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I think this is a really challenging set of views presented here:

Where exactly should we, as responsible consumers, draw the line on simulated violence. Where is that line crossed between simulating violence for some greater goal, vs. violence for the sake of sadism.

We've certainly seen some seriously sadistic acts within various sandbox-type games, such as GTA and Skyrim, but should a responsible gamer purchase a game tailored specifically for sadistic violence?

Thought-provoking, and definitely another excellent video from Extra Credits. It's unfortunate that I see the comments on the video filling up with infantile insults and "Nuh-uh", rather than people taking the time to really think it through.
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Just as a test, I want to collect some of the videos and pictures of the local Khmu Community I've taken over the past few years. I'm just starting with some of my oldest ones for the moment.
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One of Extra Credits' best releases to date. I had to watch it a couple of times, just because what is being said is that good. There is a really, really awful segment of the games market these days that cranks out skinner-box games intended to steal away time and money before the player even thinks about what they're doing, rather than provide a rewarding, fun experience (Mobage and Kabam come to mind). That's not treating people like people, and the Extra Credits team are right to call it immoral.

In some ways, I think it relates to a segment NPR did recently on Magic: The Gathering (http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/11/392381112/episode-609-the-curse-of-the-black-lotus I would love to see Extra Credits expand on that a bit, if possible). Wizards of the Coast had a huge decision early on if they were going to prioritize collecting, or the fun of play, and chose the latter. They faced a lot of opposition, but MTG is still around, in part, because they made that choice and stuck with it. It's nice to see that these kinds of choices can pay off in the end.
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Verizon's tantrum over the #NetNeutrality  win is hilarious. Funny how they pretend the old rules, that Verizon and the other telecoms fought for years, supposedly never existed now. 
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Wooo! Rocking the clarinet, just like I did back in my band geek days! I even broke one, too, early on. 
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This is a great explanation of how polarization in political viewpoints works, and why arguments, online or elsewhere, rarely are against what the other person/group actually believes, but against a stereotype created by people who share your views.
If you ever argue online, before responding, ask yourself, "has this person actually said what I'm about to attack them for, or is it just what I think they believe, or will say"?
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I guess FreedomWorks earned their paycheck from the telecoms yesterday.

Edit: Yep. Googled it, and Verizon and AT&T are known donors to Freedomworks. Guess they're getting what they paid for.
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I'm a geeky kind of guy. I like computers/technology, reading, and movies, but also enjoy the outdoors, particularly the Sierra Nevada mountains nearby. I dabble in a lot of different things, such as photography, as well.
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Very good food, that's all. The ordering and pickup is from a window, and there are some outdoor tables if you want to eat there; however, if you go there, it's not really for the atmosphere. They make excellent tri-tip sandwiches and burritos, and don't skimp on the meat, which some places are prone to doing.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
I've been going here for well over a decade now, as well as involved in assisting with various aspects of the church for nearly as long, and I still love it. It's gone through some ups and downs, but I love the people, and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. It's also one of the most diverse churches I've ever even heard of. We have two English congregations ("Common Ground", the contemporary one, and "Faith Community", the traditional one), a Spanish Language service, "Amor y Fe", and a Lao/Khmu language service, "Asian Grace". We're culturally and economically diverse, with members ranging from former university presidents to immigrants with limited English skills. We are all family, though, and we all worship together once every month or two in our combined services. If you're looking for a place of worship, at least come and visit. Check the website for service times.
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Expensive, but some unique architecture and tasty wines. Right behind Sterling as one of the better wineries to visit.
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Great food, open late, they have some of the best tacos in town, hands down. The staff get the food ready pretty quickly, too. The atmosphere isn't always the best, especially late at night, but the food makes it worth it all the way.
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Very good food, friendly staff. Unique touches like the Turkish handmade water cups add to the atmosphere. We plan to come back
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Great food in a little place.
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Been going here for years, and they have great food. It's more of a sit-down restaurant, with a plate averaging about $10. They make some of the best fajitas I've had, but all of their food is quite good.
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