US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

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i dont live in Cali, but here in Virginia Dominion energy will regularly inspect trees near power lines and trim them back. i dont know if its a company policy or a state requirement, but its a regular occurrence as falling limbs are a major contributor to power outages, especially during a hurricane.
Duke does the same here.
Now dont get me started on their obscene profits and lack of upgrades to their infrastructure ;) They basically wait for hurricanes, upgrade where they have to replace plant, then turn around and charge us for it. Convenient.
 

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Can't argue with science - 1st time ever Scientific American backs a US Presidential Candidate - Biden.
Siting a few of Trumps BS quotes: 'climate change is not real', 'it will get cooler soon', 'there will be enough tests for everyone', 'this is like the flu', cut billions from healthcare, well documented rejection of science, etc.
Build a wall, that will protect us :thumbdown:
President Trump is absolutely correct. Everything goes in cycles including the Sun. The Earth warms and cools. Right now we are coming out of an Ice Age that ended around 12,000 year ago. By the way DsineR, what is the "correct" temperature for the Earth?

As to the wall, are you for an open border?
 
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Some good news out of North Carolina.

NC Appeals Court Upholds Voter ID, Tax Cap Amendments

Raleigh, N.C. — The state Court of Appeals has overturned a trial-court ruling voiding amendments to North Carolina's constitution that voters approved two years ago, calling for people to present photo identification at the polls and lowering the cap on the state income tax rate.

 

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This is how you get a Harris/Biden err Biden/Harris Administration:

Also love the links in that article to a couple of other articles that make me feel GREAT:

DEMOCRAT SHERIFF SWITCHES TO GOP: ‘I’M TIRED OF SEEING FIRES SET IN OUR STREETS’

and

MINNESOTA POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION DUMPS ENDORSEMENT OF DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES
 

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the NAACP challenged only the voter ID and the 7 percent income tax cap. The group argued that the proposals never should have gone to a referendum because dozens of the lawmakers who put the amendments on the ballot were elected in illegally gerrymandered districts.


LMAO about the NAACP's argument.
Did you ever see Elijah Cummings' Maryland district? Oh wait, he was a Democrat, so rules don't apply

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Can't argue with science - 1st time ever Scientific American backs a US Presidential Candidate - Biden.
Scientific American's new Editor-in-Chief, Laura Helmuth, makes it political:

"Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine’s 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden."


Psychologist and writer Geoffrey Miller said that the magazine was betraying 175 years of principled bipartisanship “for the sake of some cheap, short-sighted, opportunistic virtue signaling.”

“I’m old enough to remember when your magazine had some integrity,” he tweeted.


So much for "science" not being political.
 

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Duke does the same here.
Now dont get me started on their obscene profits and lack of upgrades to their infrastructure ;) They basically wait for hurricanes, upgrade where they have to replace plant, then turn around and charge us for it. Convenient.
im not a fan of duke energy either. partly from a professional standpoint as they are a large client of ours and have no qualms demanding stuff in addition to what is in the contract while refusing to pay for the extras knowing my company will just bend over and kiss their ass.

on a personal level their response to dumping coal ash in a river was pathetic. instead of manning up and doing what was right they tried to get the tax payers to foot the bill for their fuck up.


part of being capatalist is letting bad companies die instead of protecting them
 

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two things
first i really shouldnt of clicked that link without the benefit of an adblocker

2nd the dems had already passed pretty generous bills for relief already in the house. its now just a matter of hammering out a compromise that mitch and trump will agree to.

also bonus third point. Is it common for that site to leave out links for sources? if there is legislation there will always be a link to it on the house or the senates website.
 

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two things
first i really shouldnt of clicked that link without the benefit of an adblocker

2nd the dems had already passed pretty generous bills for relief already in the house. its now just a matter of hammering out a compromise that mitch and trump will agree to.

also bonus third point. Is it common for that site to leave out links for sources? if there is legislation there will always be a link to it on the house or the senates website.
According to the story it was a compromise bill. The House bills have a lot of "pork" in them for their pet projects.
 

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two things
first i really shouldnt of clicked that link without the benefit of an adblocker

2nd the dems had already passed pretty generous bills for relief already in the house. its now just a matter of hammering out a compromise that mitch and trump will agree to.

also bonus third point. Is it common for that site to leave out links for sources? if there is legislation there will always be a link to it on the house or the senates website.
Ive deleted my post. I was wrong to blame the Dems for holding up a bill for the 3rd time now so they can blame it on Trump. yes they passed a gazzilion $ bill.

They often quote sources. This was reprinted news and I dont guess they felt it necessary being all over the news sites today. that brings up a good point though, why doesnt the same apply to Liberal news outlets like CNN/CBS, MSNBC etc? I see stories all the time on those sites with no citation?

The ad blocker? Is one registration popup.
 
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This is how you get a Harris/Biden err Biden/Harris Administration:
The trouble with most primaries is anyone can vote for one party or the other. It is common for people to support a candidate from one party, but vote for someone in the other party during the primary that they believe their candidate can easily beat. So this candidate got 4100 votes but was only running against write ins? I bet that a lot of younger folks just voted for him/her just to piss folks off.
 

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The trouble with most primaries is anyone can vote for one party or the other. It is common for people to support a candidate from one party, but vote for someone in the other party during the primary that they believe their candidate can easily beat. So this candidate got 4100 votes but was only running against write ins? I bet that a lot of younger folks just voted for him/her just to piss folks off.
You could be right. But he ran on "F*** THE POLICE" slogan and voters, like lemmings, checked the R box without caring or even noticing. Now the NH voters are pissed and think they were scammed.

Lazy voters are killing this country. The Marxists wouldn't stand a chance in hell here without them.

Despite lazy voters, what thinking or responsible or reasonable adult could vote for a party who supports:
The destruction of their own country?
The demonization of the police?
The lionizing of criminals?
The catch and release without charges of criminals/thugs who destroy property and assault innocent citizens?

Any one of these should disqualify the dems from any position of leadership or authority.
 

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They often quote sources. This was reprinted news and I dont guess they felt it necessary being all over the news sites today. that brings up a good point though, why doesnt the same apply to Liberal news outlets like CNN/CBS, MSNBC etc? I see stories all the time on those sites with no citation?

The ad blocker? Is one registration popup.
to your first point i hold anything that tries to pass itself off as a journalist site accountable to providing source links that go directly to the source and not just another news, media, or blog site that just parrots what they are saying. huffpo, msnbc, cnn, newsmax, new york post, new york times etc... it doesnt matter who it is.

I learned to look at the source of the information directly when i still considered myself a republican. one of the instances that lead me to do it was when someone one of my FB friend's list liked one of elizabeth warrens post trashing the GOP for "gutting" NASA's funding. this didnt make sense given that republicans have traditionally been more generous toward NASA than democrats due to the overlap with national security interests. Anyway she linked a blog post, which used another blog site, that in turn used another blog site as a source. Well i found the bill in question and in reality the GOP bill could cut the earth science funding by like 1 billion, but boosted NASA's overall funding by 2 billion. So the "gut" accounted to a funding increase.

also regarding the ad blocker, when i clicked on the link the website i got had more ads than a buzzfeed website. i normally run ublock, and have pi-hole for a network level ad blocking, but i am on my work laptop routed through work's VPN so i dont have the benefits of those sadly.
 
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