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  1. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    Lmao. Trump went on twitter and told four congresswomen of color- three of whom are born in the US- to go back to where they came from and fix their own countries before complaining about the US. My manager in 2017 was fired for telling an Asian dude to go back where he came from.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Sup Phil. Ever gonna get around to paying up on the bet you made with blots?
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I agree we need to get politics out, but it is- at least so far- a myth that Democrats engage in gerrymandering anywhere near the same amount and to the same extreme that the GOP does. Note that there is now nothing stopping them from doing so, if they should so wish, should they win in 2020- as you pointed out. But the idea that this is currently- or even historically- a both parties problem is simply Republican propaganda. It is the GOP that has done extreme gerrymandering at a rate far far worse than the Dems do. I'm not saying its from the goodness of their hearts, mind you, its just the Dems dont need to do so at this point to win elections. For the record, I agree with SteVo here, let math do it.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    The gerrymandering decision today shows, once again, despite people's claims to the contrary, both parties are absolutely not the same. The GOP can no longer win elections without a frankly ridiculous amount of voter suppression, be it voter ID laws that unfairly target minorities as they have tried to do in the whole nation, closing voting stations in poorer neighborhoods in the South, which predominantly vote Democrat, most recently in the Georgia election, where they also had one of the candidates overseeing the vote count for the election, closing down voting altogether on Sundays- and admitting in Court the reason they did so is because a lot of black people vote on Sundays- as they did in South Carolina, and now, from the Supreme Court of the United States, where they say that the federal judiciary somehow has no Constitutional authority to prevent a party from re-drawing lines with the intent of political gain. This decision- more than anything else that has been done by this administration or this SC- strikes at the very core of American democracy. Without the courts ability to bring a check on partisan gerrymandering, the party in charge will have absolutely no reason to not engage in extreme partisan gerrymandering. And while the myth is that both parties engage in this conduct- they do not- there is now absolutely nothing preventing the Democrats from doing so either, should they win in the next election. This was an easy decision if you wanted to be fair and keep America's democracy intact. The GOP has shown that they do not care about this in the slightest, only what keeps them in power, even if the average voter is against it. NC breaks about 53/47 in favor of the GOP, yet the GOP has a 10-3 advantage in representatives. A member of the voting committee for redrawing lines in North Carolina, David Lewis, flat out admitted that their goal was to maintain the partisan makeup of the Congressional Assembly. Why did he want to do this? Because he did not "believe it was possible to draw a map that will yield 11 Republicans to 2 Democrats." Yet this complete, unhidden, blatant ignoring of the voting rights of the citizens of North Carolina is no longer challengable in federal court because the SC has now ruled so.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    If only Warren was like Obama. She's way worse.
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    Aw yiss more replay.

    I mean this is the dude who built a whole conspiracy theory around the score of the SB being 16-3, when it was actually 13-3, thus proving you can use any numbers you want to to make any ludicrous theory sound like it has some merit.
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    Aw yiss more replay.

    This is my reaction now as well. I get it. The Saints/Rams call was awful and literally changed who went to the Superbowl. I just don't know about this, though. I guess we'll see. I don't want it to slow the game down even more.
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    What Game Are You Currently Playing?

    I got into the Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition beta and am having more fun playing that than any of these modern games lol. I am officially old.
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    John Fox: Bears Had Worst Off Season in NFL

    Not unless he has something personal against the Bears, to my knowledge he's never gone after Carolina.
  10. 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.
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    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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    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.
  13. Thanatos

    '18-'19 NBA Season Thread

    Curry is in fact 0-9 on lead-changing shots in the final two minutes of playoff games.
  14. 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.
  15. Thanatos

    Trump Regime thread.

    1) Not all studies are created equal. You are comparing a single dude's work with one other guy endorsing it to the overwhelming majority of experts in the field that say we still have time. 2) The two scientists that did this study said it was an absolute worst case scenario based on their own models and that human civilization *could* be wiped out by 2050, not that it will be. Note that even in that model they are not taking about temperature except insofar as it drives massive migration, which then leads to the end of human civilization. They aren't saying climate change will be responsible, merely that its the catalyst that starts the whole thing. So no, you can give that study weight without assuming its absolute worst case scenario that they said had a possibility of happening is certain of happening, not sure where we even got that sensationalist headline.
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