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by Dark567
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885478

Re: Police misbehavior thread

What's the chain of logic from there to handcuffing the guy you (supposedly accidentally) shot Not that the rest of it makes sense, but apparently it is standard police procedure in the US to hand cuff people who are shot(accidentally or not) simply because shot people tend to be pissed and or unpr...
by Dark567
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 30080

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails]

Diadem wrote:How many university deans does Turkey have? Surely 1500 must be nearly all of them? Unless 'dean' means something else there, which I suppose is possible, those terms are kind of country-dependent.
It is every single one of them, all 1577.
by Dark567
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885478

Re: Police misbehavior thread

gmalivuk wrote:Are you equally sickened and disgusted by the fact that police have killed 608 people so far this year?
Probably not all 608 but a good portion of them, yes?
by Dark567
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885478

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The current status quo *in Dallas*, where the police were making a good-faith (and successful) effort at improvement? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2016/07/the_dallas_police_department_has_been_a_model_for_reducing_officer_involved.html Yeah, it really sucks that for the mos...
by Dark567
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sure, in the long run, yes at some point it will just lead to inflation equal to the minimum wage increase (which I've stated previously). We can't know what that point is, and if you can't maintain the inflation target, then you should reduce the minimum wage increase and eventually index to produ...
by Dark567
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The assumption you are making is that a 5% increase in real minimum wage would increase unemployment, which this is not historically true - much larger minimum wage increase have occurred in the past with no increase in unemployment.The policy affects poor people the most, and poor people have the ...
by Dark567
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

[. Aggregate demand exists as long as people have money to spend and want to spend it, and that's what matters for employment in the total economy. Sure but you would need a higher aggregate demand in this case to reach full employment as you now are paying higher wages to a large percentage of soc...
by Dark567
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:which as long as there is demand for goods and services, there will not be high unemployment

That demand only exists at a certain price though, which you have just priced out of? If you push minimum wage past the median you will almost certainly increase unemployment via decreasing the demand.
by Dark567
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

One thing I never understood about this minimum wage discussion. Coming from The Netherlands, I have to say that 15 dollars an hour just seems like a very high minimum wage. That works out to about $2600 a month. That's roughly the average starting salary for someone with a master's degree here in ...
by Dark567
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Inflation will reduce real wages at the top, while wages at the bottom go up. As long as there are jobs for people to do, minimum wage should not lead to a reduced demand for labor in the long run. Sure it will. It decreases the relative costs of automation and makes it more attractive. As long as ...
by Dark567
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah... overall the majority of middle class and upper middle class people have roles in corporations, not local businesses.
by Dark567
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Too bad they only have 11 hours of story left for the TV show and there's plenty of main story still to be covered. Sure, one could resolve all the current plots in about 2 hours, leaving 9 for Arya+Ironborns to discover lands to the west. But judging from the currect pace, we need 2 more hours of ...
by Dark567
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Cross Skims Off 25% of Donations
Replies: 24
Views: 5766

Re: Red Cross Skims Off 25% of Donations

It's why I prefer to donate my services to local charity organizations rather than all these industrialized organizations. Activism and charity have become quite a business. I don't think local charity is really immune from that, often it is actually worse as the audit requirements are really low. ...
by Dark567
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Sloppy work by the waif too. She was specifically told not to let Arya suffer. That means something like an arrow to the head, or a poison of some description, not belly stabs ffs. Also, didn't confirm the kill. Very sloppy. I'm just angry with that whole scene really for not making sense. ...
by Dark567
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Does the establishment actually support Trump, or is this their version of muddling through until November? I think for all intents and purposes they clearly don't, but are trying to save all their down ticket races. The best thing that could happen to the GOP is for Trump to lose and still win a b...
by Dark567
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Lazar wrote:Was this the first time the show's done a cold open?
Nope, its at least the 4th time.
Others begin:
Sam escaping the white walkers
Tywin melting down Ice
Cersei's prophecy
by Dark567
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

California isn't even a swing state, so i don't see how this matters much. It matters to the media narrative. California might not be a battleground but you can be sure supporters in the midwest and south hear about it... Its actually a big part of the narrative people in the middle of the country ...
by Dark567
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Flumble wrote:
Lucrece wrote:Oh man, of all the people I expected to crack, Margaery was not it.

I'm still assuming it's all a play. Margaery is one deceptive bitch lawful evil.]
Nah, Margaery is probably Lawful Neutral at worst, especially by GoT standards.
by Dark567
Sun May 29, 2016 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I do not want “the Democratic party” to win, I want *Bernie Sanders* to win. Any other outcome *is a loss* for me. You are acting as if “President Donald Trump” is the only loss possible. And I understand that *for you* that is true. But I am asking you to understand that for me there are *two* pos...
by Dark567
Sun May 29, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Warcraft
Replies: 23
Views: 6265

Re: Warcraft

I'm not expecting it to be great either, just middling. Because honestly, the Warcraft story is among the worst of most RPG's. I'd be far more interested in an Elder Scrolls or Final Fantasy movie. Ah yes, because that worked so well in the past :) Please, look at the production values of that crap...
by Dark567
Wed May 25, 2016 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Warcraft
Replies: 23
Views: 6265

Re: Warcraft

First reviews are in! Imagine “Battlefield Earth” without the verve, or the unintentional comedy, and you’ve got “Warcraft.”" “Warcraft” promises, or threatens, sequels, but then so did “Super Mario Bros.” And come to think of it, if forced to watch either of these video-game movies a second ti...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Bernie (and Kasich) have received far less coverage than either frontrunner, positive or negative. This has probably done more to hurt their campaigns than any negative coverage could have. Although true, it can still have a positive effect on polling. People tend to view "Generic republican&q...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You can't blame Bernie for his nuclear stance. The public is very afraid of nukes unless it goes on missiles. It's not unreasonable to take a popular stance. It's like blaming Muslims, it's morally reprehensible but great politics. But that's what exactly what all Bernie's supporters say he isn't d...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Most polling experts know that there are bounces upon candidacy, Trump is has gained that bounce now, HRC is still waiting to get hers when she is named. Bernie Sanders is waiting for that same bounce, and he is already +11 in head-to-head polls beforehand. If anything I think Sanders will fall whe...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Hah. Give me a Sanders campaign speech that doesn't include the words 'Corporate Greed' and 'Wall Street Speculation' (whatever the hell that is). Sanders is blatantly anti-corporate to the point of paranoia, and its reflected in his policies. There is something hilarious that his Wall Street Specu...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

@Dark567 Those polls right now are trash. Your subjective opinion carries more weight than the aggregate results of numerous experienced polling firms? I think not. If Bernie Sanders actually had the attacks that will appear from the GOP from Hillary, he would certainly be doing significantly worse...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Bernie's definitely more honest, but his positions on issues which are more critical to whether our *species* survives, not just our economy, are...dumb. He's honest, but dumb where it matters. I don't know. I guess I probably believe he's being honest about his beliefs, but I do not believe he is ...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should all public libraries be closed?
Replies: 59
Views: 19092

Re: Should all public libraries be closed?

I think you're actually super duper wrong about this. I think if anything people are reading more then ever, though I'm finding mixed reports about it on the googles. Printed media is evidently up for the first time in like a decade, but I think in part due to the massive successes of series like H...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's pretty clear at this point that Bernie is doing tremendous damage to Hillary's chances though. Nope, Hillary is doing that damage to herself, by herself. Bernie consistently polls much better against Trump than Hillary does, often 10+ points better. In fact the RCP polling average now shows Tr...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I have always broke down fictional Time Travel into two categories: "Bill and Ted" time travel(one timeline, if you go back and change something, it already happened in your same timeline) and "Back to the Future" time travel where if you go back in time you caused a split time l...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's pretty clear at this point that Bernie is doing tremendous damage to Hillary's chances though. Hopefully he'll see reason soon, but I'm not holding my breath. Yeah. Even when primaries have gone this late, the candidates generally pull back from the offensive and try be a little lighter on the...
by Dark567
Tue May 24, 2016 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

By now it's pretty clear GRRM probably had very little to give them in terms of plot outlines, and they're just winging it on their own. This amount of disregard for the actual storylines in the books is getting obnoxious. Apparently the whole Hodor bit was directly from GRRM and was the plan from ...
by Dark567
Fri May 20, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Izawwlgood wrote:That dude deserves to just sit on soft cushions and watch the ocean for the rest of his life.
I mean... he did burn two kids just to save his own face... Dude has been through a lot, but he's not exactly clean here.
by Dark567
Wed May 18, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm more addressing that she'll be happy to criticize Sanders for being "pie in the sky dreaming" about something she herself supported. I mean, to a certain extent I am okay with a position of "I agree in principle, but in practices that is crazy to implement/pass so here is my posi...
by Dark567
Wed May 18, 2016 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Altogether, I was half expecting her to get stabbed in the back when she stood in the doorway, but my guess is she walked through the flames for a bit watching them die. Also, didn't her hair burn off the last time we saw this happen? Nope. Her hair burned off the first time in the books, but i...
by Dark567
Wed May 18, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yeah, they don't really seem to follow the strength of their convictions, but that's par for the course. Hillary seems to have no convictions at all (coming off populist in the other direction). I wouldn't say she has no convictions, just that her convictions outside of certain things are flexible ...
by Dark567
Mon May 16, 2016 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Just as an example, he is proposing the most comprehensive single payer health plan in the entire world. How so? His plan is notably less socialistic than the British or Spanish systems, where health care delivery itself is carried out by the government. Yes, that is true. But his plan is still mor...
by Dark567
Mon May 16, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931411

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Your counterargument is also easy to debunk, because the same strategy has had less success outside of Scandinavia, so there are obviously more factors at play. What other countries have really tried to apply Scandinavian policy? Switzerland? Rank and file Democrats in the USA--the Hillary Clintons...
by Dark567
Mon May 16, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 311262

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Lucrece wrote:
I liked Daenerys's storyline, although....

Spoiler:
I have to wonder how just a bunch of warlords with weapons just let Daenerys tumble over braziers without making any attempt to kill her to take them down with them.

They didn't have we weapons. Weapons are not allowed in Vaes Dothrok.
by Dark567
Fri May 13, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 202786

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Personally I think X's world design was much better than XIII's. Might have something to do with being able to go back and forth, and that it has actual towns, as opposed to the very isolated feel of FFXIII. Yeah, XIII kinda took where X was going to the extreme, but a lot of the same ideas started...

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