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  1. Almagnus1

    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    As we were derailing in the other thread, what are your favorite "awesome", gold star worthy, streaming moments that our community (and the SSG reps) have given us?
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    US Elections 2020

    Funny you cite that, because at https://youtu.be/ca12k2qbUQM?t=467 it mentions exactly what I've been talking about: The Democrats have prevented anyone with firsthand knowledge from testifying.....
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    US Elections 2020

    And the article https://theweek.com/articles/879231/welcome-vengeance-election highlights one of the really big problems (and why both sides are acting like children), specfically: So yeah, that's baiscally how the Nazi's got the Germans to think so they could do whatever they wanted to the Jews... and we all know how THAT turned out. Funny how some never learn from history, only doomed to repeat it. Cause the only thing he has heard is a recording of it, NOT the actual call. This came out in one of the cross examinations of Vindman, which makes him a secondhand source, NOT a primary one. The MSM news agencies, however, aren't covering that because they have a narrative that they must maintain and they aren't going to admit fault. Dude, a cardboard box down by the river is not a guest house. The funny thing about that, is if you've managed to maintain yourself you can live longer than that. That's also one of the main reasons why I don't think Biden or Sanders are going to be viable candidates. Well, the House has complete failed to convince anyone that didn't already believe their impeachment narrative and they have turned the independents against them. You've also hit the nail on the head, as that's exactly what one of the big problems with the US is. As you have clearly seen from this thread, the Democrats are not rational as they are prone to flying off the handle as soon as you so much as disagree with them. No conversation can be had, so resentment will continue fester until both sides start working with each other again.
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    US Elections 2020

    Even on CNN they get that Trump is currently winning: If CNN gets that Trump is in a really, really strong position... why is it so hard for the three idiots? Then please explain all the events from May 13, 2014 until Early 2015 on https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/trump-impeachment-timeline/ and this article https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/05/14/hunter-bidens-new-job-at-a-ukrainian-gas-company-is-a-problem-for-u-s-soft-power/. Kinda amusing that there's five year old articles about something that "never happened". You're the only person that assumes I don't make that money - likely because you're too proud to admit that I have you aced in almost every category that actually counts (save home ownership - I'd rather live in an appartment tbh, despite the loss of equity that incurs). So you're saying that https://blackdemographics.com/households/african-american-income/ is wrong too? Actually, you have here. You're just too arrogant (and stupid) to see it. Damnstraight. Trump's doing a good job as a President, and anyone that can't see that is detached from reality living in a (bursting) bubble. Get ready to get another 4 years of the Orange man, cause the entire Democratic candidate field is full of shit candidates that only want to chase after the Twitter vote. Oh, and if you're going to say you'll move to Canada, please do us all a favor and actually MOVE to Canada.
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    US Elections 2020

    Trump got his wall - the real wall... of better immigration control and lesser volume coming through the southern border. https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/invisible-wall/ What's this? Impeachment is blowing up in the Democrats' faces and alienating the independents while strengthening his position with this base https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/new-poll-suggests-democrats-impeachment-push-could-alienate-key-voters The impossible, Trump is gaining among the blacks - a traditionally Democratic voter base? Can't possibly be because he improved their annual income by more than Obama ever did, could it? https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-approval-among-blacks-above-34-percent-emerson-polls-shows_3155737.html Trump is already leading almost all of the entire Democratic field (except Sanders) https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/471544-poll-trump-edges-biden-trails-sanders-in-neck-and-neck-matchups And guess what, Trump's approval rating keeps going up... despite him mentally shitting on Twitter, generally being an asshole, oh, and the impeachment nonsense https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/471263-trump-approval-ticks-up-amid-impeachment-battle-gallup Read it and weep bitches - neither one of you three idiots have a solid grasp on reality as all three of you are stuck in a cultish echo chamber. And that is the question you should be asking yourself. For you and the other two idiots here, I'm leaning towards the former. We all need help, but you need it more than the rest of us combined. So why don't you tell us about the libtard echochamber you're stuck in? What, like Trump/Russia and now Trump/Ukraine?' Oh wait, that's you. Hey, you demonstrate full well how to do this, so I'll just follow your example mmmkay?
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    US Elections 2020

    You mean like how Biden told Ukraine "Fire this guy and have this company hire my son or you don't get any aid?" So where's the fallout when a Democrat does a quid-pro-quo? I have no idea why you have this obsession with Russia. Sure you're not a Russian immigrant? So are you saying Biden did nothing wrong? The political rival thing is pure coincidence. I mean, have you seriously watched Biden? It's like watching your senile grandpa with a foot in death's door attempt to be relevant to impress the great-great-grandchildren and it's gone from being somewhat adorkable to just plain sad. No, there's not. Vindman does not have first hand knowledge of the call. Vindman was about to name the person that did, then Schiff shut him up, as clearly seen in the link that I gave to the CSPAN coverage. Watch the damn footage already and stop parroting the bullshit you've swallowed. Better than you being wrong the entire thread. You can read a lot from someone by watching how they're reacting since there's a lot of information in body language, facial expression, and how they vocalize their words (emotion/emphasis among other things). It's not only what they're saying, but also how they're saying it. I thought that was obvious and didn't need explaining? At least I have a level view of the world, unlike someone who's so deranged they are convinced that Trump never tells the truth. If it makes you sleep better at night, keep deluding yourself. Then again, maybe that is your actual profession... although judging how you react I would have guessed you're either a mover, janitor, day laborer, or garbage collector as you greatly remind me of that one guy that's got the lowest paying job... yet is 110% sure of everything and keeps rambling on about how they've got it all figured out (which is amusing because they clearly don't given the job they hold). And by the way, anyone that's more than 95% sure of anything is usually full of BS.
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    US Elections 2020

    It also shows he's being dishonest. The great irony with the impeachment proceedings is that it's turning moderates against the Democratic party as there hasn't been any new information aside from what was there prior to open proceedings... which indicates that the entire thing is a whole bunch of BS. So what does it really matter WHO the whistleblower is. Get them on the witness stand, let them be cross-examined WITHOUT being interrupted. And also, the entire quid pro quo thing can be used to describe almost any foreign policy done by the United States as we have a very long history of using our aid to get other countries to do our bidding... why should it be any different with Ukraine - especially since our interests look like they align. And no, beating Biden is not a valid reason because Trump would beat him so savagely in an election it'd be worth seeing for the memes alone. Your opinion =/= fact Might be if you pull your head out of your ass.
  8. So https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/9508ac6e1c5fe186effc1deace3eed87ccfe9faa is an interesting announcement, as SquareEnix is dropping support of Windows 7 from FFXIV... however, the system requirements for LotRO ( https://help.standingstonegames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002036807-What-are-the-system-requirements-for-LOTRO- ) hasn't been updated in a very, very long time (Wii... really?) It's like watching one studio that doesn't have a clue how to technically maintain their game, while another one is on the ball. Oh, and don't mention that on the official forums or prepared to get torn to shreds.
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    US Elections 2020

    And the reason why Schiff interrupted the cross examination by Republicans (which happens if you watch it) is that Vindman's testimony was starting to fall apart. I mean, that part of the cross examination was in the clip that I linked. No, that sensation you're referring to is not a headache, but that's actually what it feels to think. You're welcome by the way 😃 I didn't think I needed to point out that the mad ramblings of a victim of Trump Derangement Syndrome were such? It's usually considered impolite to directly call out mental illness. Considering that you're a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot of the Democratic party... And you can't take away my birthright, as I am a natural born US citizen, born on American soil.
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    US Elections 2020

    Vindman DOES NOT have first hand knowledge of the call, that's a well known fact... if you've been paying attention. As for the other, that's a 5 hour stream... where's the timestamp? If you're citing Vindman, your data is bad. He DOES NOT have firsthand knowledge of the call. That seems oddly anti-Semitic. Then again, a Democrat being a racist is hardly a new thing...
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    US Elections 2020

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/22/barack-obama-conservative/?arc404=true ROFL All I'm asking for is a timestamp in a CSPAN stream of the impeachment proceedings. This is like the lowest hanging fruit possible for you, it should be a total cakewalk to show me that it's all a bunch of BS... or maybe you're actually in the wrong here?
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    US Elections 2020

    So then you'd be more than willing to share the clip that has the testimony from the proceedings, right?
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    US Elections 2020

    I think you're starting to see why I heavily distrust almost all of the corporate media, as the only way to discern what's actually going on here is to sample from everything and then think for yourself. As others have demonstrated in this thread, that's an apparently difficult thing to do, as that also involves working through thoughts like "what if Trump actually did do a quid pro quo?" and "what if the Democrats are making a mountain out of a mole hill?". For a trio of idiots on this forum, they don't have the mental processes to do this. I'm honestly hoping this goes into the senate now, as Trump seems a bit too eager for a fight, so Trump is either going to have his ego hang himself, or the Republicans are going to savagely rip this thing apart. Either way, should be interesting to watch but I have a feeling the Democrats have painted themselves into a corner, as we have not had a single person with firsthand knowledge of the phone call testify.
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    US Elections 2020

    FTFY
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    US Elections 2020

    No, but when you see stuff like https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-burisma/ukraine-widens-probe-against-burisma-founder-to-embezzlement-of-state-funds-idUSKBN1XU2N7 , I think the political rival thing is a very convenient angle as the Democrats would rather shift attention away from the actual issue that Papa Joe has been a very naughty boy. So not only did Burisma embezzle about the equivalent of $33M USD in taxpayer money, apparently they gave some of that to the US, and going by the other article, it's not a stretch to assume part of that money was sent to Hunter Biden. It looks like investigating Burisma is in the best interests of the US and Ukraine - and any and all US citizens that were part of the embezzlement scheme should be thrown in jail... just like Manafort was.
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    US Elections 2020

    One other very relevant thought to all of this.... How is foreign policy not a bunch of quid pro quos?
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    US Elections 2020

    So if you're so smart, why aren't you rich? I was actually trying to find the stats for that for the US so I could better gauge where I'm sitting. I'm fairly certain I'm in the top half (per person). Per household, not so much as that can include a second person.
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    US Elections 2020

    All I'm going to say is that it's between $100k and $200k. You can't do that if you're dumb. I think this is a framing issue more so than anything else, as one very plausible explanation for all of this is that he saw something in the Russia collusion stuff that pointed to corruption, and rather than trusting the FBI to do their job, picked a personal lawyer to act as a private investigator. While that's definitely not a normal approach, I don't fault him especially since how the FBI drug him with the Trump/Russia probe. That was hyperbole, and most normal people would realize that. No one in the US is above the law (or rather they shouldn't be). That goes for cankles. The only health issue that would remove Trump from office is death. I think what most are missing here is that even if he gets impeached, the Senate still has to convict and remove him, and Trump would definitely fight it all the way to the removal. That said, if something conclusive hasn't been turned up (which AFAIK it hasn't), the Senate isn't going to convict him. In other words, the outcome I see happening is that Trump gets impeached and no one cares, while all the Democrats succeed at doing is alienating themselves from the rest of the country - which kinda goes with what I've been seeing in some of the news articles.
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    US Elections 2020

    No If so, why did you ask me to simplify it? --- So if you are truly smarter then me, then that assumes that you get paid more, right? --- If you're really going to play the intelligence card, do you have a masters or PhD?
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    Just Another Day in Monetezation

    MT was a complete cluster on the x86 client as it would force many systems that should have ran MT to bug check. That city alone was reason enough for me to drop LotRO as I like to spend time poking around and exploring cities (if they're interesting) but MT kinda prevented that to happen. I only got to see it for the first time once the x64 client was released, but as FFXIV Shadowbringers and WoW:Classic occurred right around that time, I really didn't get to spend all that much time in MT - that said, the zone was a complete cluster as it was pretty... but the quest structure didn't not have much playtesting done on it so it felt like it was almost completely engineered to waste as much time as possible.
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    US Elections 2020

    You should be proud that you taught me something =D From the numbers alone, I do not doubt the Democrats are going to proceed despite whatever collateral damage this may do the United States - as they assume this political move will strengthen their weakened field for 2020. And don't count your chickens before they hatch. And this is more than enough proof that you're not attached to reality and stuck in the libtard echo chamber. If it wasn't for Hunter Biden (and the probe looking into his activities) Trump would not be looking into Ukraine. I'm not really surprised you keep overlooking this fact as you are so desperate to throw out Trump. I make far more in the tech industry, thank you very much. Truth be told, I wouldn't be surprised if I out earned most of the board. Right... like how you quit the thread earlier? You're just as weak willed as those idiots from the official LotRO forums that keeps saying they'll quit... yet keeps coming back. You first.
  22. So, now that we're starting to get into the "gotta regrind the LIs with each new level increase" and past the fun content of SoA and MoM... are the legendary servers going to become ghost towns as players lose interest?
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    US Elections 2020

    So you're saying that it naming the amount is part of a conspiracy theory, yet https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/trump-impeachment-timeline/ is not one, despite the Washington Post article saying: That article is referenceing https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/05/14/hunter-bidens-new-job-at-a-ukrainian-gas-company-is-a-problem-for-u-s-soft-power/ by the way. But then again, since you are stuck in the same conspiracy theory that @Splay and @Amenhir are stuck in, it's a bit like expecting a flat-earther to claim that the round earth conspiracy theory is a thing.
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    US Elections 2020

    And on a very interesting note, with Chick-fil-A recently cutting donations to their charities (one of which is the Salvation Army), I find it amusing that the Salvation Army got branded as anti-LGBT because they openly admit to helping the LGBT+ in the US as seen on https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/the-lgbtq-community-and-the-salvation-army/ . This kind of disingenuous, anti-Christian news coverage is one of the reasons why I strongly suspect most of the news reporting is heavily biased towards the left.
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    US Elections 2020

    Actually, I don't believe in conspiracy theories... unlike libtards that drank the KoolAid on the Trump/Russia conspiracy theory.... So I take it you're also considering the CSPN link as "conspiracy theory footage", eh? Eh, I'm not sure, as having lawyers write your laws is how you end up with these thousand page atrocities that gets passed that no one really knows what they passed (like what happenned with Obamacare). Meanwhile, the rubes towing the party line will take whatever soundbytes they've been told and shame others into locking step with their idiocy. Obama proved you don't need experience, and that it's possible for a total noob to be totally corrupt - as the more I'm seeing about the Obama administration, the more I'm starting to suspect it was one of the most corrupt in a very, very long time. You need to go read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution again. You're forgetting about the convention approach where the citizens can force an amendment to the constitution - which is how we got the 21st Amendment.
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