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Comment Re:Amazing (Score 5, Insightful) 492

Trump has a political brilliance, a strategic brilliance, a thoroughness in showmanship unlike anything anybody else running has, a personal image perfect for maximizing his control over public opinion through the rhetorical strategy of hyperbole, and the money to do this his own way, right, without needing to be phony to satisfy some donor or other.

Doesn't mean he will be a great president, but his use of hyperbole sticks in many average voters minds as it move the goal posts in his direction, even if the numbers he uses are actual incorrect. It is a great rhetorical device.

Comment Re:The Struggle (Score 4, Interesting) 410

Honkeys aren't homogeneous. Anyone who thinks so hasn't thought much about it at all.

Whites are diverse in religion. Some follow no religion at all.

Whites are diverse in country of origin, further there are a number of "white" regional cultures in the USA..

White Euro-Americans are diverse in ethnicity. Some of these ethnic categories are Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Gallic, Iberian, Italic, Greek, Germanic, Basque, Scandinavian, Hispanic, and Slavic.

White Americans are diverse in how long they or their families have lived in North America. Some families have been here for hundreds of years, but at least a third of all white American families have a grandparent who immigrated here from Europe.

White Euro-Americans are diverse in wealth. Over half of all the people in the United States who live below the poverty line are white Americans.

Whites have a wide variety of facial features and colours.

Comment Re:so what (Score 3, Insightful) 67

You don't need to be in love to get married. There's no requirement to prove love. Long term cohabitiating couples, homo or hetero don't need government validation of their relationships.

This is about recognition for benefits and property rights, though the latter was often done by homosexual couples through LLCs for joint property.

Comment Democratic coalition (Score 1) 609

The funny thing is that the groups that actually make up the democratic coalition are opposed to one another. Should the GOP go to demographic ill-relevance, the Democratic party will likely splinter.

For example:

Hispanics and blacks are at odds with one another for jobs and public resources. Hispanics have pushed blacks out of some of their historical neighborhoods.
Women's rights are at odds with muslim beliefs.
Asian's are at odds with other non-white demographics over AA admissions and democratic economic policies run counter to asian entrepreneurs.
Gay rights are at odds with hispanic and black religious beliefs.

The Republican party has the perception of being the party of white people, largely because they are indifferent to minorities, not because they advocate for whites. Its not like they are going to embrace being the white party because they are afraid of being called racists. A clever Republican politician could play those democratic groups against one another, but would probably take a lot of heat for doing so.

Comment Re:You are not likely to make the cut to top 1% (Score 1) 227

Why don't people invest more? Chinese peasants traditionally saved 50% of their income until consumerism took over in recent years,

Why don't people fix their own stuff (or pay more for higher quality that lasts longer)? Changing brake pads, various filters and fluids or oil on a car is not hard and requires less than a $100 investment in tools, even on cars with all sorts of fancy computers and sensors. Same is true for plumbing and electrical repairs on a house.

Why do people pay for cable, cell phone packages, large trucks and other stuff they don't need?

The average american home has increased more than 25% since the 50's. People have more cars and toys and eat out far more often than they did back then.

If you went back to a 1950's like lifestyle but on a 2015 income, you would be able to save a lot more money via frugality.

Comment Re:You are not likely to make the cut to top 1% (Score 1) 227

He works by choice as I recall as his expenses are around 25k a year and he has more than 25k a year in investment income.

Either way, it does not negate the fact that by living under your means you can enter the 1% if you have an professional level income.

"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll