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by Hype
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: We recorded a CD
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: We recorded a CD

It's pretty cool. Sort of like Lemmy ate Josh Homme. Blue Rose starts out really interesting. A bit like a sharper version of Godsmack with more atmosphere. Rock n' Roll and Cabron are a bit like that too I think. Beaten By Hippies has a bit of an I Mother Earth vibe, which I like a lot. The Dust in...
by Hype
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

Well, the whole situation kinda stinks as an intervention. I know you only talked about South America at first, but as I said, given our history with the US, Trump and Bolsonaro are not leaders that give us confidence. The other day I saw a really good video on fb, dunno if you can subtitle it, but...
by Hype
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

Right now I'm leaning on Booker to run and lose.
by Hype
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/01/28/divide-venezuela-whos-supporting-maduro-whos-following-us-lead-recognizing-guaid/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4fd1d16684ff I agree that the situation is really fucked up and doesn't seem good either way. This passage in particular really bothers me: Last y...
by Hype
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book

Almost never.
by Hype
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book

Six7Six7 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:46 pm
It seems that more and more, the "news" about the members of this band just relates to an interview they gave talking about the 80s and 90s.
That's literally what bands from the 80s and 90s should be doing 30+ years after their heydays...
by Hype
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Eric Avery in Butthole Surfers book

Matz wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:42 pm
I can't name a single BS song :bored:
Yes you can.

Pepper.
by Hype
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: NFL
Replies: 2981
Views: 81378

Re: NFL

It's tactically/strategically impressive, but it reminds me of the mid-90s shift to the trap in hockey that basically ended high-scoring and made for really boring seasons/playoffs / dynasty-ish era for the Devils. Thanks Scotty Bowman / Jacques Lemaire.
by Hype
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: NFL
Replies: 2981
Views: 81378

Re: NFL

I feel like the short answer is that Belichik broke football.
by Hype
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Super Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Super Bowl

I watched it on a US network website using Hola free VPN: http://hola.org/ Worked great. I turned off after the first half though. What a terrible game. Worst halftime show ever. And I didn't realize until it was too late that Cardi B refused to play the show, to show her support for Kaepernick. It'...
by Hype
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

Here's more evidence to support a more nuanced view. Like I said, part of what makes this difficult is that it isn't just the United States recognizing Guaido, and prominent support from despots for Maduro complicates the idea that this is straightforwardly a "democratic" issue. There seems to be a ...
by Hype
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

In Venezuela, people are already dying. I don't necessarily think US intervention is the greatest idea, but it doesn't seem obviously bad. The point is that people are dying at least partially *because* of a US intervention. A blockade. Same thing happened in Cuba, same thing happened in Chile when...
by Hype
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

Don't forget Mexico, too. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz was working for the CIA when he was president. We'll see how fucked up things have been since the archives from the 60's to the 2000's have been opened. We are all for new elections, we just don't like it how countries are taking part. That's why our gov...
by Hype
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

Yeah, but you have to think how we see it too (Pinochet). I just hope it doesn't end in violence. That's what I meant when I said the US (and its allies) has (have) intentionally fucked up, or otherwise intervened in South America before. Not just Pinochet: Joao Goulart in Brazil, Cheddi Jagan in G...
by Hype
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: U.S. Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Leader as Interim President

There are serious questions about the role of institutions and tradition in the maintenance of political power and stability. There are equally tough questions about sovereignty, the UN, and the role of international recognition in legitimacy for any government. Venezuela hasn't been in good shape f...
by Hype
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 718
Views: 24794

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

It does *seem* tribal, and it does seem like tribalism is a causal factor in political actions, but it may not be, or it may be overblown. See, e.g., https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/14/tribalism-doesnt-explain-our-political-conflicts/?utm_term=.ec2e5a578ff5 I think this, in particular...
by Hype
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 718
Views: 24794

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

That does seem like a smart way to reach a political solution. That's not exactly "caving" to Trump, since drones are not a wall. And they forced Trump himself to start talking about drones. His entire speech was a walk-back of half the dumb shit he said about the wall over the past year. :noclue:
by Hype
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 718
Views: 24794

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

mockbee wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:24 pm
In three weeks Trump will get approximately 5.7 billion dollars for a border "wall" and the media is saying he backed down and lost.....?
:hs:

The media is nuts.
How do you figure?