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by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 19:29
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
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Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

http://time.com/magazine/us/5280431/may-28th-2018-vol-191-no-20-u-s/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=time&xid=time_socialflow_facebook&utm_source=facebook.com Meritocracy gone wrong. Reminded me of u2012 's posts What it also strangely reminded me of is the patching of games. How after a...
by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 15:16
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

http://time.com/magazine/us/5280431/may-28th-2018-vol-191-no-20-u-s/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=time&xid=time_socialflow_facebook&utm_source=facebook.com Meritocracy gone wrong. Reminded me of u2012 's posts What it also strangely reminded me of is the patching of games. How after a ...
by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 15:07
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Seriously though, is the base not already energized by their disapproval of Trump? Turnout in the midterms was historic. Does Trump even stand a chance in 2020, no matter who the dems pick? Maybe I'm being optimistic but I don't see him winning. Well, it didn't end up nearly as bad as was predicted...
by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 11:26
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Seriously though, is the base not already energized by their disapproval of Trump? Turnout in the midterms was historic.
Does Trump even stand a chance in 2020, no matter who the dems pick? Maybe I'm being optimistic but I don't see him winning.
by Goodspeed
19 Jan 2019, 12:24
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Jerom loves to radicalize people To be honest, I kinda do want people to radicalize. I stopped believing in the capitalist system. I think I even legitemately believe that eventually people will realize how shit late stage capitalism is and overthrow it. The idea that you work your ass off to buy a...
by Goodspeed
19 Jan 2019, 08:57
Forum: General
Topic: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!
Replies: 38
Views: 1471
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Re: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!

Did I say it was?
It's close enough so that if you're already going to Scotland it's an easy stop to make.
by Goodspeed
19 Jan 2019, 08:50
Forum: General
Topic: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!
Replies: 38
Views: 1471
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!

IAmSoldieR wrote:now to try to convince my gf to include this in our Europe trip...
One way to go about it is to sell it as a trip to Scotland with a stop in Manchester. Scotland is beautiful, she might be into that?
by Goodspeed
18 Jan 2019, 22:23
Forum: General
Topic: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!
Replies: 38
Views: 1471
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Re: Age of Empires 3 LAN Tournament Announced!

Fuck
by Goodspeed
18 Jan 2019, 11:55
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

I wouldn't and neither would the thousands of politicians who argued for progressive tax systems - which are used in almost every first-world country - in the past. Politicians will argue in favour of anything that could bring them votes. Just as "the people" would vote for anything that ...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 20:27
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
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Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

The question was whether a progressive taxation system is actually fair and I think you'd have a hard time arguing that people who work harder and make more money need to be taxed more. I wouldn't and neither would the thousands of politicians who argued for progressive tax systems - which are used...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 18:32
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

I'm not interested enough in this discussion to go in depth. The topic has been discussed to death, we both did our research and drew opposite conclusions, so be it.
I think this list speaks for itself though.

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by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 17:13
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

A minimum wage hike faces the same issue. In fact you just made the point that the 15$ min wage wouldn't pass and the number would need to be negotiated. Why is that not possible for the tax rate? Oligarchs are surely also unhappy with a minimum wage hike. With a democratic president in 2020 and pos...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 14:00
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Is it really that hard to pass? Your tax system is already progressive, it's just a matter of tweaking the numbers. I'm pretty sure it's extremely popular among the people at least. Seems like something to campaign on for whatever democrat wins the nomination in 2020. But if it's unrealistic and a m...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 13:03
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

You can argue that a flat tax system is the only fair one, but the advantages of a progressive tax system (mainly in greatly increasing tax revenue and reducing financial inequality) are too great imo. Easily worth it. The financial system is built on the assumption that money is spent; poor people ...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
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Re: diarouga vs snowww

Yeah you wouldn't see people complain about something like that, but a stale or strategically uninteresting/unchallenging meta can definitely make people leave. I got bored of the game because I ran out of things that I enjoyed experimenting with. With changes to obsolete units like halbs, bow/pike ...
by Goodspeed
17 Jan 2019, 12:37
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

Yeah it seems high. Lower taxes on low incomes and higher taxes on higher incomes sounds like a much cleaner solution to me. Small business wouldn't be losing money and people making minimum wage will still see their purchasing power increased.
by Goodspeed
16 Jan 2019, 18:31
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

I don't think people mind games being played out in fortress, as long as it doesn't mean it's a skirm war so often. Colonial games are just as boring when it's musk wars lol, look at brit mirror. It's just nice when there's different kinds of unit compositions and more intense micro. Also not havin...
by Goodspeed
16 Jan 2019, 18:13
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

Mechanics are still very important no matter what happens. You could, for example, not throw your heavy cannons and subsequently your entire army away in early industrial (kynesie on klondike), or not float 5000 resources in fortress age (snowww in more than one game). There is no scenario where thi...
by Goodspeed
16 Jan 2019, 17:04
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

I don't think people mind games being played out in fortress, as long as it doesn't mean it's a skirm war so often. Colonial games are just as boring when it's musk wars lol, look at brit mirror. It's just nice when there's different kinds of unit compositions and more intense micro. Also not havin...
by Goodspeed
16 Jan 2019, 09:41
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

And I've said this before but I think the changes in the state of high level play aren't a result of our balance changes, but more a result of the ESOC maps and a maturing meta. Given enough resources to work with, fortress-based strategies are simply better and they always were, even on RE. And the...
by Goodspeed
16 Jan 2019, 09:40
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

I haven't really read this thread super closely (just skimmed it, really), but I don't really think walls/water should be a big balance concern at the moment. The fact of the matter is that when it works it is only because the opposing player doesn't understand how best to deal with it. That isn't ...
by Goodspeed
15 Jan 2019, 18:54
Forum: Round of 8
Topic: diarouga vs snowww
Replies: 114
Views: 2935
Flag: Netherlands

Re: diarouga vs snowww

Diarouga, if anything, that argument of your game vs kynesie just shows walls (at least with current stats/costs) are completely changing the game in a way they are not supposed to, especially with some people abusing it as much as possible Sadly, this game is getting further from a real strategy g...
by Goodspeed
15 Jan 2019, 16:59
Forum: General
Topic: New year's classic betting discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 2039
Flag: Netherlands

Re: New year's classic betting discussion

u93 wait wut? diarouga vs kaiser will also be today? No, he means Dia vs Kaiser may be streamed before Hazza vs Sompu is streamed . But because Hazza vs Sompu is played tonight, the betting closes tonight. This means that if you put invest points on Hazza vs Sompu, your points are stuck in limbo un...
by Goodspeed
15 Jan 2019, 12:54
Forum: General
Topic: New year's classic betting discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 2039
Flag: Netherlands

Re: New year's classic betting discussion

Bets are open for the semi-finals and once again, everyone has been generously awarded another 1000 points to bet with. Currently leading is u2536 , whose reign started when SomppuKunkku 3-1 kynesie, a very unexpected result which won him a whopping 16975 points (and lost yemshi 13000). After that h...
by Goodspeed
13 Jan 2019, 11:52
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary
Replies: 253
Views: 1192
Flag: Netherlands

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary

My point is she is an Assad apologist, which I think is worse than being supported by Wall Street. However I'm not a purity tester so I would still support her over Trump. But let's be honest, she has no chance Edit: I would actually prefer Bernie win over her I don't think that's worse than being ...

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