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  1. DalaiLama4Ever

    New Shiny Things Everywhere

    After a few bumps in the road ( like having to perform the full board conversion from my phone).... We’re here! Everything is still a work in progress, so if you notice anything — no matter how big or small — say something so Vin / I can address it. One thing already on tap is a lighter skin for those of you who don’t dig the dark or default stuff. I have a 4 day weekend coming up here so that’ll hopefully be done by the end of next week! Anything else though, anything at all... let us know. See something, Say something!
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Don’t disagree with you in principle. There’s never really been a truly great time for the black community and they continuously get fucked by elected officials who pretend to have their interests in mind. The “first black president” (Bill Clinton) absolutely devastated the black community with his crime legislation. The actual first black president didn’t really do shit for the black community.... They really need to stage a mass protest against the Democratic Party, who would never win another election without blacks (Republicans don’t even feign interest). My problem with the “riots” (looting, destruction of property, other violence) is that there are a lot of innocent people being impacted — which is also what they’re fighting for. Ya some of these big stores are owned by millionaires.... but who works in these stores ? Who is actually going to pay for the destruction and looting ? It’s the poor people. The rich are going to hoard their wealth and protect against their losses. It’s the poor and down trodden that are going to clean up, fix, and indirectly pay for every single thing that is stolen or destroyed. Placing a heavier burden on those people is not, in my mind, beneficial. This needs to become a movement. Something that has a wide berth of peoples from everywhere standing together. And it can’t be stopped or slowed in days or week or even months. Keep it going at scale, and it will force action.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    That doesn't really allow a large volume of people to participate tho. I guess if you get the whole stadium to do it, but with how little room there is I don't think that works. Needs large demonstrations across the country where people actually show up -- a lot of people. And believe it or not, I don't think looting is required.
  4. DalaiLama4Ever

    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    I've read that before, but what I took from it at the time, was that it could've gone longer but that choice would've had to be made a long time ago. It's not like they got to season 8, and could've stretched that into... 9, 10, 11... I think it's more he (GRRM) was talking about all the stuff they had already actively cut. Stuff like lady stoneheart for example. I think HBO and D&D knew where they were going relatively early. I think that stuff would've just slowed the show down too much. Again, that's me thinking george was talking earlier cuts. I don't think the material was there yet in Season 8 to stretch that, but obv that would have been ideal because it was basically just an info / action dump.
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    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    You’re way beyond “just not liking it” . Lmao. Let’s be honest with ourselves here.
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    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    I’m sweating over here just thinking about it lol
  7. DalaiLama4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Mark Zuckerberg came out and said that social media companies shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth. Kissing some ass so Facebook may escape penalty lol
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    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    That’s still the problem. They didn’t have the material from George. George probably didn’t even have it at the time. He has since said he will change his original ending because of Karen’s like Thanatos. Which is beyond dumb imo. Maybe he’s backed off that some, I haven’t checked in on his progress for a while but it’s sad that people can alter the creativity of a guy whose been writing this story for 30 years.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Trump got fake news removed from twitter and his press secretary said he's going to make a big move against the tech giants / social media. This should be fun.
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    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    How do you maintain such a high salt level for an entire year?
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    Game of Thrones Final Season **SPOILER WARNING**

    One year later, I realized just how right I was. Damn, I am good. Lol
  12. DalaiLama4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I would agree with Stevo here. He's being used as a conduit. I think the idea is to use Biden to garner more support for other potential candidates in future years. None of the other candidates who ran this cycle blew people away. Some because they just sucked, others because they just weren't well known enough coming in. Getting work in during the administration, in their mind, would hopefully try to transfer that popularity to future wins. The black vote is what saved and sealed this nomination for Biden...Nobody else was even really close. Dems need to build support among blacks for these other potential candidates in 2024.Perfect opportunity for VP -- especially because whoever the VP is going to be will very likely have a much more open and active role than we have seen in recent history.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Oh yes, that reminds. A few days old now, but the Biden campaign allegedly officially requested to vet Amy Klobuchar for VP -- she agreed. rep. Val Demings of Florida also agreed to be vetted as did New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of NH declined when asked. Tammy Duckworth will first interview with Biden's team as will Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. Mostly names we kinda already knew, but the confirmations are officially there.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    He can't even claim he's not Trump when he keeps doing the same things as him lol. (But I get what you're saying and totally agree). Also... Not related but Libertarians nominated Jo Jorgensen to run for President. Less this year than any other election I have taken part in -- I was really trying to throw my eggs in the party (Dem). Obviously that failed and I have done so little research on these other candidates. I will have to start watching more of her and whoever the green party nominated (sometime in July IIRC).
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Biden: 'If You Don't Let Me Sniff Your Hair, You Ain't A Woman' https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-if-you-dont-let-me-sniff-your-hair-you-aint-a-woman
  16. Sums up my feelings ... Works for Presidential options as well.
  17. You're right, but that makes it even more sad that Trump is president. lol. These people just need to go vote. I still think Trump has an edge, but a mass mail in push would give Biden the advantage. I would really like to know who his VP is gonna be though.
  18. DalaiLama4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I mean... I see what you’re saying about the testing being less restrictive but at the very most I’d call that a wash. If the idea is to “stretch this out” or whatever it was you said last page, it’s working and so far the states that have reopened haven’t seen an insane backlash (looking at hospital data). Hospitals are doing much better than any expert figured, with or without closures and shutdowns . It’s almost worked too well on that regard. If we’re just stretching this out to be sure those hospitals can function, I think that too warrants reopening. Even in New York, the US epicenter of the disease, they’re doing fine. They had all these makeshift and emergency overflow “hospitals” that are by and large completely useless and empty other than for a few people who see it more as a convenience (if they’re closer than a hospital) than a necessity. Also... I think it’s.... Missouri ? That’s the first state to allow social gatherings for like concerts and shows. Still have to follow social distancing but I don’t think it’s gonna be long before more states follow suit
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    The article I am reading says they did 6,000 tests in the last 24 hours and had 650 positives. 11% positive ... when the state average since the beginning is 16%. To me, that is numbers going down. You can't just look at the total number and use that to fear monger, I feel like that is really dishonest tactic by the media and people in general. They are doing and saying the same thing about Texas when they've, IIRC, more than doubled their testing capabilities. When you are exponentially increasing testing -- yes... total numbers are going to rise faster. Hospital capacity is also, still fine and "steady" in Indiana. Only 15% of ICU are taken by covid patients... still 40% empty... only 20% of ventilators in use... If you're increased testing. Reporting larger numbers of positives. And the hospitals are still where they were yesterday or last week... Again, I feel like that's positive. Leave Blank To Use URL
  20. I've come full circle on this. At first, very beginning... I was like, this seems like an over reaction. Then I was like, woah this is serious. Let's lock it down for a bit, and at least weigh the options. Now though... idk bro. I say open it up. I'm cool with some restrictions tho, and I think employers need to remain as flexible as possible. It's gonna suck, but they need to allow their employees to take time if it's needed. Period. If you aren't comfortable being out and about, being in contact with people. I get it. Stay away. I am cool with that. But for the rest of us... It's hard for me to justify a complete shutdown or anything even remotely close. At least where I am at. Obviously, where I am is very different than NY. I am very ignorant on how this is impacting people in places like that. However, it seems like the whole " our hospitals are going to be overwhelmed" is not true... it seems like the whole " we won't have enough ventilators " is not true. Sporting events and public transport tho... ugh, idk bro. Isolate the at risk. be cautious.... But keep livin.
  21. DalaiLama4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Trump wins.
  22. DalaiLama4Ever

    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Have they slowed down though? Like I said I haven't really looked in depth into the numbers pre and post lockdown. I am not saying it doesn't help at all. You would assume with less contact, that less people would get it. But as I mentioned previously, New Yorkers are still getting it at large rates in lockdown and so are most other places. Scientifically, I haven't seen a model that says.. "lockdown slows the spread by 75%" (made up number) or whatever. And tbh, I actually hate that quote. If lockdown doesn't mean the danger is passing, that makes me believe we're all getting it anyway. Which means we are just prolonging it's stay here. Obviously we don't want to overwhelm the ICUs, but I think that then supports a soft reopening. Iowa had one of the worst hospitalization rates in the country for COVID a few weeks ago, and thus we were projected to be over capacity in hospitals like April 21st or something. We never locked down, and that capacity issue never happened. New York projected they were gonna need like 150,000 beds... they've used less than 20,000 last I checked. Also, finding current numbers isn't going great for me right now. Like 4 or 5 pages into googles results without anything close to current, ha. Granted, they were/are in lock down... but that's a far cry from hospital beds being in actual shortage. Sounds like soft reopening. Let's goooooooo.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    Maybe. I don't think it's for certain any projections are going to be true. Mainly because nobody really knows much about this virus, still. And with the fluctuating policies, it's literally impossible to know how many people are going to die. One of the projections I was looking at says 160k deaths by August 4th. But they caveat that by saying there's a range of 99k-266k. The US surpassed projections of 72k deaths DURING lockdown, so... I really don't trust them at this point. We won't know what the total is until it's done. Plus, New York came out and said like 80% of the new cases they are getting are people staying home... I was reading too that some studies are asking for another 4 months of lockdown... Another study says 95% of America could still be at risk... which directly conflicts with another study that shows way more Americans have the antibodies already. Again, point being nobody really knows what's going on.
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    2020 Democratic Primary Race

    I haven't looked at any numbers but I expect the economy to start really ramping up in June...and that's what Trump is going to win or lose on. I don't think rushing the country back open is going to hurt him 6 months from now unless we really do sink economically. Biden doesn't energize the remaining Bernie bros, Dems historically not turning out as much as they should. Then they have a couple of debates, where Biden is going to look like a corpse? I still expect Trump to win going away until further notice.
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