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by Fingolfin_Noldor
2017-06-25 10:28pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Question - Imperial Navy 40k Ship Design
Replies: 20
Views: 5055

Re: Question - Imperial Navy 40k Ship Design

You don't seem to grasp the setting. The religious iconography and structures aren't supposed to be efficient at anything except being religious structures and iconography in a dark age of superstition and blind faith. The every present nature of all the religious iconography and allowances is one ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2017-06-25 10:23pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Transformers: The Last Knight
Replies: 36
Views: 9766

Re: Transformers: The Last Knight

It's a horrible movie that missed the point of why people watch Transformers at all. It's like calling a show Transformers, but not getting enough Robot killing action to keep it going.
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2017-06-18 03:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and General UK politics thread
Replies: 1331
Views: 218307

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

Because I think HDS is merely blowing off steam instead of really trying to have a go at me and thus I rate this as a childish tantrum and nothing more. No it's what I think of your idiot opinion that corbyn "should've done better" when he exceeded all expectations, smashed the odds, toppled 2 year...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2017-01-29 10:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The sad state of the US
Replies: 19
Views: 2482

Re: The sad state of the US

Do the Germans seriously have this weird fantasized image of America? Or have they been overlooking the excesses of the Obama, Bush administration etc.? Some of things happening have been really a steady accumulation of a lot of shit that has been built up over the last few decades, from America's m...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-12-13 10:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CIA report - Russia intervened in the 2016 election
Replies: 175
Views: 16988

Re: CIA report - Russia intervened in the 2016 election

The private firms peddle dogshit to layperson reporters who don't know any better out of financial/publicity-driven self-interest. So some reporters don't do their homework? So that disproves all the evidence presented how? And your articles are far from refuting all the evidence presented. Who's t...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-12-11 03:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Western media whines about fake news
Replies: 72
Views: 10847

Re: Western media whines about fake news

Bluntly, there is a huge difference between a media organization that is wrong, even consistently wrong, and a media organization that is lying. If you are in denial about this, or are so busy bashing your favored Western media targets that you cannot even perceive that something is wrong when a to...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-11-11 01:30am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Seagate vs Western Digital external hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Seagate vs Western Digital external hard drive

A number of "Seagate" external drives are actually Samsung ones because Seagate bought over Samsung's hard drive business. I have had issues with many of them, namely the 2.5" ones.
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-10-24 01:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk
Replies: 34
Views: 3896

Re: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk

The decisive point has already past. Russia won, deal with it, that's how they operate. But I think you forget that the Russians have never forgotten 1941 anyway, and never will in our lifetimes. They WILL suffer if they believe it makes a repeat of that more impossible. Amen. Never forget - never ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-10-23 10:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk
Replies: 34
Views: 3896

Re: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk

Because Russia's position is not getting any stronger over time, while the Ukraine has in the long term more advantages than the Russian puppet area. Russia does not have the resources to keep them economically viable in the long run. Every other russian puppet is alreaady expensive as hell. Russia...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-10-19 10:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk
Replies: 34
Views: 3896

Re: Russian war criminal killed in Donetsk

While that is going on, I hear the Ukrainians are trying to charge some Tornado neo-nazis, and the judges and prosecutors are having a rather interesting time. Wonder if the judges themselves will find a bomb in their faces.
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-26 04:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 missing en route to beijing
Replies: 242
Views: 18938

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 missing en route to beijing

Some new developments: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/mh370-pilot-flew-suicide-route-on-home-simulator.html# More at the link. Also, gg Malaysia. Really good job on misleading the public. It's Malaysia. The same country with a PM who managed to consolidate power despite being linked t...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-16 03:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Military Coup in Turkey underway.
Replies: 90
Views: 8952

Re: Military Coup in Turkey underway.

Well, it's rare to see a country reach Stalin's level of paranoia these days. Time to purge the ideologically impure, the unfaithful and the traitors...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-15 01:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Attack in Nice, France
Replies: 57
Views: 5144

Re: Attack in Nice, France

Also, it's more difficult for hardened ISIS Jihadists trained in Syria to actually travel to the US, so the kind of terrorism we see in the US is more about lone-wolf, self-radicalized opportunistic psychopaths who, in practice, are pretty much indistinguishable from your typical white disgruntled ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-14 12:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: UK Labour forced reshuffle/ leadership challenge thread
Replies: 113
Views: 10418

Re: UK Labour forced reshuffle/ leadership challenge thread

I can't believe this Corby guy, he's still standing. Everyone else are dying like flies, he just keeps meeting one challenge after another and hanging on by narrow margins. He's going to go down as one tough motherfucker regardless of how this plays out. Old men like him have lots of staying power ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-13 07:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: UK Conservative Party Leadership Race Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 6241

Re: UK Conservative Party Leadership Race Thread

Unfortunately there's no sign of the Government ignoring the Referendum, despite the small matter of the biggest proponents of Brexit having since left. It looks like May is going to be the one steering the ship onto the rocks. IMO the government should be about giving people what they need , inste...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-07-04 03:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 58434

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

I get protest voting, but I also don't get why people the complain about the results of their protest vote. I mean if I vote for the AFD to get in power I do not get to complain about nazis sitting in parliament. People will complain about anything which is why they would protest vote anything. It ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-05-31 02:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part II)
Replies: 1619
Views: 122566

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part II)

I think it has to be more than that doesn't it? He's from within the more progressive arm of the tribe, whatever titles people want to give him. I mean, if he'd run independent, sure. Well. People in the Democrats are seeing him as the sort of person who is airing every damn dirty linen Hillary has...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-05-31 02:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part II)
Replies: 1619
Views: 122566

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part II)

I just love that Bernie running as a Democrat makes him an evil opportunist, yet if he had run as an independent and gained even half this much traction he'd be evil for stealing votes from Hillary. Is there any way at all Bernie wouldn't be a supervillain while running for president? I mean, he wo...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-05-30 02:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 58434

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

David Mitchell wades in with a good observation. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/29/eu-referendum-parliament-leaders-david-cameron-david-mitchell As much as it is an indictment on Cameron, he's not making much of an argument for staying beyond 'I fear the unknown'. It's almost as ...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-04-26 09:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: War Rape of Men
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: War Rape of Men

Well, at one point of time, they castrated men, so...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-04-14 11:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Putin makes his own army
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: Putin makes his own army

His political enemies are either irrelevant and deemed harmless idiots, or imprisoned or dead. I doubt he really needs the PMC-like structure to deal with challengers, he seemed to be doing just fine before and the number of political enemies isn't exactly rising... Sure, but this force isn't worth...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2016-01-21 02:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Litvinenko probably murdered on Putin's orders
Replies: 24
Views: 1935

Re: Litvinenko probably murdered on Putin's orders

If you are going to betray your country, becoming a target of a hit isn't something unheard of.

Of course, I suspect the UK government wants to distract the populace from some other problem.
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2015-12-15 10:23am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Isis on the march in Libya, threatens to blow more history up
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Isis on the march in Libya, threatens to blow more history up

Simon_Jester wrote:The biggest problem in Libya is that we were so used to thinking of Qaddafi as an evil son of a bitch that we didn't look very closely at his opponents.
Also, people were still very drunk on the "regime change" koolaid and still are.
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2015-12-03 10:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Germany to join French mission against ISIS
Replies: 77
Views: 5012

Re: Germany to join French mission against ISIS

Reminds me of a conversation I overhead at the airport one day. FLIGHT SIM GUY: "Hey, I just got a new copter sim!" CHOPPER PILOT: "Is it down for maintenance 75% of the time?" FLIGHT SIM GUY: "Uh... no." CHOPPER PILOT: "Not a very accurate simulation, then." Complex flying machines require a lot o...
by Fingolfin_Noldor
2015-11-13 07:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Situation in Paris
Replies: 310
Views: 21983

Re: Situation in Paris

If it appears that the terrorists are just going to kill the hostages, they don't really have much time for negotiating. In that event, I wouldn't fault the French police for acting at once. I hope they save as many people as possible. I don't believe they meant to keep hostages. They just wanted t...