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...Nice that you consider yourself an American patriot but don't go with "Innocent until proven guilty"...
What exactly do you think the phrase in quotations means that you're connecting it to American patriotism?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:43:59 PM »
Were there people dressed in period clothing or just a bunch of BPers on the subway that day :)
I did the M last year from Queens Plaza, and it was full of people in period dress - very raucus. There were period appropriate 3-4 person bands playing music in several of the cars.

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You're posting in the deals section of a deals forum. It's not a deal, what should I tell you.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Trump-Republican tax plan bad for large families
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:07:00 PM »

An article that puts reform in quote marks is admitting to being complete spin.  Find another source for the facts.
I'm sorry, but that's a really dumb response. This amendment was proposed, and then rejected. Unless you have a source that disputes those facts, I'm legitimately looking for an explanation. Maybe there is one, but so far I haven't seen it.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Trump-Republican tax plan bad for large families
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:03:01 PM »
I saw a bunch of versions of this story, but this one gives the full context.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/11/17/this-remarkable-angry-exchange-between-senators-unmasks-the-gops-tax-cut-lies/

What was the rationale for rejecting Wydens amendment? It would've gone a long way to helping the messaging if the bill.

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Look at the price history though. Seems kinda strange:


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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:05:57 PM »
So this photo canít be used in court, if it came to that ? (Iím no lawyer, thatís why Iím asking)
What's your question? Would it be admissible? Would it prove a specific claim? (I am also not a lawyer :P)

Lets see as more come out. Don't forget the soldier pushed him away and asserted herself strongly before he had a chance to go further.
Soldier?

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:58:23 PM »
Lol.
And heís admitted to the assault part
Franken certainly didn't admit to anything like assault. He wrote that he remembers the rehearsal kiss part differently, and he apologized about the photo - ie miming the act for the picture.

Also, you seem to think that the picture shows him touching her. I'm not convinced that he's touching her at all in picture, but at absolute most his fingertips are barely touching the thick kevlar body armor she's wearing.

As I wrote before, I believe her, and I think he should probably resign. But you're talking about prison and it's a little silly.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:45:09 PM »
Plenty of people pay for a luxury car. I think cost is higher than $300 on average for lease+insurance+maintenance. Also don't pay for tax+title+license. I think you are making it out to less than the actual
Like I said, it works if your other option is paying a lot for your desired car anyway. 'A lot' here doesn't mean you're getting ripped off, it just means a large amount. You can argue about whether most people are spending anywhere near $760/month for their car in total. I know I don't come close to that number and never have. I would think the average person ready to dive into a scheme like this doesn't either.

You want to tell me the average american spends more than that? That's almost certainly true. But the average american also wouldn't go anywhere near this type of thing.

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:35:34 PM »
In my book evidence is worse than accusations.
Just so we're clear, what is the crime that you think carries a prison sentence that this photo would be evidence of?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:33:37 PM »
Not really - if you really don't mind the time aspect (deal breaker for me). Let's say he pays on average $26/day - that's $780/month. He gets a luxury car, including insurance. Even if he wasn't making any miles on the deal - that's not crazy. No maintenance. Car ownership (including maintenance and insurance) on a luxury car is not much less than that (if at all). Factor in that he made 150K MP miles on the deal - it's a no brainer
If you're talking about needing a luxury car before this whole shtick, the math can work out (which is what I meant when I said 'paying a lot for your car to start with'). But if your total cost for a lease+insurance is, say $300, you're not coming out ahead doing this. The miles side of it is nice, but you can't truly deduct that from the calculation unless you're literally selling those miles (in which case you're not valuing them at 2cpm).

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Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:23:35 PM »
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/11/meet-the-man-whos-earned-1-2-million-united-miles-by-renting-cars/
Seems to me like it'd be hard to make the math work on this unless you were going to be paying a lot for your car to start with.

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Just Shmooze / Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:03:26 PM »
13. Shaychus?
Seriously? A spider has 8 legs. The 8 legs are the 8 differences.

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Just Shmooze / Re: US Politics/2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:54:31 AM »
really?

Googling dirty pictures senator didn't find anything?
drudgereport.com
I was searching Google News - there's probably some lag time for things showing up there because going to WaPo and NYT front pages did the trick. Not sure why I'd waste my time with Drudge.

As far as the pic - it's not exactly evidence of abuse. But it's enough to make me believe the rest of her story. Not sure why anyone would ever think harassment would be a partisan thing. The CNN piece the other day describing harassment on the Hill literally didn't have the word Republican or Democrat in it once.


ETA: Sorry, somehow I deleted my first comment, but it's still there in henche's replies.

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