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TheHappyVampire

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One year of legal pot sales and California doesn’t have the bustling industry it expected. Here’s why
When Californians voted in 2016 to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, advocates of the move envisioned thousands of pot shops and cannabis farms obtaining state licenses, making the drug easily available to all adults within a short drive.

But as the first year of licensed sales comes to a close, California’s legal market hasn’t performed as state officials and the cannabis industry had hoped. Retailers and growers say they’ve been stunted by complex regulations, high taxes and decisions by most cities to ban cannabis shops. At the same time, many residents are going to city halls and courts to fight pot businesses they see as nuisances, and police chiefs are raising concerns about crime triggered by the marijuana trade.

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, who played a large role in the legalization of cannabis, will inherit the numerous challenges when he takes office in January as legislators hope to send him a raft of bills next year to provide banking for the pot industry, ease the tax burden on retailers and crack down on sales to minors.
The legalization of marijuana did not provide a bustling industry California expected. Odd regulations, taxes, and local barriers are probably hindering pot's potential to prosper in the Golden State. Perhaps Governor-elect Gavin Newsome would be willing to ease these burdens on the industry.
 

TheHappyVampire

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Mike Lee Teams Up With Kamala Harris to Scrap Green Card Caps
During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump ad-libbed a line about wanting legal immigrants to enter the country in "the largest numbers ever."

The first two years of his presidency might make you question the sincerity of that statement. But if Trump's telling the truth, Sens. Mike Lee (R–Utah) and Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) have a bill for him. The two lawmakers announced a plan today that would remove the annual per-country caps for employment-based green cards; it would also raise the cap on family-based green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent. While the Fairness for Highly Skilled Immigrants Act would not lift the overall caps on how many visas the United States grants in a single year, it would remove at least one major impediment for immigrants coming from places where many people waiting in line.

"Immigrants should not be penalized due to their country of origin," Lee said in a statement.
According to Reason, Senators Kamala Harris (D-California) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have announced a plan that would remove the annual per-country caps for employment-based green cards. This bill would also increase that limit on family-based green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent. It would not remove the overall caps on how many visas the United States grants in a single year, but it would remove at least a single major obstacle for immigrants coming from places where a people are waiting in line.

This bill seems to have bipartisan support on the surface. However, even if pass through the Republican Senate and easily goes through the Democrat House, Trump may not sign the bill, especially with someone like Stephen Miller having a noticeable interest when it comes to immigration policy.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
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Problem with that, they're entering the nation as the automation revolution is starting to kick into at least 2nd gear, effectively starting to cause fights for what little work is left.

In essence, while the politicians might be open to the idea, the people wouldn't be when it starts hurting their pocket books as jobs literally dry up.
 

Balerion

Well-known member
Problem with that, they're entering the nation as the automation revolution is starting to kick into at least 2nd gear, effectively starting to cause fights for what little work is left.

In essence, while the politicians might be open to the idea, the people wouldn't be when it starts hurting their pocket books as jobs literally dry up.
And then there's the belief that Democrats want Tammany Hall 2: Electric Boogaloo (i.e. bring in immigrants to act as a voting base), there is virtually zero capital for "Let's bring in more immigrants", as shown in Spain with their Far Right ascending in the polls. Couple THAT with another economic crash on the horizon expect things to get EXTREMELY Messy.
 

TheHappyVampire

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Ya'll should predict Guyana's future for me, now that they struck all that oil and are dealing with ExxonMobile now.
If the government of Guyana is smart, they should use the potential wealth to invest in other industries to diversify the economy. Through diversification, Guyana's economy should be more secure and allow it to develop important pillars of civilization like education and infrastructure.

The Venezuelan refugees could provide Guyana a solid population growth and find potential entrepreneurs to build up the country's private sector.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
And then there's the belief that Democrats want Tammany Hall 2: Electric Boogaloo (i.e. bring in immigrants to act as a voting base), there is virtually zero capital for "Let's bring in more immigrants", as shown in Spain with their Far Right ascending in the polls. Couple THAT with another economic crash on the horizon expect things to get EXTREMELY Messy.
Not exactly, as a large part of their base is open to immigration as much of the bullshit with immigration comes from the GOP. The problem is that we have to literally rework every assumption we have with economics and start doing things that would sound insane in our ears like caps on inheritance and incomes to fund a widespread Basic Life Guarantee alongside other things.

Also, may I remind you that a lot of the Far Right in Europe and elsewhere have links to Russia ala the left back during the Cold War? A lot of these groups are generally the sort of idiots that would drive the sane away no matter what.
If the government of Guyana is smart, they should use the potential wealth to invest in other industries to diversify the economy. Through diversification, Guyana's economy should be more secure and allow it to develop important pillars of civilization like education and infrastructure.

The Venezuelan refugees could provide Guyana a solid population growth and find potential entrepreneurs to build up the country's private sector.
Depends on how much wealth Exxon-Mobile is willing to share. A lot of the corporations are going full dragon these days and hording as much money and resources as possible. If Exxon-Mobile isn't willing to share that wealth, there isn't much Guyana can do to invest in economic diversification.
 

Balerion

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Not exactly, as a large part of their base is open to immigration as much of the bullshit with immigration comes from the GOP. The problem is that we have to literally rework every assumption we have with economics and start doing things that would sound insane in our ears like caps on inheritance and incomes to fund a widespread Basic Life Guarantee alongside other things.

Also, may I remind you that a lot of the Far Right in Europe and elsewhere have links to Russia ala the left back during the Cold War? A lot of these groups are generally the sort of idiots that would drive the sane away no matter what.
As American politics turns more into a colombia/brazil esque dumpster fire, immigration is a topic akin to radioactive waste.

And seriously, are you going with the "Everything bad in the world is down to Russian Bots?" routine. Seriously, it's managing to be WORSE than the NPC meme at this point.

If the government of Guyana is smart, they should use the potential wealth to invest in other industries to diversify the economy. Through diversification, Guyana's economy should be more secure and allow it to develop important pillars of civilization like education and infrastructure.

The Venezuelan refugees could provide Guyana a solid population growth and find potential entrepreneurs to build up the country's private sector.
Or Big Oil Multinationals come in and make it their own fiefdoms, and anybody who joins a trade union gets slaughtered or intimidated into silence. And if they protest against the free market, well...
 
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Rufus Shinra

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Excellent news, people, a new market is keeping strong! https://technology.ihs.com/600401/school-security-systems-industry-us-market-overview

Thanks to numerous individual-pushed events, the market for school security systems is booming, reaching almost 3 bn $. The massive use of AI-powered facial recognition systems, x-ray scanners, armoured doors and whiteboards is showing strong synergy with the NRA and private prison markets to push for further growth of the economy. However, as the schools are already equipped now with most systems on the market reducîg the growth to a bare percent a year, people might be starting to desire further individual-pushed events combining these three markets to push for new demand-based growth.
  • The education sector of the market for security equipment and services reached $2.7 billion in revenue in 2017. As most schools have already implemented surveillance systems and access control systems, the market is expected to grow an average of just 1 percent annually, reaching $2.8 billion by 2021.
  • According to survey data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the proportion of schools deploying video surveillance systems has risen from 20 percent in 1999 to over 70 percent in 2013. Likewise, the proportion of schools actively controlling the entrances to their buildings has risen from 75 percent to over 90 percent.
  • Despite advancements in the level of security used on school premises, the number mass shootings at US schools has remained relatively constant throughout the past 30 years. When looking specifically at secondary schools, the number of mass shootings has reached an unprecedented high in the past five years.
  • New technologies are now currently being investigated to improve safety at schools, including facial recognition, logical and physical security identity management integration and high-security classroom doors.
Compare this healthy and dynamic behaviour to the socialist shittery seen in other countries that react to individual-pushed events by using the State services and regulations to prevent such events from happening in the first place without generating strong and healthy economic growth. Capitalism, ho!
 

Balerion

Well-known member
Excellent news, people, a new market is keeping strong! https://technology.ihs.com/600401/school-security-systems-industry-us-market-overview

Thanks to numerous individual-pushed events, the market for school security systems is booming, reaching almost 3 bn $. The massive use of AI-powered facial recognition systems, x-ray scanners, armoured doors and whiteboards is showing strong synergy with the NRA and private prison markets to push for further growth of the economy. However, as the schools are already equipped now with most systems on the market reducîg the growth to a bare percent a year, people might be starting to desire further individual-pushed events combining these three markets to push for new demand-based growth.

Compare this healthy and dynamic behaviour to the socialist shittery seen in other countries that react to individual-pushed events by using the State services and regulations to prevent such events from happening in the first place without generating strong and healthy economic growth. Capitalism, ho!
I can guarantee you a lot of that goes towards inner-city schools which suffer extreme issues related to racial profiling and poverty stricken classmates. You have to remember that black pupils get hit far more with severe punishments than white ones (When they aren't being beaten or shot by the police for being black)
 

KeresAcheron

Asocial Quasisocialist
A good solution for school shootings would be to train all under 18s with firearm training and provide some type of armoury in schools for the event of a rampage.
Not really. Almost all school shooters expect to die and aren't deterred by death. Your solution at best cuts down the casualties while doing nothing for the frequency. At worst people can't tell the difference between the shooter and the students trying to stop them and you get friendly fire. And a smart school shooter will start at the armoury to cut people off from it.

Another major problem is by putting an armoury on the school grounds you allow people to get "crimes of passion" style events where a student gets emotionally compromised and goes to the armour to solve their problem. Or they decide to play a "prank" with a real gun and tragedy ensues. You'd also get a massive upsurges in suicidies since handing moody teenagers guns is going to result in this. Crimes of passion and suicide are major causes of gun related death, and I fear they'd happen on a far large scale than school shooting if you make guns more easily accessible on school grounds.
 
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Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
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The only way to keep these shootings from happening is basically get rid of privacy completely and then force any potential shooters to the mental hospital for treatment.
 

Rufus Shinra

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A good solution for school shootings would be to train all under 18s with firearm training and provide some type of armoury in schools for the event of a rampage.
Automatic grenade launchers should be mandaory for good guys so they can overpower the bad guys. It’s much better than your communist solution. I’m so disgusted that you want to share weapons between everyone like in the Soviet Union.
 

Balerion

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The only way to keep these shootings from happening is basically get rid of privacy completely and then force any potential shooters to the mental hospital for treatment.
Do you want dissidents branded criminally insane? Because that is how you get dissidents branded criminally insane.
 

Josef

Totally Not A Stalinist
Why Liberalism exactly? When you have a system in which the rich basically have more power then the poor, how exactly does that work with the Liberal concept of equality before justice?

(If you can name ONE capitalist country, where the rich don't have more power, I'll likely concede)
 

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