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  1. Appreciate the breakdown, Fez. However, I think based on the 2016 presidential election alone, the DNC is still a problem. Just not as big of a problem as the DCCC, an organization of which I wasn't even aware until now!
  2. Yeah. The DNC at this point is an obsolete collection of complete failures that need to be replaced ASAP.
  3. I'm in the same situation. It's called "go back to sleep."
  4. On that, I agree. But I feel the same way about climate change. And I honestly have no fucking clue what the way to go about this is. It's mind boggling! Sometimes it feels like the total dissolution of the Republican party is the only thing that can move these issues forward. Which is obviously not going to happen anytime soon...
  5. JK Rowling announces Five 'Fantastic Beasts' films

    That would be amazing! Sadly, I think we're rather in for a slew of underdeveloped films.
  6. Yes, yes they did. And that's all that really needs to be said to completely defeat your argument, @Tywin et al. I'm sorry, but Mormont is completely correct here. There were so many options available to the airline that did not involve violence. The airline made the decision to exercise their discretion that way, and no one else. Your point is completely asinine; "once they decided they were going to do that, what options did they have?" Like, you could literally say that about anything. "Well, once they decided they were going to take a certain course of action... what choice did they have but to take that course of action?" Well, obviously, none, since that's what they decided to do. The whole point is that there were a host of other, more desirable options they could have decided to take.
  7. Yeah, but it's not what you care about that passes legislation. And the pro-gun rights crowd will use any and all ammunition to decimate any such legislation, and that includes just what Swordfish pointed to. Which kind of ties into what Larry was saying too. I honestly think you all have good points here; they're all facets of why nothing has happened on this front, and why nothing will continue to happen.
  8. The issue isn't whether or not the article is right--most of us know that there should be shift toward a more preventative-based model of healthcare, especially in the United States--it's that the article doesn't support, or even attempt to make the hyperbolic claim you made in this thread: that "vaccinations, sanitation, and nutrition are the only reliable sources of health and longevity improvement in modern society," which is clearly not true.
  9. Yeah, to be fair, I've never bitten into a ghost pepper fruit before, I've only had it in salsas and sauces. But I immensely enjoyed all of the preparations that involved it. I've also had a peach IPA infused with carolina reaper that I thought was awesome as well.
  10. The ghost pepper tastes wonderful What about the flavor don't you like?
  11. Sriracha mayo is actually one of the best possible realizations of a condiment in all realities.
  12. "[t]he most normatively desirable aspect of the U.S. military as the 'world police'" okay, but what if the U.S. military being the "world police" is not normatively desirable?
  13. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    I'm rooting for UNC on principle. Fuck private university white boys.
  14. College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

    Quite the games tonight... Damn, I wanted Oregon to win
  15. U.S. Politics: High Nunes or Russian to Judgement

    I am not go-hung about the police in the United States. I suspect we disagree far less about this subject than it seems. I just think this is a difficult subject, as far as the function of police in society goes. For the most part, it's one of the few non-violent functions of the police (and police brutality is the primary source of my dissatisfaction with the way our police force operates in this country). And I think it's pretty indisputable that enforcing DUI laws is absolutely necessary, although we can disagree with respect to what extent, and what methods by which police should accomplish this objective. I get your point now. I don't necessarily disagree; I just think it kind of misses the bigger picture. I don't think we should be focusing on the police getting their new gadgets, like a weed breathalyzer; because they're always going to get new gadgets as technology evolves. I think we'd do a lot better to focus our energies on what I would say are more central issues, such as: reducing discrimination and racial bias in the police; reducing the extent to which the police engage in violent conduct unnecessarily; and, as I touched on previously, improving our public infrastructure so that the whole problem of false positives re: breathalyzers that you're talking about is pretty much a nonissue for most people.