US Political Discussion: Biden/Harris Edition (Rules in OP)

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  1. USMarine75

    USMarine75 The man who is tired of the anus is tired of life Contributor

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    Not to get *too* far off topic, but you really don't even need to go all the way to vertical farming to see how food production could scale a lot further than it is currently at.

    The US is the largest agricultural exporter in the world. Do you know who's second? Russia? China? Canada? Brazil? Nope. It's the Netherlands. A country the size of New Jersey and one of the most densely populated countries in the world and not even located anywhere with a particulalrly great climate (though they do have plenty of water). If you've driven across the Netherlands though, you might know how they do it. Just lots of absolutely massive greenhouses. Miles and miles of them along the highway. They've invested a lot in improved farming technology and techniques and the result is very, very dense food production capabiliites. This Nat Geo article explains it more and has some stunning pictures if you've never seen them in person: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/
     
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    I do some business with a couple pepper places that own massive fields full of greenhouses because they can't get consistent growing seasons anymore with the weather patterns shifting. They've found that they're getting better yields now than they used to get even when the weather was favorable. The main difference is being able to maintain a more consistent heat and humidity profile.

    I know we won't see most small-time farmers doing anything like that soon, but most small-time farmers have been pushed out of farming with more leaving every year, or at the very least shifting to hobby farming while having standard jobs to pay the bills. I know my uncle says he's been making more money renting out the land to one of the big farm businesses in the area than he ever made when farming it himself. And those big places can afford to do things he never could to increase yields.
     
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    History made, impeachment part 2, electric boogaloo.
     
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    Cyanide_Anima BLOOOOM!

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    It's too bad the senate loves being tea-bagged by a tyrannical man-child.
     
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    I'll split into three groups.

    1.) Republicans trying to be Trump 2.0
    2.) Republicans who are moderate but scared to death of his base
    3.) Republicans that actually still have principals
     
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    None of them have principle. They would vote to convict if they saw it as a way distance from him in a politically beneficial way. Mitch wants the senate back and everything he does is aimed at that goal.
     
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    I wonder why people aren’t emphasizing the point that impeachment could, should it result in conviction, remove any POTUS’ 200k yearly benefit (doesn’t a FLOTUS get some too?) and 1 million (!!!) annual travel budget???!!! As well secret service protection...
     
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    Surprised the GOP doesn’t want to impeach everyone at the end of their term to minimize government spending.
     
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    Quick, start mining the salt! We gotta turn this all into a profit, and we’ll be millionaires! Make that billionaires if he gets convicted.
     
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    This. McConnell never wanted to be president, he wanted to be Senate majority leader. First, Trump cost him that in Georgia. Then the very next day, put McConnell in a situation that threatened his life with the insurrection. THAT'S why McConnell is turning on Trump. He lost his precious.
     
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    Trump has once again proved his status as POSPOTUS- he sat and watched Capitol Police being murdered on TV and did fuck all, for days!
     
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    I don’t know if it’s at all possible to find comic relief, but it is truly a sad irony (to say the least) that we’ve all witnessed:

     
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    Rep Mo Brooks: I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I've got plenty of bubblegum left and I'm in room 104B closet please send capitol officers.
     
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    what does rudy start saying when trump wont take his calls and stops paying him?
     
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    Hopefully nothing and he just goes away.
     
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    How does one abuse power one doesn't yet have? I haven't read the article, but I'm assuming (yes I know) that its based on taking power via fraudulent election? I'm going to go read it now. May edit later.

    Edit: Jesus Fucking Christ, its not. Its not even rationally viable. She's as dangerous as Trump. Unhinged is the correct word.
     
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    Her and Bohbert both are gonna get really bored really fast. They literally just came to Congress to gaslight far-right politics, which is easy on the backend of a contentious election but a year or two into signing legislation to change the name of post offices and shit, they'll probably prefer to be back home profiting as Qanon influencers or whatever.
     

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