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  1. I'll have to look into it. That does indeed sound bad. That would be a deal-breaker for me.
  2. Harris' main problem is that Biden is more resilient than expected. I'm not convinced that Harris is finished yet. We are in the August doldrums and we will find out what happens in the next debate. Healthcare is an important issue for me, but I don't really have a problem with Harris' plan. I'm kind of torn between Warren and Harris, as I have been through out this. I think that the filibuster in the Senate will not be removed any time soon and both of these woman as President will do something fairly similar, with a massive healthcare expansion and tax on the rich via reconciliation. The opposite of the zombie Trump/Ryan Care bills, and much more popular. I'd be against Harris if she started talking like Biden about just tinkering around with Obamacare. I'm also quite curious what her stance on student loan debt is. I like Warren's policies quite a bit though and she has proven herself a talent. I think Harris is quite skilled as well though and would make a good candidate. I would like to see her prosecute Trump. Also, there is a real value to making an African-American woman the next President. I should probably get on the Warren train though if nothing happens for Harris in the next debate. After all, my main goal is to see Biden defeated.
  3. I've heard such thoughts expressed on this board. I don't really worry too much about that simply because this is an existential crisis for our country. We weren't sure if the nukes were going to fly or we were going to war with Iran. We're in survival mode, basically. My biggest worry I guess is that Trump will get reelected and break up NATO. That's in addition to all sorts of horrible things that will certainly happen, like Obamacare repeal. The NATO thing is a huge crisis for the entire West though.
  4. But he's from Harvard, and a war hero, and look at the jawline. It's like a fash fantasy come true.
  5. I love to hear this... GOP fundraises off Greenland flap: 'Support President Trump and his efforts to help America grow!' https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/22/donald-trump-greenland-t-shirt-1471960
  6. Why did Trump amplify the idea though? It appears because he sees it as a real estate deal and thus found it attractive. It's pretty stunning. Cotton easily pulled the strings of the U.S. President. Grifters all over the world see this Presidency as a big opportunity.
  7. The media is kind of dropping the ball, but perhaps that is because it is August. There should be lots of Republican senators forced to answer if they agree with this, in particular Collins. What Republicans Really Mean When They Call Jews Disloyal https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/what-republicans-really-mean-when-they-call-jews-disloyal.html
  8. Yeah, we even managed to combine the Trump-created immigration crisis with the healthcare access crisis by deporting a guy off to Iraq where he died due to lack of insulin. Health Care Rationing? It’s Already A Reality Here, And This Report Proves It. Almost 18% of working-age diabetics are skipping meds because of cost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/diabetes-insulin-cost-rationing_n_5d5c9809e4b0f667ed6a1adf Nearly 18% of working-age adults with diabetes are rationing their own medication by taking smaller dosages, waiting to fill prescriptions or skipping the treatments altogether, according to a new government study. The finding, which comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is not exactly a revelation. Over the past few years, there’s been no shortage of studies on people forgoing medical care because it’s too expensive, just as there’s been no shortage of stories about people suffering as a result. Just last month, Jesimya David Scherer-Radcliff, a 21-year-old diabetic from rural Minnesota, died. His family said it was because he had skipped insulin doses he couldn’t afford. Among the mourners at that memorial service was activist Nicole Smith-Holt, from nearby Minneapolis, whose 26-year-old son, Alec Raeshawn Smith, had died under similar circumstances in 2017. “We lost another Type 1 diabetic due to insulin rationing,” Smith-Holt said. “This is something you know we hoped would never happen again.”
  9. Well obviously richer nations should be paying the way for poorer nations. It's just a question of how to make that happen. International law tends to be a bit toothless. I mean, we can't even stop dictators from gassing their own people these days. And Bush Jr. taught us the lesson of randomly going to invade a country over ideas. The world's workers should be uniting on the internet to punish shitty employers. And the world's young people should be uniting on the Internet to demand changes on climate change.
  10. Well, Trump is now either Jesus or Neo. Who would have thought?
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    New Matrix movie in the works

    Just please God no techno dance parties.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Midsommar Night Blues

    Read an article recommending Lodge 49 and been watching that. It's a great show. I've seen about 3 and a half eps. It's a brother and a sister with lives that are kind of stuck and have various problems relating to the death of their father. And the brother joins a secret society/fraternity type thing. It's set in Long Beach, California. It's also a fantasy show, but it is a very slow burn in the magic department. I've seen a few things that might have been supernatural in the show, but it is not at all confirmed or obvious. It's a bit like the GRRM approach to fantasy. It's very subdued. Excellent characters in the show. Also, the show is great at portraying working-class people. FX's What We Do in the Shadows popped up on Hulu and I saw ten minutes of that. It's hilarious from what I saw.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Why Some Christians ‘Love the Meanest Parts’ of Trump The writer Ben Howe grew up in the world of conservative evangelicalism. When he looks at the religious right now, all he sees is a thirst for power and domination. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/08/ben-howe-evangelical-christians-support-trump/596308/
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    But there is some very fine people on both sides.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Midsommar Night Blues

    Cool Hand Luke is definitely on my list of films to see. I wasn't that familiar with Paul Newman, other than being aware of who he was, as he was a bit before my time. Also, want to see the Sting. I try to make it a point to catch up on a classic film every New Year's and last year I saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Great film and Newman completely stole the show. I get why the man has his own salad dressing now.
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