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Offline Rostum

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #360 on: February 09, 2016, 07:27:26 PM »
Lots of thought going into this train wreck, but at the end of the day big business gets re-elected.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #361 on: February 09, 2016, 08:59:56 PM »
my official predictions:

trump:  28%
rubio:  22%
kasich: 13%

bernie:  55%
hillary:  45%

I'm thinking the same thing, yeah.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #362 on: February 09, 2016, 10:13:02 PM »
I'm thinking the same thing, yeah.

great minds think alike and all that.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #363 on: February 10, 2016, 10:42:26 AM »
So much for that being close-run!  :P
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #364 on: February 10, 2016, 02:09:51 PM »
A yuuuuuuuge win by Bernie last night! :D

Offline ultamentkiller

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #365 on: February 10, 2016, 02:13:30 PM »
Poor Carson. I know the chance of him winning is slim, but I'm still getting behind him. Out of everyone, he's the one I trust the most.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #366 on: February 10, 2016, 02:30:48 PM »
Poor Carson. I know the chance of him winning is slim, but I'm still getting behind him. Out of everyone, he's the one I trust the most.

I have to say my positive impression of Kasich isn't a very educated one, but you might give him a look.
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Offline DireWolfSnow

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #367 on: February 10, 2016, 02:48:38 PM »
I really, really like Ben Carson as a person. He's humble, polite, intelligent, and is probably the most honest candidate out of the bunch. I would like to see more from him in the future.

However, Kaisch is probably the most viable candidate overall. He has a good record of working with democratic candidates as well as a history of being able to provide for the social welfare and keep a balanced budget.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #368 on: February 10, 2016, 03:03:56 PM »
I really, really like Ben Carson as a person. He's humble, polite, intelligent, and is probably the most honest candidate out of the bunch.

i keep hearing this and totally agree -- he's very polite, very honest, and very intelligent in his field of expertise.

that being said, he is nowhere near capable of standing at a podium and commanding the world.  he doesn't have the charisma to lead with soft power, nor the force of personality to lead with hard.  not to mention his extreme religious devotion coupled with a dunning-kruger attitude gives him massive political blind spots.

but, yeah, he's a nice guy.

Offline Rostum

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #369 on: February 10, 2016, 04:44:35 PM »
Meanwhile in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35536278

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #370 on: February 10, 2016, 05:14:10 PM »
Meanwhile in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35536278

 Kafka being read as an instruction manual.

Well, that's charming.
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Offline CryptofCthulhu

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #371 on: February 16, 2016, 08:16:52 AM »
The presidential race has shown that the GOP is still focusing on old men when they should be focusing on the youth. Conservatives need a new party to gravitate towards young men as they have little in common with the old guard.

There's nothing wrong with being conservative in certain areas, like economics.

I still prefer the middle of the road as opposed to taking one side over the other, as neither seem to be able to provide solutions that are workable in the long run.

There is no perfect solution that will solve all our problems, it's always going to be a matter of making something better at the cost of making something else worse. The best we can hope for is things are made better while simultaneously trying to minimize how much other things become worse.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #372 on: February 16, 2016, 08:22:09 AM »
The Democrats would have been better off with someone like Biden as a candidate, assuming he could distance himself enough from the Obama administration.

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Offline CryptofCthulhu

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #373 on: February 16, 2016, 08:25:04 AM »
I really, really like Ben Carson as a person. He's humble, polite, intelligent, and is probably the most honest candidate out of the bunch.

i keep hearing this and totally agree -- he's very polite, very honest, and very intelligent in his field of expertise.

that being said, he is nowhere near capable of standing at a podium and commanding the world.  he doesn't have the charisma to lead with soft power, nor the force of personality to lead with hard.  not to mention his extreme religious devotion coupled with a dunning-kruger attitude gives him massive political blind spots.

but, yeah, he's a nice guy.

Like a lot of these guys and gals, they are really good at one or two things and think because of this they are capable of tackling areas that are outside their area of expertise.

This is the fatal flaw of intellectuals (not saying Carson necessarily falls into this category).
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Offline m3mnoch

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #374 on: February 17, 2016, 07:34:41 PM »
The Democrats would have been better off with someone like Biden as a candidate, assuming he could distance himself enough from the Obama administration.

i dunno if distancing themselves from obama is a necessary thing.  his legacy is probably going to be pretty amazing.  despite the fact-deniers.

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/01/obamas-legacy-great-man-good-president-bad