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by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 23057

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

I didn't say he won't be stopped, I said he doesn't give much of a shit about it. Like wanting to deprive people of due process.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 495118

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

The options available to you also change slightly between games. You won't be able to go down some paths at all in your first playthrough, whereas the second or third would allow you to do things you couldn't have done previously.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 495118

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

It's basically an adventure game with a shitload of replay value. I got it on my phone and it was fantastic.
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 23057

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

dg61 wrote:A third term, barring a very early resignation of a sitting president and their veep coming to power, is constitutionally impossible.

Well we've seen how much respect Trump has for the constitution...
by Zohar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 495118

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

FTL
Into the Breach
80 Days
by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 23057

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

CorruptUser wrote:Another young face with no actual accomplishments under their belt? Oh god no.

What sort of people do you think run to for congress? Not trashing congresspeople (although...) but this is supposed to be a position that's easier to get and approachable by "the common person".
by Zohar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

I'd actually be ok with that. When I was talking with friends earlier today (before he announced) I was working off the assumption that this would be something that wouldn't happen until january. We were trying to decide which side would get more fired up about it - and thus impact turnout. If you ...
by Zohar
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

The asshole doesn't have the integrity to wait until January.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 495118

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

It was just a very confusing sort of thing, and it made people not want to deal with the deals as much.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 129
Views: 21806

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Angua wrote:Only 3 episodes into Luke Cage Season 2, and can't shake the feeling that they've slowed down all the Caribbean people talking to make them easier to understand.

I'm pretty sure people spoke much more slowly in Black Panther compared to other Marvel movies because of this reason.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836767

Re: Today I Made:

My boss also gave me veggie burger patties to take with me - she's moving in a week, so didn't want anything leftover from the party, really. I don't own a grill, and I don't currently want to turn on my oven. I wonder if this means I'm just keeping veggie patties in my freezer for the next four or...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:What dya think gmv was attempting to convey to ucim, then?

That he thinks it's a bullshit position to have and he'd like ucim not to stick around? There's a difference between "I don't like you" and "I don't like you so I'm going to act against you".
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 695
Views: 121358

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

You could try Into the Breach, from the makers of FTL. It's a turn-based, mostly-deterministic kaiju-mech tactical game where your main goal is not to defeat the kaiju but to protect the local residents. Played on a series of 8x8 grids. Very interesting game that requires you to find clever solution...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 40598

Re: Libertarianism

I think Thesh's distinction of self-interest and selfishness is a good one, and I'll use it in the future for these sorts of discussions.
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:
ucim wrote:So, I wanted explicitly to know whether or not I was being threatened.

Jose


I suspect that any reasonable person would read that as yes, you were being threatened.

I guess I'm unreasonable?
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 40598

Re: Libertarianism

Charity is entirely motivated by people wanting to feel better with themselves Sounds suspiciously like no true Scotsman. It redefines "selfishness" to be a useless concept. But if selfishness includes feeling good when helping others, then selfishness is a Good trait. Selfishness is not ...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 40598

Re: Libertarianism

Nah. Charity is an accepted thing, and nobody thinks that charity is only selfishness. Of course it is. Charity is entirely motivated by people wanting to feel better with themselves and/or promoting their ideas of what they think is better for everyone else. You think I volunteered for so long (I ...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Mod voice would be red, that was not red text. I feel the need to chime in that almost any policy is likely to cause some amount of harm to some people. This is not to excuse Trump's policies, I think it's clear I'm opposed to the vast majority of them. But usually there would be "a loser"...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The (Sub)Urban Farmer
Replies: 22
Views: 3071

Re: The (Sub)Urban Farmer

We just moved into our house about six months ago and finished some garden prep work recently. We took out all of the lawn and put in either local plants or ones that would require no water (after the first year). We also have a raised bed, it's not very big - maybe 3 feet by 7 feet or so? We put so...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Trump most certainly thinks, in his view, that what he is doing is good for the country. Citation for this? I have a very hard time believing Trump thinks he's doing the best for the country. I think he's doing what he thinks is best for himself only, and the interests of the country or the world a...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836767

Re: Today I Made:

We did a decent amount of cooking on the weekend! After making fresh pasta a few weeks ago for my family, my sister-in-law also expressed interest in making some fresh pasta, so we did that Saturday night. We made ravioli with a goat cheese-lemon zest-mint filling (with some egg), and a sauce made o...
by Zohar
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836767

Re: Today I Made:

Made some dal the other day. Om nom nom.
by Zohar
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

And the parent is not, and still gets benefits.
by Zohar
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

A lot of government social plans don't require a person to be documented. For example WIC lets you enroll children born in the US, regardless of the parents' documentation status.
by Zohar
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 323692

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

It would probably be interesting to have two AIs "battle it out" between themselves to reach the most compelling and clear reasoning for decisions.
by Zohar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

No. The choices are "let everyone in without paperwork of any kind" or "detain those who have improper paperwork or none at all." If we don't want a completely open border, people will need to be detained. Wrong, and you're talking out of your ass. How about adopting one of the ...
by Zohar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Well it's a good thing Trump is a spineless idiot who only does what he thinks will make him popular. I suspect that's the only reason he said he'll sign this order.
by Zohar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

I feel the need to mention Trump literally said he doesn't want immigrants from countries with people of color and we should bring in more immigrants from Scandinavian countries. So those of you saying his policies aren't motivated by racism and aren't intended to bring in white people are at the ve...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

You can say what you want, but both Trump and other people in the administration have talked multiple times about why they're doing this, and it's to try and get more money for a border wall.
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Source? Seriously - where's the law that says you have to separate families? If you put an adult in jail, you don't put their kids there with them. This isn't even specific to immigration, it's sort of a general standard. You've got specific case law applying to immigration, which I mentioned up-th...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

The children are essentially just being used as levers for a more open immigration policy/non enforcement of existing law. And, of course, the current situation is of bi-partisan creation. The children are explicitly being used as political levers by the administration that has separated 2000 of th...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Both of your links essentially boil down to the same thing. Going the official way sucks, because there are lots of delays. That is definitely true, and a problem. I think most everyone here agrees that the official immigration process is too unwieldy. How is "I am physically blocked from appl...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

The issue at play here is that they entered the country illegally. So here is my next thought... If you believe you have a legitimate asylum claim.. Why would you enter the country illegally? Just go through the proper channels at the authorized port of entry. Perhaps because CBP agents are instruc...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836767

Re: Today I Made:

Made a big batch of mac and cheese (tasty but a bit too salty), brownies (tried a new recipe, was a bit of a hassle and while they were dense, they weren't fudgy enough), and a salad (turned out good). So overall, OK cooking day? Does anyone have a really good brownie recipe? I'm looking for soft, s...
by Zohar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 618198

Re: Trump presidency

Would this mean you also called your senators to support this earlier proposal by democrats?
by Zohar
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 446739

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

A friend suggest Constellation Games as a similar genre-savvy sort of book. It was pretty fun - humans make first contact with a bunch of aliens and some random guy decides he wants to study the alien cultures by reviewing their video games.
by Zohar
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 7002

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

It's also weird that Asgard seems to have the population of a highschool foot ball game audience, and that saving a large, yacht full of people is a win. I'm not sure that's so strange: A society where people live effectively forever is bound to have a lower birth rate if it doesn't want to des...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 495118

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

The website IsThereAnyDeal lets you create an account (can be your Steam account, and it can connect to your wishlist) and will let you know by e-mail when games on your wishlist are on sale, on any website. The default is you get noticed for any discount, but you can set specific thresholds (by per...
by Zohar
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4534
Views: 836767

Re: Today I Made:

Had family over last night - my parents-in-law, my sister-in-law and her husband, and unusually (because they're visiting), my own parents. I decided to make basically everything from scratch, which may have a been a bit silly. I made egg pasta and a creamy mushroom sauce; a beet, lentil, and goat c...

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