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  1. DireWolfSpirit

    US Politics: What goes up, must come down!

    Are Trumpy and Ivanka still in India? Shouldn't they have to be put in quarantine before being allowed back in the country? They can sit on Air Force One till after the elections, just to be safe.
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    US Politics: What goes up, must come down!

    You don't any of that with certainty, yet you keep stating it as if it's cast in stone and should be everyone's foregone conclusion. On the Eve of the 2016 GE did your crystal ball tell you Trump would beat Hillary? I doubt it, you were likely as fooled as everyone else. We are still way too far out to say with any certainty who will win the November election and the down ballot races. 2016 taught us the msm general consensus should be taken with a grain of salt. Especially the "Sky is falling/Chris Matthews" type of prognosticators.
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    US Politics: What goes up, must come down!

    Nobody was able to forecast Trump winning in 16, much of the polling missed it. So I'm not convinced about any of the hand ringing over Bernie not being electable in 20. I believe the truth is that we do not know. I will trust the process and support the Dem that gets the most primary votes.
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    US Politics: Money, Money, Money Makes the World Go Round

    The thing is that many of those union workers are having to forego $500 a week in wages from from their compensation packages to have that pricey ass healthcare. I know very well because I used to be one of those workers. I resented the hell out of the cost and spent many a night wishing I could have the even half the money either on my check or towards my pension. Do you think I fealt threatened by having that system changed? No way was I happy dragging around a $12 an hour legacy cost towards that HC. It has, was, and is exhorbitantly overpriced HC and they are a lot of trades people are sick of it and would rather have more of that money in wages and retirement bennies. Even here in Wisconsin my HC is $20,000 a year and I feel similar, it's like dragging around a $10 an hour job and not seeing a nickel of it. It's not really fair to employers or employees HC costs are sucking up all our raises . As a lifelong union member I've NEVER been afraid of losing my "Cadillac" coverage, ive always resented (been sickened) how much of my overall compensation it sucked up.
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    What are you listening to Ventiquattro - Dont let Life pass you by.

    This is an old one hit wonder rock song with an absolutely gorgeous video.
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    NBA Season 2020 - RIP Mamba

    Jackson takes a buyout from Motown and is set to become the Clippers problem now. Good riddance. Dude was a paper tiger, non playmaking, ball and chain.
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    Narcos: Mexico Season 2, With Tigers.

    Wow...didnt place her as that couples offspring. She didn't remind me of either. But now I suppose i'll be looking harder for signs of resemblance.
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    International Thread 4

    The following is quoted from a speech Arundhati Roy recently gave. She's discussing Hindu nationalism, the crackdown on Kashmir and the crippling affects of an internet shutdown and a repressive citizenship law. Very alarming stuff that isn't being widely covered in the world press. Today marks the 193rd day of the Indian government’s shut down of the Internet in Kashmir. After months of having no access to mobile data or broadband, now seven million Kashmiris, who live under the densest military occupation in the world, have been allowed to view what is known as a white list—a handful of government-approved websites. These include a few selected news portals, but not the social media that Kashmiris so depend on, given the hostility to them of the mainstream Indian media, to put out their versions of their lives. In other words, Kashmir now has a formally firewalled Internet, which could well be the future for many of us in the world. It’s the equivalent of giving a thirsty person water from an eyedropper. The Internet shutdown has crippled almost every aspect of daily life in Kashmir. The full extent of the hardship it has caused has not even been studied yet. It’s a pioneering experiment in the mass violation of human rights. The information siege aside, thousands of Kashmiris, including children, civil society activists and political figures, are imprisoned—some under the draconian Public Safety Act. These are just the bare bones of an epic and continuously unfolding tragedy. While the world looks away, business has ground to a halt, tourism has slowed to a trickle, Kashmir has been silenced and is slowly falling off the map. None of us needs to be reminded of what happens when places fall off the map. When the blowback comes, I, for one, will not be among those feigning surprise. Meanwhile, the Indian government has passed a new citizenship law that, even if intricately constructed, is blatantly discriminatory against Muslims. I have written about this at length in a lecture I delivered last November, so I will not elaborate on the law now—except to say that it could create a crisis of statelessness on a scale previously unknown. It is for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh—the wellspring of Hindu nationalism, and the parent of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party—what Germany’s 1935 Nuremberg Laws were for the Third Reich, conferring upon it the power to decide who was a rightful citizen and who wasn’t, based on specific documents that people were expected to produce to prove their heredity. That lecture, “Intimations of an Ending,” is one of the bleakest texts I have written.
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    Narcos: Mexico Season 2, With Tigers.

    https://collider.com/narcos-mexico-season-2-ending-explained/ The season sets the table for a bloody civil war between the surviving factions. We've just watched the more "peaceful era" end.
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    Small unworthy things - as you were

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    NBA Season 2020 - RIP Mamba

    That 4th was worth the wait Rhom should've been patient
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    NBA Season 2020 - RIP Mamba

    Cardiac 4th quarter, hometown star AD hits winning FT, team LeBron wins it 157-155 ! Kawhi wins the Kobe here or I'm gonna be shocked.
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    NBA Season 2020 - RIP Mamba

    I'm not sure I understand what the rules are for this 4th? Seems like they are saying it's first to score 24 (since 3rd ended in tie) and no clock? Eta: okay announcers just announced its first to target score of 157, different.
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