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Dante Johnson
Occasionally depressed. Rarely irrational.
Occasionally depressed. Rarely irrational.
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At the end of May, MegaCon happened. I took a ridiculous amount of photos. I spent very little time in panels or events or even the dealer room. This is all about the people and cosplay that you'll see. If you know somebody that's never been, you can show them this album so they can see part of the experience.

I've noticed that when I search for MegaCon photos online, there's so much you don't see. Maybe a site has few dozen photos, usually of the most impressive cosplay or of a huge crowd, but it's just the tiniest of what's there.

I've also noticed that viewing these kinds of photos tends to be a lot better as a group experience. View it on a big screen TV with appropiately nerdy friends, and you'll find yourself commenting on the surprises or the quality, or the hot guys/girls, etc. Or somebody will ask where a cosplay came from, and another friend will have the answer. It's actually pretty fun. Alone, people just tend to wonder when it ends before getting bored and closing it after getting the idea.

Thursday, the photos tend to be more candid, but the traditional poses dominate the every other day.
MegaCon 2016 Part 1
757 Photos - View album

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Reaganomics aka voodoo economics (G.H.W. Bush) aka "trickle down economics" has been debunked by the Congressional Research Service, and Republicans had the report buried, allegedly for using language like "taxes on the rich".

“The reduction in the top tax rates appears to be uncorrelated with saving, investment and productivity growth. The top tax rates appear to have little or no relation to the size of the economic pie. However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution.”

What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century, produces a research study that finds absolutely no correlation between the top tax rates and economic growth, thereby destroying a key tenet of conservative economic theory?

If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.

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However they may bluster online, the new right and the alt-right hate being called Nazis.

Good to know.

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"So they can quietly work with Pence and get their agenda through when no one is paying much attention."
"You mean Trump is a decoy?"
"Yeah. At least for now."

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