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I'm a Liberal, but I am objective and open to change my opinions based on data

For example, if tax cuts to the wealthy really was beneficial to the middle class and you had the data to really show that it does, I would be for tax cuts for the wealthy.

If there really was evidence that climate change was wrong, I would question it.

If de-regulations were good for the economy, I would be for it.

IOW, I don't come to my opinions based on conjecture, nostalgia for the past, racial pride, gender pride, etc. I am a Liberal because the evidence is on my side.

Why everyone has to pay into a universal, Single payer system

If we want a single payer system, everyone has to pay into it in order for it to work. Funding it with a combination of payroll and sales taxes makes everyone vested in the system. That gives the system the political power it needs to protect itself from demagogues. Also, it gives the system the leverage to bargain for lower prices for healthcare services and pharmaceuticals.

Once you exclude people from paying into the system, it will fall apart.

Which would you rather be: NHL, NFL, MLB, or NBA referee/umpire?

I would love to be a NBA ref. Has to be the greatest job in the world. You fly first class to different cities every night. Get to see different things going on like museums, libraries, art galleries, etc.. and ref'ing a game is not that strenuous.

I can't get my managers to focus on work. All they want to do is play all day. All day.

I'm going broke buying toys for them Don't think that this company has much of a future:

Bermese Mountain Dog loves his Grandma.

Dear ESPN, We get it. The Cubs won the WS last year. We know. It was all over the news.

Can we move on now? It's a new season.

Fox News' sexual harassment corporate culture fits the overall Republican agenda

Since Reagan, the Republican agenda has been that accumulated wealth and power trumps (no pun intended) individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. When you have wealth and power, you can do whatever you want to do to whomever you want to do it to. When you're rich, tax laws don't apply to you, regulations don't apply to you, laws don't apply to you, and you don't have to respect the rights of your fellow man to live in dignity.

Given this, it's no wonder why we have periodic stock market bubbles and collapses. It's no wonder why we have Enron or the housing bubble. The rewards of wealth and power provide a huge incentive to attain it by any means necessary.

We need to stop "celebritizing" our Dem leaders.

They're people just like everyone else. We shouldn't care about what one leader says or does or even doesn't say or do. What we should care about is contesting every single election in America. The most effective way to communicate to voters is through elections, and when we contest every election, we tell the voters what we stand for, and because we contest every election, they can come to rely on us as a party.

That's what wins in the long run. Elected officials and candidates come and they go. It's our values that stay around.

I got my recall and precision rates up over .3 for my final project! WoooHooooo!

Use the AdaboostClassifier from the sklearn.ensemble package, I was able to create a machine learning model that got a precision rate of 0.31590 and a recall rate of 0.30500!!!!

Extended Death Star Meeting Scene

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