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Reply #290 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 3:23pm
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Didn't yamcha also claim he had an IQ of 70? 

Yamcha, what were your degrees in? 

I have engineering degrees from second rate schools and don't regret a penny or a minute, they more than pay for themselves.


Side note, the New York Times is making it more likely I'll vote for Trump with there stream of obvious BS hit pieces on Trump and Kavanaugh. 

Apparently, Kavanaugh should be impeached because a Clinton Partisan saw him expose himself in college while other frat boys then forced his thingy into a co-eds hand.  Oddly, this would also make Kavanaugh a victim of sexual assault.
  
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Reply #291 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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ahhell wrote on Sep 17th, 2019 at 3:23pm:
Side note, the New York Times is making it more likely I'll vote for Trump with there stream of obvious BS hit pieces on Trump and Kavanaugh. 

Apparently, Kavanaugh should be impeached because a Clinton Partisan saw him expose himself in college while other frat boys then forced his thingy into a co-eds hand.  Oddly, this would also make Kavanaugh a victim of sexual assault. 
Thanks for helping me see it clearly. I hadn't looked at it like that... Smiley

Edit: It's not enough to make me vote for Trump.


  

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Reply #292 - Sep 19th, 2019 at 5:32pm
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Asian prankster Andrew "Yin" Yang has dropped some very sad news on car enthusiasts across America:

By 2050, United States may have to completely eliminate private car ownership to combat climate change!   Cry

"we might not own our own cars" because they are "really inefficient and bad for the environment."

Instead, Yang said that privately owned cars would be replaced by a "constant roving fleet of electric cars."

WTF?    Grin   Grin    Should we wait curbside for this fleet to rove by?  Will the fleet operate on some time schedule like trains?   Will the government own the "fleets"?   Lots of questions arise.

"What we're really selling is not the car, it's mobility.  So if you have mobility that's then tied into a much more, if you had like, for example, this constant roving fleet of electric cars that you would just order up, then you could diminish the impact of ground transportation on our environment very, very quickly."

Order up?   Is there an app for that?   Like ordering a pizza?   

It sounds like Yang really hasn't thought this through.  Yang continues to surge in the polls, however.  He passed Kamala Harris!    When asked to explain this surge in popularity, Yang simply said:

"Must have been the crowdsurfing!"     Grin   Grin   Such a clown!
  

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Reply #293 - Sep 19th, 2019 at 8:46pm
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 19th, 2019 at 5:32pm:
WTF?    Grin   Grin    Should we wait curbside for this fleet to rove by?  Will the fleet operate on some time schedule like trains?   Will the government own the "fleets"?


Hopefully they will be privately owned by private companies that will get super rich when the government takes our cars. Then it'll be libertarian. Just say pollution is aggression. Libertarians win.
  

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Reply #294 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:46am
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The Opposition wrote on Sep 19th, 2019 at 8:46pm:
Hopefully they will be privately owned by private companies that will get super rich when the government takes our cars. Then it'll be libertarian. Just say pollution is aggression. Libertarians win.
There's nothing libertarian about government banning cars.  The socialist win when government operates the "rolling fleets".

Someone will have to pay for the rolling fleets.  That is always Taxpayers. 

Andrew Yang is the one who wants everyone to receive free $1000 per month from the government.

Who will get stuck with that $3 Trillion/yr bill, I wonder?   
  

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Reply #295 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 10:11am
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SkyChief, I assume you've never used lyft or uber?  I could understand your ignorance if so, if you have used or heard of lyft or uber then your ignorance is really quite impressive.  Your inability to see obvious possible future that is being widely considered an talked about by the car industry is trully amazing . 

Yang is the best Dem in the race.  In part his 1000/month would be paid for by making beneficiaries give up an equivalent amount of other government provided benefits.  Which is clearly a better plan than the current system of nanny state social welfare spending. 

That being said, if he said something like, we have to confiscate cars now, that would stupid.  A pie in sky thought about confiscating cars in 2050, meh.  It is entirely possible that personal care ownership will drastically decline by then though.  Most of the major car makers along with the likes of google and apple are working toward that sort of future.  Lots of them realize folks aren't going to buy as many cars in a world where they can just borrow one or call a lyft when the need to.   Ford expects to be in the carshare business with a side in car manufacturing . 
  
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Reply #296 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 11:07am
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SkyChief wrote on Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:46am:
There's nothing libertarian about government banning cars.


Sure there is, just define pollution as aggression. Now only the big guys can pollute, because they have the money to defend their pollution as not actually aggression.

If you don't like this, it would be wise to make your rules clearer. What do you want people to be able to do? What do you want to be against the rules?

If you don't think pollution is aggression, explain why not.

SkyChief wrote on Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:46am:
The socialist win when government operates the "rolling fleets".

Someone will have to pay for the rolling fleets.  That is always Taxpayers. 


That's the best case scenario. Taxpayers pay for it, but it is privatised. This makes the big guys the most money.

SkyChief wrote on Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:46am:
Andrew Yang is the one who wants everyone to receive free $1000 per month from the government.

Who will get stuck with that $3 Trillion/yr bill, I wonder?   


Everyone. It'll just add to inflation.
  

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Reply #297 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 11:22am
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ahhell wrote on Sep 20th, 2019 at 10:11am:
Yang is the best Dem in the race. 


I hope your right because Yang is a socialist idiot.   I pray to Athena Yang is the one to go up against Trump in the general election..

He's a genuine pretender, parading around as an Asian.   Yang was born in Schenectady, New York and has lived his entire life in the US.  He is an American as much as I am.

He's ashamed of being an American, and that will hurt him in the primaries.  Indie voters  don't trust him.  I hear what they're saying on other forums.

I laugh at all democrats, but I laugh a little longer at Yang.   Grin   

ahhell wrote on Sep 20th, 2019 at 10:11am:
In part his 1000/month would be paid for by making beneficiaries give up an equivalent amount of other government provided benefits.  Which is clearly a better plan than the current system of nanny state social welfare spending. 
Thats an enticing carrot to dangle in front of us.  Smart people know that its just a carrot, and it will be yanked a way if $1k/mo UBI gets approved.
Two things I've learned over the years as being a voter:

DEMOCRATS CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO MANAGE MONEY, AND THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW A ROBUST ECONOMY WORKS.

“If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists.” - Friedrich Hayek
  

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Reply #298 - Sep 21st, 2019 at 2:14am
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ahhell wrote on Sep 17th, 2019 at 3:23pm:
Didn't yamcha also claim he had an IQ of 70? 

Yamcha, what were your degrees in? 

I have engineering degrees from second rate schools and don't regret a penny or a minute, they more than pay for themselves.


My IQ is 68-71.

I have degrees in liberal arts subjects and it was a total waste of money and time that I could have spent working.  They were subjects that do not need certification or licensing.  If I could do it all over again, I would not even complete high school but apprentice myself out to some master craftsman whose craft cannot be duplicated by machines.

Your degrees are different as they are real.

I don't have kids but if I did then I would only pay for their higher education if they went into a field that requires certification and licensing or something that translates real-life tangible supply and demand such as engineering, medicine, political science (only if they promise to go on to law school) If they want a degree art, philosophy, music, psychology, sociology, economics, English, etc, they pay.  Want to get certified fixing cars?  No problem!  I'll pay up!

My last job was as an "exec" at Nestle Global in Glendale before they moved most of their jobs to the east coast.  I was a lead project manager in the Global Business Development Division, I was there for 8 years and not once did I use what I learned from school nor was I ever evaluated on it.  They didn't care.  Most new hires and interns who came straight out of one of the major universities in SoCal with liberal arts degrees were given one of four choices: gopher, phones, reception, print room.  (mailroom needs seniority.)

They were under the illusion that it’s important to get a job to gain experience. But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A fake job only gives you experience at that fake job, but you gain “experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all. Sit around doing nothing for a couple of years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, philosopher, or politician.

Besides hating the office politics and company culture, I realized that I was being underpaid because the company has too many mouths to feed. Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is. In America, we can expect that about half our salary will go to taxes. The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck. But you can bet that from your employer’s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it.

Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors. That’s relly a lot of mouths to feed.

So I went through the world's worst divorce and came out with almost nothing.  This fukked me up finaclially, socially and mentally but also set me free.  I finally had the courage and to step out of being an employee to being amongst the unemployed and unemployable and haven't looked back!

Would you believe me if I told you that I started off on my own with a hotdog cart (lunch and dinner, cash only) and driving Uber at night and on the weekends? (This was back when Uber rates were higher and Uber only took 5% commission and all drivers were 1099 independent contractors.  Don't know what it is now.)

I wasted sooooo much time with school.  All I really needed was reading, writing and some "rithmatic".
  
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Reply #299 - Oct 16th, 2019 at 11:38am
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The 4th Democratic Presidential Debate was held  last night at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

I watched most of it - it was pretty much what I expected -  opened incessant Trump bashing, then went to tax hikes and gun confiscation. . .  "mandatory buy-backs" they like to call it.   

Comrade Bernie wants to destroy capitalism with a "political revolution".   That was a little frightening.  Said there's no reason to allow people to get rich off the sweat of other's labor.   He said that government should control production and distribution of goods and services.

Creepy Joe tried to wriggle out of the Ukraine quagmire, but remained trapped:

"Look, my son did nothing wrong,  I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the United States government in rooting out corruption in Ukraine. And that's what we should be focusing on.

Pocahontas lied hard and said that costs will go up for the wealthy and for big corporations but down for middle class families with her Free Medicare For All plan.  Liar Liar pants on fire.  Does she think Americans are gullible enough to believe that tripe?   The audience certainly did.  They applauded.

Tulsi Gabbard was very strong. She said that she was the only one the debate stage who was qualified to make the decision to send US troops to intervene in foreign civil wars: 

“But here's the real question I believe you should be asking is:  Who is fit to serve as our commander-in-chief?  This is the most important responsibility that the president has."

She's got a point.  Her comment stymied the rest of the candidates.

There were no clear winners, though - only losers.  Apparently, socialism, tax hikes and gun confiscation are all the dems have to offer.  Sad!
  

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