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by mr friendly guy
2020-01-18 12:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Taiwanese President annouces Independence
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Taiwanese President annouces Independence

@friendly guy, I'm not sure if the FYROM is a similar situation as such since no one disputes Taiwan is the literal name of the island. I meant in the sense Macedonia had to be formally known as FYROM and Taiwan had to be formally known as Republic of China, even though laymen call them Macedonia a...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-17 06:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Taiwanese President annouces Independence
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Taiwanese President annouces Independence

Off the top of my head, perhaps an equivalent semantic situation involving Western powers would be how the country which is now known as "Northern Macedonia," used to formerly be known as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia of appease a Western country, ie Greece. People from that region referred ...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-17 05:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Taiwanese President annouces Independence
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Taiwanese President annouces Independence

China has less issues with the Republic of China claiming it is independent from the People's Republic of China, because that's in part what the whole 92 "consensus" is all about. Both ROC and PRC officially recognise there is one China, and they are both part of one China but disagreed on what "Ch...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-16 06:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Taiwanese President annouces Independence
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Taiwanese President annouces Independence

Ok now that I have a bit of time, here is why I think its clickbaity to say Taiwanese President announces independence. She is essentially asking to make Taiwan from de facto to de jure independence, by asking China to reconsider its policy. That pretty much requires China's consent, since once Chin...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-16 06:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Taiwanese President annouces Independence
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Taiwanese President annouces Independence

Bit of a click bait title there considering it doesn't come close to what the straits time articles title actually is. I understand the title might be too long for the board, but geez.
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-16 10:17am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise
Replies: 155
Views: 7530

Re: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise

Well ROS made $1 billion, so its definitely a decent outing. I wouldn't say its brilliant given the high costs it takes to make a Star Wars movie.
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-16 08:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Man charged with possessing anatomically correct child like doll
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Man charged with possessing anatomically correct child like doll

https://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/south-australian-man-charged-with-having-a-childlike-sex-doll/news-story/6f885398cca2b128a891535675ca22dc South Australian man charged with having a childlike sex doll A 30-year-old man is facing the “insidious” charge of possessing an “anatomically c...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-15 09:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Australia's retail apocalypse
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Australia's retail apocalypse

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/inside-australias-2020-retail-bloodbath-as-brands-rocked-by-mass-closures-by-midjanuary/news-story/14c50866e94b06b94f2a392310a12056 Inside Australia’s 2020 retail bloodbath as brands rocked by mass closures by mid-January We’re only halfway through Jan...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-15 08:15pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What to see in England
Replies: 31
Views: 2484

Re: What to see in England

Welp I don't have anything in my calendar for the weekend (ish) you're in Cardiff, so rock on. I will PM you closer to the day. 2 June in London (Gatwick). Most likely a rest day. I am not sure if there is much to see in Gatwick, but if anyone knows, please tell me. I'm about half an hour from Gatw...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-13 08:50am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor who s12e03 Orphan 55 - SPOILERS
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Doctor who s12e03 Orphan 55 - SPOILERS

So lets see. The TARDIS gets dumbed down again. Jesus, now any random teleport can breach its defenses. A simple line with the Doctor being convinced to turn off the defenses so they could be teleported to their holiday destination would have worked. The dumbing down of the TARDIS isn't a deal break...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-12 03:29am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What to see in England
Replies: 31
Views: 2484

Re: What to see in England

Ok so my time alone ie not on tour will be on 3 may to 8 may in London, Check out on the 9 of May as my tour of Ireland and Scotland starts then, so I will be flying out to Dublin. My hotel is near Paddington. The other time will be from 23 May (when my tour finishes) to 3 June. The amount of time I...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-11 03:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.
Replies: 50
Views: 2203

Re: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.

Piers Morgan is complaining that they are "spoiled brats." Let me get this right. They will forego public funds in exchange for not doing public duties. Sounds fair. But I guess Piers Morgan considers one spoiled brats for not wanting to be available for British media. LOL. Their entire life is bui...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-10 07:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.
Replies: 50
Views: 2203

Re: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.

More like the second I believe. They are still royals, its not like Harry is abdicating his part in the line to the throne. However they would like to do away with their public duties from what I understand. This means they willingly choose not to receive part of the royal stipend. However Prince Ch...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-10 07:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Eastern Australia is on Fire
Replies: 48
Views: 4652

Re: Eastern Australia is on Fire


Trevor Noah has some nice clips showing what a dick ScoMo was.
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-10 07:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.
Replies: 50
Views: 2203

Re: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.

Broomstick wrote:
2020-01-10 04:43am
Well, yes, because if Piers Morgan doesn't have access how is HE supposed to make a living? Get a "real job"? Oh heavens! ::: clutches pearls :::
Hack phones obviously. :lol:
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-10 03:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.
Replies: 50
Views: 2203

Re: Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan stepping back from life as senior royals 'will be complicated'.

Piers Morgan is complaining that they are "spoiled brats." Let me get this right. They will forego public funds in exchange for not doing public duties. Sounds fair. But I guess Piers Morgan considers one spoiled brats for not wanting to be available for British media. LOL.
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-08 10:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1413
Views: 218348

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Paul Krugman weighs in on the trade war via this OP Ed piece in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/opinion/trump-china-trade.html How Trump Lost His Trade War On speaking loudly and carrying a small stick. Paul Krugman By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Dec. 16, 2019 Trade wars rarely have vi...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-08 08:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Eastern Australia is on Fire
Replies: 48
Views: 4652

Re: Eastern Australia is on Fire

Someone is going to say it, I told you so. Apparently Ross Garnaut who wrote an economic report on the affects of climate change just did. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-08/economic-bushfires-billions-ross-garnaut-climate-change/11848388 Ross Garnaut's climate change prediction is coming true a...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-06 10:41pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who s12e02 spyfall part 2 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Doctor Who s12e02 spyfall part 2 [SPOILERS]

Better than the first part, I thought. I had a good laugh at the signs in the plane — anyone else remember a very similar gag being used in Harry Harrison's Technicolor ® Time Machine ? Another Ominous Name from Gallifrey's Past in the "Timeless Child"; this sounds familiar, was it one of the Weapo...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-06 08:45am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who s12e02 spyfall part 2 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Doctor Who s12e02 spyfall part 2 [SPOILERS]

Ok, I must admit, I am surprised by Chibnall's effort this season so far. Its actually fun, although there are some usual plot problems, like the Master needing to explain his plan to gloat just like in the classic series. So random plot points which I enjoy 1. Companions not useless. 2. Time travel...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-06 07:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Eastern Australia is on Fire
Replies: 48
Views: 4652

Re: Eastern Australia is on Fire

Fire is also occurring elsewhere. Just saw that there is fire on Kangaroo Island as well. That's off the coast of South Australia. So far Western Australia where I am at has been spared, but we are kind of a hot state temperature wise compared to elsewhere, so here is hoping we manage to avoid the s...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-03 06:25am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH

(the plot magic of him being in M16 for years, living in the outback for 2 years, and still having time to run the plot and remote control pilot the plane (while sprinting behind it) and procur a deadlock bomb from nowhere... oh man. Send the script back for edits). Given his Australian house was f...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-02 10:24am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH

The gang's lack of use in the script was even lampshaded 'is he just here to comment on the obvious?', but I don't want arch self referential nods to flaws, I want a better plot! Huh? Yas and Ryan were used to spy and they hacked relevant information from Barton's computer. Graham was the only one ...
by mr friendly guy
2020-01-02 08:50am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Doctor Who s12e01 spyfall - SPOILERS DUH

I am been critical of Who in recent years, but this is a solid 4/5. I didn't see the twist coming, that the Master is Indian. Yeah totally didn't see that one coming. :D That kind of explains how he was able to trap the aliens who can even penetrate the TARDIS (albeit with difficulty). It harkens ba...
by mr friendly guy
2019-12-30 11:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise
Replies: 155
Views: 7530

Re: Kathleen Kennedy's management of the franchise

The box office isn't doing too well. It might actually make less than a billion worldwide at the box office. OH NO! :shock: Unless they spent $500 million to shoot and distribute the movie, this is beyond silly, like when the Red Letter Moron claimed TPM was a failure when it earned a billion at th...