No Excuses

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    WSJ: Federal Prosecutors Conducting Criminal Probe of Juul

    I want the federal government to do its job of regulating the content of these products more stringently, keeping the age limit at 18 and going after the black market where unregulated and often counterfeit/dangerous vaping materials are sold. They can start by instituting limits on the nicotine content in cartridges and in the additives that go into them. Creating a safer open market is a better solution here than pushing more people into the far more dangerous black market. The UK is handling regulation of vaping products far more sensibly than we are and are seeing a much better outcome in public health as a result: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/17/health/vaping-us-uk-e-cigarette-differences-intl/index.html
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    WSJ: Federal Prosecutors Conducting Criminal Probe of Juul

    Not a problem that any entrepreneurial 21+ year old can’t solve by working within the existing black market supply chain and still getting it to underage kids.
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    WSJ: Federal Prosecutors Conducting Criminal Probe of Juul

    Banning a substance that kids are already acquiring in the black market easily, to curb its use, is such an American government thing to do.
  4. Did you listen to what she said? Nothing about it was aimed at “moderates”. It’s against Buttigieg running a campaign that is increasingly funded by the benevolent oligarchs of this country. Unless being a tool of the plutocracy is now synonymous with “moderate”, none of it was aimed at centrist voters. You can be a moderate and reject a plutocratic form of governance and campaigning.
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    U.S. Congress Part 116

    Unlike the failure of a tax bill he signed, he must now score cheap style points with low information dweebs with these antics.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    They mad because they know that the non-brain dead public is against them.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    The scammer at the heart of this issue is the Citizens United guy who had campaign finance laws torn to shreds, ushering in the current era of political dark money. The worst people find a home in the GOP.
  8. My partner (or soon to be wife), who is an Economist, LOVES Yang and is leaning towards voting for him if he sticks around by the time we have a primary in our state. Her research is on unpaid care work in the economy, which often falls on women and doesn't get factored into our economic and productivity metrics, and Yang is the only candidate who talks about this issue consistently and openly in a way that you can tell that he's listening to experts. I personally like his policies on climate change and data privacy and think he's the best of the bunch when it comes to understanding tech and society amongst the Dems. I really don't care for his UBI platform and I think he's dead wrong about automation though, and since this is really his core platform, he loses points with me. But still, he's right now third on my list behind Warren and Klobuchar.
  9. Klobuchar already qualified. Only ones who may not qualify are Yang and Steyer it seems. Bloomberg isn't taking donations so he won't be on the stage.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    To be fair to twa, it is also being said by a constitutional scholar from Harvard, who was a Dem witness during the judiciary portion of the hearings. But it’s a really pointless distinction. Everyone knows that articles of impeachment were passed by a majority of House. Especially when you know that the Senate will eventually have a trial after this political theatre over trial procedure is over. For a party that functions on the assumption that Americans are dweebs, such legalistic distinctions just make them sound hypocritical and desperate, especially when they disregard technical nuance for literally everything else.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Good morning to everyone, on the second day of Trump’s impeachment. I see that President Dotard is melting down as usual.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    The dumb thing about Tulsi et al argument is that Trump's abuse of power is directly linked to his on going assault on our democratic process. Dude has been laundering nonsense conspiracies back to Obama's presidency in order to undermine our elections. Birtherism was an insidious conspiracy alleging that the elections were deceitful. His invitation/acceptance of Russian interference, while publicly denying that Russia did anything was impeachable itself. His bull**** claim that 3M+ illegals voted for Democrats, which just happens to be the margin by which he lost the popular vote, was declaring that our elections are compromised. Extorting the Ukranians to announce bogus investigations was a pathetic attempt at election interference. Everything about this ass clown of a President is about his desire to undermine faith in the electoral process, while using every dirty trick in the book to gain power for himself and the party apparatus supporting him. There are so many things that are awful about the GOP, but their turn into the InfoWars party, while knowing better is just blood-boiling and enraging. They know their own base voters are dumber than a bag of rocks but they are also exploiting the fact that many non-partisan voters tend to be low-information as well. In any decent Republic, parties share a responsibility to function by agreeing to a basic set of truths. But here President Dotard can just develop any stupid conspiracy, benign or dangerous, and an entire army of bootlickers will come to its defense.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Different standards for men and women. Even bigger differences for white men and pretty much everyone else. Flip Trump's actions with either a minority man or a female of any color, none of them would survive the public shaming. Trump is the grossest example of the worst type of person in America and the entire apparatus that upholds him is far closer to him intellectually and morally than they would like to admit.
  14. I am not totally sure what this even is now tbh. But it happened under Trump and Barr’s DoJ and it’s really flying under the radar as a colossal government failure, and at worst, a cover up. Just imagine if Hillary were POTUS. I posted this earlier, but I am positive she would have been impeached over this.
  15. The world's largest democracy is undergoing massive protests not seen in generations. All of this is happening over two of the most draconian citizenship bills passed in any country. Would essentially pave the way for the government to nullify the citizenship of millions of Muslim Indians and send them to concentration camps the government is building at the moment. I have Indian family and it's kind of amazing to see what is happening in our community versus what white people must be facing with Trump. Essentially a good portion of my Indian relatives, all liberals in the US, are backers of the current fascist regime in India which promises to do away with India's secular status and establish a new Hindu-authoritarian government. My parents have essentially cut all communication with members of our my family who support Modi. Same is happening across India it seems. You either support a fascist overthrow of India's secular history or you're taking to the streets to prevent the Balkanization of the country and trying to preserve the largest democratic government in the world.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Republicans think so low of everyone who votes for them, it’s absolutely amazing. Cult gonna cult.
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    Election 2020 The Non Presidential Edition

    All of liberal Asheville is now in his district with the newly drawn maps. Good riddance.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    A open disdain for their intelligence and exploiting the lap-dogness of their base is one of the few honest acts for the GOP.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    People who know it’s gaslighting and just accept it as a price to pay are far more despicable than the ones who genuinely can’t tell.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    A very stable genius. The rally tonight will be off the hook.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Buddy Carters haircut is a crime against humanity.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    All worth the meltdown, the cartoonish letter and the massive bruise to the ego. Melting down so hard, his usually bad grammar and spelling is even worse than usual: A bootlicker special just because: Just a really pathetic group of people overall.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    To drown out impeachment news, MAGA twitter tried to get "#Trump2020Landslide" trending, except they spelled it LANDSIDE and now #Trump2020Landside is trending with 12k tweets already. Amazingly dumb time.