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Date Signed Up:7/02/2011
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#69 - You know, not being a brash idiot does not entail weakness. … 01/05/2016 on team 4chantress +3
#48 - I'm not sure what you're suggesting. On the left, a b…  [+] (2 new replies) 01/05/2016 on team 4chantress +14
#68 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
trump is a pimp, sanders is whipped

if that was the clinton's doing, they may have dealt his campaign a death blow right there. voters don't respect weakness.
#69 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
You know, not being a brash idiot does not entail weakness.

I won't call Trump an idiot because it's not relevant -- but it's very clear to me that what you're suggesting Bernie should have done (physically detain emotionally unstable black women in the wake of a supremely politically charged race protest) is not "strong" -- it's utterly idiotic.
#41 - That's 100% true. It would come out of taxes. In the specific …  [+] (3 new replies) 01/05/2016 on team 4chantress +13
#65 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
Just because someone can afford to pay, doesn't mean they should have to pay. I'm all for ending tax breaks on the rich, but increasing percentages just because they are rich (how dare they) makes me uncomfortable. A rich person paying 18% next to a middle class paying 18%, rich guy is still paying far, far more and the majority of the country's tax income. Raising the rich guys percentage borders on socialist wealth redistribution.
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#98 - meganinja (01/05/2016) [-]
Let's say you make $10,000 a year. Your expenses are $7,000 a year.
Your friend makes $100,000 a year. His expenses are $20,000 a year.

You put taxes at 30 percent flat rate. You make literally no money after expenses, but your friend still makes $50,000 after expenses.

It's because the wealthy can afford to be taxed more than the poor and middle class can without starving to death.
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#82 - thesecretbear (01/05/2016) [-]
Welcome to society, where we should all work together. Unfortunately many people do not. For that there is government.
#39 - It's honestly not as bad as most people make it ou… 01/05/2016 on team 4chantress +19
#32 - I'm a huge supporter of Bernie Sanders for economic and enviro…  [+] (21 new replies) 01/05/2016 on team 4chantress +29
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#83 - thesecretbear (01/05/2016) [-]
Alright i'm a bernie supporter too, but the idea of a carbon tax sorta worries me. Companies have a tendency to work hard to increase profits, even if it means charging the consumer more. Considering our dependancy on carbon based fuel sources for energy, I can see them easily just raising the price of things to pay for it.
Explain the plan in some more detail I guess. Environmental policy is a pretty tricky mine field.
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#71 - lieutenantderp (01/05/2016) [-]
You do realize his economic policies will destroy the US economy right? Not saying Trump's is much better.
#74 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
Alternatively, read bubble (1) in the graphic, which sites the difference between the two to be 2,500 billion. Either way, Bernie would be saving the American people nearly double what we intents on spending.

He's saying something very fucking legitimate when he says that "America is the richest country in the history of the world, but most Americans wouldn't know it."
#136 - anon (01/06/2016) [-]
this is where you need to know some basic economics and a term that applies in this situation is the gini coeffecient. this formula describes the inequality in terms of the difference between the poorest and richest. The US has the highest inequality in the whole of the western world.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality
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#134 - lieutenantderp (01/06/2016) [-]
>most Americans wouldn't know it

All Americans live in luxury compared to those living in almost any other country. Please don't tell me that a middle class family living in socialist France is in any way better off than a middle class American family. In their economic system social mobility is all but halted. Also most Americans are ignorant of the outside world, thus they don't know the true definition of poverty.
#72 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Here's the uncharitable, no context version of Bernie's budget plan:

blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/files/2015/10/SandersBudgetBV.jpg

The thing to notice here is that the single-payer healthcare system is being treated here as if it is an addition to the total amount of money the US citizen needs to spend on taxes, rather than a substitute for the existing, FAR more expensive privatized healthcare system.

The truth of the matter is that the single-payer system will save Americans 5000 billion over the next 10 years: www.huffingtonpost.com/gerald-friedman/the-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html

So basically, just imagine the "single payer" bar in expenditures completely gone, replaced with an additional bar half its size (5000) in revenues.
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#135 - lieutenantderp (01/06/2016) [-]
The reason American medical costs are so high is because the huge amounts of lawsuits hospitals receive all the time. To cover the legal losses hospitals have no choice but to jack up the prices. The problem is not with capitalism, but an attitude that modern Americans have with the legal system; we take our right to go to court for granted, without realizing that the money have to come out of someone's pockets, and that someone is ourselves.
#124 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
What if you don't want health care?
#44 - trumpenfuhrer (01/05/2016) [-]
Have you not been paying attention to him?
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#66 - talldumbdork (01/05/2016) [-]
Oh god.....that smug look on the BLM protestor faces..... Raging internally....
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#48 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
I'm not sure what you're suggesting.

On the left, a bunch of supposed BLM supporters with questionable ties to the Clinton campaign stormed Bernie's platform and threatened to shut down his event unless they got to take the mic and say whatever they want. The crowd boo'd them, but Sanders properly understood that if he wants the African American vote, obviously he can't fucking have security physically detain a bunch of uncooperative black women in the wake of massive protests of white-on-black cop violence.

On the right, Trump clearly bought out a bunch of black women to speak against their own self-interest.

#68 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
trump is a pimp, sanders is whipped

if that was the clinton's doing, they may have dealt his campaign a death blow right there. voters don't respect weakness.
#69 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
You know, not being a brash idiot does not entail weakness.

I won't call Trump an idiot because it's not relevant -- but it's very clear to me that what you're suggesting Bernie should have done (physically detain emotionally unstable black women in the wake of a supremely politically charged race protest) is not "strong" -- it's utterly idiotic.
#40 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
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#41 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
That's 100% true. It would come out of taxes. In the specific case of free tuition, he's proposed for it to come from a tax on Wall street speculation. So while it's not technically a free lunch, it's a tax on millionaires and billionaires who can spare to give back and educate our youth, which is arguably the most important use of public money.
#65 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
Just because someone can afford to pay, doesn't mean they should have to pay. I'm all for ending tax breaks on the rich, but increasing percentages just because they are rich (how dare they) makes me uncomfortable. A rich person paying 18% next to a middle class paying 18%, rich guy is still paying far, far more and the majority of the country's tax income. Raising the rich guys percentage borders on socialist wealth redistribution.
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#98 - meganinja (01/05/2016) [-]
Let's say you make $10,000 a year. Your expenses are $7,000 a year.
Your friend makes $100,000 a year. His expenses are $20,000 a year.

You put taxes at 30 percent flat rate. You make literally no money after expenses, but your friend still makes $50,000 after expenses.

It's because the wealthy can afford to be taxed more than the poor and middle class can without starving to death.
User avatar
#82 - thesecretbear (01/05/2016) [-]
Welcome to society, where we should all work together. Unfortunately many people do not. For that there is government.
#37 - anon (01/05/2016) [-]
sorry, I don't speak socialist
#39 - larknok (01/05/2016) [-]
It's honestly not as bad as most people make it out to be. Single payer healthcare systems, for example, are proven to be cheaper for the government and more effective at providing universal care.
#231 - The Long Dark is coming along swimmingly. They recently added … 01/04/2016 on Buying an indie early... 0
#35 - You are an edgy racist, go back to /pol/. That said, … 01/02/2016 on African refugees shit in... +8
#31 - You seem like you're at least coping, so I'll let you in on so… 01/02/2016 on Call of Smash +3
#27 - What's stopping you from being happy today?  [+] (6 new replies) 01/02/2016 on Call of Smash +22
#28 - softlyrustled (01/02/2016) [-]
Short term, shitty first (looking like only) date. Long term, shitty school and living situation.
It'll pass, it always does, but it's just been a poor couple of months.
#69 - vladi (01/02/2016) [-]
Remember, eternal happiness is just a loop of string away.
#76 - softlyrustled (01/02/2016) [-]
#77 - vladi (01/02/2016) [-]
lel
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#33 - harrytheheadcrab (01/02/2016) [-]
Now, I don't know if you need a pep talk or not, but I know how you feel. You'll never have that naive happiness you had as a kid. Point blank. That's it. You just gotta use those memories as a sort of guideline for the rest of your life. Make sure that you will feel as close to those experiences as possible sometime later. That or help someone else to be that happy, have a little guy and give him those experiences he can look back on.
TL;DR Shit is temporary, hold on to the good, let the bad go. Be happy.
#31 - larknok (01/02/2016) [-]
You seem like you're at least coping, so I'll let you in on some of my enduring thoughts on the matter: None of this will be a consolation, and hell -- some of it might even piss you off right now. But you might eventually find meaning in at least one of these afterthoughts:

The key to happiness isn't in getting what you want, but in wanting what you get.

You can't always get what you want, rarely will you get precisely what you want, and you will *never* feel about the thing you want the way you want to. Expectations suck the fun out of everything.

Happiness comes before women, not after them. For many women, it is in fact a prerequisite.

Ask yourself two questions daily:

1) Am I proud of myself today? / Did I do what I should have done today?
2) Did I find the world beautiful and full of good things, or did I spend most of my day pitying the world / angry at the world?

#20 - Wasn't even the first zombie thing to do it, bruh. …  [+] (4 new replies) 12/29/2015 on European future +25
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#33 - frutus (12/29/2015) [-]
Robert Carlisle is such a boss, I want him in more movies though... He's great 28 Days and The 51st State
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#29 - guillem (12/29/2015) [-]
They were not technically zombies, as they were pretty much alive (in fact they died from starvation!), but I get what you are saying. It was indeed an amazing movie, the sequel wasn't that good (and had too many flaws) but I still enjoyed it quite a lot.
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#22 - blowbags (12/29/2015) [-]
Correct, 28 weeks made me upset
#21 - installation (12/29/2015) [-]
To be honest I chose The Walking Dead for an example because I feel like more people are likely to know what it is I was talking about.
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