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  2. seanbrock

    Trump Regime thread.

    The reason is that the party is controlled by money and not it's actual constituents. They know that if they move to the left that their corporate cash flow will dry up. They're trying to stack the deck for Clintonite centrists all over the country and we've already seen it early in the primary process. As a result the Democrats function as a party of controlled opposition.
  3. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    Bjorn going back and hitting one of my other posts made me realize I forgot something I've been meaning to post. I am super frustrated that the Democrats absolutely refuse to do a post-mortem on 2016. It seems like any time anyone dares criticize Hillary from the left, the Dems jump to her defense. Their analysis has basically been "these people were racist" full stop. That's how you lose again in 2020 if you refuse to even consider your campaign to have been run poorly and for what reasons that happened.
  4. seanbrock

    Trump Regime thread.

    I checked the link and it worked for me but cell phones act weird sometimes lol. What other tools do we have to make this shit happen? I don't sit on any boards of any companies or have a large amount of private wealth. I do have a vote though and I do have a right to participate in government. If your solution is to just say fuck it, it's too late, then I guess by all means, do you but idk man I guess we just have different approaches.
  5. BJORN

    Trump Regime thread.

    I think we easily have the capability of coming up with solutions and there probably already are some, I just have a hard time seeing where you can make money doing it though. I kind of like the idea of a carbon tax, which is paid in credits to people who engineer ways to manage the chemistry of the atmosphere. I feel like NATO/EU countries could hopefully concoct an agreement to pool funds as well.
  6. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    I haven't heard anything about the natural gas power plant, but that's fantastic news! Yes we need more of this. We need more funding to research grants looking into clean energy, because you're right it doesn't happen overnight. Cut some of our ridiculous military budget that we use to invade other countries for no reason and put it into something that will prevent our grandchildren from inheriting a world that is beyond repair. Hell at this point it may be our kids. I have to disagree with you on cutting emissions. That's absolutely the solution. Big businesses may not want to do so because it cuts into their profit margin. Tough cookies. This is a global threat at this point, if we have to enforce some sort of graduated penalty for ignoring carbon emissions, so be it. You continue to point out singular examples, and I grant you the government is far from perfect, but there is only one entity who can get businesses in the US to cap carbon emissions, and that's the government. That's why we sorely need people who will enforce what needs to be done in Washington. And history shows that the vast majority of those people are Democrats, (not that the vast majority of Democrats are those people, to be perfectly clear here: the Dems have plenty of people that are against this or only pay lip service to it). The GOP has sided against policies that would at least slow down climate change over and over again- and that is because at least half their base- being very generous here- doesn't think climate change is real. The GOP reps- nearly all of them- do not care about the long-term future of the planet, they only care about getting votes. Now there are plenty of Dems who also care about getting votes over helping the planet, but at least their way of doing so is by passing legislation that will help the planet. I 100% agree with you on nuclear power. We need more nuclear power. Chernobyl is a worst-case disaster caused by massive oversight and shortcuts. Three Mile Island was the worst that happened here, and all the failsafes worked fine, but its got it into the public's head that nuclear power is extraordinarily dangerous. And certainly, worst-case scenario, its far more dangerous than a regular power plant, but regulated properly and run properly, it would be a huge step towards fixing the problem. By "we" in this case, I mean the left, btw. I personally think the best thing that can be done for this issue is to vote people into office who will do something about it- or run for office yourself. I am doing everything I can to turn people onto Tulsi Gabbard. I have contacted her campaign directly asking them to come to Louisville and got a response back from her personally that she was absolutely interested in coming back again. I'm not interesting in debating the existence of climate change. As I said, there is no debate any longer between scientists on this issue.
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  8. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    If we are waiting for bureaucrats to solve our problems, we are in more trouble than Than alluded to. Also, I went to the sight to sign Tulsi's thing and the site didn't work. RIP Earth.
  9. seanbrock

    Trump Regime thread.

    People ARE proposing solutions https://www.votetulsi.com/node/32974 (Off Act aka H.R. 3671) How do we solve it? Devote more money, more resources and more minds to the problem and we will solve it exactly the same way we did when we put a man on the moon. https://mikegravel.com/citizens-amendment-to-the-constitution-of-the-united-states-2/ I would also really love to see Mike Gravel's vision of A Citizens Amendment to The Constitution by one of the Democratic candidates. Just as an aside.
  10. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    Being that you include yourself in the "we". What have you spread beyond, probably, Facebook? I doubt it's much, but you may surprise me. Also, when proposing solutions, you really need to take into consideration the "other side". For example, telling large CO2 emitting businesses that they need to cut those emissions isn't a solution. Obviously, that's the endgame, butt hat isn't you (general) proposing a solution. A large portion of emissions comes from generating electricity... companies have for years been working to incorporate technologies that would get them to zero or near-zero emissions for their fossil fuel power plants. Problem? It is (was) extremely expensive... to capture the carbon, you're talking about building a new facility that consumes so much power that you aren't doing a lot of good in the end. I could be wrong, but the first natural gas power plant was just recently built down in Texas. It's being used as a test and if everything goes well, they will expand. Again.. I am pretty sure this is the first of it's kind. People are working on things, but ragers want it done immediately. Shit does not work like that. I don't trust the government to regulate cap and trade systems.... California is either about to or already has passed a bill saying their state can pull tens of millions of dollars out of their emissions cap&trade market to fund other projects. That money is supposed to go towards cutting emissions -- which California is doing but not at the rate they promised when they started the programs. The government is a dirty mistress ready to infect you with an STD. I really think the best solution is innovation, like NetPower's plant in Texas. Problem is, innovation takes time and money -- neither of which many activists want to contribute (of course, there are some). Of course, it doesn't help that the country is so anti-nuclear power either. If you want to debate the existence of climate change, argue with yourself. I am not interested in that drivel or going nowhere conversation.
  11. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    This is just false. We've said how to fix it, the "other side" just says they wont do it or that it cant be done. Also there is really no debate. If you still doubt climate change and man's effect on it at this point you certainly aren't coming at the "debate" from a scientific footing. This is a crisis at this point and we are still treating it like an inconvenience. Barring the human race blowing each other to smithereens, there is no greater threat to humanity than climate change.
  12. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    Our governments dedication to going to war with Iran would be almost admirable if it wasn't so sick.
  13. seanbrock

    Trump Regime thread.

    There are tons of scientists with climate change solutions but we don't see them in news papers or on TV. We see lobbyists lol. There's no one thing that will solve our climate crisis. It's about a lot of smart people implementing a lot of ideas and yes it is about helping other countries get off fossil fuels and yes we need to do whatever it takes. How about Tulsi Gabbard calling out the false flag oil tanker shenanigans? There is only one peace candidate in the race folks and I'm not talking about Bernie Sanders. I would support Bernie if he gets the nomination but it makes me sick to repeat the state propaganda establishing these foreign leaders as dictators or illigitiment because it helps them establish the pretext of a pre-emptive attack. Tulsi Gabbard refuses to give into that. I need someone to explain to me how people are better off when the infrastructure of their countries are destroyed and thousands are killed.
  14. seanbrock

    '18-'19 NBA Season Thread

    I think the Mavericks are going to look to make a splash this off-season. They have 2 of the 5 best European prospects of all time and they're young and under contract. I think it's going to be harder for them because of the playoff injuries, the demand for guys like Kemba Walker is a lot higher. Maybe if Reddish slips the Mavs might try to make a move idk but they have to be licking their chops with the Warriors and Spurs in limbo a little.
  15. DalaiLama4Ever

    Trump Regime thread.

    I mean there is money in both. Fossil Fuel lobbyists have just gotten a much larger head start than the green sector. I think the big problem with a lot of climate change activists is there just aren’t a lot of solutions. They can point out the problems but when it comes to fixing things, they push that responsibility off on other people. That’s not everyone, there are solutions out there but when it comes to action— both sides of the debate are weak AF.
  16. seanbrock

    Trump Regime thread.

    @Thanatosit's hilarious that people think there is more money in spreading some client change conspiracy than there is taking money from fossil fuel companies to deny it's existence. I always say this to libertarians and conservatives. Don't you want clean water and clean air? Shouldn't land be protected where people farm and hunt? Ya know, conservationism like Teddy Roosevelt? Don't you think he would be interested in preserving the environment?
  17. DalaiLama4Ever

    OJ Simpson's Got " A Little Gettin' Even To Do"

    Can’t wait to read the book Kappa
  18. RazorStar

    Historical QB Rankings

    34. Joe Namath (New York Jets 1965-1976, Los Angeles Rams 1977)* (Loses first year of career due to era cutoff) 1st Place Jets QB Career Record 61-62-3 (49.60%) 68th out of 102 Record in Games with Good Defense 40-6-0 (86.96%) 12th out of 102 Record in Games with Bad Defense 21-56-3 (28.13%) 50th out of 102 Percentage of Games with Good Defense 46/126 (36.51%) 100th out of 102 (+66) Wins above Average in a 16 Game Season (1.002) Oh sweet lord jesus, it's a brand new tier. That's right, we've broken into the franchise QB tier, and it starts with the man who many consider to be the least worthy hall of fame member. First of all, y'all are wrong, second of all, let's break this down a bit, get the full story here. Or at least try to. Namath was highly sought after by both the AFL and NFL coming out of college at Alabama. Taken first overall by the Jets, and 12th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals, Namath opted to go to the Jets, due to a much better salary offer. Despite playing his entire career with a bad knee, and an even worse defense, Namath slung it across the yard, often leading the AFL in TD's, Yards, and Interceptions. The Jets were an awful team when he wasn't in the game, but when he was, magic happened. Sometimes it was amazing, sometimes it was disastrous, but it was always entertaining. Namath was the first QB to throw for 4000 yards in a season, and though he only got two chances at the postseason in his career as a starter, he made the most of it, boasting in 1969 that the Jets would beat the Colts in the third Super Bowl. Of course, they did, and Namath's bravado was forever immortalized in football lore. However, once the AFL/NFL merger happened, Namath sort of became an afterthought. His knee injuries kept him out of most of the 1970 and 71 seasons, and despite putting up 2800 yards and 19 TD's in 1972, the Jets defense was one of the worst in football. He struggled through the rest of the 70's as the team around him failed to improve, and a combination of the game evolving and his style not being up to par meant the Jets could only wallow in mediocrity for the next few seasons. He was released in 1977 and signed by the Rams, who only started him for a few games before deciding to pull the plug on the vet who had just overstayed his welcome in the league. Broadway Joe was built for the AFL, and I think on some other teams, like the Raiders or Bills, he would have been a force to be reckoned with in the league and not doubted as much as he was. Despite all that, I am surprised at just how highly he ranked. I did not think his defenses were that bad, but they were. Namath's splits are impressive, as he could be counted on to handle business during the times his defense showed up. And he made a large number of comebacks in his career, because he was just given so many opportunities to do so. With all of that, he just barely sneaks into the 1+ win per season group. If only he could have been that sneaky with Suzy Kolber.
  19. Thanatos

    '18-'19 NBA Season Thread

    Curry is in fact 0-9 on lead-changing shots in the final two minutes of playoff games.
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  21. BJORN

    '18-'19 NBA Season Thread

    I realize you are probably just saying that to slight Curry but I hate how people are actually saying this...Like no duh, KD literally broke the league going to GS and without his presence we actually got good, competitive basketball. The series was really competitive with Klay, so its hard to even say that was the absolute difference, more so just the nail in the coffin. I thought the Raps looked to be the better team for the majority of the series.
  22. Vin

    OJ Simpson's Got " A Little Gettin' Even To Do"

    He's gonna murder us all. And get away with it.
  23. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    Your post was the first I'd heard of it, tbh. Just because some people like to exaggerate doesn't mean climate change isn't real and isn't a real threat. And who knows, with the accelerating timetable we keep getting, it may even be by 2050 that we're screwed. We're going to sit here and bicker and argue about how we can't afford changes to fix the system and fuck our kids/grandkids over so much that they won't be able to fix it. I do love the GOP's latest line of attack, which I believe is something like: all the scientists in the world are in on a giant plot to make money by coming up with climate change models that are either A) are being supported by everyone even though they know they are outlandish/outright false or B) they're all stupid and only the ones hired by big oil know what they're talking about. Like we can sit here and argue the two parties are the same, but there is a clear general truth here.
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