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impartial: Me [25F] with my boyfriend [25M] of seven months. He has VERY bizarre opinions and I want help understanding him, and getting him to understand how others see him Relationships submitted 7 hours ago by throwaway47273747483 have been with my boyfriend, Henry, for around 7 months now, and he's an amazing guy etc. I really see this developing into a long and very serious relationship. There are no big problems or red flags. One thing that gets me though, are his political opinions. They are esoteric, somewhat incomprehensible, and frankly, bizarre. He is an ardent monarchist (we are in the UK) but not in the typical use of the word (ie liking the Queen being an impartial head of state), he literally believes in the divine right of kings and that it is the only natural form of government. He claims to recognise no monarch since James ll, and apparently the real legitimate successor is some guy called Francis who I've never heard of, who is also supposedly the rightful king of France and Greece. He never votes, saying he has no desire to assist his monarch in their choice of servants (which is technically how the UK government works, the Queen "chooses" whoever wins the election). He expressed disgust at Prince Harry's recent engagement, I pressed him as to why (I was slightly worried it was racist in nature) and he said both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are commoners who have no business marrying royalty, then made some remark about the Royal Family being a "ghastly bunch of arriviste Germans anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter". It's just strange. It's like his worldview is so odd and so far removed from anything I can even begin to understand. I can name the current major Royals and a few of the more important historical ones, whereas he is an absolute expert. He will passionately debate anyone who wants to, though again it just makes him look strange. Friends at dinner will be discussing normal, contemporary political issues, and he will interject and go on some tangent about how this all relates to "King John's submission to Papal authority in 1213". He does seem to genuinely believe this stuff, but it gives an odd impression to those around us. No one can really reply beecause they don't know what he's talking about so he definitely gets the feeling he's winning these debates (he's far too well-mannered to be rude about it, but it's certainly an unspoken truth in his view) tikkunolamorgtfo: TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
impartial: Me [25F] with my boyfriend [25M] of seven months. He has VERY bizarre opinions
 and I want help understanding him, and getting him to understand how others see
 him Relationships
 submitted 7 hours ago by throwaway47273747483
 have been with my boyfriend, Henry, for around 7 months now, and he's an amazing guy etc.
 I really see this developing into a long and very serious relationship. There are no big
 problems or red flags.
 One thing that gets me though, are his political opinions. They are esoteric, somewhat
 incomprehensible, and frankly, bizarre. He is an ardent monarchist (we are in the UK) but not
 in the typical use of the word (ie liking the Queen being an impartial head of state), he literally
 believes in the divine right of kings and that it is the only natural form of government. He
 claims to recognise no monarch since James ll, and apparently the real legitimate successor
 is some guy called Francis who I've never heard of, who is also supposedly the rightful king of
 France and Greece. He never votes, saying he has no desire to assist his monarch in their
 choice of servants (which is technically how the UK government works, the Queen "chooses"
 whoever wins the election). He expressed disgust at Prince Harry's recent engagement, I
 pressed him as to why (I was slightly worried it was racist in nature) and he said both Meghan
 Markle and Kate Middleton are commoners who have no business marrying royalty, then made
 some remark about the Royal Family being a "ghastly bunch of arriviste Germans anyway, so I
 suppose it doesn't matter". It's just strange. It's like his worldview is so odd and so far removed
 from anything I can even begin to understand. I can name the current major Royals and a few
 of the more important historical ones, whereas he is an absolute expert.
 He will passionately debate anyone who wants to, though again it just makes him look strange.
 Friends at dinner will be discussing normal, contemporary political issues, and he will interject
 and go on some tangent about how this all relates to "King John's submission to Papal
 authority in 1213". He does seem to genuinely believe this stuff, but it gives an odd impression
 to those around us. No one can really reply beecause they don't know what he's talking about
 so he definitely gets the feeling he's winning these debates (he's far too well-mannered to be
 rude about it, but it's certainly an unspoken truth in his view)
tikkunolamorgtfo:
TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

tikkunolamorgtfo: TFW your boyfriend is a 17th Century Catholic vampire who is NOT OVER™ the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

impartial: Jon Coopere @joncoopertweets Follow Trump is running television ads to ask people to call 800-350-6647 and press 1 to DEMAND that Pelosi and Schumer fund the wall. Buried at the end, the announcer says, "press 2 if you do NOT support funding the wall Friends, you know what to do. #NoWall 12:07 PM-17 Jan 2019 114 Retweets 120 Likes 24 tl 114 120 kevindrakewriter: nitramgniknilra: bogleech: systlin: m-is-for-mungo: calleo: Oh my god, the 50s TV announcer voice at that number… Also, it will say press 1 to support the wall, repeat that, make the sound a cell phone makes when a call has been disconnected if you don’t respond, and then say “Press 2 if you do not support the wall.” Did it to fact check, and it does in fact make the “end call” noise making you believe the call was done before you could press 2 to say you don’t support the wall. I’ve done this four times today.  okay but does pressing 2 even actually do anything or did they probably just rig it to produce their pro-wall data anyway? In twenty years this post will be in a textbook to teach kids why neoliberalism was a useless joke. Know that this isn’t Trump’s ad but House Freedom Fund, a political action committee closely affiliated with the conservative Republican House Freedom Caucus. If you call this number you could be handing over your phone number to be robo called by this committee for fund raising. There is nothing impartial about this. It is pointless to act on this number as the source is already biased for the wall and any dissenting call will just have their data collected, probably; I don’t have any real evidence of this but that’s my guess as to what is going on here.
impartial: Jon Coopere
 @joncoopertweets
 Follow
 Trump is running television ads to ask people
 to call 800-350-6647 and press 1 to DEMAND
 that Pelosi and Schumer fund the wall. Buried
 at the end, the announcer says, "press 2 if you
 do NOT support funding the wall
 Friends, you know what to do.
 #NoWall
 12:07 PM-17 Jan 2019
 114 Retweets 120 Likes
 24 tl 114 120
kevindrakewriter:

nitramgniknilra:

bogleech:


systlin:

m-is-for-mungo:

calleo:

Oh my god, the 50s TV announcer voice at that number…
Also, it will say press 1 to support the wall, repeat that, make the sound a cell phone makes when a call has been disconnected if you don’t respond, and then say “Press 2 if you do not support the wall.”


Did it to fact check, and it does in fact make the “end call” noise making you believe the call was done before you could press 2 to say you don’t support the wall.

I’ve done this four times today. 

okay but does pressing 2 even actually do anything or did they probably just rig it to produce their pro-wall data anyway?


In twenty years this post will be in a textbook to teach kids why neoliberalism was a useless joke.

Know that this isn’t Trump’s ad but 
House Freedom Fund, a political action committee closely affiliated with the conservative Republican House Freedom Caucus. 

If you call this number you could be handing over your phone number to be robo called by this committee for fund raising. There is nothing impartial about this. It is pointless to act on this number as the source is already biased for the wall and any dissenting call will just have their data collected, probably; I don’t have any real evidence of this but that’s my guess as to what is going on here.

kevindrakewriter: nitramgniknilra: bogleech: systlin: m-is-for-mungo: calleo: Oh my god, the 50s TV announcer voice at that number...

impartial: authorbettyadams tumbl Follow themagdalenwriting marzo2theletter Let Me Talk About Werewolves for a Second Why is it that every werewolf book is this weird testosterone fueled alpha male/female romance thing? Like guys. Werewolves are family groups. They are basically big ol dog families Your werewolf family wouldn't be made up of alpha males fighting each other for dominance and subjugating females If there was a werewolf in your neighborhood, they'd be that family of 10 kids always roughhousing outside and their house is the one all the neighborhood kids go to hang out at because Mr. Werewolf and Mrs. Werewolf are the Cool Parents that their kids find really embarrassing avatar-dacia Wait...Emily? Aren't she and her whole family...you know? "Don't believe everything you've heard, worst thing that's ever happened over there is the twins teething on visitors' shoes." prokopet Here's the thing, though While the notion of the "alpha wolf" is indeed misguided, being based on observations of wolves in captivity, the dominance thing does happen. And it's not just the adult males, adult females do it too - but it's only a thing when wolves who aren't related by blood end up sharing a habitat. So consider: by some happenstance, two unrelated werewolf families end up living across the street from one another. Of course they're not going to stat brawling in the streets - they're civilised people, after all - but that urge to show the other pack who's boss comes out in other ways, resulting in the two clans getting, like, weirdly competitive about everything Imagine the Hallowe'en displays avatar-dacia "Wow...the Phelans and Ochoas both really went all-out with the decorations Are those real bones?" That's just how they are, they'll find absolutely any excuse to showboat at each other like that. And they're definitely real-right down to the toothmarks authorbettyadams Something to think about though: Do you know what would be for all intents and purposes the *EXACT CIRCUMSTANCE* where wolves are shown to display the classic Alpha/Beta dominance behavior? ie A bunch of unrelated (usually unmated') young adults forced into close proximity in competition for unnaturally distributed resources? Where their actions are being observed and controlled by impartial" and ignorant authorities? Where they are forced to be at crowded events when their "cycles" are flaring up? SCHOOL Regular public school, college, even and especially boarding school meet all the criteria to force young, undeveloped werewolves into an intensely unhealthy situation Of course the parents would know this, they would take steps to ensure their children were not stressed out. Conclusions: Werewolves are homeschoolers That big, rowdy family whose science projects make the local news, who only shows up at school to ace the standardized testing once a year, who spends weeks at a time out on family hunting trips, whose innumerable uncles and aunts are always dropping in with food. Those are the werewolves Source:marzopup #extended family #werewolves #1fe #homeschool #homeschooling #school #study #science 49,857 notes How to tell if any of your neighbors are werewolves
impartial: authorbettyadams
 tumbl
 Follow
 themagdalenwriting
 marzo2theletter
 Let Me Talk About Werewolves
 for a Second
 Why is it that every werewolf book is this weird testosterone fueled alpha
 male/female romance thing?
 Like guys. Werewolves are family groups. They are basically big ol dog families
 Your werewolf family wouldn't be made up of alpha males fighting each other for
 dominance and subjugating females
 If there was a werewolf in your neighborhood, they'd be that family of 10 kids
 always roughhousing outside and their house is the one all the neighborhood
 kids go to hang out at because Mr. Werewolf and Mrs. Werewolf are the Cool
 Parents that their kids find really embarrassing
 avatar-dacia
 Wait...Emily? Aren't she and her whole family...you know?
 "Don't believe everything you've heard, worst thing that's ever happened over
 there is the twins teething on visitors' shoes."
 prokopet
 Here's the thing, though
 While the notion of the "alpha wolf" is indeed misguided, being based on
 observations of wolves in captivity, the dominance thing does happen. And it's
 not just the adult males, adult females do it too - but it's only a thing when
 wolves who aren't related by blood end up sharing a habitat.
 So consider: by some happenstance, two unrelated werewolf families end up
 living across the street from one another. Of course they're not going to stat
 brawling in the streets - they're civilised people, after all - but that urge to show
 the other pack who's boss comes out in other ways, resulting in the two clans
 getting, like, weirdly competitive about everything
 Imagine the Hallowe'en displays
 avatar-dacia
 "Wow...the Phelans and Ochoas both really went all-out with the decorations
 Are those real bones?"
 That's just how they are, they'll find absolutely any excuse to showboat at each
 other like that. And they're definitely real-right down to the toothmarks
 authorbettyadams
 Something to think about though: Do you know what would be for all intents and
 purposes the *EXACT CIRCUMSTANCE* where wolves are shown to display
 the classic Alpha/Beta dominance behavior? ie A bunch of unrelated (usually
 unmated') young adults forced into close proximity in competition for unnaturally
 distributed resources? Where their actions are being observed and controlled by
 impartial" and ignorant authorities? Where they are forced to be at crowded
 events when their "cycles" are flaring up?
 SCHOOL
 Regular public school, college, even and especially boarding school meet all the
 criteria to force young, undeveloped werewolves into an intensely unhealthy
 situation
 Of course the parents would know this, they would take steps to ensure their
 children were not stressed out.
 Conclusions: Werewolves are homeschoolers
 That big, rowdy family whose science projects make the local news, who only
 shows up at school to ace the standardized testing once a year, who spends
 weeks at a time out on family hunting trips, whose innumerable uncles and
 aunts are always dropping in with food. Those are the werewolves
 Source:marzopup #extended family #werewolves #1fe #homeschool
 #homeschooling #school #study #science
 49,857 notes
How to tell if any of your neighbors are werewolves

How to tell if any of your neighbors are werewolves

impartial: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a Severe Impact on Him By Dayna Evans Brock Allen Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who was discovered raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus in January of last year, will be sentenced to six months in county jail and probation. Prosecutors had recommended that Turner receive a sentence of six years, but judge Aaron Persky determined that Turner's age 20 - and lack of criminal history warranted him a much shorter sentence. "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him," Persky said at Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I think he will not be a danger to Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial. "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt." And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing? Right. do thisiseverydayracism: ihaveabatundermyhat: anti-capitalistlesbianwitch: fifisinclaire: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism: This is rape culture. This is white male privilege. This is injustice. The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil. Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky Let the Judge know how you feel: Department 89: Honorable Aaron Persky, Santa Clara County (apparently up for re-election next week?) Courtroom Clerk (650) 462-3880 Court Reporter: (650) 462-3885 RAPISTS DESERVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE COMING TO THEM. This is absolutely sickening. I have been absolutely livid about this whole thing. Here’s a picture of a statement from the rapist’s father, just to add insult to injury…. Also, the survivor’s statement should be obligatory reading for EVERYONE for years to come. Parents, show this to your kids, EDUCATE THEM. Read HERE. Reader’s discretion is advised, there is some explicit writing about the rape. Again, read HERE. [Source: This petition.] Update: Judge Aaron Persky is running unopposed for Seat 18 so, he is not even on the ballot. We can file complaints about his ethics violation however.  More info on Judge Persky: This is not the only time he has shown bias in favor of student athletes. He also coached lacrosse at Stanford. His inability to remain impartial in the face of his personal prejudices is well-established and he is unfit to serve. The powerful letter the victim read aloud in court can be read here. To file a complaint: Fill out this form, print out, and mail. What to write: Date, Name, Phone Number, AddressAttorney’s Name: N/AAttorney’s Phone Number: N/ACourt: SuperiorCounty: Santa ClaraName of case and case number: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA vs. BROCK ALLEN TURNER, Case no. B1577162Please specify what action or behavior of the judge… is the basis of your complaint: Bias/appearance of bias toward a particular class. Sentencing of Brock Allen Turner to an unusually lenient 6 months in jail for 3 sexual assault convictions. Present: Judge Aaron Persky, District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Defense Attorney Mike Armstrong, Brock Allen Turner, Jane Doe, others. Print out and mail to:Commission on Judicial Performance455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400San Francisco CA, 91402
impartial: Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious
 Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail
 Would Have a Severe Impact on Him
 By Dayna Evans
 Brock Allen Turner, the former
 Stanford swimmer who was
 discovered raping an unconscious
 woman behind a dumpster on
 campus in January of last year, will
 be sentenced to six months in county
 jail and probation. Prosecutors had
 recommended that Turner receive a
 sentence of six years, but judge Aaron
 Persky determined that Turner's age
 20 - and lack of criminal history
 warranted him a much shorter
 sentence.
 "A prison sentence would have a
 severe impact on him," Persky said at
 Turner's sentencing on Thursday. "I
 think he will not be a danger to
 Brock Allen Turner. Photo: Stanford University
 others." Meanwhile, the 23-year-old victim in the rape case, who had had a
 blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the rape and
 who had no memory of the attack, gave important testimony at the trial.
 "You took away my worth, my privacv, my energv, my time, my safetv, my
 intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today," she said, reportedly
 directly to Turner. "I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt."
 And yet it's Turner who would be severely impacted in his sentencing?
 Right.

 do
thisiseverydayracism:


ihaveabatundermyhat:

anti-capitalistlesbianwitch:

fifisinclaire:

thisiseverydayracism:

thisiseverydayracism:

This is rape culture.

This is white male privilege.

This is injustice.

The rapist and the judge are revolting, sociopathic spawns of the devil.

Rapist: Brock Allen TurnerJudge: Aaron Persky

Let the Judge know how you feel: Department 89: Honorable Aaron Persky, Santa Clara County (apparently up for re-election next week?) Courtroom Clerk (650) 462-3880 Court Reporter: (650) 462-3885

RAPISTS DESERVE EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAVE COMING TO THEM. This is absolutely sickening.

I have been absolutely livid about this whole thing. Here’s a picture of a statement from the rapist’s father, just to add insult to injury….
Also, the survivor’s statement should be obligatory reading for EVERYONE for years to come. Parents, show this to your kids, EDUCATE THEM.
Read HERE.
Reader’s discretion is advised, there is some explicit writing about the rape.
Again, read HERE.

[Source: This petition.] 

Update: Judge Aaron Persky is running unopposed for Seat 18 so, 
he is not even on the ballot. 
We can file complaints about his 
ethics violation however. 
More info on Judge Persky: This is not the only time he has shown bias in favor of student athletes.
 He also coached lacrosse at Stanford. His inability to remain 
impartial in the face of his personal prejudices is well-established and
 he is unfit to serve.
The powerful letter the victim read aloud in court can be read here. 
To file a complaint: 
Fill out this form, print out, and mail.
What to write:
Date, Name, Phone Number, AddressAttorney’s Name: N/AAttorney’s Phone Number: N/ACourt: SuperiorCounty: Santa ClaraName of case and case number: THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA vs. BROCK ALLEN TURNER, Case no. B1577162Please specify what action or behavior of the judge… is the basis of your complaint:
 Bias/appearance of bias toward a particular class. Sentencing of Brock 
Allen Turner to an unusually lenient 6 months in jail for 3 sexual 
assault convictions. Present: Judge Aaron Persky, District Attorney Jeff
 Rosen, Defense Attorney Mike Armstrong, Brock Allen Turner, Jane Doe, 
others.
Print out and mail to:Commission on Judicial Performance455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400San Francisco CA, 91402

thisiseverydayracism: ihaveabatundermyhat: anti-capitalistlesbianwitch: fifisinclaire: thisiseverydayracism: thisiseverydayracism:...

impartial: So You've Seen This CNN Article Claiming An Economist Just Vetted Sanders' Plan And Announced It Would Be Wildly Successful? ANNUAL GDP GROWTH MEDIAN INCOME UP BY 52% $22,000 ouroney 24% POVERTY 6% 14.8% UNEMPLOYMENT 38% "currenty: 4.9% Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says Problem Is. That Economist Just Happens To Be The Same One Who AUTHORED Bernie's Plan. ALL HE DID WAS PROCLAIM HIS OWN IDEAS TO BE GREAT! THAT'S NOT A LEGIT VETTING PROCESS! <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/139003454115">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/139002706652">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>This popular CNN article has been circulating recently, claiming that an economist has studied Bernie Sanders’ plans and concluded that they’d be an astounding success. [a]<br/><br/> Here’s the problem, THAT economist happens to be the same exact economist who AUTHORED Bernie’s proposal. Published back on July 31, 2013, rogue economist Gerald Friedman, a man who proudly refers to himself as a “heterodox economist,” [b] which means that he doesn’t adhere to widely accepted economic beliefs, released a healthcare proposal that involved scrapping the entire private health insurance system in favor of government managed health insurance. [c] That plan was based off of a hypothetical one year budget. Then, a few years later, when Bernie Sanders decided to run for president, Sanders adopted this proposal as “his” plan for healthcare. Friedman then revised the plan to make it a 10 year proposal, since presidential budgets are often 10 year plans. A Huffington Post article, written by Friedman, lays out his 10 year plan as he attempts to defend Sanders from earlier attacks. [d]<br/><br/> Then comes this latest article where CNN acts almost as though Sanders just had his plans thoroughly vetted by an impartial economist.  He CLEARLY didn’t. <br/><br/> This article, on the grounds that it’s a conflict of interest, shouldn’t be regarded as independently verified vindication of Bernie’s plans. It’s not legit. Sanders has ALWAYS had this one rogue economist on his side. This CNN article is the equivalent of WAC authoring a “jobs-boosting” proposal back in 2013, where Rand Paul then chooses to adopt it as “his” presidential plan around 2015, then someone questions whether or not the plan would actually work as advertised, so WAC writes an essay defending what is now referred to as “Rand Paul’s Plan,” and CNN references that new essay with the narrative, “independent researchers confirm Paul’s plan would work,” despite it really just being us declaring our own ideas to be sound. THAT would NOT be independent verification, and neither is Friedman declaring his own ideas to be wonderful.<br/><br/> Let’s end with some important notes, some of which were even found in the CNN article:<br/><br/> “Other economists feel that Friedman’s analysis is overly optimistic, saying it would be difficult to achieve that level of economic prosperity. [Furthermore], last week, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said Sanders’ plan to pay for health care would fall short by at least $3 trillion.” [a] Lastly, even Paul Krugman, of all people, has come out against Sanders’ plan, acknowledging that it would require so much additional tax revenue that the middle class (not just the wealthy) would see tax increases. He also points out that those with high quality private insurance would have to trade it in for mere satisfactory insurance via the the proposed single payer system. [e]<br/><br/> Regardless of the details, which can be debated at length another time, one should not be tricked into thinking that Sanders just had his plan successfully vetted and vindicated. He didn’t. All that happened was ONE rogue economist announced he thought his own ideas were really smart.<br/> ————————-<br/> Sources:<br/> [a]<br/><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html">http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html</a><br/><br/> [b]<br/><a href="http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf">http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf</a><br/><br/> [c]<br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnhp.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FFunding%2520HR%2520676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf&amp;h=6AQE18lVO&amp;enc=AZPJb2tURL4hl7HsxW9zy7_RszEMSPot0Kn-nYZ5wI2PPiGBqSRUiYz_uucz05mzbr5vYkOa94fSDuknU3-QqWxvPDiVBnHTVVjnd38uSmJqHODBbCS_KcwH1wVNLxZFJ0AhS9JxzUUxv1Se2bX4UhJvQLtQU8H07v_otMpRSZ606wzhnjtPT_ttRQllRN0_4zM&amp;s=1">http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf</a><br/><br/> [d]<br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fm.huffpost.com%2Fus%2Fentry%2Fthe-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html&amp;h=LAQE05D6K&amp;enc=AZMfGZXQvt08iFQktBja-5jFJU6sk6N4vua6LVJm7S5q86EAFjcq_PPAeFfc4DxZFbQ3yFjy1qizaNQOi8RDiLQfNpYn9K6NAmbHPekay1bhAGT1VbNXZ25iIkqgJkSb-Mh4q7aPph3qExhcq1UEwQqpVtgDcqY2WKhHLef7iIUBxbkYZxd8ymIYfzfqjW0ZRF8&amp;s=1">http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/the-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html</a><br/><br/> [e]<br/><a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/opinion/health-reform-realities.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;region=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;_r=0&amp;referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2016%2F01%2F18%2Fpaul-krugman-hillary-bernie-wrong-healthcare.html">http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/opinion/health-reform-realities.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;region=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;_r=0&amp;referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2016%2F01%2F18%2Fpaul-krugman-hillary-bernie-wrong-healthcare.html</a><br/><br/><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/feelthebern">#feelthebern</a><br/></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="450"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b924d6f029001c2379f1761088d11c50/tumblr_inline_o2aojwv1Ws1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="185" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></p> </blockquote>
impartial: So You've Seen This CNN Article Claiming An
 Economist Just Vetted Sanders' Plan And
 Announced It Would Be Wildly Successful?
 ANNUAL
 GDP GROWTH
 MEDIAN INCOME
 UP BY
 52%
 $22,000
 ouroney 24%
 POVERTY
 6%
 14.8%
 UNEMPLOYMENT
 38%
 "currenty: 4.9%
 Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist
 says
 Problem Is. That Economist Just Happens To Be
 The Same One Who AUTHORED Bernie's Plan.
 ALL HE DID WAS PROCLAIM HIS OWN IDEAS TO BE
 GREAT! THAT'S NOT A LEGIT VETTING PROCESS!
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/139003454115">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gop-tea-pub.tumblr.com/post/139002706652">gop-tea-pub</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>This
 popular CNN article has been circulating recently, claiming that an 
economist has studied Bernie Sanders’ plans and concluded that they’d be
 an astounding success. [a]<br/><br/> Here’s the problem, THAT economist 
happens to be the same exact economist who AUTHORED Bernie’s proposal. 
Published back on July 31, 2013, rogue economist Gerald Friedman, a man 
who proudly refers to himself as a “heterodox economist,”
 [b] which means that he doesn’t adhere to widely accepted economic 
beliefs, released a healthcare proposal that involved scrapping the 
entire private health insurance system in favor of government managed 
health insurance. [c] That plan was based off of a hypothetical one year
 budget. Then, a few years later, when Bernie Sanders decided to run for
 president, Sanders adopted this proposal as “his” plan for healthcare. 
Friedman then revised the plan to make it a 10 year proposal, since 
presidential budgets are often 10 year plans. A Huffington Post article,
 written by Friedman, lays out his 10 year plan as he attempts to defend
 Sanders from earlier attacks. [d]<br/><br/> Then comes this latest 
article where CNN acts almost as though Sanders just had his plans 
thoroughly vetted by an impartial economist.  He CLEARLY didn’t. <br/><br/>
 This article, on the grounds that it’s a conflict of interest, 
shouldn’t be regarded as independently verified vindication of Bernie’s 
plans. It’s not legit. Sanders has ALWAYS had this one rogue economist 
on his side. This CNN article is the equivalent of WAC authoring a 
“jobs-boosting” proposal back in 2013, where Rand Paul then chooses to 
adopt it as “his” presidential plan around 2015, then someone questions 
whether or not the plan would actually work as advertised, so WAC writes
 an essay defending what is now referred to as “Rand Paul’s Plan,” and 
CNN references that new essay with the narrative, “independent 
researchers confirm Paul’s plan would work,” despite it really just 
being us declaring our own ideas to be sound. THAT would NOT be 
independent verification, and neither is Friedman declaring his own 
ideas to be wonderful.<br/><br/> Let’s end with some important notes, some of which were even found in the CNN article:<br/><br/>
 “Other economists feel that Friedman’s analysis is overly optimistic, 
saying it would be difficult to achieve that level of economic 
prosperity. [Furthermore], last week, the Committee for a Responsible 
Federal Budget said Sanders’ plan to pay for health care would fall 
short by at least $3 trillion.” [a] Lastly, even Paul Krugman, of all 
people, has come out against Sanders’ plan, acknowledging that it would 
require so much additional tax revenue that the middle class (not just 
the wealthy) would see tax increases. He also points out that those with
 high quality private insurance would have to trade it in for mere 
satisfactory insurance via the the proposed single payer system. [e]<br/><br/>
 Regardless of the details, which can be debated at length another time,
 one should not be tricked into thinking that Sanders just had his plan 
successfully vetted and vindicated. He didn’t. All that happened was ONE
 rogue economist announced he thought his own ideas were really smart.<br/> ————————-<br/> Sources:<br/> [a]<br/><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html">http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/economy/sanders-income-jobs/index.html</a><br/><br/> [b]<br/><a href="http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf">http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf</a><br/><br/> [c]<br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pnhp.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FFunding%2520HR%2520676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf&amp;h=6AQE18lVO&amp;enc=AZPJb2tURL4hl7HsxW9zy7_RszEMSPot0Kn-nYZ5wI2PPiGBqSRUiYz_uucz05mzbr5vYkOa94fSDuknU3-QqWxvPDiVBnHTVVjnd38uSmJqHODBbCS_KcwH1wVNLxZFJ0AhS9JxzUUxv1Se2bX4UhJvQLtQU8H07v_otMpRSZ606wzhnjtPT_ttRQllRN0_4zM&amp;s=1">http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf</a><br/><br/> [d]<br/><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fm.huffpost.com%2Fus%2Fentry%2Fthe-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html&amp;h=LAQE05D6K&amp;enc=AZMfGZXQvt08iFQktBja-5jFJU6sk6N4vua6LVJm7S5q86EAFjcq_PPAeFfc4DxZFbQ3yFjy1qizaNQOi8RDiLQfNpYn9K6NAmbHPekay1bhAGT1VbNXZ25iIkqgJkSb-Mh4q7aPph3qExhcq1UEwQqpVtgDcqY2WKhHLef7iIUBxbkYZxd8ymIYfzfqjW0ZRF8&amp;s=1">http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/the-wall-street-journal-k_b_8143062.html</a><br/><br/> [e]<br/><a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/opinion/health-reform-realities.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;region=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;_r=0&amp;referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2016%2F01%2F18%2Fpaul-krugman-hillary-bernie-wrong-healthcare.html">http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/opinion/health-reform-realities.html?action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;clickSource=story-heading&amp;module=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;region=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region&amp;_r=0&amp;referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicususa.com%2F2016%2F01%2F18%2Fpaul-krugman-hillary-bernie-wrong-healthcare.html</a><br/><br/><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/feelthebern">#feelthebern</a><br/></p>
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