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General Discussion / Re: Things that piss me off.
« on: June 15, 2014, 02:02:46 PM »
Yes and no. The feature is still there, and it stops people from commenting directly, but if they share it on Google+ and comment it still shows up as a comment on the video.

  ??? I have to admit this Google plus thing is a tad confusing :shrug:

The only real problem I had with the pre Google plus YouTube was the character limit and the inability to post other website addresses and links. 

And as I mentioned before the reason I loath Comment pending approval is because it has a way of making it appear that the users has overwhelmingly positive feedback with tons of thumbed up comments. And this in some cases is used to trick more less knowledgeable people into subscribing and whole kinds of other stuff, which is dishonest and even malicious. THAT is why I hate it.

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General Discussion / Re: Things that piss me off.
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:02:00 AM »
You know what I really hate, the anti-capitalist tones on cyberpunk games. The setting is always everything is being run by tyrannical corporatins. Its like the writers never considered what would happen when people decides not to buy from them.

I made a forum thread a while back and I argued that this mistrust of corporations is a hold over from our mercantile days with the East India Trading Companies and the like.

I do have to admit tho, that the evil corporation as the main villain is pretty cliche and overrated.

Also there was one feature on Youtube I absolutely loathed. That was comment pending approval feature (I do not know if YouTube still has it after their google plus changes, does it?)
I absolutely loathed this because religious fundamentalist channels and statist channels on YouTube used it to block and censor people and give unsuspecting viewers the appearance of overwhelming positive feedback with tons of green thumbs up. Which is absolutely dishonest in my view.

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General Discussion / Disney and the like in different languages
« on: June 14, 2014, 03:35:24 AM »
Anybody like watching Disney and similar movies in other languages? If so than post your favorites

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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:24:34 PM »

its old but ai yai yai

plenty of fail in the comments as well.

Jesus Christ Is The Almighty Creator † King James Bible Colossians Chapter One (long isn't it) says.

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Kent Hovind truly shows the impossibility and foolishness of evolution imaginings.
Excellent and entertaining! \0/
Like his humor too! TRUTH LIVES!!!

and the people who gave him 70+ thumbs up

MG42pillbox
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Im sorry but evolutionists have to be the saddest people on earth. To live such a fanatically religious lifestyle as to believe in brainwashed anti-science those of which completely violate all the laws of thermodynamics, in an open or closed system is beyond gullible. "macro-evolution" is anti-reality. This is why atheists are not even sure if they exist. Please wake up zombie America, maybe its not to late for you.

and the people who gave him 40+ thumbs up


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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: June 13, 2014, 06:52:49 PM »
Really? This is considered a solution for school shootings?

Let's look at this shall we?



Okay, so look at these "blankets." They barely look big enough to be a beach towel, let alone enough to cover a kid to prevent them from getting shot. Secondly, how the fuck would this stop a guy from shooting these kids even if these blankets were actually big enough to cover them? What would prevent a psychopath from just taking the blanket off of them and shooting them? Thirdly,do you not trust teachers with guns that badly that you'd rather have kids hide in a shell like a turtle?

Fucking dumb.

wasn't mass shootings even more infrequent prior to the 70s?

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The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 9 June 2014
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:17:09 PM »
When the Tony Blair in the UK banned all non-government handguns, a reporter did ask about knives, and the response was to the effect that knife registration sounded like a good idea.  Keep in mind this was the same bunch that had difficulty understanding why there were objections when they decided that the appropriate level of proof for convicting someone of terrorism was that the police accused them.

And that handgun ban failed. After the ban in 1997 the homicide rate jumped (look at page 32 from source bellow)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/116483/hosb0212.pdf

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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: June 01, 2014, 09:42:00 AM »
Stupidest excuse ever: "Gun control didn't work in California because people can bring in guns from other states!" But that STILL doesn't expect why the curves in my graphs are DOWNWARD-SLOPING! It should at least be a LITTLE more trouble to do, which should STILL make the curve UPWARD-sloping!

And what about the pesky little fact that the areas with less gun control are the places with the lower rates. Compare El Paso to Chicago and you will see what I mean

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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: June 01, 2014, 09:21:37 AM »

From the video al jones says

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+Shane Killian Hand gun control in the UK was introduced to stop the 'once a decade' mass killings. It stopped people from legally owning hand guns. There was a good reason for this. Mass killings were usually carried out by 'good citizens' who legally owned hand guns. The mass murder of children is not regarded by most people as a worthwhile 'price worth paying' to preserve the 'rights' of gun fetishists. Regarding 'rising and falling crime rates  You should look at academic papers rather than the lies put out by gun nuts. It seems very unlikely that countries with very low rates of gun crime will see general crime rates rise or fall because of changes to gun control legislation. Violent crime is on a long term downward trend. The suggestion that this downward trend could be speeded up by allowing more people to own assault rifles is total madness. From this years Guardian "The crime rate in England and Wales has fallen by an unexpected 15% to an estimated 7.5m offences, its lowest level since the official survey began 33 years ago.

My Response.

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+al jones   "From this years Guardian "The crime rate in England and Wales has fallen by an unexpected 15% to an estimated 7.5m offences, its lowest level since the official survey began 33 years ago."

You just shot yourself in the foot with this argument. 33 years ago, handguns, "hi cap" (more than 3 Shells) shotguns, and semi automatic rifles i.e. "assault weapons" were still LEGAL.

"The murder rate in England and Wales also showed a slight fall in 2013, down to 551, and is now nearly 50% below the 2001-02 peak of 1,047"

So basically all you are saying is that the current rate is back down to the level when there was even LESS gun control in the UK. And there were even lower rates prior to the 1981 see the homicide table on page 32 from source bellow

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/116483/hosb0212.pdf

There is also the inconvenient fact that the US rate was going down also

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10tbl01.xls

Come back with a better argument please

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General Discussion / Re: Battledome 2
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:39:46 PM »

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General Discussion / Battledome 2
« on: May 31, 2014, 05:21:05 PM »
I'm doing this post to try and liven up the mood on this forum so here it is :P

Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden) vs Dante (Devil May Cry)










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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: May 31, 2014, 03:58:48 AM »
So I foolishly tried to inject some proper skepticism in the comments here:


Once again, statism poisons the mind as much as any religion.

This guy is one piece of work it's very long so I put it in spoilers to save space

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

So let me get this straight just because it's a blog you get to brush off the information?

I brought the second source up to show that Homicide rate doubling despite the gun control laws. If gun control is supposed to work it should not have gone up at all or gone down.

Conflict of interest. Oh yeah gun control advocates don't have any conflict of interest. Fucking Hypocrite!

I told him about the chart on page 10 and he simply brushed it off. Look at the rate before 1975 and then see what happens after. How damn hard is that?!




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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: May 30, 2014, 11:17:16 PM »
So I foolishly tried to inject some proper skepticism in the comments here:


Once again, statism poisons the mind as much as any religion.

You should see some of the comments to me


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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: May 30, 2014, 04:59:15 PM »


assault weapons have been banned in my state since 1989 and further more since 1999. ANd Like dave said it is #1 according the brady campaign. What more can you fricken want?!

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General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:40:10 PM »
Well said.

If you want to, yes. :)

Just out of Curiousity, do you think it might be going too far to say the Romans got what they deserved when the barbarians sacked them?

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