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    posted a message on Is Jerry Sandusky crazy or just a coward?
    I was wondering what some of you thought recently about the Penn State abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. We talk about this case a lot in our public administration because it demonstrates just how the public administrators working at the university completely failed in their jobs and to uphold their ethics as public servants.

    But what's getting me lately is as Sandusky's sentencing is getting closer, to this very day he still denies ever having molested a single kid. Really. And now his wife has come out saying how she still loves him (which his fine, who cares) and that he's totally innocent (what, really??).

    I really gotta wonder what the defense attorney's main argument is for Sandusky. Please the former head coach continues to insist on his innocence, he's basically saying that over a dozen kids who were molested or sodomized by him are lying. Can you conceive any possible reason a person would lie about having had something like that done to them? And you can't even ask that here because better yet, why would numerous people all be lying about it? What possible conspiracy could they be planning to put an innocent man in jail? Did all the alleged victims just meet one day in a big group and decide to stage being victims just so years later they could sue Penn State for millions of dollars?

    So I just wonder about Sandusky himself. Many people when the evidence is overwhelmingly against them and they know they're going to jail will throw themselves on the mercy of the court and hope not to spend their entire lives in jail. But this guy, despite all the detailed and disturbingly similar accounts of all his victims, keeps on insisting he's innocent. And even recently his son has spoken up and agreed to testify against his own father that Sandusky molested him too.

    So how does a woman stand by her husband even after that? Could Sandusky have extreme conduct disorder and just believe maybe he never did anything wrong? I think not probably. Because in all his statements he's done nothing to try to rationalize any molesting or sodomizing that did occur, but instead just flat out denying it. He would only acknowledge having done things like showering with boys or wrestling with them.

    Who knows even what kind of institutional pressure by Penn State he's under to continue to deny the accusations, but I doubt that's really the case. Everyone's got an eagle eye on Penn State's administration now and they wouldn't dare cover things up by this point.

    I just think it's totally offensive that he's still not pleading guilty to all this. I even read the police report they released to the public that details the years long investigation into Sandusky and his victims and it's totally insane. What are your thoughts about all of this?
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    posted a message on Rate The Last Movie You've Seen
    I appreciate more anyone who's not recently seen the new Batman movie. Yes, it averages out to be a 9/10. We get it.
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    posted a message on Ultimate Random Chat Thread [URT] v4
    So my ssd arrives at my local ups store today at 740 am. And I'm thinking, they'll definitely deliver it to me today. And they don't even deliver on Saturday? Gay.
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    posted a message on What are you listening to right now?
    I've been singing this song all day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_4MZOhGVk
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    posted a message on Diablo III Inferno Booster Pack Giveaway - Week 2
    I'm in!

    US
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    posted a message on PhD Survey - Participants requested for Study about Griefing in MMORPGs
    Did you register on this forum just to tell people about your survey?
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    posted a message on Rate The Last Movie You've Seen
    Naausica is the other good one that's more action oriented. I like its older production values too. Feels kind of retro in a good way.
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    posted a message on Rate The Last Movie You've Seen
    Yeah that's exactly when I stop watching it now is when he gets to Iron Town. Like I can rewatch that movie cause it's so good but I usually just stop it around then. It's cool when he's going around meeting people and getting into little skirmishes. The second half just starts getting really preachy and you feel the weight of the forest and it feels like it's slowing everything down. I'm sure part of that was intentional. I wish that Miyazaki guy would've done one more action film before retiring. I think most anime is garbage, but I've always liked his stuff.
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    posted a message on Rate The Last Movie You've Seen
    Princess Mononoke is definitely good, but I enjoy the first half of it a lot more than the second half.
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    posted a message on See Batman, get shot
    Quote from suicideking89

    To put it bluntly, evangelicals are the root cause of most crime in the US.
    I thought he was just making a wry comment when he said that though. Like, in the most indirect way it was still kind of a facetious claim but if you wanted to interpret the data in such a way you probably could make a connection.


    Quote from suicideking89

    Clearly, poorer people do not vote nor consider themselves Republican. I do realize you have attempted to minimize the impact of being drawn out here, but calling the facts " a blunt weapon" makes me no less right.
    There really are a lot of poor Republicans though. Because a lot of poor people are appealed to on social issues which are typically an affront to their Christian beliefs. The Republican party knows this and that's why in Bush's reelection campaign, they fought to get referendums on the ballots supporting federal bans on gay marriage. This draws out not just the typical Republican voters, but the ones who are socially conservative and simply vote Republican across the ballot.

    It's a similar strategy that Democrats want to do now with legalization of marijuana. They figure, they're not gonna get socially conservative people to vote for Obama, but what they can do is get non-committed citizens who might vote Democrat but lack an incentive to do so, and have them vote for the legalization of marijuana and subsequently across the ballot all Democrat.

    Quote from suicideking89

    By all means, back to blaming religious folks and the poor for all the problems, don't concern yourself with factual accuracy.
    I will at least say that a lot of arguments against the legalization of drugs is a moral one. A moral one based on Christian beliefs. And Christian interests have a lot of power in this country and give a lot of money to politicians to maintain their ideal status quo. That said, some Christian interests that are lobbied for in Washington actually can help people and bring about the right thing. But the notion that doing drugs is a sin and legalizing them is a slippery slope into moral decay, this idea definitely gets in the way of making prudent policy.
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    posted a message on This is HOW you know the game is GOood!
    I think I played with that guy. He never said a word.
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    posted a message on See Batman, get shot
    Quote from Doorsfan

    Beyond this, to call it a crime and define it per "systemic issues" - What systemic issues? Please, do define a single ISSUE with the system that made this happen. Given that laws are upheld by the matter of fact that you find it right/wrong, it holds NOTHING, i repeat, NOTHING in weight in comparing to what a man will do with a gun, if he so god damn pleases to do it. NO AMOUNT, of "systemic" changes, can change this. None. Nada. 0. Even if you so apply security checks, could he not just shoot down the guards as well? What would stop him? "political correctness"? The man is EVIDENTLY delusional to begin with, so PLEASE don't imagine that the "system" has anything to do with it. God damn.
    I'm not sure many here, especially Prol, was saying there was anything we could've done to stop any of this. Most here will agree that a madman bent on death and destruction will find a way. We're merely discussing some of the hypocrisies that are highlighted in the aftermath of incidents like these and they way people search for meaning in senseless acts or ignore what should be explored further.
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    posted a message on See Batman, get shot
    Quote from proletaria

    There are many poor black republicans here in the south, actually. It may be the pinnacle of irony, but it is a fact. The only people who vote in a more self-discriminating fashion are the "log-cabin" (gay) republicans.
    Hmm, I mean I suppose there are geographical factors that transcend race in voting patterns. The south does overwhelmingly vote Republican, and I did picture a lot of poor white people voting Republican on the basis of gun rights, small government and anti-gay marriage laws, but I thought black people in the south just didn't vote as much because of all the disenfranchisement they go through every election.

    Black people in urban areas of major cities though are definitely voting Democrat for the most part.
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    posted a message on See Batman, get shot
    Quote from proletaria

    I'd just like to add that people do vote, but they fail to vote for their interests. ie. Most of the poor rural population votes republican
    Well, they believe they're voting their interests sure. Because they vote more on social issues. But I can assure you that poor black people don't vote the same way as poor white people.

    Quote from proletaria

    The conservative movement enjoys the freedom to keep retrograde substance laws in place because it locks down at least half the population the moment they utter the word "Jesus." Therefor any attempt by a progressive to look "centrist," (and gain the coveted swing vote) must include a bow to some of these conservative values which most of the developed world knows to be a completely backward approach to governance. Chief among these issues to be adopted by "pragmatic," politicians is anti-drug policy and draconian imprisonment for minor criminals.

    To put it bluntly, evangelicals are the root cause of most crime in the US.
    LOL I like how you connected the dots there.

    Quote from Odinvar

    There seems to be a lack of sympathy for the multiple victims in this case and this thread has boiled down to gun laws and politics. The thread title is pretty offensive as well. A little tact goes a long way.

    People DID go to see Batman and they DID get shot. I thought I was being succinct.
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    posted a message on Questions about buying a new computer for diablo 3 ( from 600 ~ 800 )
    Alright, here we go.

    Your case. I really like this Antec one. But if not this one, get one similarly priced. Unless you're a hardware enthusiast, you really don't need to spend more than this on a case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181

    Your mobo. This is actually more than I'd probably spend on a mobo, but it's not necessarily into enthusiast territory either. You've got 3 3.0 pci slots, 5 SATA 3 (awesome!), and I would recommend just a p67 mobo, but since I'm gonna recommend you get the new ivybridge processor, these z77 mobos take nice advantage of of what the ivybridge offers. But again, you could easily find a good mobo like this with a more sensible number of 3.0 pci slots and up to four SATA 3 ports and that would be just fine. Just make sure it's an 1155 board to fit your processor. I'm also just a fan of Gigabyte mobos, but a lot of people around here will probably recommend you go Asus which is also a good brand.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

    edit: Here, just look into this one, actually. Much more practical for your needs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128543

    Your PSU. Seasonic are well known for their PSU's. A bronze certified should be all you need really unless you're gonna start getting into raiding your video cards together or adding lots of additional hardware. I've got a 550 watt bronze certified PSU for my gaming rig and it's perfectly fine for all the stuff I do on it. This one's fully modular which I highly recommend. Even semimodular ones are better than totally nonmodular units. It's really nice not having a bunch of extra cables cluttering the inside of your PC.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    Your CPU. Brotha, treat yourself to the ivybridge processor by all means. This is the unlocked model, and you may never get into overclocking, but at least open yourself to the possibility to it. And the unlocked version performs slightly better anyway than the other ivybridge i5's. Intel's graphics aren't even that bad if you are gonna forego the dedicated video card. But still I recommend getting the video card. There's actually a video that shows Diablo 3 and the difference you can get with an average price video card vs. the onboard graphics with the HD 4000. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkhy5koNjqs&list=UUjTCFFq605uuq4YN4VmhkBA&index=4&feature=plcp

    It's just nice to know that in case you can't afford the graphics card you want right off the bat, you could still rely on Intel's graphics and your mobo for video at least until you find the right graphics card for you. So here is the processor I recommend.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Your drive. SSD's are priced awesome lately. And a great place to start is just with a 120gb one that's SATA 3. It may not seem like a lot of storage, but you're mostly just gonna put your OS on this thing as well as your most desired programs. Then you can invest in a larger drive, even an HDD, later if you need the storage. But don't rob yourself of a really fast drive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

    Your memory. I find the RAM market a bit iffy lately. Especially as 8gb sticks are still a tad uncommon and overpriced. The mobo I recommended to you can support ram speeds of around 2400mhz. This RAM here can be overclocked to run around 1600mhz. So it's not the most essential thing, but RAM is usually not very expensive, provided you understand just what you're getting out of it and what the limitations of RAM speeds and capacities are. I have 16gb of this here RAM and some people think that's overkill but my response to that would be that it is a cheap upgrade to do overtime and your mobo supports it so why the hell not? And I do find having all that extra RAM handy for my video recording stuff that I do. But you may wanna get some RAM that runs at least as fast as 2133mhz. Either way, it's a bit give or take.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    Graphics card. This here GTX 560Ti is more, more than enough to max out D3 and an all around really great card.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

    If you find that a bit pricey though, even the GTX 460 can max out D3 also and is more around 120-150 dollars. If you can afford the 560 though I recommend it cause if you're building this rig for real, you're gonna find yourself wanting to play more games on it besides D3. D3 is not that demanding a game hardware-wise, really. I mean, for 800 dollars at least, not counting the monitor or peripherals, you can build a screaming fast machine. The build I've presented to you here is way nicer than what I got and even I can max out games like Skyrim. Hope all this helps!
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