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  1. Because the shift between the Pistons and Bulls from 89-90 to 90-91 is very clear and cannot credibly be attributed to Jordan's workout regime. The Pistons went from 59 wins to 50 wins while the Bulls went from 55 wins to 61 wins in the regular season. Perhaps most importantly, Isiah Thomas was injured for much of the season and mostly sucked in the Eastern Conference finals where the Bulls easily swept the Pistons. That's why the Bulls beat the Pistons that year, full stop. I don't know if Jordan "pioneered" strength and conditioning, and frankly I don't care. It does sound like the typical myth-making that 30 for 30 traffics in (and indeed is the premise of the show), and considering McGwire and Canseco had long before started sticking needles in each other it sounds anachronistic, but whatever. What I do know is the conditioning didn't help him play anymore minutes (which granted basically would have been impossible) nor make him a more productive player on a per minute basis - and as for strength lol, Jordan never relied on strength.
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    Captain Marvel Thread 2: Talk to me Goose...

    Thanks. Remember the lunchbox upon reminder, but I didn't make the Jules connection - probably because I was too busy thinking how ridiculous it was that an alien was drinking a big gulp.
  3. They did set up a couple times throughout the episode that, well, winter is coming. But yeah that looked like a lot of snow for the DC area.
  4. She was fine as comic relief but not in a leadership role.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    New Emerson poll out for Iowa - Buttigieg in 3rd at 11%
  6. Yes, you did. I'm glad I wasn't recording - my box said TWD should've ended at 10 - it didn't end until 10:27. Probably wouldn't have checked that. Oh well, it is on AMC, like, three more times in the next six hours.
  7. Well, I guess I'm at least glad in terms of the characters they killed off. I'll trade Tara and Henry for Ezekiel and Rita (who were on those spikes in the comics) all day. Although it'd be nice if they actually used Rita other than this weird love..square (rectangle? parallelogram?) Sucks they killed off Enid, i liked her, but again not like they're gonna do anything with her anyway. And they killed off Brett Butler. I thought coke and pills did that years ago.
  8. Umm, how does the timing of this episode even approach making sense? Alpha not only has Littlefinger's jetpack, she's got the best makeup in the world.
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    Captain Marvel Thread 2: Talk to me Goose...

    Not that I recall. Although I'm still trying to remember these Pulp Fiction references, so I guess I'm already forgetting the movie at about two weeks.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    It is, and there's plenty of precedent for that in political scandals. You don't even have to go back very far - what was Scooter Libby's underlying crime? Well, there certainly may be plenty of things that objectively should not be publicized intelligence-wise, let alone the standard for not releasing grand jury information. If Mueller's team helps him identify those aspects -- and Barr delivers the unredacted report to Congress - it's not unreasonable.
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    Captain Marvel Thread 2: Talk to me Goose...

    Yeah I definitely thought the goose reference was blatant and I don't even like Top Gun. Although I suppose you have to be a certain age and, yeah, into pop culture.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    I think it should also be noted at the end of the letter Barr stated he has requested the Special Counsel's assistance in identifying aspects of Mueller's report that should remain confidential. That sounds fair enough, at least on its face.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    I thought the interesting thing about the Obstruction section was Barr and Rosenstein asserting they are not charging Trump with obstruction not because of constitutional consideration/DOJ policy, but because they cannot establish an underlying crime. That certainly wasn't the GOP's standard when they impeached the Clinton, so I'm not sure how much this really "exonerates" Trump, more than the obvious that Mueller wasn't going to try to charge the sitting president and Barr definitely wasn't.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Barr's letter includes a quote from the Special Counsel that specifically states "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" regarding obstruction.
  15. Yeah they were always pretty toxic in my experience.
  16. No. I think he beat the Pistons (and the Lakers) because the Bulls were improving and those two teams were clearly declining.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Study: Hate crimes rose by 226 percent in counties Trump campaigned Thought the bolded was important to emphasize based on recent conversations here. Trump probably won't be able to tip circuit courts as much as he wants What are we agreeing on exactly. That you're being shockingly (and now willingly) naive to suggest that relationship - let alone many of the other charges Manafort was convicted of - did not involve Russian elements? I suppose, yeah. Oh, so now it's not that the charges Cohen pled guilty don't entail "no Russian interaction" like you said, it's that such interaction wasn't illegal in and of itself. I wonder how the goalposts will change when Mueller's findings actually begin being publicized.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Yep, and let's look at the facts you yourself mentioned, ignoring many other facts you conveniently omitted. Manafort - yes, convicted in part due to his relations with "the Ukranian government," otherwise known as Viktor Yanukovych, otherwise known as a Putin puppet that is currently in exile wanted for high treason. In Russia. Cohen - yes, convicted of false statements, including lying to Congress. What about? His involvement with Trump's business with Russia. Stone - yes, indicted for trying to coordinate with Wikileaks concerning their publication of stolen DNC emails. Who gave Wikileaks those emails? Russia. This isn't the moon landing or Roswell, it's trying to find a connection between Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Are these jokes or are you actually that shockingly naive?
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Name a precedent where a political scandal involved a conspiracy charge that wasn't aimed at getting to the main target. The reason there aren't any when that target is the president is because no prosecutor wants to take that on, for reasons we both seem to basically agree on. But using that to pose as if nothing came out of the investigation is a Hodor-sized heap of horseshit. And certainly not worth responding to. Sorry I tried.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Uh, Manafort, Flynn, Cohen, Stone. All pretty high-level "staff members," all facing jail time for crimes involved with interacting with Russia. No one has been charged with "collusion" because that's not a federal crime. There is absolutely no indication thus far that Mueller did not make a very strong case for obstruction. He's not going to indict the president on obstruction, but that has nothing to do with him alleging such in his report. Like, seriously that's exactly what happened with the Starr report. No it doesn't. This does help, I agree there. Except for your last sentence, all of this was going to be true no matter what. Unless Mueller found that Trump, like, killed children on Putin's orders. Your last sentence is both irrelevant and an entirely unfounded assumption that lacks any type of credibility.
  22. HEY! I'm in my lower thirties. And I need to grasp on to that difference.
  23. I'm not in any camp on the PL (which means I tend towards Occam's Razor), but I agree the Theon chapter doesn't really provide much evidence for any of those camps. The only relevant aspect of that chapter is it probably increases the likelihood Ramsay was lying when he sent it, if he was the one who sent it. Which is, uh, not surprising.
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