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by Dartzap
2019-06-12 03:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Positive Environmental news thread
Replies: 58
Views: 47011

Re: Positive Environmental news thread

Beeb Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs. Britain is the first major nation to propose this tar...
by Dartzap
2018-06-13 02:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Regime planning to set up "tent cities' (aka concentration camps) for unaccompanied migrant children.
Replies: 74
Views: 20497

Re: Trump Regime planning to set up "tent cities' (aka concentration camps) for unaccompanied migrant children.

Given that recent example of a senator being denied access to a kids detention centre for several daya, one has to be.... Wary of a situation where oversight is even less present.
by Dartzap
2018-06-04 09:08am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Well this sucks.
Replies: 29
Views: 28313

Re: Well this sucks.

You have my condolences, Torquay is a shit hole.

Sorry to hear it chap, Devon seems fairly well served for cancer treatment from what I've seen, mercifully.

Here's to a swift recovery!
by Dartzap
2018-04-13 08:09am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Channel Awesome accused of mismanagement
Replies: 21
Views: 7793

Re: Channel Awesome accused of mismanagement

I'm almost certain the JewWario stuff was known about previously. Certainly at the time of his death I remember some people discussing the allegations.
by Dartzap
2018-02-05 05:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Greece and Macedonia dispute over name
Replies: 38
Views: 10672

Re: Greece and Macedonia dispute over name

And New York is named after the Duke, not the city, I think. Named it after himself after kicking out the Dutch.
by Dartzap
2017-12-19 02:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Looking for the name of a particular form of government
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Looking for the name of a particular form of government

I've tried a few different variations of this in the search bar. The best I can find is 'Informed' or 'Benevolent' dictatorship.

Aha, found a slightly better one. 'Consensus Dictatorship' seems there is a fair amount of debate as to whether Hitler was an example of it.
by Dartzap
2017-12-15 10:52am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 291817

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

Although it is a cardinal sin of film making to expect people to get stuff from elsewhere.... , alot of this is partially resolved in the EU, in particular the latest Battlefront 2 campaign DLC. All cutscenes are available on YT. For instance it explains where and how the FO gets its troops from in ...
by Dartzap
2017-12-13 10:13pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 291817

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

It's a spoiler thread, ye daft muppet. It'll be a marmite one I think. People will hate the minimalism of ship crew/fights etc Yoda appears, smote a tree, winds up Luke in grand style Resistance is spanked massively Poe is an egotistical maniac Hux is comedy gold, Porgs are tasty Kylo/Rey have some ...
by Dartzap
2017-12-11 05:11pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)
Replies: 1842
Views: 291817

Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi release thread (spoilers)

I'm going to a midnight double bill on Wednesday. First time I've had the opportunity to so, should be fun!
by Dartzap
2017-11-18 04:13am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Justice League Release Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 13455

Re: Justice League Release Thread

X post from elsewhere, no idea if spoilers needed or not, heh Saw Justice League earlier (only six people in the screen on opening day, and I get in for free, looool) It's.... not the worst film ever, has some interesting ideas in how to show the strength difference between *Supes and the rest of th...
by Dartzap
2017-10-31 12:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Harvey Weinstein: fall of Hollywood player they once called ‘God’
Replies: 148
Views: 53903

Re: Harvey Weinstein: fall of Hollywood player they once called ‘God’

Also of note, while slimy, there are employment contracts that require you to forgo informing law enforcement, instead forcing you into HR arbitration, even in the case of criminal acts. I wouldn't think it's too much of a stretch for companies with known offenders in this area to do more than the ...
by Dartzap
2017-10-31 10:44am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Harvey Weinstein: fall of Hollywood player they once called ‘God’
Replies: 148
Views: 53903

Re: Harvey Weinstein: fall of Hollywood player they once called ‘God’

Something that has mildly confused me about several of these cases is that (alleged,) attacks are being reported to HR departments, but not the police, who apperently only find out about these things weeks after everyone else Is there a particular reason why this is happening, particularly in the US?
by Dartzap
2017-10-31 05:57am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 560
Views: 147862

Re: Star Trek: Discovery

On the plus side, I finally twigged the new security guy is Clem Fandango.

It should not have taken 3 episodes to realise this.
by Dartzap
2017-10-27 09:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Brown stuff headed for the fan time - Catalonian parliament just declared independence, just as Madrid was going to resume direct control.
by Dartzap
2017-10-06 02:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Opioid Addiction Drives Grim Business
Replies: 74
Views: 9424

Re: Opioid Addiction Drives Grim Business

Coincidentally, Louis Theroux has a documentary about this very issue in Virginia airing in the UK on Sunday night. I imagine it'll appear online shortly thereafter.
by Dartzap
2017-10-05 02:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

This is from the Beebs GCSE revision site of all places: . Home > Modern Studies > Political issues in the UK > Devolved decision making in Scotland Modern Studies Devolved decision making in Scotland Powers of the Scottish Parliament Devolved and reserved powers Scotland has devolved powers within ...
by Dartzap
2017-10-05 02:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Thanas wrote: 2017-10-05 01:40pm Can Scotland pass its own civil law?
If the subject of the legislation has been devolved to them, yes.

I'm trying to find a good guide to it, but not finding anything that's not in legalese.

Edit

The website for the Parliament does have a broad range of what it has power over
by Dartzap
2017-10-05 12:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Pretty similar level of autonomy to Scotland, if not more.
by Dartzap
2017-10-04 11:29am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 223
Views: 62657

Re: The Orville

Ah. You lucky buggers who have never seen Family Guy. How I envy thee!
by Dartzap
2017-10-04 09:42am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 223
Views: 62657

Re: The Orville

Whut
by Dartzap
2017-10-04 09:23am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Orville
Replies: 223
Views: 62657

Re: The Orville

I'm not really a fan of FG/AD but Orville has really surprised me with its quality. Has a very TNGish feel to it, at least in the subjects covered anyway.

I can forgive the cheap CGI. It adds to the nostalgia.
by Dartzap
2017-10-02 11:50am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 560
Views: 147862

Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I interpreted it as the Klingons being a society of individuals, with an emphasis on personal development, honour blah blah VS the Federation and its absorb-all-the-culture-blob expansionism.
by Dartzap
2017-10-02 09:29am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Democracy and a right to unilateral armed secession cannot co-exist. Oh goody, when do we get the American colonies back then? If people don't like the status quo, there has to be a means of letting them express it, beyond the usual voting for who represents you in the building where the status quo...
by Dartzap
2017-10-02 09:13am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 560
Views: 147862

Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Pollen Transwarp, woo!

I bet that Tribble ends up winning the war.
by Dartzap
2017-10-02 08:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known
Replies: 145
Views: 25651

Re: The other independence vote that doesn't seem as well known

Don't you just love how they secessionists reportedly have 40% support, yet they are claiming a win of 90% in the referendum? Yeah, that sure sounds legitimate. :wanker: I'm not saying that the Spanish government's handling of it has been anything like ideal, because from all the reports I'm seeing...