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« Reply #34140 on: February 11, 2019, 11:30:51 PM »
55 miles, that’s gotta be almost all the way across the Mexican border, right?
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« Reply #34141 on: February 12, 2019, 01:10:14 AM »
It costs that much to put up 55 miles of fencing?
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« Reply #34142 on: February 12, 2019, 01:13:31 AM »
When you can’t hire any Mexicans, ya prolly
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« Reply #34143 on: February 12, 2019, 01:14:36 AM »
Whew gonna have to call in an emergency filler like for that one dawg
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« Reply #34144 on: February 12, 2019, 01:32:59 AM »


Tucker Carlson on liberal tipping.

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« Reply #34145 on: February 12, 2019, 01:49:04 AM »
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« Reply #34146 on: February 12, 2019, 01:55:37 AM »
It costs that much to put up 55 miles of fencing?

20 million for the fencing, 1.5 billion for corruption

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« Reply #34147 on: February 12, 2019, 12:46:12 PM »
Holy shit fuck Israel so much

https://twitter.com/GalitPeleg/status/1079132514629967872


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« Reply #34148 on: February 12, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
The car debt bomb is going off soon

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A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday, even more than during the wake of the financial crisis era.

Economists warn this is a red flag. Despite the strong economy and low unemployment rate, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills.

“The substantial and growing number of distressed borrowers suggests that not all Americans have benefited from the strong labor market,” economists at the New York Fed wrote in a blog post.

A car loan is typically the first payment people make because a vehicle is critical to getting to work, and someone can live in a car if all else fails. When car loan delinquencies rise, it is a sign of significant duress among low-income and working-class Americans.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/12/record-million-americans-are-months-behind-their-car-payments-red-flag-economy/?utm_term=.0dcfe147389e

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« Reply #34149 on: February 12, 2019, 01:16:44 PM »
Hopefully the economy can hold out until we get someone new in office.

As much as I appreciate having a clown show in office for the entertainment, it doesn't become so funny any more when a real crisis appears like a financial meltdown or a terrorist attack.

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« Reply #34150 on: February 12, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
Hopefully the economy can hold out until we get someone new in office.

As much as I appreciate having a clown show in office for the entertainment, it doesn't become so funny any more when a real crisis appears like a financial meltdown or a terrorist attack.

Or the current climate crisis?
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« Reply #34151 on: February 12, 2019, 02:01:09 PM »
The brainwashing of our youth to actually believe that humankind is going to be wiped out in a short period of time? Yes, I would call that a crisis of a different sort that won't be fixed by politicians.


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« Reply #34152 on: February 12, 2019, 02:21:12 PM »
Yeah you're still as silly as ever on this topic.

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« Reply #34153 on: February 12, 2019, 02:27:16 PM »
Hey, I'll still be kicking around the internet in 40 years when the climate is still roughly the same but a bit warmer in the arctic circle.  Then you can tell me how silly I am and show me yet another article telling us we have 10 more years left to do something about climate change.




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« Reply #34154 on: February 12, 2019, 02:28:52 PM »
Name the terms, I’ll take that bet; 40 years is a long time to wager you’ll live

Just make sure you leave instructions for your estate
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« Reply #34155 on: February 12, 2019, 02:40:57 PM »
Hey, I'll still be kicking around the internet in 40 years when the climate is still roughly the same but a bit warmer in the arctic circle.  Then you can tell me how silly I am and show me yet another article telling us we have 10 more years left to do something about climate change.

I don’t think that is how it works.

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« Reply #34156 on: February 12, 2019, 02:46:37 PM »
Hey, I'll still be kicking around the internet in 40 years when the climate is still roughly the same but a bit warmer in the arctic circle.  Then you can tell me how silly I am and show me yet another article telling us we have 10 more years left to do something about climate change.

The comment had more to do with the ridiculousness you exhibit around the topic.

A threshold of irreversible changes in ten years =/= humankind is going to be wiped out in ten years.

First it was the facts of the science you struggled with, now its seemingly the interpretations..There's a pattern lol

 

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« Reply #34157 on: February 12, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »
I was using mass extinction and wiping out humankind interchangeably. But I forgot that you're the one that likes to sit on the internet and play semantics games all day. I'll recuse myself before I get sucked down into the vortex.




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« Reply #34158 on: February 12, 2019, 03:01:43 PM »
BUT I WANT TO MAKE A WAGER
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« Reply #34159 on: February 12, 2019, 03:04:01 PM »
Isn't the smug satisfaction of "being right on the internet" enough? I thought that was the currency we all keep doing this for.


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« Reply #34160 on: February 12, 2019, 03:05:24 PM »
Yeah but I need structure
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« Reply #34161 on: February 12, 2019, 03:18:12 PM »
Toxic "I'm taking my snow ball and going home" Adam  :smug
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« Reply #34162 on: February 12, 2019, 04:09:34 PM »
When the climate change hits, I’ll just turn up the AC.

Take that libtards.

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« Reply #34163 on: February 12, 2019, 04:16:40 PM »
I was using mass extinction and wiping out humankind interchangeably. But I forgot that you're the one that likes to sit on the internet and play semantics games all day. I'll recuse myself before I get sucked down into the vortex.



If pointing out to a moron that just because climate models aren't 100% accurate 100% of the time that doesn't call into question the science of the greenhouse effect is "semantics," I guess you're right lol.

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« Reply #34164 on: February 12, 2019, 04:20:49 PM »
You gotta understand TA's a 90's Republican. Just as a Kobe stan can never reconcile themselves to the superiority of LeBron, he will never betray his roots and admit that Al Gore was closer to the truth on this than Rush Limbaugh. I respect the loyalty.

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« Reply #34165 on: February 12, 2019, 04:21:45 PM »
Ditto

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« Reply #34166 on: February 12, 2019, 05:10:20 PM »
I was never a Limbaugh guy. I remember liking him while Bush Sr. was in office and he would crush Bush for decisions he made. So, I mistakenly thought this was someone that thought for himself and wasn't a party guy.

But, then when the 1992 election rolled around he was beating the drum for him the entire election. Like the previous 2 years had never happened.  I think he might've even done some photo-ops with him. That's when I figured out he was a hackfraud and never listened again.

It just illustrates the power of radio/audio in creating intimate relationships with the audience, that he can still have so many listeners after so many years of hypocrisies and personal allegations.

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« Reply #34167 on: February 12, 2019, 05:12:21 PM »
Hopefully the economy can hold out until we get someone new in office.

As much as I appreciate having a clown show in office for the entertainment, it doesn't become so funny any more when a real crisis appears like a financial meltdown or a terrorist attack.
What are you talking about. There's already a massive crisis at the border. In fact, the crisis is so big and so urgent that 2 years of campaigning can be spend on it.

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Let's be real here, the moment something actually happens that interupts the show Trump will be like: *cough* *cough* "I don't feel so good" and leaves office.
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« Reply #34168 on: February 12, 2019, 05:16:26 PM »
There's already been a crisis and a lot of people died, but the public's attention moved on pretty quickly because, well, yanno.

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« Reply #34169 on: February 12, 2019, 05:20:39 PM »
There's already been a crisis and a lot of people died, but the public's attention moved on pretty quickly because, well, yanno.
Natural disasters sorta hit at a different wave length than say if a nuclear plant under Rick Perry explodes or a plane is hijacked because the government is shutdown.

Anyhow Ted's found a way to fund the wall
https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/1095409091403546624
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« Reply #34170 on: February 12, 2019, 05:43:07 PM »
Sounds like Lyndon LaRouche died. Wonder what this means for the LaRouche guys with a table set up at BWI.

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« Reply #34171 on: February 12, 2019, 07:11:05 PM »
FUCK YOU, CURLY.

You introduced me to Michael Parenti and now I'm a genocide denier.



Where is Optimus? Is he permabanned? I just looked up the OPCW report from last July and they didn't find any evidence of nerve agents used in Douma, and all the plasma samples they took were clean.
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« Reply #34172 on: February 12, 2019, 07:12:20 PM »
 :noooo
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« Reply #34173 on: February 12, 2019, 07:14:00 PM »
Sounds like Lyndon LaRouche died. Wonder what this means for the LaRouche guys with a table set up at BWI.

Me and my brother used to have so much fun running into LaRouche folks on campus back in the day. So much fuckery.

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« Reply #34174 on: February 12, 2019, 07:19:12 PM »
i'm crossing the streams

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« Reply #34175 on: February 12, 2019, 07:22:23 PM »
I remember seeing a Ron Paul table on a campus way back when and thinking "those guys have nothing on the LaRouche geeks."

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« Reply #34176 on: February 12, 2019, 07:22:56 PM »
https://twitter.com/GeorgePapa19/status/1095424852654080000

yes, that guy. if this is american politics now, there is no hope for the future. 100% chance that at next year's RNC someone says "trust the plan".
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« Reply #34177 on: February 12, 2019, 08:19:28 PM »
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« Reply #34178 on: February 12, 2019, 10:00:53 PM »
https://climate.nasa.gov/


Toxic Adam be like "what's the problem guys, it's just a little warmer"

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« Reply #34179 on: February 12, 2019, 10:23:10 PM »
AFAIK climate change denial didn't get a mainstream foothold in most of the other rich countries the way it did in the US (Australia being an exception). Anyone here ever read anything good looking at why?

First guess would be some combination of domestic fossil fuel industry, car dependence, and dedicated right wing media infrastructure, but that's me just throwing shit out there.

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« Reply #34180 on: February 12, 2019, 10:32:49 PM »
AFAIK climate change denial didn't get a mainstream foothold in most of the other rich countries the way it did in the US (Australia being an exception). Anyone here ever read anything good looking at why?

First guess would be some combination of domestic fossil fuel industry, car dependence, and dedicated right wing media infrastructure, but that's me just throwing shit out there.

Less stupid people

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« Reply #34181 on: February 12, 2019, 10:39:49 PM »

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« Reply #34182 on: February 12, 2019, 11:06:38 PM »
AFAIK climate change denial didn't get a mainstream foothold in most of the other rich countries the way it did in the US (Australia being an exception). .

I'd throw us Canucks in as a partial exception too.  Most provincial governments are currently held by conservative parties, and they are bucking hard against the Federal Liberals' attempts to implement a national carbon tax.  The leaders themselves don't use the language of climate change denial, but I'd say the conservative base has a large enough chunk of climate deniers to be a force in swinging their leadership to their current obstructionist positions.
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« Reply #34185 on: February 13, 2019, 03:58:36 AM »
still haven't heard back from the VA about my education benefits  :doge
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« Reply #34186 on: February 13, 2019, 04:18:54 AM »
https://twitter.com/mviser/status/1095529657380859904

He sounds as dumb as trump. Aspiring cult leader who promises all the solutions but none of the details.
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« Reply #34188 on: February 13, 2019, 09:08:39 AM »
https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/status/1095170666612035587

"1100 people MURDERED"
"Decapitated heads rolling down the streets"

*silence /care*

[*cross talk*]

"They're all for Trump... Trump"

"WOOOOHOOOO YEEEAHHHHH"  :rofl
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« Reply #34189 on: February 13, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
He should stick to sports talk.
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« Reply #34190 on: February 13, 2019, 09:52:02 AM »
https://twitter.com/awzurcher/status/1095694842653483008

Oh the Stephen Colbert take on race. Yup that's getting you allies.   :lol
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« Reply #34191 on: February 13, 2019, 10:04:33 AM »
still haven't heard back from the VA about my education benefits  :doge
The last year of my chapter 35 benefits they literally just ignored me and then finally sent a letter after my benefits expired saying "oh whoops. you're no longer eligible"

They're also moronic because my benefits have expired but they won't allow my school to remove me off the VA hold list so every time I make a change I still have to submit the stupid VA forms just for them to be denied in order to add/drop a class or whatever.

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« Reply #34192 on: February 13, 2019, 10:06:07 AM »
still haven't heard back from the VA about my education benefits  :doge

Muh socialism

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« Reply #34193 on: February 13, 2019, 10:09:34 AM »
>Obama’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said, “I’m not a historian, but I know this: One of the legacies for this administration, for the president and the vice president, will be high-speed rail. That will be their transportation legacy.”

77 Billion spent in California and nothing to show for it. Yikes.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article226151030.html

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« Reply #34194 on: February 13, 2019, 11:32:12 AM »
ToxicAdam, we know you're an idiot, but do you have to keep making it so obvious?

1) Spending to date has been $5.5 billion
2) Nothing has changed on the project. The Governor simply repeated the last business plan. Use the existing money to finish the valley segment and get fed funding for the rest
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« Reply #34196 on: February 13, 2019, 12:21:01 PM »
Eh, Obama built a basketball court. One of them built a bowling alley, and then some other feckless fucktard paid to remove the bowling alley.

IMO, if they want recreation, they should go to the fucking park


Also, this explains why the shutdown went on for song long - he didnt need to go to Florida for golf, he was playing at home

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« Reply #34197 on: February 13, 2019, 12:22:45 PM »
I guess we'll just have to wait for the hyperloop B)
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« Reply #34198 on: February 13, 2019, 12:26:09 PM »
I read that the golf thing sits "Unused"  and Trump paid for it himself


The President has a #backlog  :rejoice
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« Reply #34199 on: February 13, 2019, 12:27:30 PM »
Golf room sounds fun, don’t hate
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