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The technical legal term for Mannafort's situation

is “totally and irrevocably fucked”.

Democrats need a bold agenda. Here's what they should do in the first 100 days of Congress.


Specifically, during the first 100 days, Congress must pass a legislative agenda that includes:

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and indexing it to median wage growth thereafter.

A path toward Medicare-for-all. The Medicare-for-all bill widely supported in the Senate has a four-year phase-in period on the way to guaranteeing health care for every man, woman and child. Over the first year, it would lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 55, cover dental, hearing and vision care for seniors, provide health care to every young person in the United States and lower the cost of prescription drugs.

Bold action to combat climate change.

Fixing our broken criminal-justice system.

Comprehensive immigration reform

Progressive tax reform

A $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Lowering the price of prescription drugs.

Making public colleges and universities tuition-free and substantially reducing student debt.

Expanding Social Security.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-need-a-bold-agenda-heres-what-they-should-do-in-the-first-100-days-of-congress/2018/11/21/dc80ddd6-ed07-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html

Do zombies have free will?

The literature for the philosophy of the mind is full of thought experiments involving zombies. These are not Walking Dead zombies, they are instead just like you and me with the one exception that they have no conscious experiences. In all other respects they are fully human.

Note that their unconscious or subconscious mind is fully functional and they are just as intelligent as we are.

There just isn’t a chattering monkeybrain in there “experiencing” existence.

They make choices. They go to Starbucks and order chai lattes.

Do they have free will?

President Dipshit.

What sort of person can’t bother to attend the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI because it was drizzling?

A fucking dipshit.

That’s our president.

After years of LePage, Maine went very blue Tuesday


Over the last four years, Republicans ruled Maine through control of its state Senate and governor, Paul LePage, who has described his style as “Trump before there was Trump.” Conflicts with the Democrat-controlled House and attorney general led to lawsuits flying nearly every month and, eventually, a government shutdown when there was no budget — all amid LePage’s stream of provocative name-calling that garnered national headlines.

But on Tuesday, in the greatest shift in partisan makeup of a state government in the United States this year, voters chose Democrat Janet Mills to replace a term-limited LePage and gave her party control of both chambers.


https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/11/09/after-years-lepage-maine-went-very-blue-tuesday/5QhkH7mUFE2pcMoYKQocIN/story.html

No blue wave?
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