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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Peace in the Middle East??? That's in no one's best interest.
    Just as you predicted, now we have a vaccine right after the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    I also hope you're wrong but worry that you're right. The irony is that the left may be helping to create the future authoritarian tyrant they've spent the past 4+ years falsely claiming Trump is. That's something that really worries me - it's easy to see the creeping authoritarianism of the left today, but backed into a hopeless corner, a strongman on the right could very well rise up to confront it. The result will be that we're all fucked.

    I still have so much trouble understanding how anyone with 2 brain cells could simultaneously entertain the notion that Trump is an authoritarian dictator, but also that he's one of the only heads of state who didn't use covid to pursue massive unilateral power grabs and allowed federalism to play out and states/governors to manage their own affairs. Then when the most widespread riots in my lifetime broke out, he still held back and didn't seize any more unilateral power. He is also the first authoritarian dictator in history to have nearly the entire press against him for his whole term, for none of them to be jailed or prosecuted, and to either lose an election or to have so little power as to not be able to prevent it from being stolen. A true tyrant indeed! The cognitive dissonance involved to think this is beyond my imagination.

    You don't even have to be a Trump supporter to realize this. Honest lefties like Jimmy Dore and Glenn Greenwald, who both hate Trump, know this too. Naturally they are sidelined and marginalized by the mainstream press for pointing it out. But Greenwald just published a great piece about this very topic here, in which he makes a compelling case that Bush/Cheney were significantly more authoritarian and worse than Trump, and while he writes from a left wing perspective that I don't share, I think he's spot on about this, and if the left was honest instead of blatantly opportunist, they'd agree too.

    But to the main point, I worry you're right and the arrogance and lack of any sense of scale or introspection of the left, will create the actual monster they have spent 4 years pretending Trump is.
    It is certainly possible that Trump could become overzealous and turn into an actual authoritarian, BUT the fact is that simply enforcing the laws on the books would punish his enemies thoroughly. The problem is that even though he is supposed to be the head of law enforcement the traitorous fucks under and around him will not enforce the law.

    Just one simple example is Biden confessing on video to what Trump was accused of (except with the Ukraine instead of Russia) and the clear an obvious fact that Biden is in bed with China. This line of investigation is enough to get Hitlery, Pelosi, and a bunch of others behind bars if anyone was willing to put 1/10 the effort into this that they did investigating Trump.

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    Here's something fun. I only kinda understand it myself since I'm not good at reading the graphs, but they break down what they are showing and why it's glaringly obvious fraud.

    https://twitter.com/APhilosophae/sta...97582740123648

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    Media is trying to build social pressure to the point where Judges will be too scared to resist it "for the good of the country". Trump will outplay them, and a lot of people are going to have a very big hangover.
    I hope for this as well. BIGLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsbos View Post
    Biden is not even remotely a communist or a Marxist. What makes no sense is that anyone would actually think this. Both Republican and Democratic parties are strongly tied to industry concerns, and live off 'donations' from corporate lobbyists.

    For just one example. Trump lowered the corporate tax rate to a flat 21%. Biden intends to raise it to a flat 28%. Is that your definition of Communist, increasing the corporate tax rate by 7%? Have no concerns, I'm sure numerous tax loopholes will quickly follow the raise in corporate tax rate.
    I said....."I'm going to ask again, how can roughly one half of this country vote for a man who is CLEARY fragile physically and mentally, and a VP candidate who is a communist/Marxist?"

    Biden isn't a Marxist. He's a typical politician, and happens to be a liberal politician. What I did say was that Kamala Harris is a Marxist/Communist. She/Her practically said it herself. See her twitter feed, if you can get through the "we all now have to get along" bullshit.

    And by raising the tax rate by 7% points....or 33%....I'm sure businesses will be motivated to hire more people. But to answer your question, no, raising the corporate tax rate 7% points is not communist. It's stupid, but not communist.

    Problem is...Biden won't be in office long enough to make any difference. Within 12-18 months, he'll be seen as unfit to lead (he is now, already), and the Marxist/Communist Kamala Harris will be our President. I'm not scared of Biden, I'm scared of Harris.

    Next time you try to bust my balls, read my post/quote accurately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpalios View Post
    I said....."I'm going to ask again, how can roughly one half of this country vote for a man who is CLEARY fragile physically and mentally, and a VP candidate who is a communist/Marxist?"

    Biden isn't a Marxist. He's a typical politician, and happens to be a liberal politician. What I did say was that Kamala Harris is a Marxist/Communist. She/Her practically said it herself. See her twitter feed, if you can get through the "we all now have to get along" bullshit.

    And by raising the tax rate by 7% points....or 33%....I'm sure businesses will be motivated to hire more people. But to answer your question, no, raising the corporate tax rate 7% points is not communist. It's stupid, but not communist.

    Problem is...Biden won't be in office long enough to make any difference. Within 12-18 months, he'll be seen as unfit to lead (he is now, already), and the Marxist/Communist Kamala Harris will be our President. I'm not scared of Biden, I'm scared of Harris.

    Next time you try to bust my balls, read my post/quote accurately.
    If he checks out after year two-year-and-a-day, Kamala could be Prime Minister, I mean POTUS, for three terms !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpalios View Post
    I said....."I'm going to ask again, how can roughly one half of this country vote for a man who is CLEARY fragile physically and mentally, and a VP candidate who is a communist/Marxist?"

    Biden isn't a Marxist. He's a typical politician, and happens to be a liberal politician. What I did say was that Kamala Harris is a Marxist/Communist. She/Her practically said it herself. See her twitter feed, if you can get through the "we all now have to get along" bullshit.

    And by raising the tax rate by 7% points....or 33%....I'm sure businesses will be motivated to hire more people. But to answer your question, no, raising the corporate tax rate 7% points is not communist. It's stupid, but not communist.

    Problem is...Biden won't be in office long enough to make any difference. Within 12-18 months, he'll be seen as unfit to lead (he is now, already), and the Marxist/Communist Kamala Harris will be our President. I'm not scared of Biden, I'm scared of Harris.

    Next time you try to bust my balls, read my post/quote accurately.
    Ah, I did miss the statement about the VP. After a few minutes of looking at Harris's twitter feed, I gave up in boredom. Still, there's a webpage detailing her tax proposals pre-Biden...nothing 'communist' about it though. She'd raise income tax rates by 1% and corporate rates to 35%. But corporate rates were already 33% under Bush. But no one ever actually pays these rates anyways.

    Anyways, I think people really need to detail what they mean by marxism, communism, and socialism.

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    The corporate tax rate dropping to 21% was one of the very important reasons that unemployment was at historic lows during the pre-covid Trump administration.

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    Not much of a conspiracy guy and I don’t think we are in the worst of times, but it is suspicious that the cure for COVID was announced after the Biden election announcement.

    A 90% effective vaccine, available starting next week, is a remarkable achievement. Masks, quarantine for all, and “following the science”, not so much.

    Although most intelligent people knew the pandemic would be downgraded from existential to moderate as soon as Biden was elected, where is the celebration for tough problem solved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsbos View Post
    Ah, I did miss the statement about the VP. After a few minutes of looking at Harris's twitter feed, I gave up in boredom. Still, there's a webpage detailing her tax proposals pre-Biden...nothing 'communist' about it though. She'd raise income tax rates by 1% and corporate rates to 35%. But corporate rates were already 33% under Bush. But no one ever actually pays these rates anyways.

    Anyways, I think people really need to detail what they mean by marxism, communism, and socialism.
    I agree with you; the language is over-used and really not accurate. Try this:

    Obama’s Brand of Marxism

    They're all centrists. The "Squad" and "Bernie Bro" wing of the DNC terrifies them. As long as there are billions if not trillions of dollars at stake at the hands of the finance, banking, tech, labor, pharma, military contracting and intelligence sectors, they won't get more than lip service. You know, the people who have dumped all that money at the DNC the past four years. Not going to fuck up those deals.

    They've given up the economics/property/labor/proletariat versus bourgeoise angle.

    Now the cultural shit, that's a whole other story. Again, Gary North:

    Antonio Gramsci’s Anti-Marxist Strategy for Undermining the West

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