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Old 01-26-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Who cares who this person is.

Why does it matter?

If you didn't read it, why comment on it?

You sound like the news. That's all the news talks about. Keeping American's complacent.

Why don't you answer me where the $2T of liquidity is going to come from when central banks pull out?
i read the beginning and then started skimming. school shootings, opoid crisis, people not caring about others, etc. its a bunch of bs.

i care about the authors of stuff i am reading. if your crazy uncle writes and article; are you going to bother reading it and refuting every point? i like to see what box you fit in before i take your article too seriously.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:39 AM
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i read the beginning and then started skimming. school shootings, opoid crisis, people not caring about others, etc. its a bunch of bs.

i care about the authors of stuff i am reading. if your crazy uncle writes and article; are you going to bother reading it and refuting every point? i like to see what box you fit in before i take your article too seriously.
You're not adding any value to this discussion.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yeah, drama queen. Lots of confirmation bias.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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He uses the British spelling of the word neighbor.

That makes for some eye rolling.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You're not adding any value to this discussion.
haha, is it adding any value by posting ridiculous articles by drama queens? if you dont like what i have to say, you are free to ignore it.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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The problem is the tearing of the social fabric from three sources: 1. Social Media 2. Conservative Media and 3. Presidential politics.

Problems are being magnified while at the same time our ability to cope with these problems are diminishing. We live in our own bubbles. Media, especially conservative media, makes the opposition into enemies and propagate conspiracy theories like real news. Trump has made his administration the poster child for a divide and conquer strategy.

These are all reversible. I am not as pessimistic as the author.

We need to face our problems as a nation and not a collection of individuals. Then we we will find redemption.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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need to face our problems as a nation and not a collection of individuals. Then we we will find redemption.
we are all individuals. its viewing people as a nation rather than a collection of individuals that causes problems.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The problem is the tearing of the social fabric from three sources: 1. Social Media 2. Conservative Media and 3. Presidential politics.

Problems are being magnified while at the same time our ability to cope with these problems are diminishing. We live in our own bubbles. Media, especially conservative media, makes the opposition into enemies and propagate conspiracy theories like real news. Trump has made his administration the poster child for a divide and conquer strategy.

These are all reversible. I am not as pessimistic as the author.

We need to face our problems as a nation and not a collection of individuals. Then we we will find redemption.

I think, to be fair, you do need to add liberal media like Newsweek, Vox, HuffPost,etc. in your indictment.

I understand those outlets reflect your views and when that happens people tend to ignore the bias.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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we are all individuals. its viewing people as a nation rather than a collection of individuals that causes problems.
I disagree. This country as well as every great nation in history as put the common good before the individual. Yes, you have individual rights that protect you for the state and which every nation state should have, but when it comes to solving and addressing problems on a national scale unity is called for, which is also referred to as patriotism.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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I think, to be fair, you do need to add liberal media like Newsweek, Vox, HuffPost,etc. in your indictment.

I understand those outlets reflect your views and when that happens people tend to ignore the bias.
I would agree with you if these outlets peddled conspiracy theories. They do not. However I agree that all sides should tone the rhetoric down.
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