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  1. I'm waiting until Summer 2019 to really put some money into the market (still continuing my steady bi-weekly 401k deduction just in case I'm off). My bet is that by then the market will have bottomed out due to all backlash from the disastrous Republican taxing decisions combined with the trade war fallout hopefully hitting its peak.
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    The Trump Presidency

    Let's not also forget that the estate tax doesn't take away all the money from rich kids. Prudent inheritors could easily make the money they paid in taxes in a decade or so. That's on top of any money they earn on their own from their own hard work.
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    SCOTUS

    I'd say it's the same reason you don't owe everyone you come into contact with a conversation - privacy Meh, I think privacy in general is a bit overrated. I'd rather get more targeted advertisements than getting non-stop Viagra and diabetes ads. I'd rather get real-time traffic updates than be paranoid about some random Google employee stalking me. I'm still not sure if I understand why this overlaps with "non-criminal reasons for not wanting to talk to a cop". There's almost certainly a reason why a cop is asking me questions. It's very unlikely he's wasting his time just to learn if I'm a big fan of breakfast burritos. I'm not sure why I wouldn't take a moment or two to answer his/her questions.
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    SCOTUS

    I'm generally a "nothing to hide" kinda guy, but I understand where there can be abuse and appreciate some level of protections. I'm not exactly sure where that overlaps with "non-criminal reasons for not wanting to talk to a cop".
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    SCOTUS

    I get that of course a former FBI director would be expected to think like this, but something about it (especially the last line) still rubs me the wrong way (wholly independent from the Kavanaugh hearing and possible investigation). I get that it's only natural for a cop to have inherent suspicion of anyone who doesn't want to talk to a cop. And in this case, that suspicion might even be justified. But sometimes people have non-criminal reasons for not wanting to talk to a cop. Out of curiosity what are some of those reasons?
  6. xumelanie[/member] and I no longer own a rental property we sold and I'm going through the process of doing up the final taxes and balance sheet work. It's been a crazy ride, but was just too much work for us to do with kids and a full time other job.
  7. Yeah, didn't Smitty's burn down their buildings due to their substandard wiring? How was that 3CDC's doing?
  8. bfwissel

    The Republican Party

    Conservatives have the utmost respect the hard sciences, but don't give much credence to soft science theories and ideas - particularly ones that are often misrepresented as "facts." Could you list what you consider "soft science" so that we can understand what science you consider valid and which you consider invalid?
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    2018 Hurricane Season

    Please re-read the part about the abnormally high ocean temperatures. What is abnormally high? https://grist.org/climate-energy/this-chart-of-rising-ocean-temperatures-is-terrifying/
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    SCOTUS

    He wasn't impeached for abusing his power over a subordinate, which he no doubt did. He was impeached for getting a blowjob and lying about it. I'm not making a legal argument necessarily. I'm more making a moral judgment. People in power getting sexual favors from subordinates to me is morally wrong. Please feel to disagree with me if you think that this is moral behavior that should in any way be defended. If we're going to ignore legalities and focus strictly on morality for a moment, isn't the simpler moral truth simply that it was wrong for him to commit adultery, regardless of the existence of any professional superior-subordinate relationship? That's a good point as well. Just even more reason not to try to write-off or down play his behavior. What Bill Clinton did was really morally reprehensible. Trump is certainly trumping his behavior, but that doesn't mean we should ignore moral reprehensible actions of Bill either.
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    SCOTUS

    He wasn't impeached for abusing his power over a subordinate, which he no doubt did. He was impeached for getting a blowjob and lying about it. I'm not making a legal argument necessarily. I'm more making a moral judgment. People in power getting sexual favors from subordinates to me is morally wrong. Please feel to disagree with me if you think that this is moral behavior that should in any way be defended.
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    Political Correctness

    Donald Trump has a long history of being abusive towards women. An ex-wife filed rape charges against him before recanting. Since I don't require any evidence, but just patterns then I'm going to say he intimidated her into recanting since he has a long history of threatening to sue people who speak ill of him. Since I've now established he's a rapist along with the volumes of evidences of his general abuse of women, it fits the pattern that he also beats his wife.
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    2018 Hurricane Season

    DISCLAIMER: As a caveat to avoid the typical "nuh, uh" trolls, the intensity of the storm has been boosted due to global warming. Hurricanes themselves are not 100% caused by global warming.
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    Political Correctness

    I guess by that same measure I can say something like "Donald Trump is probably a wife beater". It fits a pattern and I don't need any direct evidence.
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    SCOTUS

    Bill Clinton abused his power over a subordinate as well, not just getting a blowjob and lying about it. Let's not try to dress up his behavior please.
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