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Odell Beckham's Catch Tonight. Greatest Catch Ever?

Let the debate commence.

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What are the odds that 13 different women from different backgrounds who have very similar and...

specific stories about being drugged and then raped are all lying about it? Pretty low odds. For their stories to NOT be true would take a lot of intense coordination and planning among complete strangers.

Was he charged and tried by a court of law? No, he was not, and you cannot label him a "convicted rapist". With that said and given the amount of stories and their specificity, it's clear that these women ARE NOT lying.



Mystery solved: Don’t blame the Americans! The real origin of the word ‘soccer’

Interesting.

https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/the-rio-report/mystery-solved-don-t-blame-usa-real-reason-123344142.html

"You're not helping"

"I know that you think you're helping, but you're not helping."

Hey, what happened to Ebola? Where did it go?

Oh, that's right. The mid-term elections are over.

Prediction: Here's what the Republicans will offer as "health insurance" and what will happen.

The Republican alternative will be the following:

(1) Allow policies to be sold across state lines.
(2) Prohibit lawsuits to insurance companies that sell across state lines
(3) Prohibit states from regulating these policies
(4) Prohibit any disclosure laws about these policies or the companies that sell them

What will happen

(1) Some red state (or states) will completely de-regulate health insurance companies operating in their state
(2) Cheap "policies" wil be sold to people across the country. Even businesses will buy them for their employees.
(3) People will buy these by the bundles
(4) When people go to use the insurance, they will find that their provider(s) won't take it.
(5) Hospitals will refuse to accept it.
(6) Medical expenses won't be reimbursed.
(7) Companies that sold the insurance will declare bankruptcy and escape all liability.
(8) No one will be able to sue. See point 2 above.
(9) People who bought the policies will be shit-out-of-luck with no place to turn.
(10) The sick won't get care because their policies are fradulent.
(11) The people running the schemes will be living the good life and escape any criminal prosecution.

If you want to see something different at the movies, see Birdman.

For everyone who complains that movies don't take chances and does the same shit over and over again, go see Birdman. Even if you don't like it, you have to appreciate that people took a chance and did something different other than a super hero movie or remake of a TV show.

Really shitty movies with a very talented cast

What if I told that a movie had the following cast:

Robin Williams
Ed Norton
Danny DeVito
Catherine Keener
Jon Stewart
Harvey Fierstein

You would be excited to see it? No? That's the cast list to Death to Smoochy, a terrible, awful movie.

List some others.

Americans hate poor people.

It's really that simple. They flat out hate the poor. Sure, there's racism and xenophobia is co-mingled in their hate, but by and large, they really, really, really hate the poor.

They believe that people are poor because of poor choices or character flaws. That the American educational, economic and social system, though flawed, provides everyone with an equal opportunity to succeed. If you're not doing well, then you are a failure. You didn't study in school. You didn't go to college. If you did go to college, then you didn't take the right major. If you cannot find a job, then you don't have enough experience. If you have too much experience, then you have to re-train for something else. If that doesn't work, then you should move to North Dakota and work in the oil fields there.

The ironic thing is, the majority of Americans are poor when you look at their net worth which is negative. The ones that think that they are doing well are really up to their necks in debt with mortgages, car leases, credit cards, and student loans.

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