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  1. Re: SJWs and the Topics of Sexualization and Misogyny.

    Did your magic crystal ball tell you that?
    If at all, I use such terms to denounce totalitarian loons who declare everybody who disagrees with them a "something-ist" or a "something-phobe". Or...
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    Re: How about that Ebola thing

    The proper response would be to cordon off that particular village, preventing anyone from leaving it, and putting up a sign saying "Have it your way then".
  3. Re: SJWs and the Topics of Sexualization and Misogyny.

    Because it comes with an ideology, a pretty extreme one, that is.


    No it's not. What you mean is manners. Manners are there to enable people to discuss everything in a civil and non-insulting...
  4. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    It's more that I believe he would be better if he grew up.
  5. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    He's childish and should be kept in check. Just like Peter Jackson. That was my point. Though I do agree that there is a certain difference in skill, even when you consider that Tarantino is...
  6. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    I think the new Elven helmets might be more inspired by Japanese helmet designs. As for ram cavalry and other nonsense, that's what you get when Peter Jackson gets granted full leeway. Similarly to...
  7. Re: SJWs and the Topics of Sexualization and Misogyny.

    That's all fine and well, but you'll have to admit that this is about art (and indeed only a small portion of it), whereas in the real world there are more pressing subjects that'd need attention.
    ...
  8. Re: ISIS: Math, social studies, and lessons on non-authoritarian forms of governance banned

    The fact that some Muslims invented or discovered stuff has no bearing on the Islamic gospel. To ISIS and their ilk, the only thing that counts is what's written in their "holy books". Muhammad...
  9. Re: How does the Japanese katana and tachi stack up to the Chinese dao and jian?

    Broader, not thicker.
  10. Re: Replacing Aedui/Arverni with a Belgic faction?

    Actually, they were exactly the same, just with different skins. Both factions had one unique unit each (Carnute elite infantry and Arverni Nobles). Their "expansion region" distribution on the...
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    Re: Storms are bothering me!

    Storms do happen on both Lake Constance and Lac Leman (one of these is very likely the one you're referring to) but not as frequently as to warrant constant (ha ha) storm animations and flood damage...
  12. Re: Dawkins is an utter failure as a philosopher! (and he smells)

    I still don't understand how the feelings of grown people with Down syndrome are in any way relevant to the question whether or not one should abort early stage fetuses with Down syndrome. Unless you...
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    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    I'm pretty sure that one is a retcon devised by Dareios or another Achaemenid. Reason being they retroactively declared Cyrus an Achaemenid IIRC.
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    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    I think the main thing he's getting at is the connection between Sumerian and Turkish that is made by certain interested parties, which is of course baseless, but some nationalists choose to believe...
  15. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    I'm OK with it if those armoured guys are the Elvenking's retainers or some kind of shock troops, supporting the main army of light spearmen and archers. We'll have to wait and see if that's the case...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    The Third Reich used captured Allied equipment, therefore I conclude that they were sponsored by Britain...




    What's your plan then? I hope you agree that ISIS is bad and they need to be taken...
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    Re: 1400 children raped by Pakistanis in South Yorkshire?

    We live in an age where calling a criminal scumbag a criminal scumbag is difficult because many people are scared of Islam and of being called a "racist". That is why they seek easier targets to...
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    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    Meh, I only got as far as "definitely Semitic, possibly Babylonian".


    Is that related to (Arabic) ahl?



    Persian inscriptions are riddled with Semitic words. In the transcription this looks...
  19. Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014 (First movie spoilers on the last pages)

    The Elven equipment looks cool and useful, but the Dwarven weapons are - again so. oversized. (specifically the thickness of the blades). I bet they're at least twice as heavy as they'd need to be in...
  20. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    ... Right.
    Which country are you talking about again? North Korea or Saoudi Arabia?



    That's actually the Palestinian MO.
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Yes yes, it's all the Americans' fault. And don't forget the Jews. Because other people never act according to their own agenda...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Well the difference is that now the Americans are merely providing air support for the local armies operating on the ground. And that they have everyone's approval, from Israel to Iran.
  23. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    I'm afraid you just missed it. Maybe you'd find it if you weren't so busy arguing semitics, er I mean semantics.


    Sure, but everyone knows what it refers to. And there are far more egregious,...
  24. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    Can you prove they're acting against their obligations?
  25. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    Yes tarvu, I imagine it's quite easy dividing up other people's countries.

    Here's a thought though: can you, or the other great humanitarians on this forum, spot the difference between a state and...
  26. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    Is Israel the ancestral homeland of the Sudanese? Besides, it's an idiotic idea to admit a large number of young men into an already densely populated country, even more so if these men are from an...
  27. Re: Dawkins is an utter failure as a philosopher! (and he smells)

    Yeah, I mean if he's an elitist he must be disappointed in most governing politicians, seeing as the only area in which most of these people are "elite" is networking skills. Language skills,...
  28. Re: [Battle Physics] There's some weird mass stuff going on

    They actually had this in EB I.


    Same here (not earlier than October though), as long as it doesn't involve programming skills.
  29. Re: [Battle Physics] There's some weird mass stuff going on

    EB I actually had a stat system that was kind of similar to RR/RC (as far as I understand it). Something of a basic "grid" of certain weapons having certain values. Very easy to grasp at any rate. ...
  30. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    Yeah Israel is the homeland of the Jews (and a few other local tribes). Big news there. You make it sound as if the Bible's narrative of the "promised land" entitles the rest of the world to live...
  31. Re: A serious question for religious people regarding primates.

    Sure, I can give you even more examples. However the thing is we're getting better at it. Of course, all those family trees and other helpful constructions are ultimately just approximate and they're...
  32. Re: Importance of Exact Events or Exact Representation in Historical Stories

    Hm, I'm kind of on the fence on this one. Obviously, simplifying (as long as it's not dumbing down) the whole thing might be better for artistic reasons. I guess it depends on whether any of the...
  33. Re: Israel unlawfully coercing 7000 Africans to leave

    Funny, it's the same in almost every European country (including Greece BTW). Somehow "refugee" nowadays means "young, male, able-bodied immigrant". And they're always from Asia or Africa.
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    Re: 1400 children raped by Pakistanis in South Yorkshire?

    That is technically true, however these things typically occur when a "Western" woman (who doesn't happen to belong to a strict Evangelical sect) hooks up with a Muslim and/or Middle-Eastern man....
  35. Re: Historically correct Spartan and Athenian Hoplite?

    I think Sparta was a society best admired from afar. Like, from Rome. That is not to say their way of living didn't have its own advantages (and you can't complain about the view either), but most...
  36. Re: US police have now become the mafia they allegedly despise: Black Asphalt private intelligence service

    OK, so what happens if they stop some innocent citizen? As a foreigner and potential visitor to the US, I don't fancy being intercepted by mercenaries for any reason whatsoever.
  37. Re: Dawkins is an utter failure as a philosopher! (and he smells)

    I can't comment on Zhizhek (I assume that's the one?) because I don't know anything about him, but regarding the "current state of uni courses" I've observed that there seems to be a lot of nonsense...
  38. Re: Russia reopens criminal cases against Lithuanians who refused to serve in Soviet army after the Baltic independence

    Seems like another pathetic attempt by "patriots" at "getting back" at former subject people. Instead of critical examination of one's own Soviet past...
  39. Re: Dawkins is an utter failure as a philosopher! (and he smells)

    I believe his assumption is that if there were no religion, there'd still be morality. Your argument is that actual real life morality is influenced by religion, which is a given but does not...
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    Re: 1400 children raped by Pakistanis in South Yorkshire?

    Both, I'd say...
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