so is julian assange a good guy or a bad guy
Looks like I got my answer for Trump. Number 6 on the second list/12th overall.Will they take action? Who knows. Are they aware of it? Yes.Quick question: Once this is over and done with, will either of the nominees take action on the Dakota pipeline? The shit going down has been horrendous and infuriates me.
Term limits are one of those things that sound GREAT on paper, but in practice aren't actually always the best. There are three problems with strict term limits. The first is that legislators tend to get better over time. The majority of their first legislative session is rarely all that productive, because there's a huge learning curve, and it takes time to learn the ins and outs of Washington. The second is that it means there's no built-in responsibility to their electorate if there is no re-election. Theoretically, a legislator will be unwilling to go against her electorate to advance her own interests because she will plan to seek re-election down the road; with strict term limits, that isn't an issue, so someone can run a completely false campaign and not have to worry about actually following up with any campaign promises once in office. The third problem is that legislators end up passing bills that sound good in the short term but have negative long term consequences because, frankly, they don't give a shit about the long term - there is no incentive to do longer term research and planning, both because they're not going to be in office to care about it, and because the next batch of legislators to take their place will probably just end up scrapping their bill and starting anew.To at least disguise my hatred for this guy, at the very least, I actually like some of the first 8 promises: it addresses the fact that America is owned by corporate interests and gets out the crooks who have fucked up the system so badly... at least in theory. I'd appreciate it if someone could point out the negative impacts, because I don't have any context for the American system. At first glance, it does seem like a good thing.
I'm all for globalisation, don't get me wrong. And in theory, NAFTA is great too! But the problem is when YOUR COUNTRY IS GETTING FUCKED IN THE ASS (with no lube!) and there's nothing you can do about it, except bend over and let other countries decimate your resources, land, destroy the natural ecosystems, and stomp all over Indigenous treaty land without a second fucking thought. Fuck that shit. The exact same thing will happen with TPP which is why people dislike it so much. (Oh and we want to continue getting free movies I guess, haha)NAFTA has been shown to have little effect and what little effect is a net positive. I dunno why people keep making it an issue but it's pretty much a partisan issue now. TPP is a different story, but the details are so vague/we don't really know what'll happen/tons of false information that that's still kind of a mystery to be honest.
I know some people won't want to hear it but..... globalization isn't going away, like ever. Look at something like Brexit and the negative effects on the economy it's had because they decided to cut "globalist" ties and free trade. The push against it generally comes off as more xenophobia and fear of lack of control over the economy which are legit concerns, but people need to understand that we live in a global economy now and it's not like the 1800's where a country can just control everything economically. The world has evolved.
Holy shit, calm down, grandpa. You're spewing the same shit about sovereignty that brought Britain to fuck themselves in the ass (with no lube!) with Brexit. Maybe instead you could propose renegotiating NAFTA (especially regarding Chapter 11 which seems to be the most contentious issue), but straight-up leaving a free trade zone is not going to be good for your economy.I'm all for globalisation, don't get me wrong. And in theory, NAFTA is great too! But the problem is when YOUR COUNTRY IS GETTING FUCKED IN THE ASS (with no lube!) and there's nothing you can do about it, except bend over and let other countries decimate your resources, land, destroy the natural ecosystems, and stomp all over Indigenous treaty land without a second fucking thought. Fuck that shit. The exact same thing will happen with TPP which is why people dislike it so much. (Oh and we want to continue getting free movies I guess, haha)
Hogg, thanks a million for your clarification there. Why not have it match presidential terms? (Four years, right?)
source: http://www.politico.com/magazine/st...-initiatives-downticket-votes-measures-214400Those who know Bill "Spaceman" Lee aren't shocked to hear about the former Boston Red Sox pitcher's gubernatorial bid in Vermont. Observers have long thought Lee’s head is in the clouds: In 1971, Lee, while being interviewed by reporters in the Fenway Park locker room, abruptly switched the conversation from baseball to the Apollo 15 moon landing (hence the nickname, “Spaceman”).
In 1998, the Spaceman ran for president as the nominee of the Rhinoceros Party. His platform included bulldozing the Rocky Mountains so Alberta, Canada, could receive more sunlight. His slogan was, “No guns, no butter. Both can kill.”
Now, his name (nickname included) is on the Vermont ballot, this time as the gubernatorial nominee of the Liberty Union Party—the same party that once nominated Bernie Sanders in a failed gubernatorial effort. Lee has also changed up his pitch: "So far left, we're right." He promises that if elected, he will not do much.
Will the Spaceman win the race for governor? Probably not. According to Vermont Public Radio, he is currently polling at 2 percent. On the other hand, that might be enough to swing the race to Republican Phil Scott, who is neck-and-neck with Democratic nominee Sue Minter.