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Author Topic: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée  (Read 828084 times)

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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19665 on: June 04, 2016, 08:00:02 pm »

I was making an obscure joke, I'm new to this shitposting thing 
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I must study sociology further and decipher yet more of these "memes"
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19666 on: June 04, 2016, 08:08:01 pm »

Prostitution is illegal in...Most of the US.  I think there's one state where it actually isn't and it's one of the conservative ones for maximum ironies.
Negative. Prostitution is legal in some counties of Nevada (but not Los Vegas), and used to be an unenforced misnomer in New Hampshire until seven years ago or so.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19667 on: June 04, 2016, 08:23:53 pm »

we may be able to create a functioning Alcubierre drive.

That will be of little use when the earth is a black hole.  A dank black hole.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19668 on: June 04, 2016, 08:47:36 pm »

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/03/politics/ash-carter-china-speech/index.html
What's the difference between Obama threatening to isolate China and Trump threatening to isolate China
Do they have different strategy?

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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19669 on: June 04, 2016, 09:03:06 pm »

Because Obama doesn't mean it, obviously.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19670 on: June 04, 2016, 09:28:27 pm »

But what's the point of a meaningless threat?

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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19671 on: June 04, 2016, 09:32:17 pm »

To demonstrate what a bad president he is.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19672 on: June 04, 2016, 09:35:58 pm »

But this makes no sense?!!!

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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19673 on: June 04, 2016, 09:56:24 pm »

Obamarama's been threatening to isolate China ever since the TPP was a thing.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19674 on: June 04, 2016, 11:25:36 pm »

But this makes no sense?!!!

He flaunts what a bad president he is just to make Trump even madder.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19675 on: June 05, 2016, 03:24:57 am »

So, can't sleep, so I dug for some statistics.


Here is the actual list of how many forms were filed in the 2015 fiscal year. So, taking each form and multiplying it by its filing fee, we can actually calculate how much the USCIS earned in filing fees for the 2015 fiscal year.

Doing that for every single data point, we end up with... $3312814300.

That's 3.3 billion dollars.

Now, there is a bit of error here- I assumed that all I-485 applicants were adults. Should they be under 13 years of age, the filing charge is only $685 instead of $985 (you can check my numbers here, here, and here) but that shouldn't be over 100 million in error.

So where the fuck is over a hundred million dollars going?

EDIT: The total operating budget as reported by the US Department of Homeland Security for USCIS for 2015 was $3259885000. So closer to 50 million missing, and note that I did not include biometric scanning costs in any of my numbers. If you add in that, it probably cancels out the error from the I-485's under 13.


And Frumple, it is actually a congressional requirement that USCIS be self-funded through fees. Page iv, section H.


In other words, the US government is entirely funding its immigration process on the fees it makes from immigrants, and then making enough as to actually profit from the immigration fees alone.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19676 on: June 05, 2016, 05:24:09 am »

tl;dr, the next person you encounter that says we should be spending less on immigration services, you can assume is some combination of ignorant, malicious, or incredibly stupid.

Turns out we're apparently spending less than fucking nothing! Another point of info explaining how our immigrants (documented or not) are managing to be a net economic gain.

Though the question relative to the discussion, I guess, is if we're managing to make more money off them than qatar does through their effective slaving efforts :V
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19677 on: June 05, 2016, 05:25:31 am »

Welcome to America: Better than Qatar (TM)
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19678 on: June 05, 2016, 05:34:35 am »

Welcome To America: We're Ten Times Better Than Burkina Faso, We Must Be The Best Out There
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19679 on: June 05, 2016, 06:54:08 am »

Democratic party is stronkest at democracticising http://boingboing.net/2016/06/03/california-democratic-primary.html
(I suck at linking with words explaining linky thing)

TooLazyDontRedirect: Democratic Party send out generally uncounted dummy ballots to no party preference voters because they'll probably go and do something silly like vote for sanders in the primary.
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