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161  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 04:44:42 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 19, 2014, 04:37:14 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 04:34:43 PM

I don't think anyone's actually upset.  We're just blowin' off a little steam...waiting for the steam sale, ironically enough.

edit:  wait...your four year old is upset that the redskins are losing their trademark!?!


 Tongue

I have had two reports in a 10 minute period.  Someone is upset Tongue

Were they new users named "Seekster" and "Zeester"?  

Seriously though, I'm surprised anyone would report the current discussion.  As far as internet dust ups go, this was barely a puff of smoke.

back on topic:  a conservative columnist for the washington post weighs in.  He makes some pretty good points.
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 04:34:43 PM
I don't think anyone's actually upset.  We're just blowin' off a little steam...waiting for the steam sale, ironically enough.

edit:  wait...your four year old is upset that the redskins are losing their trademark!?!


 Tongue
163  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
Because Zeke believes that every time someone writes any of those names we make 12 cents?
164  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:57:02 PM
Being in minority simply because of your opinion doesn't always equate to being unfairly suppressed.  It often just means you're wrong.

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The words hepcat, fireball, gellar, and forgeforsaken are offensive to me. I do not wish to see any of these words here anymore.

Show me historical evidence in which any of those names were used as derogatory slurs against you personally.  Were you called a dirty hepcat? A rotten Gellar?  A low down Forgeforsaken at any point, anywhere?  If so, it should be easy enough to quote that.

Otherwise you're just so grossly unaware of the point that you're grasping at straws once again.
165  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:40:52 PM
whoops, thought zeke was the one trying to change his avatar.  my mistake.
166  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:35:36 PM
Let me guess, you're trying to switch to the redskins logo.
167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:25:56 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:22:57 PM

you all defending this type of thing are fine with it until the right gets a hold of the same power and uses it.

lol it's baffling to me that you're not realizing it.

I'm fine with conservatives trying to stop racist terms from being used in trademarks.

The best part of this discussion is watching people repeatedly trying to explain to Zeke why calling someone an Indian isn't offensive but calling them a Redskin is, and Zeke completely missing that point.  Zeke hates comprehension like a fish hates dry land.
168  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:21:37 PM
I have honestly never heard "taig" before.   icon_confused

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:19:41 PM

who is the almighty word dictator in your world?

Folks who aren't racist and think it's funny to insult others based on their color, religion or sexual preference?
169  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:14:31 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 03:11:46 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 19, 2014, 03:08:06 PM

You're hardly in a position to call someone out for not answering questions considering you still haven't answered

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Do you believe the government should protect ANY word used in a trademark in order to allow that trademark to make money?

Yes, I do.

It's not the US Gov't job to dictate what words come out of Americans mouths.

So you're okay with yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theater?  

Also,what if someone created a line of condoms using your girlfriend's name and words insinuating that she uses them with all her tricks?  

Of course you would be upset.  And you would have every right to be.  No one should be able to profit off something like that.

170  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:08:06 PM
You're hardly in a position to call someone out for not answering questions considering you still haven't answered

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Do you believe the government should protect ANY word used in a trademark in order to allow that trademark to make money?
171  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 03:04:21 PM
You were the one who said a channel featuring African Americans offended you.  
172  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:59:19 PM
Why is the BET offensive to you?  Because it features African Americans?

And you do have a WET.  It's called "everything other than BET".
173  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:54:32 PM
The only absurd thing here is your desire to equate the word "apple" with calling someone the n word.  

Do you believe the government should protect ANY word used in a trademark in order to allow that trademark to make money?
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:30:21 PM
You don't see racist slurs in product names on the shelves of your local store, right?  While it's mostly due to manufacturers not being that stupid, it's also because trademarks ARE federally regulated.  Being denied a trademark isn't something new.  That it took this long to happen is the surprising part.  

And while it may be seen as "PC", why is that a bad thing?  Shouldn't we STRIVE to be racially sensitive?

And this isn't a case of someone being denied the use of a name by the government.  They can still use the name as long as they want.  They just can't claim government protection for it.  The free market is most certainly NOT in any danger over this.
175  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:06:43 PM
Just to be fair:  Scraper has never given me reason to believe in any way, shape or form that he's racist. 
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:00:56 PM
The fact that Zekester agrees with you should be all the help you need to second guess your stance.   icon_lol

And I wasn't trying to Godwinize although it does sound like that's what happened.  I was simply trying to state that relying on people to do the right thing doesn't always work out for the best.  

Look, the government isn't shutting them down.  The US patent office is saying that they shouldn't be allowed to profit off something that demonizes a minority. They can still use the logo all they want.  They just won't profit off it as much.  

Edit:  teggy is on a roll.  I should just write "what he said" from now on.   icon_wink
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Falling Skies onwards to Season 4! on: June 19, 2014, 01:09:55 PM
 retard  Ummm...yeah...that little blurb doesn't make much sense without the link I intended to add to the words "that's one way", does it?

In my defense, I was coming out of a post dinner coma at the time.  

Anyway, in short, it sounds like they're ditching the "we have a strong ally!" angle from last season almost entirely.  That kind of resets the show back to what it was in seasons 1 and 2 and effectively ditches the conclusion of season 3.  
178  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 01:05:33 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 19, 2014, 12:50:21 PM

The biggest problem I have with it is that we have a branch of the government deciding what is and isn't "offensive" based on speech. If you guys so clearly want to believe in the free market then why can't the USPTO sit back and watch the trademark wither away because the American people don't buy the products it's associated with?  

Why is it is so difficult to understand that this is out and out racism.  Redskin is NOT a tribal name, nor is it a person's name.  It's a racist slur.  Indians have been trying to get it banned for ages.  This isn't a new endeavor created by a "PC crowd".  If there was a team called the New York Kikes or the San Diego Tar Babies, would that be okay?  

And the American people have repeatedly proven that they aren't ALWAYS going to do the right thing.  As a matter of fact, if the government DIDN'T step in from time to time, we'd still have lynchings, whites only water fountains and segregation in many areas.
179  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:58:07 AM
Ah, thanks for the correction.  That still isn't an inherently offensive name though.  It's a person's name.  And one with historical significance as opposed to a slur intended as derogatory for the majority of its existence.
180  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:37:56 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 18, 2014, 11:11:34 PM

and then...

Fighting Irish
Running Rebels
Ragin Cajuns
KC Chiefs
Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
FSU Seminoles


Of course we need to bring about 60 High Schools that have the Redskins name under the thumb of the McLiberalism Junta as well.

Refusing to bow to political correctness are the communists of this age.

If you can't see the difference between calling a Blackhawk tribal member a Blackhawk versus a Redskin you're better off not bringing attention to that.
181  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 02:29:09 AM
Zeke, you have as much Indian blood in you as my neighbor's poodle.  White folks post Dances With Wolves love to tell everyone they're part Indian.  It makes them feel special.  By the way, let me guess.  Cherokee?  That's what most white folks shoot for.  

As for the rest of your rant, I've come to expect no less from you.  Actually, make that no more.  

P.S.  You'd have to actually be taken seriously by someone in order to be a believable bully.   icon_lol
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Falling Skies onwards to Season 4! on: June 19, 2014, 02:12:30 AM
Well, I guess that's one way to negate a major story development from the previous season.  Seems someone didn't really like the direction they were going and decided to do a 180.
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 11:06:45 PM
184  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 18, 2014, 05:02:03 PM
Would it have been PC run amok had they been called the Washington Coons and they had an image of a black slave as their mascot?
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: A Gaming Thread on the irrelevance of Unions on: June 17, 2014, 01:33:59 PM
Unions are like any other organization run by humans.  It can be good, or it can be bad.  I will say the original need for Unions (worker's rights) has lessened due to state and federal laws that were put in place...although most likely because of the work of Unions.
186  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Twilight Struggle digital version on kickstarter on: June 07, 2014, 03:09:08 AM
Jeebus, almost 150 grand in a little over a day. 
187  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Twilight Struggle digital version on kickstarter on: June 05, 2014, 09:46:33 PM
That all sounds about right, yes. 
188  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Twilight Struggle digital version on kickstarter on: June 05, 2014, 07:52:37 PM
Looks like they're trying to get it off the ground again...but this time on multiple platforms.  I'm definitely in at the 30 dollar level.  If you don't own the (absolutely fantastic) board game, you can get it and the digital version for 65 buckaroos.
189  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Realms on: June 04, 2014, 07:34:10 PM
I've played about a half dozen solo challenges.  I win against the pirates, but I always lose against the Nemesis Beast. 

It's fun.  Not sure if it's got legs, but I don't regret the purchase.  Especially for 15 bucks at my FLGS.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 04, 2014, 07:28:01 PM
I believe they covered that on South Park.  The future of the series depends a lot on penises.
191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: June 04, 2014, 07:22:59 PM
But what if the burrito you wanted on the menu wasn't within arm's reach?  How would you be able to shoot at it in order to show the cashier which burrito you were really interested in purchasing?   icon_confused

And what if someone came into the Chipotle while you were shooting at the menu choices and they objected to your doing so?  How would you then point it at their crotch while demanding they acknowledge that you're "The Duke of New York, A-Number-1, the Big Man, that's who!"?
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: June 03, 2014, 05:14:24 PM
Even worse than the extreme gore of that scene was the reaction scream from his lover. 
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 03, 2014, 02:47:57 PM
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194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 03, 2014, 02:00:26 PM
Changed it so all parties can agree it's not mean spirited.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 03, 2014, 01:43:26 PM
I thought it might come across as mean spirited so I changed it.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 03, 2014, 01:11:56 PM
This space for rent.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 02, 2014, 06:09:20 PM
I gave myself a time out from OO after realizing I was letting a small group of posters push my buttons too easily.  Also, I wasn't happy to discover I  actually HAD buttons.  I've made Qt3 and GT my preferred posting sites since then.

...much to their chagrin, I'm sure.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi guys! on: June 02, 2014, 12:58:51 PM

Quote from: Scraper on June 01, 2014, 01:16:57 PM

I find it odd how some old school GGers only post on OO or only on GT. How did they decide which one to post on?

I just follow you around.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: June 02, 2014, 12:54:08 PM
The legalization of drugs story arc was absolutely brilliant.  One of my favorite seasons of any show.
200  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 31, 2014, 03:55:40 PM
His attempts to legally have his named changed to Doctor Evil and asking that the United States remove the dozen or so rectal probes he feels they inserted into him while he was a Long John Silver's last month isn't helping his case.
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