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Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« on: February 27, 2015, 09:29:44 AM »
OK, lots of good stuff in this video:


But way to congratulatory and forgiving of government.  (But kudos for pointing to the start of the surveillance state in the US being Lincoln.)

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 08:37:27 AM »


I like the sentiment but it's also denying that the democrats have any responsability fo rhwat's happening.

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 09:08:04 AM »


I like the sentiment but it's also denying that the democrats have any responsability fo rhwat's happening.

So why don't they complain about unions spending even more money? http://freebeacon.com/issues/seven-unions-top-kochs-in-super-pac-spending-and-thats-just-the-money-we-know-about/

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 12:25:05 PM »

The fail isn't in this video, but EVERY OTHER VIDEO WHERE STEPHAN TALKS ABOUT A WORK OF FICTION.  In this one, he actually understands that fiction isn't SUPPOSED to be perfectly true to life, while every other video he talks about fiction in he talks about rewriting the story to conform to the rules of the real world, no matter how completely that destroys the story.  (Second half, once Atlas Shrugged comes up.  Incidentally, I don't agree that it's a good novel AT ALL.  It's incredibly boring, long-winded, and preachy.  Maybe that's because it was written by someone raised on Russian literature, which can be that way.)  (Yes, it's damn well preachy.  John Galt spends several HOURS explaining, in detail, to the entire world what they've done wrong.)

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 08:59:00 PM »
Can eating less meat help reduce climate change?

Fav for recognizing that the livestock industry produces greenhouse gases, minor fail for oversimplifying the issue (ie, how does it produce GGs?), major fail for saying that the solution basically has to come from government.
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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 01:16:55 AM »
Glad that someone at Slate recognizes the problem of restricting access to guns based on the terrorist watchlist:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/06/hillary_clinton_is_wrong_about_the_terror_watch_list.html

Everything in the article except the following snippet is fail:
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If the government can revoke your right to access firearms simply because it has decided to place you on a secret, notoriously inaccurate list, it could presumably restrict your other rights in a similar manner. You could be forbidden from advocating for causes you believe in, or associating with like-minded activists; your right against intrusive, unreasonable searches could be suspended. And you would have no recourse: The government could simply declare that, as a name on a covert list, you are owed no due process at all.
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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 01:19:28 AM »
This thread from I-Am-Bored:

http://www.i-am-bored.com/2016/10/bill-clinton-just-called-obamacare-cockamamie-law.html

A LOT of BS from mrtomz including THIS gem:

"It is indeed a privilege to have your wife on your insurance plan offered by your employer. Would you prefer the alternative? The BEFORE ACA alternative? You know, where she has NO coverage? Also, yeah, it sucks that your co-pays tripled, presumably that includes your deductible too? I got hit with that too. Your company's HR probably negotiated the best deal they could to keep your premiums about the same as they were the year before, and the only way to keep those costs as low as possible is to pay more in co pays and deductibles. But the increase in costs is NOT due to the ACA as the insurance companies and the ACA-haters want you to believe... the increased costs are due to the GREED of the insurance companies. They are trying to tell you they are losing their shirts and have been ever since the ACA was in its infancy. That is a lie. Check the books. Go see what Cigna and Humana stock price was in 2009, and see what it is now. Yahoo finance will help u with that... but spoiler alert... Cigna was at 27.84/ share on October 6, 2009, today they are at $126.90/share. The huge increse for Humana is Even better. The insurance companies are getting super fat and happy on the false claims that the ACA is ruining them, and the ill informed, feeble minded masses are believing them."

Holy shit!  Does anyone get the mind-blowing implications of that last sentence?  So don't worry about giving your clients a reliable financial product, all you have to do is sow doubt and fear and you'll be profitable!
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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 12:50:48 PM »
"It is indeed a privilege to have your wife on your insurance plan offered by your employer. Would you prefer the alternative? The BEFORE ACA alternative? You know, where she has NO coverage?

That's BULLSHIT. You could ALWAYS add a spouse to your health insurance.

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Also, yeah, it sucks that your co-pays tripled, presumably that includes your deductible too? I got hit with that too.

Yes, exactly like we warned would happen!

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Your company's HR

No, that's also on the exchange.

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the increased costs are due to the GREED of the insurance companies.

Then why weren't they charging that much before?

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2017, 03:30:27 PM »
http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2477-pe-illegal-abortion-life-as-woman-before-roe-vs.-wade.html

Fav:  It explains in detail what it was like when Abortion was criminalized.
Fail: It pulls tons of fearmongering about abortion being criminalized again, despite the fact that they can't even get conservative judges to agree with them on that.
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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 10:31:06 AM »
http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2477-pe-illegal-abortion-life-as-woman-before-roe-vs.-wade.html

Fav:  It explains in detail what it was like when Abortion was criminalized.
Fail: It pulls tons of fearmongering about abortion being criminalized again, despite the fact that they can't even get conservative judges to agree with them on that.

Some of the details are quite misleading, though.  For instance, Canada was NOT any sort of safe and legal abortion access zone in this era.  The process required to get the required approval for a legal abortion in Canada was similar to the process outlined for doing so in New York State, and remained so until the R v. Morgentaler decision on the Canadian Supreme Court in 1988, 15 years after Roe v. Wade.  (This procedure actually remains on the books as a law being found unconstitutional in Canada renders the law null and void without striking it from the statute books.  Two attempts to produce new legislation on the mater failed under the Mulroney government, and the Harper government's promise to bring the matter up in Parliament went precisely that far, as they were a minority government at the time and Parliament declined to consider new legislation on the matter, leaving the old text in place.  Should the Court later rule that the basis of the overturn of this law was wrong in some other case, it would come back into force.)

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Re: Fav or Fail: A little from column A and a little from column B
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 12:19:53 AM »

Fav: Presents yet another example of IP being bogus, and shows a way the WSJ (or anyone else) can fact screenshots with a bit of know how.

Fail: Instead of blaming IP, goes on the same old tired "money is evil" Marxist bullshit. Mr. Enter still doesn't understand that burden of proof is never shared. That it is always on the active/positive claim. Always.
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