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  • On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 8:58pm PDT in TEA PARTY YOUR WAY TO OLIGARCHY --EPIC STRATEGIC POWER OF MISDIRECTED PASSIONS, mell said:

    neplusultra57 says

    every liberal cultural achievement established in modern Supreme Court rulings. Roe v. Wade. Marriage equality

    neplusultra57 says

    Political correctness and being able to say "cunt" and "nigger" are so much more important.

    If you take your two examples above then you are basically saying punishing people for using certain words AKA free speech is no big deal and hence totally feasible while making the act of killing an unborn child free of punishment is a great achievement. That is devoid of common sense (and empathy for the baby being killed). Even though the consequences for the baby are much more severe than for the offended and thus these two actions are completely different ballparks, if you were consistent at least you'd either support or oppose both.

  • On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 8:14pm PDT in TEA PARTY YOUR WAY TO OLIGARCHY --EPIC STRATEGIC POWER OF MISDIRECTED PASSIONS, mell said:

    FortWayne says

    Trump is breaking all the rules. Liberals invented the PC playbook and expect everyone to play by those rules, since PC bullshit is their advantage. Trump isn't seeking DNC approval, so like a real leader he changed the playbook to one that benefits America and not the establishment. Liberals are frightened of it, because PC manipulation is out the window now, and all their bullshit instantly fails.

    In a way the Trump campaign is pure genius. While the right always has been using a mild form of identity politics - in the form of the Christian-religious candidate - the left has occupied the domain of identity politics firmly in the recent years, claiming their candidates are for the "small/black/gay/women/whatnot" people whereas their opponents always are "racists/misogynists" etc., Trump basically flipped the script on them. You want to play identity politics, then let's do it! And instead of trying to attack his positions, the left keeps to their PC bullshit agenda in attacking Trump with the usual memes, and it's not working that well. His campaign so far has operated almost flawlessly.

  • On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 7:07pm PDT in A Financial Transaction Tax will generate more than $100 billion, mell said:

    Dan8267 says

    thunderlips11 says

    Tax corporations on WHERE they sell, rather than where they book their profits. That way if Toyota sells $5B of Japanese made cars in the USA, they pay $500M. Regardless of anything else. If Amazon wants to Bullshit about how they produce billions of dollars in sales from a 3-person office in the Bahamas, great - it would mean nothing. If they sold $1B worth of stuff (for example), in the USA, they'd pay $100M in tax. If they sold $500M in the UK, Uncle Sam doesn't care one way or another. They can bring it all back to the US tax free, then disburse it via a dividend or whatever.

    OK, I nominate thunderlips for president.

    That's like a VAT paid by the seller. Not a bad idea. Of course it may encourage buying/selling goods for less in another country and then importing it as personal belonging. Easy to do for some goods, harder for others. The transaction tax for HFTs is not a bad thing, it could be a general, very minimal tax per share, so it would hardly hurt regular/hobby traders. I prefer it over capital gains, which is essentially double taxation for people who invest with money made from their income (vs corporations/HFTs designed to invest/churn).

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