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  1. Tywin et al.

    NFL 2019: Wake Belichick Up, When September Ends...

    Lol. I guess we'll find out if he learned is lesson. If not, he's screwed, and IDK about you, but AB does not strike me as the type of guy that has taken care of his money well. This could end up being a sad story in a few years, even it occurred to a jacka**.
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    Bullshit Jobs

    I'd rather be under the sea or in space than worry about beach front property, and news alert, not everyone wants to live on an ocean (or lake or river). It's a mistake to assume that everyone would want the most exorbitant life style possible, and frankly once we move past money, that kind of thought process would be left behind, much like this idea that we need to work all week at soul crushing jobs to get some form of satisfaction. Frankly humans have a lot of inherited dogma that we really need to get rid of.
  3. I'm curious when the panic over lack of supplies starts to kick in. I know I'd already be hording like crazy given some of the reports I've read.
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    NBA Off-Season 2019 - Bridge Over the River Kawhi

    Eh, I say let all the pros compete, but I won't fight you if you want to set age limits. Perhaps this opinion is soaked in American perspective, but I find the way our colleges make so much money off of amateur athletes to be completely disgusting. The NCAA would be worse than FIFA if not for that whole "we're building stadiums with slaves in Qatar" business. Random question on the subject. Aren't all the good young talents in European football already kinds of pro athletes on a way? Or do the youth clubs not pay them in some respects?
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    NFL 2019: Wake Belichick Up, When September Ends...

    Unlikely. He's too talented for a team not to sign him, though I'm not sure if it happens this year. A good lawyer/PR team can still fix this. All you really need to do is have him show some contrition and publicly admit in some way that he's having a mental breakdown and needs to go away for a while for rehab and therapy once he makes amends for the acts he's done (and he doesn't even need to really do any of this). After the heat dies down, have him do a bunch of PR to show he's changed and he's better now and, BOOM, someone will sign him. The only if here is if he can actually execute this, which remains in question. I still think he really is having some kind of manic breakdown because his behavior over the last 18 months has been fairly different from what I remember of him before.
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    Bullshit Jobs

    By the time a society based around abundance could exist, yes, building up would be an obvious solution, as would say building underwater cities and living in space. Seriously though, you are thinking too small. In a society based around abundance, the word "price" would be an antiquated concept. There would be various forms of social capital, but nobody would ever even consider how much it costs to live where they live, or pay for the food that they eat or the cost of going to the theater. All that would be gone, and people could live fulfilling lives doing as they pleased so long as it's within in the confines of society. You'd still have to work in some form, obviously, but it would look nothing like it does today.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    It's like we're living in some mutated version of Groundhog's Day. The scandals change, but the aftermath is always the same. First, deny, say behavior was perfect and the claims are just partisan attacks. Second, float that the behavior, if it did happen, was perfectly fine. Third, have everyone around you do the same. Fourth, Rudy takes it one step further and suggest the behavior did happen and it's great. Finally, Trump admits to it in some form, says who cares, then engages in his next scandal. Repeat.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    Interesting, and not what I would expect at all (though it's not surprising at all that ND got younger and that UT is the youngest state). That would suggest that either they are having babies at a higher rate or the fears of youth flight because of college are overblown. Regardless though, the projections I've seen cited indicate that in the future more Senators will represent fewer people overall, and that those states are largely red states. Just for example, Democrats represent roughly 40 million more people than Republicans despite not controlling the Senate. That's not a good indicator of a healthy democracy, and it will only get worse as time passes. It will never happen, but the Senate should be reorganized to only have one senator per state with the remaining 50 seats split up based on the population size of each state. In this world, CA gets seven seats in the Senate, which seems far more appropriate than the current situation.
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    Lol, I get that. I’m Jewish and look like Hitler’s ideal Aryan.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    No, but I do think middle America is going to hollow out, and that will continue to produce a lot of senators representing fewer and fewer people, and those senators will most likely be Republicans. You would need the aforementioned blue shift in certain states to offset that, and we’re still waiting to see that happen. And in the meantime, while those states are still red, Republicans will push harder than ever to disenfranchise citizens’ privilege to free and fair elections.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    I feel like that link proves my point. Two of the top ten states are ones I mentioned, and only two other ones look like they can flip in the near future (SC and AZ). Last I checked (which admittedly was a few years ago), a handful of states are growing rapidly, and their projected average is holding stable while a lot of small states are shrinking, relatively speaking, and their average age is increasing. This is going to lead to a lot of small red states controlling large blue states in the Senate. For example, CA has the same population as the smallest 22 states combined. CA is way more important than any of those smaller states, but they only get two votes in the Senate while they get 44 and most of them are red states. That’s why my argument is that the country is fundamentally broken at this point. We cannot sustain this.
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    NFL 2019: Wake Belichick Up, When September Ends...

    Didn’t Rosen outplay Darnold twice when USC and UCLA played each other, with Darnold having significantly better talent around him? The one legit knock on Rosen is that he has subpar pocket movement, so it makes sense that he looked bad on a team with a horrific O-Line.
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    US Politics: Flaming the Flamenco Flamingo

    Yeah, the stuff is gross. I’ve only had it a few times myself, and the only time I can remember drinking it was at a mock Skull and Bones party in college. And the joke was just a lazy excuses to use a Simpson’s clip. It could, but if so I suspect the country would be in a really dark place. Regardless though, it does need to happen. ??? Young people are fleeing those states and packing themselves on the coasts. Middle America will continue to be red for a long time to come. And you stop injecting Jace’s snake venom into your eyeballs!
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    NFL 2019: Wake Belichick Up, When September Ends...

    It really needs to be underscored how bad that Cardinals O-line was. Rosen was getting hit before he could even complete a three step drop. That’s no way to treat nor evaluate a young QB prospect. And it’s going to be even worse is Miami…. Also, Jace, I agree to some extent. I have no idea why Darnold was seen as a top prospect. He’s got a nice arm, but his decision making is putrid. He’s like Mitch, but without the wheels.
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    I thought you weren’t white though.
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