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  1. I get the feeling Paddington did not do well in algebra class.
  2. This is a good question, and one I'd like to see answered by the people who have argued that the money needed to fix these machines should instead be spent on useless voter ID laws. @Walking Boot, what is wrong with fixing problems like this?
  3. It's still US vs Serbia, just using players from each country's domestic league though, yes? Like, we're not getting Kaka and Gio suiting up for this.
  4. Perhaps the source of your confusion is that you've been trying to refute a position that no one has actually taken.
  5. Yeah. The environment is much more dangerous and resources are much scarcer, to the point that you have to actually make tactical decisions about how you use them. Get careless, or make the wrong choice, and you will die. Pre-patch, you never had to worry about your life support or hazard protection or shields or launch thrusters, because you were never more than five feet away from everything you needed to keep them going. They were just these annoying things that made you stop whatever you were doing every five minutes to refuel them. I'd mostly just wander aimlessly on the planets trying to find and scan all the animals, or looking for good screenshots. Now, I'm constantly keeping an eye on things like, how far am I from my ship? How much further can I go, before I won't have time to make it back before I freeze to death? What if an acid rainstorm pops up while I'm out here, are there any caves I can run to for shelter? Are there predators in those caves? Is it worth spending the fuel I need for life support to jetpack across this canyon to get the mineral deposit? What if I don't make it, can I survive the fall? Did that sentinel see me chop down those trees? He did. ####. ####. Should I find someplace to hide? Can I make it back to the ship? How far was I from my ship, again?
  6. Also still guessing whether there is actually a difference between the two.
  7. - Two 12-team East and West divisions and an 8 team Central division. - East and West will play 3 each against 6 divisional oppnents (2 home-away-home, 2 away-home-away, 1 home-home-home, 1 away-away-away) and 2 against the others. - Central will similarly play 3 each against 6 divisional opponents and 10 against the seventh. - 6 bonus interdivisional games, played against the teams whose prior year standings match those of the team's three-game divisional opponents. Modulus arithmatic will be used to calculate the standings of the Central division. - Interdivisional matchups rotate yearly based on the lunar calendar.
  8. "Hey, maybe if we just straight up steal the MLS logo and start using it as our own, people will think of us as an MLS team!"
  9. Well holy ####. They released an update for No Man's Sky this weekend and... it's actually a game now.
  10. Not really the attitude you want your coach to have, but it's hard for me to say he's wrong.
  11. Any voting system where the candidate with a plurality of votes is the only winner will naturally end up with a two-party system. If, for example, there were four parties with between 20-30% of the vote each, any two of those parties could gain an advantage by merging and throwing their combined support behind a single compromise candidate. The electoral college goes even further, and requires the winner to have an actual majority of electoral votes. With three or more well-supported parties winning electoral votes, it's likely that there would never be a winner and every election would fall to Congress to decide.
  12. The two party system comes (in part) from the electoral college.
  13. Do you want orcs? Because this is how you get orcs.
  14. There are still people alive who were voting age when Alaska and Hawaii joined. I guess we should let them keep their senate seats for another couple decades.
  15. Highlight of the show was Jericho yelling "you owe me $15k" at Ambrose.
  16. Under the current system, politicians never really visit or speak to any issues that concern native americans, because they are a slim minority. If, instead of an electoral college based on arbitrary geographic lines we used one based on arbitrary racial lines, with white people, black people, hispanics, asians, and native americans all getting one electoral vote, this would force candidates to pay way more attention to native american issues. Would this be more fair overall?
  17. Plus it gives them something to do with Brock for the next five months aside from "stick a belt on him and watch him crush everyone". If you're going to build him into an unstoppable monster and yet keep him away from the title, you need something like a personal vendetta storyline or it starts to seem weird that he's not involved.
  18. A state backing out wouldn't change the outcome of any individual election. But it could change the outcome over multiple elections. Suppose in 2020 the Democratic candidate wins the popular vote, although the Republican wins enough votes for an electoral college majority. The red states honor the agreement and vote for the popular vote winner, so the Democrat wins. Then in 2024, the Republican wins the popular vote, but the Democrat wins the EC. Now the blue states can back out and get another Democratic president. Under either the electoral college or popular vote, both parties would have won one of the last two elections. But because one party honored the agreement and the other backed out, the "cheating" party won both.
  19. This seems like a reasonably strong argument for abolishing the electoral college in and of itself.
  20. Kendrick: "All right, cruiserweights. Our brand of wresting is finally getting the push it deserves, and this PPV is our chance to show the world that we can put on just as good a show as any of-" Vince: "Hey guys, change of plans. Baron Corbin's gonna show up, and just destroy both of you."
  21. I thought they did a pretty good job of showing that Lesnar just wasn't taking Goldberg seriously. Laughing at him, turning his back on him. It sort of reminded me of that Drunk History episode about the Joe Louis v Max Schmeling fight.
  22. Welcome to Donald Trumps's America, #######s.
  23. It's all going to come down to Wisconsin, isn't it? Just like we all expected.
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