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by Tiriol
2019-10-15 12:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Now, I am going to ask very clearly. Defend your statement that I am a racist. Show how I am a racist. Go ahead. Otherwise I am going to ask the mods to intervene. I’m waiting. And I’m really expecting an answer that does not rely on some in itself a racist belief about my skin colour or nationalit...
by Tiriol
2019-10-15 12:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Yeah, but the examples in these cases are a case of secession vs non secession. You can say China restricts speech in its territory, but its irrelevant when the speech in question is occurring in Western countries. Those people calling for free <insert region here> are still able to shout it in Wes...
by Tiriol
2019-10-14 03:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

YOU dragged the British Empire into this by talking about Imperial masters. Don't now go all high and mighty. And we know quite well that the proposed act of legislation would have helped Chinese authorities immensely and was done in their interest. Just saying "sucking up to Imperial masters!" doe...
by Tiriol
2019-10-14 02:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

YOU dragged the British Empire into this by talking about Imperial masters. Don't now go all high and mighty. And we know quite well that the proposed act of legislation would have helped Chinese authorities immensely and was done in their interest. Just saying "sucking up to Imperial masters!" doe...
by Tiriol
2019-10-14 02:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

Yeaaah... and how's that working out for Hong Kong right now, ths vaunted "China's really not bad, and BRITISH EMPIRE BAD, *I'm a smarmy asshole*? don't pay attention to the actual citizens protesting in millions" approach? You do realize that it was the Hong Kong local government that proposed the...
by Tiriol
2019-10-10 02:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them
Replies: 91
Views: 16436

Re: Blizzard stiffs and bans a Hong Kong supporter, wonders why people hate them

I don't really want to get into a whole "thing" here, but why is the only qualification for China doing anything "sending the army in"? That seems like a frightfully naive viewpoint. As is acting like Hong Kong is so autonomous that the police and governing authorities of it aren't acting as proxie...
by Tiriol
2019-10-10 01:46am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: THRAWN: TREASON coming out in July
Replies: 60
Views: 21845

Re: THRAWN: TREASON coming out in July

As mentioned, I mean at the time it was introduced, not that it outgunned every imperial remnant at the time of Thrawn's first campaign (which given that Byss with all its super-big wedgeships was a thing is obviously incorrect). It would still have been more than enough to make him amongst the mos...
by Tiriol
2019-10-08 02:03am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: THRAWN: TREASON coming out in July
Replies: 60
Views: 21845

Re: THRAWN: TREASON coming out in July

I never saw Thrawn as a 'likeably Nazi'. If anything, I'd call him a 'CULTURED' Nazi, and maybe 'OPEN-MINDED' Nazi. But 'likeable?' The only likeable Nazies are the ones going 'Are.. are we the baddies?' *By Open minded - He's open to new ideas, so long as they further his/the Empire's goals. Just ...
by Tiriol
2019-10-02 04:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1017
Views: 212407

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

I get the whole "Kid MAY/MAY NOT have had gun, situation resolved fast, it was dark, etc etc" but this is straight up: "Dude murdered while eating ice-cream on his couch." If you can't convict on that, there really is no hope. And kudos for the jury not taking the Castle Doctrine out they were give...
by Tiriol
2019-09-23 02:06am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Uses Foreign Aid to extort Ukraine
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

Re: Trump Uses Foreign Aid to extort Ukraine

Trump colludes, again, this time with added coercion. Naturally, Elfdart finds a way to spin this into downplaying the collusion in 2016, and attacking the Democrats. :roll: Anyway, impeachment is coming, with or without this. At the very least, I am fairly confident now that Nadler and the Judicia...
by Tiriol
2019-09-23 02:01am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.
Replies: 354
Views: 65104

Re: Gun-advocates threaten civil war to protect their guns.

From what I have gathered, the American (US) culture of gun ownership is sick. I don't mind people owning or using guns. But I do know that if Finland would have the same level of gun brutality and mass shootings, I'd vote for any politician willing to take away those guns at least from those who ca...
by Tiriol
2019-09-18 02:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Three video game developers independently accused of sexual assault in one day.
Replies: 79
Views: 18138

Re: Three video game developers independently accused of sexual assault in one day.

One doesn't fix faulty systems by simply applying to them and doing nothing else. One way that one could fix a faulty system is to put pressure on it from the outside. It's not a red herring because the point is that the police neglect cases of rape and sexual assault and so relying on them for jus...
by Tiriol
2019-09-12 02:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Three video game developers independently accused of sexual assault in one day.
Replies: 79
Views: 18138

Re: Three video game developers independently accused of sexual assault in one day.

Do you guys know that the alternative to #MeToo isn't women remaining silent and relying entirely on the ever-feminist corporate HR systems and the police, who certainly don't have a massive backlog of untested rape kits, for justice, right? It's whisper networks and warnings. These are actually ev...
by Tiriol
2019-09-02 01:48am
Forum: History
Topic: Ancestor in Civil War
Replies: 18
Views: 14136

Re: Ancestor in Civil War

Curiously, apparently none of my direct forebears were involved in the Finnish Civil War (I should really check the family's written history, though). Which has had the blessing of not having any emotional stake in that part of Finnish history.

(title didn't really specify WHICH civil war :P )
by Tiriol
2019-09-02 01:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Anyone else feel like they're living in a really bad thriller written by a neo-monarchist? Or a story whose moral is "best to write down important laws. You never know when you'll need them. Also, monarchy is silly." This has nothing to do with monarchy (even with an elected head of state the situa...
by Tiriol
2019-09-01 01:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Easy enough: all the Parliament has to do is to show that a majority of MPs support Corbyn or other PM hopeful. It would de facto mean that the current Prime Minister no longer enjoys the support of the Parliament (which might actually, at this point, be true). I don't think that's going to happen,...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 08:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

At this point I'd be prepared to give just about anyone else a shot at this. Even Corbyn, despite his flip-flopping attitude towards Brexit. So you would as the monarch make Corbyn or leaders of other parties the prime minster? Would it be worth a constitutional crisis one month before Brexit? Easy...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 05:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

On the other hand, they could literally sit on the Speaker to prevent him from standing after the prorogation order (that's when the session is officially ended) ... see 1629... This one would be morbidly hilarious. I can imagine the Speaker bellowing while a bunch of people sit on his lap to stop ...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 05:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

She's had an awful lot of practice with that situation (about seven decades, give or take), and the current incumbent is probably the best option currently available. Best option? I doubt it. But yes, she has had a whole lot of practice. What would be the best option in your mind? At this point I'd...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 03:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

It must be pretty terrible to have to follow the advice of a man who could and should be replaced with a bent spoon (and still get better advice, silence is better than idiocy) even when you yourself know that what he advices is idiotic to the extreme. She's had an awful lot of practice with that s...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 03:13am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Is there a possibility that once the Parliament meets, they could themselves advice the Queen to NOT to listen to Prime Minister's advice on this matter (effectively giving a vote of no-confidence to Johnson)? The ball would then be at the Queen's hands whether he listens to her Prime Minister or t...
by Tiriol
2019-08-30 02:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

Not really. The difference is who the monarch takes advice from if the two are in conflict. Either outcome is not "queenie is individually politically empowered", it's "does the monarch side with parliament or government if the two are in conflict", and there are valid constitutional arguments for ...
by Tiriol
2019-08-29 04:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 217239

Re: Brexit and General UK politics thread

#AbolishtheMonarchy is now trending on Twitter, and some MPs have reportedly said that they will have to be forcibly removed from Parliament. The Queen tried to be neutral in a time when neutrality is not possible. This is the inevitable consequence. Its unfortunate that this, along with the Royal ...
by Tiriol
2019-08-26 01:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump discussed dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes with national security officials.
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Trump discussed dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes with national security officials.

Granted, but the thing about Trump is that he's really, really bad at taking no for an answer. At this point I'd like to see His Orangeness try to pick a fight with his own military when they inevitably refuse his orders to nuke their own soil, if he isn't impeached first that is. He'd be impeached...
by Tiriol
2019-02-08 06:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Liam Neeson faces backlash over racially charged rape revenge comments
Replies: 50
Views: 7323

Re: Liam Neeson faces backlash over racially charged rape revenge comments

The premier of his new movie also got cancelled. I'm of two minds about it. On the one hand, what he did was deplorable- far, far worse than what Governor Black Face did, for example. He admitted to actively planning out and attempting to commit a murder and hate crime. There is a part of me that f...