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  1. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Where are you yanks on this? Is it going to be a 2nd glorious term of Drumpf, or will this be the protest vote to the protest vote and they bring in whoever is the most female and melanistic? Personally, I'd love to see Trump back in just because I like the way he riles up the left over there, while the right can never see him do any wrong even if he spat in their faces. If not, maybe Comrade Sanders can get a shot at it. I'd be interested to see what he could actually do, what with so many systems stacked against him. Oh, and this can't be a good idea for a candidate: "Hell yes we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," Mr O'Rourke said to applause. "We're not going to allow it to be used against your fellow Americans anymore." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49684419
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    The capturing of vessels in the gulf was a response to its own captured vessel by the UK at Gibraltar. They weren't the ones behind the sea mine attacks, that sounded more and more like an Israeli false flag operation from all that I read about it. It's very important to note that Iran hasn't cast any first stones in this situation. There's been a lot lately that suggests foreign nations setting up false flags to start wars (or, at least, pressure their enemy into retaliating). Unfortunately, the US is always looking for a war, and will always back what Israel wants, so they'll be the first to storm Iran when the inevitable propaganda-fest by the media has reached its zenith.
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    Not sure how that changes anything. If anything, it reinforces the idea of a false flag.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    More that you could end up with the unfortunate luck of having one of them in your group, but yeah that's probably an aspect of it, too. Yeah, that made me smile. Imagine the idea of being jealous of a supposed adult who can't even afford basic costs of life without begging online for it. I don't think she realises just how close to the bottom of the ladder she really is.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    My only problems are that 1) SSG relies on microtranscations over actual content, and 2) people who buy Valar packages are likely not as competent as people who levelled them. Definitely. Aren't they the bunch of losers that would hold that Weathertop festival thing and just spam a load of sound? If they're doing that sort of "community" nonsense, they're in fucking deep.
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49712417 Of course the US would be hot on blaming Iran. Listen to this great bit of logic. It can't have been Yemeni rebels, because Yemen was in the south, so it must be Iran! Ignore that Iran is east and north-east of Saudi Arabia, so not the direction of the attacks either. Funnily enough, there is a particular pseudo-nation that does sit up north-west of Saudi Arabia... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/16/trump-says-us-locked-and-loaded-after-saudi-arabia-oil-attack-as-crude-prices-soar-iran-aramco Again, the north-west. Must be Iran, that direction that isn't towards them. Drone failures? Where have we heard that recently? Sloppy fucking job, Mossad. At least you've got two allies analysing your drones so they can hide it was you.
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    US Elections 2020

    Yeah, I saw that too and found a funny quote. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/07/31/top_aides_leave_dem_campaign_arm_after_uproar_over_black_and_latino_diversity_140898.html "There's no such thing as race and we're all equal... except we need to be acutely aware of people's race and need different colours because they think differently."
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    This is why I don't watch streamers at all. Might sound arrogant in a sad way, but they're never better than I would be if I were playing, so I just get frustrated watching them make mistakes or fail to notice things. You'd think talent would be the gatekeeper of streaming, but apparently not. It all depends on how much you can beg for cash so you can buy a fucking boiler.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    Turns out the parasite took a dislike to that post. I've put what she's responding to in bold and italics. There's a lot in this pathetic tantrum that warrants her getting infracted by Cordovan, if he is actually unbiased. Ironic, considering she drops mention of the community rules. I guess they don't apply to her? Maybe she was just too busy spamming caps or writing out long "hahaha"s like a crazy person to realise.
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    How the electric car dies

    Not sure it would kill off electric cars, though. Despite their current faults, electric cars will eventually be more viable. It's the electrolysis that's the problem with creating synthetic hydrocarbons. Having to use more energy to create the fuel than you get out is inefficient still, and will be for longer than electric cars. You need a renewable energy source to start with, so you might as well just use that same source and direct it straight into cars. It's why plants are so good at what they do despite it being practically the same thing (though hydrocarbons instead of carbohydrates), they do it all efficiently with just sunlight. Sure, plants take up potentially more space than a CO2 fuel factory could, but as you say you could just burn biomass and save yourself a step. Not to mention the issue of water use, considering freshwater is becoming scarcer in many parts of the world, you're then potentially upping the costs if desalination of seawater is brought into the equation.
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    Are we being hit 600+ online

    Hmm, not sure what's going on. I can see the IPs, and they all have the same first 6 digits, but I have no idea if that means anything. Data scraping? Is that how it works?
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    I have no problem with linking to Wikipedia, since they often provide their own sources, however it also says "alleged". Though I have no doubt Iran likely supports the movement financially or provides equipment (considering both groups are Shia), I wouldn't see that as Iran then being behind the attacks. It's more like the whole US/Al Qaeda thing, where a nation lends resources to (as you say) useful idiots to keep up their activities, but what happens afterwards is out of the donors hands. I don't know if there's any direct accusations against Israel, but for me it's more a pattern of behaviour and reading between the lines. For example: https://www.dw.com/en/israel-imminent-iranian-killer-drone-attack-foiled/a-50154790 A couple of weeks ago, Israel claims they took out Iranian kamikaze drones (odd how they keep being allowed to attack Iranian military in Syria but paint Iran as the aggressor), however they also apparently lost drones themselves that they sent into Lebanon, one of which just exploded in the air for seemingly no reason, while the other just fell out of the sky (possible failed detonation?). Both of these over Hezbollah Media Center. Now, to me, that stinks of Israelis using drones themselves to do exactly what they claim the enemy is doing. Then not long after, they suddenly turn up in Saudi Arabia hitting oil refineries and also being blamed on Iran? https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/lebanon-hezbollah-downs-israeli-drone-report-190909032815415.html Not long after, an Israeli drone was once again downed in Lebanon, which this time Israel admits to... following it up by sending 100 artillery shells into Lebanon. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-palestinians-say-they-downed-israeli-drone-flying-over-gaza-israeli-army-denies-1.7841654 This one very recently, where it seems another IDF drone was taken down over Gaza, but again it's being claimed as Iranian (just as they claimed the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was behind the oil tanker attacks, which read more like a false flag). https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/israeli-drone-attack-targeted-iranian-guided-missile-technology-5680836b9 A very brief bit says about an unexplained suicide drone attack, again suspected to be Israeli. Obviously, this is just recent stuff and there's plenty more occasions where it seems Mossad are framing Iran. However, it looks like Israel loves a drone attack. They also love to blame it on Iran whenever they can. I can see how them providing drone equipment to the Houthis would aid in that agenda.
  13. That's right, WB are making a sequel to the 2 map lore-breaking game Shadow of Mordor. Let's have a look at the trailer, and a run-down of all the lore-breaks in this. First off, we have Talion forging himself a new ring. Yup, he's gone up to Mount Doom, been given some space to work, and now he's making a ring... by just hammering it on a magic anvil. A ring to challenge the One, made with no moulds, no tools other than a hammer, and no forge. Just bang, bang, bang, oooh magicky blue runes! The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted Gollum sitting on a rock in the bottom left corner, watching him make it. "Muh second precious". After that, it looks like ghosty Celebrimbor has been taken back by Sauron, since he got separated from Talion with a hammer-strike on the new ring. It seems that the new ring will be Talion's source of power, instead of being some weird half-dead, half-alive, possessed-by-a-benevolent-wraith-spirit ranger. Then we get a shot of the ground under some orcs and trolls breaking with fire and BOOM, big balrog outta fuckin' nowhere! From all the info released, they've called this a Tar-goroth Balrog. Doing some rather crappy and quick translations, it could mean something like "high terror enemy" Balrog. Whatever it's called, it's still a fucking Balrog right there in Mordor. As cool as it looks, it's basically the strongest fucking thing they could pick, and supposedly Talion kills it, since it never gets seen in the Lord of the Rings. Following a little more face time with purple creepy woman, we then see what is probably the Witch King riding a flying creature. Not a fellbeast, no, but a "Carnan drake". Again, Monolith are replacing the standard creatures with their own designs, just as they did with wargs becoming caragors, and trolls becoming graugs. Maybe they didn't want it to be too samey? But the Witch King isn't alone. He's got these flying faces in helmets surrounded by glowing green light. They land amongst the people getting their shit wrecked, and it looks like they're actually Ringwraiths! Turns out the Nazgul don't even need steeds, they can just smoky fly all about the place on their own. The trailer ends with Talion missing his invasive butt-buddy, and saying he's coming for Sauron to get his bro-fo-life back. From everything shown, it looks like the mini-bosses will be the Nazgul, whereas before it was a couple of nobodies called the Tower, the Hammer, and the Fridge or some shit? And, finally, in true WB form, they're got pre-orders out already. The game won't be out for another 6 months, but they'll happily take your money in the meantime. Gameplay isn't going to be shown for another couple of days, but that doesn't matter. Buy now! Now all we need to get is WB only allowing sycophants to rate and review the game before release, and threaten them with legal action if they don't give it favourable ratings, and the whole mess of the first game is repeated. Did I miss anything?
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    Yemeni Houthi rebels already admitted to it, but if you want a more conspiratorial stance on it I'd say you'd need to look to Israel. If the aim is to blame Iran, they'd definitely be on board with that (and potentially were behind a couple of the cargo ship incidents, too).
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    US Elections 2020

    I'd be very wary of listening to polls. Don't forget that those are the things that made Demon Clinton think she had it in the bag.
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    US Elections 2020

    I tend to only go to some mainstream source for link purposes after I've already been through alternative sources and discussions. Even without a MSM narrative, Trump's Twitter account alone doesn't particularly help inspire trust in his mental capabilities. He shouldn't be impeached or removed, but he's definitely not a particularly trustworthy or balanced individual. It's actually getting harder and harder to find world leaders lately who actually look the part. At least Putin holds himself like one, even if he is a manlet. On a side note, I've got this recurring thought that the Trump family don't know how to act like real humans, but it got summed up nicely by someone else in a meme: the Trump's look like they stand like centaurs but without the hind part.
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    Iran trying to start WW3?

    Literally nothing to suggest Iran did it.
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    Legendary Servers = Failed Experiment?

    Holy shit, one of them over there compared paying for LotRO to paying for electricity bills. That's how deep their reliance on the game runs. Edit: Ha, then I scroll down and see you already called them on that very same thing.
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    US Elections 2020

    Yet you're pulling for Trump? The guy has clearly not got a full deck, you've got to see that much at least. Bernie's problem is he's idealistic of a system that would never work for his plans (in fact, that same system is what's been getting in the way of Trump's plans this whole time), but he's definitely not got the sort of mental problems Trump presents. Either he's doing a fucking powerful Keyser Söze this whole time when he throws tantrums and tells petty lies to cover up mistakes, or he genuinely is an ageing out of touch billionaire with ego issues.
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    US Elections 2020

    I'm on the fence on both of these. Healthcare, on the one hand I've seen how shitty a national health service actually is for the masses (so I pay for private), but on the other I can see how it benefits those at the extreme end who need it (kids who would otherwise die without medical care). Too many people wasting doctors' time on petty problems or self-inflicted issues, it should really be more of a safety net to catch people and not something the general public relies on constantly. Higher education, on the one hand removing the financial barrier has massively devalued degrees (I had people on my course that hadn't done any science subjects before joining), but on the other hand it means people are free to improve their education if they want to. I'd prefer a scenario where society is footing the bill for people with true talent and ability in an area to become even better, so hurdles to getting into university/college need to be increased to make that worthwhile. Agreed. The line is very subjective right now. For example, mine is that people should have what's required when owning a car (at least here in the UK): lessons, passing a theoretical and practical test, requiring a licence, guns needing to be registered at all times, guns needing yearly safety assessments, insurance, and a gun tax to make hording weapons less desirable. In addition, I'd put the usual background checks, a signatory of character, limits on ammunition permitted, and a mental health evaluation. I'm all for people having guns, I'm just against any Thomas, Richard, or Harold being able to pick them up so easily, but that's again a subjective issue.
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    Legendary Servers = Failed Experiment?

    This is exactly why LotRO is the way it is.
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    Brexit

    We'll be 7 months late but, providing there's no unseen traitorous push from the MPs that failed us in March, we'll be out of the EU come the end of October. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49493632 And the hysteria from the "liberal" side has been beautiful today. There's talk of storming Parliament because they, the vocal minority, aren't getting their way. Off with the Queen's head for letting fascism take over!!! It's all a coup for BoJo to finally give the Leave voters what they voted for, but having a bunch of self-righteous ass holes organise themselves as a "People's Parliament" to try to undermine Brexit wasn't an attempt at a coup at all, right? BoJo can't be PM and do this, no one voted for him... so let's get rid of him and put Corbyn, and man who even fewer voted for, into power so that Brexit can be extended even fucking further. Yeah, makes sense /sarc. Honestly, the level of dramatics is going off the charts. All these mentions of Hitler, acting like they're fighting against Nazis, it's absolutely brilliant. And they STILL think they're backed up by a majority, because in their little echo chambers on social media all they hear is people agreeing with them. Every 100,000 signatures they get on some shitty petition, they hold up as if that matters against 17.4 million voters. Fingers crossed that things do pan out smoothly with a No Deal Brexit and these sneaky MPs don't pull a fast one.
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    Brexit

    Not at the cost of escaping the EU it's not, however it's not an actual concern to start with. Food issues centre around fresh produce from the EU, but anything with a longer shelf life or sold from other countries aren't a problem, so it's just a case of a decline in variety. I don't think spaghetti hoops, crinkle cut chips, and chicken dippers are going to be at risk. Fuel I'm thinking refers to petrol, not household gas use for heating and the like, considering they say there's no disruption predicted at all for gas supplies, but possible increases in electricity costs (something that's been happening regardless). Petrol already costs me 50% more than it did 5 years ago, so there's no surprise there. Not likely, since that's an unmitigated prediction, i.e. if the government does absolutely nothing to facilitate transport of medicines. Not to mention that most of the border issues seem to be going from UK to France, not the other way around, since the EU has a lot of checks to make on their end. Not really much of a reason to forgo escape from the EU's stranglehold, to be honest. If the EU keep out of UK waters, there won't be an issue. There's literally no concern at all about the chemical supply to clean water. It's already been stockpiled.
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    Streamer "Awesomeness"

    I stopped playing about four months ago and even I know how fucking wrong that is. Raiders have no issue "exhausting" themselves on content in a couple of months, they have issue with content being boring, repetitive shit.
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