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  1. Worth noting - Hillary won every POC & LGBT demo except whites. Every non-LGBT white demographic voted Trump overwhelmingly regardless of wealth, age, education, profession, and gender. Hillary won voters earning less than $50k overall, Trump won everyone over $50k. I find it impossible impossible to accept any narrative that this was a working class revolt when the voting lines are so starkly aligned along racial boundaries and across class identities. Not to mention the nature of the candidate and his rhetoric.

  2. There's no doubting this falls on the same axis as Brexit and European nationalist movements - nothing is unrelated in this day and age. It affects all of us and we're all going to have roll up our sleeves and face it. It still seems impossible though. It's just surreal. Literally the worst potential president anyone could find.

  3. Kinda wish I could stay up all night to see how this progresses. What time will we see the votes start to come in?


    We should have a firm result around 4am, maybe 5am. Might be worth staying up to see the first few projected results from the East coast if you want. If it looks like Hillary will take Florida she'll almost certainly be president, if it's called for Trump it's gonna be a long night for everybody.

  4. I definitely urge anyone on the fence to give it try, rent or borrow it for a weekend if you're super unsure. It's very much an "easy to learn, hard to master" sort of game and it's definitely not a twitchy shooter like CoD or Counter Strike. If you know to stay on the objective you're probably better than about 50% of players in the main "quick play" mode.

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    It's voting day in the US at last, which means our collective nightmare will soon be over/continue indefinitely (delete as applicable).


    The situation is still neck and neck. Polls show a very slight lead for Clinton with higher then expected early turnout from Latinos & Asian voters but lower than expected early turnout from African-Americans. Markets are betting on a Clinton victory but a Brexit-style upset is still very much on the cards. A winner will likely be declared at around 4am GMT.


    I might have to get drunk.



  6. Figured it was time to throw a thread up about this - By the morning of November 9th, about 5 days from now, we'll know who will be the new president of the greatest superpower on earth.


    In the blue corner: a Havard law graduate, former first lady, two term senator, and six years worth of experience as a successful Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton may well be the most qualified person ever to run for the most powerful position the world.


    In the red corner: a self-admitted serial molester, twice-bankrupt property developer with a string of failed casinos, reality TV star, possibly supported by the Russian KGB, with no previous experience of office and a history of racially discriminatory business practices. Donald Trump now lies within a couple of points of securing the oval office after a lightening rise to the top of the GOP. A federal lawsuit concerning allegations of him raping a 13 year old girl during the 1990s will commence in December.


    Which candidate will inherit control of the world's largest economy and nuclear arsenal? Will we witness another Clinton presidency or the death of Western civilization? The polls are neck-and-neck. We genuinely have no idea!


    All we can do now is trust the wisdom of the American voters...



  7. Politically it's worth noting how much it's favored the pro-"Hard Brexit" camp to be as light on detail as possible until now. Revealing their negotiating position to Parliament & public means admitting the harsh realities of "taking our country back" ie. this isn't going to be anywhere near as easy as they promised and are still promising. Being forced to reveal the detail means forcing the government to admit our collective position isn't as strong as many might imagine, no matter how many biscuits we sell.


    I wonder if the government might trigger a snap election next year while polls still look good, before the reality sets in?

  8. I'm pretty free until the end of the month so I'd be down for that. Depends on who might be using the telly but I'd love to jump in when it's free on an evening. What time do you usually play? My favourite players are people who play Hanzo, never challenge the point, and immediately quit when we lose a round.

  9. Sorry to hear folks are feeling ground down, hope it looks brighter for you all soon.


    I must admit going back to the job hunt rigmarole so soon is starting to take it's toll, I've worked hard on my mental health over the past year but it feels like some of the bad stuff is starting to creep back in. Objectively minor problems are starting to feel bigger again. I know that, one way or the other, it's all going to be OK but life sure can make it hard to let yourself feel like it.


  10. If I've got one piece of advice with a CV, lead with your skills and use your experience as evidence (as opposed to experience > skills). I've noticed a wider range of employers seem to react more positively if you can be specific and upfront with your aptitudes rather than general work history, especially if you haven't already worked a job similar to what you're applying for.