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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
40. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 22:45 Saboth
NicklePop wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 21:30:
NicklePop wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:48:

Conservatives and Christians are running all three branches of the federal government currently, and most governments in most states. They've had more than a year to "fix" things and the only thing they did was cut taxes without cutting spending, which will result in a massive deficit that we'll all end up having to pay for later. With interest.

The argument isn't "the GOP is the solution" -- government and those it employs will always be the problem, no matter the stripe.

Conservatives and Christians (who our current definition of represents the scientific-democratic revolution coming out of Europe - limited power state + moral families + Jewish ontology = free society) are the solution; go back to what created the philosophical expression of the constitution basically.

The empowered state is the problem, Democrat and Republican.

The Christian-Conservative-European-Enlightenment arguments are the solution. (Locke, Hobbes, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Paine, etc)

The new "left" are making the Marxist argument from 19C, which is basically "empower the state, remove Christianity, and reduce the individual to produce 'fairness'"

No one cares about Christianity. They only care that our current politicians are trying to make it the law of the land. You can practice your religion all you want, but when you start basing our laws off of your religion...we are going to have a problem, bub. And this problem ain't going to go away.

The government is what we make it. Our current issue is the government is being run by people who propose "government is the problem, let's wreck it." Why do they want to wreck it? Because the government is the only thing keeping the plutocratic oligarchs in check right now, and our current politicians are on their payroll. They'd love to do as they please, without regulation and oversight. There are reasons we have the EPA, CFPB and similar agencies, and it's not because "The Left" is overzealous with regulations (although they can be). It's because corporate interests value profit over everything else on the planet, and they are more than happy to wreck whole towns or the economy or pensions unless someone with more power has oversight over them. History has taught us these lessons. Unchecked, the rich would loot and destroy this country and leave the citizens destitute. And right now, they are currently winning the battle.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
30. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 13:41 Saboth
jdreyer wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 13:20:
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:36:
robdot wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:24:
The willfull ignorance of the modern conservative is the most dangerous threat to America. They would rather keep the Russian spies, and get rid of the FBI, these people,the Republican voter, are going to destroy us,with the power,of ignorance.

(none of this is meant at you personally)

Then at the next election, fucking VOTE THEM OUT.

I live in the middle of a red state, there's nothing I can do about it, but all these whiny democrats who lament the state of the US right now were the same assholes who wrote all these fancy-ass blogs about how they weren't going to bother voting or would vote for Jill Stein or blablabla.

STOP FUCKING POSTING ON THE INTERNET AND FUCKING DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. If every liberal actually bothered to get off his ass and vote, there is no way the morons who think Trump is great could ever get a majority.

I really don't know what to do about red states. These people continually vote against their interests. I live in a blue state, and work on local campaigns. Our state house is controlled by Dems and our gov, reps, and senators are all dems. Our healthcare and happiness ranks are among the top in the nation. There's low unemployment and statewide, incomes inequality is flatter than the national average. There are still problems, and scandals, but overall things are good and government works for the people.

The problem is the red state voters are easily misled by Fox Entertainment, false Facebook news stories and insane right-wing conspiracy sites. However, the *real* problem is the Electoral College then gives these low-information voters tremendous voting power that outstrips that state's worth to the country. Wyoming has only 500K citizens, yet gets 3 Electoral College votes. California has 40 million citizens yet gets 55 EC votes. That means each vote in Wyoming is worth much more than each vote in California. Meanwhile, educated progressives tire of living in these crap states that are run into the ground by Republican leaders (see: Kentucky for one example) and decide to move to more advanced progressive states. Which *worsens* the voter representation problem!
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 13:03 Saboth
NicklePop wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:48:
The real comedy here is the McCarthy-era Democrats and fear of the Russian boogey man...

And conservatives are ignorant?

Real conservatives would fix the *actual* problem in the USA: broken families producing terrible selfish people.

But since Conservatives and Christians are perceived as the enemy, the solution will be the same proposed in Socialist / Communist leaning nations: empower the state and squash dissent and individualism for "fairness" and "equality"

Too funny. People aren't reading anymore I guess... so the lessons are lost.

The next US president will be a Redditor-mindset socialist.

Which means genocide coming to the USA within 30 - 50 years; the pattern, well established in history.

" broken families producing terrible selfish people." Actually, Republican policies have created those "terrible people". Loss of jobs, loss of pay, the destruction of unions, right to work states...worker pay in the US has remained flat for decades while the cost of living continues to rise. While low-level workers in the past used to be able to make a living on minimum wage, minimum wage is no longer the "minimum" needed to live, especially when combined with 29-32 hour work weeks. People now need to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Spouses must work. That means people are not at home to see after their families or raise their kids. Lack of food, money, and resources combined with lack of parenting and family cohesion leads to crime and social problems. Yet there's more than enough wealth to go around, we are just funneling it to the top. 15% of this country now has 85% of the wealth. A few years ago, that was 20% had 80%. The wealth gap is increasing. Meanwhile, the GOP tells us there's no money for healthcare, social programs or education, while they spend an extra 50 billion on the military, 20 billion on a wall, and give millionaires trillions in tax cuts.

The current conservative party is nothing but servants of corporate entities. You could hear and see it during the healthcare debates. They absolutely did not want to pass the terrible healthcare laws they had crafted, but admitted they had to try or else their corporate sponsors threatened to leave them. They had to pass their Tax Scam for the same reason. The GOP does not work for citizens anymore, they work for the corporate plutocrats. Then they make sweeping public gestures on the Bible and flag to convince the uninformed voters that they are still "for the people and God."

As for the Russia "boogeyman", Russia has been meddling in the elections of countries for decades now. Propaganda has been an effective weapon since mankind has walked the Earth. Russia has been one of the leaders in weaponizing propaganda on social media platforms. And it works. People like to think they would be immune to lies and outrageous stories, but they aren't. Americans like to believe we lead the world in everything, and we are too advanced and savvy to let another country control our thoughts and actions but it happened. The less informed voters were absolutely swayed by these false news stories.
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17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 08:18 Saboth
DangerDog wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 01:54:
poor, poor Hillary

rigged the primaries so she was the chosen one.

spent 1.2 billion dollars on her campaign.

had to cheat at the debate with Trump by being given the questions in advance.

full undying support from the mainstream news media, all the "celebrity" talk show hosts fawning over her.

taken down by 13 Russian trolls.

and a frog named Pepe.


I'm not sure about the primaries being rigged. Hillary was a Democratic candidate and the Democrats pushed her. Bernie is an independent who tried to run on the Dem ticket and they gave him zero support.

As for cheating at the debate: if Hillary had a few questions provided to her at one debate, it would have made no difference. Trump obviously had no idea what he was talking about. The man does not even understand the basics of how our government works, much less complex issues like foreign policy or world economics. It was painfully obvious he was way out of his league. The man did not even know what the Nuclear Triad is for cripe's sake. Hillary has ten times the experience and knowledge than Trump, on every single issue they could have brought up. The man is a blundering idiot who conned half the nation into voting for him by pandering to their base desires. Now that he's in office, aside from immigration and attacking anyone brown, he's done the complete opposite of everything he promised during the campaign.

So why did Hillary lose? Because she's a smug, supremely unlikeable candidate. Trump absolutely did have the help of Russian agents who flooded our social media with propaganda. And it did have an effect on people. Something like 60% of people get their news only from Facebook. If they are constantly flooded with false stories, it's going to have an impact. Hillary also suffered from the FBI dredging up the old email issue again, which turned out to be nothing...again. Hillary also miscalculated several states. It all added up to a very close race where Trump barely edged her out in EC votes, while losing by millions of votes in the popular vote.

And now that he's in office, his true colors are flying. He's done nothing for healthcare (he promised every single person would have affordable healthcare, instead, his actions have destabilized the markets further). The Republican healthcare plan was anything but. It would have removed healthcare for dozens of millions of Americans, while making it unaffordable for many more. That is not what Trump promised, but he supported it.

Trump said he was going to take Wall Street to task and hold them accountable. Instead, he deregulated them and lowered their taxes.

Same goes for Big Pharma. He was going to lower the cost of medicine and rein in Big Pharma. He did the opposite.

He was going to follow an isolationist policy and stop wasting so much on the military and foreign wars. Instead, we are increasing the military spending.

Well, you can see, the list goes on and on. The only issues he's stuck to is attacking anyone with brown skin and blaming all of the nation's problems on them, and the halfwits believe it. Trump and plutocrats like him are the causes of our woes, not the poor people and a few immigrants.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 08:07 Saboth
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 01:28:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:02:
There was no collusion, absolutely no collusion, no collusion.

If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

Vitamin C cures the common cold. You only use 10% of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Crime in the US is at an all-time high.
You should probably read what it actually says, but that might be a bit hard for you so: The claim was, russians colluded to elect Trump. The case shows that isn't the case. It in fact shows that they ran campaigns to bolster BLM, Clinton, Stein, a couple of others. They ran a campaign to bolster Trump. So sorry, the collusion story goes right out the window. Collusion means they worked *directly* with an official in an official capacity to do something. But here's the kicker, they created fake US drivers licenses(and stole ID) to vote in US elections, and wanna guess which party they registered under? It's in the indictment.

Man would you look at that. I guess you *do* need voter ID laws, on top of that it looks like you also need to start deporting all those illegals. After all, if 13 russians supposedly influenced an election(starting back in 2014), what's with those 12 million+ illegals?

Just about everything you said is wrong. These indictments do not prove collusion, but this investigation is perhaps halfway over. We already have associates and member's of Trumps inner circle who have taken plea deals and found guilty.

Perhaps look up the history on how these investigations work. You start at the bottom and round up as many low-level guys as possible and see how many will turn on the ones up top. So far some are taking plea deals for very low-level crimes. That sounds like the investigators are struggling to find real crimes here, but it's quite the opposite. The lesser the crime they take a plea deal on means the more real dirt they are turning over so that the people up top will face the *true* charges.

As for ID laws, you have provided zero evidence that in-person voter fraud has occurred. Do you have any? About 10-20 cases of it have been proven in the past decade or so. Obviously it's just not happening.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2018, 20:55 Saboth
NKD wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:35:
Taking bets on whether the local Russophiles will simply deny Russian state involvement, or move the goalposts and say that it's fine because the US surely does it too.

I had one point out a story that Hillary employed someone accused of sexual assault. Really? That's the answer to Russians are working to undermine our election...Hillary did something 8 years ago.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2018, 20:12 Saboth
Apparently the charging of Russian factory trolls has riled up all the rest of the Russian trolls and bots because they are swarming every social media and youtube right now, with their usual claims of "Fake news!" and "Lying CNN!" and "Trump is innocent!" Each post supporting Trump or attacking this news has hundreds of likes or support within minutes.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2018, 18:34 Saboth
djinn wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 09:44:
ventry wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 20:29:
So, is this "impeachment" following the same timeline as those nukes I am to be expecting??

Keep crying it's amusing.

Always thought that was amusing. As if there was a big red button for nukes on the presidents table and these people imagining he'd stroll right in and press it nonchalantly.

Many complain about Trump but yet ignore some of the worst from Obama eg. endorsing the TPP which Trump withdrew from. Unfortunately the hive mind takes over and ends up causing some people to ignore truth.

The TPP had benefits and negatives. Much of what Trump has done has nothing but negatives. Disrupting travel, tax cuts for the rich, exploding the deficit, wasting money on the military, cracking down on legal pot, disrupting industries which rely on immigrant labor, ripping families apart, filling his administration with lobbyists and profiteers, destroying bonds with world allies, destroying Net Neutrality, disrupting the insurance markets and causing premiums to rise, attacking our press and democratic institutions, attacking our law enforcement agencies, attacking our judicial system. Hell, Trump's first year in office has been more damaging to the country than probably the last 16, and he's hardly passed any legislation yet.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 16, 2018, 16:23 Saboth
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 09:58:

Video games aren't to blame (~every male under the age of ~30/35 grew up playing shooter games, and we are at historic lows for criminal shooting rates)

Neither are guns (No one ever picked up a gun an was suddenly compelled by 'a hypnotic force emanating from the gun' to go kill people)

This is just like when the Nader crowd blamed traffic accidents on sports cars.

If someone does sick shit, it's because that person is an asshole... or he was the victim of assholes and was filled with hate.

The real issue is that culturally, we breed assholes.


But all of our peer nations have just as many assholes, but no mass shootings. Surely there's *some* element missing there...
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 16, 2018, 11:02 Saboth
The helicopter pilot was practicing hovering at about tree-level and had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a DJI Phantom? They weigh like 3 pounds and are made of plastic. It's like if I was parking my car at 2 mph and swerved to avoid a squirrel and ended crashing through the store front of Walmart.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 15, 2018, 22:27 Saboth
Good 'ol GOP and their red herrings. Not a single study has found a link between long term violent behavior and video games or other violent media. In addition, there are billions of people who play video games now. Why do we not have millions of murders/rampages on a daily basis? What response could this politician possibly have to these two statements of fact and reason? How can any intelligent person support these clowns?
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News Comments > Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale
1. Re: Steam Wishlist Changes and Lunar New Year Sale Feb 15, 2018, 22:20 Saboth
I don't care for the new wishlist. I can only see like 4 games per screen. To boot, when I sort on price, games without a price are up top, before the cheapest games. And for some reason a 19.95 game shows up before a $1 game.

They made the image bigger, then made the discount font huge, in order to trick you into thinking it's magnificent or something. But those two items being made bigger means there's a lot of wasted grey space.

Don't see where it's an improvement, and just means you have to scroll 3x as much to see things.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 20:39 Saboth
Out of all of the scum Trump's filled his administration with, Ajit Pai and Betsy DeVos are the cream of the slime crop. Just pure lobbyist deplorables that work entirely for their respective industries against the will and well being of American citizens.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 20:35 Saboth
Of course Trump does. Online sales tax is highly regressive. It affects the 99%, not the 1%. He's intent on taxing the poor and middle class to the max, cutting all public programs, and moving as much wealth as possible to the top. It's not bad enough 15% of the country now owns 85% of the wealth. The GOP won't rest until it's 100%. The economy is already starting to falter and Trump is trying to levy tariffs and taxes that will crush consumer buying power. The man has no idea how the economy works.  
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Next Month
6. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Next Month Feb 15, 2018, 18:17 Saboth
I picked up the first one in a bundlestar deal recently, but haven't played it because I'd be playing single player and people say the bots really suck and make the game frustrating.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 14, 2018, 09:25 Saboth
I honestly wouldn't mind if a site uses my PC to mine while I'm there. However, the main reason I use ad blockers is advertisers and companies have been negligent by allowing malware on their sites. So if I allow these cryptominers to access my computer, how can I be guaranteed there won't be malware in there too?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 13, 2018, 10:52 Saboth
Alexa might offer speedier answers?

"Alexa, who was the lead actor in Titanic?"

Unless it's the time or weather, Alexa seems to know about 5% of what you ask her.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 4, 2018, 09:30 Saboth
1badmf wrote on Feb 3, 2018, 18:49:
if it's malware targeted at assholes is it still malware? is there such a thing as buenoware?

You're an ahole for visiting porn sites?
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 3, 2018, 10:22 Saboth
jdreyer wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 19:41:
Wherein Telecoms get $2B and don't roll out any broadband.

Yup, been going on for how many decades now? Sounds good on the surface, but all it ever amounts to is a few thousand people getting broadband and wealthy telecoms pocketing the rest of our tax dollars (then raising our rates for even higher profits).

Telecoms and cable cos basically want:
1. US government to pay them to provide internet.
2. US citizens to pay them for internet.
3. Content creators to pay them for internet.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 28, 2018, 19:30 Saboth
I wonder if the lack of coop/multi is going to be an issue at some point, I know plenty of Survival-game people who are lukewarm or passed completely on Subnautica because it's single player.

If Subnautica were multiplayer, I never would have picked it up. The whole point is the feeling of isolation and desolation. Survival games do not usually grab my interest, because in general they reward people who can play many hours a day, or have many friends who can team up on others, but I'm having a blast with this game.
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