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Everything posted by Moiraine

  1. I hate how dumb people are about taxes. Case in point, the obsession to get Warren to answer whether Medicare for All would raise taxes on the middle class. She gets badgered on this because of the obsession, and she knows she can't say yes. But what she has said is it will lower costs for the middle class. That happens by increasing taxes on the middle class and above, but lowering health care costs by more than the middle class's taxes would increase. That's what's important - the net savings. But she can't straight out say taxes would increase for the middle class and health care costs would decrease by more because that soundbite would doom her. I just can't figure out how people can think Medicare for All isn't affordable for this country, or worse, a crazy idea. Health care for old people is the most expensive, and we're all paying for it right now. The average per person cost of health care via Medicare would decrease just due to that alone. I'm guessing the only real losers would be the under 30 crowd, many of who feel they don't need healthcare but would be helping foot the bill, and the people with really high incomes. Oh, and the drug companies because the U.S. government would have better negotiating power.
  2. Reminds me of the philosophy that if all these billionaires didn't exist, we'd all be out of jobs.
  3. There’s 0 chance our players aren’t showing them the hot girls they know. Just hopefully not crossing the line into things that get people arrested.
  4. It always cracks me up that people think the 18-22 year olds are way more attractive in California and Florida than in the midwest. Also, I imagine life is better in this department for Husker football players than it is at most other schools because of how important the team is here. I imagine the guys taking recruits around campus make that pretty clear.
  5. I wish people got this angry when companies are responsible for people’s deaths. Or when companies started outsourcing to China a few decades ago when they didn’t have labor laws that were up to our standards. There’s a reason regulations exist. People should be just as concerned about corporations having too much power as they are about big government. And to head off anyone asking, I’m not talking about regulating the NBA. I’m talking about companies putting $ over everything.
  6. I worked for a rich dude once who got it all because of who his parents are and he legitimately thought he was a self made man who could’ve done it all on his own. I would not be surprised at all if Trump’s kids think they’re self made, after all I’m pretty sure he feels the same about himself.
  7. Interestingly enough if you Google "Is John Bolton," "the whistleblower" pops up as one of the top choices, and there are theories that he's the 2nd one.
  8. No. Unless he's the 2nd whistleblower. The first is a member of the secret service. However, the whistleblower said he had 6 sources that are white house officials. Bolton could potentially be the 2nd whistleblower or one of the 6 sources. I've been saying since this thing came out, we need these anonymous white house officials to grow a pair and speak themselves. Preferably revealing themselves all at once.
  9. The biggest problem here isn't that Trump is an utter failure. It's that the people around him didn't do what they were supposed to do to get rid of him.
  10. We didn't need to go to war with Turkey. We just needed to tell them they can't under any circumstances do what they're doing right now.
  11. I guess it turns out the South Alabama game was a good litmus test. If our offensive line was merely decent, we should have been able run better on them. We couldn't, and as it turns out our offensive line isn't decent.
  12. I think this kind of thing is what worries me the most. I don't feel like the coaches were lying, but maybe they're not very good at assessing the players, because they talked all fall about how much better the team had gotten, in every position.
  13. Yep. There's a reason they thought it was okay to show this, and that's because of how Trump reacts to things like this. They probably figured there would be no repercussions.
  14. It will be entertaining (in a bad way) to see Republicans pivot from thinking ISIS was the most important issue while they were blaming Obama for it, to saying ISIS doesn't matter because it's far away.
  15. People who keep talking about changes on the OL don't have a big enough imagination for how bad the backups might be. However it could be argued you might as well put in the worse OL who have higher potential so they can get some experience.
  16. As far as systems go, we have almost everything from NES on, although I think the NES is at Elaida's parents' house. We have the NES/SNES classic minis though.
  17. You're talking about 2 separate things here. You claimed there was bias and favorites. Now you're responding to my post that it might not be bias by saying you don't care. You can't show there's bias unless you pay attention to what happens to other people and see there's disparate treatment. The other issue is whether you thought you should have gotten a warning or not. You can think it was unwarranted/overkill but that doesn't mean there was bias involved.
  18. Who are the favorites then? I could be wrong but most people who have been here more than a short time have warning points. Not everyone announces them when they happen. I have 4 and have been suspended before. Do you know that those 2 people didn’t also get warned?
  19. "accommodate themselves" is a really good way to put it.
  20. He blocked me. What did you do to earn it?
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