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#1108000
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

I would say that a Regular American is one who is a born or properly naturalized citizen with appreciation for the Principles that have fostered everything pleasant and decent in American society and who have considerable desire to live their lives according to what we all, underneath it all, know to be True (this will shock many, but that doesn’t include “transgender” 9 year old boys in skin-tight pink outfits on the covers of our most august publications.)

So what you’re saying is: people who don’t like the music that you like are not normal; people in a certain region who don’t appreciate the things you perceive people in that region should appreciate are not normal.

People who play D&D are not normal. People who dress up in funny costumes and go to conventions to hang out with other people in funny costumes are not normal. People who do not dress how you would have them dress are not normal. People who are not politically conservative are not normal. …and people who belittle others in a Politics thread on a Star Wars forum are not normal. Wait what?

You, sir, are not normal.

And I would say that your assertion that only normal people are pleasant and decent, while saying eccentric gay people are not by default, just speaks to your narrow view of what is pleasant and decent. Especially because you are being neither pleasant nor decent.

The Bible does say that the Fruit borne of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Such things are ideal, but we live in a fallen sinful world, with hurting people, who all have their own hurts, habits and hang-ups. You are no measure by which to judge how “normal” said hurting sinful people (including myself) do or do not match up to that ideal. Especially when American culture in general is extremely selfish and doesn’t place much value in many of those traits.

The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals don’t trust the powerful corporations, and want the government to regulate business while staying out of their personal lives; conservatives don’t trust a powerful government, and want the government to regulate society while staying out of their business activities. People from either viewpoint are equally normal.

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#1107947
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’m shocked that we’re even debating this.

You know, Presidential primary elections didn’t used to be a thing either. It used to be that the Partys’ committee members decided (a la, a bunch of white men in a smoke-filled room) who was going to be their Party’s candidate for President.

Should we go back to doing that as well? Then Bernie would have had zero chance whatsoever, and his movement would have fizzled out before it even got started.

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#1107894
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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thejediknighthusezni said:

Moral Narcissism

The leadership of the Left are intensely depraved outright psychopaths. It’s extremely alarming to see regular Americans excuse their catastrophic destruction with […]

Seriously. What is a regular American? Do regular Americans have kids? If so, are single adults not regular Americans? Are regular Americans divorced? How many times have they been divorced? What kind of job do they have? How much money do they make? What kind of car do they drive? Do they own or rent? How big is their residence? Do they have a pet? What kind of pet and how many? Do they have a smartphone?

For any quantitative answer of the above, what is the acceptable standard of deviation from the “regular” mean, median, and/or mode to still be in range of being considered normal?

How many qualifiers must be met to be considered regular? Can someone be single, work at McDonalds and have a flip phone or a landline phone and be regular? Is there a tax-bracket that, once one exceeds it they are no longer regular? I own a Nintendo Switch. Do regular Americans own a Switch? Do regular Americans prefer Apple or Android? I hate Apple. Am I regular?

Who the heck is a regular American?

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#1107813
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

yhwx said:

darth_ender said:

yhwx said:

Everybody says ‘Bernie would have won’ or ‘Bernie wouldn’t have won,’ but I won’t really believe either until I see some polling data.

darth_ender said:

I think the DNC as a whole is partially to blame. The very fact that there is a superdelegate system, disproportionally and undemocratically favoring the voice of the elite, allowed Hillary to grab the nomination when the more likable Bernie Sanders might have defeated Trump.

While there is no way to prove that he would have won, I feel he easily could have better united the Democrat Party and that his supporters were far more passionate than Clinton’s. Heck, Jeebus here protest voted against Hillary. I doubt there would have been much of that against Bernie, even among Hillary supporters. I’ve no doubt most would have gone ahead and voted for Bernie as their number two pick.

I think the unification problem had more to do with Bernie’s supports (and to some extent Bernie himself) than Clinton herself.

Yup, screw Bernie. How dare he be such a good candidate that Hillary looked bad in comparison 😛

My sentiments, exactly (including the sarcasm.)

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#1107792
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All Things Star Trek
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chyron8472 said:

I’m late-gen X, so I grew up with TNG, but I didn’t like TOS much until more recently (given the campiness and overdramatic acting)—whereas I like everything TNG and afterward, hands down. Well… everything post-Riker-beard. 😃

The TNG movies, by and large, are meh. I like the Kirk movies except V and the theatrical version of The Motion Picture (The V’Ger Incident fanedit was decent). I also love ST '09 and ST:Beyond, but I haven’t seen the Star Trek Vengeance fanedit of Into Darkness yet to know where it weighs in for me. Theatical ST:ID is too long and unfocused on who the real villain is.

Okay, now I’ve seen Star Trek: Vengeance. The Seeds of Wrath fanedit was okay, I guess. Vengeance, however, was amazing. He seems to have fixed whatever issues I had with the movie. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch (STID Khan) is absolutely no Ricardo Montalban (TOS/WOK Khan), but there are far fewer callbacks to TOS in this edit, allowing the new cast to stand on their own. And I didn’t feel like this lulled in the middle like the theatrical release does. It’s really good.

So yes, now I like the whole Kelvin Timeline thus far.

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#1107630
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All Things Star Trek
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By comparison (not to 1-Up anyone, but just by comparison), I have seen every movie and every episode of all the shows. Most of them more than once.

I’m late-gen X, so I grew up with TNG, but I didn’t like TOS much until more recently (given the campiness and overdramatic acting)—whereas I like everything TNG and afterward, hands down. Well… everything post-Riker-beard. 😃

The TNG movies, by and large, are meh. I like the Kirk movies except V and the theatrical version of The Motion Picture (The V’Ger Incident fanedit was decent). I also love ST '09 and ST:Beyond, but I haven’t seen the Star Trek Vengeance fanedit of Into Darkness yet to know where it weighs in for me. Theatical ST:ID is too long and unfocused on who the real villain is.

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#1107588
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All Things Star Trek
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So what you’re saying is you haven’t watched Trek since The Next Generation?

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#1107567
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

You’re saying you didn’t like Kruge’s character from Star Trek III? I thought he did a fantastic job.

All I could see was Doc Brown in a Klingon costume.

Nevermind that Back to the Future was released July 3, 1985, and Star Trek III was released June 1, 1984.

Release order /= viewed order.

Yes, but I don’t think that’s a fault of the casting. The way you worded it makes it sound like in general people don’t consider him a convincing Klingon.

If anything, I’m saying that it’s like you’re saying Hugo Weaving is too recognizable as Elrond to be a convincing Agent Smith, when the reality for people who saw The Matrix and LOTR back in the day would have been the reverse.

JEDIT: But in either case, I actually was never too bothered by, say Jeffery Combs being recast as various characters. I find him to be equally believable as both Shran and Weyoun.

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#1107534
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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yhwx said:

This PewDiePie guy doesn’t look good.

https://kotaku.com/indie-dev-calls-for-copyright-strikes-against-pewdiepie-1803099736

I listened to a podcast on the topic of DMCA’ing Let’s Plays.

https://headgum.com/robot-congress/robot-congress-46-pewdiepies-dmca-dilemma

Apparently Campo Santo is definitely legally within their rights to DMCA any and all Let’s Play content of their games, given that the “license” on the FAQ page of their website is (by default under the law) revocable at any time to any individual, and the work is not original but derivative. However, Campo Santo would not be able to sue PewDiePie for the money he already previously made under said license.

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#1107506
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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To be fair, Warb isn’t saying Cruz himself made the post, with it being his account. Warb said Cruz is responsible for (and therefore has control of) posts since it’s his account, and thus needs to be more careful with whom he gives access, which I agree with.

From my understanding, whether politicians give account access to staff is not the issue, but rather the wisdom of giving access to any-staffer-or-their-dog. To suggest that Cruz has no control whatsoever of his own account I think unnecessarily absolves him of any responsibility over it. It’s his account, therefore he is responsible. If he or his staff gave access to his or their staff, apparently doing so was unwise given the outcome.

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#1107204
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Video Game Thread
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Possessed said:

He’s probably talking about that fucking bitch Doctor M.

Dr. Mario?

…but seriously, my headcanon refuses to include Other M as an actual Metroid game that exists. Nor did I have any hope for the future of the franchise after Sakamoto accused the gaming community of not liking it simply because it starred a female character.

http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/wii/sakamoto_metroid_other_m_failed_because_players_were_reluctant_to_accept_a_female_character

Now, whether Sakamoto actually said that or not (at the time, I thought so, but some people think the original article about it was satire)–Other M’s flaws were still all Sakamoto’s fault, in a George-Lucas sort of way.

https://lparchive.org/Metroid-Other-M/Interview 1/

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#1107196
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Video Game Thread
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RayRogers said:

chyron8472 said:

I don’t know why, but I feel odd playing first-party Nintendo games on a platform that’s not a Nintendo console. The fact that my Wii can run Homebrew hacks and ROMs makes me happy because playing Zelda on my PC with a 360 controller is just weird.

Been using Dolphin for a very long time. Especially for METROID: Prime 1 & 2.

Whereas I have Metroid Prime 1 & 2 for GCN and Trilogy for Wii. I did however rip all of my games to USBLoaderGX+Devolution so I can play without the disc.

No way will I ever play Other M.

I… don’t know what game you’re talking about.

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#1106983
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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yhwx said:

This PewDiePie guy doesn’t look good.

https://kotaku.com/indie-dev-calls-for-copyright-strikes-against-pewdiepie-1803099736

“This PewDiePie guy”?? Pewds is THE highest-viewed content creator on YouTube, bar none.

I was only half-interested in this story (since I don’t like Pewds’ content), until I read the quote you posted and realized Sean Vanaman (formerly of Telltale Games) is the founder of the developer involved. That got my attention because I used to lurk a lot on the Telltale forums.

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