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  1. #1101

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Yeah, He's grounded in McKinsey & Company dogma. I can see the right wing appeal there.
    To be fair, the Leftists have also benefited quite handsomely from Globalization and other McKinsey driven phenomena.

  2. #1102

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck5815 View Post
    To be fair, the Leftists have also benefited quite handsomely from Globalization and other McKinsey driven phenomena.
    As soon as you use the word 'leftists' I tune you out. Come on man you're better than that.
    Don't hassle me, I'm local.

  3. #1103

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    As soon as you use the word 'leftists' I tune you out. Come on man you're better than that.
    Ah, but you are allowed to say "right wing"? Glad to know that you're a typical "Do as I say, not as I do" Leftist.

  4. #1104

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck5815 View Post
    Ah, but you are allowed to say "right wing"? Glad to know that you're a typical "Do as I say, not as I do" Leftist.
    What do 'leftists', 'right wing-nuts' and solvent huffers all have in common? If you answer "a view of reality that doesn't exist" then pat yourself on the back.
    Don't hassle me, I'm local.

  5. #1105

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    ^^ This is why we probably need to quit referring to it as "health-insurance", and more as "health-care". If we're gonna do this, lets be honest about it. We're not talking about insurance plans... we're talking about maintenance plans. Basically, the comparison that folks seem to be expecting is like assuming your car insurance will pay for new tires, oil changes, and repairing the transmission when it goes out. Or, in the case of preexisting conditions, to be able to purchase car insurance and then use it to repair damage that was on the car from before you had insurance. At that point, it's no longer insurance.
    Agreed. I think the problem is that whether the solution came from a right wing approach or left wing approach, it would probably collapse the healthcare sector of the economy in the short term which the healthcare industry uses to scare people into inaction. What incentive do anyone in the healthcare sector have to reduce costs? You can just bill insurance an insane amount and no one will question it. Just insert lame excuse on why the bill is outrageous. There is no reason why Insulin should cost what it does besides the makers holding a patent monopoly. The "modern" stuff we use today came out over 20 years ago.

  6. #1106

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    Hmmm, Biden open to a Republican running mate?

  7. #1107

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    Published January 02, 2020 Last Update a day ago
    Michigan 'swing voters' rip Pelosi and Democrats over impeachment push

    A recent focus group with 10 Michigan voters revealed potential warning signs for Democrats ahead of the 2020 election, as the focus group roundly ripped impeachment as a waste of time.

    The panel was comprised of people who voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and then switched parties to vote for President Donald Trump in 2016.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/michig...hment-push.amp

  8. #1108

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKC Guy View Post
    Published January 02, 2020 Last Update a day ago
    Michigan 'swing voters' rip Pelosi and Democrats over impeachment push

    A recent focus group with 10 Michigan voters revealed potential warning signs for Democrats ahead of the 2020 election, as the focus group roundly ripped impeachment as a waste of time.

    The panel was comprised of people who voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and then switched parties to vote for President Donald Trump in 2016.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/michig...hment-push.amp
    right. so not a focus group that doesn't show how the state as a whole is feeling, only one particular type of voter. any statistician will tell you that these types of studies are usually a complete waste of time becasue you typically are only going to get one answer, and maybe sometimes you will see a particular issue that will result in two opinions, but still not often.

  9. #1109

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    Per Twitter:

    Buttigieg enlisted after he'd already graduated from Harvard and Oxford, worked at McKinsey, and decided to run for public office. The mayor's six-month deployment was a photo op. He did it to add a red white & blue bauble to his resume, so you'd take him seriously. You shouldn't
    The evil right-wing nut that posted this is none other than Meagan Day, a staff writer at Jacobin. And in case you don't know what the heck the Jacobin writes about I looked that up too.

    "Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture."



    The left will eat its own.

  10. #1110

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    Buttigieg is way to mainstream for most of the left, and especially the modern "progressive" movement. I expect all that to change if he wins the nomination of course.

    Personally, he's still way out there on several issues for my taste, so I'm hoping he would moderate it up a bit more during the general. But I also think he's realistic on what he "could" get, and also on what the hurdles are. As opposed to offering pie in the sky solutions which have almost zero chance of getting implemented in reality.

  11. #1111

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    Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds @ NPR

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has pledged to cancel up to $50,000 of debt for 95% of student loan borrowers if she is elected president.
    This is a candidate that is (was) generally viewed as a serious intellect.

  12. #1112

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    The funniest part about all this is that no one sees all the income tax delinquencies coming down the pike from a plan like this.

  13. #1113

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds @ NPR



    This is a candidate that is (was) generally viewed as a serious intellect.
    And this plans helps the rich more than poor. Poor aren’t all going to college but majority of rich kids do.

    Plus, what about the ones who worked hard and paid their tuition down how will they few about getting ripped off for doing the right thing.

    Plus once they pay your tuition then they start to control/dictate content. Socialism is not a good plan.

  14. #1114

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    The funniest part about all this is that no one sees all the income tax delinquencies coming down the pike from a plan like this.
    Yep, there would be some folks with some very big tax bills unless she's planning to forgive those as well.

  15. #1115

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    This has probably been covered in the thread.. But why after 5 years of enacting online voter registration, can we still not do it here in Oklahoma? Pathetic.

  16. #1116

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    This has probably been covered in the thread.. But why after 5 years of enacting online voter registration, can we still not do it here in Oklahoma? Pathetic.
    Honest question, why would we allow online registration if you can't also vote online?

  17. #1117

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    This has probably been covered in the thread.. But why after 5 years of enacting online voter registration, can we still not do it here in Oklahoma? Pathetic.
    It's in the process. Phase one is live. Phase two is supposedly waiting for the DPS computer and system upgrades (possible hindered some by the Real ID implimentation).

  18. #1118

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Honest question, why would we allow online registration if you can't also vote online?
    because i think they are two completely different things. Voter Registration is filling out a form to them be reviewed and inspected by a person, to then allow you to be able to vote. Voting online isn't done the same way, because it's much more difficult (due to an election taking place only on one day) for there to be back and forth to verify correctness.

  19. #1119

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedicurt View Post
    because i think they are two completely different things. Voter Registration is filling out a form to them be reviewed and inspected by a person, to then allow you to be able to vote. Voting online isn't done the same way, because it's much more difficult (due to an election taking place only on one day) for there to be back and forth to verify correctness.
    Elections hardly occur on just one day anymore. And we allow other forms of absentee voting.

  20. #1120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Elections hardly occur on just one day anymore. And we allow other forms of absentee voting.
    i guess that is true now, i just have never got an early voted, but it does happen. i guess i just see a pretty big difference from being able to registrar to vote and online voting. i have worked in software development for close to 20 years now. and i DO NOT want online voting.

  21. #1121

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedicurt View Post
    i guess that is true now, i just have never got an early voted, but it does happen. i guess i just see a pretty big difference from being able to registrar to vote and online voting. i have worked in software development for close to 20 years now. and i DO NOT want online voting.
    I'm not even arguing for it. I'm just examining what is going on honestly. That's it. I'm not even suggesting we go that way, and honestly an open system is just ripe for screwing around with. Having a closed system like OK has its what makes it so secure. Internet voting would be perilous for our republic if you ask me.

  22. #1122

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedicurt View Post
    i guess that is true now, i just have never got an early voted, but it does happen. i guess i just see a pretty big difference from being able to registrar to vote and online voting. i have worked in software development for close to 20 years now. and i DO NOT want online voting.
    One thing I was thinking about... if there was online voter I'd want to be able to verify (after the fact) that my vote got submitted, and that the choices I selected were verified. The privacy factor worries me on that though, because they'll have to identify and track votes to the voter. There might be a way around it, but I'm like you... 20+ years in software development. I see all the ways it can go wrong. I've also watched people game pretty much anything they can, sometimes just to see if they can. Online voting would be no different.

    I also think online voting would require nationalization of voter registrations and elections, which is not going to be acceptable the most people anytime soon.

  23. #1123

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrywall View Post
    I also think online voting would require nationalization of voter registrations and elections, which is not going to be acceptable the most people anytime soon.
    Even if you could overlook all the seemingly obvious perils of a system like that, this would likely be the sticking point.

  24. #1124

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    Probably the only one in the family to do this...

    How Frank Biden leveraged his famous name for business gain @ ABC News

    Probably...

    Seriously though, what is Joe doing to piss everyone off. I would never expect to see something like this unless it was so obviously going to come out anyway, butter to run now than later.

  25. #1125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Honest question, why would we allow online registration if you can't also vote online?
    The probability of hacking and voter fraud. You can register online but still can't vote online in high tech Colorado.

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