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    Politics, Gaming, masochistic Seattle Mariners fan (I think masochistic is redundant there), Self-loathing Seahawks fan.

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  1. GrimTuesday

    Star Trek: Hawley

    Have they already confirmed it is going to be more Kirk Trek? It feels so played out at this point. I know it isn't going to happen, but I want to see them do something that is actually bold and new. Fuck the Abrams shit. fuck Discovery, lets do something based on DS9. I enjoy the original series, it's the original cane sugar Mountain Dew, but lets be honest, we want the lesser known, but objectively superior Mountain Dew Live Wire. Not saying we have to bring back a single cast member, just a continuation to the story/themes of DS9, perhaps The Search for Sisko, if you will.
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    The Witcher: Evil is Evil

    I feel like that timeline is all jacked up. Unless aging acts completely differently in the world of The Witcher, our boy Jaskier is 40 years old by the dragon hunt, and 42 by the end of the first season. contrast that with the fact that at the time of her death, Calanthe was only 47. The timeline just feels off in terms of how old characters are in relation to each other.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2: Man of steel and silver

    I've just finished episode 6, and really, what it is coming down to for me is that season is mostly a prologue. It's not as good as I was hoping for, but I am for sure enjoying it.
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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    I don't know, a bit about what the state of the Mandalorians is post empire (use the stuff from Rebels maybe), maybe something about Mandalor or their culture. Even something more in the blacksmith, talk about Beskar and why it is important. Basically anything other than horse training.
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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    At the end of the episode all I could think was Just in time for Christmas. I liked it, though I could have without the horse taming scene, that was fucking pointless and they should have done something more with Mando history.
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    MLB 2019: The Good, The Bad, and The Mets

    Mariners are 3 innings away from being no hit for the third time this season and twice within the last week. Let's get that record boys. Nevermind, the Mariners have once again disappointed me.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Don't get me wrong here, I'm not dismissing him. In fact, his lurch to the left has definitely raised him in my esteem. He has acceptable politics if I had to rank candidates, he is probably number 4 for me (Sanders, Warren, Inslee, then Booker) it's not like he is John Delaney or the Master of Darkness Hickenlooper. His greatest failing is that he isn't Obama, and honestly, I think that that is a major flaw. Obviously I personally don't consider it to be an issue, but people have such a high expectation that he is never going to meet and I think that it has become all but impossible to reset that expectation to the public at large. ETA, I was just making a joke that they made a spare since he and his brother often look eerily similar in pictures.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Man, he seems like a human who was grown in a vat by aliens and programed to to act how they think humans act. I mean, they even made a spare. On a more serious note, I have big problems with his connections with wall street and in a field that has Warren and Sanders, why would I settle for Booker at this point. As for Hillary, a lot of folks were yelling from the rooftops that she was a incredibly flawed candidate. I mean, I voted for her, thought she would win, but I had an awful lot of conversations about how focus tested she came across as well as the fact that a massive segment of the population thinks she is the devil or just didn't trust her.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    I think that the only person I wouldn't support is John Delaney, and that is just because I think he is an uninspiring shitbag, I would just stay home. I am really happy Inslee is getting some good coverage, he had a great showing, and is probably my number 3 at this point after Bernie and Warren. Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering, the Buttigieg team swooped in and picked up the website Biden botched.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Gonna pay the Ayatolla $1000 to protect his job from being automated.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    I think the big takeaway I took from that interview was the idea that we do it to avoid a worker uprising against the ruling class. Obviously I'd rather it never get to that point, but the idea of a UBI as a means to keep workers docile and undermining the class struggle is wretched.
  12. Obviously, I'm gonna disagree with you, but I do think that the concerns are well founded. I can certainly see the objection to killing the private insurance industry and kicking everyone off their current plans, but honestly, as someone who has literally only known one insurance system my entire life, and don't relish the idea of having to learn a new one, I'd rather never have to think about what plan I have, I don't want to worry about losing my job and not having insurance, or having my employer pull the rug out from under me when they decide that they're going to downgrade or stop offering the plan I have to save them money. Insurance is stressful, taking the choice out of it, with single payer having better outcomes both healthwise and access across socioeconomic lines is gonna change a lot of minds once they understand what the benefits are. As for his funding models, I've done some research on them, and they aren't that ludicrous. Most of the funding comes from raising taxes on the highest earners, and businesses, though obviously we're all going to shoulder some of the burden. I think that if it is framed correctly, along class lines and national solidarity, we have a fighting chance provided the Dem's ever win back the senate, because I think that everyone knows that there is no chance that McConnel lets anything that would ever do anything except immiserate the American people on the floor.
  13. To my memory, Bernie never whined about being treated like an outsider. His supporters certainly did, but honestly their complaints were not without merit. The party leadership was absolutely filled with people strongly loyal to the Clintons and bullshit third way ghouls. Don't get me wrong, I'm not some raving Bernie or bust maniac, but what about his policies are divorced from reality?
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    So your argument is Bernie is bad because he never ran with a D next to his name? What a trash take, I hope you enjoy watching all your precious D's sprinting as quickly as they can to align themselves with Bernie. As for his agenda, do you really think anyone has any chance of passing anything through a Republican held Senate? It's all about moving the Overton Window to the left so we can actually start having these debates in the future, because most other places in the western world, Bernie's policies are the norm.
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    US Politics: 40 Acres and Barack Obama

    Normally I just lurk in these threads, only pipping up occasionally, but where the heck did you get that Bernie hurt Hilary? He busted his ass campaigning for Hilary, and a higher percentage of Bernie voters voted for Clinton than Clinton voters voted for Obama. Bernie not conceding did not dissuade anyone from Hilary, Hilary lost because she was a deeply flawed candidate, and that is coming from someone who thought that she was easily one of the best qualified candidates ever to run for president. That is such a bullshit answer. Bernie ran in 2016 because he wanted to force a conversation, and why the fuck would you run as a third party in this system. Sanders has virtually always voted with the Dems, he caucuses with the Dems, and he embodies a left wing policy position better than trash like Joe Biden, who is a bought and paid for by the credit card industry, opposed busing, and has generally been a vile person. You're going to put more stock in party loyalty than actual policies? Literally anyone who is ideologically aligned should be able to run in either party's primary and receive the exact same support form the national party, Bernie wasn't robbed, Hilary was always going to be the nominee, but the party leadership should not be putting their thumbs on the scales for one candidate.