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  1. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I used to consider most *recent* conspiracy theories to be primarily a feature of the far right, but in the last month during the protests I think liberals have nearly caught up with their own conspiracy theories. For up to a week, a LOT of liberals I know were sharing the theory that the police have been setting off and selling fireworks in low income neighborhoods to psychologically torment black people. This came only from the fact that fireworks were going off like crazy in the three weeks leading up to July 4th (which we can attribute to a ton of other things, like people being bored due to quarantine). It ignored the fact that all neighborhoods, white or black, were experiencing this. Totally insane! This is the path that American political discourse goes down now until something is done about misinformation on social media. I haven’t decided whether I trust those companies to fairly police misinformation (my gut leans on no), but the situation is getting really bad and it’s hard for me to accept that we should ignore it.
  2. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I used to think people were jumping the gun when predicting that Trump would contest the results of the election if he lost. The amount he has been tweeting about voter fraud, however, show that I was probably wrong. It really looks like he's setting himself up to do so. If he loses, which looks very likely, the transition period between November-January will be a very weird time. I can't imagine Trump giving a shit at all about the work he has to do during that time. It's not like he cares about civil service or his political reputation post presidency. It's going to be an unprecedented time.
  3. NITL live videos on youtube

    I hear you, I paid $250 for GA in 2016 and I would never do it again with the way he sounds. I agree with that assessment of how SCOM sounds. It's just that I haven't heard him sing it any better in 4 years. I don't think he can do any better.
  4. NITL live videos on youtube

    Axl sounds decent here, and this is the best you’re gonna get now on tough songs like YCBM and SCOM. Not much rasp, but he’s getting through the words and hitting the notes. If you’re expecting different it’s time to adjust your expectations unfortunately. edit: Slither does suck though
  5. NITL live videos on youtube

    The audio still sounds a little "closed in" (compressed? someone who knows more can say), but sounds WAY better than the last one. The band sounds great on this Rocket Queen.
  6. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I myself have never felt comfortable with the accuracy of the term "systemic racism", to me it implies that there are laws and provisions that are currently written in directly racist ways, which there are not. You are operating under a different definition of the term than those who are using it. So here is an example of what they are referring to: Black and white people smoke weed at almost the same rate, but black people are arrested for it far more and sentenced more harshly. The reason for higher arrests is primarily because there is more policing in black neighborhoods than in white neighborhoods. There is more policing because there is more crime there. There is more crime there because there is more poverty there (unless you are a genuine racist who believes black people are genetically inclined to commit crime). There is more poverty in black neighborhoods because of years and years of economic exclusion of black people which prevented them from building wealth. Home ownership is the biggest driver of wealth accumulation, black people faced heavy obstacles to buying houses up until at least the 70s due to policies like redlining. Therefore arresting people for a low level victimless crime (like smoking weed) based really only on police presence and officer discretion is "systemically racist" because it has a racist outcome, even if the law itself to arrest people smoking weed might not be racist. For an example of that, see the crack-cocaine sentencing discrepancy, which I believe was only recently fixed. Another good example: schools in U.S. are partially funded by property taxes in the neighborhood. So poor schools in poor minority neighborhoods get fucked, and obviously a poor education helps perpetuate the cycle of poverty which already contributes to the school's lower funding.
  7. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Even the tweet itself acknowledges that it accomplishes something, just not the full 72%. But for you, it seems like improvements don’t matter at all unless they are massive in scope. These are research backed solutions, I urge you to visit the Campaign Zero website. Standardization of police rules and accountability procedures across the country would be a great step.
  8. Police culture in different countries

    They accomplish those ends in every country, but I'm coming to learn through talking with others that the means to get there can be very different. In some countries, they don't even all carry guns, which sounds kinda insane to Americans.
  9. I'm curious to know what the police is like and what attitudes are like towards them in different countries. There is a culture of police idolization throughout America. There are police officer discounts at bars/restaurants, a lot of respect for the profession among blue collar whites, they're considered to be brave/risking their lives for our safety, etc. Their unions are politically powerful too. Does this hold where you live? Also, what are they like? Do they all carry guns? Do you feel safe or agitated when one is around? When you get stopped in traffic, how do the interactions generally go? How quick are they to use violent force?
  10. I kinda imagine that, up until the last few years in which he clearly no longer cares, Axl has existed in a perpetual state of truly thinking he wants to and will release music. He probably thought he was going to release the album during those years. It's like the garage you always say you're gonna clean out. He just never gets around to it, then blames others, etc.
  11. It's actually really crazy that they played this at an afterparty, makes you think they really wanted to release an album around that time.
  12. Wow...Sailing!!!!

    Sailing always reminds me why I'm a fan of Axl, it's a perfect performance. I forgot about the acoustic version too.
  13. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Politico reporting that the Trump campaign has arranged a $1 million ad blitz centered around these comments. The electoral math is well in Biden's favor right now and I am confident that if voting were to occur today, Biden would win. But I think this could be a very dynamic election and there's just such a long way to go until November that provides much more time than I am comfortable with for Biden to stumble or have enough gaffes to peg his support down to make this another 50/50 election like 2016. Trump's support has proven to be just about immune to him saying stupid shit or floundering in public settings. Biden has spent most of his time in fucking hiding so far and has not done ANYTHING to combat the view that he's not mentally sharp. I just can't believe the Democrats have pushed a candidate forward who the less seen of him, the better. I think there is too much hope being placed in the idea that he can win just by not being Trump and just by being less hated than Clinton. Trump has the playbook and resources on how to tear down an opponent's credibility and he will do it again to Biden, and so far Biden's campaign strategy is to just let all attacks come at him. I'm probably getting ahead of myself given that it's only May, but why should Biden remain so defensive right now as Trump has already begun to deploy the most expensive political advertising campaign in history? This truly should be an easy victory for Biden, and he is making it not so.
  14. US Politics/Elections Thread

    “After Charlamagne tha God, then asked Biden to come back on the program again and the former vice president agreed, the host added, “It’s a long way to November. We’ve got more questions.” That’s when Biden dove into a rapid-fire defense of his record with the black community. “I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” he said.” im starting to lose hope
  15. NITL live videos on youtube

    This is actual trolling.