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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    You'll find that most things the Right accuses the Left of, they themselves have done, are doing, or will end up doing eventually.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Trump's base has actually shrunk considerably since the election. I'd wager most of the people who voted for him in 2016 would stay home in 2020.
    Hopefully.
    That depends on whether or not you think it's worth risking four more years of Trump by staying home or voting third-party with a clear conscience because Dems didn't pick a candidate that was Literally Jesus.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    No, but so long as Dems can find a worthy candidate with a solid campaign while converting Trump-based anger into voting energy (and Trump keeps failing to do anything right), he will at the very least have an uphill battle.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from SSF1991 in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    To put it simply, she actually knows how to do the politics thing.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to Patticus in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Hey, at least Hillary gave a crap about knowing everything she could about situations before mouthing off, etc. She knows diplomacy, she knows the importance of soft power, she knows Washington and how to play its games to get what she wants, she's well aware of how to deal with world leaders, she even tried to bring us universal healthcare. 
    She might be a bit shady on the Wall St front, and she's certainly not a saint, but most of her bad rep comes from decades of GOP propaganda.
    Her presidency wouldn't be very pretty though - a continuation of Obama's, midterms going red yet again, blah blah blah. Trump better deliver a blue wave...
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    You'll find that most things the Right accuses the Left of, they themselves have done, are doing, or will end up doing eventually.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from SSF1991 in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    You'll find that most things the Right accuses the Left of, they themselves have done, are doing, or will end up doing eventually.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to Chili Dawg in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Obammer's gittin turmp to taek ur guns away!!
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    Dizcrybe reacted to SSF1991 in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    The 2017 Virginia elections and Alabama special election are perfect examples of this. Democrats have the numbers. They have the support. They just need the votes.
    The left needs to go to the polls as if their life depended on it. And it does.
    No one says "guns are evil". People are saying "kids, mentally ill people, etc. are not responsible enough to own a gun" and "there is no reason for AR-15s and automatic rifles to be on the market". It's called gun control for a reason. The recklessness and irresponsibility has gone unchecked, and people are fed up. People just want something similar to the process of getting your driver's license, and they want regulations similar to things like seat belts in your cars, or an age limit like consuming alcohol. If you are a responsible, law-abiding, mature gun owner, you would be completely fine. If you are mentally ill, or a teenager, et cetera, you would not.
     
    Because semi-automatic weapons were banned. Because, before Trump lifted it, there was a ban on mentally ill people owning guns.
    I assume you meant Columbine, not Columbian, But that's me getting somewhat off-topic there. The point is that there were some regulations, and they cut down on the mass shootings. Mass shootings didn't happen on the scale they do today, because it wasn't easy to do. Nowadays, those effective regulations are gone. And that's why the mass shootings have gone up. In fact, they skyrocketed after the semi-automatic weapon ban was lifted in the mid-2000s.
     
    Okay, let me put it this way. If you see a child beating up another kid with a stick, what would you do?
    Will you:
    A. ask the kid doing the beating "what made him break", as if he's made a rational decision or did something harmless
    B. Take away the stick so they can't hurt anyone anymore and wait until they're old enough to understand and be more responsible
    C. Just give everyone sticks and spread the flames
    D. Do nothing and just offer "thoughts and prayers" to the kid that was beaten, not even solving the problem
    It doesn't matter if it "needs a user". These "objects" are things that are specifically designed to kill things. And some of these objects are things that are designed to kill many things in a very small period of time. These aren't teddy bears. And people want regulations so a person has to prove that they can handle the responsiblities that owning a gun has.
     
    The Second Amendment didn't become a thing because "muh guns are cool and I'm going to buy a crap ton of them because muh guns".
    1. At the time, guns were actually very crappy. No, really. There's a reason why American Revolutionary War battles were fought the way they were. The Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment at a time where the only guns that existed were muskets and handguns. Not semi-automatic rifles. A mass school shooting in the 1780s was impossible. In fact, it wasn't guarenteed that you murder even one person. So, the "right to bear arms" is outdated and has some loopholes that need addressing. If we just kept the Constitution and its amendments stagnant with no adjustments for the current times, then slavery would still exist. Women would not be able to vote. The President could have infinite terms. Hell, there's even an amendment in the Constitution that was added, then removed (Prohibition, which banned alcohol). Things change. Depending on the situation, you either give it regulations, you ban it altogether, or add in another amendment that addresses loopholes. The second choice is not being suggested at all.
    2. At the time, Americans had to rely on guns a lot more to protect themselves. It was more than just "fighting a tyrannic government". They were under threat by Native Americans almost daily. The law system was not as effective as it is today, so who knew what danger you'd have to face. They were still dealing with countries such as France and Britain on their borders, the latter of which was obviously hostile to them at the time. This may all sound like delusional paranoia, but this was the 1780s. In this case, there really were threats everywhere. Using your fists would not be enough against hostility on such a large scale. I know I talked about the crappy gun technology making killings difficult a moment ago, but when you're up against things like the element of surprise, Native American bows/arrows (some had guns too), sheer numbers of hostile humans, and just the simple risk of losing your life by a weapon being a thing, then yeah, suddenly that technology no longer matters. So, once again, it makes sense that they decided on the "right to bear arms".
    3. Hunting was a lot more prominent back then. Animal rights didn't really exist, and hunting was one of the very few methods for settlers to get food. They relied on guns to hunt efficently.
    Long story short, guns were less dangerous back then and the time period made them pretty much necessary. If the Founding Fathers knew of what would become of America and gun technology, or if they had been making the Constitution in modern times, I highly doubt they would've had an amendment that only says "have guns". And there definitely wouldn't be as many loopholes.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to Chili Dawg in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Many of Trump's devotes cannot be swayed, they are too far gone in crazy town, that is true.
    But they are not the reason, Trump won. Trump won because too many on the other side didn't show up in the sates where it mattered. You can blame that on Hillz, Bernie, Russia, Jeb, whoever, but fact is if a few more folks Pokemon Went-To-The-Polls we'd have had one more nineties reboot right now, int he form of a Clinton Presidency.
    So, yeah, many Trumpers (not all mind you, so this is not to say we should not attempt to engage and educate and inform people) will not be swayed, but people on the fence who are often inclined to just stay out of things probably can be. That's the pool we ought to be trying to pull from. Turnout is the thing we really need to push.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from SSF1991 in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Trump's base has actually shrunk considerably since the election. I'd wager most of the people who voted for him in 2016 would stay home in 2020.
    Hopefully.
    That depends on whether or not you think it's worth risking four more years of Trump by staying home or voting third-party with a clear conscience because Dems didn't pick a candidate that was Literally Jesus.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from 8ther in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    2020 can't come fast enough.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Even if you do wanna be the mythical "good guy with a gun", a regular ol' handgun will do the trick. You don't need a damn military weapon to defend yourself.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Blacklightning in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Even if you do wanna be the mythical "good guy with a gun", a regular ol' handgun will do the trick. You don't need a damn military weapon to defend yourself.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to Candescence in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    These investigations take quite a bit of time - Rome wasn't built in a day. The fact that actual indictments are coming out so quickly and we know people are being flipped so early is actually a surprise. If there wasn't a case to be built around collusion or obstruction of justice, the investigation would be over already. Mueller is running a very tight ship, and we have shockingly little to go on in terms of actual information about what's going on within it, with only actual public requests of documents and court documents providing any kind of insight into what is going on.
    We'll only know the full extent of the investigation's aims and evidence when it finally ends. Trump supporters may claim the investigation hasn't provided any evidence of collusion, but that's missing the point - there's nothing to suggest there isn't any evidence or that the investigation team doesn't have it, because they're keeping that information confidential until they are ready to release it... Along with the biggest indictments.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Your Most Disliked Tropes   
    Double Standard Abuse: Female On Male:
    When a show wants us to go, "lol, it's funny cause a woman is beating the piss out of a man, this is so funny and totally wouldn't be horrifying is their genders were reversed". Even good shows suffer from this (Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, I'm looking at you), and the worst shows are built entirely around it (this is literally the only joke in The Familiar of Zero, Saito breathes the wrong way or something, Louise snaps and whips him [yes, with an actual whip], hurr hurr so funny lul). It's an awful trope that thinks "No, we can't have guys beating up girls, that's wrong. Oh, I know! Let's have the woman beat up a man! This is OK because it's not the woman getting beat up! HA! Comedy gold!". Just... what is the point? Is this supposed to be "empowering" to women? What, by turning them into violent maniacs with a Thumbelina-sized temper? Is it because the guy is so weak he can't even fight a girl and that's the joke? I guess that's funny if you're in, like, third grade and still subscribe to the "guys are supposed to be stronger than girls or else they're losers and suck at life and deserve to be laughingstocks" mindset.
    The only good use of this trope I've seen was in Air Gear, because 1) the guy in question was a complete jerkoff, and 2) it wasn't nearly as overdone as it was in other anime. But then you have crap like MM!, which tries to justify its use of the trope by having the guy be, wait for it, A MASOCHIST! WHOA, HOLD UP, I DIDN'T KNOW M NIGHT SHYAMALAN WAS WRITING THIS ANIME. Yeah, please die in a fire and don't come back till you have good writers and good characters, thanks.
    Such an awful trope.
     
      This reminds me of a classic B-Movie Star Wars ripoff called Starcrash, in which the villain actually treats his minions with respect. So there's that.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Moral kids: if you’re in a shooting, DONT have a opinion that goes against conservatives, use they’ll use their upstanding family values to shit on you, act morally above you, slander your name and question your motives, and threaten to kill you and your family! 
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    Dizcrybe reacted to Chili Dawg in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Good guys with guns!
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Hell, I'll give you an example from right here at home (almost literally in my case): Last week, a student from Clarksburg High School in Maryland was arrested for handgun possession and carrying a gun on school grounds. They also found a "list of grievances" against the school and its students.
    In short, because of Maryland's own relatively tighter gun laws, police were able to prevent another potential school shooting. Because, as it turns out, when you break the law, you get arrested. Huh. Imagine that.
    Also, judging by his posts, I think it's safe to assume that shdowhunt here is, unsurprisingly, not arguing in good faith in the first place.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Right-wingers looking for a reason not to engaging in an argument about gun control they know they can't win. Next question.
    Probably because he shouldn't have been able to acquire that type of gun with his mental state.
    Let's also remind ourselves of the dismal state of mental health funding in Florida, and Trump's proposed 2019 budget would cut mental health funding nationwide. Oh yeah, and he also apparently rolled back an Obama-era policy that prohibited people with mental illnesses from buying guns. So if you wanna talk about how this is a mental health issue and not a gun control issue, let's also talk about the GOP's complete lack of support for anything related to mental health.
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Alabama. Alabama gun laws allow one to possess a gun on school grounds provided they obtain a concealed carry permit, which you can acquire as young as 18... the same age as Alwin Chen.
    Furthermore, that's just if you're 18. If you're 21 or over, concealed carry on K-12 school grounds is legal in seven states (though in Wyoming you have to be a school employee) and at the very least not illegal in Hawaii. In New Hampshire, you don't even need a concealed carry permit. And in 12 states, public college/university campuses are made to allow concealed carry weapons by law.
    EDIT: Also, you said "either" in response to my assertion. So you're admitting, then, that you were arguing in bad faith?
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Hell, I'll give you an example from right here at home (almost literally in my case): Last week, a student from Clarksburg High School in Maryland was arrested for handgun possession and carrying a gun on school grounds. They also found a "list of grievances" against the school and its students.
    In short, because of Maryland's own relatively tighter gun laws, police were able to prevent another potential school shooting. Because, as it turns out, when you break the law, you get arrested. Huh. Imagine that.
    Also, judging by his posts, I think it's safe to assume that shdowhunt here is, unsurprisingly, not arguing in good faith in the first place.
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    Dizcrybe reacted to KHCast in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    Umm...you’re the one saying truck violence  is worse than school shootings and more common in those areas which I’ve brought up. I’m simply asking for a source for that, to which you’re making excuses as to why you shouldn’t need to provide one, and essentially telling me to “do it myself”...
    dont know why you’re making assumptions based off me simply asking a question either, but k
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Jovahexeon The Undyne in The General 'Murican Politics Thread   
    First of all, I'm pretty sure the only people that didn't get hit hard by the recession were rich people, so this baseless assumption makes no sense. It's just that a lot of us have concluded that grouping every single person with a six-or-higher-figure salary into this cigar smoke-filled bubble called "the rich" so as to give us something to point our fingers at is a bit silly.
    Second, do you realize what you're saying here? "Sure, some rich people can and have done good things, but these other rich people didn't so the rich are untrustworthy."
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    Dizcrybe got a reaction from Tailsrules in Ask for opinion about a new player for Sonic 3D games   
    Forces is probably the easiest 3D game in the series, if not the easiest game in the series, which I guess makes it a good place to start for beginners.
    From there, I'd go to Generations, which is more intricate with its 3D levels and a bit harder.
    Unleashed I'm reluctant to recommend. Not only is it the fastest of the boost games, but it requires sharp reflexes if you wish to avoid dying, and Sonic's traction is next to non-existent. Plus you have to deal with the Werehog at night.
    Optional:
    Colors. It's probably the slowest of the boost games, so it shouldn't be that hard to get a handle on it, but most of the game is in 2D and you may or may not find the WIsps enjoyable.
    Sonic Adventure 1. Sonic isn't exceptionally fast here and aside from a few moments, you have absolute control over Sonic's movement. Supposedly, all the ports are terrible, though, and you may find yourself having less and less fun after you finish Tails' story. Plus, the game itself is pretty dated.
    As for Lost World, while it is true that Sonic is slower there, suggesting easy handling, the Parkour system isn't very intuitive, the level design can range pretty good to downright terrible, and the level concepts are just completely out of left field at times. This ain't a game for beginners. I suggest you skip it.
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