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    Today, 02:36 PM
    Well.. Actually they do, because there is no right to be employed. Drug testing is voluntary. If you don't want to do it, then you don't have to work at a place that does.
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    Today, 02:13 PM
    You have no right to privacy from a private employer. Basic libertarianism.
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    Today, 01:54 PM
    Getting welfare is already a rights violation of the people paying for it. Nobody has to incriminate themselves. People can refuse a drug test and not get welfare. It is very reasonable for the people compelled at gunpoint to pay the toll to demand conditions of the people receiving the largesse. Private employers are in the business of making a profit. Junkies tend to be unreliable. If an employer wants to be generous and take a chance on a marginal person, it is well within their rights to demand the person is clean from drugs. A person should have every right to do drugs. A business owner has every right to not employ someone who does drugs if they feel it will hurt their bottom line.
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    Which is good right? Private employers should have the right to not employ junkies. And the government should be able to drug test welfare recipients. Welfare isn't a right.
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    Today, 01:33 PM
    So I'll put you down for 100 million Americans dead of Covid vaccine. When should we know by? 2022? 2023? Maybe you'll be right. We'll test that prediction and see.
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    Today, 11:38 AM
    I didn't say anything close to that. Not even in the ballpark. I did ridicule you for believing that vaccines will kill almost 100 million Americans. I did do that.
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    Today, 10:07 AM
    Interesting hypothesis. So if 50% of people take the vaccine. And you say it will probably kill you, then that means you think 25% or more of the population will die of a Covid vaccine. Okay. Seems like a super smart and well reasoned take.
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    12-03-2020, 08:24 PM
    That number seems too low given how much Amazon makes my life better. I did my part today and did some Christmas shopping on Amazon. I hope to get Jeff Bezos up a million dollars every few minutes. Most innovative person on the planet. Seriously though, he is probably is way underpaid relative to value he has created.
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    12-01-2020, 12:42 PM
    I am not aware of any country that produces goods that has slave labor as a major source of production. I am basically for unrestricted immigration but I don't see how it makes tariffs okay. I don't understand why I have to go to Mexico myself to avoid a tariff. And what cartels are you talking about? You mean stores? If I want to go to Wal-Mart, I don't go to Bentonville, Arkansas. Flying to Mexico to buy avocados doesn't make sense. It would be very inefficient. And I already pay a markup. The store makes money for providing the service of having what I want in stock. If you want to argue for tariffs as a way to revenue, a national sales tax or VAT are more efficient, but it is a not ridiculous argument. But if your argument is something about American jobs or low wages in Bangladesh, I have no sympathy for that kind of economic illiteracy. There is no case to be made for that. Zero serious economists from across the political spectrum support protectionist tariffs. It is literally the most agreed on issue among economists (tied with rent control). Here is the list, together with the percentage of economists who agree:
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    11-30-2020, 03:52 PM
    Tariffs are a consumption tax on US citizens. Only at Trump University are tariffs thought to be paid by outsiders.
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    11-28-2020, 06:33 PM
    I think Tyson should kill him but Jones has been angling for fights for a while and has probably trained a lot harder than Tyson. He knows Tyson could do serious damage if he brings the crazy so I think Jones will be much better prepared. Tyson seems a lot more mellow.and probably is going to hold back on some level. My guess is it goes to decision and Jones could win.
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    11-28-2020, 12:43 PM
    Your first sentence has no meaning. Just a word salad of crazy. The price of eggs is set by supply and demand. Not a secret international banking consortium. Works quite well. Things that don't work well- price controls. Gas lines under Jimmy Carter. Shortages of everything in Venezuela.
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    11-28-2020, 10:13 AM
    Well.. You did. You said markets shouldn't determine prices. Just read the bolded part of your quote. That is literally the most important and fundamental aspect of free enterprise. There is no free enterprise without prices being able to adjust to supply and demand. Laissez faire capitalism like in the 1800s United States (which you disparaged in thread as creating oligarchs) and free enterprise are the same.
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    11-27-2020, 04:58 PM
    Sorry. Never heard of her. Does she babble about usury and the evils of free enterprise like you?
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    11-27-2020, 02:32 PM
    See. He's very smart. He's about to read something by some no name mediocrity about how progress is corrupting. He's saying he isn't some simpleton troglodyte like you who believes in vulgar capitalism and all the tyranny the capitalists inflict by siphoning off surplus value from wage slaves. Smart people believe the answer to all ills is printing money and when inflation sets in using price controls. Literally the prescription galaxy brains like Hugo Chavez, Salvador Allende and in Zimbabwe.
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    11-26-2020, 09:08 AM
    The judges should have this sound effect ready for these arguments in court.
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    11-25-2020, 03:25 PM
    This is the argument for vote fraud as far as I could tell. Something about Hugo Chavez. China. Dominion voting machines. Some Youtube video finding a dead person who voted (it was his still living wife). Some Youtube video about how it is easy to hack a voting machine. None of those are evidence of anything. Reminds me of the OJ trial where they concocted some theory about Columbian drugs dealers with absolutely nothing to back it up. Yet people believed it because they wanted to believe. It takes a willful blindness and ignorance to angrily discard the likely scenario based on evidence- Trump is just being his grifter showman self, which by the way was expected if lost- in favor believing some theory pulled out of the ether with absolutely nothing to corroborate it other than it theoretically could be true in the same way we could all be living in the Matrix right now true.
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    11-24-2020, 08:52 PM
    I almost posted that in my first post in the thread. Those Bartolo Colon Youtube highlights are great.
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    11-23-2020, 06:24 PM
    I see Robert Murphy decided to trade in all credibility as an economist to make a few bucks selling whole life insurance. Really disappointing.
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    11-22-2020, 05:24 PM
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    11-22-2020, 12:39 PM
    Incentives matter. People have an incentive whistle blow in massive conspiracies and journalists have an incentive to uncover facts. That's why conspiracies are not a secret for long if they actually existed. The problem is conspiracy theorists (like you) are basically socialists who doesn't believe in basic economics and who don't believe markets work. I would no more consider Paul Craig Roberts' view than I would a flat Earther or Holocaust denier's view. He has long ago stopped being even a remotely serious person.
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    11-22-2020, 12:28 PM
    I could not think of a worse use of resources. I am not sure who I should believe. USA Today and The Wall Street Journal or the guy citing crackpot Paul Craig Roberts. Hard choice. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/07/trump-email-fundraising-would-pay-campaign-debt-fine-print-says/6202250002/
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    11-22-2020, 10:31 AM
    There's nothing there. This is probably some combination of Trump being a TV showman because he is likely going to be involved in rebranding Newsmax; muddying the waters for if he gets prosecuted after he leaves office because he can point to the election that was "stolen" from him and rouse sympathy; a way to raise money because his campaign is a zillion dollars in debt. The fundraising emails for his recount have a disclaimer saying at least 50% of every donation goes to pay off campaign debt. I understand people want to believe. I wish Trump won. But he didn't win. He wasn't even that close. If there were an actual conspiracy theory if would have to involve hundreds if not thousands of people from different states. Conspiracies that big can't exist. Someone would have proof and say something. There is no proof with this.
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    11-21-2020, 11:06 PM
    All I know is Cade McNamara is an NFL quarterback playing on a JUCO team. Michigan would literally have been shutout by Rutgers had this guy not come in off the bench.
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    11-21-2020, 02:00 PM
    I am right handed. I play golf right handed. I throw right. I am right handed in everything-- except batting in baseball. I bat left because my dad started me left handed for those reasons in t-ball.
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    11-21-2020, 10:07 AM
    I think they all add to the game but they aren't used as much because of sabermetrics. You basically need to steal second over 75% of the time for it to start showing positive value. So a guy like Rickey Henderson should always steal but most guys don't make it 75% of the time. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/breaking-down-stolen-base-break-even-points/ A more general article. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/sabermetrics-is-killing-bad-dugout-decisions/ "n the other side of the ball, “sac bunting is bad” had been a sabermetric maxim for decades before “Moneyball” made it mainstream. Even now, Oakland’s bunt total brings up the rear, but more clubs are keeping the A’s company." Hit and run might be a good play. There doesn't seem to be much of a consensus on it.
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