Originally posted by SleepyguyI now think the Earth is flat and nobody ever gets killed in these "fake" mass shootings.
I don't agree with everything I've ever written on this forum.
Here's a thread for anyone who wants to share any opinions or beliefs they have changed as a result of discussions on this forum (or for any other reason). What have you learned? How have your beliefs changed?
For myself, I've come around on gay marriage (thanks Nemesio) and learned quite ...[text shortened]... itution (thanks no1 and many others). I'm sure I could think of more. Anyone else want to share?
Originally posted by SleepyguyGetting rid of the estate tax, alternative minimum tax and making a maximum 15% tax on "pass through" income from businesses sure is.
Hard to call it a "plan" without even saying what the income levels will be for the three brackets. Getting rid of ALL deductions besides mortgage interest and charitable contributions doesn't seem geared to help the super wealthy though.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieThey are political contributions, not payments. The purpose is to help the office holder to get elected.
Yes but you seem unable to tell us why despite being asked four times. Normally in economics and you can correct me if I am wrong, when a monetary payment is made those who make the payment expect to get something in return? Is that not the case? What do you think these large corporations expect to get in return from Mr Schumer in return for their money ? Can you tell us why that's not equivalent to a bribe?
Originally posted by phil3000Terrorism in France is primarily caused by men.
The " burkini ,a beachwear garment worn primarily by woman "
Primarily worn by Muslim woman .
Unfortunately ,at the moment terrorism in France is primarily caused by Muslims.
Because Muslim woman in particular, either by faith or male pressure distinguish themselves from the majority of French citizens by wearing burkinis, hijabs etc.
If you are afraid ...[text shortened]... at time ,people would be suspicious of you too. Racism ? it's not racism its self preservation .
Originally posted by robbie carrobieDo you have a reading disability or are you just showing us what an ignorant, disingenuous prick you are?
Thankyou so they are payments to buy political influence or as we say in the free world, a bribe. You think Mr. Sanders needs your money? the dudes loaded, better give it some homeless dude that actually needs it.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungDumph has either walked back, lied, or failed to deliver on every campaign promise he made. I'm not surprised he lied about this one.
Originally posted by whodeyThe absolute fact that immigrants HELP the country doesn't factor into the paranoid assswipe republicans at all. Every study done shows immigrants help, documented or undocumented because they all make money at whatever they do, if its a filling station attendent or a peach picker, they all have to spend that money on the economy so stores profit by the food they buy, the clothes they wear and the taxes most of them get withdrawn, fed, state, local, all that money is a plus on the economy but NOOOO, republicans have a fixed short focus on it, there are bad people amongst them so stop them ALL. It doesn't matter that the US was BUILT by immigrants, that fact just is ignored by rebubs. So now Trumpf wants a big wall in spite of the well known fact illegal border crossing is actually down about 80% because now the Mexican and other workers find work in Mexico and such and don't need to cross into the US AND in actual fact, food growers in northern California, Oregan, Washington and the like are sucking hind tit, losing crops because there is nobody to pick them.
Well the GOP threatened to shut down government because some wanted to not raise the debt ceiling cuz they thought it bad for the country to continue exponentially keep raising the debt limit. Of course, they folded as they always do and raised it anyway despite their promises.
This time the Dims are threatening to shut down the government because they do ...[text shortened]... ims no matter who is elected. There is no room for conservatives in the US federal government.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieYou do know she has a degree in psychology don't you? She is not an uneducated hick from a backwater town in a distant hidden valley cut off from humanity.
Actually I find myself to be more articulate, cultured, magnanimous and less prone to the bumper sticker tabloid rhetoric that mars almost very one of your posts. Furthermore I have a tendency to ask for and provide reason, empirical evidence when possible and to utilise deductive logic where necessary. I am also prepared to look at an issue in its ...[text shortened]... o intellectual content to your posts. Sorry to have to be the one to tell you, but now you know.