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  1. Soxbadger

    Technology catch-all thread

    Got Nest thermostats for my new place, but now thinking maybe I should have gone ecobee. Doesnt seem to be a huge difference so whatever. Only tip I have is that if you have multiple thermostats, buy directly from Comed marketplace. Google only would give 1 $100 rebate, but when you buy directly from comed theyll give you a $100 rebate on up to 2 thermostats. It works for both nest and ecobee.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    In a criminal case the accuser is in the same room. Imo the trauma shell face if she doesn't show is way worse then sitting next to him and testifying. They are making it difficult on her for sure, but once she went public she had to see it through to the end. I just dont see how not showing up ends better.
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    Your new Supreme Court nominee is....

    I think she needs to show up and testify. If youre going to start this, you have to finish it. I understand her hesitation, but (imo) this ends worse for her if she no shows.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    Rauner cost the state over $1bil in late fees by refusing to pass budgets last year. The only way to pay for pensions you are worried about is increasing taxes and finding new revenue streams. Rauner isnt going to do that. Also Rauner is proposing an idea which would lesson the states responsibility to pay for teacher pensions, which would almost assuredly be a much greater risk to your wife's pension than anything Pritzker will ever propose.
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    New Owner

    Without seeing the documents its impossible to know anything. There may be things like rights of first refusal etc, but without the partnership agreement its purely a guess.
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    2018 Travel Thread

    If anyone has questions on Disneyworld I just spent over a week there. Or if they want information on how it compares to Disneyland as I went there last year. Too bad Star Wars land wont be until next year, but at least I got to avoid what is going to be insane crowds.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Nagy's play calling is helping Trubisky. The problem seems to be after the first read. The only thing Nagy could possibly do is run floods or other calla that dont require Trubisky to scan the field. But the worry with that is it Trubisky doesnt look off defenders hes throwing into a small space with a lot of guys around. I have a lot or hot takes about what Nagy thinks of Trubisky. He has a season to get it together, but Nagy needs to be Nagy.
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    Financial News

    I agree. Also Germany is a big market as well. The US is really crippling its domestic companies with their outdated laws. When/if marijuana becomes legal, I expect some major alcohol or tobacco companies will look to buy/partner with some of these Canadian companies. It just makes too much sense, which is why I think the 3 major ones are pretty safe bets.
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    Financial News

    Im kicking myself a little because I was watching the 3 I mentioned for a while and could have gotten in really low on all of them. I didnt make a move until after the Seagrams deal and when some mainstream "investment" blogs/websites started pumping them. I personally think its going to be like the tech bubble. If you got in early, didnt risk huge sums, youll probably get a good return. But I think that some of these are going to eventually crash hard when the dust settles.
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    Financial News

    SS2K, Cronos is a Canadian company and does not sell in the US. Its about to become legal at the federal level in Canada (which is why they are all going up.) Seagrams bought a huge stake in Canopy and rumors are other major beer/liquor companies are considering large stacks in companies like Tilray or Cronos. If it ever became legal in the US, these companies are going to have massive advantages in breaking into the US market. Cronos is also supplying to Germany. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/nasdaq-to-get-first-pot-listing-as-cronos-group-joins-exchange/article38110213/ So the US enforcement wont impact Cronos at all because they actually dont sell any product here.
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    Financial News

    Not sure if there is a term, I just refer to them as marijuana stocks. I bought Cronos a few weeks back. Tilray and Canopy Growth are also good, I just felt they had already popped a bit.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    People at Skynet already had the right to speak individually or collectively. Its no different than saying the Robot had the right to vote because it was created by humans. How does it make sense that individuals who are not part of a corporation can have their contributions capped? That seems to be giving more rights to the corporation than to regular individuals. /shrugs A corporation is a thing like a robot. Citizens United granted rights to a thing. The next step would be granting rights to a robot, because as you said, both are non human entities created by humans. I The people of corporations, should have the same rights as people not in corporations. If I can only donate X amount of dollars, why should the corporation be able to donate more than X?
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    2018 Democrats thread

    Irony in that skynet comment as it was conservative judges who gave corporations the rights regularly reserved to people (Citizens United.) And the constitution has some good ideas, but 1789 society is nothing like today. In many states 3-5% of the people voted. Most states had rules that made it so only land holding white males could vote. Hopefully we can tweak some things. Reps in house need to be increased again so that its more proportional to population. I think Supreme Court should be opened up to voters. There are plenty of improvements to be made.
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    Eloy's Camp Unhappy: Grievance Possible

    I could see some sort of compromise where the 1st September call up wouldnt count as service time, but the player would get a MLB salary. Then make it so service time is 1 day played prior to September. Thus Eloy could get called up this year, get paid MLB money for a month. Then next year Sox have no incentive to hold him down at the start. I could see that making sense for both sides.
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    Eloy's Camp Unhappy: Grievance Possible

    haha Okay, thats what I thought you meant at first. Disregard my post lol.