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  • Apr 20, 2018 12:01 PM
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: It is unbelievable how many apps ask for total access to all the information subscribers . The success of so many apps is testimony to how much information people surrender .

    The apps are successful because people blindly click "yes" even though they can just as easily click "no" and still have full access to the app.

    Facebook and other major companies are different, but anyone who uses Facebook (mind you, for free) should really understand that the reason it's free is because they have algorithms that track our cookies and then use our search history to allow specific companies to give us targeted ads.

    Schmidt talked about Home Depot and that's a great example. He did a few searches on Home Depot and, lo and behold, he started seeing advertisements from Home Depot and the brands he searched for. It's happened to all of us.

    That doesn't mean some random person is spying on us; it means that a computer algorithm that we've agreed to allow to track our search history is tracking our search history and giving us targeted ads.

  • Apr 20, 2018 10:02 AM
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: He is already making headway to be the star of the show. Nobody can resist taking a shot at him and that is keeping him stage center.
    It's so depressing that the (so-called) leader of the free world is such a narcissistic sociopath that he wants to "win" the funeral of a former First Lady.
  • Apr 15, 2018 09:31 AM
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    That's a pretty accurate assessment Jared, WAPO even wrote a story about it.

    washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/...

    "An underappreciated fact about last month’s presidential election: the national polls were pretty accurate, on average."

    I firmly believe they were. There were some outlier polls, but the vast majority of them (even in the swing states) had Clinton winning.

    What those polls couldn't possibly predict was the effect Comey's "October Surprise" and Wikileaks never ending barrage of stolen Clinton emails had of a handful of people in three states.

    And in our country the majority doesn't rule - the majority of a few predominately white states does.

  • Apr 15, 2018 09:31 AM
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    Ray Pooch Wrote: So if, despite this, I count as a troll, well then I must be the nicest troll on the internet.

    You're not a troll and your views are welcome here.

    Now can all of us who've taken this thread off the rails agree to disagree and try to not make posts personal?

    I admit that I have to work on that myself because I let my emotions get the better of me sometimes.

  • Apr 20, 2018 10:02 AM
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    His excuse seems a little far fetched to me considering three former Presidents are going to be in attendance, which guarantees there will be a ton of Secret Service there already.

    Donald isn't going because he wasn't asked to give a eulogy and won't be the star of the show.

  • Apr 20, 2018 02:56 PM
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    I hope this gets Democrats fired up leading into the midterms, but I just have a hard time believing this lawsuit will go anywhere in the legal arena and it's likely not going to go anywhere fast.

    Will a Federal judge rule that the DNC has standing to sue a country? I doubt it. Even if the DNC finds one Federal judge to rule in their favor, they have to then convince a Courts of Appeal to agree with them (which is no easy task). And even if, and that's a BIG if, the DNC gets a Courts of Appeal to rule in their favor then the Supreme Court will almost certainly strike it down.

    Their legal argument that Russia forfeited their immunity from legal action because they "trespassed" is unique, but I just don't see our Federal courts allowing it to go forward. However, nothing surprises me anymore, so don't quote me.

  • Apr 19, 2018 11:40 AM
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    I know you and I often go back and forth and disagree on certain issues, but I was fully agreeing with you Chet. Or at least I thought I was. Then I went even further and said that it pains me how much we spend not just on jet fuel, but all military waste.
  • Apr 19, 2018 11:40 AM
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    Dumping jet fuel is the least of my concerns when it comes to the Pentagon's gargantuan budget! That's a drop in the ocean in their nearly $700 billion dollar budget this year. All the while we are slashing social programs in order to help pay for this unneeded runaway spending.

    It's nice to know where our nations priorities are...

  • Apr 16, 2018 03:57 PM
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    Karen Hedwig Backm Wrote: Good luck on getting Dems to be brave enough to use "Lock him up!" as their motto for 2018 and 2020.

    I was using the term with tongue in cheek and am actually opposed to "locking up" people simply because I disagree with them politically.

    It may very well be proven that Donald Trump has violated state and/or Federal laws and he should be held accountable if he did so, but don't hold your breath if you're hoping to see him walked out of the White House in handcuffs any time soon.

    There very little chance that Donald will leave office before January 20, 2020 unless he dies of a heart attack after eating one too many well done steaks. Good luck getting 67 Senators to agree if the sky is blue, let alone getting 67 Senators to remove a President from office in our current political environment.

    Karen Hedwig Backm Wrote: I am not happy with the triangulative politics of the Dem party.

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

    There are red state Democrats who are socially liberal and fiscally conservative and visa versa, but every single one of them are better than a die hard right-wing Republican holding the seat.

    That's what far left-leaning people just simply don't seem to get. They'd rather lose every election if it meant they had to compromise. How has that worked out for us lately?

  • Apr 16, 2018 03:57 PM
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    Dutch Wrote: Jared, from your comments it is clear that this country does not want to "change" for the better. So the "mess" as it is will stay or may even get worse. Especially if may be get Pence elected after Trump leaves. Indeed then this country will never get out of the swamp by sticking to totally outdated laws and election systems. China will become the world leader and we will only fight about our antique outdated laws with a zillion lawyers and get presidents who never should have been elected in the first place. I wish you luck with this outdated mess. Shaking my old head in despair.

    I'll repeat that I would like nothing more than to get rid of the Electoral College, but that's going to take monumental work that many Americans simply aren't willing to do.

    Those who live in states like Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin will fight tooth and nail against changing the Constitution because it would mean they will hold far less power than they do under our current system and they aren't going to give it up without a fight.

    The Electoral College is one of the most undemocratic things you can possibly imagine, but getting rid of it is not going to be easy.