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by Dauric
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1371
Views: 217255

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Question from across the pond: I've heard that one of the big sticking points is the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and that the establishment of customs checkpoints could signal a return to the bad-'ol'-days of the IRA and bombings and such. To those in the know: Is a "No Deal Br...
by Dauric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 15
Views: 914

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

Stupid question. Has anyone publicly accused Trump of rape? Not sure about rape, but Trump admitted to sexual assault with his 'pussy grabbing' comment on the Access Hollywood tape. Did practically nothing to his campaign. Not sure that accusations of rape, or even a conviction for that matter, wou...
by Dauric
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 646337

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Dude, Warnings when you link to actual white supremacist websites man. I like to avoid having that garbage in my browsing history.
by Dauric
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

My thought is that she has good staff/aides... This is actually the sign of good leadership material. The best person to be in charge isn't the one who does everything themselves because there's no way that they can possibly have all the necessary expertise for every situation, but the person who c...
by Dauric
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358924

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Ladies and gentlemen.. I present to you more (absurd) prophecy by Douglas Adams: The Shoe Event Horizon. The Shoe Event Horizon is an economic theory that draws a correlation between the level of economic (and emotional) depression of a society and the number of shoe shops the society has. The theor...
by Dauric
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Children can be Mentally Scarred when told they may be Shot to Death
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Children can be Mentally Scarred when told they may be Shot to Death

'Fear Fatigue' is definitely not how I would describe the current state of the U.S., where people seem to be increasingly afraid of ever more unlikely threats. Being afraid of ever more unlikely threats is a result of 'fear fatigue' however. Marketing frequently tries to trigger anxiety ("Your...
by Dauric
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4413
Views: 646337

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Soupspoon wrote:Can one boycott the states who wish to boycott the boycotters? Could another boycott one who does?

Asking for a friend (of a friend (of a friend (…))).

Boycotts, it's boycotts all the way down.
by Dauric
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

... on the other hand, we now have a president who's so okay with this shit that he doesn't even think to hide it. And that's not to mention the various flavors of supporters that either think A) all these ethics violations are perfectly fine, or B) are so trapped in hyper-partisanship that they th...
by Dauric
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2100
Views: 408771

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Okay, I must vent... I hate Paladins and Jedi. and i'm going to spoiler it because I get a bit ranty It's not the "goody two-shoes" or the fanatical adherence to a moral code. It's quite the opposite, everyone I know who plays a Paladin or Jedi either won't or can't follow ...
by Dauric
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2100
Views: 408771

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

... the maintenance worker could repair damaged systems. But that doesn't really seem like enough to hang a character class on or anything like that. Salvage and jury-rig (perhaps with a bit of "Weird Science" thrown in). Black Mesa was obviously barely holding together with bailing wire ...
by Dauric
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

How was that not proof read to sound vaguely sane? Selection pressures to find proof readers that think it does sound sane. Anyone that would object to the wording of those questions would be immediately ejected from the herd and left to fend for themselves in the wild where the poor and/or brown p...
by Dauric
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2100
Views: 408771

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Depending on how crunchy you want your ruleset I can think of two options: GURPS 4'th edition(Steve Jackson Games) "Generic Universal Role Playing System", very rules heavy but sourcebooks for pretty much any setting you want or want to invent. Steve Jackson is heavy on the research behind...
by Dauric
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:And with that, the shutdown is over.

For three weeks anyway. I had gotten that far through his press conference before I couldn't stand the rambling about how great and 99% effective all walls are.
by Dauric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

The tendency for government to grind to a halt had another feature: Stability. When laws can be passed quickly and efficiently it means for the average citizen that the rules and regulations you have to live by could change just as quickly. It becomes difficult to budget when your taxation rate coul...
by Dauric
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

As soon as the Euro-refugee crisis hit Is there an actual change in immigration to Europe that suddenly happened, a real crisis, or is that like America's own immigration "crisis" where nothing has much changed but suddenly conservatives are throwing conniption fits about "armies&quo...
by Dauric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

But is destruction of federal property an offense Mexico will extradite you for? And is the US allowed to execute you without a trial on US soil? Can't even claim you were resisting arrest... How about Mexican soil? Plus, at that point you're bombing your own wall The most recent case about a borde...
by Dauric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

But is destruction of federal property an offense Mexico will extradite you for? And is the US allowed to execute you without a trial on US soil? Can't even claim you were resisting arrest... How about Mexican soil? Plus, at that point you're bombing your own wall The most recent case about a borde...
by Dauric
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Where on that scale does "300-metre-wide chunk of iron comes vertically down on the White House south lawn at 14 km/s" fall? The part of the scale where we no longer give a damn about politics because we're dealing with an extinction level event... And at this point I'm not sure if that's...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

To be honest, I don't see how this government shutdown is going to end. Trump is never going to be one to backdown, and the democrats certainly shouldn't give into his ridiculous demands, especially as they've all been elected to stand up to him (at least in part). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

And you would trust anything that came out of Obama's, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's, or Reagan's mouths at face value? Probably not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were telling the truth, or at least had a grasp of nuance in how they answer the question. Trump's been notable for the ... blitherin...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

It feels really strange having to point this out, but: Building a wall in no way addresses illegal immigration. It's the sort of solution a five-year-old would come up with: "Global warming? Let's build giant refrigerators and cool the globe down!" Just by suggesting this, Trump and his s...
by Dauric
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency



The irony of course is for all the "we need the money for border security", the border patrol is one of the departments that's unfunded through this shutdown.
by Dauric
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Nobody knows how many Nazis are in the country because every time a Nazi acts, they classify it as a mentor challenged man. The FBI Isn't entirely wrong with that assessment however. Again, in the vein of how we work harder to exterminate opposition rather than persuasion/conversion, I note that th...
by Dauric
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

I'm just going to have to reiterate the quote I posted from Friedrich Nietzsche above: He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. The problem with using the tactics of the National Social...
by Dauric
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Given all the dark news, If the Democrats win 2020, I'm thinking they should purge Hydra Nazis from the country, immediately. Trump has shown that Nazis are everywhere and are everyday people you meet. Kinda dark, but being patient with them hasn't gotten us anywhere, and made things worse. Let's s...
by Dauric
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 12361

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Imagine a teacher tipping over the brink of extreme stress choosing their (least) favourite class as the time to put their weapon to use. While the theme of the thread is teachers firing at students, this could easily apply to a distraught teacher using the weapon on themselves. A class of 30+ stud...
by Dauric
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 12361

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Kids are about one hundred times more likely to be killed by traffic accidents than by shootings, but nobody is making a ruckus about the need to save child pedestrians from dangerous motorists. Coming next week: one teacher in each school being trained to drive the armoured bulldozer with a stop s...
by Dauric
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 12361

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Another facet of having a police officer in the schools is the temptation for school administration to turn incidents in to legal issues by involving the resident officer. Shootings at any particular school only happen on the rarest of occasions, and if you've got a police officer sitting there effe...
by Dauric
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6735
Views: 1050509

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Well, they shouldn't have posted that because apparently, now that they've "promoted religion," everyone will be embracing Satan. Or maybe the post means everyone already has embraced Satan? I don't know, I'm very confused by the whole thing. I mean, between the one group of idiots and th...
by Dauric
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 236290

Re: Board games anyone?

For an intro to Roleplaying you might look at Tiny Dungeon(fantasy), Tiny Frontiers (science fiction) or Tiny Wastelands

They're not board-games but rules-(very)light RPGs.
by Dauric
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15110
Views: 2528298

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Frameworks of knowledge, like taxonomies, must change in the face of new information to be science. A framework of knowledge that resists or refuses to change in the presence of new information isn't science. It's religion and/or dogma. I think the mistake is understandable. Our teachers don't reall...
by Dauric
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1371
Views: 217255

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

...schadenfreude*... * I'm using that word now, while it's still tariff-free and not subject to being blocked at customs. As if the English don't have a storied history of importing words and manufacturing local knockoffs that end up replacing the original. "Shadenfrood." There, you can 3...
by Dauric
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6735
Views: 1050509

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So in other words, nervous people are up to no good, as opposed to being, say, afraid of flying due to phobia or fear of terrorist attacks? ... or afraid of TSA and their 'nudity scanners'... (Yes I know the scanners don't provide suitably wankable images (though Rule 34...), but that doesn't mean ...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358924

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

sardia wrote:watering down definitions


Homeopathic dictionary?
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Also, Colorado has one of the longest voting ballots in the country. It was three pages long this year. I'm pretty sure some groups use this as an exhaustion tactic to make people skim things and not vote. IIRC the big chunk of this year's ballot was "Should Judge so-and-so of some-judicial-di...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

At what point does it fall to people to actually do their own research rather than just listening to advertising though? When we prove the existence of free will. Kinda this really. When I said marketing research is " terrifyingly effective" I meant it literally, it's a cynical field that...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

I understand that, but don't lay it all at the feet of evil corporations. For example, organic non evil bananas cost a few cents more on a cheap product. People still won't buy it. Same with non evil clothes that cost more. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mon...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8437
Views: 743943

Re: Trump presidency

Alright, now that control of the house is in the hands of Democrats, with full subpoena power and oversight, what does everyone think the upcoming political storms will be for the Trump white house? My guesses are: Trump's Taxes, Whatever the hell is going on with the EPA, and a pile of internal af...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 37342

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

In the Northwest mail-in is even easier than that. You don't have to request a ballot, they just send you one a few weeks ahead of time if you're registered, along with you guide booklet. All you have to do is get it back into a mailbox at some point. To be fair, I don't actually know what the proc...

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