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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    I know what you're getting at. It's not like the money vanishes, but it will go to a smaller and smaller percentage of the population. It will be the current situation exacerbated. If you want a visual, look at Mumbai.
    Where does the money that business owners gain come from?

    What about Mumbai is related?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    What does that look like?

    Star Trek.


    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    This scenario, which is the contemporary narrative, cannot happen: automation makes business owners better off and consumers need subsidies in order to buy what makes business owners better off.

    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    Yep.
    To make it more clear

    This scenario, which is the contemporary narrative, cannot happen: automation makes business owners better off and consumers need subsidies from the business owners in order to buy what makes those business owners better off.
    It's about as real as the perpetual motion machine.

    Or 2 + 2 = 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    To make it more clear



    It's about as real as the perpetual motion machine.

    Or 2 + 2 = 5
    No see, you don't understand. We'll just take the money from the rich. They have more than they need as it is, and knowing that their money will be taken will just make them want to produce more and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    No see, you don't understand. We'll just take the money from the rich. They have more than they need as it is, and knowing that their money will be taken will just make them want to produce more and more.
    Simpson's did it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    Where does the money that business owners gain come from?

    What about Mumbai is related?
    It has one of the most picturesque divides in wealth. You have homes with heli pads and 3rd world shacks where naked children scavenge for food in the same city. It's been experiencing massive economic growth in the last 10 years, but the large majority are only spectators to it.
    I'm not saying that is something we need to worry about in the next 10, 20 or even 50 years, but gradually you'll get to a point where average joe will simply not be needed. It will always be more efficient to put a machine in his place. So, you could say, since he can no longer pay, demand goes down, and prices drop. But if your income is zero, any price is too high.

    What is the free market no-welfare outlook for people whose entire job sector disappears? Transportation and warehousing is a sizable sector that probably won't follow projections, but will almost certainly disappear from the job market within 20 years. Where do you see someone who has driven trucks for 25 years go after that sector dies down completely? I'll give you that in the long run maybe new sectors will open up, but what is your theory on what will happen to those individuals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    But if your income is zero, any price is too high.
    If income is zero, there is no market. Which hurts buyers just as much as sellers. So there you go, now you don't have to worry about a wealth divide. Everyone's broke.

    In other words, the scenario you're describing is impossible.

    I'll give you that in the long run maybe new sectors will open up, but what is your theory on what will happen to those individuals?
    The same thing that happened to all the workers in all the ash-tray factories over the last 100 years. they survived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    In other words, the scenario you're describing is impossible.
    There is no cure. You're trying to talk sense into zombies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    There is no cure. You're trying to talk sense into zombies.
    It seems like such an obvious concept. If all the jobs are eliminated through automation....and no one can afford to buy anything.....then what are the robots gonna make, and to whom will they sell it?

    How the hell do people manage to think around this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    It seems like such an obvious concept. If all the jobs are eliminated through automation....and no one can afford to buy anything.....then what are the robots gonna make, and to whom will they sell it?

    How the hell do people manage to think around this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    It has one of the most picturesque divides in wealth. You have homes with heli pads and 3rd world shacks where naked children scavenge for food in the same city. It's been experiencing massive economic growth in the last 10 years, but the large majority are only spectators to it.
    I would like to know some details. I'm not asking for you to provide them since you may not have them, just saying I would like details. If it is through market capitalism that people are getting wealthy in Mumbai, it necessarily means the consumers of the good/services of the capital owners are getting wealthy. I'm not saying this is the case in Mumbai; it could (and may) not be an example of market capitalism. Even so, when it comes to the poor scavenging food in the streets, context is needed. Thomas Sowell's fundamental question "Opposed to what?" is good here. Even if a very poor place undergoes decades of 10% real growth, there will still be poor people scavenging for food for some, most, or all of those years.

    I'm not saying that is something we need to worry about in the next 10, 20 or even 50 years, but gradually you'll get to a point where average joe will simply not be needed.
    If there is no work for humans due to efficiency gains and humans are still the dominant market force (which is what is being posited), it means people have everything they want. This is because it would mean that humans are consuming the goods/services produced in the markets yet humans are unable to use their human capital to make themselves better off.

    Something else worth mentioning is how the concept of a "job" is simply formal and doesn't fully represent use of human capital. Human capital is essentially a human's ability to work (with hands, with mind, etc.). I'm not sure how productive discussing this now would be (unless you want to), though I figured I would mention it. There are lots of interesting things in there. Like how with enough efficiency gains, we might not think in terms of jobs, we might not use money, stuff like that.

    What is the free market no-welfare outlook for people whose entire job sector disappears? Transportation and warehousing is a sizable sector that probably won't follow projections, but will almost certainly disappear from the job market within 20 years. Where do you see someone who has driven trucks for 25 years go after that sector dies down completely? I'll give you that in the long run maybe new sectors will open up, but what is your theory on what will happen to those individuals?
    The changes are marginal. Most (all) industries are continually losing jobs due to efficiency gains. Because this never happens all at once and because there are marginal differences between people, an industry can go from robust to nothing over the span of several decades without causing much displacement above average. In your scenario, the most common response is along the lines of the 25 year trucker would usually keep his job just fine while new truckers would not be hired. An experienced trucker is more valuable than an inexperienced one. At first, automated trucking will only be used at the lowest level of skill. Over time that will gradually increase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    If there is no work for humans due to efficiency gains and humans are still the dominant market force (which is what is being posited), it means people have everything they want.
    Actually it doesn't mean they have everything they want, but that they have everything they want that they are capable of gaining by using effort and resources.
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    With enough efficiency gains, people would prefer to do things and give things away for free. There are costs to putting prices on things. With enough efficiency gains, people would get more subjective benefit from not pricing something than by pricing something. We see this in action already, like with Bill Gates. It costs him more subjectively to not do all the charity work he does. This is showing us that Bill Gates gets more benefit out of helping people eradicate a disease than he does the amount of his monetary wealth it costs him. Not only does Bill Gates not want to make more monetary wealth off of eradicating disease, but the subjective benefit is so great that he prefers to spend monetary wealth for his subjective emotional-type gains.

    Something I think worth thinking about.
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    naaaahh, every dude in a tie is just another Gordon Gecko. Tax that bitch
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    First comment is he's a racist.

    And they wonder why we're winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    First comment is he's a racist.

    And they wonder why we're winning.
    lol I saw that and thought the exact same thing.
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    Banana, if you knew what Bill Gates thinks about taxation, you'd get an aneurysm.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    With enough efficiency gains, people would prefer to do things and give things away for free. There are costs to putting prices on things. With enough efficiency gains, people would get more subjective benefit from not pricing something than by pricing something. We see this in action already, like with Bill Gates. It costs him more subjectively to not do all the charity work he does. This is showing us that Bill Gates gets more benefit out of helping people eradicate a disease than he does the amount of his monetary wealth it costs him. Not only does Bill Gates not want to make more monetary wealth off of eradicating disease, but the subjective benefit is so great that he prefers to spend monetary wealth for his subjective emotional-type gains.

    Something I think worth thinking about.
    That system works if you look at people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Shuttleworth, but it's not universally true that people who come to great wealth are going to put money into humanitarian aid. To go back to Mumbai where Mukesh Ambani, estimated at 41bn net worth builds himself a 1bn mansion and then decides he doesn't want to live in it because it doesn't quite meet his idea of feng shui or something along those lines. So you have this bizarre monument to wealth in a city where the per capita income is $3k. Even if you look at it purely economical, I have a hard time believing that that kind of expenditure is equal to... anything else really. The people who built it got paid, but that's where it ends. Compare that to taxing the fuck out of that guy and putting the money into humanitarian aid for the region and education. People are a resource, right? If you have more people with a higher education and practical skills, that has to be good for the economy.

    The one thing I'm curious about is... you guys want welfare completely gone, right? So what would happen to people who currently rely on welfare? And let's cut that down to the those who are not gaming the system but genuinely cannot be employed. There has to be at least one, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    The one thing I'm curious about is... you guys want welfare completely gone, right? So what would happen to people who currently rely on welfare? And let's cut that down to the those who are not gaming the system but genuinely cannot be employed. There has to be at least one, right?
    I've argued many times that any humane society will provide economic safety nets for the disabled and those afflicted by hardship.

    But that's been taken WAAAAAAYYYY to the extreme.

    Take a guess at how much money the food stamp program spends on regular Pepsi. It's supposed to be a program to keep people from starving, instead its keeping people in cheetos.
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    Where are the fake news awards????
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    The one thing I'm curious about is... you guys want welfare completely gone, right?
    I can only speak for myself, but no. I want welfare to be changed to a format that gives incentives to become self-sufficient for those who can instead of giving incentives to stay on welfare indefinitely.

    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    So what would happen to people who currently rely on welfare? And let's cut that down to the those who are not gaming the system but genuinely cannot be employed. There has to be at least one, right?
    Let's break people who currently rely on welfare into two groups: people who genuinely can or cannot be employed. For the first group, refer to the above. For the second group, charity is more efficient with less waste and better results than government-mandated programs. However, this second group is a tiny, tiny fraction of the current expense on welfare. I'd probably prefer some sort of combination of government and charity forms of help from the position of a fiscal conservative.

    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Take a guess at how much money the food stamp program spends on regular Pepsi. It's supposed to be a program to keep people from starving, instead its keeping people in cheetos.
    The bold section above is a great example of what I'm talking about here. It's literally tax dollars subsidizing Pepsi in this example you're giving here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar View Post
    Banana, if you knew what Bill Gates thinks about taxation, you'd get an aneurysm.


    That system works if you look at people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Shuttleworth, but it's not universally true that people who come to great wealth are going to put money into humanitarian aid.
    I made the Bill Gates point in the context of the idea that there is so much prosperity that there are no jobs. Not everybody is kind-hearted or philanthropic. In a world with so much efficiency and so much prosperity that nobody can even work, any amount of philanthropy would be more than enough to make that a better off world than if it was less efficient and people had to work. But it's whatever, I don't think revisiting this will yield much so you can respond and I'll listen and leave it at that.

    The people who built it got paid, but that's where it ends. Compare that to taxing the fuck out of that guy and putting the money into humanitarian aid for the region and education.
    So the people get money for doing nothing? Wouldn't that reinforce their desire to do nothing while encouraging them to do more nothing and get more subisides for their more nothing? I get how this sounds too cynical to be real, yet that is how these things go down in practice. And it makes sense in theory. What that theory also says is that getting people to earn money will have the opposite effect than the above by making them want to earn and even earn more.

    So, what does that mean? It means that welfare with strings attached is a better idea than with no strings attached. In general, people agree with that. But wait, you have to compare the gains of that with the cost of creating and maintaining the system. And we know that the costs are worse when done through taxation than when done competitively, so doesn't that give us our answer?

    People are a resource, right? If you have more people with a higher education and practical skills, that has to be good for the economy.
    Depends on what it costs to get that. If the costs are low enough, yeah it's good. How do we get the lowest costs?


    We should keep in mind that a lot of what is being proposed with aid is along the lines of "people are not doing what we think they should, so let's help them so they will do what we think they should." Let me illustrate this with an anecdote. One of my good friends grew up as a missionary in Africa. He spent a tremendous amount of time there, like half of his childhood and teenage life and he ALWAYS talked about how much he loved it there. He now teaches English in Korea. Back when he was making the moves to start teaching English in Korea I asked him why he wanted to go to Korea instead of Africa since he loves Africa so much. He essentially told me that teaching in Africa is a nightmare because the native population despises education. In general, they actively believe education to be a negative thing and that subverting education (like cheating) is a virtue, according to his substantial experience. Is spending more on education gonna change that? Are people who do not like education going to start liking it when the Cultured Saviors show up to change the Unwashed Barbarians, or is it more likely that the shithole education system they already have derives from their negative values about education?

    The one thing I'm curious about is... you guys want welfare completely gone, right? So what would happen to people who currently rely on welfare? And let's cut that down to the those who are not gaming the system but genuinely cannot be employed. There has to be at least one, right?
    That's a great question. Before I respond to it, let's step back for a second.

    Lots of words have been said on this board on the topic of government and markets. My position has always been based on only this one foundation: it is better to have a competitive system decide rather than a monopoly decide. I've always thought people who need help should be helped. What I propose is that using a competitive system rather than a monopoly is a more effective way to do that. So, here is what I believe:

    Results are better when individuals, families, and communities make the decisions relevant to them than for a tax-based government to make their decisions for them. This is better because the former functions like a competitive market and the latter functions like a monopoly. That is better because economic theory teaches that competitive markets more effectively increase quantity and decrease price while also increasing quality. This theory, while used in markets of goods and services with money, applies just the same to any system where people have preferences and resources are allocated.


    So, here's my answer to your very good question that needs to be answered.

    What amount of money greater than what people would freely choose to give to those they think need it should the government tax and give to people the government thinks need it? My guess is that when people think upon this question, the answer is inevitably zero. If it is greater than zero then that means that somebody thinks the government that is supposed to represent the people should technically NOT represent the people. So, we can move past this, because we know the government should tax and spend zero percent more on welfare than the people think the government should.

    That leaves us with an x amount of money that people think should go to welfare. So then the question is are we better off in aggregate if the government spends that as the government sees fit or if the individuals spend it as the individuals see fit. A superficial view says no we are not better off because that implies that each individual thinks that the government knows better than the individual does about the individual's preferences. A more in depth view looks to economic theory IMO, which says that results will be better if competitive rather than if non-competitive.
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    Where are the fake news awards????
    Is that tonight?
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    supposed to be
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    OH SHIT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    The bold section above is a great example of what I'm talking about here. It's literally tax dollars subsidizing Pepsi in this example you're giving here.
    An interesting thing here is that attempting to solve this problem suggests a real problem when there is too much centralization.

    The amount of Pepsi at his expense a person thinks should be given to somebody designated in need of help that he has never met is most likely LESS than what he would give to a person he knew personally that he was trying to help.
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    Where are the fake news awards????
    https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipat...e-news-awards/

    Still haven't seen them though. Must be a busy site.

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    Still can't get the site to load, but just saw the top 5 listed on TV.

    #1 is NY Times columnist Krugman claiming on election day that "the US economy will never recover"

    Football spiked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Still can't get the site to load, but just saw the top 5 listed on TV.

    #1 is NY Times columnist Krugman claiming on election day that "the US economy will never recover"

    Football spiked.
    roflmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Still can't get the site to load, but just saw the top 5 listed on TV.

    #1 is NY Times columnist Krugman claiming on election day that "the US economy will never recover"

    Football spiked.
    The man is a true embarrassment.

    He is decent at economics when he discusses things without any semblance of politics. But bring in the politics and holy fuck he loses it.
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    To put Krugman in contrast, right after the election news, my very close friend who did not like Trump told me "I hope you're right about that." He was referring to me telling him before the election that after Trump wins, the economy will do markedly better. I have this superpower of paying attention to what's in economics textbooks. Krugman has the superpower of watching how many copies of his PhD it takes to clog the toilet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipat...e-news-awards/

    Still haven't seen them though. Must be a busy site.
    Compile the best examples of Fake News in one good-looking and user-friendly source that patriots will send their friends? Just Very Stable Genius things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    Compile the best examples of Fake News in one good-looking and user-friendly source that patriots will send their friends? Just Very Stable Genius things.
    It's, like, very smart.
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    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...th-care-289542

    The Trump administration on Thursday will announce an overhaul of the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don't want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections.

    Under a proposed rule — which has been closely guarded at HHS and is now under review by the White House — the civil rights office would be empowered to further shield these workers and punish organizations that don’t allow them to express their religious and moral objections, according to sources on and off the Hill. That would be a significant shift for the office, which currently focuses on enforcing federal civil rights and health care privacy laws.

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    #sharia I mean #MAGA
    this is so backwards I don't even know where to start.

    Forcing workers to perform tasks that they find gruesome, morally reprehensible, and most importantly, religiously offensive...IN A COUNTRY THAT PROTECTS FREEDOM OF RELIGION....would be the most sharia-like thing I can think of.
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    Forcing people to sell commodities they own that they do not want to sell is the opposite of freedom.
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    No one is forced into any profession.

    If you were hired to do X and you take the job, then claim your religious beliefs preclude you from doing X, that's ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    No one is forced into any profession.

    If you were hired to do X and you take the job, then claim your religious beliefs preclude you from doing X, that's ridiculous.
    No, that's not ridiculous. People can choose not to sell their services for any reason they choose. That's called freedom.

    When the government forces them to sell their services when they do not want to, that is called tyranny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey View Post
    No one is forced into any profession.

    If you were hired to do X and you take the job, then claim your religious beliefs preclude you from doing X, that's ridiculous.
    TY mojo

    I thought I was the crazy one

    If your religion would preclude you from selling donuts, why would you work at a donut shop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sawyer View Post
    TY mojo

    I thought I was the crazy one

    If your religion would preclude you from selling donuts, why would you work at a donut shop?
    By this rationale, people who do not work on Sunday due to religious reasons should not work anywhere.
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    No one is forced into any profession.

    If you were hired to do X and you take the job, then claim your religious beliefs preclude you from doing X, that's ridiculous.
    Ridiculous oversimplification.

    Doctors and nurses perform a myriad of tasks. Categorizing their job as "x" is shallow and naive.

    If they find one of those tasks morally reprehensible....does that mean they can't be doctors or nurses?? Only pro-choice people can work in the medical profession??
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    For the record, I generally side against people who claim religion as means to discriminate.

    If you bake cakes, then bake cakes. If a gay couple wants a cake, who cares. All you're doing is baking a cake. Which is your job. You aren't being gay, you aren't endorsing gay-ness, you aren't offending god. All you're doing is baking a cake. Just like you do for everybody else who likes cake. So bake the damn cake and shut the fuck up.

    But this goes beyond that. You're asking someone to crush the skull of a fetus and vacuum it's carcass into the garbage. How is the difference not obvious?

    Baking a cake is not an act of gay-ness, so you can't claim anti-gay religious beliefs in order to avoid baking the cake.

    But performing an abortion IS an act contrary religious beliefs. Huge difference. And the first amendment protects people's religious freedoms such that they shouldn't ever have to choose between keeping their job, and keeping their faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Ridiculous oversimplification.

    Doctors and nurses perform a myriad of tasks. Categorizing their job as "x" is shallow and naive.

    If they find one of those tasks morally reprehensible....does that mean they can't be doctors or nurses?? Only pro-choice people can work in the medical profession??
    I don't think you have to even make the argument as specific as finding a task morally reprehensible.

    Suppose you have some apples. You traded an apple for $1 with some people. That does not mean you should be forced to trade an apple for $1 with me.
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    Suppose you have some apples. You traded an apple for $1 with some people. That does not mean you should be forced to trade an apple for $1 with me.
    I've been charged more for a pedicure just because I'm a man.

    Totally legal.

    Total bullshit, but totally legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    I've been charged more for a pedicure just because I'm a man.

    Totally legal.

    Total bullshit, but totally legal.
    I'm completely fine with being on the receiving end of that. I have the choice of going somewhere else for services, etc.
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    I'm completely fine with being on the receiving end of that. I have the choice of going somewhere else for services, etc.
    I actually think it's an industry-wide practice. The argument is that men go less often than women, therefore the higher price is justified.

    The only places I haven't seen that done is at casino spas, but a pedi in one of those places is like $90 as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    I actually think it's an industry-wide practice. The argument is that men go less often than women, therefore the higher price is justified.

    The only places I haven't seen that done is at casino spas, but a pedi in one of those places is like $90 as it is.
    That's the price you pay for being gay.
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    That's the price you pay for being gay.
    Whatever fag.

    I had a good winning night at the poker table once, and often times when that happens, I'll splurge on a massage. The casino spa was offering a special "mens package" that day which allowed me to get the pedi and the massage for roughly the same price.

    Up until that point all I ever did was take the hedge clippers to my toenails every couple of weeks. Then, on this day, I got a pedicure.

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

    Even the act of putting on socks felt smoother, and more comfortable. I really don't know how to describe how much more comfortable, and healthy my feet felt, and how that feeling improved my overall comportment in ways I still don't understand.

    Suffice it to say, as of that day, my feet became someone else's job. And I don't care how gay anyone thinks it is. Don't knock it til you tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Whatever fag.

    I had a good winning night at the poker table once, and often times when that happens, I'll splurge on a massage. The casino spa was offering a special "mens package" that day which allowed me to get the pedi and the massage for roughly the same price.

    Up until that point all I ever did was take the hedge clippers to my toenails every couple of weeks. Then, on this day, I got a pedicure.

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT A DIFFERENCE.

    Even the act of putting on socks felt smoother, and more comfortable. I really don't know how to describe how much more comfortable, and healthy my feet felt, and how that feeling improved my overall comportment in ways I still don't understand.

    Suffice it to say, as of that day, my feet became someone else's job. And I don't care how gay anyone thinks it is. Don't knock it til you tried it.
    Lubing up your butthole is probably more comfortable for a foot to slide into it too.

    Probably just gave libs their new fucking tax plan. ^
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    Lubing up your butthole is probably more comfortable for a foot to slide into it too.
    What you do with yourself during an amyl-fueled haze is your business buddy. I don't need to hear about it.
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    What you do with yourself during an amyl-fueled haze is your business buddy. I don't need to hear about it.
    I'm sure someone will chime in any moment know with an eight-paragraph statistical breakdown.
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    The choice to not do something you don't want to do is an important component of how resources are more efficiently allocated towards people's preferences. This is essentially because of how cost and quantity change and how other people respond to the change.

    People's preferences include all people. Those preferences are not just what one subset of people think other people should prefer. If the claim is that initiating force on doctors to perform abortions is better for society, the claim is wrong because that which betters society is that which better addresses the preferences of those that make up the society, and the doctor is one of those that make up the society. In a society with freedom of choice, when the doctor doesn't do the abortion, the price and quantity in the market change slightly and the incentives for others to perhaps be more likely to want to then do the abortion change. Over time the level of abortions would reach the level that the people of the society want them to be according to the most sophisticated way of measuring what they value and according to the relevant constraints.
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    Liberals: "No he's not!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    Liberals: "No he's not!"The doctor is unqualified, unintelligent, and a liar!!...except for all the good stuff he said about Obama...that was legit.
    Fixed
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    Fixed
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    All illegal immigrants are criminals.
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    Kristen Gillibrand before the looming government shutdown in 2013

    “This is much more like what I deal with [my 5 year old son] in the morning when he says he wants to say, ‘I want candy for breakfast.’ It’s really a tantrum; it’s a tea party tantrum. ‘You either give me my way, or we’re going to shut down government.’”
    Kristen Gillibrand now...

    “Protecting Dreamers is a moral imperative. I will not vote for a spending bill that doesn’t treat Dreamers fairly,”
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    They're not sending their best, folks.
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    "Schumer Shutdown"

    BRILLIANT!!

    Who would have thought alliteration would be such a powerful political weapon.

    Spoiler:
    Trump did
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    Acosta still salty he didn't beat out PhD-as-toilet-paper Paul Krugman for #1 at the much loved Fakies.

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    I'm glad they expelled this idiot: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/in...zes_for_r.html
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    Looks like Martha from The Americans.
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    fucking lol

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    "Right now, the Democratic leader has no compromise immigration bill on the table. No bill exists. Why do Americans need to suffer from a government shutdown when he doesn’t even have an immigration bill?”

    - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
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    Does anyone know what it's like to be in a cult?

    As I see a cultist and a guy grooming for his cult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaStand View Post
    Kristen Gillibrand before the looming government shutdown in 2013



    Kristen Gillibrand now...
    But what about the other things she said and did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonitnow View Post
    Mah Russia
    More square is that Trumpers demands people see him as perfect and declare him so in turn.

    30/30. I saw the test and was sweatin some of the questions. I'm sure you weren't though, as you're so great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a500lbgorilla View Post
    More square is that Trumpers demands people see him as perfect and declare him so in turn.
    We ask that he is treated fairly. That's all.
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    When the next democrat is elected President. Remember your own words. Treat them fairly.
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