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  1. Thank you for correcting my spelling on Yang. Thank God I didn't write that on twitter.
  2. 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.
  3. 🤣 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.
  4. ^ He lost a billion dollars? He must be the biggest con artist this country has ever seen.
  5. 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).
  6. 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/
  7. 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. 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.
  10. At this point there are so many mass casualty hate crimes I can barely keep up. What a time to have such a lack of decent leadership.
  11. ^ Me too, but I figured that was too much to hope for.
  12. I'm not sure if there is a viable political solution to this, but damn. The U.S. number is so high.
  13. I'm reading The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. I just can't get it off my mind. How do you get over having 30 years of your life stolen? What a case of justice failing over and over again until the very end. I'm not very sympathetic to violent criminals, but I'm starting to think that not even the worst deserve to be on death row. I used to only be against the death penalty because there is too much bias in the system, but this made me see that it's just too cruel to make people hear and smell death for years before their date. Maybe it just has to be enough to keep murderers in prison for life.
  14. Take the damn money Joe.
  15. Is there any much chance that we can take the Senate in 2020?
  16. Not more power to them. More like this is why they are like Trump voters and haven't we had enough of people who just want to destroy? https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1120807544300158976 https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1120807544300158976
  17. Good Lord. The Saudi government actually crucified someone. (CNN)Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes, the kingdom's official news agency said Tuesday. One of the convicts was crucified, according to an interior ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
  18. I love that you knew exactly what I meant.
  19. I can think of one thing better to hope for. 😏
  20. Hopefully someone will because only EW gave a decent amount imo, if these are the real numbers. It's not really about the amount though. I'm a believer in the Widow's mite way of looking at it. It's about the percentage. In Beto's case, I'm hoping he made some off book donations because otherwise I'm embarrassed for him. If you want to be my leader lead and that means giving when you are relatively wealthy. I'm really sorry you went through all of that. It seems many people on this board had similar experiences, so you are not alone.
  21. There's an understatement. You always seem to keep your cool DD, which I admire. The Obama's were treated horribly. The way people talked about Michelle was disgusting and shameful. I sort of reminds me of how Megan Markel is treated. I have no love for the royal family in general, don't get me wrong, but it's obvious that she is getting a raw deal in the press because she is bi racial. It took me awhile to realize that people were praising KM as graceful, ladylike and all this other BS as a way of contrasting her to MM. Same thing they do with Melania in regard to Michelle Obama. It's so unfair and untrue.
  22. This thread doesn't change who I support, but I find it very disappointing. If you click on it the numbers for most of the candidates are there, not just Beto. What a stingy group. As for Beto, I give more and make less. That does not endear him to me.
  23. Yeah, I really despise these people who actively helped elected Trump by voting for JS or writing in Bernie's name. Things have to get worse before they get better? Worse for who? Probably not for them. These are almost certainly all people who can go about their daily lives and not worry that someone is going to assault them in the Target parking lot or start screaming at them about going back to where they came from (which is usually right here, but never mind that). They aren't having their kid's ripped away at the border and they are ok with that happening to others because that's how we bring on the revolution. 🙃
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