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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:08:50 PM »
The physics of guardrails is actually pretty awesome:

http://colgatephys111.blogspot.com/2017/12/guardrail-lessens-force-of-impact.html

But I don't expect Trump to recognize good engineering

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:41:20 PM »
The dog doesn't know what a dog whistle is, but he can hear it plain as day.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Fake News Awards
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:37:25 PM »
Wacky - good use of time for the executive office of the united states? Yes or no?
Treysolid- good use of time for the press to badger our President about his weight? Yes or No?

Good use of time for Obama to fill out a bracket on ESPN? Yes or No?

We could do this all day.

Like it or not, the results of the president's physical exam are considered news and the press can report on it all they want.
Don't act like taking 15 minutes to fill out an NCAA bracket is the same as taking the time out to try to embarrass media outlets for coverage you don't like. Especially now that we know with all of his "executive time", that Trumps work day is only ~5 hours long.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Fake News Awards
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:35:21 AM »
Wacky - good use of time for the executive office of the united states? Yes or no?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Taxes (GOP 2017 edition)
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:01:31 PM »
churches only take in ~100 billion annually. that ain't gonna get you much.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:36:21 AM »
yes. so much better.

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trump was definitely working under the assumption that the worst person in norway is still better than the best person in haiti or nigeria or el salvador or whatever particular country he was thinking of when he made that statement.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:27:53 PM »
how many times did ross perot run?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:55:56 PM »
probably because when someone uses the phrase "non-essential" around Donald, they are usually talking about him.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:40:48 PM »
take it easy on developing nations, ksuw. it's hard to crawl out from under colonialism followed almost immediately by ecomonic imperialism.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:40:54 AM »
The scoreboard metric

ok, so that adds vietnam and afghanistan to the list of countries better than us. what else?

The fun thing about liberals playing the “lets call everyone who doesn’t think like me a racist” game is that it leads them increasingly bizarre statements, like the above. It’s adorable.

Who was I calling a racist? If you think (like ww does) that America is simply better than every other country because we win wars, then by that logic we aren't better than Vietnam or Afghanistan.

K. I don't think that's what WW was saying. And if you weren't calling anyone a racist, my apologies.

Anyone can cherry pick one statistic or another but all things considered America is better than every other country in the world. This isn't seriously debatable. We enjoy one of the highest standard of livings overall. The other countries with a GDP per capita even close to (or higher) than us have significantly smaller and less ethnically diverse populations and do not import poverty nearly at our level. Even our "poor" enjoy a standard of living significantly better than the poor in developing (aka shithole) countries.

We are the pinnacle of scientific achievement and are still the only country to have sent men to the moon (we did this 50 years ago, btw). You may recall that we liberated an entire continent from a genocidal maniac a while back. We've got the best music, the best movies, the best indoor plumbing. We enjoy relatively great freedom and tax our citizens at relatively low rates. We drive bigger cars and live in bigger homes and enjoy a far bigger diversity of goods and services to choose from than most countries.

Take it all together, warts and all, it's tough to find anybody who's better than the US of A.

There's a lot of false assumptions here. You assume that people from other parts of the world want the same things that Americans want. Based on an accumulation of a whole bunch of different metrics, the quality of life that America provides it's citizens is 19th-best in the world. This whole mindset is the reason we continue to slide down in terms of infant mortality rate, life-expectancy and education.

Oh good heavens.... the old "infant mortality rate" myth resurfaces see below. A favorite of liberals. And yes, I do assume people from other parts of the world want what we have, which is why so many are trying to get in or just trying not to get murdered in El Salvador and Honduras. A lot of people also don't know what they're missing out on Same can be said for you. I can say, objectively speaking, any sane person would take the size of American cars and homes over what they have to settle for in Europe, if they could. My parents host foreign military officers from these "enlightened" NATO European countries every year. When they arrive, they buy a car because they have to. They rent a house because that's what you do when you move somewhere new. They take road trips Imagine that! Living in a foreign country and wanting to get out and see the sights!. They all buy grills Cooking meat over a flame?! No one ever did that before America! and BBQ sauce by the case to ship home when they leave (not shitting you) you should tell them its just ketchup and brown sugar and a couple other things, they can make it really easily. They effing love it here. These folks actually have a pretty decent standard of living as military officers, and they all elect to extend their "tours" in the US if they possibly can yeah, because it's safe and they still get hardship pay. One of the families has a special needs child and the wife actually cried when it was time to go home to Denmark with its supposedly superior socialized medicine. The ability for her son to see specialists here was far far better I will admit, Amercia does have the best medical specialists. Too bad 90% of the population doesn't need them. They're trying to come back.

So you can say "it's all relative." That's one of the most bedrock arguments of liberalisms. Except at the end of the day, it isn't. Not really.

I'm sorry, but anecdotes don't beat statistics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/09/29/our-infant-mortality-rate-is-a-national-embarrassment/?utm_term=.b284884f1141

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:16:58 AM »
Win wars? What on earth?

What else could you possibly mean by "scoreboard"?

Our currency is the basis for the world economy, we have the biggest GDP, our standard of living is the best in the world etc.  No other country on earth affords you the opportunity to go from having nothing to being wealthy like the US does. It's why winners come here, because they know they can win.

No! We're not! We're only 19th-best.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »
The scoreboard metric

ok, so that adds vietnam and afghanistan to the list of countries better than us. what else?

The fun thing about liberals playing the “lets call everyone who doesn’t think like me a racist” game is that it leads them increasingly bizarre statements, like the above. It’s adorable.

Who was I calling a racist? If you think (like ww does) that America is simply better than every other country because we win wars, then by that logic we aren't better than Vietnam or Afghanistan.

K. I don't think that's what WW was saying. And if you weren't calling anyone a racist, my apologies.

Anyone can cherry pick one statistic or another but all things considered America is better than every other country in the world. This isn't seriously debatable. We enjoy one of the highest standard of livings overall. The other countries with a GDP per capita even close to (or higher) than us have significantly smaller and less ethnically diverse populations and do not import poverty nearly at our level. Even our "poor" enjoy a standard of living significantly better than the poor in developing (aka shithole) countries.

We are the pinnacle of scientific achievement and are still the only country to have sent men to the moon (we did this 50 years ago, btw). You may recall that we liberated an entire continent from a genocidal maniac a while back. We've got the best music, the best movies, the best indoor plumbing. We enjoy relatively great freedom and tax our citizens at relatively low rates. We drive bigger cars and live in bigger homes and enjoy a far bigger diversity of goods and services to choose from than most countries.

Take it all together, warts and all, it's tough to find anybody who's better than the US of A.

There's a lot of false assumptions here. You assume that people from other parts of the world want the same things that Americans want. Based on an accumulation of a whole bunch of different metrics, the quality of life that America provides it's citizens is 19th-best in the world. This whole mindset is the reason we continue to slide down in terms of infant mortality rate, life-expectancy and education.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:59:56 AM »
Win wars? What on earth?

What else could you possibly mean by "scoreboard"?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:53:23 AM »
The scoreboard metric

ok, so that adds vietnam and afghanistan to the list of countries better than us. what else?

The fun thing about liberals playing the “lets call everyone who doesn’t think like me a racist” game is that it leads them increasingly bizarre statements, like the above. It’s adorable.

Who was I calling a racist? If you think (like ww does) that America is simply better than every other country because we win wars, then by that logic we aren't better than Vietnam or Afghanistan.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:49:59 AM »
Love it or leave it treysolid, we are the best the world has ever known and people will do anything to get here.



just not swedes, or norwegians, or danes, or spaniards, or new zealanders, or icelanders, or austrians, or australians, or the swiss...

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More Swedish residents chose to leave the Nordic nation to live in other countries in 2015 than at any other time in the last 160 years, freshly released figures suggest.

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The United States featured at the top of the table, with 150,000 Swedes following in the footsteps of their ancestors. Meanwhile 90,000 are understood to live in the UK, with a similar figure settling in sunny Spain. Other warm climes including Thailand, France and Italy were among the leading ten choices.

Someone get the body bag :lol:

So 180,000 Swedes chose the UK and Spain, and 150,000 chose the US. Makes sense - both of those countries have a higher quality of life than the US.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:39:54 PM »
Love it or leave it treysolid, we are the best the world has ever known and people will do anything to get here.

just not swedes, or norwegians, or danes, or spaniards, or new zealanders, or icelanders, or austrians, or australians, or the swiss...

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:27:51 PM »
The scoreboard metric

ok, so that adds vietnam and afghanistan to the list of countries better than us. what else?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:16:27 PM »
Good grief the U.S is without a doubt the best place to live on planet earth and its not even remotely close.

by what metrics?

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: The DACA masterpiece
« on: January 11, 2018, 09:02:35 PM »
lol at trump wondering why we don't get more immigrants from countries like norway. compared to those countries, WE are a shithole country. (and that's exactly what every norwegian would complain about if a bunch of americans started emigrating there).

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holy crap, KSU-W still doesn't know where jobs come from

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: LOL TRUMP
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:18:00 PM »
Trump is literally incapable of having an opinion of his own.

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The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Taxes (GOP 2017 edition)
« on: January 11, 2018, 04:15:47 PM »
Average $0.65 / hour raise for Wal-mart employees!*

*not the ones who were working at the 63 Sam's Club locations that are closing

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42646899

Also, is the minimum wage increase actually related to the tax cuts?

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The raise will increase the average hourly pay at Walmart for full-time employees from $13.85 to $14.50.

Hourly workers will be paid between $11 and $24.70 an hour.

Walmart raised its minimum wage to $9 an hour in 2015 and the following year offered a $1 rise to those who completed an internal training scheme.

Yeah, as the labor market continues to tighten, wages were going to go up anyway. It's just what happens with low unemployment.

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