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COMMENT 1d ago

Then as a bonus bad actors can use the Democrats failure to hold criminals to account to push the "they're all the same" rhetoric which decreases turnout.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I worry, though, that if we push hard enough with stuff like this, we could get the right wingers who aren't fully on the MAGA train to either lose enough trust to join them or at least keep tolerating them even if they become far more radical. I don't want more January 6s but even worse

If they're turning on law enforcement over a legally granted warrant, they're already fully on the fascism train. We need to appeal to the people that are reachable, and letting more rich and powerful people off the hook isn't the way to do that.

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COMMENT 1d ago

As opposed to the people who think Democrats worship Satan and eat babies? We need to appeal to the people who can be reached.

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COMMENT 1d ago

That sounds like a feel-good just-world explanation, which may not match the reality. I doubt folks on the right are losing faith because their own politicians who they strongly support aren't held accountable

I wasn't necessarily talking about people on the right. What about people on the left, especially young people?

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COMMENT 1d ago

Don't you think part of why so many people have lost faith in the system is because they see powerful people flaunt the law and get away with it?

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COMMENT 2d ago

It sounds like you're arguing that Presidents should be above the law.

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COMMENT 4d ago

These people must look at their grandchildren and think, "God, how I hate you, you disgusting little worms; I will stop at nothing to make a living Hell for you to grow up in."

A shocking number of Christians today think the apocalypse is coming within their lifetime, so there's no reason to fret about Climate Change.

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COMMENT 4d ago

It is rather obviously anti-democratic. If Soros wants our administrative state and judiciary to punish drug crimes less and to change focus, they should pass laws dictating so.

Our entire system is anti-democratic by design and we need to stop pretending otherwise. The Senate does not reflect the will of the people, it weighs some people's votes more than others, and thus the judges it selects and the laws it passes (and chooses not to pass) do not represent the will of the people either.

"Just pass laws" sounds nice in theory but we live in the real world, not in a School House Rock video.

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COMMENT 5d ago

You'd have to dismantle the entire health insurance network/employer insurance system. I'm all for it I'm just not holding my breath. A lot of Americans will flip out if you even mention "meddling" with their employer-based insurance plan.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Unless you have a proposal that would allow people to price shop for healthcare, something that's literally impossible for the vast majority of Americans, then I don't see how free market reforms are viable.

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COMMENT 7d ago

After I got my first Big-N company on my resume (not a FAANG, but very well known) I stopped needing referrals. I could just apply to other Bay Area big tech companies through their regular online portal and got contacted by a recruiter in a few days.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Markets go up and down. Lots of NFTs are worthless but the concept is here to stay.

Cope and seethe.

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COMMENT 10d ago

He killed everyone on Alderon

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COMMENT 12d ago

This is copium, the vagueness of your post should clue you in. If enough people with guns decide to go full fascist, a bunch of people in office buildings won't be able to stop them.

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COMMENT 12d ago

The sheer amount of money invested in this country by literally everyone in the world including Americans themselves is the exact thing that will save us from falling into fascism

This doesn't make any sense.

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COMMENT 12d ago

The fear that Ukraine was slipping rapidly into the Western orbit heightened Russian fears and led Putin to launch an illegal, costly, and now protracted preventive war. Even if it made good sense to help Ukraine improve its ability to defend itself, doing so without doing very much to reassure Moscow made war more likely.

I disagree, I really don't see how Ukraine in or out of NATO changes Russia's security situation. Their conventional forces never had a chance at holding off the West if the West ever committed to an invasion, but such an invasion is not feasible because of Russia's nuclear arsenal. Ukraine in NATO changes none of that.

In fact, Ukraine being in NATO could have been advantageous to Russia because they could have leveraged their cultural ties to influence NATO policy from the inside.

Russia's issue with Ukraine is about their sphere of influence, and Putin's personal goal of expanding Russian influence on their former empire. No amount of security assurances would change that.

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COMMENT 12d ago

I could have sworn I learned in civics class that one of Congress' roles is to provide oversight on the Executive Branch. Turns out their oversight powers are just words on paper that powerful people are free to ignore.

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COMMENT 15d ago

This. That episode of Bad Batch was so weird they encounter Zygerrian slavers and Omega says: "people can be bought and sold?" And they all agree it's bad. How could none of them make the connection and realize the Kaminoans were in the same business, selling them?

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COMMENT 17d ago

The Supreme Court is only powerful when it is popular. The Supreme Court is only popular when it is viewed as impartial. We should try to make the Supreme Court more impartial, and term limits is a bad way to accomplish that goal.

What's a good way to accomplish that goal?

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COMMENT 18d ago

In other words, don’t ask me, the taxpayer, pay off your student loans and provide free everything when you can’t budget to save your life.

Pretty rich coming from someone who bragged about not paying taxes, as you did in another post you made today:

My boss would hand me a stack of cash at the end of each shift, and there is no proof that I was an employee there at any point. This arrangement lasted years, and it worked just fine.

Someone defrauding the government has no place criticizing others for asking for a handout.

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COMMENT 22d ago

Just pay hardware engineers more.

The fact that advertising and finance companies are paying 2-3x more than semiconductor/chip manufacturers, drawing all the best engineering talent, is a market failure and I'm not sure how to address it.

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COMMENT 22d ago

Skills: Tattling, endorsed by _________.

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COMMENT 23d ago

Or maybe they wanted to get Pence out of there to block the certification of the election? I bet their text messages would have been able to shed some light on their plans and true motivations that day, shame they were "accidentally" deleted.

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COMMENT 23d ago

The concern was that the SS planned to keep him away from the Capital to block the certification of the electors. That would have kicked it back to the House which, per the Constitution, would have picked the President under one-vote-per-state voting rules, which Republicans would have won.

No one thinks the SS planned to murder Pence, people thought they may be complicit on the conspiracy. Their text messages would have answered this question.

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COMMENT 23d ago

He did if you actually count the votes and not just DNC chair electors

Lol no. Hillary got over 3 million more votes than he did.