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#13619330 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 03 February 2017 - 03:24 PM

Holy Fuck, I WISH Obama was half as terrible as the right said he was. In the end, all that bluster was just projection because all that shit that the right accused Obama of is exactly the kind of shit that Trump is pulling, except in this case, it's for shit the right wants, so it's ok.

 

I mean there's actual legislation that can pass that would allow coal companies to dump their waste in rivers. But hey! Who's needs the EPA to make sure water is potable!

 

Anyone that voted for Trump can get fucked for all I care and for the impoverished people that did, they're going to get spit roasted and deserve it. The ones that have kids have just condemned them even further and is an even a bigger travesty.

 

Fuck.Trump.




#13614704 Final Fantasy XV E3 2013 Trailer & Gameplay Demo (Used to be FFVSXIII)

Posted by dohdough on 30 January 2017 - 02:05 AM

Finally got it done last night. Turtle took 1.5 hours at level 99 without limit break, food buff, and strongest weapons. So gald that it's finally over.




#13607064 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 22 January 2017 - 05:58 PM

Easy ways to sigificantly reduce health care costs.

 

1. Tort reform - even going to a loser pays system would significantly reduce costs, particualrly in high risk specialities like obstetrics (the average obstetrician spends 1/3 of his/her income on malpractice premiums).

 

2. Make uncompensated care tax deductible.  Even allowing me to deduct a fraction (10%) would be welcome.  If I'm providing care to someone who can't pay it back, I don't think it's too much to ask that my time and effort is treated like a charitable donation. 

 

3. Amend the pre-existing conditions to allow at least an adjustment of premiums for reversible negative health factors like smoking, drug use, obesity. 

I'm absolutely dying to know where you work in/around Boston because:

 

1. I'd never recommend anyone to go to someone that seems to have questionable bedside manner when treating someone based on their ability to pay. Believe me, you can't tell by the way they talk or dress.

 

2. Because you make it sound like you're in the poor house.

 

3. You seem to have no idea how biling is done in your particular practice or at large.




#13579999 i blew up my tv but touching the input button

Posted by dohdough on 27 December 2016 - 11:41 PM

It's threads like this that make me a CAG for life. I hope you never change slidecage!




#13565608 Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2

Posted by dohdough on 14 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

Been revisiting a lot of old movies I loved years ago to see if they still hold up along with some "new" ones.

 

The Matrix still works for me and I'm able to appreciate the sequels as mindless fun now, unlike before. I'm sure that the me of 15 years ago wouldn't have been able to enjoy Batman/Superman either, but now, I'm "mature" enough to enjoy them.

 

Scarface(1932): I haven't seen the 80's version in a while, so it felt really fresh. The main threads are the same, but it had a lot of charm, whereas the 80's version is pretty damn 80's. 1983 was still a fun romp because of it's sheer absurdity.

 

Nolan's Batman: Begins is now my favorite over Dark Knight. It just felt really tight despite TDK taking the top spot for a while. I just wish they had better cape effects in Begins.

 

Training Day: The poker table scene was really weird for me and it felt very 90's. Not terrible, but not as good as I remember it being when I saw it in the theater.

 

On my queue are Ang Lee's Hulk, Civil War, and They Live.




#13562903 whining noise coming from engine of car when starting

Posted by dohdough on 12 December 2016 - 04:55 PM

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#13532924 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 22 November 2016 - 08:18 PM

I finally found a peacoat that I liked enough to buy 2 years ago and now it's plastered on WashPo being adorned by white supremacist Richard Spencer. I can't wait until every neo-nazi looks it up and see's that it costs $700(I didn't pay anything close to that much), but I'll be damned if it becomes part of their uniform. Fuck!




#13527270 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 18 November 2016 - 11:00 PM

I missed the part where Trump passed the law

 

oh you mean he didnt?

 

 

Still a farcry from Obama's "most transparent government ever" lol

So what you're saying is that since he didn't make the law, he doesn't need to hold himself to a higher standard and should just take advantage of a system that he said he'd be fixing? It's one thing to donate to a campaign as a favor, but with your implications, why the Fuck not just straight up bribe the son of a bitch and skip the game all together! I have a better idea, lets have corporations buy ad space on the Senate floor during the State of the Union or have patches on Trump's suit!

 

I swear it feels like I'm living Idiocracy IRL.

 

And what the Fuck does Obama have to do with this?




#13516496 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 10 November 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'm not sure if Sanders would have won, but he would have at least done better in the "blue wall" states where Clinton fell apart (and rightfully cost her the election). There's a reason Sanders won these kinds of states (MI, for example) in the primaries in a similar scenario to the general election (polls that were completely garbage in Hillary's favour, as an example)

 

To Trump's/his campaign's credit, they knew these states were where his possible path to victory was and they followed through with courting them despite all the mocking he received from "experts" (saying they should have stayed in NC, AZ, NV, FL instead) because of it. So while he didn't have Romney's overall numbers, it doesn't matter.

 

Otherwise I wholeheartedly agree. Whether you like his policies or not, Trump was the one putting them out there and being the "hope and change" candidate (akin to Sanders), and that's the sort of thing that wins you the enthusiasm war (see: '08).

The Democrats don't have a message to counter the Republican's message of "bringing jobs back" and they more than likely won't have one in the next midterms OR presidential elections. Unless we get someone like Warren, Deval Patrick, the Castro brothers, etc, Trump getting a second term is a very real possibility and there would be far more damage done than Reagan and Bush Jr put together.

 

If the Democrats had some guts, they'd tell it like it is and say that those jobs are never coming back, but that as a country, we're going to invest resources in bringing new industries that won't poison the communities, provide the resources to train them, and improve infrastructure. You can make these communities as modern as any metropolis to stop the exodus of young people without turning it into a generic corporate town with a Starbucks on every corner nor turning it into Hipsterville. We need a 21st Century New Deal.

 

Trump's message is anything but "hope and change" and more "taking our country back...to the 1950's." He's a fucking huckster and the people that voted for him are gonna get burned bad.




#13515002 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 09 November 2016 - 08:14 PM

One of the 2 posts immediately prior completely nailed why Clinton lost, the other is trying to force fit a narrative to their personal opinion.

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Seriously though, that comment on Deadspin and Van Jones hit that shit on the turtlehead. Trump didn't just say and do things that would've sunk any other candidate, but he actively pandered to and tapped into some of the most harmful undercurrents in this country. This goes far beyond the shear lack of self awareness and stupidity of the US voting public. Back in May, I said that this was a very real possibility. I mean who the Fuck can say that they want their child to look up to Trump as a role model? You'd either have to have shit for brains or subscribe to the same terrible ideas as he's been spouting. If you have a daughter, would you want him grabbing her pussy or treating her as a disposable trinket? A pox on all of you and IT IS coming. There is absolutely no way that Trump is going to help the rust belt or any of the contested states. Those areas will continue to decline because there not only is no infrastructure to support it, but there are no resources that are going to be allocated to them when public programs are going to be slashed.

 

I remember a few years ago when some town decided to shut down half of the street lights to save money as some stupid austerity measure. They thought, "Hey, it'll happen on an equitable way like shutting off every other light." What happened? They shut off most of the lights in the less affluent parts of town and the crime rates went up, while the more well-to-do parts kept their lights. When those places get their proverbial lights shut off, I'm going to be laughing my ass off up in liberal Massachusetts.

 

I don't just blame the regressives though. Oh no, I'm equal opportunity. Liberals are to blame as well. Between 2008 and 2016, the Democratic nominee lost 10 million votes. I say it again: 10.MILLION.VOTES. With stakes so high, liberals couldn't even get off their asses to vote. So what if you bought into the narrative of Crooked Hillary when you have Donald "Baby Hands" Trump broadcasting the some of the most reprehensible policy ideas in the last 50-60 years. So what if Bernie got screwed in the primaries or if she has less charisma than John Kerry. When you look at her policy ideas, Bernie had a huge influence on it. Elizabeth Warren has her part to play in this as well. She waited until it was safe to endorse someone when she could've really turned the tide and made it something meaningful. Hillary bears some responsibility for this as well. I don't know if it was hubris or what, but with the lack of the perception of authenticity, you had to get your ground game right. The Hillary from Wellesley would've won last night. Oh and Fuck the Democrats for not having a spine to tell it like it is.

 

I'm also not going to lie, I'm afraid. The rhetoric from Trump's campaign is from the white supremacist playbook. There is no more need for coded language as he just unzipped America's pants and showed it's chlamydic racist dick for all the world to see...we only need to look at Brexit to see where we're headed. Those types of people are emboldened. If things are bad for people of color now, it's going to get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better, especially if you're black, Latino, Muslim, or LGBT.

 

tl:dr: I'm Back




#13498011 Walking Dead Season 6: Walkers be walking

Posted by dohdough on 24 October 2016 - 01:50 AM




#13484554 The "Stay Classy, Republicans" Super Nintendo Chalmers Thread

Posted by dohdough on 09 October 2016 - 01:15 PM

GOP implosion is some fascinating stuff.  Waiting anxiously on Game Change III

The second book was amazing. It actually made me feel a little sympathetic towards Romney, but only a tiny bit because he's still an out of touch shitlord.




#13447524 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by dohdough on 01 September 2016 - 01:43 AM

Thanks dude. If you're ever in Harvard Sq during the week, hit me up for lunch!

 

We totally weren't planning on having a second kid yet, but better now than later I guess...haha

 

I feel you on the climbing thing. We've had a few close calls! Like thelonepig's kid, we have to use the bolt on the door of our condo or else she might go looking for an ice cream truck in the middle of the night or something!




#13412098 Comic Book Discussion Thread (Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Top Cow, IDW, In...

Posted by dohdough on 24 July 2016 - 11:11 PM

Went to an actual comicbook shop today to buy new release comics for the first time in like 20 years. Cashier cracked the spines in multiple places on my 2 books when ringing me up. :SMH:

 

Guess I'll be heading back tomorrow to exchange them. Hopefully she didn't crack all the spines on the rest of the copies when she pulled them off the rack for me. I've never seen anyone so rough with books that worked in a shop. And for anyone interested in what I got, it was New Superman.




#13399218 Amazon Prime Day Deals

Posted by dohdough on 12 July 2016 - 03:51 PM

Do you guys think Omega is a shit brand or something?

If you can afford to blow $4k on a watch you're going to pick out out the watch you want.   Not buy some random flash sale item. 
 
Also mass produced watches don't appreciate in value. Where are you getting this stuff man??
 
I don't mean to sound harsh, but Fuck .  These things go "on sale" because the prices are greatly inflated and they need to clear inventory.

The co-axial 300M is an enthusiast's watch. At $4k, you can sell it for what you paid for it and more than likely sell it for more before the first service is due at 10 years. That 10 year service interval is partially why the watch is so expensive in the first place because most intervals are 5 years. At that price, you can't lose if you're in the market for it.
 
Used prices for Omega's aren't going down even for one of their most popular models, the Speedmaster. 5 years ago, you could grab a decent Speedy for around $2k, now, you'd be lucky to find one at $2.7k. Sorry friend, you are so off base with your assumptions about the luxury watch market that you have no idea what you're talking about. You can check sold listings on ebay or the WUS forums to confirm this. I WISH you were right so I could get a birth year watch on the cheap, but that just isn't the reality of the market.
 

I agree.  If you're gonna drop 4k on a watch go to jeweler and pick out a quality time piece.  If you are looking at a sub 1k piece like a TAG (formula 1 or aquaracer) that's a different story.

 
As for suggesting going to a jeweler, I should take away your CAG card. :rofl: A couple glasses of champagne and a cheap branded paper bag isn't worth a couple grand to me, neither is the "luxury experience" of a boutique. I'd rather have the D(iscount).