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    Today, 03:31 PM
    I totally agree and I'm a Gator fan. He had the longest, slowest throwing motion I can remember. Every off season people would say he was fixing his throwing motion and every year I'd watch him almost brush his knee with the ball. He threw more like a baseball pitcher than a football qb.
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    Trump won't show them but declining sales will! Actually I've cut back watching NFL games not so much because of this but because of the increasing complexity of the rules and inconsistent enforcement. I think it was sunday night football last week where the refs called back a long gain because the receiver set a pick. The announcers said that it should've been legal because it was within a yard of the line of scrimmage. How can the refs possibly keep track of all those intricate rules and make split second decisions? And some of those nit picky penalties make a huge difference in the outcome of the game. I hate it when it's like 3rd and 20 and the defense is called for a 5 yard penalty and it's an automatic first down. It should be 3rd and 15, not a first down in that case. I think a very large percentage of games are decided by bad calls. Maybe like 30% or so. It probably evens out over a season but not for each game. I don't think it's fixed, but I think they've let it grow too complicated over time and the refs can't keep track of it.
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    LOL!!!!!!
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    Today, 02:16 PM
    What's not the same group?
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    Today, 01:56 PM
    From the Black Lives Matter umbrella organization: https://policy.m4bl.org/economic-justice/ Besides that, almost every article or interview I've seen. I agree, I just wish the announcers would ignore it.
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    Today, 01:16 PM
    The problem is they weren't repealing it. The core of Obamacare is forcing insurance companies to insure sick people. Everything else was just fluff.
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    Today, 01:14 PM
    The kneeling doesn't me but the "solution" represented by the kneeling does. Doesn't it bother you?
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    Today, 01:12 PM
    That's true that it started with Obama but the players and announcers didn't criticize him. And yes Trump is an idiot but so was Obama. But there's no way that this isn't a subtle "vote democratic" message. As far as I know all of the black groups that are protesting want more wealth redistribution and stronger discrimination laws to "fix" the problem. And that's right up the democratic party's alley. That being said I'll bet secretly a lot of the players are pissed off that the government is stealing half of their earnings.
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    Today, 10:57 AM
    I agree. The problem is that political correctness is forced at gunpoint mainly in the form of discrimination laws. How many billions of dollars are wasted on this every year? I know at my company we have "sensitivity" training every year. Businesses are scared of lawsuits and it's just another tax on them. It comes out of your paycheck.
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    Today, 10:49 AM
    Actually the players kneeling doesn't bother me it's the fact that the commentators talk about it that irritates me. And the subtle message is "vote for the democrat next time". I can't stand Trump but I don't need to hear him getting bashed when I'm watching football. That's the other part the bothers me. As I said before the protestors are in favor of increasing legalized theft.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    I know, why do they go from zero teams to two in LA! Didn't they try that before with the Rams and Raiders? Why not try one team first before going to two?
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Krugminator2 again."
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    I don't like the "standing for the national anthem" thing either. If the players were protesting an overly intrusive government I wouldn't mind as much, but the they want MORE government not LESS. Although ideally I wish they'd keep politics out of it altogether. Check out the BLM economic demands. It's communism with a racial twist. https://policy.m4bl.org/economic-justice/
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    I've seen you support the free market before which is why I'm confused about Kucinich. Kucinich is arguably the most anti free market and anti property rights US politician on record. No, you're wrong. Kucinich doesn't want to return to the US before the Fed where we had a gold standard much of the time and inflation was controlled. He wants to move to something much worse than before the Fed or during the Fed. He wants a government fiat currency unbacked by gold where printing money is unrestricted. So the only redeeming quality for Kucinich is that he's anti war. But like I said before so was Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. That's not good enough.
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    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    The NFL players that are protesting over unfair treatment of blacks are annoying to me for a couple reasons: 1. Many of their "solutions" like more wealth distribution and tighter enforcement of discrimination laws are only going to make the problem much worse. 2. It ruins watching the games when I have to hear the announcers talk about it. I want to watch football not a political show.
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    I agree that dems are better on some civil rights, although they also support a lot of fake group rights that actually violate individual rights. But the dems are worse on property rights and to me that's more important. To me you start with property rights and then build from there. If you can't own property what good is it if you can smoke weed? Also as far as police brutality is concerned I would argue that the most practical solution is again to enforce property rights. I think there'd be way less problems with the police if we didn't have crime ridden slums caused by the lack of property rights. The democrats argue more against police brutality but their solution of more wealth distribution (= theft and less property rights) only makes the root problem worse.
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    I agree. Let each state handle voter fraud individually.
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    09-23-2017, 05:02 PM
    No and it was proven last week. ESPN’s Jemele Hill stands by her statement that Trump is a white supremacist https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/09/15/espns-jemele-hill-stands-by-her-statement-that-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.920d058e2c45
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    09-23-2017, 04:08 PM
    Maybe ESPN is trying to make things even for keeping Jemele Hill after she called Trump a white supremacist. Complaints of racism really annoy me because I know it's all about trying to get free stuff. Get rid of discrimination laws (and other things that force political correctness at gunpoint) and I might listen.
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    09-23-2017, 02:51 PM
    r3volution 3.0,
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    09-23-2017, 10:05 AM
    I think you're confused about my argument. Let me explain: Normally wanting to "End the Fed" is a good thing. But only if you replace it with something better like a free market, most likely gold backed system. But if you want to replace the Fed with the government, that's worse than the Fed and that's what Kucinich wants to do. Suppose to want to eliminate the $7 minimum wage. That'd be good thing unless you wanted to replace it with a $15 minimum wage, right?
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    09-23-2017, 08:56 AM
    I doubt that we've ever had anything remotely close to what Kucinich wanted to implement which is an unbacked government monopoly fiat currency.
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    09-22-2017, 07:52 PM
    I totally agree. Good point about the pragmatists. The ones I worry about are the committed socialists/communists like Kucinich. Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro were against war as far as I know but I wouldn't want to live under their rule either.
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    09-22-2017, 11:33 AM
    If they have $100 in reserves with a 10% reserve requirement I'm pretty sure they can only loan out $90 not $900.
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    09-22-2017, 11:05 AM
    That's a good point. Those rat barbecue get togethers would be awesome! Nothing like rat over an open fire.
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    09-22-2017, 11:03 AM
    Did you read the part Kucinich wants to replace a Fed controlled monetary system with a government controlled monetary system?
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    09-22-2017, 11:00 AM
    Show me where you were called a communist. When I call Kucinich a communist, it wasn't in the "Hey, Pinko Commie" insult sense. It was in the textbook, Karl Marx sense. What the hell am I supposed to call him? "Kucinich is someone who believes in many of the principles of communism but he's not a communist."
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    09-22-2017, 10:55 AM
    I'll disagree with you a little on this. If Kucinich has his way the number one problem, far above anything else, is that we be dirt poor in few years. I mean, stand in line, waiting for your food ration, dirt poor. If you just judged the candidates by their official positions (which is a stretch I admit) Kucinich would be about the last one I'd vote for. I'd vote for Hillary over Kucinich. I'd vote for McCain over Kucinich. I'd rather take the chance that McCain might not blow us all up vs the 100% certainty that I'd be standing in a bread line with Kucinich.
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    09-22-2017, 10:40 AM
    I don't think the fractional reserve thing means one bank can lend 10x. If a bank has $100 in reserves it can loan that out to someone for 10% for example. The lender might take the $100 and deposit it in another bank but that doesn't do anything for the original bank. So that bank could get 10% but there's risk that they might not get paid back. So I have know idea what the actual return is. The part about treasuries is a good point, maybe it's because of the risk? I just looked it up and the 2 year t bill is 1.45%. I'm not sure how much risk is in a 2 year t bill. Probably not much. Remember when you buy treasuries you're in it for the duration whereas I'm assuming the banks can take the money out of the Fed's reserve bank at any time. But 1.25% seems really low. Maybe there's some quid pro quo going on. Maybe the banks got bailed out with the agreement they would keep their money at low rates in reserve?
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    09-21-2017, 07:14 PM
    I'm not sure where you're getting the 10x number. That seems almost impossible. Also remember there's a huge amount of risk when you loan money. The banks are getting 1.25% risk free. That still seems a little low however.
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