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Comment By accident you almost fulfilled a request (Score 1) 1

I have called you out in a great number of JE discussions of abandoning the topic of discussion in favor of attacking me. This time you launched a JE specifically to attack me (notably not remotely close to being the first JE you've written about me), and in so doing this discussion attacking me is actually on-topic.

I still would be more impressed if the other discussions actually returned to their original topics. I certainly am not holding my breath for that to happen, though.

Comment Re:"Giant steps are what you take. . ." (Score 1) 17

If your goal is to show how enthusiastically you can abandon a discussion and turn it in to a personal attack on me, you are doing swimmingly well there. If your goal is to show some basic level of comprehension on the topic or interest in learning about relevant issues, you sunk yourself quite quickly. As much as I enjoy watching you show off your fancy new take on "reading comprehension" (or even just "reading") it does get old after a while, particularly when you keep dropping the discussion in favor of attacking me instead.

Comment Re:Facts? Who needs em?? (Score 1) 12

If "new capitlalism" doesn't need facts to support its claims, then how is it different from old capitalism? Seems like the same old scheme sold by a different salesman.

Other than the part where one goes to work, sure.

I encourage you to go back and read the comment you just replied to - which I helpfully quoted in full so you don't have to click back to see it for the first time - and then try replying to it after reading it. Your line made no sense as a response to what I wrote. Did you think you were replying to someone else's comment - perhaps even one that you actually read - when you hit reply and barfed up that statement?

While we're at it, I'll quote my original line (which you also have not approached in any meaningful way):

I would love to know how the author reaches the conclusion that "millions" are following that specific plan. How does one manage to gather that kind of data on millions of people?

Comment Re:"what you said did not counter my point" (Score 1) 112

or do you just want to keep talking about (your thoughts about) me?

We can continue exploring your resemblance to a wretched crapflooder, if you like. Or not.

Is it even possible to bring the discussion back to the matter of the JE itself, or are you determined to not return to the topic? I've certainly seen you go to great lengths to avoid discussing topics that expose the lack of depth of your knowledge on a topic, but that won't stop me from trying to have a discussion with you.

Comment Re:"Giant steps are what you take. . ." (Score 1) 17

There is a huge difference between the comment you wrote where you changed the topic completely, and the comment of mine that you linked to, that you are trying to use to accuse me of a similar offense.

Namely, you happily jettisoned the entire discussion in the name of partisanship. You brought up one issue and disregarded every other matter that had been discussed in this JE discussion prior to then. When I mentioned the broken health American health care system and the dysfunctional American political system, I mentioned it in the context of the discussion and continued on with the discussion.

So no, I am not applying different rules. You, however, are trying to pretend that to be the case.

Comment Re:Veterans care (Score 1) 60

You keep saying that you believe you can't get what you want by using the legal system - both with the POTUS as well as with Hillary - so you have nothing left but to advocate for more extralegal action.

This logical leap is wholly, 100%, and entirely owned by you, and of your own devising.

You can only reach that conclusion if you ignore the avalanche of comments and JEs that you have written that explicitly show that being your ambition. You have not been one to let logic or reality get in your way as of late, though...

You very plainly have been calling for discarding the legal system when it doesn't suit your aims.

Is it the case that, when all of your other flaccid arguments fail, as they must, you have no recourse other than lying?

Are you pretending now that you have not been calling for the extralegal removal of the POTUS for years now? Are you pretending that you are not trying to mount some sort of campaign against Hillary that would make an end-run around the legal system in hopes of getting her out of the way? You can try to sell those, but nobody's buying them.

Comment Re:Veterans care (Score 1) 60

If you're not trying to pull off a full end-run around the law - as you have been trying against the POTUS for years now - then what is your goal?

What the balls are you even talking about, dude?

Read your own words. You keep saying that you believe you can't get what you want by using the legal system - both with the POTUS as well as with Hillary - so you have nothing left but to advocate for more extralegal action. You have advocated openly for the extralegal removal of the POTUS; now you are rallying the troops against Hillary with what action as a goal?

then accuse the straight folk of "trying to pull off a full end-run around the law"

The "straight folk"? Really, what on earth is that supposed to mean? You very plainly have been calling for discarding the legal system when it doesn't suit your aims.

Comment Re:Simply? (Score 1) 112

The best growth - in terms of people and income - of the middle class that our country ever saw was when the taxes were progressive. There is simply no way around those simple facts.

I'm ready to scuttle the Lovecraftian monstrosity that is the tax code and go with something simple.

It is notable that what you said did not counter my point in any way, shape, or form. You highlighted it with your new subject line but did not respond to it.

"Simple" tends to disperse power, though.

A simple - if by simple you mean something like a flat tax - would vastly increase the annual tax liability of the wealthy and of industry. They would never stand for that, and they own too much of the government for it to ever gain traction. Some of the guys from your team will try to sell the idea but they know it will never go anywhere. They just give it lip service because it makes for good sound bites.

Comment Re:"Giant steps are what you take. . ." (Score 1) 17

Weren't you just accusing me of changing topics and moving the goalposts recently? What happened to discussing Scottie's Wall?

An intrastate rail is a long cry from a bankruptcy-inducing, international-relations-destroying, completely-unwarranted project like what the Kevlar Kandidate wants to "discuss".

Comment Re:Veterans care (Score 1) 60

If you're not trying to pull off a full end-run around the law - as you have been trying against the POTUS for years now - then what is your goal? You keep telling us that the system is incapable of achieving your goals, so then why do you put so much effort into declaring them? After all, if you managed to install the Kevlar Kandidate in the white house, there would be no reason to keep punishing Hillary, would there? You would just be trying to flog a presidential campaign that didn't win.

Comment Re:huh? (Score 1) 112

economically oppressive state that you treasure so much

Well, you've correctly diagnosed the problem, if not the source.

Regressive taxation has never solved the problem at any earlier attempt, and never will in any future attempt either. The best growth - in terms of people and income - of the middle class that our country ever saw was when the taxes were progressive. There is simply no way around those simple facts.

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

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