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flashflood wrote:
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We are not in a recession.

Yep, most of the world is either in a recession or soon will be because of Covid and the war.

To be fair, we’re not entering a recession because of covid. We’re entering a recession because of government response to covid.

Thank you, you are 100% correct. And you can include “guvment response to ‘war’” in that too.
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Let’s drop the controversial political comments please, that always leads to a nasty argument.

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Perfect fit, those jeans.

(subtext: et tu Levi’s?)

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“Diversity is our strength” is a lie. It can be a strength, and diversity can also be extremely divisive. “Unity is our strength” is a more accurate take on it.

Absolutely, diversity absolutely divides.

Don’t believe me? Try organising a lunch outing where someone’s vegan, another’s kosher, another’s gluten-free, another’s lactose-intolerant, another’s got a peanut allergy, etc.

“Okay everyone, here’s a case of bottled water. Dig in!”

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Opposites attract.

true for magnets, not sure how long for happy relationships

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kennybobby wrote:

Opposites attract.

true for magnets, not sure how long for happy relationships

Yeah, I've never been attracted to a woman that's the exact opposite of me.

She doesn't have to be just like me, but we have to have a significant number of things in common for there to even be a chance of a good relationship.  :BEER:

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Bort wrote:
Trickle down economics works!

Shouldn’t it be something people actually said before it can be a false saying?

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manithree wrote:
Bort wrote:

Trickle down economics works!

Shouldn't it be something people actually said before it can be a false saying?

I don't know if anyone has said that exact quote, but there are plenty that have said that it works (using different words.)  :-)

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Not to swerve off the rails to politics again, but for those old enough to remember, Reaganomics was the era of so-called trickle down

Trickle-down economics, or “trickle-down theory,” states that tax breaks and benefits for corporations and the wealthy will trickle down to everyone else

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kennybobby wrote:
Not to swerve off the rails to politics again, but for those old enough to remember, Reaganomics was the era of so-called trickle down

No need for politics. But what you left out was that “trickle down” was a derogatory term created used by the critics of Reagan tax cuts.

So the intersection of the set of people who use the term “trickle down” and the set of people who agreed with Reagan’s economic policies is pretty much an empty set. Anybody who says “Trickle down economics works” is a common saying sounds like they’re pushing alternative facts to me. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the economic policy, “trickle down” was a term used by critics, not supporters.

ETA: Upon fact-checking myself, the term “trickle down” is much older than the 1980s. But wikipedia agrees with my primary point, that it’s always been a derogatory, critical nomenclature, not a supportive one, and even presents some evidence that it’s an intentional mischaracterization.

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BlueSwordM wrote:

"Heated arguments are bad"

Is that one false, or is that one a joke?  :-)

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It’s false. Good heated arguments are something that are great to see if all sides are acting in good faith.

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I sometimes like watching heated arguments, but I hate being in them.  :THUMBS-UP:

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manithree wrote:
… Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the economic policy, “trickle down” was a term used by critics, not supporters.

Thanks, i never realized that aspect of it.
i guess an old dog can learn something new.

OT:

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

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until i saw what i was doin',
was drivin' down the road to ruin. --JT

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raccoon city wrote:

I sometimes like watching heated arguments, but I hate being in them.

LOL Is this a false saying, or are you making a joke?

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until i saw what i was doin',
was drivin' down the road to ruin. --JT

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kennybobby wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

I sometimes like watching heated arguments, but I hate being in them.

LOL Is this a false saying, or are you making a joke?

Neither, but I do get in more arguments on BLF than most.  :BEER:

I swear that I don't enjoy it, though.

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kennybobby wrote:
manithree wrote:

... Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the economic policy, "trickle down" was a term used by critics, not supporters.

Thanks, i never realized that aspect of it.
i guess an old dog can learn something new.

OT:

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

I didn't know that either.

I've only been following politics closely for less than a decade, and I thought that "Reaganomics" and "trickle down economics" were synonyms for each other without a difference between them.  :THUMBS-UP:

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"You can't teach an old raccoon new tricks."

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BlueSwordM wrote:
It’s false. Good heated arguments are something that are great to see if all sides are acting in good faith.

What are sports, if they’re not heated, physical arguments over which team/athlete is superior?

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raccoon city wrote:
She doesn’t have to be just like me, but we have to have a significant number of things in common for there to even be a chance of a good relationship.

Michelle Myers?

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BlueSwordM wrote:
“Heated arguments are bad”

They are not!! Go to Hell!!! 🤡🤡🤡

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Lightbringer wrote:
BlueSwordM wrote:

"Heated arguments are bad"

They are not!! Go to Hell!!!

Or, as Mr. Garrison would say...

You go to hell and you die!

(As if that's the proper order.)  :D

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Getting old is Fun…… enjoy your ‘Golden years’ Party Crying
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I guess its better than the alternative…… Beer Beer Beer Beer

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I'd rather be really old than dead, but that's assuming I'm reasonably healthy and not suffering.

Heck, I'm 46 years old, and on most days I feel like I'm a teenager.

I'm more mature than when I was a teenager, but I don't feel like I'm middle-aged most of the time.

On topic...

"When you 'assume', you make an a$$ out of u and me."

I think this saying is sometimes true and sometimes not.

I actually avoid using the word assume most of the time because of this popular saying/belief.

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@RC……. 46? I have underwear that old! Fwiw I still felt like a teenager at 46 too (almost 20y ago). Believe me, the * ‘Best’ is yet to come. Facepalm Beer Crying

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Lightbringer wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

She doesn't have to be just like me, but we have to have a significant number of things in common for there to even be a chance of a good relationship.

Michelle Myers?

I'm not a violent person, but I like horror movies and I have a dark sense of humor...

Imagine a TV drama (like Dexter) about a serial killer dating another serial killer.

Oh, the hijinks they'd get into!  :D

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