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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: September 12, 2019, 11:22:53 AM »
Deus Ex is the only cyberpunk FPS RPG I can think of off the top of my head. The other games I'm aware of are either top down RPGs or adventure games.

I started playing The Observer a while back. It is a FPS with less emphasis on the shooting and more on investigation.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: September 10, 2019, 01:58:53 AM »
Probably because of the MCs white privilege.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:42:21 PM »
Just take the L guys. You didn’t read it closely and jumped to a conclusion. It’s totally possible not to let your bus interfere, that’s how Pete saw you guys misread it. If we want to repair things, then don’t justify your mistakes with slander.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:18:56 AM »
It’s so surprising.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:09:30 PM »
Wow, do you actually think rainwater never makes it in to drinking water?
I know rainwater makes its way to the rest of water.

I also know the earth does a remarkably fantastic job at cleaning up after its self and others.

I also know, that despite the best efforts of demonstrably false rhetoric in the media, regulations have done very little in regard to improving the environment. Education and concerned people are required, not laws designed to cripple people and business.

You don’t think there has ever been a regulation that has improved the environment?

How does the Earth clean up heavy metal concentrations?  I am very interested in your source of knowledge on this.

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So, since the regulations of which you so fondly write were so effective in preventing: Exxon Valdiz, Deepwater Horizon, et.al.,

why should anyone be convinced their removal would be so much more harmful?

Why are you using anecdotes to call in to question the need to regulate best practices? It’s totally irrelevant.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:13:31 AM »
Wow, do you actually think rainwater never makes it in to drinking water?

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Is this Thork’s small business blog?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: On the subject of astronomy I beg to differ!
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:25:07 PM »
It seems silly that using the phenomena of the apparent uniformity of the universe as a “gotcha!” example of astronomy being pseudoscience. There are always problems and gaps in knowledge that every field is struggling to solve.

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Well, if you guys got your shit together on healthcare you could lengthen that lifespan too.

There are more reasons than just shitty healthcare contributing to the unhealthy status is this nation. This is where culture comes into play. How many Americans' primary diet comes from fast food? How many Americans sit on their asses not doing much more than engaging in vicarious activity? Stress is also a factor, but I can't speak to the differences of stress from one place to another except for the difference of rural vs urban or industrialized vs pre-industrialized. Urban and industrial areas will experience more stress on average - anthropological studies will show.

Yeah, although ideally, and people are starting to adopt this, the best healthcare is preventative. It would be great if we had more dieticians, masseuses, etc... and people took advantage of them. Imagine if personal trainers could be covered by insurance? Exercise, diet and rest are the best defenses against stress.

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So then what’s the plan on the budget after you massively slash revenue? Or would the new consumption tax be higher than the mean sales tax in order to try and offset?

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Well, if you guys got your shit together on healthcare you could lengthen that lifespan too.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 07, 2019, 10:25:11 PM »
Trump’s supporters seem to be incapable of criticizing him (see: Lackey, Total) so why would this strategy be successful?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:53:15 PM »
Any ball really.

I don’t think it’s fair to pin this type of stuff on someone. There is a great chance that if Trump weren’t around, then the shooter would have clung to some other inspiration for his delusion.

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The US does not have the worst violent crime rate in the West.

The US barely cracks the top 100.

Which Western nations have a higher violent crime rate than the US? Are you going to start listing off Soviet bloc nations or something?

he is going to be pedantic and say something like Venezuela.

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No.

Because as is shown by factual data, as gun ownership has risen in the US the amount of gun violence has gone down.


you will have to show some evidence for this because this study shows that owning a gun makes you more likely to be shot and that firearm prevalence increases violent crime.
https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/gun_violence/sect01.html

this doesn't support your position.  it shows that gun violence has gone down overall, it says nothing about rates of gun ownership rising and it doesn't correlate the two which is what you need for your point to matter.

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No.

Because as is shown by factual data, as gun ownership has risen in the US the amount of gun violence has gone down.


you will have to show some evidence for this because this study shows that owning a gun makes you more likely to be shot and that firearm prevalence increases violent crime.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:20:37 PM »
Your entire post is so full of misinformation, I don't where to begin...

Big oil is in the industries you mention to make money, period, so yeah...we will start there...

The only thing more efficiently producing energy than an internal combustion engine is a bicycle, so I will give you one to the side of green there...

speaking of misinformation for producing electricity, it looks like fossil fuels are literally the worst option.  https://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/what-is-the-most-efficient-source-of-electricity-1754/



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En vogue topics for the 1990s were “not having sexual relations”, the wars in the Baltic states, WTC bombing, Whitewater.
HIPAA was highly en vogue, much more than any other era health related topics.

24/7 news cycle came into being, remember.

HIPAA added a tremendous amount of cost to health care.

I am not surprised to learn none of you wish to cede this point.

Evidence?
My personal experience here in the US.

That’s not evidence. You haven’t accounted for your bias of living through one time vs another. Anecdotes in general are garbage evidence.

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Neither you nor Dave live in the US.

So what?
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You haven’t provided any evidence, Dave has. Provide some evidence.
You ignoring the evidence doesn't mean it hasn't been provided.

I provided a link to an article stating exactly how regulation can lead to higher costs.

In this very post, I provided you with the act written in 1945...prohibiting insurance company competition.

We are discussing your claim that it was the 1990s when healthcare became the en vogue topic. Please try to stay on topic.

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There was an act in 45 preventing outside competition from other insurance providers, which none of the presidents (except maybe Trump, perhaps) has sought to overturn.

He’s as corporatist a president as any other.
Who has given indications he isn't producing corporatist results.

No one. Glad we agree.

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If government gets out of the business altogether, things will no doubt get cheaper.

Maybe. I hope for you me sake it’s the case.
Every once in a while, you end up writing something truthful..

Thanks puddin’  :-*

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En vogue topics for the 1990s were “not having sexual relations”, the wars in the Baltic states, WTC bombing, Whitewater.
HIPAA was highly en vogue, much more than any other era health related topics.

Evidence?

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24/7 news cycle came into being, remember.

HIPAA added a tremendous amount of cost to health care.

I am not surprised to learn none of you wish to cede this point.

You haven’t provided any evidence, Dave has. Provide some evidence.

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There was an act in 45 preventing outside competition from other insurance providers, which none of the presidents (except maybe Trump, perhaps) has sought to overturn.

He’s as corporatist a president as any other.

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If government gets out of the business altogether, things will no doubt get cheaper.

Maybe. I hope for you me sake it’s the case.

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En vogue topics for the 1990s were “not having sexual relations”, the wars in the Baltic states, WTC bombing, Whitewater.

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