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by Vendetta
2017-06-22 03:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 62836

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

I don't get how somebody can be justifiably shot by police by reaching into something when the person's demeanor was nonthreatening. It just does not compute with me how police can be that aggressive and stupid and not go to jail for this shit. That's because you live in a country where the relatio...
by Vendetta
2017-06-19 01:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London
Replies: 23
Views: 940

Re: Van Hits Mosque Crowd In London

Rather amusingly, I saw the coverage on CNN earlier. They were talking with local witnesses. As a young man started to blame "media like you" for stoking Islamaphobia, the mic cut out, and they lost the feed. When they got it back a few seconds later, the subject had changed. :P I think w...
by Vendetta
2017-06-18 04:51pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Captain America vs Ares (Wonder Woman spoilers)
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Captain America vs Ares (Wonder Woman spoilers)

Steve's in the wrong weight class to fight Ares directly, but he's also far less likely to draw him out. He basically only showed up in person because Diana was there and was starting to show her powers (exactly what Hippolyta feared, he was drawn to her because she's a demigod). I can't see how the...
by Vendetta
2017-06-16 02:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

But, still, how the fuck IS this allowed? How have we, as a society, got ourselves into a situation where a human being has made a decision to wrap a residential tower block in a flammable material to save £5k Because the fire safety regulation review after the Lakanal House fire where exactly the ...
by Vendetta
2017-06-16 01:43pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

I read something I have not been able confirm about the materials in question being a choice with a [brandname] PE or [brandname] FR - the "PE" being "polyethylene" and the "FR" being "fire resistant" which are abbreviations I've seen on this side of the pond...
by Vendetta
2017-06-16 01:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

Oh boy, the same contractor rebuilt four other towers nearby, and at least one of them has the same shelter in place bullshit posted on the walls according to a resident. They should be evacuated before a drunk terrorist smoker with a matchbook burns all of them by accident on his way to rent a tru...
by Vendetta
2017-06-16 03:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

Oh boy, the same contractor rebuilt four other towers nearby, and at least one of them has the same shelter in place bullshit posted on the walls according to a resident. They should be evacuated before a drunk terrorist smoker with a matchbook burns all of them by accident on his way to rent a tru...
by Vendetta
2017-06-15 06:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

I read the Concerned Citizens blog. The building owners are claiming each flat was remodeled to be a 'self-contained fire-proof box', surrounded by fire-proofing materials and safety walls that would not burn. Thus, 'staying put' would have left them safe from the fire. :wtf: The idea behind this i...
by Vendetta
2017-06-14 10:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London
Replies: 75
Views: 3228

Re: Grenfell Tower Block Fire in London

The cladding appears to have been an outer layer of aluminium over some sort of insulation material, installed as a retrofit. Whether the work was up to code is a question I have no doubt the Fire Investigation Team are already looking into. The fire safety regulations were reccommended to be updat...
by Vendetta
2017-06-13 02:50pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Black Panther Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 804

Re: Black Panther Trailer

there's a white guy on the side of the good guys? Only major white guy I see in the trailer is the main villain (Andy Serkis' character). Well, Bucky is supposed to be in it too, probably as reliable back-up for Black Panther when shit goes down. But Black Panther absolutely owned him in every scen...
by Vendetta
2017-06-13 02:47pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings
Replies: 24
Views: 480

Re: E3 2017: Thoughts, Praises, Whingeings

Buying an entire brand-new mainline console merely for the sake of playing Pokemon is a massive waste of money. I don't want to have to buy a Switch AND a PS4/Xbox One. Much as they keep saying it's not going to, the Switch is going to be the replacement for the 3DS in the portable market. It's gen...
by Vendetta
2017-06-12 05:32pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Legend of the Galactic Heroes books now in English
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Legend of the Galactic Heroes books now in English

The first three are out, book four is out in about a month.
by Vendetta
2017-06-10 12:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

The question is, would New Labour been able to do better? No. They'd have done what Milliband did in 2015, run a vaguely centrist platform with little to no meat on it in the name of being "electable" and everyone would have ignored them. - the government party seemingly poised to throw t...
by Vendetta
2017-06-09 01:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

Essentially all the received wisdom of the PLP that Corbyn's popular support and/or a leftist manifesto wouldn't matter in a general election turned out to be complete bollocks and actually rather a lot of people seemed to want to vote for it, even young people who don't usually vote (turnout was so...
by Vendetta
2017-06-09 01:14pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

Well the Tory knife-sharpening has already begun. Caught one re-elected Tory MP on Radio 2 about lunchtime saying, and I roughly paraphrase, that "the campaign was going great until May released the new manifesto." He also called it "the worst manifesto we've ever had to campaign on....
by Vendetta
2017-06-09 11:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

Oh, tell me I did not get home from an overnight stay in hospital to find out the Tories are going into coalition with the political wing of an Irish pro-union terrorist group... Oh I'm sure the Daily Mail will disabuse you of the notion that they were ever terrorists in short order. It's that othe...
by Vendetta
2017-06-09 10:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

Secondly, May's majority (with the DUP) is something like 2 or 3 seats. Well, back in April, it was revealed that about 24 sitting Conservative MPs were under investigation for criminal charges. Now, I'm not sure what the rules are or even how many of those ~24 got elected, but all it takes is two ...
by Vendetta
2017-06-09 02:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

What has actually happened is that UK politics has become much more polarised and smaller parties are being squeezed out. It doesnt bode particularly well for parties being able to obtain decent working majorities at all in the future. Not really. The Greens have lost a bit but were involved in a l...
by Vendetta
2017-06-08 05:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

May'll feel a tory knife in her back no matter what. She could win that 74 seat majority the last Ashcroft poll indicated and the fact that this campaign made her look like a complete tool on literally every issue guarantees she'll be gone in six months.
by Vendetta
2017-06-08 05:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

That result being borne out would probably lead to another election in Autumn as It's hard to see how anyone could form a functioning government. It would also probably put paid to Scottish Independence for the time being as the SNP would have got an even bigger kicking than the Tories... IndyRef2 ...
by Vendetta
2017-06-08 05:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

I'm in a super safe Labour seat, so my actual vote is minimal. Still voted Labour though, first time I've done so, was Lib Dem before they chucked all their principles under the bus for a half assed electoral reform referendum (though last time I voted Green, which was basically a protest vote becau...
by Vendetta
2017-06-08 03:11pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3090

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

From what I recall, the Germans chased Steve in when it was night time outside, but daytime inside. When they both leave, it's night both in and out. I guess there's at least a little time dilation. Perhaps the Amazonians just live forever anyway, but there's time dilation for the shit of it? It wa...
by Vendetta
2017-06-06 04:40pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3090

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

I will say, that was the second best movie about a shield-bearing hero fighting in the European theater in a global war, accompanied by a rag-tag group of ethnically diverse misfits, on a mission to stop a disfigured weapons developer from using an advanced superweapon to kill a ton of people, with...
by Vendetta
2017-06-02 01:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th
Replies: 344
Views: 15690

Re: Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8th

All the press was about him being a terrible shambles but actually he's been playing the game for a long time, so a journo thought they'd get an easy trip up and didn't. They just weren't imaginative enough to reframe or follow up the answer and thought they'd Paxman it and hope for a breakdown.

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