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Do you think racism or xenophobia is a factor in how Ukrainian refugees are being received in Europe vs. those from Africa or the Middle East?
Last Answer : Yes. It's blatantly obvious. Even now, where the refugees that flee Ukraine are so well supported, welcomed in neighbouring countries, and in EU countries, there are reports of non-Ukrainians (most of which ... cross the border. - And don't get me started about Syrian, Libian, Afghan, etc, refugees

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Do you think there would be a point where the US directly engages Russia on the ground or in the air, in relation to Ukraine?
Last Answer : If they get attacked themselves, no sooner.

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What did you think about Biden’s recent state of the union address?
Last Answer : He spoke predictably, like a leader should. His original speech had to be vastly rewritten because of Putin's war in Ukraine, so we didn't get the planned messaging. That said, it was a ... - wearing blue and yellow dresses and ties: nice symbolism. But real support for Ukraine would be better.

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If you had to guess, what percentage of Republicans would vote for Trump if he ran again?
Last Answer : Many learned their lesson so I’d guess half as many as did the first time. However, of those who learned their lesson, why they couldn’t see the writing on the wall before he was elected is beyond me.

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If successful will Putin stop after Ukraine?
Last Answer : Not NATO. There was no NATO then. That was the League of Nations, although it suffered from the same handicaps and faced the same problems (as the present conflict illustrates) But Putin is now effectively ... I'm simply stating that he has a point. And he is risking everything to make that point.

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What will be the outcome of the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
Last Answer : I hope not. I also don't have a clue. Imagine that eight billion people, with their eight billion lives, their livelihoods are depending on a few men with small dicks. That's so wrong, and so ... I feel for the Ukrainian people, and for all the people around the world that are worried and anxious.

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Have Republicans been against or in favor of Putin lining up his army on the Ukraine border?
Last Answer : This is a question of semantics and definitions. If the “party” is taken to mean legislators professing the Republican affiliation, this is the rare issue where Republican views coincide unanimously with those of their Democratic counterparts.p

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What must be Europe's geopolitical position in relation to democracy and its business policy towards Russia?
Last Answer : Economic necessity will trump and always erode lofty political pronouncements.

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How hard is it really for countries to assassinate political leaders of other countries?
Last Answer : I think we’re past any powerful entity caring what the public knows. We know so much and are still powerless. But anyone can be found. We’re being spied on and we have satellites that can see the address from your license if visible probably.

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Have you heard of Country1st?
Last Answer : I have not heard of it before this. Just looking at the page makes me really uncomfortable, and the name screams of Nationalism. Has a feel of Deutschland Uber Alles . Connotatively, tribalism ... 't pop up everywhere. Damn. I would label this as a cleverly crafted neo-Nazi recruitment page.

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What conservative political policies do you support?
Last Answer : Eternal damnation for the unclean. I mean none. Also no liberal policies, no Republican, and no Democrat. I think all those labels are meaningless and get used only to cover up the rot and failure ... American politics. I support human beings. I think it could be a movement, and membership is free.

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Does the former President of the United States of America have something on Republican politicians?
Last Answer : They don’t want him attacking them.

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What do you make of Biden's decision to appoint a SCOTUS judge who is black and female?
Last Answer : It’s just a person. Nothing else outside of qualifications matters.

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What do you think will happen with Russia and Ukraine?
Last Answer : I haven’t followed too closely but I saw today on the news that we’re considering military intervention. Honestly I hope we’re not playing with fire. I don’t know what the alternatives are but I’m liking Biden less and less.

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What did you think about what Biden said about hearing aids and warranty protections?
Last Answer : I recently read that some big tech companies (Apple, Google, some headphones manufacturers) are busy with hearing aids technology to be added in/to their buds. That way the price would go down automatically ... pricey ear buds. Then again again, my father paid around €700, a couple of years ago

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What is an appropriate use of personal power?
Last Answer : Opening a pickle jar.

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Do you think the response of "X doesn't exist" in response to a "culture war" issue is inadequate?
Last Answer : Cancel Culture: it used to be called boycotting. Both sides do it, so why does one side cry about it all the time? They are always canceling someone else anyway. Private business (e.g. Twitter) can ... up (whether you read it or not). This is especially true if you are not paying for the service.

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What is your opinion on the infamous Kennedy quote "Ask not, what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."?
Last Answer : infamous adjective 1. having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city. 2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed. —dictionary.com

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Will shifting Republican and Democrat populations tend to dilute dominant groups in various states or reinforce them?
Last Answer : I don't look at things in Red and Blue. We are all Americans. Thinking in a Red vs Blue or those guys vs our team only creates further divide. I prefer to try to see right versus wrong and how ... the best for the whole. There is no perfect or correct side. We all need to move towards each other.

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Do you think there will ever be another civil war in the United States?
Last Answer : Not very likely. But if there was, it would be between the Blue and the Red.

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Have the IMF and the World Bank been successful in applying the principle of “good governance” to their work?
Last Answer : Hmmm. This smells like a homework question to me. Tell us what you don’t understand, and maybe we can help.

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How do you think district boundaries should be drawn for representation in the legislature?
Last Answer : There are computer algorithms that can define the best fit of boundaries based on a distribution of a population. If run blind (i.e. without regard to any other inputs such as percentage of ... is the most equitable. Let the lines fall where they may if divided using a completely neutral formula.

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Should I read "The Sword and the Shield," or something else?
Last Answer : I don’t know the answer, but I admire your question. I wonder if you could get some good guidance if you took it to a qualified librarian of a major library, or to someone in the field of social history at a college. Take it exactly as written.

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What are the rules on being allowed to sue a politician?
Last Answer : In the U .S, anyone can sue anyone else for any reason. There are no limits, except jurisdiction.

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How should the insurrection of January 6 be commemorated this year?
Last Answer : commemorate kə-mĕm′ə-rāt″ transitive verb To honor the memory of (a person or event, for example), especially with a ceremony. synonym: observe. To serve as a memorial to. To call to remembrance ... some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event. Nope.

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Are there disputes within the environmentalist movement?
Last Answer : Ltryptophan: We often hear stop global warming the battle cry of the environmentalists. No, we don't. We heard the statement of fact that should have stopped anthropogenic climate change when we had the ... emmisions. There is no moderate solution to this. Period. It's extreme or nothing.

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Will Bidens federal vaccine mandate be upheld in SCOTUS?
Last Answer : Probably not because there’s more republicans on the SC. Mind you they have upheld local and state mandates so who knows.

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Can Russia join N.A.T.O.?
Last Answer : That’s a terrible idea. Russia would then have the ability to veto anything NATO wants to do. Ukraine is a difficult issue, but we have to support them. Back when the USSR was dissolved, we told Ukraine that we would protect them in the future if they surrendered their nuclear weapons. They did.

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Meta-campaigns for sustainable building management?
Last Answer : I think this is something that sounds good in theory but is virtuall impossible to actually carry out. Why? 1) many businesses - especially real estate and office building management - are owned by small ... . Bottom line: the economics aren't there - no matter how socially desirable they might be=.

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Are anti-vaxxers, and anti-abortion the same people?
Last Answer : No, I’m a fully vaxxed Pro-Lifer. If you believe in science, both make sense.

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Would you be wiling to respond to this for my International Baccalaureate Political Engagement Activity?
Last Answer : It is part of an ongoing political engagement activity. It is important to note that I came up with this question. It has also been approved for my Global Politics HL II class. The point is to venture ... the idea of going on forums (like this one) to my teacher and have been given the green light.

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What are your thoughts on Dr. Oz running for senate?
Last Answer : Ohhhh f*ck! That bozo?!

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Covid Q 3: Have you totally accepted the fact that we are not going back to a pre-covid world?
Last Answer : No.

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Technically, could Kyle walk out of the court room, with his weapon, and shoot rioters again, in the forthcoming protests?
Last Answer : Nothing in this insane as fuck country surprises me any more. They would probably give the dirt bag a damn medal, then ask, Why are these peeps rioting? Whatever did we do? If brains were dynamite, a ... in this nation couldn't blow their own nose. I need another walk in the boondocks. I am pissed.

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What do you think the charges, if any, should be against Kyle Rittenhouse and why?
Last Answer : Life in prison or death. He is obviously guilty. One of the men he killed was shot four times. That is not self defense! I think he sees himself as some kind of superhero. someone who should be honored for what he did for society’s sake. I would think any vigilante would.

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Were yesterday's elections a rejection of "wokeness"?
Last Answer : What I hear here, is that he tried (and probably succeeded) to ask for the moderate Republican vote (he apparently kept distance from Trump). Is “wokeness” considered a Democrat thing, a left thing?

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Does Joe Biden have Parkinson’s disease?
Last Answer : Maybe. He is getting on.

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Shall we say a farewell to Colin Powell?
Last Answer : I was really sad to hear this today, I very much admired him.

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Why would it be bad to get rid of the minimum wage law and leave it up to the market?
Last Answer : The market, possibly (probably), will lower the the wages (everything for profits), for example by hiring less qualified people, or minorities, who might be willing to take on anything as long as it pays something (especially if unemployment numbers are high).

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Do you recognize this quote?
Last Answer : Don’t know the quote, and won’t google. I would say it is historical. Might be speaking of Savanarola in Florence.

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Should Trump be allowed to assert executive privilege with regard to subpoenas for Jan 6 Capitol riots?
Last Answer : Weren’t Nixon’s records released?

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Have you seen people wearing “Save America” hats and t-shirts?
Last Answer : And from what are they going to “save America”?

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Why should the ultimatum Carlo Calenda gives to Enrico Letta of the PD party be of any consequence to the Draghi administration?
Last Answer : Look, for those who want to understand more about the things I’m talking about, start here (use Google Translate to translate in English): https://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/ti-voto-se-tagli-i-grillini-cos-calenda-gualtieri-1980143.html

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Do you think all of these people moving to Florida will make the state more red or more blue?
Last Answer : Sorry I won’t move to a DeSantis therefore backward state !

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What does inflating Covid deaths gain?
Last Answer : This morning this website said the states were just under 720,000 deaths. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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Why can't I drink and drive?
Last Answer : Good example !

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Due to all the anti-vaxxers, are we ever going to achieve herd immunity?
Last Answer : and that goes for both the us, and Canada. We have a ton of these anti-vaxxers up here as well and some are getting violent, when confronted.

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Is that idiot Murphy still alive?
Last Answer : After being put into that robot body, I am sure he is functionally immortal. Also, do not try to punch him. He has a nasty retractable spike in his fist.

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Why is the vaccine mandate an attack on freedom, while the abortion law in Texas isn't?
Last Answer : Right Winger GOP platform.

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Are the majority of anti vaxxers conservatives?
Last Answer : A lot of them are. I think most of them are maniac Libertarians. Not all Libertarians are maniacs, but these people are. Are you talking only COVID anti-vax or the people who are against ... /2011/sep/16/michele-bachmann/bachmann-hpv-vaccine-cause-mental-retardation/ Along with pray the gay away.

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