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    [–] Man wearing MAGA hat pushed man onto NYC subway tracks, police say slash196 1 points ago in politics

    They were hardly unique. It was a common practice in the moral horror that was slavery.

    [–] Meet the prosecutor experts say could be Robert Mueller’s Supreme Court closer slash196 1 points ago in politics

    That is fine, it's a specifying relative clause, if you're gonna be a grammar nazi get the rules right.

    [–] Mueller: Paul Manafort may have been Trump campaign 'back channel slash196 10 points ago in politics

    Let's talk avout WHY Trump was so interested in sanctions. I am increasingly convinced that the Big Secret behind all of this is that Trump is in deep with sanctioned Russian banks and wanted to eliminate the laws he was breaking.

    [–] Man wearing MAGA hat pushed man onto NYC subway tracks, police say slash196 2 points ago in politics

    Yeah but they didn't "enslave them as collateral". They enslaved them, yes, but using slaves as collateral was just putting up an asset as collateral which everyone did including tons of other slaveholders. It's not intrinsically worse than simply having slaves. And the original sentence is just nonsense.

    [–] Man wearing MAGA hat pushed man onto NYC subway tracks, police say slash196 61 points ago in politics

    “One reason is because Hillary’s last name is Rodham, and their family members are Rothchilds, who enslaved 13,000 slaves as collateral.”

    My pet peeve is people using fancy-sounding words incorrectly as a way of vaguely gesturing at a meaning for rhetorical effect. "Enslaved as collateral" is one of those phrases. Totally empty of meaning but it SOUNDS bad.

    [–] Marco Reus disallowed goal vs Leverkusen slash196 3 points ago in soccer

    At least we can still enjoy the class finish.

    [–] Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising | winner of the Sanders Public Philosophy Award slash196 10 points ago in philosophy

    Even if you don't know information theory, a Bayesian mindset also pretty rapidly shows the absurdity of the argument. Hell, even a gambler can tell you a parlay gives you longer odds than a bet on one or the other game. If this guy were right he should be able to make money on sports betting easily. As it stands, the whole thing rests on what we do or don't find subjectively "surprising" which varies from person to person and has no clear definition either. And this won a prize? For what? Insipid, half-baked buffoonery?

    [–] Game Thread: Bayer Leverkusen (Buli #31) slash196 4 points ago in borussiadortmund

    The Goetze Reus Bromance is back on. What a flick.

    [–] It Turns Out Mike Pompeo Never Served in the Gulf War slash196 1 points ago in politics

    Were they ever actually directly questioned about it? Seems like that would be the place to start.

    [–] It Turns Out Mike Pompeo Never Served in the Gulf War slash196 2 points ago in politics

    This was the same thing that happened to the Democrat who faced criticism from Trump. If you go back, he never really said he served in Vietnam, but he served around that time and made some comments about it that people assumed meant he actually DID serve then.

    [–] Prosecutors: Cohen raid materials to be shared by May 11 slash196 1 points ago in politics

    Gotta do it by the book, last thing we need is to hand Cohen's lawyers grounds for appeal.

    [–] Prosecutors: Cohen raid materials to be shared by May 11 slash196 1 points ago in politics

    It's not Mueller's team at all. This is a completely separate investigation within the SDNY US Attorney's office.

    [–] Trump: We'll put sanctions on Russia 'as soon as they very much deserve it' slash196 1 points ago in politics

    He's not teflon. It's just that the things being uncovered about him are increasingly worse and worse and therefore minimize the things we already know. He's gonna hit the ground eventually but right now he's in freefall and it feels like he's flying.

    [–] Trump donor Elliott Broidy named in Ukraine criminal probe slash196 2 points ago in politics

    Paid $1.6 million for a secret abortion through Michael "Ain't No Rules Says A Dog Can't Play Basketball" Cohen

    Dead.