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  1. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

  2. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    I think you're right. Most of the 'policy' contests took place waay early on when there were 10+ candidates in the running and people were still excited about what the Democratic Party could bring...

    The people voting based on policy have already made their decisions, probably way back before Iowa. The people deciding now are deciding based on other factors. Winning “on policy” and $1.50 will get Bernie a cup of coffee.

    I think you're right. Most of the 'policy' contests took place waay early on when there were 10+ candidates in the running and people were still excited about what the Democratic Party could bring to the table.

    What do you think is the main deciding factor right now in the primaries? I'm trying to figure it out but as far as I can see it's mainly about presumed electability and voters' gut feelings.

    I don’t know what kind of wunderkind you think it takes to debate Donald Trump. Trump is senile and he was a dim bulb even back when he had all his meager cognitive faculties intact.

    IMO it doesn't take a lot of brain or intelligence to beat Trump in a debate, but Trump is a master of spewing lies and hate and personal attacks in such a way that I think he would dominate the show when going against a sensible, calm, and senile opponent. Sanders has a lot more fire and energy that would let him keep the upper hand against Trump.

    But yeah, it's surprising how little debate performance matters in the grand scheme of things. It still blows my mind that Warren died out so quickly (and did worse than Buttigieg).

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  3. Comment on Senator Richard Burr dumped up to $1.6 million of stock after reassuring public about coronavirus preparedness in ~news

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    Yeah I'm under no illusion that he's going to face consequences, but it's still interesting that not only were his actions unethical, they were also most likely illegal. Edit: Thanks for all the...

    Yeah I'm under no illusion that he's going to face consequences, but it's still interesting that not only were his actions unethical, they were also most likely illegal.

    Edit: Thanks for all the links backing up your statements.

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  4. Comment on Senator Richard Burr dumped up to $1.6 million of stock after reassuring public about coronavirus preparedness in ~news

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    Welp, I missed that both articles were about the same guy. Interesting. And yeah, it's no wonder that senators would vote against legislation that is intended to keep them from acting unethically.

    Welp, I missed that both articles were about the same guy. Interesting.

    And yeah, it's no wonder that senators would vote against legislation that is intended to keep them from acting unethically.

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  5. Comment on Senator Richard Burr dumped up to $1.6 million of stock after reassuring public about coronavirus preparedness in ~news

  6. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    I agree with the fact that neither candidate came out of that debate looking better. Based on the overall media coverage during and immediately after the debate, it seemed that Sanders had gotten...

    I agree with the fact that neither candidate came out of that debate looking better. Based on the overall media coverage during and immediately after the debate, it seemed that Sanders had gotten the upper hand in terms of policy. Though I didn't watch the debate end to end myself so maybe I'm wrong.

    Also speaking of speaking cogently, if this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li4PG7nmlyM - was the Biden running for president today, I would have far fewer concerns about his fitness for office. He's just too erratic nowadays to be a good candidate let alone debate Donald Trump.

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  7. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    That sounds interesting, I'll definitely take a look at that book. Also, just to clarify, I didn't mean to say that Obama's politics was the main reason Trump got elected, I was mainly trying to...

    That sounds interesting, I'll definitely take a look at that book.

    Also, just to clarify, I didn't mean to say that Obama's politics was the main reason Trump got elected, I was mainly trying to make a point that the status quo of politics was not compelling enough to prevent voters from choosing Trump over Clinton.

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  8. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    I would vote for Biden against Trump any day should it come to that. But I find it extremely depressing that someone like Biden is able to beat Sanders in elections. If we look back to Sunday's...

    I would vote for Biden against Trump any day should it come to that.

    But I find it extremely depressing that someone like Biden is able to beat Sanders in elections. If we look back to Sunday's debate, Sanders clearly won by a large margin. And Biden has shown a willingness to lie whenever it's politically advantageous (Medicare cuts etc). But what happened afterward? Biden decisively won the next couple of primaries.

    Biden is being carried over the finish line by the media and people who don't care about the finer details of policy and track record. He exemplifies everything that's wrong with American politics; politicians brazenly act against the interests of their constituents to further the agendas of the organizations that fund them; then go and offer meaningless platitudes to voters to curry favor. This is a problem that crosses party lines and is key to the failings of America's current political system.

    After all, if Biden's brand of politics was that good, why did Obama's presidency end in the election of Donald Trump? Why did America reject a career politician with extensive accomplishments for a rude, brash, morally bankrupt failed businessman? A return to normal, traditional politics is not the solution.

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  9. Comment on Bruteforcing Music Copyright with MIDI in ~music

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    I agree. Art is inherently derivative. You can't help but have your own creativity shaped by what's been made before. Locking down creative works for so long only stifles other artists.

    I agree.
    Art is inherently derivative. You can't help but have your own creativity shaped by what's been made before. Locking down creative works for so long only stifles other artists.

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  10. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    I'm actually having precisely this problem myself. Cool new website ready to go, but no name and, up until now, no ideas. The other comments were somewhat helpful.

    I'm actually having precisely this problem myself. Cool new website ready to go, but no name and, up until now, no ideas.

    The other comments were somewhat helpful.

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  11. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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    Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams

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