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    Jussie Smollett (Empire) claims he was assaulted by MAGA guys.

    Remember, prior to the American Revolution, there was "Boston Massacre" which was a bunch of people protesting a court, it got violent, and some protestors were shot and killed. This event was used to drum up more violence en route to revolt. At this stage of our descent into civil war, extremist factions are looking for their own version of a "Boston Massacre". What they are hoping for is some kind of violence that leads to people getting killed and turned into martyrs, which will push the civil war much closer to reality. I think in some way, Smollett was hoping that he could stage an event to make himself a martyr to push this forward. But it WILL be something. The left will riot over some issue (possibly a tragic event involving a martyr). And the goal of that event will be to start assaulting right wing people on the street or in their cars, and then the entire nation will eventually slide down into civil war. It doesn't matter of Smollett fails, they will just try tomorrow with something else. We are in "finding martyrs for the cause" phase. The vision in my mind is an event in the next 2 years leads to martyrs for the left, and then you will watch on CNN and see left-wing protestors in the streets dragging white people out of their cars or homes or shops and beating them in the street, calling them racists. That's coming.
  2. I'm not sure what will ultimately win. 1. Smart phones are headed for foldable technology to become both a phone and a tablet. 2. VR technology is growing rapidly. What do customers really want? Do they want an actual physical screen or a VR overlay of the environment?
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    Raiders back to Oakland for 2019? (and 2020??)

    Raiders are now close to returning to Oakland for 1 more year in 2019. There is also talk of an option to play there in 2020 in case the new Vegas venue is not ready. https://sports.yahoo.com/raiders-embarrassing-saga-reportedly-end-oakland-return-2019-2020-152222776.html
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    Bernie Sanders is running for President 2020

    Remember, excluding California, Trump won the popular vote. I think that is the measuring stick for republican candidates now. Just forget California exists - you don't need it. Win the popular vote in the other 49 and you win.
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    Bernie Sanders is running for President 2020

    One of the key traits US voters tend to look for in a candidate is authenticity. A great way to build authenticity is to basically set out a personal platform at a young age and then stick to it for decades. Just repeat the same things over and over. You can play a video of a Bernie Sanders speech from 30 years ago and he says a lot of same things he says today. US voters will overlook a LOT if they think they have found authenticity. By the way, Donald Trump also enjoys his same advantage, as a lot of the things Trump was saying in the 1980s he stuck with even as president. This would make Bernie Sanders a strong opponent to Trump. He's actually the ONLY democrat that could have beaten Trump in 2016. The problem is that he would be 79 when he takes the oath. I just can't see voters picking someone that old.
  6. I think its the herd mentality. Humans get in a group and if they see everyone ELSE doing something, they start to think it is OK to do it or even feel peer pressure to do it so as not to get singled out for ridicule. It can also be very beneficial in life to take such mental shortcuts. Unfortunately on highways it means if everyone is driving 50 MPH on a snow-covered highway, the human response is to shut off the brain and ALSO do it no matter what else they see. That's why we end up with videos of 57 car pileups with every freaking car plowing into the wreck at 50 MPH.
  7. That video is gone but heres a different one. How do people not stop?
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    Least important position other than K/P?

    Actually, Belichick won a playoff game as head coach of the Browns in 1994 with Vinny Testaverde as his QB over a Patriots team led by Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe.
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    Least important position other than K/P?

    Dan Marino never won it, but his defenses were usually pretty bad. Not only that, but he had to to play in a division where the Bills had a franchise QB and a pretty good defense (including Bruce Smith).
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    Jussie Smollett (Empire) claims he was assaulted by MAGA guys.

    The left wing cult over the FBGs finally have a thread on this after banning it forever. Thread started by Bryant himself. What an embarrassment. And then to make himself look as bad as possible, he has to throw in "please be cool, post respectfully" just to make sure everyone knows what kind of person he is, that he is going to moderate the hell out of it to make sure no one on the left gets offended. Bryant couldn't have handled this worse.
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    Jussie Smollett (Empire) claims he was assaulted by MAGA guys.

    White increasingly feel discriminated against and trust among whites in society has collapsed. Its just not being reported.
  12. Trump is free to cut pork from California and New York because they won't vote for him anyway. Therefore it won't hurt him at all. I know the department of veterans affairs is sitting on a massive amount VERY expensive land in West Los Angeles worth around I'd guess $7-8 billion. They wanted to sell it. A bunch of Hollywood moguls and actors banded together a few years ago and prevented the sale because they feared whatever was built there would impede the view from their mansions. That thing alone would pay for 2 walls. The VA doesn't even really want it.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Well, this is basically what happened to the Roman Republic. The system got so large, so complex and so corrupt that no one cared. Julius Caesar started a civil war by crossing the Rubicon and no one could stop him so he became dictator. Then Augustus effectively became emperor. The senate just allowed it pretty much.
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    Thugs destroy a gas station

    We still employ heavy use of slavery today. Corporations are the new slave masters, and they moved factories overseas to China or elsewhere that are sweat shops where laborers earn tiny wages and work incredibly long hours. BUT the fact that it is thousands of miles away and cameras are banned keep it out of sight and out of mind. 500 years from now, they will speak of Apple as a slaver corporation.
  15. Also cars will kill this country. Everything was fine with horses.