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by phuqueue
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36207

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

It's pretty cool how the $1.5 billion deal Andrew Cuomo cut with Amazon that everybody hates and that he intends to circumvent the City Council to push through got announced a week after the election. The system works!
by phuqueue
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I think you’ve been going to too many communist reading groups or antifa protests. It’s time to get out into the real world. Claire McCaskill is probably right where America as a whole is on policy. Do you have any actual facts to cite, or is this just your own intuition? 70% of Americans (includin...
by phuqueue
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

Good Lord! And you trust polls too. “Should everyone in America get a house, and car and puppy from the government while working 10 hours a week?” “Yes, yes they should!” “Poll says 95% of Americans want to double taxes to pay for....” smh You could have just said "yes I'm talking out of my ass" an...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

...aggregate national opinion on a broad range of issues is closer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than to Claire McCaskill, Paul Ryan, Mark Meadows, or Donald Trump. I think you’ve been going to too many communist reading groups or antifa protests. It’s time to get out into the real world. Claire McCa...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

Hillary won five states by less than 5%, and only one (Nevada) didn't go for Bernie in the primary. Granted that the primary electorate isn't the same as the general electorate, but it does give you a sense of what kind of Democrats are in these Democratic states. I'm curious which specific states y...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36207

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Complaining about companies exploiting labor is way closer to what the book actually talks about than "desiring a govt to force social engineering conditions on capitalism."

And then, specifically, linking to it for sale on Amazon was a joke.
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 340
Views: 36207

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

Yeah I'm not an activist shopper and will tend to do what's convenient/practical but developing a distaste for Amazon - have been on/off with Prime, not renewing again. Some alternatives are newegg.com ($50 membership/3 day shipping/zero restocking fees), ebay, shoprunner.com, shopping.google.com a...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

If every single Senate seat was up for re-election would the Dems have flipped it or would have held about the same? My best guess is the Dems would lose 52-48. Voters are too polarized/tribalized right now and there are too many sparsely populated deep red states. In the other two Senate classes, ...
by phuqueue
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 21995

Re: New transportation technologies

Serious question: are the Boring Company's costs actually lower, and do we understand how they managed that? Or are we just taking Elon Musk's word for it? This is the same guy who claims his unproven hyperloop that requires a sealed tunnel built along an elevated ROW is way cheaper than traditional...
by phuqueue
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I think Dem-leaning Millennials who didn't vote in 2016 is a much deeper well than white supremacist Millennials who didn't vote, but I guess we'll find out who the Millennials are voting for eventually. I'd be more worried about high turnout among demographics that are more likely to vote for Repub...
by phuqueue
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

That USA Today article provides no context and so is extremely misleading. In absolute terms, only a third of Millennials voting sounds pretty bad. But midterm turnout in general is bad, and turnout among the same group in 2014 was less than 17%, so if a third of Millennials actually do vote this ye...
by phuqueue
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I don't know if there is exactly a "pact," but I do think a huge number of these people don't care how they hold power, as long as they do. The NYT interviewed some lady in Fulton who is going to vote for Hawley because of the Kavanaugh thing, even though he's trying to end protection for preexistin...
by phuqueue
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

See Fang, and that's what I meant when I said I do think you generally have your heart in the right place. But I had a very different reaction. When I read your idea I envisioned immigrants as a semi-permanent underclass being ordered to go to a specific place at the whim of the federal government a...
by phuqueue
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

To be clear, I generally really like Fang's posts and think he's one of the best we've got here (and Fang, I'm not the one who called you "nasty," although I did explain why I thought you had been called that -- maybe you feel the distinction is inconsequential). I just happen to strongly disagree w...
by phuqueue
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I'm not going to quote and respond to everything line by line there but I will address your examples in broader strokes. But first off, I'll emphasize that I've already made explicit that I'm no fan of existing immigration law, so if you're expecting me to defend this or that provision of law as bei...
by phuqueue
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

Most of them are happening because of the current restrictive immigration policies and would be alleviated by allowing immigration to take place out in the open. What restrictive immigration policies?! We’re letting everyone in, either to receive asylum or to be processed (lost) in our immigration/...
by phuqueue
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

Child trafficking, remittance dependence, loss of cultural heritage, family seperation and breakdown, drug trade work...there are so many negatives to migration. I used to work in third world countries in an aid capacity. Americans are the most generous people in the world but the most sloppy with ...
by phuqueue
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

You rail on capitalism but then advocate for anyone to come here and work, letting the best worker take the job...the very basis of capitalism. And I’m fine with that if I didn’t see a very real negative social impact on other countries. There also is a large social welfare cost for those left out ...
by phuqueue
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I have not advocated for corporations to be allowed to exploit undocumented immigrants in lieu of paying citizens a living wage, but the main thing that empowers corporations to exploit immigrants is their undocumented status. They can't report their employers without risking deportation, so they ta...
by phuqueue
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1750
Views: 147629

Re: Politics

I'm not sure the government should be empowered to dictate to people where they'll live, and I'm not really into viewing immigrants as merely tools to accomplish some end (be it economic growth, or revitalizing depopulated communities, or funding the retirement of existing citizens, or whatever), a...