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reallyyousure 146 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 13, 2014 8:17 PM Member since: May 2, 2013
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  • reallyyousure by reallyyousure Sep 13, 2014 8:17 PM Flag

    "Scotland may break away Thursday. We are witnessing a reversion to tribalism around the world – in which language, religion, blood, and belief take prominence over nation states, which have grown less relevant as technology connects everyone and everything.

    "America’s new tribalism is seen most distinctly in politics, with one tribe (liberals, progressives, and Democrats) holding sharply different views and values than the other (conservatives, Tea Partiers, and Republicans).Each tribe has contrasting ideas about rights and freedoms (for liberals, reproductive rights and equal marriage rights; for conservatives, the right to own a gun and do what you want with your property); its own totems (social insurance versus smaller government) and taboos (cutting entitlements or raising taxes); its own version of truth (one believes in climate change and evolution; the other doesn’t); and its own media that confirm its beliefs.One tribe is becoming blacker, browner, and more feminine; the other, whiter and more male. Each is headed by rival warlords whose fighting has brought the national government in Washington to a standstill. Increasingly, the two tribes live separately in their own regions – blue or red state, coastal or mid-section, urban or rural – with state or local governments reflecting their contrasting values.

    "If Scotland can separate from England, will blue and red America eventually separate from each other?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Every time I hear someone dump on public school teachers I think of my sister, who I’m now visiting in Massachusetts. She’s been teaching high school English for years, and is so dedicated that despite a life-threatening illness she still gives her students everything she has. (She dashed off minutes ago, cutting short our breakfast in order to advise some of them on a extra-curricular project.) My sister isn’t all that unique. With few exceptions, the public school teachers I’ve known over the years are among the most committed people I know, working long hours for relatively little pay on one of the most important tasks of our society – educating our children. Yes, the tenure system has to be reformed, and a few teachers aren't doing a good enough job. But these aren't the real problem. Our public school teachers have become scapegoats for a system that’s underfunded, underequipped, underappreciated, and overwhelmed."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Anyone who still doubts there’s a difference between congressional Republicans and Democrats should note that yesterday the Senate voted down a constitutional amendment that would have overturned several Supreme Court decisions by declaring that money isn't speech and corporations aren't people, and limits on campaign donations and spending therefore are permissible. Democrats voted for the proposed amendment, but every Senate Republican voted against (it needed 60 votes).

    "Although most Americans say they want big money out of politics, Republicans aren’t worried about a public backlash against them for voting against the amendment. Polls show getting big money out of politics is low on the public’s list of concerns -- way behind the economy, jobs, health care, terrorism, immigration, education, and the environment. Yet it’s impossible to make real progress on any of these higher-ranking issues without getting big money out of politics. We need to get that fundamental point across to our fellow citizens. But how?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 11, 2014 9:37 PM Flag

    This is so funny! The Republicans are dying to vote for military adventures but then Obama would get the credit for defending our country. They can't stand it!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    THE FED is the key

    by esdonini Sep 11, 2014 9:01 PM
    reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 11, 2014 9:34 PM Flag

    How exciting. One eight of a percent! The world will come to an end and we will all be rich! Or something like that.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 11, 2014 4:36 PM Flag

    So what you are saying is that you are not an Ally of the USA? Thought so.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "In light of all the corporate money secretly flooding political front groups, more than 1 million comments have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission urging publicly traded corporations be required to disclose their political spending. That’s the largest response ever received by the SEC. But business groups, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are dead-set against any such rule. Three arguments should compel the SEC to act: (1) Shareholders technically own corporations, so top executives have no right to treat shareholder assets as their own political slush funds. (2) If corporate political spending materially affects future profits (which is how CEOs justify such spending) then by any by any logical reading of the Securities Act of 1934, investors have a right to know what's being spent and how. (3) Finally, since corporations have a right under the First Amendment to spend what they want on politics, as the Supreme Court held in “Citizens United,” presumably their shareholders have a right under the First Amendment to know how their money is being spent on politics.

    "But will the SEC act? Last year, the SEC’s agenda included plans to take up political spending by corporations. After the new chair, Mary Jo White, took over, the item was removed from the agenda earlier this year. Call or write the SEC, demanding it be put back on the agenda and that such a rule be issued."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Oil Import Changes

    by tigger.redux Sep 10, 2014 9:53 AM
    reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 10, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    Actually Obama has supported fracking, which has upset many environmentalists. The Keystone pipeline has nothing to do with providing more oil or gas to America since it was for export only and just trying to get to the nearest ocean. Yes, the gas surplus in America is directly a result of President Obama's actions and domestic policies. Part of his alternatives to the oil industry and part of his energy policies.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Apple’s hyped unveiling yesterday of two new iPhones and a smartwatch was underwhelming. The watch has a full-color screen featuring multiple sensors that permit notifications, track credit cards and fitness, and can be used to dictate messages or chat with another Apple Watch wearer. But smart phones do many of these same things, so why should people want to do them on a wristwatch? I have some of the same doubts about Google glass. (And Amazon’s Fire is a complete disaster.) A more basic question: With so many large and growing problems in the world – hunger, disease, climate change, homelessness, chronic unemployment – why are America’s leading tech companies, each overflowing with talent and creativity and with hundreds of billions of dollars to spare, coming up with such trivial solutions to non-problems?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "In his address to the nation today, President Obama doesn’t have to convince us ISIS is barbaric, a threat to the stability of the entire Middle East, or even a potential threat to the United States. He doesn’t have to convince anyone that air strikes on them both in Iraq and Syria are a good idea. Instead, he needs to explain what we must do if air strikes don’t work. Even more basically, he needs to explain his view of America’s role in the world – not only in Syria and Iraq but also in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, North Korea, and China. His foreign policy has lurched from one crisis to another without any guiding principle (as his former secretary of state has emphasized). That leaves Americans confused and unprepared to make whatever sacrifices are necessary. You agree?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 10, 2014 9:08 AM Flag

    I actually read statistics that support my claims. Sorry that I am not able to provide you with links on this message board. But if you do a little research on your own you will find what I found. As for your claim that Pell Grants exist because of superior mental ability, I wonder if you don't have the wrong cause and effect association there. Rich people don't usually use Pell Grants no matter what their mental abilities are. And as for doubting that computers can be dishonest, well, you may have a point there.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 10, 2014 9:01 AM Flag

    So what would happen if Putin and Palin had an affair? I bet Palin can see Putin's behind from her back porch.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 10, 2014 8:57 AM Flag

    Some Tea Party crazies believe if they gain control of the Senate that they can impeach Obama and force a President Biden to sign their silly bills. Not going to happen.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 9, 2014 7:02 PM Flag

    I doubt that they are the "brightest and best the country has to offer". Princeton is know as the best school for making contacts with wealthy students. That doesn't mean "brightest or best" in any general sense. I'm sure they all did well on their SATs and demonstrated leadership skills but making your claim is unnecessary and strangely insulting. The fact that such a large percentage of Princeton graduates move into Wall Street and/or Finance is not a good thing as those jobs can be replaced by computers as easily as the jobs of auto assembly line workers were replaced with robots. And I suspect that when their jobs are eliminated by computers this will be a far fairer world with much less corruption, because, quite frankly, I don't trust them to be honest.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 9, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    It would be nice to have an intelligent conservative post here who didn't resort to character assassinations as their replies.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 9, 2014 4:41 PM Flag

    So you want to give Putin a handicap?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Ouch, the Bill for ObamaCare Coming Due

    by hacker_boob Sep 9, 2014 4:03 PM
    reallyyousure reallyyousure Sep 9, 2014 4:38 PM Flag

    The only whoppers are the lies you tell.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Five reasons why you should take action now against the possibility of Republicans taking over both houses of Congress in the midterm elections: (1) With the GOP in control, Congress could pass huge tax cuts for the wealthy and for big corporations (through a process called “reconciliation” Senate Republicans would only need 51 votes); (2) Ditto for cuts in Medicare and Social Security; (3) Obama won’t be able to get even halfway decent judges confirmed (and forget about filling any Supreme Court vacancy); (4) Every congressional committee will be run by Republicans, and all congressional hearings will be right-wing media circuses; (5) Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will be in the Senate majority.

    "Have I left anything out?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "For the second year in a row, Princeton University has emerged on top in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of American universities. Which shows how utterly bankrupt those rankings are. I have nothing against Princeton, but it has the least economic diversity of any elite university and its graduates flood Wall Street and corporate consulting more than any other. Before the financial crisis of 2008, close to half Princeton’s graduates went into finance. Add in management consulting, and it was close to 60 percent. Even today, these two professions are the choice of a majority. Meanwhile, Princeton has among the lowest percent of Pell Grant eligible students, a proxy for students from poor families – only 12 percent. (Berkeley, where I teach, has more Pell-eligible students than the entire Ivy League put together.)

    "If you want to look at a ranking that’s meaningful, take a look at the one just put out by the Washington Monthly (where Princeton is ranked 27th). Why does anyone still pay attention to the U.S. News?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • "Yesterday I urged you to talk with people who disagree with you. That requires respectful engagement. But I'm not suggesting you waste your time on people who are willfully ignorant. The six signs of willful ignorance: (1) The person you’re debating uses nastiness as a substitute for thought; (2) attacks the source of an argument rather than the argument’s merits; (3) claims causation from mere correlation (e.g., a rooster’s crowing makes sun rise); (4) disputes facts on which there’s an overwhelming scientific or historical consensus (evolution, climate change, widening inequality, the Holocaust); (5) blames or stereotypes entire groups of people; (6) repeats the same point without responding to arguments or information you provide.

    "Did I leave anything out?"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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