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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: UPW 14: Final Four
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:43:57 PM »
1 : 'Teest, the Destroyer

2: The King of Kings

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:44:14 PM »
The wife of a member of Trump's staff. Bring back childhood diseases! Yay! All the other idiocy, and anti-vaxing too!

https://twitter.com/DarlaShine/status/1095679791154581506

Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN

#Fake #Hysteria

The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids
Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer

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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: Pedro Morales died
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:19:27 PM »
^^^i believe Jericho holds the record for most IC title reigns (9). Pedro only held it twice. He’s still awesome though.

Most time, though. As in Pedro held it for the longest number of days total. ( Unless I am wrong there, but I don't think I am. )

Miz will probably own that record eventually. He's pretty close already as far as I know.

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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: Pedro Morales died
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:15:52 PM »
To this day, holds the record for most time as IC Champion. Also had one of the longest reigns as World Champion.

An underrated, enjoyable legend. RIP

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Debate / Re: Virginia's Democratic Party : A Sinking Ship?
« on: February 12, 2019, 03:13:40 PM »
Ilhan Omar's tweet could be said to be poorly worded or lacking awareness. But many of her critics are hypocritical to the max. These are people, including the house minority leader, who have skirted around/carried water for/even re enforced comments by Donald Trump and Steve King. As well as virtual signaled to actual bigots.

Democratic leadership is full of shit anyway. All they really care about is checking diversity boxes for window dressing sake. But those diversity people are not supposed to question the status quo. But rather, are expected to look different but keep the "old white guys" set system production line going. If they get out of line, they get smeared or slapped down. Just see Bernie Sanders and AOC.

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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: UPW 14 Rd. 8
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:24:52 AM »
1: The Rock vs 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair : Rocky wasn't unbeatable, but neither was Flair. And Rock did his jobbing almost solely in the most competitive era in wrestling history and against the most formidable roster of all-time.

2: Batista vs The Ultimate Warrior : Yeah okay, it's a bit of a preference pick. But it's close enough that I am not going to feel obligated to pick Warrior when Dave is someone I appreciate more as time goes by.

3: Roman Reigns vs Triple H : Agreed with Wyntyr on this one. Hunter faced a deeper better roster. Doing things like winning his share vs Rocky, Foley, Michaels, Big Show plus getting the better of Jericho and Kane tops Roman's resume imo.

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Debate / Re: Virginia's Democratic Party : A Sinking Ship?
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:08:07 AM »
Northam and Herring should be gone already. If Fairfax is guilty, he should also go.

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Debate / Virginia's Democratic Party : A Sinking Ship?
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:11:30 PM »
CNN's Cillizza is a tool, but..........

That sound you hear is Virginia's Democratic Party collapsing on itself.

In the last six days, the following things have happened:

Gov. Ralph Northam said he was in a picture in his medical school yearbook of two people -- one in blackface, the other in KKK robes. He then recanted and said he wasn't in that picture. But he added that he *had* darkened his face to look more like Michael Jackson for a dance contest in 1984.

A woman named Vanessa Tyson accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of assaulting her during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Fairfax angrily denied the allegations. Then on Wednesday Tyson released a statement, in which she said in part "what began as consensual kissing quickly turned into a sexual assault."

State Attorney General Mark Herring, in a statement released Wednesday morning, acknowledged that he, too, had appeared in blackface at a party. "In 1980, when I was a 19-year-old undergraduate in college, some friends suggested we attend a party dressed like rappers we listened to at the time, like Kurtis Blow, and perform a song," Herring said.

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Michael Moore decided to rub some salt in the festering wound

https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10155783805331857?__tn__=K-R

In Virginia’s 2017 Democratic primary for Governor, Democratic voters were convinced to vote for the “moderate” Democrat, Ralph Northam — because, as a “moderate,” he could “pick up Republican votes.” Democratic voters were told to reject the progressive candidate, Tom Perriello, a fearless Dem congressman backed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Now Virginia Democrats have learned what centerism and moderation got them. A hood & some shoe polish.


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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: SotI BotW Nominations
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:15:27 PM »
Edge vs Muta   ( Should have this battle. Even if it is not to advance in Jack's tourney. )

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Showcase of the Immortals / Re: UPW 14 rd. 7
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:13:28 PM »
1: The Rock

2: 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair

3: Batista vs Edge : This one was a tough call for me. HJ"s explanation makes sense. Though I could still see Edge pulling it out under this tourney's rules. But I suppose it is less likely. So I'll bite my lip and take Big Dave.

4: The Ultimate Warrior vs The Great Muta : The other one I had to ponder. I think Muta does a good deal of damage, but unfortunately comes up a bit short in the end.

5: Roman Reigns

6: Triple H : Yeah, prime Trips is too much even though AJ would put up a real fight.



aaaaaand Randy Orton is a lucky dog who already has his place secured in the final four, sitting out the next two rounds in order to make things evenish.

Booooooooooooo

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LESS THAN A month after Democrats — many of them running on “Medicare for All” — won back control of the House of Representatives in November, the top health policy aide to then-prospective House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Blue Cross Blue Shield executives and assured them that party leadership had strong reservations about single-payer health care and was more focused on lowering drug prices, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

Pelosi adviser Wendell Primus detailed five objections to Medicare for All and said that Democrats would be allies to the insurance industry in the fight against single-payer health care...........

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/05/nancy-pelosi-medicare-for-all/

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Debate / NBC News Smears Tulsi Gabbard
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:23:28 PM »
https://theintercept.com/2019/02/03/nbc-news-to-claim-russia-supports-tulsi-gabbard-relies-on-firm-just-caught-fabricating-russia-data-for-the-democratic-party/?comments=1#comments

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: The only “expert” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm New Knowledge, which just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

To justify its claim that Gabbard is the Kremlin’s candidate, NBC stated, “analysts at New Knowledge, the company the Senate Intelligence Committee used to track Russian activities in the 2016 election, told NBC News they’ve spotted ‘chatter’ related to Gabbard in anonymous online message boards, including those known for fomenting right-wing troll campaigns.”

What NBC — amazingly — concealed is a fact that reveals its article to be a journalistic fraud: That same firm, New Knowledge, was caught just six weeks ago engaging in a massive scam to create fictitious Russian troll accounts on Facebook and Twitter in order to claim that the Kremlin was working to defeat Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones in Alabama. The New York Times, when exposing the scam, quoted a New Knowledge report that boasted of its fabrications: “We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the [Roy] Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet.'”

That fraud was overseen by New Knowledge’s CEO, Jonathon Morgan. At the same time Morgan was fabricating Russian troll accounts and using them to create a fraudulent appearance that Putin was trying to defeat the Democratic Senate candidate, he was exploiting his social media “expertise” to claim that Russians were interfering in the Alabama Senate election. In other words, Morgan used his own fake Russian accounts to lie to the public and deceive the national media into believing that Kremlin-linked accounts were trying to defeat the Democratic Senate candidate when, in fact, the accounts he was citing were ones he himself had fabricated and controlled.

Even worse, Morgan’s firm is behind one of the recent Senate reports on Russian social media election interference, as well as the creation of “Hamilton 68,” the pseudo-data-driven dashboard constantly used by U.S. media outlets to claim that its enemies are supported by the Kremlin. (That tool has so been abused that even some of its designers urged the media to stop exaggerating its meaning.) During the Alabama race, Morgan — in a tweet he deleted once his fraud was exposed — cited the #Hamilton68 data that he himself manipulated with his fake Russian accounts to claim that Russia was interfering in the Alabama Senate race:

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In any event, NBC News, to smear Gabbard as a Kremlin favorite, relied on a group that it heralded as “experts” without telling its audience about the major fraud which this firm just got caught perpetrating in order to, on behalf of the Democratic Party, fabricate claims of Kremlin interference in the Alabama Senate race.

That’s because the playbook used by the axis of the Democratic Party, NBC,MSNBC, neocons, and the intelligence community has been, is, and will continue to be a very simple one: to smear any adversary of the establishment wing of the Democratic Party — whether on the left or the right — as a stooge or asset of the Kremlin (a key target will undoubtedly be, and indeed already is, Bernie Sanders).

To accomplish this McCarthyite goal, this Democratic Party coalition of neocons, intelligence operatives, and NBC stars will deceive, smear, and even engage in outright journalistic deception, as NBC (once again) just proved with this report.



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Debate / They didn't learn from Martin Shkreli
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
https://www.vermontbiz.com/news/2019/february/04/sanders-investigates-375000-price-spike-old-drug

In a letter sent Monday to the CEO of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) demanded the company explain its decision to set the price of Firdapse, a drug used to treat a rare neuromuscular disease called Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), at $375,000 per year. 

For two decades, patients have received the same drug – known as 3,4-DAP – for free from Jacobus Pharmaceutical under the Food and Drug Administration’s compassionate use program. Recently, Catalyst licensed the rights to the drug and received exclusive rights to market Firdapse for seven years under the FDA’s orphan drug designation. In December 2018, Catalyst announced to investors it would set the list price for Firdapse at $375,000 per year.


As a result, patients around the country are frightened as to whether or not they will be able to maintain access to a drug they depend upon to survive.

Last week, Sanders spoke via Skype with one of those patients, Rebecca Hovde of Wellman, Iowa, who told him about the incredible anxiety people with LEMS are living with as a result of Catalyst’s decision to increase the price. “I have friends saying that it’s too much. They know they can’t afford it. And they’re just going to go to bed when their 3,4 DAP runs out,” Hovde told Sanders. (Watch the full conversation here (link is external).)

In response to the concerns raised by Hovde and other patients, Sanders asked the CEO of Catalyst how many patients will suffer or die due to their decision to set such an outrageous price, calling that decision “not only a blatant fleecing of American taxpayers, but...also an immoral exploitation of patients who need this medication.” 

“By setting such a high price and forcing production and distribution of the older, inexpensive version to cease, you are threatening access that patients had to a cheap version of this product, and handing a completely unwarranted bill to American taxpayers,” Sanders wrote.

Sanders requested information on what Catalyst is charging patients, private insurers and government payers for the medication.

“The egregious price set by Catalyst cannot be allowed to stand.  Patients in America should not be allowed to suffer or die because of the greed of a drug company. If Catalyst does not substantially lower the price of this medication, Congress must act to ensure it is affordable for every patient,” Sanders said.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:18:27 AM »
https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/trump-s-wisconsin-foxconn-deal-on-the-ropes-1434942019657

https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/author-on-foxconn-wisconsin-project-it-keeps-getting-worse-1434754115527

Looks like Trump's "8th Wonder of the World" is going belly up. What else can one expect from a combonation of Trump, Paul Ryan, and Scott Walker though?

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