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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:09 pm

its very important for the aesthetic

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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:10 pm

yes

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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:10 pm

In post 49, Cephrir wrote:3 sounded like it was about being speaker but actually the question was really "name a us representative anyone has heard of" and i'm sorry if you didn't get the memo
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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:11 pm

yes

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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:12 pm

ms boomers lack critical information pepelaugh

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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:20 pm

In post 49, Cephrir wrote:3 sounded like it was about being speaker but actually the question was really "name a us representative anyone has heard of" and i'm sorry if you didn't get the memo

I believe my exact answer was "Kevin McCarthy but everyone else is going to say AOC, so put me down for that"
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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:22 pm

In post 47, OkaPoka wrote:
In post 27, Haschel Cedricson wrote:3) Following the 2020 elections, the new Speaker of the House will not be Nancy Pelosi, but instead this person:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - 9

sORry guys, tHiS iS eIther wISHFul THInKing or TryING tO dRAft on OTHerS' WiShfUL THiNkiNg. MaYBe I'M just bIttER AbOUT the LOsS OF 10 POIntS HERe tHouGH.

aURaTHEBirB hONorABlE menTiOn FoR MOST RealiStIC And iNfoRmed.

Sorry, you were saying?
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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:23 pm

Interesting/surprising that nobody put “coup” or “contest election results” for (15)

Y’all are far more optimistic than I
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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:24 pm

lul pine you just explained yourself why your a fool

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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:24 pm

Yeah I misread question 3, I thought it was about speaker of the house. For the question I read, by far the most likely way she's not speaker is if republicans get a majority (Dems are more likely to keep their majority than lose it, but Dems lose is more likely than Pelosi relinquishes power/dies/loses her seat). If the Republicans get a house majority, the most likely speaker is probably the current minority leader, Kevin McCarthy.

For the actual question 3 though, "Name a representative who isn't Nancy Pelosi", yeah I see why AOC was the most popular.
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:28 pm

am i the only one who just typed the first name that came to mind for each question

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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:03 am

For question 6, isn't reinstating obamacare the same as medicare for all?
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:15 am

In post 29, Who wrote:
In post 28, Haschel Cedricson wrote:I can't remember his name, but the old guy who's currently the minority leader - N

Shouldn't this count as Chuck Schumer? Or does the exact text have to match/alternate spellings are allowed but you at least have to remember his name?
Chuck Schumer is the old guy who's currently the minority leader. (At least, he is in the context of the senate. In the context of the house the old guy who is currently minority leader is Kevin Mccarthy)

In post 30, Haschel Cedricson wrote:When going for a person I ruled you do have to get the specific name.

this is some bullshit
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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:18 am

In post 61, Iconeum wrote:For question 6, isn't reinstating obamacare the same as medicare for all?


No. The two are INCREDIBLY different.
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:22 am

In post 63, Haschel Cedricson wrote:
In post 61, Iconeum wrote:For question 6, isn't reinstating obamacare the same as medicare for all?


No. The two are INCREDIBLY different.


non-US citizen here, and i only know what the news channels feed me :p

what is the difference?
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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:27 am

also, these results are clearly rigged and i should have won this easily
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:29 am

ok i googled it

quite a difference, i see it's mostly state-issued Healthcare vs private-issued Healthcare made affordeable

the more you know
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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:31 am

In post 64, Iconeum wrote:
In post 63, Haschel Cedricson wrote:
In post 61, Iconeum wrote:For question 6, isn't reinstating obamacare the same as medicare for all?


No. The two are INCREDIBLY different.


non-US citizen here, and i only know what the news channels feed me :p

what is the difference?


I’m sure I’ll be corrected but my understanding is roughly that Medicare for all is a single-payer system like the NHS in the Uk where medical services are free at the point of use

Whereas obamacare is still a system using insurance but if you’re on a low income there’s like government support in terms of buying your insurance or you buy it from the government? But you still have all the BS of needing insurance to see a doctor
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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:31 am

Oh you ninja’d me lol
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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:36 am

The short version is that Obamacare expanded the current system to enroll more people, cover more things, and lower premiums, but it's still the old system of private health insurance mostly paid for by employers. Medicare For All is closer to a single-payer system where there would be no premiums or deductibles, and private insurance would only cover services not covered under MFA.
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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:03 am

In post 65, Iconeum wrote:also, these results are clearly rigged and i should have won this easily

As the only other person to put a republican for most likely non-pelosi speaker, you get an honorable mention for most realistic and informed.

(Well, technically your answer was even less likely than AOC, but you were clearly going for something related to Pelosi/the speaker of the house position, instead of just naming a random representative)
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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:08 am

Yeah, but the Republicans have like, a 2% chance to flip the House, while Pelosi has been fighting internal challenges for years. She's almost certainly going to retain power, but it might actually be more likely that the left wing of the party maneuvers her out of power than the other party.
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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:17 am

Where are you getting 2%? Betting markets currently have it at 15%. Not that likely, sure, but certainly not out of the question.
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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:40 am

I’m exaggerating
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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:01 am

Well, that went better than I was expecting it to.

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