Tywin et al.

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  1. Just a recap of the last two days: · Trump threatened to destroy an entire country and kill 25,000,000 people · Trump is about to destroy the Iran nuclear agreement, which most likely will lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and probably more wars · Senate Republicans are pushing a new healthcare plan that they even admit isn’t very good, but screw it, it sorta kinda repeals Obamacare What a time to be alive...
  2. I think that's could be it. I saw it last night and thought it was close. Thanks!
  3. You and me both.
  4. Yeah, I got to believe that most of the old guard is simply not down with what’s happening.
  5. I may have this wrong, but I heard it was reported that when asked about how he would vote a few days ago he just kept saying “We need regular order,” over and over again. Seems like the Maverick wasn’t satisfied by turtle stew.
  6. I wish, but I still think he’s done. And I was so high on him…..
  7. More context, you https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/22/mccain-says-he-will-vote-no-on-cassidy-graham-bill-dealing-potentially-decisive-blow-to-the-health-care-repeal-effort/?utm_term=.94fbc7239ffc
  8. WHAT DID I TELL YOU, YOU HEXING, CURSING EVIL MONSTER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? That said, the Vikings need to be the team to grow a pair and sign Kaep, NOW!
  9. @Jaime L, How much does it have to do with being geniuses versus just not being cowards? Coach scared, play scared is exactly the same as prevent defense is the surest way to lose IMO.
  10. I’m not a lawyer, but I did get a 167 on the LSAT, and I’m pretty sure that case has no legs. But since I’m about to quote Rock, and I know he is a lawyer, I’ll let him have the final say on that. Oh I totally agree that Redzone is behind a lot of it. I was going to mention that in a previous post, but it wasn’t exactly germane to the broader point I was trying to make. Also, I think there is some validity to saying the weather is affecting the ratings, but in more ways than just the storms. We both live in northern metropolises, and I suspect the viewership in areas like ours is negatively correlated with the temperature outside. I know I personally went riding my bike for hours rather than watching football to enjoy what little was left of the warm weather. It’s hard to really know. I was my grade’s running back from 7th to 11th grade and played strong safety my senior year and I’ve always wondered if I have some low level of CTE that doesn’t affect me now but could in the future. Also, it doesn’t help that I’ve wiped out an immeasurable amount of times while skiing, snowboarding, water skiing and wakeboarding, plus all the other minor head injuries I’ve sustained while playing other sports.
  11. No dude, that’s a rather basic term. I’m looking for something super obscure, and I spent over an hour last night scrolling through the glossaries of several textbooks and couldn’t find it. The term is similar to empathy and altruism, in a sense, but also very different. It creates a spectrum where on the low end an individual has no ability to see the world through another person’s eyes and on the high end can walk in anybody’s shoes, if that makes sense. I’m now 100% sure I picked it up in a personality psych class, but both that I took were taught by a grad student and I’m starting to wonder if it was a personal theory of his rather than an established concept.
  12. Also, just heard about this. I didn't even know there was such a thing as stage 3 CTE: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/health/aaron-hernandez-cte/index.html Obviously this doesn't excuse what he did, but it's troubling to see how much damage can be done in a short amount of time. It's not like he was a 10 year vet.
  13. Those don't sound right. I'll check out this article tonight and dig out a few of my personality psych text books to see if I can find it. I'll shoot you a PM so we don't derail the thread any further.
  14. Now back to football and the declining ratings. I haven't actually seen them, but to anyone who has, is the drop in ratings across the board or mainly with the prime time games (Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night)?
  15. I think in general you're right in that people can sometimes focus on race when they shouldn't, but Sperry isn't that guy. I've seen him discuss racial issues quite intelligently before. And as for his example, I think his larger point was that we only know what the QBs look like with their helmets off, and QBs are mostly white, and that if you took a star like Von Miller and 4 similar looking and built black men and had them stand next to one another he and others would have a much harder time identifying who Von was.
  16. I think that’s a little unfair. Most guys in the NFL are black. I know you might not know this, given that you’re a Pats fan, but it’s true. Don’t let Kobe know you said that.
  17. Well since I’m a white male from an affluent family, I’m just going to use the “I didn’t know I couldn’t do that” defense. It’s never failed one of us before!!!
  18. Ah, gotcha. I guess that makes sense, I just didn’t think it was a big deal because I’ve seen others post entire articles so long as there short. Since I have your attention, can you help me out with something? I’m looking for a psychological term that’s similar to empathy, but it goes a bit further and discusses the concept of literally seeing the world through another person’s eyes. I believe it starts with an “a”.
  19. The point of the article, from my perspective, is that it’s no longer deniable.
  20. Better? And I don’t know if I did, since I credited the source and have no intent or capability to profit off of it.
  21. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/opinion/trump-white-supremacist.html
  22. So the league wide single season home run record has been broken. Better explanation, juiced ball or better steroids?
  23. Here’s a good article about Eddie Lacy and how the fat shaming affects him: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/20756278/seattle-seahawks-eddie-lacy-opens-public-struggle-weight
  24. Well I wouldn’t go that far. I’m specifically talking about vets who were trained to be an occupying force. That becomes problematic because they tend to bring that mentality back home when they become police officers and treat citizens like they’re enemy combatants. Also, I’m getting sick of this tunnel vision excuse. If you can’t properly train a person to handle these types of situations than you need to not be the person training them and they don’t need to be cops. Full stop. It’s not a justifiable excuse to be murdering citizens you’re paid to protect.
  25. Of course he would have, and I get your point. I just think what he did is better than saying he got hacked or something. But otherwise I agree, point and laugh and then let it go.