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Old 2012-03-15, 20:02   Link #20181
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I almost find it funny in the clever wordplay. I've seen worse and more blantant stickers than that one.

Or just plain ones like "If Obama sucked any more than he already does, Chicago would be 500 miles closer to the District of Columbia". I've seen that one. There are others. Mostly on my father's truck. He abolutely detests Obama. Will not refer to him as President, and generally will not even say his name.
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Old 2012-03-15, 20:10   Link #20182
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I almost find it funny in the clever wordplay. I've seen worse and more blantant stickers than that one.

Or just plain ones like "If Obama sucked any more than he already does, Chicago would be 500 miles closer to the District of Columbia". I've seen that one. There are others. Mostly on my father's truck. He abolutely detests Obama. Will not refer to him as President, and generally will not even say his name.
Well, I have a few relatives who call the President's home "The Black House" and it goes downhill from there. If they want to disagree with his policies, his philosophy, his corporatism, being in bed with the MPAA/RIAA, etc.... that's fine, I'm not so happy with some of those. But this is just "he's a nigger, nothing else matters" racism.

I just hope that kind of attitude loses and loses and loses...
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Old 2012-03-15, 20:21   Link #20183
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I seem to remember a stand up comedian (I want to say it was Chris Rock, but I don't remember for sure) back in 1992 saying that the first black President would always be moving on stage...to evade the snipers.

It has been 20 years since then. Obama is still alive and not dodging bullets (to our knowledge anyways). Maybe we grew up a little.
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Old 2012-03-15, 20:26   Link #20184
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RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12
Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon are among the ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July, says the music industry's chief lobbyist.
I keep saying it but no one seems to react, but I think the days of piracy in the US are limited (Yes there always ways, but for the majority of us).
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Old 2012-03-15, 22:35   Link #20185
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Well, I have a few relatives who call the President's home "The Black House" and it goes downhill from there. If they want to disagree with his policies, his philosophy, his corporatism, being in bed with the MPAA/RIAA, etc.... that's fine, I'm not so happy with some of those. But this is just "he's a nigger, nothing else matters" racism.I just hope that kind of attitude loses and loses and loses...
See that's the kind of crap that pisses me off because it detracts from the problems with Obama's policies.
I've said it before and I'll continue to repeat it.
Obama is probably a great father and husband, and seems like a amicable person.

Nevertheless, most (though not all) of his policies are total crap in my opinion, and I have a big problem with his stewardship of this country.
We are STILL in Afghanistan, and Iraq (with troops moved to Qatar and Kuwait), attacked Libya with no real cause, GITMO is still open, national debt is astronomical, defunding NASA was assinine, the expanding of the Patriot Act, allowing the TSA to run rough-shod over Americans, etc. ad nausium.
To me, Obama looks like he is WAY over his head and is being manipulated by power brokers and big-money interests that are using him as a new marketing ploy to keep their corporatist agenda moving forward.

Although, in all fairness I should state that I have no respect for the DailyKos or jackasses like Candy Randy.
DailyKos is filled with hyperbole with regard to this "socialist=code for nigger" nonsense.
While many people on the right clearly do not understand what socialism looks like, and are confounded by the term, they are not using it as cover for a racist epitaph.
It also should be noted that many on the left misuse the term neo-confederate to describe individuals like Ron Paul, when the term has to do with restoration of the old Confederacy, not restoring/upholding the Federal Constitution the Southern States fought to secede from.

DailyKos is the left-wing equivalent of Red-State.
Both sites are propaganda mills.

So I do agree with you Vexx, the racist nonsense needs to stop, however, let's take Jon Steward's advice on this (if we amplify everything, we hear nothing):



There are real racists in our society, they've earned that title, so let's not detract from them by listening to those that label people who aren't racists with that status simply because they disagree with their politics.
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Old 2012-03-16, 01:01   Link #20186
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Old 2012-03-16, 01:20   Link #20187
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I keep saying it but no one seems to react, but I think the days of piracy in the US are limited (Yes there always ways, but for the majority of us).
O yes, it will effectively be destroyed in the US. They can't stop all of it, but they can cut 80-90% of it out. Most people(Including myself) are not tech savvy enough to use more difficult means. I just wonder how long until they care enough to hit anime. I'd imagine this site would be slowed down by the ISPs.
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Old 2012-03-16, 01:21   Link #20188
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Obama hasn't exactly thrilled me with the half-assed job he's been doing, but I'd rather the worst thing I have to worry about be whether or not the internet can shout down another SOPA.

He's not good, but the other options are downright horrible. And while Ron Paul has a few good ideas, most of his ideas are batshit insane.

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O yes, it will effectively be destroyed in the US. They can't stop all of it, but they can cut 80-90% of it out. Most people(Including myself) are not tech savvy enough to use more difficult means. I just wonder how long until they care enough to hit anime. I'd imagine this site would be slowed down by the ISPs.
This only works for torrents, not direct downloads (deep packet inspection isn't legal), and using a VPN renders this method completely ineffective. It won't even put the slightest dent in piracy. Nothing the RIAA can do--short of murdering every living human on Earth or destroying every computer on the planet--will stop people from sharing files.

To be honest though I don't download "unauthorized shared content" these days, unless you count things that are completely impossible to buy in America. Speaking of, if anyone knows where I can buy EastNewSound's physical albums I'd be absolutely thrilled. I love their work and would absolutely support them--if I could.
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Old 2012-03-16, 01:55   Link #20189
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... ehh, can I post a topic that is PH-related?

Y'know, I've been fed already of the f***in' Corona Impeachment Trials... as I've voiced out on a certain thread on "General Anime Discussions" here in AniSuki (thank goodness Relentless haven't noticed that one):

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hehehe, well, well... kinda funny to know that somewhat, this thread has gone from a question about the usual plot to romance animes to a question of one's morals (but, I'm not laughing at it, alright).

I haven't understood much about the subject, but I am agreeing with Relentless on this matter...

... gotta say this one to you guys, for the record: after I watched School Days(true as toast... and since you were all saying references to this anime, gotta agree with those who say the result of everything that happened might happen in real life, minus the stabbing of course), my next watch was EF: A Tale of Memories. Clearly a romance-drama anime; and the last 3 episodes made me cry a lot in pain [and, later, joy]. That was the greatest romance-drama anime, if not the best (for me). Next thing is R-15, which is rom-com... kinda liked it, but the ending is somewhat anti-climatic for me (referring to Akutagawa's choice: Narukara or Sonokoe), but not as anti-climatic as Fortune Arterial, which has the most anti-climatic anime ending IMO.

After the 23rd day of the Corona Impeachment Trials, I've already stopped watching it... such douchebags prolonging the case! (sorry for voicing that out)
It seems that I have been desensitized by the length of the trials already... I mean, it's already the 30th day of the trials [as of today], and this case has already lost it's luster that ordinary people [like me] had lost interest about whether this GMA-midnight-appointee will be impeached or not!

Spoiler for Chief Justice Renato Corona:


... or, should I say: since former president (and now 2nd district Pampanga "Tong"-gressperson) Gloria Macapacat-Alimpuyo's (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) reign, I've already been desensitized by whatever scandals she's been involved... starting from the Fertilizer Fund Scam, ZTE broadband deal, to the Hello Garci Sex Scandal (omit the strikethrough), which delivered the heaviest blow to both her health and her credibility. But I'm not saying she's the one to be blamed... the person that should be blamed for all these s*it is...

Spoiler for Wished HE should be the one who died, not his brother:


And now, the current president, Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III, is missing in action... and is somewhat lazy about continuing the construction of what he calls "Matuwid na Daan" (the Straight Path) to his "BOSS" (the common masses) because his priority is weeding out those midnight appointees by CGMA; much to protest of many... who calls his system "NOYNOYING." When will true reform and democracy (claimed back by his mother) start? After I die? In a hundred years? a thousand? Sheesh...

PS: this post is not an implication that I, Codename: Lenaisian, am not proud of being a Filipino. I am proud of my Filipino heritage, but I am not proud of where our country is heading to...
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Old 2012-03-16, 03:04   Link #20190
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Obama hasn't exactly thrilled me with the half-assed job he's been doing, but I'd rather the worst thing I have to worry about be whether or not the internet can shout down another SOPA.

He's not good, but the other options are downright horrible. And while Ron Paul has a few good ideas, most of his ideas are batshit insane.



This only works for torrents, not direct downloads (deep packet inspection isn't legal), and using a VPN renders this method completely ineffective. It won't even put the slightest dent in piracy. Nothing the RIAA can do--short of murdering every living human on Earth or destroying every computer on the planet--will stop people from sharing files.

To be honest though I don't download "unauthorized shared content" these days, unless you count things that are completely impossible to buy in America. Speaking of, if anyone knows where I can buy EastNewSound's physical albums I'd be absolutely thrilled. I love their work and would absolutely support them--if I could.
That's pretty much the annoying choice (both parties are hamstrung by the corporatists leaving Main Street to drift) ... and I'd rather be fighting SOPA/PIPA, copyright, and Internet issues than... well, the list is too long on the GOP side. Seriously, until the GOP does an implosion and reboot, I don't want them holding a single office at any level of government.
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Old 2012-03-16, 03:20   Link #20191
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Seriously, until the GOP does an implosion and reboot, I don't want them holding a single office at any level of government.
Sadly, a good part of the votors, some say it's up to 80%, do vote for the same party at every election, whatever quandidate they vote for.
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Old 2012-03-16, 04:11   Link #20192
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That's pretty much the annoying choice (both parties are hamstrung by the corporatists leaving Main Street to drift) ... and I'd rather be fighting SOPA/PIPA, copyright, and Internet issues than... well, the list is too long on the GOP side. Seriously, until the GOP does an implosion and reboot, I don't want them holding a single office at any level of government.
It's the obvious path to take; SOPA was very popular among the GOP as well. It wasn't just the Democrats--it wasn't even mostly the Democrats. So at least with Obama, we're fighting more SOPAs but with Romney we'd be fighting more SOPAs and a whole lot more.

And with Santorum I think we'd just be scrambling to emigrate to Mars.
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Old 2012-03-16, 04:13   Link #20193
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Well....
We do need a push to get into space....
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Old 2012-03-16, 05:01   Link #20194
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Well....
We do need a push to get into space....
But the anti-war idiots think that all rockets are ICBMs...
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Old 2012-03-16, 05:19   Link #20195
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Old 2012-03-16, 05:49   Link #20196
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At least we will be more spread out. Potentially getting to the point were we no long "have all our eggs in one basket" so to speak.
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Old 2012-03-16, 05:58   Link #20197
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At least we will be more spread out. Potentially getting to the point were we no long "have all our eggs in one basket" so to speak.
I don't mind populating the new world with a loli.
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Old 2012-03-16, 06:42   Link #20198
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See that's the kind of crap that pisses me off because it detracts from the problems with Obama's policies.
I've said it before and I'll continue to repeat it.
Obama is probably a great father and husband, and seems like a amicable person.

Nevertheless, most (though not all) of his policies are total crap in my opinion, and I have a big problem with his stewardship of this country.
We are STILL in Afghanistan, and Iraq (with troops moved to Qatar and Kuwait), attacked Libya with no real cause, GITMO is still open, national debt is astronomical, defunding NASA was assinine, the expanding of the Patriot Act, allowing the TSA to run rough-shod over Americans, etc. ad nausium.
To me, Obama looks like he is WAY over his head and is being manipulated by power brokers and big-money interests that are using him as a new marketing ploy to keep their corporatist agenda moving forward.

Although, in all fairness I should state that I have no respect for the DailyKos or jackasses like Candy Randy.
DailyKos is filled with hyperbole with regard to this "socialist=code for nigger" nonsense.
While many people on the right clearly do not understand what socialism looks like, and are confounded by the term, they are not using it as cover for a racist epitaph.
It also should be noted that many on the left misuse the term neo-confederate to describe individuals like Ron Paul, when the term has to do with restoration of the old Confederacy, not restoring/upholding the Federal Constitution the Southern States fought to secede from.

DailyKos is the left-wing equivalent of Red-State.
Both sites are propaganda mills.

So I do agree with you Vexx, the racist nonsense needs to stop, however, let's take Jon Steward's advice on this (if we amplify everything, we hear nothing):



There are real racists in our society, they've earned that title, so let's not detract from them by listening to those that label people who aren't racists with that status simply because they disagree with their politics.
I don't agree with you on your view of Obama.
His aggressive, almost merciless, pursuit of gaining advantage through foreign policies is exactly what many leaders lack these days.
Take for example the FTA with South Korea that's about to be signed. My sympathies to Korea, but hell, that's one dominating clause to force another nation to sign.
I think a lot of Obama's progress and policies are blind to American eyes, yet apparent to those outside of US. Ironically.

However, I do agree with you that JON STEWART IS AWESOME. As always.
Yet even with my expectation of him being awesome, he always surprise me by being one every time I watch him speak.
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Old 2012-03-16, 11:15   Link #20199
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Well....
We do need a push to get into space....
It is sad how much NASA has been destroyed. The US is pretty much out of the space exploration game. Now it is up to the ESA, FKA, CNSA, JAXA, and private agencies.
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