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Politics Thread: Silicon Valley Edition


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This is your place to talk about the latest political kerfuffle.

Remember, even if you hate each other('s side or candidate), let's tackle the ball instead of the player. Insult Killary or Drumpf all you want, but your fellow member's moms are off limits.

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Is referring to a bum as a bum insulting to the bum?



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Is referring to a bum as a bum insulting to the bum?


Well, seeing how that is a perjorative term : yes.

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Oh ok. My bad.



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Might I bum a ***?

 

edit: That cheeky filter.


Edited by injurai, 14 December 2017 - 11:34 AM.


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Might I bum a ***?

 

edit: That cheeky filter.

 

Now we will never know :(


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Might I bum a ***?
 
edit: That cheeky filter.


Well, technically.....

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In addition to repealing net neutrality today, the FCC has also started the process on repealing the 39% TV market cap. Essentially, there is currently a rule that prevents one person or company from controlling or buying up too much of the market, which is currently set to 39%.

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That's the one that's supposed to benefit the Sinclair Broadcast Group?


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You guys are ****ed.



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You guys are ****ed.

The free market at work.

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Markets are useful things, it's just that many democrats and conservatives have an entirely wrong view of them.

 

They should be used to explore new markets, and to fairly negotiate at will trades of goods and services. But externalities should be regulated, and government funded infrastructure should be shared and owned. It should not move into a corporate holding, even if that corporation is publicly owned.



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*pokes trueneutral* Thought you guys were going to continue the number thing, heh.



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*pokes trueneutral* Thought you guys were going to continue the number thing, heh.

Should have gone with Political Thread 14 : We are the State

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Political Thread: Doug Jones For Teen Retribution


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I keep reading these illegal voters accusations every time there's an election in the US. Are there states where voting doesn't require some sort of photo-ID or are there no voter registries to check against? At least some way to track if a person is legally allowed to vote?



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This is your place to talk about the latest political kerfuffle.

Remember, even if you hate each other('s side or candidate), let's tackle the ball instead of the player. Insult Killary or Drumpf all you want, but your fellow member's moms are off limits.

Check the forum guidelines here if you're in doubt: https://forums.obsid...tion=boardrules

It's a good thing Donald Trump is not a member of this board. It would suck if we couldn't speak ill of him here!



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I keep reading these illegal voters accusations every time there's an election in the US. Are there states where voting doesn't require some sort of photo-ID or are there no voter registries to check against? At least some way to track if a person is legally allowed to vote?

Actually, there isn't. And there probably should be. If your registration is valid and you go to your assigned poll there will be a ballot there with your name on it. You sign for it and fill it out. That's pretty much it. No one has ever asked me to prove I'm who I say I am.


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*pokes trueneutral* Thought you guys were going to continue the number thing, heh.


Silicon's atomic number is 14.
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I keep reading these illegal voters accusations every time there's an election in the US. Are there states where voting doesn't require some sort of photo-ID or are there no voter registries to check against? At least some way to track if a person is legally allowed to vote?

Actually, there isn't. And there probably should be. If your registration is valid and you go to your assigned poll there will be a ballot there with your name on it. You sign for it and fill it out. That's pretty much it. No one has ever asked me to prove I'm who I say I am.

 

 

We have to show state ID here locally, but there's a big stink over it as advocates say that it disenfranchises the poor and elderly who may not have the money to purchase a state ID or the transportation to get to place where you can get one made at.

 

That said even in the states without ID laws the problem - as I understand it - is less about someone voting as Guard Dog instead of him and more about voter roles not being purged of voters no longer in the district (through moving out or death) and someone voting for these people who are still on the books but shouldn't be.  Or weird scenarios such as the current claim of the losing candidate for Atlanta's mayor saying that a section of Fulton county that Atlanta tried to annex voted in the election despite the fact that the state supreme court ruled the annexation invalid.






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