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  1. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    The Trojan War, as per the Iliad, is set in-universe somewhere prior to 1200 BC. That's not 5000 years ago. The Iliad was written in the 8th or 7th century BC, depending on who you ask.
    What we...
  2. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    I tend to agree. The battle episode at King's Landing also featured lots of stabbing - or even worse, slashing - through plate armour.


    Well yeah; on the other hand, the Unsullied are so messed...
  3. Re: Ibiza Affair: Austrian Nationalists Expose Themselves on Camera

    I think you're falling prey to the same cognitive fallacy as the Marxists: you've pre-defined "Nationalism" to only refer to your own brand of nationalism. Which is why you protest when someone calls...
  4. Re: Ibiza Affair: Austrian Nationalists Expose Themselves on Camera

    A politician being a corrupt sociopath, what a novelty.


    Social Democrats and Christian Democrats are no better than the FPÖ, they're just more experienced at concealing their activities and have...
  5. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Well at any rate, it seems that most of us are in agreement that more time was needed developing her story arc to make it all more plausible.



    They'd be a little late to that particular party,...
  6. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Yeah, that's another point. Though if that were the case, they should've made it a bit clearer in this episode or the previous one.
  7. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Yeah, but... the signs were there. Dany's scary dogmatism was already a thing in early seasons, and she's off pulled unreasonable executions, too. IMO the main problem is that her character...
  8. Poll: Re: Did You Know European Tradition of Chivalry Originated from the Middle East?

    The point (which sumskilz elaborated on later) is that it's a nonsensical question, and a ridiculous poll, on more than one level.


    If I may engage in some more nitpicking, "Middle Eastern"...
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    Re: Did any tribe willingly join romans?

    I don't think any transition was 100% smooth and without leaving some losing parties behind, but on the whole, "joining the Romans" was a highly desirable thing, not only because of the...
  10. Re: Secretary of State Pompeo's Team Declares Race War Against China

    I for one welcome our new overlords. Heil Chinese monoculture!



    That was sarcasm. Just in case someone didn't get it.
  11. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    No medication needed. Just establish different competitive classes based on Testosterone levels, kind of like weight classes in boxing. I believe this was even suggested earlier in the thread.
  12. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    The ending of 08/03 strongly reminded me of a typical Total War siege battle where you have the sorry remains of your enemy surrounded on the town square and then the timer runs out, because you...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Pretty sure they meant that the armour within the same unit was heterogeneous for "barbarian" factions and in RTW, they had no way of visually depicting that - hence, the stats being an attempt at...
  14. Poll: Re: Israel elections April 2019

    Then I suggest you people get working on a term limit right now - even if it won't affect Netanyahu, at least you'll be safe from getting stuck with the local equivalent of Merkel in the future.
  15. Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    What about Mayor Pete? He seems pretty interesting politics-wise, although I think the greatest hindrance for him will be his awful last name (what is it with Maltese and their names?). Which, aside...
  16. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 8 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Does that mean the Night King now deals bonus damage vs light units?
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    Poll: Re: Spanish 2019 Elections

    Just goes to show (again) that "left" and "right" in politics are BS terms that anyone with a brain should strive to avoid.
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    Re: Sweboz Questions

    I think those are leftovers from EB1, lines of obsolete code that haven't been deleted yet. The Chatti Spearmen and the heavy spearmen are already implemented in 2.35, albeit under slightly different...
  19. Re: Wouldn't It Have Been Smarter If Thatcher Didn't Announce When The British Fleet Would Be Leaving For The Falklands?

    I believe (guess) the intention was to give the Argentinians time to come up with a dignified excuse for withdrawing. You have to consider that the Royal Navy used to be the most powerful fleet in...
  20. Re: Trump, immigrants and sanctuary cities suggestion.

    Well, that's the standard MO of progressives, at least here in Europe.
  21. Re: Trump, immigrants and sanctuary cities suggestion.

    I think it's a good suggestion. Even better would be to ensure that all those individuals - not communities held hostage by majority vote - embracing illegal immigration will have to shoulder the...
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    Re: Brazilian President Bolsonaro's policies

    From the article linked by Ludicus:
    I do think that's a bit over the top. Last time I looked, the junta didn't start a war that cost tens of millions of Brazilian citizens their lives and resulted...
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    Re: Turkey's Local Elections 2019

    How's that a good thing? Like, what's the difference between a Maoist and a Hiterlist (or a communist)? I'm not thrilled at the prospect of Maoists gaining power anywhere; it doesn't sound like an...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I would say it depends on the individual. Some people are bored with the long descriptions in the books, and might be better served by watching the movies first to get some appreciation for the...
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    Re: [TV Series] Killing Eve (2018)

    Watched the whole first season (was kinda forced to), thought it was meh. There are some funny moments. Actually there are a lot of funny moments, if you like pointless gratuitous violence (then...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    That heavily depends on which interpretation of Christianity or atheism you're looking on. Atheism in particular is a wide field since there is no Atheist doctrine other than "there are no gods". ...
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    Re: How the Iberians looked

    Speaking of which, is that body paint on his arms and feet, or is he a psycho wearing the skin of a black person?
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    Re: Heritage, Not Hate

    Exactly, and on the other hand, the cost of recognizing these crimes is getting exploited by grievance mongers ranging from individuals to NGOs to other countries (themselves unrepentant), who use...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I'm not sure either, some of the words seem to suggest that it's an agglutinative language in terms of grammatical structure. There's some other superficial similarities to Turkic languages, or at...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Third Season Teaser)

    Finished season 3 just now. Liked the acting and (most of) the characters, as always.
    Thankfully they got rid of that Skade woman, I don't like characters who are psychopathic serial killers.
    I...
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    Re: Tolkien General Discussion II

    I hope you're right, but experience with movie adaptations (particularly if they involve battles and/or Medieval settings) has taught me not to be optimistic.
  32. Re: If you’re a White Man the Democratic Party of America doesn’t want you

    I kind of disagree on that, IMO a party should try not to alienate any voter group based on ethnicity or skin colour (I'm only referring to citizens of course). Currently, the GOP is doing a decent...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    It's not entirely her fault, she was written as a bad character that started out as a Mary Sue. I guess the writers were afraid of catching heat from the usual grievance mongers, so they avoided...
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    Re: India and Pakistan clash over Kashmir

    By "strong Indo-Aryan Leader" you mean the guy with an Arabic and Mongol name? Kind of symptomatic for the predicament of Pakistan as a whole. At least the "provincial yokel" is not a wannabe Arab....
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    Re: India and Pakistan clash over Kashmir

    The problem is that most of the time, it sounds like someone is blaming everything on "European colonialism" (which of course is a real historical phenomenon) which does happen a lot IRL, and denying...
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    Re: India and Pakistan clash over Kashmir

    I understand that that was an egregious violation of Pakistan's sovereignity, but really, what could they expect if they habitually shelter, train, and arm terrorists who attack civilian targets in...
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    Re: Did Hitler know better than his generals?

    You can continue to make assertions about other people that you cannot possibly prove (because you lack meaningful data), or you can try and stick to the rules and try to argue like a civilized...
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    Re: India and Pakistan clash over Kashmir

    That's not "the West", that's only Britain. More precisely, Britain seventy years ago. Which is a world apart from now. Might as well blame Iran and Mongolia and everyone between them because the...
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    Re: Did Hitler know better than his generals?

    Everyone is ignorant of something.


    That's right, and I'm not getting paid to comment here, or conduct any research for the forum. Though if anyone wants to LARP as a historian here and publish...
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    Re: Did Hitler know better than his generals?

    Great, now you're lying. Besides, you're making an assumption you can't possibly prove.


    It's not all about army logistics. There's plenty of other factors to consider in politics.


    Maybe you...
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