POTUS 2016, part 3

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Who would you like to see winning the presidency of the U.S.?

Hillary Clinton - (Dem.)
28
36%
Donald Trump - Mike Pence (Rep.)
14
18%
Gary Johnson - Bill Weld (Libertarian)
6
8%
Jill Stein (Green)
29
38%
 
Total votes: 77

Malcolm
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Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Post by Malcolm » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:44 pm

maybay wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
maybay wrote: You don't need to read Tibetan or meet a nomad personally to know about their culture.
Yeah, actually you do. Otherwise, you are just an armchair bore waffling on about things of which you have no experience.
Appeal to consequence fallacy.
It's like wine. Unless you have tasted, you cannot speak about it.

dreambow
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Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Post by dreambow » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:22 am

'There’s a “rigid structure” in
> the European countries such as Greece or Italy that do not
> have “control over their currencies” and there is “no
> compensatory system that exists in the federal structure
> like in the United States,” Chomsky said.
> “In Europe, whoever is elected, no matter where they are
> in the political spectrum, the policies are going to be the
> same, because they are not determined by the policies in
> their countries,” Chomsky said, citing the Wall Street
> Journal, adding that the polices all go back to “unelected
> bureaucracies” and there’s no way for a EU country to
> act in its own interest'
There's been a lot of trepidation after the election of Trump but it appears that the status quo pretty much remains the same with many advisors coming straight out of Goldman Sachs background.

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