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  1. He was in office for 12 years and many of those pardons were for people who violated Prohibition.
  2. Not true, keto will activate your gall bladder where a low fat diet will shut it down. I know because I lost mine 5 years ago on a mostly fruits, vegetables, and lean meat diet as it stopped dumping bile and stones started collecting in it.
  3. The quick takeaway is that the megadonors are scared because they know Bernie is a losing pick and Bloomberg has told everyone to bend the knee to him or be stuck with Bernie as the nominee. Some snippets... Dem donors retreating in the face of the fully operational Bernie death star, or something Many think Sanders would make a poor general election candidate — but there is no big, burgeoning “stop Sanders” movement building in the wings, more than a dozen major Democratic donors and operatives said in interviews with POLITICO. Most donors don’t want to risk damaging a candidate suddenly looking more and more likely to be the Democratic nominee against President Donald Trump. What’s more, big Democratic donors realize that launching a well-funded super PAC attacking Sanders could just motivate his devoted base even further, boosting Sanders and alienating those voters from the rest of the Democratic Party. It’s even possible that Sanders would raise more money off attacks against him than anti-Sanders donors were willing to spend in the first place. In other words, big donors’ money is suddenly no good here. ... It’s not just “claims.” Both Gallup and Marist (with NPR) have fresh polls on the popularity of socialism among US voters, and the results are not pretty. Gallup’s poll provided mainly a topline look at how voters would react to a presidential candidate identified as a socialist, showing that 53% wouldn’t consider casting a vote for one. That number increases to 56% among independents, and in both cases are the least-popular candidate characteristic. The NPR/Marist poll this week is much more on point regarding geographical demos and the popularity of socialism. As I noted before Wednesday’s debate, those numbers are disastrous for Democrats if they put Bernie at the top of the ticket: Most importantly, though, [socialism]’s box-office poison among the voters that drove Democrats to a House majority in the midterms. Socialism gets rated 29/56 among small-city voters, 27/61 in the suburbs, 25/60 in small towns, and rural voters dislike it the most at 18/71. Combining small city and suburban voters, it’s 26/65 among the men and 29/51 among women. For that matter, it’s 25/66 among all men and 31/51 among all women. That has the potential of not just erasing small city/suburban gains for Democrats up and down the ballot, but also potentially reducing or entirely negating their gender-gap advantage, too. … The clear impression left by this is that Donald Trump should benefit greatly from a Bernie Sanders nomination. The more he can cast the 2020 election as a fight for capitalism against socialism, the better edge he gains from the start. Democrats having to defend the outspoken socialist at the top of the ticket risk losing their House seats in the areas where they finally made inroads 16 months ago in the midterms. That’s especially true while Trump gets a 54/41 approval rating on the economy (56/38 among independents), and 66% of Americans say the economy is working well for them personally. Two-thirds of Americans are not going to vote to upend their personal economies to support a socialist that pledges radical change once elected. ... Bloomberg memo warns Sanders 'impossible to stop' unless Biden, Klobuchar, and Buttigieg drop out An internal campaign memo between top Bloomberg aides dated Feb. 17 warns that any "serious delegate advantage" from the Super Tuesday primary contests on March 3 is likely to be maintained, and as the field stands now, the Vermont senator is set to hold a 400-delegate lead over second-place Bloomberg after Super Tuesday, with the bulk of remaining delegates spread across Bloomberg and the other centrist candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. "It will be all but impossible to stop him from getting to a plurality (or even majority) of pledged delegates," said the memo obtained by Axios. "The bottom line is that if Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar remain in the race despite having no path to appreciably collecting delegates on Super Tuesday (and beyond), they will propel Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead by siphoning votes away from [Bloomberg] with no upside for themselves." The campaign manager for the former New York City mayor and ultrabillionaire further stressed the urgency of a strong, centrist alternative to Sanders. "The fact is if the state of this race remains status quo, with Biden, Pete, and Amy in the race on Super Tuesday, Bernie is likely to open up a delegate lead that seems nearly impossible to overcome," Kevin Sheekey told Axios. "I don’t think many people understand the dire circumstances here."
  4. Uh... and? Have you been paying attention to how pardons have worked over the past 40 years? He's doing nothing different.
  5. See, that's the thing. Most of the research is not funded by the government but by corporations and if you want to stay employed you'll put study results out that extol the virtues of their product and downplay the negative effects. If you go out on a limb and prove that something with big market potential is outright dangerous then you'll be branded as a pariah and ostracized from the scientific community. They use these very scientists to kill competition especially with things that can't be patented like natural herbs. (A prime example being when they banned ephedra products and then the pharmaceutical companies pushed anti-fat pills that epically failed in public.) Our current FDA food pyramid was largely based on Ancel Keys and his Seven Countries study and there is a lot of proof that he was working at the behest of US agricultural interests. His data actually came from 22 countries and he picked only 7 of them to support his hypothesis that saturated fats were bad, grains were good, and that sugar had no danger even though they knew in the 1800s that too much sugar caused ill health effects in patients. That is not how real science works. If you want to read some awesome books on it check out "The Big Fat Surprise" and "The Case Against Sugar."
  6. Because from my psychology degree I learned that the brain doesn't fully develop until age 25. In my personal experience I didn't start figuring shit out in life until about that age though it took many years from there to start putting it together. Brain Maturity Extends Well Beyond Teen Years TONY COX, host: I'm Tony Cox and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. We'd like to spend this part of the program talking about the passage from childhood to adulthood and how that may be tougher for one distinct group of young people. Most of the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood are legally granted by the age of 18. That's when you can vote, enlist in the military, move out on your own, but is that the true age of maturity? A growing body of science says, no. That critical parts of the brain involved in decision-making are not fully developed until years later at age 25 or so. In a moment, we'll hear about how child advocates are hoping to use this research to change the laws about their foster care. But first, to learn more about adolescent brain development and maturity, we are joined now by neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt. She is the coauthor of the book, "Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College." Sandra, welcome to the program. It's nice to have you. Dr. SANDRA AAMODT: It's nice to be here. COX: Is this idea that the brains of 18 year olds aren't fully developed a matter of settled science? AAMODT: Yes. The car rental companies got to it first, but neuroscientists have caught up and brain scans show clearly that the brain is not fully finished developing until about age 25. COX: To not be too clinical in the spin that we put on this, what parts of the brain are we talking about and what changes happen between the ages of 18 and, let's say, 25? AAMODT: So the changes that happen between 18 and 25 are a continuation of the process that starts around puberty, and 18 year olds are about halfway through that process. Their prefrontal cortex is not yet fully developed. That's the part of the brain that helps you to inhibit impulses and to plan and organize your behavior to reach a goal. And the other part of the brain that is different in adolescence is that the brain's reward system becomes highly active right around the time of puberty and then gradually goes back to an adult level, which it reaches around age 25 and that makes adolescents and young adults more interested in entering uncertain situations to seek out and try to find whether there might be a possibility of gaining something from those situations.
  7. It's all I got left now. I don't drink or do drugs, I eat healthy and workout. I smoke 1/2 pack a day, usually American Spirit.
  8. Apocalypto was awesome. It was like Rambo in the Yucatan peninsula and kind of shows why natives were often dealt with by severe brutality.
  9. I've been hearing about this for a long time and usually how something like this operates is that a source gives you information which you verify before acting. What actually happened was that Steele was being given information by US alphabet agencies and then would feed it back to them in his reports which they'd then use to open investigations and FISA warrants. That is not how law enforcement or investigations work and it was all an information laundering scheme to given the appearance of legitimacy solely to cover the paperwork justifying spying on a political rival (Trump). If any Democrat still can't see that and call foul then they support police state tyrants, end of story.
  10. Fun fact, Trump ranks 41st in Presidential Pardons given. The only presidents who pardoned less people were George Washington, John Adams, James Garfield (only made it 6 months before being assassinated), and William Henry Harrison (died of typhoid after one whole month in office). FDR has the record at 3,687. But please tell us how outrageous those Trump pardons are...
  11. No sex changes before 25 years old and the first solution should be to prescribe you the hormones that correspond to your biological sex.
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