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 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Games

 Post subject: Re: Games
Posted: 04 Feb 2023, 6:54 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 373


Some games are worse than others in terms of manipulating players to spend money. Some are built around it, others aren't. Most games are somewhere in between. It's hard to know what to recommend without knowing your gaming preferences.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Thoughts about if Harris became the next US president

Posted: 04 Feb 2023, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 390


Harris as an American Cleopatra? Finally, I will see the realization of my Xi Jinping × Kamala Harris × Kim Jong Un love triangle! Honestly Harris would be a deeply ineffective and unpopular president. The right is going to hate her almost no matter what she does, and she won't be much more popular ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Peter Thiel blasts "Greta and the autistic children crusade"

Posted: 19 Jan 2023, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 423


"Humanities are flaky and pointless! Unless they are pro-capitalism, then they are indispensable! STEM are the only worthwhile subjects! Except climatology! Which was politicized to persecute those helpless oil companies!" This from the same crowd that usually goes on ad nauseum that class...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: David Crosby dies at age 81

Posted: 19 Jan 2023, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 395


It feels like every time I turn around we've lost another rock icon. It was just a few years ago I saw Graham Nash in concert. Wonder how much longer he has.
RIP

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now?

Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 6:02 pm 

Replies: 247
Views: 6,178


Ironically it's the hipsters and trendies who complain about capitalism while enjoying the fruits of sweatshops. I never much understood this fixation on this tiny segment of self-described socialists. Why fixate on people who are only into socialism because it is trendy? It's low-hanging fruit. Wh...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Classic rock guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck dies at 78

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 4:55 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 329


Another rock legend passes

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 12:01 am 

Replies: 247
Views: 6,178


As has been touched on before, it comes down to several factors. Stagnation of wages even while worker productivity and corporate profits have increased, the decline of unions, the Race to the Bottom, outsourcing of "unskilled" labor overseas, the overt entanglement of corporations and the...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Gwen Stefani declares She's Japanese

Posted: 11 Jan 2023, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 812


old_comedywriter wrote:
So now she's turning Japanese?

I really think so...

Beat me to it...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Brazil's 1/6

 Post subject: Re: Brazil's 1/6
Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 3:21 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 589


it would not surprise me if the CIA was behind the demostration . You know , that phrase democratically anything now days is almost unspoken wording for USA puppet , i fear . To what end did the CIA supposedly do this..? You seen to be on the right, so I am guessing you think this was ?? to damage ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Brazil's 1/6

 Post subject: Re: Brazil's 1/6
Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 589


Brasil is like the US. It has heavily segregated neighborhoods and states. There are states where PoC don't travel due to risk of lynching. Any wonder there's a support base for Bolsanaro. An unfortunate legacy of slavery in both countries, me thinks. In more ways than one. Many Confederados, laveh...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is god sentient?

 Post subject: Re: Is god sentient?
Posted: 03 Jan 2023, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 67
Views: 1,985


Difficult to say and depends on how one defines God. If one defines God as an omniscient being, then I could see a few lines of reasoning: 1. God is all-knowing and therefore all-sensing and all-aware. Sentience as we experience it is an imperfect approximation of the sentience of an omniscient God ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Israel, Jerusalem, US Israel relations

Posted: 31 Dec 2022, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 932


Israel is a colonizer state created by European powers at the expense of the local population of Palestine. It is built on the premise that Palestinian Jews deserve more rights than Palestinian Muslims and Christians. It is built primarily by European Jews forcing non-Jewish Palestinians from their ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Will this happen?

 Post subject: Re: Will this happen?
Posted: 31 Dec 2022, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 552


All they have to do to stop most people from driving is to raise gas prices where only the very wealthy can afford to drive.For the rest of us it will be shanks mare. Why force the burden of climate action on the wealthy corporations that do the vast majority of polluting, when we can screw over ev...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Tone

 Post subject: Re: Tone
Posted: 26 Dec 2022, 12:08 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 376


Tone in music means specifically the frequency of a given sound represented in Hertz. More generally, tone can refer to the sound itself, eg: "This piano has a beautiful tone." Tone in talking has more to do with intonation . That is: how those different audio frequencies are used in speec...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump calls for termination of all election rules

Posted: 04 Dec 2022, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 970


Anyone can metaphorically stand on a soap box and demand anything they like...it doesn't make it happen. it just makes them look like every other street-corner kook doing the same thing.  Furthermore all federal officials are sworn to uphold the constitution, to do otherwise is sedition. True, but ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why there should be unions and workers' protections

Posted: 29 Nov 2022, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 687


A working class without unions is just a mob of self-interested drones waiting to be divided and conquered. "Unions can become corrupt". Any institution can become corrupt. Any institution, anywhere. To me this is like saying that we shouldn't have democracy because democracies can and hav...
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