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    Invading Iran

    Lately, many in the American political world are saying that Iran is a great threat to our ally Israel, that it is a backwards, evil country with people who all hate the West, and, most of all, they say Iran is building a nuclear weapon to use against Israel or the United States of America...
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    The 2012 Presidential Election Thread

    I had the idea a few months back of forming a catch-all thread for discussion of the upcoming United States presidential election. The primaries for the Republican Party are beginning soon, so I decided it would be a good time to start this thread today. Candidates and delegates will be listed...
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    "Virtual" Child Porn?

    Standard Content Warning: As the title suggests, in this thread we will be discussing sensitive matters relating to child pornography. If you believe you will be offended by discussion of this, you should read no further and exit this thread. Of course there is most certainly not under any...
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    Pornography

    Warning: The following thread will discuss pornography, which may be a sensitive topic to some. I strongly stress the importance of all to keep the conversation at the most appropriate level. Description of content should be kept to minimum necessary to convey the meaning, and for certain no...
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    Sex Offender Registry

    In some countries, America included, there is a registry that persons convicted of sexually based crimes must be placed on. People on these registries usually have to alert their neighbors to their existence when they enter a new neighborhood, and are able to be tracked by anyone as public...
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    Steve Jobs Dies

    Steve Jobs has died of pancreatic cancer. He was founder and until recently CEO of Apple, the company unquestionably leading the technology world. Apple released the following statement on their website: As I see it, Jobs was the last of the truly great innovators, a man of unwavering...
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    Troy Davis

    Around 20 minutes ago, Troy Davis was killed by lethal injection in Jackson, GA, USA. Davis was convicted of murdering a security guard in Savannah, GA in 1989. After a lengthy trip through the courts including several delays of his execution, Davis' legal options came to an end, and he was...
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    Video Game Motion Sickness

    One of the downsides that come with video games to some of us is a condition commonly referred to as Video Game Motion Sickness. I suffer from this on an occasion Now, most games, I have no issue. Included in my game library are such games as Super Smash Bros., Star Wars Battlefront...
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    The "Link" Between Player and Game

    This was originally written as an article, but it wasn't read much, so I figured I'd post it here, and see what the reception is. _______________________________ A leading factor to the popularity, success, and intrigue of the Zelda series has been, in my opinion, the very strong...
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    WW-Wii U Lenzo (the Pictograph Guy) is Link's Grandfather?

    I just noticed this today in Wind Waker, I thought it was pretty interesting. When you talk to the pictograph guy, Lenzo, on Windfall Island, about his picture of Outset Island that he has hanging on the wall upstairs in his shop, he says, "It (meaning Outset Island) is the most delightful of...
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    Spoiler 425 Tells It How It Is (He Gives a Zelda Timeline Theory)

    425's Zelda Timeline Theory I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about the timeline, and trying to figure out how everything pieces together. Finally, I am ready to debut what I've determined here. It should be noted that I have not played all the Zelda games—far from it, in fact. My...
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    Rights

    So, lately, I've been having a discussion about rights. On one side of this discussion, I am saying that no one ever has a right to anything that they have to obtain from someone else, meaning that even if you are dying, that does not give you a right to someone else's food or money. On the...
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    US Debt Ceiling

    Okay, I'm not going to go too far into this, so it would be great if you all had some prior knowledge, but here goes. Here in the US, we're very close to reaching our legal debt ceiling, which is a limit in how much our government can borrow from foreign nations. So we're having a massive...
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    The ZD Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament Series

    Hey, everyone, I've always considered myself a major SSB fan, and I noticed that there hasn't really been a tournament here in a while, so I figured that I would host one. What I would love to do is get 10-20 or so people who regularly participated in tournaments, but sign up even if you're...
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    Rep. Anthony Weiner and His Scandal

    Recently, the media has been abuzz about US Representative Anthony Weiner's scandal. For those not familiar, Rep. Weiner has apparently been in correspondence with several college aged women over the internet over the past year or so. Recently, he accidentally posted a photo he intended to send...
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    The "you're Nearly Dead" Sound

    You all know the sound... (except for those of you who are "too good" to ever be down to 1 heart... The beeping sound that plays when you are down to one or one and a half hearts. So, do you like this sound, or wish it would go away? In what games is the sound best and worst? I used to...
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    USA PATRIOT Act

    Today, the USA PATRIOT Act passed the US House, and will head to the President, where he is expected to authorize the use of the autopen to sign it immediately, as he is in the UK. For those who don't know, the PATRIOT (capitalization is correct since it is an acronym) Act authorizes CIA...
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    General Classic Best of the GB/GBA Games to Go to First?

    Hi, I have just finished up on my most recent Zelda game, WW, and am nearly finished with Zelda I, so I'm now on the lookout for new games to start. I generally want to play two games at a time, so if I get stuck in one I can continue on the other. What I've done so far is: TP/OoT together...
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    Atlas Shrugged

    For those not aware, a film adaptation of the book Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, the veritable manifesto of Objectivism, was recently released This film is being shown on 300 screens in the USA. This is discussion of the movie or the philosophy laid forth in it. For this thread, let's...
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    Events in Your Life That Remind You of Zelda

    Okay, sorry if this is already a thread, but I used search, so... Basically, what are some moments in your life that have occured, big or small events, that reminded you of the Zelda games. I'm not sure I've been able to explain well enough, so here's my incredibly nerdy example...
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    Twilight Princess Why Did Link Not Become a Wolf

    Okay, so the question here is: Why did Link not become a Wolf upon entering the Mirror of Twilight? For background, let's look at the times Link has become a Wolf and why. 1st Time (Faron Province): Was the hero, so became a beast instead of a spirit upon entering twilight. 2nd Time...
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    Possible Explanation for Hero' Clothes

    Okay, so the introduction of Skyward Sword as the 1st game (before Ocarina) has created a small continuity issue. In Twilight Princess, Link receives the "Hero's Clothes" from the Light Spirit Faron. He is told that the clothes belonged to a hero who long ago saved Hyrule from danger...
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    Separation of Church and State (Newdow Throws in the Towel... For Now)

    I'd like to start a mature conversation about separation of church and state, particularly in America. Newdow throws in the towel (Click "Current Litigation" on the sidebar, site isn't the best design) Atheist Mike Newdow has given up one of his two running cases to remove the offensive...
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    General Modern ZD Guides

    Hey, not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll give it a try: Are the guides found here on ZD guides to achieving 100%? I'm specifically needing TP, but I just want to make sure.
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