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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by issendorf:
Watch that hyperbole Karma.

Oh let him have this jhco. It’s actually kind of adorable that he thinks Hillary is a good campaigner and is oblivious to the fact she has as much of a personality as a bowl of oatmeal.

Did I say she is a good campaigner?
I said she is a good DEBATOR.
There is a difference … for me, a huge one.

Plus, just in case ya missed it, I said she won’t really have to be all that good to be “effective”.

Unless there is some magical, dark “Pony” hiding somewhere that the GOP is keeping under wraps (like they did w/ Palin? lol), I’m not seeing anything it has that can compete. Hilly doesn’t have to be “good”; her opponents are likely going to be just that bad.

Oddly enough, I imagine they will kill each other off in their primary. They will sling so much mud at each other that HRC will win by default. lol

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Wiki Links

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

what if karma is accusing other ppl of being jhco to try and hide that he is jhco IRL???

really makes u think….

SSSSssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by issendorf:
Originally posted by karmakoolkid:

Says a lot; pretty much what my answer to issendorf was … eh?

It’s pretty damning that the chief reason you’re voting for her is you don’t like the opposition, rather than stating a positive (are there any?) about her.

I agree.
Sad …. isn’t it.
But, we are talking politicians here.
And, over the last 50 years, politics has become more about mud/shit flinging than issues;
so, it would appear that we (ought to?) vote for the one who has the least shit/better armor.

Probably best anyway for a society that can name the last 10 winners of American Idol and have a complete set of items sold by the Duck Dynasty; AND, can’t name even the two senators from their state. Fuck what the issues/planks are in an election … all of that shit is just too damn confusing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Says a lot; pretty much what my answer to issendorf was … eh?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by issendorf:
The country is FINALLY waking up to just how screwed they are getting by the rich and their govt. lackeys — of BOTH parties.

Because nothing says “we’re sick of the wealthy and the politically powerful” by voting for Hillary Clinton.

Any fool knows it takes fire to fight fire. I certainly don’t want to send the Pleasant Valley Middle School basketball team to play the NCAA champs and expect anything beyond comic relief. I don’t really see your point … likely because there simply isn’t one … much like that shit spewed by the “conservative” talk show hosts.
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The least they could do is nominate Elizabeth Warren so that, at the very least, the Democratic party’s platform isn’t completely incompatible with the person they nominate.
Oh …. I luv the smell of hyperbole so early in the evening. lol
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They are beginning to understand that when the mega-rich Koch Bro’s official representatives, the Amer. for Prosperity GET INVOLVED IN A SMALL CITY’S MAYORIAL ELECTION such micro-management of politics is very telling.

Not only has the fear over the Kochs been disproven consistently over time, ….

CONSISTANTLY?
By whom?
Seriously?
All of these allusions are illusions?
Good grief.
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Clinton is on track to spend $2.5 billion – far more than any Republican will. Have fun dealing with that cognitive dissonance.

Nice twist, lol. Ya do know it doesn’t come out of her own pocket …. right?
What part of the Pleasant Valley Middle School basketball team do YOU not understand?

One of the huge differences between what HRC’s crew will spend and what the GOP will spend is where it comes from. THAT is the huge & SIGNIFICANT difference. It tells who is wanting to be REPRESENTED. It tells who is wanting to “buy” the Oval Off.
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Originally posted by beauval:

So do you think that Elizabeth Warren would make a more plausible candidate? I don’t know too much about her, but she does appear to have some decidedly socialistic ideals (which would probably be well received on this side of the water). But I wonder whether America is ready for someone like that, and also whether she could lead the democrats to an election disaster because of her views.

beauval, have a peek at this

Do some Google on her.
Unless she has very ugly skeletons in her closets, she is a political saint and the U.S. is now in desperate need of someone like her. At this point, even though I care deeply about social issues (liberal in me), I’m much, MUCH more concerned about our fiscal issues (conservative in me).

If America doesn’t get its shit together—AND SOON—the only social issues that will much matter is the length of the bread lines.

I don’t think Lizzy is playing coy.
I don’t think she wants the job … maybe NEVER.
But, she really needs to become a lot more effective than being a Senator.
By that, I mean staying in the national limelight and putting out the needed messages.

I fell in luv w/ the politician Warren several years back.
Such emotion has only increased along w/ my knowledge of her.
I’ve been stumping for her on SD for at least 2 yrs.

GO ELIZABETH WARREN.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Microfluidics and Electronic Noses: A Plausible Social Stratification

beauval, in addition to the positive side of members of society who “cooperate” by getting immunizations, what about those who eschew the more health-risky “adventures” of poor diet, boozing, smoking, etc.? Would/should they expect preferential treatment/consideration … esp. for any ailments that were, in the very least, DIRECTLY related to the area they worked so hard to prevent?

 

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Topic: Serious Discussion / American Shame: My Lai Massacre

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Whilst veterans are often treated like shit from a physical needs or administrative standpoint, the number of folks who believe that a US vet can do no wrong, and is deserving of verbal respect at all times no matter what, is I would have to say, quite substantial.

These same people would very likely take a ‘not in my back yard’ approach to programs trying to treat disabled war vets in their area, butthat’s another matter.

Again, like Kasic’s putting it, the common belief is that the US armed forces represent the army of FREEDOM, marching out to liberate the world from its oppressors, and bring the gift of American values to all corners of the Earth. The US is Mother. The US is Father. The mighty US of A can do no wrong.

Then. when the rose colored glasses fall off, the level cognitive disconnect is quite impressive. It stems I think from the way we were all taught as youngsters, thatthe US was the beacon of hope in the world. The very best nation on Earth. We required the biggest military on Earth because everyone else was jealous of our success. We were to put it bluntly, God’s chosen people.

Relatively few actively seek to explore other cultures, or immerse themselves in other cultures except those they are stationed in during wartime operations. During wartime, you’re hardly going to see the best side of a foreign country, after all. As such it’s a shock to the system when one of these events break, and it becomes clear we’re no better than anyone else on the planet, and our people are, well, just people. Some are very good, some are absolutely horrid, and they run the gamut of everything in-between. Atrocities are committed in our name, just as they are committed in other nations’ names.

EXACTLY.

Such is the line of bullshit/rose-tinted glasses fed to us by those who profit from war.
There is no profit from caring for the fallout/casualties of such money-making.
In fact, the tax dollar spent doing so is deemed “far better spent on buying bombs” than it is taking care of lowly grunts.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / American Shame: My Lai Massacre

Originally posted by Kasic:
Is it because are you are uncomfortable talking about things like this? Is it more distressing that it’s American troops?

In the USA, soldiers are second only to God. Insulting them or saying they did something wrong or can be anything less than heroic and selfless at all times is tantamount to blasphemy.

Not quite true, Kasic.
But then, your age precludes you from knowing about the atmosphere of that time.
I, on the other hand, had my own experiences and talked directly to many others who shared similar ones.

Nam became such an unpopular war that most anything associated w/ it was given full credit for all that was negative about it … including many 18 y.o. KIDS who did nothing more than get drafted (or failed to flee to Canada or some other deferment from the draft). That shit over there did a head-number on a whoooole lot of kids. Not only were they killing a ppl that often didn’t wear uniforms and were sometimes children & women, their buddies were being atrociously killed/maimed/wounded by the Viet Kong and their “civilian” allies.

From this link
“Greene reprinted 81 letters detailing Vietnam veterans being spat upon in the first section of Homecoming. Interestingly, the persons described as assailing the veterans came from a wide spectrum of American society. Assailants of the veterans are variously described as “a woman about forty”, “middle-aged lady”, “youngster”, “college types”, “group of people”, “sweet little old lady”, “well groomed little old lady”, “rude couple”, and "teenagers"—as well as “hippies” and “flower children”. The veterans assaulted were not just ordinary soldiers; they ran the gamut of military occupations, including such noncombatants as a surgeon, a dentist, a West Point cadet, and a Catholic priest. In one case, a passerby remarked that a soldier who had been killed in action deserved to die. Reported locales did not just include airports, but bus stations and ordinary street settings; in one case, the spitting occurred in New Zealand. In several cases, the spat-upon veteran related minor retaliation upon his assailant, although most vets avoided such.9"

NOW, take your pick and then tell me if America is all that proud of the service rendered by its “heroic and selfless at all times”. Don’t forget these assholes. Thankfully, most in our nation do believe the WBC to be “blasphemous”.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / American Shame: My Lai Massacre

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

I think it’s an interesting footnote in history, and it’s a human tragedy. It has nothing to do with politics.

The whole fucking war was “political”.
McNamara even ADMITTED as much.
Most wars ARE political … of one nature or another.

Pete, changing a few words of someone’s text is still very close to plagiarizing.
Just give us the link and state what you want to use from it for us to discuss.
Show what your intent is—please make a point here about what ya want us to discuss.

I’m reasonably sure that YOU aren’t that much of a historian—esp. the Nam War—as to have been able to write about My Lai in your “own words” there.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

How many times have we here on SD been told prognostications by jhco that amounted to little more than “BS” themselves? Yet he still wants to tell us just what is going to happen in the future. lol

What “politician” doesn’t have baggage?
What politician isn’t prone to lying and fooling the ppl?
What politician really isn’t all that good an actor?
Hell, even Ronnie’s wasn’t much of an actor … even though that was his original work.

TOTALLY” … eh?
When will this man EVER LEARN that such hyperbole is death to credibility?

ADDENDUM:
One thing is for certain if it is HRC that wins the Demo nom: the debates she engages w/ the GOP candidate will be very lively and show Americans exactly what this “BS going on in Washington” is about and who is the most responsible for it — the GOP.

Hilly is a damn fine debater and will tear a new asshole in any of the current GOP hopefuls. She will have a cadre of super-supporters (like this one) that will tell the nation exactly how much it is getting fucked by the GOP. Don’t be surprised if a goodly number of them are GOP’s. Here in Kansas, more than 100 of them broke rank and put their VERY PUBLIC support for Demo Paul Davis for Governor.

The country is FINALLY waking up to just how screwed they are getting by the rich and their govt. lackeys — of BOTH parties. They are beginning to understand that when the mega-rich Koch Bro’s official representatives, the Amer. for Prosperity, need to get involved in a small city’s mayoral election, the massive amount of economic control they want is something to be VERY concerned about.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Think twice before you eat Chicken Nuggets from McDonald's!

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

Oh yes, their mascot may scare away much of the coulrophobics. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Well, who wouldn’t be afraid of clowns?
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Think twice before you eat Chicken Nuggets from McDonald's!

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

“Think twice before you eat anything from McDonald’s!”

^ Should be the title name. Just because the Chicken Nuggets aren’t safe, doesn’t mean that all their other menu items are. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

OR:
Think ONCE before eating at Micky D’s and you WON’T.
or,
If able to think AT ALL, you won’t eat there … just on basic principles that a clown is its mascot. That’s not fun food being served; it’s FUNNY food.
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Implications of Allowing Gay Marriage (Polygamy/Incest)

Originally posted by vikaTae:
… like some sort of non-corporeal, visually transmitted disease that only homosexuals possess, that is at the root of all the anti-homosexual fervor of whichever stripe it decides to present as.

A “disease” that can be cured.

""This ruling makes clear that when conversion therapists lie about the nature of homosexuality in order to lure these vulnerable clients into their services and their programs, they’re committing fraud," says David Dinielli, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which filed the lawsuit for the plaintiffs. According to the SPLC, this marks the first time a US court has found that homosexuality is not a mental disease."

And, that it is a “choice”:
“Bariso already ruled that several experts who promote conversion therapy would not be allowed to testify in the trial.”

A choice that can be rescinded via “help” by sickos like this.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Implications of Allowing Gay Marriage (Polygamy/Incest)

KingZ … see: homophobia

One can obtain somewhat a decent idea of “outside” study of this illness; but, to get a deep, serious feel for what it is, they will have to “infiltrate the ranks” of religious & outright haters to do so. Doing so will likely cause the mind to suffer greatly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by Kasic:
I certainly don’t see Hilary herself touting how her gender is a factor in her candidacy

Any Democratic women who runs for president will be accused of using their gender to garner votes by Republicans.

And, I said as much.
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The same would probably be true if a Republican woman tried.

I guess I should have shown my lack of bias by including this.

Sadly, this is currently the state of the political process in America ATM.
An important note, one that is so easily and all too often overlooked, is just WHO IT IS that is saying such things that are absurdly unimportant.

I still stand by my assessment that it is the GOP’s faaar-right (and those not-so-far that feed it?) who are doing the loudest hate-mongering and mud-slinging.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Twitter vs. Facebook A social media War

Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

I agree, 140 characters is totally enough for people to have conversations. There is no possible way that a character limitation could cause any confu

That is fucking funny.
Now, to wait and see how many ppl will “get it”.
lol
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by Kasic:
While I respect the fact that you disagree with me, I’m pretty sure Palin was not “loved” by anyone.

I know firsthand my parents thought she was the absolute best ever. My mom wouldn’t stop talking about her until long after the elections were over.

First, perhaps pete was going for something more along the lines of: …Palin was not “loved” by EVERYONE (in the GOP?).

Second, though I don’t know Kasic’s mom & her political ideology, there were (are?) many ppl who will shell out a lot of money and this one (< irony alert) to see/hear her give a brief appearance (for a very short speech). Even though she is a woman, which DOES still limit her standing in the OVERALL Republican ideology, her attractive appearance (yes, good looks are a definite asset) and “folksy” ways strike a cord for the Tea Party, old-line conservatives … emphasis on OLD.

When she came to Wichita a couple of years ago to give a speech, it was mostly the old, White ppl who lined up. She apparently is like the daughter-grown-up they wanted but never got. For me, her speeches are much like my listening to the 60’s – 70’s oldies stations … give me that all warm-&-fuzzy feeling by connecting to a time much less complicated. She “takes them back” to a simpler time and assures them everything is going to be alright if they follow her lead and hate every/any thing that is more “liberal” than they are.

But, much like how Paris Hilton suddenly disappeared from the news, Palin will follow to obscurity as those older ppl die off or find some new “panty-less cheerleader shouting rah-rah hate progress” bozo/bimbo to love.

Now, for OP-iness: I certainly don’t see Hilary herself touting how her gender is a factor in her candidacy … other than the obvious that her being a female affords her a weeebit of insight on what it is to be a woman. However, the huge diversity of what women are should give clue to all but the simplest of minds that a smart politician isn’t going to rely on such limited bullshit of: vote for me because “I am woman….hear me roar”.

I don’t think even the Demo’s will tout that … at least the smart one won’t.
NO … it will be the hateful far-right that will push that shitty agenda to help their plans to destroy her trek to the Presidency by shifting focus from her policies onto something that is utterly irrelevant other than as a footnote for history. This is who the far-right is … it is what they do.

Issendorf is right. Hilary can be viewed as being a bitch … only I wouldn’t go gender (thanks to tutoring by Jan … lol) and call her a bitch. I would simply say she is a professional who sees politics as a very serious area that affects an enormous number of ppl in very important ways; and, she merely reflects that stance by being a no-nonsense, strong/tough, gender-less, representative of what America is/wants.

There has been this concept lately that a Pres. should be someone “we” can sit down w/ an have a beer. That is a nice concept if one wants to see their leaders in the context of having something in common w/ them in areas that would likely be thus discussed in such venues. However, I want a leader that can ALSO “sit down” w/ other makers/shakers/movers and be as touch as needed in representing MY interests.

My experience has been that such a person usually isn’t someone I can be all that “casual” with … and, I don’t necessarily want to be. I want my representative to know that I am SERIOUS about what I want them to be doing for me. I’m just not all that sure having a beer w/ them will adequately convey such seriousness.

I think we should have had Hilary BEFORE Obama … giving Obama time to “season” and show us what he could do. Hilary would have handled the economic shit storm much better and would then have gone on to address the issues brought up in the ’08 Demo campaign w/ Obama.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

To address the OP, in the most simplest of explanations: The Republicans hate women#.

Don’t be silly, ppl … of course it isn’t EVERY Republican. I’m talking about a demonstrative overall theme going on here; a theme that likely is strong enough to win the day for the election of a GOP candidate for Pres.

One of the comments in that link:
“More seriously, because the rightwing revolution beginning roughly around the defeat of Goldwater soon realized they had no way to win elections without mobilizing racists, evangelicals and, once Roe v Wade came down, rightwing Catholics. And those religious groups heavily overlapped the racists. The evangelicals and RW Catholics are the Republicans with the women-suppression and sex control agenda.”

So, feed them the woman-hating-and-suppressing agenda and they’ll turn out election after election voting themselves into poverty.

That fairly well describes what I been saying for some time now on this forum: The rich, in order to ensure their own dynasty control of America, will use the top-shelf methods of propaganda to tie a person’s pet fears & hatreds, regardless of how obviously insanely ignorant those concepts are, to an agenda that ultimately is against their own best interests.

I truly admire the smoke-&-mirrors legerdemain they use so well to manipulate so many in order to retain a power that our Constitution was established to ensure wouldn’t happen. Perhaps they are supposed to “rule”?

Another supporting opinion.

And.

This “war against women” is subtly incrementally small skirmishes that nibble away the rights of Americans AKA women. And, I think the “campaign” is gaining momentum.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Logic Puzzle

He said “_RUSHED BY”_.
Considering the dough holds fast to the conveyer belt, the static stamper would distort both the trailing dough and the cookie-shape dough itself … causing the DOUGH of the cookie to be squashed (a bit?) against the wall of the stamper into the direction of the oncoming belt.

Does this mean the cookies, bought in the store (and, I assume, be baked) will retail that shape …. whatever it turns out to be—just too many variables to accurately determine.
I doubt it though; there will likely be some “melting” of the dough as the cookie bakes.
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You can walk ONLY halfway into a forest; after that, you are walking OUT of it.

There is no bananas (typically) at the top of a coconut tree.

You have one apple; the table “has” two.

Pete should have C&Ped the answer choices as well as the questions; it would have made much more sense that way. I didn’t realize the link wouldn’t work for anyone. It wouldn’t work for me AFTER I had taken it; all it would give me is my score (it knew my computer lol).

The answer to " How many loaves of bread can you put into an empty shopping cart?" is: 200; but, you would need to smash them before hand.