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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:55:51 PM »
Who wants, or demands, special privileges for their irrational beliefs? Mostly Christians here (but this would apply to other religions as well). Who wants to be able to congregate in churches right now, despite the Covid-19 situation, and who believe that God will protect them? Who is then going to get sick and spread this disease around to other people who don't also go to those same churches, and will potentially have to face shortages of ventilators because of these people's foolishness? It certainly won't just be Christians. Which side of the political aisle do you think every last one of those people reside on? Religious beliefs are such a hindrance to improving the actual quality of life in this country in so many ways.

Okay. And what would your long term solution to this problem be? What would fix this problem permanently?

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:22:13 AM »
In other words you think Christians should say, "Yeah, we read the bible, but we think it's bullshit... and we dunno why we keep doing it. Eh, Whatever." :dohdohdoh:

I don't understand your constant preoccupation with Christians. Maybe they have special interest groups trying to oppress women by keeping abortion illegal... but other than that, they really aren't influencing enough things to regard them as often as you do.

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: April 19, 2020, 03:07:55 AM »

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: April 18, 2020, 03:54:36 AM »

1v1 and TDM Demos / Re: 2017 TS 20th anniv NA finals (online)
« on: April 17, 2020, 04:27:54 AM »
Suppressing your shitty ego-maniac traits during one messageboard "performance" is not the same as changing them. :zzz: Lest we forget the mouse thread where thou didst regail us lowly peons with an upturnt nose.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: April 16, 2020, 11:39:18 PM »

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 16, 2020, 11:22:19 PM »
Can anyone figure out why someone would put this on YouTube? I don't understand the point they're trying to make. Maybe the message is very weak and conveyed so poorly that it's difficult to grasp.

That she's dumb?

But it's also the home builders being pretty fucking dumb too. They're putting those things in places where they have no business putting them simply because they can charge more for them, and they get better deals and perks from suppliers for buying so many of them. My house has one. I'M ON A FUCKING SEPTIC TANK! You don't put a bunch of food waste into your septic system. Smaller amounts is fine, but that's like the little bits of shit that get caught in a wire strainer over the disposal. You DO NOT dump all your leftovers into the sink and then grind it up after every meal, you're gonna clog your septic system. It's about as bad as using large quantities of bleach in a sink or tub on a septic system. The chlorine kills the organisms that break down the waste in the septic tank. And then shit just piles in and piles in until it clogs and then one day you're washing clothes and they come out smelling like shit and stained brown because the septic system backed up into your washer. >:( If you ask me, there needs to be class action suits against builders who insist on installing these fucking things on septic systems that require pumping far too often.

Rant over.

I dunno if this will keep the undocumented immigrants fed, but it'll sure keep the people working for Western Union fed as they wire all the money back to Mexico. :teef:

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:22:45 AM »
I feel like I should be paying tuition for this marvelous education.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:59:33 PM »
Last I heard, Biden was gonna pick Warren as his VP. She's a fuckin dope. But she's not an ignorant CUNT like Abrams. Or maybe she is.... because now that I think about it a little more, yeah, she is. Either way, I hate Warren less.

NC swings either way a bunch. I think you're right for this year though. They should be a red state.

I exaggerated with "all" of it, but I certainly don't share the optimism of those who are convinced that "the blue wave is coming".

Not as much as you might think. NC almost mirrors GA in Dem vs Rep votes for president, but is more on the Democrat side by about 2 extra percent. Still, the last time NC electors voted for a Democrat president since before you were born was Barack Obama in 08.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 14, 2020, 09:09:21 PM »
Eh, I dunno. I'd guess something similar, although a few more states would be red of course. Like I already said, probably Georgia. Georgia has been steadily Republican since 1972, the only exceptions since then being when a southern Democrats like Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton was running. Although since W Bush left office in 2008, (when things were in the fucking toilet, everybody out of work, people getting foreclosed on left and right) we've risen from a low 40% Democrat vote to mid-40% Democrat vote. It's getting slimmer, but according to this, Obama's first term was the high for Democrats at 47%:

I'm pretty sure most of the southern states typically vote Republican.

Texas will likely stay red. And even though Texas has an assload of Mexicans who typically buy into the "Republicans are racist" shit, the state seems to be even more reliably Republican than Georgia.

Florida... eh... I dunno about that one either. They're mostly Republican, I think, but they tend to flip flop more than other southern states.

North Carolina? NOPE. Republican. I'd put 20 bucks on it.

Virginia? I dunno. They were more steadily Republican than many southern states... until W Bush. That housing market bubble exploding like it did right when he was on the way out really left a lot of people feeling pissed off towards the Republicans (whether it was their fault or not) and they won't soon forget it. And the statue bullshit that happened in VA because of the idiots that identify as "right" wingers (alt-right, whatever) has further stirred the pot and increased anti-republican sentiments there.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:57:40 PM »
It doesn't matter HOW MUCH one presidential candidate wins by. Once you're behind the desk, 400 electoral votes doesn't make Congress go along with you.

GA came awfully close to turning blue in the last governors race, but we didn't. So... how much of the rest of it is wishful thinking as well?

Skins, Models and Maps / Re: Does anyone here still do modelling?
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:33:27 PM »
Ugh. I'm gonna regret this if you make me do something, especially since I "jumped ship" on my most recent pak because I was dreading the model portion and how I'd undoubtedly have to re-learn how to use shit like Quark and Milkshape and NPherno's Skin Tool again. But.... eh.... uh... what is it?

Keep in mind I'm pretty "amateur" about models. I've never done animated ones, just the static ones for shit like health boxes, ammo boxes, etc.

Also, if you're not able to use PNG's, there probably isn't much I can do for you. On this Win7 machine, I can't run the program that converts the Q2palette'd PCXs that appear black/white over to anything that my Photoshop CS3 or GIMP can use. I'm not even sure if my Photoshop will convert from PNG to PCX with Q2pal applied correctly anymore.

Some one's I did you might find amusing:

Dick rockets:

Pot leaf adrenaline:


Also took a couple of the stock models and re-did the texture mapping on them in order to create a hi-res skin from scratch that wouldn't skew and stretch and look shitty.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: April 14, 2020, 12:49:26 AM »
Aw. That is so fucked up. Those people are gonna believe that, you know. :D

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 14, 2020, 12:47:23 AM »
I wonder how frequently this would be shown if Obama had something similar. Trump says it? No problem.

It kinda is no problem. Because everyone knows he's a dumbass and doesn't really know what he's talking about. But if Obama said it... he's NOT a dumbass, he knows how it works, and we all know he knows how it works. So if he said the same thing, it WOULD have a different meaning.

Doesn't matter though, because Obama WAS NOT a dumbass, thus why he never said such a dumbass thing.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: April 13, 2020, 10:34:09 PM »
... Fauci did an interview in the past few days (I don't recall which news outlet), and in that interview he commented that lives would have been saved if action had been taken sooner. I presume that there was some sort of implication that Trump didn't act as swiftly as Fauci, or the CDC, or otherwise relevant experts had advised him to, and that directly lead to some increase in the impact Covid-19 has had on the country.

He DIRECTLY and explicitly addressed that in the 2nd video. I'm thinking you must not have watched it. Were you afraid that it wouldn't confirm your position and thus wasn't worth a look?

If you don't wanna watch the Tucker Carlson ones for that reason, I can understand that. Carlson is another form molded Fox News Bill O'Reilly clone. He's an opinionator, not a news reporter.

Donald Trump is NOT trying to act like a head-up-his-ass dumbass concerning this outbreak. He IS a dumbass, he IS in over his head with all this shit, and he realizes that, and he's listening to his advisors when they tell him things like, "Dude, we need to cut off incoming flights from China, like PRONTO." The part where he's bullshitting us is where he's giving his daily schpiel about "Everythings going great, these people are doing a wonderful job, everyone is doing a wonderful job, it's fantastic, yada yada yada." He hasn't changed. He was doing that before, and he's still doing it, even when things are going down the tubes, and that's why it's more annoying now that it used to be. He won't snap out of it and start being REAL.

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