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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Star Voter, 8 Season Star Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 7,986 posts (8,104 including aliases). 80 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 8 Pathfinder Society characters. 17 aliases.


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Killer_GM wrote:
The debt went from 10 trillion to almost 20 trillion under Obama. Who are you kidding. That's the debt of all prior presidential administrations combined.

You keep switching between debt and deficit. The debt is up; deficits are going down, but projected to rise under Trump (assuming he does what he has said he plans to do).

Neither major party can reasonably claim to be fiscally responsible at this point.


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Turin the Mad wrote:
This could wind up 269-269.

...and then it goes to the House, where Trump wins.

The people have spoken. The election wasn't rigged. Trump didn't cheat. He won fair and square, and as much as I dislike it -- and boy, do I -- come January he's going to be our President. While I will never respect Donald Trump, it is imperative that we all respect the presidency and the legitimate authority granted thereby.

There will be times which we simply cannot compromise, but we can and must choose those battles carefully. We cannot allow ourselves to become a party of gridlock and knee-jerk opposition. When President Trump nominates a cabinet member or judge, we must provide a prompt hearing and vote. When president Trump speaks, we must listen respectfully. Let's not dwell endlessly on Trump University, or speak of impeaching the President without clear and convincing evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

We lost. That hurts. But if there is one thing America can't afford right now, it's a hundred and fifty million sore losers.


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
]Yeah, you should really keep current with objective facts and actual history, Mr. Osborne.

Bad Pilbug! Don't feed the trolls.


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Latest Clinton conspiracy: The Clintons had Janet Reno killed.


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Clinton is going to win the election.

The real question is will Dems get the Senate...


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John Woodford wrote:
bugleyman wrote:

I swear, Obama could say "I won't miss being president when it is time to step down" and it would get reported as "Obama says he won't step down."

Obama: "I won't...step down."

Exactly. After all, what else would one expect from a Kenyan Muslim who kidnapped his daughters?


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I swear, Obama could say "I won't miss being president when it is time to step down" and it would get reported as "Obama says he won't step down."


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Norman Osborne wrote:
At best, that was Obama making a very nebulous statement. Combined with CNN leaking debate questions to Hilary, the "mirror dimension" is the one where liberals don't have to bend over backwards trying to ignore the corruption running through their midst.

Ah yes...the moving goalposts. It's not about what Obama said...it's about the debate questions. Or the e-mail. Or Benghazi. The problem is, any number of unsubstantiated allegations still add up to exactly zero.

In fairness, hammering on those allegations in an attempt to create the appearance of corruption does seem to be Trump's best hope at this point. After all, he certainly isn't going to win based on his qualifications.


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How come so many people seem to believe that "Constitutional" secretly means "in accordance with my wishes"? :P


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Clinton is a career politician, with all the baggage (and experience) that that implies.

Trump is a manifest misogynist, racist, and demagogue.

You don't have to love Clinto to realize that it is irrational to equate the two. Don't fall for it.


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Well, technically we do know that Clinton is guilty of using e-mail.


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

Absolutely.. you can throw in as many villains as you want and and find evidence for.

But no matter how many you throw in, that does not absolve Nader for his part, unless you can prove that his influence on the vote total was a significantly neutral one, and that's a hard sell.

The thing I always find interesting about 2000 is that there is no debate that Gore got more votes than Bush, but both our electoral process and our judiciary ensured that the person who didn't get the most votes won. So...Democracy? :P


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Jaçinto wrote:
If everything was fine and dandy, why would they have considered it new and sufficient evidence to start investigating again?

Thank you for illustrating why we have the Hatch act.


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Jaçinto wrote:
Actually, it does equal criminality. It's called negligence

Apparently the director of the FBI disagreed with you.


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Jaçinto wrote:
Edit: The email thing has been re-opened because they keep finding more shady stuff.

Really? How do you now it is "shady?" Because apparently, not even the FBI knows. What they said amounted to "we're looking at some more e-mails." That's it.


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The instructions for changing the toilet paper rolls at the Pentagon are probably labelled "confidential." It is literally the lowest level of classification possible.

Carelessness != criminality.


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Jaçinto wrote:
I am still waiting for Obama to close Guantanamo like he promised he would.

Seriously?

It's the Republican congress that won't let him! They've basically spent the last six years standing in a corner and stomping their feet.


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
bugleyman wrote:

To some, Hillary Clinton is a criminal, period. It doesn't matter what she has or has not been convicted of...she's a criminal, period. If prompted, these people will often say that "others would have gone to jail if they did what she did."

Of course, that ignores the actual problem -- that the rich and powerful receive special treatment.

Normally because if they worked for the military or had a clearance they know people who DID go to jail or were prosecuted for doing the exact thing that Clinton did.

Clinton...and pretty much every other national politician ever.

What I'm saying is that the problem -- that the rich and powerful are treated differently -- is systemic, and not at all specific to Clinton. Yet somehow Clinton belongs in prison, while the people with an R next to their name...don't?

That's just a little more hypocrisy than I can stomach.


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Rednal wrote:
@UnArcane: Posted that in the main thread earlier. XD And the answer is... professionalism. Weird Al has been making this kind of thing for a VERY LONG TIME, and I believe the other group with him specifically focuses on translating debates into song as quickly as possible. They might have even recorded some of it beforehand, and done the special effects, then picked the parts that matched the questions the candidates got.

Weird Al has more talent AND skill than most of the artists he parodies. His whole band does. They are fantastic in concert.

If there is one complaint I could level at Weird Al, it would be at his undying love for the polka. :P


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Majik Mouf wrote:
Seeing all you people jump all over that guy, slamming him left and right for nothing at all is making me want to vote for Trump just to spite you all.

Sadly, as pointless as that would be (as we have no way of knowing how you voted, or why), that is far from the worst reason I've seen someone give to explain voting for Trump.

Which, if you think about it, is really kinda scary.

Majik Mouf wrote:
This is why Paizo is (rightly) perceived as an liberal echo chamber.

Hey, we don't all have an entertainment -- sorry, "news" -- network devoted entirely to being our echo chamber. Some of us have to make do.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
All I know is thanks to Weird Al, I feel better about my life.

...and not just because of this election, either. Weird Al is the man.


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Trump wants to stick it to the 1%...by lowering their taxes? How brave of him.

Not that it matters; he's highly unlikely to win the election anyway.


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To me, the fundamental Libertarian point-of-view is "As few constraints on individual rights as possible." Which is sensible, but only with the caveat that "as possible" includes ensuring that the rights of others aren't violated.

As to whether the actual Libertarian party actually supports that idea, I cannot say. But nonsense about poisoning other people is just that: Nonsense. Murdering someone obviously violates their rights (hence my mention of "irrational extremes").

It is also possible my understanding of "Libertarian" is fundamentally flawed. :)


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The Libertarian party strikes me as a fundamentally good idea taken to fundamentally irrational extremes. :P


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I see that Trump is still saying he'll do (help the working class) the exact opposite of what he has actually done (screw the working class...e.g. use Chinese steel, offshore jobs, use dodgy visas to avoid hiring Americans). That isn't really surprising. What's more surprising is that the working class still appears to believe him.

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Dear working class:

News flash: Trump is going to lose. Lucky for you, his impending loss is in your best interest...whether you realize it or not.

You're welcome.

Sincerely,

College-educated America


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Quark Blast wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
snip More militarization of the police He outright said he wants to EXPAND the illegal stop and frisk operations but only for THOSE PEOPLE. [stage whisper]you know. Minorities [/stage whisper]/snip

You do realize that police are funded locally?

What Trump wants and what he gets won't match up.

They might be funded locally, but they have to buy all those shiny military surplus weapons and equipment somewhere.


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captain yesterday wrote:
We walk, our polling place is three blocks away with two stoplights, but a tunnel for pedestrians, it takes me longer to drive. :-)

Sadly, I live in Arizona.


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captain yesterday wrote:
We vote in person, as a family, for every election, no matter how small. :-)

Nice tradition.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I'm absolutely voting for Hillary Clinton.

I already voted for Hillary Clinton. Yay for early voting by mail! :-)


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MeriDoc- wrote:
So when I hear those politicians telling me what I didn't do, my response is, "I paid for all those infrastructure projects, and then paid for all your double dealing time wasting favors, pork barrel projects, and slush funds (to your friends) on top of that. Don't tell me what I didn't build until you clean up your own messes."

Look, I sympathize. Government can and does get out of control. But surely you realize that your business benefits from services provided by the government? Public schools, the highway system, courts, jails, police, firefighters, food and transportation safety, etc. Yes, you help pay for those things TODAY. But your businesses benefited from all of them from the moment they existed, and you personally benefited before that. Is it really so unreasonable to expect that you and your businesses pay taxes now? Or do you imagine that your view of the "free market" is somehow the natural state of mankind, existing with no social contract? Because I assure you it isn't. :P

Sorry if it seems like I'm overly critical, but your implied argument that taxes = theft is one I've simply never understood. Or perhaps I misunderstood?


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MeriDoc- wrote:

So when you go out for VC funding, you're putting some of your own money in first (or your levering something you have.) But depending on the type of project you're running the majority of it through investment.

If you want to consider a criminal aspect of business look at government. They sit on the sidelines and take a sizable share of any profit. If you're business is in a target market, they have specialized taxes, licenses, and fees for you. They may even decide you're big enough to hire one of their friends to examine (or approve) how your business is run. If you pay them off (through campaign contributions) they'll probably leave you alone - unless they feel its more useful to attack you openly.

Sounds more like the mafia.

Except the government acts for and by the will of the people, for the collective good, while businesses act for their own enrichment. Obviously government isn't perfect, and abuses occur, but the purpose and goals of government are drastically different from those of a business (legitimate or otherwise). As such, the government is afforded certain powers not available to private industry. And rightly so.


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MeriDoc- wrote:
I took the bait and answered your question. You can imagine what you like. He takes risks, they win/lose - typical venture capital loses 9/10 times. If you can run a company without any risk - you should try to get it funded. I've lost twice on customers due to bankruptcy over a period of 25years. Assess risk, take your losses, and move on.

Only he takes risks with other's people's money. He's not playing by the rules that you imagine he is.


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MeriDoc- wrote:
Trump has displayed the ability to run a sizable company, so yes.

...right into the ground. And more than once.

Not only was Trump born on third base, but resents the fact that he had to play in the first place.


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A flat tax would be regressive.

Anyone who doesn't know what that means probably shouldn't be making tax policy recommendations...


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People should take responsibility for their own actions.

YOU put your face in the way of that pepper spray. YOU had your body in the same space as that cop's bullet. YOU are the one who decided to leave your house and walk the streets, despite being black.

</sarcasm> (because Poe's Law)


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CrusaderWolf wrote:
Am I understanding Quark Blast right? Because the argument seems to be "I would not behave the way Hillary has were I in similar circumstances, therefore she's in it [her marriage] for power." Surely I'm missing something?

Not that I can tell...believe it or not.


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Flip mats all the way. The only map packs I would consider worth getting are the ones designed to fit together multiple ways (the dungeon stuff, mainly).

I always thought a series of tiles of, say, forest features would go great with plain flip-mat of the same texture. Then you could place features without worrying about lining up tiles. It's probably hard to get the color to match up just so, though, which would be an absolute necessity.


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Man who stays with spouse who cheated? Laudable and noble.
Woman who does the same? Cynical power grab.

Got it.


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Bill Clinton's infidelities have zero to do with Hillary Clinton's fitness to be president. I really couldn't care less.


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Knight who says Meh wrote:
Trump supporters are too lazy to riot.

Not to mention decapitated by Hillary's guillotines. ;-)


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You can't make this stuff up.

Remember folks: Invest in guillotines. You heard it here first.


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kyrt-ryder wrote:
bugleyman wrote:
...find a new job. Who can afford to live in Seattle on that salary? ;-)
Don't you know? All the Paizo lackeys sleep in a barracks/dormitory style room filled with bunk beds.

Beds? Who gave them beds?


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Could someone please explain how the whole "were they justified in detaining her" question has anything to do with why they pepper-sprayed her AFTER she was already detained, and a threat to precisely no one?


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There's clearly more to sound economic policy than cutting taxes. So if his position is really as simple as "vote for the guy who says he is going to cut my taxes," then I would question his judgement, not his motivation. YMMV.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
Of course, of course, I'm a big giant racist for believing in dissenting thought. I should just agree with you on all on topics. I'm just a big racist because it fits the narrative you make in your head. I'm the one that needs to see a psych, I have the problem. Only liberals have opinion that matters.

Get over yourself.

We all believe in your right to hold and express an opinion. Just as we have a right to respond to that opinion. No one is going to arrest you for being wrong, but you can be damn sure they're going to tell you you're wrong. That's the entire point of free speech.

You're not the victim. That would be the girl on the bike.


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Some positions are simply unworthy of respect, and deserve to be treated as such.

Note that I'm not advocating using force to shut prevent the expression of such opinions...after all, we're not talking about a fifteen year old girl on a bike here (Oops...my bad).


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The thing about this that most sticks in my craw is that the law-and-order, she-had-it-coming types are the very same people who scream about how everything the government does is tyranny. Can you say cognitive dissonance?

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