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VladoPostJanuary 28, 2017, 12:18
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Aren't those phones a bit old?... Shouldn't you be able to find something from at least 2015 in that price range?

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msgPostJanuary 28, 2017, 12:50
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FUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FM2017 stopped working when I was top of the league grrrrr!!

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BlackscarPostApril 25, 2017, 01:50
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Here's a rant blog about Alex Jones. Didn't want to post this in the politics thread

http://aanirfan.blogspot.ca/2017/04/alex-jones-pizzagate-gladio.html

BlackscarPostApril 25, 2017, 12:52
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sheesh http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4441600/New-film-asks-JonBenet-Ramsey-killed-pedophiles.html

i thought this was all settled when they blamed the brother burke for raging out on kid sister over stolen pineapple now dailymail wants to spread another theory!

BlackscarPostMay 15, 2017, 06:30
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"The Internet was supposed to kill the middleman. Somehow, though, the ultimate middleman, Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, does just fine."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/09/20/will-amazon-compete-with-tablets-or-sell-them-yes/

VladoPostMay 15, 2017, 12:13
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I think one of the reasons for there still being bloated middlemen in the game is that people are having a hard time switching from the old concepts of the market to the new, internet ones.

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BlackscarPostMay 20, 2017, 01:59
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Here's a rant post about reddit's policies and procedures:

http://archive.is/ysbVu

I didn't think any admins/mods were more corrupt than the ones at GameFAQs but reddits sound like they could top prize!

yrogerg123PostMay 20, 2017, 08:41
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Quote from Vlado on May 15, 2017, 12:13

I think one of the reasons for there still being bloated middlemen in the game is that people are having a hard time switching from the old concepts of the market to the new, internet ones.

I think human interactions just fall into similar patterns, regardless of the medium.

We thought that the internet would democratize commerce, but in retrospect that was naive. The problem with the internet is that it's really hard to trust anonymous strangers. The simplest way around that is to cling to established brands. So we jumped ship from Best Buy and Target to Amazon, Newegg, and Steam. When you think about it, an established brand is really just a middle man between what you want and the person/people who make it. The reality is that the corporate structures aren't all that different, there are just no retail locations: most transactions take place on a screen, over the internet. Other than physically picking something out, very little has changed.

The funny thing is, Amazon is going to start opening bookstores. So after completely butchering the book sales industry, they're just going to swoop in and and fill the void that was left after stores like Borders went under.

In the end, the economy is not looking all that different. If anything, things are more stratified than ever, because there are more "small business owners" who can make billions thanks to the internet. Think Uber, AirBnB, companies like that, which can have global reach with very low overhead. But whatever the industry, there will be a handful of major players making billions, while the rest squabble over scraps. It's what people complained about with fast food, chain restaurants, and big box retail, just with ecommerce and convenience apps.

rockshardPhDPostMay 20, 2017, 09:51
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Quote from Blackscar on May 15, 2017, 06:30

"The Internet was supposed to kill the middleman. Somehow, though, the ultimate middleman, Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, does just fine."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/09/20/will-amazon-compete-with-tablets-or-sell-them-yes/

wait, that article is from 2011

BlackscarPostMay 20, 2017, 11:11
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Quote from rockshardPhD on May 20, 2017, 09:51
Quote from Blackscar on May 15, 2017, 06:30

"The Internet was supposed to kill the middleman. Somehow, though, the ultimate middleman, Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, does just fine."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briancaulfield/2011/09/20/will-amazon-compete-with-tablets-or-sell-them-yes/

wait, that article is from 2011

Well Amazon has been dominant for quite some time now. Even on board 8 some 70-80% of users voted it as their favorite large American company. (Small sample survey I did a few months ago but quite clear Amazon was the most popular)

BlackscarPostMay 26, 2017, 03:36
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STUDY REVEALS YET ANOTHER REASON TO LIMIT KIDS’ SCREEN TIME
Excessive TV watching may cause poor bone health later in life

Study Reveals Yet Another Reason To Limit Kids’ Screen Time

BlackscarPostMay 26, 2017, 03:41
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BlackscarPostMay 26, 2017, 04:53
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Sex traffickers using emojis to sell children

http://kdvr.com/2017/05/24/sex-traffickers-using-emojis-to-sell-children/

rockshardPhDPostMay 26, 2017, 06:11
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I think TV fucks kids up, it's too overstimulating, I wouldn't let them watch it regardless of what studies say. And by "let them watch it" I mean I wouldn't have TV service anywhere in the household. Only a hypocrite and a terrible parent would actually have TV and not let them watch it or control how long they are allowed to watch it.

edit: That facebook mental health video is trying to sell me a supplement called DNA Force.
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It's all they talk about for like three minutes. That and Super Male Vitality.
I thought I was clicking a video about Facebook. :p

Though I agree that we live in historic times.

msgPostMay 26, 2017, 08:07
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Our government has banned fast food adverts on TV until after 9pm so kids don't see it.

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BlackscarPostMay 26, 2017, 08:10
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Quote from rockshardPhD on May 26, 2017, 06:11

I think TV fucks kids up, it's too overstimulating, I wouldn't let them watch it regardless of what studies say. And by "let them watch it" I mean I wouldn't have TV service anywhere in the household. Only a hypocrite and a terrible parent would actually have TV and not let them watch it or control how long they are allowed to watch it.

edit: That facebook mental health video is trying to sell me a supplement called DNA Force.
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It's all they talk about for like three minutes. That and Super Male Vitality.
I thought I was clicking a video about Facebook. :p

Though I agree that we live in historic times.

I try to skip over those ads along with their toothpaste ads.

rockshardPhDPostMay 26, 2017, 09:17
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I just thought of something, we're supposed to learn history in order not to repeat it, but is that why the left is trying to downplay the whole islamic thing? They don't want to be like the nazis? If so then isn't this a case of history working against us?

We could blame Hitler, thanks to him people are too afraid to be considered racist. But if he didn't exist then maybe we'd all be super racist until someone else came along and shocked us out of it?

This reminds me of another thing. People blame Trump for an increase in anti semitism and hostility against minorities and gays. But if you want to play that game then you might as well blame the democratic party for failing to beat Trump and for leftists for causing a whitelash that put Trump in office. So technically the progressives at fault for the racism. :p
To be fair, maybe leftism is a backlash against the right, so the right is at fault after all.
But you can keep going back and forth like this.
It's the big bang's fault, that's where this whole thing started.

BlackscarPostMay 26, 2017, 13:53
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I don't feel like we can really be experts on Hitler. He's beyond most of our time. Yes there is his book, a few of his visual and audio recordings, a ton of movies, etc. We don't know him and his supporters personally. We're relying on second-hand accounts.

My summation of Hitler based on those accounts: He was a nationalist, "Germany First" perhaps. He was a member of the "National Socialist German Workers' Party." He invaded Poland, France, and a bunch of other countries ...

Ok nevermind, there's always more to learn about Hitler. A lot of people know that Hitler invaded Poland but until today I never bothered to ask why. I assumed it was over land and natural resources but https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland has a slightly different view. Apparently, he was trying to annex a German majority area of Poland and claimed he was defending those ethnic Germans from persecution in his proclamations/propaganda. That kind of sounds like the Crimea/Ukraine/Russia thing we have going on in more modern times. Now I supported Russia's annexation of Crimea but not so sure about Germany's invasion of Poland, especially the non-German majority areas.'

The Molotov–Ribbentrop pact and the invasion of Poland marked the beginning of a period during which the government of the Soviet Union increasingly tried to convince itself that the actions of Germany were reasonable, and were not developments to be worried about, despite evidence to the contrary. On 7 September 1939, just a few days after France and Britain joined the war against Germany, Stalin explained to a colleague that the war was to the advantage of the Soviet Union, as follows:

A war is on between two groups of capitalist countries ... for the redivision of the world, for the domination of the world! We see nothing wrong in their having a good hard fight and weakening each other ... Hitler, without understanding it or desiring it, is shaking and undermining the capitalist system ... We can manoeuvre, pit one side against the other to set them fighting with each other as fiercely as possible ... The annihilation of Poland would mean one fewer bourgeois fascist state to contend with! What would be the harm if as a result of the rout of Poland we were to extend the socialist system onto new territories and populations?

A third party laughing about warring nations "weakening each other" seems to happen a lot in history. I don't think Russia's laughing so much now after the human losses they suffered in World War II.

BlackscarPostMay 29, 2017, 04:18
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John Podesta (AKA Skippy) Link to Sister Cathy Cesnik’s Murder?

https://truthearth.org/2017/05/28/john-podesta-aka-skippy-link-to-sister-cathy-cesniks-murder/

BlackscarPostMay 30, 2017, 05:25
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LOL.

Doctors in South Africa have completed the world's third successful penis transplant.

The recipient was black man who'd lost his penis seventeen years ago in a botched circumcision. His new penis was donated by a recently deceased white man.

http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/third-penis-transplant-south-africa-botched-circumcision

http://www.wweek.com/arts/comedy/2017/05/26/kooks-burritos-has-made-portland-a-satire-of-itself-but-questions-regarding-food-and-cultural-appropriation-arent-just-a-problem-here/

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