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by Alphus and Omegus
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Jim Jordan's Defense of McEnany
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Jim Jordan's Defense of McEnany

I wonder what percentage of the GOP base doesn't realize their party rarely tells the truth. I bet it's depressingly high. It has to be, since these people are the worst damned liars I've ever seen. Nothing they say is believable, which makes their lies idiotic and easily transparent. Yeah, I've ju...
by Alphus and Omegus
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:25 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: The dark underbelly of the "School Choice" movement
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: The dark underbelly of the "School Choice" movement

I've not looked into this particular story, but it is overwhelmingly the case that most of the people interested in homeschooling their children are religious fundamentalists who are afraid that their fragile superstitions cannot survive the scrutiny of primary schooling. Their fears are well-founde...
by Alphus and Omegus
Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:06 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Jim Jordan's Defense of McEnany
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Jim Jordan's Defense of McEnany

Jordan absolutely fears tough questions. This is just posturing.
by Alphus and Omegus
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: First apostolic denunciation of ChatGPT - predictions
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: First apostolic denunciation of ChatGPT - predictions

All of the conference talks are basically the same mediocre repetitions anyway. So ChatGPT could do just as good of a job.

I just prayed about it and felt a fuzzy feeling, so I know it's true. Inthenameofcheeseandriceramen.
by Alphus and Omegus
Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: GOP pushing national sales tax again
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: GOP pushing national sales tax again

Trump clearly never has and he violated it so many times it got to the point where he said it needed to be done away with. Now we have legislators in Congress talking about economic matters when there is no requirement for them to have any understanding of how the economy even works. It makes us th...
by Alphus and Omegus
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: GOP pushing national sales tax again
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: GOP pushing national sales tax again

The vast majority of people who vote Republican do so because they are ignorant. Some are malicious, but most have been lied to their entire lives by fat cats who have concocted a fake populist narrative, one in which the "elites" of a society are not the billionaire oligarchs like Elon Musk or Ber...
by Alphus and Omegus
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:12 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: GOP pushing national sales tax again
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: GOP pushing national sales tax again

Taking the example of France, who has the "best overall health care" based on a WHO assessment of world healthcare systems. They spend about half as much of the GDP on healthcare compared the the US, beat out the US in every healthcare metric, and have the richest man in the world, who is in his 70...
by Alphus and Omegus
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:44 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: GOP pushing national sales tax again
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: GOP pushing national sales tax again

Actually, the governments of every other industrialized nation prove daily that higher taxes on people who can afford it yields much better services, including free health care. The US wastes a lot of money because many people use emergency rooms for health care. They also do not pay. The net effec...
by Alphus and Omegus
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: GOP pushing national sales tax again
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: GOP pushing national sales tax again

Most Americans are against having a national sales tax. There recently was a proposition in Arizona here that would have increased the sales tax by 0.1%. It ended up getting defeated. Most Americans are all about spending cuts and reducing the debt, until it's a program they benefit from that is cu...