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  1. #15881
    I mean, he's ahead of Buttigieg and sometimes even ties with Warren in national polls. It's creeping out of the realm of unimaginable into the realm of "I don't know. Maybe?"

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    On the plus side, if Bloomberg wins the democratic nomination you can safely tune out of politics again because Bloomberg and Trump are literally the same person.

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    :-/

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    I watched some of the last interview he gave in September (while in rehab, I believe). He seemed like he was in really bad shape, shaking and tearing up.

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    Tough up, bucko.

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    Iím not saying this to make fun of Peterson, per se, but I think this is useful and you can use it to make up your own mind.

    Jordon Peterson is a published expert on alcohol and benzo abuse. He wrote his thesis about it; even if itís not what he prefers to talk about recently, itís literally the work that made his career. Itís what got him a job at Harvard.

    In other words, he knew exactly what he was getting into. He took his prescription knowing what the drugs were and what they did. Then when he developed a chemical dependence, he knew that he needed to be weaned off using a different benzo, but he refused. Instead he flew to Russia to get an experimental (cold turkey) treatment that he knew would cause permanent and possibly lethal brain damage. (And keep in mind, no matter what you think about Russians, they don't grow doctors dumb enough to cold turkey someone on benzos. This treatment was definitely elective. Probably his genius daughters idea.)

    Everything that happened was not only completely avoidable, but Jordan Peterson is probably the first person on earth youíd expect to avoid it. Like I said, this is the area that his academic career was based on.

    So what does this say? Is this a sad story of how professional expertise can blind us? Is this a sad story about how even smart, well educated people can get suckered in by scam artists (his daughter)? Or does this just say something about Petersonís temperament, like he wouldnít know good advice if he gave it? Or his scholarship, like maybe he didnít even write his own thesis? Iím not sure. Iím not comfortable mocking the man*. But I do think that, if youíve ever taken his ideas seriously, you should pause and take stock again.


    * Maybe this wouldnt have happened if he cleaned his room.

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    ALL GLORY TO THE CONTEST WINNER

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    The beef guy got addicted to vallies.

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    I wonder if he had been an addict at some point before he got his PHD. It might even be what motivated him to do that research. Possibly some life circumstances caused him to seek a prescription because he wanted the high. Or maybe he had some issue that he felt was so bad that the risk was worth it. Many people take Valium for a little while and end up ok.

    It sounds like by the time he got taken to the Russian treatment center he may not have even been coherent enough to make his own medical decisions.
    Last edited by Obi_Kwiet; 02-09-2020 at 10:11 PM.

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    I definitely heard him talk about how much he used to drink at some point because he is from some little oil town or something. I think his wife has angry cancer or something and thats how he got on it? I might have just heard this all second hand though.
    Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    (sorry, I see this ground has already been covered)

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    So outside of a few thousand actually rich people, what kind of deviant votes for Bloomberg, especially after watching him self-immolate tonight?
    If you think the waiters are rude, you should see the manager.

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    Ha, I used to watch democrat primary debates. Now they're kind of in the same category as award shows. I only know one was on because I hear about the ridiculous things that were said the night before.
    "I would rather claim to be an uneducated man than be mal-educated and claim to be otherwise." - Wookie 03:16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael MacFarlane View Post
    So outside of a few thousand actually rich people, what kind of deviant votes for Bloomberg, especially after watching him self-immolate tonight?
    I've heard the familiar he's-really-rich-so-he-can't-be-bought defense.
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    I hear heís nice to some women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael MacFarlane View Post
    So outside of a few thousand actually rich people, what kind of deviant votes for Bloomberg, especially after watching him self-immolate tonight?
    The rich aspirant DINOs. So a huge chunk of democrats lmao
    Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    DNC Mulls Asking Donald Trump To Run As Democrat In Effort To Stop Sanders


    WASHINGTON—As the beginning of primary season upped the stakes in their search for an alternative candidate, Democratic National Committee officials reportedly mulled Monday asking Donald Trump to run for president as a Democrat in an effort to stop Bernie Sanders. “He’s obviously not our first choice, but Trump has a track record of winning elections, not to mention he does well with the conservative voters we’ll need to swing some red states blue—if that’s who we need to ask to ensure Bernie doesn’t win, we’ll do it,” said DNC chairman Tom Perez, who had circled Trump’s name on a white board lising dozens of potential candidates the party could try to convince to jump into the Democratic Party primaries in order to obstruct a Sanders nomination. “This late in the game, we need somebody with name recognition and a built-in following, which Trump definitely has. He has political experience working with Republicans, which will help him win over moderate voters who are turned off by the idea of a socialist president. Plus, he’ll have the backing of the Democratic donor base, who generally prefer him to Sanders. Look, sometimes politics makes strange bedfellows, but I think I speak for party leadership when I say that we’d much rather see Donald Trump than Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee.” At press time, Perez was in negotiations to ensure Trump was on every Democratic primary ballot for Super Tuesday and changing the requirements to allow Trump to qualify for the next Democratic debate.
    Last edited by Reverend Jones; 02-24-2020 at 05:40 AM.

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    ^^vv<><>BASTART
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    *crickets*

    Sure has been quiet in here. How will we recycle this thread for 2020 without any activity?

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    why would you not just let this die
    Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    why would you not just let this die
    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/73826dd...d-b6226a37e541

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    No threads are ever really gone.

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    Lock thread (after Trump loses to Biden) on next inauguration day?

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    One part "all of Trump's supporters will have died by plague before november", another part "but everybody who voted for Biden in the primary will be dead too".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    No threads are ever really gone.
    Go back to the Rise of Skywalker thread.
    Sorry for the lousy German

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    Lock thread (after Trump loses to Biden) on next inauguration day?
    Whhyyyy

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    Trump is terrible, did you guys know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Whhyyyy
    New inauguration, new thread.

    It was a safe thing for me to suggest, though, because it seems like it wonít happen?

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    It's a good thing this is a Republican administration. Otherwise we probably never would have heard about this.
    "I would rather claim to be an uneducated man than be mal-educated and claim to be otherwise." - Wookie 03:16


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    Whew theres a lot to unpack there
    Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    It's a good thing this is a Republican administration. Otherwise we probably never would have heard about this.
    ?

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    Heís saying that Obama/Democratic presidents do this sort of thing all the time, but the media only cares when a Republican does it.

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    Has anyone given any thought to whom they'd like to see run for the Democrat nomination in 2024?
    "I would rather claim to be an uneducated man than be mal-educated and claim to be otherwise." - Wookie 03:16


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    Maximilien Robespierre

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    Someone who can beat Trump
    Epstein didn't kill himself.

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    Whew theres a lot to unpack there

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    Oddly Wookie singled out the Democratic candidate when broaching the topic of the 2024 election. Why? Is he planning on voting for a third term?

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    **** you got a rueful grin out of me, Spook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    Has anyone given any thought to whom they'd like to see run for the Democrat nomination in 2024?
    well regardless of what i want, the 2024 nominee will probably be biden
    If you think the waiters are rude, you should see the manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael MacFarlane View Post
    well regardless of what i want, the 2024 nominee will probably be biden
    Since Biden will lose I'm guessing Chelsea Clinton? Then Hunter Biden in 2028, and one of Obama's kids in 2032.

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