comments by dublin hillz

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Tue, 24 May 2016, 2:20pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Some of the people who go out to eat constantly and stimulate the economy by shopping at the mall would actually become homeless in less than 2 weeks if their parents deprived them of shelter. I wonder how many millions of people are in exactly such a predicament.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 23 May 2016, 11:33am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

iwog says

The purpose of men is material support and the purpose of women is babies.

And this form of household formation is still widely available in U.S. If a male wants to be the sole provider for stay at home wife whose primary function is a babymaker/household caretaker, he can still find that. But, they will have to deal with side effects that come with pressure of being the only one making the money.

There is absolutely no reason why this form of existence should be a prescription for overall society and imposed on everyone.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 23 May 2016, 9:53am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Ceffer says

So what, the Russian Mob didn't give him permission to take money from anybody else.

Are you saying he gonna get popped like nemtsov if he gets out of line?

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 23 May 2016, 9:53am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

errc says

Trump stared into the abyss, and quickly realized what a failed loser the abyss is!

He stared into the abyss and realized that he tweets more than a millenial and then he tweeted again...

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Fri, 20 May 2016, 2:15pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

thunderlips11 says

It has been continuously driven by the 1% since the end of the Cold War

Very likely because after soviet union imploded there was no longer a need for prosperous middle class in the battle for hearts and minds of the citizens.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Fri, 20 May 2016, 12:50pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

curious2 says

I haven't seen that phrase before. What does it mean?

Some consumers only stick to certain brands and don't ever buy alternatives, just like some voters will only vote for politicians that they are familiar with.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Fri, 20 May 2016, 11:25am PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

Bernie must stay in it until the end. Every vote he earns sends a message not only to Ratched but to powers that be in corporate america. Hopefully he does well in Cali as it does not represent the state that he would typically do well in from demographics standpoint. Too many coke or chevron for life voters around here...

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 19 May 2016, 12:51pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

thunderlips11 says

Source?

Because if True, you ought to correct the Media narrative

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-mythology-of-trumps-working-class-support/

While Trump supporters are less well off than Kasich's and Rubio's, their median household income is still significantly higher than outright national median. I think we all know what housing/rents are in most of the country as well as the likely take home pay of $72,000 income and there's no way that these numbers add up to "economic anxiety" as the primary explanation of Trump's results.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 19 May 2016, 11:10am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

thunderlips11 says

contrary to what the Democratic Party hopes, Hispanics will become White just like the Italians, Jews, and Irish.

Are you suggesting that hispanics will vote for reps? Because that's certainly not what the reality on the ground reveals. Speaking of Jews, they are one the most loyal dem voting blocks around (speaking of american jews, not the ones that immigrated from soviet union).

But to get back to Trump - it appears that "economic anxiety" theory does not make sense and perhaps was created to gain legitimacy for the supporters to cover their true motivations. It has been revealed that median income of trump supporter household is in the 70K range while median income of american household is in the low/mid 50K range. So, Trump household is at least 35% higher income wise than outright median which does not match up with "economic anxiety" thesis. There has been some challenges that perhaps Trump supporter household is more likely to be married with kids vs outright median where one may find more single earner households, but still "economic anxiety" does not make sense because a "household" has only 1 rent/mortgage to pay as well as utilities/tv provider services/water bill etc, so the more money in the household, the less "anxiety" regardless of household composition. It is time to acknowledge the "cultural grievances" theory and for the so called "disaffected" to ask themselves exactly what bothers them so much about the changes since the 1960s.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Wed, 11 May 2016, 1:03pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

zzyzzx says

Stalin probably had a higher approval rating even after his death.

Opponents were executed, so dissent was essentially suppressed. The survivors were deadly silent as possible Purge 2 could never be ruled out.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Tue, 10 May 2016, 10:59am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

thunderlips11 says

and keeping the fear level high.

Fear of what? Who is the current mongol, napoleon or adolph?

thunderlips11 says

Without Russia, what would ultranationalist Balts do? Defend their shitty economy and their decision to shut down all of their Soviet era factories, sending their young women to the pole and their young men to clean the German's toilet bowl.

It's up to them. The world is full of examples of which approaches work and which don't. They can choose wisely if they are so inclined.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Tue, 10 May 2016, 9:47am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

thunderlips11 says

Its an existential threat to Russia, to have NATO directly on it's border. Everytime the Europeans invade Russia. they come via the Ukraine.

That was in the past. It's a different world now compared to 70 years ago. Besides, Russia does not have an "existential threat" anymore, they have nukes as a deterrent. There's absolutely no reason for them to insist that their neighbors be under their thumbs as a client state with no autonomy or self determination.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 9 May 2016, 4:16pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

thunderlips11 says

The same reason the US would never let Canada become an ally of Russia or China. Also, if it was all ICBMs, why did we bother with Cuba, Vietnam, etc.?

Canada or Mexico have no reason to become allies of russia and china other than engage in some trade. Ukraine or any other former soviet republic have every right to turn westward and become part of NATO or EU assuming that the latter 2 want such burden on their hands. Russia has no right to insist that any of former republic be its harlot.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 9 May 2016, 4:12pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

Bernie is still in it, so we should not yet crown hillary is the champion of democratic team, but I will say that out of the 3 remaining contenders for president, she offers the least disruption. So, if one is happy with their lives and they don't want to take unnecessary risks, Ratched is the most sensible choice.

Assuming that she ends up the team Dem champ, she offers in intriguing matchup against Trump. Back in 2008 when running against Barack, she kept on saying that she was the one who was ready for the "3AM call." She will have plenty of opportunity to practice that skill set against Trump who will go after her in the general election. I believe that she will be able to hit back, she is not just gonna stand there like Bush the 3rd and not retaliate and let Trump define her. When I call her "Ratched", it is for a reason, because it is evident that she has a certain streak in her and she is not an individual to be crossed. It says something in general that 2 most likely contenders for the title of the president are the ones with highest negatives on record. They are both nasty SOBs, or just Bs lol.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Mon, 9 May 2016, 4:05pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

curious2 says

Also, it was America's policy of expanding NATO eastward, including specifically Ukraine, that resulted in (Russians would say provoked) Russia invading the Ukraine in 2014 and annexing (mostly ethnic Russian) Crimea, where many voters preferred to be part of Russia

The buffer state theory made sense in the past, but now in the age of ICBMs and other modern technologies, the friendly "buffers" no longer carry the same weight that stalin though they did in the aftermath of world war 2. Besides, there is no logical or moral justification why ukraine (or any other 15 former soviet republics) must be russia's bitch.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 5 May 2016, 3:27pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

I got thorazine
I got 5 on it
Clips like magazines
I am day of atonement

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 5 May 2016, 2:51pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

Heraclitusstudent says

They're just living according to their traditions. We should respect that.

No, we should not. This form of barbaric social conservatism needs to be denounced. Drop leaflets with Darwin's and Nietzsche's writings all over Peshawar and make it clear that next drop from plane will not be words of peace.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Thu, 5 May 2016, 2:34pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 18

thunderlips11 says

And the Democratic Party, by abandoning the White Working Class

This brings up the classic wagon and horse problem because it can just as easily be argued that white working class abandoned the democratic party. Ultimately, organizations respond to incentives and when groups are taken for granted (whether they oppose or support you), you don't have to compete for them. And besides, analogy would be if an entitled millenial lives at home with parents who provide food and shelter for them and all they hear is snarly rebellion and statements like "go to hell, hope you die, f%^& off", eventually the parents will run out of patience in most cases and kick them out of the house. Something similar may have ocurred with democratic party and white working class.

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Wed, 4 May 2016, 4:34pm PDT   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 19

thunderlips11 says

Yeah, problem is that the first thing a Trump supporter mentions is the deliberate, DC-Chamber of Commerce driven outsourcing of jobs, massive immigration in the face of declining living wage jobs, etc.

That voter profile, if it's simply about economics should be voting for bernie sanders. They should at least pick someone with legit progressive cred instead of "you're fired."

dublin hillz   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Wed, 4 May 2016, 3:41pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

komputodo says

Yet men get knocked the fuck out everyday although it's illegal and maybe didn't even "deserve it"..

Maybe in a trailer park or in the hood, but the people in respectable communities usually don't have to worry about this problem.

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