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  1. James Arryn

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    My fucking wifi cut out on first drive In OT. Horrible timing. Then spent forever actively avoiding any friends/data that might spoil it, finally got DAZN back on and then when trying to get it up to where I left off it just cut to the final score. All around I give the experience a thumbs down.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    The receivers playing volleyball might be playing a role.
  3. James Arryn

    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Been in and out...anything on Sanders yet?
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    It’s just been a weird year.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Yep. Bob Loblaw. I think I got the quote slightly off, I think it’s go to jail’, etc. edit: just saw that poll that 62% of Republican voters say there is literally nothing Trump could possibly do that would cause them to consider not supporting him. That’s...that’s not good.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    À la lanterne?
  7. James Arryn

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    When you actually think about it, so much of the Trump/Republican defence about Ukraine can actually be summarized as ‘Why should you be punished for a crime someone else noticed?’
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    I’ll tell you what distance does: when we US feeds to sports, ie complete with US ads, we are astonished at how much fear is constantly pushed. A ton of military ads, a bunch of non-military ads that talk about the military, an unbelievable amount of insurance and home security ads, a bunch of cops shooting bad people show ads mixed in with shows about bad people shooting cops, and trucks/fast food. It’s unreal, unrelenting: be afraid. Be very afraid. They are out there, right now, wanting to get you. Outside your house, outside your country. They want in. They want your life, your freedom, your tv, your flesh. You aren’t nearly afraid enough. They are coming. Do you have enough guns/soldiers/insurance? Is your security system good enough? Is your government tough enough? Are you thinking about this enough? Because they are. Right now. Outside. I don’t think Americans understand how remarkably extreme this stuff is to people who don’t grow up hearing that stuff every day. And these are the triggers that work on conservatives.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/mind-in-the-machine/201612/fear-and-anxiety-drive-conservatives-political-attitudes https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1077699018811089 https://www.businessinsider.com/psychological-differences-between-conservatives-and-liberals-2018-2 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/calling-truce-political-wars/
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Hitler’s MK strongly disagrees; before he felt Providence put him in the role of changing anything, he saw his role as being the Warner, the alarm bell. There is a reason the Red Scare/Menace was called that, and much the same reason why Jews were depicted as an empowered infestation. The key note was always fear, existential threat, the end of civilization. Here, Goebbles: Humanity would sink into eternal darkness, it would fall into a dull and primitive state, were the Jews to win this war. They are the incarnation of that destructive force that in these terrible years has guided the enemy war leadership in a fight against all that we see as noble, beautiful, and worth keeping. For that reason alone the Jews hate us. They despise our culture and learning, which they perceive as towering over their nomadic worldview. They fear our economic and social standards, which leave no room for their parasitic drives. Remember, all fascist ideology starts off as victimization.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Another factor I would mention: studies show that conservatives are primarily motivated by fear, liberals by anger. Neither of these are sustainable at their extremes, but lower levels of fear are much more sustainable than lower levels of anger. Trump in particular emphasizes this distinction by virtue of exhausting liberal anger to the point where many kind of check out, while very few conservatives become distanced from their fears. Fear also tends to engage coping mechanisms better than anger, meaning angry people are less likely to be cooperative with other angry people just because they're both angry at the same thing, but people sharing similar sources of fear will generally be more cooperative with one another below panic level states. And, lastly, fear translates to authoritarianism much much better than anger. Frightened people will follow someone who tells them where to go a lot more than angry people.
  12. Not likely, unless you’re below average strength. Men are on average ~ 2.5x stronger than women in the upper body...which is a hell of a lot. It’s closer in lower body, but still a pretty significant advantage. She’d kick your ass, though, but pure strength it’s unlikely you’d be weaker assuming you are somewhere around average.
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    NFL 2019 Midway Point: Gase into the Abyss

    Totally true story: when I first remembered all yesterday’s results this morning I briefly wondered if I had just dreamed them.
  14. Brady was good looking by pro sports standards, but Jimmy G is ‘good looking if he was a busboy’ handsome.
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