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by Dark567
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Cross Skims Off 25% of Donations
Replies: 24
Views: 5106

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 5723

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: 5723

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 17755

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 774406

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: 2096
Views: 277920

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: 1149
Views: 184162

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...
by Dark567
Fri May 13, 2016 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

In the TV show he's balding, not that physically well-built (average at best), and he's fairly grizzled, in terms of aged skin with wrinkles all over his face. I think he is quite better than average at being built. For a middle aged man he's fairly muscular and athletic. He is balding but not part...
by Dark567
Fri May 13, 2016 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774406

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The oddity is the recent American usage of the word, losing most of its anarchist content and meaning something closer to what the rest of the world calls 'liberal', the non-religious, pro-business wing of conservatism. I don't think pro-business is really what american's would call libertarians......
by Dark567
Fri May 13, 2016 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1149
Views: 184162

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

There's a lot in common between XIII and X when it comes to their flaws - they're both a big step up in terms of graphics from the previous console generation, but both much more linear. It's less an open world, and more a well-wallpapered corridor... Yeah, X was a good game, but clearly was the st...
by Dark567
Thu May 12, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

Book Spoilers for Tyrion" Tyrion in the books just physically is way more disfigured both before and after his injury at the blackwater. But that's just the surface change. In the books Tyrion is a lot more grey in his treatment of others, particularly women. In the show when Tyrion went to...
by Dark567
Thu May 12, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

I wouldn't call it a pure and noble cause but it is at the very least relatable and sympathetic. She is, after all, protecting her children at the cost of the suffering and lives of innocent and righteous people. I think overall the show version of Cersei is portrayed in a much more positive light....
by Dark567
Thu May 12, 2016 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

Cersei is an example of someone who does horrible, terrible things motivated frequently by a very pure and noble cause. She loves her children, Jaime, and her name, and will do what it takes to protect them. I find her quite a bit less hateful than most do I think. The real issue is that Cersei goe...
by Dark567
Fri May 06, 2016 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774406

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know if he is really suggesting a default. Making a deal to buy debt at a lower price (which creditor might accept to avoid future default or other SHTF event) is different from actual default. Social Security is owed $3 Trillion. And expects a payment next month. If you renegotiate the ter...
by Dark567
Fri May 06, 2016 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

LaserGuy wrote:-Show-only people are baffled as to why another faction needed to be introduced, and don't really care about anybody on the Dornish side anyway (except maybe the hot one).

Show watchers cared a lot about Oberyn.
by Dark567
Thu May 05, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 277920

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

Why do people consider the Dorne story such a mess? It's a lot different from the books, but that's not the same thing. I liked the bonding between Jaime and Bronn, and the rest was pretty much background scenery anyway. I'm a bit confused about the direction they've taken this season, but I'll wit...
by Dark567
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774406

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

In fairness, if a person who worked for me only was honest 67% of the time, I'd fire the shit out of him. I don't think its a question of honesty as much as practicality. Most politicians want to implement more polices than congress, scotus etc will let them. Also once elected, you have better reso...
by Dark567
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1149
Views: 184162

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

Biggest issue with 8's enemy levels was the few enemies that got harder to beat with higher party levels - once an enemy's HP passed the damage cap, improving your party's attacks stopped helping... If you structured your stuff right it actually hurt for you to grind out levels. You were better off...
by Dark567
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 774406

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You're entitled to your opinion on how it's "morally indefensible," but we do plenty of "morally indefensible" things on our own soil, and I'd rather shore those up first. Plenty of countries will continue to get cheap goods from countries that exploit their workers in various a...

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