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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:25:21 PM »
U fink maybe Trump is so good at the words?

Trump has the best words.

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You heard me.

Who are the criminal invaders that you are talking about?

He's obviously talking about the descendants of European migrants. Who behaved much worse than Mexicans do today. Even though the biggest part of the holocaust on the native Americans was unintentional (the spread of disease the natives weren't resistant to), there's still an enormous amount of incidents of vicious brutality and cruelty. Mexican migrants aren't acting like that, though they are also obviously not moving into a post-apocalyptic wasteland like the Europeans were.

You can't take the stance that today's Mexican migrants include criminal scum without also recognizing that the dominant ethnic group in the U.S. was collectively responsible for much worse than anything the Mexicans do today without being a hypocrite. Of course, Trump can take that stance because he's a completely ignorant moron whose entire concept of world history probably goes "something something middle ages, America is settled by real people, America wins WW2, the Trump is born, Obama is a piece of crap, America is Great Again".

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Yeah, and it really didn't work out like planned. :)


And really, to clean up Gotham, couldn't Batman just let Superman take over for about a week? No offense to Batman...but just look at Metropolis compared to Gotham!!

But then, imagine what would happen if Batman had to protect Metropolis while Superman cleaned up Gotham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeT1t0lQn5Q

It might just be better to leave things as they are.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:43:21 AM »
So now that Trump has accomplished peace with NK, something good no other president has even ever tried to do, that's pretty good right?

Liberals will never give him credit for anything.

I cannot wait to see the reaction when he wins again next time.

Obama's deal with Iran was a much more substantial deal than what Trump got out of North Korea. Republicans were still mad about that. If Obama had made a deal with Iran as terrible as the one Trump did with North Korea, Republicans would have had their heads explode or something.

Just imagine: The U.S. withdraws stuff from the Middle East and agrees to stop bothering Iran, Iran agrees to "work towards" not acquiring nukes. As the cherry on top, Obama would salute a member of the Republican Guard, and laud the ayatollahs as great people.

By your definition, that's a win.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:24:02 PM »
because 'traditional alliances and international relations' have been conducive to peace. Right.

Yes, exactly! After all, we are currently living in the most peaceful era in human history, but Trump is acting to undermine some of the institutions that made that peace possible. He's pretty much taking the 1920s approach to international relations.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:30:44 PM »
^^^ I agree with you on it being both unlikely and undeserved, but I did read that it was mentioned.

It was in the news here today, actually. A couple of the most right-wing politicians in our most right-wing party (which would probably put them somewhere left of center in the U.S.) were making that suggestion, and pretty much everyone else was either saying they didn't think the results warranted the prize, or basically laughing at it.

It's basically just politicians trying to back up similar politicians. Rather like I doubt anyone that isn't already a Trumpist in the U.S. would mention nominating him for it for this. If anything, considering that he's doing a good job breaking down traditional alliances and international relations in general, he should get the anti-peace prize.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:00:17 PM »
Would you expect the North Korean media to say anything else? I’m cognizant of the chance of Trump’s Tweeting in anger sabotaging things, but we’ll see. His name is being floated as a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. That’s may be enough to keep him focused on making nice.

Trump getting the Nobel Peace Prize for this would be even worse than when Obama got it. And given the people who sit on that committee, he's extremely unlikely to get it given what he's done so far. Since the prize winner for the year is announced in early October, that's about four months' worth of motivation to play nice, at best.

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ICT / Re: MCU Thanos and Thor vs. DCEU Superman and Wonder Woman
« on: June 05, 2018, 10:33:54 AM »
Thanos with NO stones has literally 0 known feats, right?

My impression was that he needed to specifically activate the stones to do anything with them. So basically anything he did that where he didn't make a fist with the Gauntlet was his own power. Stuff like beating up the Hulk, or anything that showcases his durability is pretty straightforward. The Gauntlet didn't seem to amp his stats or anything like that, as it did in the comics, and activating its power required closing his hand.

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ICT / Re: Rhino vs Bane
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:34:26 PM »
here's Griffin whos an 90 tonner pushing the car down against spidey with all his strength and spidey still holding his own

this is from 2017 spidey comic

https://imgur.com/a/evhmBxQ
https://imgur.com/a/mVk5xHo

You do realize that truck hardly weighs 90 tons? No matter how strong he is is, without some additional telekinesis-style ability or being glued to the ground, the amount of force he can bring to bear on Spider-Man from that position is limited by the mass of the objects involved.

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Superman was doing things he wasn't before -- super-speed, freeze breath. He didn't do anything that looked more impressive than what he's done before apart from that. Carrying an apartment block without it just breaking apart under its own weight just looked cheesy.

With Wonder Woman, her big deal seemed to be the bracelet strike, which she was trying to do against Superman in JL. Other than that, some of the things she did in her solo movie seemed situation-specific; i.e. she could capture Ares' lightning and hurl it back, but she probably can't just do that with lightning in general. The same might be true with other stuff she did there; that she has the ability to counter specific characters like Greek gods especially well.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:22:48 PM »
This was a pretty neat summary of just how awful Trump's economic policies are.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/23/how-trumps-obsession-with-china-could-turn-america-into-japan-218320

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Today, Japan muddles along, thanks to a high-savings culture and deep social safety nets. But could most U.S. households withstand 10 to 20 years of negligible growth and flat wages? The United States might have a hard time keeping it together in the event of a lost decade. Taxes have already been slashed, and there’s little scope to cut borrowing costs. The risks would seem less dire if Trump weren’t dragging America back to 1985 to beat a China gearing up for 2025. The way Trump is going, “great” is destined to refer to America’s debt burden, the magnitude of the asset-market correction to come, and the gap between the 1 percent and everyone else. We’ve seen this movie before. It doesn’t require Japanese subtitles to know it could end badly for Trump’s America.

He's basically made an economic program composed of the worst of both parties, along with the terrible he brings on his own.

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While we wait for more news, we should all give out some thoughts and prayers, and remember that we shouldn't politicize a tragedy like this by talking about the bad politics that led to it happening. This is a time for thoughts and prayers.

https://www.thoughtsandprayersthegame.com/
That's exactly what this country will do and continue to do after even more kids kill kids. The gun lobby won't let congress pass anything, the manufacturing companies won't stop, the NRA won't stop, and the budget for the military will not go down one cent.

So that's all anyone has left, thoughts and prayers. There's not thing one anyone can do about it.

You're right. It's a disease.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-o9pwWUzz0&feature=youtu.be&t=13

And sure it can be fixed. Just get enough people on board and do what they did in Australia.

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While we wait for more news, we should all give out some thoughts and prayers, and remember that we shouldn't politicize a tragedy like this by talking about the bad politics that led to it happening. This is a time for thoughts and prayers.

https://www.thoughtsandprayersthegame.com/

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Debate / Re: Joy Reid : Hypocritical Homophobic Hack?
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:08:59 PM »
Trying to say it was a "hack" is beyond stupid. Of course, lies like that is the fashionable thing in American politics now.

Skimming over the actual "homophobic" comments there were dug up, I didn't quite get what was awful about them. She was basically saying that straight people get grossed out by looking at gay sex and that gay marriage was a stupid political issue to focus on. Seems mostly like a case of thoughtpolicing the past from a present perspective.
https://twitter.com/Jamie_Maz/status/986674364979523597

This is just layer on layer of stupid nonsense.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
Well, the new embassy's going fine with having numerous deaths going on and the US not getting a damn thing out of it.

And let's see how North Korea is going.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/387800-north-korea-threatens-to-cancel-meeting-with-trump-report

Hm. Just like every time NK wants to talk peace they pull this...and the Trump administration was surprised. But hey, let's give this man a Nobel Peace Prize. :)


It wouldn't surprise me if North Korea set up fake peace talks just so they could pull out later because of Trump and damage him even more internationally.

Damage him internationally? He just launched a torpedo to the potential for negotiating with North Korea by proving that the U.S. can't be trusted by pulling out of the deal with Iran (that Iran was upholding). Then the U.S. exercise along with South Korea is making a show of force.

From a negotiating perspective, that means that North Korea has little reason to trust Trump, while he's obviously trying to bully them around. That's a way of pushing them to the table to negotiate if that's their safest option, but it's also a good way to push them away from the table, to procrastinate and delay, or to stick to symbolic measures over real ones, just to give Trump some nice photo opportunities.

And in another international deal, Trump is proving he's not afraid of being the cause of bloodshed, with dozens killed and hundreds wounded thanks to moving an embassy to satisfy a bunch of true believers.

No one needs to "damage" Trump internationally, he's doing that fine on his own. The U.S. is actually threatening to sanction European countries for *not* breaking a deal that everyone else was upholding. The U.S. is threatening to launch an idiotic trade war with both China and the EU.

Now that John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are in, we're likely to see a lot more stuff like that. At this rate, at the end of the Trump regime, he'll probably have succeeded at making China the leading world power in international affairs solely by making the U.S. look completely untrustworthy and irresponsible.

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