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Watched the new Kurzgesagt video. I’m quite interested in this "Universal Basic Income" system. Though, there are a few people in the comments complaining how it’s similar to communism, despite it being explicitly stated that capitalism and the free market would still exist.

If Commune or Fluttershy Studios were here, I’d like their expertise on this subject.
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So I’ll make this one simple:
How does a senator who maybe touched some boobies and gave women unwanted hugs have to resign, but a possible child molester get an endorsement from the president? Explain this logic to me.
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So I’ll make this one simple:
How does a senator who maybe touched some boobies and gave women unwanted hugs have to resign, but a possible child molester get an endorsement from the president? Explain this logic to me.


Maybe you’re watching MSNBC or CNN? Moore will win Alabama -DNC dirty politics as usual,
The people are not fooled anymore.
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Trump’s obsession for power and getting things passed though the chambers is so intense that he’d be ok with endorsing just about any candidate so long as they’re a member of his own party. Even Trump himself is aware of the difficultly he faces getting things passed through the senate with a +2 advantage. Imagine how much worse it would be for him should Jones win and he loses a very reliable vote?
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So I’ll make this one simple:
How does a senator who maybe touched some boobies and gave women unwanted hugs have to resign, but a possible child molester get an endorsement from the president? Explain this logic to me.
Al Franken has to resign because that’s the way it works when people in charge actually follow the rules. Regardless of how you frame it, what he did was inappropriate and wrong, and the Democrats were right to call on him to do what he ultimately is going to end up doing.

As for why Moore got presidential support, the simplest reason is that he’s a deranged, morally bankrupt sycophant who will support all the same extreme points of view their collective frothy mouthed base demand of them, and Trump always picks the path that makes it easier for him to get his way.

Plus there’s also the fact that Moore and Trump have a lot in common. Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct supported by physical evidence (Trump’s infamous bus tape and the messages to underage girls in Moore’s handwriting) and eyewitness accounts, the dirty tactics, lies, and divisive rhetoric they used to fuel their campaign, and from what I hear they both really like Donald Trump.
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Universal basic income isn’t communist since
In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly – only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!
—Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme

and is at least, in the worst case, a trade-off between poverty and possible social depravity because the higher the income in a neighbourhood, the greater the usage of alcohol and marijuana, though otherwise, I have my doubts about its sustainability.
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Can you not try to downplay sexual assault ?
And to answer your question, party favourtism

You’ll find that I have a slightly different definition of what constitutes sexual assault compared to most people on this site. I’d say I’d be worried about people losing respect for me but since I have none, it doesn’t matter too much to me.
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Simple, one party is made up of way more terrible people than the other, especially after how pissed some people got over other liberals going to bat for Roman Polanski,
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The fact that people think UBI is communist shows how bad the McCarthyism is getting.
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So I’ll make this one simple:
How does a senator who maybe touched some boobies and gave women unwanted hugs have to resign, but a possible child molester get an endorsement from the president? Explain this logic to me.

A simple, crass, naïve answer is the Democrats are more humane than Republicans, but a more profound, accurate answer is—because of the #MeToo movement and the Republicans berating Democrats for, supposing the actions of a few parts describes the whole ad infinitum as the Republicans do, committing what they perceive to be dangers to the United States of America such as Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults; Obama keeping secret from at least American citizens the deals of giving uranium and materials that could be used to create nuclear warheads to Iran, involving Argentina, Germany, and the UN Security Council; Hillary Clinton not fortifying protections at Benghazi when extremists were appearing in eastern Syria, instead focusing on an offensive, circulating video that harms US relations with the muslims of Syria; etc.; etc.; etc. with the misplaced concerns and overreactions—the Democratic Party has strengthened its holding accountable other persons, for what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
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just a reminder that we wouldn’t be having this problem if burnie or hillary were in office.
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just a reminder that we wouldn’t be having this problem if burnie or hillary were in office.

This, like, I don’t like Hillary but she probably would’ve kept Obama’s net neutrality laws at least.
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He’s one of those bible-thumping God-hates-fags types who refused to enforce the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nation-wide. I’m pretty sure he also wants to reinstate anti-sodomy laws or some such bullshit. And of course his economic policies are standard Republican fare.
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He’s one of those bible-thumping God-hates-fags types who refused to enforce the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nation-wide. I’m pretty sure he also wants to reinstate anti-sodomy laws or some such bullshit.

Unfortunately, יהוה‎’s anti-homosexuality is real, for Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 say
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.

13 And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

because, according to Leviticus 18:3-4,
3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their statutes.

4 Mine ordinances shall ye do, and My statutes shall ye keep, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
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He’s one of those bible-thumping God-hates-fags types who refused to enforce the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nation-wide. I’m pretty sure he also wants to reinstate anti-sodomy laws or some such bullshit. And of course his economic policies are standard Republican fare.


read the Constitution and see the powers authorized,,, A state and individual rights more lightly / as for economy – like the tide it floats all boats…….
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