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    You can only discuss an isolated statistic for so...

    You can only discuss an isolated statistic for so long, in this case it proves nothing because of massive population growth
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    Median growth just means a few people shifted...

    Median growth just means a few people shifted position it means nothing at the lower end
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    Russia is vast a ground war would advantage noone...

    Russia is vast a ground war would advantage noone china has learned to expand using economic leverage in this america is far behind
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    Yes you are right but who is going to build that...

    Yes you are right but who is going to build that bridge or that highway, fund that school or hospital, buy that aircraft carrier. The universe of the agrarian society has gone but the ideas and laws...
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    great rhetoric also B/S. Everything has been...

    great rhetoric also B/S. Everything has been turned on its ear. once governments were financed by tariffs but that became unpopular as rich nations objected to their wares being taxed, and the...
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    It is theft no matter where it occurs, successive...

    It is theft no matter where it occurs, successive conservative governments have reduced the burden of taxation and gone after the thieves in corporateland
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    after the train wreck I still say bernie will be...

    after the train wreck I still say bernie will be the candidate
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    I think the argument here is who's bucket?...

    I think the argument here is who's bucket? obviously one with many holes in it
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    all Nazi were weasels vac they didn't just look...

    all Nazi were weasels vac they didn't just look like them
  10. AOC and Bernie are really independents with no...

    AOC and Bernie are really independents with no choice of a third party, they actually represent spoilers just as Trump did in 2016 and it backfired. Don't think Bernie will have the same luck this...
  11. His personal wealth has risen those campaign...

    His personal wealth has risen those campaign contributions make a difference, means you are not spending your own money. It is all driven by OPM, whether it is taxation or contributions, it is all OPM
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    Taxation is theft, so the elections are to decide...

    Taxation is theft, so the elections are to decide who are the greatest theives
  13. so the demonrats war among themselves,...

    so the demonrats war among themselves, demonstrates the damage they have done
  14. great research tom, so tal, hows nuc waste in...

    great research tom, so tal, hows nuc waste in your backyard for a demonrat policy
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    So I see your argument but to extend it; to get a...

    So I see your argument but to extend it; to get a great president you would need to pay a billion dollars, no, that won't work, you already have one who has a billion dollars. many of your...
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    Yes used to be a problem here so what we have is...

    Yes used to be a problem here so what we have is a uniform taxation system, it is the same all over the country, no states rights to get in the way, they just argue about the distribution of the...
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    Just to inject some reality; a broad based...

    Just to inject some reality; a broad based consumption tax has this effect, and you accompany it with a reduction in income tax to make the pill palatable. What it does is solve the problem of...
  18. Question: Trump's Budget

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    there must be something very dysfunctional about...

    there must be something very dysfunctional about your economy if you cannot balance a budget in good economic time, the Trump budget recognises this by making cuts in some programs
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    Only if you want to distort the facts, you want...

    Only if you want to distort the facts, you want to compare incomes, compare the quartiles, then you will know what the top earns in comparison to the bottom

    Here is the comment attached to the...
  20. We are not here to do Bible study led by you

    We are not here to do Bible study led by you
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    If you said something succinctly then your...

    If you said something succinctly then your comments might be better understood
  22. Question: Trump's Budget

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    get over it you used the incorrect statistic,...

    get over it you used the incorrect statistic, median doesn't mean average, and it rarely accurately approximates the average in an imperfect world
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    It is completely "fair" jl once the cost of...

    It is completely "fair" jl once the cost of living is taken into account, the top 20% have funds they don't need to look after the basics, they benefit more and should share more of the burden. You...
  24. As I said vac, I don't approve of their lifestyle...

    As I said vac, I don't approve of their lifestyle or the life style of neo-nazi or communists, but your outrage is unbecoming. Where I come from we count gays as a minority, but if they are part of...
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    Let's keep this civil, shall we?

    Let's keep this civil, shall we?
  26. Hating minorities is not confined to race, vac's...

    Hating minorities is not confined to race, vac's latest remarks show hatred of goys who are a minority, at least where I come from



    What part of lifestyle don't you understand you have made...
  27. Do we really need this level of rhetoric. It is...

    Do we really need this level of rhetoric. It is obvious you hate minorities and while I don't condone their lifestyle choices, this level of rhetoric is unnecessary and points to a level of hatred...
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    Confidence is everything therefore you can forgo...

    Confidence is everything therefore you can forgo the inflammatory rhetoric,
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    let the lone crusader go Tal

    let the lone crusader go Tal
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    that comment speaks to much of the discussion here

    that comment speaks to much of the discussion here
  31. Question: Trump's Budget

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    What part of median do you not understand, median...

    What part of median do you not understand, median is the mid point so 50% of incomes are below the median, how many are American citizens, well that is an unknown
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    It measures incomes not people and what that...

    It measures incomes not people and what that shows is 50% of incomes are below the median, it doesn't tell you how many incomes are measured but there are more in the series than 50 years ago, many...
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    Boy you would believe anything, I have a nice...

    Boy you would believe anything, I have a nice harbour side bridge going cheap, you can get at 50 year old prices, but you have to be quick
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    There is alot of hearing what you want to hear....

    There is alot of hearing what you want to hear. BLM is an excuse to stick it to the man
  35. Then you have been in big trouble for a long time

    Then you have been in big trouble for a long time
  36. Question: Trump's Budget

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    That doesn't mean they are better off, that...

    That doesn't mean they are better off, that measures medium income so that means it is influenced by the high rollers and multi-job families and doesn't measure what happens to the people on the...
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    Bernie for sure, but it doesn't matter, this one...

    Bernie for sure, but it doesn't matter, this one will go to the stronger candidate Trump, he has the runs on the board economically and he would have to shoot himself in the foot to lose
  38. Question: Trump's Budget

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    only in america

    only in america
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    No people have the attention span of a gnat these...

    No people have the attention span of a gnat these days, he probably lost his audience in the first 30 seconds
  40. Yes let him savour the moment, a man of his age...

    Yes let him savour the moment, a man of his age needs all the moments he can get
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    so culturally there is a case for segregation?

    so culturally there is a case for segregation?
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    So WG do you have first hand experience?

    So WG do you have first hand experience?
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    jl, lawlessness is not ok, it elicits a violent...

    jl, lawlessness is not ok, it elicits a violent response, and it will not result in victory. I know the history of your nation is bathed in blood, and these guys have signed on to that agenda, but...
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    Well Tal perhaps you should ask your congressman,...

    Well Tal perhaps you should ask your congressman, but be sure to ask your boss first
  45. You have a situation of many candidates so unless...

    You have a situation of many candidates so unless someone can poll 50% then you still will be in the situation of having a runoff. Noone wants to vote more than once but elimination of the super...
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    What are they made of? if metal they are...

    What are they made of? if metal they are recyclable, if plastic they are recyclable? question is; the industry isn't that old so why are the blades filling up landfill? as to batteries haven't seen...
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    reducing taxes is not stealing, taxation is theft

    reducing taxes is not stealing, taxation is theft
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    Humour is one thing, practicality another, vac...

    Humour is one thing, practicality another, vac was not joking. Windmills as presently constructed, are not a great idea, but they do serve a purpose, I'm sure you know we are in transition, but vac...
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    Politics is the art of the possible, so you have...

    Politics is the art of the possible, so you have ambit claims and you have what the parties will agree to
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    so in general you think we should give up our...

    so in general you think we should give up our civilisation and turn the environment back over to the birds why not give it back to the first nations while you are at it?
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