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by sophie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Are these features of the new republican populism...as they are with other forms of populism? division of society into two camps, “the people” and “the elites” a proud antagonism toward intellectuals the rejection of culture and knowledge in favor of instinct the promotion of polarizing views demon...
by sophie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I give lectures on topics that are infinitely more complicated than what you're saying, and I need to be succinct because I am working within a time limit. Life is like that. We can't read walls of text so if you write them you won't get a response, that's all.
by sophie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 91
Views: 1053

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

@ Ad Orientum Before you get vaccinated, at least get an antibody test. I had my annual physical last month and they just drew an extra vial of blood. The government pays the tab, no insurance required. Sadly (assuming the results are even reliable), mine came back negative. Yes, I was going to sug...
by sophie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Sorry I really just can't read those walls of text. Can you be more succinct?
by sophie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

As far as needing a balance, that sounds as ridiculous as smoking one cigarette each morning with a multivitamin so you can balance the healthy with the unhealthy since too much healthy will make you less healthy. Well considering that once again nobody has yet refuted the problems I identified in ...
by sophie
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Low carb may now be USDA approved!
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Low carb may now be USDA approved!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-americans-get-half-their-calories-from-carbs-two-camps-battle-it-out-11606150740?mod=djem10point "Low-carb advocates believe the current guidelines—which recommend Americans get about half their calories from carbohydrates—are partly to blame for America’s high ra...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Unskilled jobs are not a problem. The more that immigrate here, the more we need unskilled labor. And someone needs to do these jobs, Americans currently don't want to. Most Americans currently don't want to do those jobs because they pay peanuts, and they pay peanuts because there are so many unsk...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

I'd like Biden's name removed from the conversation as well. He isn't reviled as Trump is (as tomfoolery says), but that's fair enough. Agreed, let's keep this discussion at the party level. There's way more interesting stuff to hash out than any one person, no matter how important they may seem ri...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

And another question...is New Republicanism just another type of soft authoritarianism? What is more oppressive? A society where the government regulates everything or where societal pressure tells you that you have to stay at home and have babies, and can't come out of the closet and dress like a ...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The etiology of TDS
Replies: 29
Views: 246

Re: The etiology of TDS

Tortoise, I've posted essentially that same thing many times, but it all falls on deaf ears. I think we should add another defining characteristic to advanced TDS (stage 3 or 4): the complete inability to notice when a Trump supporter provides a reasoned basis for their choice that clearly indicates...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 112
Views: 803

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

These two lines from Cortopassi's post are what I found offensive: "So I am not seeing a party that aligns with things I want to see happen. Maybe there's a new branch that will split off and be more moderate that I can support." He was saying that he wants those things to happen or he will have no ...
by sophie
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?
Replies: 91
Views: 1053

Re: Will you get vaccinated for COVID?

Cherry picked outlier cases, taken out of context. Post viral syndromes can occur with virually any virus. They are unfortunately well known x decades. Some classic examples: Guillian-Barre syndrome (ascending peripheral neuropathy) following enterococcus infections (i.e. common stomach viruses) Pos...