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  1. Thread: WHO and China

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    I thought international organizations were...

    I thought international organizations were powerless/pointless. It's almost as if abandoning any attempt to maintain influence in them allowed someone else to fill the vacuum. Maybe the US can...
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    It's all about removing blame from Dear Leader.

    It's all about removing blame from Dear Leader.
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    Only if you assume there is no value to social...

    Only if you assume there is no value to social interaction. And no, seeing someone on webcam isn't it.
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    As someone who teaches some online classes:...

    As someone who teaches some online classes: remote learning is BS for most students under most circumstances. There's quite a lot of research proving as much.
  5. Thread: Zionuts

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    Netanyahu found a solution to losing an election:...

    Netanyahu found a solution to losing an election: don't allow the incoming legislature to meet.
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  6. Thread: covid-19

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    GOP = the party of grifters. ...

    GOP = the party of grifters.


    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/republican-jim-inhofe-dumped-up-to-450000-in-stock-the-fourth-gop-senator-implicated-in-scandal-report/
  7. Thread: Zionuts

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    Not that I'd ever rule Netanyahu out, but it...

    Not that I'd ever rule Netanyahu out, but it doesn't look good for him. Didn't think Lieberman would ever work together with the Arab parties.

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  8. Thread: covid-19

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    It's hard to pay off student loans when you're...

    It's hard to pay off student loans when you're not getting paid for your hourly job. Tons of students here work in restaurants/bars. They're not making any money now. No shifts or minimum wage.
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    Why do I get the feeling there's more to this...

    Why do I get the feeling there's more to this story? :noob:



    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/andrew-gillum-miami.html
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    Once again, it's not fucking up. It's...

    Once again, it's not fucking up. It's intentionally closing polling stations overwhelming in fast growing non-white areas.
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    You don't see the difference between a glitchy...

    You don't see the difference between a glitchy system and a system intentionally designed to keep minorities from voting?
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    Testing a short-term strategy: if the US markets...

    Testing a short-term strategy: if the US markets start a day down for coronavirus-related reasons, I look at Asian markets. There's no reason why the US markets should fall more. Working today at...
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    Again, my claim was that everyone takes a hit.

    Again, my claim was that everyone takes a hit.
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    The virus itself is less important than the...

    The virus itself is less important than the reaction to it. Several major economies already shut down their schools. The entertainment and tourism industries are taking huge hits. It's only a matter...
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    My original claim with which Steely disagreed was...

    My original claim with which Steely disagreed was that recessions hit everyone. Do you think having your income cut by a quarter isn't a hit?
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    The graphs look at percentage of income.

    The graphs look at percentage of income.
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    That was a part of it. What banks did with those...

    That was a part of it. What banks did with those mortgages (not just from poor people) had a bigger role, obviously. As you could see below, the rich did worse in both of the recent recessions. They...
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    The 2008 crisis hit the rich more so than the...

    The 2008 crisis hit the rich more so than the poor...



    Pretty sure low economic growth is associated with incumbents losing everywhere, even in dictatorships.
  19. Thread: covid-19

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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESWITaEXkAAT5yo.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESWITaEXkAAT5yo.jpg
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    Economic downturns hit everyone.

    Economic downturns hit everyone.
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    You give voters far too much credit. If things...

    You give voters far too much credit. If things are going well, it's because of the president. If things are not going well, it's because of the president.
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    Global growth forecasts are way down. There's...

    Global growth forecasts are way down. There's already an impact on logistics chains for some major US corporations. Whether or not the US enters a recession by November (even money as this point),...
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    There are a lot of people who openly admit to...

    There are a lot of people who openly admit to supporting Trump only because the economy is doing well.
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    You guys are discounting the role of the economy,...

    You guys are discounting the role of the economy, which is rapidly deteriorating. That's the single best indicator whether an incumbent president wins.
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    Embarrassing. 1234972208839020544

    Embarrassing.

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