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  1. Standard member no1marauder
    Caustic/Disagreeable
    27 Apr '17 22:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    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?
    I now think the Earth is flat and nobody ever gets killed in these "fake" mass shootings.
  2. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    23 Apr '17 09:48 / 6 edits
    Holier than thou Republicans and sex crimes. They seem to go together like hand and glove, do they not? Now Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes' join a longstanding conservative tradition. While GOP lawmakers and other conservative leaders fuss about the LBGT community and transgender bathrooms, what are these fine examples of Christian values doing? Here is a very short list of these folks that are so very concerned about the morals of America:

    Senator John Ensign (R-NV.) confessed to serious cheating on his wife with a staffer and caught paying hush money to the husband, his chief of staff.
    Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), confessed to serious cheating on his wife after leaving his state unsupervised for a week.
    Senator Larry Craig (R-ID.), caught in a gay sex sting operation in a Minn. bathroom.
    Senator David Vitter (R-LA), found to have been a client of prostitutes in D.C. & Louisiana.
    Rep. Mark Foley, (R-Fl.) forced to resign when he was found to be having inappropriate communications with male pages. Bob Packwood, Senator (R-Ore.), resigned in 1995 under a threat of public senate hearings related to 10 female ex-staffers accusing him of sexual harassment. Dan Burton (R-Indiana) during 38 years of marriage he has committed adultery with dozens of women, sexually assaulted others (including a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood), and kept mistresses on his campaign and public payrolls – to the tune of at least a half-million dollars.

    The list is long and distinguished folks. From sexual predatory acts on underage boys and girls, to secretary's and staff members, these guardians of Christian virtue are doing their best to ensure our communities will be safe from the unholy values of a lesbian school teacher, or the transgender teen struggling with their sexual identity.

    P.S. And what would Bill O'Reilly and the rest of the "fair and balanced" folks at Fox News have said if Candidate Obama had walked on to the stage at the 2008 Democratic convention with 5 of his children, by 3 different women like our current President did only a few months ago??
  3. 23 Apr '17 14:36
    Originally posted by Eladar
    https://www.studyfinds.org/change-lightbulb-household-chores-study/


    How can this be?
    1/2 americans voted for Trump. How can this be?
  4. Standard member Ghost of a Duke
    Flash Gordon
    23 Apr '17 16:29
    Originally posted by Eladar
    https://www.studyfinds.org/change-lightbulb-household-chores-study/


    How can this be?
    1 in 5 of the posters in this thread is exceptionally gullible.
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    26 Apr '17 03:15
    Good riddance.
  6. Standard member no1marauder
    Caustic/Disagreeable
    26 Apr '17 20:11
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    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.
    Getting rid of the estate tax, alternative minimum tax and making a maximum 15% tax on "pass through" income from businesses sure is.
  7. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    27 Apr '17 14:35
    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 a bit here about the ideas that went into forming the US Constitution (thanks no1 and many others). I'm sure I could think of more. Anyone else want to share?
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Apr '17 01:32
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    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?
    They are political contributions, not payments. The purpose is to help the office holder to get elected.

    Political campaigns in the U.S. are quite expensive to run effectively. Contributors want to see a certain
    candidate elected because they support that candidate's policies and objectives.

    I contributed money to the Bernie Sanders campaign for that reason. It wasn't a bribe.
  9. Subscriber shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    23 Apr '17 12:21
    You only have to see republicants and you know they're either the sort of person who married their sister or a serial sex offender.

    Horrible, horrible people.
    It's actually why they're so opposed to abortion: they're so inbred they're scared they might be aborting themselves.
  10. 23 Apr '17 12:42
    Originally posted by phil3000
    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 .
    Terrorism in France is primarily caused by men.

    Yet few people in France have suggested banning speedos on beaches.

    Odd, isn't it?
  11. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Apr '17 15:15
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    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.
    Do you have a reading disability or are you just showing us what an ignorant, disingenuous prick you are?
  12. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    24 Apr '17 15:10
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/exclusive-us-offers-to-fund-mexico-heroin-fight-as-2016-output-jumps-us-official/ar-BBA8g14?li=AA4Zpp&ocid=spartandhp
    Dumph has either walked back, lied, or failed to deliver on every campaign promise he made. I'm not surprised he lied about this one.
  13. 25 Apr '17 07:06 / 1 edit
    And they don't make good reading for Labour.

    3 polls in the past few days have put the Tories on 48%, with 20%+ leads. To be fair, there were a couple of others. One had support at 50%.

    The latest Scottish polls look like Tory support at around 30%, suggesting they could win 8-10 seats even here.

    But perhaps the most amazing is Wales, where the latest poll shows the Tories winning the largest share of the vote and most seats since '59.

    1859, that is.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Apr '17 12:22
    Originally posted by whodey
    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.
    The 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.

    THAT fact is also ignored by your beloved assswipe republicans.
  15. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Apr '17 13:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    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.
    You 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.

    I don't know your educationsal level but don't diss her as not articulate.

    How far did you go in school? No disrespect indended, just curious.