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03 August 2016 @ 11:31 pm
How politics change  
10 months ago when I took isidewith quiz, Trump was much further down.
But now he moved closer to my views and is in the second place (after Gary Johnson).
Now Trump and I share 79% of views (was 69% back in October 2015).
It looks like Trump is doing what analysts predicted he would be doing: after winning Republican primaries he changed his rhetoric to embrace some popular Democratic and Libertarian views.

Hillary Clinton was at 67% and now she is down to 64%.
It's a wrong move after winning Democratic Primaries.
It looks like she does not want to win this elections.
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Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 4th, 2016 04:41 am (UTC)
> Really? He just gave small pause to bad guys to regroup and get half of Syria and half of Iraq.

That's mostly Iraq's problem now.
Why should that concern us?

There are no US troops fighting in Iraq anymore.

> "The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production."

Do you think Obama should not get involved into bombing campaign against ISIS?

> Absolutely.

What specifically did Bill Clinton do to cause that dot com bubble?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on August 4th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
> That's mostly Iraq's problem now.
> Why should that concern us?

We are responsible for this mess.
Killing dictators like Hussein, Qaddafi, Assad is good thing.
But if we destroy something, we have to rebuild that.
As a moral obligation.

Otherwise we have to deal with huge wave of refuges, without language and working skills to contribute to new country.

"Hillary Clinton: U.S. should take 65,000 Syrian refugees"
For our leftist friend getting a cute girl on stage and mocking Trump was joy,
but for thousand raped German women it was not.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 4th, 2016 05:43 am (UTC)
> But if we destroy something, we have to rebuild that.

Even if Iraqis do NOT want the US to do that "rebuild"?

> Otherwise we have to deal with huge wave of refuges

It does not follow.

I agree that it's better to minimize the wave or refuges. But if US military involvement caused that wave of refugees, then continuing that military involvement would likely worsen the situation, not improve it.

> but for thousand raped German women it was not.

Is there any statistics that shows that thousand German women were raped by these refugees?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on August 4th, 2016 05:13 am (UTC)
> What specifically did Bill Clinton do to cause that dot com bubble?

Clinton signed the Financial Services Modernization Act, commonly known as Gramm-Leach-Bliley, repealing the key components of Glass-Steagall.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 4th, 2016 05:33 am (UTC)
How could that Financial Services Modernization Act (1999) possibly affect Dot Com Bubble that started around ~1997?
Anatoli Dontsovlamantyn on August 4th, 2016 06:04 am (UTC)
Glass–Steagall was not really enforced already and FCMA just legalized things.

It not started bubble (there are always bubbles), but allowed it to grow to disproportional level.
He also signed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which exempted credit-default swaps from regulation. In 1995 Clinton loosened housing rules by rewriting the Community Reinvestment Act, which put added pressure on banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods.

Whatever happened (5 or 10 reasons) - Clinton was at the helm.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on August 4th, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
I find it strange that you are blaming Bill Clinton for 2008-2009 housing bubble.
If Bill Clinton's decision to loose regulations was wrong - then Bush Administration had many years to fix that (and did not).


Edited at 2016-08-04 06:11 am (UTC)