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Serious / Re: Where the hell was this version of Hillary Clinton before?
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:54:43 PM »
So as much as I want to believe that Trump just managed to get the support of the "moderates" that could just as well be swayed the other way, I find it increasingly difficult to do so.
But he did though. It's been estimated that a significant number of people that voted for Obama also voted for Trump. Is the implication that these people were really radical right-wingers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obama-Trump_voters

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Serious / Re: Where the hell was this version of Hillary Clinton before?
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:07:23 PM »
I’d hardly consider every Trump voter a radical. If you remember back to 2016, basically all the Trump supporters on this website were just a bunch of floodposters that wouldn’t ever respond when challenged on it. That’s basically how I view a large chunk of his voters: they may not necessarily agree with him or know why they voted for him, they just did it anyways.
idiots, in other words

radicals, idiots, or radical idiots: trump's voterbase
Or people not taking the process seriously enough, which I suppose fits under the “idiot” category.

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Serious / Re: Where the hell was this version of Hillary Clinton before?
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:46:36 PM »
I’d hardly consider every Trump voter a radical. If you remember back to 2016, basically all the Trump supporters on this website were just a bunch of floodposters that wouldn’t ever respond when challenged on it. That’s basically how I view a large chunk of his voters: they may not necessarily agree with him or know why they voted for him, they just did it anyways.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:27:03 PM »
Equal punishment for false accusations is also a pretty sticky situation. If the police don't find any evidence of rape but nothing to directly refute it who gets punished? I'm sure less women will come forward with allegations if the threat of jail time is a possibility. For a crime that goes mostly unreported, having less women (or men) come forward is not an ideal outcome.
Well we wouldn’t want to convict anybody that can’t be proven to have committed perjury either.

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The Flood / Re: Meme thread
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:59:12 PM »
Another alt, Shitows?

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The Flood / Re: Go see Venom
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
Watch it so they don't cancel the Kraven or Screwball movies.
I'd rather them save Kraven for Tom Holland 3.

Fingers crossed they resume production on the Aunt May solo movie though.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 08, 2018, 10:59:21 AM »
Kavanaugh was only chosen because he said the President could pardon himself in the event he gets impeached
I could see this being true, but generally I won't blindly follow every narrative pushed by the masses without there being convincing evidence.

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The Flood / Re: How long is decimal banned for?
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:47:49 AM »
Doesn’t look like he’s banned.

The cycle must continue.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:20:08 AM »
Nice one, Deci.

Clearly, I’m just so apathetic and don’t care about anything, which is why I made this thread you fucking retard.
You made the thread with almost zero information.
You assumed that. I was looking things up before I made this thread, and figured this board would have more compelling insight than I’d been hearing. Clearly I was wrong.

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posts in this thread are conspiratorial garbage.
Why else do you think trump wants him and only him on the Supreme Court? This is all about him doing everything he can to stay in power and not have to face justice for his crimes.
Even if this theory is true, one Supreme Court Justice isn’t going to appoint Trump to dictator.

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Honestly from looking things up after making this thread, I can confidently say I’m more informed than you are.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
No evidence to the contrary.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:47:55 AM »
Lol are some of these posts supposed to be a parody of second class?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection
>This isn’t something I’ve followed really at all, and now trying to catch up

I’m sorry that you’re an uninformed retard, but that really isn’t my fault.
Sorry I don’t have much desire to follow modern politics when overly emotional retards like yourself is all I ever see anymore.

Remind me which of us is mad, again?
So you have no idea what’s going on with politics, yet you’re mocking me because I know exactly how bad things are and I find apathetic people like you as detestable as those who support trump.

Sit back and think of how fundamentally stupid you are, then go fuck yourself in the ass with the biggest knife in your kitchen.
Nice one, Deci.

Clearly, I’m just so apathetic and don’t care about anything, which is why I made this thread you fucking retard. You don’t know shit about anything. You’re posts in this thread are conspiratorial garbage. Honestly from looking things up after making this thread, I can confidently say I’m more informed than you are.

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:16:43 AM »
Lol are some of these posts supposed to be a parody of second class?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection
>This isn’t something I’ve followed really at all, and now trying to catch up

I’m sorry that you’re an uninformed retard, but that really isn’t my fault.
Sorry I don’t have much desire to follow modern politics when overly emotional retards like yourself is all I ever see anymore.

Remind me which of us is mad, again?

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:53:42 PM »
Are you sure that number isn't including part-time workers and the unemployed? 35 is roughly the current work week, including them.

Not sure to be honest with you. Just what I've heard from older generations.
From what I’ve read, there is an upward trend since the ‘70s, but it pretty much only affects higher earners (salaried workers). In the states, it’s still disadvantageous for businesses to go above 35-40 for hourly work.

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Accounting for this discrepancy, America is still doing better than these countries.
https://www.worlddata.info/cost-of-living.php

That fails to take into account the cultural differences that drastically affect the cost of living there. Most people live in homes with large families, it's not really a "thing" to move out on your own. Everyone kind of pitches in where they need to.
Doesn’t this just support my point if they’re spending less on living and America still
has better purchasing power?

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Serious / Re: Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:34:33 PM »
Lol are some of these posts supposed to be a parody of second class?

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Serious / Brett Kavanaugh
« on: October 07, 2018, 02:11:21 PM »
As many of you are probably aware, Brett Kavanaugh is now sworn in.

This isn’t something I’ve followed really at all, and now trying to catch up, it just simply seems that Republicans think he’s innocent while Democrats think he’s guilty. This even goes for people I’d typically consider more nuanced on these types of things.

Apparently 55% if Republicans polled thought that he should be voted in even if he’s guilty. It’s getting to the point where I feel I’m doing myself a disservice listening to any and every political pundit.

Do you think that Kavanaugh should have been voted in?

Do you think there’s enough evidence to be suspicious or even condemn him?

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The Flood / Re: Daredevil Season 3 trailer
« on: October 06, 2018, 03:50:13 PM »
YouTube

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The Flood / Re: Best Jolly Rancher?
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:59:27 PM »
you're not supposed to use your teeth
I don't bite into them, I just have sensitive teeth.

and here we can see the retard in his natural habitat
and here we can see the height of Challenger's wit.

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The Flood / Re: Best Jolly Rancher?
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:01:14 PM »
They all destroy my teeth.

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The Flood / Re: Daredevil Season 3 trailer
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:56:48 PM »
I can barely find the will to ever stick with these shows all the way through anymore, but this looks pretty dope.

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:53:20 PM »
But what if the high-earners just pile that money and keep it out of circulation, making everyone else poorer? Shouldn't the money be put back into circulation somehow - say, through the wages paid to workers in the public sector?
In this scenario, yes. But this trend isn’t happening in the United States or any similar countries that I’m aware of.
isn't like 50% of all wealth owned by the top 1%
38%, not that it matters.

Wealth isn't a zero-sum.

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:52:03 PM »
Post-depression, the average american work week consisted of about 35 hours a week up until recently.
Are you sure that number isn't including part-time workers and the unemployed? 35 is roughly the current work week, including them.

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Things also cost a lot less in these countries. The solution here is for the government to subisdise the cost of living which they can only do through taxation. You don't make as much in Portugal, but you also don't need as much.
Accounting for this discrepancy, America is still doing better than these countries.
https://www.worlddata.info/cost-of-living.php

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:25:44 PM »
"Everyone less successful than me is either stupid or lazy."

Dude cmon characterising poor people as being poor because of their own decisions is just bullshit and demonstrates a complete lack of experience on your part.
Being bad with finances is a factor whether you want to believe it or not. I have two coworkers that get paid the same, and one has a house and property, a vehicle, a smartphone, and disposable income while the other one would say he can't afford any of that, yet every morning he spends ~$20+ on lottery tickets. I'm not trying to generalize everyone, which is why I said it's my subjective experience, but it's a factor. Doing the exact opposite and saying they're all victims isn't any more enlightened of an opinion.

I want to elaborate on this further but I have to get off for now.

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I also don't blame people for dreaming of winning the lottery. Most do, not because they want to be rich (most of them say they'd still work, and whether you think they would or not is irrelevant) but because they want to get above water and not be stressed out all the time about making ends meet. The stress also goes into how much our societies decide to drink and abuse substances. "I have one day off a week, I'm going to get as fucked up as possible and try to enjoy the miniscule amount of time I have to myself before I have to go back to my shitty job."
I've heard most people that win big on the lottery blow through it and end up poor again.

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There are ways to combat it though (like what I'm suggesting), and I'm not really saying we should change it; I'm just making sure you understand the reality of capitalism.
Yes I understand how capitalism works.

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Historically people have never worked this much before. I'm not sure how anyone can defend what is pretty much straight-up slavery.
This is just straight up false. Where are you getting this information?

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So what, we just do nothing? No, we emulate societies where it does work.

That's because the UK is just a slightly better version of America and tries to emulate it too much. Portugal, Spain, France, Germany... these countries aren't perfect but they certainly have a far less depressed society and a much larger emphasis on worker's rights and the separation person from job.
All of these countries have a far smaller average income than the United States. I'm not too familiar with these countries, so I might be missing something, but working fewer hours just to get less income doesn't seem like a solution.

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:37:58 PM »
This is something I see every day. It's consistent with almost everyone I speak with.
I would argue the problem is our materialistic society, that encourages people to make poor financial decisions. Yes, capitalism encourages this, but renovating our entire economic system seems a little drastic. In my subjective experience, the people with less disposable income are often the ones spending more on shit like lottery tickets, cigarettes, alcohol, etc.

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By being immoral and taking advantage of other people, yeah. You can't get rich without stealing from your workers (charging more for a product than you paid your workers to create it.)
There is no way to change this while still being a capitalist country.

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Maybe a factory worker shouldn't be "rich," (no one can be rich without making others poorer) but no citizen should have to sacrifice one major aspect of their life just to make ends meet. The major aspects being: family, mental health, and physical health. You can't do that if you're working 12 hours days.
Obviously subjective, but I agree people should have a choice, which I believe they do. The average American work week is 47 hours. Accounting for sleep, you get more hours to yourself than work.

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"Go live somewhere else you fucking commie"
All I was trying to point out was that the problems you're trying to fix are far more prevalent in the systems you're proposing we move towards.

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No actually, I'd like to live in a world where people get 3 days off a week, a month vacation off a year, leave at 4:30 every day and actually get to see their families and loved ones on a consistent basis. This is not unrealistic, because (most of) Canada, Europe and other developed parts of the world are like this. Not just the socially democratic parts of Europe, either.
Judging by Fedorekd's posts, Europe doesn't seem to have this all figured out either.

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:47:09 AM »
wow these are some pretty confrontational posts for someone displaying no understanding of this topic whatsoever

First of all the "90% tax rate during the 40s-50s" is misleading at best. I'm pretty sure this has only come up recently because Bernie wanted to pretend like his tax plan wouldn't have been the highest in American history (it would have). Back then, there used to be so many deductions and loopholes that it's not even worth comparing them to taxes today.

https://taxfoundation.org/taxes-rich-1950-not-high/

This idea that you have to slave away for 60 hours a week just to make pennies more has no basis in reality. Basically everybody that's made it to "the top" had to invest in their future and take heavy risks. No they didn't spend 40 hours a week on a factory line like some people have to, but they gained skills that are more profitable.

If this is really such a problem, maybe you'd prefer a socialist paradise like China where there is no work/life balance, just work, because everybody lives in fear of being replaced.

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Typical Thursday morning

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:29:15 AM »
But what if the high-earners just pile that money and keep it out of circulation, making everyone else poorer? Shouldn't the money be put back into circulation somehow - say, through the wages paid to workers in the public sector?
In this scenario, yes. But this trend isn’t happening in the United States or any similar countries that I’m aware of.

It would also probably more effective to come up with laws to mitigate whatever’s causing this, rather than just letting the government circulate all the money.

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:53:52 AM »
Because taxes should be a reflection of how much the government needs to spend, not how much you want to micromanage the lives of high-earners.

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The Flood / Re: Who broke Deci
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:01:45 PM »
Felicia

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The Flood / Re: Hey everyone, I care so much about rape
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:08:43 PM »
Eh, I think I kind of agree with what you're saying. These fake woke people are pretty insufferable.

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The Flood / Re: what happened to meta?
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:04:23 PM »
Must be trying to be a politician or something.

Wow that happened over a year ago?

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