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1   iwog   Sep 22, 8:50pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

That's because there is too much opposition to using nukes to solve our problems. Using nukes to take care of our NK problem would be quick, efficient, cheap, and with the minimum loss of innocent lives.

That's bullshit.

We have a conventional military force that can defeat any nation on earth and still keep 80% of our military on standby. We completely wiped out Iraq in a week with most of our troops still at home.

Don't believe me? Both Russia and China have one single old fashioned non-nuclear aircraft carrier each. They both suck and barely operate. We have 12 nuclear powered super-carriers and we're now introducing the Ford Class which is going to have rail-guns and laser cannons.

Our military spending is an embarrassment and it's not justified.

2   iwog   Sep 22, 7:54pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Strategist says

And there are people like Jazz and Dan, who keep putting me on ignore, because they hate facts.

That's not why they put you on ignore.

3   iwog   Sep 22, 7:28pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I emailed you as soon as I figured it out.

4   iwog   Sep 22, 7:19pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I was still able to post during the hacking crisis by following the hashtags.

5   iwog   Sep 22, 7:17pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Don't get hacked!!!! There is no being hacked in baseball!

6   iwog   Sep 21, 11:09pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Reality says
"Communism" is only a euphemism for Monarchy. Nothing more than that.


Not even in the perverted world of Austrian economics is communism a euphemism for monarchy. Words really don't have any meaning to you people do they.

Reality says
Marx simply substituted "divine right of king" with "dictatorship of the proletariat," which means a tyrant dictator ruling in the name of the "proletariat" too dumb to realize what's going on or too cowered to speak up.


That isn't what Marx meant at all. Divine rights of kings has no relevance whatsoever in this analysis since "divine right" is well defined and has nothing whatsoever to do with anything you mentioned. Again, you people have never met a word you didn't want to destroy.

Reality says
What we have today is similar to plantation slavery back then: free education, free food (EBT cards), free medicine, free housing, etc. etc. for the slaves, all at the discretion of slave masters running the plantation via a plantation scrip that the plantation owner could devalue at will. "Free" means you don't get to decide priorities but your slave masters do. Out of the 10 planks in Karl Marx' Communist Manifesto of 1848, 8 of them are already implemented in today's western society.


This is why everyone laughs at Austrians. What we have today is very similar to plantation slavery. Can we all agree on that? No? Idiocy? Yup that's what I thought.

7   iwog   Sep 21, 9:37pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

anonymous says
iwog says
You're lying. Our tax burden is much less than practically every 1st world nation on earth. We are not being run into the ground, we are being ground up into sausage because you want to give every last scrap of wealth to billionaires and the aristocracy.


This would hardly matter if US had affordable healthcare and college tuition like in other civilized countries.


We want wars and a bigger military instead. Even Trump wants to raise the budget another 10% because more than most of the nations in the world put together isn't enough defense.

Since 1981 Republicans have gotten everything they wanted. Lower taxes and more death abroad.

8   iwog   Sep 21, 2:49pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

socal2 says
I provided you a link where Washington State's pension liability doubled simply by using a new actuarial formula. It went from $5 billion unfunded to $10 billion unfunded overnight. Here is the link again.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article35486370.html


From your own link:

Washingtonís pension system is regularly ranked among the nationís best-funded. Even under the new calculations, no open plan is less than 90 percent funded. The actuary says all of the open plans remain on target to cover their full costs.


So even your own link proves you're a liar. LOL

9   iwog   Sep 21, 2:47pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

socal2 says
I counted 14 historically blue states in your table of the worst 22. Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland, Nevada.

And the Red States that show up on the list, often have big Democrat machine run cities that fuck up the whole state's pension finances.......like Louisville in Kentucky, New Orleans in Louisiana, Birmingham in Alabama.......


I'll ask you one last fucking time. Do you have ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER FROM ANY SOURCE THE PROVES THIS IS NOT PURE HORSESHIT?

socal2 says
All the states with the worst pension liabilities (Illinois, Connecticut, California, Washington, Oregon) are as blue as the sky.


Yes or fucking no. Answer the question.

10   iwog   Sep 21, 2:32pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

socal2 says
And simply looking at funding percents doesn't paint the whole picture.


DO YOU HAVE ONE SINGLE DATA POINT THAT PROVES YOUR CLAIM? You know, this claim:

socal2 says
All the states with the worst pension liabilities (Illinois, Connecticut, California, Washington, Oregon) are as blue as the sky.


The answer is no you don't.

Again and again and again, you idiot Republican assclowns believe that absolutely NOTHING trumps DATA every single time. You think your stupid childish beliefs are all that you need.

11   iwog   Sep 21, 2:29pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

socal2 says
FFS - Iwog. You do realize that most states are reevaluating their pension liability calculations no longer relying on rosy 7-8% growth - right?


Go fuck yourself.

You made a claim about RELATIVE pension health. You pulled the claim out of your ass. You made it up. You lied.

I proved you lied. I also proved that most red states are worse than most blue states. I proved your premise was wrong. I proved your conclusion was wrong. I demonstrated by listing pension information on all 50 states, that what you believe is bullshit.

Your reply? You link a couple of articles and none of them change anything I posted. None of them prove your assertion. None of those articles support your claim.

12   iwog   Sep 21, 2:00pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says
Liberals might ruin it sooner than we all think. I hope conservatives can save our nation.


Again this is just ignorant and sad.

Most 3rd world nations have a nearly 100% Laissez Faire economic policy with low taxes and very little government interference.

This is precisely why the United States Robber Barons that Republicans love so much locate their factories there. They don't have to worry about pollution, minimum wage, pensions, worker safety, or bad press.

As always, and I do mean as always, reality is exactly the opposite of what FortWayne believes it is. I urge those of you still voting Republican to wake up. It's almost too late.

13   iwog   Sep 21, 1:52pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

To further prove how utterly fucked up your perception of reality is, Oregon and Washington are in the top 5 for nearly fully funded pensions.



Washington stateís public pensions are among nationís best-funded
http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/washington-states-public-pensions-are-among-nations-best-funded/

Oregon's PERS ranked 4th for necessary funding
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/politics/state-workers/2015/07/14/oregon-pension-fund-ranked-th-nation/30141387/

14   iwog   Sep 21, 1:51pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

socal2 says
All the right-to-work states are run by Republicans. Unions declared war against Scott Walker for his union reforms a few years ago. All the states with the worst pension liabilities (Illinois, Connecticut, California, Washington, Oregon) are as blue as the sky.


All it took was 30 seconds to prove you were lying again. See what I mean? Again I'm going to post evidence because I can and you are going to post nothing. BTW California isn't even on the worst 20 list. Neither is Oregon. Neither is Washington. You might have been microscopically right if you said Illinois, however there are far more red states on the worst 20 list than blue state. For some reason you don't give a fuck if ANYTHING you believe is actually true or not.

https://graphics.wsj.com/table/Connecticut_102015

15   iwog   Sep 21, 1:44pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Patriot act is a wonderful thing.

Just ask every last Republican who is attacking the use of the Patriot act right now but who cheered it on when Bush and Republicans created it.

16   iwog   Sep 21, 1:18pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says
And I know you'll blame Trump for everything and credit Obama for all good things.


You're lying again and again I'll prove it. I always prove it.

I credit Trump for Title 9 with regards to sexual assault, signing off on the Pelosi budget deal, and encouraging congress to pass DACA.

I blame Obama for not standing up to your toxic idiotic Republican party more.

17   iwog   Sep 21, 1:16pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FortWayne says
Only thing you post is baseless enraged ad hominem.


Calling you a liar is not ad hominem. Especially after I proved it. Also since it represents no part of any argument I am making, it's not even a fallacy if it's false.

This was all taught to you in your college level logic course.

18   iwog   Sep 21, 1:15pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

TwoScoopsMcGee says
I'm still confused


At least you got this part right.

TwoScoopsMcGee says
how the DNI didn't know who was being wiretapped under FISA warrants and felt confident enough to categorically deny that anybody related to Trump or his campaign was Wiretapped.


If I were you, I'd worry more about how many times the Trump administration told a bald faced lie when asked about their connections and contacts with Russian nationals. I love how you concentrate so hard and so long on the wing of a fly while a dinosaur is standing right behind you.

19   iwog   Sep 21, 1:12pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Heraclitusstudent says
Yes, itís money 88% goes to a charitable cause, and obviously none of it goes to political campaigns, but at least the donors get ďaccess" to the US secretary of state.
Itís all wink wink and we NEED to believe there is nothing wrong with that. We can't criminalize "normal" activity.
But when Trump meets with some Russians we NEED to believe itís treason.


What your literally saying here is this:

"All politicians and former politicians should be banned from creating charitable organizations because I believe giving money to these organizations is exactly the same as interfering in our election process."

Since you were also throwing this out in reply to the Trump situation, I'll add this corollary: "Giving money to a charitable organization run by a politician or a former politician is exactly the same as conspiring with a foreign government to change the election results in return for direct political influence such as the removal of sanctions or the awarding of contracts."

I consider this asinine and not worthy of any analysis more than simply stating what you believe.

20   iwog   Sep 21, 11:19am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

CBOEtrader says
He's 8 months in. Chill.


Is is ever going to do anything?

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