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  1. I look forward to acting like I know the words and mumbling incoherently in rhythm at the next official event.
  2. What hacker said. No story per se...I've just been around long enough to see many complaints/infractions go to the IG only to be brushed under the rug because dudes were shiny pennies. The sunk cost fallacy is too strong in the USAF for leadership to admit they were wrong when they picked their future generals at SOS. EDIT: Just to add, 99% of the time the IG investigation punches down. Most leadership has tons of IG complaints against them, but it's so commonplace that most of them just end up unsubstantiated or target something else. It's not until something bigger comes along to break the camel's back that the smaller investigations are piled on. Again I haven't worked any IG stuff, thank god...but in having beers with multiple O6s they often complain about the amount of IG complaints they get. Either it's commonplace or I keep poor company. Both are also likely. 🍺
  3. ...said the guy on a social media website... The IG works for the commander to protect the commander. Don't expect them to solve your problems, because they won't lift a finger unless it's something that could get their boss in trouble.
  4. Did you read the ruling? It was largely procedural. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
  5. I got a set of powerblock dumbbells from 5-90lbs off craigslist when things first kicked off. That along with an adjustable bench covers 90% of it as long as you aren't going for huge gains. Highly recommend the dumbbells though, take up little room but gives you quite a range of weight.
  6. A very interesting perspective I wasn't expecting to read today. Thank you.
  7. Q2 for lack of effort You seem to be a bit confused...go meet some over at stormfront and ask them their political associations yourself...they are very outspoken about their views and willing to share them. For some context into who these people are when they aren't behind a keyboard, check out https://www.reddit.com/r/beholdthemasterrace/ for additional entertainment
  8. I like the part where he says his COS wasn't in his inner circle. Did I say victim? I have no issue with people exercising their first amendment rights as long as it isn't harmful to someone. In fact I think more people should...telling people for decades it isn't polite to discuss politics has led people to be really bad at...discussing politics. Have an opinion and own it. I never said she was. I'm saying that for a period of time she had a huge following of white supremacists because they thought she supported them. Yes, they are dumb and the whole thing was dumb, but to be honest we aren't talking about the deep end of the gene pool here.
  9. Agreed...she had tried to avoid most the fray and just support general causes, but was kind of dragged into it. They go over it in her recent documentary. Basically everyone in her circle was telling her to STFU and not become the next dixie chicks, but she did anyways and somehow not to the detriment to her career.
  10. She tried to stay apolitical, but the white supremacists of the alt-right made her their Aryan darling. It's literally their fault she was forced into the political spotlight because they had projected it onto her. That's why I think it would be karmic justice if she were to actually mobilize her millions of young followers to vote in a sort of karmic loop. His tweets are him unfiltered, so to not like his tweets do you really like Trump himself? Firing up your base is good, ultimately the return on investment is less for the right since they vote regularly in all elections. We saw this in 2018 when trump was beating the drums over the migrant caravan that everyone forgot about after election day, and it didn't really pay off for them. "Orange man bad" is the equivalent for the left, and it works because any time trump has a chance to score an easy win he passes it up to benefit his base. Trump had several opportunities to draw in the middle...for example scuttling McCain's legacy...He could have buried the hatchet and wooed the republicans who liked McCain, or the middle who voted for him in 2008, but instead he doubled down in Trumpian fashion and alienated the handful of folks who really liked McCain, and looked petty feuding with a corpse. Yes it is possible, and historically likely Trump will win...but I think he may just shoot himself in the foot enough times in the next 6 months to lose. Being from rural flyover america I have friends and family who were diehard republicans turned off by trump by one thing or another over the last 3 years. It was never one specific event, but slowly he would attack something they held dear and they would stop and rethink things. Will they vote? Probably but the margins are slim and I think the left is still gathering momentum we saw in 2018. We'll see what happens.
  11. I'm not sure anyone every considered Republicans to be silent, let alone a majority. We have seen that higher voter turnout generally benefits democrats, but most democrats don't give enough shits to actually vote, and just enjoy losing so they can keep whining about things not going their way. This is particularly seen in the younger vote, which has always been unreliable come election day, despite leaning heavily left. Republican voters will vote come hell or high water on election day, and are generally much more reliable. The battle isn't about the decided voters...people like me who think Trump is unintelligible, or people like you who think Biden is incoherent...it's about those in the middle gray largely deciding the race. That's where you see trolls trying to alienate Berniebros from the Democratic party, pushing people towards the green party, etc. all to whittle the left-leaning undecideds away from the primary democratic candidate until we get more widespread ranked choice voting to allow people to truly vote with their hearts without throwing their vote away. Incumbents typically strategize to expand their base to be more appealing to the middle, but Trump being Trump, never passes an opportunity to double down on a bad decision, and has slowly whittled away at those on his fringe to feed his core base. Will it pay off? Who the fuck knows, but in traditional politics it doesn't seem like he is doing himself any favors trying to win on hardmode. I'm personally waiting for Taylor Swift to save the democratic party by getting the youth out to vote. Come on Tay Tay!
  12. No need to force the decision...this is 'murica! Grab your picket sign!
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