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haresfur

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Posted: Apr 16, 2019 - 10:03pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 westslope wrote:
OK so I am a right-wing property rights dude and yet I kinda like Bernie Sanders, more to the point, several of his policies and his general attitude. I do not believe that he will become president but if he did, he would be overall positive for the USA. 

However, I do believe that Sanders will have a positive and lasting impact on US policy, and relations with allies.  

Am I wrong to think this way?  



Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall

The setup looked potentially hostile but became a free, hourlong commercial for the Sanders candidacy, broadcast to Fox viewers




 
The cynic in me thinks that Fox is guessing Sanders won't be the democratic candidate and is spruiking him as a spoiler

 

*practices saying his new Aussie slang*

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Posted: Apr 16, 2019 - 7:40pm



 haresfur wrote:


 westslope wrote:
OK so I am a right-wing property rights dude and yet I kinda like Bernie Sanders, more to the point, several of his policies and his general attitude. I do not believe that he will become president but if he did, he would be overall positive for the USA. 

However, I do believe that Sanders will have a positive and lasting impact on US policy, and relations with allies.  

Am I wrong to think this way?  



Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall

The setup looked potentially hostile but became a free, hourlong commercial for the Sanders candidacy, broadcast to Fox viewers




 
The cynic in me thinks that Fox is guessing Sanders won't be the democratic candidate and is spruiking him as a spoiler

 

*practices saying his new Aussie slang*
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Posted: Apr 16, 2019 - 3:44pm



 westslope wrote:
OK so I am a right-wing property rights dude and yet I kinda like Bernie Sanders, more to the point, several of his policies and his general attitude. I do not believe that he will become president but if he did, he would be overall positive for the USA. 

However, I do believe that Sanders will have a positive and lasting impact on US policy, and relations with allies.  

Am I wrong to think this way?  



Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall

The setup looked potentially hostile but became a free, hourlong commercial for the Sanders candidacy, broadcast to Fox viewers




 
The cynic in me thinks that Fox is guessing Sanders won't be the democratic candidate and is spruiking him as a spoiler

westslope

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Posted: Apr 16, 2019 - 11:09am

OK so I am a right-wing property rights dude and yet I kinda like Bernie Sanders, more to the point, several of his policies and his general attitude. I do not believe that he will become president but if he did, he would be overall positive for the USA. 

However, I do believe that Sanders will have a positive and lasting impact on US policy, and relations with allies.  

Am I wrong to think this way?  



Bernie Sanders draws enthusiastic cheers in surprising Fox News town hall

The setup looked potentially hostile but became a free, hourlong commercial for the Sanders candidacy, broadcast to Fox viewers




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Posted: Feb 21, 2019 - 2:17pm

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Posted: Feb 20, 2019 - 9:06am

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If Goodloe Sutton is anti-socialist, should we not cut him some slack?   Socialists are the ultimate evil.  

 
No on first part and yes on second.  Just because something is evil, doesn't mean nothing else is. {#Wink}
 
 
Edit: Evil is not the correct word for Socialists and of course my tongue was in cheek.  The better separation is racism is evil, but socialism is more of a threat to the Republic.  The numbers are holding pretty steady on actual racist and someday will bottom out, but there will always be racist.  It is just a matter on what percent it bottoms out on as civilization progresses and right now I believe it is holding at about 10% for white supremacist anyway.  Point of all that is, racist or any other facist right  wing person or organization will never gather enough clout or votes to acquire power and send us into an authoritarian dystopian apocalyptic downward spiral.  No, the true threat will be wrapped in words such as love, compassion, equality and justice and will come from the naive dreamers who will appeal to the emotions of our progressive society, gain power and then you know the rest of the story............



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Posted: Feb 20, 2019 - 8:47am

 westslope wrote:
If Goodloe Sutton is anti-socialist, should we not cut him some slack?   Socialists are the ultimate evil.  
 
That's pretty much how some people reasoned in the 30's of the last century as well, esp. those with means.
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Posted: Feb 20, 2019 - 8:41am

If Goodloe Sutton is anti-socialist, should we not cut him some slack?   Socialists are the ultimate evil.  
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Posted: Feb 20, 2019 - 7:12am

R_P wrote:
Getting feverish?
Alabama newspaper editor calls on KKK to lynch Democrats (a certain type of Democrats)

Let's see how many of his 3,000 subscribers he still has next week.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2019 - 4:34pm

Getting feverish?
Alabama newspaper editor calls on KKK to lynch Democrats (a certain type of Democrats)
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Posted: Feb 18, 2019 - 7:19am

 kurtster wrote:
A company the size of Amazon, which I have been told paid no federal taxes in 2017 and 18, should receive absolutely zero breaks from taxpayer's pockets.  Be it in grants, abatements or what ever.  They need to put the place somewhere.  It is going to be a logistical headache for whoever gets it.  Infrastructure is going to have to be altered and improved.  Locals will be inconvenienced and their cost of living will increase along with their property taxes.  

Amazon went on a phishing campaign to find out who was willing to give up what in order to have them with their H2Q sweepstakes.  They took notes for future needs to exploit localities when it would serve their own interests.  The search provided them with more useful information than anything else.  I wouldn't want an Amazon HQ near anywhere I lived.

 
Phishing campaign...absolutely.  they received volumes of data on the countless municipalities that were tripping over themselves to get invited to the party. Looking at the spot where Amazon was going to build didn't look realistic from a logistics standpoint.  
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Posted: Feb 17, 2019 - 1:32pm

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 2:26pm

A company the size of Amazon, which I have been told paid no federal taxes in 2017 and 18, should receive absolutely zero breaks from taxpayer's pockets.  Be it in grants, abatements or what ever.  They need to put the place somewhere.  It is going to be a logistical headache for whoever gets it.  Infrastructure is going to have to be altered and improved.  Locals will be inconvenienced and their cost of living will increase along with their property taxes.  

Amazon went on a phishing campaign to find out who was willing to give up what in order to have them with their H2Q sweepstakes.  They took notes for future needs to exploit localities when it would serve their own interests.  The search provided them with more useful information than anything else.  I wouldn't want an Amazon HQ near anywhere I lived.


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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:47pm



 black321 wrote:

 
they were worded many difft ways, but amounted to tax credits and abatements.  NY was not handing over $3b to Amzn to spend.  

 
I had edited my prior post to correct some wording.  But yes, I know it's not like the city and state were just handing over $3B, not sure why she pursues that notion - it's almost like Trump alleging that China is paying the tariffs.  I remember seeing the (an?) Amazon-NY agreement somewhere (can't find it now), where X amount of funding/incentives would be granted by NYS/NYC at different stages of building and different numbers of people hired, etc.  The total building subsidy from NYS was something like $500M, not billions.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:36pm

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:34pm



 Proclivities wrote:


 black321 wrote:
This AOC woman is really making an impression, and a pretty lousy one.  Where'd this moron go to college?
Responding to Amazon's decision not to build in Queens, implying NY had a $3 billion pile of cash it was going to "give" to Amazon can now be spent on infrastructure...not understanding these were tax breaks based on the Company producing jobs, profits.....

“We were subsidizing those jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. “The city was paying for those jobs. Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion dollars for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”

 
I think she went to B.U.  The $3B figure was largely based on taxpayer-backed subsidies (monetary grants) and incentives, not tax breaks.  I could understand some lawmakers at the city and state levels thinking is too steep, but I thought that was mostly ironed out already.  But still, she's out of touch thinking there's just money sitting around somewhere waiting to be distributed.

 
they were worded many difft ways, but amounted to tax credits and abatements.  NY was not handing over $3b to Amzn to spend.  
ps, she's not doing much to improve the reputation of her alma mater 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:19pm



 black321 wrote:
This AOC woman is really making an impression, and a pretty lousy one.  Where'd this moron go to college?
Responding to Amazon's decision not to build in Queens, implying NY had a $3 billion pile of cash it was going to "give" to Amazon can now be spent on infrastructure...not understanding these were tax breaks based on the Company producing jobs, profits.....

“We were subsidizing those jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. “The city was paying for those jobs. Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion dollars for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”

 
I think she went to B.U.  The $3B figure was largely based on taxpayer-backed subsidies and incentives, not just tax breaks.  I could understand some lawmakers at the city and state levels thinking it's too steep, but I thought that was mostly ironed out already.  But still, she's way out of touch thinking there's just money sitting around somewhere waiting to be distributed.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:02pm

 black321 wrote:
This AOC woman is really making an impression, and a pretty lousy one.  Where'd this moron go to college?
Responding to Amazon's decision not to build in Queens, implying NY had a $3 billion pile of cash it was going to "give" to Amazon can now be spent on infrastructure...not understanding these were tax breaks based on the Company producing jobs, profits.....

“We were subsidizing those jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. “The city was paying for those jobs. Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion dollars for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”
Ocasio-Cortez attended Yorktown High School, graduating in 2007.<20> She won second prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode C. elegans.<21> In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the International Astronomical Union named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.<22> <23> In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship.<24> In 2008, while Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father died of lung cancer.<25> <26> During college, she served as an intern in the immigration office during the final year of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy's tenure.<27> "I was the only Spanish speaker, and as a result, as basically a kid—a 19-, 20-year-old kid—whenever a frantic call would come into the office because someone is looking for their husband because they have been snatched off the street by ICE, I was the one that had to pick up that phone," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I was the one that had to help that person navigate that system."<27>

She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics.<24> <28> <29>
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black321

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Posted: Feb 15, 2019 - 11:57am

This AOC woman is really making an impression, and a pretty lousy one.  Where'd this moron go to college?
Responding to Amazon's decision not to build in Queens, implying NY had a $3 billion pile of cash it was going to "give" to Amazon can now be spent on infrastructure...not understanding these were tax breaks based on the Company producing jobs, profits.....

“We were subsidizing those jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday. “The city was paying for those jobs. Frankly, if we were willing to give away $3 billion dollars for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district, ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that amount of money if we wanted to.”

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Posted: Feb 9, 2019 - 7:29am

Speaking of unmasked, at least she is being totally honest here.  This is an actual quote from AOC regarding the green plan:  "In addition to providing “economic security for those unable or unwilling to work,” the plan also promises to create “millions of good, high-wage jobs” for willing Americans."{#Eek}


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