US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

The Politics of Cat & Dog Preference

I, as a seriously left-leaning liberal (Hey, I took the test!), love dogs, but I love cats more — and for many reasons conservatives would consider silly or irrelevant, or just plain embarrassing: First, see the evidence in these photos taken at just the right moment.

AIW, thanks

I was watching an old Blake Edwards film, A Shot in the Dark, and a scene made me think of you AIW, Camp Sunshine @ 3:24

Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption, 1 hr

March 21, 2015
Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption, 1 hr 2 min

Examples of Deregulation, please.

I'm pretty sure I asked this before.

It seems to be an accepted fact on this forum that there has been some mass of deregulation. Can anyone on this forum give me examples of deregulation that have occured in whatever time period you choose? Also, if there is an example, show me how it has negatively impacted the economy. Conversely, state what regulations should be in place to prevent whatever you think should be prevented

Tom Cotton

Notice how the Tom Cotton letter and the 47 senators has died in the media. They got away with it and know that they can do something worse next time.

The Stock Market is Rigged!

Article by Mac Slavo, referencing John Crudele, who I mentioned to antifascist.

More fundemental contradictions of Libertarianism

Libertarianism is demonstrably false, because it assumes that humans are bright enough to make optimal trades, buy adequate regulations and in general take care of themselves, but these same people do not

A. Elect libertarian governments.
B. Become lazy and unproductive by relying on government welfare ('the plantation'),
C. Think government charity is helping people, so normal people dont' have to give as much.

There are only two ways in which human beings can interact with each other

There are only two ways in which human beings can interact with each other. The first is voluntarily; consensually. This is the way of the market. This is what Franz Oppenheimer called "the economic means" of gaining wealth. The second way is through violence; without consent. One man imposing, by force, himself on another. Oppenheimer called this the "political means". This way is the way of the jungle; a war of all against all. One man benefits at the expense of another man. It is survival of the fittest.

TX taxes toll

TX is proud of their low taxes, thus low spending on things like roads and bridges:

=I-35+Bridge+Collapse in Salado, killed 1 injured 3, and is out of service for awhile. Maybe they won't rebuild it, that costs money.

Maybe with help from fox they could spin it to be a possible terrorist attack and get some FEMA money.

GOP Insanity in the Obama Era Means There Will Be No GOP President from 2016-2032, at Least

With nothing to run on but radical right-wing extremism a la Ted Cruz and clearly overblown Obama-hate, immigrant-hate, and gay-hate, it's going to take decades to convince non-GOP-die-hards that the GOP has anything even coherent to offer America if it ever gets hold of the Whitehouse again.

The Glories Of The US Justice System

I'll bet all those blacks who received mandatory 10 and 20 years sentences for a small amount of crack now feel life is fair.

Swiss Bankers Avoid Prison, Get Probation for Tax Fraud

Indiana Goes Back To The 1950's

How many more years before we have a fundamentalist Christian Caliphate?

Indiana now a no-go zone for Salesforce's force


Republican voters. You are going to get what you asked for.

What about a Minimum Compensation Level, based on profitability, instead of a MW?

So what about a minimum compensation level, based on profitability?

Would that be acceptable?

Is it doable?

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Waves of Destruction...

We've known for some time that warming temperatures pose a big threat to Arctic ocean ice. However, only now are we learning about so-called “waves of destruction” that are speeding up the disappearance of sea ice.

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