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Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo

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This is to be expected.

The profit model for tobacco companies is a tried and true one.

Hook kids and teenagers by making smoking look cool, really set the hook by making sure that entry-level products contain addiction-reinforcing levels of nicotine.

The fact that they were stopped for any length of time is great, but corporate entities are by their nature a-moral and profit-focused.

Tobacco makes THE MOST money when kids start smoking and don't stop until dead.

This is a Christian Nation if you haven't heard.

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I have so many questions.

I feel similarly about electro-swing and went through a similar disenchantment. I think part of the problem is that the genre never really attracted the instrumentalists and vocalists it needed to really diversify and expand. Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar are so dominant that it essentially made it impossible for anyone else to produce a sound, call it electro-swing and not get beat over the head by die-hards.

Is there a way for me to watch the whole thing legally or is it the high seas for me?

Got it.

I'm firmly in your camp regarding the hopes for AOC.

And I'm asking for an example of behavior that makes a politician unqualified* for office in our current political environment.

Right but her Vice or virtue isn't relevant to the question of whether or not a smear job will be run on her.

She could be the literal second coming with Halos and trumpets and she would still be attacked on Fox and Friends.

Things that you and I consider virtuous can be used as evidence of moral failing by those who believe differently.

It's true that AOC danced in a video for her college a few years ago. To you and I that's a big ol nothing-berder. To those who believe differently, it might as well be a sex tape as far as scandal potential.

That's the point I'm trying to make.

If she proves to be a two-faced evil sack of shit, we are better off knowing that so a better leader can take her place.

Whether or not her nose is clean isn't relevant.

A smear job will be attempted. It will be believed by some percentage of the population.

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Why does everything have to be Battle Royale mode these days?

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