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  1. There's no need to be so absolutest about this. There are good and bad cops, just like there are good and bad teachers, lawyers, judges, businessmen etc. Is biking after drinking illegal in the U.K. like it is here? Because if so you did just self snitch on illegal activities being committed by a cop.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Historically speaking, you're correct, but I just have a hard time seeing any type of shift occurring until a lot of people get old and die. This also opens up the philosophical conversation regarding will we retain the right to vote once we become cyborgs? We're in the theoretical age range for that to be a possibility, though I think both of our enjoyment of numerous vices might hinder our ability to make it there. Goes double for @Jace, Basilissa. Sorry @Ser Scot A Ellison, you're SOL.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    Sorry @Fragile Bird, but this just means two Canadians are doomed. Pray for them, and have all flagpoles readied to be lowered to half mast on a moment's notice.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    We're taking Canadian jobs?
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    I'm not sure why you're so dismissive about this possibility. In 20 to 30 years, roughly 50% of the country will live in eight state, 30% will live in 35 states and 20% will live in seven states, assuming no territory receives statehood. There will be a lot of blue states in that 70%, but they'll just get 30 votes in the Senate. That 30% will be overwhelmingly red, and if 75% of them go red consistently, they automatically have over 50 vote. Throw in TX, FL and a few other states from that 70% and you'll have close to a consistent super majority absent any major changes. Never doubt Biden's ability to say something idiotic. Hopefully it will have him at under 10% by Christmas.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Also could be that someone was coughing so Trump decided to cancel it so he could leave the room. Who knows with this idiot man child.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    How can you expect me to compete with a porn star name like that? I’d have to change my name to Willie Hung Johnson to have any chance.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    My best guess is because Trump is an indecisive coward who believes the last thing someone says to him is the correct action to take.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Funnily enough, these types of Christians manage to make their god seem as small as possible.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Just check his Twitter account.
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    Exercise & Fitness: Summer Bodies (TBD)

    YES! My hand finally doesn’t hurt like hell when I squeeze it. I’m gonna play it safe for a few more days and stick to yoga, jogging and swimming, but I have a date with the weight room on Sunday or Monday. Nah it’s not from my phone. I mainly just use that thing for podcasts. And given where the pain is, the latter is not out of play.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    So no comments about how we almost bombed Iran last night. Merica I guess…
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    The Grizzl will be terrible next year, but you have two awesome pieces and will likely get another top 5 pick next year. Your team will be a lot of fun in 2-4 years.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    At first it may seem odd, but what they did makes a ton of sense. First, they badly wanted to get the fourth or fifth pick. They were really high on both Hunter and Garland, but had to accept the sixth pick with the hopes that one of them fell. They didn’t, so they took who they was the best player between White and Culver. Initially I was surprised they passed on White, but after realizing that Culver was the stud who lead Texas Tech, I was good with it. He projects as an elite defender with a solid all around offensive game, and the plus is he’s a shooter, which we need. Saric is a nice player, but he was on the last year of his deal and we weren’t going to resign him, so the price to move up five spots was minimal. Second, and here’s where I have to admit you were right and I was wrong, they badly want to move Wiggins. They were also chasing the rights to one of those two with the idea that they could package the pick with Wiggins in a salary dump, followed by trying to acquire Russell. That fell through once the Nets backed off of Kyrie. And speaking of which, don’t be shocked if the Wolves target him. They’ll have to move Teague, but Kyrie and KAT are from the same area and are super tight. That’s basically what went down in Wolves world last night.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Speaking of that, *couch* Welch *cough*
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Sure any candidate can win, but again, you have to factor him how the population is spread out, and that it will only get worse. That doesn't mean Democrats won't be able to win, they will, but it would be foolish to ignore how national issues affect individual Senate races, and how in turn that could lead to a permanent super majority in the Senate for Republicans. Hey man, I don't disagree. I've said repeatedly that I don't want Biden as the nominee. But if he is, he's probably going to do what you don't want him to do, and that might be the best strategy for him, not every candidate.
  17. You don't know that!!! But you're probably right. Scott Brown did that over here when he ran for the Senate, driving around a pickup truck rather than any of his fancy sports cars. The funny part is he owned the truck so he could haul his daughters' horses around, so even that was a stealthy way to flash your wealth while pretending to be the common man.
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    Tennis Volume 7: Roger That!

    Imagine how many slams he could of won if the other three didn't exist. It's pretty bad luck to be an elite athlete while also having the three best ever play with you. That probably explains some of his attitude issues in the earlier parts of his career.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Getting Sneaky

    For whatever reason, Fifteen Million Merits is the one that's always been my favorite, though I must admit I've only seen like half of the episodes.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    On a similar note, how can all those stickers in Toronto be allowed? The city is basically saying they'll give him all the free s*** in the world if he stays. It's one thing to joke around and say that Foles will never have to pay for a beer again in Philly, but this is taking it to a whole different level.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    I respect that you don't want to make it a big deal, so I'll keep my response short. First, every fan base has racists, and very few teams don't have well documented histories of racism. Boston's was just a bit more noticeable at a later period in sports evolution. I actually suspect that they aren't noticeably more racist now than other fan bases these days, however, people from Boston can be loud, annoying and confrontational, and when you combined that with the way the fans relate to their teams, it's easy to see why people notice it more. If Boston sports franchises want to change this narrative, they need to just be over the top and heavy handed in their marketing and hope over time that narrative dies.
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    Women's World Cup 2019

    Strategically yes it would have been smarter to lose, but I like the fact that we kept a clean sheet in the group stages and that our defense finally got tested. They looked pretty solid from the 30 mins or so I got to watch.
  23. How little do MPs get paid? I only make like 45k a year and my car is way nicer than that hunk of junk.
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    NBA Offseason: From KD to AD

    Sounds like there’s a chance the Warriors do a sign and trade with KD.
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