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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI (Read Staff Post)
It's not just about the issues, but about competencies: writing legislation and all of the little things that entails. It generally takes a year or so for them to start to figure that stuff out, it's generally why people who have been serving longer tend to be the ones to get stuff passed. Get rid of senior legislators and you hamstring all the people coming in who would normally learn from them. Term limits is something that sounds like a good idea until you realize you'd be giving people the boot the instant the finally learned how to do the job properly.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI (Read Staff Post)
Legislative term-limits will just make it worse. We see it in every state that implements them, the turn-over forces legislators to rely more on lobbyists as experts instead of each other or being able to build up that expertise themselves.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI (Read Staff Post)
Rand Paul is just a juror. As are the rest of the Senators. All they do is sit there and listen, they do nothing else. There's going to be 0 grandstanding or anything from the Senate itself. Everything comes from the prosecutors and defense.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI (Read Staff Post)
Here's the thing. The US PoliEra thread is ultimately a general politics thread encompassing all aspects of US politics. There are a bunch of regular posters, yes, but anyone with an interest in discussing US politics should be able to post in here. People discuss Trump news here. People discuss the primaries. People discuss policy, like earlier in here on community college. There are a ton of people in here, and they don't all discuss the same things. So this thread isn't exactly like the Socialism thread, which has a more specialized topic of interest. And honestly, we don't need the generalizing of this into PoliEra vs. SocialismEra. All these threads are ultimately comprised of individuals, and each individual doesn't necessarily represent an entire thread. We get complaints when people jab PoliEra in the OT, and yeah, it's annoying because PoliEra is full of people who don't all agree with each other. Generalizations are reductive and ultimately not conducive towards discussion, so we don't need to do that vs. the Socialism thread either. As for this thread, US politics is often stressful to follow and people have genuine disagreements. So things get heated sometimes. But if you think someone is crossing the line, then just report them. But at the same time, it'd be nice if everyone could assume people are discussing in good faith before assuming that things are due to community warring and jumping to hostilities. As for your post, , there are people all over the site with a ton of infractions, so it'd be best to avoid the generalizations about toxicity. Also, keep the offsite commentary off the site. Thanks.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
All I'm saying is nobody is perfect and our culture has fed us sexism for so long that we, as men, need to actively push back against the internalization of it every day. Much like white people need to do with racism or cis people need to do with transphobia or straight people need to do with homophobia. It's something that educational theory has focused on teaching kids for a bit, but it applies to all of us. I've seen people who would normally reject bigotry buy into a lowkey bigoted stereotype simply because it had been so internalized they didn't even realize that's what it was. Prejudice and bigotry are something we all need to push back against actively and constantly. The second you think you're free from all of that is the second you allow them to take hold in your mind.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
And if he did actually say it? I'm going to vote for him in NY when the time comes, but this is the kinda thing I want to know about beforehand. It's easy to say the right thing in public. It's what you say when no one's looking that matters. Do I think it got garbled in the telling? Yeah, it probably did. Do I know Bernie's said some not great stuff over the years? Yeah, he definitely has. No one's perfect. Politicians especially. They all suck, it's just a matter of how much and what you can live with to advance your goals.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
Or Bernie has real issues. We don't know what's true right now.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
Ehh, more likely she wants to get the response right. So there's no wiggle room.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies
No, I'm talking about the identity politics thing. He's complained about the focus on it before, if I'm remembering right.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies
It's not like he hasn't complained about the focus on identity politics before (iirc), but this is a bit much to believe...yeah let's see what Warren says. Edit for clarity
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Thread Rumour: Everwilds will be crossgen (coming earlier then people maybe expect) coop focused not shared world, God game elements
Ed has not been verified and we have no idea if his information is good or not. Given this seems to be an endrun around that, we are locking the thread.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI
When I say that a single candidate winning Iowa and New Hampshire is what it would take to change the dynamic, it comes with the caveat that if that person has not put the work in then odds are nothing will change. It's all about that grassroots work, if you haven't put it in then you can't expect a pay out.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI
Keep in mind that Obama reportedly did a ton of outreach to the African-American community prior to Iowa. It wasn't just that he won, it's that he won and put in a ton of grassroots work to convince them he was worth taking a shot on. That's the bit that gets lost in the telling of the story, that Iowa alone wasn't enough and he had to put in a bunch of work to make it matter in the way he did. EDIT: This is more for everyone else in the thread and I don't mean it as talking down to anyone or anything like that, just that Obama put in tons of work prior to Iowa and his win there made it all pay off.
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Thread Mitch McConnell: Let's start the trial now, and discuss witnesses later
Dems hold all the leverage atm. The longer this stretches out the worse it looks when the GOP acquits. No matter what turtle face does he takes damage at this point, especially with Trump going off the rails.
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Thread Drew Barrymore/Cameron Diaz stay winning! Snake oil saleswoman Gwyneth Paltrow has a 6 part documentary about her GOOP
It's why I refuse to engage with assholes on Twitter, even if it's just to dunk on them. Not only is it bad in terms of mental health, but it just helps spread the message they want to send. Deplatforming them does way more damage, and is better for you to boot.
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Thread Drew Barrymore/Cameron Diaz stay winning! Snake oil saleswoman Gwyneth Paltrow has a 6 part documentary about her GOOP
They aren't wrong and neither are you. A GOOP thing is guaranteed to get eyes on it, even if it's just to mock it.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI
That's not why Trump won. He won because less than 100k votes flipped in 3 states. People keep forgetting that if not for the last minute Comey letter, or change one of the other 27 things that went wrong, he probably loses and we're in the other timeline.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 1| THE ANTI BENGHAZI
Lead poisoning has been linked to crime rates and all sorts of other things. Decrease lead in an area and you'll make it better in a single generation. I did some work around it a while back and there's people who swear by the theory, the data isn't definitive but it's very persuasive.
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Thread Please welcome your new General Manager: B-Dubs!
As General Manager I'll be running the site in all its particulars, and I'll be in charge of the staff. The hierarchy, to the extent that it exists, can be found on. When the site was created there were multiple owners, but they left and sold their shares to Cerium. He'll still own the site and take care of logistics on that end. The site staff are all volunteers, mods and admins. Some of the more specialized work is compensated, and that's always been the case.
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Thread Please welcome your new General Manager: B-Dubs!
Hello everyone! This is a huge honor and responsibility. To tell you the truth, I’m not entirely sure how to feel about all of this. That probably goes for a bunch of you as well. For years, since the site’s inception, Cerium has been a big part of the team and keeping the trains running on time. Looking at everything he’s done behind the scenes to prepare for this handover has shown me just how much trust he’s placing in me and how much the community has depended on his work, often without even realizing it. So, I would like to thank him for the vote of confidence and for keeping vigil for all this time. None of this would exist without him. If anyone deserves a break, it’s him. Thank you for everything you have done for all of us. I wasn’t one of the launch mods, but I was brought onto the team in the first months of the site’s history. I had to be convinced by friends to accept the position. The argument that worked was that I would be able to help make sure that we rejected and banned the alt right trolls, gamergaters, and the rest of the scum of the internet. I know first hand how hard we’ve worked to keep the worst of the internet off the site, and we want to do more. We’ll never be perfect or make everyone happy, but I can promise that we’ll do the best we can. In my life, I have always tried to be a better person than I was the day before--smarter, more empathetic, more responsive to the needs of others--and I will bring that same attitude to this position. As a team we will always strive to do better each day. Last April I helped organize a forum-wide event that resulted in a few hundred members getting tags, we’ve been calling it the Thanos event. About 1000 people signed up for a 50-50 chance at getting banned for a month and those that remained were tasked with solving puzzles for the month. Some were hilariously simple, others not so much. I’d like to think we all had a lot of fun with it and I would like to do that sort of thing more often. There have been a few members of staff that have pitched ideas for events like this and we’ll be looking to make them happen in the next year. Just fun things for members of the site to do, a reminder that we are all here to make our lives a little brighter. Beyond that, there are other ideas for new features that we’d like to explore. Things similar in spirit to GiftBot, things that will hopefully be as big a hit and allow people to have a bit more fun with other members on the site. I won’t go into any details yet, simply because organizing development is always a challenge and there’s no telling what might happen in the future, but everyone involved in the discussions so far has been excited. Other than the fact that I am now in charge of the running of the site, I don’t imagine much will change right away. In terms of moderation we will still give the bigots, trolls, and horrors of the internet no quarter. Anyone that knows me, either on here or in real life, knows that I’ve always fought those things as hard as I can. I will do the same as general manager. I don’t imagine that I will be perfect or get everything right on the first attempt, but I trust and love the people around me and I think that, together, we can meet and exceed your expectations. Also, can we cut out the platform warring? It’s driving me a bit mad. New consoles are coming, they’re going to be awesome, can we just have fun?
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Thread US Department of Defense confirms it targeted/killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, outside Baghdad Airport
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Thread Manga |OT|: No matter how I look at it, it's discord's fault we're not popular
Jitsu wa was never a harem though. It was just a simple romcom that features a demon that tries to destroy the world on several different occasions in order to get tasty treats and who relentlessly trolled the entire main cast after being introduced.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Dems have done ok on the state level where they could. In NY teaching starts at 60k already. The issue is the states have control of education. There's a real limit to what the feds can do and anyone saying otherwise is full of shit. You want better education? Gotta go state by state. And that's not even taking the cultural issues into account. This ain't a Dem establishment thing, no matter how much you'd like it to be.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Honestly, yes. When a coal town's mine dies, how do you think they keep going? It's social security payments. There's a whole industry of lawyers in these areas that will help you get social security early, there's whole towns that quite literally survive off the influx of money from social security checks. Coal mining as an industry needs to die. The coal miners refuse to do any other kind of job because it's become a cultural thing for them, it's become their identity, who they are as people. They live in fear of the mines dying and yet will do nothing to protect themselves from it. These are jobs that by every stretch of the imagination should not exist: they harm the people doing them, they harm the people who live near the people doing them, they harm the entire world and doom future generations.This is an industry that should be stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake. This is exactly the sort of thing UBI is built for. Hell, you can argue we're already doing it in certain places. Honestly, the sad part of all this is that there's maybe 50k people in this industry and look at how much deference they get in comparison to other industries. If teachers got treated with this sort of deference schools would be funded beyond our wildest dreams and teaching would be the sector to go into. There would be no education problem in this country.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Let's be real: coal mining is part of the industry that's destroying our world. It's a practice that not only damages the environment, but enables the use of a substance that is one of the leading destroyers of the planet's ozone layer. Given this, why the difference in rhetoric between them and health insurance companies? People don't seem to give a rat's ass about the random schmuck who works at an insurance company because it's the only job they can find. Single payer will destroy the industry that employs them and yet no one cares. Yet the coal mining industry that actively destroy our world and dooms the lives of our children and our children's children is in need of protection? Should we not be looking to disassemble both industries and shift these people into jobs that do not actively harm others? That, in the case of coal miners, actively harm the people that work them? Why do we have a difference between the two? These are both horrific industries that do more harm than good. Seriously, explain to me the difference between the two. Why should we save one and not the other? They both actively cost people their lives to little or no societal benefit.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
To be honest, you're the same with Bernie. His support hasn't really budged at all. He's been in the same 4-point range nationally since Biden got into the race, 16-20%. He hasn't really moved outside of that. He hasn't broken out beyond his base supporters at all.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
If you don't push for it, and hard, nothing will come. Everyone is more than happy to make excuses for America's gun problem, on the right and the left. Considering my history with the issue, that's unacceptable to me.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
For guns, I feel like his prior votes speak far far far louder than his current words. Voting against something like the Brady Bill and for giving Gun Manufacturers and Sellers legal immunity is something that's very hard to make up for, in my opinion.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
No offense, but he changed on it in the middle of a campaign where he was getting attacked on the issue. So I don't exactly have a ton of confidence in him on this. Also, his reasoning for the Brady Bill thing (imo) is bullshit.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
It's like a 24 point gap on the aggregate. There's going to need to be a GIGANTIC shift in the African-American vote for anyone to take that primary. . I'm not exactly getting my hopes up. Momentum from a couple of tight wins probably won't do the job, Biden would need to come in like 4th in the first two in order to get the shift needed. I'd been hopeful someone would overtake him until late last month. The top candidates have largely been static in terms of support, outside a Pete surge in the early states.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
I mean, total honesty, I'm hoping someone other than Biden wins. I've got issues with all of the candidates, but I'd really prefer not to have to hold my nose and vote for Biden in the general. At this point, the primary just feels a lot like the 2016 GOP primary. There's a candidate with an important chunk of the electorate on lock and everyone else is just waiting for them to screw up instead of attacking because they want to grab that support.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
My issues with Bernie have always been his history on gun control, his pivoting to generalized income inequality on every single issue, and his need to put his foot in his mouth when it comes to race. Like I said, I got issues with everyone this cycle.
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Thread Democratic insiders: “Bernie could win the nomination”
If that's the choice by the time it gets to NY? Yup. If you thought otherwise then you really don't know me at all. Have a feeling it's all going to be done and dusted by the time I get to vote though. I'm pretty late in the cycle this time.
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Thread AP: Trump retweets post made by bot naming alleged whistleblower, Facebook has policy that bans posts with name of whistleblower, Twitter does not
Then what's the point of rules? Ban Trump already
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Thread WaPo opinion piece: Joe Biden is the candidate of Other People. Is that enough?
Obama is like stupidly popular. The idea that smearing Biden as Obama-lite will get people to go away feels kinda silly, especially when it's why he's currently winning.
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Thread Hot take One Piece edition: Zoro hasn't had a real fight since Ryuma in 2007 and Sanji hasn't had one since Jabra in 2005
He went straight beast mode on all those people. I think they mean someone who could maybe beat him.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Right and you know that I am in a largely black community, where the kids get free lunch and are below the poverty line (this is also basically the community I grew up in). So we both live in a bubble, they're just vastly different bubbles. Basically we're both right and are both just sharing our own experiences. I just don't want you to feel like I'm dismissing you in any way, ya know?
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
I don't think so either, but I think it more depends on where you are as well. It's just this weird thing I've noticed, that they're mostly kinda ambivalent to Bernie. He's just kinda there. It could just be location and demographics, but it's just like that what you've seen is vastly different than what I have is all.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
It's funny because the kids I've been working with aren't really taken with Sanders at all. For them it's very much about Obama and what he represents for them: the idea that they can make something great of themselves and that they can see themselves as president. They'll be talking about how the world wants to hold them back and how horrible everything is, then remember Obama and go, "Well, maybe I could..." or "Maybe one day..." It kind of makes their dreams not so out of reach anymore. They'll critique him for stuff like the war, but it's just an interesting thing to watch happen. Bernie's influential, you're right, but at the same time he hasn't been able to go in hard on Biden simply because of Obama's shadow. And I think that, the shadow, is going to stretch over a few generations. I know this isn't what you or O'Donnell are arguing and is a bit of a strawman, but it's just something that tweet and what I've been doing for the last two years has made me think about. It's just been funny watching how these kids, who were like elementary schoolers at the time, view things and where their influences are.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Except that his strategy and has been a huge critique of him since 2016. His whole plan, unless he's changed it, which he could very well have, has been to apply enough political pressure through mass protest to get the GOP to acquiesce and let his priorities through.
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Thread Era, how would you change today's school system?
In the US? Throw money at the schools. Find the 3 best funded schools in the nation with the best results; elementary, middle, and high school; and give every other school in the nation money until they are running even with those three schools. Education in the US is such that throwing money at the problem will literally help a ton right now.
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Thread Era, how would you change today's school system?
I'm going to be real, that's a horrible idea. If anything we should be expanding electives. More art, more music, more gym. That's the stuff kids like and look forward to, if you take that way you won't be doing them any good. You want them to want to be there, to feel like they're wanted and what they like matters. There's a reason student choice is so big among educators, the more choice kids have the happier they are and the more they wind up learning. Don't make them read one book in English class, let them choose one of three to read.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
To be totally honest, this is where something like a UBI would help a ton. The issue with these small towns is that there's more money going out than coming in. Gotta equalize the two streams at a bare minimum. Ideally, you'd want more money coming in than going out.
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Thread ResetEra Games of the Year 2019 - Voting Thread (READ THE OP) [Ends Jan 26th 8:59am EST]
It’s the most wonderful time of year! Time to spread the holiday cheer and vote for ResetEra’s Games of the Year! Huge thanks are due to , , , , , and , all of whom are reprising roles from previous years; their magic makes this tradition possible. , , and also helped organize things this year. The official rules and sample ballot are below. Please read carefully to assure your vote goes through. Ready to vote? Get started quickly by copying and pasting the ballot below into your reply. To ensure the parser correctly tabulates your ballot, please follow this format as closely as possible. Don't actually post "Game A" or "Your thoughts on Game A," etc This year, all playable content is eligible for GOTY and Genre Award consideration, in addition to Platform Award consideration. In a change from previous years, there will be no distinction made between "new" releases and re-releases, ports, etc. If a port or re-release earns enough votes to make the list, that result will be respected. Returning again this year will be . Once your vote has been posted, VoteBot will parse your list and provide you a receipt that looks like the below. Please use VoteBot to help ensure that your posts are formatted correctly. If VoteBot is reading your post incorrectly, you likely have formatting errors in your post! ------ Game Eligibility ------- Eligible games:------ FAQ ------ 1. First, check the Note that this list isn't exhaustive, but if it's on there, you're good. 2. Not on there? Check the confirmed eligible and ineligible games listed above. 3. If a game you want isn't listed there either, and you're SURE about it, just post it in your ballot. We'll automatically add it to the list. If you're not sure, shoot me or a PM and we'll get it sorted out. No, Early Access, beta, demo, and Greenlight games are not eligible. PC games must reach full release, or version 1.0 in order to be eligible. Discussion is encouraged! Want to talk about another poster’s list? Quote it. Absolutely you can, but all numbering and formatting must happen as indicated in the sample ballot above, meaning your numbers cannot be within the image itself, and you must make the images work within an ordered list. Images should be posted AFTER the bolded title. ex: "1. Game A (img) - comments" or "1. Game A - comments (img)" You can use carriage returns and the like are fine for spacing out images. You should NOT split your ballot into two, because the parser won't read it correctly. No, you can simply edit your original vote up until the deadline. Please note that ONLY your posted list will be read by the parser. If you wish to make ballot changes, please edit your already posted list! Most likely, you didn't follow the rules above. What you probably did: You didn't number things correctly. You didn't write any comments. You listed the same game more than once. You didn't follow the formatting rules. No. We'll be fairly lenient on variations, but the only way to guarantee that your vote will be counted is to copy-and-paste from the spreadsheet. But again, just because a game isn't listed doesn't mean you can't vote for it if you're sure it's a 2019 title. Just use the most complete and official title available. As soon as is possible given the copy-paste technology at our disposal. Happy voting, everyone!
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Thread Tell me of something romantic you have done.
Just show her you care. If you know she's had a bad day, maybe show up at her place with her favorite food, a movie she likes, and a bottle of wine or some flowers. Romance is about that sort of thing, showing you're thinking about them and what they like, not a bed covered with rose petals or food with edible golden hearts or whatever. Unless that's what they like.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT11| MOTHERFUCKER IMPEACHED
Because Trump was the GOP frontrunner and always likely to say something new and horrific, meanwhile every Bernie rally was essentially the same hits. Plus he was a distant second place, he wasn't a frontrunner. There's a point to be made with how Corbyn was treated, but the UK press has been uniquely crap for decades.
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Thread One Piece |OT6| The Rocky Wano Picture Show
Everyone chill out. If you want to change the thread rule it needs to be more than a "oh shit, let's hurry up and do it in 3 seconds without telling the mods and expect them to enforce it" thing. Because changing the rules without giving everyone fair notice and then flooding us with reports about the rule change ain't cool.
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Thread Thoughts on this article? "I helped write the manual for diagnosing mental illness. Donald Trump doesn’t meet the criteria” (Statnews.com, 2017)
Sadly, yeah, Trump has always been like this and NYC and the tri-state area have known this forever.
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Thread Knives Out | Spoiler Thread | Whodonut?
She didn't actually do anything that obstructed the investigation. If anything her actions kept them on the right track the entire time, had she not done what she had done they would have arrested the wrong person and the killer gone free. The story here was just so clever and well put together. I thought it was going to be this Columbo type film after Marta's initial flashback and it played out that way the entire time. I figured the big moment would be Blanc having to decide between the truth and doing what's right by everyone involved, but then the curveball comes and the rainbow lands where you should have expected it to land at the start, but were led to believe was a red herring. The story here is just so incredibly well put together, the final twist is just immaculate.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygur in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
In her own words. She left because of the harassment.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Personally, I think it's more she knows she needs his base and won't win them by attack him. But quite frankly, they need to cut into Biden's base if they want to win. It's why no one has been going in hard against him, it's the 2016 GOP primary all over again: everyone needs the leader's base and just assume they'll implode soon enough.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygur in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
People probably don't like him because he says bigoted shit sometimes, as demonstrated by those tweets.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygur in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
It's valid to be concerned about intersectionality when it comes to leftist movements, but it's also worth remembering that a lot of leftists are themselves PoC and minorities. We've talked about trying to deescalate tensions in political threads recently, and while bad posts can be called out, we also would appreciate it if everyone can make sure to try to avoid generalizations that make others feel attacked. Let's try to not to assume the worst of each other all the time and try to discuss things in good faith.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygar in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
It's a jungle primary, that means there's no guarantee that a Democrat will make the general. If things shake out badly you could wind up with two Republicans running for that seat in the general election.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygar in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
It wasn't dug up by right-wingers though. Women's and LGBTQ+ groups came out against him over all of this when he announced. From the article in the OP.
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Thread Bernie Sanders endorsed TYT founder and carpetbagger Cenk Uygar in CA 25 Congressional Race (UP: Sanders retracts endorsement) [SEE STAFF POST]
He's been getting hit over this stuff for the better part of the last decade. This stuff wasn't some recent discovery, people on the left have actively been critiquing him over it for a time now.
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Thread Year End Policy Updates and Community Affairs
This has been something we've discussed at length when the community raises these concerns and suggestions, but every time we come to the same conclusion. As you note, the reason we do not make infraction histories public is so that users don't abuse the information. Part of what we're looking to do is cut into toxicity on the site. A gigantic part of that is harsher bans on those engaging in bigotry, but part of that is also individuals who would weaponize prior bans in order to attack people they simply do not like. This is something we have seen occur from time to time already, people taking unrelated bans into threads in order to dismiss someone's argument or position (for example someone gets warned for trolling on gaming side and it's used to attack them in other threads), and it's something that isn't really healthy for the site. We would essentially be making it easier for users to bully each other. We don't want to propagate things like this, so while it might be good for some users, we believe it will be a net negative for the site as a whole.
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Thread These ad redirects that just happen on mobile are getting out of hand.
We are aware of the issue with the redirect ads and are working with the ad company to try and get it fixed as fast as we can. We've been in contact with the ad company and will continue to be until this is fixed. As frustrated as all of you are, I promise that we're just as frustrated. We want this fixed just as much as all of you. As always, please report any issues to the ad reporting thread:
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Thread This may not be the place, but: is anyone getting CONSTANT pop-ups and redirects on Resetera now?
We are aware of the issue with the redirect ads and are working with the ad company to try and get it fixed as fast as we can. We've been in contact with the ad company and will continue to be until this is fixed. As frustrated as all of you are, I promise that we're just as frustrated. We want this fixed just as much as all of you. As always, please report any issues to the ad reporting thread:
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Thread Anyone Else Getting Redirects on Era?
We are aware of the issue with the redirect ads and are working with the ad company to try and get it fixed as fast as we can. We've been in contact with the ad company and will continue to be until this is fixed. As frustrated as all of you are, I promise that we're just as frustrated. We want this fixed just as much as all of you. As always, please report any issues to the ad reporting thread:
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Thread AOC's district is dirty and the reason it's so dirty is bc it's "one of the least American districts in the country ..." says Tucker Carlson guest
Queens is quite literally the most diverse place on the planet Earth. More ethnicities and languages are present here than literally anywhere else. It's literally the best of America. The Bronx practically invented music as we know it today, it gets so much crap from people who don't know how much amazing stuff is there. Culturally, it's a wellspring. Fuck these racist assholes. These places rock.
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Thread Year End Policy Updates and Community Affairs
While we aren't going to be protecting people from the results of their own actions, we do think that there is more to be done with threads like these. Quite frankly, locks and staff posts should have come sooner than they did and we will be trying to ensure that we act faster in the future. As far as any bans go, those will depend entirely on the situation in the thread itself. We cannot read every post in every thread, so reporting posts in these, and all, threads, will help us spot potential trouble as it's getting started and hopefully take care of it before it escalates. I will note, whenever a member mentions that they are suicidal, or we believe they might harm themselves, we always reach out to them in order to make sure they know they matter and will get the help they need. Unfortunately, not everyone will reply to such PMs. All of this said, a vast majority of these kinds of threads go well and the community does come together to try and help those members who need help.
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Thread Hillary Clinton visits the Howard Stern show for her first interview
We've gone ahead and removed SurrenderDorothy's ban. We'd like to apologize for the confusion surrounding the ban. Although "ghoul" has been used against politicians before, the context changes when it's used specifically against a woman (especially an older woman.) The reason for this is because could be considered an attack on her looks. However, after further deliberation and given the ambiguity of how the term has been used, we've opted to lift the ban. We ask that people be more aware of how their rhetoric comes across in the future. In regards to this thread, however, the conversation has been derailed due to the discussion of the ban. Therefore, we're going to go ahead and lock this thread now.
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Thread Year End Policy Updates and Community Affairs
He wasn't banned for liking The Office. He was banned for dismissing the racism in the scene as just "no filter." A thread in which we are discussing how best to handle bigotry isn't the place to talk about how certain kinds of bigotry aren't so bad. Do not hijack the thread over a single ban, given this is not what this thread is about.
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Thread Sanders Campaign Hires Staffer With History of Slurs Against marginalized groups; Also Body Shaming & Ableism(Up: Campaign has parted ways with him)
Given the guy has been fired already, not sure what's left to discuss. So here's a lock.
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Thread Sanders Campaign Hires Staffer With History of Slurs Against marginalized groups; Also Body Shaming & Ableism(Up: Campaign has parted ways with him)
This thread was originally locked in part because members were beginning to ramp up attacks against each other. The staffer in question was promptly fired, but there is still room for discussion. If the thread takes the same turn and the hostilities ramp up again, it will be locked and users actioned.
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Thread Year End Policy Updates and Community Affairs
No one moderator is responsible for any ban. Every single ban is a group effort and requires exentisve discussion. I know a lot of people might not believe it, but it's the truth. New mods are often shocked by how much deliberation goes into a single warning, let alone a ban. Transparency means that you will always see the reason why a user was banned, not which specific member of the team pressed the button.
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Thread Schiff: Nunes knew during impeachment hearings that Congress had phone records linking him to Giuliani/Parnas
Hannity should have been fired the second it came out that he had the same lawyer Trump did and never disclosed it, despite having the man on his show every single night for months on end. It was such a staggering ethical breach that I still can't believe he hasn't been fired...
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Thank you for putting words in my mouth, I appreciate it. What I am saying is that there is a GIGANTIC ethical issue with him running. If TYT decides not to cover the race at all then he benefits (especially if he's got a scandal), if they do choose to cover his opponents then he benefits (because any negative stories they run on them will directly benefit his campaign), and if they choose to cover his campaign then he benefits (because do you really think they'll run a negative story about the guy signing their bills?). If you want to complain about the rich and powerful taking advantage of our political system, here it is! This is one of the best examples of it. Bloomberg is a much bigger example, but this is the exact same ethical issue. People that shape the news, running for office.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
He's in charge of a media organization and running for office. How is it different? Is TYT going to be investigating him? Are they never going to mention his run at all? How are they handling it differently than Bloomberg News is handling Bloomberg's run?
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Gonna be real, this feels a bit like Or when people try and argue 100k isn't a lot in places like NYC due to cost of living, even if most people live well below that line. My point is if you have 100k a year to work with, you're doing pretty goddamned well.
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Thread Johnny Depp is producing a musical about Michael Jackson as told by his glove, which was actually a musician alien that feeds on virgin boy blood
This sounds disrespectful to everybody
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
I'd also point out, the Georgians have been having trouble with the Russians literally moving the border between their two nations at night for a long time now. To the point where you could go to sleep in Georgia and wake up in Russia, which has literally happened to at least one guy. His home is now in Russia, but the fields he worked are in Georgia and he can't get to them.
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Thread Summary From 11/24/19 Meeting Involving TransEra Community & ResetEra Staff
Everything moderators do right now has to be discussed and agreed upon by multiple team members, and long ban lengths need to be reviewed and approved by even more staff. The community complaint was that this can lead to too much time being taken to remove obvious bad actors from threads. We'll be cutting some red tape in that regard.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Bloomberg won't hurt Biden at all. Stop and Frisk means he's dead on arrival to African-American voters. If you want to hurt Biden you to peel those voters away from him and so far no one has done that. Either someone pulls it off or he wins, that's probably how this is going to go.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
What makes him not a flavor of the month candidate? Because right now this primary is playing out almost exactly like the 2016 GOP presidential primary: a frontrunner with a plurality (and not a majority) who never gets overtaken by the rest of the field because the rest of the voters are unable to agree on who to back.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
I mean, he's not wrong. They are the right ideas, but if you think the average person is as far left as the average left-twitter users are then I have a bridge to sell you. If we were a country of secret socialists then Bernie would be running for reelection right now.
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Thread How does a Senate trial work?
I'm pretty sure he doesn't get to pick. The Senators are basically jurors. They'll be present during arguments, but they won't be able to say anything. I imagine one of the major networks will drag out an old congressional reporter that covered the Nixon thing to explain it or something.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
What are they supposed to say? That they'll make the horrific racists that support Trump repent and see the errors of their ways? If anyone said anything like that I'd laugh in their faces. (I'm not watching it and I hope no one said something that dumb)
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Thread Please say one thing you like about Sword/Shield and one thing you would like to see improved.
This can go into the OT
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Sadly, the US could go totally green tomorrow but it wouldn't be enough. China is the big issue. They're emitting over twice what we are and about the same as 17 other nations. We absolutely need to go green, but China is the elephant in the room. So long as they do nothing to change their trajectory...
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Thread Manga Spoiler-Free |OT| The Digital Future
Welcome to the official SPOILER-FREE Manga OT. This thread is meant for anyone who doesn't want to encounter spoilers, leaks, early releases, and things of that nature. As such please do not post any spoilers, leaks, or anything along those lines in this thread. Please respect the posters who do not wish to be spoiled. Every week a number of series are published by a number of websites and publications. Despite this, there are still some series that do not receive the simul-publishing treatment. Series such as these are generally available in volume format and are readily available from your local bookseller or any online store where books are sold. This OP, for ease of access, will list a few commonly used simul-publishing options and a few popular series that are published by them. If anything has been missed feel free to request their addition. If there is a series that anyone would like to feature for the month, feel free to write up a quick review and provide a picture and it will go in this space.
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| Sponsored by HotPockets (now with 30% more commercials)
I've been playing Sword and outside a minor complaint about the weather, it's been awesome. I get why some people were upset, but it's a fun game.
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| Sponsored by HotPockets (now with 30% more commercials)
It's one hell of a fight. They absolutely need to animate it like the first season, if they do it'll easily be a fight of the year contender.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
In Iowa maybe, but he's getting killed in NH by Warren and by Biden in Nevada and SC. Hell, is getting killed by Biden in Nevada and SC. Especially SC, if that holds it won't even be close. If someone wants to beat Biden they're going to to eat into his african-american support. That hasn't been happening so far.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
My larger point is all the momentum in the world is pointless if it doesn't result in Biden losing support among african-american primary voters. I want him to lose, but so far no one has cut into that base of support.
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Thread One Piece |OT6| The Rocky Wano Picture Show
I'm just thinking, the image in the chapter showed 5 people going their separate ways. We know 3 of those 5 (Whitebeard, Kaido, Big Mom) but not the other two.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Even his specific UBI implementation is bad. There's a way better version of it to be had that would do a lot of good and seriously go a long way towards closing the gap, but his ain't it.
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Thread One Piece |OT6| The Rocky Wano Picture Show
So, we still don't know jack shit about Rocks and two of the major players are still alive. Plus Blackbeard's ship is named after the captain of that crew and he's in charge of the island Rocks was formed on. I don't think we'll be getting rid of any of these guys until we get a Rocks flashback.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
Has it though? I was looking at 538 and outside of the Ipsos polls I don't see it. The two most recent of which are exactly the same poll, just with and without Bloomberg.
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Thread We need to talk about responding to Trans related issues
Our last word on Ketkat: Her post mentions "the staff talking in the discord" with a very specific reference to a conversation that happened in a private channel in the staff server. This was a channel that had been created as a safe space for minority members of the staff. Only a very limited number of individuals had access to the channel in question. This compounds previous suspicions that Ketkat had inappropriate access to the staff server -- she has previously (and has continued in emails) to reference policies using wording found only in staff literature. She has also contacted individual staff members with apparent knowledge of things they mentioned in private. Ketkat has been unable to explain her access to these conversations, but by process of elimination we are confident that we know how it was done, and that it was highly inappropriate. This is extremely serious and not a situation where inaction was possible.
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
I dunno that he'd be good, but the fact they got our club legend while we're stuck with Chris Armas hurts like hell. Maybe they'll just pull a Jesse and bring him over after a few years of him cutting his teeth over there.
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Thread BBC News: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Blocks Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide After Meeting With Erdoğan And Trump
The Senate needs to rewrite it's rules so a single person can't hold things up like this.
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Thread BBC News: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham Blocks Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide After Meeting With Erdoğan And Trump
What a goddamned joke.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT10| Go Absent Yourself
So it looks like she's clamped down a lot of the "I'm definitely going" caucus goers, while Bernie has a larger share of the "I might go" caucus goers. Of course, a majority still haven't decided yet and have only narrowed it down. That said, Warren apparently has a very strong lead as a second choice. So if anyone drops between now and then, or they swap day of, she's most likely to benefit at the moment.This, I thought, was in interesting bit. If this was just about the issues, she'd be winning easy, but when you start looking at electability she takes a huge hit.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Y'all constantly getting played by people looking for clicks, sad
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
He's not given more coverage because he hasn't really done anything to warrant it. When he jumped in he got a ton of coverage because he was the instant front runner, ever since then though he's slipped down to third and he hasn't really moved since. He needs to make something happen for himself if he wants more TV time because he's not only competing with the rest of the field, but with a president who is literally being impeached. No news director in their right mind is going to take TV time away from covering a president who is literally embroiled in scandal and being actively either investigated by the FBI, a special consul, or being impeached by Congress. It'd be journalistic maleficence. Keep in mind that Warren managed to climb up from 1% while being largely ignored by the press and written off during the first half of this year. Everyone thought she was DOA after the DNA test thing, and the polling (and media coverage) reflected that. Now she's largely in second. Bernie needs to make his own case to the primary voters in the early states. If he does that then he'll get more coverage. If he can't win, that's on him. If Warren can't win that's on her. If Biden slips up and loses that's on him.
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Thread Hillary Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020 "as of this moment...that is absolutely not in my plans"
If there's actually news feel free to make a thread.
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
You need to specifically condition for a sustained high press. Part of why the RB teams are successful is that they can take it to a level that other teams just can't and then sustain that level over the course of a whole game (or even kick it up a notch).
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
They can, but the back and forth would be insane.
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Thread It'd be nice if console rentals were a thing.
Those games are full price. Not really renting. If it was $15-$20 and I could play it for 2-3 weeks that'd be renting. And I'd definitely jump in on a service like that. But full priced games? Nah.
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Thread Do problems in America remain because Americans are more "submissive" than Europeans?
Oh they're absolutely also racist as hell.
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Thread Do problems in America remain because Americans are more "submissive" than Europeans?
What I mean is racism is a hell of a thing in the US and people will cut off their own noses just to screw over people of color.
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Thread Do problems in America remain because Americans are more "submissive" than Europeans?
Dude, I live in the US. Yeah, plenty of people live their lives, but to say that there isn't an entire group of people who won't screw themselves over just to make sure people of color get it worse is kinda ignoring the situation we now find ourselves in. Electing Trump was very much a ton of people going, "Well he can make my life better, so I can deal with the horrific racism that will be thrown at other Americans."
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Thread Republican congressman Pete King (R+3 NY-02) will not run for reelection in 2020
Legislative term-limits have always resulted in an uptick in corruption whenever they've been implemented in the US. It's basically a brain drain every few years. When you're new at a job you count on someone who has been there a while to train you, yes? Legislative term limits mean lobbyists take on that role because they're the ones who have been around the longest and know all the tricks.Oh, he's a gigantic asshole. If he's not running then things are looking dire as fuck for the GOP, which is good for all of us.Kill me now
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| Staying Up Feeling So Horny
It's funny because filler hell had the right idea in terms of structure: team Naruto up with different characters for each arc. The issue was none of it mattered and the only arcs worth a damn in terms of quality featured either Hinata or Jiraiya.
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Thread Uber CEO compares Uber to Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi murder a mistake like mistakes they've made with self driving cars, says neither are unforgivable
This is the least shocking comment I've read in a while tbh
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
If the Times went to print, I presume they'd have corroborating sources.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
It's part that implicit Obama endorsement and partly that a lot of people just want to go back to a time before Trump. Biden makes sense as a "We're going to press the reset button on all of this and pretend it never happened" president. Everyone else has to overcome those two things somehow. I definitely don't want him, but I totally understand the thinking even if I think it's wrong.
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| Staying Up Feeling So Horny
I mean, Zorro has literally beast-moded everyone he fought since the time skip. You'd be crazy to bet against him.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Good answer from Schiff. The GOP just wants to be able to hit Biden has hard as they can during these hearings and they can't really do that without Hunter Biden there.
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Thread World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth |OT2| Bless Your Heart
I remember when we had the PVP bosses, they were kinda like that. But a rotating dungeon of just three random time-walking bosses would be sure cool.
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Thread Bernie Sanders releases Comprehensive Immigration Plan - Abolishes ICE/CBP and Empowers Workers.
This thread isn't about this.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Dying
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Thread If you attempt to reach out to moderation about a legitimate concern and are ignored, do you all know what to do next?
You sent multiple PMs over the last few minutes, and the moderator was going to answer you, but you apparently could not even wait less than an hour before immediately making this thread to complain.
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Thread Non-Voting Democrats are more likely to think white discrimination is a problem, oppose immigration, but they do like single payer.
Oh, I am totally shocked by this. Totally shocked.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Easy, once it reaches the point that you can live off it we tax it as income. Boom. Anything over 25k a year.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
They're investments, so I honestly don't know. We'd have to ask someone more familiar with tax law, but I do know that this is how most rich people make their money.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Capital gains taxes might be hard to evade, but I'm not an accountant. If I remember right it's currently at 15% and that's where a ton of rich people get their money from. I remember this used to get talked about a ton, but it's kinda gone away lately.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Capital gains should be taxed like income once it reaches a point you can live off your investments. There's probably billions in taxes we aren't bringing in because of this and it's not even people hiding money, it's all right there! We can see it! We just let it go into billionaire bank accounts without even so much as a "by your leave." It's a joke.
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Thread LTTP: Hunter x Hunter
I especially love how in the most recent arc Just the way characters go about defeating seemingly unstoppable Nen abilities is fantastic. Sheer strength is shown to only get you so far, it's cleverness and prep-time that always win the day in HxH.
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Thread LTTP: Hunter x Hunter
It likely has to do with conditions. The stricter the conditions the more you can accomplish. The Nen works because the cards can only work on the Island, unless you collect literally one of every card and even then you're limited in what you can take off the island (only 3 cards, along with another restriction). Breath of Archangel, for example, is one of the hardest cards in the game to get and as such it's very powerful. Basically the more restrictions on a power, the more powerful it is. Greed Island only works because of all the restrictions in place.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Nah, he's been all talk. He's never actually anything he's talked about doing.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
This implies he hasn't always been bad. Dude hid behind meaningless votes and gestures on things the left cares about, but when the chips were down he always did the wrong thing.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Meh, I like the new one. If something better catches me eye we can go with that.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| I'm really glad I'm not on Twitter nearly enough to understand all the references
Actually it's coming from a place of fucking with you all
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Thread One Piece |OT6| The Rocky Wano Picture Show
It's the difference between a passive and an active character. An active character, like you said, will do things to accomplish their goal and will, as a result, alter the actions of the characters around them. A passive character just sits around and waits to be acted upon, they don't really want to do anything and so they are subject to the actions of the characters around them and do not push or pull the story in their direction at all. Ichigo is a good example because of a vast majority of the series he is absolutely a passive character. He has no real goal or motivation to speak of, except in two arcs. Those arcs being the Soul Society Arc and the Fullbringers Arc, aka the two good arcs. Deku, despite having a goal, doesn't really take active steps towards accomplishing it so he's a passive character. MHA is very much like Harry Potter, only without Voldemort trying to kill Harry once a year. So as a result Deku lacks an immediate goal or problem to overcome that he can take active steps towards accomplishing. Stuff just kind of happens to Deku, he doesn't really do stuff.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Obama won't go anywhere near this until it's all decided, he's popular enough where an endorsement could probably end the primary right now.
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Thread ABC News Defends Its Epstein Coverage After Leaked Video Of Anchor
The video is real, the framing of the video is horseshit. Apparently the woman's testimony was struck from the court record, which means the reporters had to independently verify her claims instead of being able to just cite the court record. It sounds like they were unable to do so, which means they couldn't run with it.
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Thread ABC News Defends Its Epstein Coverage After Leaked Video Of Anchor
The video seems to be real, but from the look of it O'Keefe's framing of everything is deceptive. From the look of it the judge struck her testimony from the record, which means if ABC wanted to run with their interview of her they'd need to independently verify all of her claims themselves. As they were unable to do that, they couldn't run the interview. I totally get the reporter's anger at this, she had the story but that judge cut her legs out from under her before they could publish.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Think so. Should be every city office if I remember what I read correctly. Gonna make a primary or third party campaign against an incumbent a lot easier.
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Thread With Dems winning the Virginia legislature, there may be enough support for the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the Constitution
It was conservative women, they wanted traditional gender roles.
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Thread I Do Not Understand Not Having A Child Because Of "Climate Change" And The Like
Given this hasn't gone anywhere positive, and is technically a reaction thread to another thread that was locked, this thread is also locked.
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Thread Why 'Pickle Rick' is both the best and most misunderstood episode on Rick and Morty (spoilers obviously)
The whole point of pickle rick is that he finally looked like what he actually was: a monster. The only way they could have been more explicit with this is if they turned him into Frankenstein's monster, but people still missed the point. The reason House didn't get misread is because he's actively doing asshole things in a setting that makes him look like the biggest bag of dicks in the universe. He's a doctor being an asshole to patients. No one could possibly misinterpret that.
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
Depends on why they're losing money. For example, I'm not too worried about RBNY because all their money is basically going into the academy. So they'll recoup it in big chunks as players get sold off (when Adams is moved from Leipzig in a few years they're going to make an absolute killing given the deal they made). Plus they own their own stadium, so they can just sell the naming rights at any point if they feel the need for some more income. I'm more worried about the teams that don't own their own stadium, don't regularly sell players, and are running in the red.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Sad part is it's working so far
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
As far as I am aware, the states are allowed to decide how to give out their electoral votes. But yeah, I imagine it'd go before the court.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
I was talking to my mom earlier today and between her ranting about how YouTube is destroying people's minds with conspiracy theories, which, you know, it is, she mentioned how Trump is basically making Obama look like Jesus or something by comparison.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Weirdly, the first one is more likely. Not that it will go away altogether, but it can be neutered to the degree that it may as well be gone by something like the National Popular Vote Compact.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
In fairness, Puerto Rico should decide for themselves what they want to do and we should just go along with it.
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Thread World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth |OT2| Bless Your Heart
The randomized dungeon idea is fantastic if only because it gives everyone something to work towards and that thing is the exact same thing: legendaries. And the fact you can customize them to suit your playstyle? My god, that's a perfect idea. If you're bad in a specific situation, say AOE, then you can specifically customize your legendary to cover that weakness. Or you could just go stronger in an area you are already strong and become crazy good there. And the fact you can get more than one? OH MAN. This is an absolutely fantastic idea and it's pretty obvious they've been thinking about how to ensure people always feel like they're doing something that feels useful.
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Thread NYT: one year from Election Day, Trump trails Biden in battleground states but leads against Warren
Have a vagina
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Thread ERA Anonymous Confessions 2019 v3.0 - One version higher than the GiftBot
There must always be one, it's like the Lich King
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Thread Elisabeth Warren's M4A plan doesn't include mental health, "hold insurers accountable for providing adequate mental health benefits"
Given the premise of this thread isn't actually true, it has been locked.
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| Staying Up Feeling So Horny
Nah, Jotaro is absolutely aware of sexy stuff. Remember that he's fighting girls off on his way to school every morning. Dude knows exactly what they want, he just ain't interested.
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Thread ERA Anonymous Confessions 2019 v3.0 - One version higher than the GiftBot
This came across my timeline the other day, the reviews are amazing
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
I'm surprised MLS isn't further to the left given the supporter's culture is almost blatantly leftist at this point. Though, I guess NYCFC supporters being the fash support squad would even that out some.
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Thread I overcame depression by mistake (it might help you too)
I'm happy the OP found something that works for them, but if you have depression you should go see a mental health professional who can help you.
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Thread Toonami |NovDec19| New thread same as the old thread, I probably used this title before
The look I'm going to get from the other mods is going to be lol
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
He was never going to win those votes lol
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Tax reasons my ass. He knows he can't come back.
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Thread Trump changes his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Florida
NYC, and the tristate area, has hated Trump's guts long before you guys even knew him as a TV shithead.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
This feels a bit like that scene in Ocean's Eleven where Danny gets beat up a bit so Benedict won't suspect him of staging the break-in.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
He in big trouble
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Twitter allows bots, doxxing, bigotry, and harassment campaigns. If they want to fix things, maybe look at that stuff.
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Thread Rumor: Allegedly The State of Blizzard Internally and what to expect from their upcoming games
locked on request
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Why skip the mayoral? Also, I'd totally go vote against that school board lady. Just on principal. I remember that story and holy crap I didn't realize they hired her back.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
But she got fired for being crazy racist...
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
;)
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Thread New CNN Poll: Sanders leads followed by Warren, Biden in 3rd
A. This is New Hampshire and not national B. It's a single poll thread that doesn't show a new dynamic
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Thread Blizzcon 2019 Gear Store Confirms Recent WoW Leak + Overwatch 2 Art Print (READ STAFF POST)
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Thread Dem. Rep Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of affair with staffer. Rep flipped red seat in 2018 midterms
And how do they investigate this? Ask her to drop her pants? Based on bad faith crap from totally unethical outlets? Come on dude.
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Thread Dem. Rep Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of affair with staffer. Rep flipped red seat in 2018 midterms
When is the last time the places running with this printed a retraction?
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Thread Dem. Rep Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of affair with staffer. Rep flipped red seat in 2018 midterms
Look at it this way: the only outlet to print the photos has been the Daily Mail. They aren't exactly an ethical publication. There was no real news value to them in the first place. The allegations are newsworthy, but the photos aren't really.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
I totally get why Warren did that though. She doesn't want to deal with a potential parallel.
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Thread Dem. Rep Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of affair with staffer. Rep flipped red seat in 2018 midterms
Keep in mind, all this comes from her ex. Who got this all started by posting revenge porn. So I wouldn't entirely trust what is out there about this.
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Thread Dem. Rep Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of affair with staffer. Rep flipped red seat in 2018 midterms
We only found out about it because her ex-husband decided to do revenge porn, if I remember correctly. According to reporting, she resigned just so the revenge porn would stop.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Reminder to all in NYC: we have early voting now. The polls are open. Go vote.
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Thread Big Boy Celebrates Going Potty By Himself For First Time
Enough with the random Trump tweet threads. We don't need to hear about every single bowl movement that comes out of his mouth.
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Thread Newsweek: "High confidence" that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, has been killed in a special operations raid
There is literally a tweet for everything
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Thread World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth |OT2| Bless Your Heart
Class skins could be cool as hell. Now if only I had time to get to max level and farm the rep for the new races.
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Thread Toonami |SepOct19| So the author just gave up then, huh?
It's just like, he's gotten these huge advantages that practically no one else in the series got and we're supposed to be impressed that he's already one of the best chefs among all the students. After this episode I'm like, "no shit he's that good, look who taught him everything he knows!" He got some of the best tricks from one of the world's best chefs, it just makes where he started less impressive. It also just makes the world feel smaller because it's like every good chef went to this school and I really liked the idea that there were these crazy good chefs just out there in the world that these snooty rich people had no idea about. It could have been this crazy humbling moment for the entire cast, but instead wasn't.
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Thread Toonami |SepOct19| So the author just gave up then, huh?
Soma's dad having gone to the academy just feels like it's cheapened it somehow. It's made the world, and Soma's accomplishments, smaller. Him doing what he's done is less impressive knowing that he's been taught by a living culinary legend.
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Thread CNN: Sanders unveils plan [at precisely 4:20 PM ET] to legalize marijuana, invest tax revenue in minority businesses
No, the filibuster was accidentally created by a very early Senate. They had a time limit on how long debate could go, but they felt it wasn't long enough so they abolished said time limit. It was pointed out that this could lead to a bill being stalled indefinitely, but they felt the kind of asshole who would do that was unlikely to get elected to the Senate in the first place so they just ignored that possibility. It wasn't until about 50 years later that they were proven wrong and the first filibuster was done. You can blame Thomas Jefferson's Vice President, Aaron Burr, for the filibuster. It wasn't to do anything, it was a total accident. The Senate just wanted more time to talk about stuff and accidentally broke itself. They just didn't realize for a few decades.
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Thread Megas XLR might be the greatest show ever
I remember reading that they were planning an episode where Coop accidentally creates the modern Glorft somehow. So basically every problem in the show is his fault.
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Thread Buy/Sell/Trade Thread 2019 | Read the New Rules in the OP |
Thanks for that by the way. If there's anything hinky going on in here don't be afraid to report it or PM a member of staff. We'll look into it and respond as needed.
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
I'd like to add this as well. Chris Armas was bounced from the playoffs after a single game, with a squad full of academy recruits, college players, and European castoffs looking for a fresh start. Dome Torrent was bounced from the playoffs after a single game, with a squad full of high paid players with good pedigrees. Chris Armas has no appreciable gameplan, at half time he draws circles around words on a whiteboard and gesticulates wildly as he yells the word "effort." Dome Torrent reportedly does plan for every game and makes tactical adjustments based on what he sees on the field. Armas very nearly won his playoff game and only really lost because he took his foot off the gas in the second half. Torrent very nearly tied his game and sent it into overtime and only lost because his players gave up a penalty in the dying minutes of the game. I'm not sure which coach is worse...
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
They have to independently confirm it. No one is going to run with someone else's reporting unless they can replicate it in some way. If that first outlet got it wrong, everyone else who ran it without looking is going to look like a total dumbass.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Depends on where they got their information from and who is willing to talk.
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This implies the next generation is less racist
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Thread Bernie jumps back to 2nd place, dominates the next 3 candidates combined in 18-29 year olds (Emerson Polling)
We aren't doing individual polls unless they represent a big change in the dynamic of the race. If the aggregate shows this in a week then make the thread about that then.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
She literally said they weren't killing enough people! What the flying fuck
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton (NYT corrects reporting, Clinton said Republicans and not Russians are grooming her for a 3rd party run)
But the bigoted cult and islamophobia is fine tho
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton (NYT corrects reporting, Clinton said Republicans and not Russians are grooming her for a 3rd party run)
She would go on FOX News to complain he wasn't killing enough muslims. She's a bigot and a warmonger. Like, she's a regular on the FOX News white power power hour And yet you're supporting her over a primary challenger who isn't these things?
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton (NYT corrects reporting, Clinton said Republicans and not Russians are grooming her for a 3rd party run)
So a warmonger homophobe in a biogted cult is better?
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton (NYT corrects reporting, Clinton said Republicans and not Russians are grooming her for a 3rd party run)
How the flying fuck does this even happen? A ton of people just got made to look like complete and utter morons
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
It makes the regular season count for something. Before, we'd all complain the regular season was crap because everyone made it to the playoffs. Now place on the table matters.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
The high end real estate market is basically custom made to launder money. If someone decided to do some digging they could easily find some shit.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
Is it so hard for everyone to just say, "I'm focused on my own campaign, so I don't know enough about these accusations to comment properly." And if they push you say, "All I do know is, given her history, Tulsi Gabbard does not represent the values of the Democratic Party."
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Yeah. With any luck we can win Congress and fix this. It's become more important than ever.
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Thread GiftBot's Gaming Giveaways |OT| Now Featuring Samurai Shodown - Deluxe Edition for PS4, Courtesy of SNK
Wow, some cool prizes
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Thread Toonami |SepOct19| So the author just gave up then, huh?
Give it a shot. Most pieces of writing start off crap. The trick is figuring out what to keep and what to ditch after you're done with the first draft. It's a bit like burying a dinosaur in the backyard then trying to dig it up a month later.
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Thread Toonami |SepOct19| So the author just gave up then, huh?
I kinda like that so much of what we know about the world is secondhand. We don't need to go everywhere, it kinda robs stuff of the mystery. It's like how JK Rowling needs to stop explaining everything about Harry Potter, after a certain point you just start taking away from what's there instead of adding to it.
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Thread Toonami |SepOct19| So the author just gave up then, huh?
Early drafts of books are always super fascinating for that exact reason. So much can change from draft to draft that it's literally insane.
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
He ruined what was probably the best team in league history. He fucked up BWP final season. He fucked up Kaku. He fucked up Amir. He fucked up Parker and Long. He fucked up Davis. He fucked up CCJ and Omir. About the only thing he did right was get Sims and he couldn't even do that right because the man is probably on a plane back to Southampton as we speak!
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
What in the name of...is everyone ok?
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
As Midnight Jon mentioned, members of different communities have been using Etcetera political threads to wage forum war for the last year or so. It's ruined threads and driven other posters away. We're putting a stop to it now. If you have no idea what I am talking about then you're probably fine. If you do, then you have been fairly warned.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
David Bowie is always a good choice.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
Warren hasn't gone negative on anyone yet, so I don't imagine she will go negative here even if she should.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
There's literally video of her taking part from last year.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
It's a CULT not a religion. There's a pretty difference.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
So Warren's parents did something and now the one in trouble for it? I'm confused.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
His UBI implementation plan is also quite bad.
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This is my shocked face -_-
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Thread "Bernie's Back Rally" today in New York with guests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michael Moore
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Thread One Piece |OT5| You can get through anything as long as you just SMILE
Unless he's a billion years old I don't think that works. Joy Boy was around 900 years prior to the start of the series.Probably never. Closest we came is Luffy using super elasticity to keep in the air or Donflamingo using strings to swing from cloud to cloud. Or Sanji doing sky walk.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Yeah, any good it's done for oppressed people has been outweighed by how completely it has destroyed our discourse. Giving marginalized peoples a voice is good, turning everyone into always online shitbags and giving a megaphone to Nazis is horrific.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
edit: apparently I've confused my Hawaiian politicians. ignore
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT9| The Assassination of Tulsi Gabbard's Campaign by the Coward Hillary Clinton
Am I the only one who has seen this film?
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Thread (USA Today) Trump presidential campaign threatens to sue CNN, news network calls it a 'PR stunt'
This is going to get laughed out of court
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
She's literally gone to bat for Assad while he's been killing his own people. Anti-war my ass. She's literally in a bigoted cult. There's video of her at a meeting from last year.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
Since when? Tulsi Gabbard literally went on Fox News while Obama was president to attack him for refusing to say "Islamic Extremist Terrorism," she's been trash for years and years and years.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
Ok, let's try this again without everyone going crazy this time.
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Thread tulsi gabbard responds to hillary clinton
She has a very strong primary challenger this time around. Even without all this she'd still be in hot water.
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Thread Hillary Clinton thinks Russia is grooming a current Democratic primary candidate to become a third-party candidate.
Temp lock
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Thread American Soccer |OT|1,834 Days
We saw a bit of what prime Jozy could do when Toronto won that MLS Cup (dude went full on beast mode, lifted that team on his back, and dragged them across the line) so the fact we never got to see what he could do in a World Cup sucks. No one in the program was quite as good as prime Donovan though. He made that team competitive in games they shouldn't have been. I think this groups has guys like that, just in different spots than we're used to. Adams is already a starter for a UCL team and the only reason he's not playing is injury. Berhalther needs to go, but the sides we're losing to are sides that are made up of largely MLS players. The team just needs a coach who can simplify, GGG is going way too complicated for the international game, and put the players in spots to succeed. Klinsmann didn't do that, Arena was too obsessed with his guys and didn't have time to build a roster or bleed in new talent, and Spicy Dave was Spicy Dave. Get the right coach in there and things will be fine.
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT8| WHITE HOUSE ADMITS TO QUID PRO QUO WITH UKRAINE
tbh double time wouldn't have made it worth it, the job was just utter crap and there was nothing that was going to make it better
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Thread US PoliEra 2019 |OT8| WHITE HOUSE ADMITS TO QUID PRO QUO WITH UKRAINE