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Old 12-13-2016, 03:07 AM   #1441
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:24 AM   #1442
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Pornhub keeps an eye on their customers, Santa checks with them often when making his naughty and nice lists.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:11 AM   #1443
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"While globalization, immigration and the free market have strong support from the winners of these themes – the plutonomists and the highly educated, in our view they seem to have underestimated the frustration of developed market middle and working classes," write Equity Strategists Ajay Singh Kapur and Ritesh Samadhiya. "We think Brexit could just be the first surprise in a re-calibration of the world away from globalization towards more inward looking policymaking. Away from Wall Street and more towards Main Street. Away from financial asset reflation to more income support and wage inflation."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...and-over-again

Meanwhile the press thinks the Russians blew up this election cycle.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:43 AM   #1444
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That is about as big as big can get. Thanks G.

Meanwhile a WaPo opinion headline today is "Why the white working class votes against itself." Last week it was Russia's fault. But that didn't stick and there was a tiny problem of not having any proof available, so apparently this week it's back to being the dumb voters' fault again.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:51 AM   #1445
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Dang, I'm a news cycle behinder.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:24 PM   #1446
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:55 PM   #1447
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:04 PM   #1448
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Yay nurses... I'm surprised Senators are so high.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:08 PM   #1449
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Members of Congress is 8%, but Senators are 12%? People are either way, way down on their opinions of Representatives, or they're too stupid to know that Senators are Congressmen.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:20 AM   #1450
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or they're too stupid to know that Senators are Congressmen.
This has bugged me for a long time but I have given in to it. It's one of those things where common incorrect usage is giving a word a new meaning.

Technically, both Senators and Representatives are Congressmen. But in common speech, a Senator is a Senator and a Representative is a Congressmen. My theory is that because a Senator is more powerful, the Representative wants to have some of that power rub off on them by lumping themselves in with the Senators and referring to themselves as Congressmen.

But the Senators want to keep the Representatives at arms length, so they don't refer to themselves as Congressmen. They are Senators, thank you very much.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:44 AM   #1451
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Interesting, I never knew that. You live in (basically) DC, so I'll take your word for it. I'll grant you that Representatives tend to be dumber and crazier than Senators since you've only got to get a small area of idiots to vote for you. Hell, I'd trust most city council people over Representatives, because nobody wants the city council jobs, it's only people who genuinely care (though they may care about opposite things than I do). Representatives all have dreams of moving up the ladder, and will pander to anyone.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:13 AM   #1452
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Congressmen sounds better than Housers.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:47 AM   #1453
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Technically, both Senators and Representatives are Congressmen.
All humans - men and women - are men. I have just used two completely different words - men and men. Word association is classic junk science reasoning. It assumes a same word can only mean one thing.

Congressmen and Congressmen are two completely different words. And to keep you confused, we also have Congresswomen - who are also Congressmen.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:56 AM   #1454
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Which are you?
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:07 AM   #1455
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Anyone care to explain what this actually is? I honestly don't get it.
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