White Walker Texas Ranger

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  1. Also local, fixing potholes, politics has a different flavor from the national kind. Even if they bring up national culture wars in the campaign.
  2. Community did it first:
  3. yeah, I haven't done the stats in a while, but I'd be surprised if the Patriots have much more or less turnover than any other succesful team. Sure, they occasionally get rid of high profile players, but they also have plenty of of mainstays. It just seems that way sometimes because they've been good for so much longer than any other team. But that's not the biggest problem with that statement. The biggest problem is the notion that the Trump Administration is just constantly winning.
  4. You can also look at the book the Storm Before the Storm, for one of the original examples of this happening. Not exactly a democracy, but still.
  5. Best speculation I heard is that BB was planning on bringing in Schiano to be not only D coordinator, but also assistant head coach and successor. Brady and McDaniels managed to corner Kraft and get him to back their soft coup. Edit 1: And Kraft in this case might be Jonathan, not Robert. Edit 2: Kremlinology is fun!
  6. congrats to the Eagles fans, and half my South/North Jersey limbo hometown.
  7. It looks like the punters have the rest of the night off
  8. One thing I've noticed over my career is that I'm really bad at interviewing. I think I might be 0 for 8 or so in the past 5 years. But it was this last rejection that got me thinking. I got some feedback through back channels and they said that while I had the skills and qualifications, I was a bit too shy and didn't explain my thought process clearly during a 'technical' question. That second one's fair. My process for any sort of mathematical problem, especially in the early stages is iterative probably comes across as jumbled and incoherent when I try to explain it. But I think that with some work and help, I can figure out how to fake it, and don't necessarily need a professional career coach for that. But the first is a bit more alarming to me. They said that my speaking style was too soft and wouldn't work in their group. I've also gotten feedback like this for a similar role at a similar company a few years back. The thing that sort of galls me is that these aren't Big Swinging Dick Wall Street Trading Floors, or high pressure sales roles, these are data analysis jobs at large, relatively staid corporations. Am I too soft-spoken and meek even for that? I don't think I need to completely rework my personality-I have friends and good relations with people at my current job. I can argue my case and occasionally even sell things to clients. Defintiely less of that lately, but I can probably chalk a lot of that up to ennui or disillusionment with my current role. I think my social skills are mostly fine, even if I won't be gunning for any 100% client facing or sales roles. But clearly there's something wrong with the way I present at interviews, or first impressions or whatever. Maybe I do need a professional interview coach. Has anyone ever used one and had good results? It just feels like a field where the ratio of charlatans to actually useful is pretty high.
  9. Too bad it's not possible to recall a DA in New York.
  10. There were a lot of non-policy difference between Obama and Clinton. In fact, policy goals were one of the smaller difference between them. Nothing Trump's done is as bad as the Iraq War. Yet.
  11. I’ve always thought ‘nationalist’ was a weird description of an international, Kremlin-backed movement.
  12. I was wondering if Altherion would change his views once it became absolutely clear that Trump does not give a fuck about the poor or middle class. I guess the answer is no.
  13. Well, there's a good chance a lot of them end up in Florida. That's almost as good, right?
  14. Mike Duncan, the guy behind the History of Rome and Revolutions podcasts, made a nice reference to the legend of Nero fiddling while Rome burned: https://twitter.com/mikeduncan/status/920629040582725632 https://twitter.com/mikeduncan/status/920629040582725632