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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That is fair. I will say that I loved the series when I was a kid but never actually finished Legends 1. Replaying the series a couple years ago on an emulator was a blast for me. If anything I...

    That is fair. I will say that I loved the series when I was a kid but never actually finished Legends 1. Replaying the series a couple years ago on an emulator was a blast for me. If anything I appreciated the game even more. The art style still totally holds up for me, I actually understood the story a lot better, the gameplay is very tight now that you can remap the controls to make use of the additional second bumpers and the tank-like movement was basically completely gone for me, and the music in that game is still just chefs kiss good.

    I totally get not wanting to tarnish some good memories, but I think the game stands up today very well and underscores how great a remake / revitalization of the series would be.

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  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    If you are looking for other good PS1 games to emulate, I highly recommend Mega Man Legends 1 and 2. Its a perfect series to emulate that really benefit from the ability to remap some of the...

    If you are looking for other good PS1 games to emulate, I highly recommend Mega Man Legends 1 and 2. Its a perfect series to emulate that really benefit from the ability to remap some of the controls. Just a fun action / RPG game with an interesting story and some fun dungeon crawling.

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  3. Comment on AlbumLove recommendations thread: May 2022 in ~music

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    Album: October Forever Artist: Driveways Genre: Pop punk / Post hardcore Year: 2020 Listen Links: Spotify Deezer The last couple years have been big on pop punk / emo revival for me and after...

    Album: October Forever

    Artist: Driveways

    Genre: Pop punk / Post hardcore

    Year: 2020

    Listen Links: Spotify Deezer

    The last couple years have been big on pop punk / emo revival for me and after listening to the same albums / playlists, I found these guys last year and love this album. Driveways is a three piece set from Massachusetts (you can definitely tell from their accent at times) and they just have a really clean hard sound and great lyrical ability. I think this whole album is really solid, but my favorite tracks are Are you Afraid of the Dark?, Fifteen Over Five, Not for Nothing, and October Forever.

    This album makes me feel like an angry, angsty teenager and I love it.

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  4. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    No I think you are pretty on target. Republicans are absolutely pushing for a white Christian theocracy with anyone that does not identify with their worldview relegated to second class citizens...

    No I think you are pretty on target. Republicans are absolutely pushing for a white Christian theocracy with anyone that does not identify with their worldview relegated to second class citizens at best.

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  5. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    Thanks for sharing this. This is a very convincing analysis of the situation.

    Thanks for sharing this. This is a very convincing analysis of the situation.

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  6. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    I think that Alito is signaling pretty hard that he would be open to revisiting all of those cases with the line of "None of these rights has any claim to being deeply rooted in history." The bulk...

    I think that Alito is signaling pretty hard that he would be open to revisiting all of those cases with the line of "None of these rights has any claim to being deeply rooted in history."

    The bulk of Alito's premise in his opinion is that the U.S. had a long history of criminalizing abortions before Roe v. Wade and since the right to abortion is not enshrined in the Constitution, we should look to the 200 years of history prior to the decision for guidance.

    Since being gay and being a minority was also heavily criminalized for much of our nation's history, it is not a hard stretch to see how the flood gates are opening here.

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  7. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    This is all actually explicitly laid out in Alito's draft opinion. They are 100% going after the right to marry a person of a different race, the right to marry the person of the same sex, the...

    This is all actually explicitly laid out in Alito's draft opinion. They are 100% going after the right to marry a person of a different race, the right to marry the person of the same sex, the right to contraception, and even the right not to be forcibly sterilized.

    Nor does the right to obtain an abortion have a sound basis in precedent. Casey relied on cases involving the right to marry a person of a different race, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1(1967); the right to marry while in prison, Turnerv. Saftey, 482 U. S. 78 (1987); the right to obtain contraceptives, Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965), Eisen- stadt v. Baird, 405 U. S. 438 (1972), Carey v. Population Services International, 431 U. S. 678 (1977); the right to reside with relatives, Moore v. Fast Cleveland, 431 U. S. 494 1977); the right to make decisions about the education of one's children, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U. S. 510 (1925), Meyerv. Nebraska, 262 U. S. 390 (1925); the right not to be sterilized without consent, Skinner v. Oklahoma ex rel. Williamson, 316 U. S. 535 (1942); and the right in certain circumstances not to undergo involuntary surgery, forced administration of drugs, or other substantially simi. lar procedures, Winston v. Lee, 470 U. S. 753 (1985), Washington. Harper, 494 U. S. 210 (1990), Rochin.v. California, 342 U. S. 165 (1952). Respondents and the Solicitor General also rely on post-Casey decisions like Lawrence v. sensual sexual acts), and Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. 644 (2015) (right to marry a person of the same sex). See Brieffor Respondents 18; Brieffor United Statesas Amicus Curiae 23-24.

    These attempts to justify abortion through appeals to a broader right to autonomy and to define one's “concept of existence” prove too much. Casey, 505 U. S., at 851. Those criteria, at a high level of generality, could license fundamental rights to illicit drug use, prostitution, and the like. See Compassion in Dying v. Washington, 85 F.3d 1140, 1444 (CA9 1996) (O'Scannlain, J., dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc).

    None of these rights has any claim to being deeply rooted in history. Id., at 1440, 1445. What sharply distinguishes the abortion right from the rights recognized in the cases on which Roc and Casey rely is something that both those decisions acknowledged: Abortion destroys what those decisions call “potential life” and what the law at issue in this case regards as the life of an “unborn human being.” See Roe, 410 U. S., at 159 (abortion is “inherently different"); Casey, 505 U.S. at 852 (abortion is “a unique act’). None of the other decisions cited by Roe and Casey involved the critical moral question posed by abortion. They are therefore inapposite. They do not support the right to obtain an abortion, and by the same token, our conclusion that the Constitution does not confer such a right does not undermine them in any way.

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  8. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    I don't see how attorney-client privilege works here when this is likely from a clerk of the court. And yes, I would absolutely trust the person that rightfully decided that the rights of millions...

    I don't see how attorney-client privilege works here when this is likely from a clerk of the court.

    And yes, I would absolutely trust the person that rightfully decided that the rights of millions of people was worth breaking confidentiality.

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  9. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    Unfortunately, that only matters for the wealthy who have the means to make a trip there.

    Unfortunately, that only matters for the wealthy who have the means to make a trip there.

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  10. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    Why should anyone give a shit about trust and civility in the court when they are taking away the rights of millions of Americans? I hope that everyone views SCOTUS as the dirty partisan scramble...

    Why should anyone give a shit about trust and civility in the court when they are taking away the rights of millions of Americans?

    I hope that everyone views SCOTUS as the dirty partisan scramble that it is and recognizes the need to pack it moving forward.

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  11. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    No matter how much the country as a whole progresses, there are too many Republican state strongholds. If this becomes a state by state issue, it could take decades before abortion, gay marriage,...

    No matter how much the country as a whole progresses, there are too many Republican state strongholds. If this becomes a state by state issue, it could take decades before abortion, gay marriage, access to contraceptives, etc. become legal again in huge swaths of the country.

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  12. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    In the short term these actions will do irreparable harm. People will die without access to abortions. People will emgage in risky practices to try and administer them at home. This is heartbreaking.

    In the short term these actions will do irreparable harm. People will die without access to abortions. People will emgage in risky practices to try and administer them at home. This is heartbreaking.

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  13. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    Republicans want a white Christian ethnostate so bad and half the people in the middle think recognizing that fact is "politicizing" the issue. This country is just so massively fucked. It really...

    Republicans want a white Christian ethnostate so bad and half the people in the middle think recognizing that fact is "politicizing" the issue. This country is just so massively fucked.

    It really can't be overstated just how tremendously we fucked up in electing Donald Trump as President. I am just so furious right now. I have to log off.

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  14. Comment on Leaked draft opinion show the Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights in ~news

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    It should be clear to anyone watching that this is just the beginning for a conservative SCOTUS. Republicans are going to claw back Civil Rights decades into the past. They are going to make...

    It should be clear to anyone watching that this is just the beginning for a conservative SCOTUS.

    Republicans are going to claw back Civil Rights decades into the past. They are going to make contraceptives illegal, gay marraige illegal, bring back sodomy laws, legislate trans people put of existence, and more.

    They are even openly targeting going after interracial marraige.

    Which brings us to Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana and his attack last week not only against Griswold and Roe, but also Loving vs. Virginia. That wonderfully named 1967 ruling struck down state laws against interracial marriage — making the Thomases’ marriage possible, and Jackson’s, and so many millions more over 55 years.

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  15. Comment on Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company in ~tech

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    By saying that both sides are doing it, you are equating the two positions. By staying "neutral" on the subject because it is politicized, whatever that means, you effectively agreeing with the...

    I said both wings are doing it. I don't care if it's the right or the left, what matters is the end result: This issue has been politicized.

    By saying that both sides are doing it, you are equating the two positions. By staying "neutral" on the subject because it is politicized, whatever that means, you effectively agreeing with the status quo of the far-right targeting and harassing trans people.

    Look how defensive you are just talking to me about it.

    Yeah, god forbid people try and protect the rights of trans kids. We should definitely just let Republicans fuck with them unopposed because to do anything to stop them would * politicize * the issue.

    You realize how insane the position is right? Like if you see an injustice it should be normal to stop that injustice and not debate whether the injustice is "political" or not.

    Republicans have also "politicized" teaching history to the point that Texas is banning math books. Should we just stay neutral on that subject too for some reason?

    I'm done with the noise here

    ✌️

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  16. Comment on Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company in ~tech

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    You implied that President Biden was trying to make it his job to police grammar and pronouns. No one is pushing for that. The whole issue from the liberal side is just treating people with...

    You implied that President Biden was trying to make it his job to police grammar and pronouns. No one is pushing for that.

    The whole issue from the liberal side is just treating people with respect. Its simply social encouragement to not be an asshole and use the names and pronouns that people want.

    On the other hand, the right side are trying to demonize not just trans people, but all LGBT communities and label them as groomers, pedophiles, and so on. They are banning and burning books related to LGBT topics from libraries and schools, they are firing LGBT teachers, they are criminalizing gender transitions, and they have stated that their end goal is to fully make gay marriage illegal once again.

    If you want to call this "politicized" then it is fully the right that are doing so.

    And iIf you think that these two positions are equal or comparable in any way then I feel very sorry for you.

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  17. Comment on Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company in ~tech

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    He literally self-identifies his political positions as conservative. He spends all day promoting conservative political views on Twitter. He only engages with the MAGA / alt-right personalities...

    He doesn’t.

    He literally self-identifies his political positions as conservative. He spends all day promoting conservative political views on Twitter. He only engages with the MAGA / alt-right personalities on Twitter. I don't really know what else you need to see to recognize this.

    The Wall Street Journal just reported that he was literally pressured by a cabal of wealthy "libertarian" businessmen to take this deal, though I am not sure how well that label applies to Peter Thiel, the guy that fueled the online alt-right for years, and the CEO of the altright version of The Onion.

    Before and during Mr. Musk’s breakneck takeover of Twitter, a close-knit group of libertarian-leaning activists and businessmen have been encouraging him to get involved. This group includes the so-called PayPal mafia—former executives at the online payments company who include Mr. Musk, the investor Peter Thiel and entrepreneur David Sacks—as well as ancillary figures like the venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, an early Tesla investor who once served on the auto maker’s board.

    In March, Mr. Musk placed a call to Seth Dillon, the CEO of the Babylon Bee. The Bee, a right-leaning satirical publication modeled after The Onion, had been suspended from Twitter for a tweet that mocked a prominent transgender female government official as “Man of the Year.” During the call, according to Mr. Dillon, Mr. Musk asked to confirm that it was true that the website had been suspended for the infraction, and mused that he might need to buy Twitter.

    I really don't understand how you can see the things Musk does and read his words and still claim that he is anything but a conservative.


    And as someone who votes more liberal than any American even could, I absolutely feel that tweet.

    I am honestly baffled by your response here that I do not have anything to say. I don't understand how you can maintain this worldview.

    The American left and right wings have politicised a ridiculous amount of things that don’t belong in politics. The result being “if you vote X then that means you hate Y”, where Y can be just about anything that isn’t at the absolute top of that voter’s priority list, and totally unrelated to their own desires or wishes.

    Do you have any sort of examples here? Because the vague framing leaves much to interpretation and misinterpretation.

    Grammatical rules around how to address somebody? Nope, not the president’s job.

    You realize that literally no one is trying to legislate any policies around pronouns right? This is all literally social mores. Again, your views here are so baffling that I am not sure if you are being serious.

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