No Excuses

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  1. No Excuses

    Who is the worst general manager in D.C? (poll)

    Ernie’s longevity as Wiz GM is only matched by Pat Riley (Heat) and RC Buford (Spurs). Multiple championship winning GMs :: Ernie Grunfeld. Bruce has a long way to go before he’s Ernie.
  2. Who hasn’t just given 3.5 million and a brand new business to their pool boy?
  3. Tucker Carlson is going to run for President. And this country is 100% dumb enough to elect him.
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    Stand Up to Harvard

    Good policy that all schools should adopt. Sororities and frats should be punted out of existence.
  5. Most millennials entered the job market or began college during the 2007 financial crisis. The wage depression and debt burden that came from it will have a lasting impact for a long time. It is absolutely infuriating reading posts promoting anecdotal junk.
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    An assault on American democracy is underway

    There will never be an armed leftist revolution in this country. Crazy talk. The left can (and should) wield its economic strength more effectively. While the political structure of this country is heavily tilted to give rural America an outsized voice, the opposite is true in terms of the market and the economy. Sustainable, urban farming (vertical farms for instance), clean meat etc are all ways forward to consolidate more economic strength in cities. More policies at every level of government that reduce transfer of wealth from urban areas to rural areas. Adopt policies that chart a path towards adopting new technologies like autonomous trucks. Fund major transportation projects like the hyperloop that could one day connect distant urban centers directly.
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    An assault on American democracy is underway

    They never appeared on the ballot since the GOP legislature enacted them through legislation rather than referendum. Anti-democratic nonsense now entering FL, where voters overwhelmingly voted to restore voting rights for felons. Trump is merely a tumor, albeit a large one, within the metastasis ravaging our democracy.
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    An assault on American democracy is underway

    On the theme of comically evil:
  9. This is the replacement rate. The CDC estimates that the replacement rate for the US is ~2100 births per 1000 women. Right now, the birth rate in the US is around ~1700 per 1000 women and steadily declining each year.
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    An assault on American democracy is underway

    This how they worked around this: Michigan voters were going to have these referendums on the ballot box in November, and they were all expected to pass. So the GOP legislature went ahead and legislated the policies to prevent voters from backing them at the ballot. Now in the lame duck session, they are repealing the measures. Comically evil how they operate.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Also called the NBA purgatory. Worst place to be for a veteran team.
  12. Historically, you’ve needed steady population growth to support a growing economy and also to support welfare programs for the elederly who drop out of the labor pool. This is where immigration policy comes in too (Japan for instance is increasingly opening its border to foreign workers due to declining birth rates, to keep its economy growing). Right now, the declining birth rate in the US seems like a big problem for supporting our increasingly aging population. Ultimately, I don’t think it’s such a big problem, because it has a solution. There are plenty of people around the world who want to come, live and work in America. A liberal immigration policy can take care of the birth rate issue.
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    An assault on American democracy is underway

    The GOP is a radically anti-democratic party, a trend that started in the scorched earth politics adopted in response to Obama. It doesnt stop here either unless a majority of the American population keeps punishing them at the ballot box (while it remains).
  14. For a lot of programs in the science and tech sector, your school absolutely matters. There is a world of difference between an engineering student from MIT and Carnegie Mellon versus your average student graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion. Even with aid, these schools are expensive. We need people graduating from a school like Carnegie Mellon with computer science degrees. Right now, the tuition AFTER aid for one year for a comp sci degree at Carnegie is 40K per year. The point is that a lot of expensive programs and schools offer training services that are needed to support vital industries. Right now the system makes the wealthy wealthier and keeps plenty of young lower to middle class students saddled with debt despite them contributing significantly to the economy with high quality work. You see this reflected in the housing market. Rates of new home ownership are awful for the millennial middle class because almost all of them have too much student loan debt.