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by SlyReaper
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

The only people I've met who don't understand this are white supremacists. And liberals. Actual liberals, I mean. Not people who think they're liberal, but have forgotten what the word means. Believe it or not, I happen to agree white nationalism is a bad thing, because I'm not an idiot. But if you...
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Antifa do indeed operate in Europe. Did you hear about the riots in Hamburg when the G20 conference was going on? Antifa.
by SlyReaper
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

No, I don't see it. I think you're imagining it. Trump's campaign theme was certainly not about letting white supremacists or anyone else get away with murder. His campaign theme, broadly speaking, was isolationism / anti-globalism. As for his statement creating some kind of impression, no, that's t...
by SlyReaper
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

Technically correct is the best kind of correct. I mean, you're saying that what he said was factually accurate, but he shouldn't have said it because the overall message of "Look what the alt right did" is more important than acknowledging all the facts? I question your characterisation o...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, how is a neo-Nazi who shoots up a prayer service in an African-American church, killing nine people and wounding a tenth, in hopes of starting a race war, not terrifying? That happened only two years ago. Compared to the ones who ran an oppressive authoritarian dictatorship, killed millions, ...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

EDIT: Really, though -- there's plenty of reasons to be concerned about the issue of escalation; there's plenty of reasons to reject violence as an appropriate response to violence. But at the end of the day, only one side involved in this conflict has actually murdered people. And that side isn't ...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

Well okay, if you want to stretch the word "compare" like that, let's compare Antifa and Nazis! 1) Both groups consist of humans 2) Members of both groups have two arms 3) Members of both groups have two legs 4) Members of both groups have eyes, ears, noses, and mouths 5) Members of both g...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

The Great Hippo wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:I have done no such thing.
SlyReaper wrote:#NotAllNazis, right?
Now that we've qualified that the problem here was your failure to understand what words mean, I presume we can move on.

You said I was comparing Antifa to Nazis. I did nothing of the sort. It seems it's you who has trouble understanding what words mean.
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

So out of the fairly lengthy response I posted, you pick out the one memey bit and call me juvenile? As a rule, I don't discuss complex issues with people incapable of not comparing a group they dislike with Nazis. I have done no such thing. If you don't want a discussion, that's fine. But at least...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

#NotAllNazis, right? Hey; cool meme, bro! Throw me a line whenever you're ready to have an adult discussion. So out of the fairly lengthy response I posted, you pick out the one memey bit and call me juvenile? Then allow me to make my point more explicit. Normally, when one member of a group does s...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

Not a good look for Antifa, anyway. Not sure it's fair to lump the whole of "the left" in with the most extreme members. That said, this realisation that Antifa are not the good guys has been a long time coming. Your fashionable contempt for semi-violent anti-fascists is noted. Semi-viole...
by SlyReaper
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 49753

Re: Trump presidency

Not a good look for Antifa, anyway. Not sure it's fair to lump the whole of "the left" in with the most extreme members. That said, this realisation that Antifa are not the good guys has been a long time coming.
by SlyReaper
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321735

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

On the abandonment of Dragonstone: That made me raise an eyebrow too. My head-canon says someone DID move in after Stannis left, but they heard about three dragons and a fleet full of Dothraki and Unsullied on their way, and were like " fuck this shit I'm out ". So they left before Dan...
by SlyReaper
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Possibly of interest: Photo of Trump staring directly at the sun. Shouldn't (did) the Secret Service step in for something like this? Their job is to keep the President safe after all. If anyone else was about to damage the President's vision, the SS would get POTUS out of there. Is it the Secret S...
by SlyReaper
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 321735

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Honestly, if I were Sansa, my instinct at this point would be to do the exact opposite of whatever Littlefinger suggests. He may be helpful in the short term, but it's all contributing to whatever his grand master plan is. Jon surviving the icy water, I'm gonna chalk that up to Starks havin...
by SlyReaper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is fake news? The mainstream media has been glossing over the actions of their opposition. People on both sides came out for a fight, but the media only want to concentrate on the violence coming from one side, tacitly absolving the likes of antifa for t...
by SlyReaper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Which piece of caught-on-video Nazi violence is fake news? The mainstream media has been glossing over the actions of their opposition. People on both sides came out for a fight, but the media only want to concentrate on the violence coming from one side, tacitly absolving the likes of antifa for t...
by SlyReaper
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

Theresa Mayhem is also an acceptable pun. Does anyone know yet when we can expect Strong and Stable to kick in?
by SlyReaper
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

Well, I know who Rees-Mogg is, and I live in Bristol. So... yes? By the same token, who had heard of Corbyn before he entered the Labour leadership contest? I don't accept that high turnout means the manifestos were popular, at least not in this case. I think you're underestimating just how terrible...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

BoJo and Moggy. Two names off the top of my head who have a modicum of charisma. The Tories expected a big majority at the start. That was because they had yet to reveal their utterly cancerous manifesto. If they had just shut up and stuck to platitudes like "Brexit means Brexit", and kept...
by SlyReaper
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

Speaking as a Labour supporter my whole life, before we crack open the champagne, we need to figure out how to win. Happy to accept that may need to be led by Corbyn, but in case anyone missed it, we came second. No prize for second place. Until 10pm on Thursday, pretty much everyone thought the To...
by SlyReaper
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 28814

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

Mutex wrote:BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Corbyn eats a Pringle

https://www.indy100.com/article/jeremy- ... 17-7766886

But not a bacon sandwich. Learning from the mistakes of his predecessor.
by SlyReaper
Sun May 14, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Trump just threatened Comey over twitter, claiming there might be recordings of their conversations. Link . Is there anyone left who doesn't think this man is an incompetent dumbass? I actually don't think he's dumb. I think he knows exactly what he's doing, and that he's going to get away with it....
by SlyReaper
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Soupspoon wrote:Not sure what this has to do with Trump

Good point well made. This has gone a bit off the rails.
by SlyReaper
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

So what facts am I ignoring? Kamala Khan for one thing. Also even though you (and the shitty source you link to) consider Miles Morales to be a failure, apparently he's one of the few characters Marvel decided to keep from the Ultimate universe. Also, the last time Peter Parker was on Ultimate Spid...
by SlyReaper
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Is... is that an ad hominem, I detect? :wink:

Actually, fair enough, I didn't know who made the image. Sounds like he's into some... unpleasant literature. Given that, it seems likely there was white supremacist intent behind the image.
by SlyReaper
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Rosie the Riveter is considered one of the #1 Feminist posters of all time. Rosie the Riveter is actually not a feminist poster. She dates back to WWII and was used to help promote and mobilize civilians to support the war effort (alongside all those "Buy War Bonds" and "Uncle Sam Wa...
by SlyReaper
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: The Expanse

Second season still isn't available on this side of the pond, so I've had to make do with the books. Avasarala wasn't even in the first book (which ends when Eros flies into Venus), so it's not surprising she didn't have much to do in the first season except establish herself as a character. She's q...
by SlyReaper
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Misogyny Kool-Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 10751

Re: The Misogyny Kool-Aid

My point is, false accusations are incredibly uncommon, actual sexual assault is incredibly common How do you know? So many rape cases come down to one person's word against the other's, there doesn't seem to be any robust way to measure the false allegation rate. Googling the question took me to t...
by SlyReaper
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

Well, he bombed Syria . Perhaps the most infuriating thing about it is that one of his few redeeming qualities during the election (besides being a glorious fuck-you to the Dems) was that he didn't seem as hawkish about Syria as Clinton was. He was less likely to stir shit up in the region. Well fu...
by SlyReaper
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171606

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'll retract my earlier comment: My estimation is that the latter outcome will hurt the EU more than it will hurt the UK. In hindsight, that's too confident a thing to say for anyone who doesn't have access to a crystal ball or time machine. However, I think it's still fair to say that cutting the U...
by SlyReaper
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171606

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'm talking about rational self-interest, which has nothing to do with optimism or naivete. If saner heads prevail, then they will negotiate in good faith. If they want to make an example, they'll offer a crap deal they know the UK will reject. My estimation is that the latter outcome will hurt the ...
by SlyReaper
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171606

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Giving the UK a good deal would be extremely detrimental to the EU, which is already facing existential pressure that is being exacerbated by the EU. How so? From an economic point of view, they get to continue trading under good terms with a major economic power. From a political point of view, th...
by SlyReaper
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171606

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

She might not be bluffing, but if she isn't then she is an idiot. Not sure if serious. The UK already does the majority of its overseas trade without the benefit of a trade deal. Having the remainder suddenly become subject to tariffs too would be unfortunate, but not exactly devastating. I think s...
by SlyReaper
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 171606

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'm starting to develop a rather intense dislike for Spain and their ridiculous whining about stuff like this Spain is being difficult because they're desperately trying to prevent some of their own regions from trying for independence. Not just that. Gibraltar belonging to the UK has always rankle...
by SlyReaper
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

His (Trump's) repeated delays in disavowing things like David Duke's endorsement or his recent anti-Semitism condemnation are perfect little winks to white supremacists, like, "hey guys, you know I have to do this to be politic*, don't worry." He can plead innocence, but - no matter his s...
by SlyReaper
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7176
Views: 534781

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/23/cpac-organizer-denounces-alt-right-as-left-wing-fascist-group/?utm_term=.a77f2e7f5fe0 Well then, this will get interesting. Over a few confusing minutes, Schneider argued that the alt-right, a term coined then popularized by the National P...
by SlyReaper
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: The Expanse

I've started on the first book, and I notice the plot hole I mentioned in the OP doesn't really exist in the book. The Canterbury receives the distress call, and while everyone regards it as a massive pain in the arse, it doesn't seem like anyone is seriously considering not responding. I guess ...
by SlyReaper
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

The Expanse

I just discovered this little gem on netflix last week, and found myself marathoning the entire first season in two days. For a SyFy show, I was pleasantly surprised. The world is believable, the characters are flawed enough to make me care what happens to them, and the science nerd in me goes SQUEE...

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