Government shutdown

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Re: Government shutdown

Post by In2ition » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:53 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:14 pm
There are still a lot of people who don't pay attention to politics. But it's never been easier to be informed and keep up on issues. At university I see so many younguns who know all about complex things like marginal tax rates, superdelegates, climate policy, Israel/Palestine, Syria, guns, and many other issues.
This seems silly. The average young adult is hardly equivalent to a Stanford student. It's like saying all cars nowadays will drive right to you or park themselves, when you only drive a Tesla.
"30 wins would be an extremely disappointing season" yeah, I said it and I mean it.

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Re: Government shutdown

Post by Mori Chu » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:04 am

That is a fair point. I felt that I saw it a lot at U of Washington, too, and to some degree at the U of A. But Stanford kids are hardly median college students, I totally agree.

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Re: Government shutdown

Post by Nodack » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:50 pm

I think college students have always been more engaged in politics than the average Joe. If you grow up in North Dakota and work on a farm or on an oil rig there is a real good chance you watch FOX News like 90% of your family and friends do and don’t know anymore than the FOX talking points. If you go to Stanford you probably know a lot more about civics and the inner workings of the government and are more likely to be a Democrat.

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Re: Government shutdown

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm

It looks like they have reached a tentative budget deal to avoid a shutdown. No funding for the wall. Does include $1.3b for border security, including some 55 miles of fencing. Thoughts?

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/ ... ty-1163824

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Re: Government shutdown

Post by Nodack » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:50 am

Trump said he is not happy with it but nonetheless is spinning it as a win at the same time and I am happy with that. If we could move on to something important next instead of this wall BS I would be happy. Then again the next emergency would probably end up being abortion, which is even further down my list of important things we need to address.

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