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  • Birthday 05/28/1979

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  1. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    I'm a Chapo fan (and they love Jacobin), and they're painting Bernie as the only hope and Warren is no better than any other centrist running. I can't say I understand this at all. They've never given a well reasoned argument, but then again, that's not their thing. On the one hand, we are in a literal race against time if you're concerned about things like climate, but on the other, Warren would be a huge step away from centrism.
  2. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    And be racist. In that white guy way of, "No, man, the markets will take care of all issues related to race" and either they fully know this is bullshit, or they're privileged to a degree they can't understand regulation is the only thread of help to people of color, poor people, etc.
  3. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    I haven't even read the original post that brought up the article, nor do I know the topic of the article, but if it's libertarians? I'm not listening to them nor cultivating empathy. They're fucking morons. And I'm fully aware of the irony of me saying this to you with absolutely no context to your comment or certainty that you're talking about the article that Dante and DMC mentions. I hate Libertarians so much, I'll roll the dice and say fuck that article.
  4. Simon Steele

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Agreed--I think the competition is a good thing. I downloaded Epic for their summer sale, and I found its interface to be very lacking at the time. They have some great deals, but you can't search (at least then) according to genre, for example. You just kind of had to scroll through everything. They offer free games as well, which I think is always a bonus.
  5. Simon Steele

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I'll be honest, my mind is cynical. I felt like the big increase is royalty percentage shows how much these store fronts were gouging from devs. "Turns out we could give half the revenue back to devs and we'll be millionaires instead of multimillionaires" or something.
  6. It is interesting, and I'm surprised it's not older. White or not, you'd probably end up arrested for this today.
  7. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Growing up and currently living in Colorado, I think you might be wrong there. Denver and the suburban areas have overtaken the rural vote the last few elections. Cory Gardner's election was the last major win for the Right. Then again, this state also said no to tax increases for education and infrastructure...so, maybe you're right. And I mean, minor increases.
  8. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    I think that's exactly his miscalculation. ARs, yes, people may turn out more than expected (this country is NOT full of gun nuts). Church? I think he's betting on getting atheist turnout--but I am not certain if they are a demographic that isn't turning out, and even if they are, the religious backlash would more than make up for it. My opinion on Beto is that he is fake. He doesn't have true beliefs aside from aligning with the party. He'll take some risks (he was one of the first to say, "Hey man, I'm a capitalist"), but he seems to miscalculate most of the time.
  9. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Agreed. I think it's a risk, but Beto strikes me as someone who is saying things we've heard for years but current politicians fear conservative backlash (we ARE coming for your AR15s). It's a gamble to get the disenfranchised involved when it could impact the conservatives disenfranchised more than the liberal. But Beto almost beat Cruz on this and I think playing it safe (Biden) keeps more people home. Get voters excited.
  10. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Beto, as much as I like his stances on a couple of things, seems designed to hear up conservative turnout. He must be banking on his ideas turning out new voters or something.
  11. Simon Steele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    It's weird, I think the way cultural hegemony works in this country, some women can unfairly be identified as a man hater if they don't "behave" in a specific way. Warren does not fit into this (misogynistic) category in any way. Edit: not to say that assholes won't move these goalposts continuously.
  12. Simon Steele

    El Camino: The Chariot of Destiny (Spoilers)

    Breaking Bad was my favorite show. This is...terribly boring. I'm fast forwarding...
  13. Simon Steele

    US Politics - I'm not orange I'mpeach

    And all of that to say, none of it is a big deal. It's race. That's the point. You're making a bad point. I won't stoop to what you're doing (insulting me to elevate your point), but I will point out that this is a typical method to employ when you're struggling. Harris had a terrible debate with Tulsi. She looked unprepared and her record was specifically laid bare for people to see as opposed to her talking point she threw at Biden. I may not be remember, because I don't remember anything Biden says or that happens with him, but consider if Tulsi had done the same to him. Would that impact him as much? Maybe not, but because he is an old white man and I don't think people would be too surprised. If you articulate her point that people are more shocked because of her record as AG and her race/gender, fine. But you implicate race/gender as a way of passing her over. There's no two ways about it--she came out looking terrible in that exchange with Tulsi, and she was incapable of defending herself. Her hype was that she's a prosecutor, and she'll run circles around Trump. That seems no longer likely. If Warren has a moment like that and doesn't drop in polls, I guess I'll cede your point...but everyone who has been heavily hit with legitimate questions about their record has seen big drops in the polls. Biden too.
  14. Simon Steele

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Fair point. I'm still inclined to side with Epic as devs get more money and all of our data is for sale. I don't believe Steam is likely much better. I might be wrong
  15. Simon Steele

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I didn't know that about Epic's ownership, that is troubling.