Muert

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Whoever wrote this reversed the direction of the change several times.  Plus failed in the pc pronouns department.  :P  He is a him.  Also he should have been in the men's division.

Of course, this comes back to the bathroom problem.
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DuckBoy87 Basically Republicans started playing the long game a while back.  They focused on winning state legislatures and goveners, so they could take control of the redistricting.  Then they could engage in some extremely weird (and obvious) gerrymandering.  This isn't to say they are the only ones doing it, just that from what I have seen they are the worst.
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bliznik If they crossed the border from Mexico, he wants to drop them inside Mexico.
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thezigrat Whatshisname's mantra of "death to the ____"is desperate cry for "investigate me please Secret Service"
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rumham 5cats is generally relatively polite when he greats new members.  He might not stay nice for long depending on the topic, but his welcomes ring friendly and true to me.
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monkwarrior Oooh is it the Holy Alliance?
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Build a 30ft fence and they just have to buy a 35ft tall ladder.  The only way to keep people out is with more people, and that just isn't cost effective.
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Lets get all slippery slope on this.  Do we need to tax the conveyor system that moves a car through assembly? That conveyor is taking away a job that could be done by a person driving a fork lift.  Do we need to tax the forklifts?  That forklift is taking away work that could be done by a couple of people with mules.  What about the electric screwdriver that are used to put in bolts?  If we take those away we would need more people using regular screw drivers....

The place to tax a corporation is the dividends it pays to its shareholders and the pay and perks that go to employees.

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I was waiting for a fire marshal to break this up.
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thezigrat They don't apply to the president unfortunately.
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I'll probably see it the week it comes out.  My expectations are around Resident Evil level, so if they just manage to avoid shaky cam I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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5cats You have to remember that the majority (maybe all) of the people who witness you in an argument with someone don't know the complete history.  They don't come in and see one person standing up for their rights and their voice against an oppressor.  They see two assholes being assholes to each other, and are thankful that the assholes are not aimed at them. Then if for some reason they decide to take sides, they'll choose that asshole that is most closely aligned with their own beliefs.  Which given the largely liberal population of this site means they will go against you.

 The only way you can win popular opinion is to /never/ be an asshole, no matter how provoked.  (Which I know is really hard because sometime being an asshole just feels good.)  Then more people will perceive you as you perceive yourself, the one voice trying to bring light into the darkness.  Or more likely, the one guy who disagrees with us on most things, but who is nice to talk to anyway. (Which is how I think of you when you aren't accusing me directly or indirectly of being an indoctrinated liberal with my head so far up my ass my hair is tickling my tonsils.  :P)
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5cats It is more likely that this suffers from the same weakness as curling.  When you first hear about it (curling) it sounds super boring.  It wasn't until I spent a couple rounds "trapped" on a treadmill during the winter Olympics that I realized just how great Curling is.

edit: and there are a couple of people who -1 you for being you.  Don't blame it on them being liberals.  Blame it on them being assholes.  :P
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Heck with that, as far as I am concerned they are all corporations anyway.  They should all be paying taxes.
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5cats I see both side accusing each other of false flag's all the time.  Maybe both side should just accept that there are assholes who will take advantage of crowds being around to engage in assholery.
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I don't know the terminology for it, but the previews tend to use the preliminary renders for CGI.  The movies will get the final renders that take 20hours/frame or whatever.  You can (probably) safely assume that the CGI will be the same as or better then the previous movies.

I just hope that they won't have any shaky cam.
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melcervini How did I not know about this movie?!  Anyway, he seems like he would fit the walkin dude well.  First impression might be that he is nice but kind of creepy...
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5cats You might want to check out this podcast. (At least part 2).  If not the gist is "everyone thinks they are the only person to think clearly about everything all the time." 

One survey that they mention in there (and I am probably getting the numbers wrong.) 19% of physicians think that they are completely objective about pharmaceuticals,  but that 93% think their coworkers would be influenced by free lunch etc.

Or 90% of drivers think that they are above average.

So instead of assuming that everyone is thinking wrong, try to figure out the story in their mind that makes them think as they do.
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My most unpleasant job (because I was a dumb ass teenager who wouldn't ask for help.) was working for a company that bottled chlorine.  There was a machine which filled gallon jugs, eight at a time.  My job was to pick up the jugs, two at a time, put four jugs in a box, then push the box through a tape machine.  It got really bag when one of the jugs came down the ramp too fast and fell over the side and spilled all over.  Instead of getting the boss to clean it up (pour hydrogen peroxide in if you ever need to) I kept working in the fumes, with the bleach eating the skin off my hands for a while.  I nearly passed out before the boss came over and informed me that I was a dumbass and cleaned it up.  :P

For shear tedium I once stood at the end of a conveyor and sorted totes by color.  They came just fast enough that I couldn't wander off, but nowhere near fast enough to keep me busy.
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The link in the tweet is about watching for signs of being suicidal...
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Not saying that our pesticides aren't killing a shitload of bees but... Bees are doing just fine.  The population in 2015 was slightly down from 2014, but the population in 2014 was the highest it has been in two decades.
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An scale model of left -v- right on IAB?
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I just want to know if he made it.