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  1. 15yds4gibberish

    A Big Black Eye for Georgia

    How is it that this is both judicious advice...and a temptation at the same time?
  2. 15yds4gibberish

    A Big Black Eye for Georgia

    "Termagant?" 😂 Had to look that one up. Now I can't wait to use it. Is it wrong that my respect for Scout just went up -- If only for use of vocabulary?
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    Live GA 7A Title: Milton defeats Colquitt Co. 14-13

    Well my brother, feeling for you tonight. The thing about a good beer is it works when you win, soothes when you lose...Never lets you down after a game really. Still, that was a tough one...Dr. prescribes two!
  4. 15yds4gibberish

    Live GA 7A Title: Milton defeats Colquitt Co. 14-13

    @HawgGoneIt, Im guessing you could use a beer bout now...
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    Horsehead's revenge....

    Superficially maybe. But the devil, as they say, is in the details. And the details here are quite different. The SDNY sentencing document suggests that it’s not the campaign finance violation or the ‘simple financial transaction,’ it’s conspiracy to defraud the United States. In other words, it’s not just the payment itself, it’s the fraud conducted on regulatory bodies designed to ensure transparency – Which is a crime in and of itself, regardless of how serious the campaign finance violation is. It's worth noting that DOJ policy (wrongly in my opinion) is to not to indict a sitting president. Both SDNY and Mueller appear to be following that policy. But the Trump Organization is not the sitting president, and there are no policies against going after that. I'm guessing the next charges could be against the Trump org itself (and perhaps one or more of his children). Please note: This is a real time news story, and there are plenty of clues in both the SDNY and Mueller filings that there is more coming (FWIW, it looks like Mueller may be going to charge similar conspiracy crimes – e.g. hiding the role of the Russians), so I reserve the right to change my mind as we learn more. For now though, I am asking myself the question ‘how will Individual-1 react if his organization is charged?’ That’s where his ego lies. Stay tuned.
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    Horsehead's revenge....

    It's not. Individual-1’s strategy depends on American’s being numbed to the fact that he committed multiple crimes to get elected…If he succeeds, we will have lost something fundamental to our democracy. Or, as the Onion put it:
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    Official game day drink thread

    @1DayPGA, I think we have a basic theme working here. I'm on the East Coast to watch our son compete tomorrow, but my bride is home. So I did the only thing any reasonable person in my situation would do. I had dinner with the local Naughty Nurse... And yes...She went down just fine....
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    Dow down 750

    Meh… been called worse by better… Back in the late 70’s early 80’s I argued that we needed to protect manufacturing jobs…But you know, shareholder value is all that matters and unions are evil and all that. And the American worker got run over. These days we live in a globalized world, it’s a different set of conditions, so before we jump in the car and try to fix things by backing up and running over the American worker again, we ought to at least have a basic understanding of what we are doing. As I wrote in my original in this thread, and you parroted in your snarky response, international trade is nuanced. In other posts on the topic I’ve called it complicated. @DarterBlue hinted at some of the nuance, but he still left out quite a bit including things like the differences between tariffs on raw goods vs. finished product, rational responses to tariffs , reciprocal agreements, most favored nation status, etc. It’s complicated, but ultimately tariffs are paid by importers, and the cost, generally speaking, is passed to eventual consumers. Tariffs do impose costs on China. They need to find other places to sell goods that could have been sold to the U.S. and/or they need to accept lower prices. Sometimes, and to Darterblues point, tariffs can sometimes even impose the greater cost on the exporting nation. The most extreme example I ever found for this was in 1890 where it was estimated that 60% of the cost of a sugar tariff fell on exporters, and 40% on domestic consumers – But that predates globalized trade agreements, rules, and markets by ~50 years. As I say, tax incidence is complicated and depends on a range of variables, but while you can try to quibble around the edges of it, tariffs are always a tax hike on American consumers. Here’s an example of the impacts of a recent tariff. It happened under Obama not Trump, so maybe that will give you the eyes to give it a critical evaluation. In 2009 American tire manufactures persuaded Obama to impose tariffs on Chinese tires. Imports from China fell sharply. But Chinese companies did not stop making tires in response to tariffs – they simply moved production to other places, including the U.S. Still, prices rose. One study (here) found in a single year, 2011, Americans spent an extra $1.1 billion on tires as a result of a tariff that preserved at most 1,200 jobs. That’s almost $1M per job, for jobs paying an average of about $40,000. The balance, of course, went to the owners, not the workers. So did we protect the American worker, or just increase the economic inequality between rich and poor? I am all for protecting American workers, always have been, but I’m not for lining the pockets of the rich through a regressive tax on consumers. I am against China walling off markets, requiring American companies to share their advanced technology, stealing intellectual property through joint ventures, counterfeiting goods, violating human rights, massive pollution, and outright theft in the form of cyberespionage etc.. Trump is right to press these issues, but tariffs are a blunt instrument, and there are better more targeted ways to address these problems. Trump demonstrates his ignorance (see referenced tweet) every day, and so far all he has accomplished is disruption, not progress. The trade deficit is rising not falling. I am from Detroit, and am no fan of GM, but one of the myriad of excuses they have offered for cutting jobs in the midwest and moving them overseas is they rely of Chinese parts and metals, and tariffs have added millions in costs. If we take GM at its word (no reason to trust GM really), moving jobs out of the midwest is a rational response to tariffs cuz they'll just make stuff there, without incurring tariff costs. So, if you have a better recent example of how tariffs protected American workers, and at what cost, including actual data and not just an emotional plea, please share.
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    Dow down 750

    Another part of the problem is that maybe, just maybe, Crime Family Don doesn't fully understand the nuances of trade policy... Can someone please explain to "Tariff Man" the basic fact that consumers, not foreigners, pay tariffs? A tariff is a tax on us.
  10. 15yds4gibberish

    Some California news

    @World Citizen, My ears are still bleeding from the number of times @PrepGridiron said very nearly the same exact words during the game on Saturday... #ShouldaBoughtHotTamalesToPutInMyEars...
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    Some California news

    @Bodysurf, While I agree with the basic assessment that DLS is better this year than last, and MD was better last year than this, they were so far apart last year, do you really think it will make much difference? Another way to ask is this year, 2018, if MD and DLS play 100 times, how many do you think DLS would win? #DontGetMeWrong,StillPlanningToWatchWhilePrayingForAMiracle...
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    Some California news

    It was right in front of us, but so was the whole bench. So couldn’t see it. Great catch though... Clearly we gotta fill up the referee fund...
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    Some California news

    So tv guys, what was that call?
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    Some California news

    Miss having you here brother
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    Some California news

    33 yard TD pass DLS. 21 - 7 1:01 to half
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