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  1. Serious The Politics Thread

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/03/opinion/biden-democrats-senate-polls.html Here's another from Nate Silver today, the beloved of the pollsters, who has compared 47 senate vs presidential polls in 5 swing states: People in swing states broadly prefer democratic candidates to republican...
  2. Serious The Politics Thread

    (democrat shills when biden has a stroke and is bedridden a few months later): okay he might have a small health issue but at least he's not a LIAR and a FELON :changry: there are TWO choices, who do you support?????
  3. Serious The Politics Thread

    This is ridiculous. Who the hell are you to say who is an ally and who is not? Political candidates are supposed to convince voters, nobody owes votes to them. Clearly a 81-year-old demented dude who is in all likelihood going to become more incoherent (or even become bedridden and/or kick the...
  4. Serious The Politics Thread

    I'm not so sure. Trump's whole rhetoric was being the anti-establishment and anti-elite candidate. Obviously he's not any of that, but that's the image he portrays himself as, that was his appeal. If he spins this as being persecuted by the corrupt courts or whatever, which he will, at the very...
  5. Lifestyle What canned foods do you cook or eat without cooking at all?

    yup, I'm fond of sardines. you can also eat them straight out of the can but they're better if you pop them on a piece of rye bread with cucumber and onion slices, and maybe a dash of a spicy sauce of your choice, for a quick lunch
  6. Pet Mods Tribes

    I'm sure this is funny if you participate in whatever this community is
  7. Serious The Politics Thread

    The real reason there's no 3rd party is the American government and electoral system. It is well attested* that parliamentary regimes and proportional representation tend to result in multi-party systems, while presidential regimes and first-past-the-post electoral systems result in 2-party...
  8. OU ADV OU Metagame Discussion

    Feraligatr isn't a bulky water, it's a physical sweeper. It plays a completely different role than Swampert. It's faster than Swampert and can set up, so if you want to play to Feraligatr's strengths, you could run something like Swords Dance/Earthquake/Rock Slide/HP Bug. That way, it's a worse...
  9. Serious The Politics Thread

    The point is that your vote is your leverage that you can withhold (or threaten to withhold) to compel your political party to act differently. If people go "well Biden is the lesser evil", he has no incentive whatsoever to change his current policy or acknowledge the discontent in his base. But...
  10. Serious The Politics Thread

    Well, if you put one after the other, that's what the implication is. If I told you "American colonists pushed out Native Americans. There were also Native American raids on the colonists" with no other explanation, you wouldn't perceive the two as completely independent statements, you would...
  11. Gen III Battle Frontier Discussion and Records

    this is probably masochistic, but I'm thinking about starting an emerald run on cartridge with no RNG/glitches/cheating or external aids for the vanilla experience, also no trading as well (=no trade evos, multiple TMs, or RSFRLG mons). I probably won't bother with IV breeding either, just go...
  12. Serious The Politics Thread

    you don't even know what I (or anyone else who responded to him) think, so save yourself the condescension. fwiw I would oppose the deletion of his post, and I do disagree with some of the discourse/ways of thinking of the american left, especially wrt indigeneity and decolonization, but that's...
  13. Serious The Politics Thread

    Not gonna touch the rest of the points, but this is plainly bizarre. Is a Palestinian in East Jerusalem or Hebron responsible for what happened in Morocco or Iraq? Would you imply the Armenian genocide is no big deal because Turks were driven from the Balkans, for example? How does the existence...
  14. celeb crushes omg

    UN special rapporteur on palestine francesca albanese... I want her to belittle me and talk to me condescendingly. surely men with refined tastes who've watched her interviews will understand also chess grandmaster and 2023 women's chess championship runner-up lei tingjie. good lord how can...
  15. unpolitics thread

    wrong! the better way is to make crouton and have it with soups
  16. You are a type specialist in a hostile region. How do you best represent your chosen element?

    Pachirisu @ Air Balloon: Nuzzle/Sweet Kiss/Super Fang/Volt Switch Luxray @ Toxic Orb (Guts): Wild Charge/Facade/Fire Fang/Ice Fang Mismagius @ Life Orb: Nasty Plot/Shadow Ball/Thunderbolt/Mystical Fire Raichu @ Magnet: Charge Beam/Thunderbolt/Focus Blast/Grass Knot Pikachu @ Light Ball...
  17. OU ADV OU Metagame Discussion

    it can swords dance on the switch, and ninjask at +2 atk/+1 speed is... still not very threatening honestly, but I can occasionally see it doing some damage late-game. its stabs are 60 bp silver wind/aerial ace (lol) and if you want to run HP bug for the damage boost (notable for the OHKO chance...
  18. Other Tiers ADV 200 General Discussion Thread

    There's also learnset eligibility: do we use RS learnsets as it was released, or do we accept pre-Emerald additions (Pokemon Box/Colosseum/any events). There are a few moves that are relevant: Extremespeed Linoone, Surf Raichu, Wish Salamence/Gardevoir. (plus Jirachi from Colosseum bonus disc?)...
  19. What's everyone's least favorite strat?

    I used to spam sub/protect/baton pass moody smeargle on the anything goes ladder before fascist gamefreak nerfed moody and removed evasion boosts
  20. Other Tiers ADV 200 General Discussion Thread

    there are a couple posted in the discord server: s/o to whoever prepared these, I don't know anybody's nicknames
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