No Excuses

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    New Sexual Assault Allegation against Trump

    He used to say this routinely during campaign rallies about his other victims and would get laughs/cheers from the crowd. Deplorable is too kind of a word for this segment of the country.
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/business/economy/reparations-slavery.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  3. 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.
  4. A lot of economically anxious right wing folks have descended upon UVA this weekend. Of course, there are heroes in this story. Who were sadly failed by their local police departments.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I am a fan of the pick as well. My only concern is that without proper coaching, he may end up as a Nick Young type player. Someone who can score from anywhere on the floor but is so utterly bad at everything else, that he is not at all an asset on the court.
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    New Sexual Assault Allegation against Trump

    Not just Trump, but the GOP and the kind of people who vote for them. Pro-rape is a party platform at this point.
  7. It’s almost like they renounced nuclear weapons in exchange for easing sanctions and more financial flexibility recently.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Discuss the impending **** storm.
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    BitCoin falling like a Dotcom

    Bitcoins entire existence is reliant on our current system remaining stable. If our current financial system collapses to the point of irrelevancy, no one will have the means to even access bitcoin, let alone assign it any kind of value.
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    BitCoin falling like a Dotcom

    A currency that fluctuates wildly on a daily basis will never, ever replace our current system, even if it fails. And if our current system ever collapses, you’ll be using sticks and stones. “The collapse of society was salvaged by BitCoin” is some dopey low grade Sci-fi novel bs.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I don't think this teams front office ever did proper due diligence on players or coaches, and I have a feeling it might be a problem with the trainers/medical staff too (this might be a stretch but if its a problem in some obvious areas, it might be in some non-obvious ones too). Did Ernie ever bother to find out how Brooks would mesh with the roster, what his philosophy would be on defense vs. offense? We had a pretty good defensive system under Wittman, why did that nosedive this badly? It's why I think it's concerning that they never brought in a player with a great skillset but minimal playing experience in his lifetime for interviews or workouts. If there is a player you want to be working out, it is the kid who grew up in a non-basketball playing country and who only has a few years of collegiate experience under his belt. This teams approach to doing things never passes the smell test, and the people who should be following the stink (local media) are god-awful at covering this team.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    They can keep drafting high energy and effort guys but you need a coaching staff that actually gets them to play defense. The best coach this team has had in the last two decades is Randy Wittman, who actually got this team to play defense, especially in the playoffs. We downgraded from Wittman to Brooks, as implausible as it seemed at the time Brooks was hired. Brooks should've been gone, right along with Grunfeld. This team's effort on the defensive end took a major nosedive under him.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    There was a suggestion in the Russia investigation thread to start a new one for impeachment. With the investigation now over and the SCO dissolved, the next phase begins. There is growing support among House Democrats and one lone Republican (Justin Amash) on starting impeachment hearings over the 11 counts of obstruction highlighted in the special counsel report.
  14. The really awful part of our relationship with Iran is that a good portion of the Iranian population is much more closer to us ideologically than they are to the theocrats running the show. Yet we are allied with perhaps the most repressive Islamic country in the entire world in Saudi Arabia, the home of Wahabbism and whose population is far more radical in its regressive beliefs and who actively enabled the development of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, a nation almost completely incapable of securely wielding nuclear weaponry. Our foreign policy agenda in the Middle East is a dumpster fire of hypocrisy and failure.
  15. Trump saying he called off the strikes last night because they would be disproportionate to downing a drone. How bad is John Bolton at his job when Donald Trump is the sane, voice of reason in the room?
  16. I don’t think Trump wants this war, but I think it will escalate into one eventually when he reads all the war thirsty DC neocons calling him a **** on Twitter. All of this because Obama successfully got Iran to shutter its nuclear program with all of our European allies onboard. This is an entirely unnecessary crisis brought on by the GOP. Now it’s just a matter of how many billions or trillions of dollars are wasted because Trump is a buffoon and the people who led us into Iraq are still roaming around the DC swamp.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    If Bol pans out, Denver’s front court with him and Jokic is going to be a nightmare for teams. Two bigs with floor vision and the ability to stretch out to the perimeter... Ugh good thing we got ourselves a real scrappy 6-4 small forward, who is so unskilled, that he’s projected as an “undersized” PF.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Reports saying we bought the 42 pick from the Sixers.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Bruno Fernando would be a good option this late.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    There is some straight low ceiling trash being picked ahead of Bol at this point. There must be something seriously wrong with him or someone is getting a massive steal this late.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Bol Bol is either a real piece of work or his injury is terrible. The Warriors are going to draft Bol aren’t they.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    There is a real disconnect here, between being “so sure” about picking this guy and not even interviewing or working him out once. I am on the fence about this pick, there are some things to like. But this post-Ernie era looks like a total clown show so far.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Speaking of nbadraft.net, never forget their draft comparison for good ol DeShawn Stevenson: https://www.nbadraft.net/players/deshawn-stevenson
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Hachimura is like Kawhi just like Nick Young had some Kobe in his game. The entire draft philosophy of Ernie Grunfeld was picking players who seemingly had some good tools, maybe even elite in some areas but really no feel for the game and glaring holes in critical areas. This is my first sign that Tommy Shepherd is ideologically similar to Ernie.