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mojo_bones

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  • Birthday 01/08/1971

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  1. Did the US have inside help? I really don't know. Russia was given internal polling from the Trump campaign to assist in knowing where to utilize the manipulated information they hacked from the DNC. It allowed them to do some seriously surgical micro-targeting in just the right states to the right demographic groups.
  2. Saturday is my Anniversary so I am out for that. Sundays usually work for me
  3. The Boys- kind of a Watchmen meets Justice League with a heavy dose of corporate conspiracy thrown in. I enjoyed it and really hope we get a second season.
  4. This is exactly the reason I dislike T2. Well that and the fact in T1 Reese explains EXACTLY WHY NO ONE ELSE CAN EVER TIME TRAVEL AGAIN!! But the movie did too well so they had to make it a franchise.
  5. semi WWE related- How did Cody Rhodes go from midcard guy with a not so great Stardust gimmick to starting a company in less than 3 years? Did anyone see that coming?
  6. You listed things that are choices we make. Being born in this country and thus being subject to it's laws in not a choice one makes. As we were founded on the idea of no taxation without representation (and no that is not limited to federal income tax as the idea of taxation) the right to vote should only be revoked in only the most extreme circumstances. Sadly this country continues to try and strip away and discourage voting rather than trying to broaden the voting population. Even when citizens vote to allow more citizens to vote, those in power find new ways to thwart the will of the people.
  7. How about we end the series as it began- with a Baratheon sitting on the thrown. We now have a Baratheon heir thanks to Danny.
  8. Tonight will be the final episode for True Detective season 3. Season 1 was amazing and season 2 was a disappointment to put it mildly. For me season 3 has been great. Great acting, storytelling, and writing on this show. Each season is a stand alone story so you do not need to watch any of the previous seasons before watching season 3.
  9. I apologize if you are reading my posts as saying you personally are part of the media or somehow representing them. The point remains. This was a complete non issue for previous candidates. What you see as "whataboutism" I see as a reasonable question. From the perspective of a presidential nomination, Warren's "lie" is pointed to as why she could never win a general election against Trump. So it is perfectly reasonable to make a comparison between the two potential candidates (Trump v Warren). And when comparing the two handling their own personal stories how do they compare? One candidate who has again apologized and has a plausible reason or why it happened and the other who has not apologized, continued to tell the same story well after even the public knew it was false and has no possible explanation for the lies. If I were to talk about Bush or Romney or Clinton in caparison to Warren then the argument for whataboutism would be applicable. But here it is literally the comparison we will possibly be asked to make in the near future.
  10. Again, there is absolutely no way Trump didn't make up his family history intentionally. So even if Warren flat out lied about this* why is it that only Warren's "lie" on this subject is ever talked about anywhere? If it is not a double standard, than what is it? It is almost impossible to find a recent article about Senator Warren that does not mention this subject. Only one newspaper did a full article on Trump's story about a small loan from his father. It was discussed for maybe a week and it was never a subject anyone raised with Trump directly. If it is a big deal for one why not for the other? If is something that needs to be scrutinized to see if she is "fit for the office" how is it that it was never an important matter for Trump for the exact same office? To put it simply- even if she lied why is now a bigger deal then it was just a few years ago? Why would this one lie be a deal breaker when compared to the other politicians? * There are plausible explanations for her actions.Many do not like them but they are there. Her story is not uncommon in America.
  11. I really don't get your point here. It is not illegal to believe a story. I was not trying to commit a crime by believing I was 1/4 German. My mother was not trying to commit a crime when she told me I was 1/4 German. It is what she was told so it is what she told her kids. To compare this to a crime seems a bit excessive.
  12. Saying that "the liberals in the news would do it" or "the left does it" is not a very good defense. Two wrongs and all that. We are a country of mutts. We are a country that has romanticized different backgrounds at different times and in different regions resulting in family histories claiming those backgrounds. Those myths are passed down from generation to generation and taken as fact. There is a significant populace in this country who believe they are something they are not. The idea that not knowing your history or being misled about your history is worse than purposely making up your history is what I am talking about. Nothing more, nothing less.
  13. Again until I was in my late 20s I believed I was 1/4 German. My entire family believed we were 1/4 German. If you had asked me in a job interview I would have said I was part German. Is that a lie? This is EXACTLY what happened with Senator Warren. Her family members have said that was the same story they were all told as well. So she believed she was part native American when she listed it as such. From all evidence this was what she believed at the time and was not an intentional lie. Contrast this with Trump claiming his dad gave him a small loan to get started and nothing more. This is an intentional lie used to hide his true family history. How on earth can you say Warren's situation is more damaging to her credibility that Trump's? That is the point.
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