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Topic: General Gaming / HoN on sale for $10

I’ve tried all three and enjoyed all of them. Each game has its own unique advantages. I’m not going to try and defend one or the other because it almost always ends up in another “this-is-better-than-this” war. I’m just currently playing HoN at the moment

 

Topic: General Gaming / HoN on sale for $10

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Have You Ever Been Close to Death?

Fell asleep behind the wheel going 70 on a highway, slammed into a rail straight on and rolled about half a dozen times before the then-totaled car finally stopped.

Any dramatic wake up call or life-changing realizations after the accident like in the movies? Nope.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Simulation Games: Harmless or Deadly?

Or perhaps it has an opposite effect. Some people might have turned to simulation games to cool down their anger rather than actually committing a crime in real life. Then again its hard to tell. I certainly used PvP to cool off in the past—worked well too.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / why cant i just feel happy for her...

How long did it take for her to find a new boyfriend after the breakup?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / President Elect Barack Hussien Obama - no more space funding?!?

I think we should majorly cut it because why do we need to go to another planent we already have one and we don’t even know everythign about it.

Reminds me of European skeptics on the New World—history repeats itself.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Playing as the opposite sex in video games

On top of that, I’ve heard of studies that showed that there is in fact a strategic advantage to playing as a female character in MMOs. Guys are more likely to treat female characters well and give them more favorable trades/items/etc.

There is definitely an advantage to playing female characters in MMOs. Most online guys are desperate and suckers for girls so they go far to try and impress or “be nice” to them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question: Bullet proof vests and children.

why are the kids so angry

Kids are more angry due to the constant teasing and bullying they receive from other kids rather than “control”. Also what SaintAjora said: terrible parenting is another factor.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Starting a brand new economy

You might want to try something a little more unique because it does sound like propaganda. There could be an unwritten rule about disallowing the use of existing words. Otherwise there will be countries named after emotions and sorts…or is there?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question: Bullet proof vests and children.

IrishDragon, a lot of the school shootings aren’t made from street gangsters but from the students themselves. Equipping kids with body armor will only make students who plan to shoot up the school think around it. For example we have issues with illegal immigration from Mexico so we decided to spend millions to build a fence. Unfortunately the fence doesn’t completely end the smuggling as they are now finding elaborate ways to get around the fence and cross the border.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Large Hadron Collider

Then again, fear the VLEC as it could end all humanity as we know it:

Very Large Earth Collider

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Battling with Depression

Sorry Wejo, its a very slim chance anyone here lives nearby me. I really can’t tolerate long-distance relationships. It’s way too difficult.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Taxing people more fails.

Yes some people who make 250k+ worked hard and deserved it. But there are also people who are making ridiculous amounts of money that sometimes we just gotta question if they’re really worth that much.

examples of beyond 250k:
- News journalist/anchors get paid around $15 million a year just to talk in front of a camera.
- Actors can make well over $20 million for just one movie and that doesn’t even take up the entire year either.
- David Beckham gets paid $37 million a year for playing soccer.

Does being a professional sports player really worth.. $37,000,000/yr ?

Obama’s policy on taxing the rich was directly aimed at those companies who built their factories and shipped jobs abroad to hire foreign workers $3/hr for labor. Those are the rich people who are damaging our economy. But question is, why would Obama target all who make 250k/yr or more then?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / fat tax

The Fat-tax idea wouldn’t succeed in solving obesity. Obese people are already spending a whole lot more money on food than normal people and we aren’t seeing any end to obesity due to cost.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Battling with Depression

Is she single? Getting a loving boyfriend could get her mind away from depression.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Question: Bullet proof vests and children.

Vangaurde, where do you assume the money to buy these bullet proof vests come from?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Bush gets a shoe thrown at him

What you need to know is that in Iraq throwing a shoe at somebody is a huge sign of disrespect

Can you give me an example of a nation where aggressively throwing shoes at someone’s face is not considered a sign of disrespect?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Large Hadron Collider

Dang, some of you guys sound overbearingly certain about the safety of the LHC. There’s nothing wrong with discussing worries of the unknown. Scientists do make mistakes and miscalculations sometimes so we shouldn’t automatically believe every word they say.

There are many things unknown about the LHC experiments; thats one of the reasons why they built it in the first place—to find out. What a lot of you concluded about the safety of the LHC is presuming if everything is working as planned. Who knows, a piece of the LHC could break apart during an experiment and cause abysmal effects.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / fat tax

and besides, they don’t need to, ever been in elementary school? kids can be very mean themselves.

Apparently not mean enough. The number of obese kids are still growing. If not t-shirts then have separate buses for them. There’ll be the normal bus, short bus, and the round bus (just to psychologically play with their heads further).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Starting a brand new economy

You should construct a hotel asap. Then you’ll have tourists with their cash rolling in.

Maybe your island could be an important strategical point, resources, new naval base, new weapons testing zone

lol. Might as well use all the inhabitants as test subjects.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / fat tax

i dont get how some people got so fat they can’t get out of their room.
How did they get the money to not have a job and pay for a truckload of food ever hour?

They play the guilt game with their loved ones. Then do what they do best: sit back and relax.

And well, we started to make a tolerance to fat people, and I disagree with it, even though it is harsh, we should not make obesity a norm, and if kids laughing at him makes a kid loose weight, im for it (like i said, it is harsh, but obesity shouldn’t be something that is acceptable

Schools should force obese kids to wear t-shirts that say “I am not normal because I am FAT” until they lose the desired amount of weight.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How's America the best country in the world?

It might do. I don’t know.
You haven’t shown that the US Dollar is the “most accepted”, though.

I’ve already stated my English isn’t great

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How's America the best country in the world?

People often imitate the best……

Bolding for emphasis.

e.g. A man can imitate the best speaker by copying his appearance. His appearance isn’t necessarily a reason why he is considered the best speaker.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How's America the best country in the world?

Sounds to me like he did.

A country can imitate another country in infinite ways. Doesn’t necessarily mean the imitations are of a reason why the country is considered the best.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How's America the best country in the world?

Organizing a few state-like entities into one unit is a measure of “the best”?

No one claimed that.