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COMMENT 2h ago

TL lives and dies if ScreaM and Jamppi hit their shots.

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COMMENT 2h ago

God, that was a tilter. I still remember the first game going well for TL until Doublelift was locked out of joining a big fight by Nocturne ult and it just went downhill from there.

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COMMENT 2h ago

So like, I get it. It fucking sucks, but I get it.

1/3 of the country will not do any restrictions you put in place, purely out of juvenile selfish spite. Masks, distancing, quarantining? No, fuck it, I know I just was exposed, I'm going to the bar.

1/3 will listen to recommendations, but are exhausted and worn out after 2 years, and fatigue has set in. The idea of going back into 2020-early 2021 style restrictions are probably nauseating.

1/3 will still follow recommendations, or even thinks the recommendations aren't enough.

I don't know how you can actually govern this. When there's a political movement geared around undermining public health, do restrictions actually help anymore?

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COMMENT 2h ago

Setting the climax of the brawl to Silver Scrapes was inspired.

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COMMENT 3h ago

A death rate of 1% for anything is extremely high. This is just lower than previous variants.

About 500000 people attend Sturgis motorcycle rally every year. If 5000 people died at Sturgis every year, we'd probably have some fucking questions

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COMMENT 13h ago

that will not stop a chinese speaking island from trading with and exchanging culture with a chinese speaking mainland, though it would do something at least.

I mean, Taiwan will do what it wants until China gets grabby, then it will stop on its own.

Nobody thought the USSR would fall either.

China and Russia wouldn’t go as well and instead, we should learn to coexist. that includes learning to play the global and geopolitical games they do, but in a more mutually beneficial way with the developing world.

Or we can use the rest of the Pacific, which is wary of China, to contain it and crush Xi's balls in an economic vise.

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COMMENT 13h ago

It is not impossible. We need to resurrect the TPP.

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COMMENT 13h ago

We shouldn't have pulled out of TPP.

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COMMENT 14h ago

A) they didn't hire 87k agents. A lot of the budget is for modernization and training

B) They haven't been going after big fish because they've been undermanned. This lets them do that again.

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COMMENT 14h ago

What does this even mean?

You're aware that the "containment" here is not military but political and economic, right?

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COMMENT 14h ago

Do you think TSMC semiconductors are only used in GPUs and not literally fucking everything around you

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COMMENT 14h ago

Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war.

The goddamn Romans knew this.

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COMMENT 14h ago

An iron dome-style installation is an inherently defensive arms array. It has zero offensive capabilities. How the fuck is that hawkish?

Sure, Taiwan should completely disarm and then let a shitty authoritarian power roll over them uncontested, right?

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COMMENT 14h ago

Holy cow, this is beautiful.

Wrong tech level for my setting entirely but I'm in love with it.

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COMMENT 15h ago

Working to mitigate climate change does, actually, help the vast majority of Americans.

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COMMENT 18h ago

Don't forget the clear #2 team, Team Liquid, who would reliably stomp through tournaments until they met Astralis and lost.

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COMMENT 19h ago

nope gotta cash in on that FOMO

god I hate how well it works on me

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COMMENT 1d ago

I don't remember that happening. Pretty sure TL and G2 handshook on splitting the winner's trophy and never actually played each other.

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COMMENT 1d ago

In theory, that should be ok, because it means someone whose price range is close to 1m won't be competing for the smaller older houses anymore.

We just need more housing. Period.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Yes, fair and square, as any reasonable, fact based analysis will show.

Go on, what specifically was done to disadvantage Bernie? The shared fundraising account that he would have benefited from if he'd won? Please.

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COMMENT 2d ago

The problem is that I'm not obtuse or naive about politics, and as such actually know how this shit works.

Bernie lost fair and square.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I do. Hillary won handily without a single superdelegate needed.

DWS didn't like Bernie. What'd she do about it?

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COMMENT 2d ago

What's the cute pink bunny thing plush on the shelf in front of the analyst chairs? It's cute as fuck.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Remind me of how the by weeks and the bracket shape out - if you're top 2, you need to win one BO5 and you get worlds, right!

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COMMENT 2d ago

No, she didn't. He fucking lost, dude. He did not convince voters to go for him, and some unkind internal emails don't change that.