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News Comments > Out of the Blue
122. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 10, 2016, 02:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bodolza wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:57:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:28:
DNC let everyone down by simply picking Hillary because it was 'her turn'

The DNC didn't "pick" anybody. That's revising history. The leaked e-mails didn't show any mass conspiracy. In fact, there were e-mails both for and against Hilary.

The Democrat voters picked Hilary, and by a wide margin. Bernie only won in caucus states -- the ones most liable to party influence. In states that had a straight vote, Bernie got trounced.

Democratic voters only have themselves to blame. First they picked Hilary in the primaries, then they didn't bother to show up in the general. If as many Democrats turned up to vote as they did in the last presidential election, Trump would have been destroyed. Stop trying to blame the "party leaders" for your own choices.

This is disingenuous too. They may not have picked her outright, but the DNC did work against him, and from what we saw in the emails, they were colluding with the media. Preventing Bernie from getting the media coverage he needed is largely what prevented him from getting that critical mass.
 
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Task wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 20:36:
"Wikileaks was not Russian propaganda, it was the news.

Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didnít."

So when do we get to look at Trump's taxes, texts, business emails, etc? Can't really say it's not propaganda when it's completely one-sided. I'm glad Wikileaks exists, but when they're just leaking info about one side, we're only getting half the story.
 
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Retired wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 21:06:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 20:10:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 18:33:
Any hopes for real steps towards universal healthcare are dead.

Repealing Obamacare will be the best thing Trump does.

- Before Obamacare, I had health insurance at a cost of ~ 280 dollars a month. 500 deductible, 3500 out of pocket max.
- In the three years of Obamacare, my premium went from 280 to 300 to 400 to 720 (what it would be next year if I kept it.)
- My deductible went from 500 to 1000 to 1500 to 2500.
- I don't even know how much my out of pocket max next year would be. It was 6800 this last year. It'll likely be 10 grand or so. I just quit reading the letter after it said 720 dollars a month in premium.

(This isn't even counting the fact my medications have nearly doubled in price too.)

For the majority of Americans, it'll just be cheaper to pay the penalty. (You know, let's punish them for being TOO FUCKING POOR TO AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE.) Yeah, that's a great system. Too bad we're losing it!

Sorry, not meant as an attack against you personally, but Obamacare is fucking bankrupting the people in this country who are unfortunate enough to not have healthcare through their employer.



Once again people forget Obama came from Chicago and is a big business figure head. The DEMS love to pretend they aren't stinking fucking rich!

You want to fix healthcare? Demand all law makers use it.

They already have to use it if they want any subsidy from their employer (i.e. the government).
 
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119. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 10, 2016, 01:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 01:42:
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 01:12:
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Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 23:36:
Rigs wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 22:48:
What a shit show. I will NOT have any problem putting Obamacare in the ground. Unless Trump institutes something even worse...=-Rigs-=

Yeah, socialized medicine sucks. You guys pay $3500 a year on average for it? Barring any major problems your insurance may not cover. You know what I pay? Nothing. You know what everyone else pays in a socialized democracy? Nothing. Oh sure, it comes out of our taxes, but we choose to spend in on important shit like that. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad how right-wing extremists like you guys think something like socialized medicine is pure evil at several billion a year, but wasting a trillion dollars a year - still socialism - on the military industrial complex is just fine. Christ, you clowns don't know whether you're coming or going.

"Oh sure, it comes out of our taxes"

I don't think free means what you think it means.

Socialized medicine bad? Military-industrial-complex and corporate tax breaks good? Your stupidity is painful. I mean, actually literally painful. If there was an IQ quotient to voting we'd never see another conservative politician in office ever again. Quite honestly I'm flabbergasted that you and your ilk even know how to use a computer.

http://imgur.com/llcctTi

Typical trumpy response. All bluster and no substance.


 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 8, 2016, 21:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Project Veritas debunked huh - are you referring to the repeated Snopes article? Regardless of what I think or you think of it, heads rolled and people were fired, and the DNC rapidly distanced themselves from the perps that worked for them. Whoops I guess that means questionable judgement for my "sources"? Seeing as I'm the one of the few that offers things to read or watch, while you offer what exactly? It is free after all and I like to read and pursue all information rather than read 5 sentences of a soundbite from CNN, Fox, or MSNBC.

That Veritas video was typical O'Keefe bullshit. They released another one today that supposedly shows "a Project Veritas journalist is offered Huma Abedin's ballot while dressed in full burka". But that's also complete bullshit. She lied about her name, and they couldn't find her on the rolls for that precinct, so they gave her a paper provisional ballot, as they're required to do. That ballot won't be counted unless it can be verified as a valid ballot.

So yeah, people may get fired over these videos for appearances' sake, but that doesn't make them anything more than the same heavily edited bullshit that O'Keefe always creates.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
Now here's where the hypocrisy stand out. There have been past incidents of other people, usually military individuals fined and jailed for handling classified information (and storing it), but pleaded they had no intention of mishandling it. Of course, other people like Chelsea Manning went to prison for blowing the whistle and letting the world see how the U.S. government tried to cover up a crime. No one else went to prison. What is anyone to make of this? That if one person does it - it might be ok, and in another even if similar, they get fined and maybe put on probation?
Yep, welcome to our bullshit legal system. This is hardly the only time these things happen. Look at the difference in sentencing between whites and blacks for the same crimes.

It's also due to the massive over-classification that the government engages in, where the default is to classify damned near everything. I don't think there was any real chance of seriously compromising information being leaked from her emails. I'm sure if we audited the email accounts of Congress, we'd find a crapton of classified info. The classification system needs to be fixed, and people should not be going to prison for inadvertent spillage of classified info into unclass networks.

Task wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 16:18:
And you know what, fuck her E-Mails. I could give a fuck anyways. What matters to me more is that she is a War-hawk in the vein of George Bush and Dick Cheney and proud of it. That is my single most important concern regarding her.

This I can understand, but I hardly think Trump is going to be better in this area. He's so easily influenced by those around him that it's comical. Many people that have worked with him say that he just ends up agreeing with whomever he talked to last. He surrounds himself with people who are basically terrible human beings. As much as I'm wary of Clinton, I am terrified of what Trump would do.

Finally, he's just dumb. Listening to him speak is painful. He can't speak with any depth on practically any subject of importance. He gets a couple talking points out and then just repeats himself and changes the subject. The press has never pushed him hard on this. That exchange between him and Rubio on selling health care across state lines was a great example of how he really knows nothing about the issues, and doesn't have the first clue what his talking points actually mean.
 
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11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 8, 2016, 01:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 21:42:
descender wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 21:08:
Firstly, you can take that Project Veritas stuff and shove it. They have been repeatedly debunked and exposed as having faked their releases. That you would even mention it really shows questionable judgment in your sources of information.

Do you not understand that saying things like "take political bribes for the Clinton Foundation" is just "repeating the lie"? There is no proof of this. This is pure speculation. If there was ANY proof of this they would both be in jail.

My head is not buried in any sand. I'm just not naively offended something someone might have said once in a private conversation. If we released all of your email to the public, would you not be embarrassed by a single statement in it? To hold anyone to that standard is absurd and wrong.

You've seen hundreds of thousands of private conversations of hers and this gossipy nonsense is the best anyone can come up with. It's weak and desperate. She is going to be elected tomorrow. There is no smoking gun coming. Everything about her that could possibly be dug up has been, and it has been found lacking.

Being willing to believe all of the stories about Hillary with no convictions, but turning a blind eye to the biggest enemy this country has ever faced is ridiculous. There is a reason to blame Russia for things, they do them.

Dude, that guy listens to Alex Jones unironically, thinking he's the only one aware of what's "really" going on.

Man, I just gotta get through tomorrow and then hopefully not wake up Wednesday morning to the fucking Trumpocalypse.

I can deal with the kind of corruption we get from the basic establishment. I mean we've been dealing with that forever. Would be nice to make progress in fixing it, but that's going to require fixing our election system. I'm not sure how to get enough people behind that idea.

What I can't deal with is a manbaby who's so ignorant, immature, and lacking in self control that his campaign has to take away his Twitter access, getting his hands on the most powerful military on the planet.

That's just terrifying.

I actually watched the first two Veritas videos, just to see what was there. It was so heavily edited that there was no real context to any of it. Wake me if they ever release the unedited version. Of course they won't, because just like the rest of the O'Keefe videos, this one will turn out to be bullshit too.
 
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12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 18, 2016, 19:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 17:35:
Are there any games at all that you play or do is your involvement in this hobby finding reasons to boycott things? Cause if you think that there aren't right-wingers in just about any and all game developers, you're probably in for a shock.

There may be, but Wardell invites boycotts, since it was his stupid boycott of UPS that introduced a lot of gamers to his particular brand of nuttery. UPS had stopped advertising on Fox News because they didn't want their brand associated with Glenn Beck's nuttery.
 
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4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 18, 2016, 00:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I think we need a dozen or so Congressional investigations into the matter. Just to be sure...  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm "Systemic Level" Changes Coming
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 16, 2016, 00:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Grokk wrote on Oct 15, 2016, 21:36:
I don't play the game, I just wanted to comment on Blizzards need to constantly "balance" every little thing, and how they tend to screw everything else just to fix a small balance issue.

It's an e-sport game. Of course they're going to try to balance it. Games like this will never have perfect balance. The constant changes keep the meta from getting too stale though.
 
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3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 15, 2016, 13:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 21:44:
"I didn't fleece it, so you have to get your F****** facts straight. I'm big on personal responsibility. I lost $50 million bucks and your dumb ass state came to me so don't get on me about that. I didn't ask them for anything," Schilling responded. "The idiots you elected are the ones that got you screwed. Not me... I was already $50 million in and they came and offered me $75 million and then two weeks before we moved they changed the deal to $49 million. That's where we got screwed. "
-Curt Schilling - Trump supporter

Yep, real winner, that Curt.
 
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14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 9, 2016, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 11:35:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 00:19:
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 19:02:
In Soviet Union cars log you!


This is probably the worst attempt at using the "In Soviet Russia" meme that I have ever seen.

Well that's just because your an asshole with no sense of humour.

It was actually quite terrible! You rolled a 1 on that.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
189. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 27, 2016, 01:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slick wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 00:45:
I thought that Clinton did a great job personally, I was honestly surprised.

All I call back to is her speech at the DNC, which was awful, and so shrill, motherfucking Shrillary amirite?

But tonight she was poised, she was attentive, prepared, composed, and not shrill at all. Just the tone of her voice sounded like she was channeling that calm swagger that Obama has. I've been waiting for her to learn that lesson.

OMG and Trump talking about "the cyber" I almost died. Apparently he doesn't own a computer, or know anything about them, he has a smartphone which he tweets from, and that's about it.

That's ok, he'll put his 10 year old in charge of the cyber. It'll be tremendous. Believe me!

I did like one thing the moderator said. After Trump said he'd release his taxes after Hillary releases her deleted emails, the mod said, "So releasing your taxes is negotiable?"

I want to see more news agencies start nailing him on his bullshit tax claims. Where is his audit letter to prove he's even being audited? So much of his claims about his own success as a businessman, which is his primary argument for why he should be president, are not verifiable without access to his taxes. The press needs to get seriously educated about his "financial disclosure" stuff and what it does and does not show and start a full court press on him on that subject and not let up until he releases them.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
186. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 22:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wow... Lester totally let him get away with that bullshit answer about why he kept up the birther claims for years after the birth certificate was produced.

Hillary isn't being terribly effective at countering it either.

And holy shit... is he actually attacking her for attacks on a political opponent and then being cool with them after? Him?!
 
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181. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 21:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yawn. Still won't release his taxes. The reason he gets audited every year is because of all of the bullshit illegal stuff he does with his foundation I would think.

Oh boy, here we go... she said he's not as rich as he says he is...
 
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180. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 21:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Trump hasn't said anything with any substance about any policies of his so far I don't think.

I kinda wish Hillary would stop smiling so much, but I can't really blame her either, as everything he says is making me laugh at the absurdity.

Edit: Who exactly is he saying is leaving the country?
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
173. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 20:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
Slick and the Infinitely Prolonged can use free speech as a defense, but what's the virtue in going after Oculus? You can argue he's a public face, but I think the thing about "public faces" is that basically anyone can become a public face once the Internet bites down. Yesterday it was Mozilla's CEO. Today's it's a cofounder with extremely vague responsibilities. A few months ago it was some PR employee at Nintendo. Anyone can come under the Internet's scrutiny, which makes them all public faces.

You say "anyone" can become a public face for a company, but then go on to give examples of CEOs and Public Relations people who are pretty much always public faces. I don't think you're making a point there. If it was some random Walmart employee giving money to a group like this, do you think people would boycott Walmart? Pretty sure it wouldn't be a thing.

Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
And anyway, that whole argument is kind of saying that you'll use the power of the mob responsibly, only when it's really warranted.
You haven't explained what makes it a mob rather than just a bunch of people who don't like what the guy did and don't want to support him by supporting his company. Where exactly is the line between free speech and mob?

Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:49:
Free speech means you have the right to act this way, but it doesn't explain why. The underlying question is, what's good about basing your opinion of a company or its products on the things its employees do? Liberals recognize that as a lousy way to judge a religion or a country, isn't this a similar issue?
I think this has already been explained. Why would I want to support the company that enriches him and enables him to give money to these racist groups? There aren't a lot of dots to connect here.

 
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170. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Sep 26, 2016, 19:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:24:
Slick wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:19:
As if he's just a lowly programmer working in the bowels of a machine that isn't HIS COMPANY. Give me a break, you can't be that ignorant.

If Ronald McDonald started farting in every 3rd quarter-pounder, then I'd probably not eat at McDonalds. That's my right, my freedom.

It's Facebook's company, but he is a public face of it. If Ronald McDonald starting farting in burgers then his actions would directly affect you as a customer, that's not comparable.

Well, they aren't boycotting all of Facebook apparently (how else would they organize their boycott?!) They're just boycotting the part that Palmer is associated with.
 
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163. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 17:12:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:48:
Sure, it's his right to support whomever he wants, verbally or financially.

Now explain to us why all the people who don't like him supporting a racist group and candidate don't have a right to choose not to support his company, and by extension, Palmer himself, either verbally or financially.

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If you, as an individual, don't want to buy the Rift because of Luckey, that's your right. But thanks to the Internet it's not hard to turn that into a mob demanding that Luckey be removed or else they'll drag Oculus' name into the mud. "Oh well, it's one employee and he can do what he wants with his money, even if hypothetically everyone else at Facebook and Oculus donates way more money to Hillary" is apparently not an option.

What you call a mob is merely a bunch of individuals deciding that they agree that he did something shitty and "dragging Oculus' name into the mud" is simply them exercising their free speech that they don't want to support the company that pays this guy who gives that money to a racist group.

Free speech doesn't mean freedom from any consequences. Especially when those consequences are just others exercising their own right to free speech.
 
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157. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 16:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:33:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:21:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:14:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.

Why would you not care about how racist Trump is? That's the whole point here. He's trying to use his money to raise the money of those much less fortunate than him in order to support a candidate who pushes policies that are counter the interests of a significant chunk of his company's audience.

Not Trump; I'm talking about the PAC, and Luckey. I'm not convinced they're actually Trump supporters, and apparently neither were the Trump supporters on Reddit. I kind of think it was some scam for lulz.

And again, from the point of view of principle, it's Luckey's right to support whoever he wants and do what he wants with his money, within the legal strictures regarding PACs and superPACs. From a pragmatic point of view, do you really think money withheld from Oculus and Facebook would have gone to Clinton or to Trump?

Sure, it's his right to support whomever he wants, verbally or financially.

Now explain to us why all the people who don't like him supporting a racist group and candidate don't have a right to choose not to support his company, and by extension, Palmer himself, either verbally or financially.
 
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Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"
 
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