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  1. 7 points
  2. 5 points
    Got the deal of a fooking lifetime on a home, so now my fiancee and I are making money moves
  3. 4 points
    I'm getting a kitty! He's too young to take home for a few months but I love him already.
  4. 4 points
    13. Jeff (Atlanta Falcons 1991, Green Bay Packers 1992-2007, New York Jets 2008, Minnesota Vikings 2009-2010) 2nd Place Packers and 1st Place Vikings QB Career Record 197-120-0 (62.15%) 18th out of 102 Record in Games with Good Defense 144-29-0 (83.24%) 26th out of 102 Record in Games with Bad Defense 53-91-0 (36.81%) 16th out of 102 Percentage of Games with Good Defense 173/317 (54.57%) 37th out of 102 (+24) Wins above Average in a 16 Game Season (1.795) There are only three things Jeff liked more than sending unsolicited dick pics to strangers. Throwing costly interceptions in postseason games, pretending to retire, and Vicodin.
  5. 3 points
    He wants to actually tax the shit out of the 1%, so yeah. Fuck 'em. They make a killing off of underpaying common man employees and overcharging common man customers. Bleed them dry.
  6. 3 points
    I really don't see extreme liberal values- currently- as a threat. At all. The GOP has a racist president who lies non-stop in charge of the country and they are stacking the courts. Far more likely that the extreme right is going to be the issue in the near-future. Racism- Is on the rise. It was slowly dying, IMO, Trump and co. have revived it full force. Just remember, kids, there are fine people on both sides of a Nazi rally and their protesters. Sexism- Also on the rise. "She was bleeding from her wherever" "Nasty woman" "Okay sweetheart" When the right is led by a person who is clearly a racist, sexist, narcissistic moron- and said moron was elected by 50 million people- you can't tell me we're getting past this. LGBTQ- Fortunately getting better, no thanks to the GOP who is still trying to block marriage equality, equal adoption rights, (wtf man let the kid have a home over the foster system), and making sure that that person who looks like a man actually uses the ladies room since he was born a female. The radical left has Antifa, which to my knowledge has not yet resulted in anyone's death, (they're still horrible, in my book, just pointing out the differences here). And Antifa is a problem and should be dealt with. But I don't feel like Antifa threatens the very nature of this country. They simply aren't big enough.
  7. 3 points
    Vin is the white bread of opinions.
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  9. 3 points
    I think that's what I hate the most about this. The left frames the other side as a bunch of out of touch gun nuts, and the right screams the left is nothing but a communist party trying to take our guns. It generally surprises people that most people are much more moderate about this. We want background checks, strict regulations on assault weapons, and red flag laws at least for law enforcement. People don't just fall into two categories.
  10. 3 points
    This is one of the worst outcomes I can imagine, outside of Ben having a career ending injury or something.
  11. 3 points
    $15 is absolutely a living wage in the midwest. And we are talking basic needs only. I'm not paying for people to get a big flatscreen TV. I could survive off $15/hr easily.
  12. 3 points
    I agreed with you until the last few sentences. I'm not one of those people, we can address health care all day long, just because I don't believe in raising taxes for everyone for some convoluted plan that isn't going to work, does not mean I don't believe in health care reform. I believe there are many ways to do it without having to do that. As far as both parents having to work, you're absolutely right there. I am certainly for a living wage, I have also said several times over that I believe every job in this country should be unionized. I'm not saying that so that way everybody here can see how woke I am saying it because I truly believe that that would drastically change with the outlook of our country looks like. There would be more time at home with parents, now hopefully these parents are engaged, but under ideal circumstances we will be able to raise better kids, we would be able to have kids around their parents enough to know that they're there for them. We would have parents who would know there something wrong with their child. These are things I absolutely believe in. Any amount of money you wanna spend on repairing the American Family, spend it. I would donate 90% of my wealth if it meant the American Family were repaired. Now I'm not that rich, but I would certainly be all for the government taxing people like me and who make more than me over 90% of our wealth to repair the American Family. Well to a point, the US government has proven that throwing money at something doesn't really work Look at the war on poverty. In simple terms you would think it would work. These people have no money, let's throw more money at them. And yet poverty has risen. Although in principle I would be for a tax for the American family. That is the one thing in my life I could not live without. If we recognize we have a mental health problem, why do we lash out and decide to take guns from millions of people? It doesn't make any sense. There are some gun control measures I'm all for. If you wanna have universal background checks, all for it, you wanna have the gun show loophole closed, all for it, you wanna have a centralized database for people who have mental health issues or felony records, all for it. That being said, for law abiding citizens who have no mental health issues, there is absolutely no reason I shouldn't be able to own 1 because 3 or 4 assholes in this country don't know how to behave per year.
  13. 3 points
    1. Tom Brady (New England Patriots 2000-Current)*** 1st Place Patriots QB Career Record 222-63-0 (77.89%) 1st out of 102 Record in Games with Good Defense 168-13-0 (92.82%) 2nd out of 102 Record in Games with Bad Defense 54-50-0 (51.92%) 2nd out of 102 Percentage of Games with Good Defense 181/285 (63.51%) 12th out of 102 (+11) Wins above Average in a 16 Game Season (3.532) (3.560 after the 2018 season) Tom Brady cheated.
  14. 3 points
    Unfortunately lip service is all that people who serve this country in any capacity will get. That is what fucks up so many people, is to realize the country that "loves you" could really care less about you. These firefighters have known for damn near two decades and keep having it proved to them. They are real life heroes, but this country doesn't care.
  15. 3 points
    20. Randall Cunningham (Philadelphia Eagles 1985-1995, Minnesota Vikings 1997-1999, Dallas Cowboys 2000, Baltimore Ravens 2001) 1st Place Eagles and 2nd Place Vikings QB Career Record 81-58-1 (58.21%) 32nd out of 102 Record in Games with Good Defense 52-18-1 (73.94%) 65th out of 102 Record in Games with Bad Defense 29-40-0 (42.03%) 6th out of 102 Percentage of Games with Good Defense 71/140 (50.71%) 60th out of 102 (+40) Wins above Average in a 16 Game Season (1.457) Randall Cunningham, QB Eagles, one of the most beloved players of the Tecmo Bowl Era, and one of the best and most dynamic players to ever step onto a football field. Cunningham was the Eagles second round draft pick in 1985, drafted to replace Ron Jaworski and hopefully guide the Eagles to the promised land. He spent most of his rookie season on the bench behind incumbent Ron Jaworski, and while he made a lot of costly mistakes in his limited time, he also showed a knack for pulling off the impossible, evading pass rushers with the subtlest of moves, like an all time boxer, and then hurdling a would be tackler like a champion high jumper. Cunningham's athletic prowess made him the most dangerous player in football whenever the ball was in his hands. Despite only starting 5 games in 1986, the Eagles offensive line managed to get him sacked 72 times in 1986, an absurd number that I had to actually check to make sure was actually true. In any case, despite all of that, Cunningham was named the full time starter in 1987 under new head coach Buddy Ryan, and that is where the fun truly began for the Eagles. The only problem was, they were in the same division as the Bill Parcells Giants, and Joe Gibbs Redskins. Cunningham still had a lot of success despite often leading the leagues in sacks because of his desire to make the most out of every single play. The Eagles would go 7-5 in 1987 with Cunningham starting, but he missed a few weeks with injury, and the Eagles lost all three of those games. 1988 would mark Randall's first pro bowl, and first playoff appearance as the Eagles would go 10-6, as Randall would throw for 3800 yards, and put another 600 down on the ground. However his first playoff appearance would be the dreaded fog bowl, a game in which the cameras could not even see what was going on in the haze. The Eagles would lose to the Bears in a 20-12 defensive struggle, despite Randall throwing for over 400 yards. 1989 would see the Eagles make the playoffs again at 11-5, Cunningham with 5 game winning drives in the 4th quarter, but when it came to the playoffs, the Eagles were stopped dead in their tracks by the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles made it three for three in 1990, once again with Randall making incredible plays with his arms and legs on the way to a 10-6 record. he threw for 3466 yards, 30 TDs, 13 INT's and paired that with 942 yards and 5 TD's on the ground. Things were looking really good, until they played the Redskins in the wild-card and lost 20-6 in a game where once again the offense fell completely flat. 1991 was supposed to be the year that changed everything, as the Eagles defense had made moves to secure their legitimacy as one of the best in the league, and with the most dynamic QB in football, it was supposed to be their year. Well Bryce Paup decided to end the Eagles dreams, tearing Cunningham's ACL on a tackle in the first quarter of the first game of the regular season. The Eagles would go 10-6 that season, but narrowly miss the postseason in a stacked NFC. Cunningham would be back in 1992, but he wasn't the same athletic freak he once was, relying on his arm to take the Eagles to an 11-5 record that year. He would put up 29 unanswered points in the wild card round against the Saints to win 36-20 in his very first playoff victory. However, the Dallas Cowboys dynasty made quick work of them in the divisional round, pounding the Eagles 34-10. 93' and 94' would see Cunningham struggle with injuries as the Eagles finished around .500 two years in a row, and eventually saw Cunningham benched for Rodney Peete in 1995. Cunningham would return for the divisional round in the playoffs, only to be fed to the starving Dallas Cowboys in a 30-11 loss. Cunningham announced his retirement at the end of the year, and that was that. Until Dennis Green came a calling in 1997. Anyone with eyes could see that Randall wasn't done with the league just yet. He came in to replace the struggling Brad Johnson, and did just enough to right the ship from an 8-2 start, to keep the Vikings in the playoffs at 9-7. Despite being as cold as he was, he led a furious comeback against the Giants in the wild-card round to win 23-22 and secure the upset victory. However, Cunningham simply couldn't go toe to toe against Steve Young and the 49ers in the divisional round, losing 38-22. Green liked what he saw from the veteran down the stretch and named him the starter for the 1998 season. Along with the drafting of Randy Moss, the Minnesota Vikings became one of the greatest offenses in football. Cunningham had his best season passing, putting up at least 24 points in every single game, throwing for 34 TD's with only 10 INT's, as The Vikings cruised to a 15-1 record (13-1 with Cunningham playing). They put up 41 points on the Cardinals in the divisional round, but in Randall's best shot to win it all, the Vikings fell short against the dirty birds, losing in a game most fondly remembered for Gary Anderson missing a 38 yard field goal when the Vikings were up 27-20 with just over two minutes left on the clock. The Falcons forced overtime, and eventually won it on a Morten Andersen field goal on their second OT possession. So despite the narrative, the Vikings had plenty of opportunities to put the Falcons away in that game once and for all. Cunningham hit his twilight soon after that magical season, throwing a lot of interceptions early in the 1999 season, leading to him being benched for Jeff George of all people. He would go to Dallas in 2000 to back up Troy Aikman, and then to Baltimore in 2001 to backup Elvis Grbac. He officially retired as an Eagle in 2002, and ended his legacy as one of the greatest to ever step on the field. Randall's rate in games with good defense was merely average, as his desire to make the most out of every play early in his career often led to a bad sack, or a fumble, or something costly. However, when both teams were going at it, Randall has one of the best rates for when his defense gives up 21 or more points, going an outstanding 29-40. Only 5 players in the super bowl era have a better winning percentage in those games, and every single one of them is in the top 6 of this list. The rest of the top 10 finish in the top 11 players on this list. Randall's career was downright fascinating to watch and it is a real shame to watch two of his greatest opportunities for glory be snatched away by the whims of fate.
  16. 2 points
    So I found one of those political compass type quizzes and I thought it was interesting enough to be considered worth posting. https://8values.github.io/index.html It's 70 questions and it rates you based on 4 axes, Economic, Diplomatic, State(Liberty v Authority), and Society (general progressiveness). Here were my results.
  17. 2 points
    There's a ton of evidence that Biden is guilty.. he says it himself. He literally admits to blackmailing / extorting / strong arming Ukraine.
  18. 2 points
    Sending troops to Saudi Arabia.... *sigh* This quote from Gabbard seems relevant : Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not "America First."
  19. 2 points
    I more or less agree with every point you made. I've shot an AR-15... That is scary power even for me as someone who likes guns. If I owned one, I would trust myself to be meticulously careful with it so that it didn't fall into the wrong hands at the wrong time. That said I don't really like the idea of any Joe Schmo getting his hands on one. I carry a Smith and Wesson Model 442 for self defense. If I found myself in the middle of a mass shooting, there's no way I'd draw my gun and charge down a guy unloading an AR-15 into a crowd of people. Even as proficient as I am with my trusty revolver (my pap started me on his Model 19 when I was 12), my first instinct would be to escape the area entirely. If that were impossible, I'd find the best cover I could and THEN draw my weapon. The bad part is that if he compromises my cover, yea, he's within the deadly range of my gun, and I could probably put him down. But I'm still in more danger than him. All of this is to say: carrying a revolver for self defense doesn't make you Clint Eastwood. It is strictly a defensive weapon to be used as a last resort when escaping is impossible. I hope I never have to use it, not only because I'd have to kill someone, but my own chances of getting killed are high if it comes down to me drawing my weapon.
  20. 2 points
    For my "nuanced" responses: 4. Red flag laws ride a fine line between protecting the public from potentially dangerous people and stripping individuals of their inherent right to bear arms. I believe law enforcement and family members alike should have to follow a process that would involve arranging psychiatric evaluation to confirm someone really is a danger to themselves or others. If it is determined that they aren't, their right to own weapons should be instantly reinstated. Even this process isn't flawless, but as long as people are relatively safe from knee-jerk armchair diagnoses, I think the right intentions are there. 5. I'm a firm believer that people can be rehabilitated, and for those who can, they shouldn't have to continually pay for their past misdeeds without a chance to vindicate themselves. I think a good compromise is to establish a suspension period, and then a process or some kind of board evaluation that would give a member of society a chance to prove they are fit to own weapons. Again, there's a fine line between keeping people safe and stripping people of Constitutional rights. There needs to be a balance. 9. The driving force behind mass shootings in our nation is a combination of 2 things, in my opinion: - Easy access to high capacity weapons designed to take out multiple soft targets in a very short span of time (Dayton shooter is a perfect example of this lethal efficiency) - Unabashed hatred for the "other". Lack of tolerance and the racial and cultural divides are painfully obvious in the wake of many of these types of shootings. The Vegas shooter feels like an outlier...those situations where no motive is immediately obvious. To quote Michael Caine, maybe some people really do just want to watch the world burn. I'm by no means an expert on gun violence or the causes behind it, but my biggest issue has been the ease of access to semi-automatic assault-style weapons. For those who have never shot an AR-15 or M-4, let me make this point...I work a desk for a living, and yet I still manage to shoot expert every year on my qualification. That's how easy it is...and I don't think civilians should own them. They are offensive weapons designed specifically to inflict large amounts of casualties in a very short span of time. I will always support the ownership of handguns, shotguns, hunting rifles...provided there are measures in place to ensure responsible people are buying them. I like the idea of enforced waiting periods. If you have to wait for a mandated period of time before you can finalize a divorce, you should have to wait a mandated period of time before you buy something that can take a life. I also like the idea of having to have a license to own weapons, not unlike having to own one to drive a car. And just like a driver's license, I think there should be a requirement to have to renew one for gun ownership. It doesn't feel like that big of a commitment for those who have innocent intentions, and it would put me more at ease knowing those kinds of measures are being taken without completely stepping on our rights.
  21. 2 points
    my 2 goals in life are pretty much to not be fat and get pussy.
  22. 2 points
    "The worker who votes the Democrat or Republican ticket does worse than throw his vote away. He is a deserter of his class and his own worst enemy." Eugene Debs
  23. 2 points
    Its absolutely true. I am surviving on $12/hr. I would thrive on 15. Wear jackets indoors, use electric blankets instead of heating a room, and invest in good insulation. I do agree with you on buying a home though, I think its one of the fastest ways to get out of poverty actually. They are cheaper than apartments, so as long as you can somehow come up with the down payment, you should absolutely buy a home that you can afford.
  24. 2 points
    Yeah taking down big pharma would be a top priority for me. Didn’t someone (I think sarge??) make a thread where we all listed our top priorities. Might be fun to go back through there and see how we’ve changed / shifted our ideals. But ya, it’s definitely In that range of importance for me personally. It’d be in my 100 days agenda for sure.
  25. 2 points
    Something else to think about... these drugs that cost so much money to do proper R&D on are 100x more expensive here in the United States than anywhere else. I understand the costs associated with doing business and that the point of doing business is to make money — but there’s a reason Americans foot the bill. It’s because our political “advocates” allow big pharma to run wild. ScientificAmerican did a study on this... take the 20 most common drugs. Americans spend 3x as much as Brits do. For the same. Exact. Drugs. We’re also 6x higher than Brazil. And 16x more expensive than India. Is the excuse that these drug companies aren’t making money in Europe? Brazil? India? Doubtful.
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