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121  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 07:46:11 PM
...or maybe to address a minority's decades long grievance that an offensive name is being used as a federally sanctioned trademark?

And just because they helped a minority, that doesn't mean they've used up all their power and can now no longer address other issues.  

Also, they don't have the power to make medicines (or anything) free.  Not sure where that concern even came from.   icon_confused

Would you rather have it that all rulings they make can never be altered by a plea from the people?

p.s. Snyder is FAR from being some poor schlep fighting for his rights in this matter.  He's "the man" you seem to distrust in most of your posts.  One minute you're upset because successful business people are getting their way, now you're upset when a successful businessman DOESN'T get his way?  Make up your mind, my man.    

Oh, and if Snyder loved the name so much, why did he ditch it when FedEx offered him a boatload of cash to change their stadium's name?  
122  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:50:56 PM
Time for Wonder to do some shopping first though...

123  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 24, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
I was tempted by Arma III but decided to hold off until a deeper discount is offered...which will probably be the Christmas season sale.  I did bite on Blackguards though.  I do love me some turn based combat gaming.
124  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:43:22 PM
You must not be a fan of Tandori chicken then. 

The problem I've encountered at two different Pakistani places is the amount of spices they use.  It's about two to three times more than I've ever had at an Indian restaurant. 

Have you ever had southern Indian vegetarian food?  Especially a crepe like dish called a Dosa?  Good lord, you'll think you died and went to heaven.
125  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:26:20 PM
I live about a mile from Devon Avenue in Chicago, which is a huge Indian/Pakistani area.  Indian food is one of my favorite things.  However, I made the mistake of ordering essentially the same dishes I always order from Indian restaurants (Butter Chicken being the primary food of the gods that I order) at a Pakistani place once.  Two bites in I started to wish I had a medical alert bracelet.
126  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:14:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 24, 2014, 06:12:54 PM

Indian Tacos, if we are talking East Indian, would surely cause my bowels to simply give up and leave the body in search of a less hostile environment.

If we're talking Pakistani, yes.  Northern Indian might be okay.  

But man, Pakistani food uses spices that could cause a corpse to spontaneously come alive and say, "No thanks!".
127  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 06:09:08 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 24, 2014, 06:05:19 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 24, 2014, 04:18:21 PM

The problem I have with this is that government stepped in and voided a legally granted trademark because it was 'offensive.'



This.

This...

....proves some folks still aren't paying attention.

Do you believe any government based ruling should never be open to debate and/or change?

If so, why do you hate freedom?
128  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 05:26:34 PM
What'ya talkin' about?  The Zeke loves me, man!  Underneath all that froth is a friendship that has stood the test of time.
129  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 04:41:15 PM
I have trouble understanding why someone who constantly rails against a government he feels shows undue favoritism to the rich and powerful would be up in arms over a minority successfully pleading their case in front of that same government...and winning their case.   icon_confused
130  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 04:23:21 PM
Yup.  They didn't tell them they couldn't use it, they simply said we're not going to protect your right to make money off it.  

Now they can appeal and if enough people find merit in that appeal, they'll reinstate it.  I hope they don't, but the matter isn't being decided entirely by one person or entity in a room who is dictating what's right and what's wrong, which is what you're essentially trying to infer.

Government sometimes works the way it should.  This is a prime example of that.
131  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:34:25 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 02:24:01 PM

And you're the only one here that actually considered that turnaround would be fair play  thumbsup to that.

Fascinating.  He took that portion of Wonder's reply as tacit support for his beliefs. 
132  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:22:44 PM
Ssshhhh....Zeke's waiting to spring his "I gotcha!" moment on us.  Don't tempt him to post until the NFL creates the Cincinnati Crackers.
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 02:11:31 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 02:04:18 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:53:10 PM

You can rejoin the debate with a valid argument as soon as we have professional sport's teams called The Washington Whiteys or the Pittsburgh Palefaces then.

While I would not have cared about those names before, I sure will now.

Backlash, bitch.

Why don't you hang tight and avoid posting on this matter until that happens?  It will make your revenge all that more sweet.
134  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
You can rejoin the debate with a valid argument as soon as we have professional sport's teams called The Washington Whiteys or the Pittsburgh Palefaces then.
135  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:50:34 PM
Every group has their own preference for a name.  As long as you're not grouping them together by skin color, they won't take insult.
136  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 24, 2014, 01:41:05 PM
Sorry, wasn't yellin' at you guys.  Was just surprised when they didn't show up on time on the steam sites.  They must have had a glitch in the system.  Took them almost 30 minutes to get them posted last night.  All's good though.  
137  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:32:49 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:31:33 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol

Nice response.

Continuing to debate this is foolish. There are a handful here that think like I do

There's Rip and...well...Rip.  Did I mention Rip?

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Just because we are the minority on this forum does not mean that we are wrong on the issue.

But it doesn't mean you're right either, as you try to erroneously claim at times.
138  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:27:36 PM
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy everything that Zeke writes?   icon_lol

It's like having our own private cautionary tale right here on GT.  We really need to get his words out there so that we can start showing the right what's happening.
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:23:44 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 01:21:30 PM

If you would just let the word go, is that not giving up control?

And that's exactly what the government did.  They gave up control of the word.  You still really don't understand what happened, do you?

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If Native Americans don't like the name of the team why not just band together and over-run the stadium, force fan entry, kick the crap out of the owner,

Because they're smarter than you and understand the basic concepts of how one works within a democracy to get what they want?
140  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:15:50 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 12:15:55 PM

and hepcat.....who is the more racist? the one who goes through life enjoying a football game, regardless of their names? or seeing racism in everything?

The guy who knows it has been viewed as a racist sobriquet by a number of Native Americans for decades and yet doesn't want to believe that it's racist because it doesn't impact him in any way?

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 12:15:55 PM

some of you do realize that thousands of non-Indian people have gone years never once thinking of the Washington Redskins as insulting or Native Indians as less-than, but instead just rooting for their team.

Yes...but are you aware that the American population is measured in the hundreds of millions?   icon_lol

Here's a question for you, Zekeroni.  Are you still under the impression that this ruling prevents the team from using Redskin as a name, or on its logos?

Quote from: Zekester on June 24, 2014, 12:15:55 PM

of course i'm taking the issue to the extremes, to show the total absurdity of it. some of you look at the world through PC glasses, and some of us don't.

And then there's you...who really should see an optometrist.

Quote from: wonderpug on June 24, 2014, 12:24:07 PM

So if I understand you right,

Strap in, boys!  Next stop:  Zeke's mind.  Make sure you keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.  We've lost a few tourists to madness recently and I don't want a repeat of the All Muslims Should Be Killed riot of '12!
141  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 24, 2014, 01:09:50 AM
Hey, where's the updated flash and community sales?  Their web site is missing 'em too.
142  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 24, 2014, 01:08:30 AM
You have to admit though, it's interesting to see what he'll write next.  The moment you think he can't possibly go further down the rabbit hole, he grabs a shovel and gleefully leaps in and begins searching for a new bottom.
143  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 23, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
I have no idea why I added Planetary Annihilation to my haul, but I did.  By many accounts, it's not all that great.  However, the chance to buy a game that's normally 60 bucks (or higher, as the initial buy in was) for 17 bucks was just too tempting.
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 23, 2014, 07:55:31 PM
When I wrote it earlier, it was meant as an example of how offensive the name Redskin could be to some. 

Try to guess how Rip meant it...
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 23, 2014, 04:27:12 PM
I guess I just feel that way because the highest seat seems to be either occupied or potentially occupied by someone in the immediate family of either the Bush clan or the Clinton clan over the last few elections/upcoming election.
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 23, 2014, 01:18:57 PM
My issue right now is politics is becoming more and more of a dynasty.  I know the Adams family did it first, but with the Bush clan putting the same combo on the throne, and then Hillary Clinton trying to wrest control of the country while another Bush sits down in Florida plotting from his Iron Throne, it's becoming more like a bad fantasy movie every year.
147  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 22, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
Who do you want leading the country:  the 40 year old guy who lives at home with his elderly mom and has no desire to work, or the guy who put himself through college and then became a successful businessman?

Is there corruption in government?  Of course there is.  It has been and always will be a problem. But the solution won't be found in trying to foster class warfare based off some naïve notion that "wealthy equals bad".
148  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Summer Sale Haul 2014 on: June 22, 2014, 01:54:47 PM
A lot of smaller games this time.

Baldurs Gate II Enhanced
Unepic
Door Kickers (seriously...get this!)
Payday II
Deadly Premonitions Director's Cut (that makes 3 times I've bought this game between different platforms and versions)
Halo Spartan Assault
Dark
Front Mission Evolved
Orion Dino Horde

How many will I actually play?

...probably just Door Kickers.    icon_redface
149  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 22, 2014, 12:11:30 AM
Which is why those that were are also well off.  I'm not quite sure what point you're trying to make.   icon_confused
150  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: June 21, 2014, 10:26:06 PM
I think it has more to do with the fact that most were successful lawyers before becoming a supreme.
151  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 10:19:41 PM
I absolutely love every word that comes out of Zeke's mouth.   icon_lol
152  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 20, 2014, 07:48:41 PM
I'm with Legolas myself.  I hope Dark Souls 2 goes on sale because I also want that shit so bad.
153  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 20, 2014, 06:37:42 PM
How many other folks click on games...only to sometimes discover they've already purchased it?

...that's...ummm...happened to me 3 times in the last 24 hours.   icon_redface
154  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 05:47:40 PM
The guy who I work with (who I started a thread about in this very forum regarding his son) is a facebook friend.  I was new to the company and figured "why not?" when he friended me.  I eventually ended up blocking his posts from appearing as facebook updates from friends when logging in as they are ALL about how evil Obama is.  ALL is not an exaggeration, by the way.

Today he's got a long diatribe about how this is an attack on the freedom of speech.   Roll Eyes

Seriously people, read the damn ruling and what it means before you start declaring that the sky is falling.
155  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 05:03:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 20, 2014, 04:46:07 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 20, 2014, 04:39:45 PM

I have learned that it's pointless.

As opposed to arguing on a forum?   icon_wink

Listen to ATB.  He speaks from years of experience.   icon_wink
156  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 20, 2014, 02:45:34 AM
I'm not sure why, but I laughed my ass off watching that.   icon_lol
157  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 20, 2014, 01:16:57 AM
Rush needs another trip to the Dominican Republic with a suitcase full of Viagra.
158  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 07:38:59 PM
Someone on Quartertothree described the whole thing thusly:

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Most of the folks who I've seen most ardently opposed to the name are super white folks who seem like they really, really, really want to be as totally un-racist as they possibly can be.

To which someone responded with the perfect retort:

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Everything you just said right there is a good thing.

 icon_lol
159  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 07:04:41 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 06:58:52 PM

We're not living in the 19th century anymore. no one has been using 'redskin' in a derogatory manner.

Except...you know...it's actually listed as such in Websters dictionary.

And the Random House dictionary:

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We further note the earliest restrictive usage label in dictionary definitions in Mr. Barnhart’s report dates back to 1966 from the Random House Unabridged First Edition indicating REDSKIN is “Often Offensive.” From 1986 on, all of the entries presented by Mr. Barnhart include restrictive usage labels ranging from
“not the preferred term” to “often disparaging and offensive.”

But we're talking about a tool for the liberals when we bring up dictionaries!
160  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 06:55:01 PM
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