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IMO, there's two possible scenarios taking place right now with regard to the Trump cabinet: either every establishment republican is saying, "I don't want to be associated with the shitshow that is the Trump administration," or Trump is actively rejecting people who (quite likely) have spent their lives in public service and have years of experience and contacts.

Each is equally disturbing.

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possibly the best campaign ad I've seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0KNku34G2Y
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Random thought:

Is Lee Sedol the last professional to beat a computer set on hard mode?
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NPR's legal affairs correspondent talks about about Scalia's life, legacy and what's next.
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I will not miss him.
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All the new trailers have given me goosebumps. The latest one does too.

The below Japanese trailer has new footage, but it's largely the same as the others we've seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdAUiyeJMFQ
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TL,DR: I guess it's my fault that I use Bank of America.

This morning, I got an e-mail from #BAC, telling me that they have issued me a new card. I had a few spare minutes this afternoon before the long weekend, to ask why I was getting a new card. This would be the fifth new card I've had in less than 2 years with Bank of America. I'll recap them for you:

1) Target Data Breach
2) Home Depot Data Breach
3) New card because date expiration.
4) New card because (3) never arrived
5) Suspicious new card, "sent".

When I went to the bank, the teller there had no record of having a new card sent, nor could he find any suspicious activity on my account. He said, "yeah, sometimes it takes a while for those e-mails to appear, so it's probably from one of your old cards. If you're suspicious call the number on the card." So, let's recap:

1) An e-mail is received saying, "a new card's coming, to your home address with XXXX, expect it"
2) Me, not having requested a card and getting suspicious, went to the bank to ask, "WTF?"
3) The teller answers, "yeah we don't have any record of a new card, it's probably an N month glitch.
4) I can't help you, call someone instead.

So, I call the card number. They tell me, "yeah, we sent you a new card with a new logo on the front." I said, "let me get this straight. Through no action of my own, you're deciding to issue new credit cards to me without my asking for them, and without provocation." Answer, "yes." I asked, "can you see why this is a problem for me?" Answer, "no."

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So, final recap:

1) I'm getting a new card, whether I want one or not.
2) It might, or might not, have a new number (she wasn't sure), and it might be a pain in the ass for all the auto-deductions I've set up on it.
3) No one at the bank can even tell me it's happened, and no one who can tell it's happened thinks there's a problem with sending me cards whenever they feel like it.

I hate banks.
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After September 11, the first thing that made me feel like, "we're gonna get through this," was The Onion. Its coverage was spot on -- recognizing the tragedy with the perfect tone.

Today, I proudly cast my vote for Hillary. I did it because I know she's the better candidate, but I also did it understanding why half of America feels otherwise. In Trump, they had a candidate that came to them (largely rural America) and said, "I know you're feeling left out. Vote for me, I wasn't part of the problem."

Being from a relatively rural area, I understand the mindset. Friends I know have had jobs disappear to the urban centers. They've felt squashed trying to make ends meet at 12$/hour. We might say, move or retrain, but, they can't move to the large urban centers, and get work. Either kids, or parents, or just paying the incredible rents to move here prevent that.

I completely understand how someone could believe Trump is an answer.

Tonight, one way or another, it's over (Bush v. Gore not withstanding). Tomorrow, half of America is going to disappointed; however, the other half needs to figure out how to build a bridge to those that lost.

We need to find common ground. The discourse we have is killing us. We need to get through this. We need to heal. We need to get better.

I hope The Onion figures it out.
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Halloween costume idea:

President Donald Trump

I can't think of anything scarier.
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There was already a "Sexy Donald Trump" costume last year...
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QOTD

When the GOP sends their nominee, they aren't sending their best. They're sending rapists. They're sending misogynists. And some, I assume, are good people.
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This blog has 3 posts, but they're all gems.
Well that was a long hiatus. Between pushing out a paper, TA-ing two classes, and getting distracted with fiction writing, this blog went way on the back burner for a couple of months. I was frankly surprised and flabberg...
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Great!

I think it was linked off of hackernews a number of months ago. I think it was your first post, and I immediately jumped over to feedly, and subscribed. I'm sorry, I can't really remember how I found the blog.

In any case, I love the blog, and can't wait to read more. In the meantime, this is a video you might enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGca_Ya6OM
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Chats with my daughter

Background: My daughter and I watched Star Wars last night (her first time).

Dad: [comes home]
Ms 4: Dad, come quick, I'm drawing an alien from Star Wars.

#proudpapa
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After confirming that Hobby Bunker had some highly sought after miniatures in stock, I braved the drive to buy them. When I couldn't locate them on the floor, a "salesperson" took me over the miniatures I wanted, and then took one of the peg for himself, saying, "this one's mine", preventing me from buying a miniature I wanted. In case you didn't get that, the salesperson claimed a miniature that a customer wanted to buy, right in front of them. Having shopped in game/hobbyist stores for years, I know the type of help you can expect in stores like this, but I have never experienced anything like this before. I contacted the manager, and shared my outrage. He was expressed sympathy, but the damage was done. I won't be returning to Hobby Bunker. I hope your experience is better.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Acceptable sushi. Not the best around, but good. Service is friendly, but the food takes a while to come out.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Excellent restaurant. Fresh fish, good service, nice selection of drinks. You won't go wrong by going here.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
A little family run mexican restaurant in Arlington Heights. The waitstaff is great, the food is excellent, and the prices are reasonable.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
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They serve greasy, good burgers. The pickles are great, and they have Mexican coke. The restaurant is tiny, rarely bussed (and therefore dirty), and you sit in your neighbor table's lap. But, it's a burger joint, and the burgers are good.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Expensive, but okay sushi. It is quite popular, and trendy; therefore, it's loud. If it was further away, I'm not sure we'd make the drive.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Good
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We tried Mr. Sushi for the first time other night, and were QUITE unhappy. We ordered a sushi for two, and the platter arrived, and it was beautiful. Unfortunately, the fish was not. They had sprinkled lemon and lime juice over the fish. The fish was so bad our dog wouldn't even eat it. Never again.
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