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    [–] The actual size of Africa slash196 1 points ago in coolguides

    Shit you're right. I thought California had over 50 million by now. Get your shit together Golden State.

    [–] Welcome to Germany slash196 1 points ago in de

    Hamburger bestätigt.

    [–] The actual size of Africa slash196 2 points ago in coolguides

    Not double. About 1.6 times. And it's smaller than California, by quite a bit.

    [–] Universal Basic Income: an Experiment in Free Energy Economics slash196 1 points ago in Economics

    Nobody starves in Western countries even without UBI. The idea is a little more ambitious than "provide subsistence calorie intake".

    [–] Washington is broken slash196 10 points ago in politics

    While that could be true in principle, an examination of the actual history of recent politics would show any dispassionate observer that the problem with American politics is the Republican Party. There IS such a thing as history...it's not even that hard to find. You might notice that Republicans don't ever talk about recent history.

    [–] The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law slash196 1 points ago in politics

    That would require Trump to give a shit about his job, and I've got some bad news for you...

    [–] Washington is broken slash196 7 points ago in politics

    Yeah, it's only the Republicans who are doing that shit on an industrial scale. They're terrified of the base voters they've spent the last two and a half decades brainwashing.

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff slash196 3 points ago in politics

    Massive illegal conspiracies that predate Trump's campaign are certainly relevant for determining the existence of massive illegal conspiracies DURING his campaign.

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff slash196 4 points ago in politics

    There's an election in nine and a half months. Get Democratic control of the House back and they most certainly WILL do something.

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff slash196 3 points ago in politics

    Apparently everyone in the Trump campaign and organization is up to their eyeballs in dirty Russian money. Surely nobody knew anything about it though.

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff slash196 3 points ago in politics

    Nobody said anything about condos, yet here he is, talking about Russians buying condos.

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff slash196 1 points ago in politics

    We know Mueller has had Trump org bank records for months and months. Even Steve Bannon sees the writing on the wall.

    [–] Colorado's Republican attorney general on federal anti-marijuana move: "We can't stop. We have folks who have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in legitimate businesses depending on the Colorado state law to protect them as they made that investment." slash196 1 points ago in trees

    The key to legalization has ALWAYS been to get serious money behind it, serious tax receipts, and then go to the feds and say, are you gonna expropriate billions in investment, kill tens of thousands of jobs, and billions in tax revenue? And we DO live in a democracy, flawed though it is, and the feds simply don't have the nuts to do what they would need to do to kill legalization. It's a matter of time.

    [–] Steve Bannon has reached an agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to come in for an interview: Sources slash196 1 points ago in politics

    The purpose of a grand jury is to determine whether it's likely that a crime occurred, in which case they would issue indictments and there would be a full trial. Everything in a grand jury room is secret forever, and your right not to self-incriminate still stands.

    [–] Universal Basic Income: an Experiment in Free Energy Economics slash196 7 points ago in Economics

    That's the problem though - the level at which UBI actually has a point is a level that's too high to be sustainable.

    [–] HMJB while I carry the team slash196 1 points ago in holdmyjuicebox

    Not very much, I'll be honest. I expect it makes a big difference whether one is born in a city or in the sticks, as well.

    I'm not even trying to say that people are lying. There are plenty of people in the world today who might simply not know exactly when they were born. That was certainly the case for almost all of the world for almost all of history. Precise record keeping of live births is pretty recent.

    [–] Trump: "I'm not a racist" I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview. slash196 1 points ago in politics

    I forget whose bit it was, but there was a black comedian who pointed out that "Racist" is the n-word for white people. You call a white person a racist and they lose their minds. That's why the media has such a hard time calling Trump a racist - in their minds it would be like calling Morgan Freeman a nig nog or something.