SuperJail Warden
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If we broadly fund education then that will mean wealthier households would have to pay more taxes to fund the education of poor people who will better compete against their kids.
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unnamednewbie13
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Ugh, it's like Sparta, only fatter and without bottomless pits to kick people into. More focused on hoarding wealth among an exclusive set of individuals than keeping the country in ship-shape.
Dilbert_X
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I don't think either of you understand why America became a republic.

If you think it was so the average person could improve their lives, and not so the rich could get richer and pay less tax I suggest you read a history book.
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unnamednewbie13
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I have read at least n books, thank you.

e:
imo the rich could benefit in wealth and more than just wealth off of something like a more widely prosperous country that can actually afford to buy goods and services. it seems short-sighted that this isn't the goal. there are americans who can't even afford the bread and circuses anymore, let alone attend to their basic needs. "waaah waah, the homeless are making the streets dirty and unwalkable."

i refuse to feel bad for low-tier millionaires when their properties tank in value in ambient urban decay and get raided by scavengers. "waaah, i can't find any tenants!" better lower rent then, huh? or is there some other less-than-paragon reason you keep your properties perpetually unoccupied. "the democrats are crushing me! the cops can't do their jobs!"

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Dilbert_X
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Why don't you want people to be rich?

In other news - the vast liberal conspiracy is trying to silence Trump
I still say it might be better to forget about it all than provide oxygen to his mouth-breathing supporters
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unnamednewbie13
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How rich is rich? I think people should be able to afford things like families, food, shelter, medicine, and recreation. And be able to have a nest egg, not a nest planetoid built on the exploitation of others and slumlording it up.
Dilbert_X
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But why don't you want to talk about the vast liberal conspiracy?

Are you part of the vast liberal conspiracy?
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Cybargs
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

How rich is rich? I think people should be able to afford things like families, food, shelter, medicine, and recreation. And be able to have a nest egg, not a nest planetoid built on the exploitation of others and slumlording it up.
when you dont need to look at the price of a menu in a restaurant
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Cybargs
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Dilbert_X wrote:

I don't think either of you understand why America became a republic.

If you think it was so the average person could improve their lives, and not so the rich could get richer and pay less tax I suggest you read a history book.
it's almost like the american revolution was timed quite closely with the somerset case in the UK and they saw the abolitionist wave over there. funny that.
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Dilbert_X
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

How rich is rich? I think people should be able to afford things like families, food, shelter, medicine, and recreation. And be able to have a nest egg, not a nest planetoid built on the exploitation of others and slumlording it up.
This is why most countries have progressive taxation, not reverse progressive like America
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SuperJail Warden
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So are we just going to have to get used to forest fires taking out entire cities in America?
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yes
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unnamednewbie13
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it was like 50C or something in the mountains of canada to my north awhile back, so i'm gonna say yes.

hawaii: some people legit thought the photos were from like a new fallout or metro game or something. future war vibes for me, terminator style y'know. a person in my circles summered in that exact town awhile back. they're feeling pretty down about it, but they're a climate change skeptic/"centrist" (if that makes sense). not like they lost their house and everything in it, so measured thoughts & prayers in that direction.

i can't wait until shanty rentals run for $188,000/mo are available in fried, blasted northern landscape that makes death valley feel air conditioned. if 17 people work hard enough at four or five jobs each, they might be able to time-share not being homeless.

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hawaii wouldn't have lost so many historic buildings if they raked their forests.
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

So are we just going to have to get used to forest fires taking out entire cities in America?
Fires, or floods, maybe both.

Literally no-one predicted global warming was going to have an impact on the average person.

Why did the scientists not warn us?
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unnamednewbie13
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i don't think we're quite at that point in hindsight yet. climate change is still a hoax to a lot of people.

wasn't there a politician recently mocked for pointing at his state in blue on the map and saying his state'll be fin because it's in the blue zone?
Cybargs
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Dilbert_X wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

So are we just going to have to get used to forest fires taking out entire cities in America?
Fires, or floods, maybe both.

Literally no-one predicted global warming was going to have an impact on the average person.

Why did the scientists not warn us?
wait till they find out about the insurance premium increases!
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Dilbert_X
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Wait til they find out there's no insurance!
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SuperJail Warden
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Putin smoked the Wagner guy. Bravo. Putin is back 💪
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SuperJail Warden
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India and Ukraine are going to be problems in the future.

India is trending towards the same type of ethnic nationalism that Russia and China are stuck in. They seem to have a weird fixation on what "their people" do overseas. Smoking the Sikh guy in Canada was not cool. You are only supposed to kill your citizens with drones strikes.

The Nazis in Ukraine are genuine national heroes too. I am worried that once they recover all of their land they will be a place that exports Nazi terrorism like Afghanistan did with Islamist.
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unnamednewbie13
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I would hazard that the far right in Ukraine is not as concerning as in, say, USA. That Ukraine's ultra-nationalists are receiving disproportionate attention and even boosts thanks to foreign media and propaganda.
Dilbert_X
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If you remember India was a sufficiently nasty place that it had to be divided into two to stop them killing each other.
Maybe it should have been three.

If Trudeau is smart he'll use this as an excuse to halt Indian migration.
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Cybargs
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

India and Ukraine are going to be problems in the future.

India is trending towards the same type of ethnic nationalism that Russia and China are stuck in. They seem to have a weird fixation on what "their people" do overseas. Smoking the Sikh guy in Canada was not cool. You are only supposed to kill your citizens with drones strikes.

The Nazis in Ukraine are genuine national heroes too. I am worried that once they recover all of their land they will be a place that exports Nazi terrorism like Afghanistan did with Islamist.
you mean those same nazis who are pretty cool with having black guys in their unit xD
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SuperJail Warden
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There were blacks, Arabs, and even Indians in the Waffen SS too.
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Dilbert_X
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So anyway, is congress getting a speaker any time soon?

Israel needs money.
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