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Old 02-04-2018, 06:25 AM   #51
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I wouldn't want a 10% raise or 20% raise when the trade off is poor people dying from a lack of healthcare, DREAMers being deported, numerous races being insulted by a racist president, and on and on. There are a lot of things worth more to me than money, and not all of them have to do with me.
The key thing in this is that you don't see yourself as one of the poor people dying from a lack of healthcare. If you did, you'd never say the same thing, and there's the rub. As one's perceived relative wealth declines it is harder and harder to take the comfortable well off person's view. On the one hand, the person who perceives him/herself as poor will often act quite collaboratively, but on the other hand, they'll take the 10% where they can get it. When you can't pay the rent and can't dream of owning a place to live, 10% sounds great.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:11 AM   #52
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Didn't Mason support a Libertarian in the last couple election cycles?

Libertarians may be second to only Evangelicals in the capitulation of their principals to Trumpism.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:19 AM   #53
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Remember when Mason wouldn't support the PPA and had an epic meltdown because their symbol looked liked the soviet sickle? And now he's licking the jackboots of a soviet stooge in the name of capitalism.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:35 AM   #54
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Grunching: remember when Mason said he'd have to lay off all his employees and close up shop if Obama won?
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:16 AM   #55
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Remember when Mason wouldn't support the PPA and had an epic meltdown because their symbol looked liked the soviet sickle? And now he's licking the jackboots of a soviet stooge in the name of capitalism.
I 'member. Think it was a picture of a raised fist though with no sickle.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:36 AM   #56
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The amazing thing is that despite getting dunked on every time he wanders in here he keeps coming back, each time expecting everyone to accept his idiotic right wing premises.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:52 AM   #57
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I 'member. Think it was a picture of a raised fist though with no sickle.
Yes, you're correct it was a raised fist.

I guess the lesson is communism is bad, but fascism is cool. And I have a bad memory.
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #58
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Its off the subject of the OP but your post gives me the opportunity to see how many of you agree with me that no more than a third of Democratic voters feel nearly as strongly as you do. The rest pretty much are:

The slightly empathetic/idealistic who would not go as far as 10%...I have been saying similar stuff for quite a while.
This is just not how politics works OR how people conceive of politics.

Firstly, if you would take 5k in exchange for deporting a million people, you are grossly immoral. But the percentage of such people is totally irrelevant, because it just isn't how politics works, as you don't get that 5k in isolation. You get it with millions of other people, in some big economy affecting thing. And you very well may reasonably believe the 1.5 trillion dollar tax bill is more important than DACA, but now we have moved very far from your charge.

Politics is fundamentally about tribalism. Undoubtedly when individuals are personally affected this is going to influence their connection to the tribe in various ways. But this "democrats are really more immoral than you all think" bit of yours is DOA.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:12 PM   #59
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Remember when Mason wouldn't support the PPA and had an epic meltdown because their symbol looked liked the soviet sickle? And now he's licking the jackboots of a soviet stooge in the name of capitalism.
This was one of the most bizarre things i’ve witnessed on the internet
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:49 PM   #60
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Haha was that racist guy completely deleted? He'll be back.
Before getting temp-banned he sent me a PM claiming that he could point out 8 scientists that support the validity of The Bell Curve. Then he claimed that I was scared to study up IQ tests.

IMO, scientific racists should be perma-banned.

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Its off the subject of the OP but your post gives me the opportunity to see how many of you agree with me that no more than a third of Democratic voters feel nearly as strongly as you do.
No.

I know you're trying hard to justify your own apathy and that of your friends/family regarding dreamers by saying that we're just as bad but we aren't. Some might be less outspoken than others but the overwhelming support of DACA in numerous polls shows that you are simply wrong.

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Grunching: remember when Mason said he'd have to lay off all his employees and close up shop if Obama won?
lol

Mason is the Alex Jones of the poker world.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:38 PM   #61
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It's getting difficult for me to justify continuing to support 2p2 at this point.
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:21 PM   #62
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I'll throw another facile and unsupported log into the fire: live poker in bible belt red states is hard to find.

Or how about a snide socratic- In light of his attempt to smear the NFL, can we see Capt. Spite, himself a failed casino mogul, taking action to promote the success of others in the gambling world?

I don't know, friends, maybe the downfall of poker is "getting what we need"
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #63
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Mason, would you consider publishing a response article?
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:47 PM   #64
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Atlanta Fed Predicts 5.4 GDP Growth in Current Quarter
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Latest forecast: 5.4 percent — February 1, 2018

The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2018 is 5.4 percent on February 1, up from 4.2 percent on January 29. The forecast of real consumer spending growth increased from 3.1 percent to 4.0 percent after this morning's Manufacturing ISM Report On Business from the Institute for Supply Management, while the forecast of real private fixed-investment growth increased from 5.2 percent to 9.2 percent after the ISM report and this morning's construction spending release from the U.S. Census Bureau. The model's estimate of the dynamic factor for January—normalized to have mean 0 and standard deviation 1 and used to forecast the yet-to-be released monthly GDP source data—increased from 0.42 to 1.37 after the ISM report.
Mason must have known this before he posted. Awesome!
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:13 PM   #65
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Adios, want to bet on that?
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:44 PM   #66
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Ofc he doesn't.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:47 PM   #67
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Atlanta Fed Predicts 5.4 GDP Growth in Current Quarter
Mason must have known this before he posted. Awesome!
this is like when i was playing online poker and i was on a great run and just had a super ****ty day so i show my friends the graph of everything leading up to friday morning to boost myself up and convince myself that friday didn't even happen and everything that led up to friday matters more.

is the trump economy good for poker metaphors?
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:01 PM   #68
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Mason, still somehow a GOP slappy even after Republicans ruined his business. Perhaps there is more to this than economic self interest!
Did you forget that Black Friday occurred long after the Republicans were gone.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #69
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the reason the websites were committing bank fraud was because of uigea which was a law passed by republicans bro
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:07 PM   #70
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do you think bank fraud should be prosecuted?
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:11 PM   #71
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LOL, simply amazing.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #72
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the reason the websites were committing bank fraud was because of uigea which was a law passed by republicans bro
I love how unnamed "regulations" on the economy are going to be responsible for these huge boosts to the economy, yet the one and only regulation that really matters to the owner of a ****ing poker publishing site and presumably cost him a huge percent of future earning is pushed off as something about obama.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:37 PM   #73
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Did you forget that Black Friday occurred long after the Republicans were gone.
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So the recession of 08 had a republican administration in office as it unraveled before there even was a Black Friday. It hurt the gaming industry.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:52 PM   #74
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So the recession of 08 had a republican administration in office as it unraveled before there even was a Black Friday. It hurt the gaming industry.
well, you're trying to apply logic as if mason is being earnest about this whole "poker economy" thing. but objective observation points to mason trying to diversify his personal assets by lobbying the government for a multimillion dollar cash handout. he's framing the situation as if it relates to poker because he owns a poker discussion website and he wants to scam rubes into voting to promote his financial interests.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:10 PM   #75
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I'm not sure how someone who has a Friedman avatar concludes that Trump will increase his wealth. It's not even partisan economics. Friedman was very correct about all the things Trump and the GOP have abandoned.
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