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  1. The Great Unwashed

    Trailer Thread V

    Not sure if this has been posted, but looked really good: Brightburn James Gunn produced super hero flick.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Well, in addition to the chicanery that went on in Bladen County, NC during the 2018 election for NC's 9th District, we have more news regarding Republican vote fraud/election tampering: Long Island, NY election workers and party officials charged with forging signatures It seems odd that Republicans are so concerned about the sanctity of the vote, but only pass election security laws that don't interfere with their chosen method of cheating in elections. Can't imagine why that would be.
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    SpaceX's Big Falcon Topic 2

    Sorry, for the double post, but what does everyone make of NASA's decision to conduct workplace safety reviews at SpaceX and Boeing because Musk smoked some Mary Jane on a podcast? Bridenstine is a royal prick, so does this appear to be a move on his part to push back against SpaceX, or is the announcement par for the course when something like this happens? I don't think it will interfere with SpaceX's normal launch schedule, but will delay plans for the uncrewed test launch of the Crew Dragon. Just hadn't seen any chatter about it here so was wondering if it just isn't that big a deal
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    SpaceX's Big Falcon Topic 2

    Of course Mars needs a good dose of freedom, the red commie bastard. Everything would be well served getting a dose of freedom. More cowb...err, More Freedom!
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Obligatory: Depressed Mueller Wonders What it is About Him That Makes Everyone Lie to Him
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Guess that explains what this was all about this morning. Looks like Mueller gave Manafort enough rope to hang himself and Manafort willingly obliged. But this just begs the question: just what does Manafort know that hasn't already been reported that is so bad he'd happily jeopardize a chance of leniency in sentencing to try and keep it hidden?
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    Exercise and Fitness: bro science debunked

    Anyone have weightlifting advice for a 40 year old with arthritis in the knees, hips and shoulders? I had to stop my weightlifting routine back in February because I was noticing some moderate pain in my right knee doing squats. Fast forward to September I get a diagnosis of the arthritis and a partially torn rotator cuff and have been taking immunosuppressants. The doctor has cleared me for weightlifting, so I've slowly been adding weight. Overhead press, squats, deadlift and rows all seem okay so far, but start getting pain in my shoulder once I hit about 150 or so pounds on the bench press. Will I just need to have surgery to repair my shoulder? It's been good getting back in shape, but I'm still not anywhere near the weight I was lifting at the beginning of the year and worry that I'll be limited because of the arthritis.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Whoa...NBC is reporting that the Trump administration is re-examining a request by Turkey for the extradition of exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is a fierce critic of Erdrogan, and Erdrogan has attempted to paint Gulen as the mastermind of the failed 2016 coup in Turkey. The report says that the administration is considering this to soothe relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Turkey. Gulen is a U.S. green card holder and has lived in Pennsylvania for over 20 years and has had 2 previous extradition requests denied.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    To be clear, you're very much right on this, and I just now noticed my oversight in failing to describe him as her FORMER chief campaign strategist, and that Clinton dropped him like a bad habit after 2008. My post was meant to be more tongue-in-cheek, hence my comment about him writing an op-ed while in the midst of a coke bender.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Since we're gaming out 2020 primary candidates, might as well throw this out there: Longtime Clinton advisor Mark Penn says Clinton will throw her hat into the ring in 2020. I seriously hope he wrote that in the middle of a 3 day cocaine bender and that this doesn't actually become a thing.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    First, I just want to apologize to everyone in the thread for the tone of my comments yesterday. The intersectionality crack especially was way out of line. I'm absolutely excited about having a diverse slate of candidates running in the 2020 primary. Although I'm sure it's obvious, I'm still very touchy about the vitriolic nature of the 2016 primary. I feel that Bernie supporters were unfairly painted with a very broad brush, with the implication that their support was based mostly or entirely on sexism, even when many or most supporters could articulate their reason for support based on the issues. I felt the whiffs of that whole negative spiral starting up again yesterday when "white" and "male" were interjected into a question over why O'Rourke garnered as much press as he did compared to Abrams or Gillum. And I absolutely agree that institutional bias is a thing, and that bias at the institutional level most likely played a role in the amount of coverage O'Rourke garnered. But while I think it is vital to examine how bias affects decision-making and candidate coverage at an academic and policy level, I'm less convinced that those discussions should spill over into the political level. My reason for thinking O'Rourke would be a good candidate to run against Trump that has nothing to do with him being a white male is this: Trump sucks up all the oxygen in the room when it comes to press coverage. Every single news outlet breathlessly reports every stupid utterance that is inflicted upon us by his mouth or fingers. From my perspective, O'Rourke appeared to be the only national candidate this year who was able to create his own oxygen when it came to press coverage. Now I'm sure institutional bias played a role in that, but being able to do that will be an essential component for anyone who ends up going against Trump in 2020. Maybe he won't run, or maybe someone else will come along who is able to create press coverage more effectively, but I think that will be the key factor to winning in 2020, barring a bad recession.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    The bolded part. I know a lot of people on this board were throwing around the "Bernie-bro" slur with abandon because people weren't rushing to jump on the Clinton bandwagon. Now, you're already seeing people in this thread saying that other people in this thread, even people who pay a lot of attention to politics I might add, are only liking Beto because of bias or bigotry or what the fuck ever. So yeah, I'm pretty sure if Beto runs in 2020, then "Beto-bro" will become a thing pretty damn quick.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    I would say yeah, it's fucking absurd, but apparently even handicapping 2020 candidates without first consulting your Intersectionality Chart makes you bigoted, or something, so why the fuck not?
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    If Democrats are pinning their hopes on an Ocasio-Cortez win in 2024, then we'll be in a lot worse shape than arguing that thinking Beto would be a good candidate in 2020 means you're racially biased, or sexist, or whatever; namely, the 6 more years of Trump's presidency we'll have had to deal with.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Jesus Christ, can people seriously not be excited about Beto without there being an insinuation of racial bias? @mormont, you've heard as much about Gillum and Abrams because you pay close attention.to politics. Beto is much more of a household name among those who don't pay as much attention to politics than Abrams or Gillum. Harris and Gillibrand will most likely never make it through the primary becuase Gillibrand used to be a blue dog Dem and Harris a hard-nosed prosecutor. Booker might and has the charisma factor, but he's been in bed with corporations for a long time. Klobuchar has like zero name recognition and will probably have trouble fundraising. Someone mentioned Ocasio-Cortez. She's not being mentioned because she won't be eligible for President for 6 more years. Then you have the Bernie, Warren and Biden factor, who are, I'm sorry, just too fucking old. I hope they spend 2020 stumping for the nominee instead of running.