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by CJvR
2018-01-17 02:53pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: 47-Minute, Womanless Cut Of ‘The Last Jedi’
Replies: 36
Views: 8637

Re: 47-Minute, Womanless Cut Of ‘The Last Jedi’

Sidewinder wrote:
2018-01-16 04:46pm
Has anyone seen the "Chauvinist Cut"? Is it as bad as the critics say?
It is hardly as if it could be that much worse than the original.
by CJvR
2015-06-14 03:03pm
Forum: History
Topic: Most incompetent of WW1?
Replies: 23
Views: 4906

Re: Most incompetent of WW1?

Steve wrote:Rennenkampf?
No, this guy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Yanushkevich
The genius who promised to improvise a "Partial mobilization" in an hour... Which caused Serbia to reject the Austrian ultimatum.
by CJvR
2015-06-14 12:02pm
Forum: History
Topic: Most incompetent of WW1?
Replies: 23
Views: 4906

Re: Most incompetent of WW1?

SilverDragonRed wrote:Which general or leader of World War 1 do y'all think was the most incompetent for each of the warring nations? Or overall?
Hard to beat the idiot in charge of the Russian Army in 1914, who's long Russian name I'm never able to remember.
by CJvR
2014-06-26 10:12am
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram
Replies: 137
Views: 76816

Re: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram

Sir Nit is gone!?!? That's just... wrong!
Bad reality sneaking up on one in cyberspace like that.
by CJvR
2014-06-26 07:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Class of Swedish students had genital mutilation abroad
Replies: 17
Views: 2223

Re: Class of Swedish students had genital mutilation abroad

"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all a...
by CJvR
2014-06-13 12:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Mosul falls to Islamist
Replies: 119
Views: 8501

Re: Mosul falls to Islamist

When was the last time, if any, that nations "merged"? Not, one nation conquering another, but two or more countries merging together? Open a history book for five minutes. Unification was very popular during the age of nationalism - just staying in one country... Germany - North German Confederati...
by CJvR
2013-11-26 05:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Texas Creationist Schooling.
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Texas Creationist Schooling.

I have read that text book companies have actually been saying "No" to inserting creationism in them. Hardly surprising, they do have a reputation to uphold - and a market outside the Texas cretinists. Selling on the biggest market would be nice, but not if you can't sell anywhere else. I wonder ho...
by CJvR
2013-11-22 09:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Texas Creationist Schooling.
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: Texas Creationist Schooling.

Didn't Texas have this fight before? And, IIRC, the cretinist lost rather badly since there were no scientific alternatives to the currently accepted theories on cosmology and evolution.
by CJvR
2013-10-01 10:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US government Shutdown
Replies: 611
Views: 38736

Re: US government Shutdown

Zaune wrote:If Obama were to give in to their demands this time, what else might they hold the country to ransom over?
Obama refusing to be white perhaps. What was it the signs said? "Don't renigg in 2012!"
by CJvR
2013-09-19 05:11pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Costa Concordia to be Salvaged today
Replies: 35
Views: 3729

Re: Costa Concordia to be Salvaged today

The Italians have done some remarkable salvage operations before, such as flipping the Leonardo da Vinci.
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/wonde ... ing-feat-1
by CJvR
2013-08-12 09:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: David Cameron 'seriously concerned' by Gibraltar events
Replies: 95
Views: 7946

Re: David Cameron 'seriously concerned' by Gibraltar events

Doesn't Spain have enough problems as it is? It seems they are even willing to jump into bed with the oil-company stealing Argentinians... Falklands and Gibraltar According to reports in Sunday’s Madrid media, besides the Repsol/YPF controversy, Garcia-Margalla and Hector Timerman will discuss if Sp...
by CJvR
2013-08-11 08:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Town The Militia Took Over
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

Re: The Town The Militia Took Over

Sounds more like a movie script really.
by CJvR
2013-07-21 01:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Senior Pakistan Taliban figure explains why they shot Malala
Replies: 92
Views: 9197

Re: Senior Pakistan Taliban figure explains why they shot Ma

He also asked whether Malala would have received as much attention if she had been hurt in a CIA drone strike. That's actually kind of a good point, whatever else one might say about the rest. LOL! If the CIA had bombed her for going to school I think we can confidently say that the backlash would ...
by CJvR
2013-06-03 04:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Dead Sea Scrolls for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Re: Dead Sea Scrolls for Sale

Why would christian churches be so interested in scrolls that pre-date Jesus?
by CJvR
2013-05-22 04:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Whack job kills himself in apparent protest of gay marriage
Replies: 34
Views: 2517

Re: Whack job kills himself in apparent protest of gay marri

mr friendly guy wrote:Assuming he did kill himself because he can't hack homosexuals having the same rights as others, I wonder how many other right wing bigots will have the courage to do the same thing.
Evolution in action.

EDIT: Although the almost certainly was something else wrong with this fellow.
by CJvR
2013-05-15 04:23pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Have you ever seen a UFO?
Replies: 34
Views: 3280

Re: Have you ever seen a UFO?

I once saw a light in the sky. It looked like just another star but it was moving. Even more strangely it was slowing down until it became stationary for about a minute before abruptly moving off at a sharp angle compared to it's original heading. At first I thought it was a high flying plane, then ...
by CJvR
2013-04-29 12:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Faith-Healing Parents Arrested for Death of Second Child
Replies: 88
Views: 6732

Re: Faith-Healing Parents Arrested for Death of Second Child

Once might be stupidity, twice is insanity!
by CJvR
2013-04-24 02:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Outbreak of measles in Wales
Replies: 17
Views: 1796

Re: Outbreak of measles in Wales

I would say "HA HA!" If it wasn't so damn serious.
by CJvR
2013-01-31 08:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hostage standoff in Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 2944

Re: Hostage standoff in Alabama

Wonderful.
I doubt this will end well.
by CJvR
2013-01-16 07:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Study shows casualties of GOP's War On Women
Replies: 29
Views: 2648

Re: Study shows casualties of GOP's War On Women

What happened to the state HELPING the mothers? Educating them in what the should or should not do while pregnant? There are two problems for the "modern" Republican right there. Helping someone = socialism. Education = Godlessness. Much better to just throw people in jail - and profitable too if y...
by CJvR
2013-01-15 05:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Lance Armstrong To Lose All Tour de France Medals...
Replies: 266
Views: 22772

Re: Lance Armstrong To Lose All Tour de France Medals...

The ones who should sue are the ones that didn't win those years. The sponsors got most of their monies worth a long time ago.
by CJvR
2013-01-15 01:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Study shows casualties of GOP's War On Women
Replies: 29
Views: 2648

Re: Study shows casualties of GOP's War On Women

I thought Washington and Oregon was more civilized than that.
by CJvR
2013-01-14 04:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: German police and the parrot menace
Replies: 21
Views: 2291

Re: German police and the parrot menace

"911. What is the emergency?"
"Help! Help! There is a cat in the house!"
"That isn't so bad. Who is this?"
"Andrew's parrot!"
by CJvR
2013-01-13 02:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NRA challenges firearm buyback
Replies: 38
Views: 2094

Re: NRA challenges firearm buyback

Although one really shouldn't be surprised by weird stuff in the US when it concerns the three Gs, it is hard not to be. Perhaps the US do need all those silly marriage laws that have popped up in recent years, not to prevent gays from marrying but to keep NRA members from marrying their guns, they ...