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  1. 6 points
  2. 5 points
    what fucks me up is that the "Yeah because you would be in jail" comment is why a lot of people view trump as the winner of the debate. scary
  3. 5 points
    "I know more about ISIS than the generals." "If I were President, Hillary Clinton would be in jail." Yeah, he doesn't have any of the tendencies of a dictator. We're the crazies.
  4. 4 points
    Actually, I was describing the pro-Choice position. Please don't call it pro-Abortion, because that is inaccurate. Pro-Choice acknowledges that the ethical quandaries conjured up by abortion are quite murky indeed. You can be both pro-Choice and anti-Abortion. Pro-Choice leaves the question to be answered by the individuals involved: the doctors, mothers, and fathers who are directly affected. It's a rather practical position to take. Pro-Life, on the other hand, sees the issue as black and white. In reality it is gray. Reasonable people can disagree on the answer. As to where to draw the line on personhood, that is completely up to the Law of the State, and it should be a decision made based on scientific facts, not religious beliefs or personal feelings.
  5. 4 points
    Yep. Preemptive killing of families because maybe revenge sounds great and isn't a war crime. You're right.
  6. 4 points
    I prefer to uphold international law.
  7. 4 points
    Or that more countries should have nukes. Not really a fan of the "waterboard people even if it doesn't work" stance either. Nor ignoring Geneva conventions nor going after families of terrorists. Basically I don't want the president to be an aspiring war criminal.
  8. 3 points
    I'm not going to lie: after seeing the second episode, I'm a fan of the direction that the show is going in for season three. Maybe it's just because I'm super excited to see Tom Felton on the show. idk but I am liking the show now a lot more than I did after the first episode.
  9. 3 points
    Just Questing Adventurer things
  10. 3 points
    Jesus, after reading Winter's long response it makes me wonder why do you take things at face value? For example, your solution to "stop terrorists" is to bomb and kill the "ISIS Cub program." Are you really advocating to kill little kids? To begin with, thats not how you stop terrorism, but that is actually a really good way however to breed more hate and gain more enemies. I never felt like Joe's quote in his sig can come more handy.
  11. 3 points
    Basically. All they care about is zingers and such that they can remember fondly after the debate is over. Same supporters see nothing wrong with their candidate who claims to have "great respect for women" weaponizing Bill's accusers to try and rattle Hillary, knowing full well he'll never speak to them again after their purpose has been fulfilled.
  12. 3 points
    If the American experiment were to fail - it would be the result of a mass movement to abandon the ideals that the country was founded on. Now - I am not disillusioned about the "founding principles" - but what are at least presented and taught as the founding principles. Regardless of the inner workings of the founders - liberty, equality, freedom and other Enlightenment era ideals have been taught as the backbone of the American way. We've fought through eras that clearly contradicted the American ideals (slavery, Civil Rights, fight for gender equality/suffrage, marriage equality) - but we've eventually won. This is a distressing circumstance because Trump has mobilized large portions of the population behind ideals that are directly contradictory to what is taught as the American ideal. And these people are furious and passionate. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/mike-pence-revolution-229633#ixzz4MpfhlbeN "Our lives depend on this election. Our kids’ futures depend on this election,” she continued. “For me personally, if Hillary Clinton gets in, I myself am ready for a revolution." This is not okay. Add in the fact that Trump is peddling this nonsense that the election is going to be rigged - and there are MILLIONS of Trump supporters who legitimately think that when Trump loses - it is a result of a mass liberal conspiracy. What happens if Trump does NOT concede? Because I truly, think he will stand firm and NOT concede the election. That is going to be a crisis. I think there is a real possibility that people lose their lives in the aftermath of this election. This could be a bloody election. He has attacked the judicial branch. Today he stated Paul Ryan would "have a different position" - as if the POTUS has a role in determining the Speaker of the House (the POTUS doesn't) Jailing political opponents, peddling rigged elections, these attacks against the branches of government - this is third world dictator stuff. This is not a joke anymore. Professor Chen from U. of Louisville stated it well earlier today, "Until now. The big lie, "Make America Great Again," spurns American civic religion for an atavistic, nativistic cult of whiteness. I was not born in America. I can't change that. I do not have to die in America. Each passing day, I believe more strongly that I won't. If at least half, perhaps even a majority, of my fellow citizens do not want me here, that is tantamount to civic excommunication. My birthplace and heritage are Taiwanese. My citizenship and life experiences are thoroughly American. Above all, however, I am human. As one religious tradition known in America teaches, unredeemed humanity walks on earth as fugitives and vagabonds. Call me Citizen Cain. We now face a great test of America's civic religion. Will we vindicate the promise made to all Americans, by birth or by choice? Or will we instead succumb to the rage that has made so many Americans despise their fellow citizens on the basis of race or religion? Our national redemption hangs in the balance. I prefer to stay and fight. But I cannot rule out the prospect that America will fail. If America fails, neither the land of my birth (which I have renounced) nor the land I love (which will have renounced me) will be home. In that sad event, I will invoke my final source of identity, simple humanity. Citizen Cain, a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth. Sooner diaspora than denaturalization: I would rather live as a stranger in a strange land than as a citizen unwanted by my own country. I choose America. At some level, however, America must also choose to love all its children, regardless of their origins or birthplaces. We Americans must love one another or else forfeit our claim to nationhood and condemn each of us to set out on our solitary way. Our nation is a covenant running across generations. As long as we honor our promise of equal justice and citizenship, we shall endure."
  13. 3 points
    what's terrifying to me is all the terrorists created by these extreme examples being used to justify terrorism. shelling people because of the actions of their families does nothing but perpetuate mistrust and hatred, and not just from the middle east
  14. 3 points
    Or how about bombing families because fuck em?
  15. 3 points
    Or that he said during a debate that we should be able to secretly bomb these places without realizing how that situation would play out in a logical world?
  16. 3 points
    Maybe his statement during a briefing that he doesn't know why nuclear weapons aren't used?
  17. 3 points
    I hope they rename Frog the Jam "Toadally Jammin'"
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    This card is actually pretty unreal in metalfoes. Lets say you have gofu+goldriver/decision/rescuerabbit+another metalfoe, Summon gofu+tokens, normal summon goldriver sync for this dude. Use other metalfoe to pop token and set a combination. Use this dude to banish gofu and pop combination then search a missing metalfoe scale. Set scale, use new scale to pop other token and set counter. Pend summon back goldriver. So for 3 card you generate this dude, a goldriver, set counter and completed scales. Also a cool thing to note will be its ability to help get back tuners like GOSR and Veiler.
  20. 2 points
    sorry i wanted to be snarky, im not highlighting a logical inconsistancy so much as pointing out the US spends so fucking much on military that wouldn't that be way better served on public initiatives? I'm not saying abolish the military but the way wars are fought has changed so much the way a military works needs to change
  21. 2 points
    That's actually a correct comparison though. I'm not arguing its relevance, but fetuses are the definition of a parasite. "A organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense."
  22. 2 points
    If Trump undermines the integrity of the election results - people will lose their life. There is very little doubt in my mind he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. When he loses - he is going to go nuts. Look at him on Twitter this morning! Attacking the whole GOP.
  23. 2 points
    "Do you know, it was just announced that murder, is the highest its been in our country in 45 years?" Stuff like that too. We are in the midst of a 50 year LOW and have seen those numbers DECREASE by nearly 50% in the past two decades! His supporters BELIEVE THAT.
  24. 2 points
    This card name alone is almost enough to make me want to play again. God tier.
  25. 2 points
    He does not possess the prerequisite amount of knowledge to handle foreign affairs. It is the equivalent of someone completing high school geometry and enrolling in graduate level High-Dimensional Statistics. If you are truly voting based on fear of terrorism - voting for Trump is illogical. Not to mention - based on his rhetoric - what he seems to support has historically failed, and in many ways, contributed to the proliferation of radical tendencies.
  26. 2 points
    btw congrats to rei and his toronto blue jays for advancing to the next round of the playoffs my dad is a huge mets fan and i'm suprised the mets even made the playoffs with their injuries but they lost the wild card game
  27. 2 points
    so you are a normal heterosexual male that is honest with himself, got it
  28. 2 points
    Okay so coming out day Um I kinda like guys a little bit. C:
  29. 2 points
    never thought i'd say this but reg let me know if you ever want to talk buddhism some time
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    It's also just a solid tempo play with Prep in the early game. Questing/Prep/Shadow Strike is often a clear + 4/4 growing threat. One of Rogue's biggest strengths is getting to cheat mana in the early game with Prep/Backstab and this guy rewards you for doing so.
  32. 2 points
    Generalizations are never important, they're never useful, they're only harmful. >Important for a cynical post decrying that policy discussion is worthless. I'm curious how much you've actually spoken to anyone who is on the right at all this election, aside from whatever racist inbred trash 'white supremacists' you know in Oklahoma. And you may very well know a ton of neo nazis and white supremacists, I can't know for sure and honestly it's irrelevant. You trying to make a point, with a broad sweeping generalization of supporters to a certain candidate, and to go so far as to call us 'ignorant', is laughable, and any intellectual discussion where you brought that opinion to and said would leave you looking ignorant yourself. This is the internet so I can't see your body language or hear the tone of your point, but you come off condescending and arrogant, dismissive, and very much so bias. You do yourself a disservice by being this way, and this kind of 'rhetoric' is incendiary in its own way, and has been a very important factor in what Trump's 'movement' actually is.
  33. 1 point
    helo all frend, your boy digbick is attending socal regional. I need all of your blessing so i won't drown in pools. Pools: SFV tekken 7 Guilty Gear Revelator Momochi and ChrisG is in my sfv pool so I'll probably won't be able to make it out, gonna have to cheese it with Rashid . Hopefully I'll get out of my pool for Tekken 7. If no ones know Katarina's match up, I'll prob win easy.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    Need more malfoy
  36. 1 point
    I want a honest investigation into her, not one where the judge and jury are on her payroll like the shit we saw Atleast she does her own dirtywork
  37. 1 point
    but remember the "majority of americans" think she should be in jail
  38. 1 point
    Nah, all he meant was that he'd put her in jail. Which the president would still have no power to do
  39. 1 point
    It can however answer some questions posed by ethical issues to more fully investigate and discuss those issues.
  40. 1 point
    Not to mention the spending is spread around as pure pork. The number of military bases is something like 3 times the size of what is necessary because programs were tied to certain senator's state, stuff like A10 spending in McCain's district for one thing. The Air Force wants to retire the A10 because whilst cool, the plane was invented in an era before the shoulder mounted SAM. Nowadays any kind of low flying aircraft is pure bait for those weapons in any conventional war with parity, and the A10 has been supplanted for the close ground support role by drones, which have a long hover time over an area, and B52s, which are also sitting ducks but are sitting ducks than can haul a lot more weaponry. Military spending is being determined purely on districting and election votes, instead of efficiency. If you went through line by line all the wasteful spending the US does and trimmed the fat, you'd be able to find major military savings that would aid America's national security immeasurably by ending the sale of the national debt to China.
  41. 1 point
    There is the occasional person who feels it was a mistake for his own mother to carry him to term, out of considering his mother unfit to parent at the time of his conception. I can understand a kid who decides through hindsight "abortion was the smarter play for mom to make back then". Most people who have a position w/o going through it are hollow, but there's a way to have a meaningful position w/o going through it, and it's called "Mom should've gone through it in my case." Most people aren't capable of even trying to assess their own life in a way that isn't self-serving, though, so most folks aren't able to even consider the idea of their having never existed as the "smart play".
  42. 1 point
    Yes, the one we’ve been calling Treatoad has gotten the most super radical name of all. Yes, it’s name is Toadally Awesome. Of note, Konami is noting they’ve renamed Frog the Jam to something, but they haven’t mentioned what, exactly. Just that going forward, it will no longer carry that name. Source View the full article
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  44. 1 point
    Or "Russia is not going into the Ukraine okay?"
  45. 1 point
    or how about the phrase "Russia is new in terms of nuclear"?
  46. 1 point
    i stopped watching new anime in 2006 but i had good times watching them when i was younger
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    questing adventurer has been standard in rogue for awhile actually, it really improves druid matchup by a lot. And its pretty much as good as edwin when you conceal it because after turn you conceal it, you will get a edwin-like creature that you can build even more.
  49. 1 point
    Very seriously considering taking this deck to YCS Liverpool at the end of October. Would anyone like to discuss what the deck should look like for that event? Assuming the meta will mostly be the following: ABC Blue-Eyes Metalfoes Assuming these are the absolute staples: 3 A-Assault Core 3 B-Buster Drake 3 C-Crush Wyvern The standard lineup. I think people can get cute and try to play 2 copies of certain ones, and 3 of the others but that's probably not wise. I think you want to maximize your chances of opening ABC Dragon Buster since it puts you so far ahead so running 3 is safe. Additionally you ideally don't want to banish multiples of any of these because then you must get the one copy of one of them back with ABC Dragon Buster. That essentially stops you leaving it on the field to stun the opponent because one Kaiju basically finishes off your engine in games 2-3. Maxing out on the Unions is probably the way to go. 3 Union Hangar 3 Terraforming 3 Pot of Desires 1 Upstart Goblin I think you want to max out on the field spell engine (Union Hangar and Terrafomring) because Union Hangar really gets your engine going in terms of assembling the 3 Union pieces together to drop your boss monster. Additionally by getting out ABC Dragon Buster sooner, you get quicker access to your rank 4's by tagging him out for the 3 Union's which you then Xyz into various rank 4's of your choice. Pot of Desires functions well in this deck because most of the cards you run are 3-ofs, with the other choices not being 100% necessary to win. Resolving Desires puts you far enough ahead that I'd max out and accept opening multiple which might be dead from time to time. Upstart Goblin increases consistency by about 1% and doesn't really have any drawback aside from taking up 1 card slot in your main deck, so it's probably worthwhile using. 3 Solemn Strike 1 Solemn Warning 1 Vanity's Emptiness I think these are the most powerful traps in the game right now. Traps seem necessary at some level so you can set them before using Bujintei Tsukuyomi to discard your hand, and these traps will put in work against every deck you'd expect to face. So that's a 24 card lineup which I think are probably mandatory in most builds. I'd imagine you'd cut down on the traps if you were using the Karakuri build but I think the rank 4 based version is probably the safest choice. It has the tools to break down boards in lots of different situations. So what else is needed? Firstly, a way to open with ABC Dragon Buster and Bujintei Tsukuyomi since it seems like the most standard, consistent field to make. I think the main candidates for this are the following: Photon Thrasher The standard 3-of in most OCG lists. Photon Thrasher has several unique benefits: Inherent summon, meaning the opponent must pre-emptively use Maxx "C" to get a draw off it. 2100 attack, meaning you can bait Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin by attacking with it, then summoning again in main phase 2 to continue your turn. Doesn't require the activation of any effect, meaning you can use Photon Thrasher and any level 4 monster to make Number S39: Utopia the Lightning t o attack over Cyber Dragon Infinity (which you would expect lists using Galaxy Soldier to summon). Searchable by Reinforcement of the Army should you choose to run it. The alternative are the Gold and Silver Gadgets: Gold Gadget Silver Gadget This Gadget pair have some benefits that Photon Thrasher does not provide: Are Machine-type, meaning you can summon Gear Gigant X with them. Can be summoned when you control a monster. Float on the off-chance they are destroyed while on the field. The standard Japanese lineup for these seems to be the following: 3 Photon Thrasher 2 Gold Gadget 2 Silver Gadget *With some lists using 1 Reinforcement of the Army as well. This is also the lineup I think is correct. The problem with maximizing the Gadgets is that you become slightly more susceptible to Maxx "C", and the benefits of Photon Thrasher stretch across multiple matches by beating Cyber Dragon Infinity and Majespecter Unicorn - Kirin. The other big tech choice in the monster lineup appears to be Galaxy Soldier. Galaxy Soldier's main benefits seem to be: Giving the player access to Cyber Dragon Infinity and Constellar Pleiades. Combos well with Instant Fusion and Panzer Dragon. Provides an alternative route to putting the Union monsters into the graveyard to banish for the summon of ABC Dragon Buster. Overall, while I do see the merit in Galaxy Soldier I do not believe it is worth dedicating main and extra deck slots for the following reasons: It is summoned via an ignition effect, making it vulnerable to Maxx "C". The searching effect is once per turn, meaning the second copy is a -1. If it gets disrupted the player is in serious trouble if they do not currently have access to ABC Dragon Buster. The other main monster choices seem to be: Maxx "C" The standard hand trap for the format. It is probably best to run 2 copies to decrease the probability of auto-losses, and I don't think many people out there would disagree right now. Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit One of the better hand trap choices for the approaching format. This hand trap hits 2 main cards that would otherwise be a serious threat: Union Hangar Metalfoes pendulum monsters The card isn't quite as good vs Blue-Eyes however. It's possible to catch a Dragon Ravine if the Blue-Eyes build pays it, but for the most part you'll be using this card against those 2. Gameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju Kaiju monsters is general seem to be a threat looking at the meta. While not as effective against Metalfoes for YCS Liverpool (due th their monsters being pendulums that can be re-summoned), dropping a Kaiju over a Blue-Eyes Spirit Dragon or ABC Dragon Buster can be enough to secure a win, providing the opponent does not have a way to quickly gather back their resources. It is conceivable that the following, 18 card monster lineup is correct: 3 A-Assault Core 3 B-Buster Drake 3 C-Crush Wyvern 3 Photon Thrasher 2 Gold Gadget 2 Silver Gadget The other choices for spells include: Twin Twisters ABC's have lots of normal summons, and disruption to the deck can essentially turn you into a "Machine beatdown" deck for several turns as you try to assemble the necessary combo pieces to apply more pressure over the next few turns. Twin Twisters will destroy set spell/trap cards that might otherwise whittle down yoru resources, slowing you down immensely. However it doesn't solve the threat of hand traps. Instant Fusion Instant Fusion is the standard 1-card rank 4, by summoning Elder Entity Norden and making whatever you need. Fortunately the rank 4 pool has enough powerful cards to assist in virtually any conceivable situation you might face in a competitive tournament. I think it is probably worth running 1 or 2 of this card in the deck. Soul Charge One of the best cards ever printed. The deck can fill the graveyard with the Union monsters quickly thanks to Union Hangar, which can be summoned to make all sorts of good rank 4's. I think the card is worth playing. Book of Eclipse Book of Eclipse has started seeing some play in the OCG as a permanent solution to Majespcter Unicorn - Kirin, but usually only in an otherwise good hand. Simply flip Kirin face down with this, then banish it with ABC Dragon Buster. The card can backfire easily however. Swords of Concealing Light may be the better alternative, despite not being usable during the opponents turn. I think it is possible that the following 14 card spell/trap lineup could be correct: 3 Union Hangar 3 Terraforming 3 Pot of Desires 2 Instant Fusion 1 Reinforcement of the Army 1 Soul Charge 1 Upstart Goblin I think Photon Thrasher is better than the Gadget pair, so I choose to max out on 3 Photon Thrasher + 1 Reinforcement of the Army before adding in Gadgets. This leaves the deck with 8 card slots left, 5 of which are taken up by the staple traps. That leaves 3 more card choices. The paradox I've mentioned with this deck is that Bujintei Tsukuyomi discards your hand traps, but you need them in the deck to avoid auto-losses. Some more choices for those last 3 cards include: Anti-Spell Fragrance An auto-win choice against Metalfoes, while also be effective at slowing down both Blue-Eyes (via stopping them immediately activating their draw spells) and the ABC mirror (by stopping them immediately activating Union Hangar, and the delays completely ruining Terraforming). In this respect, the card is effective in most matchups. Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries Very effective in the mirror match for banishing all of your opponents' ABC Dragon Buster. If player has access to none of them the matchup becomes significantly more difficult to win. The list I think may be correct at YCS Liverpool therefore looks like the following: I am considering making my last 3 choices a combination of Twin Twisters and Gameciel. I haven't decided on the correct ratios however. I do think, as a rule of thumb, it is a gamble not to run any spell/trap removal in your deck. Especially when, in 2016, we have powerful traps like Solemn Strike and Vanity's Emptiness at our disposal. Thoughts on my explanation and theory on different cards is greatly appreciated.
  50. 1 point
      are you from Indy? Indy, yes, I am.   Want me to tell you where I get mine? Rather not say, and Never seen it, not have I seen any episode.   Austic? what is that? I am not the brightest as you can tell.