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Deck Knight
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Dec 3, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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Jul 11, 1986 (Age: 30)
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Deck Knight

Maximum Trigger, Male, 30, from Massachusetts

is a Forum Moderatoris a CAP Contributoris a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus
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Jigen Makkoto Jul 6, 2015

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    1. Snobalt
      Snobalt
      Do you realize that the Democrats were the conservative party and the Republicans the liberal party back in the day? That's why the Democrats are blue and the Republicans red. If it was the 1800s, there's not a doubt in my mind that you'd be a Democrat and I'd be a Republican. Abe Lincoln would be turning in his grave if he saw that his liberal party is now a conservative party.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Do you realize the only people who push the "parties magically switched sides" rhetoric are Democrats? Do you realize that's who you heard that line from?

        Thomas Jefferson would be turning in his grave if he saw the Democrats throughout history were the party that doubled down on slavery, tried to claim the legacy of another party, and then became the party that responds to election losses with a combination of violent riots and grief counseling for butthurt college students and staff who didn't get their way for once.

        Case in point: The Republicans continue to embrace Lincoln, the Democrats of late demonize Jefferson. Though I imagine after he's done spinning, he'll find their separation of him from what they've become comforting.
        Nov 20, 2016
      2. Snobalt
        Snobalt
        "Tried to claim the legacy of another party?" It's a cycle of evolution; the Democratic Party was economically liberal by 1933 and socially liberal by 1963. Nothing you can do about that. It's not rhetoric; it is empirical fact.

        And neither side is perfect; the Republicans did similar stuff post-election in 2008 and 2012 to what the Democrats are doing now. Except in 2008 and 2012, the Republicans lost the popular vote and the electoral college, and they lost the popular vote again. It's an outdated system; Hillary won the vote but lost the presidency. It'd be like if M-Sableye got enough votes to be banned but the OU council said "screw you guys; it's staying". The Electoral College was obsolete well before 2000.
        Nov 21, 2016
      3. Snobalt
        Snobalt
        Moreover, we're not butthurt just because we're literally fearing for our lives. With the hate crimes that have spiked (yes, on both sides, but only the conservative side is condoning it), having reason to fear for one's life does not make for a sore loser. It's a good thing I'm male, (mostly) straight, and upper-middle class, so I don't have much to fear. Trump also hasn't said anything racist about Asians afaik, so I'm safe there too. Still, I am praying for my folks' 401k's even though I'm not religious.

        Also you can claim to embrace Lincoln because you fall under the "Republican" label, but if go against his principles, you're not exactly embracing him. From Jesus to Lincoln, you guys need to do a better job of emulating your role models.

        (For the record, this all came to mind after I analyzed your "I'm not a Democrat" comment a little more.)
        Nov 21, 2016
    2. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      why is your avatar not gumshoos
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Google Image Search "Trump bird."
        Nov 20, 2016
    3. Geodude6
      Geodude6
      You need to come back to ASB and buy a Yungoos to celebrate your candidate winning.
    4. Cresselia~~
      Cresselia~~
      It's not very nice / healthy for a thread to have over 60% participants being leftist , is it?
      Plus people are giving likes according to people's stance instead of whether it's a good argument.
      Basically it's a group of leftists wanting confirmation from each other.
      It must be very difficult times for you, right?
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      2. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        It could be worse for you. You could have white / male / christian / hetero privilege like I do :)

        Although I got a ton of likes on my first post in that thread which is highly unusual, maybe just because people were waiting "what will DK post about this."

        I think you're getting pushback because race + intelligence is one of the biggest third rails in US politics, and it overflows into general global politics.
        Nov 13, 2016
      3. Cresselia~~
        Cresselia~~
        I was prepared to be disliked by bringing that up, I know that it's supposed to be very taboo.
        I don't mind being upset just to learn new things.

        Just that I think that a lot of leftists are acting pathetically everywhere, including here.
        Nov 13, 2016
      4. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        I would tell you my expectations were higher, but that would be a lie. Guess I'm too cynical.
        Nov 13, 2016
    5. Kawaii Kyouko
      Kawaii Kyouko
      Well formed post in the US Liberal Tears 2016 thread there. You put down my own thoughts on it perfectly.

      I just wanted to say that.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        I aim to please :)
        Nov 11, 2016
      2. Kawaii Kyouko
        Nov 11, 2016
    6. Kyubics
      Kyubics
      Hi, since it's been quite a few days since I sent it, I was wondering if you had seen my pm? There's no rush; I was just thinking :)
    7. KrazyCake
      KrazyCake
      Kerfluffy is an evil pilloh boxa wit big fat clawz u better repost this to over 9,000 ppl or it'll use partin shet
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Electrode sez I CAN'T HEAR YOU
        Sep 28, 2016
      2. KrazyCake
        KrazyCake
        But u can read meh
        Sep 28, 2016
    8. HeaLnDeaL
      HeaLnDeaL
      i am a cawmodore. i haev a big belli and i drum my belli w/ hands if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will get a 4x atk boost and sweep ur team
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Imma Haze. Ur Stat Boosts R Irrelevant gg Risky Bard.
        Sep 24, 2016
      2. HeaLnDeaL
        HeaLnDeaL
        you can't haze before i falcon punch
        Sep 24, 2016
      3. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        I Haze the turn u belli drum. Stop hitting yourself silly riksy bard.
        Sep 25, 2016
    9. Reigaheres
      Reigaheres
      (Sorry to bug, but my name was mispelled in the newest post in the CAP movepool thread)
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Fixed. This is what happens when I post after having been up for 11 hours straight.
        Sep 10, 2016
      2. KrazyCake
        KrazyCake
        Poor lil Deck Knight
        Sep 12, 2016
    10. Alfalfa
      Alfalfa
      I feel obliged to give one last good bye to you Deck Knight before I leave for good. Somehow, you have managed to capture my imagination so quickly over the past two/three weeks that I feel obligated to say good bye to you specifically and wish you luck.

      I wish I knew you IRL but I must say good bye to you for good. It is the only way that I can proceed from here.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Why are you going, though?
        Sep 7, 2016
      2. Alfalfa
        Alfalfa
        A number of factors; I planned to leave during the SuMo era after participating in about 2 or 3 more CAP projects, but things broke down a little too quickly in the past month regarding my posting and behavior onsite. In reality, I should have never returned to Smogon after I was unbanned (not necessarily pertaining to the ban but personal reasons and decisions I had made unrelated to the ban) in 2014, but I knew that I, to some degree, wanted to attempt re-establishing myself in the Smogon community.

        For the most blunt reasons why I am leaving:
        1) No point in participating in a competitive Pokemon community when I swore off competitive Pokemon battling (reasons why I swore off of it I will not divulge)
        2) I knew that I was never realistically going to be able to continue much CAP progress after the beginning of SuMo considering reason one
        3) I knew for certain that I did not want to continue involving myself in competitive Pokemon once I became an adult (which I will become soon) for a number of personal reasons

        Good bye now friend
        Sep 7, 2016
      3. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Cool. Just remember that most of the people with big reps in Smogon now are all adults because we started here 10 years ago. Everyone's entitled to their own hobby.

        Also, Don't let the stink from Firebutt drive you away if that's a part of it. TBH I don't battle nearly enough anymore anyway but that's because I have tons of administrative and mod stuff to do.
        Sep 7, 2016
    11. Aubisio
      Aubisio
      I can't. I have to Struggle
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        "Aubisio loses 25% HP."
        Sep 5, 2016
    12. HeaLnDeaL
    13. Old_Gregg
      Old_Gregg
      I will not be revealing my moves to you sir.
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        You say this as if I do not already know them and have intricate counter-strategies for each.

        Also you haven't even submitted in the thread so eh.
        Sep 4, 2016
      2. Old_Gregg
        Old_Gregg
        I'm not so keen at the creation aspect. I just like to fight. I hadn't even considered the thread to be the reason your CT says Show me yo moves. I was just communicating that even if I did, in fact, have moves to show that I wouldn't reveal them.
        Sep 4, 2016
      3. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Then you shall be defenseless against my assault. En Garde!
        Sep 4, 2016
    14. david0895
      david0895
    15. Ununhexium
      Ununhexium
      you should probably unlock the thread if you want people to vote
    16. Elegyy
      Elegyy
      Yo im gmt-8 and we gotta cap bw for the TT (my leader clearly doesnt care about losing this week lol.) I can definitely play late afternoon-evening on wednesday and also all day thursday
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      2. Elegyy
        Elegyy
        Oh 7 works
        Jul 21, 2016
      3. Elegyy
        Elegyy
        Aight fam i await
        Jul 21, 2016
      4. Elegyy
        Elegyy
        Alright i will be waiting at 9:00 am
        Jul 21, 2016
    17. Huston
      Huston
      Hey if you need a good CAP dubs player, I'm your guy. Message me if you want to know more
    18. sparktrain
      sparktrain
      Congrats on TLT!
    19. Integer Mova
      Integer Mova
      Congrats on 8k, Deck!
    20. Landa
      Landa
      What are your opinions on Trump as a presedential candidate and who would you consider a smart choice for him to delegate as a Vice President and why?
      1. Deck Knight
        Deck Knight
        Generally I keep a safe distance from enthusiastically supporting him because he says and does things that are off the wall, like his most recent move to poison the well with the Trump U judge.

        But I will vote for him. Trump is a gamble and his official written policies are well-thought out and align with what I think needs to be done. Hillary is absolutely unfit for any office, having already let an ambassador and servicemen die under her care. Then she lied about the cause for over a week in public. All while communicating during her entire tenure via an illegal, unapproved method which has been proven to be easily hacked.

        Johnson/Weld are clowns - Weld a backstabbing clown - with no shot who think conscience rights are a lower priority than legalizing weed. They can and should pull votes from the left, which I'm fine with strategically.
        Jun 5, 2016
    21. KrazyCake
      KrazyCake
      Deck I'm sad :(
    22. HeaLnDeaL
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      2. HeaLnDeaL
        HeaLnDeaL
        preferably very soon
        May 29, 2016
      3. HeaLnDeaL
        HeaLnDeaL
        like tonight
        May 29, 2016
      4. HeaLnDeaL
        HeaLnDeaL
        k, thank you very much good sir
        May 29, 2016
    23. djanxo unchained
      djanxo unchained
    24. Snobalt
      Snobalt
      Back?
      1. Snobalt
        Snobalt
        Make CAP Great Again!
        Jun 3, 2016
    25. Kris
      Kris
      What are your thoughts on Ted Cruz dropping out
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jul 11, 1986 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Octillery
    My Characteristic:
    Strongly defiant
    Jigen Makkoto
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