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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Asking you a question... Is an extreme response?

Yes.

I mean, doesn't this state exactly that you believe taxation is punishment? It's why I asked the question, so I could get clarification.

No, because I don't really believe taxation itself is a punishment, but if we use it [further increasing taxes] on the rich simply because they have more than others and we can do it, it will certainly be a punishment in that situation. Do you understand?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant further and further increasing it beyond the reasonable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't think my comment should have led to such an extreme response as I don't recall hinting to it. The topic is specifically about a 70%+ tax on the rich, and to such I said to specifically target and tax a number of people for their success would be a punishment regardless of whether or not you agree with calling it as such.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most legendary song"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Clearly the most legendary song ever created is by Yes and it is called Siberian Khatru.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydAANC7sl0Y

You can try to argue, but it will be pointless.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggest a book"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't as "dirty" as A Song of Ice and Fire, but they were close and GRRM was inspired by him. I would suggest The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. It is a fantastical fantasy series spanning across 14 books and will be soon getting a TV series on Amazon.

I would also suggest Terry Pratchett's work and Steven Erikson, but most importantly I would seriously suggest you give Brandon Sanderson's work a shot. The Stormlight Archive or the Mistborn series are absolutely incredible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

I think it is criminal and I'm not even remotely rich. The people who suggest this are beyond reason. Rich people shouldn't have to be victimized to be defended and I find it incredibly abhorrent that people should think that because someone else has it better than you they should be punished for it, nor should we be telling our people that if you work hard to obtain that sweet American dream some yahoo will tax you out of your ******** for all your hard work. That isn't how this country should work. I wouldn't want my country to work that way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Maduro declares himself President — Venezuela"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously? I don't even know what to say. How can the country even recover from something like that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Maduro declares himself President — Venezuela"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard it is impossible for anyone to even buy milk because it is so expensive, somewhere around $50 USD. I feel so bad for the Venezuelans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The WALL"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate such a well thought out and constructed reply. I'm sorry this is late, I've had some stuff to do. I've read your reply and am opening the links to read them now too (then I'll even re-read the post), but I wanted to quote a part here:

Really, these issues are complex and can't be reduced to soundbites. I think many Americans don't have a genuine grasp for the necessity of our defenses and the alliances that we have in place to solidify those defenses.

I'm no expert, that's true (and that's why I enjoy engaging others who are far more versed in the topic), but I do understand that our defenses and our alliances are incredibly important to our nation. I just don't believe that taking away some of that aide to Israel or at all, which many of their politicians even say they could make do without from what I've read, would really change our relationship with them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The WALL"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

They do want to do us harm, but we do not need such an outrageously high budget. No one is saying get rid of the budget entirely or reduce it to basically nothing, take a bit off that won't make a difference in the end.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RTX 2070 Quality Questions [DOA/Defects?]"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for the reply! :)

Wow, so no drops in OC potential? Higher temps? Noise? Tearing? That's great, a couple months beats the reviews I've read for sure which were a few days or just two weeks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The WALL"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

We put so much aid towards Israel because it is a very strategic ally of ours in that location in the world. We cannot afford to reduce aid to that region. We'd be a bit screwed, strategically.

They can deal without us and many of their politicians say it too, so I think that means they'd remain an ally even without military aide (sending other aide is an entirely different matter). And quite frankly, I don't like how they use the money. It feels dirty. We have a responsibility to our nation first before others. It is unreasonable to expect us to pay millions to multiple countries while our own starves and goes without basics like healthcare. Though I honestly doubt Israel would flip a basket over it or suffer much at all.

I am curious as to how you think strategically we'd suffer by reducing or stopping that military aide?

But the gross amount of waste that comes from guaranteed no-bid military contracts could easily pay for the wall.

Agreed, though if it is a hard no for that, just saying there are other options out there that I find validate too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The WALL"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't mind that at all, just get the wall built. Another alternative though probably not as favorable to a lot of people...how about we stop paying other countries? If we can barely stand afloat ourselves, why in the world do we have such an unreasonable high military budget and at the same time we're doing such absurd things like, for example, handing out millions in military aide to Israel? Now they are talking about increasing that military aide to Israel. We could use that money to build the wall, fix our healthcare and so much more, like aiding the homeless and poor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If possible, would you move to California?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

No. Too much crime, too much drugs on the street, homelessness problem (which leads to more crime), too expensive even if you were promised or handed a job, too many regulations and way too oppressive to a certain kind of political thought, which no matter what side it is, I cannot tolerate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bird Box - did you watch it?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's another good question. Okay, so it gives us a bit of a shove towards an answer. Only mentally ill people can see it and live, only they seem to become far more ill, to the point that they become either violent enough to make you look or violent enough to kill you, but it never explained why it didn't affect mentally ill people. Do they already see into another dimension (aka, being mentally unstable allows them to see other dimensions/demons) or does being mentally unstable make it so that the aliens can't mentally manipulate you? Just so annoying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What song is currently stuck in your head?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got XXYYXX stuck in my head, particularly;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBJ-Q4fzU68

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bird Box - did you watch it?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched it. I thought it was going to be good, but by the end I thought it was a very cheap knock off of A Quiet Place. There were also many annoying things about the film too, such as the driving scene where they were using the GPS, the scene where they let the crazy guy into the house without anyone standing guard, why would anyone who could see somehow be safe just because they're surrounded by blind people and birds etc etc but the worst part about it all was that you don't get answers at the end. Were they aliens? Creatures from another dimension? Or demons as that writer was talking about?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do you support Donald Trump?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm surprised that this thread was created but far more surprised that supporters posted and were not attacked. You people seem great so far. Anyhow!

I originally supported another candidate entirely and disliked Trump simply because I didn't think a man like him could properly run a country, but I switched sides a lot later and ended up voting for him. I am in not ways aligned with either side though, I vote forever I think is appropriate for the job.

As for the man? I mean honestly I wish he'd not tweet 99.9% of what he does except for the important trade deal announcements or whatnot so I obviously do not support every single thing he says or does, but I support him as president. He has done a lot of what he said he would do--I mean, he's been superb for the economy--and he's trying his hardest to do the rest of what he promised such as the wall, despite the fight he's getting from the Democrats. He seems to genuinely care for the underdog and the wealth fare of the country, he doesn't want to be involved in the dirt of the world if he (we) does not have to be, he's always fought for the rights of the minority since the late '70s despite what the news shows and he speaks his mind, though sometimes I wish he'd learn not to. I also felt like he represented a voice other candidates refused to/ignored, aka, the poor.

There are things I don't agree with at all though, his views on the Keystone Pipeline, climate, coal etc but if there was a politician out there that I could 100% agree with I'd be very unnerved.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The WALL"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you be supportive of increasing legal immigration (possibly significantly) as a concession for having the wall approved?

Yes, of course, assuming the quality of vetting doesn't suffer why would anyone oppose this? I want nothing more than to help them legally enter the country and obtain citizenship. I just don't think it is unreasonable to ask our government to stop illegal entry which is causing violence and drugs to threaten both immigrants and U.S citizens. We have enough pouring from the scum of our own to add onto it from another country's people. Pretending like it [crime] doesn't happen doesn't mean it isn't happening, after all.

And people who say the wall won't help at all needs to reasonable explain why a barrier is not going to stop illegal entry. Simply saying it won't help without any evidence whatsoever is just out there. Look at gated communities or even better, the countries that have done it and have succeeded. Israel to name one.

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