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I split off the discussion about The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
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This article from 2012 demonstrates some of the challenges involved in making predictions:

12 Reasons 2020 Will Be An Awesome Year
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The President smashed his Twitter record on Friday - 200 Tweets in 24 hours, including 74 in a single hour.
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* The President and the team of bots / underlings that have access to his account too, I bet.
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Griffon64 wrote:* The President and the team of bots / underlings that have access to his account too, I bet.
I actually think the alternative is both more likely and more troubling - he sent them all himself because he was angry and had nothing better to do.
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Well; better angry and tweeting than angry and launching missiles, I guess.

I almost wish Al Qaeda would start acting up again or something so he'd have a legitimate outlet.
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Dave_LF wrote:Well; better angry and tweeting than angry and launching missiles, I guess.

I almost wish Al Qaeda would start acting up again or something so he'd have a legitimate outlet.
Don't say such things. The way this year is shaping up that might actually happen. :help:
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Yeah, you're probably right.
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And he won’t only just tweet about it!
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It's hard not to put this in the WtF? thread, but I'll put it here since it does relate to the election.

Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading

You can't make this stuff up.
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:It's hard not to put this in the WtF? thread, but I'll put it here since it does relate to the election.

Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading

You can't make this stuff up.
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River wrote: In his next term, he nominate his horse for a cabinet post
The horse's name is Mayo. Local paper prints, in response to pointed question, Mayo neighs.
and declared war on the sea.
Indeed, why have we for too long allowed the oceans to dictate our borders? :doh:
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:horse: Horse? You jest! Neigh...it's a golf cart.
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elengil wrote:
Indeed, why have we for too long allowed the oceans to dictate our borders? :doh:
And as sea levels rise, encroach upon them. The ocean's not even sending its best. All those jellyfish and red tides mucking up the beaches. And the sharks...
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River wrote:
elengil wrote:
Indeed, why have we for too long allowed the oceans to dictate our borders? :doh:
And as sea levels rise, encroach upon them. The ocean's not even sending its best. All those jellyfish and red tides mucking up the beaches. And the sharks...
Tsunami Wars: Wave Goodbye.
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"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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elengil wrote:
River wrote:
elengil wrote:
Indeed, why have we for too long allowed the oceans to dictate our borders? :doh:
And as sea levels rise, encroach upon them. The ocean's not even sending its best. All those jellyfish and red tides mucking up the beaches. And the sharks...
Tsunami Wars: Wave Goodbye.
:rofl:
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I apologize for using this format, it's a long 'thread' of tweets on Facebook but it is a very eye-opening smack in the face about something I kinda knew but didn't quite know how to put into words like this. The idea that the most criminal activities often are the least criminalized - ad this thread says, companies can commit wage theft by withholding due pay from their employees (I've even experienced this!!!) while facing zero actual criminal liability, but an individual can steal from their employer and be severely criminally held liable, jailed, fined, and have a life-long record that will hinder their future.

It then goes on to point out that if you or I murder someone - even "manslaughter" - we are arrested, jailed, fined, etc and forever labeled a murderer. If a politician causes the death of hundreds or thousands through action or inaction, they resign and move on to another cushy job somewhere else.

When we talk about crime statistics, we also need to remember we are only talking about those things that we have "conveniently" decided are crimes. :rage:
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"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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Terry Pratchett wrote:“And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions.” — Feet of Clay
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

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Frelga wrote:
Terry Pratchett wrote:“And, while it was regarded as pretty good evidence of criminality to be living in a slum, for some reason owning a whole street of them merely got you invited to the very best social occasions.” — Feet of Clay
Terry Pratchett solved almost every societal ill with his stories. :(
The dumbest thing I've ever bought
was a 2020 planner.

"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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