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  1. RedDenver

    The Angry Violent Right

    Hopefully, they apprehend and try the attacker. But since the attacker isn't known yet, how can the conservative media immediately know he's liberal? Here's the story from Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/conservative-student-assaulted-uc-berkeley-while-recruiting-other-1340057
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    The Angry Violent Right

    And 44% replied “no” to the following: (Those 44% are wrong. ”Hate speech,” with some caveats, is legally protected under the US constitution.) https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-berkeley-protest-shapiro-20170914-htmlstory.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/09/15/ben-shapiro-berkeley-protest-arrests/669071001/ Other posters have already debunked your claims, but I'll pile on by pointing out that you moved the goalposts. Here's your post @Landlord was replying to: So even if your claims weren't debunked, you're still moving the goalposts from "having violent protests and death threats" to "agreeing with statements about violent protests".
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    Maurice Washington Faces Charges

    You should tell your friend that the Supreme Court ruled on the detrimental effects way back in 1911. Summary:
  4. LB voting was difficult for both positions. I wanted to vote for all of them.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    So he did say a couple of things about Trump, but my point remains that Schultz launched his campaign attacking the Dems: Howard Schultz kicks off potential bid to unseat Trump... by attacking Democrats Budding independent Howard Schultz aims most of his ire at Democrats Howard Schultz: I'm doing something right if Democrats are mad at me And then he tries to subvert the party primary: Howard Schultz’ challenge to Democrats: Nominate a centrist for president and I’ll abandon my independent campaign I'm not saying you can't like him as a candidate - I'm trying to show you why liberals might not like him as a candidate as you originally were asking. Can you not see why his actions might not be taken kindly by liberals?
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I don't think I've heard of anyone saying his past work history is something that liberal voters would hate. If he'd have run in the Dem primary, then a lot of the Dem voters (many of whom are liberals) would be more interested. (Also, I don't necessarily agree with the common idea that he'd suck away Dem voters helping Trump win because I think he could suck away at least as many Repub voters.) His track record of being socially and environmental contentious in running his business are indeed things that liberals were and are interested in and support. However, you're not looking at what he has done in his short time campaigning. He got a lot of media attention simply because he's rich - there's not really any denying especially since he's put forth no ideas - and that turns off a lot of people. But more importantly, look at what he's been saying about the Dem candidates - he's basically just been attacking the Dems with little (none?) attacks on the Repubs. If he really wanted to paint himself as a independent alternative, then he'd have been just as critical of both parties and their policies, but he focused almost all of his attention on the tax increases for the wealthy, which just reinforces the dislike of his attention due to wealth. I'm not sure there could have been a much better way to deliberate alienate liberals and without embracing the right. Also, why even launch a campaign if he doesn't even know what his policies or vision are? He could have easily waited a few months or until all the Dem candidates were running, and then launched a campaign where he can point out what policies of theirs he doesn't agree with and what he'd propose instead. Maybe he can recover from his bad campaign launch, btu right now he just comes off as a guy without ideas that only getting talked about because he's wealthy.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    You asked why liberals don't support Schultz, and I gave a some reasons. Thanks for the link. But here's why I think he's just a lousy candidate regardless of political leanings, he's just empty talk: "He just won't say how much more." He's running a campaign based on hot air. If and when he puts out something of substance, then we can actually debate whether his ideas and policies are good for America.
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    The Angry Violent Right

    The "where" is literally described in the article. But that doesn't support your preconceived notions so it must be "fake news", right?
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    The Angry Violent Right

    Have you considered that maybe your opinion is wrong? Conservatives have been claiming media bias going back decades. However: Examining the "liberal media" claim: journalists' views on politics, economic and social policy (including health care), and media coverage. The Myth of the Liberal Media If someone cannot even admit that their opinions might be biased or incorrect - they are far to entrenched in their positions to warrant a reasonable discussion and possible changing of minds.
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    The Angry Violent Right

    There's a lot of stuff in that rant, but this here is some grade A blinders. which has led to death threats against journalists: Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism Man charged with making death threats against journalists over Trump editorials
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    Oh yeah, I forgot he dismissed the higher tax rates while saying he was a self-made man that knew poverty because he grew up in the projects. So he benefited from the social welfare programs that were paid for with taxes, and without those programs he couldn't have made himself into anything. It's ridiculous. Can you link to him saying the wealthy should pay more as I've never seen him even hint at that? I've only seen him say stupid stuff like calling Warren's and AOC's tax ideas "not American": Howard Schultz knocks Ocasio-Cortez, Warren and Harris for ‘extreme,’ ‘punitive’ and ‘not American’ policies Add to that he's running as an independent instead of inside the Dem party, which many think could hurt the Dems and possibly help Trump, and you can understand why many liberals don't like him as a candidate. But even just as a candidate, he doesn't know what he's talking about and has no plans or vision. Just watch his CNN townhall and you'll see he avoids answering the questions, so he comes off as a rich guy that just decided to enter politics one day without any idea what he's doing. I think Schultz is more likely to attract not-Trump Republicans and others who are socially liberal but don't want to be part of the Republicans, which I think you fit into that group.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    He painted himself as the pro-wealthy candidate right from the beginning when he called the idea of raising taxes on the wealthy "Un-American". And while he is socially liberal, he's fiscally conservative. And there doesn't appear to be many people who actually fall into that group if you look at polling data: A view of Howard Schultz from a tiny political subset
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    Eradicating Diseases

    Haha, I got myself all kinds of backwards there. I meant that Roundup Ready GMO's aren't reducing the amount of chemical use because the weeds are developing resistance.
  14. I guess I'm not as elitist as I thought.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I'm as guilty as anyone, but maybe we should move the socialism discussion to another thread:
  16. Yeah, us elitist snobs that go to the beach/pool need an extra large towel to also lay down on.
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    I think you're taking his criticisms of the wealthy and assuming what he thinks of the rest of society. But regardless, I think as voters we should care more about the policies being put forward by each candidate than the popularity contest of personalities the media likes to cover.
  18. Depends on the girl. My wife only uses two towels at a time for a week. So it's a beach towel. I don't use a wash cloth - they get funky pretty quickly.
  19. It's also dependent on how humid it is where you live. Growing up in Omaha, I had to use two towels at a time and rotated each day which one to use as they took >24 hours to dry out enough to use again. Since I used the pair for about a week, I needed 4 to allow for laundry time. Now living near Denver, I can use just one at a time for about a week, so I can get away with owning just 2, but I have 3 just in case. I don't know what a bath sheet is though. Maybe that's the same as a bath mat?
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    The National Debt

    It's a nice notion, but government finances is not at all the same as a person's. Unless that person controls their own currency, can force others to use that currency (e.g. collect taxes in that currency), can carry generational debts, can issue their own bonds, etc. And spending less isn't always fiscally responsible. Investments like infrastructure and education produce more revenue than they spent.
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    The National Debt

    Paying for the current debt with a new debt of equal amount is just the sort of thinking that could get you elected!!
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    The Way to Early 2020 Presidential Election

    That article is poorly written and doesn't even look at the most important figure in determining if Venezuela is a petro-state with bad leadership: how much of Venezuela's GDP is based on the petro industry. Turns out that 95% of Venezuela's exports and 25% of its GDP comes from the oil industry. Then they undermine their own argument: Venezuela is certainly a cautionary tale about socialism, but it's not representative of all forms of socialism, all ideas in socialism, or all ways to govern with socialism. Capitalists trying to discredit an entire ideology with a single example is ridiculous and ultimately undermines or ignores other, stronger criticisms of socialism and socialist ideas.
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    The National Debt

    Pay for what? The debt?
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