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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 15:17
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 15:17
Apr 16, 2020, 15:17
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:33:
Remember, each vote in Wyoming counts as much as 3.5 votes in California.

Based on a number of people I've met from California, the California votes are still overvalued...
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 07:11
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 07:11
Apr 16, 2020, 07:11
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:33:
What costs Dems elections is the fact that the Senate and Electoral College structurally support rural, conservative voters:

You forgot to mention gerrymandering.

The Dems are a joke now. Back in the sixties they ignored fat cat supported "down home" style talk radio personalities like Paul Harvey. When the fat cat party hit on the idea to steal the Dems traditional base by portraying Dems as ivory tower haters of red necks/real Americans and country western music. The clueless Dems bought that hook line and sinker and went overboard to seperate themselves from the very people who used to be their base, the low to middle class proles of every stripe, urban or country. They have never even tried to win them back and still look down on them with disdain. The fat cats made sure Country Western music stations and conservative talk radio were always well funded and eventually built their own TV news channel (FAUX NEWS).

After Citizens United, anyone who wants to play at the federal or state capital, has to depend on oligarch cash. So the Dems now are like actors that can only get supporting roles to play characters like Cliff Barnes in Dallas.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs - China Online Games
Apr 16, 2020, 06:50
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs - China Online Games Apr 16, 2020, 06:50
Apr 16, 2020, 06:50
 
I am amazed it took them this long to catch on.

Now it is back to the drawing boards for online games that want some of that sweet China market money. Dedicated servers for China only players, giving China a real time back door to use computer spying on all in game chat, full access to user name and real player identification etc. Is that not what Acti/Blizz has done with China WOW.

Meanwhile a certain fat bald, clown make up oligarch puppet and purveyor of Snake Oil does not have the balls to stand up to China and demand they close wet markets forever and blames WHO instead. Putin could not be more happy, distrust governments and facts, and let thugs have their way.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 02:40
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 02:40
Apr 16, 2020, 02:40
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:15:
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 14:04:
I guess all these states attorneys never heard of the dark web. Have to love the techno ignorants.

Quite sad that China continues to ignore any sort of freedom for their people. It will bite them in the butt eventually.

The CCP has all the tanks.

It's even funnier when you look at the USA right now where you could easily deduct that freedom and democracy are problems and not solutions.

The WHO on the other hand, I have to admit I even lowkey agree with Trump there. Who needs it and for what exactly when it can't even protect us against a pandemic properly?
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 01:06
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 01:06
Apr 16, 2020, 01:06
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 23:09:
I really don't think that it is appropriate to share political thoughts on a gaming site. I just wish posters would refrain from such.

You must be new here

But yes I have noticed that the American political commentariate seems to be even more insufferable than usual. Probably a result of the social isolation I guess.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 00:05
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 00:05
Apr 16, 2020, 00:05
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 23:09:
I really don't think that it is appropriate to share political thoughts on a gaming site. I just wish posters would refrain from such.

In fairness, it's the legal section, which is political by definition.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 16, 2020, 00:02
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2020, 00:02
Apr 16, 2020, 00:02
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 22:42:

Cool story, bro, now do the House of Representatives.

Wut Beamer sed.

The Senate on the other hand, is one of the most egregiously unbalanced representative bodies of any government anywhere. One Wyoming Senator represents 290,000 people while one California senator represents 12.5 million.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 23:52
Beamer
 
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 23:52
Apr 15, 2020, 23:52
 Beamer
 
The House is almost 1 for 1. Alaska is currently screwed, as is North Dakota, though South Dakota is the most the other way for symmetry. Nearly every state is 1 rep per 560k people
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 23:09
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 23:09
Apr 15, 2020, 23:09
 
I really don't think that it is appropriate to share political thoughts on a gaming site. I just wish posters would refrain from such.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 22:55
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 22:55
Apr 15, 2020, 22:55
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:34:
Verno wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 16:58:

All this time I knew in my heart that Blue was secretly a Washington backroom power broker holding the Dems back from office.

#thetruthisoutthere

Well, he is "el Presidente for life."
He's practically admitted to being a member of the Illumnati
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 22:42
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 22:42
Apr 15, 2020, 22:42
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 21:33:
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 15:15:
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.


What costs Dems elections is the fact that the Senate and Electoral College structurally support rural, conservative voters:

Let’s start with a plausible scenario that could play out in the 2020 election.

Democrats win the popular vote by an even wider margin than Hillary Clinton’s nearly 3 million vote lead in 2016, running up the score in solid blue states and closing most of the gap in large red states like Texas. Pennsylvania and Michigan return to the Democratic fold, but Trump ekes out the narrowest of victories in Wisconsin. He walks away with exactly 270 electoral votes and the presidency.

Meanwhile, House Democrats have a strong year, but not nearly as strong as 2018. Democratic candidates win every congressional district where Hillary Clinton prevailed in 2016, plus every district where Clinton lost by less than 3 percentage points. Democratic House candidates win the total popular vote by a few percentage points, but it’s not enough. Despite her party’s popular vote victory, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is once again demoted to minority leader.

In the Senate, Democrats pick up seats in Colorado and Maine, but they never really have a shot at replicating Sen. Doug Jones’s fluke win in Alabama. Republicans end up with a 52-seat majority in the Senate — and, with it, the ability to keep filling the courts up with Trump judges. Although the Democratic “minority” would represent about 17 million more people than the Republican “majority” in this scenario, Mitch McConnell still controls the Senate.

Remember, each vote in Wyoming counts as much as 3.5 votes in California.

Cool story, bro, now do the House of Representatives.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 21:34
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 21:34
Apr 15, 2020, 21:34
 
Verno wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 16:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 15:15:
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.

All this time I knew in my heart that Blue was secretly a Washington backroom power broker holding the Dems back from office.

#thetruthisoutthere

Well, he is "el Presidente for life."
“We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.“
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 21:33
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 21:33
Apr 15, 2020, 21:33
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 15:15:
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.


What costs Dems elections is the fact that the Senate and Electoral College structurally support rural, conservative voters:

Let’s start with a plausible scenario that could play out in the 2020 election.

Democrats win the popular vote by an even wider margin than Hillary Clinton’s nearly 3 million vote lead in 2016, running up the score in solid blue states and closing most of the gap in large red states like Texas. Pennsylvania and Michigan return to the Democratic fold, but Trump ekes out the narrowest of victories in Wisconsin. He walks away with exactly 270 electoral votes and the presidency.

Meanwhile, House Democrats have a strong year, but not nearly as strong as 2018. Democratic candidates win every congressional district where Hillary Clinton prevailed in 2016, plus every district where Clinton lost by less than 3 percentage points. Democratic House candidates win the total popular vote by a few percentage points, but it’s not enough. Despite her party’s popular vote victory, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is once again demoted to minority leader.

In the Senate, Democrats pick up seats in Colorado and Maine, but they never really have a shot at replicating Sen. Doug Jones’s fluke win in Alabama. Republicans end up with a 52-seat majority in the Senate — and, with it, the ability to keep filling the courts up with Trump judges. Although the Democratic “minority” would represent about 17 million more people than the Republican “majority” in this scenario, Mitch McConnell still controls the Senate.

Remember, each vote in Wyoming counts as much as 3.5 votes in California.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 21:15
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 21:15
Apr 15, 2020, 21:15
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 14:04:
I guess all these states attorneys never heard of the dark web. Have to love the techno ignorants.

Quite sad that China continues to ignore any sort of freedom for their people. It will bite them in the butt eventually.

The CCP has all the tanks.
“We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.“
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 16:58
Verno
 
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 16:58
Apr 15, 2020, 16:58
 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 15:15:
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.

All this time I knew in my heart that Blue was secretly a Washington backroom power broker holding the Dems back from office.

#thetruthisoutthere
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 16:05
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 16:05
Apr 15, 2020, 16:05
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 15:15:
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.

The only truth is that you said something reprehensibly racist. You should be embarrassed rather than defiantly proud.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 15:43
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Apr 15, 2020, 15:43
 
sigh
A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 15:15
Cutter
 
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 15:15
Apr 15, 2020, 15:15
 Cutter
 
Removing the truth doesn't make it any less truthful, Blue. That's the sort of bullshit that keeps costing Dems elections.

"Well, he’s not a villain Summer, but he shouldn’t be your hero. He’s more like a demon, or a super fucked up god." - Morty Smith
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 14:04
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 14:04
Apr 15, 2020, 14:04
 
I guess all these states attorneys never heard of the dark web. Have to love the techno ignorants.

Quite sad that China continues to ignore any sort of freedom for their people. It will bite them in the butt eventually.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
Apr 15, 2020, 13:13
 
All we have to do is take that stuff out of the pipes, then it will be gone! Oh, and don't forget, America has all the best pipes!
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