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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: 2102
Views: 295789

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: 2102
Views: 295789

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: 2102
Views: 295789

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: 870262

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: 2102
Views: 295789

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: 2102
Views: 295789

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: 870262

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: 1158
Views: 193787

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: 870262

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...
by Dark567
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

morriswalters wrote:His constituency isn't the poor elsewhere. If you don't choose to understand this than you will never understand the appeal of Trump or Sanders.
It's not that I don't understand the appeal, it is that I find the policy morally indefensible.
by Dark567
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11139718/bernie-sanders-trade-global-poverty This really sums up why I can't stand Sanders. His anti-trade positions(along with Trumps) are the more dangerous than nearly any war. World poverty and starvation has been cut over 50% since broad trade agreements between the ...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Except there's a dual-mandate because everyone agrees that controlling both is a good idea. Well right, but they often work in opposite directions, which is why the question asks which one is more important. Everybody agrees both are important, not everyone agrees that one or the other is the more ...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's weird that you pick that one question... Tons of actual economists disagree about that all the time. Its actually literally what the dual mandate of the Fed is all about and what pretty much is the main topic of debate at every board of Governors meeting with the Hawks thinking more about inf...
by Dark567
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm not sure I buy that chart at all... I just took the test pretending to be HRC and ended up in a spot right above Sanders. If I took it pretending to be Sanders I suspect I would end up even further left than where that charts him. There is some manipulation going on in that chart by putting Clin...
by Dark567
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

With as much money as that, you can't really just dump it into an index fund and generate average returns. When your talking 100's of millions or billions of dollars you aren't just buying into the market, you are affecting it. The S&P index covers 18.5 trillion dollars worth of stock, Trump do...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well I'm using the S&P 500 as a comparison point for the US Economy. Large-cap companies have grown by roughly 22x fold since 1978. No, the index has grown 22x. The index self selects bigger companies and ditches based on their market cap, every year a few companies fall off and others join. So...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Comparing Trump's rate of return to an index isn't about trying to maximize Trump's ROI, but trying to compare how well Trump's business(es) did to other businesses in the same economy. The index represents an average of several businesses. If Trump were an exceptional businessman, he'd've done bet...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Donald was born into the billionare class and then made less money than a S&P 500 index fund. I've seen this pointed out a few times and it's not really a fair criticism. With as much money as that, you can't really just dump it into an index fund and generate average returns. When your talking...
by Dark567
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That, and less black people. We'll need to see if Bernie can accomplish the same margin(actually he'll need even higher margins) to catch Clinton. Remember that he got slaughtered early on, and proportional delegate rules means he can't just win, he has to win 90% of them. For all intents and purpo...
by Dark567
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Thesh wrote:The Senate has no legal obligations to do anything - that doesn't mean sitting around doing nothing is doing their job.
I mean, it could be. I think thinks like filibustering, stalling etc. are all part of politicians job.
by Dark567
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You realize the US is not a welfare state in any shape or form, right? Not by a long shot? Oh come on. The US has one of the more limited welfare states, but it still exists. It might be smaller than various other developed countries but lets not pretend it doesn't exist. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Dark567
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

KnightExemplar wrote:You can't predict an undecided voter

Eh, you can. Nate Silver has traditionally predicted it based off demographics and been accurate previously. This was the anomaly.
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The generics can be more expensive in the U.S. simply because their name-brand competition is so much higher. It's not like the companies producing generics are doing so for the public welfare, they'e trying to make a profit too. If the supply/demand curve settles out 20x higher in the U.S. than in...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And Dark567, next time I'm in Israel I'll show you some receipts so you can tell the difference. Yes, it most definitely is a difference of 20-30 times more. I'm not saying I don't believe you. Just want to make sure we're comparing across the board. I often see news reports that will compare name ...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

[ It isn't reasonable to think that drug costs in the US could be twenty or thirty times cheaper without increases elsewhere, I think. I actually don't think it could be that much. Name brand drug companies look to be making around 10%-30% total profit averaging around 15%, so the most that could b...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Is there a generic version of that $85 dollar drug in the US? A lot of times a price v price comparison between the US and other countries doesn't give you the whole picture, as generics in the US are often pretty similar to other countries.
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

It's mostly financial institutions, not people, who hold Treasury bonds, and paying those would likely not be inflationary as the bonds are already treated like cash. That's true, but it is often with capital provided by everyday people. That savings or checking account you have? Bank is probably p...
by Dark567
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Now granted the US taxes you even if you leave so maybe that aspect won't be as problematic, but to just assume you're actually going to bring in all that revenue is not a good idea. Spending that money before you have it is even worse. Well, right. This is the one of the reasons using a financial ...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

sardia wrote:[
No, that's a common trend for elections. The party in power tends to lose seats, and power is defined by control of the white house.

Except we're not talking about seats, and also pointing out the 2nd election bump. I think the combination of all it into a single pattern is probably spurious.
by Dark567
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

How about that? In a weird way, this may bode well for the Democrats. Normally you'd expect that after an only moderately popular two-term president, their successor is sure to lose. But if the expected upward bounce was absent this time, maybe the expected downward bounce will be absent too. Not t...
by Dark567
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We get it, you like Bernie. But maybe lay off the kool-aide and take a step back from it once and awhile?
by Dark567
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump has been a scandal magnet since at least his divorce from Ivana in the mid-late eighties, and I use that benchmark only because I was just old enough to remember the tabloid-esque news coverage at the time. His entire public persona is an Anti-Trump ad, yet he somehow makes it work for him. T...
by Dark567
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And yet he's getting loads of support as the "honest candidate". It boggles the mind. I don't think people really think he's honest... More of just "he says the truths others won't" sort of thing and calling out others for their lying. Still, that's an absolutely horrible reason...
by Dark567
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

leady wrote:Things Clinton did in his personal life
It's not just his personal life, this was an employee.
by Dark567
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

As a so called progressive I'm willing to go on record and state that I don't give a fuck about who a powerful CEO of a major company fucks either, as long as everything is consensual, and business decisions and personal decisions (e.g. who to promote and who to fuck) aren't mixed. Keeping business...
by Dark567
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm pretty sure that even if the other stories aren't true, that using your power and prestige to bang every female intern that crosses your past is highly immoral. Any CEO that serially did that would be out in minutes It bothers me how often so called progressives will call out this as sexual har...
by Dark567
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yakk wrote:If the financial industry requires ridiculously large bailouts to function, shouldn't it be taxed to fund them?
Whether or not we should, if we do lets do so in such a way that is efficient(i.e. profits tax, higher cap gains etc), which this is not.
by Dark567
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Would you put a 0.5% tax whenever you put money into, or out of, your bank account? Because that's how utterly bullshit Sander's proposal is. And if you don't understand this concept, then you really shouldn't be running for president. This isn't a tax on savings accounts. And Sanders didn't come u...
by Dark567
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Because if you buy something you don’t want to keep, just on the hope that someone will pay you more for it later, that is exactly the sort of speculation we are trying to curb, that is exactly how bubbles are formed, and that is, sadly, a recipe for you to be left holding the bag when everyone els...
by Dark567
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 870262

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

We’ve tried it the speculators’ way for decades, and there have been numerous crashes, recessions, and depressions that cost millions of people their jobs, their homes, and in some cases their lives. How about we try it Bernie’s way for a while and see if maybe, just maybe, we can do better? Becaus...

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