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Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: April 08, 2017, 03:25:10 am »
I should probably address it with him but the thought of confrontation gives me the willies.

Also I have a month-long nursing rotation/shadowing thing with him through May, so I'd rather not have him upset with him during that time.

Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: April 08, 2017, 02:56:45 am »
I'm the one you're thinking of. Medical school in Poland.

It's not the first time this guy's said something like this, but it's the first time he's said it to my face after he knew I was Jewish.

Incident 1) First night I'm here. I got invited out for drinks in the city's historical Jewish district. Other people had already arrived, and they were ordering beers. They were marginally more expensive than at other bars. As I get to their table, this guy says "Man, this place really is Jew-y." At that point I introduced myself, and considering that my name is pretty unmistakeably Jewish, he realized his error and started making excuses for himself. "You know I was just joking right? We cool, bro?"

Incident 2) We had a class in a hospital and after we finished, I went to the restroom. Someone noticed I was missing, and was concerned that I had gotten lost. The guy I've been talking about apparently said "Hold on, I'll summon him," and began sprinkling loose change from his pocket onto the ground. I heard about that second hand though.

So I think he's both trying to joke around, and a douche.

Everything Else / Re: Gripe Thread
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:30:45 am »
Context: We had an assignment in school to do a presentation for our class. Nothing big, ten minute presentation, but the subject matter was not simple. So I spent a fair amount of time working on this presentation between Tuesday (day it was assigned) and today. We delegated who did what topic via facebook group.

Event: The following is the transcription of a facebook chat log between a classmate and I. Italics/Emphasis mine.

Classmate 11:18AM
Yo not trying to jew you but I called the blood volume and pressure topic last time we were in class
And I've had it done for the last few days

Me 12:50PM
Wait really?
Ok. Take it. I'll present something different Monday.


If anything we can present together
Unless the prof really cares which I doubt

So uhhhh...what the ****, Polish classmate? You know I'm Jewish, ethnically. Go **** yourself dude. Also, I definitely claimed the topic in class and via our facebook thread organizing who did what presentation. But whatever, I'll take the fall this class. The assignment scheduling issue is pretty minor, I can make that up.

Highly considering telling our school administration about this, maybe he'll actually face some consequences. This same classmate once tried "to summon" me by sprinkling pennies over the ground. I have a large amount of animosity towards him. On the other hand, in two weeks I start a month long nursing clerkship and he is in my group (group size is 3 people, total.) Might just be easier to roll with it and harbor a deep seated private hatred.

edit: Maybe I should have called him out on it directly at that moment, instead of rolling over, but...I dunno. Maybe I'm too non-confrontational.

PC Games / Re: Paradox Games
« on: April 06, 2017, 07:16:35 pm »
I think Gun is talking about Stellaris: Utopia and I'm talking about EU4: Mandate of Heaven.

You're right.

I still can't see youtube videos that are embedded on this site, so i kinda have to guess what the subject is sometimes.

PC Games / Re: Paradox Games
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:10:08 pm »
I think Sam, Yokto, and I have it. I ended up getting Leviathan as well.

For this playthrough, I've gone straight for a Purge the Xenos game. First time playing ironman, too. Woo boy.

It would mean a lot.

I got trolled just a few hours/minutes ago on reddit by a dude on reddit. Guy who was messing with me claiming that another user posting "88" in a thread about some guy joking that he's be able to find Jews well because he's German was posting "88" as a Chinese good luck thing, and not as neo-Nazi/white nationalist code for Heil Hitler.

Got into a bit of an argument there. Started off just kinda explaining what was going on, and he insisted it was Chinese lucky numbers. Got very angry at his stupidity and willful ignorance enabling him to look past a ****ing Nazi. And then it turned out he doesn't give a **** and was just ****ing with me.

**** that guy. **** his family. **** his house. I hope he gets in a goddamn car crash. Piece of ****.

You're all being trolled. At this moment.

It is a delayed April fool.


Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:18 pm »
The Blackwater founder that's related to the highly controversial (read: grossly inept and unqualified) Secretary of Education?

I'm sure these things aren't related.

Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:02:37 pm »
Yeah, it's got consistent rules and I only have problems with unfamiliar words, rather than word order. Most of the time I can understand the gist of what has been said even if my vocab isn't there.

I'm going to try to shoot for B1 by next year. Hopefully I can get fluent in Russian and Spanish by age 30, and maybe add a mystery third language (probably an Eastern European language) in by then.

Join me. Learn polish. It's like Russian, but with shards of broken glass in your mouth.

Or Hungarian, if you feel like taking up an exercise in futility.

Console Games / Re: Yooka-Laylee!
« on: March 25, 2017, 12:17:44 pm »
Ah, ok. Yeah, I started the video up again. I still maintain that the first half doesn't represent JonTron's comments honestly, but this refund thing is...more complicated.

1) If you pre order, and want a refund (for any reason), you should be given one. If you're gonna take a moral stand and not work with a bigot, then probably give back the pre-order money of people who are upset by your decision.
2) If you kickstart a's not exactly like a preorder? So I'm not as sure about how refunds should be handled for kickstarter, because a lot of people do use it as a sort of pre-order service.

The blarble blarble garb garb part the video points out, that was tweeted by Chris (not Kurt!) Schilling, whoever that is: It's not JonTron's voice he's making fun of. It's the speech style in youtube.

Console Games / Re: Yooka-Laylee!
« on: March 25, 2017, 12:04:00 pm »
Edited my original post one more time just to clarify, and will post here just to make sure

When I said "if you listen to this interview..." I didn't mean to call you out in particular Pat (or other people). It was a more general, kinda airy type of "you."

Console Games / Re: Yooka-Laylee!
« on: March 25, 2017, 07:10:25 am »
First off, Destiny has been getting involved in stupid Drama since his SC2 days in 2012.

The video you posted doesn't exactly say what JonTron said that was controversial, though I will admit I got pissed off by its biased presentation and stopped watching halfway through. It makes it seem like "oh, he has different opinions, so now the industry is blacklisting him and the inept media want him dead" (as an aside, that bit about secret/not secret racism is stupid. The articles were by different authors. There is no completely unified media hivemind coordinating all this). I am completely OK with a company deciding they don't want to work with someone who doesn't fit their moral viewpoints. That's their call. And also ethno-nationalism in the US is stupid. I'd get into this but this thread isn't the place. Too late I got into it below.

 **** JonTron. He can go work for an anti-immigrant gaming company.

Here's the actual Destiny interview thing. Listening to it now, JonTron is also an idiot. He can't seem to put two and two together and see the link between systematic oppression of minorities (specifically black people) and high rates of crime in majority black areas.

edit: JonTron: "I'm just saying, like, you can't make the argument that whites should be ok with them being a minori- becoming a minority in the countries that their ancestors built, if it doesn't apply to other countries."

- What's wrong with white people becoming a minority? Who gives a ****?

Man if you (the metaphorical/general 'you', not you in particular) listen to this interview and find yourself agreeing with JonTron...I don't even know.

edit 2: He's now upset by white displacement. Ok, so white people have had massive advantages in society compared to people of other races for centuries. So, when other people start doing better, and white people start to lose some of those benefits, it's "white genocide" or "white displacement." Oh man this guy.

Oh and now he's saying that European colonization of Africa was a non-complicated good thing. Ok sure.

edit 3: Hahahahah he says that the court system in America isn't racist. This dude.

edit 4: Oh man this dude is saying Mexicans are coming to this country because we have better welfare.

edit 5: Hah, he thinks the main opposition to abortion in Europe is apparently because of Muslims. Ireland has their ban because of Catholicism, and Poland nearly pushed a law through Parliament mainly because of Catholic anti-abortion groups.

Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: March 23, 2017, 04:33:21 pm »
And if the unarmed officer had a gun, how many other people would be dead over the course of many years , who otherwise would not be?

Everything Else / Re: The Gun Topic
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:07:34 am »
I mean, why not? I know it sounds silly, but I wasn't exactly kidding with some sort of high-tension crossbow-like device. It would give you the power to put something through body armor (blades behave differently than bullets) while still allowing you to stay away from the absolute deadly force of a handgun or something equivalent.

From what I hear, cops tend to have **** aim. They're gonna need more than just one crossbow bolt to hit a potential threat.

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