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161  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".
162  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
163  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
164  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.
165  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
166  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.
167  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
168  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.
169  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
170  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
171  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.
172  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
173  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!
174  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 06:55:01 PM
 icon_lol
175  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 06:39:18 PM

Quote from: Zekester on June 19, 2014, 06:27:57 PM

hey, the pile-on wasn't too bad this time. but this is just typical liberal hypocrisy...not one of you are willing to stand by your convictions and change your name for me, but you expect others to do it.

If you'd kindly quote even one instance in which any of these names were used as derogatory insults towards you, as requested earlier, perhaps we would.  Did someone call you a dirty hepcat at lunch?

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Anyway, it's hard for me to imagine how the word "redskins" being used in the nfl team context is a bad thing. thousands and thousands of fans worldwide are loyal to a football team with this supposedly disparaging word. they root for this team to win. they buy merchandise with this "bad" word on it and walk around proudly displaying it.

The KKK loves your logic.
176  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 05:22:44 PM
Yup!  Already bought something too! 

...it was a Redskins jersey.

(i keed, i keed)
177  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 19, 2014, 05:21:56 PM
Whoo hoo!  Wish list already hit.  Grabbed Baldurs Gate II enhanced for 12 bucks.  Now to wait for flash and daily sales to hit the rest of my wish list.
178  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 19, 2014, 05:00:10 PM
Those who know me in RL already use it quite extensively...
179  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.
180  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
181  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?
182  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.
183  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.
184  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.
185  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.
186  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?
187  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.

188  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?
189  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.  
190  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".
191  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?
192  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.
193  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. 
194  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
195  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.  
196  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.
197  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.
198  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.
199  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
200  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.
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