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  1. Its good stuff but, the 6 months we get of baseball is when life is good, and the 6 months of no baseball is soooooooo boring.
  2. It is not. What results in harm to the environment is lack of checks and balances. When there is no TRUE oversight committee, large scale damage can be done. This is why countries that lack freedom, like China today or the USSR in the past, committed the largest environmental disasters in human history. If you have a radical left wing government, and then a radical left wing media that protects and defends whatever the government does, you have no checks and balances. So that government is free to pollute or outright destroy the environment with impunity because the media won't report it. China caused widespread environmental damage with construction of dams. The USSR destroyed a massive ecosystem by draining lakes and diverting rivers, and had lax standards on radiation fallout leading to large areas contaminated. A free market economy is VASTLY superior for protecting the environment because there are checks and balances. The media will call out a corporation that violates environmental standards so its more careful not to.
  3. Actually this wouldn't happen because in this upcoming civil war, the media are going to be MILITARY targets. This is because so many people see freedom of the press being abused to corrupt everything. I think one of the very first things that happens in this civil war is most of the leftist media getting rounded up and simply vanishing.
  4. Keep in mind, the media is firmly against him, so every little misstep and error he makes is amplified 1000x. Obama would say and do strange things too, the media would just bury it or turn it around so that if you questioned it, you were a racist. Regardless, Trump's instinct on human behavior can be downright genius at times. Here are just a few bizarre quotes from Obama: "R-S-P-E-C-T." --flubbing the spelling of Aretha Franklin's famous song "Respect" while paying tribute to the iconic singer, New York, NY (March 6, 2014) "When I meet with world leaders, what's striking -- whether it's in Europe or here in Asia..." -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011 "We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad." —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011 "One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world -- Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian) "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." --Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010 "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009 You can argue that with the crap Obama says here, he is Forrest Gump too. But the media will roll their eyes at you and ignore it if you mock him for it.
  5. This British pundit is ready to overthrow capitalism to "save the environment". He has a movement apparently. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/15/rebellion-prevent-ecological-apocalypse-civil-disobedience
  6. Actually the democrats should be forced to live in a community filled with illegal immigrants.
  7. Fair enough. We'll see! At this moment, I say Beto is the favorite though.
  8. riversco

    Why do you buy Water? really?

    Human taste buds are finely tuned to be most receptive at room temperature. When you heat up or chill foods, it has the effect of dulling your taste buds, which for a lot of people make the taste less sharp and more palatable. Some people then complain it tastes bland and start adding room-temperature condiments to bring the flavor back.
  9. Obama was already a serious threat to Hillary's fundraising from the moment he declared. Buttgieg is still not a threat to the top 2.
  10. Not all nominees draw huge crowds. But they do draw the big money. If you were to tell me that Beto winds up winning the fundraising wars and becomes the nominee, but the democrat base are just lukewarm to him (because he is not a minority or is male or some other reason), I think I could agree with that.
  11. I disagree. Buttgieg bragged about raising $600k in 24 hours. Bernie Sanders opened by raising $5.9 million. Beto O'Rourke opened by raising $6.1 million. Maybe $600k is more than Buttgieg had hoped for, but its not close to being competitive in this race.
  12. riversco

    Why do you buy Water? really?

    To understand the safety of bottled water and tap water, you need to understand that there are health and safety guidelines from the medical community and THEN there are federal guidelines. The two may not always agree on what is "safe". Also, contamination levels may spike and testing may be as spotty as a quarterly check. For example: arsenic. This study shows that the federal guidelines for arsenic in tap water is 10 parts per billion (ppb). The arsenic levels in tap water in Beverly Hills in 2017 was at 3.2 ppb. Unfortunately, the medical guidelines are 0.004 ppb. The California average level of arsenic in the water is 3.0 ppb. The nationwide level of arsenic is 1.3 ppb. https://premieresales.com/la-tap-water-drinking-water-los-angeles-california-water-quality/ So what does the LADWP say? They say their water is fine. But its not. Everyone should use a water filter for things like arsenic and (other contaminants).
  13. riversco

    Why do you buy Water? really?

    Fun fact: During the California drought a couple years ago, the government was trying to get citizens to stop using so much water to conserve it. However, a lot of bottled water comes out of California and is sold around the world. The government did absolutely nothing to curb selling California water in bottled form. Why? Because the bottled water companies are run by those who are paid up with the right people so the government looked the other way. And because the government is run by democrats and the press is run by democrats, there was little to no investigative journalism done because doing that might mean some republicans win elections. So the end result is democrats win all of these elections in large part due to environmentalism but because they control ALL the levers of power in the state, it corrupts them and they stop caring about the environment. This is why we need checks and balances.
  14. To win the nomination of either party, you need to be able to raise money. And lots of it. The ability to raise money early is a fairly good indicator of who the nominee will be. Take a look at 2007. Hillary was far and away the frontrunner, with Obama in second place. But even in January of 2007, TIME reported on how strong Obama's fundraising was and it was competitive with Hillary. http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1579114,00.html So which democrats excel at fundraising in 2019? There are 2. Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke. Here is an February 2019 article on Bernie's very strong fundraising early in his campaign: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/21/politics/bernie-sanders-fundraising-performance/index.html Here is an ABC news article from March 2019 on Beto's very strong fundraising early in his campaign: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/beto-orourke-sets-high-water-mark-dems-61/story?id=61753709 How are other candidates faring? Here is an AP article on Joe Biden's struggles to raise money: https://apnews.com/f7caa914f2a24f059ddf5660993a4dc1 Here is a Washington Examiner article on Kamala Harris' struggles to raise money: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/just-17-days-in-kamala-harris-fundraising-falling-short This 538 article discusses the interesting disconnect between the democrat base and the people who donate to democrat candidates. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-the-big-sanders-and-orourke-fundraising-numbers-dont-capture/ Its interesting that, despite what many many think, to win the democrat nomination, the KEY is to be able to raise money from wealthy white democrats. Conclusion: I believe that, at this time, Beto O'Rourke is the front runner for the democrat nomination. He and Bernie Sanders are the only 2 candidates raising the big money, and Bernie is far far too old. Beto is actually slightly outraising Bernie in fact. I believe the 2020 election will be Beto O'Rourke vs Donald Trump.
  15. No. Actually, you need to look at how the communist revolution went down in Russia in the early 20th century. What they did was 1. convert a lot of people in large populated urban areas. 2. stir up a revolt. 3. the converts in urban areas then spread out across the rural areas. So OUR case, what the radical left would do is: 1. Import tons of illegal immigrants into large urban areas to swell their ranks. 2. Designate them sanctuary cities for a period of time long enough to radicalize them and mobilize them. 3. Initiate a revolt and push all the combined urban citizens and illegals out to the rural areas to kill the conservative population. Basically its an invasion and importing a foreign army to kill the people living here.