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  1. Plasmaster09

    Plasmaster09 Social Justice Potato
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    When I popped back in, I didn't quite realize exactly what happened to warrant this guy getting the banhammer. I knew things had gotten batshit insane as usual, but I didn't figure out the exact statement.
    And then I saw this.
    They claim we don't want to cooperate or that we're ruining things, and then say shit like THIS in response to a loss they refuse to accept. Huh.
     
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  2. KingVamp

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    To be fair, jobs growth probably wouldn't have been great even if he did the right thing with the virus.

    Didn't even know he was banned.
     
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    Ya true. I'm just glad Trump is out, no more circus craziness.

    What has me worried is 20% of all money printed in the U.S. was printed last year in 2020. You can't expect to put all that money into circulation and not expect inflation to happen.

    Plus more stimulus checks are to come and Biden is expected to give student loan forgiveness so printing huge amounts of money isn't going to stop. All that money printing has caused bitcoin to soar in value and the U.S. dollar to devalue. Prices are going to rise, housing and transportation going to be more expensive.

    The $15 minimum wage isn't going to be the argument real soon anymore. Soon we are going to have arguments of raising the minimum wage to $20-25 an hour. People are panicking going to bitcoin for security which is limited in supply and not greatly affected by inflation since we can't print it easily like the U.S. dollar.
     
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    Regardless of what you think of Trump as a president, surely we're all decent enough to agree today's ceremony should go off without a hitch and not descend into anarchy and chaos. It doesn't matter which team you support, the game is over. Rioting after the ref blows the final whistle won't change the score so in the name of all that is holy can you all remain calm today? No beating policemen to death, no shitting on the walls like a cat with an attitude problem, etc? I don't think that's too much to ask from any modern civilized nation, especially one that keeps telling us it's the greatest country in the world despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
     
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    inflation can be tackled by taxing and disposing of the taxed money. most of the money pumped into the stock market during 2020 will eventually leave the economy as it is returned to the federal reserve. also the $15/hr minimum wage increase will not meaningfully inflate prices. there is no historical precedence for it. if it did, places with $15/hr min wage would already have increased in price.

    https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/vie...redir=1&article=1278&context=up_workingpapers
     
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    good fucking riddance trump i hereby appoint ye as the worst murican president in all of history. now don't come back. and all you voteflakes can piss off now too :P
     
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    How many hours until the inaug?
     
  9. KingVamp

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    In other news, Trump is thinking about making the "Patriot" Party.
     
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    I remember how way back in 2016 I was telling people who were holding their noses unable to decide between Trump and Clinton and wishing for a third-party option that Trump *was* the third-party option, and it looks like I might be proven correct in more ways than the obvious one. I'm not opposed to the playing field expanding a bit, and Never Trumpers will appreciate his support base shifting to another party. It'd be interesting to see how such a party would turn out - Trump would have to ensure that some of his "edgier" supporters learned how optics work. At this stage just about anything is less of a joke than the contemporary Libertarian party, so hey, he can give it a spin.
     
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    I still want to know why Biden has 65k troops are in dc
     
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    How else is he going to get an audience?
     
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    If Trump forms a 3rd party and spilts the Republican vote in two then you can be sure that the Democrats will stay in power for the next 20 years, unless they were to split as well. Woodrow Wilson is a good example of why splitting a vote in two is a bad idea.
     
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    because Trump supporters attempted a fucking coup two weeks ago, do I need to spell it out any clearer than that?
     
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    Trump supporters, provoked by Trump and his allies lying about election fraud, engaged in an attempted armed insurrection against the Capitol, a democratic election, and the United States.
     
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    Well... At least it's over now, right?

    I hope not. That's an economic disaster waiting to happen.
     
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    I didn't say anything about minimum wage inflating prices. I said the printed money will inflate prices. It's why bitcoin has rose in value. And increasing minimum wage to deal with increased prices caused by the printed money.
     
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    Right, the republicans don't want healing. They just want Trump to be let off the hook, the healing and unity is an excuse.

    It's like when you sleep with your best friends girl and then when he finds out you just want to talk about it and not make any rash decisions.

    Printing money will increase prices, because it deflates the value of the dollars. However as every country is going to do it, then it will probably balance itself out more than normal.

    I am not convinced that was why people moved their money into bitcoins.
     
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    Exactly what I'm saying. Printing money, more of it in circulation causes the dollar to loose its value. And prices will inflate because of that. Supply and demand.

    Bitcoin is a limited resource in amount so not caused by the same deflation, similar to gold. But problem no place accepts bitcoin. Only U.S. dollar is accepted.
     
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    Well not exactly, because when the "print money" they don't actually print money. It might not increase the circulation.
    But it does have an effect.

    Right & if all currencies become screwed then less people will want to buy bitcoin and it's price will decrease because it has no inherent value. Most people invested in bitcoin because of the bubble.

    Technically new Bitcoin are constantly being mined. If I had any then I'd be selling now, the people predicting it will go to silly money are probably doing that themselves but in the meantime they need everyone to hold on for those ridiculous levels (I'd at least take out my original investment plus some, so I guaranteed a profit).
     
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