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    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article Redditsoldestaccount 1 points ago in news

    "In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence) is an artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study." So yea, someone who was actually there or is actually involved in a situation.

    If that's unavailable, try to balance as many opposing viewpoints as possible and most importantly, always follow the money.

    [–] N.C. Drinking Water Tainted With Chemical Byproduct For Decades Redditsoldestaccount 2 points ago in news

    Buried in that City Ordinance was a provision that allowed the city of Charlotte to raise the minimum wage within the city limits. The State government saw this as an abuse of power, and that's why HB2 was passed.

    The bathroom thing was misdirection. This was about the State government asserting its authority over a local government. So few people understand this- https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/not-about-bathrooms-critics-decry-north-carolina-laws-lesser-known-elements/2016/05/14/387946ec-186b-11e6-924d-838753295f9a_story.html?utm_term=.3a4dd0354e6a

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article Redditsoldestaccount 29 points ago in news

    Find the primary source and then balance two opposing secondary sources

    [–] Russia blasts U.S. "threat" over possible Syria chemical attack Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in worldnews

    Using chemical weapons is the dumbest thing Assad could do right now. Makes zero sense

    [–] Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right Redditsoldestaccount 1 points ago in politics

    I didn't see anyone up in arms here when the NDAA was renewed for 2017 by Obama. The other issues were before reddit lost their warrant canary and wasn't completely astroturfed.

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in worldnews

    I think you don't quite have a full grasp of US politics

    There was a Harvard Study that ruled the US an oligarchy, candidates from both sides of the aisle continue to vote for more war regardless of the President's political affiliation, Citizen's United is an actual fucking law and we are ranked 43rd in world press freedom.

    Sure you can blame the red team more than the blue team if you want, but what does that accomplish? All you do is divide yourself from your fellow citizens instead of focusing your scrutiny on the people in power from both sides of the aisle who continue to stab you in the back and blame the other guy.

    I understand the core policy difference between the two parties and the inherent psychology that is a fairly large factor in determining where you fall along the political spectrum. I just don't think the current political establishment that is so entrenched in power gives two shits about you and your policy understanding, but rather whatever it takes for them to maintain their power.

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in worldnews

    I was just trying to be hopeful on a mostly cynical site.

    I fail to see how you don't.

    Once again, you have no idea how I live my life each and everyday. Sure, I consume products made overseas, it would be nearly impossible to vet each and every good I bought. Thing is, I really don't buy much shit at all except for food and alcohol.

    I agree with your overarching point that people ignore the problem and their cognitive dissonance won't allow them to admit they are being manipulated. Hell, as much as I try to avoid it I sometimes fall prey to it. But what we can do is continue to promote awareness of this manipulation of the system in order to hire slave-like help (as another poster put it above).

    I am trying to be cognizant of these things, and help other people along the way.

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount -3 points ago in worldnews

    Just remember to have an adult thought and see how the election process works.

    That's the definition of patronizing.

    when you actively support the rest of it?

    You assume I support any of this. When you assume you make an ass out of u and me

    You are so conditioned by media and easily manipulated by petty hate.

    You have no idea who I am or how I think. I am in agreement with you in criticizing TPTB but when you have this negative, condescending tone no one will be receptive to your message. I choose to have a positive attitude because it helps foster the discussion. Derision does not.

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount -2 points ago in worldnews

    No need to patronize me. So you don't see an ethical issue having American IT workers knowingly train their cheaper foreign replacements?

    I understand that the point of capitalism is to maximize profits by any means necessary, but smaller firms can't afford to employ this practice and end up losing out on market share and eventually go bankrupt or are bought out by a mega company.

    You don't see any issue with the consolidation in all sectors of the economy right now? This issue is a microcosm of problem with market monopolies.

    [–] Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in politics

    Pointing out just the fact that they did and nothing happened brings no new knowledge to help us understand the situation.

    Considering the median age of reddit users, a lot of people on here didn't know that fact. Just look at the person in this particular comment thread who said he/she was too young to remember. He/she was clearly unaware of the facts I mentioned in response.

    Other than that, I see no point in splitting any more hairs on this. Your comments are logical, but hopefully we can agree to disagree and go our separate ways. Cheers

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago in worldnews

    The catch 2w2w is - if U.S. workers don't have the skills why are they "training" there H1B replacements?

    Exactly. And if everyone is replaced by automation or H1B workers, who will there be left to buy the products and services that are now cheaper? If you don't have a source of income, how can you afford to buy more stuff?

    [–] Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right Redditsoldestaccount 4 points ago in politics

    You don't need what other presidents have done in the past to be able to understand the current situation.

    This could be restated as "you don't need to know the past in order to understand the present". A historian would have a fit if he/she heard this.

    Therefore, since knowing the past is necessary to understand the present, it is relevant.

    [–] U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold their first face-to-face meeting in Washington, seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations despite differences over trade, the Paris climate accord and immigration. Redditsoldestaccount 2 points ago in worldnews

    H1B? From wiki- "The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(17)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations"

    It allows larger companies to cut costs on human capital by employing foreign workers for less pay while forcing the existing employees to train their replacements until they are capable enough to do the same job. Then the existing american employees are fired because it is more expensive to employ American workers.

    Legal, but unethical to say the least.

    [–] Trump's 'emoluments' defense argues he can violate the Constitution with impunity. That can't be right Redditsoldestaccount 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in politics

    Stating a fact about what presidents in the past did should not take away from the discussion of what the current president is doing.

    My intention is not to take away from this fact, it is to make people aware that this is not new and that they should scrutinize the actions of the president regardless of which party they support while using this discussion as a springboard because it is relevant.

    As I stated to another poster, in an ironic sense, he is helping people learn more through his sheer incompetence. All you want to do is argue relevance in order to minimize the fact that all of our recent presidents have been corrupt in order to maintain your narrative that Trump is literally hitler.