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albaby1 replied to the First World Problems board. 11:58 AM

Re: For Albaby

Combining a recorder - scourge of elementary school parents across the land - with the Frozen songbook?

Thanks, Wally - my ears are already bleeding.

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:44 AM

Re: Nicely put by Al Gore

So the polls are all fake?

No, they're not fake. They just only tell you what they tell you.

Voters generally want government to fix this problem. However, when you ask them whether they'll support proposals that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:49 PM

Re: Trump's All-White Nostalgia Voters

A number of years ago I took my son to breakfast in Syracuse at the local Denny's. Two tables away from us was Mike Bragman who was then the Assembly Majority Leader (NYS), and oft mentioned gubernatorial possibility. He was having breakfast [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 4:45 PM

Re: For Ken: Dusted, a BtVS podcast

Thanks again.

You're welcome. As I said, I've caught up to the present (they're in the front half of S5). Much like the show itself, the podcast discussions get more solid as they get a few episodes under their belt and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:39 PM

Re: Nicely put by Al Gore

It's not functioning as a democracy, in the sense of representing the prevailing will of the citizenry.

Sure it is. As I mentioned upthread, most citizens will say they support "government action to curb global [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:25 PM

Re: Why no one likes Hillary

It seems though that a much bigger deal is made about Hillary's unfavorable rating, as if it is something out of the ordinary. Note the simple fact that Brooks thought it noteworthy enough to write a whole column about it.

Well, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: Why no one likes Hillary

Interesting thesis. But sample size too small.

And everyone gets demonized when they get into those specific national roles: candidate for President, VP nominee, or Speaker of the House. It's hard to think of anyone [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:43 PM

Re: Trump's All-White Nostalgia Voters

Yes of course. But let's say the pipefitters are going to allow five new members. It turns out the five they admit are all related to current members. Word gets around.

If the inclusion of new members was impartial you wouldn't
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:29 PM

Re: Trump's All-White Nostalgia Voters

I'm guessing the white voters yearning for the white dominance of the 1950s are a declining demographic. Catering to this group will have diminishing returns.

I agree. But they don't have much of a choice in this election [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:26 PM

Re: Clinton's Lead Widens In Latest Poll

Replying to my own post - the "none" vote percentages got screwed up through cutting and pasting, but they don't affect the analysis.

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:24 PM

Re: FERAL BERNIE SUPPORTERS

Not quite, the Debbie bill would remove Pay day Loan providers from regulation by the CFPB.

Only if they are in states that have adopted minimum standards that regulate those lenders.

Again, it is like gutting the DEA on [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:21 PM

Re: Clinton's Lead Widens In Latest Poll

Among white women, the only demographic that Clinton wins is women over 60. That's remarkable.

And impossible.

There's no way that 12 point lead among white women over 60 can translate into a 3 point lead over all [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:45 PM

Re: FERAL BERNIE SUPPORTERS

Pay Day lending isn't that far removed from drug dealing. The rates are high enough to guarantee that anyone taking a pay day loan is guaranteed to need another loan to pay it off the next pay day. It's addictive, and consumptive, a trap [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:32 PM

Re: What makes a Bernie supporter?

Spending more money for Hillary to attack Trump saying what that hasn't been said already? Attacking Trump doesn't attract Bernie supporters and definitely not Trump supporters.

Attacking Trump will definitely attract [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:17 PM

Re: Nicely put by Al Gore

Cheap and convenient. They could reestablish the 55 mph national speed limit that was in place in the 1970s and 1980s. That would increase average fuel efficiency by boosting mpg, and therefore reducing emissions. But it wouldn't be convenient [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:09 PM

Re: Trump's All-White Nostalgia Voters

I don't think the PTB will be able to convince them that they're wrong just because Trump gets nuked in November (which I'm hopeful will occur, but after seeing the breadth of his appeal I'm not entirely confident of [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:58 PM

Re: FERAL BERNIE SUPPORTERS

This isn't renaming a post office or some such triviality. And drug dealing might be an important business in her district but does that mean that drug dealers can pay Debbie to introduce a bill to disband the DEA?

No - but [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 1:55 PM

Re: Nicely put by Al Gore

Well, to begin with, our democracy has been hacked. It is shockingly unresponsive to considerations of the public interest.

Gore is completely wrong in blaming this on democracy being hacked.

Our democracy is shockingly [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:23 PM

Re: What makes a Bernie supporter?

If Clinton has this wrapped up already -- most Clinton supporters say she had it wrapped up weeks or months ago -- then she can ignore Sanders altogether. There's no reason for her to fight on two fronts.

The only reason she'd
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:21 PM

Re: Trump's All-White Nostalgia Voters

I think the leadership of the Democratic party changed positions when the union vote ceased to be reliable. Additionally, the Democrats looked into the future and decided supporting labor wasn't a long term tactic.

Perhaps - but [more]

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