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  • I watched it awhile back, and a good amount of stuff to come from it fascinated me because of how it was conveying 2 points: Sky Williams isn't Smash's Jeffery Esptein like many people claimed him to be and Jisu's accounts of what happened are unreliable with the evidence provided. While I don't have much thought on Sky Williams currently, I do have thoughts on Jisu because the stuff in that video made her out to look like a hypocrite, a gaslighter, a manipulator, and a liar, and it really is interesting to see her outright ignore the video altogether instead of responding to it either by defending herself or admitting any wrongdoings. In fact, Slime straight up said she told a great amount of people to not engage with it at all. That video isn't just someone namecalling her; it provides details that challenge the validity of Jisu's claims. Regardless of if Tech is a bad person or was legitimately making it up or not, Jisu's lack of a response doesn't really make her look any better, but I guess it's working out for her cause it's not getting much attention and neither is it seen as big of an issue as the allegations on ZeRo and Sky were.
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    StoicPhantom
    Probably the most amazing thing about the whole affair is how the community, that was going on about "accountability" and "doing better" and how things are going to be better going forward because of the "cleansing" they were doing last year, is still doing the exact same thing they've always been doing. Jisu doesn't need to comment because she knows all of the relevant people in the community will just ignore things and not rock the boat. We can cancel people with very little real evidence, but only if they aren't important to the hierarchy of corporate sponsors and social dynamics within the community.

    Hax$ getting banned for criticizing Leffen (rightfully or wrongfully) even after Leffen engaged in similar behavior should really spell out that these are politically motivated affairs. And that things won't change until people are honest about the cabal of careerists and money interests embedded in the modern Smash scene. If we applied the same standards we did to Hax$, everyone involved in smearing Sky + others wrongfully accused would be banned as well. But the same dynamics of bias towards friends, personal grudges towards others, and self-interest that the community was saying covered for the accused from last summer are the ones governing what is going on now.
    Republicans being pro-guns sounds like it should backfire in their faces with bullets to their vital organs for giving people an opportunity to fight back and take them down if they wanted to, but because their opposition are so opposed to guns, there's almost no one that would actually try to do such a thing to them. I'm somewhat amazed to see so many people talk and agree about how a lot of bad **** conservatives are responsible for and how evil they are but there has yet to be a major instance where they'd take a literal shot to fight back when they have the chance to do so. Sure, not everyone wants to use violence, but with a lot of what Republicans done in the past up to now, you'd think there'd be more people who are just fed up and ready to overthrow the party at this point.
    Forming a union is way easier said than done, so here's to hoping all those in the Activision Blizzard Walkout have the time, resources, and dedication to keep up with this cause Activision Blizzard sure has far more than enough time and money to exhaust the movement and force those people back to work as if nothing happened.
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    Was Iroh a war criminal?
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    Alicorn
    Alicorn
    Yes, Iroh was a war criminal. When he obstructed Zhao's mission during the North Pole invasion he became a war criminal.
    About every once a month, I go to a Walmart to see if 3D All Stars is still in stock after Nintendo stopped making more copies since late March. The first few months had 2 - 3 copies left on display, and I didn't go to Walmart last month but did found 2 copies at a different local store.

    Today, Walmart actually restocked a few more copies on display. I don't know whether if the people around this area hates Mario or something, but all those people fearmongering about Mario dying after March and copies being sold on eBay for like hundreds to thousands of dollars really be acting like fools this whole time.
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    DrCoeloCephalo DrCoeloCephalo Here's the pic I took earlier today while shopping at Walmart:
    I still have the images of the previous times I went there as well.
    DrCoeloCephalo
    DrCoeloCephalo
    I bought the game used so I own it without giving Nintendo a cent.
    Champion of Hyrule
    Champion of Hyrule
    People had a good reason to get worried that stores would sell it at ridiculously high prices, but ironically their fear is what ended up making ebay scalpers realize they could sell it at unreasonable prices. Obviously it’s still Nintendo’s fault though.

    Also, to be fair, it’s only been a couple of months after it stopped getting manufactured. The prices probably won’t absolutely skyrocket at stores any time soon but still the game might become pretty rare yet.
    I need a list of movies where the non-US countries are the heroes and the US is the villain of the story. A lot of Hollywood movies are centered around the US since it's Hollywood, so I wanna see something where the movie portrays the US as the villains and it's up to another country to stop them whether if it's a fun spy movie or actual propaganda.
    Politics on twitter has conditioned me to want to see someone mourn the loss of a republican figure followed by ratio replies.
    I was going through my image files to delete some stuff and stumbled upon an image related to Smash that I completely forgot.


    Speculation was at its most engaging for me when this was made. It's kinda sad looking at the current state of speculation due to the lack of leads on DLC and the repeat of the same topics being discussed throughout Vol 2, and I don't expect it to change even when E3 is over.
    John Cena apologizes to China for calling Taiwan a country was not something I expected to see today.
    After Chauvin was found guilty, people on twitter were bringing up a 16 year old black girl getting shot and killed by a white cop in Columbus. People were saying the girl in question was an honor student who was threatened by another girl and had a knife on her to protect herself and got killed by a cop for no reason, which you could tell got a lot of outrage. Then the bodycam footage came out, and as it turns out, she and another guy started attacking 2 girls in front of the cop. The guy kicked 1 of the girls on the head, and she was about to stab 1 of them but got shot before she could do it. A good amount of people I followed who liked and retweeted stuff around the incident went radio silent on the topic when the footage came out and kinda just ignored it.

    There are a great amount of instances where cops commit terrible acts and need to be taken down for their actions like the officer that killed a guy for failing at his Simon Says game and the cops that pepper sprayed a 9 year old girl, but that cop in Columbus isn't 1 of them. It's unfortunate she died, but she never should've tried to do what she did in the first place.
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    "Even if she had a knife, the officer should have known how to easily disarm her and handcuff her"

    Maybe, but this is a split second decision the cop had to make. She already had the girl on 1 hand and was ready to stab her with the other while the cop was a bit too far to grab her. I'm not sure how effective a taser could be in this situation, so I won't comment on that. He could try to run and tackle her down or get her knife out of her hand, but if he isn't fast enough, that girl would've had a potentially fatal stab wound on her. In those moments, he shot her until she no longer posed a threat, and it did look like the other officers attempted to keep her alive while being shouted at by the people near them. If he decided to go up to her while she was down and shoot her in the head or let her stab the other girl and then shoot her, that's where it'd be out of line and deservedly call it police brutality.

    "they're supposed to be protecting people"

    Which that cop did do. He protected another person from harm, even if it meant the attacker unfortunately died from their wounds. As ****ed up as that sounds, an innocent person was saved at the end of the day.
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    StoicPhantom
    In that specific situation I think the call was justified. When you have life and death situations that are measured in seconds you have to make a decision without hesitation. You can make counterarguments like firing warning shots or using less lethal means, but if you guess wrong then that other girl's life is forfeit. The quickest and most guaranteed method to resolve that situation is lethal force as all other methods aren't necessarily guaranteed to have the stopping power to prevent the other girl from being stabbed. It's tragic, but there generally isn't a palatable outcome in these situations.

    Though I do think this is a good example of why the police as a whole need to clean up their act so the public doesn't automatically assume the worst of them even in situations where lethal force is justified.
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    StoicPhantom
    At the end of the day, when you pull a lethal weapon on someone for any reason, you should always do so with the expectation that you are going to die doing so. This girl did just that, and while unfortunate, she ultimately made that decision and suffered the consequences. I don't mean to sound callous, but lethal weapons are no joke. You are pretty much forcing the other person to make extreme decisions in order to protect themselves or others from you. Maybe you just wanted to threaten them and had no intention of harming them, but there's no way for them to know that and wrong guesses can get them killed.
    It was never going to happen, but Sephiroth should've came with Mako Reactor as a stage, music from Pendulum, and Counter Strike spirits.
    Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges. There's certainly a lot of people relieved of the outcome and hope he rots in prison or gets maimed by his fellow inmates, but the most probable outcome will be him getting a cozier time there than others while his lawyers will be on the bat to file appeals. You can't imagine he'd just be sent to the wolves without an array of guards watching over him at all times, and his lawyers will make a case for the jury being pressured into the decision than giving a fair trial. This isn't going to be the last of what we hear of the whole situation.
    It was a pretty fun movie. I was surprised how much focus King Kong got throughout the movie in comparison to Godzilla, and even then, he still gets his ass whooped lmao. All the kaiju **** was awesome, but of course, most of the scenes involving the humans were filler. Some characters didn't really need to be in the film like that 1 daughter who has a dad and got into a conspiracy theory podcast, but at least the little girl and her mom had importance to the story. Also, I really dig Mechagodzilla's design.

    Whenever the next Kaiju movie happens, I hope it involves Gigan or Destoroyah.
    After the Atlanta shootings took place, I saw an article about a rise in Asian Americans purchasing firearms with that shooting targeting Asian women and the rise of Asian discrimination in the US, and as someone who is Asian, it's good to know there's a good portion of Asian Americans taking up arms to fend off against those that are wanting to hurt them.

    Then come a week later, another shooting took place, and there's people pushing ideas to make it harder for people to obtain a firearm, whether if it's psych evaluations, banning assault style weapons, or limiting ammo capacity when there's a shortage going on already. It makes me mad that a lot of people are misguided into thinking these measures would stop criminals from committing violence against others. They always think about the preventative measures to keep a crime from happening, but they don't think about how to stop 1 as it happens. It just makes regular people into easier targets to not only criminals but also police officers and government officials because they're allowed to have a firearm and carry them around while citizens aren't. I get guns look scary, but no matter what, I'd rather have whatever gun I want to protect myself and potentially others than wait for law enforcement to show up and possibly do nothing to stop crime.
    Zachmac
    Zachmac
    But it's proven to work. Countries that have implemented gun control like the UK, Japan and Australia haven't had mass shootings in a looong time, while the US who stubbornly refuses to implement it is plagued by them.

    It doesn't stop violence but it slows it down significantly. It's much harder to stop someone with gun then with a knife, even if you have a gun yourself.

    Prevention is almost always a more effective measure the just waiting for something to happen then dealing with it then.

    We require people to get liscenses to drive cars because they're dangerous. Why is it so crazy to make sure gun owners can safely handle theirs?
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    You know a country that has implemented gun control yet still has a very high murder rate? Mexico. Their gun laws have yet to prevent people from getting both shot and killed, yet we're supposed to believe the US wouldn't be like this despite the private militaries and militarized police forces that exist within the country. The government will disarm citizens but will also turn a blind eye on those groups because they're apparently trusted enough to have them over the common folk, and you're more likely to get shot by a cop than a mass shooter for that matter.

    Gun control is less about keeping the general populace safe as it is more about suppressing them. Nazi Germany disarmed Jewish people and those who didn't believe in their cause to suppress them, and during his run as governor, Ronald Reagan banned open carrying in California because of Black Panthers arming themselves with rifles to stand against racism and police brutality, an issue that's still prevalent to this day.

    The whole point of owning a firearm is to protect yourself from a threat. Sure, you have a 50/50 chance to survive an encounter against a person with a gun, but you do have a higher likelihood of surviving an encounter against a person with a knife or somebody who physically imposes you. Prevention ends up making you an easy target against those who don't follow the law.

    And onto cars. Did you know you can actually purchase a car without the need of a license? Sure, you might need proof of insurance to do so, but it's similar to guns in that aspect alongside the fact that there are people who do misuse them even with a license from hit and runs to drunk driving to vehicular homicide. We don't blame the cars for such things happening, but when somebody misuses a gun or kill somebody with it, people seem to forget about the person who had the gun over the weapon said person used.
    1 year ago today, I ate at the last buffet I'd go to before the state of Wisconsin started locking things down due to COVID, which also happens to be on my birthday. I'm not a downer thinking the pandemic will be here for the rest of our lives because eventually everything comes to an end, and as soon as COVID no longer poses a major threat, the first place I'm going to dine at will be at a buffet. I only hope most of them aren't shut down from everything that's happened in the past year.
    We're over a month into Biden's presidency and twitter went back to turning on him pre-election day lol. They were ecstatic to learn Trump lost believing things will turn for the better only to remind themselves Biden and the politicians within the Democratic Party aren't going to do enough to satisfy their needs other than not being Republican.
    unironically hoping for Fortnite to crossover with Seinfeld just to hear this in a dance emote

    With how insanely divisive Trump's presidential term was, it's really surprising to think there weren't any assassination attempts on politicians that ended up being successful. A lot of them were thwarted pretty easily like the people that tried to send lethal chemicals to Trump through mail a few times or the group of crazies that planned to kidnap Michigan's governor, and the attempts that did actually harm a political figure were unsuccessful like when that 1 republican congressman got shot during a baseball practice game. Even during the Capitol Incident, none of the people that died were politicians. It's like it's either the agencies behind protecting politicians are insanely good at their jobs or politicians are immune to dying.
    Wait Project Triangle Strategy isn't a Square Enix game?

    Edit: okay nvm Nintendo is just publishing the game oops
    Otoad64
    Otoad64
    isn't it?

    I thought in the Direct they literally said something along the lines of "this game from Square Enix"
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    I was just looking at who was credited for publishing it and it said Nintendo which confused me a bit.

    I also learned that DC Super Hero Girls game is also being published by Nintendo so yeah.
    Otoad64
    Otoad64
    I think Octopus Trivago was also published by Nintendo until it wasn't

    pretty sure Square Enix is developing it though
    1 of my biggest pet peeves in any media ever is when a character dies but their faces are obscured from the shot. I get it's supposed to add to the horror of that character's death, but man I just wanna see what their faces look like as they die.
    Janx_uwu
    Janx_uwu
    ...Why?
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    Killing off a character without showing their face kinda just gives me the most curious thought as to what it would've looked like if they showed it, and it bothers me to some degree to be left to interpretation.
    Super Seducer 3 is releasing the day after Valentine's Day. I wonder if anyone actually listened to any of those dating tips from the previous 2 games and managed to have a successful date with them.
    Are there any legitimate downsides to Free Healthcare? The only thing that ever comes up is taxes, but people make it out to be like it's not going to be super costly anyways so what's the worry?
    Wario Wario Wario
    Wario Wario Wario
    Americans care more about money and the economy than human lives. The whole thing with not closing the schools is a perfect example.
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    StoicPhantom
    Not really tbh. Pretty much all arguments against it have been distorting information or only doing half-truths (e.g. tell you it will cost x amount, but not telling you that it will be cheaper than what you currently pay) or some bizarre libertarian morality play. You can't really argue against it on a purely objective basis so most of the opposition is either outright lying about it, trying to spin it as some sort of sin against individualism, or claiming that it is some authoritarian power grab for the government.
    Nothing felt stranger last week than when 1 wrestler got let go by WWE and most redditors on the wrestling subreddit were pretty much glad it happened because of a bunch of bad things he previously said including racism, homophobia, and harassing women previously only for them to turn a 180 after said wrestler revealed his dad passed away last year and was his own worst enemy dealing with anxiety issues to the point he couldn't eat or sleep.

    I wouldn't have expected most of them to double down and be like awesome to hear that happened anyways, but from being glad he's gone to hoping he'll get his issues straightened, the mood switch on that subject was night and day.
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