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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 15, 2020, 05:27:57 PM »
Presumably such a narcissist would find the idea of being remembered as an ineffective President completely intolerable.

A narcissist would talk about how unfairly they were treated, and how everyone else failed them instead of the other way around - narcissists don't accept their own personal faults (covfefe, anyone?). They don't care what other people think, other than people they view as having a level of admiration and/or power equal or greater to their own (like Putin, Kim Jong-un, etc.).

Democrats can only explain what they see in politics by believing @realDonaldTrump has been "lucky" for several decades in a row, operating on "impulsiveness" alone, while his supporters are hypnotized cult members.

What does this mean? Lucky in what way? I do believe a significant number of his supporters (perhaps a majority) are somewhat hypnotized. Regarding the video: Do you think he simply makes the same joke over and over again? Do you think he's actually the type that defers to actual experts in their respective fields? What his supporters believe is not what's important compared to what he actually believes. Even that seems to fluctuate depending on whichever direction the fair political winds happen to be flowing on any given day.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:53:00 PM »
What about trust? Does that even matter?

I honestly believe Trump would be diagnosed as having narcissistic personalty disorder if a qualified psychologist ever got to sit down with him and go through all the criteria, line by line, with him. I feel that alone should disqualify someone from holding such a position of power.

What are you feelings about Trump's relationship with Putin? Do you trust Putin? Do you think when he has meetings with the president he has totally honest intentions? Do you think Trump cannot be easily manipulated by flattery, particularly with someone he looks up to like Putin? Do you have confidence that ex-KGB officer Putin isn't going to do his best to get Trump to reveal sensitive information, or make hush hush agreements with Trump in those meetings that don't have documentation? Do you have confidence that Trump is intelligent enough to recognize, and resist, what Putin may try to do? Didn't Trump already reveal what some considered sensitive (potentially classified) information when he posted a satellite capture of one of Iran's facilities on Twitter?

I don't understand why anyone would think Trump was qualified. He doesn't like to read, I've read reports of how he seems disinterested and bored during military briefings and other briefings of intelligence. He apparently gets a significant percentage of his worldly knowledge from Fox News and other television stations/programs. From what pool of knowledge is Trump pulling from to make the important decisions he's been charged with making?

Have you guys seen this video? Do you think Trump is just lying to get people to have confidence in him? I'm inclined to believe that he actually believes he's this knowledgeable about this stuff.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 15, 2020, 09:24:53 AM »
It's really strange for me thinking the complete opposite.

I've had a similar thought before, how I can't comprehend how those who support Trump don't see the same person that I see in him. It'd be interesting to be able to see Trump from a devoted Trump supporter's eyes for a moment in hopes to understand what the differences are between how they see him and how I do. I'm not staunchly anti-Republican policies in any way (I lean left a good bit, but I think the left gets a lot of things wrong), but I am staunchly anti-Trump.

Those who support him: Do you guys actually trust him? Do you feel he's actually fit for the office? Do you believe he's actually sufficiently knowledgeable on the relevant topics he would need to be to do his job effectively? What would be your harshest criticism of him?

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:23:02 PM »
It's so fucking unAmerican and anti-capitalist that anyone who is a logical long-term thinker and true blooded American would be horrified and disgusted by such a suggestion.

I don't want to say this too flippantly, but my first thought is to say, "so fucking what". The important question to me is, "Will this make our society better, and will this help the greatest number of people?" The part of yours I quoted sounds like an appeal to tradition argument - this is who we are, and how we've always been, so even if this would objectively improve the situation, and people's lives in the process, it's more important to preserve this image we have of ourselves (which is nothing remotely close to a consensus, ftr). I'm also over being bothered by the 'unfairness' of super rich people having to pay a larger percentage of their earnings (in order to pay for these progams). People don't become that rich because they're that much smarter, or that much more deserving. I think the unfairness lies in the fact that a single person can amass an immense amount of wealth, and we feel sorry for these select few (relatively speaking) individuals over the comparative masses who find themselves in situations where they have to settle for a job they hate because it provides medical insurance, or forego college because their bills won't get paid if they go.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:26:38 AM »
So much for consistency.

In April of this year, when asked specifically about the concept of open borders, he said basically what he said in 2015.

Is "open borders" explicitly defined, or does it vary? I'm not sure if what he said in the link you shared is incongruent with what he said in 2015, or earlier in 2019.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: February 09, 2020, 03:52:30 PM »
Focalor, of all the Democratic candidates, I think Bernie Sanders is the one whose message is the most likely to motivate people to vote (maybe on both sides), and the one who is easiest to get excited about. He seems the most authentic to me - I feel like one might be able to say many negative things about him, but inauthentic would not be one of them. What about him do you think is a trainwreck?

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:07:47 PM »
But... I see two black people... and Paul Rudd. Paul Rudd counts as like 3 points towards coolness.

I believe the top photo is Trump's task force, the bottom is Obama's (I believe that's Obama to the extreme left of the bottom picture, with his hand extended - and then Trump on the bottom left of the top photo)

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 07:38:27 AM »
Check this one out... slowed down version. Sounds closer to "Nakers" to me. Listen to this once and think of "Nakers", then do it again with the N word, and see which one it sounds more like. Also, if she's saying the N-word, then she's saying it with some sort of accent that she doesn't seem to have in any of her other words/speech:

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: January 27, 2020, 04:18:40 AM »
Listening on my phone now, and all I can hear is the N word. I imagine the vast majority of people listening to this are also listening on their phones, particularly the ones listening and getting super upset, calling for her to be fired, etc. Listening on my computer, particularly with a version I came across earlier on Twitter that someone had slowed down, "Nakers" seemed much more likely. I believe that's what she actually said ("Nakers"). It'll be interesting going forward how this is handled. What an unfortunate combo of words to screw up, particularly in the current social/political climate.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:28:42 PM »
The very first time I listened to it (from the link in this thread), I heard "Nakers", then on subsequent listens, I hear the N word. I just found another link and it sounds more like "Nakers" to me now. Hard to tell... Would be nice to hear an original broadcast of it and not someone recording their TV with their cell phone.

Here's one that sounds a little more like "Nakers", or at least that it's ambiguous enough to me that that might be what she said.

In this one, it sounds more like a 'K' to me than a 'G'

/dev/random / Re: The Fight Thread
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:59:02 AM »
Potential spoilers ahead...

I don't think Conor has a chance against Woodley or Usman. They're so much bigger, and likely stronger than he is, where I think they'd take him down pretty much at will. Neither of them are slouches standing either, but I suppose Conor should have the edge there.

I'd much rather see Conor fight Masvidal, if he has to fight a welterweight (Masvidal was a lightweight for much of his career though). I think that fight would be much more likely to remain standing, and I think that would make it much more entertaining to watch.

There's no way the Cerrone/Conor fight was in any way staged. The only thing 'staged' about it might have been that whoever decided to put the fight together figured Conor had a really good chance of winning, and winning convincingly. As far as what unfolded in the cage though, I think Conor caught Cerrone by surprise with the impact from those shoulder strikes. After the fight, Cerrone himself commented about the "elbow" strikes Conor threw. I'm not sure if Cerrone wasn't aware of what Conor hit him with, or just misspoke, but they appeared to have quite an impact behind them, which isn't something I recall seeing before (and they apparently caught Cerrone by surprise). I wish the fight had gone on a little longer, but oh well.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:53:06 AM »
If you're in need of a good cry, and you're struggling to get it out, this might help. This was recorded in 1996. The artist would die 10 months after this was recorded (at age 33) from cancer which she didn't know she had at the time:

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: January 15, 2020, 03:26:20 PM »
What do you guys think would happen to the Mexican drug cartels if all drugs were legalized in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada?

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:31:24 PM »

I found it through one of those reaction channels. I've actually discovered a lot of new (to me) music in recent times by seeing what youtubers have been reacting to.

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