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On 6/28/2021 at 12:53 AM, Door Gunner said:

 

I stole this from Face Book.

Critical Race Theory for kindergartners.

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My dumb*** half-sister brought up critical race theory when I was visiting, she's also dumb enough to think Scottish and Irish people are "the same". It really just comes down to skin color to a lot of people, they are that dumb.

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11 hours ago, Southern California Liar said:

I mean he's had years now to come up with a better argument but he's still going with you can grow tomatoes longer.........if you can find the water and survive the more extreme weather events due to the earths warming oceans and atmosphere. 

 

Grade A moron. The right has to step it up on talking points about climate change for him to come in here and regurgitate like the good independent thinker he is.

On the one hand, you might be able to grow tomatoes longer in places like Minnesota. On the other, you will have tens of millions of people suffering from water shortages, deadly high temperatures, wildfires, spreading infectious subtropical diseases, unimaginable extreme weather, and famine because large portions of the bread basket, Florida, and California will become virtually unfarmable. So who’s to say whether it’s good or bad?

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1 hour ago, WhenFalconsWin said:
There is a theory gaining on the right (CRT) climate resistance theory, that some far right lug nuts are pushing. 

Yes keep advancing alternate fuels, solar, wind, electric, until we have the technology to mass produce for everyone at affordable prices. Unfortunately, for some this will never be enough, as we will never be totally off of fossil fuels in the long forseeable future.

 

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Tax cuts for the wealthy have long drawn support from conservative lawmakers and economists who argue that such measures will "trickle down" and eventually boost jobs and incomes for everyone else. But a new study from the London School of Economics says 50 years of such tax cuts have only helped one group — the rich.

The new paper, by David Hope of the London School of Economics and Julian Limberg of King's College London, examines 18 developed countries — from Australia to the United States — over a 50-year period from 1965 to 2015. The study compared countries that passed tax cuts in a specific year, such as the U.S. in 1982 when President Ronald Reagan slashed taxes on the wealthy, with those that didn't, and then examined their economic outcomes. 

Per capita gross domestic product and unemployment rates were nearly identical after five years in countries that slashed taxes on the rich and in those that didn't, the study found. 

But the analysis discovered one major change: The incomes of the rich grew much faster in countries where tax rates were lowered. Instead of trickling down to the middle class, tax cuts for the rich may not accomplish much more than help the rich keep more of their riches and exacerbate income inequality, the research indicates.

"Based on our research, we would argue that the economic rationale for keeping taxes on the rich low is weak," Julian Limberg, a co-author of the study and a lecturer in public policy at King's College London, said in an email to CBS MoneyWatch. "In fact, if we look back into history, the period with the highest taxes on the rich — the postwar period — was also a period with high economic growth and low unemployment."

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tax-cuts-rich-50-years-no-trickle-down/

And here’s a link to the study itself.  I’ve read it and the methodology seems solid.

http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/107919/1/Hope_economic_consequences_of_major_tax_cuts_published.pdf

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1 hour ago, The Monarch said:

On the one hand, you might be able to grow tomatoes longer in places like Minnesota. On the other, you will have tens of millions of people suffering from water shortages, deadly high temperatures, wildfires, spreading infectious subtropical diseases, unimaginable extreme weather, and famine because large portions of the bread basket, Florida, and California will become virtually unfarmable. So who’s to say whether it’s good or bad?

I for one love a good tomato.

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17 hours ago, Leon Troutsky said:

JFC…

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^^^Trivializing or denying Trump’s responsibility is dumb, but at least makes a certain amount of sense given the strength of partisanship.  But blaming Biden and Dems in Congress for the Jan 6th attacks?  

And Republicans have the gall to say they aren't f'n brainwashed.

They are so innudated in the "us vs them" mindset that they can't see straight.

 

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