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March 29th, 2017 @ 4:27PM

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    IN RESPONSE TO: Wednesday Politics

    The Bill Maher thing...

    I'm not going to defend his point of view but I will say this. A lot of people from his generation, particularly males shared and still share the point of view that a female can't take advantage of a male. That an older woman having sex with a teenage boy would be considered a notch in the belt for the boy whereas if the positions were reversed (older man and teenage girl) it would undoubtedly be viewed as sick/disgusting and the man would have the book thrown at them.

    The mindset goes even further such that even if both parties are full grown adults, that it's simply not possible for a woman to rape a man. That violence against men is a joke and any man who admits to being a victim and tries to get the police involved gets laughed at and fingers pointed at him saying, "What kind of a man are you?"

    Again, not defending Maher but I don't think his statements from almost 20 years ago can fairly be put side-by--side against Milo's comments in 2016-17. In fact, even by today's "progressive" standards women still enjoy a double standard when it comes to sex with a minor. Just look at the outcomes of any recent case and you'll see that a vast majority get little to no jail time.

    In other words, what they did was deemed wrong, but not really *that* wrong - wink wink, nudge nudge.

    Posted: February 22nd, 2017 @ 11:56PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Saturday Politics

    Milo Yiannopoulos spars with Bill Maher...

    I watched that with great interest. Good for Maher for having the balls to bring someone like Milo on. They both raised some valid points.

    I will say though now that I've taken the time to watch more of Milo's talks, he really needs to tone down the personal, ad-hominem attacks. It really dilutes his more poignant observations and isn't worth the cheap/easy laughs it may generate. He's got some crazy views but with it mixed in some great insights.

    Posted: February 18th, 2017 @ 11:11AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Tuesday Politics

    Killer beat me to it. There's plenty of hypocrisy to point out but the Obama/Subway thing definitely isn't one of them.

    On a semi-related note, I personally can't fathom how there's no actual law that requires a President to forfeit all business ties or at least put them in a blind trust when taking office. That coupled with not releasing tax records sure makes for one sketchy Presidency.

    But if there's one silver lining, my man Trudeau met Trump on the handshake battlefield and won the day (reference for those wondering what I'm talking about LINK / LINK
    ) . I envision one day they'll even reference it in one of those classic Heritage Minutes montages haha!

    Posted: February 14th, 2017 @ 8:11PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Story Time

    100% agree with Reaver
    Posted: February 9th, 2017 @ 12:23PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: It's Always Sunny

    This season has been amazing so far. The musical, the water park, spoof of "How To Make Murderer". So funny!
    Posted: February 9th, 2017 @ 12:14PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Outrageous violence against Trump supporters

    I've seen Milo speak once or twice. Objectively speaking, what he has to say isn't really that controversial and I find myself agreeing with him more often than not.

    I always wondered why he identifies as a conservative when a lot of what he believes are what most would categorize as (traditionally) liberal positions. I think I'm starting to see why. It seems as though the left and right have in some ways become inversions of their former selves.

    Every day that passes, I can see why so many people voted for Trump.

    Posted: February 4th, 2017 @ 6:14AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Wednesday Politics

    ^ This.
    Posted: February 1st, 2017 @ 4:26PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: By The Numbers - The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics

    This is great video. I've often referenced it in my discussions/debates with others on this subject. I also watched that Real Time episode with Ben Affleck and Sam Harris. It's disturbing how people will bury their heads in the sand in the name of freedom of religion / freedom of speech while adamantly refusing to even entertain ideas and notions that run contrary to their core beliefs.

    That's one reason I respect people like Bill Maher. He may be an asshole but it's very rare he won't call a spade a spade. Even though he's an unabashed liberal, I can't count the number of times he's lambasted the left - often being more harsh and confrontational then just about anybody on the right you can name.

    Posted: February 1st, 2017 @ 7:59AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Tuesday Random News

    Bah, ticket admission numbers are irrelevant. What ultimately matters is revenue. It doesn't matter that fewer people are going to the movies as that's more than offset by the cost of tickets themselves for those that do go.

    And if you google revenue stats the movie industry is doing better than ever and projections are they'll continue to rake in the money. Even the MPAA is gushing over the numbers they've pulled in these last few years.

    I still go to the movies but now I only go for a select number of AAA titles and only to VIP theaters that offer a premium experience. I see fewer movies but I spend about 3x as much when I do.

    Posted: January 31st, 2017 @ 9:05AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    RE: Trump’s Immigration Ban Excludes Countries With Business Ties

    I'm shocked, shocked that Saudi Arabia gets a pass. I'm sorry, but if you're going to run on a platform of getting serious about Islamic extremism, how about you start with the leading state sponsor of terrorism and one of it's chief exports, Wahhabism.

    Posted: January 28th, 2017 @ 3:39PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Battlestar Galatica

    It's seems kind of obvious they should make a series that takes place during the first Cylon war and leads up to the armistice at the start of the BSG mini-series. That's what the fans wanted to see and instead they gave us Caprica which was pretty lackluster.

    "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" was an interesting concept and while the actor who played Adama was arguably miscast, that could have become a great series to watch.

    Posted: January 26th, 2017 @ 9:02PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Still on Windows 7

    Coming from a former anti-Win10 guy, I finally made the switch not too long ago. I felt the OS had matured enough and MS brought back enough of the traditional functionality of the START menu that I was willing to give it a shot. That and the use of a 3rd party tool like Spybot Anti-Beacon (for those concerned about their privacy and MS over-reaching in its data collection).

    After a few weeks of use I can honestly say the experience has been positive. The new Task Manager is nice, the FileCopy process is definitely better than all previous versions of Windows combined (no more relying on 3rd party software like TeraCopy). Edge has replaced Internet Explorer so there's a case to be made on that alone that security is better - but kind of moot if you're already using Chrome or Firefox.

    But I have to say the one feature that really surprised me were the Windows Updates. They're seamless and I only have to reboot my machine every other week if less. That's a far cry from Windows 7 where even a minor MS Word update forced a reboot.

    To answer your question though, there is really nothing there in 10 that can't be achieved in 7. Basically if it works for you, there's really no compelling reason to pay the premium to switch.

    Edit: spelling cleanup

    EDITED: 2017-01-19 19:32:36

    Posted: January 19th, 2017 @ 12:53PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    Chelsea Manning’s Sentence...

    While a tad surprising, I would have been much more impressed if he had pardoned Snowden.

    Posted: January 17th, 2017 @ 4:22PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Bodycam Captures Arrest Of Suspected Drunk Driving Lieutenant

    Wow, he had a lot more patience with that drunkard than I likely would have had. Now the question is will he be charged and lose his job?
    Posted: January 13th, 2017 @ 9:58AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    Well if it involves golden showers BloodClot I personally hope you *are* holding your breath :P
    Posted: January 11th, 2017 @ 4:13PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Happy 2017

    Happy New Year everybody!!!
    Posted: January 1st, 2017 @ 9:44AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Amazon Review Ranking

    Oh nice! I'll have to try that one out.
    Posted: December 30th, 2016 @ 6:25PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Amazon Review Ranking

    I've been using ReviewMeta.com when it comes to looking at Amazon reviews. Seems to help weed out the questionable ones. They even have an add-on for FF and Chrome.
    Posted: December 30th, 2016 @ 2:24PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Wednesday Random News/Glob

    RE: Walter Scott

    It doesn't get much more blatant than that. I seriously want to know how in the hell a jury couldn't come to a verdict. It boggles the mind!

    Posted: December 7th, 2016 @ 7:20PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    Incredible claims require incredible evidence.

    And at the end of the day, there is not one shred of proof or reliable witness testimony that backs up any of the wild allegations being made. Seriously, look at all the so-called "evidence". It all boils down to conjecture/supposition, all peppered with a healthy dose of multiple forms of logical fallacies, and all being perpetuated by questionable or unverifiable sources.

    Those all the hallmarks, the litmus test as it were for differentiating between real and shoddy aka "fake" news.

    That being said, this is all really a subset of several larger issues that are finally coming to fruition on a grand scale.

    1) The marginalization and for-profit motive that has driven mainstream media over that past few decades to go from 50+ separate entities down to 6 massive media conglomerates. This has resulted in a catastrophic reduction and investment in investigative journalism and the fact-checking of information in general. These conglomerates are more interested in being first to report rather than presenting a complete, thorough and verified news story.

    2) The change to a non-stop, 24h news cycle where media companies have to publish something, anything just to stay relevant and on-top. And when something juicy or controversial does come to light, they beat the subject matter to death and then beat it some more.

    3) The blurring of lines between news reporting and news opinion/commenting. The blurring of lines between news articles and native advertising (SOURCE)

    4) Generally speaking, the level of information analysis the average person seems to have when it comes to differentiating good information from bad. People have a tendency to support a bad argument that contains logical fallacies but jives with their world view over a good argument that clashes with their preconceived notions. Put another way, we're all susceptible to cognitive bias.

    Long story short, PizzaGate is *not* news worthy and no self-respecting journalist should be legitimizing it by giving it any air time.

    EDITED: 2016-12-06 20:29:23

    Posted: December 6th, 2016 @ 8:26PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    Guys, I have some very disturbing news to share that is being *completely* ignored by the MSM. Check this out...

    Fact: Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were evil men who committed many atrocities.
    Fact: They all had mustaches.
    Fact: All men who have mustaches are evil and are probably doing something despicable right now.

    Proof: Just google men with mustaches and you''ll see thousands of images. Pick any one - they all look shady.

    Why is no one talking about this?!?!?

    Posted: December 6th, 2016 @ 2:32AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Vikings is back on!

    Think toned down GoT. Still a great show though, especially when you consider it's from the History network.
    Posted: December 5th, 2016 @ 7:25AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Daft Punk - Pentatonix

    Nah, no reason to be ashamed. Acapella is awesome when done right. Pentatonix is great. Remember Rockapella from "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego"? Haha loved those guys.
    Posted: November 18th, 2016 @ 9:47PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Today's Politics

    Well the whole phenomenon seems to be happening predominantly if not entirely on or around College/University campuses. So I'd say unless you're a student or a teacher you're unlikely to run into a real world example.

    That said, there have been some very well known instances reported (with video footage) and I have to say it's pretty disturbing the sheer level of cognitive dissonance some of these people display.

    EDITED: 2016-11-18 13:34:23

    Posted: November 18th, 2016 @ 1:33PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Norm MacDonald Crushes Hillary and Bill Clinton (Compilation) SNL Weekend Update Cellar Crowd

    Norm on Weekend Update was pure gold.
    Posted: November 16th, 2016 @ 5:01PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: 9 days Late but 19 years at my company

    Posted: November 11th, 2016 @ 6:58PM

    I'm mildly surprised he was able to get the popular vote but I was on the right track in my last post when saying if he were to win, it would be by winning over the rust belt states to guarantee the electoral college. And he pretty much swept them all. I mean Pennsylvania...that hasn't gone Republican since '88!

    That being said, it should be pretty clear to everyone now that this election was less about voting for Trump and more a repudiation of Clinton and the political establishment. Maybe that's a distinction without a difference, but in the end the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves - they backed the wrong horse and in doing so have lost the House, the Senate and now the Presidency. That in turn has set them up to all but guarantee a Republican Judiciary as well. All 3 branches of government - a monumental win for Republicans.

    It'll be very interesting to see what Republicans push through in the next 2 years. As for Trump, lets hope he tones down the crazy and fulfills some of his promises to the working class.

    Posted: November 9th, 2016 @ 4:34AM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Thursday Election News 2016

    Well Dragonlor, to play devil's advocate - LINK

    Just because one doesn't massacre millions doesn't automatically preclude them from being compared to someone as abhorrent as Hitler. If you take a honest, objective look to how Trump has campaigned, observed his mannerisms and speeches, there are some strikingly interesting parallels.

    That does not mean Trump is now automatically a Nazi looking to exterminate this day's race du jour. It should however at the very least raise few eyebrows.

    Posted: November 3rd, 2016 @ 1:18PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Survival Thread

    C'mon RRP....don't let us down. This subject was tailor made for you!
    Posted: November 2nd, 2016 @ 8:25PM
    IN RESPONSE TO: Tuesday Random News

    I'm torn. I need a new phone but I'm only interested in stock Android. That's what I loved about the Google's Nexus line. No bells/whistles, but an otherwise solid phone at an inexpensive price.

    Now they're jacking up the prices. As much as I would like the PixelXL, it's hard to justify the cost, especially when 2016 it still doesn't offer an SD card slot, removable battery, or water resistance.

    Posted: October 27th, 2016 @ 2:30PM

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