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by Aaron MkII
2013-07-19 03:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Australia shuts the door on refugees
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: Australia shuts the door on refugees

I could understand a country not taking in refugees if it were in dire economic straits, if there really wasn't enough money in the budget to settle them and set them up with proper homes and livelyhoods. Hell, if a country was in a bad enough condition, I could see shutting down regular immigratio...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-19 03:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin
Replies: 362
Views: 24828

Re: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin

Alyrium Denryle wrote:
LapsedPacifist wrote:
Alyrium Denryle wrote:
"Help! There is a white dude and two hispanics at the pool. They have snack meats!"
I thought "Slim Jim" was slang for a crowbar thinggy...
Not that I am aware of. It is a brand name for a type of beef jerky stick

:roll: It is both.
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-18 06:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Britain Legalizes Gay Marriage

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/britain-gay-marriage-legal_n_3610525.html LONDON — Britain has legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers that the royal assent had been given Wednesday – the day after...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-17 04:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin
Replies: 362
Views: 24828

Re: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin

These attempts to paint Martin as some sort of public menace, what purpose do they serve? Even if all the insinuations are true, they still do not warrant him getting stalked by a Dirty Harry wannabe with a deadly weapon when all he was currently engaged in was going home. They validate and reinfor...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-16 09:13am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Poltical Opinion - Conservative
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Poltical Opinion - Conservative

Magis Wrote: "they support same-sex marriage;" Well not exactly...they simply refused to bring it up again and go against the decisions already made. Harper swore to honour the outcome regardless of his party's original stance. Personally I don't think he really gave a rats ass and he's probably re...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 05:26pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ep 7 Casting listing news
Replies: 28
Views: 4260

Re: Ep 7 Casting listing news

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit. Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking. A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident. Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be partic...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 12:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

Article 30

Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
So its working well then.
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 10:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

Keep in mind that it isn't every convict that gets this, and that there is a pardon system. I'm sure one of the American cops will come by and tell us.
Say what you will, this is not normal, and it is a grave insult to human rights.
It is indeed.
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 09:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

Because I believe that once you've done your time, including probation that you should have your full rights restored. Its extremely offensive to me that one should be punished for life after you have been rehabilitated. You may as well keep them forever if you intend to deny them a say in how their...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 09:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

Dude, America doesn't just have a massive prison population, convicts who are done their time also lose their right to vote, along with the right to a passport. But I'm sure its a coincidence that minorities make up the majority of inmates, just like its a coincidence that efforts to disenfranchise ...
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 08:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

Yes. In many cases, they can't even get one.

Edit: For example, I have a friend in Texas who went up the river for bank robbery over ten years ago. She can't get a passport. Not even to visit me here.
by Aaron MkII
2013-07-03 05:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NSA spied on EU
Replies: 160
Views: 10468

Re: NSA spied on EU

It is not so much that exceptions could be made, it is rather that for humanitarian reasons the embassy can give Snowden a letter of safe conduct to an embassy where he could then ask for Asylum. The same applies to Austria and to all other nations. That no nation is willing to do so is a pretty hu...
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-27 06:10am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Deadpool y/n?
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Deadpool y/n?

Definitely waiting for the bargin bin, thanks man. :)
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-26 09:35am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Deadpool y/n?
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Deadpool y/n?

I saw it in Walmart and it promises guns, girls and swords. Keep in mind that I literally just learned about him so I don't care about continuity with comics. Anyone try it yet?
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-20 12:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Canadian government minister says Aliens Exist.
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Canadian government minister says Aliens Exist.

Former minister, and from the fucking 60's.
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-12 06:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Parents refuse to vaccinate, son nearly dies from tetanus
Replies: 33
Views: 2636

Re: Parents refuse to vaccinate, son nearly dies from tetanu

IIRC ours got it as part of the work up for school, they are 10 and 12 but obviously I'm a canuck.

Then you just get it every few years. My gp asks me about it every once and a whie.
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-12 05:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Parents refuse to vaccinate, son nearly dies from tetanus
Replies: 33
Views: 2636

Re: Parents refuse to vaccinate, son nearly dies from tetanu

The kind that sees he's made a mistake and has decided to try and make sure others don't do the same.
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-11 06:07pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: PS4 Reveal at E3
Replies: 49
Views: 3434

Re: PS4 Reveal at E3

Is there a price on a years subscription?
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-11 08:35am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary
Replies: 22
Views: 2020

Re: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary

And while they updated the controls, the AI, especially your party members is just fucking awful. I realize thats because its an old game but when you go from ME3, DA2 or even FO:NV (games that at least don't have your companions stuck behind a door frame or something all the time), its very jarring...
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-11 07:22am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary
Replies: 22
Views: 2020

Re: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary

I can see reasons to hate KOTOR, but I can't see any reasonable explanation for why it should be a bad game by the standards of current Ipad games. Surely given it's competition it wins out, even if it isn't quite worth its price? It wins out because it has nostalgia appeal for older nerds like me,...
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-10 09:47am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Leaked: Info on US Data Collection Programs
Replies: 330
Views: 14097

Re: Leaked: Info on US Data Collection Programs

How many times and how many different ways do we need to have the "obama is a terrible president" discussion? We're all aware of it, just like we're all aware that we can't do anything about. I find it hilarious that people keep conflating this wish Bush doing illegal wiretapping. This was all abou...
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-10 09:28am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The "Post your dreams" thread
Replies: 21
Views: 11416

Re: The "Post your dreams" thread

I have a recurring dream where my dead friend, my grandfather, my father, a couple of injured friends from the army and I are sitting in the Mess drinking and shooting the shit.

Except we're dead and our after life is the junior ranks club.
by Aaron MkII
2013-06-10 07:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Leaked: Info on US Data Collection Programs
Replies: 330
Views: 14097

Re: Leaked: Info on US Data Collection Programs

How many times and how many different ways do we need to have the "obama is a terrible president" discussion? We're all aware of it, just like we're all aware that we can't do anything about.
by Aaron MkII
2013-05-31 04:22pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary
Replies: 22
Views: 2020

Re: KoTOR On iPad For 10th Anniversary

The movement controls take some getting used to, swipe up and hold and they'll keep walking forward but everything else you just tap.