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  1. ^^^Tzatziki^^^ If only we had a clue before the 2016 election.... (I won't tire of saying this, because it was so obvious that he was a dangerous buffoon, totally unqualified, with a long history of scams, frauds, and serious character flaws)
  2. We have something to compare now.... Sweden, which has had a very lax COVID19 response... So, you'd think its economy did much better since they didn't have the massive shutdowns other countries did. But, according to this NYT article, Sweden paid a big price in human lives with little, if any, economic benefit. NYT article: In short, Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains. COVID19 never left us, we are still in those waves.... I'm afraid that in about a month when schools open there will be a bigger wave. If we don't maintain social distancing, washing hands, wearing masks, etc, this epidemic will be battering our shores, until a vaccine or a cure.
  3. Since this topic is about the 2020 Elections: The Democrats... Thomas Friedman wrote an OpEd in the NYT arguing that Biden shouldn't debate Trump unless the latter makes his tax returns public, as every prez candidate has done in the last 50 years. Also, that there should be fact checkers, who before the show is over, will point out the fallacies/misstatements/lies said during the debate. NYT article
  4. Well, I'm very surprised that PAO shows up to play under these circumstances--no incentive, most players gone, including the coach. I guess the plan for a new stadium/home is scrapped now? Isn't this why D. G. called it quits?
  5. Trump is a fraud; always been so. He's the most ignorant person who also believes he has the best opinion than anyone else. He's incompetent, and the presidency should NOT be the first gov office for anyone, but that's what the Repubs gave us. I'm more upset with the people who have been supporting this buffoon, though gross violations of the consitution, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and incompetence that results in many deaths. No decent person would be acting and saying stuff like this man has. And, when it comes to being an elected leader, what decent leader would say don't let this cruise ship come to port with sick Americans becuase "my numbers will look bad"???!!! I hope everyone here is safe and well.
  6. Yes, but if you believe god is going to protect you....you should have no fear. Here's someone who should know better, but she's already infected with a virus of the mind. The sad thing is that her opinion is dangerous if others take it as "advice from an expert".... (link)* *For those who can't read Greek, she's a doctor saying that taking church communion is basically safe, because it's a ..miracle. By the way, it shouldn't have taken a deadly virus to make society question the practice of sharing liquids, spoons, and cloth napkins. This practice should have been discontinued long time ago.
  7. 1. The voting system is definitely rigged in Texas. They Republicans (who are in charge in TX) have eliminated hundreds of polling places and didn't hire poll workers in ..certain communities despite population growth and increased voter interest. I can't guess why.... On super Tuesday some people waited hours to vote--this discourages voting. But, if you say, like some Bernie people, that the Dem party is cheating him, that's false. A party, including its various officers and elected leaders, has a right to express a preference. If I were them, or even an average Dem voter, I'd say the big prize in the winning the WH and the Senate, and keep the House. ... especially if the alternative is Trump. I might not want to gamble with someone who'd take the party in a more radical/progressive direction if this meant losing the big prize..... even if this were the direction I'd personally prefer. 2. Sanders has not been able to broaden this base in the needed demographics. His "people revolution" hasn't materialized. He wins the people under 30 by huge margins, except these people don't vote. In some states, their turnout was lower this year. 3. Michigan was unexpectedly lost to Trump in 2016. It's now a swing state. The Dem voters will have a say in a few days. Let's see what they think would be the best to put against Trump. "Sleepy Joe" may be keeping Trump awake at night... Even before his latest surge, Biden was beating Trump in Michigan among all voters according to numerous polls.
  8. Chugging along.... A mediocre team, with the exception when playing against the big 3. I'd be happy if they avoided the playouts. Any news about the transfers in Jan? What's going on with DG and Athens Alive?
  9. I agree with what you say, except I don't think Donis' position is "untouchable".... Unless, Alafouzos doesn't care about the team's fortunes. The sports reporters, especially the ones close/favoring PAO, didn't really criticized the summer transfers and the plan... OK, the budget is dreadful even for Greek teams, but we got unready (fat?) and injured (or with a history of injuries) players. The friendlies during the summer gave me hope for this season, but heck, I'll be happy if we don't fall further down.... As for the Xanthi game, yeah ok, PAO could have gotten something better if it weren't for the refs. But, if we can't win these games, forget it. What's to look for? Another tie at Oly or AEK? tsk
  10. Biden realizes that in order to have a chance in the Dem primaries, he has to address some of their concerns. Note: those who vote in the primaries tend to be on the more progressive side (and more conservative on the Rep side). Biden's message since he declared was that he will restore ..Obama's politics, return to normalcy, and restore the credibility of the presidency. He also believes the Repubs will change their tactics once Trump goes, and that Biden can successfully work with Moscow Mitch. (He is wrong, in my opinion) So, I don't know whether these new policies is a serious plan by him or just a way to show he's got "new" policies the Dem base cares about. I'd guess he's not going to be a fighter. He reminds me of GHB (41, the elder) who just wanted to be president as a right.
  11. Could you all try to write in English, please? Thank you.
  12. This team will be better than last year. There are several players not ready yet. But, let's not forget we couldn't get better players because of the budget. We're a mediocre team. Hopefully we'll earn a Euro spot, so we could erase the UEFA penalty on us. The new sports minister said ERT will have to stop wasting money on buying tv rights from clubs, ours included. Even though it'll hurt PAO, I think it's the right decision. I read that they would give millions in contracts but would make only a fraction from ads while televising games. This sport's quality has declined and the public isn't interested. Sad.
  13. I like the little hatchets...so when the blades get dull, apply the hatchet!
  14. I'm not in Greece so I miss lots sports news, but what I've been reading, there's not much movement in transfers. I understand PAO can't bring in big names, but how about the several players who aren't in Donis plans for next season? Have they left? I'm sure they could use that money for the club.
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