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    Spin Forum Dumping Bin

    Some of them just need to own it.
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    Yeah I saw that as well but that's not getting nearly as much press as the original story that him and a bunch of other kids were being racist asses to a Native American Vietnam era Veteran. There were people on this board and other boards that I frequent who had no problem vilifying the kid because he had a MAGA hat on and a smile on his face. Some of those people said they wanted to knock the look off his face.
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    Silly mt these days the only court that matters is the court of public opinion. Kind of like those high schoolers in the MAGA hats who were basically crucified after supposedly being idiots to the Vietnam era Veteran. An independent company was hired who reviewed all the video footage and the original narrative was proven false while the retraction is back page news.
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    We've been doubling down on the problems for decades while nothing actually gets done. Illegal immigration was "addressed" when amnesty was granted in the 80's and since then we've had millions more enter the country illegally whether it's through a border or by overstaying visas. An actual wall is ridiculous but securing the border isn't and it's something many of the people pushing back against the wall have supported previously. Trump's a knob and will move forward with the wall which is unfortunate because any money used for it which is a drop in the bucket compared to what the country spends annually could be better used to secure the border and maybe start to crack down on people who hire illegal immigrants.
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    And in Crazy Train news.

    I have no doubts Trump is enjoying doing this after CA was one of the states that is suing over his declaring an emergency to build the wall. That said considering how terrible the building of the train has gone so far I don't blame the feds for wanting the money back. It's billions over budget, almost a decade behind schedule and Newsom has admitted it's a cluster**** and should be scaled back. The money spent on the bullet train so far could have gone to better uses even though I'm sure it would have been mismanaged somewhere else just not to this degree because I don't know of too many other things that have.
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    Agreed completely. I only mention it because as long as people continue to act like one party does it more than the other things will never change. You've got people who have voted democrat or republican for decades that have been sold on a better life but the reality is their elected officials don't really give a crap about them or 99% of the regular schmucks out there. What those elected officials do care about is toeing the party line, appeasing their donors and doing what they can to get more power and maintain it.
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    Kind of like democrats continuing to vote for the democratic party who sells them on the belief they'll make their lives better via handouts and actually care about them? It cuts both ways. Plenty of people on both sides keep voting for the same party, buying the bull they're slinging and expecting different results.
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    Anyone dealing with snow or cold ass conditions?

    When I pulled out of my garage this morning some of the cars parked outside had ice on their front window.
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    Spin Forum Dumping Bin

    Weirder is one word to describe it but I'd probably go with ridiculous. I imagine that unfortunately quite a few actors/musicians/athletes/politicians have received creepy or downright disturbing letters during their career and this is why they have someone else opening their mail. If the "attack" was his way of trying to get more attention it epitomizes the look at me generation.
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    Taxes under Trump

    Haven't hit the submit button yet but our effective federal tax rate for the last two years is the same. We don't have kids so in that regard the higher standard deduction works in our favor but we used to itemize and it's essentially a wash. Won't itemize this year due to the cap on the SALT deduction.
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    Today in the Bay Area

    I believe it. I like how Newsom is suing HB over their amount of low income housing but plenty of other cities that don't meet the threshold aren't being sued. HB however fought back against being a sanctuary city so no surprise why they got targeted. I'd bet there's no low income housing near Newsom's 3M+ house. If it wasn't for family I'd be getting out of this state.
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    Question re: cord cutting

    My download/upload is crap compared to Brandon's but there's only two of us and we've never had issues with streaming multiple devices. We've got one of the "cheaper" spectrum options but I've looked into google fiber and at&t fiber and neither are available in my area. Signed up to get notified when google fiber is available but no idea how long that will be.
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    I really wish there was some voice of reason in politics. I know there's some people serving who realize ridiculous proposals, a wall and most everything else we hear about isn't feasible but they get drowned out by the others. With politicians on social media it feels like some terrible extension of high school where it's a giant popularity contest and instead of doing what's right and what needs to be done it's just about one upping or getting the better of someone else. I have very little hope for this country long term right now and wonder how much worse it will get before it gets better.
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    And in Crazy Train news.

    I think you're giving them too much credit. Both sides sell their core base on the fact that they're looking out for them and will make their life better but really don't deliver. Plenty of areas controlled by democrats and republicans have been promising x, y and z for decades, don't ever deliver and yet the votes stay the same. Good for Newsom as I think this is a reasonable path given the work that's already been done. Scrapping it all together would be too much of a black eye and not really feasible.
  15. Had a free showtime preview weekend and watched Operation Odessa. The characters and story are so over the top you would think it's fiction. Story centers on a guy who went by the name Tarzan that came to the US in 1980 from the Soviet Union, ends up in Miami where he meets guys who will move anything to anyone willing to pay and the story ends with three of them almost completing the sale of a Russian submarine to the Medellin Cartel. They interview all three guys and one of the guys is interviewed at an undisclosed location in Africa as he's an international fugitive with a hit out on him by the cartel. From there I started Narcos Mexico and I'm liking it so far 3 episodes in.