No Excuses

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  1. You mean to tell us that twa, expert scientist, historian and legal expert, fell for and distributed fake news? Oh no.
  2. 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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    Xbox One Vs Ps4

    I played Andromeda and didn’t really mind it. The game mechanics were better than the trilogy but the story and world building was underwhelming. I didn’t think it was THAT bad as people said but I also didn’t get it on release and they had patched by then.
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    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    The Mayor Pete train should be running out of steam soon if he doesn't start talking concrete policies. I like that he can talk philosophy and he speaks to issues of my generation, but your opponents are proposing legitimate proposals for moving the country forward. Time to start talking policy. The last town hall really warmed me up to Liz Warren. This country is too stupid to elect her as President but so far she seems to be the most qualified person to take on what is breaking this country at its core. I have long thought she would be great at DoJ or CFPB, but she's going to go after private sector cronies like Teddy R if shes given the chance as POTUS. Too bad everything she speaks about will go over the head of 60-70% of this countries mentally dense voting population.
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    Xbox One Vs Ps4

    i haven't been able to game much over the past year but picked up a gaming PC in 2017 that I am finally getting use now. I really wanted to try out the Mass Effect games on PC since I previously beat them on console. And man, with the content and texture mods you can download, it is AMAZING playing through them again. ME2 and ME3 look like current gen games. Previously I always played as a tech specialist but doing biotic runs this time. The Vanguard class on ME2 is insanely fun. And then it just makes me sad that BioWare dropped Mass Effect for Anthem, which by the sounds of it, has been a giant failure. The ME series could have been timeless. Like there is no amount of content you will ever run out of when making a dope Sci-Fi RPG that had much depth and lore as the ME universe. Just seems like a huge waste that this franchise is sitting dormant after Andromeda.
  6. To The GOP is making up claims of electoral fraud to undermine the trust of the public in our electoral process. Happening in FL and AZ for the past few days, and now it seems Nevada GOP is denying results that pretty much swept them out of power at every level of government in the state. As the GOP reaps the electoral results of their bargain with Trump, expect this to worsen.
  7. This is just a general rant. Over the past few months I have been traveling quite frequently for work. Flying is just an absolutely horrendous experience at this point. It is remarkable that in a country where a substantial chunk of the population is obese or overweight, seats on aircrafts have gotten exponentially smaller to squeeze more and more people into a single flight. The end result is a miserable experience for everyone involved. Yesterday on a three hour flight, I was squeezed into my already tiny seat because the passenger adjacent to me couldn't fit into her seating space. I had to give up about a quarter of my seating space to her. Most airlines have instituted policies for larger passengers of size, and countries like Canada mandate that such passengers be given a 2nd seat at no additional charge. I know most US airlines have policies in place to accommodate passenger comfort but I don't think this ever gets enforced. Something needs to change.
  8. I think at this point it is pointless to point out the hypocrisy of the GOP and its voters. It is a political party that has spent its entire modern existence whining about fiscal conservatism yet has been the most fiscally irresponsible every time it has assumed power. And yet, the base never goes anywhere or holds them accountable. That is all you will ever need to understand about who the GOP is and how it basically treats it base as rabid morons who will support the party no matter what. Unaccountable to the public, not held accountable by its base of dimwits.
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I am actually looking forward to a prequel if it features birth of the white walkers and what happened afterwards. One of the few things that I haven't liked about this series is that it set up two main plots: 1. A fight for the Iron Throne 2. The approaching war with the White Walkers Through story telling, they have established (2) as much more significant than (1). Yet, almost the entire story has been about (1), and we've been given no real background or insight into the WW's.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    HRC won the counties that make up 2/3rds of the aggregate share of the US GDP, which I believe is largely indicative of the urban/rural divide between the areas that both candidates won. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2016/11/29/another-clinton-trump-divide-high-output-america-vs-low-output-america/ So economically yes, they contribute far less. Culturally, even more so.
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    Stand Up Comedians

    Russell Peters is washed up at this point.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    The liberal Presidential candidate has won the popular vote 6 out of the last 7 times so I no longer buy this. Even in the past two decades, the midterms have been highly cyclical (2006-2010-2018, each wiping out majorities from one party or the other). Liberals vote but the power of the vote is heavily slanted towards white, rural voters. So unless rural America liberalizes anytime soon, we will continue to see people who contribute the least to the economy and our culture, gain the most when it comes to policy and national decisions.
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    Trump and his cabinet/buffoonery- Get your bunkers ready!

    Not we, just the pro-rape religious bigots.
  14. Yeah the guy who blew a giant hole in the federal budget for years to come was the one seriously trying to fix social security. How do you even come up with this nonsense?
  15. 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.
  18. 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.
  22. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.