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    Guns are the problem?

    https://medium.com/handwaving-freakoutery/the-magic-gun-evaporation-fairy-f12497990098

    Then why is there effectively no correlation between per capita guns and the murder rate? In fact, other...
  2. What's wrong with the background check bill in Congress

    https://reason.com/2019/01/09/textual-analysis-of-hr8-bill-to-to-requi/

    It's got all the usual overreach the left loves to put in background check measures. Support for universal background...
  3. Reality is that being a drug dealer is a...

    Reality is that being a drug dealer is a dangerous job. That's one reason some of us are for legalization--to get rid of that violence. When is the last time you saw a shootout between rival...
  4. When someone is murdered they go looking for...

    When someone is murdered they go looking for why--and they often find information in their residence. Is it any surprise a judge would grant a warrant??
  5. Business must go on even if they're testifying in...

    When a cop is on trial for murdering my brother and I'm testifying for the prosecution, I sure do love to stash thousands of dollars of illegal drugs in my home, nothing suspicious about that, nor...
  6. A monetary policy that held inflation at 0% all...

    That can become an issue for people who do not care to tolerate risk though.

    The original point (and still the point) is that FED long term policy of constant inflation and demonetizing has been...
  7. And note that so long as your credit is good you...

    But that right there is the rub. An investment is not savings. You can not eat a rental house. You can not even trade a rental house to pay your taxes. The US has no savings now, and yes the fed...
  8. And note that the government isn't actually...

    Yes, there is, but the point is purchasing less than easily convertible assets is savings.
    There is plenty of evidence that most measures of inflation over-estimate actual inflation.

    More...
  9. Mutual funds are actually more liquid than CDs.

    Mutual funds are actually more liquid than CDs.
  10. A huge fraction of users here? Even if you...

    There are racists about but they don't have the power to actually show up statistically even if some are victims of them.[/QUOTE]

    They represent a huge fraction of users here, and their talking...
  11. I don't think he was taking selective points. ...

    "Distribution of family income - Gini index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The more nearly equal a country's income distribution, the lower its...
  12. The problem is the evil actions are being...

    If the only way to win the war is unacceptable that is saying we should have surrendered instead.[/quote] Repeating your illogical strawman does not make it true.
    For some reason, you appear unable...
  13. It's only a murder if he would have survived the...

    Police lied about the danger to an extent. They engaged in a cover up of a murder. This is serious stuff. Can't you at least admit it?[/QUOTE]

    It's only a murder if he would have survived the...
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    The far right is about religion!

    The far right is about religion!
  15. People have been talking about Forbes-level...

    It's not a matter of the suffering of the rich, but of the reduction in incentive. Those rich almost all got that way by doing something that improved society.[/QUOTE]

    The majority of highly paid...
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    He's an ass.

    He's an ass.
  17. Well, it certainly would make just about every...

    Well, it certainly would make just about every astronomer on the planet shit their pants and would likely jostle everything in Earth orbit.

    Now, the 340 meter rock that's actually going to pass is...
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    What conspiracy theories? That's a suggestion of...

    The irony of posting all those insane conspiracies while complaining that the right are the tin foil hat wearers is priceless.

    Is Mr. Krugman going to go fight with the Kurds he loves so much?
    ...
  19. And you can't eat a bank statement, either. In...

    But that right there is the rub. An investment is not savings. You can not eat a rental house. You can not even trade a rental house to pay your taxes. The US has no savings now, and yes the fed...
  20. Which only makes sense to those who do not engage...

    Which only makes sense to those who do not engage in activities that require a lot of mental effort.
  21. That 1 in 5 number is only from defining as rape...

    That 1 in 5 number is only from defining as rape experiences the women themselves didn't consider rape, just undesired sex. There's a difference--rape is forced, undesired sex is done for reasons...
  22. Just because you see no way to wealth other than...

    Just because you see no way to wealth other than exploiting doesn't mean there isn't one.

    The usual route to the Forbes list is to figure out how to do something better and extract a portion of...
  23. It definitely does not equate them! It's talking...

    I think he's pointing out the insanity of the position. The guy was the one in complete control of the situation, but he is not to be punished for his actions. The animal that did nothing wrong...
  24. Yes, some very good points there. Exactly....

    Yes, some very good points there.



    Exactly. Wages aren't about some magical fairness. Companies pay the lesser of what they need to attract the skills they want and some reasonable fraction...
  25. The data is clear--costs went up first. Except...

    I blame that on the government giving out loans too easily. Which has made it too easy and convenient for everyone to go to college. Which in turn has caused colleges not to have to be competitive...
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