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About redskins59

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  1. The past is bad, but if other countries look at you with more respect than any other country, you are exceptional. American exceptionalism will not last more than 3 decades due to rise of Asian giants. China is 1.3 billion people strong. Cannot compete with that. China is a historically exceptional country IMO. Probably the most important country of the 21st century.
  2. Well, America the country is exceptional. I don't think it has anything to do with the constitution. It is mainly due to technology. Would America be exceptional if we weren't a world power? You can clearly see the power waning. China will be the biggest economy in the world within a decade. What makes America exceptional for me is that as an immigrant, I was able to come here, live here. So the opportunity given to me is what has made America exceptional. However, bear in mind that many people oppose immigration. I am not going to give them credit for my idea of American exceptionalism. You are just average.
  3. Just pathetic. I am mad as hell. But unfortunately, I have to believe that if the economy keeps doing well, he will win another term.
  4. Mesopotamia/Fertile Crescent (or surrounding area) is where farming began. What we know now is: 1. Ancient day egyptians sharing affinity to this area 2. Modern day Europeans modeled as a three way mixture, two of which are hunter-gather ancestries, and one of which is "farmer ancestry", as this paper suggests: 3. Modern Indians as a mixture of ANI with affinity to near easterners and ASI (native). Paper below: 4. Besides these papers, what has also been found is that neanderthal ancestry is higher in Eurasians of all kind. It has been suggested that subsaharan africans have some neanderthal ancestry today because of back-migration to Africa. I would bet that this is related again to these near eastern farmers. Something caused them to scatter all over.
  5. Okay, reading the actual article, it appears that the three ancient samples that were autosomally tested had *some* African admixture. The quote in question: What I am seeing is that the people of Egypt haven't really changed. 6 % to 15% African admixture in ancients and 14 to 21% in modern. I don't think it is a humongous difference. They seem to emphasize the increase in African ancestry too much when I am reading these articles. What is the agenda there?
  6. I did not need a genetic test on ancient genomes to tell me this. Look at modern day Egyptians. While some of them appear to look subsaharan african to a degree, the majority just look Middle Eastern. The Copts for example are only around 10% Subsaharan African. The Copts are pretty ancient. And anyway, I would classify the ancient Egyptians as mainly mediterranean. Probably olive or light brown.
  7. Sure, she deserved to be slapped, but a better strategy is to pull out your cell phone and start recording. We could have gotten a clearer picture of the woman's face. And she would never be able to find a job. I support exposing racists.
  8. Some of it is economic issues, no doubt, but I agree with this paper: Some of the rust belt states may be going the way of West Virginia, in all honesty.
  9. He won't improve. Those aspects have remained the same the last 10 years. It's not going to change all of a sudden. I like Burakovsky's game way better than Ovechkin's.
  10. I assume Ovechkin was injured this year. His goal total went downhill this year. If he hasn't been injured then yes, we need to trade him. Still doesn't change the fact that he is fat and has not taken care of his body. He doesn't have the drive that someone like Crosby has. Relied too much on sheer talent. He has never been able to control the puck. Can't win like that.
  11. McDavid is probably the best offensive player, but I see him going the way of Ovechkin. Too much speed and nothing else. Crosby on the other hand is an elite grinder. That's the type of game that lasts for a long time.
  12. Trotz is a coach who will get you to the playoffs, but that's it. He won't take you past the second round. That was his problem in Nashville. Boudreau 2.0? So then fire him.
  13. No it's not. Trotz refuses to give younger players much of a chance. Last year, the Penguins had a nice combination of youth and veterans. We need a team like that. Trotz played Burakovsky for 13 minutes max. Kuznetsov in the doghouse for how long? Just too old school.
  14. Here is why it is all coaching: the ones we have hired have all been a bunch of losers. None of them with stanley cup in their resume. However, I don't mind starting from scratch.