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Is this post from the AP or Reuters' forums? It... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Is this post from the AP or Reuters' forums? It certainly looks reliable.
Posted by Paco500, on Today at 06:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah- I see it all the time around Europe (and... 7,531 Views / 356 Replies  
Yeah- I see it all the time around Europe (and Asia), but seeing it in London- it just stood out.
Posted by Paco500, on Today at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On a more serious note, I had to go to London... 7,531 Views / 356 Replies  
On a more serious note, I had to go to London today for meetings and it was jarring to see police with semi-auto (maybe full auto, didn't ask) rifles on the platforms.

Call me a snowflake,...
Posted by Paco500, on Today at 04:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Was "I know you are but what am I" really the... 7,531 Views / 356 Replies  
Was "I know you are but what am I" really the sharpest arrow in your quiver?
Posted by Paco500, on Today at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Racist. 1,591 Views / 116 Replies  
Racist.
Posted by Paco500, on Yesterday at 01:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
NAFTA is a free trade agreement between different... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
NAFTA is a free trade agreement between different countries, or 'markets.'

The European single market is much more than free trade. It includes free movement of goods, services, and people. There...
Posted by Paco500, on May 19, 2017 at 04:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There are absolutely ideological arguments for... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
There are absolutely ideological arguments for single payer systems, I'm just not making them. I'm arguing that the best evidence we have is that these systems cost less and produce better outcomes....
Posted by Paco500, on May 18, 2017 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't be. How the taxes would be paid would... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
Don't be.

How the taxes would be paid would obviously need to be looked at. Off the top of my head, I would imagine a big part would come from payroll taxes. Money that companies are currently...
Posted by Paco500, on May 18, 2017 at 03:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't you find if difficult to dismiss them given... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Don't you find if difficult to dismiss them given that the administration has not denied them- only justified them?
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 07:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ok, so the eminently reliable and trustworthy... 365 Views / 25 Replies  
Ok, so the eminently reliable and trustworthy Julian Assange said something to Sean Hannity and that is conclusive proof that Clinton put out a hit on a staffer.

Good call.
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 07:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Also from the article And ... 365 Views / 25 Replies  
Also from the article



And



And
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is a lot you have said above that reads to... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
There is a lot you have said above that reads to me as ideological rather than evidence based, so I'm just going to leave it.

However, to hold up medicare a example of an actual single-payer...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It would be difficult to calculate exactly, but... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
It would be difficult to calculate exactly, but given that your insurance costs $500/month, and my National Insurance contribution covers health care for me, my family, my state pension (equivalent...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 05:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And right on cue... 365 Views / 25 Replies  
And right on cue...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 04:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Did your book club finally finish Rules for... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Did your book club finally finish Rules for Radicals?
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This guy ... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
This guy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Erickson)believes that there are actual. responsible adults in the White House that were so alarmed by the president's behaviour that the story needed...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 04:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Statement from the family ... 365 Views / 25 Replies  
Statement from the family

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_80PFRUQAAeMVM.jpg:large



Nice sourcing. This was a real person with a real family. Have some dignity.
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is huge for me. After moving to the UK, I... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
This is huge for me. After moving to the UK, I was surprised how much more willing people were to start their own business, take extended absences from the workforce for education, etc. The security...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 10:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You questioned. I answered. It's my jam. 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
You questioned. I answered. It's my jam.
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
From the Post Article: Did you consider that... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
From the Post Article:
Did you consider that either the source did not provide the actual level of classification or the article withheld the info to protect the source? Whatever the reason, I think...
Posted by Paco500, on May 16, 2017 at 09:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not always- and to illustrate this I'm going to... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
Not always- and to illustrate this I'm going to tell a (true, if not completely relevant) story.

We had some family friends growing up, and the father/sole breadwinner was a minor political mover...
Posted by Paco500, on May 15, 2017 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not going to go through the quote and... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
I'm not going to go through the quote and response thing. A few points.

1. Yes the 10% percent (which again, is the highest estimate I found- most have it pegged at less than 5%) includes...
Posted by Paco500, on May 15, 2017 at 05:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is this really anything more than a red herring?... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
Is this really anything more than a red herring? Do you have any data that demonstrates that medical tort reform would bring health care costs inline with the rest of the first world? The high-end of...
Posted by Paco500, on May 15, 2017 at 04:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As an aside, I wouldn't necessarily put the UK... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
As an aside, I wouldn't necessarily put the UK forward as the best model- we can argue why the UK trails the rest of the EU in outcomes (my vote is that it has been hampered by creeping privatisation...
Posted by Paco500, on May 15, 2017 at 05:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think I am seeing the numbers so... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
I don't think I am seeing the numbers so differently because of ideology.

I will say flat out that my numbers are lacking some accuracy, because I am comparing healthcare per capita from 2015 and...
Posted by Paco500, on May 15, 2017 at 05:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not remotely to same level that the US in the... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
Not remotely to same level that the US in the world leader in defence spending- it's magnitudes of difference.

Add to that, the revenues of those companies based within the European Single Market...
Posted by Paco500, on May 13, 2017 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I looked up the top ten Pharma companies by... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
I looked up the top ten Pharma companies by revenue, and only four are US based.

Novartis - Switzerland
Pfizer - USA
Roche - Switzerland
Sanofi - France
Merck - USA
Johnson & Johnson - USA...
Posted by Paco500, on May 13, 2017 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have no reason to believe what you say is not... 11,098 Views / 537 Replies  
I have no reason to believe what you say is not true, but if so, why are outcomes comparatively poor against other first world countries?

Perhaps health care is not analogous to consumer tech and...
Posted by Paco500, on May 13, 2017 at 02:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Right back at you. ... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Right back at you.
https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/136/Non-Sequitur
Posted by Paco500, on May 9, 2017 at 01:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A rebuttal to what? Me implying that you are... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
A rebuttal to what? Me implying that you are clueless? I'm afraid I have no rebuttal to my assertion- I'll have to concede the point.
Posted by Paco500, on May 9, 2017 at 12:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
http://toothpastefordinner.com/061410/my-daughters... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
http://toothpastefordinner.com/061410/my-daughters-a-libertarian.gif
Posted by Paco500, on May 9, 2017 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't forget the chemicals the EU is putting in... 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Don't forget the chemicals the EU is putting in the water that is making the frogs gay.
Posted by Paco500, on May 8, 2017 at 04:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good call. 12,199 Views / 713 Replies  
Good call.
Posted by Paco500, on May 7, 2017 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Unfortunately, people on the right are incapable... 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
Unfortunately, people on the right are incapable of recognising comic irony.
Posted by Paco500, on May 4, 2017 at 05:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ok. 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
Ok.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 28, 2017 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I will concede that if you infer from my words... 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
I will concede that if you infer from my words ideas I neither wrote nor intended, I claimed there was a conspiracy. By that same test, I also argued the world was flat, the Queen is a lizard person,...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 28, 2017 at 05:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And what did I say in the thread? 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
And what did I say in the thread?
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I stopped engaging with you on the previous... 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
I stopped engaging with you on the previous thread because you were getting so oddly heated, but I'm not going to stand by and let you lie about me.

No. I never said anything remotely along those...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is possible you have a bit more bias than you... 14,433 Views / 682 Replies  
It is possible you have a bit more bias than you would like to admit? While it seems you believe you possess (and you most certainly project an image of) thoughtful neutrality, when it comes to...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 22, 2017 at 06:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good call- forgot that detail in all the chaos.... 766 Views / 45 Replies  
Good call- forgot that detail in all the chaos. However, I would not be surprised that even when Labour inevitably gets shellacked in the election Corbyn hangs on to power for this very reason. He...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 19, 2017 at 05:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oddly, I think there is a reasonable moral... 766 Views / 45 Replies  
Oddly, I think there is a reasonable moral argument to be made for her calling the election, I just find it weird that she's not making it. Her main argument seems to be that the opposition parties...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 19, 2017 at 05:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not convinced this is a sure winner for May.... 766 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm not convinced this is a sure winner for May. I'd agree the most likely outcome is an increased Tory majority, but I don't think it will be significant. I expect the Lib Dems will increase their...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 18, 2017 at 07:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And it's back in the news. Russia's Alfa... 5,190 Views / 315 Replies  
And it's back in the news.

Russia's Alfa Bank Says Cyberattacks Falsely Tie It to Trump....
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 19, 2017 at 04:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is simply not true. For starters, you have... 5,190 Views / 315 Replies  
This is simply not true. For starters, you have several times criticised my grasp on technology, when it is clear from your initial posts that you did not understand what was at issue. You got hung...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 18, 2017 at 03:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
While the dead horse is well and truly kicked... 1,717 Views / 99 Replies  
While the dead horse is well and truly kicked here, I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying 'so what?'

1. Has the media accurately reported what she said? Yes.
2. Has she or anyone representing...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There could be a giant conspiracy and cover-up... 1,717 Views / 99 Replies  
There could be a giant conspiracy and cover-up going on, but to the best of my knowledge, there is zero evidence for this. This makes the accusation, while serious, stupid. Misidentifying the...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 16, 2017 at 05:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why is what she said stupid? 1. It is either... 1,717 Views / 99 Replies  
Why is what she said stupid?

1. It is either stupid to believe or stupid to think the public would believe that Trump meant 'various forms of surveillance' and not literal phone taps. His tweets...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 15, 2017 at 08:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive... 5,380 Views / 246 Replies  
Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order

BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39287656)
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 15, 2017 at 08:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand it, and agreed above that it's... 1,717 Views / 99 Replies  
I understand it, and agreed above that it's possiblly the root source of her story. However, the way she used it leads me to believe she didn't understand the technology.

1. It was third in a list...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 15, 2017 at 08:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do I agree that what she said likely had it's... 1,717 Views / 99 Replies  
Do I agree that what she said likely had it's genesis in that story? Yes. Am I convinced she just misspoke? No. I think it's equally likely, if not more likely, she heard the story and completely...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 15, 2017 at 07:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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