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Old 03-20-2017, 09:48 PM   #221
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My problem with Gorsuch is that he shouldn't be here. Fucking Turtle.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:10 PM   #222
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One of the most gruesome things about today's testimony was the real-time fake-news tweet storm .
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:39 AM   #223
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A couple of interesting studies out in the previous few days...

Growth in the politically polarized is least likely to come from internet/social media users. Evidence that FB is not driving polarization. (Paper is behind a paywall and I lost the article summarizing it, my bad)

Paper that shows politicians, on both sides, overestimate public support for conservation policies, to varying degrees. It's a quicker read that it first appears.

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Old 03-21-2017, 01:02 PM   #224
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Yeah, I remember the days when having an FBI investigation on you was proof that you were unfit for the Presidency.
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:27 PM   #225
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I'm listening to the latest Lawfare podcast playing the proceedings. I believe at the end they'll do analysis.

First-time it's chilling to hear these words. Chilling. It's also insane how much the Republicans focused on the leaks. I mean, we just had the Director of the FBI drop a fucking megaton bomb on what passes fit democracy in this country. You'd think the place would go bananas.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:31 PM   #226
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It was enough for Trump to go on a long Twitter tirade, 8 tweets I think? Something about Hillary and the DNC being the real Russian collaborators.
Oh now that's some BS that just plain makes my head hurt at how ridiculous it is. He seriously tried to suggest that Hillary and the DNC collaborated with Russian to interfere with the election by hacking their own email?
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:54 PM   #227
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Oh now that's some BS that just plain makes my head hurt at how ridiculous it is. He seriously tried to suggest that Hillary and the DNC collaborated with Russian to interfere with the election by hacking their own email?
I have cousins on Facebook who were spreading that around as well. It's absolutely insane. It really isn't a bad thing that humans will likely be extinct in the next 50-100 years.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:01 PM   #228
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:20 PM   #229
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Everything bigger than a cell phone is banned from 11 airports, including 3 of the biggest in the world;
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/21/w...rnd/index.html

Apparently terrorists don't know how to use other airports. Trade Protectionism from the world's biggest consumer economy is funny


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Old 03-21-2017, 10:38 PM   #230
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Stupid, ineffectual policy that's going to to more economic harm than a handful of attacks would.
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Old 03-22-2017, 01:39 AM   #231
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:55 AM   #232
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It looks like the AP has some serious dirt on Manafort. Documents detailing his strategy to influence US politics for Russia's benefit as far back as 2005 and his compensation for doing so.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:05 AM   #233
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Under the surface, this looks like airline protectionism. Delta, United, and American will not have this limitation.


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They need all the help they can get, I wouldn't fly Delta or American if they were free. United isn't much better.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:46 AM   #235
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Holy. Crap!
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Yep. They have been trying to scrap Open Skies for decades, because besides not being​ able to compete with Emirates and Eitehaad on prices, they can't compete with them on service. American airlines are the most profitable in the world but you wouldn't know when you travel in them. I would name some African airlines, but that would be an insult to those nascent Airlines.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #237
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Yep. They have been trying to scrap Open Skies for decades, because besides not being​ able to compete with Emirates and Eitehaad on prices, they can't compete with them on service. American airlines are the most profitable in the world but you wouldn't know when you travel in them. I would name some African airlines, but that would be an insult to those nascent Airlines.
I fly Southwest because they seem like the least bad of the domestic carriers.
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Yeah, nobody would fly Delta or American even if you pay them. I am not getting on a 7 hour flight on a Delta after 3 stop overs with similar flights and deal with transit visas. I will check in my laptop and ereader and buy a book.

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Yeah, nobody would fly Delta or American even if you pay them. I am not getting on a 7 hour flight on a Delta after 3 stop overs with similar flights and deal with transit visas. I will check in my laptop and ereader and buy a book.

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You can if you inform them, and people will from now on.

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