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    Catholic Bishops to determine if Biden still qualifies to take communion

    I didn't, but that wouldn't be a huge surprise.
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    Catholic Bishops to determine if Biden still qualifies to take communion

    Our Catholic friends are very different and mixed. The political moderates in the group seem to like that he appears to have legitimately attended mass on a regular basis for his entire adult life. I'm also in a decently heavy Catholic area, though. Most exit polls showed Biden winning among...
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    Covid-19

    That's true of SARS-CoV-2 which is the actual virus name. It's the second human SARS virus. COVID-19 is the disease name, kind of like HIV and AIDS. If we're being pedantic, it's inaccurate to say "asymptomatic COVID" but rather asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 or SARS-CoV-2 without symptoms of COVID.
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    Covid-19

    Becky, look at her butt
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    Covid-19

    It's because it was first detected in China in 2019, not because the US thought there was evidence of spread to other places in 2019. The illness was named before that evidence was really strong.
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    CFP moving to 12 teams?

    I guess you're counting Notre Dame as ACC and not independent?
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    Covid-19

    Brazil and India are the primary culprits and epic mismanagement by their leadership is the primary cause. Vaccine nationalism didn't help, but by the time that was really a thing, it was mostly too late for India and both countries made decisions that delayed vaccine availability substantially...
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    CFP moving to 12 teams?

    Mostly, but not entirely. My honest hunch is SEC will get 3 or 4 teams in every year, B1G gets 3, the AAC will get one, and then the PAC12, BIG12, and ACC will most often get two but someone is the odd one out every year with only getting one. I think it will happen some, but if the SEC always...
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    CFP moving to 12 teams?

    It looks like at least two Big12 teams would have gotten in every year except 2019. In 2016, it looks like we would have been the last team taken. There have also been several years where the PAC12 would have placed multiple teams. Yes, it will likely be slanted toward the SEC and B1G, but we...
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    CFP moving to 12 teams?

    An approach that also satisfies the G5 since a P5 conference champion doesn't automatically get in either.
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    CFP moving to 12 teams?

    Hadn't seen this posted and seems like it would be pretty massive for us. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31604970/college-football-playoff-consider-expanding-12-team-format
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    Except that's not as easy as you'd like to think. If apprehension and barriers are supposed to be our best deterrents and that's what most people seem to mean when they say secure the border, they don't actually seem to work to deter people. Barriers really got started in the 90s and were...
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    That's precisely one of the major things that makes this all so complicated and why I get frustrated with arguments that boil down to an overly simplistic "secure the border". We are going to have to be willing to be ideologically flexible and try new things. How do we help move countries more...
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    Oklahoma State University teaching assistant saying she will not teach Spanish...

    I read the entire article and just re read it. The paper quotes her as saying "I'm not going to teach Spanish" during a recorded event. Are you complaining that they didn't appear to have reached out to the quoted assistant?
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    Both said both things for the wrong reasons. The VP wants to deflect and Trump wanted to just look "tough on Mexico". Trump's history of comments about immigrants don't exactly make him someone I'd want to agree with either. I'll still admit it when I do though.
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    Most undocumented folks don't come by land border anymore. That gets all the attention, but that's not the main problem even for a deterrence focused system. Moreover, when people do cross on the land border, they are not mostly sneaking across, they are driving across or wanting to get...
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    Then you might also call out the others on both sides who did the same thing before I jumped in. If you're really wanting to know my opinion on managing the border, I actually agree with some of the VPs recent statements, as much as it pains me to say it. If we want to fix the border, we need...
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    Never said anything about that, just what Trump said and what he clearly meant. It does seem like more people are trying to cross now than most, if not all, of Trump's term. I'm not sure how that changes the quote or its meaning. I'm guessing your implication is that kind of rhetoric is...
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    So "some, I assume, are good people" refers to members of Ms-13? It's clearly the same group of "not their best" that he was referring to in the same sentence. Let's use versions of his exact quote and insert another group to see if you at all feel the same. "When Christians do mission work...
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    VP Harris adopts Trump policy on Immigration

    A few of things about that. First, if you at all read the report, it's not other migrants that they're largely blaming for that. Second, while an unfortunately common experience, it's probably around 10% or less of women who experience it while migrating and varies with the era. That's less...