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    A question to capitalists; how much should we fear AI?

    Non-mandatory retirement. You clipped off the non-. And what this would mean would be Social Security or the equivalent being paid out at 55, rather than 65.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Well, as long as there are no jet-skis involved. Or tanks. I'm waiting for the debates to really narrow down on a preferred candidate, and I think lots of people feel that way. The primary debates are one of my favorite parts of the campaign ever since I started watching them in 2004. 26 Billionaires Own The Same Wealth As The Poorest 3.8 Billion People A new economic system is needed to tackle rampant inequality, says a new Oxfam report. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oxfam-report-wealth-inequality-poverty-tax_us_5c408586e4b027c3bbbeb91d
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    A question to capitalists; how much should we fear AI?

    There are things you can do as a government in the waiting period between the full robot takeover of labor that would slow down problems of unemployment. A 30-hour work week. Non-mandatory retirement at 55. Perhaps if things got bad, mandatory retirement at a certain age. Allow volunteering hours to count similar to employment hours. Some people might choose to say live a life of half traditional employment and half volunteering. A higher minimum wage and more generous safety-net. Lower-level service-workers might be able to use some of saved funds to take more time away from the workplace, but they'd eventually run out and return.
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    THE PUNISHER now a Netflix series

    I'm in ep 5. Looks good so far. ep 3 was great. Loved the sheriff. Great fight in the woods and I was happy to see the Punisher unleashed after the confinement.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    It looks like the Democrats may make a counter-offer quite soon. Here’s Trump’s latest offer to end the shutdown — and why Democrats aren’t interested The “deal” Trump is offering on immigration and DACA, explained. https://www.vox.com/2019/1/19/18189549/trump-shutdown-announcement-deal-daca-democratsa
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    It's about much more to the Democrats than losing face or not. It's about not creating the precedent that Trump can extort the Democrats at any time he wants to get what he wants in the future. Trump is holding a gun to federal workers and demanding unlimited political power the rest of his term. 5 billion won't build the wall, so he will demand more later. He will likely demand to slash Medicaid at some point and who knows what else. Add to this, if the shutdown goes on for many months it will hurt Trump's election chances much more than Democrats, in particular the Democratic Presidential candidate.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Well, if the President witness tampers, it's not witness tampering. But, he didn't do that anyway. If Russian prostitutes urinate on the President, it's not urine, it's liquid gold. No collusion!
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    The Freedom Kids are back I guess. Diocese apologizes after students mock Native American at D.C. rally https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/19/students-mock-native-americans-investigation-1116055
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Sure, but he is running for President and just because he does not talk much about his foreign policy does not mean he does not have one. It just means he is not telling us. I understand he probably did that due to messaging. His greatest strength perhaps was staying on message on economic issues. But not knowing much of what he would do if given control of foreign policy was somewhat concerning to me as a voter.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Well he barely had a foreign policy. I was somewhat concerned about that.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    I'm not a Sanders support currently, I lean more towards Harris, but you can't argue that Sanders does not excite the youth vote. One of the most surprising part of the primary for me was that Sanders captured women 18-29. So age is perhaps not everything, although two older candidates were competing.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    James Woods Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘The Most Dangerous Person’ In The Nation The youngest woman ever elected to Congress appears to be getting under the right-wing actor’s skin. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/james-woods-calls-ocasio-cortez-most-dangerous-person-in-america_us_5c410ea9e4b0bfa693c173b5
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    You can't get over the wall, you can't get under it. And you don't even see it before you run into, because it's invisible so that the border patrol can see the drugs coming from other side. If you could see it though, it'd be big, gold, and beautiful.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Whoah. Yeah, there are probably plans in Miller's office for a catapult to send them back.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress Block grants could be the next front in the Trump administration’s war on Medicaid. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/17/18186676/government-shutdown-medicaid-block-grants
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