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Don't tell me you actually believe this. You can't be serious.

The media has always been full of propaganda and people have always been too dumb and lazy to fact check what they hear.

Now, I'd say it's worse today than it's been in a very long time. Part of that is because of the internet, but there are other factors involved as well, like media consolidation.

People aren't any dumber, the media format has just changed and become far more saturated in our daily lives.

"Remember the Maine!"

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1 point · 2 days ago

Really, you are going to go with that its always been propaganda? You really trying to tell me that people in news programs in the 70s-90s went on a major news show and blatantly lied and were never pushed back on like on Fox? Every single day?

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4 points · 5 days ago

Its the worst community ever man, how dare they be cautious with $300+.

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Simple Excel Shambhala Schedule

I made a very simple excel schedule with some help from Wallis who provided me a template. Let me know if you catch any typos or wrong info. Super excited to be back on the farm, see you all there! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t2FbNMCwuJOPEB_Tas5YUabuK4MVisru9cSopKO5f7o/edit?usp=sharing

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You missed (can't miss!!) Liquid Stranger, Friday at 3:00am!

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Original Poster1 point · 5 days ago

Fixed and thanks for the heads up!

Original Poster1 point · 8 days ago

DL that into excel and it should be more accurate and better presented. You can still print and use it in google docs if you don't have excel.

-7 points · 6 days ago

QM is so horrible, I really can't see any argument actually defending it. Bans are the only thing that balance the game and this game is filled with niche heroes that only do well under certain conditions. I've tried to get dozens of people to play this game and they simply quit because of how horrible a experience they have with quick-match. If every hero could do well under similar conditions, or every map was virtually the same, it would be a different story.

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7 points · 6 days ago

I've had the opposite experience. Every ~2 seasons ill buck up and qualify for ranked to get the mount, and those 10 games have consistently been the worst games ive ever played. yes the gameplay is inferior and you lose matchs sometimes just based on matchs, but the MINDSET that people bring to QM is 3000x better than ranked will ever be.

5 points · 8 days ago

a small portable flashlight that you can carry all night long. Having that available for using the bathroom, walking between stages, and walking back to camp is invaluable.

4 points · 8 days ago

oh god that's a tough one..

Pagoda : Koan Sound just finished a new album

Village : Dirt Monkey, been obsessed with his Star Wars remix + killer tracks like Hydra

AMP : Joker

Grove : Mat the Alien x The Librarian should be very fun

Fractal : NOTHING WILL STOP ME FROM FINALLY SEEING STANTON WARRIORS

Living Room : 29 Palms

He has options to minimise his stream snipers, it's his decision to encourage them.

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2 points · 8 days ago

You think he got this big by having a stream delay? Stream delay completely kills the live watcher experience, there's no way in hell you can expect streamers to delay since it hurts their income stream so badly.

You're totally misreading them. They care immensely, but they know they don't have the votes to do anything about it. They want to win, so they aren't going to wage a verbal war that they think will be counterproductive. They may be wrong on strategy, but Pelosi and Schumer are incredibly smart and they know a lot more about how politics works than most of us, so it would be foolish to dismiss them.

As a reminder, they successfully blocked the Republican-controlled legislature from overturning the ACA. They blocked Republicans from doing the main thing that Republicans campaigned on.

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-1 points · 15 days ago

They are so smart that under their leadership we have lost the majority of state legislatures, lost both the house and senate, and allowed a joke candidate to win who is now ruining the country for the next decade at least.

You are taking crazy pills if you support Pelosi and Schumer at this point.

31 points · 16 days ago · edited 16 days ago

The milquetoasts haven't caught on that the Republicans' call for civility is a sham. The Republicans don't want civility.

People like Schumer and Pelosi aren't calling for "civility" to appeal to or appease Trump-supporting Republicans.

They're doing it because the number of people who agree with Waters' approach simply isn't large enough to win all the elections we have to win in order to stop/slow down Trump.

Waters' approach appeals to all the people who already completely loathe Trump and the GOP, and understand how dangerous they are to this country. People who are already all but guaranteed to get out and vote to stop them.

But in order to actually win all these House districts and Senate seats currently held by Republicans, we need more than just those people. We need the people who don't care all that much about politics and don't see the existential threat the Trump administration poses to the country, but don't like Trump for one reason or another. We need those (few but not insignificant) anti-Trump, former-Republican voters who actually stuck to their guns and didn't join the cult. We need the dumb voters who vote more on style than substance.

And, simply put, having the Democratic Party officially support a policy of angrily confronting and ostracizing anyone who supports Trump is going to turn off a lot of those people.


In the 2016 elections, Trump and the GOP were happy to keep everything focused on scandals and negativity, even though to anyone who wasn't already in the Trump cult, everyone could see that Trump's scandals were "worse." Why? Because their numbers showed that the constant negativity was turning off voters and would depress voter turnout, and that this would hurt the Democrats more than the GOP.

That's why it has to be a balancing act. People like Waters out there riling up the base and keeping them angry and ready to vote, and people like Schumer out there to say "We're the mature, civil party that you've been looking for after watching Trump and the GOP shit on everything."

Either strategy on its own would be an almost sure-fire loser. If every Democratic politician was like Schumer, we'd turn off all the people who agree with Waters. If every Democratic politician was like Waters, we'd turn off all the casual voters who don't care about policy or history and just want "grownups" in control.

It's all a balancing act, and one we need if we're going to get the votes we need to stop Trump.

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Yeah because the Democratic party has done soooooo welllll under Pelosi, we should really value her advice! Oh wait, the Dems have lost pretty much every single state legislature, and lost to freaking DONALD TRUMP.

Pelosi shouldn't even be in office at this point, how on earth can anyone justify her leadership when all shes done is keep herself elected while the rest of the democrat party implodes?

The Dems have fought very hard to keep the same octogenarian leadership and to ensure that people on the left do not win primaries. That’s about all I think they fight for nowadays.

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Yup, I feel like im taking crazy pills that ANY Dem still supports Pelosi and Schumer.

11 points · 18 days ago

For anyone considering to go play on Kronos I don't recommend going to Kronos if you are looking for a suitable vanilla project especially if you are NA. A few reasons are Unprofessional staff, lack of communication, very late responses to big server problems that need to be addressed, slow development due to small development team, and worst of all a declining population(this was true of Kronos 1, Kronos 2). The population is probably fine for now but the important factor is population trends and since Kronos is trending down eventually it will hit low population server status.

Is there a better server to play on? No idea, only played Kronos, but I know enough about Kronos to recommend you stay away.
Source? Played there for about 2.5 years on K1

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4 points · 16 days ago

Take it from the players that were on K1, the VAST majority of us didn't return to K3 for good reason. If Kronos hadn't tried to remake everything we would be tempted, but with them rebreaking everything all over again NO THANK YOU.

3 points · 16 days ago

The same is happening on NA Alliance side, 3-4 guilds have died over the last ~2 weeks

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Anyone making a simple schedule?

For the last couple of years, some saint has been making a very simple schedule that's easy to print and look at for conflicts. Is that happening this year?

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I will not be creating an excel schedule this year.

I'm really busy with work, and just don't have the time to put into it. Hopefully someone else will though. I can send a template (ie, last years version) if someone wants to take it on.

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Original Poster1 point · 16 days ago

I'd be down Wallis.

10 points · 20 days ago

Beyond that the cancelled line up continues to be one of the coolest line ups I’ve seen to date. Seriously so much depth and so many cool bookings. Still waiting on those Kraftwerk and Royksopp + Robyn tours to come my way...

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4 points · 20 days ago

That was the first and last Squatch I ever bought a ticket for :(. That lineup at the Gorge was just too legendary to miss and then they cancelled it.

Establishment Democrats don't want to keep people like her out, they just don't think that is a platform that will win in America. It's a slightly nuanced but important difference: the former implies the Democratic establishment will never willingly give influence to progressives; this is a false narrative. The latter impies they will happily give progressives their full support if progressive voters show a willingness to actually vote for them instead of staying home or voting third party; this is the reality.

The DNC doesn't fight progressives because they're secretly a conservative Republican-lite. They fight progressives because they don't trust progressive voters to actually come to the polls for them and think independents are a more reliable voting bloc to cater to. This has statistically been true so far. I hope that the nomination of people like Ocasio-Cortez will give us the opportunity to see that progressives will show up and support the party when the party supports them. We need a big turnout for her in the general even if she's a shoo-in and the establishment will take notice. And the same goes for any progressive that has managed to get a primary win. The party will absolutely support these candidates if the voters do. And other establishment candidates will start supporting progressive policies to keep up.

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6 points · 21 days ago

Establishment dems have lost every single state legislature and have screwed up more than any Dem leadership in history. I feel like im taking crazy pills with people still supporting Pelosi. She has presided over one of the worst losses in Democratic history, and yet she still gets support? Nationally our strategy has been terrible, and yet people still support her?

The democrats learned nothing from Trump, and I don't see this getting better. Pelosi needs to go, none of these Dems have a spine. GIVE US SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR THAT ISN'T JUST THE D NEXT TO YOUR NAME!

To add to this I always bring a small flashlight, hand sanitizer and Ziploc of baby wipes with me to the portapotties. Works wonders

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4 points · 22 days ago

LISTEN TO THIS PERSON! The small flashlight alone will be a life saver. Especially if you plan to be at the Village, the potties near there get absolutely wrecked at night.

Wisdom. I’ve been to festivals all over and nothing compares to the Village porta potties at night. I just avoid those outright and make the trek downtown to use the ones outside Fractal

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2 points · 22 days ago

I do the same, although I go all the way to the potties near the Amp. I generally refuel my water at the station when I'm over there as well.

Looks like the Goblers Knob fire lookout to me.

Because in a min-max environment, Druid is by far the worst class, primarily being brought for Innervate.

Note that being the worst class doesn't mean they aren't useful. Druid is just objectively the worst class.

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Spoken like a player that doesn't understand his own class. Do you still believe all that corruption snapshotting bs you were spouting or did you grow a brain?

By far the worst class, yet somehow they have higher average healing throughput than shaman according to legacy players in all of naxx, and also bring great utility from brez and innervate.

Hunter is worse, you bring them for tranq and that's it. If you literally weren't forced to bring them due to that 1 mechanic, you would NEVER bring a hunter.

HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE FUNK?!?! That's the best part about Fractal, all those funk n' breaks vibes! Plus like 80% of the Fractal line-up is funk. I would suggest hanging at the Grove more if you want psychedelic and deep stuff.

That said, Dr. Fresch isn't funk, more bass house, and had one of the best sets of 2016, very much looking forward to this year! I would recommend.

Also Beardyman should be interesting... you could call it "avant-garde" I guess.

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I'll 2nd the Dr. Fresch recommend, wandered through there during his set in 2016 and it was insane! One of my few must sees this year.

3.6k points · 27 days ago

In Borderlands 1, I picked up each item one by one until the end of the game, where I discovered that a long press on the action key would pick up all the money and useful ammunition on the whole zone.

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2 points · 27 days ago

What the fuck are you serious......

3 points · 27 days ago

Diddy Kong Racing full boost. I went through the entire game until the Wizpig ground race (2nd to final race I believe) just fine until I hit this boss. I just couldn't beat him, even playing on Drumsticks (the fastest top speed character) with a PERFECT run. Hit every boost, no screw ups at all, I even got so good at that stupid track I managed to get him to boost me forward by getting him to hit me from behind, STILL LOST.

Apparently I'd been hitting all the boost things wrong, the way you get the largest boost is by letting your finger off the gas while you hit the boost. I never ever did that, why the hell would you take your finger off the gas in a racing game?

That

6 points · 27 days ago

Good to see the team listening to reason

LAst week we had an out of state jeep blocking a shared driveway. Left it there for a week while on vacation. I wanted to remove the valve stems by my neighbors talked me out of it.

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5 points · 29 days ago

Why didn't you get that towed?

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