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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  7. 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.
  10. Also cars will kill this country. Everything was fine with horses.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Oh boy. You don't remember what happened in 2008? Here you go. In October 2008, Bush signed TARP into law to provide bailout money. They were able to get this through congress because of one KEY provision. While TARP established funding for the project, it also gave congress the power to block funds. So the president had to go to congress and get approval. So technically they passed a bill before Obama was elected but it was a bill that just set up framework for bailouts. This is why, in December, there was a republican revolt to block TARP spending. If you weren't paying attention, it doesn't make sense how congress could block TARP in December despite passing it in October. That's because you missed the part where the thing they passed in October was just a framework. In December they were talking about injecting $1.2 billion dollars into the bailout. This is what Obama wanted (who at this time was now president-elect) and what republicans in congress opposed. There was a failed vote on December 12th, 2008 and then the democrats took the case to the people and demanded trickle down economics in full force. https://thedailybanter.com/2008/12/auto-bailout-fails-dies-in-senate/ But there was a process of how much to spend and where, and most of that was being directed by Obama even as president-elect. He may not have been president, but his party had congress and they were following his lead.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    Technically, the bailouts occurred during Bush's term, but they were doing as Obama requested because he was taking office in just a few weeks. It wouldn't make sense to have a partisan fight over bailouts in the middle of a crash and a presidential transition, so they did as the incoming president requested. The other option would be for Bush to implement one solution and then for Obama to come in a few weeks later and rip it all up and go in another direction. That would have looked terrible all the way around. There was a contingent of republicans in congress who stood against the bailouts, but the democrats were very loud and vocal in defending trickle down at the time.
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    Broncos trading for Flacco

    Once in a while there are late-bloomer QBs. Rich Gannon, Chris Chandler, Doug Flutie, Brad Johnson and Vinny Testaverde all had the best play after age 33. Maybe the Broncos see something they can fix.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    I am not comparing apples to oranges. We're looking at policy shifts vs hypocritical thinking. Congress has had terrible approval ratings for about 10 years now. I mean truly terrible. Almost universally despised. We may be seeing a shift where the executive begins to take power from congress.
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    Nancy blinked: 5.7 for Wall............developing.

    The key difference there is the democrats bashed Reagan for trickle down, then praised Obama for it, and then after Obama is gone they bash trickle down again. THAT is hypocritical. In the case of executive orders, I think this could be a case where executive orders being used for policy decisions is simply gaining favor with the public.