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  • Did you see Shaun's video about the atomic bombings in WWII Japan?

    Don't spoil it just yet, because I'm about half way through with the video right now.
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    This would be an interesting discussion once we both watch it.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    I did finish it and for the most part I felt the same way, but with any war stuff there's always a little benefit of hindsight.
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    I've been busy with things, so I still have 50 minutes left of the video. I'll have to dig it up at some point.
    You can’t marry your cousin and not be strange.
    How strange was Charles Darwin?

    I mean, not saying he was perfect, but he was very supportive of freeing slaves.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Yeah but he spent like 12 years studying weird penises to start his career so it evens out
    Since you call yourself Bob, I will let you know that I prefer "Rob" personally because it's similar to R.O.B. the Robotic Operation Buddy robot from Nintendo.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    I’ve only had one person call me bob in real life, but no one has ever used Rob
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    I remember you telling someone that there were a lot of Roberts in your family, and that would be the case of mine as well. I'm actually the third Robert, as my dad and his dad are both Robert as well. We all have a birthday on the 19th of some month as well.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    There are too many Roberts in my family so all the easy nicknames have run out
    Aww. That's a sweet sentiment to stumble upon, thank you. I'm okay. I'm trying to cool off a bit from playing too much smash bros ultimate (Peach's down air is horse ****) and am now relaxing to mini documentaries about Gengis Khan on youtube for some reason. I'm sorry your pooch is giving you a run for your money. My mom recently just got rid of her dog for being too much work.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    I'm working from home and am right by a lot of parks so it helps. But I'm also luckier than most right now so I'm not taking too many things for granted.
    Baba Yaga
    Baba Yaga
    How's working from home? I made the mistake of quitting my job during a pandemic instead of intentionally getting fired, so sweet unemployment for me.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    It’s weird at first but it’s been 4 months now so I’m used to it. I do hope your unemployment money stays good though, since it is ending this week for a lot of places.
    Is the Warning at the top of the US Political thread's last pages towards me or warning others that said attitude exists?
    DId you ever beat Xenoblade Chronicles?
    bobjr
    bobjr
    No, I'll probably get the remaster though. When I had a Wii I could never find a copy.
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    I think I want the remaster so I can get a fresh start. I played some of the Wii version.
    I saw how you closed the white privilege thread while also getting the last word in that it does indeed exist. Well done.
    is your dad named Bob too

    asking because you said jr
    keepitsimple
    keepitsimple
    Thanknyou that answers it I always thought Bob was a good name though what's the problematic one
    bobjr
    bobjr
    There’s a black character called Spearchucker
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    Sorry to intrude, but my first name is Robert, and so is my dad and his dad. I can relate, lol!
    UK exit polls are upsetting.
    Also, I shouldn't mention politics to my dad; he's peak boomer.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    I missed this comment but I called that the second the election was over the Tories would back down from any good promise. Granted I don't know how Labor deals with a hostile media, because even with leadership change you'll have the exact same problem, except Brexit happens and Tories try and pass the blame again.
    Since you like Shaun, did you see his 2 hour 40 minute video talking about The Bell Curve?
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    One of my professors has said that intelligence is not really genetic, and is caused mostly by environmental factors. I guess exceptions to that are if you inherited a genetic disability.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Yeah it's not so much as genetic thing but having the options to best focus on learning in their best way. It's why IQ tests are a bad scale because it's just one way out of many.
    keepitsimple
    keepitsimple
    the bell
    If I may ask, what is your opinion on Hillary Clinton?

    Specifically, I wanted to know what you felt about her policies and political experience.
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    After hearing Johnson basically say that we shouldn't worry about global warming if we will die in a few billion years, I had very little faith in him (not that I had a ton to begin with).
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    So who would you think is better, Hillary or Biden?
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Hillary is better with issues but mostly out out of a sense that they're popular rather than them being correct, while Biden is way more personally self-destructive. So while I think Biden is more "Electable" for how meaningless it is now, Hillary's stated positions were better but I doubt they would be fully followed up on.
    How much do you really follow up on in Pokemon?

    Or are you just some member-mod who was here because of someone else?
    bobjr
    bobjr
    I play the games when they come out and get into it off and on, but Gen 7 just started off at a bad time where I was super busy. I'm thinking about being more involved in Gen 8 VGC.
    I searched Kefla on Google Images, and the first result was a colorized version of your avatar.
    Is the typo in your user description intentional?
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Ha no, but at the same time I was looking for a new avatar
    Did you ever see Hbomberguy's video on Global Warming (A Measured Response)?
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    I think you were the one who first showed me Hbomberguy content. There are many Youtubers that I watch, but I don't watch every video they make, so I guess that's why I asked, lol. Anyway, the Climate Change video spoke more to me because I find it frustrating that people deny science I specialize in.
    Auraninja
    Auraninja
    Obviously, the Earth being round is also scientific, but that's less disputed. I did like it when Hbomberguy compressed a picture of a circle he drew in a response to a denier who did the same thing to planet Earth.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Oh yeah I'm someone who does deep dives like him, so I do think part of it is the flat earth people are less depressing in a way. Like they're crazy, but ultimately harmless in comparison to the people to are climate change deniers.
    I have opinions on other candidates. For example, Jay Inslee is fighting for the right cause, but I don't think he's a good public speaker.
    I personally like Beto O'Rourke but I think he was a better Texas Senator candidate than a presidential one. I don't think he takes the strongest stances.
    bobjr
    bobjr
    Beto to me has the Joe Biden "We will consider to do something about it!" thing to me, where they don't really acknowledge the problem in the first place. Candidates like Yang and WIlliamson are crazy, but weirdly enough they recognize the problems, they just have solutions like magic crystals and the worst kind of UBI.
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