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  1. UCF, winners of 25 straight, including beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl, undefeated for 2 straight seasons, beating all comers, ranked 7th by the coaches going into this wknd...... Screw the excuses, till someone can beat them on the field they should be in this playoff on merit. The weak schedule argument didnt hold water the minute they took down Auburn after last years undefeated season for UCF. When UCF defeats LSU in the Fiesta Bowl they will have legitimacy to claim repeat National Champs, Hang the Banners!!!!!!!
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    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    I love seeing a few different teams having competitive records this season so far. For a large part of NBA fandom this helps keep the league relevant to us.
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    What are you listening to Ventiquattro - Dont let Life pass you by.

    Kneel to Grace !!
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Being skeptical of whether sanctions would be effective now makes me "another one of those nationalists" ? You must have me mistaken for a Trump voter. I have never voted or donated to a Republican in my life and have been in several anti-war protests. My views on nationalism are that it should be tempered and fervent patriotism can lead to disasterous ends if followed blindly. When I hear nationalism im thinking of Arundahti Roy speaking about it- One of, if not my very favorite, speeches ive heard. So no, not a Trumpist, just very skeptical jumping on a course of action for a terrible situation, a war that is already ran its ugly course. The time for those sanctions to have had any affect was probably a few yrs ago. Also I didnt hear the chorus for sanctions against the countries supplying proxy fighters in Syria or the countries overthrowing other M.E. governments like Libya or Iraq. When the World applies sanctions on the U.S. for being a bad actor I might pay the strategy more hedence. From what I can glean of sanctions is its always the working classes that recieve the pain, not crown Princes or Billionaire Presidents. So im not convinced they are a good idea.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    If you think the U.S. putting sanctions on Saudi Arabia will save lives in Yemen then you would have no choice but to support those sanctions. However I do not think that it would play out that way. I think they (S.A.) would simply buy the weapons elsewhere and they would probably retaliate against sanctions with punitive actions of their own. Hopefully the Yemen war will end as soon as possible, as I mentioned earlier they are trying to organize peace talks at this very moment.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    My view is they help us out when they make investments into our economy, not so much that were helping them. Its not just the defense industry that has benefitted from Saudi money either, they pumped billions into places like the City Center development on the Vegas strip.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    I was alluding to sanctions over the Kashoggi murder, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a legitimate, seperate concern. But the kinds of weapon systems, ships, planes that are part of the current arms deal with the Saudis will only come online well into the 2020's, it takes years to produce some of these items. And those planes, ships, etc. are more likely to be in Saudi hands after the Yemen conflict is already settled, they are planning peace talks currently. The Saudis are going to replenish their military with contracts through one countries defense industry or anothers. They have struck an arms deal with the U.S. I am against leaving that money on the table. And I dont think turning our backs on Saudi investment either helps the U.S. or affects the Yemen war ending any earlier. Additionally we are dependant on staying allied wth the Saudi's because they can hurt our economy due to our energy dependance, we are in no position to bully them through sanctions.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Im sorry this journalist was murdered, im sorry for his family. But I have to agree with the France position that an arms embargo has nothing to do with Kashoggi's murder. I believe the U.S. will only be harming themselves were they to broaden sanctions on the Saudi govt from the current sanctions of the individual Saudi's announced. Im sorry the man was murderered, condolences to his loved ones. But how does layoffs in our already long suffering industrial sectors and over $4 a gallon gas provide any justice to this tragedy? Sanctions against the Saudi's will bring pain to middle class Americans before it affects the 100 times over billionaire Royal Saudi's.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    A nice article, by a Democratic pollster, from the NYT Opinion page. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/17/opinion/sunday/trump-is-beginning-to-lose-his-grip.html Pretty good detail of some of the voting demographics that shifted and made this blue wave materialize.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    So im wondering how long the Florida recounts are going to take? They are both supposed to be hand recounts I thought I read?
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    ‘Outlaw King’: Robert The Bruce Scottish Epic

    I didnt find the accents awkward at all. It was an interesting movie.
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    NBA 2018: Fear the Deer

    Covington was a 1st team selection for the 2018 NBA All-Defensive team.
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    U.S. Politics: One Wave, Two Waves, Red Waves, Blue Waves

    Oprah is trending in multiple stories at the moment (over how very inspiring she was at a Georgia campaign event for the lady challenging for the office of Governor). Apparently Fox News commentators were even awed by Oprahs message. Oprah is larger than life when she gets motivated for a cause, shes a force you never want to be on the wrong side of.
  14. Ive always absolutely loved this film. The acting is great but also the narrator just draws me right in.
  15. Been plowing through the Haunted Hill House episodes and its fantastic. Takes awhile for the story to unfold but its well worth the ride imo.
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