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  1. Keyser_Soze

    Survival is stupid

    I wish you felt the same way about real life.
    10 Points
  2. This is not nearly as long as my timeline was, but I thought I'd show you all the progress I've made during this time. I'm so happy now ^_^ yay!!
    8 Points
  3. 7 Points
  4. SFLUFAN

    Comeback queen? Hillary rumors won't go away

    Dear Clintons (all of you!): JUST. GO. AWAY. PLEASE.
    7 Points
  5. I suggest you all can the Democratic primary nonsense right now. It's ancient history and I will make it a bannable offense. Stop dealing in unknowable, hypothetical hogwash.
    6 Points
  6. So heyyoudvd's link doesn't really actually provide much detail on these supposed kingpins that Obama commuted. It doesn't even appear to list any names (unless I missed a paragraph somewhere). I did some digging and I found this article that provides more detail: http://www.krgv.com/story/34294154/president-obama-pardons-moreno-brothers-life-sentences So I mean, yeah, we're not talking about potatoes here. These guys were running a substantial operation. But at the same time, I'm not really sure if they deserve the title "kingpin" especially in a thread about El Chapo. The Moreno brothers were a pimple on the DEA's ass in comparison to El Chapo. More to the point though, it seems like these guys were nonviolent offenders -- they just had a very successful marijuana smuggling operation. And it's becoming a popular opinion these days that marijuana shouldn't be illegal and all nonviolent drug offenders (at least those with marijuana related charges) should be released. I wouldn't call the article that heyyoudvd posted "fake news", but at the same time it clearly was intending to give this story a certain slant and that's why they left out basically every single detail. I mean I guess you can call them drug kingpins if you want, but if things go the way that it seems many people want things to go vis a vis marijuana and drug laws, there's probably going to be a hell of a lot of drug "kingpins" released eventually. To put it simply, the Moreno brothers are the kind of people I was expecting Obama to give commutation. I'm much more surprised about, say, Manning than I am about the Moreno brothers. EDIT: On reading through this thread a second time, I do find it telling that in response to Jose asking "which four kingpins?" heyyoudvd posts a link that DOESN'T SAY WHAT FOUR KINGPINS. Oh well, c'est la vie.
    6 Points
  7. 6 Points
  8. b_m_b_m_b_m

    Al Franken 2020

    How about we concern ourselves with the fucking Governor races in Virginia and NJ this year, and state house/congressional/gubernatorial elections next year before we start thinking about 2020, mmk? Maaaaaybe democrats should pay attention to those.
    6 Points
  9. I'm sure the charges are 'Trumped up' garbage....
    6 Points
  10. Oh come on now. I may dislike Trump, but the man has nothing in common with Bane. Bane had a plan.
    5 Points
  11. Says the dude shitposting during work hours.
    5 Points
  12. Blue Angel doesn't understand because he doesn't get sick or vacation days from his shitty blue collar 9-5 M-F (and sometimes Saturday!) job.
    5 Points
  13. I know three people who went to protest today: one was a collegiate athlete, another is working on her PhD part-time, and the third attended the University of Chicago before going to Harvard Divinity School and joining Teach for America. Oh, and all three are my white-collar, full-time employed, co-workers. But you're right, those fucking lazy liberals with too much time on their hands. Edit ~ Oh and one of them is a white woman engaged to an Asian man. Thought you'd appreciate that little tidbit.
    5 Points
  14. Whether Bernie could or could not have won in a world where he won the democratic nomination seems like a pointless debate that cannot be won or lost because we can't change time to find out. If you're thinking "it makes sense that he would/would not because x, y, z" then let me remind you that you're talking about a public that just voted in Trump. No one should be feeling very confident in their internal model of the general public.
    5 Points
  15. 5 Points
  16. Hmm thread derailed on a joke. Should I keep it going or stew in it a while longer?
    5 Points
  17. Kal-El814

    Survival is stupid

    markot's word / rustle ratio is MLG pro tier. This is his world and we are merely living in it.
    5 Points
  18. Signifyin(g)Monkey

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    That is a simplistic analysis, especially since the last statement is true in only the most trivial, superfluous sense. By your logic here, the people suffering through the Great Depression in the 1930s who sought to address the ills the Depression brought through political and social reform were just deadbeats who should have just "shut up and worked harder", because they, in absolute terms, "still had it better than 99% of human history" up until that point. Prosperity in absolute terms is not what's important; prosperity in differential terms is. Humans only perceive things in differential terms. That's why it's important to society that each new generation do better than its parents. A rising standard of living for the newer generation is what provides relative stability to society, and stability is the foundation for prosperity sufficient enough to allow society to reproduce itself and continue. When the standard of living stops rising--for example, when people see their real wage growth stagnate and the portion of their income eaten up by interest rise continually, when they see their industries hollowed out and replaced by financial parasites, when they see their employment prospects dry up-- the social contract is undermined and you get societal decline and discord. In the worst case scenario, you get collapse, like the decline of the prosperous and enlightened Roman Empire into the dark ages of feudalism. The serfs working on the feudal lord's manor worked pretty darn hard, you know. Working themselves to death quicker didn't lift, and wouldn't have lifted, Europe out of the dark ages. Political reform (among other things) did.
    5 Points
  19. A politician is expected to back his donors.
    5 Points
  20. I agree wholeheartedly. They should be throwing Molotov cocktails instead.
    4 Points
  21. You act like it was insurmountable, it clearly wasn't. Maybe the explanation is as simple as most people didn't like Bernie.
    4 Points
  22. Maybe Obama met DVD in person, even I'd be anti-Semitic after that.
    4 Points
  23. I was in DC earlier today and it was easy to spot anyone who was there for the inauguration because it they looked like they were lost trying to find a Walmart.
    4 Points
  24. 4 Points
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  26. SFLUFAN

    New Logan Trailer

    "You know, X-23, we really are The Last of Us"
    4 Points
  27. SFLUFAN

    Fallout New Orleans: Pillars of Eternity

    Considering what Louisiana is like, I'd say this would no longer constitute fiction?
    4 Points
  28. Mr.Vic20

    Has anyone here ever quit smoking?

    I smoked from 14-30, I quit after my first child was born. I took the cold turkey route so I forced myself to get up every day and run. 3,500 miles later, I was not a smoker!
    4 Points
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  31. 4 Points
  32. Its all up to the Big N, and frankly I'd like them to prove all of us wrong!
    4 Points
  33. foosh

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    Lol...millenials being lazy. Let me know when you boomers pull 100hr weeks with no OT pay for 4 years straight.
    4 Points
  34. ByWatterson

    Obama cancels circuses before Trump takes over

    Yesssah, 'twas certainly the acme of the Lord's tragedies, when Maddie, our house slave, passed ohn. She bein' such a sweet gal, and had served ahs for so, so long. Mah grandaddy's mammy was huh best friend when she was but a young gal forced to scrub our floors fuh she finnda go to bed. She nevah complain much 'bout it, but did a right good job like the salt of the earth. House slave, sho', but they's might' been sisters!
    4 Points
  35. RedSoxFan9

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    The starting point is either the late 70s or early 80s, not 1985. You are a millennial
    4 Points
  36. caleb1915

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    no the problem is kids these days amirite like no generation before ever blamed kids for being lazy, incompetent, and shitty
    4 Points
  37. Jason

    Cnut is a man and her job as a nurse is a ruse.

    The story even has biggie and kittiekat.
    4 Points
  38. 3 Points
  39. Because of all the fake news making sure people had the idea that Bernie can't win firmly implanted in their heads. Self-fulfilling prophecy of the usual tactical voting/wanting to get to say you voted for the winner variety.
    3 Points
  40. ThreePi

    Al Franken 2020

    Vote for the comedian, not the joke. Al Franken, 2020.
    3 Points
  41. Lucian04

    Tripe / Counter-Tripe

    @legend @SFLUFAN
    3 Points
  42. He recently said that he "no longer considers himself to be an atheist" and that religion is "very important". Yep, he's running for office!
    3 Points
  43. Both videos shown in this thread by heyyoudvd illustrate one thing; if you want to like or hate something you see what you want to see to achieve that feeling. Do I think the prequels are secretly brilliant? No. I think they had a good core theme, but were poorly executed on every level. That's not secretly brilliant. That's one man's pride ruining his own vision. Did Force Awakens borrow from the original trilogy? Yes. So did PM. Tatooine, found a young skywalker to train, C3PO & R2D2, the wise old jedi dies at the end, skywalker flies a fighter to hit the weakpoint of an enemy station to win the day. The Force Awakens had too many lucky coincidences and a lack of explanation for things? Ah, just like the previous 6 films. While racing home Leia gets captured in orbit of the planet where Obi-wan who has been in hiding for decades is holed up. Droids that we find out after 6 total films have managed to survive for over 40 years, more than 20 of those being during periods of war, both with ties to the Lord of Sith that also happens to be the father of the two that became the most prominent figures in the rebellion to topple his empire. The droids were sold to Luke who knew who Obi-wan was, and whom Obi-wan was watching over, and not somebody random with no knowledge of who he is that Obi-wan didn't care about. Luke just suddenly has built his own lightsaber without even having one to reverse engineer. Child Anakin through sheer buffoonery flies into the enemy control ship and accidentally fires missiles that blow up the core and winning the battle. Qui Gon finds somebody selling a hyperdrive for a Naboo ship on his first try. Luke can't see when trying to land on Degobah, and he fortunately does not sheer the ship apart on trees, or crash into solid ground, and manages the land a couple kilometers at worst from Yoda's home instead of clear on the other side of the planet. Luke being able to pull his lightsaber from snow using the force without training, seeing such a feat done before, or even knowing it was possible. Leia with no force training can suddenly sense Luke hanging upside down. ..and many more. But clearly the guy watched Force Awakens, which is why after seeing Ray beat a couple guys with a staff, and seeing that storm troopers get melee weapon training, the youtuber deems it impossible for either Ray or Fin to be even serviceable with a lightsaber. Han Solo wasn't in the same system as Jaku by chance, he detected the Milenium Falcon once it was reactivated. He didn't even know they came from Jaku until they told him. That's the whole reason he went to Maz, to get a clean ship the First Order couldn't track, like they themselves were able to. Why is there a map with a dotted line to Skywalker? Maybe because as it was mentioned in the movie that people have been looking for Luke since he left. Given a decade of searching, I'm sure enough pieces of the puzzle could be found to create a map. Luke too was searching for something. That action can leave a trail. The guy can make assumptions on how Luke, Han, and Leia would have acted between VI and VII based on their assumption of the characters, but need everything in VII to be spelled out, and when it is spelled out wasn't paying attention. So, "coincidence" or setting an expectation not even the original 6 could meet?
    3 Points
  44. Strong characters is exactly why I think TFA is an excellent film why I didn't love Rogue One. I really enjoyed my time with Rey, Finn, Kylo, and Poe, and look forward to seeing more of them. I will completely agree that it doesn't take it's time as much as Ep 4, but I still think it does pretty effective character work in a limited time. Rogue One, on the other hand, didn't do much for anyone other than Jynn. I think they told a fine story, and I think there's plenty to like in Rogue One over TFA, but ultimately it was the emphasis on characters that primarily makes TFA a better movie in my estimation. The best moments in TFA are those character moments. It's Poe wise cracking to Kylo, Finn pulling Rey along, Kylo losing control, Han and Leia reuniting, Han's death, Rey coming into her own. I think the reason that TFA echos so much of Ep 4 is that it can use that template as shorthand so it can spend more time with these characters. I think it's also worth mentioning that, like every great action movie, TFA does a lot of character work during action scenes. Rey and Finn come together in the Falcon's escape, Rey and Kylo's fight scenes aren't great fights because of the choreography, but because of what we're discovering about the characters as they progress. The action in Rogue One is probably more thrilling than that in TFA, but it's more meaningful in TFA. Also, we can't forget that TFA continues the story of the OT, and I think it does well with those characters. Leia's finally in charge, her relationship with Han feels naturally distant, their son meaningfully conflicted. TFA sends Han off in a powerful way that will have emotional resonance in the coming films. The story of Star Wars isn't simply about rebelling against a superior force, but about family and loss and the unlikely bonds that form in meeting a common foe. TFA does well in that regard, and arguably goes too far in ignoring the larger picture in service of those characters. Still, I enjoyed Rogue One, and while I'm excited for Ep 8, I'm also glad that Disney knows that Star Wars isn't just one thing. It doesn't all have to be Skywalker family drama and lightsaber battles. These first few spinoff films are keeping things close to the familiar, but I think they show a willingness to deviate from the standard Star Wars story in ways the prequels never did. I'm rather happy with Disney's stewardship of Star Wars, and while I think we all anticipate some occasional struggles, I look forward to what else they have in store.
    3 Points
  45. MarSolo

    Trump wants military parades

    Let me know when we can start throwing Kindles into the fire?
    3 Points
  46. apoc81

    Survival is stupid

    Everything is fucking stupid to you. You're sickening, it's why nobody here can stand you.
    3 Points
  47. RedSoxFan9

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    Spanish women? I bet you would be pissed if you wound up with a Portuguese woman.
    3 Points
  48. Xbob42

    Reggie Confirms No Friend Codes on Switch

    "Instead of a friend code system, we're implementing the "use your cell phone and then pay us money, asshole" system."
    3 Points
  49. -Chris

    Millenials are fucked [nsfw]

    BlueAngel has said he doesn't 'believe' in interracial marriage and that he'd be disappointed if his son was gay, so I think we can comfortably slide him down the evolutionary latter to something beneath millennial.
    3 Points
  50. Mr.Vic20

    Cnut is a man and her job as a nurse is a ruse.

    Impressive and still a better plot then Lost!
    3 Points