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[Singapore] Payment option or alternative way for Lost Ark RU

Hi all, is there any singapore players here tried to top up in lost ark RU?
I tried credit card / virtual credit card. All of them failed : (
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Terminator: Resistance Update live on Steam (CH/RU/JP Localization/Difficulty Rebalance/Graphics/More PC Options)

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Terminator: Resistance Update live on Steam (CH/RU/JP Localization/Difficulty Rebalance/Graphics/More PC Options)

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Can some one tell me how to fix this. It was a gear when i first started using kissanime.ru with quality option but now its just stuck at 360p. Do you know the reason why its in all the animes that i watch now

Can some one tell me how to fix this. It was a gear when i first started using kissanime.ru with quality option but now its just stuck at 360p. Do you know the reason why its in all the animes that i watch now submitted by hulkajublooba to KissAnime [link] [comments]

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Cash Shop from NA

Is there a reliable way to get stuff from the cash shop when located in NA? Just trying to see all the options. RU servers.
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hey! im looking for a guild, mainly interested in live chat and occasional funnies. does anyone have any suggestions? (eu/ru would be super epic, but fully optional)

hey! im looking for a guild, mainly interested in live chat and occasional funnies. does anyone have any suggestions? (eu/ru would be super epic, but fully optional) submitted by rognii to Pixelings [link] [comments]

Yvie explaining her approach towards the other Season 11 Queens to Ru and Michelle who decide that they have no option but to stan

Yvie explaining her approach towards the other Season 11 Queens to Ru and Michelle who decide that they have no option but to stan submitted by idontseeitformebutok to rupaulsdragrace [link] [comments]

2S4 Tyulpan is a 1945-vintage 240 mm mortar on a 1970s chassis with the option of laser-guided and (previously) nuclear and neutron rounds; its consistent ability to one-shot buildings in bush wars has led Ru MoD to commit to a comms and fire control upgrade in 2017

2S4 Tyulpan is a 1945-vintage 240 mm mortar on a 1970s chassis with the option of laser-guided and (previously) nuclear and neutron rounds; its consistent ability to one-shot buildings in bush wars has led Ru MoD to commit to a comms and fire control upgrade in 2017 submitted by CautiousKerbal to TankPorn [link] [comments]

Food options at RU

Is there any dining hall type buffet that commuting students can pay to use for breakfast lunch and dinner? I saw their website and saw some meal plans but anything I can pay per use?
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[Discussion] Anti-Patreon! A list of payment options

With all the salt and speculation about Visa/Mastercard, Paypal/Stripe and Operation Choke Point, I decided to compile a small list of electronic payment methods.
Funnily enough, there's actually a lot of non-American epayment (Paypal/Stripe) alternatives, and a decent amount of credit card (Visa/Mastercard) alternatives.
With all the recent geopolitical Great Game shenanigans, I guess Mir (Russia) and UnionPay (China) would be very happy to expand to America. With the two other options RuPay (India), JCB Co., Ltd. (Japan), it all depends.
Other than the above 4, I have not found other card companies with as much international reach. There's more single-country or regional European/Asian/South-American ones though.
Card companies
Mir, Russian card company, practically designed to cut reliance on Visa and Mastercard:
Reuters / August 7, 2017: Moscow to cut dependence on U.S. payment systems: RIA
Russia has already introduced a new national payment system to cut reliance on Western systems, such as Visa and MasterCard.
Furthermore, Mir cards are welcome in sanctions-hit Crimea where Western banks are prohibited to operate.
Mir (Russian: Мир, IPA: [ˈmʲir]; lit. the world; peace) is a national payment system established by the Central Bank of Russia by the law adopted in May 1, 2017.[1] It is currently accepted mostly by Russia-based companies, such as Aeroflot or Russian Railways, though it is gradually gaining acceptance among foreign companies with Russian operations.[2] The system is operated by The Russian National Card Payment System [ru], a wholly owned subsidiary of the Central Bank of Russia.
UnionPay, Chinese card company:
UnionPay (Chinese: 银联; pinyin: Yínlián), also known as China UnionPay (Chinese: 中国银联; pinyin: Zhōngguó Yínlián) or by its abbreviation, CUP, is a Chinese financial services corporation headquartered in Shanghai, China. It provides bank card services and a major card scheme in mainland China. Founded on March 26, 2002, China UnionPay is an association for China's banking card industry, operating under the approval of the People's Bank of China (PBOC, central bank of China).[1] It is also the only interbank network in China that links all the automatic teller machine (ATMs) of all banks throughout the country. It is also an electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS) network.
As of 1 November 2007, China UnionPay cards may be accepted where Discover Network Cards are accepted in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.[14] As of early 2013, the cross acceptance agreement was expanded to support e-commerce or card-not-present transactions.[citation needed] In March 2010, PayPal announced a partnership with China UnionPay enabling the use of PayPal with UnionPay member cards.[15] In 2015, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) placed a 100,000 yuan annual cap on overseas UnionPay (Issued by China's bank) cash withdrawals.[16] In November 2017, Azoya teamed up with UnionPay to enable consumers in China to profit from the Black Friday online shopping festival via a cross-border marketing platform.
RuPay, Indian card company, domestic Visa/Mastercard alternative:
RuPay is an Indian domestic card scheme conceived and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on 26 March 2012.[1] It was created to fulfil the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) desire to have a domestic, open loop,[clarification needed] and multilateral system of payments in India. In India, 90% of credit card transactions and almost all debit card transactions are domestic; however, the cost of transactions was high due to the dominance of foreign gateways like Visa and Mastercard. RuPay facilitates electronic payment at all Indian banks and financial institutions.[2] NPCI maintains ties with Discover Financial to enable the card scheme to gain international acceptance.
JCB Co., Ltd., a Japanese card company:
Note that JCB once issued it's own credit cards in the US.
JCB Co., Ltd. (株式会社ジェーシービー Kabushiki gaisha jē shī bī) (an initialism of the company's former name, Japan Credit Bureau) is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan. It is accepted at JCB merchants, it also in a strategic alliance with Discover Network merchants in the United States, UnionPay merchants in China, American Express merchants in Canada, and RuPay merchants in India.
Local JCB accounts in the United States were issued by JCB USA, and offered to residents of California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.[3] JCB USA stopped issuing JCB cards in the American market on January 8, 2018, and closed all current consumer credit card accounts on April 30, 2018.[4] Foreign JCB cards continue to work through the Discover network partnership.
epayment processors
There's a lot.to choose from, even if you choose to avoid potentially suspect Sillicon Valley types like: Stripe, Paypal, Square, Inc. (founded by Twitter's Jack Dorsey), Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay Send, etc. Also UK-based companies, for obvious reasons.
SecurionPay, Swiss Paypal alternative:
Start processing credit and debit cards payments on your website with ease. Accept major cards like Visa, Visa Classic, MasterCard, Maestro, Diners, JCB, Discover, American Express, Union Pay.
Simple and transparent pricing: 2,95% and 0,25 Euro per transaction
The highest security standards, PCI compliance and fraud management
Fully manageable recurring payments
Ingenico, French business payment provider:
Ingenico Group has led the payment industry for more than 30 years to become the global leader in seamless payment. We provide smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels: in-store, online and on mobile.
Today, with our products and services, merchants can accept any means of payment, from credit cards to alternative payment methods, be it in store, on line or on mobile and allow consumers to have a seamless payment experience.
Digital wallets
Samsung Pay, South Korean international(?) digital wallet:
Samsung Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Samsung Electronics that lets users make payments using compatible phones and other Samsung-produced devices. The service supports contactless payments using near-field communications, but also supports magnetic stripe only payment terminals by incorporating magnetic secure transmission.[1] In countries like India it also supports bill payments.
Alipay, Chinese digital wallet:
WeChat Pay, Chinese digital wallet:
WeChat has been accused of censoring politically important topics in China, including human rights abuses.[22][23][24][25]
In the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, Charlie Munger identified WeChat as one of the few potential competitors to Visa, Mastercard and American Express.[26]
In China, users who have provided bank account information may use the app to pay bills, order goods and services, transfer money to other users, and pay in stores if the stores have WeChat payment option. Vetted third parties, known as "official accounts", offer these services by developing lightweight "apps within the app".[48] Users can link their Chinese bank accounts, as well as Visa, MasterCard and JCB.
Of note is that Chinese companies usually have some sort of censorship issue related to China itself. WeChat has some, and also Line Pay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_Pay#Censorship
In China, Line suppresses content to conform with government censorship.[59] Analysis by Citizen Lab showed that accounts registered with Chinese phone numbers download a list of banned words that cannot be sent or received through Line.[60] The banned words reflect the usual topics proscribed by Chinese officials, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and controversies about Tibet and Xinjiang.
Line publicly confirmed the practice in December 2013:
LINE had to conform to local regulations during its expansion into mainland China, and as a result the Chinese version of LINE, "LIANWO," was developed. The details of the system are kept private, and there are no plans to release them to the public. — Hazuki Yamada, LINE's public relations official
In Indonesia, Line has responded to pressure from the Indonesian Communication and Information Ministry to remove emojis and stickers it believes make reference to homosexuality, for example the emoji "two men holding hands". Line issued a public statement on the issue: "Line regrets the incidents of some stickers which are considered sensitive by many people. We ask for your understanding because at the moment we are working on this issue to remove the stickers".
YandexMoney, Russian domestic payment:
Yandex.Money (Russian: Яндекс.Деньги) is Russia’s largest electronic payment service according to a 2016 survey by TNS.[1] It is an online payment service that works with two types of clients — individual users and merchants.
The service is the joint venture of Russia's leading search engine Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), and Russia's largest bank Sberbank. In 2013, Sberbank, one of the largest banks in Eastern Europe, bought a major stake in Yandex.Money.
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Fine dining with vegetarian options sankt Peterburg RU

I will be visiting St Petersburg again, and would like to go to some places and find some great food. Does anyone know of any restaurants in StP that have vegetarian menu options? Thanks so much!
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RU-Pass Optional Fee?

RU-Pass Optional Fee?
So yesterday in my breakout group, someone came into the class and told us that we would be able to opt-out of the RU-Pass fee for Fall 2019. Is this actually true? I can't seem to find anything about it not being mandatory online
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Civilization World Cup - Season 3 - Group B: Pyramid vs CC

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Publisher: Nintendo
Review Aggregator:
OpenCritic - 84 average - 92% recommended - 39 reviews

Critic Reviews

Ars Technica - Kyle Orland - Unscored
Buy it if you missed out on any of these classic games the first time around or if you want to relive them again in a more convenient form.
COGconnected - Alex Everatt - 92 / 100
Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy are three near-perfect platforming adventures. In my opinion, they are must-play games that everyone should experience at some point, and what better time then now on the Nintendo Switch.
Cerealkillerz - Gabriel Bogdan - German - 8.9 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars offers one of the best collection of Super Mario Games ever made, even if the upgrades and presentation of the whole collection could have deserved a lot more love for details. If you wanna experience Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy in its best form yet, you should definitely get this.
Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a great way to celebrate the past and whether you're a new or old friend of Super Mario, this collection is a greatest hits collection of 3D Super Mario titles. Aside from missing Super Mario Galaxy 2, it's hard not to recommend this to anyone. It's a little lite on bonus features but you do get the soundtracks to each title.
Critical Hit - Brad Lang - 6.5 / 10
Despite collecting three of Mario's most well-known games, Super Mario 3D All Stars doesn't justify their porting onto the Switch. With minimal improvements, few features that truly make it feel like an "Anniversary celebration" and some bafflingly lazy design choices, 3D All Stars feels like more like a quick cash grab.
Cubed3 - Luke Hemming - 10 / 10
Well, it was never in doubt really, was it? Super Mario 3D All-Stars represents the pinnacle of platforming goodness and with perfect ports, as well as top notch optimisation for the console, it's a must-buy.
Daily Mirror - James Ide - 4 / 5 stars
These are some of Mario's best outings and all three titles hold up remarkably well. The package favours authentic recreations rather than adding new content or updating them too much, which will please most fans.
Destructoid - Chris Carter - 8.5 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, as barebones as it might be as a compilation, is a great way to experience (or re-experience) these games all over again. It was a joy running through all three of them even if they weren't strictly upgraded. That goes double for Mario Galaxy, as this is going to be my preferred way to play it from now on.
Digital Trends - Tom Caswell - 4 / 5 stars
For those whose favorite games list features the three titles in this collection, you’ll probably be over the moon with the opportunity to play them all at any time on either your TV or on the go. Those who missed out on these entries in gaming history will likely have a tough time adapting to their controls but will find wonder and joy in playing Super Mario Galaxy.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
All three of the games have historical worth, remain highly playable today, and are ported competently enough that they work. You're not going to suddenly find Bowser unbeatable because bugs have trashed what was once a great game. However, this is Nintendo's most valuable property and mascot, and it's amazing that the company didn't do more with this package than they have here.
Enternity.gr - Nikitas Kavouklis - Greek - 10 / 10
Owners of Nintendo Switch and Mario fans who won’t give the necessary attention to this triad, have signed a guaranteed contract to burn in the hell of gaming.
Eurogamer - Martin Robinson - No Recommendation / Blank
Two of Nintendo's finest, and one of its most interesting, come together in a compilation that isn't worthy of their greatness.
GameMAG - Александр Копанев - Russian - 9 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is an amazing retrospective that shows us the first few steps that the series took going into three-demensional space. Even in this original form the trilogy easily stands tall among most modern games with it's timeless game design. All we can do now is just appreciate this masterpieces and celebrate Mario's anniversary together.
GameSpot - Kevin Knezevic - 8 / 10
Despite its minimal trimmings, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a worthwhile collection of some of the plumber's most memorable adventures.
GameXplain - Andre Segers - Liked-a-lot

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Gameblog - Yann Bernard - French - 7 / 10
Super Mario 64 keeps its whole interest from historic and nostagic points of view, a revolutionary approach that Super Mario Sunshine spreads in every sense of the word, while Super Mario Galaxy takes off literally outer space, among the brightest three dimensional platformers. Such true ports preserve these masterpieces' authenticity, but the Super Mario 3D All-Stars title suggested more, both in content and style. Brilliant HD renditions with fully available soundtracks on the go don't shine enough to overshadow some old issues and Super Mario Galaxy 2's glaring omission from this otherwise stellar collection.
GamesRadar+ - Sam Loveridge - 4 / 5 stars
Super Mario 3D All Stars' package of three of the best 3D Mario games are just enhanced and tweaked enough to be an enjoyable revisiting, but without removing the classic charm.
God is a Geek - Adam Cook - 9 / 10
Whether the year it was released has affected the way Super Mario 3D All-Stars came together, we'll probably never know, but it still comes with a wholehearted recommendation simply due to the quality of the games.
Hobby Consolas - Álvaro Alonso - Spanish - 80 / 100
Three fantastic games -one that feels a little old, one that still in good shape and another that is the same masterpiece- together in a somewhat lackluster compilation.
IGN Italy - Mattia Ravanelli - Italian - 7 / 10
Nintrendo packed some truly unforgettable classics in a single pack. And forgot to celebrate them the way they deserved to.
Impulsegamer - Sean Warhurst - 4.7 / 5
With the crumbling edifice of the world being chipped away every day by the chisel of COVID-19, it's a welcome comfort diving back into these three games and reliving the classic days of Mario's early adventures in the third dimension.
Kotaku - Ian Walker - Unscored
Although I have my qualms with this collection—strange inconsistencies in the Super Mario Sunshine port chief among them—it does what it set out to do: chart Mario’s evolution from a bushwhacking pioneer to the inimitable mascot of 3D platforming.
Nintendo Enthusiast - Andrew Rockett - 9 / 10
Although nothing here is likely to change your opinion on any of the titles, most people who have played these games don't need any convincing. Each game holds up very well and shines behind its own compelling strengths.
Nintendo Life - Chris Scullion - 9 / 10
We've had an absolute blast playing through these three gems all over again, especially now they look sharper than ever. It's a shame that the presentation is practically barebones with no bonus content beyond the soundtracks, but there can still be no denying the quality of the games on offer here. This is the Beatles' Greatest Hits of the video game world, and is an absolute treat whether you're reliving it in HD or discovering it for the first time.
NintendoWorldReport - John Rairdin - 8.5 / 10
Updated, sharper textures for Super Mario 64, widescreen support for Super Mario Sunshine, and diverse new control options for Super Mario Galaxy, each bring welcome additions to their respective games. While yes, the updates are restrained somewhat in their ambition, the end result is undeniable. Even if some elements show their age, this is without a doubt, the best, and most versatile release these three classic 3D platformers have ever received.
Polygon - Russ Frushtick - Unscored
If anything, Super Mario 3D All-Stars shows the breadth of what a 3D Mario game can be, and much of that is truly excellent.
PowerUp! - James Wood - 8 / 10
The (dry) bones of Super Mario 3D All-Stars are impeccable - three of the best games ever made, spruced up for one of the best consoles ever made.
Press Start - Shannon Grixti - 8.5 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is another must-own game for Nintendo Switch. It brings together three games from three different generations and shows just how timeless the Mario franchise is. At the same time, it is a shame that Nintendo didn't celebrate the iconic franchise a little more throughout the presentation of the package.
SECTOR.sk - Matúš Štrba - Slovak - 9 / 10
Super Mario Galaxy hasn't aged a day and it is the best game of this collection. SM64 and Sunshine could get a bit more love from developers.
Spaziogames - Nicolò Bicego - Italian - 8 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a must have if you love classic platform games, but Nintendo could have done way more to celebrate Mario's 35th birthday.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 8 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a decent bundle of games, though Super Mario 64 has aged poorly with clumsy controls, muddy visuals and no real effort by Nintendo to remaster or re-energise the game for the umpteenth platform you’ve just bought it on. Again. Super Mario Sunshine is a vast improvement upon that (and it should be, published five years later), though Super Mario Galaxy is truly the pick of the bunch, a game as great now as it was back then. Rosalina for life.
The Digital Fix - Dani Cross - 10 / 10
Despite availability issues, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is easily one of the greatest games on Switch and a celebration of some of the best Nintendo games of all-time.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 8.6 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good collection, but more because of the games it contains than because of Nintendo's effort in making it. The absence of extras and of Super Mario Galaxy 2 are an unpleasant disappointment.
TheSixthAxis - Stefan L - 7 / 10
Much like an actual 35th birthday party (I assume), Super Mario 3D All-Stars just feels a little halfhearted. It bundles together three great platformers, all of which benefit from the bump up to HD resolutions, and Nintendo have done well to adapt the varying controls to suit the Nintendo Switch, but there's a squandered opportunity to enhance and go beyond this in a meaningful way. Maybe Nintendo are saving themselves for the big five-oh in 2035?
Twinfinite - Rebecca Stone - 4 / 5
There’s no denying that Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy are at the top of the list of Nintendo’s most outstanding games, and the 3D All-Stars collection serves as a retrospective and reminder of Mario’s growth over the course of 11 years.
USgamer - Nadia Oxford - 4 / 5 stars
The Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection could stand a few more extras. Customizable controls would be great, as would sound options, design documents, or artwork. When you think about everything the original All-Stars offered-three graphically upgraded Mario games, plus a "lost" game-3D All-Stars is a bit lacking. That said, the games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars still hold up today. I'm surprised how fun Super Mario 64 still is, and Super Mario Galaxy remains one of the heroic plumber's best outings. As for Super Mario Sunshine, well, that's still up to personal taste.
VG247 - Alex Donaldson - 4 / 5 stars
I still think Mario deserved a more lavish birthday celebration, but the classic titles in this collection really can’t be diminished.
Video Chums - A.J. Maciejewski - 8.4 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is brimming with charm and fun. It's surprising that these games released so long ago because they have held up beautifully and thoroughly prove Nintendo's brilliant level of creativity over the years. Here's hoping for many more games to come!
Wccftech - Dave Aubrey - 8.5 / 10
Super Mario 3D All-Stars contains three legendary games, and this package allows you to experience all of them, the way you remember them. Whether or not these games hold up as competitive, contemporary pieces of entertainment is one question, but they do serve as an amazing time machine taking me to the moments I shared with friends and loved ones years ago, and this is a perfect way for you to form new memories with yours. This is three of the very best 3D platformers of all time, at their best.
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Software DDL sites with cloud.ru or similar download options

What are some are some good and reliable ones that are updating frequently? One click download without waiting is appreciated.
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[PSA] Patchnotes October 2020

[PSA] Patchnotes October 2020
Read the patchnotes in your language here:
EN: https://wo.ws/3mUSfLo DE: https://wo.ws/2G2S6VQ FR: https://wo.ws/2SfyMXz JP: https://wo.ws/33bQZeV RU: https://wo.ws/3n39ASo ES-MX: https://wo.ws/3icVlXH PT-BR: https://wo.ws/3cH79jH
Server maintenance will take place on October 5, after which the Update will be pushed to consoles.
Maintenance times:
  • Xbox: 2:00 – 5:00 AM Central / 7:00 – 10:00 AM UTC
  • PS4: 2:00 – 5:00 AM Central / 7:00 – 10:00 AM UTC
Update size:
  • Xbox ~2500 MB
  • PS4 ~ 2500 MB
Welcome to October, Legends! We've prepared yet another shipload of content to warm your fall moods! You can expect a new Campaign to earn Benham; a USN Tier VI Premium destroyer; the Italian cruisers to arrive en force, with the much-anticipated Exhaust Smoke Generator upgrade and ready to be researched; and finally, the Soviet destroyers to receive some eagerly awaited buffs. A fresh tactical feature—the sector alert function—will make battle communications a tad clearer, and there's something special in store for Halloween as well!

Steel Redeemer Campaign

You've been asking for another destroyer Campaign, and that's exactly what we're delivering! USS Benham—the lead ship of her class—made herself particularly essential in the Battle of Midway, during which she rescued hundreds of personnel from aircraft carrier Yorktown and destroyer Hammann. In the game, she’s not a typical USN destroyer, as she sports eight torpedo tubes per side—a feature that can unleash quite a nasty surprise for any ships that dare to come within range.
Benham awaits you behind the 80th milestone of the Campaign, which also offers an array of desirable rewards on your path to the top. In addition to the usual selection of goodies, you'll also find Halloween '20 crates. These hold some interesting items: ranging from Rust Bucket Disposable Camos to give your ships that battle- and time-worn look, to unique Halloween Commanders, all specializing in destroyers—one for the U.S., one for Germany, and one for the Soviets. Moreover, Grade 4 Halloween Skins for Benham, Z-23, and Ognevoi can be found in Halloween ’20 crates. Additionally, each container will drop 250 Tabz—a special currency that can later be spent on upgrading the Halloween ships and acquiring special Store items, including Soviet Tier VI Premium destroyer Ognevoi!
One important note about the Halloween '20 crates—the Skins you can find inside do reroll, while the Commanders do not. This means that it’s possible for you to get duplicate Halloween Commanders before you collect them all.
An important thing to note about this Campaign is that we're going back to resetting the Weekly Havoc, as the name suggests—on a weekly basis. In addition, a Hardmode mission chain is available from day 1. This time, however, you'll be able to use your Legendary ships to complete the Hardmode tasks, but the requirements might change accordingly. If you wish to use lower-tier ships for these tasks, feel free to do so, as you only need to complete one card of each Stage. Please keep in mind that there is one task that requires you to hit the enemy with torpedoes 10 times in a single battle, and this particular task can only be completed with non-Legendary ships for obvious reasons.


The Steel Redeemer Campaign runs until November 9. The Admiralty Backing for this Campaign costs the usual 2,500 doubloons, and below you will find the rewards you can get.
Rewards without Admiralty Backing:
  • 60x Common Boosters
  • 6x Type 1 Camos
  • 6x Type 2 Camos
  • 6x Type 3 Camos
  • 8x Rust Bucket Camos
  • 3,000 Global XP
  • 235,000 Commander XP
  • 250,000 credits
  • 10x Promotion Orders
  • 1x Insignia
  • 1x Commendation
  • 7 days of Premium Account
  • 250 doubloons
  • 1x Big Crate
  • 1x Halloween '20 crate
  • 4x common containers
  • 1x American commander crate
  • Them Bones patch background
  • Rat Race patch symbol
Total value of rewards without Admiralty Backing: 14,362 doubloons
Additional rewards available with Admiralty Backing:
  • 35x Rare, 25x Epic Boosters
  • 10x Type 1 Camos
  • 10x Type 2 Camos
  • 10x Type 3 Camos
  • 16x Rust Bucket Camos
  • 13,000 Global XP
  • 140,000 Commander XP
  • 1,350,000 credits
  • 20x Promotion Orders
  • 3x Insignias
  • 2x Commendations
  • 2x Big Crates
  • 4x Halloween '20 crates
  • USN Tier VI destroyer Benham
  • 500 Doubloons
Total value of all rewards with Admiralty Backing: 50,052 doubloons

Italian Cruisers

These exquisite machines arrived just a month ago, only to receive a major update already. We're talking, of course, about the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable, which allows these ships to obscure their silhouettes even when moving at full speed. However, the consumable’s duration is anything but long. Each of the Italian cruisers, starting with Montecuccoli, have two Exhaust Smoke Generator charges by default.


The newcomer of this line is the beautiful Amalfi. She's quite fast, armed with accurate 203mm guns in three triple-gun turrets, and sports the same torpedoes as her predecessor, Zara. The torpedoes might be slow, but they are sufficiently hard-hitting and far-reaching, and especially effective when launched from within smoke screens deployed on the fly. Their launching angles are also pretty terrific, while the torpedoes aren't easy to detect. Other than that, she has one of the biggest HP pools in her class, but that exterior plating won’t stop much, so weigh up your options carefully before brawling.

Soviet Destroyers: Improvements


Ever since their release, the Soviet destroyers have been deemed a line with unrealized potential. While we didn't see dramatic drop offs in their performance per se, the higher tier ships, and especially Tashkent, required supreme precision from their Captains to be worth it. To offset this and provide the ships some "breathing room," we're introducing several measures to bring the line on par with the competition. The buffs include a better gun range, quicker-shifting rudder, improved incapacitation resistance for the steering gears and engine modules, faster torpedoes, and Damage Control Party with a longer duration. All this should lead to an increase in ships' damage per minute output, as well as their ability to stay afloat for longer, while the quicker torpedoes are designed to help in escape scenarios. The full list of changes is as follows:
II Derzki
  • Gun range improved from 8.1 km to 8.9 km for hull A, and 8.4 km to 9.2 km for hull B.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 3.6 s to 3.3 s for hull A, and from 2.6 s to 2.3 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 45 kts to 49 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 49 kts to 54 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.
III Izyaslav
  • Gun range improved from 8.5 km to 9.4 km for both hulls.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 3.8 s to 3.4 s for hull A, and from 2.7 s to 2.4 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 51 kts to 56 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 52 kts to 57 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.
IV Podvoisky
  • Gun range improved from 9.2 km to 10.2 km for both hulls.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 4.2 s to 4.1 s for hull A, and from 3.2 s to 2.9 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 64 kts to 69 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 65 kts to 70 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.
V Gnevny
  • Gun range improved from 9.6 km to 10.6 km for both hulls.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 6.1 s to 5.5 s for hull A, and from 4.9 s to 3.9 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 65 kts to 70 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 70 kts to 75 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.
VI Minsk
  • Gun range improved from 9.8 km to 10.8 km for both hulls.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 5.1 s to 4.6 s for hull A, and from 3.7 s to 3.3 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 70 kts to 75 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 65 kts to 70 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.
VII Tashkent
  • Gun range improved from 9.9 km to 10.9 km for both hulls.
  • Rudder-shift time decreased from 8.5 s to 7.6 s for hull A, and from 6.1 s to 5.4 s for hull B.
  • Decreased chances for Steering Gears and Engine modules to be critically hit.
  • Default torpedo speed increased from 65 kts to 70 kts; upgraded torpedoes—from 55 kts to 60 kts.
  • Damage Control Party duration increased from 5 s to 10 s.



This Halloween, we're back with another special event! This time it's a post-apocalyptic destroyer Team Deathmatch! Expect four teams of three specially prepared destroyers to slug it out in a sunken and decrepit cityscape. Here's the catch—there's no hiding, meaning that everyone can see everyone else! The ships themselves have different strengths, but none of them have smokes, so it's going to be a good-old shootout. You’ll also receive a choice of three fully ranked-up event Commanders to man your vessels. The event itself will begin on October 19, and we'll share an additional article with more details on October 15.

Balance Changes

  • The Alidad skill that’s available to Henry Hide has been slightly buffed: the guaranteed ricochet angles have been halved from 1–4 degrees to 0.5–2 degrees, depending on the rank. As one of the more unique skills, we felt that this one could use some extra attention.
  • British destroyers Icarus, Jervis, and Lightning will lose the access to Propulsion Mod. II. They are currently extremely effective in most scenarios, save for some encounters with the French fleet, so we didn't want to change much. If you have said modifications, they will be removed from the aforementioned ships and moved to the Inventory.

Miscellaneous Improvements and Changes

  • You can now highlight a map sector by selecting it on the Tactical Map. The signal will be visible to all of your teammates for a few seconds. Each sector alert is accompanied by a sound, as well as a battle log message.
  • The Radar visual effects have been enabled for all ships that have the consumable. This only works for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X at Full HD settings.
  • Camouflage can now cover smaller details on ships.
  • Redeem the code P2T7Y8ZT2N at wowslegends.com/code-redeemer to receive 12x Regia Marina Camos and 1 day of Premium Account!
  • The Personal Commendation counter has been removed from the inspiration selection screen, as it has no use there.
  • The available ships in the Big Crate have been rotated. You can now find Graf Spee, Dunkerque, or Kidd.

Fixed Bugs

  • Giussano's rear turret had limited firing angles when facing to port.
  • The Farsight skill's proximity component sometimes failed to prevent torpedo damage as it should have.
  • Torpedoing a friendly ship was sometimes counted towards mission progress.
  • Rarely, Division members were able to enter different battle modes. For example, player 1 entered a Ranked Battle, while player 2 entered a Standard Battle.
  • Even more rarely, the game sometimes crashed for a player who had received a Division invitation.
  • The button tool tips previously disappeared after a container had been opened.
  • The icons on the loadout screen took longer to load than required after a battle.
  • The angles for Edinburgh’s secondary guns allowed them to fire through the hull. They have now been reduced.
  • Focus frame loss occurred in the patch selection menu when switching between the Service Record and Main Menu.

New Premium Ships

The following Premium ships are planned to be added during this Update:
  • British Tier VI cruiser Cheshire, available for doubloons
  • American Tier V battleship West Virginia, available for doubloons
  • Soviet Tier VI destroyer Ognevoi, available for Tabz under the Rust'n'Rumble Store tab once this special event is live!
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/r/neoliberal elects the American Presidents - Part 52, Bush v Gore in 2000

Previous editions:
(All strawpoll results counted as of the next post made)
Part 1, Adams v Jefferson in 1796 - Adams wins with 68% of the vote
Part 2, Adams v Jefferson in 1800 - Jefferson wins with 58% of the vote
Part 3, Jefferson v Pinckney in 1804 - Jefferson wins with 57% of the vote
Part 4, Madison v Pinckney (with George Clinton protest) in 1808 - Pinckney wins with 45% of the vote
Part 5, Madison v (DeWitt) Clinton in 1812 - Clinton wins with 80% of the vote
Part 6, Monroe v King in 1816 - Monroe wins with 51% of the vote
Part 7, Monroe and an Era of Meta Feelings in 1820 - Monroe wins with 100% of the vote
Part 8, Democratic-Republican Thunderdome in 1824 - Adams wins with 55% of the vote
Part 9, Adams v Jackson in 1828 - Adams wins with 94% of the vote
Part 10, Jackson v Clay (v Wirt) in 1832 - Clay wins with 53% of the vote
Part 11, Van Buren v The Whigs in 1836 - Whigs win with 87% of the vote, Webster elected
Part 12, Van Buren v Harrison in 1840 - Harrison wins with 90% of the vote
Part 13, Polk v Clay in 1844 - Polk wins with 59% of the vote
Part 14, Taylor v Cass in 1848 - Taylor wins with 44% of the vote (see special rules)
Part 15, Pierce v Scott in 1852 - Scott wins with 78% of the vote
Part 16, Buchanan v Frémont v Fillmore in 1856 - Frémont wins with 95% of the vote
Part 17, Peculiar Thunderdome in 1860 - Lincoln wins with 90% of the vote.
Part 18, Lincoln v McClellan in 1864 - Lincoln wins with 97% of the vote.
Part 19, Grant v Seymour in 1868 - Grant wins with 97% of the vote.
Part 20, Grant v Greeley in 1872 - Grant wins with 96% of the vote.
Part 21, Hayes v Tilden in 1876 - Hayes wins with 87% of the vote.
Part 22, Garfield v Hancock in 1880 - Garfield wins with 67% of the vote.
Part 23, Cleveland v Blaine in 1884 - Cleveland wins with 53% of the vote.
Part 24, Cleveland v Harrison in 1888 - Harrison wins with 64% of the vote.
Part 25, Cleveland v Harrison v Weaver in 1892 - Harrison wins with 57% of the vote
Part 26, McKinley v Bryan in 1896 - McKinley wins with 71% of the vote
Part 27, McKinley v Bryan in 1900 - Bryan wins with 55% of the vote
Part 28, Roosevelt v Parker in 1904 - Roosevelt wins with 71% of the vote
Part 29, Taft v Bryan in 1908 - Taft wins with 64% of the vote
Part 30, Taft v Wilson v Roosevelt in 1912 - Roosevelt wins with 81% of the vote
Part 31, Wilson v Hughes in 1916 - Hughes wins with 62% of the vote
Part 32, Harding v Cox in 1920 - Cox wins with 68% of the vote
Part 33, Coolidge v Davis v La Follette in 1924 - Davis wins with 47% of the vote
Part 34, Hoover v Smith in 1928 - Hoover wins with 50.2% of the vote
Part 35, Hoover v Roosevelt in 1932 - Roosevelt wins with 85% of the vote
Part 36, Landon v Roosevelt in 1936 - Roosevelt wins with 75% of the vote
Part 37, Willkie v Roosevelt in 1940 - Roosevelt wins with 56% of the vote
Part 38, Dewey v Roosevelt in 1944 - Dewey wins with 50.2% of the vote
Part 39, Dewey v Truman in 1948 - Truman wins with 65% of the vote
Part 40, Eisenhower v Stevenson in 1952 - Eisenhower wins with 69% of the vote
Part 41, Eisenhower v Stevenson in 1956 - Eisenhower wins with 60% of the vote
Part 42, Kennedy v Nixon in 1960 - Kennedy wins with 63% of the vote
Part 43, Johnson v Goldwater in 1964 - Johnson wins with 87% of the vote
Part 44, Nixon v Humphrey in 1968 - Humphrey wins with 60% of the vote
Part 45, Nixon v McGovern in 1972 - Nixon wins with 56% of the vote
Part 46, Carter v Ford in 1976 - Carter wins with 71% of the vote
Part 47 - Carter v Reagan v Anderson in 1980 - Carter wins with 44% of the vote
Part 48, Reagan v Mondale in 1984 - Mondale wins with 55% of the vote
Part 49, Bush v Dukakis in 1988 - Bush wins with 54% of the vote
Part 50, Bush v Clinton v Perot in 1992 - Clinton wins with 71% of the vote
Part 51, Clinton v Dole in 1996 - Clinton wins with 91% of the vote
Welcome back to the fifty-second edition of /neoliberal elects the American presidents!
This will be a fairly consistent weekly thing - every week, a new election, until we run out.
I highly encourage you - at least in terms of the vote you cast - to try to think from the perspective of the year the election was held, without knowing the future or how the next administration would go. I'm not going to be trying to enforce that, but feel free to remind fellow commenters of this distinction.
If you're really feeling hardcore, feel free to even speak in the present tense as if the election is truly upcoming!
Whether third and fourth candidates are considered "major" enough to include in the strawpoll will be largely at my discretion and depend on things like whether they were actually intending to run for President, and whether they wound up actually pulling in a meaningful amount of the popular vote and even electoral votes. I may also invoke special rules in how the results will be interpreted in certain elections to better approximate historical reality.
While I will always give some brief background info to spur the discussion, please don't hesitate to bring your own research and knowledge into the mix! There's no way I'll cover everything!
Al Gore v George Bush, 2000
  • Al Gore is the 52-year-old Democratic candidate and the current Vice President. His running mate is US Senator from Connecticut Joe Lieberman.
  • George (W.) Bush is the 54-year-old Republican candidate and the Governor of Texas. His running mate is former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney.
Issues and Background
  • Roughly two years ago, President Bill Clinton became the first President in over 100 years to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was eventually acquitted in the Senate. Clinton was accused of grand jury perjury related to his extramarital sexual relationship with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He was also accused of obstruction of justice. The full report from the independent counsel can be read here.
    • Vice President Gore has said that President Clinton made a mistake, and has even called Clinton's behavior "inexcusable," but has claimed that "the people" want to move on to other issues. Likely aware of some polling evidence that Clinton may be a drag on his numbers, he has distanced himself from the President during the campaign, emphasizing that he is his own man. Stories in papers like the Washington Post and the New York Times regularly describe leaked frustrations from Clinton loyalists and Clinton himself about this distancing. Joint appearances are being minimized. In one of the primary debates, Gore stated:
      As an American who was serving as vice president, I was critical of the president. As an American, I also defended the office of the presidency against an effort by partisan Republicans in the House and Senate to deliver a thoroughly disproportionate penalty for a serious and reprehensible personal mistake on the part of the president. He should not have been removed from office for that offense. And fighting against their efforts to remove him from office and undo the act of the American people in twice electing him, I think I was serving the public interest well.
    • The Bush campaign, and Bush himself, have emphasized that they will bring "honor and dignity" back to the White House. In his convention speech, Vice Presidential nominee Dick Cheney said:
      George W. Bush will repair what has been damaged. He's a man without pretense, without cynicism, a man of principle, a man of honor. On the first hour of the first day, he will restore decency and integrity to the Oval Office.
  • The federal budget is set to be in surplus for the third year in a row this year, and many government agencies and forecasters are expecting well in excess of $1 trillion in total surpluses over the coming decade. Thus, one major election issue is what each candidate will do with this surplus.
    • Governor Bush described his plan for the surplus in the first debate as follows:
      I want to take one-half of the surplus and dedicate it to Social Security. One-quarter of the surplus for important projects, and I want to send one-quarter of the surplus back to the people who pay the bills. I want everybody who pays taxes to have their tax rates cut.
      Vice President Gore's main criticism of the Bush plan has been that because the tax cuts are across the board, a large amount of the surplus dollars will wind up going to the wealthiest Americans. Bush has countered that as President, he doesn't want to be in the business of picking winners and losers when it comes to tax relief.
    • Vice President Gore says that for every $1 of the surplus he will use for tax cuts or new spending, he will use $2 for deficit reduction. Gore intends to set the United States on a path to eliminate the national debt by the year 2012. He also proposes $500 in targeted tax cuts intended to reach low and middle income families. Bush accuses Gore of intending to increase the size of government dramatically, which Gore denies.
  • Just recently, the FDA approved abortion pill RU-486. Governor Bush has said he will respect the FDA's independence, but is concerned this will lead to an increase in abortions. Governor Bush describes himself as pro-life, but says "a lot of good people disagree on the issue" and that the issue is not a litmus test for any potential Supreme Court nominations he could make. He argues there are pro-life objectives that can be accomplished which exist on broader common ground, like parental consent laws on abortion and the banning of "partial-birth abortions." Vice President Gore is pro-choice but says he would be willing to sign a law banning partial-birth abortions "provided that doctors have the ability to save a woman's life or to act if her health is severely at risk."
  • Following US participation through NATO in the Kosovo War and the overthrow of Milosevic in the recent Yugoslavian elections, the United States maintains a presence in the Balkans. Gore supports continued US involvement and support in the region "until the mission is complete," while Bush would like to see a more immediate reprioritization of where some resources are deployed, pending consultation with NATO allies. The New York Times summarizes their differences:
    Mr. Gore is an interventionist, and over the years has repeatedly pressed for more vigorous United States involvement in hot spots around the world, including Bosnia and Kosovo. Mr. Bush denies he is an isolationist, but says United States troops should not be used for nation-building abroad. He would start by bringing home the 11,400 troops in the Balkans, once this country's NATO allies had agreed.
  • Following reforms in the 1980s, the Social Security system is not in particularly dire shape, though the trust fund could eventually run out by the 2030s if no further changes are made. Governor Bush has proposed a dramatic reform of the system which would allow workers to divert 2 percentage points of their 12.4% payroll tax into personal investment accounts. The Gore campaign argues that this plan will mean that the Social Security trust fund will run dry over 10 years earlier than currently expected.
  • Over the next 10 years, Medicare by itself is expected to run significant surpluses. Vice President Gore proposes taking Medicare "off-budget" in the same way as Social Security, putting Medicare funds in a metaphorical "lockbox" so they cannot be used for new spending or new tax cuts.
  • This campaign has seen significant discussion on the topic of education. Unlike other prominent Republicans, Governor Bush does not want to get rid of the Department of Education. He is an ardent advocate for standardized testing and wants to help more states set up such testing. Under Bush's plan, a school which shows poor results for three years in a row will see its students granted the option of a voucher which can be used for tutoring or private school tuition - for each student who chooses a voucher, the school will lose a proportional amount of federal dollars. Gore's plan calls for universal preschool, and for schools which show poor results two years in a row to reorganize with new leadership and even potentially new teachers.
  • The Columbine High School massacre remains on the minds of many. On guns, the main difference between the candidates is that Gore supports licensing for new handguns at the state level, while Bush does not. Gore also supports restoring the three-day waiting period under the Brady Law. Both candidates support instant background checks at gun shows. Governor Bush argues for greater enforcement of existing laws and raising the age when one can carry a handgun from 18 to 21. For Columbine specifically, Gore argues that some gun control measures could have possibly prevented the school shooting. In contrast, Governor Bush argues "it's really a matter of culture," that "somewhere along the line we've begun to disrespect life."
  • A few years ago, Vice President Gore helped broker the Kyoto Protocol/Treaty, an international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement was signed by the Clinton Administration but effectively killed by the Senate via a resolution that strongly signaled they would refuse to ratify it. Governor Bush says global warming is "an issue that we need to take very seriously," but also says, "I don't think we know the solution to global warming yet," and that we need to have "the full accounting, full understanding of what's taking place."
  • Just days before the election, it has come out that 24 years ago, Bush was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Bush says that the report is true, but argues that he has always been candid and remorseful about the fact that in his youth, he occasionally drank too much. Asked about why he had not previously disclosed this particular incident, he said he did not want his daughters to find out and for it to undermine his parenting.
Debate Excerpts
Quotations in excerpt titles refer to moderator's prompt, block quotations are from named candidate(s).
First Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) Bush on whether he would "try to overturn the FDA's approval last week of the abortion pill RU-486":
I don't think a president can do that. I was disappointed in the ruling because I think abortions ought to be more rare in America, and I'm worried that that pill will create more abortions and cause more people to have abortions. This is a very important topic and it's a very sensitive topic, because a lot of good people disagree on the issue. I think what the next president ought to do is to promote a culture of life in America ... I know we need to change a lot of minds before we get there in America. What I do believe is that we can find good, common ground on issues of parental consent or parental notification. I know we need to ban partial birth abortions. This is a place where my opponent and I have strong disagreement.
(2) Gore on the budget:
I think that we have got to balance the budget every single year, pay down the national debt and, in fact, under my proposal the national debt will be completely eliminated by the year 2012. I think we need to put Medicare and Social Security in a lockbox. The governor will not put Medicare in a lockbox. I don't think it should be used as a piggy bank for other programs. I think it needs to be moved out of the budget and protected. I'll veto anything that takes money out of Social Security or Medicare for anything other than Social Security or Medicare.
(3) Bush on "nation-building":
The vice president and I have a disagreement about the use of troops. He believes in nation building. I would be very careful about using our troops as nation builders. I believe the role of the military is to fight and win war and therefore prevent war from happening in the first place. So I would take my responsibility seriously. And it starts with making sure we rebuild our military power. Morale in today's military is too low. We're having trouble meeting recruiting goals. We met the goals this year, but in the previous years we have not met recruiting goals. Some of our troops are not well-equipped. I believe we're overextended in too many places. And therefore I want to rebuild the military power. It starts with a billion dollar pay raise for the men and women who wear the uniform. A billion dollars more than the president recently signed into law.
(4) Gore on education:
We agree on a couple of things on education. I strongly support new accountability, so does Governor Bush. I strongly support local control, so does Governor Bush. I'm in favor of testing as a way of measuring performance. Every school and every school district, have every state test the children. I've also proposed a voluntary national test in the fourth grade and eighth grade, and a form of testing the governor has not endorsed. I think that all new teachers ought to be tested, including in the subjects that they teach. We've got to recruit 100,000 new teachers. And I have budgeted for that. We've got to reduce the class size so that the student who walks in has more one-on-one time with the teacher. We ought to have universal pre-school and we ought to make college tuition tax deductible, up to $10,000 a year.
(5) Bush on what he would do in the event of a financial crisis:
Well, it depends, obviously. But what I would do first and foremost, is I would get in touch with the Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan, to find out all the facts and all the circumstances. I would have my Secretary of the Treasury be in touch with the financial centers not only here, but at home. I would make sure that key members of Congress were called in to discuss the gravity of the situation. And I would come up with a game plan to deal with it. That's what governors end up doing. We end up being problem solvers. We come up with practical, common sense solutions for problems that we're confronted with. In this case, in the case of a financial crisis, I would gather all the facts before I made the decision as to what the government ought or ought not to do.
(6) Gore on campaign finance reform:
And that's one of the reasons I've said before, and I'll pledge here tonight, if I'm president, the very first bill that Joe Lieberman and I will send to the United States Congress is the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. And the reason it's that important is that all of the other issues, whether prescription drugs for all seniors that are opposed by the drug companies or the patient's bill of rights to take the decisions away from the HMOs and give them to the doctors and nurses, opposed by the HMOs and insurance companies, all these other proposals are going to be a lot easier to get passed for the American people if we limit the influence of special interest money and give democracy back to the American people.
Vice-Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) Cheney on Iraq (full moderator question included):
MODERATOR: This question is for you, Mr. Secretary. If Iraq's president Saddam Hussein were found to be developing weapons of mass destruction, Governor Bush has said he would, quote, "Take him out." Would you agree with such a deadly policy?
CHENEY: We might have no other choice. We'll have to see if that happens. The thing about Iraq, of course, was at the end of the war we had pretty well decimated their military. We had put them back in the box, so to speak ... Unfortunately now we find ourselves in a situation where that started to fray on us, where the coalition now no longer is tied tightly together ...The Russians and French are flying commercial airliners back into Baghdad and thumbing their nose at the international sanctions regime. We're in a situation today where our posture with Iraq is weaker than it was at the end of the war. It's unfortunate. I also think it's unfortunate we find ourselves in a position where we don't know for sure what might be transpiring inside Iraq. I certainly hope he's not regenerating that kind of capability, but if he were, if in fact Saddam Hussein were taking steps to try to rebuild nuclear capability or weapons of mass destruction, you would have to give very serious consideration to military action to -- to stop that activity. I don't think you can afford to have a man like Saddam Hussein with nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
(2) Lieberman on whether gays and lesbians should have "all the constitutional rights enjoyed by every American citizen":
The question you pose is a difficult one for this reason. It confronts or challenges the traditional notion of marriage as being limited to a heterosexual couple, which I support. I must say I'm thinking about this, because I have friends who are in gay and lesbian partnerships who said to me, isn't it fair. We don't have legal rights to inheritance, visitation when one partner is ill, to health care benefits. That's why I'm thinking about it. My mind is open to taking some action that will address those elements of unfairness while respecting the traditional religious and civil institution of marriage.
(3) Cheney on the same question as above:
This is a tough one, Bernie. The fact of the matter is we live in a free society, and freedom means freedom for everybody. We shouldn't be able to choose and say you get to live free and you don't. That means people should be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to enter into. It's no one's business in terms of regulating behavior in that regard. The next step then, of course, is the question you ask of whether or not there ought to be some kind of official sanction of the relationships or if they should be treated the same as a traditional marriage. That's a tougher problem. That's not a slam dunk. The fact of the matter is that matter is regulated by the states. I think different states are likely to come to different conclusions, and that's appropriate.
(4) Lieberman on Hollywood:
Al Gore and I have felt for a long time, first as parents and then only second as public officials, that we cannot let America's parents stand alone in this competition that they feel they're in with Hollywood to raise their own kids and give their kids the faith and values they want to give them. I've been a consistent crusader on that behalf. John McCain and I actually requested the Federal Trade Commission report that came out three or four weeks ago which proved conclusively that the entertainment industry was marketing adult-rated products to our children. That is just not acceptable. One finding was that they were actually using 10 to 12-year-olds to test screen adult-rated products. When that report came out, Al Gore and I said to the entertainment industry, stop it.
Second Presidential Debate (full transcript)
(1) Bush on whether our country's wealth brings "with it special obligations to the rest of the world":
Yes, it does. Take, for example, Third World debt. I think we ought to be forgiving Third World debt under certain conditions. I think, for example, if we're convinced that a Third World country that's got a lot of debt would reform itself, that the money wouldn't go into the hands of a few but would go to help people, I think it makes sense for us to use our wealth in that way, or to trade debt for valuable rain forest lands, makes that much sense, yes. We do have an obligation, but we can't be all things to all people. We can help build coalitions but we can't put our troops all around the world.
(2) Gore on Iraq:
I was one of the few members of my political party to support former President Bush in the Persian Gulf War resolution, and at the end of that war, for whatever reason, it was not finished in a way that removed Saddam Hussein from power. I know there are all kinds of circumstances and explanations. But the fact is that that's the situation that was left when I got there. And we have maintained the sanctions. Now I want to go further. I want to give robust support to the groups that are trying to overthrow Saddam Hussein, and I know there are allegations that they're too weak to do it, but that's what they said about the forces that were opposing Milosevic in Serbia, and you know, the policy of enforcing sanctions against Serbia has just resulted in a spectacular victory for democracy just in the past week...
(3) Bush on Serbia:
I think it's a triumph. I thought the president made the right decision in joining NATO and bombing Serbia. I supported them when they did so. I called upon the Congress not to hamstring the administration, and in terms of forcing troop withdrawals on a timetable that wasn't necessarily in our best interest or fit our nation's strategy, and so I think it's good public policy, I think it worked, and I'm pleased I took -- made the decision I made. I'm pleased the president made the decision he made. Because freedom to go in that part of the world, and where there's a lot of work left to be done, however.
(4) Gore exchange with moderator on eight major interventions of the last 20 years:
MODERATOR: ...in the last 20 years there have been eight major actions that involved the introduction of U.S. ground, air or naval forces. Let me name them. Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo. If you had been president for any of those interventions, would any of those interventions not have happened? GORE: Can you run through the list again? MODERATOR: Sure. Lebanon. GORE: I thought that was a mistake. MODERATOR: Grenada. GORE: I supported that. MODERATOR: Panama. GORE: I supported that. MODERATOR: Persian Gulf. GORE: Yes, I voted for it, supported it. MODERATOR: Somalia. GORE: Of course, and that again -- no, I think that that was ill-considered. I did support it at the time. It was in the previous administration, in the Bush-Quayle administration, and I think in retrospect the lessons there are ones that we should take very, very seriously. MODERATOR: Bosnia. GORE: Oh, yes. MODERATOR: Haiti. GORE: Yes. MODERATOR: And then Kosovo. GORE: Yes.
(5) Gore on "nation-building":
This idea of nation building is kind of a pejorative phrase, but think about the great conflict of the past century, World War II. During the years between World War I and World War II, a great lesson was learned by our military leaders and the people of the United States. The lesson was that in the aftermath of World War I, we kind of turned our backs and left them to their own devices and they brewed up a lot of trouble that quickly became World War II. And acting upon that lesson in the aftermath of our great victory in World War II, we laid down the Marshall Plan, President Truman did. We got intimately involved in building NATO and other structures there. We still have lots of troops in Europe. And what did we do in the late '40's and '50's and '60's? We were nation building. And it was economic. But it was also military. And the confidence that those countries recovering from the wounds of war had by having troops there. We had civil administrators come in to set up their ways of building their towns back.
Third Presidential Debate (Town Hall) (full transcript)
(1) Bush on health care:
I'm absolutely opposed to a national health care plan. I don't want the federal government making decisions for consumers or for providers. I remember what the administration tried to do in 1993. They tried to have a national health care plan. And fortunately, it failed. I trust people, I don't trust the federal government. It's going to be one of the themes you hear tonight. I don't want the federal government making decisions on behalf of everybody.
(2) Gore on the estate tax:
I'm for a massive reform of the estate tax or the death tax. And under the plan that I've proposed, 80% of all family farms will be completely exempt from the estate tax. And the vast majority of all family businesses would be completely exempt, and all of the others would have sharply reduced. So 80% -- now the problem with completely eliminating it goes back to the wealthiest 1%. The amount of money that has to be raised in taxes for middle-class families to make up for completely eliminating that on the very wealthiest, the billionaires, that would be an extra heavy burden on middle-class families. And so let's do it for most all, but not completely eliminate it for the very top.
(3) Bush on morality and protecting children:
You bet there's things that government can do. We can work with the entertainment industry to provide family hour. We can have filters on Internets where public money is spent. There ought to be filters in public libraries and filters in public schools so if kids get on the Internet, there is not going to be pornography or violence coming in. I think we ought to have character education in our schools. I know that doesn't directly talk about Hollywood, but it does reinforce the values you're teaching.
(4) Gore on morality and protecting children:
I've been involved myself in negotiating and helping to move along the negotiations with the Internet service providers to get a parents' protection page every time 95% of the pages come up. And a feature that allows parents to automatically check with one click what sites your kids have visited lately.
Read the full 2000 Republican platform here.
Read the full 2000 Democratic platform here.
Internet Resources
Bush/Cheney Website
Gore/Lieberman Website
First Presidential Debate
Vice-Presidential Debate
Second Presidential Debate
Third Presidential Debate (Town Hall)
Bush personal responsibility ad
Bush education ad
RNC prescription drugs ad
Gore anti-Bush energy ad
Gore anti-Bush Social Security ad
Gore "keep the faith" ad
SNL's Gore v Bush Debate
(Okay here's the real poll, vote here)
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