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Comment Re:Reasonable and boring. (Score 1, Troll) 206

I really tire of hearing he got elected without the popular vote. Why? Because it's absolutely meaningless and the only thing the left keeps hanging there hat on.

The rules of the game are to win the most electoral votes, the end. Harping on the popular vote is like a losing football team harping on the fact that they had more yards total offense or a higher TOP (time of possession). Doesn't matter-the rules say the team with the most points wins. If the rules say gain the most yards, the strategy of the teams would totally change.

BUT BUT the people's votes should matter...If the rules of the US Presidential election say gather the most votes, then ENTIRE CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES CHANGE COMPLETELY. Who know's what would of happened then. Noone can say for sure. But I can tell you this, the popular vote total is not the same by any means. Maybe Hillary wins with a bigger margin, who knows...but for this vote we'll never know.

But as it stands the popular vote is just a meaningless statistic, yes most of the time the team with the most total yards and greater TOP wins the game, but not always and not this year. Hillary was a stat padding fantasy (pun intended) football player and meainwhile Trump won the Lombardi Trophy.

Comment UBI - better be regulated to the extreme (Score 1) 426

THE UBI portion of you income would have to be extremely highly regulated on what the UBI is spent on by the average person.

Otherwise what is to prevent Joe Schmoe from blowing his 24K UBI on non necessities such as smokes, beer, lottery tickets, pizza rolls, etc?

Then Joe is still out the basic necessities of life like shelter, clothing and sustainable food and no better off than he was before now with the difference being the Mr Hard Worker's tax money is paying for Joe to be a leech.

Comment Just sign here (Score 1) 406

I MIGHT have be able to go along with this given that we properly vet everyone for said disability...then they throw this gem in there -->

"The borrowers identified by the Department won't have to go through the typical application process for receiving a disability discharge, which requires sending in documented proof of their disability. Instead, the borrower will simply have to sign and return the completed application enclosed in the letter."


How in the world is this good public policy?!?!? Your going to forgive possibly 10s if not 100's of thousands of dollars in debt, that every single one of these people entered into an agreement voluntarily with the govt and signed off on without coercion, and your going to do it with out a vetting process at all, just on their word, UNBELIEVABLE!

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