The Joy

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  1. The Joy added a post in a topic Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali   

    You said "repairing our relationship with the average middle-easterner" and then "the civilized world." Frankly, I don't think those are quite the same. And while I agree with kabs point, I don't think the actual civilized world would really much care if we had to bomb Iran's weapon sites.
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  2. The Joy added a post in a topic Overall are you happy with the current state of gaming?   

    Couldn't be happier.
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  3. The Joy added a post in a topic Just 26 percent of U.S. national security workers believe that the Iran nuclear deal is good for America   

    That's not how surveys work (and yes, your title was incredibly misleading).  You don't pick a random survey (that isn't a proper sample) and say "well, prove the [bad] sample is actually unrepresentative!"  It's unrepresentative by definition.
    And the survey questions aren't really leading.  Leading would be "You support the Iran deal, don't you?"  They're just laying out what the deal is.  That doesn't presuppose it'll work, it's just laying out the terms of the deal.
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  4. The Joy added a post in a topic Are Fan Theories Destroying Film Discussion?   

    Just feels like people being condescending to others who aren't "enjoying movies properly." It's harmless fun (and note that I couldn't care less about all the "fan theories").
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  5. The Joy added a post in a topic Well hi thar   

    TNG was Picard, right? I feel like my mother was a fan of those when they were on, so that feels to me like the quintessential Trek.
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  6. The Joy added a post in a topic New Zealand's new flag will be...   

    Except, of course, for the black flag itself - the Jolly Roger.
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  7. The Joy added a post in a topic Bond Author Accused of Racism for Suggesting Idris Elba Shouldn't Be Bond   

    I personally think lynching is the worst kind of racism, but we can disagree there.
    However, I certainly don't think you can say it is "definitely" coded racism when he picked a black man as well.  You don't know why he said what he did, because you're not him (neither, for that matter, do I, but I'm not saying what it definitely was or definitely was not - there's a good Mr. Pink speech on this point).  But given what we know, "definitely" is a huge stretch.
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  8. The Joy added a post in a topic Well hi thar   

    I was trying on mobile and it just kept freaking out and putting in random people.
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  9. The Joy added a post in a topic Well hi thar   

    Okay, I tried long enough to get the mentions to work. I give up. Jason (as resident Star Trek nerd), if/when you read this (or someone else similarly situated), I've never watched any Star Trek, and it's all now on Netflix. Should I just start from the very beginning, or is it too camp at this point?
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  10. The Joy added a post in a topic Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali   

    Honestly, this is something I really could not care less about.
    But given that, if it makes some of the Alaskan natives happy, then it works for me. McKinley wasn't exactly a memorable president, anyway.
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  11. The Joy added a post in a topic How should game scores be assigned in reviews?   

    I actually like the old-school 10 point scale, but I admit I'm something of a relic in this regard.
    I just like the ability to quickly compare games against one another, as problematic as that can be sometimes.
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  12. The Joy added a post in a topic Why do people support Donald Trump?   

    It's entirely relevant, because your question was overly simplistic and it demonstrates why.  I've posted enough about this overly pedantic argument though, and it seems like misfit isn't really interested in it either, so I'll just leave it at that.
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  13. The Joy added a post in a topic Why do people support Donald Trump?   

    Like I said before, it's not breaking it down into its component parts (so no, you wouldn't see it on a website), but it's not incorrect.
    I describe a dissent as telling the majority it fucked up. That's a correct description, even if a website wouldn't use it.
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  14. The Joy added a post in a topic Why do people support Donald Trump?   

    Yeah, I'm still not seeing it. It just felt like you two were being unfair, in my opinion.
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  15. The Joy added a post in a topic Reporter and photographer are shot and killed during live shot (video)   

    Explains the American Revolution. 
    Although the helmet catch shows he has a sense of humor.
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