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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by markjo on December 06, 2022, 11:13:12 PM »
Which would mean lost "income" that could well greatly exceed $1.6m fine. Often times it's not the felony penalty that gets you it's the implications going forward of being a felon.
Good luck getting any government contracts with a felony conviction.
    The U.S. government finalized regulations amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that will affect an estimated 350,000 federal contractors.

    The final rule prohibits federal agencies from entering into contracts with corporations that have any unpaid federal tax liabilities or felony convictions, unless the agency has first considered suspension and debarment.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by stack on December 06, 2022, 10:12:01 PM »
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/12/06/politics/trump-organization-fraud-trial-verdict/index.html

Chuckle.

$1.61 million in fines

Chuckle like a $5 tip

However, a felony conviction could impact its ability to do business or obtain loans or contracts.

Which would mean lost "income" that could well greatly exceed $1.6m fine. Often times it's not the felony penalty that gets you it's the implications going forward of being a felon.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« Last post by stack on December 06, 2022, 10:06:35 PM »
Hang in there Al..Not a clot shot?

"The holiday marked the first time in 27 years that Roker was not part of NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last week."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-roker-hospitalized-again-blood-clots-hoda-kotb-today/

"Today" show anchor Al Roker has returned to the hospital as he continues to recover from blood clots in his legs and lungs."

Al Roker, healthiest man alive. From the same article:

Roker has had a host of medical problems. Two years ago, he announced he had prostate cancer and had to have an organ removed. He's also had surgeries to fix issues with his hip and knees.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« Last post by J-Man on December 06, 2022, 10:00:44 PM »
Hang in there Al..Not a clot shot?

"The holiday marked the first time in 27 years that Roker was not part of NBC's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last week."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-roker-hospitalized-again-blood-clots-hoda-kotb-today/

"Today" show anchor Al Roker has returned to the hospital as he continues to recover from blood clots in his legs and lungs."
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by stack on December 06, 2022, 09:53:30 PM »
The impeachment process is a process granted to legitimate Presidents, not illegitimate ones. An illegitimate President would not be granted that process. The process of impeaching the President assumes by default that it is a legitimate President.

If it were found that the US President was a Deep Fake CGI creation by the Chinese Government, and that he was replaced at some point during his term, would Congress need to muster up the required amount of votes to impeach and remove him with the standard processes granted to a President? No.

That would make for a really interesting inauguration. How would a Chinese deep-fake CGI creation put his/her/its hand on the bible?
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« Last post by garygreen on December 06, 2022, 09:46:42 PM »
the state of the nfl going into week 13:



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You all are assuming that the US isn't overinflating their own shit.  We haven't fought an actual superpower since what... Vietnam?

All our wars have been against countries with alot less resources and weapon technology.  And they still weren't completely defeated. 
*See 20 years in Afghanistan

Iraq, at the time of the 2003 invasion, had the 3rd largest military on the planet. They were effectively defeated in a single month. They lost 45,000 troops during that time while the US lost 196 (the US landed almost half a million troops in Iraq). Iraq and Afghanistan were not pushovers. There was a reason the Gulf War happened and there's a reason why Russia lost, militarily, to Afghanistan in the 80s.

There was no 20 years of 'war' in Afghanistan. It was the US occupational government that failed, not its military strength. Afghanistan and Iraq were defeated, militarily, within weeks of their respective wars beginning. What the US lost in Afghanistan was effectively a culture war, not one of military control.

3rd?  Seriously?  That's surprising.  Even so, numbers aren't everything. 

Yes, there wasn't 20 years of war, just 20 years of trying to fight the rebels and failing to completely snuff them out.  Which was my main point.
Lacking sophisticated weapons and tactics, the Taliban was able to basically keep themselves active then take over the country without much of a fight once America left. 
Which, to me, says that the US, with all its weapons and technology, just couldn't win.
Even if it was a culture war, they still posed enough of a threat to be able to keep recruiting.
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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Quick question
« Last post by Rushy on December 06, 2022, 08:27:26 PM »
I would also like to point out that we have an explicit "Forgot password?" message below your login to account for situations in which you lose your password...