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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,515 (as of April 7, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
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      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. When I say efficiency, I'm referring to saving people's lives. The idea is that making the entire system more efficient means that you'll be able to provide better care to more people and thus, save more people's lives.
  2. The premise of conservatism is that government is an inherently inefficient means through which an economy allocates its resources. By inserting government into the transaction, you are removing the forces of supply and demand from the equation because it is no longer a voluntary exchange of goods and services between the buyer the seller. This intrinsically leads to inefficiency in the system, which results in inferior products at higher prices. Conservatives aren't trying to be callous or to screw people over; they believe that healthcare abides by the same market forces as any other good or service and so they believe that allowing free market capitalism to control the industry is not only more moral (because it functions via a willing exchange rather than via government compulsion), but that it's also more pragmatic, as it will lower costs, make healthcare more readily available to a greater number of people, and it will improve the quality of the service. Conservatives oppose single payer healthcare for the same reason that they oppose Venezuela's economy. One is a far more extreme example than the other, but the underlying principle is the same - government intervention in an economic transaction worsens that transaction. A little intervention is a little bad. A lot of intervention is a lot bad.
  3. I'm not trying to have the moral high ground; I already have it. I'm one of the few people on this board that actually engages in intellectual discussions. Most of the people here are just partisan hacks who will attack and berate anyone and anything that doesn't conform to what's acceptable within their echo chamber. On top of that, unlike so many others here, I never initiate insults. If I dislike an argument, I may call the argument dumb but I don't engage in ad hominem attacks unless someone has already thrown a barrage at me first. I like to debate issues and explain ideas. Sadly, the same cannot be said of most of the regulars here. Also, your argument that my posts are poor because they frequently consist of someone's tweet - is an especially dishonest assertion, given that prior to the "you posts tweets" criticism, the #1 criticism directed at me was "you post walls of text". I was often posting in-depth explanations of conservative perspectives and of my views and reasoning on many different topics, and what was the response each time? To ignore my post, label it a "wall of text" (even though I always used plenty of proper spacing and paragraphs to make it easily legible), and then to throw more insults at me. Well, if people here don't have the willingness to read explanations of views that differ from their own, then I'll have to present them in 140 character snippets so that these individuals don't have any excuses as to why they're not reading viewpoints outside of their own echo chamber.
  4. Oh, so the cutoff is greater than 5 years but less than 9 years. You'll have to specify where that cutoff lies. Is it 8 years? 7 years? 6.5 years? Please be specific!
  5. It's only compelling to those who don't understand the premise of conservatism and why conservatives promote capitalism. The argument is effective because it's an appeal to emotion. It's a "Think of the children!" type argument that uses emotion instead of pragmatism.
  6. How long ago did Mitt Romney run for president? How long ago was he governor? In a world of 4 year political cycles, a decade is absolutely not a long time, especially when the individual continues to get media coverage and continues to be a household name. I hate arguments like this because they demonstrate that you simply don't understand conservatism. The notion that conservatives let people die so that they can save a few bucks on their tax return - is a complete misunderstanding of the entire ideology of conservatism and what it strives to accomplish.
  7. Do you even know what a meme is? Sharing someone else's views is not a meme...
  8. He ran for president, he headed the DNC, and he was the longtime governor of Vermont. He's clearly a big figure in the Democratic party, so it's just silly to brush him aside as though he doesn't matter.
  9. Exhibit A. See, this post is amazing because it accomplishes two things: 1. It proves exactly what I said above. 2. It demonstrates that you have no understanding of what the 'snowflake' idea refers to, and you're just using the term because you like memes.
  10. That's the standard operating procure around here. 1. Ignore the conservative's arguments. 2. Personally insult him again and and again with every childish remark you can think of, and do it every single time he tries to promote any conservative views. 3. After months of withstanding these personal insults, the second the conservative responds with one of his own insults, yell "Aha, you engage in personal insults too! You're a hypocrite!!!" 4. When the conservative tries to explain that he's just trying to have an intellectual conversation and only resorted to that after literally months of being on the receiving end of this childish intellectual dishonesty, call him a crybaby and post some memes to try to impress your fellow CEB leftists. I've been down that road many times. That's how it always goes with political discussions here.
  11. It's cute that I have a stalker.
  12. Between the first two episodes and the previews for what's coming, this season has a very different feel than we've seen in years. It almost feels like the early David Tenant years, in that it's back to being really British and really weird. I think it was around Season 5 when the show took a dramatic turn from being a low budget, almost Flash Gordon style campy sci-fi with a heavily British twist, to being a more modern style of sci-fi. I think that started around season 5 (along with a big improvement to the special effects) and it ramped up even further once Capaldi took over. Anyways, this season is feeling like a return to the old style of the show.
  13. Looks like Dean's doubling down on his stupidity.