Some of society's problems that concern you?

by Tiny
  • Loko 11-08-2019, 09:20 AM
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.
  • Backlash 11-08-2019, 05:07 PM
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.


    I saw a photo of a Chinese political prisoner in one of their nation's concentration camps. Dude looked like a skeleton, but the knowledge that he was still alive made it infinitely worse. Can't believe people are more worried about building some giant wall across the southern border.
  • All in One 11-08-2019, 08:09 PM
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.
  • COUPLED 11-09-2019, 01:34 AM (Edited 11-09-2019, 01:35 AM)
    (11-08-2019, 08:09 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.

    Just a question. Personally i think that Blizzard is only a little worse than any other company operating in China right now. Do you do anything to limit your consumption of Chinese things? You can just assume all Chinese companies are PRC supporters, and companies that operate in China are mostly PRC apologists. It's difficult since they have a stranglehold on so much production and are invested in so much "American" media.
  • Backlash 11-09-2019, 09:01 AM
    (11-09-2019, 01:34 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:09 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.

    Do you do anything to limit your consumption of Chinese things?


    That's kind of an impossibility right now, IMO. Eastern Asia is such an integral link in global trade (Labor laws, what are those?), you'd be hard-pressed to find anything that isn't sourced from overseas. At best, perhaps your computers and cars.
  • malmon 11-09-2019, 01:23 PM
    (11-09-2019, 09:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (11-09-2019, 01:34 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:09 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.

    Do you do anything to limit your consumption of Chinese things?


    That's kind of an impossibility right now, IMO. Eastern Asia is such an integral link in global trade (Labor laws, what are those?), you'd be hard-pressed to find anything that isn't sourced from overseas. At best, perhaps your computers and cars.


    Computers without Chinese parts? Not a chance. Not even the fancy parts with Japanese components.
  • COUPLED 11-09-2019, 01:55 PM (Edited 11-09-2019, 01:56 PM)
    (11-09-2019, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (11-09-2019, 09:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (11-09-2019, 01:34 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:09 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.

    Do you do anything to limit your consumption of Chinese things?


    That's kind of an impossibility right now, IMO. Eastern Asia is such an integral link in global trade (Labor laws, what are those?), you'd be hard-pressed to find anything that isn't sourced from overseas. At best, perhaps your computers and cars.


    Computers without Chinese parts? Not a chance. Not even the fancy parts with Japanese components.

    The only thing I'm sure of is that you are able to get a processor not made in China. For the motherboards and everything else, I don't know. But Intel only has 1 manufacturing facility in China, and AMD processors are made by TSMC, who only has 1 location in China, but the processors are made at their facilities in Taiwan. So you can be pretty confident that your processor doesn't come from China.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_In...ring_sites
    https://www.tsmc.com/english/contact_us.htm#TSMC_fabs

    (11-09-2019, 09:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (11-09-2019, 01:34 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:09 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 09:20 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (11-08-2019, 08:39 AM)COUPLED Wrote:
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

    As soon as Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 were announced and the CEO guy issued that shitty non-apology, everyone seems to have lapped it up and went back to business-as-usual.

    To be fair, I don't think anyone should have been expecting this to seriously affect anything. Blizzdrones will drone as usual and Honk Kong's fate has been sealed since the British gave it to the PRC in 1997 IMO. Recognizing the PRC as legitimate was a fucking mistake.

    Do you do anything to limit your consumption of Chinese things?


    That's kind of an impossibility right now, IMO. Eastern Asia is such an integral link in global trade (Labor laws, what are those?), you'd be hard-pressed to find anything that isn't sourced from overseas. At best, perhaps your computers and cars.

    I'm betting cars have parts sourced from China, with all of the electronics in them. Cars with Qualcomm chips like Audi will not be made in China, but Korea. But it's difficult to find a comprehensive list of all the parts in a car and where they came from. You can be sure that higher end vehicles will have less things from China. 

    Honestly, I really think that there are a lot of things where you have the opportunity to avoid it being Chinese-made. Clothes being the prime example. Cheap clothing is made in Honduras, Vietnam, and Cambodia and some of your clothes are probably made in those countries. I buy mainly second hand stuff anyway so it doesn't matter that much.

    For the future, I do plan on limiting my consumption of Chinese goods and services out of my moral considerations. I think the world needs to realize that we can't rely on China for everything. China is a neo colonizer, sorry if i sounded a little propagandist.
    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/...olonialism

    We can all try a little to be better : )
  • malmon 11-26-2019, 10:22 AM
  • Seeker 11-28-2019, 10:13 AM
    All of it.
    Understating the spying, manipulations and torments going on... Oblivious to their own cancers.. humans are frequently problematic.
  • Backlash 11-28-2019, 11:36 PM
    Never in my life will I understand how the ruling class tricked Americans into believing other countries have "death panels" in their healthcare system, when the exact thing exists here as insurance companies. -_-
  • Seeker 11-30-2019, 08:11 AM
    Better to let a few who can only afford a few hundred bucks die so you can charge those who can afford it tens of thousands and overall make a hundred times as much money.
    But it's not a government agent making that call, just a private corp that has a strangle hold on all the power from a political lobby to finances.
  • Backlash 12-03-2019, 12:41 AM
    (11-30-2019, 08:11 AM)Seeker Wrote: Better to let a few who can only afford a few hundred bucks die so you can charge those who can afford it tens of thousands and overall make a hundred times as much money.
    But it's not a government agent making that call, just a private corp that has a strangle hold on all the power from a political lobby to finances.


    Sometimes I wonder if I'm living in some sorta twisted simulation run by an advanced alien race. That's honestly more comforting than the reality of American politics. >_<

    What's worse, I hear Australia and the UK are considering the American model themselves. If only the voters knew what they were dealing with.
  • Seeker 12-04-2019, 09:38 AM
    (12-03-2019, 12:41 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (11-30-2019, 08:11 AM)Seeker Wrote: Better to let a few who can only afford a few hundred bucks die so you can charge those who can afford it tens of thousands and overall make a hundred times as much money.
    But it's not a government agent making that call, just a private corp that has a strangle hold on all the power from a political lobby to finances.


    Sometimes I wonder if I'm living in some sorta twisted simulation run by an advanced alien race. That's honestly more comforting than the reality of American politics. >_<

    What's worse, I hear Australia and the UK are considering the American model themselves. If only the voters knew what they were dealing with.

    Oligarchs across the globe are a cancer.
  • Loko 12-04-2019, 09:16 PM
    (12-04-2019, 09:38 AM)Seeker Wrote:
    (12-03-2019, 12:41 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (11-30-2019, 08:11 AM)Seeker Wrote: Better to let a few who can only afford a few hundred bucks die so you can charge those who can afford it tens of thousands and overall make a hundred times as much money.
    But it's not a government agent making that call, just a private corp that has a strangle hold on all the power from a political lobby to finances.


    Sometimes I wonder if I'm living in some sorta twisted simulation run by an advanced alien race. That's honestly more comforting than the reality of American politics. >_<

    What's worse, I hear Australia and the UK are considering the American model themselves. If only the voters knew what they were dealing with.

    Oligarchs across the globe are a cancer.

    Amen to that.
  • malmon 12-13-2019, 10:40 AM
    [Image: 9q6tc5.png]
  • Loko 12-13-2019, 10:47 AM
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Dark days ahead.
  • Backlash 12-13-2019, 11:58 AM
    (12-13-2019, 10:47 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Dark days ahead.


    Interesting times, aye.

    Do people honestly believe Brexit is a good idea?

    [Image: AuxtgkE.jpg]
  • malmon 12-13-2019, 12:15 PM
    (12-13-2019, 11:58 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:47 AM)Loko Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Dark days ahead.


    Interesting times, aye.

    Do people honestly believe Brexit is a good idea?

    [Image: AuxtgkE.jpg]


    People believe what they're told to believe
  • All in One 12-13-2019, 12:35 PM
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Guess Scotland's gonna go ahead with the Second Independence Referendum. Brexit is unironically going to end the UK at this rate.
  • malmon 12-13-2019, 01:03 PM
    (12-13-2019, 12:35 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Guess Scotland's gonna go ahead with the Second Independence Referendum. Brexit is unironically going to end the UK at this rate.


    I dunno, that now depends on the conservatives letting them, which is rather unlikely
  • Backlash 12-13-2019, 05:02 PM
    (12-13-2019, 01:03 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 12:35 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Guess Scotland's gonna go ahead with the Second Independence Referendum. Brexit is unironically going to end the UK at this rate.


    I dunno, that now depends on the conservatives letting them, which is rather unlikely


    Saw this near the top of r/leopardsatemyface. God, I hope I can emigrate to an independent Scotland someday. Them and the Kiwis seem like the only Anglosphere countries that aren't coming apart at the seams. >_<

    [Image: lru08hufsf441.jpg]
  • malmon 12-13-2019, 05:37 PM
    (12-13-2019, 05:02 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 01:03 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 12:35 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Guess Scotland's gonna go ahead with the Second Independence Referendum. Brexit is unironically going to end the UK at this rate.


    I dunno, that now depends on the conservatives letting them, which is rather unlikely


    Saw this near the top of r/leopardsatemyface. God, I hope I can emigrate to an independent Scotland someday. Them and the Kiwis seem like the only Anglosphere countries that aren't coming apart at the seams. >_<

    [Image: lru08hufsf441.jpg]


    Scotland's probably quite nice if you don't mind the weather~
  • LucianDreamer 12-19-2019, 12:13 PM
    Just today, we have our leader under "impeachment".

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/d...-impeached
  • Seeker 12-20-2019, 09:35 AM
    (12-19-2019, 12:13 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Just today, we have our leader under "impeachment".

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/d...-impeached

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019...-democrats

    She says the Ayes have it but the Nay's were so much louder. Ik they could just be a loud minority but she clearly had her mind made up either way, she's going through motions to maintain a delusion of validity.
  • Seeker 12-20-2019, 09:38 AM
    (12-13-2019, 05:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 05:02 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 01:03 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 12:35 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (12-13-2019, 10:40 AM)malmon Wrote: [Image: 9q6tc5.png]

    Guess Scotland's gonna go ahead with the Second Independence Referendum. Brexit is unironically going to end the UK at this rate.


    I dunno, that now depends on the conservatives letting them, which is rather unlikely


    Saw this near the top of r/leopardsatemyface. God, I hope I can emigrate to an independent Scotland someday. Them and the Kiwis seem like the only Anglosphere countries that aren't coming apart at the seams. >_<

    [Image: lru08hufsf441.jpg]


    Scotland's probably quite nice if you don't mind the weather~

    What's with the racist cuntitude yall white supremacists herw or what?

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Some of society's problems that concern you?