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    A quick introduction.

    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.

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    Delighted to meet you, and welcome to PH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    What GOP leadership?

    Welcome aboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    Welcome, there was already a thread praising you so you have to live up to expectations
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    Welcome, good to have you.
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    Welcome! What area of Massachusetts do you live in? (Don't give town just general area)
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    Nice to see you Arkady.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    You were a 20 something when we first posted. I am not a day older,except for today. You actually showed up on my birthday.

    But Welcome, Arkady.Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    Howdy and welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    Hiya pal, good to see you!

    Regards
    Pace
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