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    The environment thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Mar 1, 2016 -> 04:31 PM) this is about the last thing I expected to see. Reuters 1 hr ยท The undated, unsigned letter "to the American people," which U.S. intelligence officials attributed to bin Laden, calls on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight "catastrophic" climate change and "save humanity. "http://reut.rs/1Rkg1Z8 What in the what what.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Feb 28, 2016 -> 05:23 PM) Well they tried their best to give Iowa the win but the ball don't lie. I have no idea how it took that long to review the 3-point shot and still get it wrong. And wooooohooooo conference champs! I'll take a split from @Iowa/vs Maryland for the outright title. Sounds good to me.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Yogi with a great second half.
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    2016 Catch All Thread

    Today is Mitch Hedberg's birthday. Someone put this on his grave. A+.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Feb 23, 2016 -> 10:18 PM) Like it matters Well I'm leery of any Big Ten road game, but yeah I still think we should win Thursday. I'm more concerned how long he'll be out. If it's just Thursday, fine. Even the rest of the regular season if necessary. But into the Big Ten tournament, no bueno.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Realllllly hope Johnson's ankle injury isn't serious. That would be a huge loss. Gametime decision for Thursday, but so was Blackmon for a couple games before they said he was out for the year.
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    Illinois AD search

    If Groce were gone after this year, who would you guys want?
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 17, 2016 -> 01:41 PM) 2 hours was insanely long. It had alot of issues but I liked the actors and I'm a sucker for 70s manhattan art scene. Yeah, I think a 2 hour pilot was a mistake. Probably turned some people away from even giving the show a shot. I do love Bobby Cannavale though. Him as Gyp Rosetti in season 3 of Boardwalk Empire is a top 3 performance of all time IMO.
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    Antonin Scalia passes away

    QUOTE (Jenksismyb**** @ Feb 17, 2016 -> 11:58 AM) In fairness, those were for circuit court positions. A bit different from the SC. But still, they should at least consider the name before coming out and saying they'll reject anyone. I thought of that distinction, but I honestly don't think it's enough to make a difference. I can't think of anything that would disqualify someone from SCOTUS that would not disqualify them for a Court of Appeals position.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (illinilaw08 @ Feb 17, 2016 -> 12:31 PM) Agreed. I see high speed rail as having a ton of value regionally - in the Northeast and the Midwest in particular. Just need somebody to bite bullet and invest in the very high start-up costs. Sign me up. Infrastructure is where I want to see the biggest spending increases, and military the biggest cuts. Just cutting the military budget would severely mess up the economy, as mentioned, but shifting all the money to other areas would definitely help. But the fact that the economy depends so much on the military industrial complex is in itself a problem. As to pettie's question, the US spends as much on its military as the next 9 countries combined. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_count...ry_expenditures
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    2015-16 NHL thread

    QUOTE (Tony @ Feb 16, 2016 -> 10:29 PM) ESPN just posted this. It's old and I've heard it before, but it never stops being amazing: If you take away Gretzky's 894 goals (a record), he is STILL the All-Time leading points scorer in the NHL at 1963. Wait. He has more assists than any other player in history has points?
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    Antonin Scalia passes away

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Feb 16, 2016 -> 01:47 AM) How can any Republicans dismiss Obama's likely pick of Srinivasan when it was 92-0 vote for him to land his current position? He's worked for Republicans as well as Democrats. The guy is a slam dunk choice and no way the Republicans can/should block him. Kelly was a unanimous choice as well.
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    2016 Republican Thread

    QUOTE (illinilaw08 @ Feb 16, 2016 -> 02:18 PM) 18-22 year olds - even smart ones - are as a general rule, profoundly dumb. We don't require kids learn basic financial skills to graduate from high school or college. Yet there's this expectation that an 18 year old is going to look at the long term impact of massive student loans when making that decision. Some do and that's great. But most don't. Not ashamed to admit this describes me. Took out more loans than I should have. Just didn't realize the impact it would have on my day-to-day life. QUOTE (pettie4sox @ Feb 16, 2016 -> 10:23 PM) Yeah, it's quite shameful it's learn as you go with this s*** right now. Yeah, yeah, it's your parent's responsibility to teach your kids... well some parents are quite unaware themselves. I kind of fell in this as well. My parents are amazing and I love them. But "long term financial planning" is not their forte. I did not realize that when I was 18-22, and just kind of blindly followed their advice. I don't mean to shirk the responsibility; I knew I was taking on lots of debt, and still did it. I just wish I would have had a greater appreciation for the impact that debt would have.
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    **2016 TV Watercooler Thread**

    QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 15, 2016 -> 01:49 PM) Cool. I liked it. DIdn't love it. Scorcese tends to push the same storylines. My thoughts exactly. It was good and has potential, I'll keep watching. I do worry that the murder will be an unnecessary distraction. Seems like there's plenty of other places in the plot where the show could develop drama/intrigue/conflict.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (Brian @ Feb 14, 2016 -> 06:28 PM) I was too young to understand what was going on when Bill Clinton was president so people would have to educate me on why he was hated besides cigars and Monica. He created 25 million jobs, raised tax on the rich, balanced budget. So to say you don't want another Clinton doesn't make sense. I'm a Bernie guy but will vote Hillary if I have to. Bmags has his reasons for supporting her. Nobody really needs to explain their reasoning for supporting anyone. Besides Trump because I just don't comprehend that. That assumes it's because I though Bill was bad. I don't. It's just a negative gut reaction to having a dynastic presidency. Not enough to keep me from possibly voting for her. Just a gut reaction.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (iamshack @ Feb 14, 2016 -> 06:23 PM) You're not worthy! I agree in re: infrastructure. Interesting point about the police. I support Bernie as well, but share some of your concerns. Not a fan of Hilary at all, but not sure what I will do if she wins the primary. If I were starting a country from scratch, education would be my #1 priority. But we're not starting from scratch, and are faced with a literally crumbling infrastructure. From a transportation perspective, the number of unsafe bridges and roads is insane. But at the same time, we really need to focus more attention on high-speed rail. Imagine Chicago as a hub between Indianapolis, St. Louis, Madison, Minneapolis. It makes too much sense. It's a lot of money to start up, but from a long range planning perspective is a good investment. That's the obvious stuff, and not even touching on communication or energy infrastructure.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (bmags @ Feb 14, 2016 -> 05:00 PM) Also, don't quote me unless you are actually responding to or extending a thought that I wrote. I did not write "I just support her, dammit", I wrote that I support her, and would gladly explain that to someone worth my time. Alright, I'll bite. Why do you support Hillary? My general thoughts are that my values line up more with Sanders than Clinton (particularly when it comes to hawkishness). However, I'm not sure how realistic his policies really are. Seems to have his head in the clouds a bit. I also have a negative gut reaction to Hillary because I don't want another Clinton (or Bush). Maybe that's dumb, but it's my gut reaction nonetheless. As of right now, I'd probably go Sanders in a primary and Hillary or 3rd party in the general. FWIW, the issues most important to me are infrastructure improvements and education. And, more recently, improving/changing the relationship of police departments and the citizens they serve.
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Nice to see the Hoosiers decided defense was unnecessary the last 25 minutes of the game. Also Denzel Valentine is really good.
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    2016 Catch All Thread

    QUOTE (MEANS @ Feb 12, 2016 -> 10:01 AM) A little late but last week the Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their new logo and I designed it. It was a very crazy and surreal week to say the least. Probably my biggest accomplishment as a designer although the two locker room graphics for the last 2 Blackhawks Stanley Cup wins come pretty close too. Awesome! The design is awesome, simple yet dignified, and has gotten a great reception. Congrats!
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    Marvel Entertainment Thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Feb 12, 2016 -> 03:11 PM) Right in my wheelhouse, loved it. Yeah it was pretty great. I want to know what the scene was that TJ Miller and Ryan Reynolds wrote that would have made the film NC-17.
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    Antonin Scalia passes away

    SCOTUS appointments are one of the most important aspects of a President's rule, but for some reason rarely get talked about in election cycles. This will change that. Not how I wanted that change to come, though. I disagreed with pretty much every opinion Scalia wrote, and he was clearly a pretty hateful person, but it doesn't mean I'm happy to see him dead. He was a brilliant guy, and he made you think about the reasons you supported your position. That's important.
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    2016 Catch All Thread

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Feb 12, 2016 -> 07:24 AM) One of my good friends lost his battle with cancer last night. He was 34. I really really hate that disease. I'll vote for the first candidate that wants to carpet bomb cancer. Sorry to hear that. It just doesn't make any sense.
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    2016 Catch All Thread

    QUOTE (CrimsonWeltall @ Feb 11, 2016 -> 10:36 AM) Qdoba (and Moe's) are nasty. You get free queso and guac because everything is lower quality. Moe's is definitely a distant third. We can all agree Baja Sol is straight terrible, right?
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    NCAA basketball 2015-16 thread

    Big win for the Hoosiers. Three-way tie for first. All three teams control their destiny.
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    2016 Democratic Thread

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Feb 10, 2016 -> 08:56 PM) It's amazing. I'd love a psychologist to tell us why, but if Obama could run again and again, he'd win the next four elections hands down in landslides. I don't get the voting public. Obama was a disaster of a president and yet like you said, he'd win President for sure if he could run again this time and I stand by my statement he could win three more elections after that. There's a decent chance we've never heard of the person who will win the 2028 election.
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