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Firebrand Jace

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  1. Ya but in that year of taggedness the annual value of his future deal goes up, not down. He sacrifices ten mil or whatever off his potential value in 1 (or 2) year(s) worth of tag, but in return his eventual fully guaranteed long term deal is going to be worth five to ten mil a year more than if he'd signed it the year (or two) earlier. If the Ravens tag him twice he will get a Mahomes-length deal at Watson-guarantees when he leaves in FA
  2. All that tagged money is guaranteed playa. I love Lamar and everything he's doing. Fuck them. Bet on yourself every day.
  3. A much smarter, much more genderless [gonna check that box right now so I'm allowed to offer a science-supported hypothesis], individual than myself would argue passionately that the female-standard brain and informational processing capacities are more fit to navigate a world in which escalations of violence are measured by the holocaust than a male-standard brain. (My best friend from HS is literally a genius. Brain the size of a Volkswagen and twice as fast.) Alas, we as yet lack the data to do more than guess. The elimination of societies by way of verbal order has, until now, been an entirely masculine affair. Though if I know my humans, the scarier things get the stupider/biggerer/more manly man they'll look to for protection and so this will probably remain an open question even after whatever successor species inherits this world we homo sapien (singular, to identify agency of species rather than individual) have so manfully mismanaged. But hey, hooray for nature, that successor species will probably be naturally equipped to handle radiation poisoning better than we are. Bright sides, and all that Five-hundred million years from now the cockroachians of Roche, New Roach -U.S.R. won't even know you were supposed to feel bad for nuking an enemy hive.
  4. Give me names. Political leaders. We will make a province of them. Laughably self-defeating is what it is. These inward searches for bretherenship among all men are nearly finished. A few more years. A few more superstorms and school massacres and these dead-eyed, barely-literate, can't-think-for-shit TikTok addled chiren (every one of which a walking audio/visual stimuli dependant of the Chinese government) are gonna goose step from class to class learning about how THEY can make sure that America the Beautiful's neverending demand for raw materials and GDP growth is only sated through the precision piloting of advanced unmanned aircraft. The future is gonna get dark. Embrace the horror now and you can have some fun with it. Probably clear by now that I think the first strategic (city(like, usually)) target of a hydrogen bomb will be in Pakistan or India (and the second will be either Pakistan or India as a response to the first). That will be the moment when the Age of Enlightenment is really over. We've been flirting with the Nuclear Age for a long time, but credit to the men (yeah, men. Take your credit in this breath because the next one gonna sting) who held relevant power since the fifties for managing to keep us from really entering the next stage of human development before now. Whatever the meany meanness of nation states and their policies (grow up, it is become stale) throughout the long peace, the major powers all managed to keep most of their subjects from experiencing the horrors (and now, potential apocalypses) of total war. Good job to those men. Bur they also never really got 'round to, like, solving the problem of nuclear capabilities among great rivals because there was a WHOLE WORLD to exploit (that's what that WWII was about). Everybody was makin' money! Everyone who matters, at least. So we missed the boat on some kind of peacefully unified Earth Alliance. Just wasn't time. The stock market, y'know? Kid's got a baseball game that I just gotta make by the end of the third act. Shit falls off the to do list. Whaddya gonna do? Interesting comparison. I think I disagree (entirely superfluous comment incoming). I think the assassination of the heir to the Empire was a much more... relevant... thing for the Austrians than the loss of some towers and a piece of a too-sided shape. I know you said destructive not relevant, I just had to quibble. It was an interesting thought I've not entertained before. Lots and lots of time I've heard them compared as catalysts to war, but the question of which was actually, practically, more politically relevant never occurred to me. I think I go with the death of the dude who would have been the next head of state. It's more than the fact that this guy is gonna have the job, and so like he himself is important for that reason. There were years and years of politicking to get Franzy selected as the heir. The demands around his relationship to his common wife and their children's political rights alone probably meant a lot more to the upper crust of Austria-Hungary than three thousand dead laborers meant to the senators of the U.S. But obviously that's some idle hair-splitting and ultimately irrelevant. I mean I've been politically opposed to this inevitability for a long time, but buddy... The conceit of "don't be monstrous" is already hanging by a thread in America and we're the safest most powerful people in human history. Do you think that desire to be decent is going to increase or decrease amongst the population as resources require increasingly overt protection by a safe strongman conveniently like the U.S.A. ? I'll take my answer off the air.
  5. Concur. It's an odd hour I'm cheering the Cowboys
  6. But not relevantly opposed to the war. I have always been most disgusted with the media for this. They got full access to the fireworks in return for abandoning that admittedly flimsy fourth estate facade and helped encourage the American people to mutilate our credibility on the world stage. And then they just brushed it away, out of public mind, for fifteen fucking years while our tax dollars were hoovered away by mercenaries and manufacturers. Afghanistan was not a war, besides. It was a wealth redistribution scheme masquerading as an opportunity to test long-term occupation capabilities in response to the failures of Vietnam.
  7. Welcome back to Great Power politics, out in the open again. Hegemony is the only path to peace. Peace for your citizens, of course! That's the point of farming out your military capacities to America that Trump was too pants-on-head retarded to understand. Weaken your allies while increasing their dependency. It's just good politics, (and medicine, if you ask the Sacklers). Kissinger would be stroking himself in his grave... If he'd had the good grace to be dead yet. If I can borrow/alter a line from Herr Bismarck: In a world of two, be one.
  8. Fair. I've never believed in Reich so I'm not surprised to see him play better elsewhere
  9. What use to me is a man who can't pull the trigger? He's rare large and has a pleasing cast, but what else?
  10. Yo, every history book I read till I was years and years out of college called it The Ukraine. Including books I read IN college celebrating Ukraine's freedom from the Soviet Union. Give a motherfucker a break you jackals
  11. Let's take it easy on Top 10, but otherwise ya
  12. Does kidnapping people into serfdom count as assimilation? I suppose by a medieval interpretation of the word. Call it preference of definition maybe, but I think of assimilation in the 21st century as a nonviolent process of inducement to economic/social engagement by states looking to supplement their population growth or technical capacities. I mean when the Romans carted a bunch of Slavs back to Constantinople in 1022(random date) to be slaves I wouldn't quibble that the Slavic folks are gonna be assimilated into the Roman Empire, I guess I just thought that kinda shit was not cool. The reason I replied as I did is because I feel you are being very dismissive of the fact that a desire to not be turned into an ecoslave by a foreign power is something worth risking everything to avoid. As if Russia not going Full Nazi means somehow that ununiformed resistance is somehow misguided or unhelpful.
  13. Mass Graves/forced relocations as a new labor class say what??? Eta: Russia may not be looking liquidate by the millions like the Nazis were but if you think they're looking to raise the people of Ukraine into a brotherly bond of equals then I'm a Saudi Prince and I need your help accessing my fortune, which due to import/export complications in the Duchy of Westphalia could be freed up by a donation from YOU
  14. I mean he's not David Blaine, but I think he's playing fine
  15. You're crazy. He's fine. The team is poorly coached. Russell was never Peyton Manning, who literally runs his own offense. He needs good coaching to help him. That doesn't mean he's not got it no more. Go look at Matt Ryan for what washed looks like.
  16. I love it C'mon, James. I feel like a 5 point lead could put this away!
  17. Nah. Orlovsky may be freed his shame, but that was absolutely nothing like the butt fumble. Mark Sanchez will never escape his infamy
  18. I don't speak Latin but I minored in Mansclamations and they're all over the place here. Meanwhile, if Putin deploys nuclear weapons in Ukraine the ONLY acceptable response is the destruction of Moscow or whatever rat hole to which Putin is most likely proximate (if you wanna try and be more humane). Anything less is an invitation for Pakistan and India to write 'acceptable U.S. response conditions' into their war plans for one another. BAD BAD BAD The entire construct of MAD demands that the cost of using nuclear weapons exceeds the gain. Up to and including the end of life entirely as part of the wager. Some cruise missile strikes aren't enough. A nuclear offensive is not only an attack on NATO but on the planet itself. It cannot be allowed or, through deference in response (a refusal to further escalate), unanswered. That's the game. Playing half-assed is the quickest way to lose.
  19. You are not taking enough. Capitol offenses demand capital punishments! Chop him up! Chop him up! ETA: I swear I wrote "Capitol offenses demand capital punishments!" Because, like, that's the whole joke. But it came out "Capital offenses demand capital punishments!" Which is, like, duh. Sorry, so edited for grammar I guess. I'm gonna use my Blame-the-Phone credit on this one.
  20. It's so much more fun to watch Jacoby Brissette mosey into pressure when he's playing for a team you despise. Nobody takes the snap like Jacoby. He drops back to pass with all the alacrity and enthusiasm of a smoker wrapping up his break.
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