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  1. Comment on NHL Discussion in ~sports

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    Yeah Reirden seems to be the consensus and makes the most sense. Lambert too would be good. Honestly I still think that there is a chance albeit slim that Trotz might come back and that this is...

    Yeah Reirden seems to be the consensus and makes the most sense. Lambert too would be good. Honestly I still think that there is a chance albeit slim that Trotz might come back and that this is simply a negotiating tactic. Regardless so long as we promote from within and stick with what clearly is working I will be happy.

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  2. Comment on In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation in ~news

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    Now the biggest concern is how these children, especially the younger ones, will be reunited with family members.

    Now the biggest concern is how these children, especially the younger ones, will be reunited with family members.

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  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I am in the middle of this debate. I have lived in a major city and I have also lived in an isolated rural mountain town. I believe that people should have the right to bear arms, but I also...

    I am in the middle of this debate. I have lived in a major city and I have also lived in an isolated rural mountain town. I believe that people should have the right to bear arms, but I also believe that semi-automatic weapons are doing more harm than good and need to be heavily restricted.

    There really is no reason why you would need anything other than a:
    Pump action shotgun
    Bolt action / lever action rifle
    Revolver

    These are the three types that make complete sense in accommodating people from every background and in any scenario.

    At least with these three tools/weapons people that don't carry have a better fighting chance to survive mass shootings. A revolver should suffice for personal defense and carry while a 12 gauge with bird shot has enough stopping power in case of a home invasion without fear of it penetrating a wall and killing a loved one or a neighbor. Those that rely on hunting/sport can easily do so with a bolt/lever action rifle. Frankly from experience there is far greater sport in that than seeing someone trying to use an Ar-15 which looks downright foolish.

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  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    This belief reminds me of a great quote from Jim Jefferies: "See, the one thing that I do really agree with with the right to bear arms, I really agree with… That the real reason it was written...

    This belief reminds me of a great quote from Jim Jefferies:

    "See, the one thing that I do really agree with with the right to bear arms, I really agree with… That the real reason it was written was so that you could form a militia to fight against a tyrannical government. In case the government became a bunch of cunts, you could all get your guns and fight back, and that’s why it was written. – [Audience cheering] – Yeah! And that made a hell of a lot of sense when it was just muskets. But you do know the government has drones, right? You get that? You’re bringing guns to a drone fight! If we went back to muskets, I’m all for it! Keep the Second Amendment. If we all have muskets… Muskets are awesome! Every cunt should be carrying a musket with him at all times. You know what’s good about the musket? It gives you a lot of time to calm down. Someone calls your wife fat, and you’re like, “Fuck you, buddy! Ah, you’re not a bad guy. You’re all right.”

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  5. Comment on NHL Discussion in ~sports

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    Fellow Caps fan here. Cloud nine does exist and it is amazing! Who do you think the next head coach will be?

    Fellow Caps fan here. Cloud nine does exist and it is amazing! Who do you think the next head coach will be?

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Fox accepts Disney's $71.3 billion offer, days after Comcast bid $65 billion. in ~tech

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    It is nice in the sense that now things like Marvel can now be expanded upon without a litany of lawsuits. Disney's monopoly on the entertainment industry however is getting absolutely absurd....

    It is nice in the sense that now things like Marvel can now be expanded upon without a litany of lawsuits. Disney's monopoly on the entertainment industry however is getting absolutely absurd.

    Let's all remember the fact that in the early 80's 50 different companies controlled close to 100% of the media you watched, read, and heard. Now it is simply six. This is the perfect way to manipulate the informational diet the consumer receives that will propagate the agenda of the upper echelon. It is really getting nerve racking especially in a society as divided as ours continues to be.

    edit: grammar

    13 votes
  7. Comment on Last Jedi Opinions? So Solo is not doing so well in theaters in ~movies

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    I really think the new trilogy would have done better had they not brought back the original characters. They should have just been a part of legends and folklore for the new generation of force...

    I really think the new trilogy would have done better had they not brought back the original characters. They should have just been a part of legends and folklore for the new generation of force users, first order, and resistance. Maybe a surprise cameo of Luke as a force spirit or something, but there was no way of winning over audience members by tweaking the personalities of the decades old leaders of star wars. Like you said expectations will not be met. They really should have just started this series without involving any of the originals.

  8. Comment on Fallout 76: Entirely Online in ~games

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    They haven't said anything specifically, I am just anticipating it. If it does not require PSN I will most certainly buy it.

    They haven't said anything specifically, I am just anticipating it. If it does not require PSN I will most certainly buy it.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Fallout 76: Entirely Online in ~games

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    I have played all the Fallout games and love them. My biggest concern however with this one is that essentially if I want to play it I have to shell out over 100 bucks to buy both the game and a...

    I have played all the Fallout games and love them. My biggest concern however with this one is that essentially if I want to play it I have to shell out over 100 bucks to buy both the game and a subscription to the PSNetwork to be able to play it solo or with friends. It would be great if they went with a preorder combo of Fallout 76 and a three month subscription for a modest cost.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What if tildes remaned invite only? in ~tildes

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    I really like the idea of it remaining invite only. The biggest reason why I have enjoyed this site far more than Reddit is because it is not diluted by repetitive jokes, memes, or insults towards...

    I really like the idea of it remaining invite only. The biggest reason why I have enjoyed this site far more than Reddit is because it is not diluted by repetitive jokes, memes, or insults towards other users. There are genuine discussions to be had and it is a breath of fresh air to actually engage with people in a productive fashion instead of having someone just berate you. Allowing it to remain invite only will insure that the quality of comments can remain high. There is already a high demand through reddit for people to join and those that already have joined have invite codes to share with others and so on. I think it is a perfect system that restricts immaturity and encourages civility.

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  11. Comment on What are some TV shows you find yourself constant rewatching? in ~tv

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    I totally understand. I think it was a perfect reality check on what we consider valuable as an audience. Everyone hated Skyler when she was the closest thing to a moral compass that the show had....

    I totally understand. I think it was a perfect reality check on what we consider valuable as an audience. Everyone hated Skyler when she was the closest thing to a moral compass that the show had. What I loved most was how this man lost everything that mattered the most because he felt that the world owed him something. The poem Ozymandias that they refer to at the end of the season 5 perfectly describes the moral of the story.

    'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

    Both shows depict characters with serious flaws. I think what I like the most about Saul is that he is upfront about his sleazy behavior, while those around him build facades. They both are enjoyable, but I just loved the downfall of Walter White. Reminds me of a wonderful movie with Michael Douglas called Falling Down, if you have not watched it, I would recommend it. Many aspects to the film are still relevant today.

  12. Comment on Should we, in rich countries, open our borders to migrants, refugees and other immigrants? in ~talk

  13. Comment on Should we, in rich countries, open our borders to migrants, refugees and other immigrants? in ~talk

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    It is a double edged sword for many different reasons. Personally I am for migration, and I think that the overwhelming amount of people that wish to migrate are doing so simply for a better life....

    It is a double edged sword for many different reasons. Personally I am for migration, and I think that the overwhelming amount of people that wish to migrate are doing so simply for a better life. They might not be able to completely adopt the same cultural values as their peers that are born within the country, but their children will so long as you have a strong public educational system that is accessible to everyone.

    I think those that fear immigration (for some legitimate reasons) especially mass migration, fear their core values dissipating as a result. If they are also worried about the loss of jobs than blaming the migrants is incredibly misdirected. The reality is there is a fine line that must be balanced to insure both survival as well as the vitality of countries. For instance one can easily look at Japan and how their country is literally dying as a result of their desire to severely restrict immigration. On the other hand one can also look at the Roman Empire and how allowing massive groups of goths into their empire contributed to their demise. The problem with the Romans however was they treated the goths they allowed in like absolute shit resulting in the goths revolting against them.

    Migration works, but it has to be done well. There should already be a structure in place that allows people in general to have access to better services to allow them to thrive and prosper. Providing these same services to immigrants can create significant assimilation, potential and progress. While some immigrants have been responsible for crimes, the massive majority just want to live decent lives and on top of that many go on to provide incredible contributions to society as a whole .

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  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    Same with Robin Williams. I hope this doesn't have a snowball effect like it did with Cornell and Chester.

    Same with Robin Williams. I hope this doesn't have a snowball effect like it did with Cornell and Chester.

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  15. Comment on With the Steam Summer Sale soon, whats a title you have your eyes on? in ~games

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    The story is pretty hamfisted, but the gameplay and setting established allowed me to overlook that and kinda of roleplay the game.

    The story is pretty hamfisted, but the gameplay and setting established allowed me to overlook that and kinda of roleplay the game.

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  16. Comment on Does anyone have advice for getting a D&D game going for beginners that includes people who aren't familiar with RPG mechanics? in ~games

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    Kinda wish there was an online format that we could all join, because clearly there are several people including myself in here that wish to pick it up or enjoy it.

    Kinda wish there was an online format that we could all join, because clearly there are several people including myself in here that wish to pick it up or enjoy it.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on With the Steam Summer Sale soon, whats a title you have your eyes on? in ~games

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    I love how the game elaborates on the folklore. Still want to see a movie adaptation or simply a series revolving around the second age of men, prior to the forging of the ring.

    I love how the game elaborates on the folklore. Still want to see a movie adaptation or simply a series revolving around the second age of men, prior to the forging of the ring.

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  18. Comment on So I heard you guys like D&D in ~games

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    Checking out a hobby store might be my best bet. My friends are not exactly enthusiastic about the idea of playing D&D, I am really the only one in the group that genuinely enjoys playing board...

    Checking out a hobby store might be my best bet. My friends are not exactly enthusiastic about the idea of playing D&D, I am really the only one in the group that genuinely enjoys playing board games in general. I would love to start one when I am in a far more stable situation, hopefully by then I can find people already interested in joining. Thank you for the tips! In the upcoming weeks I will check out some hobby stores and see what they got going on. If I have any questions I will make sure to ask you, really appreciate the encouragement.

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  19. Comment on So I heard you guys like D&D in ~games

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    Yeah, I have asked around and while my friends don't play it people that I know as acquaintances don't seem that excited for me to join their group because it seems to be a thing close niche...

    Yeah, I have asked around and while my friends don't play it people that I know as acquaintances don't seem that excited for me to join their group because it seems to be a thing close niche friends do. Considering I have not been able to really settle down it doesn't seem to be something I will be able to do for a while yet.

  20. Comment on So I heard you guys like D&D in ~games

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    Never played it, always been fascinated by the concept. Not sure about how I would go about finding a group for it, especially as a beginner.

    Never played it, always been fascinated by the concept. Not sure about how I would go about finding a group for it, especially as a beginner.