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by Cortopassi
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: This May Shock You: The Electoral College Is Essential For Our Politics
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: This May Shock You: The Electoral College Is Essential For Our Politics

What about proportional electoral college? A couple states do that already, so there must be some constitutional way around the normal method?
by Cortopassi
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 68
Views: 752

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

pp4me wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:49 am
Does anybody here believe for one minute that if the Dems were in control they wouldn't be doing exactly what the Republicans are?

Of course they would. They're all politicians and hypocrisy is the name of the game.
Yep
by Cortopassi
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 68
Views: 752

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I am sure a lot of you know specific reasons why you'd like a liberal vs conservative court and vice versa. Seems reasonably immaterial to me. The one that is always brought up is Roe v Wade. I really don't know much about that. If I understand correctly that legalized abortion, would overturning th...
by Cortopassi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 68
Views: 752

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

So if this doesn’t happen the Democrats will steal the election. But if she stayed alive they were going to steal it anyway I guess there’s no way Trump can lose. Either he wins, or the democrats stole it? According to NPR, there are at least 5 republicans that will not vote until after Jan 20. This...
by Cortopassi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Simple Framework to Prepare for the Next Bear Market
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: A Simple Framework to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

Boy, if the surge in stocks after the first drop during coronavirus doesn't prove out that there is little correlation of the market with anything happening out there, regardless of earnings, too long of a bull market, too short of a bear market, etc. I don't know what is. I have trimmed back a coup...
by Cortopassi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2857
Views: 109341

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Woman posting on a local social site. Nope, we aren't there yet... ------------------------- Yesterday I went to get a flu shot at Walgreens. Before I entered I noticed the sign outside that said masks are mandatory to enter. When I got to the pharmacy, everyone was masked except one female employee...
by Cortopassi
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rage by Bob Woodard
Replies: 100
Views: 329

Re: Rage by Bob Woodard

If Vinny keeps it up, this thread will be longer than the coronavirus thread in no time. I've already been wisely counseled by Xan so there will be drastically less activity in this topic. Plus, I'm 72% through the book. Vinny You have a digital version of the book, right? You aren’t retyping all t...
by Cortopassi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Rage by Bob Woodard
Replies: 100
Views: 329

Re: Rage by Bob Woodard

I wonder, Vinny, if you are breaking any copyright laws here! ::)
by Cortopassi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2857
Views: 109341

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

This in an article from the NYT! I feel some change happening! ------------------------------------------------------------------- Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus In the early days of the pandemic, President Emmanuel Macron exhorted the French to wage “war” agains...
by Cortopassi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do term limits make sense?
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Do term limits make sense?

Xan wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:56 am
Moving to Washington is an anachronism. 30,000 Congressmen can remain where they live. They just need to vote (electronically) the way their neighbors want them to.
Good point. With that many, there really wouldn't be a need to develop personal relationships with other congress people.
by Cortopassi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do term limits make sense?
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Do term limits make sense?

There would need to be some reasonable guidelines, I'd think: Once you got picked by lottery, you are checked for --Must be a high school graduate --Must pass a basic intelligence test, whatever that might be that doesn't offend somebody or some group --Must not have any current government business ...
by Cortopassi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Do term limits make sense?
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Do term limits make sense?

Well if not term limits, to thin out the career politicians. Maybe reduced salary with their nearly 200,000 dollar salary. While we are at it put limits on their Perks. The average U.S. salary is 50-60 thousand. Would it be a more sought after job after the reductions in salary and Perks, or is the...