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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    So I grew up North Shore of MA. A bunch of gas lines all over the cities of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover caught fire. Peoples houses were literally getting blown up last night. My mom lives right down the street from it. Said it’s like a freaking warzone.
    They were rowing boats down the streets in Houston during the last hurricane -- I had about six family members who lost homes and still haven't permanently relocated.

    One guy I talked to said he lost everything and all he got from the government in compensation was a $10K relief payout -- at least he was working but if he didn't have that income you have to wonder how things would have turned out for him.

    Naturally all the prices on housing went up as well -- the family members I mentioned are paying about an extra $200-$300 a month in rent in their new apartments, while a few others are staying at the hotel shelters.

    Meanwhile, the Republicans are taking our tax money and spending it on warfare and detention camps for refugees and children instead of focusing on taking care of American citizens in need.

    Edit: Not to mention ignoring climate change -- and actually promoting coal and fossil fuels -- like suicidal idiots.
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    When i was in school, we were taught that

    right = conservative = strict adherence to constitution (govt only does what the constitution says), small goverment, fiscally cheap

    left = liberal = loose adherence to constitution (if its not in there, its free game), big goverment, fiscally not cheap

    my question is:

    a. was this ever true?

    b. if it was, when did it change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindofShadow View Post
    When i was in school, we were taught that

    right = conservative = strict adherence to constitution (govt only does what the constitution says), small goverment, fiscally cheap

    left = liberal = loose adherence to constitution (if its not in there, its free game), big goverment, fiscally not cheap

    my question is:

    a. was this ever true?

    b. if it was, when did it change?
    In a broad, general sense it was true. But there are subsets of each group that vie for control over all of it.

    The Conservative side includes the Ayn Rand/Paul Ryan Objectivism/Rational Individualism types who believe that the wealthy are the rulers of the world, and that the poor are left to their own devices. The 'Golden City on the Hill' populated with only the elite of the elite. Don't help others, only help yourselves.

    It also includes the Radical Right, who are the ultimate manifestation of Tribalism, isolationism, and anti-governmentalism. It is more than just not wanting to pay taxes, but also to have no laws and to have the ultimate freedom to do whatever they want.

    On the Left, the big 'Boggieman' is Radical Socialism. An idea that no one should be wealthy, that everyone should be equal, and that Government should oversee everyone like a parent oversees a child. Problem with this, the reason why it will never get this extreme, is that Capitalism works and works very well as long as it is not allowed to drift too far to the Right.

    It becomes a balancing act. America is a great place for Social Experimentation. For mixing and blending ideas to find the right balance. Assuming that we don't have another situation like we have now. The scales in the US are tipped too far to one side, the balance is off.

    So, basically, to answer your question, yes but it's more complicated than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    In a broad, general sense it was true. But there are subsets of each group that vie for control over all of it.

    The Conservative side includes the Ayn Rand/Paul Ryan Objectivism/Rational Individualism types who believe that the wealthy are the rulers of the world, and that the poor are left to their own devices. The 'Golden City on the Hill' populated with only the elite of the elite. Don't help others, only help yourselves.

    It also includes the Radical Right, who are the ultimate manifestation of Tribalism, isolationism, and anti-governmentalism. It is more than just not wanting to pay taxes, but also to have no laws and to have the ultimate freedom to do whatever they want.

    On the Left, the big 'Boggieman' is Radical Socialism. An idea that no one should be wealthy, that everyone should be equal, and that Government should oversee everyone like a parent oversees a child. Problem with this, the reason why it will never get this extreme, is that Capitalism works and works very well as long as it is not allowed to drift too far to the Right.

    It becomes a balancing act. America is a great place for Social Experimentation. For mixing and blending ideas to find the right balance. Assuming that we don't have another situation like we have now. The scales in the US are tipped too far to one side, the balance is off.

    So, basically, to answer your question, yes but it's more complicated than that.
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    The Right Proclaim themselves as strict adherents to the Constitution. The reason why is because they are actually opposed to the Constitution. If you think about it, the Constitution is a 'Socialist' Document, it creates a Government, establishing laws and rules by which the country is run. It grants freedoms and rights to citizens, which means to all citizens, not just to elites or to those within one particular 'Tribe'.

    They have to live with the Constitution, they can't simply destroy it, so instead they hold fast to the idea that the Constitution is Immutable. That it has to be interpreted exactly as written, even if the times have changed, or to interpret as they want in order to limit it's effects.

    The last thing 'Elites' or 'Tribalists' want is to give those who are outsiders, the poor, the non-whites, immigrants, and so on, a means of climbing the social ladder and gaining wealth and power. Like an 'All Mans Club' being forced to let a Woman join.

    The Left sees the Constitution as a good start, but imperfect, outdated, and in serious need of upgrading. They are not opposed to the Constitution, but they are opposed to treating it literally and strictly enforcing it without using the social lenses of current conditions.
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    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
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    Meanwhile, at 2 AM yesterday (about 30 hours ago), this happened in the Texas Senate race:

    Also coincidentally, it was 10 AM in Moscow, in the middle of the workday, when this happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    The irony is inescapable. No one in the administration has promoted, projected and protected Trump's agenda more than Sessions, and yet, Caramel Caligula hates the man because he made the mistake of following the letter of the law and recusing himself from the Russia probe. Go figure.



    I heard about that story this morning. Absolutely nightmarish. Is your mom okay?
    Yeah I called her last night. She said itís terribke and she can smell gas everywhere. Luckily sheís right at the border of Andover so itís a different gas company for where she is. Told her to just pack up and stay at my grandmothers for a few days. She was actually supposed to work in Andover today but I doubt thatís happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aja_christopher View Post
    They were rowing boats down the streets in Houston during the last hurricane -- I had about six family members who lost homes and still haven't permanently relocated.

    One guy I talked to said he lost everything and all he got from the government in compensation was a $10K relief payout -- at least he was working but if he didn't have that income you have to wonder how things would have turned out for him.

    Naturally all the prices on housing went up as well -- the family members I mentioned are paying about an extra $200-$300 a month in rent in their new apartments, while a few others are staying at the hotel shelters.

    Meanwhile, the Republicans are taking our tax money and spending it on warfare and detention camps for refugees and children instead of focusing on taking care of American citizens in need.

    Edit: Not to mention ignoring climate change -- and actually promoting coal and fossil fuels -- like suicidal idiots.

    It’s true in the sense that it’s what they campaign on. That’s pretty much where it stops. Conservatives don’t mind being judicial activists when it comes to stopping women from getting medical treatment they disagree with or throwing away money when they are in power

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    Quote Originally Posted by aja_christopher View Post
    They were rowing boats down the streets in Houston during the last hurricane -- I had about six family members who lost homes and still haven't permanently relocated.

    One guy I talked to said he lost everything and all he got from the government in compensation was a $10K relief payout -- at least he was working but if he didn't have that income you have to wonder how things would have turned out for him.

    Naturally all the prices on housing went up as well -- the family members I mentioned are paying about an extra $200-$300 a month in rent in their new apartments, while a few others are staying at the hotel shelters.

    Meanwhile, the Republicans are taking our tax money and spending it on warfare and detention camps for refugees and children instead of focusing on taking care of American citizens in need.

    Edit: Not to mention ignoring climate change -- and actually promoting coal and fossil fuels -- like suicidal idiots.
    Yeah I just don’t get how being prepared for shit like this isn’t the primary motive of any government

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    Yeah I called her last night. She said it’s terribke and she can smell gas everywhere. Luckily she’s right at the border of Andover so it’s a different gas company for where she is. Told her to just pack up and stay at my grandmothers for a few days. She was actually supposed to work in Andover today but I doubt that’s happening.
    I don't know if this is the case, but I would think that Andover and the other affected towns would have a state of emergency to shut everything down until he danger has been assessed and dealt with. Business and public buildings might also be at risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Meanwhile, at 2 AM yesterday (about 30 hours ago), this happened in the Texas Senate race:



    Also coincidentally, it was 10 AM in Moscow, in the middle of the workday, when this happened.
    Yes indeed, what a coincidence! Who'd a thunk it?

    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    Yeah I called her last night. She said it’s terribke and she can smell gas everywhere. Luckily she’s right at the border of Andover so it’s a different gas company for where she is. Told her to just pack up and stay at my grandmothers for a few days. She was actually supposed to work in Andover today but I doubt that’s happening.
    Glad to hear your mom's okay. I've heard of a gas leak resulting in one house, maybe two going up like a Roman candle, and even that's rare, but this is insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
    Sounds like a Cooperation Agreement, as in Manafort is ready to turn on Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Who said anything about rape?
    Your article for starters and this one, below. vvvv
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    Todd Akin, for one.
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    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States, one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Sounds like a Cooperation Agreement, as in Manafort is ready to turn on Trump.

    Some more details on his plea deal:

    * Manafort signed a 17 page cooperation agreement.
    * Manafort admitted to the other charges that were dropped.
    * More charges will be dropped as he cooperates.
    * The phrase "at the direction of the candidate" is in the plea.
    * The conspiracy charge and obstruction charge still carry heavy sentences.
    * Parole will be given at the end of the agreement if Manafort provides good information.
    * As part of Manafort's plea deal, he'll forfeit various bank accounts and properties worth about ~$46 million dollars.

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    Somebody let 45 know that Mueller just more than covered his $7.7M investigation expenses.
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