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Mackin USA

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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2019, 12:02:19 PM »
Yep #Boring   :-\
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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2019, 02:06:21 PM »
Sometimes boring is better ...

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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
I'm not saying boring is bad in a president. We just do a poor job of electing the boring but competent. Eisenhower comes to mind, but "the general who saved the free world," was a good launchpad for someone otherwise not terribly inspiring.

I'm not sure "ninth richest American" is a match, but then, given the changes in who we lionize in America, it may be enough.


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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2019, 03:44:02 PM »
> boring

My first thought was that voters might be tired of "flashy" and might welcome a boring but competent President.  But then I think, in this social networking age voters have become used to "over the top" as part of the circus  and will mistake boring for ineffectual.

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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2019, 08:12:34 PM »
I hope it's not true and I thought Bloomberg would be a really strong candidate.

I was just trying to say that when that's the first response from a relatively thoughtful New Yorker... it makes me think, "Uh oh."

I honestly don't know Bloomberg well enough to say whether or not I would support him, but I think having him in the race would add an important dimension, similar to what Jay Inslee brought, even though he did not actually win. He was the only one in the 2020 race I was interested in supporting, but alas, I guess I should have gotten off my a## and done something before he ran out of steam. But I think the "boring" aspect was part of Inslee's undoing. The advantages Bloomberg has that Inslee did not are massive name recognition and huge amounts of money.

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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 12:20:50 PM »
>> I think having him in the race would add an important dimension

Very true. It helps to balance the field. imo
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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2019, 08:59:31 PM »
I have to say that I find his jumping in late and bypassing the debates a bit annoying; it feels entitled to me.

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Re: Data as a Property Right -- Yang has an interesting stance
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 11:37:50 AM »
> entitled

I got that impression too.