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[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 16:57:32 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Did you expect any less. Look at all the morons who have been agitating for a basic minimum income for all.... No different.

[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 17:36:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Basic Income is an interesting thought experiment, though. Begin with the assumption that globalization and automation will ultimately create a world where the supply of labor greatly outstrips the demand, and it almost seems inevitable. But then reality sets in and you realize that the cost of goods and services will simply rise to cancel out the basic income.

(This has already happened in a microcosm: one reason college costs keep rising so much is because the government keeps giving them more money.)

[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 17:53:10 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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It's also the reason that the minimum wage doesn't really work and ultimately is inflationary.

[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 18:54:30 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Basic Income is negative taxes. Conservatives like low taxes. The lower the better! Why not go subzero? ;)

(*I'm not actually a proponent.*)

[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 19:18:34 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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the assumption that globalization and automation will ultimately create

a world where the supply of labor greatly outstrips the demand, and it


What it's doing is displacing workers. No doubt about that. The message "you need new skills" does not sell well, even when it's true.

Automation is putting people out of jobs, but the Trumpistas all want to blame China. Blaming China is not untrue, but misses the much larger long-term trend.

[#] Wed Jan 18 2017 22:52:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Pretty obvious that it's *both*. Automation can be cheaper than labor, but cheap labor is cheaper than non-cheap labor. Just ask Mr. Daisey how iPhones are made. They're not made by machines; they're made by chinese factory slaves working in deplorable conditions.

But take the politics out of it for a moment and contemplate.

What *do* you do when you get to a point where there is far more labor than demand for labor? What do you do when there is so much automation that there isn't a need for anyone other than Jeff Bezos to have a job? It seems like you have a choice of either society collapsing, or forcing into existence a welfare state (which then collapses).

Ok, back to politics. True objective undeniable fact: USA would have completely collapsed anyway during calendar 2017 if Hitlery was elected.

[#] Thu Jan 19 2017 16:57:25 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I've been watching the inauguration festivites since noon today when the plane landed in Washington. It's going to be a great two days.

Our new President looked so *presidential* at the Arlington ceremony. Can you imagine how insulting, how obscene, how 100% Hitler Equivalent (tm) it would have been, if we were forced to watch the Butcher of Benghazi pretending to respect our fallen soldiers?

[#] Thu Jan 19 2017 17:03:03 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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It would look something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1HIYGCu3zg

 

In less than 12 hours liberals will go back to despising war! This *IS* exciting.  I wonder if the media will post a nightly body count again.

 



[#] Thu Jan 19 2017 18:11:54 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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But take the politics out of it for a moment and contemplate.

I find your ideas intriguing and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter ;)

[#] Fri Jan 20 2017 07:09:28 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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At the very least Trump has already restored democracy to the United States.  For the past eight years liberals have told us that questioning Obama or protesting Obama was obstructionism.   Now if anybody is protesting Trump they are protesting in the name of the democracy.  Liberals realize that Trump has returned democracy to the United States.



[#] Fri Jan 20 2017 12:07:10 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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It has been seven minutes, and no comment from Mr. Foobar?



[#] Fri Jan 20 2017 13:06:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps you were just looking in the wrong place.



[#] Fri Jan 20 2017 13:13:20 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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When you can't sell state department or presidential favors anymore it is time to close the door.

... the Clinton Foundation made a major announcement this week that went by with almost no notice: For all intents and purposes, it's closing its doors.

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-clinton-foundation-is-dead-but-the-case-against-hillary-isnt/

 



[#] Fri Jan 20 2017 13:14:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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My fellow Americans ... our long national nightmare is over.

The communist, terrorist, Kenyan-born, America-hating, 100% Hitler Equivalent (tm) Ba'raq Saddam Hussein Osama Obama has finally been removed from his occupancy of our White House.  The worst "president" ever has finally been succeeded by the best President ever.

To quote Nancy Ultra-Cunt Pelosi: watching the helicopter take off, removing the Kenyan Kommie from the capitol, "was like having a 10-ton anvil lifted from my shoulders."

God Bless America, and God Bless President Trump.



[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 10:13:28 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I laughed as all the female celebrates stood behind their male bodyguards for protection.  I guess they all need men to protect them.



[#] Sun Jan 22 2017 19:38:21 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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I never thought I would say...Russell Brand makes some sense on the election of Donald Trump.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Ou5uFFn8Q



[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 04:51:07 EST from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Sun Jan 22 2017 10:13:28 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

I laughed as all the female celebrates stood behind their male bodyguards for protection.  I guess they all need men to protect them.

Nah, it's just that they do not want to waste a female when it comes to an attack. Men are replaceable.



[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 13:04:35 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Did anyone catch Ashley Judd's speech? Completely unhinged.

[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 15:03:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I didn't know who Ashley Judd was until this week, but from what I've heard, he/she/it is 100% Hitler Equivalent (tm) so I'm not going to bother.

Trump and Spicer are brilliant. They're letting the 100HE(tm) Media, the ugly cows in pink hats, and the rest of the commies have their little circle jerk to keep themselves distracted. Meanwhile, Trump is getting to work on stuff that really matters.

BOOM. Death blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (aka "make China great again")
BOOM. Federal hiring freeze (except for military of course)
BOOM. Cut off federal funding for abortions (such as Planned Parenthood aka "make babies dead again")

[ http://tinyurl.com/jov2rfy ]

BEST. PRESIDENT. EVER.

[#] Mon Jan 23 2017 16:34:21 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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My problem with funding Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood says they need the money.... but then turns around and donates to the democratic party.  If you can donate to a political party you don't need government funding.



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