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  1. Soxbadger

    Gun Violence in America

    Free speech protects even those people I disagree with, even if their opinion is reprehensible and not based on fact.
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    Gun Violence in America

    Depends on how you definite "area". By state its not true. https://www.statista.com/statistics/200445/reported-violent-crime-rate-in-the-us-states/
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    Gun Violence in America

    Most likely yes. When Pence spoke at the NRA they had to ban guns on the floor due to the Secret Service requirements...
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    Bomba and Carter both had impressive wingspans. Carter .25 inches shorter than Dwight Howard, but with same wingspan and better outside touch. As long as Trae Young and Jaren Jackson goes in the top 6, Bulls would be guaranteed a choice of Bomba, Carter or MPJ. In fact Bulls are guaranteed a shot at Bomba, Bagley, Jackson, Carter or MPJ no matter what happens. So all things considered 7 wasnt the best, but it was way better then dropping 1 more spot to 8.
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    FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    I think that is the other part that annoys fans in the US. Right or wrong, many US fans thought we were getting 1 of those World Cups. Instead due to all of the bribery etc it went to Qatar with them guaranteeing it would be in the summer. Now they admit its impossible to hold in the summer, so its going to be played November 21-December 18, and go up against NFL Football, NCAA Football, plus the holidays. There was then some more underhanded junk giving Fox the rights to 2026, so that they wouldnt force FIFA to pull out of Qatar. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-30/fox-telemundo-set-for-500-million-windfall-on-2026-world-cup
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    FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

    Im torn on watching. With all of the FIFA bullshit, the US missing the cut and it being in Russia, part of me feels that I should just avoid the whole thing. Its a pretty sad state of affairs because I can remember previous WC's where I would wake up to watch the matches. Ill probably watch some once it hits the round of 16, but this is definitely my lowest interest level in any world cup I can recall.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    Yeah Im just bored and throwing out ideas. But there could be some value in a sign/trade with LaVine (if that is even possible) plus our 2 first rounders. Im not really sure that is a great deal for the Bulls unless they think the guy at #3 is significantly better than who is possibly at 7. Right now I think the Bulls should be going for BPA at 7, then hopefully get a guy like Mitchell Robinson at 22. This random site has what could be an ideal draft for the Bulls: https://www.landof10.com/big-ten/2018-nba-mock-draft-projections-first-round-top-players-2018-nba-draft-order-may-17 Porter at 7, Robinson at 22.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    Doncic would be in the draft, just no promise hed play next year.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    I like Bagley myself, but a lot of people just arent in love with him. Basically if the rumor is true, it means that the Hawks arent in love with anyone at 3, and are perfectly happy sitting at 7 seeing who falls.
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    2017-18 official NBA discussion thread

    After the top 2, there is a lot of ambiguity about the next pick. Ive been wondering how far the Bulls could trade up if they gave up both first rounders. That seems a little soft for 3, but maybe the Hawks would want someone like LaVine? (Edit) Bulls next year pick is way to valuable given that the guy at 3 is no guarantee to be better than the guy at 7. Most have the potential guys from 3-7 having similar draft grades. And theres no way I see the top 2 falling.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Jerksticks, I hope that Trump does try and do something. But I have not seen any indication that Trump or his administration have any real interest in helping. Mostly what I see (and its just like my opinion man) is Trump wanting to do the opposite of Obama. If he does actually do something good about prices, then I would hope people would get passed fighting for their team and give credit where its due.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Now Im confused. I presume you meant protecting consumers against collectors, but Im not sure how that relates to writing off debt. To the best of my knowledge, there is no law that requires creditors to write off debt. My understanding is that the creditor makes this decision based on different factors around the ability to collect versus the cost of collection versus the amount gained by writing off the debt. Now I could be wrong, do you have any information on this law or the regulations as it pertains to creditors being forced to write off debt.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    I was going to write something similar, but I loved the "ethical debt" practices. Ive actually never heard that one before.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    You keep saying the ACA crushed everyone, do you have anything to support that? Im not saying it didnt negatively impact some people, but you and a few others are the only ones who say that they were hurt. I presume that means that most of the people in this thread were not "crushed". As Ive said multiple times, it had no impact on me and the same can be said for most of my clients and people I know. Again, this isnt to diminish its impact on you. Its more that you cant say "everyone" got crushed. That being said, what people's motivation for voting in the last election was is the past. What we have to do now is fix the problems we have, The Republicans have had legislative and executive branch. What have they exactly done to make ACA better? What are the doing to make medical care cheaper? Prescriptions cheaper? Better cheaper healthcare, thats what Trump said, where is it? At some point we have to ask why it isnt being done if its something most people want.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Well isnt that the same argument for people who complain about the ACA? Cant they just pick a different plan? If we are going to compare apples to apples, lets compare. Some peoples rates got jacked under the ACA, some peoples rates got jacked because of the current administration. To answer the question, yes there were worse plans that I could have chosen. The worst plan is now more expensive then the best plan was last year. I chose to keep the best plan because a few thousand worth of up front costs was worth the potential savings if I had a major medical issue. Just like people under the ACA could have chosen no insurance and paid $500.
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