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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:21:31 am »
Then what country has the 'best' working model for elections?

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:17:20 pm »
No. What you just mentioned is why you have senators & house representatives, the electoral college is just a scam.
Lol you clearly don't understand the power of the executive branch and the impact of federal laws and regulations over state governments.  Senators and the House only do so much in terms of voting on behalf of their constituents, but there is a gazillion more issues that the president himself Must act on; that won't be effectively represented by ones senator or house of representative, and this forces candidates to campaign on a state by state basis. Why do you think trump won? Clinton campaigned in only big cities and already democratic strongholds, while trump went to middle America, small towns, etc... places which have different issues than others

It's not a perfect system by any means, but works best because of how our country is structured.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:18:48 pm »
Muh constitution is purfect hur durr.
I know it's in the constitution but that doesn't change the fact that he was elected by the minority.
That doesn't change the fact that America is the greatest country in the world with the greatest democracy ever  8)
But for real, this was setup to protect states rights, otherwise you'd have a few of the largest states deciding the election every year.  And states are still a thing, for example California probably didn't like the tax reform being passed because they have one of the highest state and local taxes (like 10% compared to my state 3%), and is just one of many reasons they'd prefer democrats (Florida the opposite with none).  So combine that with different cultural viewpoints (Bible belt, Appalachia, etc..) and a whole lot of embedded political reasons this system allows for their votes to matter.

Dems and republicans have won from minority popular vote, it ain't gonna change anytime (unless it's true and in 30 years we see 75% of the population in cities)

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:23:48 am »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/supreme-court-permits-full-enforcement-trump-travel-ban.html

Well... that took a while.

Was he really democratically elected though? He got way less votes than Hillary, Donald Trump is a president of the minority not the majority.

Also look up Felix Sater & Tevfik Arif.
Obviously he was democratically elected. That's been in our constitution for a while lol

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:27:16 pm »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/supreme-court-permits-full-enforcement-trump-travel-ban.html

Well... that took a while.
well that just made all of the other justices who blocked the order look like fools

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:57:24 pm »
It's a good bill, the 1.5 trillion deficit doesn't take into considerations the amount of repatriation tax the government will reap over the next decade, with huge corporations already starting next year.  Keep in mind that the Congressional budget office which put out that analysis is not fully bipartisan like they might say, the guy who runs it was a strong liberal for years.

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 02, 2017, 04:24:25 pm »
We just passed a huge tax reform bill in the Senate, no longer will we have the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world, aye
Thoughts on Flynn?
He obviously should be held liable for lying to the FBI about talking to Russia.  But what's sad is they spent since May and could only charge him with lying about that... was expecting a bit more given the intensity of the investigation. Flynn is a good guy otherwise, he has a decorated career and has definitely given a lot to this country, so it's sad when his career ends like this

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: December 02, 2017, 03:00:00 pm »
We just passed a huge tax reform bill in the Senate, no longer will we have the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world, aye

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:18:47 am »
Lol he didn't align himself with anyone, he saw something on his feed and retweeted it, big deal he's obviously not a traditional president.  It's no surprise at all he's anti-Muslim, he made that very clear from day one lmao


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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: November 29, 2017, 10:25:40 pm »
I mean I agree he's a moron when it comes to tweeting but more importantly if our tax reform passes your country will suffer a hit, unless you guys compete and lower corporate tax rates for foreign entities. That should be bigger news than anything else

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:56:00 pm »
Trump’s PR team having another bad day
No one cares besides the liberal media lol

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Off Topic / Re: Career Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:58:08 pm »
Naval, army and Air Force officers out of OCS in the states make $70,000+ per year, not including everything else, they make way more than average graduates out of college

I hardly expect a second lieutenant to make 70k a year
I meant OCS as in the academies for each branch, https://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkl45egjff/7-united-states-military-academy-usma-at-west-point/
Not the actual OCS for people who already have a degree, or active duty E-5s+

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Off Topic / Re: Career Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:06:33 pm »
Naval, army and Air Force officers out of OCS in the states make $70,000+ per year, not including everything else, they make way more than average graduates out of college

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:49:28 pm »
Hahaha what a boss

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Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:01:24 pm »
You guys assume we are in decline when in reality our economy is at its 3rd highest since World War II.  We are far from any recession let alone depression.  In terms of Trump, he clearly has gain more relations with several Asian countries such as Japan/India/Singapore, etc... Maybe European countries are distancing themselves but the major trade partners have been emboldened if anything


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