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  1. I concur with Cherry. You cannot rush greatness.
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    Today Is My Birthday!

    Happy Birthday, blots!
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    This man is fucking insane. Now he's spreading Qanon bs: https://imgur.com/gallery/uVQ1vvW
  4. Season 8, episodes 4-6 were the worst three episodes of the entire series. Ending a fantastic series with the three worst episode in a row is not a good look. It's a fantastic show with a godawful ending. Doesn't mean I don't like it. I love Mass Effect. Same deal. Shitty ending doesn't ruin the whole thing it just makes me a bit sad with how awesome it could have been.
  5. Not sure why there is no topic here, you guys disappoint. MAJOR FUCKING SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE FIRST TWO EPISODES I SAID MAJOR SPOILERS. AND I'm using a spoiler tag, you have no excuses: Anyhow, let's get some fucking discussion here! I need some people to talk to!
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    "In order to move the major party that most closely aligns with your views, TOWARDS your views, you MUST, you MUST, be willing to NOT VOTE for them." If the left always votes Democrat, the Dems have zero reason to ever move left, and will continue moving towards the center.
  7. "How dare you not like an ending!" You're the Karen here, bud. George can do what he wants. It's sad that its taken him 30 years lol. He's not writing it, he's just doing his shows and stuff now. If that was his original ending, I trust he makes it make a hell of a lot more sense than that.
  8. I said that I've ever seen. Haven't seen Dexter.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    It wasn't removed, that's what he keeps saying, is that he got censored. They left the tweet up, they just put a disclaimer underneath it linking to proof he was lying. I don't think Trump has a leg to stand on here. The president has no authority over twitter. If he does anything, Jack could just kick him off the platform entirely if he wanted to. Trump's been allowed to lie with no consequences for his entire presidency,. About time twitter started doing this. Jack said it was because his tweet was misleading about an election, as people might erroneously think they were going to get a ballot no matter what, (in CA), when only registered voters were. So it still wasnt about Trump lying about mail in ballots not being secure (they are), and that voter fraud is a huge worry, (its not). This is about the GOP going full on suppress the vote, since they know its really the only way they win at this point.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Another black dude just murdered by police, the President is tweeting conspiracy theories about an NBC host murdering a staffer despite the dead woman's husband begging him to stop, and Twitter is now apparently fact checking the President's lies in real time. Oh and btw, we're still in the middle of a global pandemic that just saw spikes in 3 states that opened up two weeks ago. Exactly as predicted. We're in a crazy time.
  11. I've rewatched it recently. It's even worse than I remembered lol. Still easily the worst ending to a great show I've ever seen.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I disagree with this. He will at least try to serve two, IMO.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Agreed. Honestly the Dems best strategy is to keep him locked in his room for the next six months. Whatever excuses they come up with will be better than him sticking his foot down his throat over and over again.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Biden's such an idiot lol. I will point out Trump said basically the same thing about Jews being loyal and not a peep from the same people crowing about this... but Biden's still an idiot. The Dems need to offer us more than just "Im not Trump."
  15. You're not really worth wasting my time on now that I know you're a idiot who thinks we found a half-dozen natural cancer cures and suppressed them, bud. I'm perfectly fine talking with people on the opposing side- my best friend voted for Trump- but not when your brain is hard-wired shut from being in your cult. I sincerely hope you wake up some day. Until then, I have no further reason to respond to you.
  16. Apparently he's looking hard at Amy Klobuchar. Aka female Tim Kaine. If the economy is still in the shitter in November, Trump loses in a landslide. If not, none of the leftists are going to vote for that ticket, so Trump probably wins.
  17. Dude the GOP votes by mail in Florida all the time. They're the ones who set it up there. Even Trump cast his vote by mail. There is zero evidence of widespread voter fraud. The only way by mail would rig the election is because there are less republicans now than there were 4 years ago. If more people vote, the GOP loses and they know it. Don't act like this is about anything else. Yeah opening a salon in direct defiance to orders to shut down gets you thrown in jail for contempt. You're free to exercise civil disobedience, you just also get the consequences. Also lol @ you literally sharing a facebook meme. Half a dozen natural cancer cures? That's a flat out lie. You sound like an moron anti-vaxxer now.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    The idea is to hold the status quo for 30 more days and pray to whatever god you prefer summer does to corona what it does to the flu. If it doesn't we are fucked. If it does we have two to three months to prepare for the second wave.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    No, because the tests are opening up to more people. Before, you had to have a very specific set of circumstances to get tested. Now that we are opening up testing to even more people, the % is going to fall while the numbers themselves rise. It's certainly more complicated than what it might seem on the face of things, for sure.
  20. Agreed. We do need to set up mail in ballots at some point, I dont want a mass crowd going to the polls either.
  21. MVP: Christian McCaffrey. Obvious choice here. I don't think itll happen because I think in order for a RB to win, not only do they have to have a great season but their team has to, at minimum, make the playoffs. Just dont see that from Carolina this year. OPOY: Christian McCaffrey. Just dont see anyone else realistically contending for this. This award could be more easily won, even if the team isnt that great. DPOY: Donte Jackson. Jackson really came into his own last year. I think its pretty tough for a CB to win this award, but if Jackson takes a similar step forward, I could see it. Brian Burns and Shaq Thompson are also a possibilities here. OROY: Carolina literally drafted zero offensive players. We did pick some up in FA, but they were mainly OL. I do like TreVontae Hights, but it'd be insane if he won OROY. DROY: Yetur Gross-Matos. Derrick Brown is going to the standard pick here for the Panthers, but DTs racking up enough stats to contend for these kinds of awards doesn't happen often, I can really only think of one dude- Aaron Donald. If Brown dominates inside, Gross-Matos could see lanes open up and rack up some sacks. He's a great player in his own right, and having a monster like Brown in the middle can really set him up. CBPoY: Kawann Short. Injuries robbed him of 2019. If he gets back to his old self with Brown beside him, look out. Pro Bowlers: Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Brown, Donte Jackson.
  22. Thanatos

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Indiana just had more cases and deaths this week than last. Not the time for re-opening. In a sense, yes, we are prolonging its stay here, but we're just spreading it out. We could certainly just re-open and let what happens, happen, but you're gonna have to be okay with a lot of deaths.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    You miss the point of the lockdown. Of course the majority of new cases are people staying at home if people are in lockdown. No one is suggesting- at least no one at the top- that locking down prevents the disease, in the end, from spreading. It slows it down drastically, which allows hospitals to not get overwhelmed. As someone put it "Re-opening doesn't mean the danger is passed. It means they have room for you in the ICU." Of course there's a range. It's impossible to narrow down how many people are vulnerable, how many will get it, etc. This is all educated guesswork. The studies you are talking about do not contradict each other. We're unsure that antibodies grant immunity to this one, that's the whole problem. We need more time to study this. Re-opening now is a horrific idea. You are gambling with hundreds of thousands of lives.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    So a couple of things here. 1) Yes, it was numbers from his administration. The admin had asked them to run the numbers and this was his preliminary report, as I understand it. As it turns out, they were incomplete projections, which is why 538 tore them apart. The fact remains that health experts are united in saying that if we re-open, the death rate will increase dramatically. Yes there is an economic cost to remaining closed. I'll address that later. 2) I happen to think that, until a few weeks ago, Trump had done about as well as can be expected. I did say earlier in this thread that if he held the death total to 100k that would be a victory. I stand by that. It won't happen if we re-open. I say "until a few weeks ago" because of his apparently wanting to shut down the task force. Sure, he was being his usual asshole self on twitter and in press conferences, but with the exception of shooting shit off the wall like injecting ourselves with disinfectant- still dumb as hell, btw- his actions were decent to good in terms of his response. 3) The idea that the death numbers are being inflated is crazy talk pushed by literal conspiracy theorists. If anything, they are being under-reported. 4) China's response was godawful and I'm far more inclined to believe the 800k deaths figure pushed by the rebel group that took over the news station a few weeks back. They ignored the first doctor's warning. They kicked out foreign media and all of a sudden they were fine! The fact that China reported zero deaths from Wuhan is grounds enough for disqualifying any of their "experts". As a sidenote, it is completely possible to believe both Trump and China botched the response. Just pointing that out. 5) The economy is not going to recover by letting restaurants re-open at 25% capacity. Not sure if you've ever worked in a restaurant (I have) but they don't make too much profit, generally speaking. Re-opening at 25% capacity is a loss in revenue. People will not go out in the numbers needed to fix the economy. This is solely about Trump's re-election chances. If the economy remains in lockdown, he's not going to win and he knows it. 6) The two options are not "lockdown until a vaccine and let everyone go broke" or "re-open and let 3-5% die in order to save the economy." This nation is the richest and most powerful nation on the planet. We can absolutely provide a basic income for those who need it to survive, especially if we stop bailing out big companies. Some of whom are saying that if it comes with government control until they pay it back, they don't want it anymore. Guess they didn't really need it after all. Sure, the billionaires and millionaires will lose a lot of money, but they will make it all back and more at the end of this. But UBI for the average American would prevent the necessity- and I agree it will become one shortly if it hasn't already- for the average person of choosing between re-opening and getting kicked out of their home or losing their livelihood. Mnuchin claiming that $1200 will last the average person four months is a fucking joke. There is no great choice here. But there is a clearly better alternative than the two extremes you talk about.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    We will sink economically when Trump's insistence on re-opening early kills another 100k people. His own admin's numbers are projecting 3k deaths a day by June. The economy is not being stopped by a lockdown, it's being stopped by a pandemic. Second wave hits in September after it fades a bit during summer- assuming it acts like the flu here, which is admittedly a large assumption at this point- Trump loses any momentum he had going for him, the economy gets even worse- which is literally the only argument Trump has for anyone not a part of his cult- and thus, he loses.
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