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In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE
by marcus on 8 Dec 2019  Posted 4 days ago
An interesting and frightening look at AI. You Sinophiles will definitely want to check it out.

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Why Is Trump a Tariff Man? (nytimes.com)
by marcus on 5 Dec 2019  70 comments, latest 4 days ago
Why Is Trump a Tariff Man?Good read for those with an open mind. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/1 The truth is that even economists who opposed Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs are surprised by...

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From the President Who Brought You the War on Christmas, It's: The War on Thanksgiving! (esquire.com)
by marcus on 27 Nov 2019  18 comments, latest 13 days ago
WE all know that thanks to Trump the loser libtards totally lost their war on Christmas. We are all free once again to say Merry Christmas, just like back when...

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If Trump Were Anyone Else … (nytimes.com)
by marcus on 17 Nov 2019  6 comments, latest 24 days ago
As the impeachment process unfolds, President Trump’s defenders will throw up dust clouds of complexity. But as the first day of open hearings suggested, it’s simple. Forget about Ukraine and...

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Pesky Facts - You can deny them, but it only makes you seem dishonest and cognitively challenged (rollingstone.com)
by marcus on 7 Nov 2019  5 comments, latest a month ago
The Guy Trump Cited as Proof There Wasn’t a Quid Pro Quo Just Said There Was a Quid Pro Quohttps://www.rollingstone.co I don't know, is it right to call it throwing...

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Trump is such a class act - here is is flipping off female astronauts (c-span.org)
by marcus on 19 Oct 2019  76 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.c-span.org/video/?

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Hey Patrick - since it's impossible to "lurk" anymore, don't you need
by marcus on 7 Oct 2019  7 comments, latest 2 months ago
to turn off the function that says how many people are supposedly lurking ?

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Trump Insists Sharpie-Doctored Map Shows Alabama Was in Hurricane Dorian’s Path (nymag.com)
by marcus on 5 Sep 2019  24 comments, latest 3 months ago
Weirdhttp://nymag.com/intellig

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A well written look at Dylan Roof and his heinous murders (gq.com)
by marcus on 5 Aug 2019  4 comments, latest 4 months ago
https://www.gq.com/story/dylan This excerpt is a theory shared with the author by the man who had been principal of Dylan Roofs elementary school. “To understand Dylann, you need to read The...

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If Donald Trump's Voice was Sassy
by marcus on 4 Jul 2019  3 comments, latest 5 months ago

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Something we can agree on: Pushing Back on Grievance Studies with Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying
by marcus on 27 May 2019  3 comments, latest 6 months ago

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TRUMP'S GOLFING HAS COST TAXPAYERS $102 MILLION (newsweek.com)
by marcus on 22 May 2019  38 comments, latest 6 months ago
TRUMP'S GOLFING HAS COST TAXPAYERS $102 MILLION, JUST $12.7 MILLION BEHIND OBAMA'S TRAVEL DURING ENTIRE PRESIDENCY: REPORTThat's more than twice the profit to the government that the Mueller investigation yielded....

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Over 720 former prosecutors say Trump would be indicted if he weren't president (axios.com)
by marcus on 7 May 2019  71 comments, latest 7 months ago
https://www.axios.com/trump-ob You guys will be burying this story quickly. I get that you don't want to acknowledge it, you want everyone to not pay attention to it. And surprisingly you're...

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April Fools Cancelled
by marcus on 1 Apr 2019  6 comments, latest 8 months ago

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Mueller, Barr and Trump SNL Cold Open
by marcus on 31 Mar 2019  2 comments, latest 8 months ago

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A lot of celebration over exactly what everyone knew would happen (nytimes.com)
by marcus on 24 Mar 2019  26 comments, latest 9 months ago
I don't think anyone thought that the President would be indicted. We don't even know if you can indict a sitting President. But some thought that the Mueller report or...

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Mueller report released to Barr
by marcus on 22 Mar 2019  5 comments, latest 9 months ago
Oh, just saw a few hours ago that it's finally done. Nothing surprising at all - the attorney general has it now. My feelings about this ? Nothing at all....

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Some serious LOLs, SNL Cold Open - Cohen at congress (2)
by marcus on 3 Mar 2019  Posted 9 months ago

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Foxes can be bred to be docile, even pets in just a few generations (nationalgeographic.com)
by marcus on 2 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 9 months ago
What DNA From Pet Foxes Teaches Us About Dogs—And Humanshttps://www.nationalgeog https://www.theverge.com/2018/

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What's the opposite of the golden rule ? Donald Trump. (twitter.com)
by marcus on 27 Feb 2019  9 comments, latest 9 months ago
https://twitter.com/realDonald Fordham confirms that Trump team threatened the school if his grades became publichttps://www.marketwatch. Donald Trump: "Let's see, what's the all time worst thing that I would most not like...

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Wow I kind of feel bad for the poor guy - it's not his fault
by marcus on 19 Feb 2019  7 comments, latest 10 months ago
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Political Humor thread.
by marcus on 17 Feb 2019  6,855 comments, latest 3 hours ago
This is distinct from the TRump humor thread. If you're a triggered right winger, that wants to vent the best "libs are evil" crap you can come up with, this...

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The cartoon that caused political (left side anyway) humor to be banned from a general humor thread
by marcus on 12 Feb 2019  20 comments, latest 10 months ago

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Foxes can be bred to be docile in a surprisingly short amount of time (sciencemag.org)
by marcus on 3 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 10 months ago
https://www.sciencemag.org/new

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Hey Brietbart and Fox - do you think we can give Trump credit for this ?
by marcus on 3 Feb 2019  5 comments, latest 10 months ago
Why not ? Am I right ?

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Is there reason for concern yet ?
by marcus on 26 Jan 2019  21 comments, latest 9 months ago

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Nancy and Chuck hope the President learned his lesson
by marcus on 25 Jan 2019  13 comments, latest 10 months ago

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It's not 1984 (YET)
by marcus on 20 Jan 2019  2 comments, latest 9 months ago
It's closer to idiocracy (as depicted in the movie titled "Idiocracy").People get obsessed with minor specific (and bizarre incidents), take them out of context, and blow them out of proportion....

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What's True and What's Not, About Trump's Wall ? (politico.com)
by marcus on 19 Jan 2019  50 comments, latest 9 months ago
For starters we have something like 700 miles of "wall" on the southern border already. Here's an interesting piece about Tijuana that desribes the 2 walls that helped redifine the...

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What happened to the border wall money Congress already gave Trump? ($1.6 billion) (qz.com)
by marcus on 14 Jan 2019  20 comments, latest 9 months ago
Part of the answer is that it's use is being held up by Trump's brilliant govt shutdown. There has been bipartisan building of walls along the border, but not making...

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The U.S. Border Patrol Staffing by year
by marcus on 9 Jan 2019  10 comments, latest a year ago

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$5 billion question: How border-security experts would spend money Trump wants for a wall (azcentral.com)
by marcus on 9 Jan 2019  19 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.azcentral.com/stor Andrew Selee, president, Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research center in Washington, D.C."This will be fun," Selee begins. "Nobody's ever asked me to spend $5 billion before."His No. 1...

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Twenty Years From Now...
by marcus on 12 Dec 2018  24 comments, latest a year ago
Twenty years from now, kids are gonna think "Baby it's cold outside" is really weird, and we're gonna have to explain that it has to be understood as a product...

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Trump Cucks: You should start thinking about how you're going to defend Trump (thedailybeast.com)
by marcus on 8 Dec 2018  144 comments, latest 8 months ago
Mueller is coming for Trump. Believe it. We all know that there is absolutely nothing he could have ever done that would dissuade you from thinking that Trump is simply...

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Book: "Identity Crisis" explores the obvious role that ethnicity and race played in Trumps election (amazon.com)
by marcus on 25 Nov 2018  13 comments, latest 9 months ago
https://www.amazon.com/Identit Identity Crisis reveals how Trump’s victory was foreshadowed by changes in the Democratic and Republican coalitions that were driven by people’s racial and ethnic identities. The campaign then reinforced...

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Trump is starting to Panic (nymag.com)
by marcus on 17 Nov 2018  8 comments, latest 9 months ago
"Trump is Starting to Panic" That all this makes Trump panic at some gut level is visible not merely in his widely reported spells of rage and bitterness and in...

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Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism (thehill.com)
by marcus on 28 Oct 2018  9 comments, latest a year ago
Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism.https://thehill.co Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned...

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So, are we going to give the lies about violence on the left a rest for a couple days ?
by marcus on 26 Oct 2018  53 comments, latest a year ago
There was Timothy McVeigh. There was those entitled right winger nutjob ranchers that did an armed takeover of a wildlife preserve a couple years ago. Or the list of 73...

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Obama is right. There is nobody more dishonest than the typical republican (thehill.com)
by marcus on 26 Oct 2018  10 comments, latest a year ago
Obama: If Republicans really cared about Clinton's emails they would be 'up in arms' over Trump's iPhonehttps://thehill.com/blog Former President Obama says that if Republicans were truly concerned about the security...

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Good point, I hadn't thought of it that way - a comment about Kanye (theweek.com)
by marcus on 11 Oct 2018  34 comments, latest a year ago
Trevor Noah shared a good observation: " I'm not a fan of this new Kanye West, but I will say I really enjoyed seeing Kanye make Trump feel the way...
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