do not need a degree and r...Jump to post
Isn't the lower prevalence of academic degrees in Germany mainly linked to the extensive apprenticeship system, and good outlooks with such curricula ? Trade schools used to be a well respected career path in the US up until the 60s or so, when the idea of "everyone should go to university&quo...Jump to post
In Floria it apparently it is not a crime to do nothing if you see someone in distress and you do nothing. In The Netherlands, it would be a crime, for which you could go to jail for two years. And it is morally totally not acceptable, this group of kids has to live with the knowledge they let some...Jump to post
LittleFokker wrote:Blacks are not more likely to COMMIT crime, they're just more likely to be CAUGHT and CONVICTED when they do.
And it doesn´t have to be that expensive, government spending in % GDP is just slightly higher than in the US (46 to 42% from the latest wiki entry) and we do have free education for everyone, even foreigners. How easy is it to get into a University in Germany, in terms of academic achievement? I'm...Jump to post
That may be because they go after the employers and not the illegal employees and that they are not joking about it either. They do both. If you are an illegal immigrant, it is impossible to rent/buy an apartment, or a car, or sign up for utilities, or insurance, or a bank account. And if they ever...Jump to post
So let the market set prices for absolutely everything so that we are working for 50 cents an hour and it is our own damn fault if we can not afford "luxuries" like food and shelter and health care That will never happen if you control immigration. You guys have been sold such an illogica...Jump to post
Venture a guess what will happen if corn made in the US becomes more expensive than imported? Sounds like fearmongering to me. And why should we not count the subsidies as part of current cost? BTW I am more inclined to favor some financial aid to small family-owned farms. But the mega firms like C...Jump to post
Absolutely. The GOP now has over 90% behind an ACA replacement/revision, but that is not enough. A dozen democratic votes would make a massive difference. wow... So you are telling me that Americans will stampede to the fields to pick strawberries for $15 or $20 an hour and that will have zero impa...Jump to post
Who works those low wage jobs the middle class won't do? If citizens like you and I still need to depend on government for assistance, that means wages are far too low. If you think a family can survive and flourish in the United States on $500 a month, you really have no idea what the problem is. ...Jump to post
In a way Dreadnought is right, society is quite sick if lots of people are depended on the government subsidies or welfare, that means that people get paid too little and the middle class is decreasing because of the level of income needed to live a normal middle-class lifestyle has become too expe...Jump to post
Where did you pull the 10% number? The bottom FORTY percent have .2% of the wealth in the US. Why are you talking about wealth? The amount in your savings account or the value of your home has little to do with whether you can afford monthly insurance payments. BTW the bottom 40% earns about 8% of ...Jump to post
I call bullsh**, or your parents are incapable of qualifying for the subsidies available under the ACA. for those on restricted incomes, due to their available retirement income. 1) Why the hell should they need to qualify for subsidies? Subsidies/welfare/medicaid should be for the bottom 10% or so...Jump to post
If the GOP lets the ACA fail it'll be a Democratic House and Senate that resurrect it. The GOP will pay dearly for ripping healthcare away from 20MM Americans. Really? Does that logic work in reverse? How many people lost their health insurance due to ACA? You never seem to hear about that one. My ...Jump to post
usflyer msp wrote:I don't know WTF he thought he was doing but thinking he going to be treated the same as white officer in a similar situation is extremely naive. He is screwed...
No it won't. Since it was working class brown,muslim officer killing a upper middle class blond white woman there is a 99% chance that he will be convicted. He should not make any plans for the next 15 years or so because he is about to be sent to the wolves. I am not quite sure WTF was going on in...Jump to post
Youre right, i over reacted a bit , i think suspension pending investigation is more appropriate. Suspension with pay would certainly be appropriate immediately - in fact I'm pretty sure that is standard procedure after any shooting in all PDs. If evidence starts indicating that charges are likely ...Jump to post
RIP. As a Minnesota resident I am disgusted by this. Fire the officer immediately. How about finding out what happened first? I have no direct knowledge of the case but I see three possibilities: 1) Officer deliberately shot a person knowing she was not a threat - aka straight up murder. What possi...Jump to post
you may want to ask the question to the Swiss or Norwegian forum members, that have exactly that. Switzerland does not, and the EU is now demanding that the Swiss accept the European Court's jurisdiction as the price for further trade cooperation. I dearly hope the Swiss manage to say no - once you...Jump to post
MSPbrandon wrote:What would his campaign slogan be?
af773atmsp wrote:Since planet colonization was already mentioned, I'll go with something even more ambitious and very close to impossibility (but nothing is impossible, right?); manned missions to find intelligent life on other planets.
A permanent colony on another planet/moon. The most obvious first step would be Mars. The technological spillover would be tremendous, as we would have to perfect new sources of energy generation, recycling, environmental controls (and that's not even counting the technology to get us there and back...Jump to post
What a bunch of arrogant pricks. The UK offer was reasonable, and at least a good starting point for discussion. The EU has 2 or 3 times more people living in the UK than there are Brits in other EU countries. The EU has more to lose than the UK on this issue. But as has been said before, the EU is ...Jump to post
If he will do a speech? "Dear Americans and lazy French people, it is a great day today, as I am here to attend the celebrations of America saving your whiny French asses from domination by the Huns again and again. France is such a shitty country, your cars are smalls and you fight like cowar...Jump to post
When you have black power-based movements trying to kick whites off campus, have blacks-only graduation ceremonies, blacks only college dormitories, firing white professors from "black colleges simply for being white, and basically pushing a racist agenda of their own, while labeling all those ...Jump to post
I work on the 19th floor, and on google maps I figured out a spot about 3500 meters away from my window. People were hardly visible, and then you take into account the bullet drop at that distance, what a shot!Jump to post
Maxine Walters should NOT be included in the team Oh please oh please oh PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAASE make her Minority leader. She is the best comedy act in DC. I can't understand how she's still in Congress. it's like having Bozo the Clown as your congressman - funny for one term, but eventually you shoul...Jump to post
Universal health care in this country depends on a Medicare type contribution and medical cards for all. The Aussies call it MediBank and it works. That pulls a very large amount of cash out of current spending on health insurance for government employees. Politicians tend to avoid this cost, which...Jump to post
The democrats out spent the republicans 7-1 in GA to the tune of over $25 million dollars. One has to wonder what the result would have been given parity in campaign spending. And the spending behind Hillary was between 2 and 3 times what was spent behind Trump. That should be a hint and a half abo...Jump to post
Can't pardon someone pre-emptively, and Flynn hadn't been convicted of a crime yet. So that wouldn't have worked. Yes you can. Ford's pardon of Nixon was like that. Nixon had not been convicted (or even officially charged) of a crime, since he resigned before impeachment - which is the equivalent o...Jump to post
As I understand it, there was no pledge to bring back fox hunting, only the pledge to allow a free vote on the subject in Parliament. That is, without the Government Whip telling party members which way they should vote. It seems that the opposition have successfully twisted that pledge into an out...Jump to post
District system is always more difficult to poll. But the general trend seems to be Labor is raising and Conservatives are falling a bit. So it is going to be much closer than anticipated by mrs. May when she called for elections. Interesting times, indeed. The conservatives seem to be pulling all ...Jump to post
I'm a white male. I'm not that old. The men I grew up around are almost exclusively white. They all grew up being legally entitled to drink from their own water fountains, have their own seats on a public bus, have their own sections of movie theaters, superior public education opportunities, etc, ...Jump to post
Here's the secret guys. If you are a woman, or black, or hispanic, or gay, or whatever "oppressed" minority you identify with, NOBODY CARES about holding you down. White straight males are not sitting down thinking of ways to keep you down. I'm pretty sure they just want to or at the very...Jump to post
Isn't it just precious how he ignores things like intentionally underfunded schools in poverty-stricken districts, condescending sympathy from people such as himself who simultaneously tell people to pull themselves up while stepping on their neck, over a century of racially biased social and econo...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, kills fellow Nazis for being anti-Muslim.
First, you have no inherent right to know his grades. Since he was a professor of Constitutional Law at a major university it would be fair to assume that his grades were decent. He was a Lecturer, not a Professor. He had a specialty in "Community Organizing", aka Alinskyism, and lectured...Jump to post
There is no question of Obama's intelligence. There is no question of his erudition. For you to infer otherwise is to be disingenuous. It sure sounds like you are a religious man - in fact a follower of cults. "No question"? Based on what? That he can speak well? Sorry, but there are plen...Jump to post
The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with ......... a questionable education...... What do you "question" about his education? So much more important things in my post and you zero in on that? (Sigh) OK, the fact that he managed to keep his university grades hidden all these y...Jump to post
You can always find a snake oil salesman. Trump's true talent is that of a marketer, carnival barker style. He has little substance and those who voted for him, largely speaking, know it. The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with no real accomplishments on his resume, and a questionable...Jump to post
Derico wrote:Populists also tend to inflame underlying or dormant divisions in their society to whip up a majority opinion
I think most of us would agree that any powerful central government is run by a political elite comprised of career politicians, entrenched bureaucracies, and lobby groups that use money and connections to influence laws and regulations to favor the groups that back them. They are generally called &...Jump to post