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  1. The only man to be killed by a Terminator, a Predator and an Alien. RIP
  2. I acknowledged they didn't try to schedule a meeting but they invited him to work with them. If he wanted to meet with them it should be very easy to. Your right that the letter wasn't very friendly so I doubt Trump wanted to meet with them but Trump claimed to have tried to meet with them but they backed out. That is a lie. As I posted in the other Cummings postponed a meeting with him but it had nothing to do with the CBC so it really isn't relevant to this conversation(and the postponement had nothing to do with politics according to him and he is still looking forward to the meeting). How should he have answered the question? "Yes I would be happy to have CBC involved and any other group that that feels that wishes to help. This is an important issue and we should have all the help we can get." Or something like that. Any answer that didn't devolve into insulting several people would be great. Have a gat weekend.
  3. It was an invite to work together that never got any response from the white house. So I imagine if he wanted to meet with them it would have been very easy since they invited him to work with them. You're right he did have a meeting scheduled with Cummings. On a matter unrelated to the CBC. It was about prescription drug prices and the meeting was pushed back until Cummings finished his proposal with Bernie on this topic. Not political at all. Still planning on meeting with him about it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/cummings-no-idea-why-president-trump-would-make-up-a-story-about-me-like-he-did-today/2017/02/16/a66f987c-f47f-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.90c037b5bddb
  4. https://twitter.com/OfficialCBC/status/832316384260526081?ref_src=twsrc^tfw Can't figure how to embed tweets but here is a tweet from the CBC. They sent Trump a letter requesting to meet and never heard anything back.
  5. here's a transcript if anyone that didn't watch it wants to ruin their afternoon. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/16/donald-trumps-grievance-filled-press-conference-annotated/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_transcript-fix-210pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3ea3f3bc4a29#annotations:11355826
  6. Bill Walton is a Goddamn National Treasure.(sorry for copying Joe but he is right). I remember once many years ago during the NBA finals he claimed that Robert Horry was "the greatest inbounds in the HISTORY of the NBA". Did anyone see during the CFB national championship this year on one of the alternate channels to watch the game they had Walton on it and he was dressed as Uncle Sam. http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/1/9/14220548/bill-walton-espn-national-championship-coverage-high-uncle-sam-megacast
  7. What a great game. Well a sloppy game(especially the first half). It was a battle. Congrats to Fresno battled to the end. Sucks for either team to lose. Don't want to see Fresno again in the tourney. And props to my wife who doesn't really like going to basketball games and likes going to bed early for going to the game with me and only complaining a moderate amount about the game going on so long.
  8. I saw that last picture with the caption: "Obama is the only one happy he's no longer president." Made me laugh.
  9. Was coming back to mention Far Beyond the Stars. Great one off episode. Avery Brooks can deliver a speech. I also really liked the 2 parter "Past Tense" where they go back in time to San Francisco(still our future) and end up in homeless revolt and Sisko ends up being the historic leader. And the end of season 5/beginning of season 6 where the station gets taken over and then they have to take it back. Great TV and the start of all out war with the Dominion. Ronald D. Moore was running the show or at least writing it at this time and I think he took a lot of this good sstuff from the Dominion War and improved upon it for Battlestar Galactica.
  10. I missed this thread when it was put up originally. so thanks @retrofade for bumping it up. DS9 was my favorite. Only watched voyager and Enterprise off and on. Sisko was awesome. Agree with others about Pale Moonlight and Siege also The Visitor. I am going to have to go back and look up episodes to see if there are any great ones I am forgetting. Great thread.
  11. Today(or tomorrow or next week or month) we are all Bowling Green.
  12. Xcom 2 is much better than the first one in my opinion. I play it on xbox but if you use a PC they just came out with a "Mod" (I use quotes because it is officially supported the developers of the game) called "Long War" it looks crazy. Added so many features that adds a lot more depth to it. I remember JA. Never played it back in the day. I remember wanting to play it but never did for some reason(computer not good enough?/didn't have the money?/other games I wanted more?). A couple years ago I found it on a free download somewhere and was able to play it using an emulator but didn't ever make it very far. Other than Xcom I've been playing some Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. I need to finish the last expansion for The Witcher 3(probably my RPG I've ever played) Looks like I play quite a bit but these are over the last several months. Don't play as much as I used to.
  13. I messed around with that game a couple years ago before my computer crapped out. I put in a Game of Thrones Mod. Was very cool to have Crusader Kings with a GoT flavor. Very detailed and in depth Mod. Need to try that out again.
  14. Not sure if these real. Some sound like they could be and some sound a bit out there. If they are real it puts the administration in a bind. If they shut it down or complain about them it gives credence to the tweets but can they just ignore them?
  15. Been playing Xcom 2 lately. Nothing like sending a squad of characters created based on my friends and family out to kick some alien ass only to have it turn into a massacre real quick. Tough game. Don't know if people remember the original game back in the 90's but that was one of my all time favorite games and is considered one of the best games of all time. A number of years ago they created a revival of it. And now they have the sequel that assumes you lost the first game and the earth is taken over by aliens and you are leading the resistance group. Very fun squad based turned based strategy game.
  16. Thanks for the read. Makes sense.
  17. Just to add to a couple of your numbered points. 2. That's my question too. I see people saying we need to put a stop on this while we get this thing figured out and put vetting measures in place, implying that there aren't already in place. I've never seen an answer to what isn't adequate about our current policies. Seems to be pretty rigorous and successful. Can't use problems in Europe as an example because they are in a different situation and don't have the same vetting process as we do. 5.Just to add some information about Obamas 2011 order. I've seen elsewhere that it was the same as what Trump did but this does a good job explaining why it isn't. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/01/29/trumps-facile-claim-that-his-refugee-policy-is-similar-to-obama-in-2011/?utm_term=.40ca0df882e9
  18. This poll was taken before the the EO was signed and people saw what was included and what the scope of the ban included, that fact they were detaining legal residents and how everything was implemented. Would be curious to see a poll afterwards but willing to bet it would be lower for the support option.
  19. Not true. If Biden had run he would have won easily in 2016. If he stays active politically he could win in 2020.
  20. This is what I was reading too before she was fired that she was the only one left at the AG that was able to sign FISA warrents because she was the only one there confirmed by the senate and that was a requirement. But after she was fired I hadn't heard anything about it. Is that the case or no? Or are they just not going to get any signed until sessions is confirmed or just going to sign them anyway and ignore the rule?
  21. Think GOrsuch is an decent pick. Thought Garland was a good middle of the road pick that high rankining members of both parties had endorsed at one point but since that ship has sailed and with the climate the way it is, looks like Gorsuch is about as good as can be asked for. If it is Pryor nominated things will get ugly.
  22. You have it backwards. I don't think there are any numbers out there on the number of people that streamed the Inauguration worldwide.(at least the day after and probably still today) but Spicer was the one who claimed that it was the largest viewership ever....PERIOD. The evidence that does exist makes that seem unlikely and the information that coupld prove it right(streaming numbers) don't exist. So Spicer lied because he has no way of knowing if what he said was true. For example if you asked me about the outcome of a football game and I hadn't seen it but I told you that I know for a fact that the cowboys won the game I would be lying even if it turned out they had won the game. Unless you think that the administration has the worldwide streaming numbers and have chosen not to release them even though it would prove that trumps inauguration was the most watched ever.
  23. I guess I had heard people complaining about it so much before I got there I had braced myself for the worse so I was expecting it. The ending couldn't take away the trip though. It was amazing to have choices you made in the first game still mattering into the 3rd game. And seeing characters show back up along your way. I really came to care about my Shepard and his crew and would sometimes agonize over hard decisions to make.
  24. Looking forward to Mass Effect Andromeda coming is year. The first Mass Efect( actually all 3 games I consider one long game, loved taking one created character through 3 separate games) was one of my favorite games of all time(ending somewhat disappointing). Recently been playing Battlefield 1 and started getting back into Xcom 2.
  25. That was one thingfor me too. I didn't see much of it and from the sounds of everyone here he seems to be impressive so I will give him that and consider that he probably will be a decent appointment but hearing that quote gave me some pause. When asked if Putin has had opponents/dissadents/reporters murdered he said I don't know, those things happen to dissidents. Maybe it was poorly worded or sounde better in context on the surface it didn't sound great.