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    2021 - the year of shortages of goods and services?

    The keystone pipeline is to export Canadian oil outside of North American markets. It should be killed to help our energy independence.
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    2021 - the year of shortages of goods and services?

    The percent of immigrants in the US has been a pretty steady 10-15 percent over the last 150 years. Why is it a problem now? I think we need to increase highly educated legal immigration to make up for the lower birth rate and decrease both illegal immigration and refuge immigration, but according to historical numbers it is hardly a problem.
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    2021 - the year of shortages of goods and services?

    I wonder if anyone ever reads into the root causes of some of the shortages. It is a perfect storm of coincidences. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-chips/global-auto-recovery-to-take-more-hits-from-japan-chip-plant-fire-severe-u-s-weather-ihs-idUSKBN2BN27E A chip-making factory owned by Renesas Electronics Corp, which accounts for 30% of the global market for microcontroller units used in cars, was hit by fire earlier this month. The company said on Tuesday it would take at least 100 days for production to normalize at the plant in northeast Japan.
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    NBA ratings plummet

    A few points. 1. Your link is awful and is barely comprehensible. 2. A google search is awful as well. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=nba+ratings+2021 3. I just want to know how much nba ratings dropped on an average compared to how much cable tv viewership in a whole dropped. I am curious, but it is impossible to find. 4. The last nba game i watched on TV was in 2011(I had to google it). I watched Dallas Mavericks beat the heat in the finals. 5. The last game I watched was when Blake Griffin and Chris Paul came to visit Houston, at the time they played for the clippers. I went with a coworker to watch the game. 6. I am not the target audience of the NBA and I am unsure of what they could do to get me to watch.
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    2021 League Page?

    It is definitely not up yet, the 2020 page will have a link once it is available.
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    Qubes OS

    You have to purchase your hardware around the drivers. I have a Linux box that does not have any issues.
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    Qubes OS

    Linux would be fine for most users, there is no reason to use Qubes.
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    slow people

    I listen to music around town, but on road trips i prefer listening to talk radio.
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    slow people

    On road trips i generally flip through the channels and only listen to news channels when they are talking about businesses and not about politics. I generally listen to bloomberg the most since they are most likely to be talking about business, fox business channel is also good. If you want to avoid politics on the news channels you need to use all of the channels available.
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    slow people

    Below is a picture from my RAM last year. This included stopping to let the kids pee and getting gas. That is how you save time. https://imgur.com/a/Tsl7LZf
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    slow people

    The other place you should not speed is parking lots. There could be a mom with a kid between vehicles and the kid could run out. One of my fishing buddies had this happen to his kid and he suffered permanent brain damage. He is able to live on his own and work at the grocery store as a bagger, but that is now his limit in life. All because some jack@ss sped through the parking lot.
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    slow people

    Speed limits inside subdivisions should be 15-20 mph. There are kids around. I am the first to go 10-20+ mph over on highways, i run stop signs and red lights like it is nobodies business. But I go under the speed limit in residential areas. You do not gain much time by even going the speed limit in a residential area and the risk of regret is greater.
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    Does anyone here drink good beer?

    Some people judge others on everything, and I am certainly not offended. I am just trying to change your opinion on why people drink microbrews.
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    Does anyone here drink good beer?

    Or people prefer the taste more. Why judge other people on what they like to eat/drink?
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    slow people

    I am always in a rush, I would rather be doing something than waiting on other people. Last weekend we returned my wife's bike, took the kids to dave and busters, took the kids to the swimming pool, i went trail riding on my mountain bike, and i took the kids to the playground. And then on Sunday..... I cannot do all the stuff I want to do if i am stuck behind slowpokes.
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    Does anyone here drink good beer?

    Most weekends I drink Michelob Ultra as it is low alcohol and low calories and I am still trying to get back to my highschool weight. The last 10 pounds is the most difficult, i cannot seem to lose it. I prefer brown and amber ales and am not a big fan of IPA's, wheat beer, or sours. Fat Tire is probably my favorite beer, but I only drink it every other month. Because I live in Texas, i usually drink shinerbock if I am not drinking michelob ultra.
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    US Fertility Rate Lowest Level in 40 Years?

    Abortion rate has dropped by almost half in the last 40 years. Abortions are not the reason women are not having babies. http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/graphusabrate.html
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    Boss Level...on hulu

    Sounds similar to edge of tomorrow. I do not have Hulu plus, so i cannot watch it.
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    Blackwashing...First Capn Murica now Superman

    The marvel movies have done such a good job casting actors/actresses up to this point. The combination of Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as Captain/Bucky does not work too well. Neither one is a good actor.
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    2021 League Page?

  21. I am starting to think you do not even read/watch your own links. They were all men that were smuggled into the US. The smugglers would bring people to the US for equivalent of ~10k and then they would extort more money from the relatives by saying they were going to kill the victims unless they got more money.
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    I have Cancer :/

    Best of luck and I hope they can come up with a plan. I know many people from all over the country fly into MD Anderson in Houston. You might want to pay them a visit since you have the means to fly back and forth.
  23. That is about 5 miles from my house and while that area is not "nice" it is not the ghetto.
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