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by phuqueue
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

I just think the specific comparison of "Obama is a Muslim" to "Trump was installed by the Russians" is a false equivalency. The topics are different, the goal is to use an item of moral or ethical importance for a group of people to get them against a political opponent. and in...
by phuqueue
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Agree that everybody probably believes that they're relying on "established facts," but that doesn't mean it's impossible to step back and evaluate what you believe in and why. Will still inevitably be tinged by your biases, but being aware of that can help you control for it to at least s...
by phuqueue
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

"One side believes insane conspiracy theories, the other side believe established facts -- they're both crazy!" is definitely a false equivalency. I'm not gonna get into a philosophical debate about "objective reality," and I do agree with you that "alternative facts" a...
by phuqueue
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Well, a fair few of their constituents thought Obama was a muslim installed by Saudis who wanted to destroy America. Now, a fair few democratic constituents think Trump is a nazi installed by Russians who wants to destroy America. My optimistic side likes to think we'll get through this, but the pe...
by phuqueue
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

This plan was disrupted early on by his erratic and often contradictory policy pronouncements, but as it's become clear that he neither knows nor cares what's in a bill as long as he can sign it and rack up a win, they should get back on track. Trump has no political ideology. It appears to be some...
by phuqueue
Sat May 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Patriot Highway
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: Patriot Highway

If it's more expensive and difficult in 10-15 years, it's less likely to happen then. If you're against it happening in general, you should just be against doing it, period. Suburban sprawl isn't some inevitable force of nature, it's an economic decision, and one thing KC doesn't need is yet more ro...
by phuqueue
Wed May 17, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Although a large number of self-identified Republicans still support him, recent polls suggest his base (that is, blue collar white men) might be starting to peel away (and anecdotally I've talked to some one time supporters who no longer like him, call him an idiot, etc). But Trump's base doesn't p...
by phuqueue
Wed May 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Watergate was before my time, but something you never hear people talk about anymore is that most Republicans apparently stuck by Nixon well into the scandal and a majority of Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against every count of impeachment. So I wouldn't count on Republicans tu...
by phuqueue
Tue May 16, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Everything is fine
by phuqueue
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 2044

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Those cost estimates could go up 500% and it would still be less than HSR. I'm confident that those estimates will not hold up either, that's why they are called estimates. Musk is not directly involved with Hyperloop One. And yet if the numbers are made up in the first place and "500%" i...
by phuqueue
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 47
Views: 2044

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

Those cost estimates could go up 500% and it would still be less than HSR. I'm confident that those estimates will not hold up either, that's why they are called estimates. Musk is not directly involved with Hyperloop One. And yet if the numbers are made up in the first place and "500%" i...
by phuqueue
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1609
Views: 124418

Re: KC in TV and Movies

The New IFC show called Brockmire is based on an Announcer for the Team from Kansas City but I think he then goes to the Minor Leagues for saying bad stuff over the air. The first 3 min were pretty good You can watch the 1st episode free http://www.ifc.com/shows/brockmire That embodies every evil a...
by phuqueue
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

I think "the middle" remains alive and well in American politics and those lamenting its supposed decline are just looking in the wrong place. When people talk about the middle, I think they're picturing those politicians who once operated in the blurry neutral zone where one party's "...
by phuqueue
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

This bodes well https://www.wsj.com/articles/spies-keep-intelligence-from-donald-trump-1487209351 Is it too early to talk about the 2018 election cycle? Dems take over the Senate? Dems take over the House? Both? State offices start the swing back to the Dems? What happens to Obamacare? What other ca...
by phuqueue
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Sorry, I should have used more precise language, I just meant to express that I also need more time before I make a judgment one way or the oth-- https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/u ... flynn.html
by phuqueue
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Back to the main topic though, I totally agree that it's too early to pass any judgment on this adminis-- https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/donald-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn.html https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/mar-a-lago-north-korea-trump.html ht...
by phuqueue
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

I'm not saying that you have questions you aren't asking, I'm saying you just ignore the point and respond to something that's actually not the point instead. I mean above I tried to make the point that, even if he magically becomes a great president from here on out, Trump has already done genuine ...
by phuqueue
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

The founders were well aware of the dangers of partisanship (or "factionalism") but apparently failed to foresee a time when politicians in power would put their own interests ahead of the country's . You think this is something new? Can I ask you what the point is of excising an entire p...
by phuqueue
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

If there's one thing we've learned about bankers over the past decade it's that they're always looking ahead with the long game in mind. Yes, a lot of investors think in the short term and make knee-jerk reactions. But the Dow hit a record high after Trump became president. Maybe that was a positiv...
by phuqueue
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1288
Views: 64695

Re: Politics

Whatever other reservations people might have had about Hillary, nobody was worried about her starting World War III. But yes, through selective responses and then selective quoting, feel free to dodge the issue of what stock traders are "certain" about and what implications that has for ...

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