No Excuses

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  1. Contamination in locker rooms would be my main concern with sports resuming. I don't think there is any outbreak linked to outdoor physical activity of any kind.
  2. The real time indicators for the economy show a slump happening. Coupled with today’s data, which reflects 3 weeks ago when cases started rising again, we probably stalled the recovery and are likely on a downward trend at the moment.
  3. No ****. A guy running on a platform of “Harriet Tubman was a loser and abortion is evil” isn’t winning votes of liberals who want Trump gone. The only people who think Kanye is a spoiler candidate hurting Biden are the ones who have a dismal view of the black electorate, that makes the wrong and racist assumption that they are so misinformed, they’ll vote for a joke candidate just because he’s black.
  4. Except Queens isn’t a dump and was not in need of mass gentrification. When Michael Bloomberg and AOC have a consensus view on an issue, it’s not the case of “dreamy leftists trying to save the world”. Some ideas are just bad ideas.
  5. Plenty of land, high prevalence of skilled workers and an already high income community. Essentially, an already wealthy area got wealthier. The biggest losers in the area were probably small businesses who will likely lose staff to Amazon at higher wages.
  6. No one is putting anyone on a pedestal. You just can’t grasp the fact that she did what her constituents wanted. Practically no one in Queens wanted a mega corporate office and mass displacement of the community. Plus, it’s not like she’s an all powerful entity that got the richest man in the world to back down. If anyone is putting her on a pedestal, it’s you. The pressure to cancel the HQ came from community grassroots activists.
  7. Even for incompetent governments, it seems kind of insane that an entire warehouse is being occupied by material that is under no use for 6 years. Literally just wasted, occupied space for a country that relies on imports for almost everything. This has got to be one of the worst end results of government incompetence in human history.
  8. I don't get the sense from Rdskns2000 that he is a leftist grifter. But the sheer volume of bad political hot takes is a skill of its own.
  9. Almost every time there is a big ticket ballot initiative these days, the conservative policy agenda loses no matter what part of the country we're talking about. Obamacare medicaid expansion has now passed this year in ruby red Oklahoma and Missouri. A sizeable chunk of the GOP only votes for the white grievance agenda. If racism wasn't such a strong driving force in the country, the GOP would have very little to offer to most of the electorate.
  10. Missouri passed Medicaid expansion, largely from votes that came from middle-upper class suburbs. Rural counties, which stand to benefit the most, voting overwhelmingly against it. The level of brainwashing that has happened to poor rural whites is unfathomable. Dying sick and poor to own the libs is a lifestyle choice now.
  11. DeBlasio is an idiot so I’m not sure why his opinion matters. From what I recall, no one at any level of government from Queens supported amazon opening an HQ there, and there was wide community backlash from residents. People who could have worked there for the most part don’t currently live in Queens and it’s really not that surprising that elected representatives advocate for the views of current residents and not future hypothetical ones. The Amazons Queens debacle was a good lesson in listen to members of a community and don’t build where it’s unnecessary. There’s hundreds of American cities where that HQ could have been located, that would have been a net benefit to the community, rather than a massive displacement of an already established neighborhood. If you have beef with AOC fine, there’s a lot of reasons to dislike some of her politics. But knocking her for advocating for the interests of her community members is silly. She was elected to represent them, not as a lobbyist for Jeff Bezos.
  12. Have you ever been to Queens? It’s an incredible burrough, with a deep history of welcoming newcomers to this country and supporting small businesses of working class families. Turning that into just another gentrified yuppy area serves absolutely no one. A lot of times you build something, you really don’t have to displace an entire community or wipe out their history. Amazon is building its new HQ in a deeply left wing Arlington, VA and received no pushback because they aren’t displacing an existing community.
  13. She saved thousands of her constituents from having to relocate once they were priced out by the gentrification that would come with a mega corporate office relocating to the heart of a working class community. Effectively turning Queens into another Manhattan and Brooklyn, a community for the elite, but too pricey for the working class. She literally did what most politicians pretend to do: care about the needs of her working class community instead of corporate interests.
  14. It wasn’t a distribution center, it was a corporate office. And the funniest thing about this dumb post, is that Amazon is actually building a distribution warehouse in her district in queens: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.amny.com/business/amazon-signs-lease-for-massive-warehouse-in-queens/amp/ And cow farts do contribute to climate change: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-strange-war-against-cow-farts People much smarter than you identified the problem and are working on fixing it.
  15. VP should be Liz Warren. Most qualified, highest approval rating with minority voters.
  16. Brain computer interfaces will be the successors to smart phones. Even if you are skeptical now, at some point people who use them will have such a superior technological advantage over non-users, that you would be socially disadvantaged if you didn't have one yourself.
  17. My sympathies are with the thousands of people who would be alive today if the GOP and it’s affiliate media didn’t actively undermine factual information and socially responsible behavior.
  18. Yes people standing in bread lines and facing eviction right now will surely vote to re-elect buffoon who caused their hardship with his inaction and just all around negligence. Also the economy isn’t improving as long as the virus is hanging around. And with the amount of idiots in this country, it’s almost a certainty that it will hang around for quite a long time.
  19. He is a chicken hawk. He will cry and scream his way out of office, but I doubt the force part will be necessary. He will almost definitely leave confidence in our democracy in tatters. He is the single worst person ever elected to public office in this country.
  20. Worst economic quarter in US history. Do not let this clown distract from the fact that his Presidency is ending as the historical failure that every person with a functioning brain predicted. ——— The only reasonable story here is that when the choice is between democracy or power, the Republican base wants a dictatorship. They are wanna be totalitarian buffoons.
  21. Nah, zero chance Cyberpunk flops. Plus whatever the game lacks, I am sure the modding community will take care of it. A lot of the stupid things in Witcher 3 were fixed by the modding community.
  22. “She’s too ambitious”. Not even trying to hide the sexism there.
  23. With the NBA bubble returning zero positive tests once again, it's time to acknowledge the genius of Adam Chad Silver.