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Quigley   befriend (6)   ignore (3)   Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 12:06pm PDT   Like (10)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Remove a lot of the opportunity to make decent money, raise the price of housing to elite-only, and require excessive education/certification for job market entry, and this is what you get. It can take a very long time for today's youth to afford a 1975 version of "adulthood."

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 5:30pm PDT   Like (9)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

to be analytical about it, republicans are conservative, meaning that they want to conserve traditional ways.

hot girls benefit from traditional ways. hot girls win the inter-female competition for high status men by default, just for being hot, which is a traditional virtue in a woman.

so of course they support the side that helps them. it's not an intellectual thing, just self-interest at work.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 7:11pm PDT   Like (7)   Dislike (2)     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Quigley   befriend (6)   ignore (3)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 9:04pm PDT   Like (6)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Old story: get the nations to go into debt, then make sure they can never get out.
Instant rent machine!
With the EU, they made sure to toss in a shot of Muslim barbarian protectionism just to screw the people in a little harder (and make calls for a police state seem reasonable). Unfortunately for the oligarchs, this was a bridge too far and UK said enough.
Good on ya mate!

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 9:18am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

wouldn't have guessed that iwog is not a fan of globalism.

hillary just means more globalism.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 2:25pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 6

Rew says

See how this whole background check thing works?

Xanthidae   befriend (0)   ignore (6)   Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 9:17pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

Don't be so melodramatic...we just want your tax returns...

iwog says

You don't want Donald Trump as president, you want blood. You want chaos. You want divine justice. You want an inquisition. You want death.

landtof   befriend (0)   ignore (2)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 5:50pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

marcus says

I didn't realize that Blurtman is TPB until just now.

Blurtman is the handle TPB uses when he's obsessing about race. But he just accidentally used it for a TPB post.

OBama ?

look. it's me. i'm you. from the future. please stop embarrassing us.

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 3:29pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 9

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 3:01am PDT   Like (5)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 10

The moocher countries like Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Spain won't want to exit.

epitaph   befriend (3)   ignore (0)   Thu, 30 Jun 2016, 2:04pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (2)     Share   Quote   Comment 11

As a 62-year-old employer at a small company who has hired many young people, I can honestly say that the vast majority of you are lazy and too entitled to hold down any job.
Out of the 20+ people I've hired as a business owner, there was only 1 young person who I thought was sort of decent, but even he's not up to my standards.
This is simply what employers want in an employee

- Must have a college degree in a hard science with a 3.7+ GPA
- Must have 5+ recommendations
- Must have at least 5+ years of experience
- Must have won prizes
- Must have good social skills and amazing quantitative abilities
- Must know useful programming.
- Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends occasionally without pay.
- Must be prompt and be able to handle criticisms.
- Must understand that I will give bad and false reviews to his future employers so that s/he doesn't move to other companies

As I've said. out of the 20+ young people I've hired, only 1 has come close to my requirements. This is for a $9/hour with no benefits receptionist job. He was a math and econ double major at a top 20 university and he fixed a security vulnerability in my website when it was hacked. Unfortunately, he left after 2 years. I don't know how he got a different job, though. I gave him terrible references so other bosses wouldn't hire him.

Why can't young people meet my standards? I think a lot of you are too entitled and are unwilling to learn the necessary skills to get jobs these days.

Rew   befriend (1)   ignore (3)   Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 10:10am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

Logan = the charts go up, up up!
iwog = but the people don't feel it

This is the inequality plague, and flat to no growth for the common person, that we see everywhere. These economic realities will continue to drive nationalism and fear. If not stopped, the pissed off masses then do violent things.

DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie   befriend (0)   ignore (3)   Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 8:05am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Guns don't kill people.

MOMs kill people!

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 7:57am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

thunderlips11 says

/clinton-tech-plan-reads-like-silicon-valley-wish-list/

reads like silicon valley CEO wish list.

the 99% get nothing.

turtledove   befriend (4)   ignore (0)   Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 9:06pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

I think that most of us would prefer that the insane not be given access to guns. But what are you proposing is the fix for this? You all are the same people who fought for HIPAA. You wanted medical records to exist under federally protected immunity. Well, this is what you get from that. What doctor is going to put his license on the line to talk out of school about a patient?... Without a release provided by the patient, there is no way that a doctor is going to release the information. Then you have the percentage of the population who may have had a bad situation for which they received therapy... Will those people be permanently barred, too? Who is to say who would go nuts and blow up her kids and who is just having a passing bad moment and would never cross the line to hurting people? Again, you are attempting to objectify intentions. I just don't think that there is a bullet-proof way of doing this without making assumptions about future actions for which there is no real proof. There are plenty of less-than stable people out there. At what point is a person so unstable as to be a danger to society with respect to guns? No matter how hard you try, you will never know what is really going on in someone's head. For goodness sake, how many times have we heard neighbors of "bad guys" say things like, "he was such a nice, quiet boy."?? You will have no choice but to profile people based on certain characteristics that may or may not be generally applicable across the population. We don't like it when we profile people with towels on their heads for extra searches at the airport... Does this mean that we would be okay to bar gun purchases by people who ever had a bad moment? People who perhaps were ever prescribed anti-depressants? People who ever sought professional help for a personal problem? Where do you draw the line? My kids make me crazy sometimes. I even bitch about it sometimes. I don't think that I would ever shoot /harm my kids... but how can you know that for sure? Do you really think that you could predict who might snap under the right circumstances and who wouldn't?

zzyzzx   befriend (10)   ignore (6)   Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 2:24pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 16

Obligatory:

Straw Man   befriend (0)   ignore (1)   Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 11:52am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

"I don't know where I'm going to go if I have to leave here," Hutchinson told local ABC News affiliate KGO-TV. "So, I honestly don't know what I'm going to do. I'm struggling here."

Seriously? A grown man in his 40s "doesn't know where to go" if the exact apartment he's currently renting is not available for him for exact price he's paying now? Take BART across the bay and rent similar digs for cheaper. 30 minutes on BART won't kill you. Nobody owes you anything.

Quigley   befriend (6)   ignore (3)   Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 5:42pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 18

Things are changing. You elites are out. The people have spoken and will speak again. There's no way we real Americans will ever support a murderous Clinton dynasty. Go fuck yourselves.

Patrick   befriend (64)   ignore (4)   Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 4:29pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

Yes, deny them the right to even speak! Free speech for us only, not for them!

That's how the constitution says it should be, right?

iwog   befriend (49)   ignore (9)   Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 8:37pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (2)     Share   Quote   Comment 20

Greenspan's opinion is worthless. He has no credibility left and pretty much everyone was hating on him 6 years ago on this very site.

Oh but now he's critical of Obama so he's smart?

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