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  1. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    The original Deus Ex isn't really hard imo. It can get really easy if you pick the right tactics and just generally by the end if you don't fuck up your augs it's ridiculously easy. Frankly, the biggest issue is generally avoiding fucking up how you want to play out the story (killing/not killing certain things or the like). Much of that complicated by bugginess.
  2. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    The country doth protest too much, methinks.
  3. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Anyway, Clinton gave a big speech today. All about showing how Trump is connected to the Alt-Right. The Alt-Right is essentially the rebranded standard right-wing conservative racist bullshit that's been around in the american political landscape since, like, the civil war at least. Anyway, speech transcript here: A previous article on the alt-right here:
  4. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Probably not but in this case, it makes sense. There's been a right wing narrative, you can see a whole thread about it on this board even, about how Brexit represents "the people" being tired of "politics as usual" and PC culture and immigrants and I guess neoliberalism too or something. And that "the people" will rise up, like they did with Brexit, and tell them hoighty toighty politicians what for. Farage is here to explain how the Brexit win totally means Trump has this. You know, blah blah blah, silent majority, all that shit.
  5. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Voting for Stein, even outside the silliness of third party voting, is silly cause she's a goddamn moron. She's not even further to the left so much as she's further into self-centred dumbness.
  6. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    And this is the first and biggest problem I was pointing out with your statement. Because no, there's no particular reason why she should consider herself lucky here. Especially given how previous people in the job handled their emails. The other issue I already covered above. While Trump is almost certainly the easiest chucklefuck she could be facing, the others aren't exactly quality candidates either.
  7. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    I can't see it. The Gang of 8 thing, its whole failure, is a good example of why imo. The whole attempt to pivot to a more immigrant friendly platform had already failed long before Trump came along. The GOP base won't stand for it. You can't get around the race issue imo.
  8. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    So if we had a completely different GOP and the law were such that things that aren't illegal suddenly were for no discernable reason, she'd have troubles? I mean, I guess. If reality were hugely different and people had fish for heads the results would likely be different I supposed If we stick to some non-fish-head-based silly alternate reality, there's no way the email thing leads to prosecution because how does that ever even happen and Clinton has a tougher time against a JEB! or something, but still likely wins because the GOP still has no good or easy road to the White House and Clinton has a really good campaign operation going. (in large part because it's mostly Obama's campaign mark 3) Trump being a dumpster fire of a candidate makes her job way easier in some ways, but also way more important because her losing becomes suddenly ALOT worse. And Trump or something like him is, in many ways, an inevitable outcome of the GOP's trajectory anyway.
  9. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Agreed. It's dangerous rhetoric to throw around. The issue is not some sort of mass uprising, it's isolated dumbasses "taking their country back".
  10. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Nah. They'll just do what people like Altherion have been doing since the start and substitute whatever they want him to believe for what he says. The ones who don't want him to pivot will think he's lying and some of the ones that can't stand to support him but can't stand to let Clinton win will lie to themselves about how he's changed. That is, after all, half the point of this "pivot". The whole thing is a transparent attempt to give people too ashamed to support Trump a fig leaf and, even more then that, to try and reverse the media narrative by convincing them to run "Trump changes for the better!" stories to try and stem the bleeding. It's the same shit as his outreach to blacks. And both groups he's aiming these messages at are stupid enough to swallow it too.
  11. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Yeah, the whole "rigged election" conspiracy is based firmly in the belief in the "silent majority" whereby my views are obviously the popular ones shared by the majority of americans. I mean, everyone I know agrees with me! So how could we possibly lose? Obviously, those blacks are voting multiple times or something.
  12. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Detroit is one city. These perceptions are far more widespread. And afaik not even concentrated in places like Detroit. There's plenty of places around the world that have been hit hard by shifting economic conditions. Detroit isn't really a story of the shifting economy anyway, so much as it's about horrible management, bad taxation and racial politics as much as it is anything. The point though was that, as far as what I remember reading, people of similar economic class and situation will have differing views on how good the future is going to be based on their race. There's racial politics all up in this perception of the worsening state of the US and that should set some alarm bells off in your head about what might really be going on here. As a sort of connected idea to this WaPo (I believe it was them) had a recent article on what Trump support looked like and what it seemed largely clustered around was not people who were doing worse economically, but people who perceived their children would do worse economically.
  13. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Aye. Democracy has little to do with good governance. It's about legitimate governance.
  14. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    As I've pointed out before, views about how good things are going and going to be actually follow racial lines to a good degree. White people think stuff is going to hell alot more then non-whites. The sense that things are going to hell is imo not really about the economy much at all.
  15. US Elections - There is 'Ahead in the Polls' behind you

    Clinton is totally pandering. Sanders especially wiped up more of this sentiment on the left then usual so she's gotta pander a little harder then Obama did. It's a long running sentiment in the US voting public among various demographics.