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"best/least dumbed down elder scrolls game" is basically synonymous with "elder scrolls game i played while growing up"

MORROWIND IS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES OF ALL TIME AND IF YOU DENY IT I WILL JUMP OFF OF A HIGH BUILDING ONLY TO CAST FEATHER RIGHT BEFORE I HIT THE GROUND

voidwish:

katanafucker:

voidwish:

katanafucker:

voidwish:

*aggressively jumps for the first several hours of gameplay to improve skills* Nice. Good mechanics. Good plot.

HOW ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO SKILL UP IN ACROBATICS YOU INSIPID FUNGUS

now now, that’s no reason to defend the technology being incapable at the time of rendering a horse that could walk straight up cliffs thus obsoleting acrobatics skill

THERE WERENT EVEN HORSES IN MORROWIND

bethesda was incapable of writing a coherent plot or rendering horses adequately at the time. fortunately they improved on the latter issue.

Missouri Mayor "Kind of Agrees" With Alleged Kansas Shooter About Jews   →

othertonguesotherflesh:

disgusting

(Source: besturlonhere, via jethroq)

rtamerica:

Snowden’s email provider Lavabit loses federal appeal
A federal appeals panel on Wednesday dismissed what attorneys for the Lavabit email service said was “immense public concern” surrounding the government’s request for the site’s encryption keys, and instead upheld a lower court’s earlier ruling.
Wednesday’s decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a judge’s ruling from last summer in which Lavabit owner Ladar Levison was found to be in civil contempt for failing to immediately adhere to the government’s demands for info on a single user amongst his email service’s 400,000 or so customers.

soon nobody will bother keeping servers in america

rtamerica:

Snowden’s email provider Lavabit loses federal appeal

A federal appeals panel on Wednesday dismissed what attorneys for the Lavabit email service said was “immense public concern” surrounding the government’s request for the site’s encryption keys, and instead upheld a lower court’s earlier ruling.

Wednesday’s decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a judge’s ruling from last summer in which Lavabit owner Ladar Levison was found to be in civil contempt for failing to immediately adhere to the government’s demands for info on a single user amongst his email service’s 400,000 or so customers.

soon nobody will bother keeping servers in america

"From time to time the Americans would indulge in genocidal fantasies as the solution to the problem of Cubans, what Albert Memmi suggested as the logical conclusion of the imperial imagination: “to imagine a colony without the colonized.” “Cuba would be desirable,” Nevada senator Francis Newlands commented, “if for a half hour she could be sunk into the sea and then emerge after all her inhabitants had perished.”"

Cuba in the American Imagination, Louis A. Pérez Jr. University of North Carolina Press (2008), p. 101

(for context, this quote concerns the immediate period after the so-called “Spanish-American” war (1898) - arguably the first “humanitarian” war in US history - where the US invaded Cuba under false pretenses and quickly established a military dictatorship after about a month of fighting)

"You just give me the word and I’ll turn that fucking island [Cuba] into a parking lot." — Secretary of State Alexander Haig to Ronald Reagan

 "I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic that I would like to wipe its people off the face of the earth," — Teddy Roosevelt to a friend

"[Cubans] possess the superficial charm of clever children, spoiled by nature and geography—but under the surface they combine the worst characteristics of the unfortunate admixture and interpenetration of Spanish and Negro cultures—laziness, cruelty, inconstancy, irresponsibility and inbred dishonesty." — Henry Norweb, U.S. ambassador to Cuba in the 40’s

All quotes from: Lars Schoultz, “Benevolent Domination: The Ideology of U.S. Policy toward Cuba,” Cuban Studies, 2010, Vol. 41, p1-19.

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(Source: bourgeoisentimentality, via peakcapitolism)

voidwish said: what race did the left play?

zerg. this dude. he actually did a pretty trashy zergling all-in off of 3 bases intended to catch the protoss before his wall was completed, and the protoss somehow didn’t put a pylon in in time. then he fucked up a drone-pull and the game went to swarm hosts for 40 minutes till he won.

freemasonic-yowl said: what i wanna know is, which race did the nazis play as?

protoss.

goodblowjobgiver69 said: Stop

i swear to god i’m done now unless somebody asks me another question. i just wanted to get some notes off of my otherwise worthless timewasting hobby.

when the social democrat player and the moderate party player were playing, the democrat baneling busted the moderate’s base and called out the election slogan from 2006 as a victory chant, “bring everybody”. the moderate party player replied “you won’t be saying that when a finn takes your job” and then gged.

tombomp:

donald duck, reactionary bastard, 3 parts

(this is from “how to read donald duck”, it doesn’t give the source comic or a conclusion but i assume the ending is that they don’t ask for anything because restoring monarchies is its own reward. maintaining the capitalist/monarchist ruling class is priceless)

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averyterrible:

dennisnsantana:

touhou2k14:

mulodyne:

polygondotcom:

Swedish politicians compete in StarCraft 2 tournament ahead of election
A group of politicians in Sweden took part on a StarCraft 2 tournament this past weekend to “raise awareness about eSports in politics, and politics among gamers,” The Daily Dot reports.
The tournament, called Politikerstarcraft, was created by Jonathan Rider Lundkvist in 2010. Lundkvist was a member of the Swedish Pirate Party, which formed in 2006 to focus on issues like net neutrality, censorship, copyright and patent reform.
(Link to the full story)

wh -

the far left is against the nazi party in the first round this shit is too real

they had better win, we have a tradition of murdering nazis to uphold

Nazi party performance finally puts the lie to the myth of fascist efficiency through their sloppy and confused build orders, while the Socialists reveal the superiority of central planning through their incredible macro play

yeah the left party kicked everybody else’s ass due to their player being a semi-pro from sweden while all the others were just masters-level players or less. incidentally, they made some jokes like that while they were playing, although the casters didn’t translate most of them (eg Left to Pirate; “Looks like your workers are slow. I bet they have temp contracts. You should fix that.” Response: “Maybe you should start sharing some of your wealth.”)

averyterrible:

dennisnsantana:

touhou2k14:

mulodyne:

polygondotcom:

Swedish politicians compete in StarCraft 2 tournament ahead of election

A group of politicians in Sweden took part on a StarCraft 2 tournament this past weekend to “raise awareness about eSports in politics, and politics among gamers,” The Daily Dot reports.

The tournament, called Politikerstarcraft, was created by Jonathan Rider Lundkvist in 2010. Lundkvist was a member of the Swedish Pirate Party, which formed in 2006 to focus on issues like net neutrality, censorship, copyright and patent reform.

(Link to the full story)

wh -

the far left is against the nazi party in the first round this shit is too real

they had better win, we have a tradition of murdering nazis to uphold

Nazi party performance finally puts the lie to the myth of fascist efficiency through their sloppy and confused build orders, while the Socialists reveal the superiority of central planning through their incredible macro play

yeah the left party kicked everybody else’s ass due to their player being a semi-pro from sweden while all the others were just masters-level players or less. incidentally, they made some jokes like that while they were playing, although the casters didn’t translate most of them (eg Left to Pirate; “Looks like your workers are slow. I bet they have temp contracts. You should fix that.” Response: “Maybe you should start sharing some of your wealth.”)

syameimaru:

"Boy what a game, Bob. Raymoo Hackery, all-star offensive line for many, many seasons, probably thought going up against these rookies was going to be a cakewalk. And for the first 90% it was, but then in the last 20%, BOOM! Kanakow Yoosaka, fresh off the bench, but with an incredible defensive game. Just look at this. Here, here, here - you can’t get through that! Heck, you can’t even see her behind all that. Now, Raymoo can normally pick out narrow lanes like these, but I think over-confidence got the best of her. Oh well, Raymoo, there’s always next season. Bob?”

syameimaru:

"Boy what a game, Bob. Raymoo Hackery, all-star offensive line for many, many seasons, probably thought going up against these rookies was going to be a cakewalk. And for the first 90% it was, but then in the last 20%, BOOM! Kanakow Yoosaka, fresh off the bench, but with an incredible defensive game. Just look at this. Here, here, here - you can’t get through that! Heck, you can’t even see her behind all that. Now, Raymoo can normally pick out narrow lanes like these, but I think over-confidence got the best of her. Oh well, Raymoo, there’s always next season. Bob?”

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Derogatory police flyers inserted into copies of newspapers   →

who wants to take bets on this being a sympathy ploy by the apd?

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Once satisfied, Mitrione began teaching human anatomy and the human nervous system to the elite Uruguayan police officials hand-picked by USAID for counter-insurgency training in America. Then — according to a CIA double-agent secretly working for Cuba, Manuel Hevia, and corroborated by journalist A. J. Langguth — Mitrione began performing gruesome live torture demonstrations on homeless beggars plucked off the streets of Montevideo. Four of Mitrione’s human guinea pigs were tortured to death, including one woman — according to Hevia, testing on street beggars was something Mitrione learned to do while training Brazil’s police.

In Langguth’s book about Mitrione and USAID’s torture programs, “Hidden Terrors,” he quotes Hevia’s eyewitness account of Mitrione’s live torture demonstrations:

“As subjects for the first testing, they took beggars, known in Uruguay as bichicones, from the outskirts of Montevideo, along with a woman from the border with Brazil. There was no interrogation, only a demonstration of the different voltages on the different parts of the human body, together with the uses of a drug to induce vomiting — I don’t know why or for what — and another chemical substance.

“The four of them died.”

Mitrione taught local police specialized forms of electroshock torture, introducing wires so thin they could fit between the teeth and gums. He also demonstrated drugs that induced violent vomiting fits, and advised on psychological tortures, such as playing tapes of a woman and child screaming in a room next to the interrogation room, and telling the detainee those are his wife and child. And it was all done under the aegis of USAID.

Hevia eventually wrote about his experiences with the CIA, and gave few interviews about his experience serving as a Cuban double-agent inside the CIA, an assignment that brought him face to face working with Mitrione. In a 1978 New York Times article, Hevia is quoted saying,

“If you ask me whether any American official participated in torture, I’d say yes, Dan Mitrione participated. If you ask me whether there were interrogations, I’d say no, because the unfortunate beggars who were being tortured had no way of answering because they were asked no questions. They were merely guinea pigs to show the effect of electric shock on different parts of the human body.”

Hevia made a point of not blaming Mitrione, who was “only carrying out policy.” But Hevia was clearly bothered by Mitrione’s cold, technocratic approach:

“The special horror of the course was its academic, almost clinical atmosphere. Mitrione was a perfectionist. He was coldly efficient, he insisted on economy of effort….A premature death, he would say, meant that the technique failed.”

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http://pando.com/2014/04/08/the-murderous-history-of-usaid-the-us-government-agency-behind-cubas-fake-twitter-clone/ (via alittlelateforalot)

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In the early 1990s, Alberto Fujimori won Peru’s presidency, and quickly imposed harsh shock therapy measures that impoverished millions. Peru’s impoverished masses weren’t responding to shock therapy the way Fujimori and the neoliberal consensus thought they should. So Fujimori — currently in prison for crimes against humanity — decided the only way to cut poverty among the indigenous population was to cut the number of poor indigenous people. Literally.

Between 1996-98, the Fujimori regime forcibly mass-sterilized some 300,000 women, mostly indigenous peoples in the Andes and Amazon regions. Fujimori’s mass forced-sterilization program is one of only two such national programs known since the end of World War Two. And yes, it received enthusiastic funding from USAID, which donated $35 million to the program.

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http://pando.com/2014/04/08/the-murderous-history-of-usaid-the-us-government-agency-behind-cubas-fake-twitter-clone (via alittlelateforalot)