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The rest of the nation would probably form some sort of coalition, but would have lost all of it's major economic centers.  It's just not a good thought.

My first thought on reading this was that the rest of the country shoulda thought of that before they elected a demagogue that alienates And terrifies most of the people in all of its economic centers.

That said, if electing Trump is cutting off one's nose to spite one's face, secession is more like sawing off your arm to get back at yourself for it--a truly terrible idea

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It would be easier for other countries to divide our population up and turn us against each other, like we do in other parts of the world. Since that is already happening, there is a clear opening.

It amazes me how many people hop on movements like Calexit and Cascadia secessionism without considering this even remotely

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Spamalot / Re: trump saved tzt
« on: November 11, 2016, 02:29:34 AM »
Make spam a lot again

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Suppressing turnout has been the main strategy against Clinton the whole time.  The reasons that made her an easy target are the same reasons she shouldn't have been the democratic parties candidate.  It's not like everyone didn't know it though.  She's been polling terrible in head to head match ups the entire time. 

But the lesson I think everyone needs to learn is that just like Obama, Trump is going to find that real change is very hard to accomplish in this world.  Everyone wants a change, but without a major war, or a major scientific breakthrough the world economy is leveling out.  No more <20$ a barrel oil.  Populations continue to grow and our job market is becoming hyper competitive.  We are in an economic dark age for the average American which seemed to start at the end of Clintons term when the .com bubble burst.  I'm no economist but the Republicans need to get real about the graph below.


It's probably not that hard when you have a majority in both houses of congress and the supreme court

If you mean change for the better I guess I agree but I think it's pretty optimistic to think that's what any of them care about

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Spamalot / Re: Red
« on: November 10, 2016, 03:38:41 AM »
Now this thread is about Ronald Jenkees


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Spamalot / Re: Red
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:48:26 PM »
Ps I have the same phone number now but I lost my old phone in Japan so I don't have your number

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Spamalot / Red
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:47:56 PM »
Dec 23rd-28th pal

Wish I coulda stayed longer but lemme know if you can swing a porch beer in that interval

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General Discussion / Re: Place Yer Bets for Tuesday
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:15:46 PM »
To attribute all these conspiracies to the DNC's machinations implies a clarity of purpose that does not exist

You guys are all missing the point. Harper just reworked a line from fucking sex house for this post.

The onion reality show? I completely forgot about that

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Would you have been happier with Clinton winning? I think with two such horrible candidates, the party that won this election is going to lose hard in 2018 and 2020. Hillary would have been under constant attack and would have probably started a war with Russia. Now we have a big question mark over our heads but this also gives us an opportunity to create real change. I went to bed happy last night. I wanted a better first female President.
There are real people who live at real risk in our society already and who are now in real fear of losing their already unsatisfactorily few hard-won rights, to say nothing of actual physical harm at the hands of an emboldened apparently-not-fringe reactionary far right movement (who were also rooting for this outcome, not because of Trump's policiy is their policy, but because of the opportunity the chaos he'll create poses for them.)

Your pipe dream of watching the revolution be paved over their backs is appalling
I opposed Hillary because of at-risk groups outside of the US. These groups are getting murdered and their societies are getting destroyed, and people like you are too privileged to care about the harm we are doing to people just like us. 1.5 million civilians have died in our terror war, and Hillary was a big part of making it happen (especially in Libya and Syria). I voted for the only candidate with sane policies for at-risk groups inside and outside of our borders. I don't want to pave over the poor. That is something neoliberals do.

I'm neither unaware nor inconcerned about our actions overseas, I just think you're a lunatic if you think giving a demagogue the football is going to make those people's lives any better. Israel  has already declared the idea of a Palestinian state "over" since the results came in. Putin is excited a goadable airsac is running our foreign policy. You know, that country who got voted off the human rights commission of the UN?

It's like you don't have the imagination to think things can possibly get worse. Do you think the media in Greece, Portugal, the Philippines, etc aren't trying to hold those heads of state accountable? Trump has the White House, and his cohort will be from the party that has control of both houses of congress and at least one supreme court pick. Why do you think he'll give a fuck? People already getting the boot on their meck were more than willing to be whipped up into the frenzy that got us here despite Trump being of exactly the class of people that wears the boots. You don't think he can whip up another frenzy with another scapegoat when things turn south? Trade goes bad--blame China. Blame Mexico for refusing to build the wall. Or hell, just keep blaming the middle east for our military expenditures and send more people and more guns over there. The people who put him in office have already written off the media as biased and cuckolded to the limpwristed peacenick left. They aren't going to be able to stop it.

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Would you have been happier with Clinton winning? I think with two such horrible candidates, the party that won this election is going to lose hard in 2018 and 2020. Hillary would have been under constant attack and would have probably started a war with Russia. Now we have a big question mark over our heads but this also gives us an opportunity to create real change. I went to bed happy last night. I wanted a better first female President.
There are real people who live at real risk in our society already and who are now in real fear of losing their already unsatisfactorily few hard-won rights, to say nothing of actual physical harm at the hands of an emboldened apparently-not-fringe reactionary far right movement (who were also rooting for this outcome, not because of Trump's policiy is their policy, but because of the opportunity the chaos he'll create poses for them.)

Your pipe dream of watching the revolution be paved over their backs is appalling

Oh fucking give me a break.
No. This accelerationist bullshit is ridiculous. It's bad enough that there are people out there who actually agree with policies like mass deportation, doubling down on discriminatory policies like stop-and-frisk, defunding planned parenthood, taking away health care for millions of people, rolling back protections against anti-lgbt discrimination, etc etc etc. We don't need the people who are morally opposed piling on to get us there too just because they think that that's how we get "real change." It's always the ones who stand to lose the least who seem to think so.

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Would you have been happier with Clinton winning? I think with two such horrible candidates, the party that won this election is going to lose hard in 2018 and 2020. Hillary would have been under constant attack and would have probably started a war with Russia. Now we have a big question mark over our heads but this also gives us an opportunity to create real change. I went to bed happy last night. I wanted a better first female President.
There are real people who live at real risk in our society already and who are now in real fear of losing their already unsatisfactorily few hard-won rights, to say nothing of actual physical harm at the hands of an emboldened apparently-not-fringe reactionary far right movement (who were also rooting for this outcome, not because of Trump's policiy is their policy, but because of the opportunity the chaos he'll create poses for them.)

Your pipe dream of watching the revolution be paved over their backs is appalling

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Tech Heads / Re: Longshot question about drivers (Maybe?)
« on: November 08, 2016, 01:34:26 PM »
Thanks, I was thinking a glove might have to be the way to go

Since opentoonz is opensource I feel like there's gotta be someone out there with some kinda insight into the mechanics of this within the app. Wish I knew enough about coding to stick my nose under the hood but I have a feeling it's non trivial.

Maybe I'll give sketchbook pro a whirl. I don't particularly have anything in mind to draw anyway, I just got bored the other night and noticed the opentoonz app in my tray from when I downloaded it several months ago and never opened it

Then I watched an hour long intro tutorial and got all hot and bothered about trying it out

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General Discussion / Re: Place Yer Bets for Tuesday
« on: November 08, 2016, 01:17:54 PM »
Whatever happens, I blame image macros

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Tech Heads / Longshot question about drivers (Maybe?)
« on: November 07, 2016, 03:53:09 PM »
in short I'm trying to find a workaround for a problem I'm having with an animation app called opentoonz on my surface pro II. I basically want to see if there's not some way I can make it ignore my finger and palm and only acknowledge the pen as the brush (or in general, since I imagine that if this is doable at all, then that would be simpler), ideally without having to just shut off touch drivers for the whole tablet whenever I wanna use that program.

I initially misremembered that the sp2 always ignores skin if the stylus is close enough to be tracked, but actually the reason I don't have this problem in PS is that photoshop, although it registers the touch afaict, just will not let your finger be used as any kind of tool, so that if you palm is resting on the canvas it's not gonna mess up what you're trying to draw or erase or whatever with the stylus.

I've perused the github issues pages and the google group for opentoonz discussion but I can't really find any indication that anyone on any kind of setup has had this problem. I dunno if it's just because I'm the only schmuck left on earth trying to use opentoonz on a surface pro from the cretacious period, the answer is just too simple to bother pointing out, or other people are better at drawing with their hand hovering.


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General Discussion / Re: What is Comey playing at?
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:17:57 PM »
My money's on Russia will stage an extreme provocation just a day or two before the election. Shoot down a U.S plane in Syria, attack a ship, invade Ukraine, etc something to frighten fearful Americans into voting for a strongman to protect them.

I kinda feel like that'd backfire. No one who has the potential to be a trump voter is left needing the motivation at this point. On the other hand I think the prospect of the orange giblin at the healm during a real war might actually get some lackadaiscal leftists off their asses

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General Discussion / Re: What is Comey playing at?
« on: November 04, 2016, 02:48:01 PM »

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and then burn your computer in an oil fire

and tear the RJ45 jack out of ur wall

and don the tinfoil of protection

they wont get u tonite

not tonite
Don't omgwtf for me
I'm already H/-\XX0RZ

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Searyx's Board O' Art / Opentoonz
« on: November 03, 2016, 01:59:28 AM »
got all excited about this program (free, open source, used by Studio Ghibli), but on my Surface the touch input from the stylus doesn't override and block touch input from, say, my palm like it does in Photoshop, meaning I essentially can't draw at all on the touch screen.

Can't find a single thing about this problem on their forum or any other, but it's mind bending to think that no one has ever run into the same problem, being that Surfaces are one of the more popular tablets for artists and Opentoonz is such a prominent opensource app for animators

 :tickedoff:

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Reminds me how much I wish True Detective hadn't turned to shit at the end

Also I should watch Little Miss Sunshine again

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I bought Bioshock Infinite on Steam several months ago but still haven't played it
Ur missing out pal, game is gr8

I'm not even positive my surface pro II can run it, tbh, but what's really stopping me is I've been too lazy to go buy a usb/bluetooth mouse to play with

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I bought Bioshock Infinite on Steam several months ago but still haven't played it

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It's bc libruls are cranky no matter what

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Spamalot / Re: who likes to helicopter their ladies
« on: October 28, 2016, 06:20:40 PM »
I'm trying to decide if this means whipping your dick in a circle for the girl to watch or like a sit-her-and-spin-her type of situation

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General Discussion / Re: Radical Honesty
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:11:45 PM »
I enjoyed the read

I dated a girl once with whom I agreed to always just be direct and honest, with the notion that it'd keep pressure from building up

It's cute in the honeymoon phase but in the end it just drove us both nuts because one of us was constantly slightly negative about something petty until we couldn't atand to be around each other anymore

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This is important

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I wasn't talking about ur post.

How often do you guys suppose we even give a shit about having a good faith discussion? Most regulars here are more interested in out-lawyering eachother while chasing down a decisive victory (via other person getting mad, other posters taking your side, or other person conceding).

Ssalam is gradually advancing past the point of being Glass Joe in Punch-Out to at least a Von Kaiser or Piston Honda.

Taket is the second form of Don Flamenco. He has a tried and true formula of patiently taunting and then delivering a big 5-paragraph uppercut when you finally take the bait.

Who would be Bald Bull?

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General Discussion / New Adam Curtis documentary
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:42:36 AM »
I like the guy's documentaries but there's something deeply ironic about him making one on the danger of over-simplified political narratives.

This one is a little more scattershot than Century of the Self, Power of Nightmares or even The Trap, and has a bit of the feeling of grandpa Simpson hollering at the clouds when he talks about anything tech related (made me think of that old Anonymous report Fox had back in the day with the van blowing up), but it's still interesting, especially coming around to the end.

The youtube is missing some chunks--I dunno how much because I switched to the bbc stream after the first 15 minutes or so




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Worked, but now I'm apparently a peer. I dunno much about how these things operate--hopefully I haven't signed up (figuratively--there's no sign up for the service at least) to have my bandwidth raped for others' illegal activities for all time

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country?


I never had one--I heard the really popular one people were using to watch Netflix from other countries (Hola?) got dodgy at some point.

But Adam Curtis has a new documentary and all the youtube rips are garbled, so I wanna watch that shit on BBC.com

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