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Comment Re: Echo chamber (Score 1) 847

Obama was hot stuff in 2008 and not so hot today

Seriously, what is your financial situation today vs 2008? I'm really interested in the details here. I'll provide mine in the same way Trump WILL NOT. Provide details of how you were so oppressed over the last 8 years or shut the fuck up.

In 2008 my gross income was maybe ~130K. Last year it was 450K+. What possible fucking reason do I have to regret the last 8 years? I should love Trump's positions, but I have the extra personal burden of social MORALITY. Gotta admit, Obama was a reasonably socially liberal and pitifully financially conservative President. Based on his own statements Trump would be a horribly socially AND financially REGRESSIVE President.

I probably could have dropped the mike there, but can't... I realize I have been extremely fortunate compared to the average in the last 8 years (I am not in the 1%, but definitely the 2-3%) and have donated significantly to various charities. Have you? We know Trump hasn't, outside of his charity that paid for various lawsuits...

Comment Re: Echo chamber (Score 1) 847

We were not discussing getting AWAY from politics, but discussing IT intelligently. To be honest /. is in the 90th percentile in that compared to most other social media sites.

If you want to get AWAY from that, I totally agree to play a game, have fun, and stay off the big boy discussions. Two different things.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 633

The reason it is so shocking that things are so polarized in this election, though, is not that it's the usual minor distinctions between white conservatism and white liberalism that was the last election - it's that the (so called) conservative candidate has dredged up divisive racial and religious issues most of the first world thought was dealt with - and HE GOT MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR IT.

And further, the Euro-literati who thought this was a local American affectation soon realized it is spreading. Why? Because the distribution of wealth today is moving away from the prosperous 50's-60's and back to where it was in the early 1900's. Why should it be any surprise that those affected are not reacting to that!?
 

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 633

And sure, it is your right to not to business with someone you don't agree with, but that makes you an even bigger idiot because that's not how a society will function. It's more Kindergarten behavior.

Not doing business with people you don't agree with is childish? If you have absolutely no moral standards, I guess. But if you do, it seems like the absolute BEST way to express your opinion to the oligopoly given voting is practically useless towards government policy unless money is attached to it...

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 633

Picking and choosing has a down-side too.

Absolutely is does. And apparently they decided the combination of morals + market was advantageous to call out their interpretation of hatred instead of staying silent.

VR is currently a self-selecting market of affluent tech-savvy people. I'd imagine that combination is easily 75%+ are against shitposting Clinton (whether they are Democrats or just decent people).

Honestly I own a Rift, and when I heard this story I was basically ready to dump it for a a Vive unless Oculus (or really FACEBOOK) responds to this stupidity very soon. If you are a supporter of free speech I assume you are also a supporter of free market. Piss off your customer base at your own peril.

Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 1) 847

So far, many more people who have supposedly blasphemed Islam have died for blaspheming it than people have died for supporting Islam.

in America (to be clear)

No, NOT in America, that's his whole (somewhat debatable, but possibly statistically true in the short term) point. Can't believe I need to explain *his* point, but it was that Muslims supporting Sharia law (or Taliban/ISIS controlled regions) have killed more people for blasphemy than have themselves been killed. OBVIOUSLY very few people have died in America for blasphemy or Islam.

Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 1) 847

I am the OP - and I didn't say Trump defended internment camps, I said Trump supporters, which is trivially true if you want to look it up. Man your reading comprehension failed on this one...

And while Trump didn't say he supported internment camps, he did say this direct quote: “what I’m doing now is no different than F.D.R. I mean, take a look at what F.D.R. did many years ago, and he’s one of the most highly respected presidents.”

Respected for some things, yes, but certainly NOT for Japanese internment camps! I mean holy fuck, if you are going to compare yourself to FDR, that's probably the SINGLE WORST THING you could pick.

Comment Re:Anti-Hillary is not Pro-Trump (Score 1) 847

And Robert Byrd completely renounced and repeatedly apologised for his previous activities and opposition to civil rights. On the other hand Donald Trump is CURRENTLY COURTING RACISTS WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

If Trump actually apologised and publicly denounced his Aryan and KKK supporters, you'd have a tiny leg to stand on.

Comment Re: Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 847

Made me remember another reason Europe should be very interested in US politics: because given the disproportionate coverage of US media and culture to the rest of the world, it seems to be reinforcing beliefs of significant numbers of people in other countries (see: Brexit, crazy right wing Dutch politicians, surprising rise of German nationalism, etc) think that racism and isolationism are somehow acceptable.

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