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Everything posted by J.C.MacSwell

  1. Why would you question that? It seems you are suggesting he hasn't.
  2. Leftists, many of them, give JP a bad name in the same manner. They won't debate his arguments, they insult him for not being their version of politically correct. You think he doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work? He claims he does. In fact this is probably his most famous interview.
  3. Best political direction? Independence and tacking back to the middle... https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/04/yang-breaks-with-democratic-party-514991
  4. The best characteristics of Obama can be easily be included in the wish list of the OP, IMO. In fact I would say the same about Clinton, and George H.W. bush to some extent. The other's since Reagan...not so much. (OT...that said, George W. Bush is starting to seem like less of an idiot everyday) Just don't read that as every day.
  5. Just in case you thought it might be like Minja's cousin's friend's concern...sorry but I come up (more than) a little short of that. 😄 ...even after the vaccine and any "swelling".
  6. I did get a little tired after the shots...so maybe it affects the tires... But they probably know that...but won't tell you!
  7. In Minja's defence...the gas mileage in our van went down after I got my vaccine... Don't take getting the vaccine lightly.
  8. To non-paraphrase (but different context) Enrico Fermi...where are they?
  9. What is"Why we need a border wall and make the Americans pay for it"?, Alex. 😜
  10. ...and many more find that creating the illusion of it instead...is better for the bottom line
  11. Is it fair to say, generally speaking, that it takes more effort to ethically spend $1,000,000.00 than it does to spend $1,000.00?
  12. Okay Zap. The point was that it's not all the same. There are more and less ethical ways to spend your money. Ideally a tax system can reflect that, and capture it efficiently. Practically...it's much more difficult. No, I meant literally trolling...
  13. Now you're just trolling...
  14. The mobility of a billionaire's money is also more mobile than yours or mine...leading to countries/states/provinces competing for it for investments with tax shelters or incentives. I'm all for free enterprise, but capitalism is a two edged sword. Didn't realize a dugout had the same environmental or socio-economic impact as billionaire's yachts...
  15. Trickle down works. It just doesn't work as sufficiently or as effectively as it should. That's why I'm in favour of a UBI (Universal Basic Income) element as well...that leads toward trickle up. Tax billionaires? Tax their revenues, not the profits which they hide...or displace to lower taxed locations. Yes, that can raises prices as effectively a regressive tax on the poor paying for those goods and services...so balance it off with the right UBI. Also +1 to Dim for the thread.
  16. Excellent video. I did wonder about the 79% lab leak to 21% natural "voting" though. I guess my opinion might be just as good as anyone else with my same very limited information about how it all started...but it's not worth much at this point. But it does outline some good points with data, including the importance of vaccinations.
  17. I think you can only expect so much of humans. Many of our seeming flaws are "wired in" through evolution, even in the most healthy minded individuals. It can be hard to maintain a "glass half full" attitude at times, but I hope you are able to find the help you need whether from within or from others. We all do at times.
  18. That's just sweeping the problem under the rug...they're posting somewhere
  19. It's worked so well on anti-vaxxers...climate change denialsts...
  20. Why fence? Could the Mexican's not chip in for a wall of some sort? We've been told they are open to that sort of thing.
  21. OT. If you want to discuss Homo Teanderthalis...take it to the biology forum...😜
  22. You have no way of knowing why you were down voted anonymously. So what is the value in it if you don't know why. If it's bad enough you should know why, isn't that better left to the mods than some random observer?
  23. You seem to have quoted and taken exception to my preamble. (despite probably agreeing with it?) I think he should, details aside, maintain some restraint. I'm not going to applaud him for doing that, but so far I'm relieved that he has. I'm sure he is under a lot of pressure to "do something".
  24. Biden is obviously struggling politically with this bass-ack-wards/incompetent withdrawal, even seemingly doubling down on his (his??) mistakes, refusing to acknowledge both the blame for it and the disdain directed at him at home and abroad...but as bad as it seems...it could be much worse. Somehow the Taliban are avoiding doing the worst of what could be expected from a multi faction rebellious group. As sad as all of it is to see, and knowing full well this is probably just the tip of the tip of the iceberg so far...Biden has at least not exacerbated the situation with any military "statements". Small comfort to those still in peril, Afghan women who will lose the rights they've deservedly come to realize, and those taking the brunt of any barbarity...but so far....so un-worst.
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