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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 12, 2020, 20:37
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2020, 20:37
Apr 12, 2020, 20:37
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 18:15:
Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 17:15:
Right, because the last administration totally took care of the stockpile during his 2 terms. NOT.
And I agree, the current administration is making stupid decisions all around, as did the LAST one. Hence my lack of confidence overall, why give the government any more power than you have to. The big government you love one year may become the monster the next, so why give it great power over your life?

A functional, fair government is the only defense citizens have against for profit corporations. End of story.

I disagree that it's "big government" when it comes to dealing with things like global pandemics... what for profit corporation would you suggest we let profiteer off people dying? I don't think anybody loves the idea of government, it's just the least worst option available to human civilization. Time and time again, history proves to us that for profit solutions DO NOT WORK FOR ALL PROBLEMS. Unregulated businesses immediately cut corners in safety and pollution levels, world wide, let alone the US. The free market does not encourage benevolence or even honesty.

A strong, fair government, with an honest press constantly examining its work, can mix with regulated corporations and actually improve human life.

Of course the reality is our current government in the US(and many other countries) is full of complete pieces of shit, determined to destroy government and give everything to billionaires and their companies, and all attempts at honest media are combatted with organized propaganda, but that's a separate set of problems.

Everybody throwing their hands up in the air and saying "no government!" is childish and will just speed up the downward spiral to corporate kleptocracy. What do you think an average person can do even now, against any of these corporations? Sue them? Be reasonable. The only defense is working to repair the government we have, and getting corporate money out of politics in the future, as soon as possible. This will be diffcult, of course.


Odd, I don't recall saying "no government", so why take it to that extreme?. And I agree a functional fair government is great, but ours has gotten so big, it exists to further itself, and the citizens are seen a vital resource for consumption to keep right on growing.
And nobody but corporations want to be monopolies, the average person certainly doesn't. But like BIG government, there is a balance in there. I'm as much against monopolistic, controlling corporations as I am a monopolistic, controlling government. They're the same thing, but one can force you with a gun to your head, so that makes it even worse.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 12, 2020, 17:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2020, 17:15
Apr 12, 2020, 17:15
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 14:31:
Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 11:32:
A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones

Yet more confirmation that the only thing our government needs as little control as possible over things.

If anything, this is an argument for more control over vital devices like this, not less. If only we had somebody in government who was good at making deals, he/she could have gotten the US a good price on these...

Right, because the last administration totally took care of the stockpile during his 2 terms. NOT.
And I agree, the current administration is making stupid decisions all around, as did the LAST one. Hence my lack of confidence overall, why give the government any more power than you have to. The big government you love one year may become the monster the next, so why give it great power over your life?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 12, 2020, 17:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2020, 17:12
Apr 12, 2020, 17:12
 
What? The stockpile was severely depleted after the H1N1 outbreak of 2009. The stockpile that was created initially by Clinton and further increased by Bush. Obama didn't replenish the stockpile (for almost his entire 2 terms) and Trump didn't either during his first. So both sides are to thank and blame for the situation. Feel free to look it up somewhere factual like politifacts or wikipedia, if you can handle it.
But saying we only have a stockpile at all is because of Obama is, well is either lying or just ignorance. I mean...where do you get your facts, RedEye? TDS anonymous? Sheesh.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 12, 2020, 11:32
21.
Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2020, 11:32
Apr 12, 2020, 11:32
 
A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones

Yet more confirmation that the only thing our government needs as little control as possible over things.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 8, 2020, 08:35
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2020, 08:35
Apr 8, 2020, 08:35
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 19:15:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 18:59:
Wow, does Martin Shkreli have big balls... Shkreli’s plea from prison: Free me and I’ll cure COVID-19
He's on par w/this other fuckstick;
Our current "president" has a ‘Financial Interest’ in the manufacturer of Hydroxychloroquine.
No one could have seen that one coming. /SARCASM


Wait...being worth a lot of money, Trump's money is invested all over. It's called diversification. Investment companies choose where the money goes, heck it's what people normally do.

And it's already been shown his interest in this company is less than 1k. That's NOTHING. If you had any credibility, you would at least go to snopes, or one of the other many places that shows this.
But TDS victims keep putting this out there, even thought 1) they know it's inaccurate and misleading, or 2) they absolutely do NOT want to research this.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 16, 2020, 18:20
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2020, 18:20
Mar 16, 2020, 18:20
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2020, 14:18:
This article provides great insight into why so many new outbreaks always seem to start in China.

The Asian Flu in 1956 killed between one and four million people worldwide. SARS in 2002 infected 8,098 and killed 774 in seventeen counties. H7N9 emerged ten years later to strike at least 1,223 people and kill four out of every ten of them. Now, the milder, yet more infectious COVID-19 has sickened more than 70,000 across the globe, resulting in 1,771 deaths.

China should take a long hard look at how it handles outbreaks that originate in its country.

They have. Lie, and say other countries started the problem. Call them racist if the facts point to it being China's fault. And threaten them with retaliation if they don't just go along in silence. And get the media to join in.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Mar 1, 2020, 06:50
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 1, 2020, 06:50
Mar 1, 2020, 06:50
 
Yeah. Windows 10 has worked great for years on my gaming pc and surface pro. Sounds like FUD and wishful thinking.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 14, 2020, 10:39
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 14, 2020, 10:39
Feb 14, 2020, 10:39
 
So much hype...and after being bitten so many times by games that failed to live up to the hype at release, seeing so many actual videos and shots really makes me think it will meet expectations. It'll be interesting to see if the streaming is a problem.
Hopefully, there is no football.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 11, 2020, 20:42
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 11, 2020, 20:42
Feb 11, 2020, 20:42
 
STO managed to live long and prosper because it was all Star Trek fans had. It's not like there's much in the way of choice. It was horribly rushed, and greatly disappointing at release due to the incredibly thin content.

Definitely not what fans deserved, but thanks to CBS and Cryptic, it's all they got.
Since then, the game hasn't really deepend, just expanded. More thin grind for content. The foundry shut down due to lack of resources. But luckily, there's still fans to milk.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 7, 2020, 14:05
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2020, 14:05
Feb 7, 2020, 14:05
 
Awesome art! I really enjoyed looking at it, what talent and imagination.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 6, 2020, 20:33
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 6, 2020, 20:33
Feb 6, 2020, 20:33
 
"Huawei respects and protects intellectual property rights..." LOL. The link is an article posted by Huawei, who'se been sued multiple times for its own patent violations.

It's typical crybully garbage, liking robbing banks for a living and then complaining about taxes.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 6, 2020, 20:28
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 6, 2020, 20:28
Feb 6, 2020, 20:28
 
Please correct the title of these articles. They need to follow recent trends.

U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people
Watchdog says DHS still hasn’t got a 2020 election security plan.
Banks being targeted with major malware campaign.

Please change to "Trump Administration has used evil facial recognition on over 43.7 million people", "Trump Administration still hasn't got a 2020 election security plan", and "Trump Administration unable to protect banks from major malware campaign".

Negative news about any branch of government other than the House needs to be start with "Trump Administration...", and anything good about the government needs to start with "Government...", until the Democrats get somebody somewhat sane in the high seat.

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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 5, 2020, 04:29
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 5, 2020, 04:29
Feb 5, 2020, 04:29
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 25, 2020, 06:38
12.
Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 25, 2020, 06:38
Jan 25, 2020, 06:38
 
anonymous anonymous wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 22:41:
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 22:25:
Well Trump steals everything else so why not?
Lol if anyone is bothered by the Space Force logo and Trump. Just LOL!!!

It's brilliant! I'm a secret Star Trek nerd, so I'm all in 100%!! Thanks Oba..
Wai...wait...who tweeted it? Trump?!!!!

Argh I hate it! It's the worst thing ever. Figures, only he would use some pure, noble idea like that.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 24, 2020, 08:39
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 24, 2020, 08:39
Jan 24, 2020, 08:39
 
Personally, I find these videos to be pointless. So what if you can render out some nice looking stuff?

How quick/easy can you get YOUR game up and running? Unity's always been known as a decent game engine, but has a very poor ecosystem. And using the asset store as a crutch doesn't mean crap.

They're also known for starting up tech, and then having to scrap it because it sucks. Their multiplayer networking is a freaking joke. As is their terrain system.

Fact is...unity isn't a gaming company, and it shows in their decisions and expertise.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 24, 2020, 08:33
12.
Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 24, 2020, 08:33
Jan 24, 2020, 08:33
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 03:11:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 02:00:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 23, 2020, 23:21:
Linux and Mac have never been gaming platforms.
Holee Sheet! You just called out Burrito!

I am just saying. When people think "PC gaming," Linux and Mac don't pop in people's minds. I guess when people think PC anything, Linux doesn't typically register. PC gaming was and is always associated with Windows, and that's only possible because Microsoft made sure MS-DOS and Windows supported gaming from the beginning. John Carmack said about Jobs, "Several things over the years made me conclude that, at his core, Steve didn't think very highly of games." Steve always envisioned the Mac as an all-purpose learning and educational computer and built it for that purpose. Linus invented Linux for the DIY anything crowd, which is why Linux is an excellent OS for projects using small single-board computers. A Raspberry Pi powered the first arcade cabinet I ever built. Eventually, I switched to Windows because the applications I settled on were only available for Windows. Video one and two of the results.

I didn't state it in disrespectful terms — just a factual observation.

Funny thing is, I always got the impression that Bill wasn't that big on gaming either. Maybe there was a fear that a PC could be for gaming, or not, but not both. Back in the 80's, maybe if some exec saw a PC commercial and a kid was playing games on it instead of using it for business, it would scare people off.
And...honestly, I feel like Linux at some point could become fine for games, but it's just too far behind the curve, and honestly...Windows already does it very, very well. There's simply no compelling reason for the majority to change.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 23, 2020, 08:43
36.
Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 23, 2020, 08:43
Jan 23, 2020, 08:43
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2020, 00:45:
Kosumo wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 21:53:
Krodge wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 21:48:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 16:21:
While every Chinese company has to do what the government tells them, I haven't gotten the sense that Tencent is particularly beholden to or controlled by the CCP.

Aren't many of its founders, Its current upper management, And its current CEO literally registered members of the Chinese Communist Party?
I'd say being run by communist party members qualifies as being controlled buy the communist party.

And now I wonder if its ethical to still buy games from them.
The CCP is as bad if not worse than the Nazi party, And I know I wouldn't buy games from companies owned by registered Nazi party members even if they were just doing it for the financial connections.

hahahhahah hahah hahahahahh hahahahah

Classic stuff, keep it up.

Between the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese government is responsible for more deaths than the Nazis.

Don't say this, it offends the communists er democratic socialists here who know that in reality it offers peace, love, roses, and a new order as soon as everyone just FALLS IN LINE.
13.
 
Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 9, 2020, 19:14
13.
Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 9, 2020, 19:14
Jan 9, 2020, 19:14
 
Obviously, Trump is irrational and deserves no credit here. If Obama had done it, the media and libs would be gushing over his bravery and how many lives he saved, and had every right.
Haters gonna hate, since they have nothing useful to contribute.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 6, 2020, 17:21
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 6, 2020, 17:21
Jan 6, 2020, 17:21
 
Garbage, just more clickbait garbage hoping to make a few cents off of the like button. Yawn.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Jan 6, 2020, 17:19
24.
Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 6, 2020, 17:19
Jan 6, 2020, 17:19
 
I can guarantee this will do nothing at all for me.
My reflexes just aren't that good
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