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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Full Divr VR cause human extinction?"

  • 4 hours ago
  • 1 point

“Maybe if we had a 100% fully automated and self sustaining world?”

Good luck, my friend! To give an estimate: I think almost no one would stay in the real world. What would be the point?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 hours ago
  • 1 point

Then I don’t quite understand what was put forth.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comic Book Heaven..... Finally !!!!"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

You certainly know your stuff, man! Though, I’m not quite sure I understand this part :

“Series being relaunched with new #1 issues.”

Isn’t this something that happens all the time?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just Noticed something..."

  • 1 day ago
  • 0 points

The real reason we never do it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I see, quite disappointing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

This is a great point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade GPU... is it time?"

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, probably. Truly a gift from us all! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“So you like going from election to election worried on whether the next president is going to do something stupid and kill us all?”

No, and I don’t really see how that would realistically happen. Even if it could, I’m happy beyond belief that we have that choice.

“politics is so bad that you can't even say your party without being spat at and put down.”

Politics change and flow with time, much like the average happiness and stability of countries. Right now there are many people who wish to stand up for what is right. They just don’t quite all agree on what is right for the country.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“On another note, has referencing the constitution at random suddenly gained importance in today's society? Please educate me.”

Didn’t see this earlier. Probably my fault, I’m sorry.

To answer the question: I do not believe so. Is there some major cause for your inquiry?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

What is this a response to?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade GPU... is it time?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Lol, your welcome! You might be able to get there one day, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“vastly improved healthcare,”

I disagree, and these countries do seem to be moving towards more privatized systems supplementing the government ones.

“a rehabilitory prison system”

I agree here.

“and a competent government”

How so? I’m kind of liking the U.S. government better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

An uncharged phone isn’t that big of a deal. I’m more saying that to prevent wasting time, you can read.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade GPU... is it time?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/guitpicker007/

I knew this link would become useful one day! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Alright, let’s start there. What qualities do any of the four boast that make them superior to the U.S.?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“Well if they push Trump to sign it/override him, then China may retaliate economically.”

I’d be fine with that. I think we need to become more independent of China anyway.

“China has a lot invested in control.”

Which is why this could get real bad, right? It’s a terrible situation all around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

I suppose we’ll never know what they’d offer if we never ask.

“and thats to say nothing about ceding land to the US that is right on your doorstep. I mean the implications for defense would be catastrophic.”

It could be a deal where we’re not allowed to put militant forces there or only a limited amount. Not the worst clause out there, and enforcement of it could have stopped WWII from getting as bad as it did.

“all this that you shared, thanks for that.”

How far do you think it could escalate though?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I can agree with this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“I will get back to you when I know what I am doing.”

Maybe you should request government subsidies. This sounds like the kind of project they’d endorse.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Can we turn that joy and happiness into renewable energy that beats out nuclear?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Exactly so! I wonder if our good friend, Vincent, agrees.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“There is zero incentive for China to sell off HK”

Money.

“Ultimately there isn't much for the USA to do. We won't get involved unless we want war with China, and we don't.”

I too believe that letting it be would be for the best, but the leaders up in Washington disagree. We’ve actually seen quite recently (yesterday) the beginning of something that might escalate way too much in the near future.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/15/politics/hong-kong-house-vote/index.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-10-16/china-threatens-retaliation-if-u-s-passes-hong-kong-bill

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-10-16/senators-press-ahead-on-hong-kong-bill-despite-threat-from-china

I don’t know how far this will go, but I think the attempt of a purchase could definitely be preferable to what’s going on in Congress right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Where did you come across this information?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 points

What if you’re phone died at the bus stop? What happens if you don’t have internet access?

Even if you do: reading online is honestly pretty painful and it strains the eyes. Nobody should develop ocular problems for reading the Constitution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Impeachment"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

“ I don't think I'd want to talk to Zombie Stalin.”

Don’t bully Zombie Stalin! He doesn’t know any better than to put you in a zombie gulag because of it.

And perhaps more importantly, if I eat Zombie Stalin’s decaying brains do I gain all his charisma?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Lol, that would be a foreign relations disaster, wouldn’t it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

“ ‘we are the best country’ rhetoric”

If you believe otherwise, would you care to substantiate the claim?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Wha-? How is this supposed to help the cause?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

No one’s asking for any votes here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been following the Hong Kong thing for a few months now; it’s really gotten much more public attention in the last week or so, and I’m interested to see what official governmental responses will be.

What should the U.S. do? Maybe the best thing would be to just ignore it, but with the recent rise in awareness, I’m not sure if that’s how it will play out. So then, should the U.S. side with China or Hong Kong? Morally, Hong Kong seems to be the best bet (and this is what the American government seems to be leaning towards). It’s an area with many of the industrial and cultural benefits of western civilizations since it was British until about two decades ago. But if we side with Hong Kong, how can we even help? I don’t want a war with China, and a Hong Kong proxy war could potentially lead to that exactly. So, it might honestly be best to ignore it.


One idea I’ve come to agree with is a purchase of Hong Kong from China. I’ll list the most major pros and cons, and you guys tell me what you think about the idea.

Pros

  • Hong Kong is an area with great infrastructure.
  • Already more used to western ideas and culture (as evidenced by the protests for rights and such that brought this whole thing up in the first place).
  • The transfer of Hong Kong all those years ago included the agreement that Hong Kong would be under a sort of double government, both under their own rule in some aspects and Chinese rule in others. Sound familiar? It’s a system of federalism and could work quite nicely with the U.S. federal government, which could better support Hong Kong’s interests.
  • If a conflict ever did break out between the U.S. and China, having land in China/Asia could be a huge boost for the U.S.

Cons:

  • The big issue here is tensions between the U.S. and China. Do you really think China wants to be that close to the U.S.? And next to only a small part of it, that has good potential for invasion?
  • What kind of price would China offer for Hong Kong, or would they not even be willing to sell it at all?
  • I’m not hearing about protests in other places of China. Taking Hong Kong out might remove the ideas for the gaining of freedom in all of China, almost condemning the people of China to stick under the oppressive, authoritarian rule. Though maybe the ideas can spread even better since there would be a moderately-safe land-border full of people eager to preserve rights in China.

There are some other things, but those are the big points.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 points

Well, I don’t think I’m being hated on; haven’t lost any karma.

Slightly off-topic, but when I originally saw a bunch of replies in my inbox, I thought it was going to be about this:

“Are you an active reader by any chance?”

So, I thought there was going to be a fun discussion about good books to read.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

Legos are for people of all ages.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Bonkle? I didn’t expect help from the Scottish, but alright! What mountain are you securing by the way?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I guess Vincent will be the one who has to decide.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

“So you are saying its important for everyone to have a copy of the constitution so we feel pride in our country?”

No, but it is good supplementary material. You don’t need a personal jersey to love basketball.

“What if I'm embarrassed by the current state of our country?”

Are you embarrassed by the Constitution and the dreams of the people who created it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

... you know what could have fixed that?...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

What is this? A Nullarc77 on my side? We can now reinforce the front lines and convince everyone of the truth!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

That’s fair, allow me to try again:

When someone is really young (like 12 and earlier), they don’t really have the capacity for advanced ideas of pride in one’s own country; it is instead in the teenager years that these feelings develop. So, Vincent is now coming upon the time in which a copy of the Constitution would become a great and influential thing for him.

It’s not so much that it is important for high school, rather it is Vincent’s becoming a teenager that coincides with high school.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Are you asking about a printed copy of the Constitution?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Teenage years!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

You don’t need a copy of the Constitution for high school (, though, it would be helpful there too). It’s more about want in the same way you might want a toy, book, or video game for your birthday.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

“It would almost be awkward to receive...”

I seriously don’t understand! What’s the big fuss?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

“What even is this argument”

The point is that a Constitution really wouldn’t be a huge waste of money. It is a negligible fee similar to what one could find in mere party-preparations. Not even considerable when compared to the many years of benefit one can receive.

“Yeah ok, because people bring their copy of the constitution to the bus stop lol.”

Uh... I plead the Fifth.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

“have no interest in”

You can’t just claim that for Vincent. Maybe they’re very interested!

“The parent would just be throwing away money.”

Alright, look at it this way: basic wrapping paper for a few gifts only costs about $3 or $4. Who’s really interested in that stuff? It literally just gets thrown away at the earliest convenience; it’s not like one spends a great deal of time observing it. A Constitution, on the other hand, can be found for as little as $2 or $3, and a Constitution will at least be seen on passing glance or whenever he’s, maybe say, waiting at the bus stop. In addition, a copy of the Constitution has great value as an investment! While he may not be truly interested now, it is in the teens and early adult life that most people develop a sense of pride around their country. So, any time in the next half-decade in which Vincent may want to read any of it could benefit from him already possessing a copy of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Starting to get ready for high school. What better time than the mid-teens?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok, that’s a fair point. If their country doesn’t have a constitution, probably wouldn’t make much sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

A good one.

Well, it’s never a bad thing to have and they can be found fairly cheap. Why not get one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 points

You can never go wrong with money, a watch, or a printed copy of the Constitution!

Are you an active reader by any chance?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comic Book Heaven..... Finally !!!!"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see. I was hoping for something really dramatic, but I guess that’s fairly bad too.

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