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  1. TRUMP Thread

    Not true... Most of my staunchly Republican relatives would always respond to me saying "your president" in reference to Obama by saying, "I didn't vote for him, he's not my President." True (except these idiots don't reflect the entire left)...
  2. TRUMP Thread

    Yeah, because conservatives were totally accepting of Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012....
  3. Books/Reading Thread

    Didn't get much reading done between October and December due to the insane amount of work I was dealing with. During my travels in September I read "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis and "Master Switch" by Tim Wu. Enjoyed Lewis's book as usual; Master Switch less so. Just started reading "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Only a chapter but really enjoying it.
  4. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Didn't Trump say something about knowing the best people who could do a much better job at running things than Obama and his incompetent cabinet? If I had to grade the nominees based on their hearing performances, Matthis would probably be Trump's best pick. Betsy DeVose, Trump's pick Secretary of Education, is clearly his worst. The woman knows absolutely nothing about education and only has the job because she donated millions to Trump's campaign.
  5. VR Gaming Thread

    Thanks for the catch.... Had multiple browser tabs open, copied the wrong one... Fixed now.
  6. VR Gaming Thread

    It will likely be years before I jump into this technology, but it is interesting watching the development of VR as a viable consumer product. Figured this thread could serve as a good place to discuss VR gaming and games people would like to see. I came across this article today and fully agree that a remake of the PC game Tie Fighter (and the less popular but equally enjoyable X-Wing) for VR would be amazing. It feels as though many type of gaming genres could see rejuvenation through VR. Flight simulators, aerial combat, racing, simulation building games (SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, etc) - all could see a resurgence if VR takes off. Part of the reason I play less games of late is that they all feel so similar. Feels like there's very little variety outside of the shooting, sandbox, and mobile-puzzle games.
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  8. US Politics/Elections Thread

    No, what I'm saying is that I don't accept things as fact because someone on the Internet who can't provide an ounce of proof or documentation says something is true. Nor do I accept the characterizations from someone who seems incapable of arguing without resorting to ad hominem and personal attacks.
  9. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Well, if we are agreed that allegations against Clinton relating to sexual assault weren't known to the general public prior to him being elected, then fine. As for rumours of Clinton sexually assaulting a woman from 1969 that have been confined to the campus and alumni of Oxford, sorry, I just don't buy it. With the sheer volume of attack books that came out against Clinton in the 1990s and early 2000s from the conservative right, it's astounding to me that such a bombshell would stayburieduntil the mid 2000s. There is nothing to corroborate those accounts anywhere. You can say that some things don't get accountedfor online, but in a world where David Cameron fuckinga pig's head gets revealed it's unrealistic for me to believe that the allegations against Clinton werefloating around Oxford campus for so long and would remainallusive to Clinton's enemiesfor all those years. In other words, I just don't believe you.
  10. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Again, none of this applies to the comments directed at Apollo. I asserted that none of the allegations against Clinton in regards to sexual assault came out until after he was elected President. In the context of such allegations known to the greater public, this is still true. The oxford allegations did not come out to the public at large until the early 2000s.
  11. US Politics/Elections Thread

    But that's different than the assertion that allegationsof Clinton sexually assaulting a girl in 1969 have, as you stated, "followed him his whole life." No allegations against Clinton were known to anyone in the public until a right-leaning website named Capital Hill Blue reported it (and was picked up by WaPo in 2004), using a unnamed state department official as their source. Neither the supposed victim nor her family nor anyone known to hermade the allegation publicly or have ever made a statement.
  12. US Politics/Elections Thread

    How do you know that people at Oxford, after the Lewinsky debacle, would have known about the supposed rumours around Clinton's departure from Oxford? What is your basis for this? And yes, while I agree not a record of everything, you would think that if these allegations were known as well as you say they are, how is there no record of it anywhere prior to 2004?
  13. Asking out a girl

    Invite her to something you were going to do anyway. That way if she turns you down it's not a big deal, but if she says yes, you know she's interested and probably likes you. Or learn from Seinfeld and bet her on something you know you're going to lose (and the loser buys dinner).
  14. US Politics/Elections Thread

    Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence... One wonders if Snowden wishes he stayed in the US. I have no doubt that had he stayed and faced the music Obama would have either commuted his time or given him a pardon.