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  1. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Well, the memo is more heavily redacted than a UFO document, so we'll just have to wait and see. I'm not a lawyer but it seems to me that to get off so easily he had to deliver the goods on someone higher up the food chain.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Damn, Flynn must have given up Trump and Pence both to get a recommendation of NO jail time.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    If that's true, then that's just pure awesomeness on Pelosi's part. There's a reason why she's one of the most successful Speakers of all time. Even if it wasn't her idea and she knew nothing about it, she handled it very, very well.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    That's fine, you don't have to agree with me. I was simply giving my opinion as I see it. I've worked in government for 24 years, and she's going about it all wrong.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Well, I think that's part of it. She has roots in activism, not politics. I think another part is just plain immaturity. I hope she grows into the part.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    I don't think there's a rift at all. It really doesn't have anything to do with Pelosi personally. If she'd already met with Pelosi, then she should have been at orientation with the other freshmen, not grandstanding for the cameras. This isn't high school. Look, I want to like her and I want her to do well. I do. But she just can't seem to keep her mouth shut. She needs to spend time reading and learning, not sticking her foot in it like she just did with the accounting error.
  7. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Exactly, although I think a man would be fired as well. I could be wrong. As a woman, I can state pretty confidently that I'd be escorted out of the building by armed security. The point is that you don't do that. You just don't.
  8. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    Not a stunt in terms of it being all staged and set up with Pelosi in on it. A stunt as in a stupid, immature thing to do, to no one's benefit. Imagine it's your first day on the job and you storm into the CEO's office with a set of demands. What do you think is going to happen to you? She should have asked Pelosi for a meeting to sit down and talk about it. That's what an adult would do if they want to be taken seriously. She's going to find herself alone and marginalized very quickly if she doesn't tone it down. She's about to get a hard lesson in learning to work with members of her own party without seeing them as The Enemy. California has been on fire. Does she really think that Pelosi is unsympathetic to climate action? She had already announced a committee to discuss it. I'm all for youthful enthusiasm. Lord knows we need it. But it has to be harnessed with experience, which she doesn't have, and competence and judgment, which she is so far showing an appalling lack of.
  9. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    I'm not a Pelosi demonizer, and it pissed me right off. She waltzed into Pelosi's office with her fan club in tow to demand something that had already been done. It smacked of gamesmanship. Up until then, I hadn't really paid much attention to her. I was not impressed.
  10. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    I'm really trying to give the girl a chance and like her, but it's difficult. Her Pelosi stunt pissed off a lot of people. I've interacted with her on Twitter and she comes off as a bigger brat than my kids.
  11. Ice Queen

    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    I agree. The time has long passed for the Democrats to throw down the gloves and say, "Bring it!" Turning the other cheek isn't going to work. It's fire with fire and an eye for an eye. The thing about Trumpers is that they're not very bright. Any reasonably informed Democrat or non-Trumper Republican can run rings around those morons any day of the week. But I have no problem telling them to f*** off and shaming them into submission. Compromise requires middle ground--there isn't any, and there's no foundation on which to build a reasonable discussion. So don't try.
  12. Ice Queen

    GATTACA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Chinese government has ordered this group to stop its research. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/china-orders-halt-gene-editing-after-scientist-s-claims-n941556
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    On the Access tape, he admitted to sexually assaulting women. Grabbing by the p**** is sexual assault in case you didn't know.
  14. Ice Queen

    GATTACA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, people being as shallow as they are, they're not going to have their embryos edited for, say, Addison's disease, MS, or any other potentially genetic disease. They're going to edit for a certain hair color, eye color, or engineering their kid to be the next Wayne Gretzky. And that will eventually lead us to the very premise of GATTACA referenced in the OP: discrimination based on genetics. People will pay higher insurance rates and may potentially be refused treatment for certain diseases because it will simply cost too much (or so they'll say) to treat a disease. DNA testing is now commonplace and commercially available. There have been fears for many years that insurance companies will use those data to jack up rates and prices.
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    US Politics: A Feast for Crows

    They said the same when cars were invented. What we'll need now is skilled people to build and maintain them. The only reason I haven't bought an electric car is the price and lack of charging stations. On the other hand, it's becoming prohibitively expensive to buy a new car. I was going to buy a new car last year and got a much better deal on a lease. That has its downsides, however. I have a 2017 Chevy Cruze and they're going to stop making them. I don't want a gas guzzling SUV because my kids are grown and I don't need one. I'm not happy about this at all.
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    GATTACA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One trip around the sun! The last I heard they were working on submarine probes for Titan. In a few short years, scientists will have completed the Human Genome Project, the mapping of all the genes that make up a human being. We have now evolved to the point where we can direct our own evolution. ~ Quote from the movie (DVD version)
  17. Ice Queen

    GATTACA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In another Jeff Goldblum/Jurassic Park quote, just because we CAN do something doesn't mean we SHOULD. Technology is great, but our ethics and our souls always lag far behind.
  18. Ice Queen

    GATTACA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dinosaurs eat man...woman inherits the Earth.
  19. Ice Queen

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    Okay, let me reword that. It shouldn't even be that close. They shouldn't have lost the Senate race at all. Broward and Palm Beach have a lot of transplanted northerners and tend to lean left. Take them out of the equation and it's a blowout. Let's face it--Florida is racist as hell and as redneck as Alabama and Mississippi, just with nicer beaches (not for long), and would rather vote for the guy who committed Medicare fraud and has done everything he could to destroy their economy.. This is a state where 17 children were killed and two more killed days before the election...and they still went for the NRA guy. Rick Scott has unleashed environmental havoc and its residents seem to not care about that, despite the fact that tourism is their top industry. People flock there from all over the world. They truly are voting against their own self interest. Even the Panhandle, that was just devastated in a hurricane and all but ignored by Trump, went red. I've seen reports that 20% of AA women voted for DeSantis. Is that true? Florida is not going blue anytime soon, sorry.
  20. Ice Queen

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    The easiest road is through the rust belt. Ohio might be tougher, but if they can get PA, MI and WI they're in good shape. Forget Florida. It's now ruby red. The rest of the south isn't flipping, either.
  21. Ice Queen

    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    What about Amy Klobuchar? I feel like the Beto worship is Bernie all over again. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    I tend to agree. She knows what he does at work and the stuff he spouts. If she was that opposed to it, she'd divorce him.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    A black woman is going to be in charge of the finance committee. That should make him bonkers.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    The Arizona GOP sued to stop mail-ins from being counted. Cindy McCain was one of the people whose votes haven't been counted yet. She is NOT pleased.
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    US Politics: Dead Pimps Need Not Apply

    There was a whole box of provisional ballots left behind in a school in Miramar (Broward, of course). https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/415837-teacher-says-she-discovered-ballot-box-left-behind-at-florida
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