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  1. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    And before you say Sanders doesn't lie: ...

    And before you say Sanders doesn't lie:





    Politicians are, by and large, trying to win support and influence the public, and telling people the truth all the time is not the best way to do...
  2. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    When I said "near enough it makes no difference"...

    When I said "near enough it makes no difference" I meant that near enough to all politicians lie to make no difference between "all of them lie" and "most of them lie". Not all of them lie but that...
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    and some, I'm sure, are good people :) I have...

    and some, I'm sure, are good people :)

    I have all the best words.
  4. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    There's a big difference between comparing and...

    There's a big difference between comparing and equating.
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    The issue is we have no way to get media to not...

    The issue is we have no way to get media to not talk about an election, and as long as huge corporations have an opinion they will push that opinion. It's not a US issue, and it's certainly not new,...
  6. I think it was an MIT review that said based on...

    I think it was an MIT review that said based on current trends, if the US went to 0 green house emissions today, than in 12 years the improvement in the global situation would be around .014%. ...
  7. The thing is, I don't know of any specific policy...

    The thing is, I don't know of any specific policy Trump has passed that has made a significant negative difference in the environment. Like the Paris accords ... he said we're pulling out, but not...
  8. As a 49ers fan: It was clear Kap wasn't quite so...

    As a 49ers fan: It was clear Kap wasn't quite so into football anymore in 2015 ... the number 1 thing any team looks for in a prospect is a passion to play the game, and Kap lost it quite a while ago.
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    I think they realize that they don't have...

    I think they realize that they don't have significant differences in climate so the debate is sort of wasted time.
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    I think (and I said when she announced) that her...

    I think (and I said when she announced) that her history was certain to doom her, and that's what Tulsi's shot was at. Kamala is the anti-Bernie in that she'll clearly say whatever she thinks people...
  11. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    I'm more of a constitutionalist when it comes to...

    I'm more of a constitutionalist when it comes to the SC, if it's not in the constitution then leave it to the states.
  12. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    "Democrats aren't trying as hard" still means...

    "Democrats aren't trying as hard" still means it's both party issue. And several of the things on your list I've seen Dems do too. I've never said the Dems and Reps do this stuff at the same level,...
  13. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    Filling the seats is political as can be, but I...

    Filling the seats is political as can be, but I believe once they are in they are not so bad. I think we need huge reforms, but the majority of the reforms I want are in getting money out of...
  14. Some couldn't keep it to football. If you want...

    Some couldn't keep it to football.

    If you want to talk football, go ahead and do that here too.
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    Willie Brown liked Kamala, at least enough of...

    Willie Brown liked Kamala, at least enough of what she did in bed to give her political positions back when he was doing her.
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    Not able to watch but Politico said Tulsi...

    Not able to watch but Politico said Tulsi responded "What Senator Harris is doing is unfortunately continuing to traffic in lies and smears and innuendos because she cannot challenge the substance of...
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    GDT: Kittle, Brieda, and maybe Staley coming back...

    Kittle, Brieda, and maybe Staley coming back could help the run game.
  18. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    Yes there have always been political games around...

    Yes there have always been political games around filling seats.

    On the bolded I agree.
  19. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    Maybe. Although, IIRC, the dissenting opinion...

    Maybe. Although, IIRC, the dissenting opinion basically said "it's bad" rather than making a constitutional argument for the dissent.

    Several states have found ways to significantly reduce...
  20. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    That's not an "at this time" thing ... it's...

    That's not an "at this time" thing ... it's always been true, and to the vast majority of the justices credit, they have not let their politics overwhelm their constitutional decisions. Once they...
  21. Thread: Gerrymandering

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    I think the ruling fit the constitution, even if...

    I think the ruling fit the constitution, even if it's not the answer we wanted.
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    I'm not Reagan. Most research funding has been...

    I'm not Reagan.

    Most research funding has been kept away from researching the effects of "illicit" drugs. One of the things I want federal legalization to do is the free up researchers to do that...
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    Yes, but I'm literally saying in every post that...

    Yes, but I'm literally saying in every post that I'm for legalizing all drugs. How can someone read something I'm saying and infer that I'm saying one thing but also read me actually literally...
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    Yep. All that crap is what made me think we need...

    Yep. All that crap is what made me think we need to have all campaigns 100% publicly funded, and allow no outside campaigning or money grubbing at all ... but that is not exactly free speech is it?
  25. Thread: Bias in media

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    I particularly enjoy finding spelling and grammar...

    I particularly enjoy finding spelling and grammar errors in "serious journalism"
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