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by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 11:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US grants asylum to Amos Yee
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: US grants asylum to Amos Yee

I think a teen shit-ranting in the 'net being all edgy and contrarian because of all the LKY in memoriam love-festing won't be conveying the most convincing of arguments or statements that reach the standards of the Smartest Board in the Internet, mang. Congrats for the intellectual smackdown though...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 09:47pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

I think Saw Gerrera should have killed him and in the process lost his legs. In the process Tarkin loses his hand and has it replaced with a claw. We don't see Tarkin's hands in the films do we? There! Or Tarkin loses both his arms and out of pride he won't have them replaced, not until total victor...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 09:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US grants asylum to Amos Yee
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: US grants asylum to Amos Yee

There's a difference between whining about criticism and getting hammered by anti-sedition laws or whatever social harmony laws there are. I think this person's 2edgy stuff emerged from all the LKY lovefest after he died. I mean, this probably isn't some calculated Starscream-esque "teeheehee I...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 09:05pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!
Replies: 70
Views: 1497

Re: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!

hellified wrote:
Shroom Man 777 wrote:TBH I think that's contrived.

why?


The part where the posters say that Vader, in relentlessly pursuing and murdering everyone to get that disk... just didn't use TK to grab that disk because THERE MIGHT BE TWO DISKS!
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 08:55pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Chelsea for president 2020?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Chelsea for president 2020?

i'd buy that for a dollar
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 08:52pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!
Replies: 70
Views: 1497

Re: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!

A better answer to that question is that he was fully in the thralls of the Dark Side, which made it hard to concentrate on that specific object instead of just killing everyone in his path. It would also be hard to concentrate on that at the same time as he was engaged in combat. Sith may be power...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 07:38pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

You can say that for any situation where Thrawn wins but the series continues... By that logic Vader chopping Luke's arm off, after the Rebel base in Hoth was ruined and Han got stuffed in carbonite, in context, in the long run also just led to the Empire's fall :D You can say that for Order 66 even...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 05:53pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

Blowing up the leaders is far more effective than letting them escape once again. You make decisions based on which is the best for the war effort. The allied were happy to let Hitler survive when they saw him mess up Germany's war effort. Sure. But that doesn't diminish the severity of the Rebels'...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 05:12pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

Even blowing up VIPs won't stop the war effort anyway, even popping Osama bin Laden in the head won't stop 'em, even the POTUS dying of polio, etc. so by your criteria all those losses don't matter. I'm saying there's a difference between a tactical victory and a strategic victory. It's like US's wa...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 04:33pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

We could see character development, seeing him go from a Grand Admiral Scrawn to a Grand Admiral Brawn!
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 03:47pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

I would not be averse to ridiculousness like a TIME PARADOX where they just said fuck it and have Saw Gerrera blow up Thrawn and Bor Gullet strangling Boba Fett to death or something.

Still, we needed to see more Thrawn victories before this actually.
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 03:20pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

Those vessels aren't really important by themselves. The frigates might be able to harass some imperial light cruisers but that's about all they could do. They cannot attack heavily defended imperial worlds by themselves. They are better off as medical frigates than frontline warships. They're the ...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 01:43pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

They haven't lost their main combat vessels. The frigates are just frigates, supporting vessels that clearly cannot take upon SDs by themselves. Maybe for that time period, those WERE the main combat vessels those guys had. Like what others pointed out, the Mon Cal fleet weren't with the Rebellion ...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 11:54am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

eMeM wrote:But they are on the Rebel side already, just not ready for combat. We saw Home One in Secret Cargo.


Was that Home One? That could've just been Raddus' ship...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 10:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 148
Views: 6458

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thead I)

Gandalf wrote:
If you've an account, head over to HPCA and look at their now "members only" politics forum.


Holy crap I wonder what that den, Bart Blade's little sty, has become. With their American Dream coming true and all that.
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 05:29am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

Pearl harbour wasn't a massive strategic defeat for the Americans because the mosy important assets survived ( the carriers) and it really force the american to fully abandon the battleship centric doctrine for good. In that case, then what Thrawn did was an even greater strategic defeat than Pearl...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-27 02:40am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

By that logic Pearl Harbor or 9/11 weren't tragedies since a bunch of boats and a couple of buildings are just some losses that could be and were replaced.

PS even leaders can be replaced and Sato *was* lost.
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-26 10:54pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Logan
Replies: 129
Views: 2856

Re: Logan

Ye-ah... when the "uniqueness" is just cause Star Loyd is doing some Seth Rogen-y comedy skits, some more work could be used.

I liked Seaville Warf but yeah these films need more.
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-26 10:33pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: Rebels
Replies: 2159
Views: 108224

Re: Star Wars: Rebels

The only major assets the Imperials lost were the Interdictors, right? We didn't even see an ISD go down. On the other hand, aside from the final escapees... almost all of the Rebel assets were blown to scrap. The leaders escaped though... but if that's a victory for the Rebels then that's very Pyrr...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-25 02:01am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy; or Everything Wrong With Medical Research
Replies: 24
Views: 446

Re: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy; or Everything Wrong With Medical Research

Hey, it WOULD be great if new tech allows rapid chronomodulation via some new fangled doohickey... and it might happen! Stating the incapabilities of the current system isn't mutually exclusive with hoping for and working towards reform and improvements, be they incremental or radical...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-24 09:52am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy; or Everything Wrong With Medical Research
Replies: 24
Views: 446

Re: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy; or Everything Wrong With Medical Research

Nautil.us had a really great longform on this. But ye-ah it requires so much customization, most hospitals and practices won't be able to apply it to their numerous patients...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-21 10:35pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: So GI Joe went to see Kong again and guess what...
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: So GI Joe went to see Kong again and guess what...

The director is awesome. He did Arrival and Sicario. And this thread should be in Sci-Fi :P
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-21 08:13pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!
Replies: 70
Views: 1497

Re: Everything Not Quite Right With - The End Scenes from Rogue One SPOILERS and yes its contains the Vader scene!

Fair point. This was a Rebel capship, so Vader's boarders might've experienced more attrition than the paltry few guards in Leia's ship at the start of ANH. Rogue One is like the utter depletion of the Rebellion. Or the depletion of one huge chunk of it. So while by ANH they won by the skin of their...
by Shroom Man 777
2017-03-21 05:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Discussions on Canadian government: Monarchy vs. Republic, and nationalism vs. globalism.
Replies: 16
Views: 559

Re: Discussions on Canadian government: Monarchy vs. Republic, and nationalism vs. globalism.

That might be because of the progressive societies in the Commonwealth countries we usually see as having Prime Minister-ial parliamentary-style governments... on the other hand, aren't places like Malaysia using similar systems but with dysfunctional results? Can we come up with examples of crummy ...

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