No Excuses

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  1. It won't matter to the cult but it will matter to a lot of other voters. The failed healthcare policy vote in 2017 cost a lot of Republicans their seats in 2018. This is the single worst issue for them and the chump who said "who knew healthcare was so complicated" is definitely not the best messenger on it.
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    "Israel is for Jewish people only" - Netanyahu

    Data security is inadequate in general for almost every industry. Kind of amazing that we keep putting more and more sensitive data into more and more insecure platforms.
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    ***The All-Encompassing ES Hip Hop Thread***

    Little Simz ****s.
  4. Been thinking what would happen here during a novel viral outbreak and if an entire religion or multiple cities were locked down and put under quarantine with public health officials walking around inspecting people. Don’t think this country can handle that. The anti-vaxxers, QAnon, Alex Jones crowd etc would make it pretty much impossible to contain a viral outbreak.
  5. If I were a city, I would pass a law requiring businesses to accept both cash and card payments. There are probably more businesses that are cash only than cashless, both equally annoying and inconvenient.
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    The Outer Space Thread

    Amateur telescopee are great. I had a Dobsonian for a long time but that thing was a behemoth to carry around so ended up selling it two years ago. Gave incredible views of the moon and Mars, Jupiter and Saturn even when viewed from DC. Would drive a few hours to the rural country side and could spot several nebulas and andromeda with the right filters.
  7. https://thinkprogress.org/trump-ichan-steel-imports-cf7deb8beaf0/ Insider trading 101. If the SEC still does what it's supposed to do, this should be a major scandal that demands an investigation. This is the kind of corruption that is a hallmark of oligarchies. Also might as well make this the trade war thread. It seems like the tariffs won't just be for steel and aluminum.
  8. I don't have a link yet, but Breitbart just preemptively ran a counter-piece to a Washington Post story that is about to be released soon. The Washington Post article will allege that Roy Moore, noted homophobe, running as the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, assaulted teenage girls as young as 14, when he was in his 30's. Roy Moore is on record, denying these allegations to Breitbart. This is going to be a huge ****storm. Republicans will have to make a choice: defend Roy Moore or force him to step down and likely replace him with Luther Strange. It's going to pit the McConnell faction that favors Strange, against the Bannon faction, which favors Roy Moore. I have not linked to the Breitbart piece but if the mods ask, I will provide the link. The Washington Post story hasn't come out yet. The WP article is out: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.969d8eb93561
  9. Took a cruise in college in which this was our room. The cell service in these rooms is also very spotty, or at least it was back then. In the middle of a giant metal container, confined into an even smaller metal container, I doubt they've improved signal reception that much. If anyone ever needed a reason to never step foot on these monstrosities sold as "vacations", here it is.
  10. It will forever by funny that the first atheist elected as US President was brought to power by religious bigots and he will leave their movement in complete shambles when it's all over.
  11. Trapped on a cruise ship is a living nightmare. Hopefully it's not the kind of cruises that depart from any East Coast port where the average weight of each passenger is 350lbs and the favorite ship activity is stuffing your face at the all you can eat breakfast station.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Rubes are a key component of any oligarchy. Give them a little bit of religious bigotry, mix in some racism and they'll lick the butthole clean and thank you for the opportunity of doing it.
  13. Indeed. If I lived in a swing state, I would vote for Bernie in the general. Also, Steyer 2nd in SC is just hilarious. Our democracy is broken.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Did the same last year and lost governor elections in deep red states and got blown out in Virginia. The impression of Trump’s popularity far outweighs the data on it. He’s a joker who barely got elected by a margin of 90,000 votes and his party has been thrashed in elections ever since.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Probably in a single poll.
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    Emerging Technologies

    This is the plot of every bad AI focused Sci Fi novel.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Name the last Dem president who left office with higher deficits than the ones he inherited.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Season Thread***

    Is this a salary dump because the return is trash.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Bootlicking this deranged moron is going to have generational consequences. The utter contempt for the GOP in the under-40 crowd is probably never going away.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Are third parties only vessels for the presidency? Nothing is preventing you or “your friends” to form a third party and contest local elections. Or state elections. Or congressional seats. There’s a reason they don’t exist in the US. It’s called Duvergers law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duverger's_law?wprov=sfti1
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    The two party system in the US is a function of how our government and voting systems are historically setup, not some kind of nefarious scheme to rob third parties of representation. Even in our two party system there is plenty of diversity of candidates and they almost always align with local politics. The Republican governors of Maryland and Mass are quite different philosophically than Republican governors in Deep South states. Democratic governors of Kentucky and Louisiana are quite different than Dem governors of Cali and Oregon who are quite different than the Dem governor of Virginia. Parties are vessels for organizing at the local and state level in the US and they almost always end up absorbing a diversity of views based on localities, rendering third parties entirely useless since they don’t have the infrastructure to compete in a range of localities around the country. If you aren’t winning local elections, you aren’t winning anything at the federal level.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Cable news only exists because this country is full of dweebs. If there wasn’t a market for it, they’d all be out of business.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    lol the party of convicted criminals and perverts who rape women and get elected to public office lecturing on safety and abortion rights. whole party of low grade chum can get bent
  24. Sucks for anyone who can't devote an entire day to this very undemocratic process. I would never caucus personally. It's really dumb that we're still doing this, in Iowa of all places.
  25. Deserves its own thread at this point, since approving of convicted war criminals is apparently now a thing. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/23/us/politics/navy-discipline-edward-gallagher.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share