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  1. Today I Settled All Family Business

    I've been a little confused by this. Isn't the crown prince the one who just stated that he wanted Saudi Arabia to become more secular and is pushing for progressive reforms? If these arrests are politically motivated and a "purge" as they say then wouldn't these people be against those reforms? While the methods are not good and I am no way approving of this but in the long run couldn't this be a good thing if the crown prince succeeds in his reforms in SA? Or am I misunderstanding the situation?
  2. Rank em

    I agree the difference was depth especially on the DL. We were already thin there going into the game then suffered another injury during it so in the 4th quarter we had 2 true freshman forced to be our only 2 DT's and that lead to us not being able to stop you guys. SO I don't agree at all that it was a game we should have won, BUt with better luck on injuries it was a game we definitely COULD have won. And at home we seem to play even better especially in close games. We seem to find a way to pull them out, So I would like our chances at home. But Boise is still a better team and that game was not a SHOULD have won game for us.
  3. THOR Ragnarok

    Went last night. Thought it was great. You guys should really check out the Directors(I always butcher his name and don't want to look it up but I'll try anyway....Taiki Waitipi) other movies they are amazing. "What we do in shadows" is his first one(that I'm aware of) its a mockumentary about vampires in New Zealand. And his other one is "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" about an American(Sam Neil) and a foster kid on the run from authorities through the deep forests of New Zealand. Its hard to explain but it is really funny too. They should be on streaming somewhere but I don't think they are on Netflix currently, I know Wilderpeople was on Hulu. Being a fan of those two movies I noticed some interesting cameos in Thor and was actually surprised not to see Jermaine Clement or Rys Darby in it but maybe they would have been too recognizable. Edit: He also Directed Eagle vs. Shark which I haven't seen but heard good things about.
  4. Any good Netflix shows worth checking out?

    About half -way through the send season of Stranger Things. Great series. Haven't seen anyone mention Ozark. Its about a money launderer for a drug cartel. Kinda Breaking Bad vibe. Things are closing in on him and his family and he is struggling to keep one step ahead of everything. JAson Bateman is really good in a rare serious role.
  5. I don't get it. What word is getting out and having an impact? That you are an asshole and your twitter is so awful that random people at twitter are taking it on themselves to take it down? Am I missing something?
  6. Tax reform

    One of the worst things in the plan that I saw was it eliminated the adoption tax credit. That's pretty bad and it can't be a huge amount of money it saves relatively. Adoption is very expensive and a lot of families wouldn't be able to afford it without the credit. This will probably lead to fewer adoption meaning more kids in foster care which I would think would cost the government more money than the tax credit did. I haven't dove deep but for me I may save some money but not sure.
  7. So, who is next?

    There could be something to him already cutting a deal. He said he had a story to tell for immunity and he had just as much obvious stuff going on like Manafort so it was kinda a surprise that he didn't go down at the same time unless there is a reason he hasn't. He, like Pop has already been arrested and is working on cutting a deal for reduced charges. We'll see.
  8. Cayman Island Classic bracket released

    I'm heading down for it. Pretty excited. My wife's birthday is the 21st and she is a teacher and since its Thanksgiving week she already got most of that week off so we decided to take the trip for her birthday and she only had to take 2 days off. Got my brother to come along so I have someone to go with to the basketball games. Looking forward to a week of beaches, scuba diving and basketball. Hopefully we end up getting to play some of the better teams. Need to win the first game.
  9. Crypto currency

    I bought in some when bitcoin went over 2 k as well. I did some research and found some other cryptocurrencies that had potential to break out and bought in on them mainly Ethereum and Factom I also have some Maidsafecoin. I don't know much about blockchain and the technology of these but from what I read these had potential to overtake Bitcoin in the future. I've heard Ethereum described as facebook to Bitcoins Myspace. We'll see, what do I know but I had a little money and thought why not put some into these currencies and see what happens in the future.
  10. Support the troops & their grieving widows

    I would have agreed with Kelly recommendation about calling the family. There is nothing a president can say to mae things better but the president shouldn't make things worse. I agree that everyone should shut up about it and that particulary includes the president and his tweets and the white house staff for fanning the flames of this. A simple statement afterward of something to the effect of: "The president apologizes for any unintentional grief caused. The intention was to highlight how the soldier was a hero for choosing to join the military(or however Kelly said it very eloquently). It was never any intention to cause anymore pain to the family than they were already going through. The president loves the military and their family and takes the loss of life of our military men very seriously and personally." Boom it goes away but we know the president is not able to back down or apologize for anything ever so it has to escalate and he has to attack the congresswoman who is a family friend and make this into a story and making this gold star family a political pawn now.
  11. Support the troops & their grieving widows

    So it was as others have said. Trump tried and failed to be empathetic and consoling to the family. He asked Kelly what to say and Kelly told him a powerful story about what was told to him choosing to be the 1%, then Trump tried to relay a similar thought to the family but since he lacks empathy and can't communicate he failed miserable and made the soldier's widow cry. Both sides here can be right. Kelly can think there was nothing wrong with the call but the congresswoman can also be right with calling out the president for making a gold star family feel worse. She wasn't there as a politician but as a family friend who is also grieving. The thing that bothers me though is that there was no apology to the family for any"unintended hurt" caused by the call. In this press conference it was just about defending Trump from the consequences of his inability to communicate and show that he did nothing wrong but the fact is he made a gold star widow cry and made things worse https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/10/20/john-kellys-defense-of-trump-was-absurd-and-he-surely-knows-it/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.afedef869ec0
  12. The Nazis are coming to UF

    I heard about this brewery doing this. PRetty genius idea really. Peaceful, and could actually hurt turnout.
  13. From what I understand he isn't even that huge of a donor. Around 1 million dollars since 2000 across all political donations. I mean that's quite a bit but far from the kingmaker people are talking about. 300,000 to the DNC over the last 17 years is not that much. He is a scum bag but to me it appears rightwingers are attempting to tie him to the DNC more strongly than actually exists. But I don't know, I don't care enough one way or the other to spend much time doing more research.
  14. NFL is losing the anthem battle....

    All of your posts after this one seem to contradict the bolded part. I don't think you ever would have been sympathetic to their cause.
  15. NFL is losing the anthem battle....

    A rich white guy tells everyone the country is shit elect him president, a rich black guy tells people the country is shit(which isn't what they are saying but sticking with the theme) +++++ him, what right does he have to say that.