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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

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    This Cook guy is borderlinecompletely retarded. Who the hell appoints such a person to become editor of a newspaper?
    Unfortunately, I've encountered this line of "arguing" several times as...
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    Re: Marco Polo - A Netflix Original Series

    Hm. Hopefully they won't :wub: this up by including ridiculous wuxia stunts and other kinds of anti-physics or zeitgeisty BS. After all, a series like this is a great and all-to-rare opportunity to...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    That is correct, architecture really went off the rail long before WWII. In fact, most of the ugly buildings erected after that war were built by architects whose principles and earlier works...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Err... there definitely are worrying developments in the US, but I believe you're exaggerating a little bit there.


    Scale. You gotta ask yourself what Assad would do if Syria was equal to...
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    Re: Erdogan's new presidential palace

    Erdogan's palace looks like it's drawn inspiration from Fascist architecture. How appropriate.


    Well, at least it does look nicer on the inside.
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    Re: Avengers: Age of Ultron

    I do believe you're referring to Tony Stark, not to his uncle Robb.
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    So what's his current affiliation? Also, who or what is the guy that "dissolves" into smaller units at one point?
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    Not being terribly familiar with the Halo universe, I presume they are facing the Covenant (at least there's a Covenant soldier halfway through the trailer) and... what else?

    Also, is this about a...
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    Re: Attila Caucasian or Asian?!

    Err, I wouldn't over-simplify it like that. Ancient people had different ideas on some things, that much is true.


    Probably not because of National Socialism. While it is true that some Nazi...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Would be better with napalm, though.
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    Re: Attila Caucasian or Asian?!

    And those tribes originated from places farther north and east, anyway. Several thousands of miles from the original home of the Slavs.
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    Ahaha


    Wait, are you serious?
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    Well put. Ben Affleck was obviously badly prepared for the debate (maybe he needs to find new advisors?) and consequently made himself look like a total idiot. There's really nothing Harris said that...
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    Re: Worst (famous) movie director?

    I know what it means, but when you get into translation, you'll discover that it's really difficult (which is the reason why most German dubs and subs of English films are terrible). "Little whores"...
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    Why is that? Reza Aslan is a major douche who has nothing to say, and even though I've only known about this Harris guy since yesterday, I totally agree with his points here.
    Also this Kristof guy...
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    It's almost a certainty that he doesn't. Using your logic, the directors of Lawrence of Arabia, or Kingdom of Heaven, or Syriana are also experts on Islam. Jesus.


    Or maybe Harris has actually...
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    Well yeah, but at least one is the host and the other is a critical thinker of sorts (isn't he a philosopher?). It's not exactly a collection of the most relevant voices on the topic, but at least I...
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    Re: Worst (famous) movie director?

    Uwe Boll (roughly translated):
    "In the end, actors are little b****es" (regarding how he gets them to work with him)
    "I never cared about video games. The reason I've made video game movies is...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    No, in actual fact it doesn't. In Germany (where Astaroth is from), people have been sacked from various kinds of jobs for being neo-Nazis, both in cases when it was true and in cases where it was...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    You want me to spell it out for you? Very well.
    Yes, in a free society everyone, even racists, have full freedom of speech. No, this has nothing to do with me. In a free society, people with...
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    I'm confused. I thought Ben Affleck was an actor? Why am I supposed to care about his political opinion and what's he doing in a political talkshow? Does he have an academic degree relevant to the...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Argumentum ad Hitlerum.



    You conveniently glossed over the fact that in Western societies, and in your country in particular, anyone who's once branded as a "racist" or "Nazi" (sic) -...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    I've heard that official Turkish numbers of the refugees are hugely inflated, for political reasons. Maybe you should double-check them.


    Western countries are risking the lives of their...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Ah yes, let's forget how IS treats civilians. 'Cause all of them Kurds deserve it anyway, right?



    It's not racism, it's fact. Besides, how do you count smell? Is there some technology involved?
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    Re: HORSES OF ANTIQUITY

    That's not the point of a spear, anyway...
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    Re: HORSES OF ANTIQUITY

    Against unarmoured people, certainly. Samurai and other knights went into battle very well-armoured though, which means swords weren't the most effective weapon against them, since you can't count on...
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    Re: Attila Caucasian or Asian?!

    Which is irrelevant to my argument, as my argument is "pre-1492 Europe is more ethnically diverse than China".
    Of course, that only refers to humans, as the flora and fauna of China includes an...
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    Re: HORSES OF ANTIQUITY

    No, not that much. Their size depended more on social status than it does today, though.
    Horses, OTOH...
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    Re: Attila Caucasian or Asian?!

    Still, modern day China is way less diverse than Europe (even disregarding any immigration post 1492 AD). Why? Because
    - the vast majority of its inhabitants speak Mandarin as their first language....
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Correct, America has allies and has obligations to fulfill in accordance with international treaties.
    In a similar vein, ISIL/whatever you call these sick :wub:s are actively recruiting fighters in...
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    Re: Takashila Campaign Help

    When you don't need them in battle, garrison your non-FM elephant unit in one of the forts near Taksashila. That way, they'll count as a "free upkeep" unit and you won't have to disband them during...
  32. Re: Limited Romani unit roster in Roman provinces?

    Roman/Latin citizenship was a privilege for anyone under Roman rule and, as evident by the Social Wars, people actually took up arms on occasion if that privilege was denied to them. It's rather...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Why are the US acting against the IS and not against Assad? Because Assad, for all his crimes, doesn't want to conquer the world. He is content with Syria. Also, he isn't trying to systematically...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Sounds great, except IS forces everyone under their sway to abandon any semblance of culture, reason, and human rights, in favour of believing their own 7th century fairytale. You do know that...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    But the aforementioned cavalry units will make a return, right?
  36. Re: We Hungarians are Caucasian. Huns / Attila are Mongoloid and so were the original Turks

    I said Americans, not English. Americans speak an Anglo-Saxon language, and their core culture is English, but, apart from other cultural influences, their genetics are all over the place and only a...
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    Of course they should. Otherwise it's like saying that Americans were "pure" Anglo-Saxons.
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    Re: Worst (famous) movie director?

    I think Tarantino has the potential to be one of the best filmmakers of his generation, however he keeps churning out that self-indulgent violence fetish crap. He could be way better.

    And maybe...
  39. Re: We Hungarians are Caucasian. Huns / Attila are Mongoloid and so were the original Turks

    Sort of, yeah. You should be glad though that he isn't falling for this "we Hungarians are Huns" tripe that's been around for centuries. The reality is that modern Hungarians are mostly descendants...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    Looking good (minor quibble: I'm not sure about the hafting of the axe, although the general shape is nice). I gather the "other two" are the light HAs and the heavy cavalry?
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