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16  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: January 02, 2015, 09:29:15 PM
Ah I was wondering, esp with the somewhat obvious CGI in it. Your one is, uh, interesting in a "I'll wait until I can actually see what's going on" way
17  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: January 02, 2015, 05:41:35 PM
I think you meant this one
http://youtu.be/IL3qAeITRdE
18  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 23, 2014, 05:23:45 PM
For me the key is simply this: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
Does that include yourself? If you are doing yourself harm, is that OK under this philosophy? You're not "harm(ing) none", you're just harming no one else. And sure a can of coke won't do it, but there are plenty of examples out there of people who are harming themselves, and will continue to do so, unless laws are in place for their own safety. And yes, that's a slippery slope and a line must be drawn somewhere. But "harm no one" is an extremely subjective statement - what you consider to be no harm may be defined differently by a large portion of the population.
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I might identify as a libertarian when asked to pick a current political party, but I'm OK paying taxes because I like libraries and public education and roads and street lights and bridges.  I'd just like more input into how much tax I pay and how it is spent.
That way lies madness and very much a "rich get richer, poor get poorer" end-state. People will look after themselves first and foremost. If you (the general you, not the specific you) get to decide where your hard-earned tax dollars go, they won't in general go to the people who actually need them the most - those who aren't and can't contribute as many tax dollars are the ones most in need of it, generally.
19  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: December 22, 2014, 09:19:33 PM
We  may have missed Dave Trampier... not sure. We def got Giger, Ultimate Warrior, and I'm pretty sure Semple Jr
20  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 22, 2014, 03:18:09 PM
Not to be too flippant, but the guy who buys the cigarette (and then presumably smokes it).

If the Powers That Be have decided that cigarettes are harmful and must be sold in a controlled manner*, if you are breaking the law by selling those cigarettes, then there will be, and are, repercussions.

Now, those repercussions are not and should not be "taken to the ground and choked to death". I'm sure we can ALL agree on that. And I'm just as sure that the legislation involved does not have that in it's list of punishments.

I am sure that what happened here is that a police officer saw the law being broken, went to do something about it, and COMPLETELY OVERREACTED. Things escalated WAY out of hand, and it no longer became about "selling single cigarettes" and turned into "I am in power and you are resisting me and now I get to beat the crap out of you**" - which, again, I'm sure we can all agree is completely unacceptable.

However, it is equally clear that in the first instance the person involved was breaking a law, and that's why they were brought to the attention of the police in the first place. Edited to add: Now whether or not that law is just, or fair, or even something that the local(?) authority should be legislating for, is another debate entirely. But in this case, it is clear that a law was being broken, just as it's clear that the actions taken in response to that were completely over the top.


*Yes, this is contentious in and of itself. Yes, "controlled manner" can be uttered with a look of total and complete derision, given how strongly those controls are enforced. Bare with me here.

**Which is a terrible attitude for anyone in power to have
21  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: December 22, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/joe-cocker-dies-aged-70-2014122307#axzz3MYcA7czx

Sad
22  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 15, 2014, 04:49:59 PM
This is interesting (in a "huh, maybe there's hope for us dumb humans after all" way)

People offer to escort people who feel threatened on public transport as a result of yesterday's hostage situation
23  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 14, 2014, 09:47:23 PM
Also this:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/64139456/Good-hearted-cop-buys-eggs-for-shoplifter-trying-to-feed-family
24  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Mysterious Freelancer Revealed! Plus Spellbound Status Report! on: December 08, 2014, 05:33:38 PM
Water does boil faster when you're not looking! Well done gents!   
I'm at work so my Kermit dance will have to wait. Best rpg news I've had in years. Can't wait.
Allow me  Grin

25  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 05:31:35 PM
Initial response.  "Wtf is a furry?"  *googles*... *ensures google safe search is on*  Ah ha!  *read article*  I wonder if that counts as a hate crime.  It should.  That's about as "cool" as throwing grenades at LARPers.  WTF is wrong with people.
I can't be the only one highly amused that The Crafty Koala(tm) didn't know what furries were Wink

(Sorry, returning you to the serious conversation now)

Yeah, I would say that definitely counts as a hate crime, on the level of picking on the nerds but escalated way beyond what is acceptable.
26  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: December 07, 2014, 10:22:48 PM
Ralph Baer, possibly responsible for the downfall of society today  Wink
27  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 07, 2014, 10:09:49 PM
The footage of that shooting is disturbing in a way I've never quite experienced before. That (3 seconds!!) is an insane amount of time to decide to shoot someone, let alone a kid. That's barely enough time for the kid to point his weapon at the cops, let alone do something about it.

That's quite literally insane. What's the cop's story here?
28  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: December 05, 2014, 07:30:13 PM
I am so, so disappointed in this choice. I suspect it was done purely to bring in more audience. So many other actors better suited for the role, and so much Cumberbatch in recent years it's just not funny.

He doesn't have the charisma to pull that role off, IMO.  Angry
29  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: December 04, 2014, 05:21:33 PM
Test and Regular cricket, you're allowed 2 bouncers per innings. So you're legally allowed to spend 1/3 of your deliveries going the head shot. And they've just recently announced that they will not be looking at changing that any time soon.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/11252072/Watch-the-moment-Phil-Hughes-is-struck-by-a-cricket-ball-during-the-Sheffield-Shield-match.html

Because of the type of hit he was trying to make, it sees the ball managed to clip him either just under the side of the helmet or damn close to it
2 bouncers per over, not per innings. And the rules are slightly different between test cricket and limited overs (20/20 and 50 over).

And yeah as I understand it, Hughes was attempting to hook the ball, played the shot too early and the ball hit him on the back of the head, underneath the edge of the helmet.
30  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: November 27, 2014, 06:12:45 PM
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, as a result of a freak strike to the head
As terrible as this is, and I don't want to take away from the grief the Hughes family must be feeling right now, I feel particularly bad for the bowler (Sean Abbott) who I would not be surprised if he never played cricket again, or if he does, will never bowl a bouncer again in his career. It must be an absolutely terrible feeling Sad
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