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The Argument Chamber / Re: Maine's Election Idea
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:32:07 PM »
Of course, it's being obstructed every step of the way by Republicans because of course they would.

only because they stand to lose. if the shoe was on the other foot, they'd say it was the best most fair idea in the history of voting.

too bad it's not being used in the general election (yet).

minneapolis and st paul both use ranked choice for local elections. it's really not that complicated, which seems to be the most common rationalization for opposing it. you don't have to vote for 2nd/3rd/etc choices if you don't want to.

General Discussion / Re: Epic thread of win
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:42:42 AM »

happy b-day!

Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:03:54 PM »
the expanse got cancelled by syfy but got picked up by amazon... :)

Movies & TV / Re: marvel movies
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:35:00 PM »
sorry for this.


The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:07:31 PM »
trump said a couple amusing things on fox & friends this morning:

1. cohen did in fact represent trump wrt the stormy daniels NDA (what, you mean trump lied when he said there was no stormy daniels deal? shocking), and
2. cohen only represented trump with regard to a very small number of issues.

that doesn't help cohen's claim (which probably would have failed anyway) that stuff seized in the raids is protected under attorney-client privilege.
this, the day after cohen pled the 5th in his civil suit. something "only the mob does", per DJT during the campaign. oh schadenfreude...


Diablo 3 / Re: Season 13
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:45:46 AM »
annoying for people that prefer solo play, but it's MUCH easier to get the speed goals in public games. play a few and you'll probably get the 5 minute goal by accident.

General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:48:50 PM »
pretty much the best way to get around town at the moment.

Diablo 3 / Re: Season 13
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:35:41 PM »
gr45 no set is easy for barb too. start a barb!  :P

dunno how much time is left this season.

General Discussion / Re: WTF!?!
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:59:01 PM »

The Argument Chamber / Re: TPPA
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:18:02 PM »
washington post reporting today:

President Trump suggested Thursday he might want to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major reversal on the sprawling multination trade pact he rejected just days after taking office.

Rejoining the pact would come as Trump escalates a trade conflict with China. The Pacific Rim trade deal was intended by the Obama administration as a way to counter China’s influence, but Trump criticized the pact as a candidate and pulled the United States out of it in one of his earliest moves as president.

Trump gave the new orders to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow during a meeting with lawmakers and governors in the White House Cabinet Room Thursday, according to several GOP senators in attendance.

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said that he and others at the table argued that “if you really want to get China’s attention, one way to do it is start doing business with all the people they’re doing business with in the region: their competitors.”

Trump then told Lighthizer and Kudlow to “take a look at getting us back into that agreement, on our terms of course,” Thune said. “He was very I would say bullish about that.”

Movies & TV / Re: Ready Player One
« on: April 05, 2018, 03:13:44 PM »
i assumed that was what he meant. seems like Rush usually provokes a strong opinion either way...

Movies & TV / Re: Ready Player One
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:40:42 AM »

Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:27:58 PM »
logged on this morning when i realized i'd never claimed the non-seasonal gear from when i rebirthed my crusader this season. too late. grrrrr....

The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:14:57 PM »
totally predictable response by trump to stevens' op-ed the other day (wrt to repealing the 2nd amendment). pretty sure stevens has said similar things in the past. i agree with him, but statements like that seem to unify opposition more than anything else. otoh, since nothing significant's getting done or is even likely to get done anyway, maybe promoting repeal as an idea not outside the mainstream isn't so bad... who knows.

edit: btw, yesterday standing was recognized for the plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits against trump wrt his emolument violations. this was the hurdle for the previous cases.

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