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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 29, 2020, 03:03:45 PM »

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Jump & Trick Demos / Useful/fun DM6 jump - Ambush person getting quad
« on: September 23, 2020, 09:43:42 PM »
This is probably not new, but I can't remember seeing anybody doing it in game. Kinda useful, though would probably take some practice to get reliably.

Edit: The jump uses the bottom little box that can be used to jump up to chaingun, along the wall there. Instead of jumping towards chain, you double-jump towards the quad area, and you can get on top of the little moving wall and can be above whoever happens to be using the ladder to leave the quad area.

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Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:23:57 PM »

https://twitter.com/NickClairmont1/status/1305944675925340161

Regarding the Sturgis thing:


https://www.facebook.com/scibabe/posts/1979465612190204

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I have to admit when I was wrong. I’m not sure how many cases of covid are attributable directly to the Sturgis rally, and I don’t think we ever will, but Dr. Jha’s skepticism and analysis seems apt.

That being said... going to a Smash Mouth concert anytime after 2005, never mind during a pandemic, seems like a bad idea.

Twitter post referenced:


https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1303536487259148291

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:15:02 PM »

https://twitter.com/ksemamajama/status/1305653729933307905

I saw a post on NPR's Facebook page about this. NPR's Facebook page is generally about 90% lefties vs righties (at least). The majority of the posts there were supporting the cop shooting the guy in this instance.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 12, 2020, 11:04:47 PM »
Why?

"Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA"

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Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, says in an email to NPR that Legates has, throughout his career, "misrepresented the science of climate change, serving as an advocate for polluting interests as he dismisses and downplays the impacts of climate change."

Mann adds: "At a time when those impacts are playing out before our very eyes in the form of unprecedented wildfires out West and super-storms back East, I cannot imagine a more misguided decision than to appoint someone like Legates to a position of leadership at an agency that is tasked with assessing the risks we face from extreme weather events."

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/12/912301325/longtime-climate-science-denier-hired-at-noaa

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 12, 2020, 10:04:24 PM »



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Politics / Re: 9/11
« on: September 11, 2020, 07:02:42 AM »

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 08:01:09 PM »
You see that effort you put into playing devil's advocate for something really, really, really dumb said by CNN?

I thought I was pointing out how that Fox segment was being misleading by not accurately portraying what the CNN segment they were mocking was actually about (Conservative talk radio).

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 07:59:18 PM »
Why do you feel too uninformed to have an opinion on CRT? We've been talking about it for months here....

Well, if it actually has any merit, I wouldn't find it here, right? From what I've heard about it, or excerpts from interviews and whatnot that are said to be connected to it, it sounds fairly ludicrous to me. But, I still don't want to settle on how I feel about it before I feel like I understand it from those who support it and those who are against it.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 07:34:35 PM »
Video

The CNN quote was "entire media companies essentially exist to tear down Joe Biden" (I don't know which "media companies" they were referring to), and they concluded that the same cannot be said for Trump. Then the Fox presenters say "How can anyone say there aren't any anti-Trump networks with a straight face". Maybe the difference isn't that big, but it doesn't sound like the exact same thing to me. Being an anti-Trump news network is not the same as existing solely to be anti-Trump. I'd like to see who the CNN guy, Stelter, was referring to.

Looking into this further... it sounds like the CNN segment was talking about AM talk radio, or other Conservative talk radio channels, not traditional news sources like TV, etc.

The Fox News clip cuts off the initial CNN clip about two seconds before this chyron would have floated across the screen: "Vile Anti-Biden Rhetoric on Right-Wing Talk Radio". There was also a Fox news chyron of their own blocking the CNN chyron; it's hard to imagine this wasn't intentional. If the CNN chyron was displayed, the actual context for the CNN segment would have been clear and it would also have been pretty clear that Gutfeld was taking the CNN segment out of that context.

Later in this extended CNN clip, the black woman, Erin Haines, even elaborates how she's talking about people who are not being exposed to this "traditional, legacy media". She's referring to online sources.

Here's a more-complete clip of the CNN segment that Fox shared, and also a lengthier segment on CNN going into AM talk radio, and other Conservative talk radios shows/channels and how they've been speaking about Biden. The lengthier clip seems to have preceded the clip Gutfeld shared based on the timestamps in the bottom right corner:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/08/11/cnns_brian_stelter_there_are_no_anti-trump_news_outlets.html

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 06:38:57 PM »
Name one fucking institution that is forcing people to admit the divinity of Jesus Christ. (Or anything remotely SIMILAR.)

I guess you've decided that this is the standard that must be met to say that religious indoctrination is worse than CRT. Religious indoctrination is a significant factor in why conspiracy theories are embraced so widely in this country. Embracing a reality with no evidence to support it, because you have "faith" (belief without evidence), sets one up to believe bullshit pseudoscience that ultimately ends up harming people. Religious belief is probably the biggest obstacle holding back progress and advancement in the US in the fields of science, medicine, and probably some social issues too.

Because from where I'm sitting, within every discussion you've participated in on here about politics or the trends in social justice activism, you've tip-toed right over having any personal scrutiny for it like it's a sleeping tiger.

I don't feel I know enough about CRT - all of what it entails, if there are any actual reasoned arguments behind it, etc. - to have formed an opinion on it, so I don't speak in detail about it. I'm aware that it's a thing, and I'm aware that it's a controversial thing, and I may have some very superficial understanding of it, but not enough.

Sorry for the slow replies... I don't really enjoy having these conversations in this format (old-school style message boards).

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 07:39:43 AM »
Why do I have any confidence that [RvW is] safe?

Well?? You're the one that apparently said, with confidence, that it's not going anywhere. Why are you convinced of that? Don't deflect.


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 10, 2020, 07:38:16 AM »
It's already happening RIGHT FUCKING NOW, during the presidency of what CNN, NPR, and Snopes keeps calling a closet white supremacist.

Aaaand? Teachers are pushing young earth creationism somewhere in the US as we speak, in a public school... Does that mean that it's the official curriculum anywhere? No... Where is CRT the official curriculum in a public school currently? Are these isolated incidents, a la the young earth creationism being taught, that you're referring to?

If it's happening under Trump without him initiating it, what the hell makes you think Biden or Harris would have any control over it either?

What makes you think it's going to increase dramatically if Biden is president vs Trump? When has Biden advocated for CRT being taught in schools?

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:46:58 PM »
Roe vs Wade has ZERO chance of being overturned. The republicans are afraid to even SPEAK against the radical left, and you think they'll do THAT? Pass that Cali medical bud bro, must be good.

States have already tried to get the SC to hear cases regarding it, but they refused for whatever reason. I'm not certain about Gorsuch, but Kavanaugh would likely vote to overturn RvW if given the chance. Thomas would likely vote to overturn it, and I'm not sure what Roberts would do. Take away a pro-choice justice in RBG and replace with a very conservative justice, which is a certainty if Trump gets another pick, and RvW is 100% in jeopardy. Why on earth would you have any confidence that it's safe?

Trump is calling out, by name, the "radical left" on an almost daily basis. Hasn't he spoken at pro-life events, which I believe I read was the first time a president has done such a thing. Trump is courting Evangelicals, and one of their biggest, if not THE biggest issue, is abortion. Trump and his ilk are rich and can get abortions for their mistresses or wives regardless of legality, so they don't care if it goes bye bye.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 09, 2020, 07:41:54 PM »
If it's happening under Trump without him initiating it, what the hell makes you think Biden or Harris would have any control over it either?

And religious indoctrination is happening as well, which is worse, and much more widespread. Religion cannot be questioned because it is divinely inspired and therefore infallible and unquestionable. CRT can always be scrutinized further and will regardless of who's in office.

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