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I bet I can make everyone hate the Buffalo Bills. Ready? Here we go:

 

On November 28, 1968 Buffalo Bill receiver Bobby Crockett dropped what should have been an easy touchdown pass in the 4th quarter. The Bills lost to the Oakland Raiders 13-10. That loss sealed the season for the Bills. It assured them the worst record and the 1st pick in the 1969 AFL-NFL Draft.

 

In 1969 the Buffalo Bills drafted OJ Simpson 1st over all in the AFL-NFL draft. He played in Buffalo for 10 season. While there he met and would later marry Nichole Brown. In 1994 he was accused of (and probably did) murdering her and some other guy. His high power defense team got him acquitted. One of those lawyers was Robert Kardashian, a longtime friend. Because of the attention the whole spectacle of the trial all of the lawyers became famous. Including Kardashian and his ex-wife (who was dating Bruce Jenner at the time) and daughters. Yes… the same ones you can’t check out of a grocery store without seeing pictures of or turning on a TV without hearing about. So….

 

If not for that stone handed idiot, Bobby Crockett, dropping an easy touchdown catch OJ Simpson would have been drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, Nichole Brown and that Goldman guy would still be alive, Bruce Jenner would still be a man and no one would have ever heard of Kim, Khloe, or Kourtney or have a negative association with the letter K.

 

F-----g Bills!

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"I care nothing for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"

Abraham Lincoln

 

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Hah. It's even worse, since there was nothing high powered about his defense. OJ was acquited almost solely because of the police and prosecuters royally screwing up.


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OJ met Nicole in Beverly Hills, so I doubt it matters what team he played for in the NFL in the grand scheme of things. Plus the Kardashian really owe their success to Kim's sex tape.

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And that tape wasn't even any good if I remember right.


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The shocking amount of data Google and Facebook actually have about you.

 

Golly, good thing we squeeze out a pants biscuit if the government or law enforcement need any of this information.

Well, Google doesn't have stormtroopers, yet. But yeah, always baffled at how much people overshare online - people need to lie more :)

 

I'm not fond of lying, but yeah. I never give my correct birthdate, for example. That makes it way too easy for the slimey marketeers data analytic programs to track you down.


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I guess this could have fit in the politics thread but meh

 

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/2/16226202/oligarchy-political-science-politician-congress-respond-citizens-public-opinion

 

This interpretation, if true, is immensely troubling. The problem, in the world, is not that elected officials just listen to the rich. It’s that they, for the most part, don’t “listen” to anyone — and instead the rich are the only ones who listen to politicians. In this scenario, we don’t even have a kind of elitist, limited suffrage democracy where only the rich are listened to. We have a government by interest groups in which voters-qua-voters aren’t really listened to at all.


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OJ met Nicole in Beverly Hills, so I doubt it matters what team he played for in the NFL in the grand scheme of things. Plus the Kardashian really owe their success to Kim's sex tape.

If Kim wasn't famous that would have just been one more drop in an ocean of porn


"I care nothing for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"

Abraham Lincoln

 

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Wow, Vox thinks the Democrats are great and the Republicans aren't. There's a shocker.


"I care nothing for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"

Abraham Lincoln

 

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Wow, Vox thinks the Democrats are great and the Republicans aren't. There's a shocker.

Did you read the article? It mostly goes against the headline


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How Parkland students feel about their new mandatory clear backpacks.

 

This hits me in the funny bone: *squealsqueal* "Who will protect us?"...5 minutes later...*squealsqueal* "Me privacy is invaded!" :lol:

Not really seeing the contradiction, at least from what they are campaigning on. Besides, that's a kind of security theater


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I'm not saying its a contradiction, I'm laughing and pointing at these kids because the whining never stops. Fix this ---> cause something else to QQ about. Why is there an expectation of "privacy" in a public school anyway?


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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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I'm not saying its a contradiction, I'm laughing and pointing at these kids because the whining never stops. Fix this ---> cause something else to QQ about. Why is there an expectation of "privacy" in a public school anyway?

 

Ah, never mind.  Does seem it will be deemed okay legally, see case of a couple of challenges based on the 4th amendment but most side with the school.

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Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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They should hang a picture of Hogg and his butthurt expression from each backpack instead of the price tag. :lol:


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Yeah, that cat looks happy to be there.  :cat:

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"It has just been discovered that research causes cancer in rats."

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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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A view from above...

 

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"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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This is a rather long read. But it is somewhat interesting even if it dips heavily into the "sky is falling" screed you usually get from Rolling Stone. Although I do find Rolling Stone complaining about bad and biased news sources to be deliciously ironic! The premise of the story is how bad social media is (Facebook in particular) because so many people use it. And in using it are exposed to disinformation, news of dubious veracity, having their personal information and likes and dislikes used to target them for things other people want them to see... that kind of thing. To all of that I say: "Well Duh!" That should surprise no one. What did you think was going to happen? Nothing you do on the internet is private. Nothing. We all know that. Or we should. And if you believe everything that's sent to you on social media you are a fool. You've probably kissed a cross dresser by mistake once. If you want to be "saved" from Facebook the solution is simple: Don't use it! See hoe easy that is? But, as is usually the case, particularly from the left, it's not enough to abstain themselves. They want to make that choice for everyone else too. 

 

Anyway, here's the link: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-facebook-can-we-be-saved-social-media-giant-w518655


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I guess this could have fit in the politics thread but meh

 

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/2/16226202/oligarchy-political-science-politician-congress-respond-citizens-public-opinion

 

This interpretation, if true, is immensely troubling. The problem, in the world, is not that elected officials just listen to the rich. It’s that they, for the most part, don’t “listen” to anyone — and instead the rich are the only ones who listen to politicians. In this scenario, we don’t even have a kind of elitist, limited suffrage democracy where only the rich are listened to. We have a government by interest groups in which voters-qua-voters aren’t really listened to at all.

 

 

'Politicians only listen to lobbyists' Well, we knew that already.....

 

The article also states basically that it's more complicated than purely Democrats support poor people and Republicans support rich people. The trend is there, yes, but it's much more complex and more nuanced than it implies.

 

Also, I wouldn't say that the rich are the only ones who listen to politicians.

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I was juggling whether to throw this into funny things or politics.. but eh, I'll put it here.

 

A question of perspective or narrative?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GWHgVZJQU


"Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum."

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No surprise these are his most popular videos


Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43666657

 

I thought the dog was just wearing a hat in the headlining photo.

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