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  1. David Selig

    Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully: The true villains

    Textbook victim blaming.
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    The Good Place S3 - heaven is a place on Earth (spoilers)

    Last night's episode was awesome. Amazing performance by D'Arcy Carden. I binge watched the first two seasons and the second was as good as the first, as far as I am concerned. The third season started very strongly, but declined a bit midway (Still better than pretty much every comedy on TV), but the last episode was a return to form.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    It's quite ridiculous that the idiotic lifetime appointment system and the extreme politisation of the Supreme court means that justices who are 80+ year old and/or in poor health feel they can't retire until they get the right combo of a President and Senate.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    The Democrats actually won most Senate seats which were decided this year, and by a very big margin too (23-10, or close to it, depending on what happens in Arizona). But most of the races were for seats they already held so it ended up being a net loss for them.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Some sites (CNN and NBC) reports that Tester leads by 2,000 votes with 99% of the votes counted.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    Given that apparently every media is proclaiming that the US economy is doing great under Trump and almost everyone is ignoring that the budget deficit is exploding during a long period of GDP growth, which is incredibly shortsighted, I'd say this a pretty impressive performance by the Dems. The ruling party losing so much ground during a period of good economic growth is pretty rare IIRC. And I know that matters little in the US system, but winning the total popular vote for the House by 9 percentage points is quite impressive, that's a huge margin.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    What would be a good place to see detailed exit poll data about demographic breakdowns by gender, education level, income, etc?
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    Great Britain. It's traditionally on Thursday there IIRC.
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    U.S. Politics: One Wave, Two Waves, Red Waves, Blue Waves

    I am no lawyer, but this sounds like utter nonsense to me. And given the source, it most likely is.
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    U.S. Politics: One Wave, Two Waves, Red Waves, Blue Waves

    It's amazing how in this day and age when checking out the veracity of a politician's claims is easier than ever Trump keeps blatantly lying practically every time he opens his mouth yet it doesn't seem to hurt his popularity at all. His supporters apparently just love being treated like gullible morons who'd believe every ridiculous and blatantly false claim.
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    US politics: Georgia on my mind

    A few significant "favours" to the Saudis, other foreign governments and his billionaire buddies which will be paid back in the future more than make up for any damage to the Trump brand in financial terms. I don't think that's his primary motivation (it's clearly an ego thing for him), but let's not kid ourselves, it's very easy to make an awful lot of money when you are the president of the USA, have no ethical scruples, have an army of lawyers and accountants experienced at tax evasion and money laundering and have a cult like following which will forgive you anything. The superrich class won't forget he got them a big tax cut and implemented plenty of other policies in their favour. Sheldon Adelson and the other pro-Israeli billionaires won't forget the embassy move to Jerusalem. But Trump thinks his controversial policies are what keeps him popular, and is probably correct. He is a moron who can barely says two coherent sentences in a row and lies blatantly almost every time he opens his mouth yet still remain decently popular and is idolised by the Republican base. he can't be an ordinary president who pursues less controversial policies because he doesn't have the brains and the personality for that and the members of his cult following didn't vote for him to be such a president. They would abandon him if he becomes a mainstream Republican and stop the circus.
  13. They are a subpar shooting team, but not nearly as bad as many people think. That 0/15 half was mostly a fluke, Hart and Kuzma are very good shooters, KCP sucks at almost everything else these days but can still shoot it from 3 well, LeBron currently is a pretty good 3 point shooter himself. They need a backup centre though, even in today's you can't play half the game with your centre being a 6'9" wing player.
  14. Boston will be over the cap by the time AD becomes a free agent if, as expected, they resign Kyrie next summer. So signing him as a free agent won't be an option.
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    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    The Feferalist rag just published a desperate spin attempt about an upcoming NYT article which would be another nail in the coffin of the laughable claim thar Cavanaugh wasn't much of a drinker and proves he used the name "Bart" himself - http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/02/new-york-times-preparing-hit-piece-on-brett-kavanaugh-for-party-planning/