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Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. 99redbloons

    99redbloons Second Year

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    The Culprit must remain unnamed...

    But even though I have no idea who it is my ginger mate got a bit of stick as you'd expect in the days after.
     
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    The main library at my school is famous for having people hook up in it as finals approach. The only surprising thing about this is that the guy took and posted pictures.
     
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    All I know is that it happened to my grandmother. She was a dual US-UK national until World War II. She was living in London at the time and joined the Wrens. As part of that, she swore a loyalty oath, and after that, she was told by the US Government that her citizenship had been revoked because she'd sworn loyalty to a foreign power.
     
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    That would've been the case at the time. Afroyim v. Rusk (1967) struck down automatic loss of citizenship for voting in foreign elections, and Vance v. Terrazas (1980) struck down automatic loss of citizenship for most other actions relating to dual citizenship. There are some other court cases and policy changes in between those, and federal policy actually has softened a bit further since the 1980s even. Net result is that it's a lot harder to lose citizenship now than it was in the 40s.
     
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    Mass shooting at Aztec High School, Aztec, NM. 3 dead including shooter and 15 injured (edit: apparently no other students were injured). About 12 miles away from where I live. So far it looks like everyone I know there is fine. Not sure if this belongs in politics, sorry if it does. Following the Las Vegas tragedy, which is my hometown, these are starting to hit far too close to home.
     
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  6. SmileOfTheKill

    SmileOfTheKill Magical Amber

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    First things first. You are fine and that is the most important thing, same with your friends. That's the best one can hope for with this.

    The second thing is the part I bolded. I am so disappointed that this is something you feel like you should say. That's what these shootings have been for a while now and I don't see it changing over time.
     
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    Disney has gotten a step closer to world domination again.

    If the deal gets approved, they’ll own Fox’ pay per view channels and movie rights.

    Only cost ‘m 66 billion too.
     
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    That just means that Marvel will get to actually include the X-Men in their movies. That's good news. Or was that not part of the deal?
     
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    Yeah, Disney would own X-Men if it goes through.
     
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    Wouldn't that also mean that they would get the rights back to Fantasic Four and we might actually get a good movie that wasn't made just keep the IP active?
     
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    Not exactly, Constantin Films own most of the rights, though they probably will be favourable to a deal.
     
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    I read up on this some more.

    Apparently, there’d have been a good chance this deal wouldn’t be allowed due to monopolization, if not for the fact that ‘the elder Murdoch is a powerful friend of President Trump’.

    It’s still not a done deal, but Trump takes care of his own, right?
     
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    Oh, Disney buying Fox also means that something can finally be done with the rights to FIREFLY.
     
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    Please no.

    We don't need more mega companies. I like my media to be at least somewhat competitive. :(
     
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    This is how dystopian cyberpunk starts.
     
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    Normally, I'd agree with you, but with the profusion of every corporate media asshole starting its own paid premium streaming service, I say let the conglomerates go forth and conquer. If only so that I don't have to pay for so many effing subscriptions.
     
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    I don't really understand how it is a disorder.
     
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    Is Gambling recognized as a disorder?
    If so, probably same principle of qualification.

    Reminds me of the SouthPark where Stan got addicted to that freemium game and spent all that money on microtransactions.
     
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    Essentially it's a disorder if you do it in a way that damages your life. In the way that a diagnosis of alcoholism is not predicated on how much you drink but how you drink. The argument is currently whether it deserves to be unique disorder or if overindulgence in games is symptomatic of other underlying conditions such as anxiety or depression.

    Currently there are two competing models, one that treats gaming dependence as an addiction and another that treats it like a avoidant stratagy/coping mechanism that has become detrimental to a person's quality of life. The third is that it is just a symptom of underlying problems. The three approaches would have different treatment pathways, currently the research is somewhat thin on all of them hence the controversy around the WHO weighing in with a definitive answer at this stage, especially as the DSM prescribes to a different (equally controversial) model.
     
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