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    September 19 2018, 07:44:15 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Stormy Daniels on Donald Trump (per CNN): https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/politics/stormy-daniels-book/index.html :psyblown: Worst. ...
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    September 19 2018, 05:58:22 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    I'l repeat what I wrote one more time: I cannot fathom how this is in any way unclear to you. Yes, heard (with an open, unbiased mind). ...
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    September 19 2018, 05:25:41 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    "Claims most certainly need to be heard, respected, and investigated by the appropriate officials. And the alleged victim should never be smeared or...
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    September 19 2018, 04:26:00 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    On the ongoing Kavenaugh drama, I think the FBI SHOULD be required to investigate the complaint of sexual assault. It's the very least that...
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    September 19 2018, 04:18:26 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Yes, I am. And I am 100% responsible for that personal failing, with every tool needed to sort it out. I blame no one else for this issue. So...
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    September 19 2018, 04:16:58 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    I'm going to disagree with you. People living in poverty can and do move. It's just as easy to be poor over here as it is to be poor over there. ...
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    September 19 2018, 04:11:46 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    There are laws in place (or at least are here in VA) that require disclosure of things like "this property is in a flood zone". I know a number...
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    September 19 2018, 03:23:52 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Of course I'm being serious. If someone chooses to buy property next to the Ocean, knowing (in advance) that they will not be insured (by the...
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    September 19 2018, 02:42:54 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    A "Free Market Solution" to this might be to deny them any Federal Flood (or other) Insurance opportunities, and allow private insurance to deny them...
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    September 18 2018, 10:27:23 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    You don't want to be an vegan organic subsistence farmer who also works on a collectively owned assembly line making eco-friendly standardized...
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    September 18 2018, 10:20:11 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    So the Kavanaugh vote has officially been cancelled now: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegation-dle/index.html ...
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    September 18 2018, 10:16:33 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    And by all means, let me clear: I am nobody. Just a poster suggesting we lose alot of on-topic opportunities for discussion in here under the...
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    September 18 2018, 08:58:10 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    /shrug Discussion of Collectivist Anarchism (or similar fringe belief systems) just isn't relevant to any real-world discussion of U.S. Politics...
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    September 18 2018, 07:51:14 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Discussion of your preferred political-economic theories is fine, a good thing even, it just doesn't really belong in this specific thread. I...
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    September 18 2018, 06:07:46 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Maybe move the endless navel-gazing "Communism/Anarchism" discussion to the Economics Thread(s), where they belong? Even if you're 100% right, it...
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    September 17 2018, 10:44:23 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Somehow I doubt this will have the desired effect Trump thinks it will have.
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    September 17 2018, 02:48:58 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Thanks AW, I'll have to take a look at the story, had heard something about him lying, hadn't looked into it. Will now, thanks.
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    September 17 2018, 02:19:47 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    How is he unfit? And do you mean he isn't qualified, or that he is unfit on policy preference grounds (i.e. he isn't a Roe fan, so he is unfit...
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    September 17 2018, 02:10:58 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/17/politics/debra-katz-christine-blasey-ford-brett-kavanaugh/index.html So 30+ year old sexual assault accusation...
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    September 16 2018, 09:36:33 PM
    Your keen skills of perception continue to amaze.
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    September 16 2018, 02:30:31 PM
    A ton of pics of the damage: https://weather.com/photos/news/2018-09-11-hurricane-florence-photos
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    September 15 2018, 03:26:41 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    +1 As has often been said, the many Bailouts primarily socialized corporate risks/losses long after the profits made on those risks/pending losses...
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    September 15 2018, 11:45:28 AM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    As intended, the US System is one of checks and balances between the three branches of Government (Executive, Legislative, Judicial). The Pardon...
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    September 14 2018, 04:30:10 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Cuomo's win doesn't really change the (IMO accurate) perception of the shift in the Democrat Party leftwards and the growing embrace of more...
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    September 14 2018, 04:03:10 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    In other (Important) U.S. Political News: Gov. Cuomo handily defeats progressive-activist and Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon: ...
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    September 14 2018, 03:09:17 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    I absolutely think that is a valid discussion to be had. Isn't this in part the basis of the Net Neutrality concept? To protect content...
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    September 14 2018, 03:02:35 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    The older I get, the less "shiny things" matter or bring me any joy. The more I realize life is about experiences, not the work, not the shiny...
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    September 14 2018, 02:56:43 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Folks keep using far right wing examples, as if Corporations would only ever silence right-wing critics, not left wing. And yes, you can still go...
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    September 14 2018, 02:11:08 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Did you literally quote me, then consciously remove the part of the quoted post that answers the question you planned to ask? :facepalm: A...
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    September 13 2018, 10:24:51 PM
    Alistair replied to a thread USA Politics Thread in General Chat
    Translation: Speech I find unpopular should be banned. Speech I like should not. Fair enough, I wouldn't equate the general offensiveness of two...
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