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  1. How is it not? The press secretary is the senior official that interacts with the press and represents the executive branch.
  2. I never said Congress will act on my proposal (as in making a prediction), but it has a moral obligation to. This farce has gone on long enough. Every single administration and Congress has put this on the back burner. I realize that it will take some political capital and time, but once it's done it's done. 57-60% of Americans support legalizing cannabis. Even more support allowing states to make their own decisions on this issue without Federal interference. This isn't even close to the most important issue by a long shot, but with this line of reasoning it will never be addressed. It deserves to clear committee. The votes were nearly there to defund DOJ enforcement in recreational legalization states just recently. The full repeal of marijuana prohibition may have the votes to pass if these committee chairs would allow it to reach the floor.
  3. Congress has to act. This is what happens when people rely on the executive branch to selectively enforce Federal statues to enact policies. We need Congress to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substance Act and all molecules associated with the plant (THC, CBD, CBN, etc.). Federal prohibition should be completely lifted. The Federal government should eventually enact some sort of reasonable excise tax on cannabis and help states enforce laws against sales to minors. States should be free to directly supply cannabis to consumers such as states that have state run liquor stores too.
  4. Unless I am missing something, the difference is this was done by the press secretary. Your link indicated that. In other administrations, it was done by other government officials. That seems like a significant distinction to me.
  5. I may make a tv box for my bedroom when ryzen Apus come out. Plus I will finally purchase a new laptop!
  6. I don't see why it should be phased out. This will slightly deter companies from utilizing it since they will be thinking 3 years out. Keep the tax credit in place permanently and have it indexed to some sort of inflation. I would prefer that the government just directly pay employees the difference rather than relying on companies to do so to maximize the effectiveness of a wage subside. However, I wouldn't oppose your idea. Would it work? I think it would be better for the economy than minimum wage or the EITC.
  7. Of course I am going to preorder. I have been with amd cpus for 15 years and zen had the right management team and engineering team. If I can hit 4.3 on my 1800x with my Asus crosshair I will be happy. I have had an fx 8350 since the day it came out. I am excited for this! All the synthetic leaks look decent and the future of gaming is multithreaded. Ryzen will be quite good for lower threaded games too.
  8. What about brand, speed, timing, etc.?
  9. This is quite awesome. Is the star a red dwarf? I'm hoping it isn't.
  10. I pre-ordered the Asus Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. I am in the market for some fast DDR4 memory for my AM4 motherboard, but I don't know what to get. I have been stuck on DDR3 for years. Does anyone have any recommendations? This article seems to make the case that memory speeds matter when you are not GPU bound and in some other applications: http://www.techspot.com/article/1171-ddr4-4000-mhz-performance/ I don't plan to be GPU bound when Vega releases and I move to 144hz. I am prepared to spend a reasonable amount of money. My instinct is to get 2 16 GB sticks. Should I get 4 8 GB sticks instead?
  11. I'm waiting on Amazon. I got my motherboard preordered, but the Ryzen cpus are bundles only. Edit: It's up on Amazon and I got it preordered.
  12. The latest rumor from some European forum posted on Reddit states the 8 cores don't have much headroom.
  13. Pcper claims that preorders on Amazon will start at 1pm ET. https://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/AMD-Ryzen-Pre-order-Starts-Today-Specs-and-Performance-Revealed I'm going to preorder the 1800x with the Crosshair VI Hero.
  14. Let's hope they succeed tomorrow.