No Excuses

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  1. 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.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Bran can see the past but they’ve haven’t shown he can see the future.
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    ***2018-19 NBA Playoffs Thread***

    I doubt it's because of LeBron. I think it's the fact that this past decade of NBA playoffs has been a bunch of mediocre teams that eventually get clubbed by the super teams. So what is the point in watching? I haven't tuned into a single game so far because why? We all know where this is headed.
  4. Political parties don’t become less extreme on their own or through demographic change. The GOP either needs to suffer historic losses at the polls, which it won’t, or they will continue down a trajectory where people like Matt Shea start becoming the norm. I am 100% of the belief that it will get worse than Donald Trump.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    In 2 episodes showing preparation for the battle, no one has really acknowledged that the Night King will roll into battle with an ice dragon. It almost feels like lazy writing that indicates that NK and ice dragon won’t be coming to this fight so they didn’t even bother showing anyone freaking out or preparing in advance. Really feels like as the show got away from source material, the writing got worse and plot holes bigger. I don’t mind an episode with just plot or character development but at least make it meaningful. In 7 seasons, all we know about the Night King and the dead is that some weird green people made him and 99% of the WWs are Crasters incest babies.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Like almost everything about the episode was beyond corny.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Maybe the most boring episode of the series.
  8. 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.
  9. At this point, the more indecisive they are, the more Trump gets to frame the issue. This party is absolutely infuriating. They should be raising the level of concern and making it clear that impeachment is on the table and being seriously considered. I fully expect them to **** this up, as they typically do when it comes to political messaging. The only people doing the right thing right now is the progressive caucus which has the impeachment resolution ready. The establishment geezers gotta go.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    This will happen once the older generation of Cuban Americans are no longer a major political voice in Florida politics.
  11. I will not vote for them or anyone with a D next to their name. At that point, nothing else will be necessary to empower Trump and the Republicans. If the democratic leadership wants to continue with a gutless style of leadership in the face of continued debasement of our politics, I do not want them anywhere close to leadership and power. Not hitching a ride with the team that brings pillows to a gun fight.
  12. The voters still rejected him and his party at historic levels despite a strong economy. A dislike for Trump, the person, is baked into a sizeable majority of the public. His only path to re-election is performing well with a demographic that is over represented in our politics: low education white voters.
  13. “Don’t want to do it politically” is such a pathetic indictment of Democrats if they choose to go down this route and not impeach. I am not sure I will vote for any of their candidates in 2020 if they back down on this. They will have utterly failed to be a counter to the worst person to hold office since Nixon. And unlike Nixon, Trump and the GOP will be well aware that no one will check their abuse of power.
  14. The Democrats dont have to convince the entire country but it’s utterly pathetic if they don’t even attempt to make a case to roughly 55% of the country that disapproves of this administration. Shame on them if they refuse to impeach. If there is a way to lose my vote in 2020, this is it.
  15. Dem establishment is full of pansies and has been playing defense against wolves for decades. As usual, I am expecting them to flub this. This would never happen if the Dem establishment was more AOC and less chicken **** boomer liberalism.
  16. Re Sarah Sanders: her being a pathological liar isn’t news. The only people who don’t object to her and this administrations relationship with the truth are the knuckleheads who’ve surrender their neocortex to Donald Trump. Trump and the Republican Party function with the assumption that their base is full of morons who will believe anything and time and time again they are proven right. Why change?
  17. It is. Muellers report is very clear that if their wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute, they would clearly state so (as they did for conspiracy). Nancy better start impeachment proceedings.
  18. Get them on record that they support a President who likely broke the law and who instead should be facing prosecution. Mueller’s report explicitly tells Congress that they are well within their right to proceed with impeachment hearings over what is in the report. There is no coming back if both chambers of Congress refuse to do their job. The public should decide if they are ok with the Republicans protecting an individual who deserves prosecution.
  19. **** the Democratic Party if they don’t seize this and hammer Trump until he’s out of office. This is a sitting President who committed multiple crimes and should be prosecuted. Grow a pair and do your jobs.
  20. Pee tape confirmation is the real Mueller report.
  21. Volume II of the report is basically a long list of crimes that Trump committed. The report explicitly states that if Trump hadn’t committed obstruction, it would have declared this. Mueller explains why he punted the issue to Congress. It was not Barr’s decision to make. Fire up the impeachment proceedings.
  22. The SC report pretty much summarizes in the end that Kusher, Don Jr and Manafort sought aid from the Kremlin but one of the reasons they can’t be charged is because they weren’t aware that this is a crime, so their intent wasn’t to commit violations of federal law. I am not a lawyer but that level of deterrence isn’t given to a lot of people who break federal law.
  23. William Barr is a stooge and Trump, after complaining almost daily that his DoJ AG must protect him, finally got someone to do that. We need the unredacted report and people from Mueller's team need to be testifying in open public hearing. I don't care for anything that involves Barr's intrusion. The public has a right to know exactly and fully what's inside of the report.
  24. Been thinking about this for a while. Should we still ban PED's in major sports? There have been rumors swirling around the NBA for a while that players are doping. It was in George Karl's autobiography, Derrick Rose pretty much admitted to this and other athletes like Rip Hamilton have also suggested this to be the case. Here's a quote from Karl's book: "More likely it’s for the newest, hard-to-detect blood boosters and PEDs they have in Europe. Unfortunately, drug testing always seems to be a couple steps behind drug hiding. Lance Armstrong never failed a drug test.” I personally have arrived at the view that performance enhancement drugs should be legalized, provided you have a certified doctor who is administering them. You can ban the back alley stuff, but I really don't think this should be frowned upon if you have medical professionals involved. If players are doing this anyways, why not legalize it, even the playing field, involve doctors and provide resources/information on safe practices and even invest in this kind of research? Some of my evolution on this comes from my own scientific experience, where I have recently seen a huge amount of progress/interest in capabilities related to enhancing physical and cognitive performance in healthy subjects, particularly extremely fit people (astronauts, etc). We are fundamentally entering a new era of personalized athletics soon that will enable humans to track their physiology at the molecular level and enhance it to improve performance. So why put the limits on what's possible in sports? I want to see athletes do cool **** and if a new generation of PED's enable that, great. Let's see it.
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    What do you Believe??? (Religion)

    It is not irrelevant because philosophers who have pondered this question much more than you and I don't really take "Because God" as a serious explanation for the problem of induction. The problem of induction in science has long been regarded as not a problem for actually doing science. Hume even said so when he posed the problem of induction: And there have been better attempts at either providing explanations or providing alternatives, such as Karl Popper's view that science is deductive. Now you can agree or disagree, but it attempts to solve the problem far better than coming up with a fantastical assumption, and then trying to label it as a prediction, which is what you are trying to do