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Moiraine

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    The Shutdown

    We don't have a shutdown topic, so I thought I'd make one. I don't think Trump is going to give, so the Republicans will have to override the veto. Hard to imagine that happening either, but the elections are coming up. Right now they're refusing to do the right thing because their Trump supporting constituents would get upset if they overruled him. But I think they're going to lose more votes than they keep by doing nothing and hopefully they'll realize that soon. As for the Democrats, I don't really want them to cave unless they get something out of it. The wall is a stupid idea, and they shouldn't give in because our president is a child who couldn't get Mexico to pay for his dumb idea.
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    The Shutdown

    I want them to cover the actual SOTU when it occurs at the House after the shutdown is over.
  3. In not available for a long time news, The Wheel of Time is starting production in the fall. I have chills throughout my body.
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    The Shutdown

    From cnn.com The networks damn well better not give it more attention than they do a rally, no matter how formal it looks. CNN is also calling Pelosi's move unprecedented, but the first unprecedented move is a shutdown this long, and a shutdown over something this unbelievably stupid. And Trump has made many unprecedented moves by not attending things the presidents before him attended.
  5. It seems your definition of leader is just that they are in the position where they can decide some things, i.e. policy. So basically anyone who votes on laws or is placed in a position above others is a leader. I’m talk about the leadership skill. Are they able to get important things accomplished? Are people who work with and for them able to get important things done together under their direction? Are the important people who work with and for them influenced by them? None of these are required to happen before getting elected. Elections are a popularity contest. It stands to reason that people with the leadership skill would be a lot better at getting elected than others, but it’s not a necessity.
  6. Maybe we should try to define leader. Winning an election doesn’t mean you’re a leader. It just means you talk a good talk, for some it means you’re more attractive than the other candidates, for some it means you have more charisma. Trump is a leader because he’s gotten a bunch of important congressmen to not vote against him and to vote with him. With AOC it’s more debatable.
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    The Shutdown

    The media needs to not cover whatever antics he ends up scheduling for that date. Especially CBS, ABC, and NBC.
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    Discontent in the AD?

    What’s a basketball More seriously, I assumed Moos would take a wait and see approach with Miles. His seat has been warm since Moos got here. If they don’t stop losing games like the Rutgers game, he should probably be fired.
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    Worst Call Ever In A Husker Game

    When we were 0-4 or 0-5, Herbstreit picked us to go to a bowl game.
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    Sort By Controversial

    I don't get it.
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    The Shutdown

    They can just blame the shutdown on Pelosi.
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    Sort By Controversial

    I'm sure it works on some, maybe a lot. But I don't think the people I've disagreed with on this particular thing are bad or stupid. I think they're normal people who have a different viewpoint of their surroundings than I have. But the surroundings are things we don't REALLY know the truth of. We just think we do sometimes. What we really know is how we treat people. All the other stuff is throwing opinions out about the world in general. I should probably tell myself this more often 'cause I can be kind of a butthead sometimes and I was kind of a butthead to @B.B. Hemingway today.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    I figure they and the parents did. I don’t question the kids wanting to go to DC. I was wrong in what I said earlier about them not giving a s#!t. I cared about it as a teen. It’s kinda hard to imagine teen boys understanding it well (I didn’t myself) or caring a lot about it though. So what I question is the people sending them to it (instead of just talking about it at church), and especially being ok with them wearing political paraphernalia at the actual march.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    It’s annoying how often that term is used and how often it’s used incorrectly. I don’t have a “narrative.” I post opinions on things as I see them when I see them. The Native American guy made it sound like things were worse than they were and he shouldn’t be getting credit. The person who took the original video should be blaster for not including the few minutes she/he has leading up to it (I believe they cut it off and not the media but I could be wrong). The 4 Black guys were awful and I wouldn’t mind if they lose their jobs. The Native American guy is not to blame for the kids’ reacting by chanting around him, including mock “Native American” chants. The main kid, in turn, made it seem better than it was. And as an aside I do think wearing MAGA hats to a pro life rally is, at best, extremely tacky. It takes attention away from the issue. I also think it’s a weird rally for teenagers to attend. I almost attended an anti abortion protest as a teen and I know now I had no business being at something like that. In case anyone takes the last sentence wrong, I don’t mean they should be disallowed. I think they should be sent on mission trips and disaster relief trips and food banks and homeless shelters. I’m guessing some of these kids go to those too, though.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    They’d be called on the Black kids. But you might be right about Ellen.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Black kids are more likely to get shot while unarmed, shot for the same crimes, arrested for the same crimes. If you think nothing happens, even at this level of what happened with these kids, to 100 Black kids in BLM and Malcolm X hats shouting at a national monument where they don’t have a permit for a planned rally, I don’t know what to say other than to laugh bitterly.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    Looking in the mirror?
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    lol. The police would have been called. Immediately. There may have been deaths among the kids.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    100 BLM and Malcolm X hat wearing Black kids chanting loudly.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    lol You have a wild imagination if you think that’s what would happen.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    The kid’s letter is BS. That’s what I’m disputing. He wasn’t praying or trying to diffuse anything with this goofy a$$ grin on before the guy approached him. I don’t think he wrote much of it.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    I’ve seen the entire video. The same thing could be said for full minutes of the video. A huge part of the argument is how the staredown started, and this is from before it started.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    This is definitely how I look when I’m in silent prayer trying to diffuse tense situations.
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    JUCO OLB Soni Fonua

    I would put Pola Mao at #1 on the list if these lists are who we will give a scholarship to and not just who we’d prefer. If we made a promise to Pola-Gates, I don’t think we’re gonna break it. I think if Pola Mao wants N he’s N.
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    Racism - It's a real thing.

    This is a ridiculous comparison. Rappers don’t sign laws or executive orders, they can’t send us to war, they can’t kick people out if the military or roll back environmental rules that prevent health problems, and listening to their songs won’t give them the ability to do so, like voting for a president does. The president can change laws that have a true impact on the people he doesn’t like. Nothing a rapper does comes close to this. Wearing a maga hat means you’re ok with the impact Trump is having or going to have on the people he disparages. With rap that impact is close to nil, so supporting it isn’t indirectly impacting people the way supporting Trump is.
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