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  1. Re: Why are classicists so obsessed with the sexuality of Achilles and Alexander?

    As you can see, the public debate around such issues is dominated by two factions: one, reactionary conservatives who categorically deny any kind of non-straight behaviour in their favourite...
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    Sticky: Re: Tweeting politics.

    I'm guessing that younger people tend to know it as "tanuki". And yeah, it's sadly a very successful pest species in your region. Just like the actual raccoon, incidentally.
  3. Re: Mythological continents in the history of other nations

    Not sure what you mean by the last sentence. I don't think it's accurate that fantasy has only been around since the 19th century (even though it may have been codified as aproper genre only...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    He's not. The First Amendment guarantees anyone the right to talk :wub: about any country, including the US, within US jurisdiction. I presume Cope lives in said country, and this forum is probably...
  5. Re: Free speech in the age of amplified opinions

    WRT question four, what needs to be done is state action (particularly by the US federal administration, but I'd also like to see something done by the EU and other countries and supranational...
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    Re: François Desset, the new Champollion.

    You mean Finno-Ugric. Uighur is Turkic.
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    Re: Banning books is the dumb way to go

    A bunch of racist totalitarians want to ban books? Imagine my shock.



    Ah yes, Das Kapital, that famous work of literary fiction.
  8. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Yeah, I heard that People of Applied Final Solutions are really sensitive about being called the N***-word.
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    Re: Trump's Pardons

    To receive a presidential end-of-term pardon, you have to be either a corrupt associate of said president, or a common criminal (or a terrorist, depending on the administration in question). People...
  10. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    I'd like to reiterate that pretty much all reporting about US political issues in German media is complete fantasy. That includes American guest authors, BTW (I remember one in 2016 who explained to...
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    Re: What makes a villain?

    That sounds like postmodernist nonsense.



    AFAIK it's been well established that psychopathic traits are more common among political and business leaders than among the general populace. So I...
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    Re: El Cid Series

    I don't know, the voice didn't stand out as particularly bad to me. Besides, if you managed to get through The Last Kingdom, it shouldn't be an issue... :whistling

    The trailer has a few "sword...
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    Re: Does systemic racism exist in the US?

    Speaking of racism, is there any reason to write "black" with a capital B when you're using the (grammatically correct) lower case for "white people" in the same context? Is there a country called...
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    Re: What makes a villain?

    I think it is possible to measure the extent to which someone is a villain, by weighing the amount of suffering and destruction he caused against the (long-term) benefits of his actions, or other,...
  15. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    This is why no one likes Christian fundamentalists. They may be less of a problem than others these days, but they're just as dour and humourless.
  16. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Imagine being offended by someone wishing you a happy holiday.
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    Re: Does systemic racism exist in the US?

    The question in the OP is "Does systemic racism exist in the US?", not "Did systemic racism exist in the US 50 years ago?".

    Of course, you could argue that racial quotas are systemic racism as...
  18. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    To each his own, I guess.


    Fun fact: Oregon is part of another country. If a US member state decides to institunionalize racism, the rest of the union can act against that.
    And now I'm waiting...
  19. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    It's incredible, isn't it? Also, I can't help but see the parallels between the people supporting this kind of legislation and the original National Socialists. They use the same kind of reasoning...
  20. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    But it's OK when someone on the "left" describes "the right"? Because they do that all the time. There's an entire cottage industry of "right-wing extremism experts" out there, and almost all of them...
  21. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    If that is so, what is causing academics and public figures to be "cancelled"? What is causing the riots in the western world in general and the US in particular? Where does the race fetishism on the...
  22. Sticky: Re: Wainriders Official Announcement and Faction Previews

    I think that's supposed to be a gambeson. I actually like that it's represented in the game, seeing as it is so underrated in most games and fiction (including LotR, unfortunately), although these...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Hey, if Biden was allowed to compete in 2020, the same should hold true for Trump in 2024. That said, I'm hoping for a better GOP candidate.



    What's wrong with Tom Cotton (other than being a...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    Yeah, it always converges on the same arsenal of blue filter, leather biker gear, liberal application of indoor torches, lots of brown, black, and dirty blue "dung ages" costumes, Hollywood Tactics,...
  25. Thread: The Expanse

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    Re: The Expanse

    If other popular TV shows are anything to go by, it'd probably go poorly. Plus, having to recast Alex doesn't help.


    I've seen the suggestion elsewhere that the last books should be a spin-off...
  26. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    What does the "populist right" have to do with Peterson?


    I'm not sure what this sentence is supposed to mean, but I can confidently state the following:
    1) Nobody in Germany knows who or what a...
  27. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    I'm sure you have proof that JP engages in anti-semitic dogwhistling, as insinuated by your post.


    What makes you think that?
    I'm sure you have some sources other than some blogs, one of which...
  28. Sticky: Re: Wainriders Official Announcement and Faction Previews

    Stealth is also not just about conforming with the primary colours of your environment, it's also about breaking up patterns (e.g. through bold stripes), and movement (or lack thereof). Somtimes,...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    More importantly, Biden is the candidate of the mainstream racists, the ones who write bestselling books and who are courted by the corporate establishment...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Place them in protective custody, lest they fall victim to a spontaneousTM outburst of righteously-minded retaliation from the people.
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    I know some conditions make communication a bit challenging, but maybe you should still try re-reading the post.


    Indeed. Exhibit A:
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Yes, I'm sure they would've formulated it like that.


    How so? I didn't vote for him. But hey, enjoy four years of Critical Race Theory and massive overspending. I'm sure it will do wonders for...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Somebody ought to read the US Constitution...
  34. Re: ‘Oikophobia’: Our Western Self-Hatred as a sign of Western civilizational decline

    Not just East Asians, but South Asians too.


    Well, anyone who unironically uses the term "people of color" has to have some racist beliefs, so yeah...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    I wish more states had the electoral system of Nebraska and Maine. Looking at the map at county level, it seems like some areas (i.e. most of the state) get shafted every time, because the entire...
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    This has already happened with both GOP and Democrats during the last decade or so. Just look at how their policies and some of their core values have shifted.
  37. Sticky: Re: Wainriders Official Announcement and Faction Previews

    I thought maybe they could be custom BGs for Dwarven FMs.
    From a game design PoV, IMO it seems a bit redundant to have two units of heavy swordsmen for the same faction, unless they have...
  38. Sticky: Re: Wainriders Official Announcement and Faction Previews

    Looks like a fun roster. Are the Chief's Hearth Troops proper FM or recruitable general bodyguards?
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Imagine if Biden won this election and Trump ran again in 2024, basically as Biden 2.0, in terms of age and mental acuity :no:
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    Poll: Re: USA elections 2020

    Are the Republicans paying you to make these wildly hyperbolic posts and if so, how much? I want in on that.
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