Horus Ex Machina

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About Horus Ex Machina

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    Laughing Man
  • Birthday 11/28/1978

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    Male
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    Wandering from the Sahel to the Niger Delta
  • Interests
    First the three F's.
    Females, Fistfighting, and Food.

    My activities include practicing muay thai & jiu jitsu, weight training, Crossfit, free running (Parkour), playing football (soccer), basketball, and just staying fit.

    My lazier side enjoys watching mixed martial arts, soccer (big Chelsea fan), basketball (Go Mavs), clubbing (this is a sport), watching college football (Hook 'em Horns), watching baseball (Go Yankees!), and of course reading.

    I also plan on doing some writing in the future.

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  1. Possibly, but I'm not holding my breath. There will be a lot more engagement during the next set of primaries for the Dems, that's for certain. Alot depends on the next 4 years and how it's perceived. If Trump is still unpopular then a Bernie Sanders successor might be possible.
  2. The polls at least had Obama winning that election.
  3. It isn't happening because people never make it an issue. Several cities already have ranked voting and Maine voted on it in this election. And several states have already passed the popular vote compact (which will definitely be challenged in court if it ever gets enough states on board to become law) without any type of popular push or media coverage. Imagine if people begin to champion these things as the heart of a cause. We've ceded movement politics to a dangerous element of the Conservative ideology, but this is a movement I think that we should all push for. The Democrats failed here for the same reason that the Republicans should have. There is no need for solutions and ideas when you can simply just try to make the alternative seem worse. Right now that's the only change that I believe in, bringing back issue-based politics and killing the two-party stranglehold on our country.
  4. DO NOT MOVE TO CANADA! Someone has to help us salvage this...
  5. Clinton was a horrible candidate, but it says a lot that even then a man like Trump is still considered the viable alternative. It is a stunning reality to go from possibly taking the POTUS and senate to losing all three and possibly the SCOTUS for a generation. But progressives are far too marginally engaged and that may be part of why this election never got put away. The biggest take-away for me though, and has been the case for some time now, is the problematic and easily manipulative nature of our election system. FPTP gave us this choice when it enabled the 2 major parties to be able to foist these candidates on us without any alternatives. And how can we continue to allow an electoral college systenm which makes elections a game of strategic turnout chess rather than the will of the people? It's time to demand change in the election sytem. It needs a complete overhaul.
  6. This is truly horrible. I cannot believe this. Maybe this will finally drive us to get rid of the electoral college and institute ranked voting. Both of these can be achieved at the state level. If we just legitimized this guy, then I fear where this country might go if we continue on this path...
  7. Okay now that I put in what I thought would happen, now I'm going to reveal how nervous I am...
  8. I want to get this in before it becomes too late to seem prescient. I don't think Clinton loses and would put money on it if there were any to be made. I can't see how the math equals to a Trump win unless a whole lot of Obama voters stayed home and Trump turns out new voters while holding a large majority of Romney's. Prepared to have egg all over my face...
  9. You don't have to tell me. CAF's qualifying system is a joke. I personally think that it's one of the biggest things that has hurt African team's performance in the World Cup. It relies soley on FIFA rankings without regard to current form, new players, etc. Because of that they often do not send all of the best teams they could at a given time. It's a concession to the fact that they play 2 African Cups complete with their own qualifiers. Somehow CONCACAF manages this yet still manages a superior qualifying system which ensures that all of the best teams will play head to head to qualify. Or even AFC's qualifiers. CONCACAF'S setup is only possible because it doesn't treat all teams equal, which will never happen in CAF. I think that this, more than anything, is why CAF lobbies so hard for an expanded World Cup. They have to know that their qualifiers are crap. So upping to 7 spots bails out the system by providing a pathway for group runner-ups and allowing for more continuity for Africa's top sides. It is what it is, sadly. Me and others have hashed out numerous alternative formats which would merge the AfCon with WC qualifying and sufficiently expand qualifying to make it more legitimate. It seems so doable, that it follows that if they haven't done it by now, they will never do it because they can't be bothered to. So that's why I personally have to hold out hope that the WC expands, much as others will hate it. Because it will actually keep CAF from continuing to hamstring its better sides.
  10. Nothing makes me happier than to finally see Iheanacho and Iwobi starting on the pitch together. Defending could use work but, with Rohr's aggressive tactical setup, they seem to be the engine that finally resurrects Nigeria's stagnant attack. And they're both only 20. They can do this together for a long time. Hopefully Success will be back against Algeria. If they can put them away at home, they'll be in really good shape to escape a group that I didn't think they'd have a chance in just a half year ago...
  11. Lik dis if u cry evertim. 5ever
  12. Pretty much anything before 2005. It's pretty broad but it's been well-received so far.
  13. So classic hip hop stations have begun popping up all around the country over the past few months. The same company seems to own most of them. The started their first one in Houston in October. Two started up this week here in Dallas. Apparently they've since gone to quite a few other cities including Philadelphia. It's something that I've mentioned a few times on this thread, rappers tend to go out of style and are never heard of again. Can't even count on their former followings to still turn out for them when they tour. Rap has a long enough history now to start paying some reverence to the legends of the past so I'm happy to see this start to take hold.
  14. Respect Makoto's Vajayjay! Bojack's Theme
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