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  1. What's new in this club
  2. I just hope these populations get their shit together and just acknowledge how real covid is. On a side note, I'm personally torn about school in the fall. My older two would survive with an online curriculum, but my youngest is on the spectrum and really needs the one on one instruction along with speech therapy. She is to start kindergarten this year. When she was in pre k last year, she greatly benefited from the routine of getting ready and attending school along with all one on one instruction and socialization. While obviously, my wife being an RN in an assisted living facility, the last thing we need is for my youngest to bring home covid, especially considering the facility she works at is concurrently covid free. Still, I worry about my kid's development. It's a lose lose.
  3. Hey! The Real Fascists Are the Ones Getting Arrested off the Street by Unidentified Heavily Armed Military Jack Booted Thugs Lead by an Authoritarian Megalomaniac Leader! "You trying to silence my bigotry is just the same as rounding us up and shipping us to a camp!" Posting in this thread since it seems to be relevant.
  4. We all saw how that worked out in CHAZ. Corrupt security force stealing people's phones right off the bat.
  5. I'll put it this way. If I'm black and live in a high crime area where the majority population is black, of course black people will be stopped more by police. Their population in said area is higher. If an area is very highly populated by white people but there is almost no crime there, of course very few white people will be stopped by police.
  6. 100% agree that police should be held accountable for their actions. Also 100% know that police reduce crime - as has been shown numerous times by scholarly research. Replacing police with civilian-led "violence prevention group" sounds like a horrible idea to me. "Under the bill, cops would be replaced by “community-led activities” and organizations focused on “housing, food security, and other basic needs” along with “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections,” I have a bad feeling about this... https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/seattle-city-council-move-to-abolish-police-department-with-new-bill/
  7. It has been awhile since I've read the detailed discussion of it, but part of why the age for cigarettes was moved to 21 was based on evidence that the higher drinking age DID, in fact, reduce youth access to alcohol, versus a younger drinking age of 18. Part of the difference with Europe, is they tend to not also be populated by inexperienced 16-year-old drivers, and even villages are generally more walkable, so they aren't going to be dealing with youth DUI in the way we have to consider. And 18 year olds that join the military are allowed to have access to at least beer at certain base facilities. (harder alcohol is still restricted)
  8. In terms of drinking age, I think it should be 18. If you can lay down your life for the country you should a least be able to have a drink. But who knows, I'm just a dumbass 9th grader I'd be interested hearing what Europeans think on this topic though, the culture there is just completely different.
  9. It's just the same shitty videos from the 90s and early 2000s. It's all about practicing abstinence, just saying no, and so on. They just show painfully simplified and cringy scenarios and explain how you're supposed to react to them. However I do know of at least one teacher that goes off curriculum and talks about what to do if you do end up drunk at a party, rather than assuming we'd be able to make the right decision.
  10. Why? All I can take away from this is ‘black people do more crimes and that’s just the way they are. And, nothing should change about our model of policing.’ Do I misunderstand you? I am seeking clarity.
  11. Even with Biden way ahead, the Trump administration has a chance, they are doing everything they can to not let people vote. There are going to be an epic number of people that want to vote that either won't vote or their vote won't be counted. If Trump can shave enough off key states, they will win.
  12. Lol it could technically be wrong if the election actually does get delayed and the Democrats don't win until 2021.
  13. I heard about this a few days ago and it just sounds really weird. Let's hope that's all it is.
  14. The general "we" as a society. I think @Silent Hill covered it pretty well. The link you posted only addresses consumption. It does not take into account another variable which is minorities could be living in more crime ridden areas than white people, therefore they are more likely to be stopped by cops. Could it be racial profiling, sure. Could it not be racial profiling, sure.
  15. The polls were wrong except for the LA Times. No poll has Trump winning. He has far more ground to make up than in 2016. People are sick of him. I will bet a good chunk of change that the Democrats win the presidential election this year.
  16. Chinese seeds... just a brushing scam, or something more sinister?? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/31/usda-identifies-some-seeds-appear-sent-china/5555404002/
  17. The cravenly vicious strategist is perhaps noting an issue in his prior adherence. Or hanging on to position at any cost as usual.
  18. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/31/politics/senate-mcconnell-trump-firewall/index.html
  19. I eagerly await the day. Kimbolemon... lemon... didn’t I meet you at a party somewhere?
  20. I was just thinking about this; how long till we get our first "cornball cornsucker" level tirade?
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