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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
  2. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    There's always that saying that money makes money, and it's pretty much true. Normally, you go nowhere but up, unless you're gambling on stocks and shit. But Trump did something I find remarkable. He started wealthy, with all the contacts you need to succeed, and then actively LOST money through decisions he made. It's like he went out of his way to fail. The only reason he didn't end up completely destitute was the sheer size of the fortune he received. I'm genuinely not surprised that people close to him in the White House see that his true colours are lacking. And yet a man that incompetent made it to the highest position in the US, if not the world. Even with his ego, his exaggerations, his buffoonery, and his penchant for lying, he beat out a woman with all the cards in her favour and all the corrupt contacts you'd need to become president. It says a lot about how tired half the US population was with being constantly derided for their beliefs and existence, that what amounts to an inflated used-car salesman appealed to them to that degree. The tinfoil hat part of me is screaming he was intentionally put in as controlled opposition, to keep the dial turned the other way from here on out.
  3. Doro

    I guess it's happening...

    The weak should fear the strong (this was back when Eregion was released).
  4. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    It's incredible how they're relying on ego-centrism to push this potato-faced hysteric into the spotlight. They're trying to sell the idea that the western world needs to just be heavily regulated to combat climate change, when the source of what they claim is the main cause is coming primarily from the developing world. White people being taxed on beef won't change anything while places like India and China are on the up and up. It's like trying to use a cup to empty a sinking ship.
  5. I thought I'd bring back a place to vent, considering how much madness is going on nowadays. First up, so-called "BAME" (black, Asian, and minority ethnic, what a weird term) students at uni. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50005023 "UCAS figures showed that, as of 12 September, 33,730 black UK students had been accepted on to degree courses at British universities and colleges, meaning black students made up 7.9% of acceptances across the country in total." Incredible. Almost 8% of all accepted students are black... yet make up 3% of the population. Now, in the UK, you're near 3x more likely to get into uni if you're black instead of white. "Cambridge's figures showed that 26.8% of its undergraduate students this year were from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds." Again, despite non-whites only being 13% of the population, a little over twice as many are getting into university, often under the false premise of "equality" by having specially funded places that whites aren't allowed to apply for. "It should send out a signal to other black students that they can find their place at Cambridge and succeed." Oh, it sends out a signal alright. A signal that if you're black, you're going to get positive discrimination. They don't seem to see an issue with over representation, so long as it's less white people the better. The people behind these sorts of things aren't looking for equality of opportunity, hence the helping hands to non-whites (how is that not condescending to them?). They don't even want equality of outcome, obviously, as they were complaining about admittance figures even when they were balanced. They want to encourage "diversity" as much as possible, but only of skin colour, not of actual ideas because that doesn't fit the preferred special interest brackets. Competencies don't matter as much as what identity group people belong to.
  6. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Hehehe, you said "erect". To be fair, all of the US presidents since 1909 haven't exactly been worthy of being on the same list as Teddy Roosevelt. In fact, none before 1901 were worthy, either.
  7. I'm 28, so luckily the old classics for me came out in the late 90s/early 00s. Just before companies started realising they could rip people off (except Pokemon, and Sims, both of those were terrible for that).
  8. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    The uni responded. As is predictable for institutions infected by retarded leftism, they don't denounce the idiot racist, but instead suggest anyone who wants to say they feel like they've been hurt because of the video should contact them, likely to build up a case file against the student instead and say he's causing undue stress to other students.
  9. Same here. I've got a lifetime account and I still can't find a reason to play it. It's been uninstalled since about May or June. The sad thing is that because of the way LotRO turned out, I can't bring myself to devote time to any other MMOs, regardless of their content quality currently. I can't trust there won't be some malicious, greedy, and/or retarded dev that could come along and fuck it all up, just like LotRO. On a slight tangent, it seems to be the same with FPS games lately. With Overwatch 2 announced, it reminded me of things like CS:S being dropped for CS:GO (along with the addition of shit like selling skins, which is retarded), or CoD getting exactly the same game released every few months but with another big price tag on it. Developers dropping their existing popular FPS lobby games for the sake of a "new" one, just to get sales. It's one of the many reasons I feel like I've dropped all the shit overpriced modern games and just returned to old classics. They don't let me down.
  10. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Despite it very clearly explaining it isn't a transcript, and the specific reasons why it's not a transcript, it definitely is a transcript. Gotcha. Does Trump really get a free pass on saying stupid things because you eat a New York hotdog once a year? I can't imagine you go into a deli and the owner starts going "You know, there's a lot of good here, and we do a lot of good, even though there's some not so good, we still do very very good, because it's mostly good". His speech patterns are noticeably strange, not something I've ever heard as common place there. Then all you've got to do is wait. From your previous posts, it looks like you've jumped the gun when this is all still in its infancy. Most people do. Ever heard the average woman in an argument? She'll ping off tangential shit like she's a 5th dimensional entity watching your full timeline.
  11. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    That it's not a transcript by its own admission. Wasn't that clear? I wouldn't throw an entire population under the bus for the sake of excusing a man who regularly dishes out that sort of drivel in his speeches. Are you asking us to do that for you? Because from where I'm sitting, it doesn't seem like you have a position outside of "Trump good, anything against him bad".
  12. I would say I need to dust off my broken record of "but the whales will still keep paying", but at this point it doesn't sit around for long enough to gather dust.
  13. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    I wouldn't class it as a transcript when it says: CAUTION: A Memorandum of a Telephone Conversation (TELCON) is not a verbatim transcript of a discussion. The text in this document records the notes and recollections of Situation Room Duty Officers and NSC policy staff assigned to listen and memorialize the conversation in written form as the conversation takes place. A number of factors can affect the accuracy of the record, including poor telecommunications connections and variations in accent and/or interpretation. The word "inaudible" is used to indicate portions of a conversation that the notetaker was unable to hear. Which is probably something that Trump would like to lean on, considering it claims he said stuff like: Well it's very nice of you to say that. I will say that we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. Much more than the European countries are doing and they should be helping you more than they are. Germany does almost nothing for you. All they do is talk and I think it's something that you should really ask them about. When I was speaking to Angela Merkel she talks Ukraine, but she doesn't do anything. A lot of the European countries are the same way so I think it's something you want to look at but the United States has been very very good to Ukraine. I wouldn't say that it's reciprocal necessarily because things are happening that are not good but the United States has been very very good to Ukraine. Ignoring the implication in this that he's already getting dragged for, it reads like an ignoramus talking vaguely and hoping nobody notices. Just a lot of "yeah there's not good but there's some good but it's mostly good but it's not all good but we're very very good". He'd be better suited saying it wasn't really his own words, even if it does sound like more of the same from him and he likely did say something that stupid.
  14. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    I sometimes doubt he even realises he's lying to begin with. It's like that episode of South Park where Cartman claims he invented a fishsticks joke that Jimmy actually made up, but his ego is too big to let him remember the situation clearly so he genuinely believes he's telling the truth. Trump has to add unnecessary details to make what he's saying match what his head is telling him is real, not what actually is real. He did something similar with the faked doctor's evaluation where he said he was "the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency" and his "strength and stamina are extraordinary". Or when he said his call to Ukraine was a "perfect" call, he backed it up by creating an anonymous lawyer friend who just so happened to speak exactly like he does and referred to the call in exactly the same way.
  15. Doro

    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.
  16. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Oh god, and when that black student does his little speech about sending white people to space, he even does that retarded mini-gasp/sobbing mid sentence to catch a breath, as seems to be considered acceptable practice for ranty black SJW students in academic settings lately. There's this subset of useless courses in higher academia lately that seems to have no problem with this extreme form of leftism being preached. Seriously, the guy said space isn't real because he hasn't been there and he can't use first-hand accounts, even from black astronauts, because they're too "white". Yet in the same "lesson" he says slavery is definitely real because there's a form of slavery-based PTSD that's real and third-hand accounts are legitimate for what's considered real (but only if they're black enough). How can someone as blatant stupid as him teach a course when he's clearly still caught up in the first steps of Descartes' "cogito, ergo sum"? It's like he was gifted babby's first philosophy book and completely misunderstood what was being said, then used it to justify his leftist agenda.
  17. Doro

    Brexit

    I want Brexit, and my stance was nothing to do with either Boris or Farage. Edit: And, frankly, I'm pretty fucking tired of hearing that sort of bollocks. That people who voted leave were tricked, or didn't know what they were voting for, or were racist, or whatever other pejorative needed to dismiss legitimate rejection of the EU. It isn't some ridiculous case of moral righteousness vs insular ignorance as the propaganda machine constantly puts out. One side isn't better than the other, they just hold different points to different weights. I don't begrudge people who voted remain their choice to do so, but I sure as hell despise both the demonising of those that voted to leave, and the attempts to pretend like the winning side never won in the first place.
  18. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Trump isn't a liar, he provides alternative facts. Get the terminology right!
  19. Doro

    Brexit

    Welp, the EU failed to stop an extension, so it looks like the traitors get a maximum of 3 more months to mess with things. It could be over sooner if a deal gets voted through parliament, but low chance of that. However, the EU did do one thing: "The draft text of an agreement for the 27 EU ambassadors - seen by the BBC - also included a commitment that the Withdrawal Agreement on the UK's exit from the EU cannot be renegotiated in future." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50205603 So this could finally be the last time the traitors can delay the inevitable, and the actual negotiations can finally start early next year. That is, providing they don't find some other method of betraying the referendum result.
  20. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    False equivalence, because it implies everyone has to be equally as ignorant as you are.
  21. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Cool meme, brah. Muslims make up only 2% of the European population, and that figure includes the "native" Muslims from places like the Balkans. If you can't refute the actual point being made, maybe it's best to not lean back on out-of-touch memes.
  22. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    I think people here have been pretty up front over how deluded they think you are.
  23. Doro

    US Elections 2020

    Incredible. Truly, incredible.
  24. Doro

    The Rage Corner 2: Electric Boogaloo

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50185788 This recent story about 39 illegal immigrants found dead in the back of a lorry has me thinking. Everyone's reaction so far has been sympathy, that people have died and they were just looking for a better life. The same thing as the "refugees" drowning in the Mediterranean, and the South American immigrants trying to get into the US. However, they're committing a crime. These illegal immigrants are doing so out of a supposed desperation (which I don't buy, it's the same excuse the "refugees" were given despite targetting specific countries for financial benefits), because they aren't able to enter legally due to a lack of desirability (no money, no skills, little to no English, potential criminal history, etc), but it's still a crime to enter the country illegally. In this case, it seems to be they've been excused because other groups of criminals were facilitating this to begin with. Instead of looking at it as criminals trying and failing to sneak into the UK, it's turned into a situation where those with more delicate sensibilities are suggesting they shouldn't have had to sneak in through dangerous means. We should just abandon borders in order to "save lives", because they're going to keep trying to get in anyway. There's no responsibility put on those making the decision to break the law.
  25. Doro

    Brexit

    Checks refers to stopping cargo at the border for an inspection. This will be no different to shit like how insurance companies must now include IPIDs with any documentation they send to customers (it's that page with the blue header you probably got with car insurance, for example). It's shitty bureaucracy, but it isn't like a border/customs check.
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