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      05-03-2019, 09:28 PM   #23
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Big government does suck, we also need to protect us from big companies. Look at the comparison for the manned capsules for space X versus Boeing.

It's amazing how much better space X is than Boeing, for less money.

I think you can extrapolate that to the entire defense industry.
Big government + big corporations = no bueno. But most of the evil big corporations do is enabled by big government. Eliminate that and many problems go away Alas, it's a pipe dream though. We have probably reached the tipping point...and passed it.
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I call bullshit!

The older generation had been saying this about the younger generation for millennia. My generation was called lazy when I was a teenager working, and my coworkers called teenagers lazy when I was older. It's all complete BS.
I said nothing about age. My post is about anti-capitalism and socialism.
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My goodness if anyone believes that AOC and their ilk are the future they are INSANE.
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      05-04-2019, 05:11 AM   #26
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As much as infowars, RT, and Devin Nunes?
Nunes being right all along drives you absolutely bonkers. In your TDS bubble, being correct means they are crazy.
Now that it's all unwinding are you going to continue to lie to yourself?
How about a reply that doesn't include a paste-athon about something that has nothing to do with the question, for once.

* Socialism is an empty promise play being performed for the lazy, unimaginative and or mad at the world crowd. *
People can't be replicas of each other.
That's not organic, it's laboratory and it DOESN'T WORK.
The brains natural desire for competition gets neutered. Take that crap elsewhere. Thanks.
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I work with/supervise a number of millennials. They are some of the finest, smartest, most hard working people I know. I understand the impulse to make fun of some of the attitudes and politics that get reported about the millennial generation--and some of it is certainly true--but there are lots of good ones out there who really have their heads screwed on straight.
I agreed here as my associate is a millennial and she's the best I've ever had.

Having said that out of the last five "millennials" I've hired she's the only one left.

I guess that track record is skewing my judgement...
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I call bullshit!
We expected nothing less.
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As much as infowars, RT, and Devin Nunes?
Nunes being right all along drives you absolutely bonkers. In your TDS bubble, being correct means they are crazy.
Now that it's all unwinding are you going to continue to lie to yourself?
How about a reply that doesn't include a paste-athon about something that has nothing to do with the question, for once.

* Socialism is an empty promise play being performed for the lazy, unimaginative and or mad at the world crowd. *
People can't be replicas of each other.
That's not organic, it's laboratory and it DOESN'T WORK.
The brains natural desire for competition gets neutered. Take that crap elsewhere. Thanks.
We are now getting reports of NDS from emergency rooms on both coasts. The initial cases were first reported in Portland Oregon.
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Netflix has a great new documentary covering Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and all the other women taking over the House of Representatives in the USA. Soul stirring!
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Bravo, sir!

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The argument for a more compassionate caring society with a greater role for the commons is founded on the premise that of course opportunity + work = financial success (if that's something worth having). But we no longer have the same opportunity for upward mobility that once existed.

That aside, the Netflix show didn't cover the evils of unbridled capitalism, or the myth of a pure socialism. Instead it focused on the hubris of a big government political player like Crowley... and how with hard work and a lot of organizing and knocking on doors, anyone can unseat the professional politician.

I think everyone here can agree that's a positive message for our nation.
What do you mean by stating that there is no longer the opportunity for upward mobility as once existed? Where is your data to support this? I'm asking seriously.
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What do you mean by stating that there is no longer the opportunity for upward mobility as once existed? Where is your data to support this? I'm asking seriously.
AOC went from bartender to a rep in Congress - sounds pretty upward mobile to me.
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AOC went from bartender to a rep in Congress - sounds pretty upward mobile to me.
American dream right there baby. From the bottom to the top, escalator style.
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I guess folks can cherry pick the internet for articles like:

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-04-upwa...n-sharply.html

https://www.epi.org/publication/usa-...ries-mobility/

https://www.theatlantic.com/business...merica/491240/

...but the more optimistic can find just as many articles from more neoliberal perspectives, like the Economist, that say upward mobility is still greater in the USA than in most other nations.

So I agree its decline has not been as devastating as some alarmists on both sides have been touting. But one has to admit there are many segments of our population where statistically the opportunity is considerably less than others.
Thanks for your considered answer. I will insist that upward mobility and class mobility are two different concepts. I also believe two of the studies in question don't consider the change in educational attainment with respect to the original suppositions as well an neglecting the impact of the GI Bill and our soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines returning from WW2.

Any comparison between the post WW2 period and the 80s is specious, at best.

That said, CLASS mobility in the US is largely a myth. The vast majority will be born and die in the same class. Upward mobility is much more possible in the intra-class sense, i.e. moving from lower-middle class to middle-middle class.

Great post.
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That aside, the Netflix show didn't cover the evils of unbridled capitalism, or the myth of a pure socialism. Instead it focused on the hubris of a big government political player like Crowley... and how with hard work and a lot of organizing and knocking on doors, anyone can unseat the professional politician.

I think everyone here can agree that's a positive message for our nation.
I agree it is.

Just remember this when some extreme right-wing skinhead pulls off the same feat.
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A total lie you keep saying! I never even was part of politics forum back then lol

I'll make you a bet tho. You can pick a moderator to search my posts and if he finds I deleted even 1 single post from 2016 election I'll give you your dream and I'll voluntarily quit the forum for good (you keep asking me to leave haha). But if the moderator doesn't find any deleted posts then you have to leave.

Let's see if you want to man up and stick with your lie or you gonna puss out like the liar we both know you are

Remember you get to choose the moderator to do the search

Almost nobody believes your BS anymore, so here's the nail in your liar coffin

Liar

Fyi guys this is the twink that keep getting sand in his vagina over a joke i made. You still mad that i said you can identify as anything you want these days and i identify as an aborigine/eskimo.

And no one gives a fuck when you started crying on here anyway.
hmmmm. could this be the post that launched the infamous Visible Camel Toe thread?==>
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