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News Comments > Evening Patches
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Best PoE update in a while. So many great quality of life changes, and the new DX11 client performs so much better!

They also just announced that the next new challenge league starts on Dec 2. Breach league. Looking forward to that. The Atlas of Worlds expansion did a lot to make the game look a lot better too. Some of the maps are really fantastic.
 
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 23:49:
I'm enjoying the transition news. Funny as hell.

You mean his "very organized process" isn't? Lol, who could have guessed?! I'm guessing he's looking for a way to get someone else to run things so he can just chill and tweet all day, and maybe do the occasional rally. He's gonna hate his life by inauguration day otherwise.

 
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Fion wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 14:42:
Holy shit awesome! I also skipped the Batman one as I'm not a fan but I did hear it was good.

As much as I am now excited for a Telltale GotG game, I wish they'd put someone back on Wolf Among Us, I want a season 2 for that game SO BAD!

Wolf Among Us is the only one I've played so far. It was great, and I'd love a second season as well. What's the next best one I should play? Anyone got a recommendation?
 
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bigspender wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 20:14:
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bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

You're deranged.
 
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 10:47:
Well said. Whether "Trumpism" is an illusion or not is in part based on what you think that is. If you think it means a movement centered around DJT, then you are right -- that is an illusion. However, it is clear there is a large, deeply dissatisfied group of people out there. However, it seems unlikely to me DJT will actually do anything to soothe their dissatisfaction. Hence that pool of voters will continue to exist and could again rise to cause ripples in the system. That is not an illusion.

On the other hand, as I indicated earlier, the most telling thing in the election was the vote totals. Both candidates got fewer votes than the loser of the 2012 elections without a third party candidate getting vote totals of consequence ie.. this wasn't a situation like 1992 where Perot got 18% of the vote. This pretty much tells me the Ds lost this election because those people who don't always vote but were excited by Obama didn't vote this time. And that is a major problem for the Ds.

No doubt, Hillary was a terrible candidate. They should have realized that when Obama beat her. To make things worse, she had no message that anyone cared about, which pretty much sealed her fate. All she had going for her was Trump being his usual terrible self.

They need to clean house at the DNC. Maybe start by making Bernie's pick, Keith Ellison, the new chair. Anyone from Hillary's camp needs to go. Then they need to start growing a goddamned spine and pay attention to the people they've been ignoring for years now. The same people that voted for Trump, or just stayed home, because the Dems don't seem to be talking to them.

Trump did talk to them, and they felt like he was addressing their needs. Unfortunately he doesn't have the ability or intention to really follow through on that stuff, and we'll be back to the usual GOP playbook by the time he's inaugurated.

I hope Politifact does another listing like their Obameter, that tracks Trump's progress on delivering on his promises. I'm guessing he's not going to do anywhere near as well as Obama, even with both houses on his side.
 
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Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 23:00:
Maybe so, jd -- but a win is a win. And the price of losing will be paid for decades to come.

That is true. I think we're going to find out that Trumpism is an illusion. Trump doesn't have any strongly held ideology. During the campaign, he was doing what he does in business. Bluster and bullshit, reading the room, and readjusting his bluster and bullshit for maximum effect.

Trump doesn't know enough about any given issue to have a strong opinion on it. He's extremely easily influenced by those that have access to him. What will happen is that the people that are closest to him will control who gets access to him, and thereby get their own plans put into motion.

Trump will end up presiding over an extremely conservative, establishment GOP administration. He will be a rubber stamp for the Republican Congress, and all those ideas he talked about during the campaign will be quietly discarded or re-molded into some GOP-approvable form. It's already starting, and we're only a few days in.

 
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I'll wait for patches. Willing to pay full price if they fix the performance issues. Have plenty of other things to play though, so no rush.  
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The promises continue evaporating. In addition to dismissing term limits, and putting long-time career politicians into the cabinet, we have further developments.

Now it looks like the wall will be just more fencing.

Now, Donald Trump is offering the job of Treasury Secretary to Jamie Dimon, the man he called "the worst banker in the United States" just a couple years ago.

Oh, and for all the talk by the right-wingers that we should pay attention to the other side and reach out to them, we now see Newt Gingrich laughing about how they're going to shut out the traitors and those who didn't show sufficient support and respect for Mr. Trump. There will be no cooperating with Democrats. It's steamrolling time.

#DrainTheSwamp
 
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Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 22:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 19:55:
Retired wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 19:41:
Markets at record high! hahahahah
It's not all roses, gambling is still gambling. Watch "The Big Short"
http://finance.yahoo.com/quote/YHOO?ltr=1

I take issue with your statement and here's why. There is a huge difference between gambling and investing. One uses random chance; the other relies on analytical stats.

There's always random chance involved. They may limit it more, but there's also a huge difference between the markets and typical games of chance. With the games, all the variables are known, and you can generally establish your odds of winning.

With the markets and the kinds of complex securities that they invest in, they often don't know all the variables. They don't know all the inter-connections or interactions that could affect their worth. How do you regulate something you don't understand? If you can't warn investors because you can't determine the actual risk, we have a problem.

So, sure, they try to control the variables as much as possible, but they also keep pushing the envelope with ever more complex types of investment. They are very much gambling. They don't know all the variables, so they can't calculate accurate odds.


Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 22:29:
Gambling, in all its forms, relies solely on random outcomes.
This is absolutely false. Gambling isn't solely reliant on randomness. Many games have a skill element, yet are still considered gambling because there is also a very significant random element. Poker would be a good example.

 
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Redmask wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 07:41:
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 23:43:
Don't forget Christie! Gotta fit fattyfattybridgeboy in there somewhere!

It would be great if we didn't sink to their level, this is in really bad taste. Rise above, don't sink below.

This is just scratching the surface. So yeah, you could say that I think anyone voting for the guy based on his plans is crazy or illiterate, or both.

Those 'crazy' people just won the house, senate and presidency. Maybe we could stand to listen a little more.

No amount of listening is going to make that pile of nonsense he calls "plans" any better. If listening to Trump himself isn't enough to convince you that he doesn't know a damned thing about anything, then reading the plans on his website certainly should.

So, maybe you want change. Fine, I get that. I do too. But Trump isn't change. He's already proving it with his cabinet picks.

He isn't going to fix things for you, you can see that just by looking at the fact that he has no actual plans. He's just going to end up doing what Republicans always do, and nothing is going to get better for his supporters, or anyone else, aside from those who are already doing extremely well.
 
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nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 23:43:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 23:14:
We've already seen that it looks like he's putting guys like Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich in his cabinet. What happened to draining the swamp??

Don't forget Christie! Gotta fit fattyfattybridgeboy in there somewhere!


Then we have McConnell coming out to say they aren't doing the term limits either. Promises are evaporating pretty quickly.

You sound surprised by this. The guy is a bullshit artist who promised everything to everyone, as long as they got onboard.


No, I'm not at all surprised by it. I've read a lot of the proposals he has up on his website. It's all a bunch of nonsense that's often contradictory. His tax plan is insane, and will leave him no money for the wall or anything else, since we'll be trillions in the hole at that point. He has no idea about anything regarding the military (but I'm sure he knows a lot more than the generals!), but wants to "rebuild" it, which probably just means more handouts to defense contractors. He's just trading one set of crony capitalists for another set.

He's going to repeal Obamacare and replace it with.... something that makes no sense. His health care plan calls for reducing barriers to entry for drug providers, and simultaneously ensuring that their products are safe, more reliable, and cheaper. WTF is he smoking? Oh, and also the old selling plans across state lines, as long as they meet the state's requirements, which is meaningless, as they can already do that.

This is just scratching the surface. So yeah, you could say that I think anyone voting for the guy based on his plans is crazy or illiterate, or both.
 
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Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 10:11:
That they are willing to overlook that he's an utterly vile human being, as I explained in my previous post, just because he's making crazy promises, and for many because he hates the same people they hate, makes Trump voters look like a combination of fools and vile human beings themselves.

Maybe but that's what people wanted, the chance of it happening. Certainly wasn't going to be possible under Clinton from their perspective. Trump will get a chance to make good on his promises and if he doesn't then he will be held accountable in the next election. In the meantime rather than blaming Trump voters I think there's a fair amount of blame to go around in the Democratic party.

You guys had a real shot with Sanders, not sure why the signs were continually ignored. Hell I would've voted for Sanders and I'm fairly right of center.

I'm not a Democrat, I'm an independent. Sanders was absolutely the better candidate though. I have my doubts about Trump being held accountable for much of anything.

We've already seen that it looks like he's putting guys like Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich in his cabinet. What happened to draining the swamp?? Then we have McConnell coming out to say they aren't doing the term limits either. Promises are evaporating pretty quickly.
 
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 02:37:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 02:07:
This is disingenuous too. They may not have picked her outright, but the DNC did work against him, and from what we saw in the emails, they were colluding with the media. Preventing Bernie from getting the media coverage he needed is largely what prevented him from getting that critical mass.

I supported Bernie, and liked his policies best. But, c'mon. The dude wasn't even a Democrat until it suited him. You can barely expect a johnny-come-lately to be treated as an equal partner.
They don't have to treat him equally if they don't want to, but they don't get to treat him unequally and then claim the whole primary was fair.
 
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 02:42:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 02:10:
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:32:
The funny thing, either Bernie or Joe Biden would have wiped the floor with Trump. It was the democrats fault for putting up a very weak candidate. Personally I thought her position on many of the important policies were worse than Trumps. So maybe the country dodged a bullet.

Yeah, the Dems put up a weak candidate. Can't argue that, but the Republicans put up a guy that wraps himself in the flag and says all the patriotic catchphrases that you can think of, and then attacks a gold star family for exercising their right to free speech after their son gave his life fighting for his country. Yet he is still elected president!!

Doesn't even matter that he's a draft-dodging coward who demeans the sacrifices of our vets by comparing their service to dodging STDs while banging models.

What a fucking great country we live in!! Great choice people!!

On the one hand, I agree. It's inconceivable that Trump got elected. On the other hand, Dems were offering More of the Same, and people both on the left (Bernie) and the right (Trump) had had enough. Even the Dems weren't excited; turnout was down 10% vs. Obama in 2012. If they'd turned out the same for Hill, she'd be prez-elect.

Working class whites have for decades been feeling left out of the party: the oligarchy doesn't include them. Wages have stagnated for 40 years, jobs have disappeared. Billionaire Trump told them what they wanted to hear, he sold them. We'll see if he follows through. I have my doubts, as he's well established in the oligarchy.

Still, Clinton failed to appeal to 40% of the electorate, and it bit her in the ass.

That's kind of the point though. People buy into Trump's transparent bullshit. He's obviously just making a ton of empty promises mixed in with a lot of terrible policy choices, like building that ridiculous wall, or a 45% tariff on imports. I've read through several of his proposals from his site. It's meaningless drivel with no detail at all.

That they are willing to overlook that he's an utterly vile human being, as I explained in my previous post, just because he's making crazy promises, and for many because he hates the same people they hate, makes Trump voters look like a combination of fools and vile human beings themselves.

At least more of the same with a Congress that would actually work with the president could get us some improvement. We've seen a lot of improvement from the cliff the Republicans sent us over last time. Obama wasn't allowed to implement his jobs and infrastructure plans, or implement fixes to the ACA, because the Republicans wanted to block everything and blame it on him.

Now Trump voters will probably end up worse off, but I guess as long as Trump tells them that everything is awesome, they'll probably believe him.
 
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Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:32:
The funny thing, either Bernie or Joe Biden would have wiped the floor with Trump. It was the democrats fault for putting up a very weak candidate. Personally I thought her position on many of the important policies were worse than Trumps. So maybe the country dodged a bullet.

Yeah, the Dems put up a weak candidate. Can't argue that, but the Republicans put up a guy that wraps himself in the flag and says all the patriotic catchphrases that you can think of, and then attacks a gold star family for exercising their right to free speech after their son gave his life fighting for his country. Yet he is still elected president!!

Doesn't even matter that he's a draft-dodging coward who demeans the sacrifices of our vets by comparing their service to dodging STDs while banging models.

What a fucking great country we live in!! Great choice people!!
 
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Bodolza wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:57:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:28:
DNC let everyone down by simply picking Hillary because it was 'her turn'

The DNC didn't "pick" anybody. That's revising history. The leaked e-mails didn't show any mass conspiracy. In fact, there were e-mails both for and against Hilary.

The Democrat voters picked Hilary, and by a wide margin. Bernie only won in caucus states -- the ones most liable to party influence. In states that had a straight vote, Bernie got trounced.

Democratic voters only have themselves to blame. First they picked Hilary in the primaries, then they didn't bother to show up in the general. If as many Democrats turned up to vote as they did in the last presidential election, Trump would have been destroyed. Stop trying to blame the "party leaders" for your own choices.

This is disingenuous too. They may not have picked her outright, but the DNC did work against him, and from what we saw in the emails, they were colluding with the media. Preventing Bernie from getting the media coverage he needed is largely what prevented him from getting that critical mass.
 
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Task wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 20:36:
"Wikileaks was not Russian propaganda, it was the news.

Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didnít."

So when do we get to look at Trump's taxes, texts, business emails, etc? Can't really say it's not propaganda when it's completely one-sided. I'm glad Wikileaks exists, but when they're just leaking info about one side, we're only getting half the story.
 
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Retired wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 21:06:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 20:10:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 18:33:
Any hopes for real steps towards universal healthcare are dead.

Repealing Obamacare will be the best thing Trump does.

- Before Obamacare, I had health insurance at a cost of ~ 280 dollars a month. 500 deductible, 3500 out of pocket max.
- In the three years of Obamacare, my premium went from 280 to 300 to 400 to 720 (what it would be next year if I kept it.)
- My deductible went from 500 to 1000 to 1500 to 2500.
- I don't even know how much my out of pocket max next year would be. It was 6800 this last year. It'll likely be 10 grand or so. I just quit reading the letter after it said 720 dollars a month in premium.

(This isn't even counting the fact my medications have nearly doubled in price too.)

For the majority of Americans, it'll just be cheaper to pay the penalty. (You know, let's punish them for being TOO FUCKING POOR TO AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE.) Yeah, that's a great system. Too bad we're losing it!

Sorry, not meant as an attack against you personally, but Obamacare is fucking bankrupting the people in this country who are unfortunate enough to not have healthcare through their employer.



Once again people forget Obama came from Chicago and is a big business figure head. The DEMS love to pretend they aren't stinking fucking rich!

You want to fix healthcare? Demand all law makers use it.

They already have to use it if they want any subsidy from their employer (i.e. the government).
 
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ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 01:42:
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 01:12:
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 00:20:
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 23:36:
Rigs wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 22:48:
What a shit show. I will NOT have any problem putting Obamacare in the ground. Unless Trump institutes something even worse...=-Rigs-=

Yeah, socialized medicine sucks. You guys pay $3500 a year on average for it? Barring any major problems your insurance may not cover. You know what I pay? Nothing. You know what everyone else pays in a socialized democracy? Nothing. Oh sure, it comes out of our taxes, but we choose to spend in on important shit like that. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad how right-wing extremists like you guys think something like socialized medicine is pure evil at several billion a year, but wasting a trillion dollars a year - still socialism - on the military industrial complex is just fine. Christ, you clowns don't know whether you're coming or going.

"Oh sure, it comes out of our taxes"

I don't think free means what you think it means.

Socialized medicine bad? Military-industrial-complex and corporate tax breaks good? Your stupidity is painful. I mean, actually literally painful. If there was an IQ quotient to voting we'd never see another conservative politician in office ever again. Quite honestly I'm flabbergasted that you and your ilk even know how to use a computer.

http://imgur.com/llcctTi

Typical trumpy response. All bluster and no substance.


 
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16. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 8, 2016, 21:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Project Veritas debunked huh - are you referring to the repeated Snopes article? Regardless of what I think or you think of it, heads rolled and people were fired, and the DNC rapidly distanced themselves from the perps that worked for them. Whoops I guess that means questionable judgement for my "sources"? Seeing as I'm the one of the few that offers things to read or watch, while you offer what exactly? It is free after all and I like to read and pursue all information rather than read 5 sentences of a soundbite from CNN, Fox, or MSNBC.

That Veritas video was typical O'Keefe bullshit. They released another one today that supposedly shows "a Project Veritas journalist is offered Huma Abedin's ballot while dressed in full burka". But that's also complete bullshit. She lied about her name, and they couldn't find her on the rolls for that precinct, so they gave her a paper provisional ballot, as they're required to do. That ballot won't be counted unless it can be verified as a valid ballot.

So yeah, people may get fired over these videos for appearances' sake, but that doesn't make them anything more than the same heavily edited bullshit that O'Keefe always creates.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Now here's where the hypocrisy stand out. There have been past incidents of other people, usually military individuals fined and jailed for handling classified information (and storing it), but pleaded they had no intention of mishandling it. Of course, other people like Chelsea Manning went to prison for blowing the whistle and letting the world see how the U.S. government tried to cover up a crime. No one else went to prison. What is anyone to make of this? That if one person does it - it might be ok, and in another even if similar, they get fined and maybe put on probation?
Yep, welcome to our bullshit legal system. This is hardly the only time these things happen. Look at the difference in sentencing between whites and blacks for the same crimes.

It's also due to the massive over-classification that the government engages in, where the default is to classify damned near everything. I don't think there was any real chance of seriously compromising information being leaked from her emails. I'm sure if we audited the email accounts of Congress, we'd find a crapton of classified info. The classification system needs to be fixed, and people should not be going to prison for inadvertent spillage of classified info into unclass networks.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
And you know what, fuck her E-Mails. I could give a fuck anyways. What matters to me more is that she is a War-hawk in the vein of George Bush and Dick Cheney and proud of it. That is my single most important concern regarding her.

This I can understand, but I hardly think Trump is going to be better in this area. He's so easily influenced by those around him that it's comical. Many people that have worked with him say that he just ends up agreeing with whomever he talked to last. He surrounds himself with people who are basically terrible human beings. As much as I'm wary of Clinton, I am terrified of what Trump would do.

Finally, he's just dumb. Listening to him speak is painful. He can't speak with any depth on practically any subject of importance. He gets a couple talking points out and then just repeats himself and changes the subject. The press has never pushed him hard on this. That exchange between him and Rubio on selling health care across state lines was a great example of how he really knows nothing about the issues, and doesn't have the first clue what his talking points actually mean.
 
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