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  1. I'm running out of words to describe how awful some of these events are.
  2. I'm just catching up on season two on Netflix. Season 3 is almost hear. I love this show even though it's over the top sometimes. In fact that's part of the appeal for me.
  3. It's just unreal. We are truly living in a banana republic being led by complete incompetents.
  4. Exactly! I had this same thought. I wish Harris had just evaded the whole issue with a standard "I'm in the race to win not thinking about being VP" for the reasons you stated. No need to make it more personal, when being VP gives you a chance to get name recognition and build up a donor base for the future.
  5. That's not even a close call. He's certainly not my first (Harris) or even second (Warren) choice in the primary, but I wouldn't even have to think twice about voting for him in the general.
  6. ^ You and me both. It's honestly surreal at times.
  7. But let's be honest, they can't ban abortion. They can ban abortion for poor women and girls. The rich and middle class will just fly to California, Toronto or Paris. Unless of course, this really does become Gilead and they don't let women leave. It's sick to try to force a women to have her rapist child. It's even sicker when the pregnant person is a child herself. The people doing this are mostly men and have no idea (or don't GAF) about the emotional and physical toll pregnancy takes on some women. It's nothing any trauma victim should be forced to endure and that goes double for a child victim. Just this conversation has shown how far they've moved the window though. Now we aren't talking about the fact that women have a constitutional right to abortion. We're talking about if a woman even has a right to ownership of her body in cases where a man has violated it. We're talking about whether the state or parents/physicians know best when a 10 year old rape victim turns up pregnant. TLDR: Things are f*cked up
  8. This is so disturbing. This headline is practically ripped from early 2016. Heaven save us all.
  9. Anyone who votes for him again can go straight to hell. I agree that he conned some people on the economic front. There are a lot of very unsophisticated and under educated people out there. I know because I grew up with them. He couldn't have done that if those people weren't willing to overlook the way he made fun of disabled people, the fact that he assaulted many women and the fact that he's an outright racist. To those that have changed their minds, I welcome their vote. I'll take any help there is to over throw this would be dictator. Has a ring to it, although I'm hoping that title goes to Harris or Warren's husband.
  10. ^ I don't think I ever knew who she was. Bye B!tch! Enjoy your stay.
  11. Yeah, I just saw a story about a possible sabotage of ships by Iran. Here we are with the Keystone Kops in charge when we need real diplomats and knowledgeable people trying to cool this situation down. How many failed wars do we have to have in the Middle East before the lesson is learned? Thousands of innocents have died and I have no idea what was gained from any of it.
  12. Unsurprising, yet terrifying.
  13. Well, she probably is, but I can't blame her. She has survived things I doubt I could.
  14. To no ones surprise the times keeps failing.
  15. Thank you for correcting my spelling on Yang. Thank God I didn't write that on twitter.
  16. I keep forgetting that Julian Castro is running, even though I know at one point he was kind of a Democratic party darling. His day may come down the road, I suppose. Once you get past him on the list I pretty much don't know the rest of the field at all, except Yang and De Blasio. Yang is a little before his time too. I think he's right about automation, but those ideas won't become mainstream until we are closer to disaster. Assuming Trump doesn't end all our troubles by getting us nuked first, of course.
  17. 🤣 Some days I really wonder how this is real life. How many fools out there admired this guy just because he was rich. Most of us here were skeptical, but this just takes the cake. Americans really have to stop worshiping rich people in general, but when the person ends up being an absolute fake it's too much.
  18. ^ He lost a billion dollars? He must be the biggest con artist this country has ever seen.
  19. Damn right. There are a lot of people who need to go to jail. We've just been putting the wrong people in them (low level drug offenders).
  20. I just looked up his case. He was only 16 and put in solitary. Our system is really sick. His mother died while trying to change it. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/spotlight/2019/04/23/kalief-browder-suicide-solitary-confinement-venida-browder-policing-the-usa/3540366002/
  21. Yes. This was a truly evil thing to do. Even at this point when nothing should shock any of us, I find this level of dirty dealing surprising. It's the kind of thing that could get someone sent to prison or even killed, but these psychopaths don't care.
  22. ^ That is awful. Yesterday was one of the four days that Yizkor is said. Basically a memorial day where people pray for their dead. I happened to be volunteering at the old age home helping with their service. It was terribly sad. One women lost two husbands and her only child, she was just weeping as the names were read. Another had a 10 year old granddaughter who passed. She was fine and then she just fell over from a seizure. To think while these octogenarians were crying for their dead some monster decided he had to kill more is just unreal. This is just the reality all of us live with now to some extent. It's worst for religious and racial minorities, but any of us can be killed just because it's Tuesday and some nut with a gun decides he's going to use it. I don't have the first idea how to stop these white men from being radicalized online and I don't think anyone else does either.
  23. That's for damn sure. I think the human mind isn't really good at processing this much tragedy. Some people are getting hardened to it, but I won't begrudge them that coping skill. Other people are depressed and anxious like we talked about a couple of weeks ago. That doesn't help anyone, but I think it can be a normal reaction to the instability and watching other people suffer. It really is sort of odd to watch both left and right throw stones over antisemitism. The real problem is it's becoming normalized across the spectrum. It's a virus that spreads and I will always believe that Trump let it loose this time around. Islamophobia will go hand in hand with that, of course. Some vet running into a group of people because he *thought* they were Muslims? Heaven help us all get through this insanity.
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