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  • Treats his wife like a queen?? What a gem.

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  • Donald Trump's a serial sexual harasser, and has been credibly accused of rape. He also says sexist crap all the time, and most recently defended Bill O'Reilly. "He promotes his daughter and is rich so has hired women in the past" is not a very good argument, and ignoring the sexual harassment history to defend him is gross.// It's depressing that you spend a good part of the article talking about the importance of believing women in Christianity while completely ignoring all the women who have come forward to say that Trump is a sexist and an abuser.

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  • Isn't this article a kind of Kindlering of Kindler?

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  • Probably because when pressed, she totally went wishy-washy on the claim.

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  • I don't understand why more wasn't made about Megyn Kelly claiming to have been poisoned the night of the first GOP debate in August 2015. She said someone gave her a coffee and she could barely keep it together during the debate. When she moved to NBC in a much less prominent position, less hours, I was sure it was because she was scared for her life after that incident. Wildly underreported.

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  • This is funny and it is smart. So glad I read this. Humor will keep us sane. More of this, please.

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  • Great piece Spike. You made my day.

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  • Agreed. The Matrix would almost be better. Then we could break out of the pods...

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  • This country has been drowning since the Eisenhower Doctrine

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  • I hope you're right

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  • Spot on. Excellent!

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  • Dain. Let me give you a little argumentative weaponry to use to further this idea: 1) I teach people this set of categories: a) Austrian School: (Institutions: Political Economy) the application of the calculus to economics, and the use of that innovation to understand Social Science. The study of human relations so that we may improve institutions and reduce those frictions that impede cooperation. Assumption: we are ignorant. (MONARCHY/ARISTOCRACY/CONSERVATISM) b) Chicago (freshwater) School:(Rule of Law, with Monetary Economics) The search for formulae under which we can make use of fiat currency to prevent currency shortages that artificially raise interest rates, but do so within the limits of natural law (non-discretion) so that we interfere as little as possible in planning and organizing production distribution and trade while doing so. Assumption: we are ignorant but can insure against shocks. (MIDDLE CLASS/CLASSICAL LIBERALISM) c) NewYork (Saltwater) School: (Discretionary Rule for the purpose of maximizing consumption). The search for the means of maximizing consumption by discretionary (non-rule-of-law) means. Assumptions: our ignorance is irrelevant since any interference in planning and damage in the medium and long term are offset by the good of increased consumption in the short term. (UNDERCLASS/GOSSIP-CLASS/LEFTISM) 2) Myth and Tradition, moral and norm, historical analogy, reason, rationalism, empirical science, and 'complete' science (a term which won't make sense to you at present), describe a sequence of decidability of increasing precision that requires increasing information. When we possess less information than needed to say, make a scientific proposition, we can rely upon those less precise tools that precede it. Not doing so is called pseudoscience - a pretense. Conversely, relying upon rationalism when sufficient information to use science is available, doing so is called pseudo-rationalism. We must match the tool to the information available - or we are engaged in either fallacy, fraud, or deceit. An austrian (practitioner of social science) will suggest that if we lack the empirical means of decidability, then we must retreat to the rational means of decidability. And this is the honest, and truthful, and scientific thing to do. Attempting to make science fit insufficient information is just fraud. Nothing more. AND ONE ARGUMENT YOU WON"T LIKE 3) You won't like this, but so called austrian economics consists of two branches. Polish Austrian (christian), and Austrian-Occupied Ukrainian(jewish). Rothbard and Mises appropriated the term "Austrian" due to anti-semitic biases. Mises was from Ukraine (L'viv), and a jewish city. Perhaps the most jewish city. But Marginalism (Austrianism), is from Poland (Menger) and vienna, and "Constructive Economics" (Jewish Economics), has nothing to do with Austrianism other than incorporating marginalism. Even so, Misesian and Rothbardian marginalism consists of ordered series, not networks (weighted sets). This error eradicates most of the importance of marginalism. Third, Jewish economics ignores the commons as well whereas the very purpose of austrian economics is the improvement of the commons. So austrian economics proper and jewish economics proper, are fundamentally different systems of thought - and mises Human Action, through at least chapter 5, is some of the most absurd pseudoscience ever penned by man. Fourth, austrianism, except for the question of the business cycle, has been fully integrated into mainstream economics. So the Mises institute continues this 'terminological appropriation' by rothbard and mises. What does all that mean: it means almost no one who works in the field of economic philosophy (the search for methods of decidability in political economy) has any idea what he or she is doing - or talking about. Hopefully this serves you. Curt Doolittle The Propertarian Institute Kiev Ukraine.

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  • I did, Texan - going back to July 2015 http://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/the-histrionics-of-trump-are-pure-pro-wrestling

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  • Nicky, I couldn't agree more that the Trump campaign comparison to professional wrestling is obvious. That said, why didn't you write this earlier, like when Trump nominated Linda M to the cabinet? Or when he was running for Prez? As a writer for Splice, are you not just as culpable for not highlighting the comparison as any other writer? If not, why not? Not meant as an attack but asked in order to further understand your point.

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  • Awww.

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  • https://genius.com/E-40-petty-lyrics

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  • Your tune is Petty!

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  • Punditry inspired by the Real Houswives. Politics aside, Nicolle is a beautiful woman. You are a petty, jealous hack.

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  • haha a typo in that above.. should say "hermit cabin" not "chain" but a "hermit chain" is quite an image no? haha, chained To the cabin!.. this must use that annoying correct spelling but sometimes it adds real humor.. and hey, adding .."sweet" to "bitter" as you do so there is brilliant stuff Mr Sensitive! ..you Know we all saw you as a sweetheart in bad boy costume at times.. gotta luv that guy!

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  • well TD, i have Not been taken in by the fake world of Fb, not yet, not me, not inneressded, as Neil Young says that word, but have peeked into it on Anna's, and there are some positives as she uses it, but a lot of fake shite floats by, and yeah, the RIP's, dedicated pages to deaths, people climb abkrad and many exaggerate with no shame, seen it, when our brother kerry passed, We Talked on phones we felt voices, we shared in real time, we emailed fotos, yes, remembrance is good, when benign, fake news stories on FB helped the Ugly One get elected..there will be more coming.. these people cannot Read a legit book or work of honest journalism, ..your Last 2 paragraphs here are great summary in prose....aint it the trooth..

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  • yep, TD, you said it: 'It's a great mystery".. one night with our pal Carl W., a True Poet, & a bloodstream full of good hooch, up at his hermit chain, a full moon glowing on us, i eh, "went poetic", out of my ass of course, and in a moment of imbibed clarity, Saw IT, it was All Vibration, energy, loose boundaries, vibrating the mystery, you def. rode and still ride the vibration, freely , even thru self imposed obstacles, as we All have imposed on ourselves, you Being "anti -social and gregarious simultaneously" has guided you thru The Life and Our lives as well with great flair. .." If you live long enough you earn the right to take it easy."..SLOW it goes now yep i'm There." No rattling of swords or gnashing of teeth" hey is That? You? TD? . yeah i believe it is again Good Write, Good Read, keep it comin.. my therapy session check is in the mail and will bounce just for you.. & Your Tinytown disappearing? we are witnessing an oppressive evaporation of so much Thought. everywhere..but i see hope in some young-uns..the jaded beware ..yep tale of 2 worlds..and that night with the moon with Carl W, i think i saw that hybrid animal he wrote about above run across his feet in the moon shadows, yeah, that critter is the vibration..it lives .. yeah Let's Not get eaten up by the nothing!

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  • I am glad you wrote what you did about Baltimore. Just as we hit over 100 murders this year. The worst record for over 20 years I believe but somehow 20 years ago the city seemed more approachable, more inclusive. We walked the streets at night and as dirty as the streets were, they were friendlier

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  • I still have an animal Chris gave me, a hybrid. It lurks in my stuff, in boxes and bags. It is up at the barn now. I am sure. I saw it not long ago. Every time I see it I think of him. He was truly a gentle soul and always a pleasure to be around. A true poet. Poets in general, well, that's another discussion.

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  • No argument that Altamont was sloppily organized. When I was a kid I read that the event was thrown together just so the Stones could have cool footage for the "Gimme Shelter" doc. Little did they know.

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  • Yes, good column, Mr. Smith. Every thinking person outside of New York City hates the Hateds, so that's an easy one. Interesting how Bucky became Buck a few years ago. Nice ballpark, indeed. Got the Little Woman to buy me an orange shirt last year, so I guess that makes me part of the enemy. When one's team stinks year after year, one has to find solace in the game itself.

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  • As do I, as a rule, but right now that rivalry is kind of dormant. Bet it heats up next year.

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  • I still hate the Yankees more!

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  • Much appreciated, Erik!

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  • Tired of the Barnes/Machado story. Lots of scribes out there virtue signalling. I only read this piece because, well it's Russ and he doesn't fall into such traps. Also, he remains a better writer than all those other punks.

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  • But Dylan sucks. You one crazy dude, Crispin!

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  • i do love some of those songs. they were the only pop albums my parents really listened to, except maybe the cast recording of 'hair.' hazy shade, e.g.

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  • You forgot to mention "Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall." A beautiful song that I never heard before a high school talent show, a couple friends of mine sang it.

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  • Sorta take that back about no mall. There's a couple of sclerotic shopping centers farther than I care to walk. At their best, and possibly to their credit, they were never within a million miles of a Willams Sonoma or a Safari-themed Banana Republic. Now liquor stores and sub shops. New retail paradigm needed. Maybe like ice cream men, but selling more than ice cream.

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  • No mall here upstate in Saugerties, New York - you gotta head south to Kingston to watch mall stores close. Here, I walk into town about every other day or so to food shop and pass real brick 'n mortar still, aside from the supermarket. Local shoe store, local hardware, bookstore, non-discount drug store, movie theater (the Orpheum!) and that's about it. Some earnest cute restaurants and coffee shops fill some spaces. Place has the feeling of a raggety 50s Main Street under glass, something between a scary well-done theme mall and Twilight Zone movie set, populated with extras like me. Coins can be still be found on the sidewalk. I snapped up a quarter just the other day. Gotta be careful with those pennies though. Heads only. Tails are strictly catch and release.

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  • Well I'll be. Congratulations Madeleine and Quinn and families.

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  • I left as suggested.

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