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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 01, 2024, 08:13:56 PM »
Biden just isn’t well enough to be president. He’s not well enough physically or mentally.
Hmm. I dunno about this. To me, one of them (Trump, to avoid ambiguity) has bad intentions, while the other one is "just" in bad health*. We definitely agree that neither is ideal. But, to me, it seems like our options are a comparably healthy person who's actively malicious, and one person who might end up handing power over to another milquetoast Democrat if things get bad enough.

* - if we even accept that narrative to begin with. I honestly don't know if he's any worse than Trump on that front. Recall the hysteria around Trump's health when he was president - and the counter-argument in which his health was declared to be Truly Presidential™ by his doctor.
I'm not sure Trump is actually malicious. He's not trying to take America down from the inside.

Interesting take, that the man who literally led a violent effort to subvert our Democratic process isn't "actually malicious". I'm sure a lot of people who aren't crazy about Trump but can't stomach the thought of 4 more years of Biden are rationalizing things the same way.

It's demonstrably wrong, of course...

He strongly encouraged others to do a thing.  Not really leading, per se.

That being said, maybe he's so delusional with rich man privledge that he honestly thinks he won? 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 01, 2024, 11:43:01 AM »
Yeah, see, ask me what I did 5 years ago and I'll look at you with a blank stare.
Even in my prime, I couldn't remember much past a few days.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Love of Money
« on: February 24, 2024, 07:54:10 PM »
But see that old man?  Its clear that having all that money means he has no kids and will die alone.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 23, 2024, 03:15:46 PM »
Mine is about how slaves were the only thing worth fighting for.
(I'm serious.   There's a passage where a city is being seiged and the enemy took all the riches.  The king did nothing.  Then they took all yhe women and children.  The king did nothing.  Then they were gonna take the servants.  The king sent 12 of his sons out and they slaughtered the whole army.)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 21, 2024, 07:38:26 AM »
Well, it looks like you guys have missed out on another smart Trump investment.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=trump+sneakers&_sacat=0&_sop=16&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1




And did you buy yours, Tom?

Also, a markup of 500 to 1000% is unlikely.  Most likely its someone trying to cash in and inflating the bid himself or with other accounts.  I'd be ocked if most of these were sold.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 19, 2024, 02:07:10 PM »
So... Mixing up foreign names means he doesn't know where a border is?

Does that mean that if you mix up your coworker's name, you don't know where you work?
What name did he mix up?

What does my coworker have to do with the border?
The Egyptian and Mexican leaders.  As your link states.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 19, 2024, 11:51:16 AM »
Action is correct.
Trump isn't even selling them.


The products are "registered trademarks and/or trademarks of CIC Ventures LLC," per the website.

"Trump Sneakers are not designed, manufactured, distributed or sold by Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their respective affiliates or principals," it notes.
"45Footwear, LLC uses the Trump name, image and likeness under a license agreement."


He's just promoting someone else's sneakers.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 19, 2024, 11:39:39 AM »
How about the border?

How about radical inflation?

those are policy positions you don't like, not examples of biden's supposed mental deficiencies. unless you're saying he forgot the border existed or something? idgi.

i'm not taking a position on biden's policies, it's cool if you hate them. not my point.
Well, it is obvious he does not know where the border is, for christ sake.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2024/feb/09/israeli-offensive-on-gaza-over-the-top-says-biden-video

So... Mixing up foreign names means he doesn't know where a border is?

Does that mean that if you mix up your coworker's name, you don't know where you work?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 19, 2024, 07:38:05 AM »
D’oh! I meant…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-68329886

Heard about that.  Probably made in China.
And at $300, more expensive than Nike.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 18, 2024, 07:20:59 PM »
Grifter’s gotta grift

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-68280754

That links to a video about how crowded Rafah is.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 17, 2024, 01:37:51 PM »
Well, you said it made sense for Biden not to drop out. It doesn't.
Who would even replace him?
There surely has to be someone else who is vaguely popular and who has the mental ability to be the president. No?
I can't think of anyone off hand.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 17, 2024, 10:13:31 AM »
Well, you said it made sense for Biden not to drop out. It doesn't.
Who would even replace him?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:40:37 PM »
Sitting presidents generally aren't primaried at all, to say nothing of the unique degree of loyalty and devotion that Trump's fans show him, so it makes no sense to compare this to other primaries to begin with. Obviously this is a unique situation. Your other point seems to more concerned with some imaginary game of saving face rather than winning the election. Refusing to address an obvious weakness simply because your opponent has already identified that weakness and you don't want to admit that they were right is insanity.

At what point did I claim US politics were sane?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 16, 2024, 01:05:15 PM »
Liberals aren't looking too confident about this to me. Apparently The Atlantic is shocked that Joe Biden would put his own self-regard ahead of the good of the country. They are begging for the DNC to pick a new candidate.



It makes sense not to.
If you pick a new candidate you're signaling that your current guy is weak. And if he's weak, Trump is correct, so what else is he right about?

Its no different than choosing not to let Trump get primaried in 2020.  If they did, he'd look weak and maybe the dems were right.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 15, 2024, 06:07:09 PM »
In fairness, Russia can't even take over a relatively small and weak nation with the largely outdated equipment they have.  I don't think an invasion would be noticed before it was wiped out.

You mean Russia can't do it while America is busy giving 200 billion dollars in financial and materiel aid to Ukraine.

Don't get me wrong, I don't like Russia. I want them to lose. My problem is that European nations, particularly those in the EU, are hooked on US military assistance. The wealthy nations of the EU could easily afford a much bigger, more robust military industry. Yet, they don't have one. Why? No one seems to give a decent answer.

It's amusing to me that Trump telling European nations to raise their defense budget and making fun of them for not doing it is somehow deemed not only anti-NATO but also pro-Russia. Because obviously Putin's 4D chess involves Germany, France and the UK having larger military budgets, somehow...
They spend it on healthcare and other welfare benefits.

Tho now I wonder if they're in debt all the time too.  The US budget is always a trillion more than its income.  Inshould look up the other nations in the EU and compare.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 15, 2024, 05:26:23 PM »
NATO was created to balance the geopolitical power against a nation that dissolved over 30 years ago. Now it exists for the US to subsidize the EU's defense budget. It's pathetic that the EU still needs it, and it does still need it, but that doesn't mean we should keep bothering with it.

The last time Trump told Germany to increase their defense budget, they literally laughed at him. In my opinion, maybe the EU really does need a Russian invasion as a wake-up call that they don't live in a magical fantasy utopia where big brother US will protect them forever. The current state of the EU's defense forces is a joke, collectively their economy is many times larger than Russia's, yet their conventional military is barely a quarter of Russia's.

Hell, we had to blow up the Nordstream pipeline just to stop Germany from giving Putin more money! How long must the US protect Europeans from themselves. Forever? Were two world wars not enough to teach them their lesson?

In fairness, Russia can't even take over a relatively small and weak nation with the largely outdated equipment they have.  I don't think an invasion would be noticed before it was wiped out.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 14, 2024, 05:55:29 AM »
Oh my God, Dave, just let it go. These tête-à-têtes with him never go anywhere.
He fuels my hate, giving me the strength to vote Democrat.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 13, 2024, 08:49:57 PM »
Which ones?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 13, 2024, 07:45:12 PM »
Some are, yes.  Would you like to point out the relevant ones?  Or is every election ever rigged?
I am relatively sure you do not understand the definition of relevance, only to then claim that some elections are not somehow relevant, given your attempt to recast the rigged 2016 Democrat primary as "technically not rigged."

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Actual history is that elections are rigged.
You tell me how I'm supposed to interprite this.  All elections, only American elections?  Only elections where Trump ran?

And I say technically because they didn't change the results, did they?  They simply backed Clinton before the primary results.  A bad move on their part.

Much like how the RNC is backing Trump before he's the nominee.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: February 13, 2024, 12:39:06 PM »
Oh no, they publicly displayed the DNC's very weird emails where you learned that the DNC was corrupt! Good thing you made sure to just get mad at Russia about it instead of trying to fix any corruption.

That's completely irrelevant and you know it. Putin did not target the DNC and release their emails out of a sense of altruism or opposition to corruption. He did it to pursue his own political agenda, one that happens to be deeply hostile to America and its interests. That's election interference. The fact that you personally don't care about it and don't think it should be a crime (something that you have in common with Trump) doesn't change the fact that it is a crime and it is something that this nation takes very seriously. Never mind the fact that if the DNC did not rig the primary tto begin with, there would have been nothing to disclose. "PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!"
FTFY
I'm more interested in why thats something you think is bad?
By rigging it for Clinton, Trump was able to win.
The DNC intentionally made sure Trump would win!
ITT^LD asking why rigged elections are bad and querying why the DNC would want to make sure a lifelong Democrat (aka TRUMP) would win.
Technically the primary wasn't rigged, the DNC promoted one candidate over others.

Kinda like how the RNC kept Trump from being primaries in 2020.
ITT^LD claims revisionist history and opinion articles count more than actual live events.

Oh, so your history is that the democrats rigged the 2016 election so Trump would win?
Actual history is that elections are rigged.
Some are, yes.  Would you like to point out the relevant ones?  Or is every election ever rigged?

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