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Jakey Styley

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  1. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Her fatal flaw is that she chose to run in the lane occupied already by Sanders and Warren who have way more name recognition than she does.
  2. I'm sure Slash overdubbed in some sick fills for Rock the Rock.
  3. US Politics/Elections Thread

    "According to the report, which cites notes taken by Jody Hunt, then-chief of staff to Mr. Sessions, when Mr. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May 2017, Mr. Trump slumped back in his chair and told aides, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f---ed.” I'm a little surprised he was ever that afraid.
  4. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Kindof ironic that in the end Trump got off the obstruction in a similar way to how Hillary got off with the emails.
  5. The Weed Thread

    Yeah no more bus weed for me my friend looked at what I had left of it and thinks it was K2 based on how soft it was. Who knows though. That shit came on so fast.
  6. The Weed Thread

    Found a vial of weed on the back of the bus yesterday. It looked like weed but had no smell at all and was strangely soft, like it had been wet or something. I'm aware that this is among the dumbest fucking things I've ever done, but I took it and smoked it when I got home. It only took one hit for me to know it was off, it tasted super harsh. Anyway, 5 mins later I'm laying in bed with my vision getting blurrier and blurrier, parts of my head in straight up pain, heart racing, general fuckedup feeling, disorientation, etc. The entire thing lasted like an hour, and for 20 mins of that, it was honestly agonizing just to exist. I was a little worried. I had to summon all my mental fortitude to get to the fridge and get a bottle of water, downed the whole thing and I started to come out of it. After that I was just regular high and went to sleep. I wonder what it was laced with.
  7. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Based on policy, approach, and experience, but not electability, Warren is my favorite candidate. I wish Warren hadn't done the whole DNA Test thing. I think that killed her electability in an election vs Trump and voters sort of know it. Plus, her demographic isn't very popular - Americans really don't like the whole older-female-professor type.
  8. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I agree that moving towards a single-player system is not doable or at least not worth it without addressing America's healthcare cost issue first, which requires tackling a lot of problems that special interests currently hold the power over. For example, the absurd costs of medication can't be addressed because the Pharmaceutical industry lobbies the fuck out of Republicans (and some Democrats, Cory Booker being a big one), so with a GOP led government we aren't going to see any real change on that front. Donations to congress from insurance companies have also increased in the last 10 years, which IMO can be at least partially attributed to increasing public support for Medicare-for-all type programs. Democrats who are against single-payer systems received on average 146% more money from this industry than Democrats who are for single-payer in one of the last couple years, I forget which. Bernie Sanders, who is calling for the abolition of private insurance, is currently #2 in the Democratic polls. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a dramatic increase in donations from this industry in the next year. Many of these companies might begin to donate more for their survival. (donation info from OpenSecrets)
  9. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Tell me your metric, why don't you think they can be compared? What bars one but not the other? You seemed to define nothing but the word "force" as the heuristic upon which to judge taxing for healthcare, which doesn't work because your entire life is built upon a society supported by taxes enacted through force, and without said force our lives as we know them are unimaginable. So there has to be something else to it.
  10. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Isn't your entire quality of life and every benefit you enjoy as a citizen of America the result of this "force" you're referring to? It is because of "forced" taxes that your roads are paved and that your house isn't being marauded by bandits right now. Could you explain why taxes are ok when they were the underlying foundation of everything that you and your ancestors have accomplished in America but not ok when it comes to supporting Healthcare for society? What is the cutoff point and why?
  11. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Can't we assume Mueller’s investigation included all or most of these things? If Schiff's position is that the Trump campaigns behavior was unethical/problematic but that he fully respects that there may not be enough evidence to prosecute, then fine. But when he says to the media (yesterday) that "undoubtedly there is collusion", there's an issue, and it really only hurts Democrats.
  12. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Like I said, I don't watch cable news because it's complete garbage. I know CNN would spend hours discussing meaningless updates on the investigation but I really wouldn't be qualified to know whether or not they'd routinely make statements like I described.
  13. US Politics/Elections Thread

    As Downzy said, I really think the majority of political commentators at those outlets stayed away from conclusive statements about Trump's guilt and instead stayed within the realm of analysis and speculation. This is my impression based on articles, not TV news, which I don't watch and might be different. My previous post stated my thoughts on the media's mistakes here. Discussions get muddy when you conflate the media, democratic politicians, and democratic citizens into one entity.
  14. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I want to be careful about generalizing or using the phrase "Most Democrats" here, because I'm not even sure it's correct to say that, but the argument for level headed Democrats has never been that Trump is guilty but that the investigation is well warranted and shouldn't be interfered with. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly called for the investigation to end, calling it a witch hunt and such, and the response from the other side has been that the investigation is necessary. There were too many disturbing connections and pieces of evidence that, within the context of Russia meddling in the 2016 election (which we know happened), absolutely needed to be investigated. However, I do recognize that there are some Democratic politicians who made comments that plainly stated that Trump was guilty of something, and this was very irresponsible. The response from any politician, if asked about the investigation, should have been nothing more than "I will respect the conclusions of the investigation". Most politicians stayed within these parameters I think, but those who strayed beyond it and gave their own conclusion on the matter owe an apology I think.
  15. US Politics/Elections Thread

    I agree, but I think even those media outlets which kept within the realm of speculation are at fault for the sheer amount of coverage that they spent on the investigation, which affects how people view a given issue. When networks covered the investigation at such incredible length like they did here, it creates a misleading impression to viewers about the seriousness and potentialities of the investigation. As someone wrote previously, CNN's 24/7 coverage of the investigation creates the impression to casual political spectators that the end was nigh for Trump every single day - even if few commentators were stating directly that Trump was guilty, the media impression was created and reinforced week after week. The media's selection of which topics to cover sets the agenda for political discourse and I think this has shown that there needs to be a greater awareness of this fact from the media. They showed no responsibility here, chasing every "anonymous source" story and reporting on every single update in the investigation, no matter how insignificant. I had to have seen 50 different versions of the headline "Key Lawyer leaves Mueller Investigation." over the course of several months. Who gives a shit? Doesn't matter, they get their clicks and ad revenue so they're satisfied. I don't think political selection bias is much of a problem in the media as much as ad-revenue-preferring-selection-bias. I don't think the media chose to cover the investigation like they did because of political influence or bias but mostly because people love scandal and they got a shit ton of clicks and ratings for following this story. Businesses pursue money, so the media reports on what will draw the biggest audiences.