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    consider the graph of the stock market has the same slope since mid obama ...
    social conservatism: the mortal fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.

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    Spicy.

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    All I'm saying here is if you sell your soul to giant publicly traded corporations you expect their stock prices to rise, and it did.

    I can't even construct a rational narrative where this isn't true, unless the same demonized corporate puppeteers that run everything are also incompetent.

    What you should be really worried about is the coming rise of giant privately held corporations such that the compounding interest wealth building mechanism is almost completely locked away from the public.

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    Having worked with many corporate puppeteers, I'm surprised that the level of incompetence is as high as it is. That said, the market seems to correct for incompetence over the long term.

    Unrelated: A study investigating mass shootings suggest many are actually angry suicides. https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safe...acksreport.pdf

    In several cases, individual attackers had experienced bullying and harassment that was long-standing and severe. In some of these cases the experience of being bullied seemed to have a significant impact on the attacker and appeared to have been a factor in his decision to mount an attack at the school. In one case, most of the attacker*s schoolmates described the attacker as "the kid everyone teased."
    Although most attackers had not received a formal mental health evaluation or diagnosis, most attackers exhibited a history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts at some point prior to their attack (78 percent, n=32). More than half of the attackers had a documented history of feeling extremely depressed or desperate (61 percent, n=25).
    Most attackers appeared to have difficulty coping with losses, personal failures, or other difficult circumstances. Almost all of the attackers had experienced or perceived some major loss prior to the attack (98 percent, n=40). These losses included a perceived failure or loss of status (66 percent, n=27); loss of a loved one or of a significant relationship, including a romantic relationship (51 percent, n=21); and a major illness experienced by the attacker or someone significant to him (15 percent, n=6). In one case, the attacker, who was a former student at the school where the attack occurred, was laid off from his job because he did not have a high school diploma. The attacker blamed the job loss on the teacher who failed him in a senior-year course, which kept him from graduating. He returned to the school a year after leaving the school, killed his former teacher and two students, and then held over 60 students hostage for 10 hours. For most attackers, their outward behaviors suggested difficulty in coping with loss (83 percent, n=34). For example, the mother, the brother, and a friend of the attacker who lost his job each had commented that the attacker became depressed and withdrawn following the lay-off. The friend also reported that he knew that the attacker blamed his former teacher for his problems and had begun planning how to retaliate.
    EDIT: Depressing to realize that Study covered incidents from 1974 to 2000 and was published in 2004. 100% of attacks by young males.
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    Clearly we need to ban young males

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    its almost like we have a masculinity problem.
    social conservatism: the mortal fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.

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    Gasp! *clutches balls*
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  8. #1898
    gotta love trump trying to revoke birthright citizenship for the children of service men and women.
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    In seriousness though, this guy is mentally deficient. It still boggles the mind that people actually seem to want an idiot in office. It's a little fascinating, if I'm being forthcoming, the phenomenon of wanting to be lead by an idiot who will lie to your face on a regular basis as long as he makes you feel better about yourself.


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    What's everyone's thoughts on combating or fixing political ignorance? The trivial solution is to limit voting rights to certain groups of people, but that comes with obvious issues with freedom.

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