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    I also take a great interest in collecting merchandise of the above! Unfortunately Sonic dominates...
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  1. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    If you needed any reason to oppose Cassidy-Graham, here it is. The plan basically cuts federal funding from states that chose to expand Medicaid and redistributes funding to those who didn't. Noteworthy: Cassidy-Graham is actually the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson bill. Senator Heller is from Nevada, one of the states adversely affected by this bill. The same goes for Cassidy, who is from Louisiana. Overall though, almost every state loses out under Cassidy-Graham except for the reddest states, plus Wisconsin and Virginia. All Senators should be confronted with the fact they are ripping money away from constituents for the benefit of a few states.
  2. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/senate-transgender-trump-military/index.html Senators Collins and Gillibrand have put forth a bipartisan proposal to overturn Trump's transgender military ban as part of next week's vote on the NDAA (the defense budget). Sadly, it needs 60 votes to pass, so even if Collins, Murkowski, and McCain vote for it, it won't pass. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/trump-support-young-college-educated/index.html Trump's numbers continue to slip among educated and younger Republicans, which is fueling speculation Kasich would be in a good position to challenge him in a primary. This would be even moreso if the next Obamacare repeal falls through, as Kasich's most noteworthy break with the GOP is on the subject of healthcare: Kasich's on the record for saying that if he had to choose, he'd declare healthcare a right rather than a commodity. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/lisa-murkowski-alaska-obamacare/index.html Pressure is on Murkowski to back the repeal bill, but given Alaska stands to receive less federal money under the bill and Murkowski's consistent defense of Planned Parenthood, she's a likely no. Rand Paul has enormous disdain for the legislation due to the fact it keeps many Obamacare rules in place, but he might sign on to it on the basis of going to the House for committee, where he'd be in a position to negotiate for a more conservative bill. Of course, a more conservative bill is likely to push moderate Republicans away from it when it comes down to a final vote.
  3. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Just Plot Armor doing its job. They're the characters most of the fanbase cares about, so they're able to mop the floor, at least until they've had a moment of glory and it'd be okay to pick them off. No doubt the reason they wiped out most of U11 is so the remaining members can get some development during the Tournament, so we have a reason for this Tournament to be more than U6 vs. U7.
  4. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    It looks like it! Looks like it'll be a multi-parter too (as thus far, we've only lost Sidra out of all 12). This match will probably finish up long after the actual Tournament in the anime does, hahaha. God, I can't imagine how long it will take to do the Tournament in the manga at their pacing. It'll also be curious to see how this might impact the actual Tournament. My presumption is Universe 9 would last a little longer (or at least perform better) now that Lavender's poison trump card hasn't been revealed. Of course, it all boils down to how Quitela manipulates them, or if he manipulates someone else.
  5. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Just read the raw Japanese of the new manga chapter. While I don't understand Japanese I could infer a few things that were going on. Comically, Universe 8 arrives late to the meeting of Gods, with Liquiir and Iru being conspicuously missing at the gathering. There's a battle royale between the 12 Gods; Quitela looks to swiftly convince everyone to gang up on Beerus, presumably blaming him for the Tournament or something. At first Beerus is having difficulty, and gets grabbed by Mosco. He's able to break free and seems to fly off... As the other Gods chase down Beerus, they discover... it's actually Champa, having been sent flying unconscious by Beerus. The actual Beerus rolls out from underneath Mosco's body and fires a gigantic energy blast at all of them. Sidra ends up blocking the blast, however, bragging that his shield generation abilities are second to none. ...cue Belmod knocking him out from behind while his guard is down. It's still a battle royale after all! The God of Destruction of Universe 9 is therefore the first one to be eliminated. Also, it appears Quitela is a gamer.
  6. At first I was disappointed at how different the Dragon Ball Super manga is making the Zen Exhibition Match, but then I realized the implications for the actual Tournament of Power...

  7. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/obamacare-repeal-is-back/index.html Further details on the Cassidy-Graham last minute repeal bill. While insurers will still be required to cover everyone, people can be charged more based on medical history. The bill will defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill will allow states to institute a work requirement for Medicaid. While Arizona's Governor has come out in favor of this bill (much like the previous bills), McCain is not entirely convinced. He dislikes how this bill hasn't gone through a committee, etc. Given McCain's apparent liking of decorum that motivated him both to open debate on the bill and then swiftly vote against it on the floor, that's a strong sign he may once again join with Democrats to crush this bill. As for Murkowski and Collins? They're Planned Parenthood defenders and concerned about money for their constituents. While the GOP wants to try and work on them, they have an uphill battle. The bill is terrible and there's reason to believe we might once again get 49-51, but let's not hold our breath just yet.
  8. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/politics/rex-tillerson-cuba/index.html Trump is considering shutting down the Cuban embassy once again, according to Secretary of State Tillerson. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/politics/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton/index.html Bernie Sanders has gone on the record rebuffing Clinton's accusation that he cost her the election, noting how he campaigned for her after she was nominated and also noting the many Clinton primary voters who backed McCain in the general election in 2008. At the same time, Bernie has gone on the offensive against Republican critics who are smearing him over tax raises. He pointed out conservative critics "conveniently" forget that Bernie's plan also gets rid of the premiums people are already paying. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/politics/hr-mcmaster-new-travel-ban/index.html The Trump administration is considering a second, expanded travel ban hot on the heels of the current ban, whose legality will be ruled on next month. The main focus of an expanded ban is to limit internet access to terrorist cells. Currently it's being floated that a traveler's social media and phone would be investigated before they can gain access to the USA. I personally am expecting Trump to try for expanding this domestically, which will run into far more constitutional issues. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/politics/republicans-not-done-obamacare/index.html The Senate GOP is expecting to try and put together another Obamacare repeal bill over the next two weeks, so as to take advantage of still being able to use a reconciliation vote. The new bill's provisions are a repeal of the individual and employer mandates, and a replacement of the Medicaid expansion with block grants to the states at a set amount of per Medicaid enrollee. It's up to the states how to spend the money received (which would be less than what they get under the Medicaid expansion). McConnell has stated he will put the bill to a vote if they think they have the votes. It's already running into hurdles, however, as conservatives like Rand Paul have gone against it, and it's uncertain how the moderate trifecta of Collins, Murkowski, and McCain would vote. Then, even if it passes the Senate, it will have to go to the House, where the Freedom Caucus would no doubt end up sinking it due to the government spending provisions and continued protection for pre-existing conditions. More worrisome, if this bill gains traction, it could sink bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate to stabilize the healthcare market.
  9. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Recap: Trump's cut over 860 regulations, covering such things as how much flame-retardant material mattresses require, how many species are on the endangered species list, restrictions on dumping chemicals in bodies of water, construction site protections, etc. All to save money that is probably equal to less than what he's costing the Secret Service with his brandbuilding vacations and his family's business trips.
  10. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    I mean, 17's done pretty good in that regard I think. It's 18 who needs a moment to her own. She almost got ringed out by someone from the twin of Universe 9. Fortunately, Krillin's the only fighter with the reasoning skills to realize that while you can't fly, you can use energy attacks as a means to propel yourself back on the stage.
  11. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Piccolo - 4 17 - 5 18 - 6 Frieza - 7 It would be very refreshing if Frieza and Frost managed to knock out Gohan, though. Yes, Saiyans get a great degree of Plot Armor, but Gohan's out of practice so that should make him easier pickings. Plus, if Gohan and Frost both go out in one episode, it's consistent with the pattern: U6 and U7 can only lose a fighter after the other has. Plus, Frieza can always lampshade it: sure, he took out Gohan, but he also took out Frost... Frieza could even say his betrayal wasn't an actual betrayal, he just wanted to lure Frost into a false sense of security so he could get close and eliminate him; after all, Frost almost managed to ring out Vegeta if not for Roshi's quick thinking. He's dangerous in that regard. Based on Piccolo's saving of Gohan's ass against the sniper, though, I can only assume he'll end up taking the fall to save Gohan. We're assuming that Piccolo will get a round of glory against the other two Namekians, so it would be shocking in that regard to lose Piccolo before he even gets a chance to meet them.
  12. Hey, did you see the new FighterZ character? She's deisgned by Toryiama so she may appear in the series.

    1. Diamond Dragon X
    2. Lord Basil (Ogilvie)

      Lord Basil (Ogilvie)

      I think I did?

      Admittedly I'm 90% here for the furries lol

    3. Diamond Dragon X

      Diamond Dragon X

      It's the girl android.

  13. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Makes me wonder if they misled us on purpose. Unless they meant the History of Japan special, in which case they weren't lying, as this episode hadn't aired yet.
  14. Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Recap: U7/U6 - 7 fighters U2/U3 - 6 U4 - 4 U11 - 3 Beerus has finally freaked out about the fact U4 has two hidden warriors, so I guess we'll see them in action soon enough. That said, Whis lampshaded the fact U4 probably intends to use them at a pivotal moment. Since they can self-destruct and the established lore has it that a self-destruct attack is much more powerful than what you can achieve normally (remember how Perfect Cell was scared of 16's bomb even though he had no trouble dominating 16 normally), it just might be the "nuke" that takes a chunk out of U6 or U7. Presumably, U7's team will get a few moments of glory before that happens, though. 30 minutes left and 33 fighters left. With 11 episodes so far, that means we're exhausting 1.63 minutes and 4.27 fighters per episode. That brings us between 18 and 8 episodes. 13 is the average there, and that lines this up perfectly with the last episode of the next ending theme. They haven't lost any Saiyans, they'll be fine. At least until Jiren turns everyone into bowling pins.
  15. The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Wonder what put him up to it. In light of the apparently strengthening Trump-Democrat alliance, I can't help but think Schumer and Pelosi had a hand in this. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/16/politics/trump-paris-climate-deal/index.html The comments have been clarified by saying the USA will still withdraw if it isn't able to negotiate better terms, though. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/virginia/articles/2017-09-16/northam-builds-cash-edge-on-gillespie-in-governors-race Meanwhile, in Virginia, the Democratic candidate for Governor has gained an enormous fundraising edge. He's gone from behind his GOP opponent by $1.5 million to $3 million ahead. Here's hoping he spends that money across a wide area so as to help Democrats retake the state's Lower House. If Democrats can take that, they're in a good position to pass the Medicaid expansion; they'd just need one Republican vote in the Senate. That's why there's a website called President Flip Flops that literally sells flip flops with opposing Trump tweets on them.