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  1. #13521
    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    We could use a stiff wealth tax, huh.
    two cents! two cents!

    hm, back of the envelope, that would be over $1 billion per year for Bloomberg. I guess that makes his $500 million vanity run seem like a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    ITT bernie bros find out about marketing
    We're going to be good again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalon View Post
    two cents! two cents!

    hm, back of the envelope, that would be over $1 billion per year for Bloomberg. I guess that makes his $500 million vanity run seem like a bargain.
    The two cents isn't per year. Isn't it two cents one time on total wealth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    The two cents isn't per year. Isn't it two cents one time on total wealth?
    It's annual. But I missed the billionaire's surcharge. So it's over $2 billion.

    Ranger is right, this thing is taking forever to load. I'll move over to his new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avalon View Post
    There's an echo in here...



    It's annual. But I missed the billionaire's surcharge. So it's over $2 billion.

    Ranger is right, this thing is taking forever to load. I'll move over to his new thread.
    I thought it was a 2% tax on total wealth and a 2% tax on earnings above $50M/year.

  6. #13526
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    loading fine for me. the upgrade to Premium boards was worth it

  7. #13527
    Quote Originally Posted by tiltdeac View Post
    If it comes up again, ask him what he's so worried about. What does he think would realistically happen in this hypothetical Sanders presidency that is so different/bad than the other dem candidates? I just don't see it, and I think otherwise smart people are falling for silly fearmongering.
    A decent (not perfect) response I saw about Bernie and this topic is that he mentioned Vermont didn’t nationalize anything while he’s been there.

    Bernie winning the presidency isn’t going to socialize or nationalize many (any?) economic sectors.

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    Sanders has been in Washington for almost 30 years and we haven't gotten socialism yet, so he shouldn't be afraid.

  9. #13529
    The 'swarm': How a subset of Sanders supporters use hostile tactics to drown out critics


    On Twitter, Sanders supporters lobbed hundreds of critical messages at the Working Families Party or its leadership, which included personal attacks that called them "corrupt," "shameless" and "bloodless scumbag hacks." One pro-Sanders account tweeted that "slave masters" had coerced the support of the party's national director, who is African American.

    Three days after the endorsement, a WFP spokeswoman tweeted a screenshot of one message that wished she and her colleagues would "all get cancer you are f**king trash." She also said they received private messages saying "eat sh*t and die" and "drop dead dumb c*nts."

    As Sanders surges as a top contender in the 2020 presidential race, such online harassment has become a source of derision among the Vermont senator's critics who say his campaign's success on social media is undermined by trends of bullying within subsets of his followers.

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    Days after Sanders announced his bid last February, he condemned bullying in an email to his campaign representatives and encouraged them to "engage respectfully."
    Bernie Sanders raised massive $25 million in the month of January
    But since that time, throngs of his Internet supporters have shunned that approach and continued to use ad hominem tactics to advocate for their preferred candidate.

    More than a dozen social media users spoke to CNN about their experiences with bullying by Sanders supporters.

    They described threats against family members, the creation of imposter accounts that resembled their own and what some described as being "swarmed," where barrages of vitriol filled their Twitter feeds and inboxes for days after they posted something critical of Sanders.

    "I had never experienced that level of aggression before," said Patty Kasbek, a veterinary technician in Oklahoma who said she criticizes President Donald Trump on Twitter more than any other political figure but said she faced the most hostility after she accused Sanders of being misogynistic. She said she received messages such as "STFU" and "eat this" poop emoji, among other insults.

    Two other targets said they were so tormented by the online attacks they faced following their public questioning or criticism of Sanders that they requested those specific circumstances not be reported for fear such harassment could start up again. Both said Sanders supporters exposed their addresses, shared their personal photos and spread information about their relatives and work colleagues.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/polit...nvs/index.html


    This is oddly similar to how trump supporting/Hillary hating trolls acted leading up to the November 2016 election. Twitter was a fucking cesspool full of vitriol back then.

  10. #13530
    Twitter =/= real life, NED.
    We're going to be good again.

  11. #13531
    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    Twitter =/= real life, NED.
    No fucking shit. But it does deliver millions of impressions on a daily basis so it may not be real life but it sure as shit is a part of our reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    Twitter =/= real life, NED.
    You can't ignore social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    You can't ignore social media.
    Really, though, only what happens on the boards matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    Twitter =/= real life, NED.
    Yeah, it’s not like anyone’s ever lost their job or killed themselves because of what happened on social media

  15. #13535
    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheCaptain View Post
    Yeah, it’s not like anyone’s ever lost their job or killed themselves because of what happened on social media
    Even more reason for NED to spend less time on it!
    We're going to be good again.

  16. #13536
    Highly recommend y’all looking into the KHive on twitter for some real crazy shit

  17. #13537
    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    Even more reason for NED to spend less time on it!
    Never go full RJ

  18. #13538
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Gossett Jr View Post
    Never go full RJ
    Doesn’t clutching your pearls over Bernie Bros ever get old?
    We're going to be good again.

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