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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    This is a false dilemma since both can be independently true. Also, the press is not a political opponent per say, (once you remove the opinion and editorial components) but a part of the system of...
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    The "Russia thing" is not a media trope. It's being investiguated by both Republican controlled Congress, Senate, and by the Justice Dept.

    The trope here, and the real red herring is Trump...
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

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    It may, or, it may not. This is why it's not a reliable metric. End of story.
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    It's not a useful metric because something catastrophic happening in the first 100 days of a presidency (the time frame of the study you cite as evidence) is not fair to pin on the new...
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    It's not a reliable metric. I already stated why not.



    Has any of the Congressional, Senate or Special Prosecution looking into the matter of Russia finish and given their conclusions yet? ...
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    Events out of Washington power circles rarely have any concrete catastrophic impacts in ordinary life (rarely even have any effect at all) so that is not a measuring stick.
    It seems pretty obvious...
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    Re: Mind trapped by - Trump vs Media

    But negative coverage, even harsh negative coverage is not support for bias. It may very well be that negative coverage is warranted and precisely what this White House administration in chaos...
  8. Poll: Re: Facts surrounding Orlando massacre and why gun control must be improved

    Wow... uh OK, let's unpack this.

    First what is being argued is the possibility of improving the quality of the screening process before guns are purchased... there are no God given Constitutional...
  9. Poll: Re: Facts surrounding Orlando massacre and why gun control must be improved

    I assume then by your logic, that you feel that rape, pedophilia, drug use and murder should not be curbed by law and consequences when found in fault since there are rape, pedophilia, drug use and...
  10. Poll: Re: Facts surrounding Orlando massacre and why gun control must be improved

    You carefully craft your argument in such a way that homegrown, extreme nationalists and "patriots" are able to legally build up an arsenal for their own narrow minded war to impose their point of...
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    Re: the debate of animal rights

    Corporations have rights and they are not people.


    The same can be said about senile old people, kids below the age of reasons and and many heavily mentally handicapped people.


    Again, the...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    Doubts of a conspiracy were raised by a video made by some conservative outlet which Evansaul posted. During the course of the thread, I provided proof that the video was a fraud since it changed the...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    That's a remarkable statement to make given that I was 100% right in that debate, have made the demonstration clearly enough that it was conceded. A rare occurrence on any Internet stage.
    Either...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    [QUOTE=Ibelsd;551330]American political standards.... not sure what these ever were.

    It seems clear that politics has changed in the past 10 years and it will never be the same again and...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    Agreed, but even if we agreed to measure radicalism against popularity, the most "rational standard" is without doubt gallups approval rating. Obama's rating are above 50% and most importantly, above...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    Actually, no.

    The idea is ridiculous because it's not possible to OBJECTIVELY describe any advantage the President could hope and gain from asking someone to pretend and faint on purpose. ...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    There is a difference between healthy skepticism, which is required to every critical thinker, and skepticism gone wild which is a hallmark of someone that simply lost touch with his bull**** ...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    That's because the American political standards have been steadily going down ever since Obama hit the political scene. I actually remember debating against the prospect that Obama might actually...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    It's fair game for Sanders to characterize it this way! Afterall, you would not see him admit (neither would you see the Democrats admit) that the debates are on non-viewing hours because they...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    The Democrats aren't scratching their heads about how to kill a candidacy that risk destroying their brand like Trump and Cruz are right now risking for the GOP. There is no problem to solve on...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    I'm not sure how this is relevant since we are talking about out of control presidential candidates. The struggle to find the right balance between privacy and security by government agencies is not...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    I don't know what else I can say. If you are of the opinion that Sanders position rise to the same levels of Trump, what can I add? If you are blind to the fact that what used to be considered...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    It seems to me you are simply expanding upon the vague term "nutty" and applying it to policies you strongly disagree with.

    A policy is not "nutty" if it has even a remote chance of having broad...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    If those were indeed potent forces that propel an oddball candidate into an uncontrollable political force I would probably agree with you that yes, the left has a nutcase problem on their hand BUT,...
  25. Re: 9/11..... How do 3 buildings collapse because of 2 planes?

    The link informs that military drills involving terrorist attacks using commercial planes occurred regularly (several times a year).

    Besides labeling "suspicious" something that can be a...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    Not at all, but Squat's question was. If I answer it, I give credence that Sanders is in a way, Trumps equivalent on the left.

    Still though, I can answer what I honestly think. Seems to me that...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    Please give me an exemple... I am not aware of any statements made by Bernie Sanders that reach the level of Trump. As the international community ever been shocked by anything Bernie Sanders said?
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    It sure did, but that is not what I meant. I'm talking about out of control, baseless rethoric that comes from the deepest corner of the conservative echo chamber that as now become mainstream...
  29. Re: 9/11..... How do 3 buildings collapse because of 2 planes?

    No, it never happened before. It goes without saying that it was everything but a normal day and, it was no regular fire. Nonetheless, the norms by which structures need to be built in the future...
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    Re: Republicans: Leaderless and rudderless.

    To early to tell? This thread is 7 years old!!

    Since then, the nominating process produced Mitt Romney and the word leader hardly comes to mind when you think of him. Also the highest ranking...
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