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by Joun_Lord
2017-04-12 03:25am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 1040

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

Though there is that regulation brought up in Voyager's "Equinox" that in combat situations, command falls to the vessel with tactical superiority - which means the E-D would have had command in most or all of those situations anyway. Incidentally, that regulation, though it hadn't been t...
by Joun_Lord
2017-04-08 10:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What do Imperials do for fun on Star Destroyers?
Replies: 92
Views: 3589

Re: What do Imperials do for fun on Star Destroyers?

I do remember some bit in the old EU where troops weren't allowed to use the temp controls in their suits while on duty. Its conceivable that if I remember that correctly its done to incentivize troops into performing better so they aren't sweating buckets in their armor. Probably mostly all creatur...
by Joun_Lord
2017-04-08 01:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You're a starfleet captain faced with a strange new power (RAR!)
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: You're a starfleet captain faced with a strange new power (RAR!)

No technobabble solution for a Trek Captain? I know RARs are out there but that just breaks suspension of disbelief, way too unrealistic, probably the most unrealistic RAR ever including that one with the giant floating ISIS created dinosaur that kills all of NYC while the NYPD ignores everything. S...
by Joun_Lord
2017-04-07 07:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ohio’s New Opioid Regs Scare Chronic Pain Sufferers
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Ohio’s New Opioid Regs Scare Chronic Pain Sufferers

As someone from WV and from a pretty white trash family I do understand pretty well the problems of opiod abuse. Shits really freaking bad around here, alot of abusers both for recreational purposes and because they got hooked by doctors only too willing to push pills on them. There is crime, deaths...
by Joun_Lord
2017-04-06 12:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Police Bodycams - One Less Excuse
Replies: 43
Views: 1521

Re: Police Bodycams - One Less Excuse

This seems like a win for everyone. Some company that has gotten some bad press because its products are misused gets massive good press and a door into every police department, citizens know that cops are going to be less likely to do something heinous with the never blinking electronic eye recordi...
by Joun_Lord
2017-04-02 04:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Get ready for police drone strikes
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Get ready for police drone strikes

In the hands of responsible, reasonable police armed drones could be used for some real good. Allows police to engage hostiles without putting any of their own in danger. Would allow them to be more patient and less likely to kill someone if what is in danger is a 200 dollar piece of hardware rather...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-29 05:32pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: IT 2017 trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: IT 2017 trailer

Exactly what I had in mind. This new version simply looks scary from the very first time you see it. Similar to what happened to The Shining: In the book Torrance is described as just like a regular guy, but Jack Nicholson's interpretation loos crazy from the very first time you lay eyes on him. I'...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-29 04:08pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: IT 2017 trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: IT 2017 trailer

I'm interested though at arms length. I enjoyed the IT miniseries even with the giant freaking spider and Tim Curry was bar none the best part. He didn't need to look scary in clown form because Curry himself could exude some pretty pants shitting menace on his own and he had other forms, even just ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-27 05:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US grants asylum to Amos Yee
Replies: 19
Views: 1215

Re: US grants asylum to Amos Yee

Between this, Yiannopoulos, and Trump's comments sexualizing underage girls (and unconfirmed reports of him raping underage girls), I'm noticing a disturbing trend on the Alt. Right of condoning and promoting, or at least turning a blind eye toward, sexual abuse of the underage. I suppose it makes ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-26 04:20pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*
Replies: 48
Views: 1515

Re: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*

I haven't bothered to watch this one, but I found this hilarious enough to share it. The lead actor has been claiming that the problems with this show are because Trump's victory makes a rich hero less likable by association. Somehow I doubt Tony Stark will have this problem, because that character...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-26 03:33am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Retail Apocalypse
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: The Retail Apocalypse

K-Mart and the like focuses on quantity and cheapness I think that focus on cheapness is part of what hurt them and Sears. People want financially cheap products and not so much a physically cheap product or shopping experience. And for K-Mart atleast in my recent experience their products have got...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-24 02:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: On the effects of mass speculating terrorist attacks are caused by Muslims
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: On the effects of mass speculating terrorist attacks are caused by Muslims

I saw first hand the results of what happens when Christians slaughter Muslims in Kosovo so yeah, I refuse to believe all, most or even many are evil. Rather it is the loud minority. It's been so polarized by the unjustifiably scared that I find it ridiculous. I don't disagree with you and don't th...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-22 04:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: U.K. police shoot assailant after gunfire heard near Parliament
Replies: 21
Views: 1646

Re: U.K. police shoot assailant after gunfire heard near Parliament

Why I think its always good to wait for facts rather then broadcast speculation. Causes entirely too much confusion with inaccurate or outright false information that rarely gets retracted except as some little blurb nobody ever sees. I know its not entirely unavoidable but some restraint in reporti...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-22 04:29am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: So the new power rangers movie is almost here....
Replies: 42
Views: 1763

Re: So the new power rangers movie is almost here....

Ya I was just starting school right about the time the original Power Rangers came out, so I have a connection with it. Not so much the later series, as for it's campiness, it's for kid's. You can't have a super vilian not die or at least the threat not be destroyed before the end of the episode, k...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-21 05:58pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: So the new power rangers movie is almost here....
Replies: 42
Views: 1763

Re: So the new power rangers movie is almost here....

I watched Power Rangers a bit as a kid but was mostly aged out of it by time I was able to watch it regularly so I don't hold a major connection to it, no angry fanboy stuff. However I did watch enough to know that PRs are silly. Its a cheesy martial arts (mild gymnastics) show that even in its dark...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-17 09:12pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*
Replies: 48
Views: 1515

Re: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*

I'm 4 episodes in and aboot to start my 5th episode and so far its.....okay. Its probably an average Netflix Marvel show. Alot of padding and drama punctuated by bursts of action. I'm so far liking it but it had some slow moments but thats been true for all the netflix Marvel shows so far. I find Da...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-17 02:29am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?
Replies: 26
Views: 1041

Re: Favorite Star Wars protagonist?

I know I shit on The Force Snoozes but one thing I did enjoy was the protagonists. Rey might have been a bit of a Mary Sue (though which protagonist in Star Wars isn't?) but she was an interesting character. An orphan raised on a junk yard planet, learning engineering from pulling apart the wrecks l...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-15 09:18pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Teen Killing Self on FB Live Taunted By "Mother"*
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Teen Killing Self on FB Live Taunted By "Mother"*

I can't say I've been through the DCF ringer, but I know kids who had and remember when there were so few places to house them that they would put them in hotel rooms unsupervised except for a visit at most once a day. Then they sectioned off part of the Juvenile Detention center at some jails and ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-15 12:08pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Teen Killing Self on FB Live Taunted By "Mother"*
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Teen Killing Self on FB Live Taunted By "Mother"*

As someone whose been through the child protective services ringer after child abuse I know a little of what this girl went through and what I'd like to happen to her "mother" and the workers who failed her I cannot say without sounding like an internet tough guy. I'm generally a pretty le...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-12 02:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's International Women's Day message: think of the men
Replies: 92
Views: 2746

Re: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's International Women's Day message: think of the men

Donald Trump winning shows all the BLM, feminist and other social movement have failed. Thinking that things will magically change with time is a very bad approach. Apologies for butting my head in an existing conversation but I wanted to tackle this. Trump winning shows three things. First it show...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-10 11:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's International Women's Day message: think of the men
Replies: 92
Views: 2746

Re: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's International Women's Day message: think of the men

I can see both sides of this. One the one hand its a day for women, its about celebrating female rights and accomplishments and junk. Its their day. Talking about men's contributions is like talking about your daddy on Mothers Day. Women fought long and hard to get equal rights, to not be treated li...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-03 01:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years
Replies: 61
Views: 3134

Re: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years

This is one of the most chickenshit every-situation-is-the-same absolutism I've seen yet. Here is a testimony from a TSA agent himself about how rampant these annoying and abusive practices can get. I literally just got that from the first page of a single Google search. Ask people from other count...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-03 10:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years
Replies: 61
Views: 3134

Re: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years

Did you seriously compare the actions of the TSA, in which complaints lie in their standards of practices as well as the thuggish behaviors of their officers, to stereotypes of people of color based on racism ? This is beyond comparing apples and oranges; this is just blatantly offensive. What are ...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-03 08:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years
Replies: 61
Views: 3134

Re: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years

Have you actually been to another country's airport system and dealt with their customs authorities? Do you have any other experience with the TSA beyond your one direct encounter? You do know you are making into a hypothetical people's actual lived experiences ? This seems like your tendency to be...
by Joun_Lord
2017-03-03 05:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years
Replies: 61
Views: 3134

Re: Looks I might be avoiding the US for a few years

I can confirm atleast in my experience the DMV ain't that bad. I was sweating balls and bullets, also sweat, the first time going in to get my first ID but wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. Bad for me because being in a crowd has me a mess but overall the experience was not terrible nor was...

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