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  1. The Great Unwashed

    The Boys (Amazon)

    Funniest scene for me, hands down, was:
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    You're doing it wrong.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Aye, there's another issue with the proposed policy. Either you require applicants to pay the cost up front - kind of a shitty thing to do when someone lost their job, or states reduce benefits to pay for the drug-testing (most likely scenario imo), or states raise UI taxes on businesses to pay for it (will not happen). It's just a flat out stupid policy designed to help employers (UI tax rates increase for a business as more of its former employees claim benefits, so imposing additional barriers to claim benefits keeps taxes down for businesses) while shafting workers.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    This is even more true now that the administration is proposing drug-testing for people applying for unemployment benefits. If it goes through it will bar a lot of people from receiving unemployment benefits during a recession, especially since so many states have passed medical marijuana laws. Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, however, tgat means a lot of people following their state laws will end up getting stiffed on unemployment during a downtown if this rule goes through.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Ironically, it's probably China's pragmatic reactions to Trump's insane trade war that is keeping the global economy from falling into a recession. China has responded to broad spectrum tariffs by imposing targeted tariffs directed to put maximum pressure on Trump with his base, and when Trump announced a further 10% tariff on essentially every Chinese export, the Chinese responded with a warning shot across the bow, by letting their currency drop below the historic ratio of 7 yuan/1 dollar, which briefly panicked markets, but then shored their currency back up the following day. China still has two major economic weapons left that they could use, but haven't yet done so, because it would hurt China as much as, or more than, it would hurt the U.S. The first is a currency war, which China gave us a taste of, but quickly retreated from, and the other is selling off its $1 trillion reserve of U.S. debt. Either one of those would guarantee a recession. Although, it will be interesting to see if China uses those weapons come 2020 in an effort to get Trump out of office and a more predictable President in his place.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    More of this please: Hickenlooper in talks to drop out of primary to run for Senate in Colorado. I realize that being a Senator probably isn't as glamorous as being a governor, but if Hickenlooper, Bullock and Beto can be convinced to drop out of the presidential race and run for Senate (prestigious committee assignments, etc.) instead, then that gives Democrats a better shot at picking up the Senate and the White House.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Yeah, it looks like the collective GDP for the entire Eurozone only grew at 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, down from 0.4% in the 1st quarter. And I don't expect the US/China trade war will end anytime soon. Xi Jinping can't afford to bend to US pressure, and Trump certainly isn't going to admit he was wrong, so at this point it's probably just a matter of finding out how much of a lead time a Eurozone recession has on a global one.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Read somewhere recently that Germany, the U.K. and Italy (I think) already have 1 quarter of negative GDP growth each, so everyone's looking to the next quarter to see if 3 of the Eurozone's biggest economies are technically in recession.
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    International Thread 3

    You know, I decided to check out your claim so I ended up doing some research. Oh, and I do the best research by the way, the best. Everyone's been saying, how does he do research so good? They say, it's crazy they say, how you can't slip anything past him, you can't slip anyone past me. I have one of the great minds of all time and a memory like a steel drum and that's why I do research so good. And I'll have you know, they don't listen to any of that Lead Zeppelin balloon nasty music. It's nasty, nasty I tell you. They have this nasty, nasty little song they like to sing called "Immigrant Song". It's a nasty song, just the worst. Should have been called "Invader", because that's exactly what is happening along our southern border. Yes, yes, listen to them, don't you all worry, that's exactly what's going to happen. In fact we're already building that big beautiful wall right now. Here, I even have some pictures of it on my phone. Oh what's that? You can't see the pictures way out in the crowd? Well it's there, trust me, you can trust me because, see this beautiful, sexy Anerican flag over here? I'm just going to give it a nice big hug and a kiss. The flags let you do it when you're famous like me. And there, see? That's how you know the wall is getting built. But you see, as I mentioned, i do good research, the best! The best, best research and in this case, I found out exactly what the Indians and Pakistanis sing when they go on holiday together in Cashmere, goodness, isn't cashmere so soft? The softest wool, and the only place in the world it comes from is this Cashmere province. But I know the song they sing, and it's not what you think. I'm the only one who knows what it is they sing, I'm the only one that could find out. Now the failing New York Times is going to pop in here and say "the Indians and Pakistanis know what they sing!" Fake News!!!! Trust me when I say that I'm the only one that knows, you see, because after getting back from holiday, they forget what they sang while they were in Cashmere. But I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. Are you ready? It's going to blow your mind. It didn't blow my mind because I have such a big a-brain, but it might blow yours, but here it is. Are you ready for it? They actually sing "Buddy Holly" by Weezer! That's what has kept the peace in Cashmere for dozens and hundreds of years.
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    International Thread 3

    Hey now, that's just crazy talk! Indians and Pakistanis go on holiday to Kashmir to build campfires, make S'mores and sing Kumbaya together. Let's slow down a bit with the doom and gloom.
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    International Thread 3

    Haven't seen this addressed anywhere else, so if I missed it I apologize, but India has revoked Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, and is currently inundating the province with troops while arresting Kashmiri leaders and cutting off internet and phone access to the outside world. This won't end well.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    I've never understood how this dumb person's idea of a smart person has managed to hoodwink so many MSM idiots into thinking he's a reasonable conservative. Nearly all of his arguments consist of dumb shit like this, where he pulls an arbitrary number out of his ass and then concludes with a non-sequitur that somehow is supposed to prove his point. He has a verbal tic that's his tell so you'll know when you're about to be inundated with some made up bullshit. It's when he begins his point with "Let's say, let's say (blah blah blah)." You know at that point he's going to choose an arbitrary number, he's using "let's" as an unspoken agreement to use the figures he pulls out of his ass and to argue on his terms, and you can rest assured that he'll pull a left-turn conclusion that makes absolutely no sense.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Not that I'm supporting his version of UBI, but no one else is talking about it and it needs to be talked about.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Say what you will about Yang, but he's the only candidate talking about an extremely important policy.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Aww shit...Gabbard's angling for Cabinet post. Oh, and dropped the fucking bomb!
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