Mitch McConnell is the worst. People should read this book:
Mitch McConnell does whatever he thinks will strengthen his position of power. Everything for him comes down to raising as much money as possible to fund his re-election. The way he gradually did a 180 on campaign finance reform is especially illustrative of his cynical nature. He realized that he wasn't charismatic or appealing to the public but he was good at getting wealthy people to donate money for him. Recognizing that to win election and re-election he'd have to rely on campaign funding, he positioned himself to "ideologically" oppose any restrictions on campaign contributions.
Source for this: http://www.openculture.com/2014/08/dr-seuss-draws-racist-anti-japanese-cartoons-during-ww-ii.html
> In 1953, Geisel visited Japan where he met and talked with its people and witnessed the horrific aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima. He soon started to rethink his anti-Japanese vehemence. So he issued an apology in the only way that Dr. Seuss could.
> He wrote a children’s book.
> Horton Hears a Who!, published in 1954, is about an elephant that has to protect a speck of dust populated by little tiny people. The book’s hopeful, inclusive refrain – “A person is a person no matter how small” -- is about as far away as you can get from his ignoble words about the Japanese a decade earlier. He even dedicated the book to “My Great Friend, Mitsugi Nakamura of Kyoto, Japan.”
Would selling a book based off of Native American recipes & gaining monetary value off of someone else's culture, while claiming to be a part of that culture, fall under the definition of cultural appropriation?
It's labeled "pow wow chow" lmao.
This guy did: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/k9-attacks-toddler_n_56840804e4b06fa68881a474
The cops were looking for a shoplifter who was described as black. So they detained some random Latino man who had his infant daughter with him as he drove into the shopping center.
He was fine, though, actually. But the pigs let their fucking attack dog off-leash and it wandered into his van and mauled his poor baby.
He was brilliant, and super-informed on a host of topics, far more than just the atheism stuff. His two books of collected essays are some of the best stuff I've ever read- he had opinions on everything, and even where one disagrees with him it is a pleasure to hear his take.
>Betsy DeVos was confirmed with a 51-50 vote. That result in no way represents a majority
You're fucking right it doesn't, because those 50 Senators who voted for her represent way less than 50% of the country. Nonetheless I have no idea why you think this says anything favorable about the Senate.
> In the most outlandish but mathematically possible scenario could see an issue that only 51% of the 13 are for, 0% of all others are for, which would only constitute about 26% of the population that by representation would pass
If 13 states make up 51% of the House of Representatives and only 51% of them vote for something and literally none of the other 49% do, that bill loses 26 votes to 74.
I'm pretty sure you're confusing this hypothetical scenario with how someone could become president thanks to the electoral college, since a candidate theoretically needs a mere 23% of the popular vote to become president.
And for all the well-deserved criticism the electoral college gets, The Senate is even worse. Senators representing just 16 fucking percent of the US could force a bill down the throat of the other 84% of the country.
I'm currently reading Kevin Kruse's book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America. Eye-opening! Turns out the myth that America was founded on Christian principles isn't even as old as I am. (Begun by born-again Christian President Eisenhower.) And right-wing evangelicals formed their unholy alliance with Republicans soon after the New Deal to fight FDR.
I highly recommend the book.
He was anti-Japanese due to their part in World War 2. He went to Japan in 1953 to talk to victims of the bombing in Hiroshima, and he changed his opinion of Japanese people for the better.
He issued an apology in the form of a book - Horton Hears a Who! (published 1954)
Yep, correct, it will be a tax cut for everyone. But it is designed to shift as much money as possible to the already rich. Those who are using deception should be held accountable, but everyone if lying, this is politics.
Like the source though.
He even gives you the embedded link to use! Come on and be cool with https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
Just link to the damned author.
A whole book was written on this premise. Jennifer Government by Max Berry, the creator of NationStates, which was kind of a thing in 2004 or so. The book is excellent. You should read it.
Doesn’t the United States have more Jews than Israel?
Also fun fact, there are more Irish people in the United States than there are in Ireland.
"All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone." - Discord
It also allows the uploads of videos and pictures.
There is a more work oriented platform called Slack, that also has the ability to text chat(pictures, videos, whatever) in a group based setting except that it does not have voice chat.
You’re just flat out lying.
“We see that nearly 42 percent of children born in the bottom quintile (with parental incomes below $29,900) remained in the bottom quintile as adults. Another 53 percent attained one of the middle three quintiles (incomes between $32,701 and $98,000), while just 6 percent made it into the top quintile (incomes above $98,000). For those born in the top quintile, however, the situation is exactly reversed: 42 percent remain in the top quintile as adults, and just 6 percent fall down to the lowest income bracket. ”
80% of millionaires are first-generation millionaires, as outlined extensively by the book The Millionaire Next Door
Power was fully restored 7 days ago.
> they're far better off taking the standard deduction (which is about to nearly double).
In exchange for losing the personal exemption. For a head of household with one kid (that's what the original tweet said), her non-taxable income would be the $9,300 standard deduction plus two person exemptions (herself and her kid) at $4,050. So her first $17,400 isn't taxable.
Under the new plan, heads of household get a flat $18,000-ish standard deduction, regardless of family size.
Side note, the $700 is harder to verify. Cindy would probably benefit from a larger child tax credit, but her $12,000 of taxable income would be taxed at 12% instead of 10%, and so on back and forth.
Recently, I found a 1/350 U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 model kit on a buy&sell website as part of a big lot of models for $250. I'm poor, and the Enterprise was the only one I was interested in, so I messaged him to ask what he would ask for it alone. He answered $60. I jumped on that, and we agreed to meet. On my way, I started feeling guilty, thinking maybe it was some old guy who didn't have any idea what he had, so I pulled $80 out of the ATM. When he pulled up, it was in a pick-up with the back window covered in a giant Confederate battle flag decal. I realized that I suddenly didn't feel guilty anymore.
For some extra racism, we were in Alberta, Canada. (Which is somewhere in between Canadian Texas and Canadian Montana).
Yea...I just...I mean, this is 101 level shit. You know how management guru's are always talking about reading The Art of War?
"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death."
This is 2500 year old advice. Or how about, "A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame"?
Art of War is a short fucking book. Seriously.
Yeah, but he remembered to repeat the words he made up on the spot when he was looking around at a person, woman, man, camera, tv. He’s a very stable genius! /s
Also, if anyone’s interested, Phil DeFranco has a limited run of “Person& Woman& Man& Camera& TV” shirts https://teespring.com/stores/limited-defranco-drop
You know you are a complete idiot right? It's "Obama's pipeline", wtf does that even mean? Keystone owns it you dumbass. Trump's team approved it.
Anyone who wants a good recap of just how nuts Reagan was as a President should read Herblock's Through the Looking Glass
“Moneyland” Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World https://www.amazon.com/dp/125020870X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TbpcEbVBJ62YT
After reading this and “Dark Money” by Dana Mayer Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right https://www.amazon.com/dp/0307947904/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YcpcEb5KRHXS3
y’all is fucked. We fucked. And they getting stacks on stacks. Nothing to do with “hard work” and “saving”.
Pretty good job then! I would check out YouTube for some hands-on experience. But your best bet for a quick UI framework would be to use Bootstrap. You'll be able to throw together a professional looking website much more quickly. Their website also has a lot of reference material on how to use their widgets.
Love the website! Good luck in making improvements.
They may not have been German citizens, but they considered themselves German (or in some cases Austro-Hungarian). My ancestors fall in this boat, they lived in what is today Western/Southern Ukraine, but were VERY German, even though the weren't German citizens.
Many of them had only lived there less than 200 years, as Russia needed farmers and made a deal to let German farmers come in and keep their culture/have closed off communities, while not being drafted into the Russian military. This started to change around 1900, and most of the Mennonites left for Canada (as they had religious objections to taking up arms).
Even after the war, when Russia kicked them out, they weren't comfortable in Germany either because it had changed so much. Remember, most of these people were farmers and tradespeople, not used to living in cities. The lucky ones sent letters to family in the US, other countries and got some money to travel to live with them. The unlucky ones were refugees.
Some of them actually did stay in Russia, and weren't persecuted super badly. One of my great-grandparents sent letters to relatives on the other side of the Iron Curtain, and they talk about how they were refugees for several years.
Great book about a relative who got stuck behind in the war:
Germans from Russia:
The Conservative party in the UK doesn't have enough seats for a majority, so they've made a deal with the DUP, a radical Protestant group from Northern Ireland with ties to terrorism against Irish Catholics (a sort of Protestant counterpart to the IRA.) This is particularly troublesome because of the Good Friday Agreement, which, if I understand it correctly (disclaimer: I are dumb Murican,) sets some limitations on what the UK Government can do in northern Ireland. Since the DUP's 10 votes are all that keeps Theresa May's party in power, there's worries that they could essentially blackmail the government into taking favorable actions for them in Northern Ireland.
The DUP was the only group in Northern Ireland to oppose the Good Friday Agreement.
If anyone is interested in a really good read about our current state of politics, check out Al Franken’s Giant of the Senate. It’s truly a very entertaining look at the inner workings of the Senate. Plus, lots of Cruz bashing.
I forgot which platform banned me for asking explicit questions of conservative gun humpers about how to remove lube that is problematic for the skin and replace it with one that would allow you to safely hump your guns. There are serious questions to consider, some gun oils are pretty toxic in your ass but Gun Oil https://www.amazon.com/Gun-Oil-8oz-Bottle/dp/B001IBIYGW would definitely cause rust over time when it's used on metal.
Picketty's <em>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</em> is an excellent read for anyone interested in wealth inequality, the data behind it, and its effects.
Another fantastic book in the same vein is What's The Matter With Kansas? by Thomas Frank. Really does a great job explaining how conservatives have gotten people in the south and midwest to vote for them based on an ever changing idea of "conservative values" despite Republican economic policy being the opposite of what they should be voting for. Highly recommended.
Maybe the state of Hubert Humphrey (Lyndon Johnson's VP) should sue Trump for stealing his slogan:
Promises Made, Promises Kept: A Salute to the President – 1967
Not just prostitutes. If it were that, Trump would boast with it jus like he boasted about hookers on a yacht in front of the Boyscouts.
It's kids. Trump was fucking kids. That's the only thing that can even be used to blackmail him, and that's also why the GOP still supports the pedophile GOP candidates - they try to normalize pedophilia so that his base doesn't have a problem with it when the kompromat get leaked eventually.
For reference, here's Prof. Robert Paxton's excellent definition from The Anatomy of Fascism:
>"A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion."
We're not there yet, but this thing is blossoming.
Everything Trump Touches Dies by Rick Wilson
Wilson is a Republican campaign strategist who sort of lost favor within the GOP because he opposed Trump.
He wrote this book after the alt-right started sending him death threats, and calling his adult kids and telling them they would rape and kill them. His kids adresses and phone numbers were posted on 4chan.
I have not read it. I'm not much of a reader. But Wilson's story is certainly interesting.
A MODEST PROPOSAL For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift 1729
Now she is, that doesn't mean she had that much money 50 years ago.
>"She was a stay-at-home-Mom for all those years," she said, wanting to make it clear that her mother had not been raising five children while running the country, or even running for office. In fact, she did not run until Alexandra was almost out of high school.
here is an article from CNN — They directly quoted him, and what he says is that mexico is sending over rapists. It's a simple linguistic connection — mexicans = people from mexico. Saying they are sending over rapists = mexicans in the US are rapists. It's also in context — trump has made anti-immigration/nationalism a big part of his platform, and has a history of making racial comments. Obama actually did something similar when he called the state of affairs in Libya a "shitshow," (re Trump's shithole countries comment), and it was similarly reported on (though the context of it imo makes it a lot less damning) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/barack-obama-says-david-cameron-allowed-libya-to-become-a-s-show-a6923976.html.
As someone really interested in journalism/Trump's attack's on journalism, I genuinely appreciate your response, it's well written and I'm starting to understand the Republican side, though I strongly disagree. I also think CNN/MSNBC and other TV news shows do a shit job covering news, but I also think it's fair to say they do a better job than FOX in terms of outright lying.
I think saying "the press is the enemy of the american people" is an extremely dangerous statement given how integral a free press is to democracy, and given Trump's record on simply lying. That said, I think the media's moments of both inflammation and lack of calling out lies harder has really contributed to where we are now.
He also said this:
“You don’t have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional Republic”
raham said a president could get the boot if Congress decided “your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds”:
“Impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.”
a person who is not loyal or stops being loyal to their own country, social class, beliefs, etc. Cambridge Dictionary
a person who is not loyal to his or her own country, friends, etc. : a person who betrays a country or group of people by helping or supporting an enemy. Merriam Webster
The definition of traitor was changed in US law to:
> Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
This was in part because government officials found opposition parties, criticism and dissenting opinions to be treason and could have been punished accordingly.
The belief in tolerance of other viewpoints, the poison of modern society.
Edit: wow the brigade is strong with the the trumpets. c : a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy (see autonomy 2) of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties
Unless kids learn the reality of how the America’s were really conquered, we’ll never get past the literal crap that people believe. If you’re interested, there’s a great book called ‘Lies My Teacher Told Me’ that tells the real stories about the American mythology. https://www.amazon.com/Lies-My-Teacher-Told-Everything/dp/1620973928
You are grossly misinformed. Obamacare was intended to expand health coverage to more Americans, improve preventative health care and bend the rising costs of health care down and it has done just that.
> Undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible to buy Marketplace health coverage, or for premium tax credits and other savings on Marketplace plans.
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for Obamacare
And you obviously don't actually understand what "fraud" means.
It comes out to that in the end.
Your employer picks up the other half but if you are self-employed, you pay the full tab, which is actually about 15% so they were off by a few points.
read this a few months back. it's fucking terrifying. it's actually outdated, but when you read it, you start comparing those events to present day chaos, and it magnifies the conclusion: the man is a dangerous combination of textbook narcissist and pathological liar. And his performance to date has done absolutely ZERO to detract from this conclusion, if anything, reinforced it's validity at every turn.
so here we are today. an entire party aligned behind this man who's not only wacky af, but actively working with foreign powers to subvert our own goals and destroy our historic alliances.
mueller save us, please.
That's because Republicans hate government and believe it fundamentally cannot function in any worthwhile way. In order to prove it, they proceed to break everything they can even if it's working while simultaneously grabbing everything they can for themselves and their wealthy patrons.
Fuck the Geriatric Obsolete Partisans
Seth wrote "Proof of Conspiracy which lays out the reasons trump was elected and who benefited the most by his election. We, America, lost the 2016 election. Not because Hillary lost, but because it was more rigged than even Georgia's state elections.
I have to ask, but does trump also believe that the mob gave millions asbestosis? Yes the damage caused by asbestos has it's own name in the medical community. And yes he probably does.
I suggest starting with "radical", "make up", and "vile". Then maybe branch out a bit and try "nickname".
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith is an incredible treatise on the American economy from a world-renowned economist. A bonus is it's accessible to people who don't have PhDs.
Not at all what people think it means. From NPR:
> WITTES: He was writing about a tax dispute between the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the family of the Penns, the proprietary family of the Pennsylvania colony who ruled it from afar. And the legislature was trying to tax the Penn family lands to pay for frontier defense during the French and Indian War. And the Penn family kept instructing the governor to veto. Franklin felt that this was a great affront to the ability of the legislature to govern. And so he actually meant purchase a little temporary safety very literally. The Penn family was trying to give a lump sum of money in exchange for the General Assembly's acknowledging that it did not have the authority to tax it.
> SIEGEL: So far from being a pro-privacy quotation, if anything, it's a pro-taxation and pro-defense spending quotation.
> WITTES: It is a quotation that defends the authority of a legislature to govern in the interests of collective security. It means, in context, not quite the opposite of what it's almost always quoted as saying but much closer to the opposite than to the thing that people think it means.
I was talking about the taxes used the fund the subsidies, but I guess the mandate can be construed as a tax...
> Sorry I can't afford to spend 25% of my yearly income on health insurance I don't even use
1) Exchange subsidies should cap the percentage of your income you need to use to pay for health insurance at 9.5% of your income, as long as you make less than 400% of the FPL.
2) If the lowest-price coverage available to you is more than 8.13% of your household income, you qualify for a income exemption to the mandate. So that 25% is bullshit.
3) Yeah, you don't use it unless you have an accident, or develop an illness or another health condition. Insurance is never a good deal if the events you're insuring against don't happen. What's your plan if you're hit by a bus? Dying?
Yeah that's why we can be 30 trillion dollars in debt as a country, yet the value of our currency doesn't change. USD isn't linked to just our economy, the us dollar is tied to OPEC oil, since everyone needs USD to buy oil from the middle east.
In 2000 Sadam Hussain decided that Iraqi oil would be sold in Euros instead of USD. By 2003 the United States had killed him, and installed a new government. This new government immediately reverted back to selling oil in USD, against the advice of every financial advisor due to USD's decline in value
I'm not big on conspiracies but William R. Clark wrote a great book petrol dollar warfare and IMO it's worth reading.
I might buy that if they didn't tour with the confederate battle flag or use it on the cover of their greatest hits album.
“Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” - Stephen Colbert
This is worth watching for an overview of the rise of right-wing media in the US:
The Brainwashing of My Dad
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them is a good read too.
I’ve been reading Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073TJBYTB/) and he makes some plausible arguments for how inequality, while bad, is not the metric to measure the health of our society. Poverty, which has been ever decreasing, is the measure for how successful our programs and approaches are, with inequality as a secondary metric to measure and work on. So we can take heart that many of the programs and progress of the last 70 years have truly increased the quality of life for most Americans. A corollary to this is: don’t rail to pull money from the richest; instead, take steps to make the poorest less poor.
I’m massacring his point, I’m sure, but it is interesting. Thinking of it not in terms of a zero sum game is worthwhile. My take was: it’s not the whole “a rising tide lifts all ships” schtick; it’s more about fixating less on the Waltons and their ilk, and more focusing on everyone else. There will be peaks when some people make off with a vulgar amount of cash/wealth, but as long as overall quality of life continues to rise for everyone, we’re doing well.
Worth thinking about.
Twitter removed the "via" from desktop/mobile apps a while ago, you can only see it on third party apps
edit: as an example, tweetdeck shows it
TIL any kind of vandalism defines fascism and not the stoichiastic terror, xenophobia and authoritarianism coming from the GOP.
PS if you'd like to learn an actual meaning of a word before using it and looking not so sharp, I'm here to help
It's called situational irony. It's when a sentence sets up an expected conclusion, then delivers an unexpected conclusion.
It's a basic of modern humor.
If anyone hasn't read/listened to Dark Money by Jane Mayer you definitely should!
It traces the history of influence by conservative billionaire donors, and it's disgusting and infuriating -- but also incredibly informative.
In what remains of the situation room, a group of T_D gather to strike back at the liberal elite:
"I have a picture of AOC, and it looks like she's wearing a watch."
"Zoom in. Enhance."
"Sir! It's a $595 Movado! This completely excuses Trump's concentration camps. It's no wonder CNN is covering it up."
"Are you sure it's the $595, and not the $189 Movado?"
"Of course we're sure. We've checked the pixels!"
"How about knockoffs? Have we ruled those out? We have to be sure; after all, we have to set an example of integrity for America."
"Son, how long have you been at T_D? Liberals are rich parasites, not like the hard working men and women of the Trump family. They would never wear a knockoff."
"Got it. Post it right away. I want to see this posted at least a dozen times before the Blagovest bells strike midnight."
That rabbit hole keeps going too. This article only briefly mentions drone pilots towards the end, but the military is recruiting them by producing propaganda comparing what a drone operator does to a video game, even though they're taking real lives. The result is guys who sit behind screens all day developing serious ptsd:
Trump first publicly expressed interest in running for political office in 1987. He won two Reform Party presidential primaries in 2000, but withdrew his candidacy early on.
He's only been Republican since Obama. Before that, he was mostly Democrat, with interruptions to flirt with the Reform and Republicans.
> Does anyone know what it's from?
Oh man, you're in for a treat!
This comic is incredible. This was from the late 90s, when Vertigo was in its prime. Garth Ennis, the author, won a Best Writer Eisner Award during it's run. If you've got Prime you can read it for free, too!
She mentioned it last night while they were reading a book about how Hillary was cleared while trump was being smeared. I said “ I hope for your sake they don’t gut social security”. They changed the subject as always.
It’s insane the mental gymnastics they will go to
Bizarre when I look it up it shows a massive selection of political books.
Proof is in the pudding.
Your lies are as weak as your photoshop.
There has been a civil war raging in Yemen since 2015 that has seen nearly as many as 80,000 people (mostly civilians) killed. The USA has its dirty hands in it, as well as the Saudis, who are indiscriminately murdering civilians like it is going out of style.
But yes, some inconsequential celebutante's instagram feed is 'breaking news'.
Edit: As I was saying... https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/09/middleeast/yemen-bus-intl/index.html
Reddit is a community of people from around the world. According to Alexa.com ~55% of visitors are from the US. Let's give it an even split of 50/50 liberals and conservatives. That puts conservatives at a disadvantage on Reddit.
Also, just because you have money doesn't make you a conservative, and just because you're not wealthy doesn't make you a liberal.
You know when this is actually an impressive display of patriotism and not a sign of a person who is mentally challenged attempting to pander to low effort thinkers you've made a wrong turn.
Download Reddit Enhancement Suite or RES. It allows you to turn off subreddit styles - basically the unique visual layout that each sub has. IIRC, the idiots at the_dumpsterfire have removed the unsubscribe button on t_d's style so you'll have to turn it off or edit your subscription list from your user profile.
No, but political humor still requires a core of reality to operate. Hence the political part.
If I made a joke about how Trump's laser eyes are always melting my CD collection it would make just as much sense. Which is, to say, none.
Here, I've found a little something to help explain it to you: This slideshow for Mr. Gibbs High School civics class.
> Don't forget that Reagan committed treason to win the election, making backroom deals with Iran to ensure the hostages weren't released until after he won.
I remember the book October Surprise when it first came out and while I'm ready to believe that Reagan knowingly did evil things (he supported brutal dictators, after all, I finished the book thinking "that's a whole lot of hearsay and conjecture."
There was really no evidence or smoking gun. If there is solid evidence that there was such a deal (and especially if Reagan knew about it), I'd love to read it.
Yeah, just tie two 20ft ladders together. $340 for two.
But maybe you need ladders for both sides of the wall so $700. Rope would be a cheaper descending option though.
zero water filters might work:
(note that the filters get air bubbles in them and get slow and need 'burping' -- https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx1JEE0J56XTPX)
i've found i don't often need to change filters, but i don't live in flint... filters seem to last all year for me...
If you want a good pillow and don't want to support this asshole I'd suggest a latex foam pillow.
Best pillows ever. I'm never switching to anything else.
I don't have experience with this brand, but something like this.
Care to bring some facts of your own? Educated people lean liberal.
>54% of college grads see themselves in some shade of blue, compared to 39% who identify with or lean towards the GOP.
>Republicans now have a much stronger influence among those whose highest level of education is a high school degree or less.
So yeah, Republican voters are less educated than Democratic voters. If the more educated you are, the richer you are, and the GOP is the party of the rich, then those poor people are really getting the short end of the propaganda stick, aren't they?
Resting heart rate is how many beats per minute your heart does when you are not engaged in any physical activity, e.g. before you get out of bed when waking in the morning. When your heart is strong and you have a good vascular system, each beat pumps more blood and the blood vessels allow the blood to flow smoothly throughout your body. Because more blood is flowing easily through you it takes fewer beats per minute to provide the necessary oxygen and what-not to keep your organs and tissues doing their thing. Generally lower RHR means better physical condition.
Bush's physical condition is even more impressive when you consider he was 55 when elected as compared to Obama at 48, Lance Armstrong's peak condition was 30-35, and Phelps's at 25-30.
Here’s the first:
and the second
They are written by different articles, but they are not aimed at each other nor do they discount each other. This is simply one of many cases of right wing “don’t read, just blindly accept what I say is true!”
It’s every 4th generation. 80 to 100 years. It’s called the fourth turning. A great book on the whole generational cycle of crisis to awakening is called “The Fourth Turning” by Neil Howe and William Strauss.
> the severe ritual/cult abuse my family put me through
I actually just read a book dealing with this stuff yesterday, cover to cover in a single sitting it was so good:
The Tao of Fully Feeling by Pete Walker
Gotta educate the nation, my dude. Keep on keepin' on.
This is a "useless box" sold on Amazon for $15.15. At that price you could buy about 5.2 for $78. Rounding up and buying 6 per citizen would have the exact same impact on illegal immigration as a wall.
I'll take 6 useless boxes, please.
> How about his first 2 years when he failed to do anything
Since you're repeating a lot of republican talking points, here's some historical facts: Obama had a grand total of 24 working days of filibuster-proof democratic congress. (Alternate source)
13 people died in that flooding last year compared to 1,200-1,800 for Katrina. Not comparable.
20 people died in flooding this year in Arkansas and Missouri. It was barely covered at all and trump never went.
As you might imagine, while the march higher in the S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq has many investors cheering, it's also created quite the group of skeptics who believe the stock market could be teetering at the edge of a cliff. A number of concerns, such as a possible conflict with North Korea, rising interest rates, and Congress's inability to thus far pass any meaningful reforms, could send the market screaming from its highs. Historically, there have also been 35 stock market corrections in the S&P 500 of 10% or more, when rounded to the nearest whole number, since 1950. The cries for a correction or bear market seem to be getting stronger by the day.
This isn't necessarily a solid market. Hopefully things are sustainable, but you can't look at it as "hey, problem solved!"
If you think that being a boorish, childish loudmouth in the same way as Kim will lead to any sort of peace talks, you're likely incorrect. If he somehow manages to shut his mouth long enough to affect any meaningful change that does not lead to the death of 2.6 million innocent South Koreans, I'll be extremely happy and will surely give credit where it is due.
Ask yourself instead this question: Why should we have minority rule? How is it fair that a voter in Wyoming has 4 times the representation in Presidential elections than a New Yorker? Before you say "But muh Representative republic!", know that Representative Republics are a form of Democracy, and the one person equals one vote is something inherit to the ideals of Democracy. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/its-time-to-end-the-electoral-college_b_12891764
>South Korean President Moon Jae-in has credited his US counterpart Donald Trump with making a "huge" contribution to bringing the North and South together for landmark talks.
Oh god. Even Alexa doesn't back you up there.
I've been checking this shit for a long period of time. It's never been supported by facts AND, even if you did agree with the "Russia" angle...the leaked CIA documents pretty much confirm they can be the one to drive a narrative.
And CTR was a real campaign online. Trump never had that. If anything it gave her a bad name because she had people shilling. Open your eyes brother, there's a world out here.
I googled it since I didn't know of any Christian spells since that seems rather heretic of them. "The only magic in this world is from our God in heaven" which is what they used to discriminate against shamanistic and druidic magic.
Then I saw this lmfao
I was on hulu recently and I couldn't understand why I couldn't continue watching my show. Then I checked, and my NordVPN was set to Canada. Switched to a different one and voila! It's handy pretty much any other time.
For anyone asking: it’s here https://www.amazon.com/MAGA-wonder-comprehensive-collection-President/dp/B08QFBN32M/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=maga+four+years+of+wonders&qid=1608384114&sr=8-3
I once got two guns pulled on me in a gas station parking lot because police walked past my car and saw a cd scratch remover sitting in my passenger seat and thought it was a gun.
I’m white btw. And the cd cleaner was neon green. Like this.
Digital Innovations CD and Game Disc Scratch Repair Device https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005UMZZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IkSLCbVKXTV8M
I'm going to be THAT guy:
Trump doesn't spend all day looking at himself in the mirror. He spends a lot of time looking at carpet swatches.
>So when you point to something Orwellian and say look at how close we are to this scenario well no shit because he based it off of society it's supposed to parallel our society. That doesn't mean society is headed to that place.
Except the point of the book was to act as a warning of what may come to pass if certain trends (totalitarianism, leader-worship, etc) continue. The fact that these things are coming true in real life, demonstrate his foresight and the notion that history tends to repeat itself.
Here is a link to one of the letters he wrote to a friend describing the intention behind the book 1984.
Here you go you martyred brainiac this might help you understand.
Also you’re wrong, many slaves did get some form of financial incentives to work hard, some even purchasing their own freedom, but they were still slaves in the sense that they couldn’t choose not to work, what work to do, and they could be sold like property because they were property.
So stop with the victim complex and stop thinking you’re smarter than anyone here lol.
Yeah, people who are economically disadvantaged tend to have lower IQs. Because the colonization of africa was fueled by economic incentives and by widely accepted racism, the countries that have since achieved independence have been subject to extreme poverty and violence, both of which have an astounding impact on IQ. Itd be like if you shifted into 1st gear going down the highway and ruined your cars transmission, and then said “look at how bad this car is! The transmission doesnt even work!”
Addressing how all “lefties” see is skin color, this video explains race pretty well, if you can manage to see past his costumes
The real kicker is, IQ isnt even a good measure of intelligence. And like many many things in biology, intelligence is so much more complex than genetics, being influenced by environment and social norms as well.
I know it takes work, but really, try to find something more substantial to be proud of than the fact that you were born white in (presumably) a first-world country.
Chevron deference says that courts must defer to reasonable agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes. With Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, it's probably going to get tossed out.
That means that all of the right wing nutjobs that Trump has packed the courts with will be able to boss around the agencies who actually know what they're doing.
(A quick shout-out to the Opening Arguments podcast, which is a really entertaining and informative breakdown of exactly how horrible everything is right now.)
Here you go.
What is worrying to me is that someone must have explained to Trump the dangers of questioning our commitments to allies when he did it the first time. The fact he did it again, raising additional objections to NATO which can not be easily answered (obsolescence), goes beyond suspicious.
He hasn't ever distinguished himself with his knowledge of security and defense matters. His forgetting that Russia invaded Ukraine would probably make him a C student in a high school current events class. Yet he repeatedly goes out of his way to raise doubts about our commitments to our allies against Russian aggression--something that you'd be hard pressed to find support for on either side of the aisle in the last 60 years. Something is very wrong with that picture.
"In a desperate attempt to convince myself I haven't isolated myself from most people in the world and only have a hate cult of bigots left to respect me."
Project much shill? You literally describe yourself lol
Definition of bigot
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Conservative means what it means. Here's the dictionary definition. You might be thinking of fiscal conservativism or economic conservatism, or even libertarianism, which are issues related to modern conservative politics, particularly in the United States. But in no sense does the word "conservative" only refer to the issue of the size of government.
Oh honey, you need to read a history book if you think that's what war with the US looks like. The US invented the phase "collateral damage" during the First Iraq War, after having funded Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran. If you think the ~~US~~ US government gives two shits about young Iranians, I've got a WMD to sell you.
I mean, LBJ kept whipping out his dick at everyone who couldn't run away fast enough, including reporters.
Also this. Trump hardly invented boorish behavior.
Not just minorities. Left wingers and protesters as well.
In the 60's during the Civil Rights marches and protests the media and police called protesters "agitators". They said they were all from the northern states and they just came down to the south to stir up trouble, not for any lofty ideals.
So, the public supported it when police shot protesters with water hoses, beat them senseless with billy clubs, or let their police dogs attack them.
It's the same today. The peaceful liberal or left-wing protesters are watched like hawks by the police and in some cases severely harmed, dangerously, while the police are cheered on by violent right wing extremist groups, who are completely ignored by police.
Not only that, but even if you protest peacefully, you can't win, as we saw with the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests. When the oil and gas company had had enough, they partnered with the FBI to send in undercover agents to commit violent acts and shoot firearms in order to justify sending in the National Guard and other police to disperse the "violent and riotous assembly."
You literally can't win, but it's not the government doing it by itself. It's the government in partnership with business.