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Castanza

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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2019, 06:12:37 PM »
Generally Tariffs are bad for economies. However I understand the utility of them in these situations. We haven't had a free market system and true free trade for a loooonggg time.

But here is the thing that gets me. The majority of the people complaining these tariffs are the same ones trying to vote people in office who want free healthcare, free college tuition, free marriage counseling, government paid moving expenses, reparations, free free free. So to complain about paying some increased prices for goods (which I haven't personally seen yet) but yet want to "tax em to Hell!" It's unbelievably hypocritical.

I'd much rather pay some increased costs due to tariffs for a temporary time frame IF it helps establish more free and fair global trade policies than pay increased taxes that inevitably wont be enough for the rest of my life.

Just my two cents.


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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 01:48:38 PM »
Impeach the moron. Bring somebody with a brain such as Mike Pence:

Trump reportedly overruled advisors in decision to slap tariffs on remaining Chinese imports
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/04/trump-reportedly-overruled-advisors-in-decision-to-slap-tariffs-on-remaining-chinese-imports.html

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2019, 10:11:42 PM »
I canít believe that the US consumer hasnít yet clued in and realized that every time Trump imposes a tariff, the price of consumer goods goes up or corporate profits go down. Perhaps it is because the full effect hasnít trickled down yet but wonít this eventually cause inflation? Do people not realize that this is a sneaky way of raising taxes?

Trump did not impose tariffs. The GOP did.

The NRA does not have elected officials. The GOP does.

It is foolish to blame recent massacres on the NRA or lobbyists.  It's the GOP.  These are GOP enabled massacres, just like these are GOP enabled tariffs. 

Call it for what it is.

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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2019, 05:59:40 AM »
I canít believe that the US consumer hasnít yet clued in and realized that every time Trump imposes a tariff, the price of consumer goods goes up or corporate profits go down. Perhaps it is because the full effect hasnít trickled down yet but wonít this eventually cause inflation? Do people not realize that this is a sneaky way of raising taxes?

Trump did not impose tariffs. The GOP did.

The NRA does not have elected officials. The GOP does.

It is foolish to blame recent massacres on the NRA or lobbyists.  It's the GOP.  These are GOP enabled massacres, just like these are GOP enabled tariffs. 

Call it for what it is.
They were both Democrats just saying (shootings have been generally evenly distributed with parties). And speaking specifically about Dayton it is unclear the intentions. So it's quite foolish to speculate. What we know (according to Washington Post) is there are no obvious tie to extremist groups. He also arrived with his sister and her boyfriend who were also victims (can't wrap my head around this).

I'm not an NRA member and I think they do utilize some "scare tactics" to gain members. But if you actually look at the cash they put up for lobbying they are a drop in the bucket compared to most other groups (big pharma).

How about we start discussing the real issue. Every single shooter has been on anti-depressants. Mass shootings have increased in correlation with gun laws. Stop putting band-aids on the issue and lets address the root. Even Neil Degrasse Tyson tweeted some common sense on the issue.

As someone who recently lived in Dayton and frequented that strip quite often it puts it in perspective. I had a friend who was down there that night (just down the street at the Dublin Pub) on a bachelor party (which I couldn't make). But this doesn't change my opinion on the cause of the issue. It's a mental health issue, a broken home issue. This is what happens when society begins to adopt a nihilistic view on life. These people sit in their dark corners of the internet and feed off each other.

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Back to the topic. What is a solution that doesn't involve tariffs to establish a more free trade global economy? I keep hearing consumers are getting fleeced but have prices actually gone up? The data doesn't seem to show any significant changed. Slight spike in March, but nothing spectacular.

https://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2019, 06:31:48 AM »
Ah right, now "It's A Mental Health Issue"
Notice how that is never said about the brown guys...
https://i.redd.it/8x9aov7bbme31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/kp76osmmbme31.jpg

Of course, none of this could be inspired by Big Orange himself:
https://i.redd.it/vkl2ecz2ece31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/7v7l02i7yie31.jpg

And don't forget, rule #2 of tyranny is never let a good tragedy go to waste:
https://i.redd.it/v35583xcime31.png

But wait, we need to protect our gun rights!
https://i.redd.it/a45l7tzb8je31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/6q5p24uldme31.jpg

Finally, let's get back to the "mental health issue"
https://i.redd.it/4pb34tj38me31.jpg

And I didn't have a humorous illustration, but:
GOP: "It's a mental health issue!"
Everyone else: "Ok then can we get some healthcare reform?"
GOP: "Nope that's un-American!!"
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LC

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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2019, 06:40:35 AM »
But hey maybe I was a little too serious with that last post. They're just brown people, right? Have a laugh about it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AXGPo1vvM
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meiroy

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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2019, 06:51:46 AM »
Ah right, now "It's A Mental Health Issue"
Notice how that is never said about the brown guys...
https://i.redd.it/8x9aov7bbme31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/kp76osmmbme31.jpg

Of course, none of this could be inspired by Big Orange himself:
https://i.redd.it/vkl2ecz2ece31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/7v7l02i7yie31.jpg

And don't forget, rule #2 of tyranny is never let a good tragedy go to waste:
https://i.redd.it/v35583xcime31.png

But wait, we need to protect our gun rights!
https://i.redd.it/a45l7tzb8je31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/6q5p24uldme31.jpg

Finally, let's get back to the "mental health issue"
https://i.redd.it/4pb34tj38me31.jpg

And I didn't have a humorous illustration, but:
GOP: "It's a mental health issue!"
Everyone else: "Ok then can we get some healthcare reform?"
GOP: "Nope that's un-American!!"

And like there's no mental issue in other countries or the only place on earth where people play video games is in America.

The only difference with other countries: guns. End of discussion.

And why are guns allowed like this these days? Corruption of the system. Money. The rest is nonsense arguments.

Same with health care.


Castanza

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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 07:46:33 AM »
Ah right, now "It's A Mental Health Issue"
Notice how that is never said about the brown guys...
https://i.redd.it/8x9aov7bbme31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/kp76osmmbme31.jpg

Of course, none of this could be inspired by Big Orange himself:
https://i.redd.it/vkl2ecz2ece31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/7v7l02i7yie31.jpg

And don't forget, rule #2 of tyranny is never let a good tragedy go to waste:
https://i.redd.it/v35583xcime31.png

But wait, we need to protect our gun rights!
https://i.redd.it/a45l7tzb8je31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/6q5p24uldme31.jpg

Finally, let's get back to the "mental health issue"
https://i.redd.it/4pb34tj38me31.jpg

And I didn't have a humorous illustration, but:
GOP: "It's a mental health issue!"
Everyone else: "Ok then can we get some healthcare reform?"
GOP: "Nope that's un-American!!"

Memes are a great source of factual information.

So you think brown people are unfairly targeted by police. Yet you want to take guns from normal people (including minorities) and give the police a monopoly on violence? Makes sense...Even Ice T knows what the 2nd Amendment is for.

Ah right, now "It's A Mental Health Issue"
Notice how that is never said about the brown guys...
https://i.redd.it/8x9aov7bbme31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/kp76osmmbme31.jpg

Of course, none of this could be inspired by Big Orange himself:
https://i.redd.it/vkl2ecz2ece31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/7v7l02i7yie31.jpg

And don't forget, rule #2 of tyranny is never let a good tragedy go to waste:
https://i.redd.it/v35583xcime31.png

But wait, we need to protect our gun rights!
https://i.redd.it/a45l7tzb8je31.jpg
https://i.redd.it/6q5p24uldme31.jpg

Finally, let's get back to the "mental health issue"
https://i.redd.it/4pb34tj38me31.jpg

And I didn't have a humorous illustration, but:
GOP: "It's a mental health issue!"
Everyone else: "Ok then can we get some healthcare reform?"
GOP: "Nope that's un-American!!"

And like there's no mental issue in other countries or the only place on earth where people play video games is in America.

The only difference with other countries: guns. End of discussion.

And why are guns allowed like this these days? Corruption of the system. Money. The rest is nonsense arguments.

Same with health care.

Yes, ignore all other variables and make the argument about an inanimate object. How about quit making excuses for poor parenting and societies reliance on pharmaceuticals. What has changed since the 60's? It isn't guns. "End of Discussion."

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2018/02/27/of_27_deadliest_mass_shooters_26_of_them_were_fatherless_435596.html

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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2019, 08:13:26 AM »
Oh I'm just listing a variety of logical inconsistencies which are conveniently ignored whenever a white guy goes on a shooting spree and other white guys rush to defend their own mental constructs.

Feel free to ponder (or ignore) these inequalities at your own convenience.
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Re: The psycopath
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
Here's another one comparing population-adjusted firearm deaths among high income countries (2010)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate#/media/File:2010_homicide_suicide_rates_high-income_countries.png
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