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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    As a rebel against irrationality, I can't help commenting on another article about the Nobel Prize winner finding something in two places at once. This is nothing but confined entanglement, and entanglement is nothing but the same particle going back and forth through another dimension at ultralight speed (6 light-years a second), leaving and re-entering this universe. It travels so much faster than measurable velocity that it appears to be either two particles affected by events they have no contact with (Corsican Brothers fable), or this alternative impossibility of being in two places at once. There is no measurable difference between ultralight speed and no time at all. "It's here, then it's there" seems no different from "It's both here and there" at these speeds.
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    Scientists' own isolated, excessive, and unrewarded training turns them into weirdo escapist freaks themselves. So I wouldn't trust any studies they do about normal human beings and their self-reflecting opinions on what is psychologically healthy.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by lyons19901 View Post
    sometimes i feel anecdotal/real life evidence is more applicable then a research study.
    Research filters out real life if the researchers don't like it. All their data are taken from anecdotal evidence on the side they want truth to be on.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Scientists' own isolated, excessive, and unrewarded training turns them into weirdo escapist freaks themselves. So I wouldn't trust any studies they do about normal human beings and their self-reflecting opinions on what is psychologically healthy.
    Right. And with those sorts of preconceptions I can totally see how your opinion is valid and unbiased. If you've got any info or reasoning to bring to the table, go for it. If not, I'm sure you can understand why I don't take you seriously at all.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Right. And with those sorts of preconceptions I can totally see how your opinion is valid and unbiased. If you've got any info or reasoning to bring to the table, go for it. If not, I'm sure you can understand why I don't take you seriously at all.
    My revolt is against the idea that people deserve to be in the positions they are in. For example, we can criticize the politics of journalists but not claim that their ignorant and dysfunctional English disqualifies them from having their jobs in the first place. My preconceptions were the same as yours when I looked up to researchers, so just because you've maintained this worship of success by giving professionals the benefit of the doubt when doubts arise due to their personalities or to contradictions of what you've seen in real life, that bias towards the status quo doesn't give you the authority to define what "preconception" means. Because those who control our language don't want us to think independently, there is no such word as "postconceptions," but those are the conclusions I come to based on logic and experience rather than acceptance of the authority of the neurotic ambitious imbeciles who get ahead in these backward times.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    That's just not true. I played WoW less than a year, and had several characters at lvl 70, then the highest one could go. I played an average of 4-5 hours in the evening.

    To criticize people for their hobbies is utter rubbish. Look how many hours it takes to become good at playing golf, yet most politicians play golf and nobody says a thing about the hours and hours they spend on the game. This kind of partisian hackery is what has poisoned the average American against both political parties, and the slanderous slime with which they gleefully fling at anyone on the other side, no matter how dishonest or deceitful.
    I play WOT (World of Tanks), I am pretty decent at it, and more importantly I like playing it. I also play Soul Calibur when, I just absolutely have to bash some poor bastards head in. I am very very good at that.( Ive been playing some version of it since I was in high school. To put to you this way. It was on an arcade machine(remember those?) when I first started playing it. It was called Soul Blade then. Anywho it gives you an idea how long i've been playing it in one form or another.) I definately would have been right at home on some medievil battlefield, to steal a catch line I saw around these here boards. That said if I ran for office why the bloody hell would any body care? Hell killing things and people online prevents me from putting an ax in their head in real life. Its carthetic for me. Whats the big deal. I swear sometime the Republicans just ich to shoot themselves in the foot. How is this even relevent to the race?
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'd just say it's too much of a time suck, especially for the money involved. I feel that way for all MMORPGs, actually. Too many expansion packs, too long to do quests...etc.
    I got sucked into Wow for a bit. The competition is too much of a draw! I always wanted to do the top raid and get the best gear and found I spent waaaaay too much time trying to compete in a virtual world.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    This kind of hysteria, so like the hysteria over entertainment thing from D&D in the 70s-80s up to "violent" TV shows, "violent" music, games like DOOM, and onwards is one of the many things turns me off of the idiocy of the Mrs Lovejoy-esque extreme social conservatives in the major party I most closely identify with.

    A state candidate on the GOP ticket stooping this pathetically low and frankly retarded would go a long way in making me cast a vote in a manner that's a specific rebuke against themselves
    Full diclosure I am a gamer myself. That said the Repulican is a moron. The Democrat in this case seems to be and idiot. That said I would vote for the idiot just to make a statement to the Republican party that they need find someone who has more than one brain cell and some modicum of common sense. Wow is all these twits have on that idiot? Really? If it is then they just dont need to be in office anymore.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    An update for the thread

    ‘World of Warcraft’ State Senate Candidate Wins Election

    Add another demographic to the list of winners on Tuesday night; in addition to Democrats, women, and marijuana advocates, gamers scored a political victory in Maine’s state senate.

    Colleen Lachowitz, the Democratic state senate candidate in Maine whose race drew national attention when the state’s Republican party attacked her for her world of warcraft persona, won election on Tuesday, ousting Republican incumbent Tom H. Martin Jr. by a little over 900 votes, according to the Morning Sentinel.

    Lachowitz drew criticism from the Maine state GOP for comments the candidate made online while playing World of Warcraft (Lachowicz is a level 85 orc in the popular multi-player online role-playing game.) Only, it wasn’t Lachowicz herself who made the comments–it was Lachowicz’s warcraft alter-ego, Santiaga.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    First of all, I would like to say that it is more than possible for her to reach 85 without playing 22 hours a week. The game has been out for 8 years now. At this current time, playing 8-12 hours a day, a person can make level 90 in less than 15 days (I saw level 85 Pandas/monks running around within a week of Pandaria being released). I had my level 85 about 2 years ago, within about a week of Cata coming out. I had reached level 80 about 2 years prior to that. It can be addictive, but it really doesn't take a lot of time to reach a high level, particularly not anymore, now that they offer all kinds of leveling incentives, such as friend leveling and guild benefits with leveling.

    As for the comments I've seen from her from her toon, they really aren't that bad. I've seen much worse playing the game. And lord knows I've thought such things.
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