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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 14, 2016, 22:08 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 22:00:
As a PBS subscriber - WNED in Buffalo - PBS newshour is the only television news I'll watch.She was always very objective, balanced, and kind. I wasn't even aware she was sick. Very sad news.

Well said. She also had gravitas, something that escapes a lot of other news anchors. And yeah, first I'm hearing of her illness. RIP.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 18:13 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 16:11:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 14:55:
Dacote wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:29:
BobBob wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 10:22:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 09:37:
Further, we have suggested that perhaps your credulity stems in some small part from the fact that as a middle-aged straight white dude.

Interesting, I share the same demographic, yet I am horrified by the prospects.

However ...

I also have 3 college degrees and live on the West Coast.
There is a key word missing from middle-aged straight white dude, uneducated.

If you're calling Bats uneducated that's both incorrect and uncalled for.
Come on now, no where in my post was anyone mentioned or even implied.
I probably just saw it in the news.

Trump overwhelmingly leads rivals in support from less educated Americans

Behind Trumpís victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump won. Let the uneducated have their day.
I was talking about Dacotes comment. Maybe he meant people in general and no anyone specifically.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 14:55 jdreyer
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:29:
BobBob wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 10:22:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 09:37:
Further, we have suggested that perhaps your credulity stems in some small part from the fact that as a middle-aged straight white dude.

Interesting, I share the same demographic, yet I am horrified by the prospects.

However ...

I also have 3 college degrees and live on the West Coast.
There is a key word missing from middle-aged straight white dude, uneducated.

If you're calling Bats uneducated that's both incorrect and uncalled for.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2016, 14:52 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:38:
I love that no one ever thinks THEIR president is reaponsible for their fiscal mess, it was always given to them yet they never BALANCE budgets and juat spend spend spend.

The F you not my failt mentality is getting tired.

Our country really missed the boat when we passes on Perot. We are now doomed to a spending "me first" society that wastes TRILLIONS. No one knows what it is like to be without anymore.

Would love for the nation to take one for the team and go through a tough 10 years where we buckle down and pay off our debt. We are so far gone, no one even thinks twice about printing money.

Will Trump help? Nah, but We know Clinton isnt any better.

At the end of the day the hateful rhetoric must stop. All that crap you guys think Trump will do wont happen. Our system doesnt allow it. So lets get past the fear mongering and figure out how we can get along. There is an equal amount of hateful acts happening on both sides.

Embarrassing.

While we do have to be careful not to do too much deficit spending, having debt is not bad per se. There are advantages to it. It allows you to afford things you would be unable to purchase otherwise. If we're in a war and we need 3000 tanks but only have cash for 500 we're going to go into debt to win the war. It also gives future generations a stake in the purchase since they will be paying for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2016, 14:44 jdreyer
 
I appreciate this forum so much. In this extremely emotional time we are able to come together and be civilized with each other and try and work through what is happening.

On the one hand I agree with Bats that I don't think that things will be as bad as Trump was promising during the campaign. He's already walking partially back some of the more execrable of his promises like the wall and deporting all 11M undocs. On the other hand minorities will face more difficulties than they did under Obama for sure. That's scary.

Trump talked during the campaign of a rigged system and not accepting the results if he lost. At the time I didn't worry too much because as the loser he wouldn't be in any position to do very much. However in 4 years when he loses his bid for a second term he could actually cause a crisis by refusing to accept the results. He'll be president and have all the power of the office to oppose the outcome.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
56. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 14, 2016, 13:41 jdreyer
 
@Verno:

This is a politics thread. Please stay on topic.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 04:33 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 13:44:
I thought all you needed to knock big servers offline was an IoT device. Now they are saying you need a laptop. Can't wait till they finalize the Minimum Recommended Requirements.

and I hope they did not get my Ashley Madison password.

Looks like they did get all of your AdultFriendFinder ones though.

At least 10% of those accounts belong to Josh Duggar.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 04:24 jdreyer
 
5.8 inches is the bare minimum for a phablet. At least that's what my girlfriend told me.  
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
54. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 21:17 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:58:
WTF, are you saying he can't make Mexico pay for the wall, Heavens to Murgatroyd!

They'll pay alright. One way or another, they'll pay!

 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
53. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 21:16 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:52:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:39:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away)

None of those fall under the purview of the President though, do they? Congressional term limits would almost certainly have to be voted on by actual Congress, lobbying reform would need to be a law, hence Congress / Senate, and the US infrastructure I'm not sure on, but since it involves money it'd have to go through both Congress and the Senate?

A lot of presidential candidates always promise everything, and people always blindly believe them, without even going "hey, wait a minute. Can the President actually DO anything about that?"

The president is in a singular position to propose legislation, being the top politician in the land. Yes, the legislature must pass it, but in the past, often the president has worked closely with congress to put together legislation that can be both passed by the legislature and signed by the executive. W Bush with Medicare Part D, Obama with Obamacare, etc. This dynamic is especially true for Trump who just destroyed both 16 other Repub candidates, and HRC, and owns both the House and Senate. There are no better opportunities than this one.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
49. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 20:39 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 13:00:
Dacote wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 12:56:
Bill Burr talking about donnies wall "By the time they build that thing, we are going to be the ones going over it." Cheesy
Bill Burr: Nothing Will Change With Trump As President - CONAN on TBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjNgm7TgsgA

I'm keeping track of early reports:

Obamacare - May keep Pre-Condition Clause and Insurance until 26
Cabinet - Used words like drain the swamp, however he's filling it with long time Washington insiders
Securing border prerequisite to any immigration plan
Mass deportation seems to be off the boards
Criminals will be deported first
TPP maybe dying.


We'll see how it goes, but it feels more like business as usual and to be honest I'm fine with that.


On the one hand, okay. On the other hand, there were some ideas in there that neither party had ever even contemplated that were really good:
- lobbying reforms
- congressional term limits
- rebuilding US infrastructure

If he follows through on these (and it looks like it's crumbling away) he would cement his position in history as one of the more influential presidents. Legacy and fame are as important as anything to him. As it is starting to look now, business as usual will just have him be another run of the mill president.

Sad!
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
42. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 11:23 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 06:28:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 01:19:
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:00:
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.

Yeah, he campaigned on anti-DC corruption and isolationism. He went after sacred cows that neither part would touch like the lobbying ban and a more isolationist foreign policy. Anti-free trade too.

Now he's installing the worst of the Bush Neocons and stocking his team with lobbyists.

Not fair!

*GASP

You dont think he will do what he said!?

NONE OF THEM EVER HAVE!!!!!!!

C'mon Bats, it's one thing to promise lofty goals and ideas, and to get into office and for whatever reason be unable to complete some of them, or only partially complete them. Obama for example was able to wholly or partially complete well over half the things he promised, despite an intransigent congress. That's typical regardless of party.

What is unheard of is walking back your promises mere days after the election:
- Not going to restart coal jobs
- Not going to push for term limits
- Not going to ban lobbyists, in fact hiring a bunch of them
- Not going to end the Iran deal
- Not going to build the big beautiful wall
= Not going to completely repeal Obamacare

These are straight from the mouth of Trump himself, or his transition team, or members of congress with whom he's working.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 03:32 jdreyer
 
Enahs wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 16:53:
BobBob, to answer you question. In this reference the popular vote just means total number of votes per candidate across the entire voting nation. Ignoring the electoral college, approximately half a million more people voted for Hillary than Trump (only ~0.42% more for Hillary) This is not the first time it has worked out that way.

In the end, Hillary will have won the popular vote by about 2%. That's a travesty. Will of the people indeed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 03:21 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 14:24:
Watching protests on the news. I find the popular vote argument questionable. Are the popular vote excess #s based on states he won or she won? For instance, imagine each state has 2 small buckets (one red, one blue) and a large bucket which both small buckets pour into when they cease filling up. Once the large bucket is filled up, one color dominates and that sets the electoral vote for a state - meaning if a state turns turns red or blue. Popular vote matters because we measure the spill over of the large buckets. The big question - is the 'blue' popular vote - spill over - coming from both red and blue states or is it primarily coming from blue states? The question is important because I believe it can clarify or demystify state level cultural divides, the validity of electoral college vs popular vote, and help us understand fundamental differences in regional representations.

The popular vote has no bearing on the US presidential election, that's all determined by the electoral college. It is, however, the democratic way to select a politician.

The electoral college is a relic of both the technology of the 18th century, as well as a compromise to slave states: states concerned that the more populous non-slave states would eventually try and overturn slavery. So, as a bulwark, rural states were given more proportional power in electing the president. You can see how that manifests itself today here.

Slavery is long since gone. Now it only serves to give rural less populated states power over more populous ones. It's time for the EC to go. Trump himself has railed against it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 02:52 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 22:06:
Retired wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:37:
I read an interesting article today that said the MLB is taking the World Series from Chicago and giving it to Cleveland because Indians fans are protesting.

/snowflake logic
LOL. I dislike Trump, but what's done is done. He is the president-elect. To all those protesters I would quote Don Henley, "Get over it."

Usually protesting has an end goal, like ending the Vietnam war, or ending Jim Crow laws across the south. I get how these people are feeling, but I'm not sure what their protests are supposed to accomplish.

Also, a lot of the protesters are minorities, one of the big groups that didn't turn out for HRC. Maybe instead of taking to the streets, you should go visit some of your friends and family and ask them WTF they were thinking.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 02:48 jdreyer
 
bigspender wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 17:55:
Wow sometimes science is insane. They find that rats giggle and feel joy, but I wonder if the proceeded to kill the rats afterwards when the study was completed (as is normal).

As long as they cook and eat them, what's the problem?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2016, 01:31 jdreyer
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 14:27:
Dacote wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 14:21:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 14:14:
He talked a good game and it got him elected. But as you point out he's bringing in Neocons. Also he's bringing in a lot of lobbyists. Not only does that portend badly for workers but it also means Trump's promise to drain the swamp is dead in the stagnant brackish water.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/opinion/the-wrong-people-to-drain-the-swamp.html?_r=0

I bet you voted for Hillary...a corrupt and serial liar. I'm sure you would have been posting links about her crony appointees, right?

All politicians lie. It's a matter of degree. Let's see her, who lies the most and who lies the least? Oh, wow, Hillary likes the least and Trump the most, funny that.

It's almost as if reality has a well-known liberal bias.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 13, 2016, 01:24 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:07:
The only notes I want to see from former Gawker employees are notes of apology and resignations.

Hooray for Peter Theil, part of Trump's transition team!
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
34. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 13, 2016, 01:19 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:00:
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.

Yeah, he campaigned on anti-DC corruption and isolationism. He went after sacred cows that neither part would touch like the lobbying ban and a more isolationist foreign policy. Anti-free trade too.

Now he's installing the worst of the Bush Neocons and stocking his team with lobbyists.

Not fair!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 12, 2016, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 13:35:
TTP has its ups and its downs. Does it contain protections for american workers? Yes. Does it also let corporations run their own international court system that supersedes governmental authority or law? Yes.

I didn't vote for the guy but I have the strangest feeling his presidency might be more pro-working class than the last 6 presidents combined. Granted I'm not keen on all the bush-era neocons he seems to be surrounding himself with. Secretary of State John Bolton or Newt Gingrich? Treasury Secretary Mnuchin (a vet of Goldman Sacks)? Yeeesh!
He talked a good game and it got him elected. But as you point out he's bringing in Neocons. Also he's bringing in a lot of lobbyists. Not only does that portend badly for workers but it also means Trump's promise to drain the swamp is dead in the stagnant brackish water.
 
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