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    [–] Conan Exiles - Release Date Announcement Trailer (May 8th) reid8470 8 points ago in Games

    Is this game still garbage (primarily its performance) or have they improved it substantially?

    [–] Leaf blowing reid8470 1 points ago in Unexpected

    Was this you in the gif?

    It looks so much like my cousin and his two kids that I'm really wondering if it is them.

    [–] This is Philip ”Mitch” Brailsford. He murdered an innocent and unarmed man on Jan. 18 2016 in Arizona. He was recently acquitted of the murder charges. reid8470 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in pics

    Worth noting he has "Fuck you" "You're fucked"* etched into his police-issued AR15.

    The officers in the video should have apprehended Daniel Shaver when he was laying face down with his hands interlocked behind his head, instead they had him performing circus acts while shouting at him and pointing guns at him. Why any officer would have a suspect they're trying to apprehend crawl towards them when the suspect is in the middle of a well-lit hall and already compliant and laying down is beyond me.

    [–] Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla trucks reid8470 12 points ago in technology

    20-30 years, definitely. 5-7 years is way too short of a time frame. Majority of the cars and trucks on the road today are older than that.

    [–] Another cop getting away with murder. White guy so no one cares reid8470 15 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in videos

    Doesn't take some psychology genius to see that this style of policing (point gun and shout) doesn't solve any problems and puts the cops on edge while causing anyone they're dealing with to panic.

    Can't believe a jury ruled in favor of the poor excuse of cops these officers showed themselves to be, but it is Maricopa County after all.

    Cop: "Hands straight up in the air. Do not put your hands down for any reason. If your hands go into the small of your back or down, we are going to shoot you. Do you understand?"

    Shaver: "Yes sir."

    Cop: "Crawl towards me."

    What the fuck was the guy supposed to do? It's honestly impressive how poorly these dumbasses handled this entire situation. None of them should be police officers, and the cop that shot Shaver should be in prison.

    [–] Making a labyrinth with the fallen leaves reid8470 2 points ago in pics

    That fence looks slightly awful. Sorta like a bunch of tiny bike racks (and the kind of racks that don't allow you to just pop your wheel into).

    [–] Judge in Flynn case recuses himself reid8470 6 points ago in politics

    Could also be a minor conflict of interest. Lawyers and Judges do this on the regular when even the appearance of something could call into question judgement.

    Just not our Chief Justice Roberts when dealing with corporate arbitration legislation in perhaps the most blatant conflict of interest possible.

    [–] Allstars not even 100k viewers. reid8470 1 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I'm sure people can't wait to watch the highly-anticipated NA vs. BR match...

    [–] Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for "cultural revolution" over treatment of women reid8470 8 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in politics

    It was written in 1972 and the controversial portion was blatantly satirical (albeit slightly distasteful when put in the present) and advocating for gender equality/challenging gender norms of the early 70s.

    I haven't seen a single person who has used it against him do so without taking it out of context.

    Here's an NPR article from when the piece resurfaced: https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/05/29/410606045/the-bernie-sanders-rape-fantasy-essay-explained

    The full piece: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OmgGfYxHVHWXcPkKPUsGNGC22sY=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3736560/bernie_man_and_woman.jpg

    A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.

    A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.

    The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their "revolutionary" political meeting.

    Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspaper with the articles like "Girl 12 raped by 14 men" sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?

    Women, for their own preservation, are trying to pull themselves together. And it's necessary for all of humanity that they do so. Slavishness on one hand breeds pigness on the other hand. Pigness on one hand breeds slavishness on the other. Men and women — both are losers. Women adapt themselves to fill the needs of men, and men adapt themselves to fill the needs of women. In the beginning there were strong men who killed the animals and brought home the food — and the dependent women who cooked it. No More! Only the roles remain — waiting to be shaken off. There are no "human" oppressors. Oppressors have lost their humanity. On one hand "slavishness," on the other hand "pigness." Six of one, half dozen of the other. Who wins?

    Many women seem to be walking a tightrope now. Their qualities of love, openness, and gentleness were too deeply enmeshed with qualities of dependency, subservience, and masochism. How do you love — without being dependent? How do you be gentle — without being subservient? How do you maintain a relationship without giving up your identity and without getting strung out? How do you reach out and give your heart to your lover, but maintain the soul which is you?

    And Men. Men are in pain too. They are thinking, wondering. What is it they want from a woman? Are they at fault? Are they perpetrating this man-woman situation? Are they oppressors?

    The man is bitter.

    "You lied to me," he said. (She did).

    "You said that you loved me, that you wanted me, that you needed me. Those are your words." (They are).

    "But in reality," he said, "If you ever loved me, or wanted me, or needed me (all of which I'm not certain was ever true), you also hated me. You hated me — just as you have hated every man in your entire life, but you didn't have the guts to tell me that. You hated me before you ever saw me, even though I was not your father, or your teacher, or your sex friend when you were 13 years old, or your husband. You hated me not because of who I am, or what I was to you, but because I am a man. You did not deal with me as a person — as me. You lived a lie with me, used me and played games with me — and that's a piggy thing to do."

    And she said, "You wanted me not as a woman, or a lover, or a friend, but as a submissive woman, or submissive friend, or submissive lover; and right now where my head is I balk at even the slightest suspicion of that kind of demand."

    And he said, "You're full of _______."

    And they never again made love together (which they had each liked to do more than anything) or never ever saw each other one more time.

    Sanders isn't "perfect", but the controversy over the "rape essay" is almost always misconstrued and torn out of context to make it something it simply isn't.

    [–] Shilshole Sunset reid8470 1 points ago in Seattle

    Few man-made things look nicer than sailboats---especially a marina full of them.

    [–] Exorsus 10/11- Aggramar world 2nd reid8470 18 points ago in wow

    Just checked the numbers on mythic and there is no chance tanks can AMS it. In normal and heroic, yeah, but on mythic the damage goes from 3.7 million (heroic) to 50 million.

    [–] Exorsus 10/11- Aggramar world 2nd reid8470 14 points ago in wow

    DK can also AMS the huge AOE he casts after the Taeschalach and they avoid getting disoriented. Not sure if that'd matter at all in mythic, but two blood DKs could resume tanking immediately after the AOE goes off.

    [–] The FCC Tried To Hide Net Neutrality Complaints Against ISPs reid8470 9 points ago in technology

    I said "on paper" because of course it's not perfect.

    There are laws against jaywalking because it is considered a public safety hazard both for pedestrians and people driving or riding vehicles. There's a ton of research pointing in numerous directions regarding the actual impact jaywalking (or the prohibition of it) has on public health, and it is abused in certain instances, but to describe it primarily as a measure of control over a population is absurd.

    As for what substances you can use in your own home, that's the result of laws largely decided on by voters. Anti-drug legislation was enormously popular, and is still popular today regarding many substances. As with any law, there will always be oversteps, but there's little basis to consider these laws as primarily control-oriented.

    "Where and when you can protest" laws are also often abused, and they're something I typically disagree with.

    Thinking the police are there to protect people is because you live in a system of privileges where the police don't target you.

    I didn't say the police exist to protect me. I said the police exist to enforce laws that are typically (at least at their creation) backed by public opinion and democratic processes; the delegation of their "threat of violence". Whether or not a law and the enforcement of it actually benefit public health and well-being is a very minimal factor in law enforcement---that's a focus of voters, legislatures, and courts (with certain laws like established mandatory minimums being utter bullshit).

    [–] The FCC Tried To Hide Net Neutrality Complaints Against ISPs reid8470 61 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in technology

    The difference is with law enforcement, on paper, that "threat of violence" is delegated via democratic means on behalf of society, whereas the threat of violence in response to something like the FCC deliberately suppressing the input/opinions of society is a response to something that isn't being put in action via democratic means.

    Cops are broadly enabled to a threat of violence in response to robberies, traffic violations, avoiding paying fees and taxes, etc. because we make an assumption that our society would suffer if those are left unenforced; that we're collectively better off by enforcing those laws.

    The FCC's upcoming decisions, on the other hand, do not at all reflect public opinion. They shouldn't have this much influence over a crucial utility in the absence of Congress, because with so much influence it allows them to make decisions that don't reflect the public's best interest nor will.

    [–] Preseason has been a huge success in revitalizing the general interest in the game reid8470 3 points ago in leagueoflegends

    It's preseason...? New ranked season isn't live yet, major balance changes will be underway in the next few weeks and in January, and lots of pro leagues came to a close for the year.

    And it's unrealistic to expect League to always be #1.

    [–] Cinemark Offers New Discounted Movie Ticket Program: $8.99/month reid8470 2 points ago in movies

    It's $9 and 20% off concessions, which can actually be a fair amount of money for a family of, say, four who goes to the movies once a month.

    If you're spending $40 on tickets and another $40 on drinks and popcorn, that's $68 instead of $80. $12/mo, $144 year. Honestly not a bad deal for some people, just very limited.

    [–] Cinemark Offers New Discounted Movie Ticket Program: $8.99/month reid8470 4 points ago in movies

    Doesn't compete with Moviepass all that much:

    Members of the loyalty program can see one regular title a month for a set price.

    [–] US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns reid8470 2 points ago in politics

    It kinda did. Do you really think that the war, Katrina, and the recession had no effects on the election in '08?

    That was my point. Democrats were going to make gains in 2008 regardless of anything else due to Iraq+Afghanistan, Katrina response, and later on, the recession.

    You said "Democrats made huge gains despite the recession (in '08)", and I was pointing out that it didn't matter what happened in 2008 because there was such a broad disapproval of the GOP under eight years of Bush, and especially the second term.

    Uh, by "right-leaning", do you mean the moderate-right voters? Because the base loved Palin, in the same way they love Trump now.

    I consider the "base" as unwavering, while the broader pool of voters who might vote R, but might also vote for a moderate/right-leaning D or right-leaning third party/independent, to be "right-leaning".

    Per that understanding, I mean right-leaning voters. There were a lot of far-right "Libertarians" completely unenthusiastic about Bush and his GOP as well; certainly not moderates.

    [–] US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns reid8470 0 points ago in politics

    House and Senate aren't everything. Governor's offices and state legislatures are also extremely important, and the GOP has grown those over the past four elections. 2012 was essentially negligible.

    [–] US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns reid8470 2 points ago in politics

    No, the economy is almost always the absolute top issue for voters across the board. All it demonstrates is that what people think of the economy doesn't always reflect reality.

    [–] US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns reid8470 1 points ago in politics

    2008 was the tail end of the Bush presidency. It didn't matter what was happening in the world at the time--any left-leaning voters were fed up with Bush's second term and a lot of right-leaning voters weren't thrilled about Palin.

    [–] US headed for recession in 2019 as Fed raises rates, economist warns reid8470 28 points ago in politics

    It did. Weak economy blamed on Democrats allowed Republicans to sweep the country in 2010 and grow their majority in 2012, 14, and 16 in part by getting their voters to believe that the economy was still in shambles. Not that the economy is extremely healthy right now, but it certainly has improved dramatically since 2009-ish.

    [–] Dec. 5th Class adjustments. reid8470 1 points ago in wow

    Oh I agree and wish Titanforging would disappear and stick to WF, but Blizz seems intent on keeping it. :(