Ya for me the discussion of whether prejudicial comments against white folks is racist or not kinda misses the point.
Think this is where Libby’s take lost me. I totally agree that the tweets aren’t racist due to white / non-white power dynamics.
I also think that blind “punching up” is helping continue to fuel white antagonism for non-whites in America. You end up with a huge chunk of the population who refuse to recognize their own…
Ya I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole of hypotheticals if the US hadn’t entered the war, or hadn’t launched the lend-lease program. You also won’t get any argument from me on Deming — US logistics and supply lines were definitely the envy of non-American combatant in the war. I didn’t know about Bernays — I’ll…
Ya I’m totally aware of lend-lease and I’m not denying that it was an important factor in the Soviets defeating the Germans on the Eastern Front.
Think the prize for most unrecognized contribution to the war has to go to the Soviets. They inflicted 80% of German battle deaths in the war and lost more people than the rest of the allies combined. Certainly speaks to the power of US popular culture during the cold war that a lot of folks see their contribution as…
Throw Adam Yates in there too?
It’s wildling country north of Steeles
Think it might be rash red
It’s not as interesting when the race comes down to who has the better team and who can climb better.
Makes for a very awkward performance review
Ya I can’t argue with that prediction. I was born in the Philippines and we’ve had family friends kidnapped for ransom — kidnapping wealthy folks is almost a profession there. A lot of it goes unreported because corrupt police are often involved and as a result there’s tons of private security.
That is one way to move to the lower left of the Gatsby Curve if you can get voters to agree. However few people in America would be happy with the tax rates needed to get to say a Denmark.
I don’t think that matters, and I don’t think that this should be a partisan issue.
Show me any other country that doesn’t have income inequality and then we can talk about what the solutions might be.
Deserves the other good chart from the article. The fact that the tax code is progressive doesn’t change the fact that there is enormous and growing income inequality in the USA that persists even after taxation.
Aside from Kelly’s reaction, this whole defense spending episode is just so fucking stupid. Instead of the rest of us jacking up our military spending to wartime levels of funding, how about the US brings its spending down to 2% of GDP and put the $300B per year in savings towards pulling tens of millions of Americans…
Aside from this stupid “it’s dishonorable that they didn’t play to our strengths” angle, I think it’s super hypocritical for a goalkeeper in particular to have this take.
It totally makes sense that the WaPo folks should unionize to improve their negotiating power, but I don’t really get what Bezos’ personal wealth has to do with the equation other than to rile up the Splinter crowd.
Fair enough, perhaps it falls outside the definition of socialized medicine since only the funding is socialized while delivery isn’t. I’m Canadian so am very familiar with a single-payer system. I’ve always thought of it as socialized health care since we collectively as a society spread responsibility for the…
How is it not? I understand that “socialized” is a pejorative in the US but I don’t think it’s inaccurate in this case. Feel free to correct me.