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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Could tonight be Sanders swan song

Posted: 14 Mar 2020, 7:26 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,138


This sure has been an eye opener, hasn’t it? It’s hard to believe any real people are supporting Joe Biden. If he’s getting any real, non cheating votes, it must be the people who gritted their teeth and voted for Hilary despite not liking her. I don’t think the people who enthusiastically voted fo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Could tonight be Sanders swan song

Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 2:10 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,138


Bernie was done the moment Democratic support consolidated to a single candidate. He has a passionate fanbase, but a ceiling of ~35-40% of the Democratic electorate which will lose to another more mainstream candidate every time. His best hope was for a continued fractured field where his fanbase co...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Boomer-Os Killed The Summer Job Star

Posted: 09 Mar 2020, 3:48 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,552


What kind of “shelter” is one bed in someone else’s one-bedroom apartment ? Well it provides the following benefits: Bed Roof and 3 walls Lockable door Bathroom facilities Small kitchen Address for mail Also it's not someone else's apartment, it's your apartment that you share with other people ren...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The real problem with the media

Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 3:50 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 750


How so? Coronovirus wont stop at 500. Its obviously going to infect millions. Which means there is every reason to think that it will kill thousands. Presuming you're correct, seasonal flu cases in the US are 30-50 million per year with 30-50,000 deaths. Yet seasonal flu receives relatively little ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The real problem with the media

Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 750


To refocus on the media coverage aspect. Let's say the Coronavirus has a 1% death rate. Seasonal flu has a death rate 0.1%. This makes Coronavirus 10x as deadly as the flu. Seasonal flu cases in the U.S. number 50 million/year. Coronavirus cases number ~400 (let's call it 500). This means there are ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The real problem with the media

Posted: 08 Mar 2020, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 750


I'm of two minds with regards to the Coronavirus and its news coverage. One it is obviously a serious new disease that at this point has broken containment. Two while we have a whopping 400 cases in the US multiple major universities have shut down and in the local Home Depot there was a woman shopp...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Boomer-Os Killed The Summer Job Star

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 9:25 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,552


I maintain that if you work 40 (or more) hours a week, no matter the job, you should at least be able to afford shelter and food without the fear that even a slight interruption in your income will send you spiraling into debt and homelessness. And fast food and retail jobs are not just for teenage...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The real problem with the media

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 750


People complain about political bias of the media. Liberals complain about Fox News and conservative bias. Conservatives will point out that news reporters overwhelming identify as Democrat or independent instead of Republican. The real problem of the media is not one of political bias. It is one of...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Boomer-Os Killed The Summer Job Star

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,552


I maintain that if you work 40 (or more) hours a week, no matter the job, you should at least be able to afford shelter and food without the fear that even a slight interruption in your income will send you spiraling into debt and homelessness. And fast food and retail jobs are not just for teenage...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Comparative Politics - Bernie Sanders

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 7:24 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 652


Very nice post, well thought out and informative. I guess the question with categorizing Bernie as socialist or social democrat comes down to: 1) How many industries need to be nationalized to qualify as socialism? Allende didn't nationalize everything, many industries were untouched. Bernie propose...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: is incompetence immoral?

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 6:48 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,625


Incompetence is a subjective definition. Negligence is not. For example if you were hiring a taxi driver who doesn't know the fastest routes they could be considered incompetent. If the optimal route between two areas can be completed in 1 hour, but a taxi driver takes a route that takes 3 hours mos...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 2020 Presidential Campaign - It’s on

Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 846
Views: 17,732


Would have been a lot better for Buttigieg if the results weren't completely debacled. For the 5 major candidates: 1) Buttigieg- Great result obviously, but the confusion hurts him the most. Should get a healthy bounce from winning in Iowa. 2) Sanders- Probably good result although there was high ex...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Iowa Caucasus Debacle

 Post subject: Re: Iowa Caucasus Debacle
Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 534


Maybe people are getting election fatigue.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Iowa Caucasus Debacle

 Post subject: Iowa Caucasus Debacle
Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 11:47 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 534


I don't think there's another thread on this which surprises me. There appears to have been a major error in a app used for the Democratic Iowa Caucasus. The result is we have no results and the entire thing is a fiasco. Politically I think this good for Trump (look how incompetent the Democrats are...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: A Trump-Sanders election - Never Trumper nightmare come true

Posted: 03 Feb 2020, 3:40 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,269


i think in the event of another democratic loss this november, the democratic party will FINALLY split apart along its cultural fault lines in a nasty schism for the ages. as it is, in terms of homogeneity it is the opposite of the GOP which is, above all [in the narrowest possible way] a homogenou...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: A Trump-Sanders election - Never Trumper nightmare come true

Posted: 03 Feb 2020, 3:15 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 2,269


If Sanders wins it will be on the momentum of winning all the early states. That's certainly possible however, I think he has a real problem in that he does not play in the South among southern democrats and among African American democrats. The last several Democratic nominees all did so on the str...
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