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Recently I looked back at the Dem Hub

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    The other day I clicked the button to show all threads. I then clicked the last available page - 122, I believe it was. It went back a few years to when the site was young. It was very interesting. I'd suggest that others do the same. Some early members are still here. As I scanned through many pages of posts I saw several names that are no longer here. In the early days there were many topics started and not always replies (just like today). I imagine membership numbers were probably still low.
    It was interesting to see what the topics were then. Many of which are the topics of today. If you have 20 - 30 minutes to browse you might enjoy it as much as I did. I went back far and moved to more recent times. Again, it was fun for me. I hope you will enjoy it as well.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    As one of the long time members, I have observed that many of the topics do indeed repeat. I used to argue religion with several folks way back, but have since learned that is a futile exercise. One person who has changed my views on macroeconomics is Carlitos Bam Bam (CBB). He used to go under another name but I can't remember it right now. Anyway I used to worry about debt and deficits until he introduced me to Modern Monetary Theory.

    Now having read several books by psychologists on how conservative versus liberal minds work, and how much is due to genetics versus the environment, I am less likely to engage in long debates with minds that are wired differently than mine. The latest book, Predisposed, kind of pulls it all together. I liked the book because I had already been primed with writings by George Lakoff and Jonathan Haidt.

    My one other observation is that these psychologists do a good job of helping us laymen understand how the conservative mind works, but on the reciprocal side I don't see any conservatives trying to understand the liberal mind.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dallas, TX
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    Another satisfied customer! Thanks Schmidt!
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Carlitos Wrote: Another satisfied customer! Thanks Schmidt!
    Carlitos,
    You used to post on a variety of topics. I think I saw the post where you introduced links to info on MMT. You and Schmidt where there early on. As well as kosko and a few others.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Agreed!