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  • Pokemon Sapphire is going well, here's my current team.
    Blaziken lvl 36
    Magneton lvl 31
    Beautifly lvl 31
    Breloom lvl 31
    Lairon lvl 32
    Mightyena lvl 30
    I've got some really cool ideas for a fighting game. If only I knew how to code.
    Dang, I though I could get all the free BW pokemon from mystery gift via this cool cheat, but lo and behold, no compatible network. Followed all the rules and everything and it still wouldn't connect. Hate these scams.
    Link if anyone wants to try. Still think it's a scam but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt if someone can figure it out.
    Why do people in murder mysteries always die from falling down the stairs? I always had that happen when I was three and I was a ok. And I'm gonna say I'm not a big guy, so there should be no reason these fully grown adults should be dying from a flight of steps covered in soft carpet.
    Why do people want to get rid of the police? Do they not understand their job?
    Defund isn't really that big of a deal as has been gone into. If funding something is putting money into it, then defunding is taking it back out. It's no different than "budget cuts" to education and the like. But neither is abolition. Abolition doesn't mean to do away with the concept of police entirely. It means dissolving the current police structures and rebuilding them into something better. It goes in hand with increasing budgets to actual crime prevention such as mental health, education, housing, and reducing poverty.

    Because we are way past reform. Just looking at the trend with these incidents have them start with someone leaking these videos within the department, sometimes months after they happened, and it completely contradicts the official report, which means they were lying. That means they've been reviewed by the department and then quietly covered up. When they do leak, the District Attorney often declines to prosecute while the department starts combing through the deceased's history and starts parading every blemish around to justify their shooting.

    If you get lucky and public pressure forces the DA to do their job, then everything from the coroner to the prosecution themselves bends over backwards to manipulate, tamper, and cover up evidence or otherwise muck up the investigation. Independent coroner examinations and witness testimony always end up contradicting the state's.

    And if by some miracle you get a conviction through all of that, the judge will give them a very light sentence and sometimes the officer will be allowed to keep his job. In the case that they don't, a nearby department will hire them, which is why a lot of these officers have long histories of abuse. And then the process starts over again when they eventually get caught next time.

    It's pretty clear the system is completely rotten to the core. All of the checks on the police end up working with them and shielding them. You can look at the DOJ's investigation of any major police department's history, such as Baltimore's, and find not tens, not dozens, not even hundreds sometimes, but thousands of cases of misconduct, from planting drugs on people to coercing prostitutes to give them sexual favors. It also doesn't help that they often have powerful union's that help shield them and "donate" to the city council's political campaigns.

    In the face of all of that, abolition isn't really that crazy. Dissolve the department, roll them into the county police force which is allowed to go anywhere in the county, and you essentially have increased the number of officers patrolling the city without actually hiring anymore. Take the money that was going to the department and invest into the community. You can essentially bust the union, rewrite the rules and codes of conduct, while improving the community.
    On the idea of there only being a few bad apples in the bunch, it's not as black and white as that. For every bad officer that does bad things, there are dozens to hundreds that allow it to happen and cover it up. Even if it was only one that killed the person in question, like in the case of George Floyd, there were other officers that just stood by and let it happen. When these things get public attention, the whole department stands behind the bad officers.

    When those officers that pushed that 75-year-old man and put him in the ICU got suspended, 57 officers resigned in protest. Whenever an officer speaks out or whistle blows on the department, they are promptly fired for snitching. If a civilian is witness to a crime and doesn't report it, that is considered being an accessory to a crime and is a crime itself. By all rights those officers should have been charged along with the perpetrator but they never are.


    That clip there seems to be a coordinated effort by that team to give them an excuse to arrest the leader of that protest. That's not a bad cop acting on his own, they were trained and have practiced for that. Budget isn't the only problem, there is a major issue with police culture and accountability.
    Let's also not forget that there are maybe 30,000 or so police to about 350 million people in America. The idea that they are what stands between total chaos and order is ignorant of that fact. The police are not there to deter or prevent, they are there to detain and isolate. There's a reason why they always show up after the incident. It's the Social Contract and most people inherently desiring to follow the rules of society that we have social order. If people desire otherwise the police would be helpless to stop it and society would crumble.

    Ask yourself if **** was legal tomorrow, would you commit it? No? How about murder? Still no? How about robbery? Only if you were starving? There you go. People have a moral code inherent to them and are actually psychologically resistant to harming other humans. The idea that you need an inquisition and a guillotine to keep the masses in line is an inherently authoritarian one. Most people understand on some level that anti-social behaviors like the above are destructive to a peaceful society and don't desire to commit them.

    Those rare few that don't are why we have police forces to begin with. And because they are so few, we don't need heavily armed, authoritarian, state sanctioned gangs that violate the social order they are supposed to uphold.
    Man, the leaders in USUM all accomplished their goals.
    Rocket took over kanto
    Aqua flooded the world
    Magma killed water
    Sinnoh hit the reset button
    Peta did whatever the heck they were doing
    Flare fired the big rainbow gun
    I rewatched Destiny Deoxys, quote quote my favorite childhood movie. Not as good as I remember. But it wasn't bad either. I'm gonna watch my other childhood favorite, Pokemon Heroes later.
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    My favourite Pokémon Movie was the Darkrai one.
    mine was the platinum one
    Shaymin was singlehandedly the best part of Sky Warrior. The Darkrai one wasn't too bad either.
    Blazing Blade is basically everyone being a Living Tutorial, Lyn not shutting up, and units all being crap. Can't wait to get out of lyns story
    I didn't really care about the George Floyd protests until yesterday night when there was a riot in a city nearby where I lived. Seriously, most of the people there seem sane, why should they be destroying property, looting, attacking police, etc. He** the only reason these riots happen is because they're using it as an excuse, at least for a large amount of people. Using it as an exxuse to commit illegal activities without punishment, under the moniker that they care about one guy who died miles away. 3/4 of them probably don't care about this man. I'm betting only the actual peaceful protesters in the day care about what's happening. These night riots are tarnishing the names of these peaceful protests with these illegal acts. Just because one idiot police officer killed a guy who happened to be black miles away. It wasn't right, I agree, but this dosen't mean all police are bad. Sure theres a few rotten eggs here and there, but it's ridiculous inmocent police officers are being attacked because of one idiot. One single god*** idiot. These rioters are a disgrace to our state and to our country. The only ones trying to be good here are the peaceful protesters. I'm seriously fed up with how dumb the world can be sometimes.
    I revisited my old Pokemon Diamond Cartridge. It contains all my pokemon from Sapphire, FireRed, and Diamond itself. Sucks I need abother DS to bring all them over to White.
    Been watching the masterpiece that is Shrek and the worst book to movie adaptations known as The Divergent Series. The books were much better.
    A friend of mine on discord got really angry the other day. I said a relatively small insult and he f***ing EXPLODED. Started saying stuff like the time I "embarassed" him with a bad joke he couldn't understand (no one said a word nor mentioned it again) the time I said he should be careful outside (he got really ticked off about that, what's the issue with one minor thing, it's like saying have a good day or something) etc. Started going on and on about how we didn't treat him properly, why he really shouldve committed suicide, why people always joked around when he talked about serious stuff, why people always responded to him in the channel where you tell about real life things and get help for, etc. Literally kicked me out of the alliance we were in in a camp (something I won't explain rn) and I'm pretty certain he removed me from his friends list, then told me to stop talking to him. It got worse, as one guy came in talking about how he should stop helping the friend because of his outbursts whenever people responded to his messages (things like this happen a lot, just less... worse, let's just say.) and the fact he pushed everyone who tried to help his irl problems away. He blew up yet again, even worse, and another friend tried to calm him down. He then started talking about how we didn't understand what he was going through (his dad caught covid-19 a couple weeks back, his school life was not going well, and a few other things) and then brought up the fact that it was about something he didn't tell us that was making him so on edge. I was thinking "Dude, how are we meant to understand you if you don't tell us?"
    That was a small fraction of what happened, but I don't really know what I should do about this. I missed a good amount of the conversation cause I got my ohone taken away, so.... um... any tips or anything on what to do?
    Here to celebrate my one year anniversery of being on smashboards. How time flies.
    Dead men tell no tales was just... I dont know how to put it. The beginning and end were the only good bits. The rest of the movie all I was feeling was a mix of anger and boredom. And the surprise reveal that the main girl was actually Barbossas daughter was pretty... boring. Nothing was hinting at this beforehand and it feels like the writers pulling stuff out of their a**. On top of that Murdock and Mull thingy as well as Irving the midget appear despite being stuck on the pearl, yeah sure the pearl is ressurected, but even then Pintel, Raggeti, and Cotton don't reappear, and I could go on. The only shocking parts of the film was main character death which I won't spoil and the post credit's scene. This franchise needs to try better. I'm just laughing Orlando Bloom and Keira Kinghtley got paid for being on screen a couple minutes.
    I am mad beyond words. Just spent an hour on Sacred Stones and now Ephraim died so I have to redo two of the most painful levels I've ever played.
    Just figured out how emulators work and have started playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. I can't wait to do more afterwards, like try to get 100% on Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. (Damn you broken cartridge that was 99% complete. Damn you.)
    Man have I had a week
    Finished One Punch Man Season 1 and am working on 2
    Started watching Pirates of the Carribean. The entire franchise.
    Started reading Lord of the Rings
    Got some cool ideas for stuff via my dreams.
    Started playing Metroid Prime Pinball and Animal Crossing: Wild World again. What's the four leafed clover do again?
    And I got jumpscared by a wasp and a few other things.
    In short, what a week.
    Lego Lord of the Rings hates me so much.
    "Ok I've got more than 2 million studs, I can afford this booster!"
    The stud booster costs 4 million.
    I've had similar issues with Saruman (whos located at the end of an incredibly hard obstacle course) and some Mithril Bricks are a pain to collect.
    So I was rummaging up in my room and found some old Telepods for Angry Birds Star Wars 2. I remembered the game was my childhood when I was younger, and went to download it on the app store. However, when I got there I found it was not on the app store along with numerous old angry birds games. Can someone help me with this?
    The only possible answer I found was that Rovio removed the old games for "testing purposes". It's been a year so I don't know what they're doing. The only way I've found to redownload the game is via amazon, and I don't want to get an amazon account for it.
    Rovio is a disgusting ass company, yet nobody talks about them (probably because EA overshadows them). They flat out wiped everyone's progress in Angry Birds Go, including paid content, and forced players to pay for said content again. They've ruined multiple of their 99¢ games by making them F2P and overloading them with ads via updates. Now with their recent games, it's pay to play. If you lose a few levels, pay it up or wait a few hours to play again. I haven't noticed any of their games deleted from the AppStore before, so I'll check that out.

    Update: my theory is that they wanted to force new players to play Angry Birds 2 or their awful humanoid bird spinoffs and fork it over in frustration, while deleting all of their previous enjoyable experiences for new players who haven't downloaded those games.

    **** you, Rovio. Angry Birds was a huge part of my childhood, and my high school friend/crush sketched me a drawing of Bubbles back in 4th grade, back when he was new to the series. To think the series went down the toilet over an EA level of greed is just depressing. At least Fruit Ninja is still a decent game.

    Thank god my father still has the OG games on his Kindle. I told him to avoid updating. He still plays them to this day.
    That's what depresses me. Now all my telepods have no use. An if I wanted to collect them, I can't, they cost 20-120 bucks a piece on amazon.
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