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#1035948
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

That is a mere opinion that a lot of people would disagree with. Not me necessarily, but a lot of people.

A lot of people start their day with fast food breakfasts and are dying of obesity and early onset diabetes, and they think that’s just fine. Their opinion on the matter is irrelevant.

I’ve seen no evidence to suggest Donald Trump has strong character (quite the opposite) and deep convictions (ha). I challenge anyone to produce any examples at all that Trump has done anything in public to demonstrate strong character and conviction as they relate to any issue, political or otherwise.

ferris209 said:

In honor of President Barack Obama’s very very last day, and hours as President, please share your memory of his greatest speech. You know the one, that one on par with “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!,” “Four score and seven year ago,” “Ask not what your country can do for you…,” “a date which will live in infamy,” and “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you! And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

You all know that speech President Obama gave that made us all shiver in patriotism, share your memories of it. You know where you were at when you heard it, just share.

ferris209 said:

DominicCobb said:

Tyrphanax said:

ferris209 said:

Tyrphanax said:

I’m going to be very interested to read these posts again in four years.

I still maintain that Trump will not turn out to be the next Hitler nor will he be the great savior. I think when it’s all said and done he will probably be a “meh” president with liberals upset that he wasn’t the catastrophe they rant and rave about and everyone who believed what he said upset that he failed to live up to 95% of his campaign promises.

I more or less agree with regards to Trump himself… I think he’s a bad person, but I doubt we’ll see anything truly groundbreaking one way or the other from him during his time in office (though we will continue to have at least one ridiculous drama or scandal or controversy per day). I’m more interested about his cabinet picks and the Republican-controlled congress.

The right wing has a chance to prove they know what they’re doing with regards to America, and we’ll see if they truly do (or not) in these coming years. They face very little opposition in congress and from the President as well as eventually the supreme court, so it’ll be interesting to see their agendas at (mostly uncontested) work.

Intersting is not the word I would use.

Fascinating. And where were you on the day that President Obama delivered his timeless historic speech?

ferris209 said:

DominicCobb said:

Which one

sigh The one! You know that speech that Obama gave that changed history. You know, that one. You surely remember that day he gave it!?!?? You’d totally remember it if I said just three words of it. Because it was historic.

I’ll give you a tip, he said “I” “my” and “me” in it. Surely you remember it?!!? It was historic!!!

History judges speeches. There are very few people capable of knowing what speeches will be remembered/quoted in the moment they’re delivered. And my guess is that if you belonged to any marginalized group, you would’ve found something beautiful/motivating/“historic” about any number of Obama’s speeches, which have largely been quite good even though he didn’t kiss all the traditionally untouchable, irreproachable asses. Like the police, for example.

Human “memory” is subject to deep corruption; any written quote referred to as “historic”, any sound bite played endlessly, any video recording played in documentaries that we’re raised watching…any of those things lead to memories and impressions of what’s historic. Lots of what you and I believe to be historic has more to do with what we’ve been told is historic by historians. We actually reconstruct and rebuild memories on the fly, so if we’re told often enough that something is important and historic, we’ll believe it and even construct memories around it if we were alive at the time. The only historic moment I can remember with any accuracy or vibrancy is the Challenger explosion because we watched it happen live in my elementary school cafeteria, and I still question my exact memories because I know how fallible they are.

If Trump is smart, he’ll avoid trying to be historic and stick to petty insults and fascist rhetoric since those are the things that inspire his supporters.

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#1035833
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:

generalfrevious said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

He was a reality star but his claim to fame comes from his business empire much more than his tenure on Celebrity Apprentice. It’d be like referring to Robin Williams as the star of Patch Adams. It isn’t wrong, but it is leaving out what he’s actually known for and implies that that is all that he was.

my point is no one that has anything to do “reality” tv show, should be anywhere near the Oval Office. It is not a place for clowns.

Bill Clinton was a clown and he made it in, LOL.

Bill Clinton at least had experience in running a state as governor before he became president. Our new president questioned wether or not Obama was even born in the US.

On the other hand, being on a reality show doesn’t automatically mean Trump was unqualified to run for office- it’s the lack of any political experience that should disqualify him.

A lot of people asked the same question, some even asked knowing it didn’t matter. Being that HIS MAMA WAS A U.S. CITIZEN = HE’S A U.S. CITIZEN!!! No matter where he was born!

and of the two of us, which one of us voted for the guy that questioned Obama’s citizenship?

Me. Still better than Hillary to me.

And as far as the lack of “political experience,” I patently reject that the President must be a career politician.

You’d put in a rookie to play QB in the Superbowl.

How much experience did George Washington have? Ulysses S. Grant? Herbert Hoover? Dwight D. Eisenhower?

Lack of experience can be balanced by an abundance of conviction and character, of which Donald Trump has none.

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#1035036
Topic
New rules/thread rules possible conflict?
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I’d defer to the OP, but if you see a clear violation of general forum policy, please report it.

I think I need to clarify the rules regarding OP intent. The purpose behind General Guideline #3 was to cover “topic” and “tone”, not to encourage thread starters to draft strict rules of conduct for individual threads.

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#1034723
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Tyrphanax said:

ray_afraid said:

The Nintendo Switch looks great.
Breath of the Wild looks fantastic even though I don’t like the voice acting in the trailer.

Yup to all.

I haven’t been excited about a console in about 20 years.

Got my preorder in on Amazon for the Switch and BotW before they ran out. I should be wrapping up with Skyrim SE just in time to start Zelda.

It’s a great time to be a gamer.

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#1033854
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Subscription
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On desktop, click on your avatar in the top right corner to see your account menu.

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#1032517
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Watching the press conference. Such a difference between Obama’s direct, thoughtful delivery and Trump’s rambling non-answers. He was asked if those insured under the ACA would continue to be insured under repeal/replace, and he went on for 5 minutes while completely avoiding anything resembling a real answer.

Such a massive bullshitter.

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#1032287
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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jedimasterobiwan said:

this is dead isn’t it 😦

jedimasterobiwan said:

sorry but why the silence?

jedimasterobiwan said:

Kaweebo said:

Sorry this is the wrong thread, idk where else to put this question. For your Prequel edits, are you going to have Anakin come with the Jedi to Naboo towards the end of TPM? I always thought it was really dumb how they brought him into a warzone.

what the clone wars the lost missions they are flat out retarded in that

I’ve received requests to intervene because of these posts. Please stop.

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#1031447
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

And anyone who voted for him really thinking that he’d do most of what he said he would do will be sad and disappointed as well when he doesn’t do hardly anything he said he would. I honestly see this being a mostly uneventful few years ahead of us.

I tend to agree for the most part, although I think the potential for Trump to screw up royally on the international relations front could have serious implications. He has thin skin, a quick temper, and he responds well to flattery.

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#1030938
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

Jay said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

12 days till doomsday.

Just curious, what exactly do you expect will happen when Trump is sworn in? “Doomsday” insinuates mass death, anarchy, lawlessness. I’m pretty sure it will be business as usual and everybody will go about their lives.

I expect a crazy bigoted, sexist, bully to take control of our government and our nukes.

Okay. Obama is a crazy, hateful, conceited, bully but you’ve been pretty cool with him.

Ignoring Warb’s condemnation of Trump for a second…Obama is a crazy, hateful, conceited bully? Really? That’s an accurate assessment of the man and his personality?

From my point of view, yes. Yes, very much.

I could go as far as smug and even conceited, but I’d be interested to know what actions of his demonstrate his craziness and hatefulness to you.

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#1030933
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

ferris209 said:

Warbler said:

12 days till doomsday.

Just curious, what exactly do you expect will happen when Trump is sworn in? “Doomsday” insinuates mass death, anarchy, lawlessness. I’m pretty sure it will be business as usual and everybody will go about their lives.

I expect a crazy bigoted, sexist, bully to take control of our government and our nukes.

Okay. Obama is a crazy, hateful, conceited, bully but you’ve been pretty cool with him.

Ignoring Warb’s condemnation of Trump for a second…Obama is a crazy, hateful, conceited bully? Really? That’s an accurate assessment of the man and his personality?

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#1030734
Topic
Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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TV’s Frink said:

It’s uncool to point out that you both think RO is a crap? Or did you not bother to read my subsequent post?

I think it’s uncool to bitch about RO in an ROTJ thread but that’s just me.

It’s not cool to compare someone to a member you obviously don’t get along with because they have a different opinion than yours about a movie, nor is it cool to call out that particular member out of the blue via the insult.

His opinion of RO (I haven’t seen it yet) was a harmless dig. No need to rile people up.

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#1030727
Topic
OT Forum Rules (Old & New) Need Legitimacy
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Your temporary ban has been extended for creating multiple socks. Your sock accounts, including this one, have been banned.

While it’s true that we had no specific rules governing Off Topic, there was a line that people didn’t cross. In all your time here, did you ever see potentially offensive pictures of any kind (pornography, graphic violence, etc.) posted or tolerated by the mods in any forum? What made you think pictures of aborted fetuses intentionally designed to rile people up was going to get you? A pat on the back?

Your intent wasn’t simply to be provocative or somewhat trollish, but to inflame, and you took it too far — and you know it.

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#1030318
Topic
Everybody's Top Ten Favorite Movies
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DominicCobb said:

Are we talking favorite or best? Don’t think they’re necessarily the same.

I was thinking about this also while trying to compile my list (which I haven’t). I believe 2001: A Space Odyssey has cultural significance and is a better film than Total Recall (the Arnie version), but I’ve watched the latter far more times than the former 😃

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#1030313
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

Jeebus said:

Jeebus said:

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/227116738-story

I hope this is some of that “fake news” that everyone’s always talking about.

Nope, seems to be real.

http://nypost.com/2017/01/04/special-needs-man-tortured-while-attackers-stream-it-on-facebook/

Is this a hate crime?

The first news story I read on this (can’t remember the site) clearly stated in the opening paragraph that the perpetrators were black and the victim was white. I went back to the same site later that day and they’d edited it to remove the races of those involved.

I lean toward the liberal end of the spectrum and I still think this is clearly an anti-white guy crime, especially given the anti-Trump rants of the perpetrators. I don’t know what the legal requirements are for a hate crime, though — do people need to be a member of a minority or protected group in order to be victims of a hate crime, or is only the intent of expressing hate toward a particular group required? I also suspect that if this were 4 white people hammering on a black guy and screaming anti-Obama nonsense, it would be classified as a hate crime and the races of those involved would be displayed prominently in all news stories (except Fox News, maybe).

JEDIT: Frink got in right before I did.

This post has been edited.

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#1029470
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Post in this thread to request an invite to MySpleen.org (you *MUST* read the first post)
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Jetrell Fo said:

Jay said:

Jetrell Fo said:

Thanks for making me the asshole yet again.

I didn’t do that.

No need for modesty, we’re all friends here, LOL. You getting all Frink on me with the “Trump” comment and making it out as if my giving a damn is me moderating people right out in the open was rude. Everytime you put the hammer down on me in public you’re never just decent, you always seem to make a point to talk shitty about me while doing it. Silverwook is the only one that treats issues with an even hand and never goes out of his way to personally belittle anyone.

I am beginning to see why Frink and some other older members behavior gets over looked so much. This whole business really bums me out. Thanks.

I admire and sometimes envy SilverWook’s near-infinite, saintlike patience.

You’ve called me out by name on several occasions, beginning with the whole -1 fiasco. You constantly accuse me of preferential treatment despite the fact that I’ve spent the last several days deleting posts in your thread (some of which you probably didn’t even see) and issuing warnings to other members who were trolling you. Recently, you went so far as to insinuate that the mods created, or at the very least endorsed, disruptive sock accounts as some kind of “message” for the members here, even after I told you we did no such thing.

I had no problem with you before you got so negative, I have no axe to grind with you personally, and I’ll continue to apply the rules to all members evenly, but I owe you no particular courtesy after the accusations you’ve leveled against the mods and me; you give shitty, you get shitty.

Please stop lecturing other members. It’s not being received well. Report the post if it’s in violation of our rules or move on.

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#1029192
Topic
Post in this thread to request an invite to MySpleen.org (you *MUST* read the first post)
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

Moth3r said:

Jetrell Fo said:

L9B5 said:

So I got an invite a few days ago from another site and now a second person has sent me one.

First person to use this link gets the invite
XXXXXX

This is strictly forbidden and will get you banned from Myspleen and maybe here too. So sad.

Reported.

Yeah, common sense would tell you that invite links should only be given out privately. But “strictly forbidden”? By who?

And who have you reported this to? Jay? I can’t see why he would care, it’s a matter for Myspleen admin.

Honestly, I think your post was over the top and unnecessary.

Honestly, I don’t think it was. Myspleen is very specific about not posting the invite links, ever. I used the report button but nothing happened. I also sent a report to admin at Myspleen, they addressed it immediately. If we don’t care then why have a thread just for myspleen invites if we’re not going to at least ask that users adhere to the proper decorum when it comes to invites to a private torrent site?

If you feel I’m wrong, then maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think it should be seen or taken lightly. I take the integrity of this site and our association with Myspleen seriously. I would hope that would be seen as a positive, not a negative.

It’s a question of tone:

Jetrell Fo said:

L9B5 said:

So I got an invite a few days ago from another site and now a second person has sent me one.

First person to use this link gets the invite
XXXXXX

This is strictly forbidden and will get you banned from Myspleen and maybe here too. So sad.

Reported.

This is the lecturing I’ve referenced in regard to your posting style previously. Channeling Trump (“So sad.”) didn’t help, and “Reported” reads like tattling.

I used the report button but nothing happened.

I get an e-mail when you use that button. It doesn’t set off an alarm that immediately scrambles the Moderator Defense Force and sends them into action. By the time I looked at the post, it had already been edited.

If you want to report posts, report them. No need to moderate users on top of that (which is against the new rules).

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