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Good Planet Money episode recently on why we can't bet on elections (in America). Historically, when betting on elections was permitted, the odds proved to be quite accurate in predicting the eventual winner.

 

I believe there are gambling houses across the pond that do offer odds on our elections, however - anybody see any odds on ol' Bern they'd be willing to share?

 

Aside: I donate five dollars to Bernie's campaign for every negative comment from KK, so keep at it, chum!

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and yup, plenty of old candidates across the board - the reality is politics is all about connections, and making them thare connections takes a lot of time - is this some sort of new human political development? i think not :)

 

Reagan was the oldest elected president and folks made a big deal about it during his campaign and afterwards. It *is* new and unusual in American politics to have older candidate running and this race in particular is replete with old codgers. Keep trying, Ivan.

 

 

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again, I don't we're really arguing - Bernie's indeed old

 

but then the average age of members of congress is rising as well

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2013/01/average_age_of_members_of_u_s_congress_are_our_senators_and_representatives.html

 

Also, remember when Clinton was elected - and how folks made a big deal about the WWII generation being finally replaced? And they also made a big deal about his unusual youth (on par with JFK)?

 

Perhaps this will be a one time thing and next time around we'll be back to younger candidates (45-55).

 

 

 

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I figure most folks are assholes regardless of age - I'm willing to risk senility for a leader I like...

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I figure most folks are assholes regardless of age - I'm willing to risk senility for a leader I like...

 

And you think you've found that in Bernie or Hillary?

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and the dem's best chance of victory - pretty certain the feller's who shot kennedy will come out of retirement to whack the donald if'n he persists in his behavior :)

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Bernie Trump has overtaken Hillary Jeb Bush in some east coast polls.

 

The oligarchy (with help of Faux News) will remedy that situation soon enough...

Fixed it for you

 

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Bernie VS Trump. Would be hilarious.

 

Sorry, but Trump is an intellectual midget. Debating with someone like Bernie would be pretty much one sided contest.

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Fox news is co-owned by Waleed Bin Talal, who also funded 9/11 hijackers. In a way Fox news funded 9/11. I would say, anyone watching Fox is simply supporting terrorism.

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Fox news is co-owned by Waleed Bin Talal, who also funded 9/11 hijackers. In a way Fox news funded 9/11. I would say, anyone watching Fox is simply supporting terrorism.

 

That's like saying anyone who reads your posts supports retardation.

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Fox news is co-owned by Waleed Bin Talal, who also funded 9/11 hijackers. In a way Fox news funded 9/11. I would say, anyone watching Fox is simply supporting terrorism.

 

That's like saying anyone who reads your posts supports retardation.

spoken like a true cerebral midget.

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From Ben Carson we can learn so much about opportunities in America. We can, for example, learn that in America it's possible to be an ignorant hick and still be a surgeon.

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From Ben Carson we can learn so much about opportunities in America. We can, for example, learn that in America it's possible to be an ignorant hick and still be a surgeon.

 

He's neither ignorant nor a hick.

 

And probably has a solid 100 IQ points above yours. :wave:

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From Ben Carson we can learn so much about opportunities in America. We can, for example, learn that in America it's possible to be an ignorant hick and still be a surgeon.

 

He's neither ignorant nor a hick.

 

And probably has a solid 100 IQ points above yours. :wave:

 

Probably I would have hard time calling any black dude "a hick", but the fact he is either ignorant or lacks spine and is a total populist.instead of acting as an educated healthcare professional, his response made me question his ethics to the very core. Trump and all the anti-vaccine wackos should be simply ridiculed without hesitation. Anyone not condoning these statements flat out is only propagating this baseless bullshit about vaccines causing autism. NO THEY FUCKING DON'T!!!!! There is not a single double blind study showing other wise. If such things are not flat out ridiculed, the very next thing we will find out, that the Earth if flat and it's the center of the known Universe. Not only Carlson failed, but in that one moment he threw away his entire career as a physician. Rand Paul was not any better.

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From Ben Carson we can learn so much about opportunities in America. We can, for example, learn that in America it's possible to be an ignorant hick and still be a surgeon.

 

He's neither ignorant nor a hick.

 

And probably has a solid 100 IQ points above yours. :wave:

 

Probably I would have hard time calling any black dude "a hick", but the fact he is either ignorant or lacks spine and is a total populist.instead of acting as an educated healthcare professional, his response made me question his ethics to the very core. Trump and all the anti-vaccine wackos should be simply ridiculed without hesitation. Anyone not condoning these statements flat out is only propagating this baseless bullshit about vaccines causing autism. NO THEY FUCKING DON'T!!!!! There is not a single double blind study showing other wise. If such things are not flat out ridiculed, the very next thing we will find out, that the Earth if flat and it's the center of the known Universe. Not only Carlson failed, but in that one moment he threw away his entire career as a physician. Rand Paul was not any better.

 

They could have read off Bernie Sander's script and you'd have the same opinion of them. Why even pretend you are listening? LOL

 

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From Ben Carson we can learn so much about opportunities in America. We can, for example, learn that in America it's possible to be an ignorant hick and still be a surgeon.

 

He's neither ignorant nor a hick.

 

And probably has a solid 100 IQ points above yours. :wave:

 

Probably I would have hard time calling any black dude "a hick", but the fact he is either ignorant or lacks spine and is a total populist.instead of acting as an educated healthcare professional, his response made me question his ethics to the very core. Trump and all the anti-vaccine wackos should be simply ridiculed without hesitation. Anyone not condoning these statements flat out is only propagating this baseless bullshit about vaccines causing autism. NO THEY FUCKING DON'T!!!!! There is not a single double blind study showing other wise. If such things are not flat out ridiculed, the very next thing we will find out, that the Earth if flat and it's the center of the known Universe. Not only Carlson failed, but in that one moment he threw away his entire career as a physician. Rand Paul was not any better.

 

They could have read off Bernie Sander's script and you'd have the same opinion of them. Why even pretend you are listening? LOL

Are you actually THIS stupid? Sanders has record. Record of voting and record of actions. Carlson has ZERO public record. The only thing he had, was his word and integrity. This just proved his integrity is totally fucked. And having no record, he is just a liability.

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