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  2. Facebook Continues Social Media Censorship

    So, FB appears to have banned ZH articles from being shared/posted or even discussed on its platform. I'm torn on this one. I believe in free speech, but also the rights of a company to have discretion on its arbitration of content. But, to me this i ...

    72 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 12 2019 - 8:00pm -

  3. Howard Schultz (former SBUX CEO) Running in 2020- Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative

    I've personally been looking for a socially liberal fiscally conservative candidate for some time (classical liberalism if you will). anti-border wall, anti-deficit, anti-UBI, pro-environment... a couple of faux pas with race while at SBUX, but this ...

    109 comments - 14 silver bananas - Jan 30 2019 - 8:37am -

  4. Bernie Sanders 2020 run

    What are your thoughts on Sanders launching his campaign with a record 5 mil in 24 hours? Does he stand a chance this time around? will the democratic "trend" continue? ponder and share. American Politics ...

    28 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 22 2019 - 4:54pm -

  5. U.S. Corporate Tax Rate to 15%

    Lots of news coming off the Hill today with regards to Trump's new tax plan. Hopefully we'll get some kind of announcement by the end of the day. With the acknowledgement that 1) we don't know exactly how the plan is structured, 2) we don&# ...

    72 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 27 2017 - 5:06pm -

  6. Curious- Would the U.S benefit from Engineers taking a more active role in Politics?

    I know its not an exciting topic but would really just like to hear the community's opinion. I recall one of my professors always mentioning how engineers should get more involved politically as we need to tackle so many science related issues climat ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 2:37am -

  7. Romney vs Obama

    God I hope Romney wins. I'd hate to see another 4 years of that clown Obama. I really love how he presents himself to be a man of the people. If you went to Columbia and Harvard Law, you are not a man of the people, and cut from the same deck as Romn ...

    186 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2012 - 12:28pm -

  8. Obama, easy victory with economic numbers?

    Personally, I don't buy all the "green-shoots" BS. However, the jobs number today blew out all estimates. Unemployment has hit 8.3% down 9.3% from 3 years ago. Again, I don't really want to bring up the underlying systemic issues (ie: ...

    82 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 3 2012 - 1:18pm -

  9. Eminem's Rap on Trump: Good or Bad?

    Last week I wrote a post which mentioned the potential to buy equity in Eminem's music catalog from 1999-2013. Since writing that post, Eminem went on the BET Cypher and lashed out at Trump with his freestyle called, " The Storm ". In light ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 12 2017 - 12:50pm -

  10. Why is the northeast/new England so liberal?

    If the NE is the wealthiest region in America, why would they be for policies that are financially against their interests? Seeing that most people on this forum are right wing libertarians from the north maybe you guys can share some insight. American Po ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 7:36am -

  11. Feminism

    So recently I had the "pleasure" of attending a community service event for my scholarship that was a free speech rally. The subject was Feminism. Now I consider my self pretty liberal when it comes to social freedoms, etc. but during the debate ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2012 - 8:06am -

  12. Choosing banks summer

    Hi, need help with deciding between ba and j American Politics ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 11:45pm -

  13. Alyssa Douglas: A hated woman.

    Not sure who else has been browsing the news circuit this morning but I stumbled across this: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/07/1128805/-... You can also see a few other news outlets which are covering the story, and I'm sure some of the more ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 9:16am -

  14. Eric Cantor loses

    Not sure what forum to post this on since its a political posts. House majority leader Eric Cantor lost his district today to a tea party candidate David Brat. I believe Cantor spent around $5 million on his campaign, while Brat only spent $100,000. As so ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2014 - 2:03pm -

  15. Todd Akin Scandal

    Does this scandal make the GOP irrelevant on the national scene? American Politics ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2012 - 3:17pm -

  16. 2016 Official "Super Tuesday" Thread

    Curious to hear what you young liberals and conservatives think. This will be an ongoing thread through tonight and tomorrow. I predict Clinton and Trump will distance themselves from their competitors tonight. American Politics ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2016 - 12:49pm -

  17. Obama the Master Politician

    So a big topic of conversation right now is the possible US military action in Syria. The world's governments are paying attention, the markets are paying attention, and the various media centers are definitely paying attention. So to many it was a s ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2013 - 9:45pm -

  18. Ron Paul- wow- just wow

    Wow, I just saw that Ron Paul is actually defending Romney. Maybe I am just in a state of disbelief, but how often does a candidate actually defend his biggest competitor? Is it simply a ploy to come off like a good guy? Is he really a good guy? Are there ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2012 - 7:54pm -

  19. US doomed?

    I would expect the media to be all over this new treaty, but it is not. Is this the end of the US world supremacy as we know it? I don't believe that China will take over however I think that Russia will make a comeback as a world power pretty soon. ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2012 - 8:01pm -

  20. Can you argue that people like Donald Trump supporters have helped shaped the successful?

    I've heard many arguments that the American capitalist system works or that the successful are successful mainly because these rednecks have supported policies that benefit the rich and/or helped to build a infrastructure (or the nation) that support ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 25 2015 - 8:16pm -

  21. Top 10 Myths that politicians want you to believe

    Not sure how anyone could read this article and still feel rosy about the direction we're heading. Thought it was mostly spot on. http://www.thestreet.com/story/11142443/10-myths-t... American Politics ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2012 - 1:24pm -

  22. Sequester kicks off

    The Republicans didn't cave and Obama's calls for apocalypse should the sequester kick-in did not yield another tax increase. Perhaps this is a turning point that some restraint will finally be placed on the enormous expansion of government we&# ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2013 - 9:54pm -

  23. Interesting article on an inner-city public school district (in lovely Camden, NJ)

    Came across this while reading the news: http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-14/news/4910097... Some key highlights: "This school year Camden spent $27,500 per pupil, $9,000 more than the state average, to educate a district of 15,000 students, about ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2014 - 8:33am -

  24. Romney & Gawker- A Love Story

    Woke up to this doozy: http://gawker.com/5936394/ Before you guys start crushing people in the comments section, I encourage you to read through the article and the points it makes. The world really has no idea about private equity. I tried to shed some l ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2012 - 2:55pm -

  25. Obama- US bridges and roads being built by Chinese firms

    I recently found a very disturbing video which questioned President Obama and his decision making. There have been a few major projects involving construction in the United States which are still being worked on, and these projects have been given to Chin ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2012 - 1:44pm -

  26. Blagojevich: Being in prison like military service

    I love how people with this sort of perspective can be elected to high government positions. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/15/former-gov-... American Politics ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2012 - 5:02pm -

  27. Mitt Romney's Dilemma

    Although this is a fairly political post, I thought it was rather interesting that Romney is still having a problem with this, particularly this close to the general election. As new jobs numbers come out that don't particularly help Obama, one would ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2012 - 2:45pm -

  28. GOP's minority problem

    No I am not talking them to start pandering to illegals or people that come over and start popping babies every year. You have this group that 1) leads in small business 2) is most educated in the country 3) has highest average income, with 30% of the hou ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2012 - 12:33am -

  29. What policies/legislation would you like to see that you feel would aid in the recovery of the U.S. Economy?

    I apologize in advance if this question is misguided or poorly worded. If on the hypothetical chance that the 2016 election provided a bipartisan forum open to any suggestion you could provide, what would the intended strategy be? The goal would not be to ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2015 - 11:58pm -

  30. Are we headed for a Revolution?

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-ascendenc... This article on ZeroHedge makes a lot of interesting points. It begs the question that I've been hearing discussed a lot both at and outside of work: with this apathy against the rich, OWS, patrio ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2012 - 3:53pm -

  31. NJ Senator Lautenberg to Retire

    From USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/0... Am I the only Democrat who doesn't care much for Cory Booker? He just seems like such a lightweight with a lot of hype. Then again we need someone to match Marco Rubio right? Americ ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2013 - 4:20pm -

  32. President Obama's New Medicare

    President Obama's new Medicare bill is an absolute joke to me. He is trying to convince elderly people that he is helping them when in fact he will be hurting them. He seems to be trying to save his ass right before his election term. To read up on O ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2012 - 10:05pm -

  33. Palin-sanity

    I don't know about anyone else, but I am thrilled whenever I see Sarah Palin appear on the political scene. There is some feeling of mirth I get that exists only when she has a chunk of time on center stage- even Trump's obscenely insensitive re ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 21 2016 - 1:31pm -

  34. Buddy Roemer Goes Third Party

    Buddy Roemer is competing for The Reform Party nomination. Never understood why he didn't get a fair shake at the fiasco that is the Republican primaries. [quote=Slate]It was only seven short weeks ago when Charlie Pierce and I stood in the breakfast ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2012 - 10:48am -

  35. The Conservative Attack on Facebook is Misguided

    I think the title says it all. Not only is it misguided, but it directly contradicts conservative/libertarian ideology. In fact, it's implicitly the exact argument that liberals make in defense of big government and market interventionism. But beyond ...

    2 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 11 2018 - 12:14pm -

  36. Presidential Election 2016: Hillary Clinton v. Marco Rubio?

    The Presidential Election of 2016 is more than a year away, but the fight between candidates for party nominations and for the title of the President of the United States is well under way. On the Democratic front, Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runne ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 9:18pm -

  37. What if...

    interesting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaCemmsnNk&feature... fox news American Politics dumb politicians ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2012 - 9:47am -

  38. Can working in a muni group/ Public Sector Consulting theoretically be an exit to politics/policy?

    I'm charting out my career path and it seems like down the road, with muni experience- one could develop relationships with government representatives and move towards becoming a treasurer or comptroller then campaigning further. Thoughts? public fin ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 9 2018 - 3:03pm -

  39. Flynn Pleads Guilty- What does it mean?

    Curious to get input for those who have insight into the legal aspects of the recent news on General Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. A brief synopsis of what I understand so far (corrections are welcome since I am not well versed in the proceed ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 1 2017 - 5:21pm -

  40. Donald Trump Wheaties Boxes

    Yeah, I know the guy who did these, but doesn't make them any less amazing. Thought some people here would appreciate these or know someone who does. Trumpedupwheaties dot com American Politics ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2016 - 2:00pm -

  41. Politics crazy New Yorker interested in the world of Finance!

    Hey! My name is Larry Feldman and before I went on this site i had no idea what (BB) stood for or what "Front Office" referred to. I've spent a few days lurking and wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently attending Baruch College in ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2015 - 11:42am -

  42. Gabe Gomez GOP candidate for John Kerry's open Senate Seat

    I just came across a profile of MA Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez from the Boston Globe where it states: "Tax data provided by his campaign show that Gomez earned $8.5 million over five years at Advent, from 2007 to 2011." The Globe did not ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2013 - 2:33pm -

  43. Do you live in a death spiral state?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2012/11/25/do-... Interesting article. I always knew states like California and Illinois were fiscal hellholes and were funding all of these crazy pensions and whatnot. But I found it interesting when talking about hous ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2012 - 2:31pm -