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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    I'm definitely becoming more of a crotchety old man. I knew one day there'd be a video game thing I just wouldn't get, and Fortnite is that thing. I just do not grasp the appeal. I hate the mobile game art style and the gameplay is completely unappealing.

    I also don't get why people keep talking about certain things. Like Kanye West. I just don't comprehend why people even talk about people like him. It's baffling.


    In light of Reid's ****ty milquetoast taste in music I would like to remind everyone that Kanye West is the creator of some of the greatest and most influential pop music and especially pop music videos in this century. See above.

    Fortnite is definitely a symptom of collapse tho
    sniff

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    He is really good

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    idc about the music, i mean anything he says

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    I'm definitely becoming more of a crotchety old man. I knew one day there'd be a video game thing I just wouldn't get, and Fortnite is that thing. I just do not grasp the appeal. I hate the mobile game art style and the gameplay is completely unappealing.

    I also don't get why people keep talking about certain things. Like Kanye West. I just don't comprehend why people even talk about people like him. It's baffling.
    i played fortnite over the weekend on my brother's roommate's PS4. It was fun but i felt it pissing me off because of the long lead-up time to actually getting to a match so i quit. Anytime I lost in the first 5 minutes it felt like a waste because it was probably something I could not have avoided unless I dropped elsewhere. Unfortunately the interesting part of the game takes 10-ish minutes to get to (like 30 people and a few zones in) but it's easy to get ****ed out of making it to that point if you don't know the game well.

    also the building is dumb, i'm not a fan of how duels turn into just dropping walls until you sufficiently confuse your opponent.

    but the game definitely has the feel of something to get you hooked and just keep queueing, and i'm happy i recognized that feeling kicking in and quit before i got angry/invested
    I had a blog. It sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post


    In light of Reid's ****ty milquetoast taste in music I would like to remind everyone that Kanye West is the creator of some of the greatest and most influential pop music and especially pop music videos in this century. See above.

    Fortnite is definitely a symptom of collapse tho
    Version that isn't sped up

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    Wait a minute, I just realized that that song is equally good/bad regardless of how fast you play it.

    What does this say about the quality of the music??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    What does this say about the quality of the music??
    Nothing, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    idc about the music, i mean anything he says
    Bread and circuses I guess.

    Now as for the quality of music slowed down, check this **** out, where you can hear not only the quality of her voice and subtlety of vibrato, but how ****ing tight the band is that it sounds like it was ****ing sequenced or some ****:

    sniff

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    Spook wins the thread.
    "I would rather claim to be an uneducated man than be mal-educated and claim to be otherwise." - Wookie 03:16


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    mind blown

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    I won the whole trump thread?

    God damn I really am ****ing awesome.
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    If there's one good thing I can say about Donald Trump, it's that (unlike most politicians) he keeps his campaign promises.

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    Unfortunately Trump and his campaign promises are maliciously stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Bread and circuses I guess.

    Now as for the quality of music slowed down, check this **** out, where you can hear not only the quality of her voice and subtlety of vibrato, but how ****ing tight the band is that it sounds like it was ****ing sequenced or some ****:

    Hell yes. I downloaded a lossless version and stretched it myself and it was incredible. Nice find

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    If there's one good thing I can say about donald trump, is that he exposes amerikkka for what it is
    sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Hell yes. I downloaded a lossless version and stretched it myself and it was incredible. Nice find
    It really is pretty incredible. Her runs and licks are perfectly in time, and the band is just like, **** man, I don't even know. I guess that's what you get in Nashville, which is where I assume it must have been recorded.
    sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Hell yes. I downloaded a lossless version and stretched it myself and it was incredible. Nice find
    It really is pretty incredible. Her runs and licks are perfectly in time, and the band is just like, **** man, I don't even know. I guess that's what you get in Nashville, which is where I assume it must have been recorded.
    sniff

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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ime=1525866366

    Has anyone else been paying attention to the payments to Trump's lawyers? It appears Trump is threatening antitrust action for payments/getting paid for his ear. He reeks of being insanely corrupt.

    Not to mention, just when North Korea is finally seemingly backing down he goes ape**** on Iran.

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    AT&T bribing a porn star for the president is probably one of the most ethical things they’ve ever done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Not to mention, just when North Korea is finally seemingly backing down he goes ape**** on Iran.
    I dunno, a lot of people have been saying that Trump withdrawing from the JCPOA shows signals to NK that the US can't be trusted to uphold its agreements. I think that's nonsense, because, really, that's a liability that comes with dealing with *any* democracy, especially the United States. Trump's not the first president to renege on the commitments of a previous president. He's not unique in that respect.

    But I'm also not convinced that what Trump has done with Iran and what he's doing in NK are so inconsistent. In general, people haven't considered that after pulling out of the Iran deal Trump might try to renegotiate another deal with Iran -- in part because it's so unlikely and so infeasible that it's a preposterous idea. It's really difficult to imagine it happening. But even if a deal with Iran is DOA, I still do think it's possible that withdrawing from the JCPOA sends a signal to North Korea that's actually conducive to Trump's goals there. I think it says Trump wants what he wants, and if his demands aren't met, he's not going to settle on a bad deal. He's going to walk. It may give him some leverage. After all, North Korea really wants a deal, and the threat it faces if it doesn't make a deal is much, much greater than the threat to the US.

    I mean, Trump mentioned North Korea in his speech last night. Someone has thought about this, even if he hasn't.
    Last edited by Eversor; 05-09-2018 at 05:30 PM.

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    oooooooor he’s reneging on important international agreements so he can renegotiate functionally identical replacements to prop up his flagging reputation as a shrewd businessman and strong negotiator, and what the wishful-thinkers call success is in fact just countries working around the United States instead of working with them.

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    If I’m wrong, then please explain to me what strong message Trump sent the world when he suggested rejoining TPP now that the rest of us have signed it, only for the Japanese government to tell him to **** off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    oooooooor he’s reneging on important international agreements so he can renegotiate functionally identical replacements to prop up his flagging reputation as a shrewd businessman and strong negotiator, and what the wishful-thinkers call success is in fact just countries working around the United States instead of working with them.
    which is sad, too, because nobody actually thinks he has that reputation, he's just seen as a straight moron. he's really destructive for how little anyone cares about who he is

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    http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...s-deal-expires

    Obama:

    "If in fact the breakout times now are a few months, and we're able to push that breakout time out to a year so that we have more time and space to see whether or not Iran is cheating on an agreement, kicking out inspectors, going for a nuclear weapon; if the breakout time is extended for 15 years and then it goes back to where it is right now, why is that a bad deal?”
    That's not a great argument for the deal. When put that way, the reason why it's a bad deal is because after 15 years, the US would be where it was in 2015, but Iran would be significantly richer, and significantly more powerful, and it would be difficult to impose sanctions. It seems like a bet the deal is making is that by the time the sunset provisions would've expired, Iran would've become more moderate, and so it wouldn't matter that it would be more powerful, because hopefully by then it would also be more peaceful.

    I'm curious why he defended the JCPOA in these terms. Perhaps he saw he used this rhetoric in order to persuade hawks. Implicit in his language here is that, even with the deal, military action is something that hasn't been taken off the table.
    Last edited by Eversor; 05-10-2018 at 01:14 PM.

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    Not being a dick can sometimes help people be less extreme. Not always, of course, but it's worth trying when other strategies don't.

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    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/the...is-times-weiss



    When will these D-list thinkers realize the reason nobody cares is because they're D-list thinkers? They're incapable of accepting that their views just aren't very good.

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    Jordan "Coldsteel the Hedgehog" Peterson probably feels isolated because his primary audience is would-be school shooters..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/the...is-times-weiss



    When will these D-list thinkers realize the reason nobody cares is because they're D-list thinkers? They're incapable of accepting that their views just aren't very good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Jordan "Coldsteel the Hedgehog" Peterson probably feels isolated because his primary audience is would-be school shooters..?
    Did you actually read Bari Weiss' article or is this a replay of you complaining about Charles Murray despite never having read one of his books?

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    For a group that's been shut out from the discourse, the mainstream media sure spends a lot of time documenting their views.

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    (Not that I'm surprised the media would agitate for the racists ahead of labor and socialism.)

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    When Bari Weiss writes about anything remotely controversial it's bound to show up as trending on Twitter for several days and inspire think-pieces from other outlets defending her or attacking her in the process. I can't help but think that financial incentives drive it to a large extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Did you actually read Bari Weiss' article or is this a replay of you complaining about Charles Murray despite never having read one of his books?
    starting a flamewar is so 2017 massassi dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    For a group that's been shut out from the discourse, the mainstream media sure spends a lot of time documenting their views.
    charles murray was blocked from discourse for his views, which is why he spent decades in a think tank and had the ear of the republican establishment, getting shoutouts from candidates

    wait, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    starting a flamewar is so 2017 massassi dude
    lol so that's a no? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    charles murray was blocked from discourse for his views, which is why he spent decades in a think tank and had the ear of the republican establishment, getting shoutouts from candidates

    wait, what?
    The Bari Weiss articles go on and on about how large the IDW audience is, and how some of them even boast about it, so this criticism -- which I see everywhere -- doesn't quite seem to hit the mark. I think most of these controversial figures are quite aware that they're doing fine. They know that they're not victims, and that they have enviably large audiences. It doesn't mean that they aren't also harassed for having views that go against what is the ascendant and dominant point of view.

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    honestly just tired of the same meme, conservatives always will ***** about being treated unfairly in some way, their goal is to create platforms of affirmative actions for their ideas. its been this way for years and no amount of liberal cowtowing or complaining about campus liberals is changing anything

    the entire article is a waste of everybodys breath

    id be far more interested in discussing charles murrays plot to subvert american democracy

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