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View Poll Results: Who will NOT survive the month of July?
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III 2 4.17%
John Kelly 18 37.50%
Jared Kushner 1 2.08%
Wilbur Ross 4 8.33%
Ben Carson 0 0%
Rudy Giuliani 1 2.08%
Scott Pruitt 12 25.00%
Kellyanne Conway 2 4.17%
Rod Rosenstein 3 6.25%
Write-in 5 10.42%
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:14 PM   #151
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Re: July LC Thread **Survivor White House Edition**

Now that I think about it, the Fermi Paradox can be resolved if we consider the possibility that everybody's just too busy down in the lithium mines to talk to us.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:38 PM   #152
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https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status...11520287838208
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:49 PM   #153
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https://twitter.com/foxesinfiction/s...48954277548034
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:08 PM   #154
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:11 PM   #155
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I'm not talking about what happened last year, I'm talking about Ike, which made landfall directly in Galveston with a 15 foot storm surge, wiping half the island off the map. Everything there now has been substantially or completely rebuilt in the past 10 years.







This is the downtown I'm talking about. It's obviously been there a while. There are some old houses around there on stilts too. They were on the far inland side so the big buildings might have protected them from the worst of it.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:20 PM   #156
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You know what's a bad idea? To keep building in places that flood.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:27 PM   #157
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You live in southern California. Don't throw stones about ecologically unsustainable urban development.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:32 PM   #158
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https://www.ocregister.com/2017/07/1...ng-sea-levels/

OC beach areas may be next.

The land up here pretty much all goes up hill right past the sand.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:04 AM   #159
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Not in Venice.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:18 AM   #160
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Galen Hall, aka CalBears, is at FT in the WSOP 888k. https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop...-crazy-eights/ He's posted in Politics a few times and is a Cal guy, so I root for him. Noticed his pics on a poker news. Props to the guy for bringing some class to FTs.



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Old 07-04-2018, 02:01 AM   #161
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Now that I think about it, the Fermi Paradox can be resolved if we consider the possibility that everybody's just too busy down in the lithium mines to talk to us.
Nah they're laid off but Trumperixico-1s4s88 is gonna bring back clean lithium jobs bigly.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:13 AM   #162
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Galen Hall, aka CalBears, is at FT in the WSOP 888k. https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop...-crazy-eights/ He's posted in Politics a few times and is a Cal guy, so I root for him. Noticed his pics on a poker news. Props to the guy for bringing some class to FTs.



Damn, dude is stylish af.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:18 AM   #163
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In other news, NAACP is bringing the heat. Keep these Confederate dickclowns on the defensive, that's what I say.

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Atlanta NAACP plans large July 4 protest at Stone Mountain
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:45 AM   #164
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Galen Hall, aka CalBears, is at FT in the WSOP 888k. https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop...-crazy-eights/ He's posted in Politics a few times and is a Cal guy, so I root for him. Noticed his pics on a poker news. Props to the guy for bringing some class to FTs.
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Damn, dude is stylish af.
I met him once in SF a decade ago, think we were exchanging cash for online monies or something. Nice guy. Was not wearing a suit at the time.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:02 AM   #165
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Speaking of super random poker things, I stumbled upon this Vox article about the Fermi paradox and got to the end and...

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Liv Boeree is a science communicator and TV host specializing in astrophysics, rationality, and poker.
Yes, that Liv Boeree.
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:31 AM   #166
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The Thai cave story is just brutal. Really hoping they get them out of there and it does not take 4 months to wait for the rainy season to end. How can they mentally survive on a 15 foot strip of sand for 4 months and what if the flooding is worse than expected?

They are in a land locked region and apparently most of them can't swim. It is a very difficult swim out with no visibility in fast moving muddy water that takes hours to be made by pros. But what I am wondering is how frequently they can take breaks and stretch the dive out? Also, the kids are so tiny, can't they just have four experienced divers basically drag them out?
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:15 AM   #167
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"Day 3 of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed has come to an end after the ten scheduled levels were played with Galen Hall leading the returning three players on Thursday, June, 5.

Hall bagged up 30,100,000 with Niels Herregodts (24,750,000) and Eduards Kudrjavcevs (16,400,000) his challengers for the $888,888 first-place prize."

GL. Min payout for top 3 is $355k.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:39 AM   #168
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Speaking of super random poker things, I stumbled upon this Vox article about the Fermi paradox and got to the end and...



Yes, that Liv Boeree.
as Prisoners Dilemma has come up recently
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:13 AM   #169
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Happy 4th to the yanks. Here's an article from vox about why the american revolution was a GOB style "huge mistake".

I've made a huge mistake...

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Abolition would have come faster without independence

From the vantage point of most of the country, who cares if white men had to suffer through what everyone else did for a while longer, especially if them doing so meant slaves gained decades of free life?
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Independence was bad for Native Americans

"The British government remained willing to conceive of Native Americans as subjects of the crown, similar to colonists," Ethan Schmidt writes in Native Americans in the American Revolution. "American colonists … refused to see Indians as fellow subjects. Instead, they viewed them as obstacles in the way of their dreams of land ownership and trading wealth." This view is reflected in the Declaration of Independence, which attacks King George III for backing "merciless Indian Savages."
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we would've, in all likelihood, become a parliamentary democracy rather than a presidential one.

And parliamentary democracies are a lot, lot better than presidential ones. They're significantly less likely to collapse into dictatorship because they don't lead to irresolvable conflicts between, say, the president and the legislature. They lead to much less gridlock.
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The Thai cave story is just brutal. Really hoping they get them out of there and it does not take 4 months to wait for the rainy season to end. How can they mentally survive on a 15 foot strip of sand for 4 months and what if the flooding is worse than expected?

They are in a land locked region and apparently most of them can't swim. It is a very difficult swim out with no visibility in fast moving muddy water that takes hours to be made by pros. But what I am wondering is how frequently they can take breaks and stretch the dive out? Also, the kids are so tiny, can't they just have four experienced divers basically drag them out?
Underwater with no visibility is a really panicky situation. Add never swimming or diving in your life and it's ripe for disaster. If a kid panics in the middle and tries to swim up into a cavity - where there's no air - it could be disastrous for everyone.

Really weird problem. Maybe they can bore in from some direction.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:28 AM   #171
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The cartoonist who was fired for mocking Trump gives us a history of his career with the newspaper. Just a sad look at the cult of personality that empowers Trump.

https://thenib.com/i-was-fired-for-criticizing-trump
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:53 AM   #172
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I listened to one of the cave divers involved and they are having people escort the kids on the swim if they do it like that. They would all be wearing scuba gear.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:30 AM   #173
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Happy 4th to the yanks. Here's an article from vox about why the american revolution was a GOB style "huge mistake".

I've made a huge mistake...
On the bright side, the Brits ended up with someone to bail them out of two world wars.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:32 AM   #174
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On the bright side, the Brits ended up with someone to bail them out of two world wars.
What did the DoI have to do with the Russians?

Edit : If you're talking about the americans coming along to mop up and take the glory 3 years late after all the hard work had already been done then the article assumes america would have gotten independence in plenty of time for that.

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Old 07-04-2018, 10:40 AM   #175
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What did the DoI have to do with the Russians?
The Russians did do the terrible work of sacrificing 20 million people to kill 2 million Germans, but I wouldn't call aligning with Hitler and then getting betrayed exactly a bailout. They would have liked nothing more than for Germany to have attacked England instead of them.
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