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Warringer

Goto Wogon for Hard SciFi
Author
As a BDSM fan, the Nazi fetish is quite weird even to me.
As a German BDSM fan, the Nazi fetish is unsettling for me...
Also you guys have weak stomachs.
99 percent of people are likely going to faint from the BDSM things that I personally feel sexy, but I will not get into that here.
this girl already 5'10'' and she loves super high heels, the taller the better.
Hmmm... I love me some tall girls in ballet heels... :sneaky:
 

CTHuskyMan

American Patriot And Deep Thinker
Just overthorw the governer.
LOL.....I don't think that's gonna happen. I say stick a recall amendment into the state constitution; if enough voters call for a special election, the governor's seat would be up for grabs. Sadly, even amending the state constitution in Connecticut is a very difficult, and time-consuming, process. :(
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
Another controversial opinion? The US needs another Huey Long, this time on a national scale.

Who is Huey Long you may ask? Huey Long is a politician from Louisiana who was born in rural Louisiana, which was shit poor until he became Gov and later Senator. He was a true Christian (not the flaux Christians who believed in things like the 'Prosperity Gospel'), believed in the Constitution (especially with the rights to everyone), and his political trail was basically 'progressive Bismarkian' (his entire political career was basically pulling a 'pre-senile Bismarck' on the Socialists and Communists). He did radical things like creating the precursor to the highway system in the US, made elementary school books free, set up night schools to improve literacy (and were open to everyone), improved the participation rate for elections in the state, and oh so much more. He helped set up the basis for many of the New Deal and Second New Deal programs... and was assassinated for it. All the while he became defacto state level dictator. He's only remembered as a Kaiserreich meme these days.
 

ShogunTrooper

Currently creating a gun that fires cheese wheels
I think Age of Sigmar is an interesting setting, with lots of room for new and fascinating lore (especially since the Realms can be pretty much as large as the authors want them).

I think Battlefield V is a fun game. Enjoyable, but not really anything special.

I love Pizza Hawaii, with nice ham and pineapple on it. Partially because I love the taste, and partially because it's one of the few flavours of Pizza that still taste somewhat good after getting cold. Same with Pinapple Buns (german "Brötchen" with cheese and, well, pinapple).

While I am not a furry (I don't have a fursona, don't identify as an animal, et cetera), I do have a certain appreciation for the skill and effort that goes into some of their content. I mean the work that goes into the more elaborate examples of their suits is quite impressive. As such, I don't give them the hate they seem to get (even though I agree that there are groups of them that are off-putting and disgusting, just like in any fandom).
It's the same to me as fanart and cosplays of popular characters. Not more, not less.

New Canon Star Wars is a train wreck. There might be good things in the lore, like the new trooper variants, vehicles and some of the ships, but the rest is rather... 'meh'. But still, I keep looking at it to see how far the wreckage flies, and because a tiny piece of me might still have hope, which I try to put to rest.

I think that's all for now.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
Each time I see someone arguing that we shouldn't harshly punish criminals and that those who do are just sadists, I just see someone saying. "He is a good christian man." or "that boy has a bright future ahead of him." as justification for a judge letting a rapist off the hook.
I've outright stated that, in the grand scheme of things, becoming a criminal is breaking the trust of the public and trust has always been something that is easily broken but incredibly hard to repair. How much trust is lost heavily depends on the sort of criminal activity...

Also, High Speed Rail in the US is a pipe dream in the US's current population density situation. Europe gets the most of out it's HSR system because Europe has effectively subsidized their cargo traffic out of existence (forcing them onto trucks), nationalizing their railroads (Britain is an exception -as far as I can tell- to this as it privatized their railroad), and subsidizing their railroads to the point that you only pay about half the actual ticket price (at least in France). People have forgotten that, historically, passenger services on railroads have always been a monetary drain on railroads and the real money has been always with the goods work. The only reason that passenger services existed is because if they did it well, it's basically free advertising for their goods work (and in the US, the oh so juicy US Postal Service contract).

So there is probably a phrase back in the day that sums up the situation with rail, which would probably sound like this: Passengers Advertise, Goods make Money.

Add to the fact that the vast majority of US cities had been designed with the horse first (and thus why our counties always had weird shapes before Gerrymandering became a major thing, they were drawn based on how far a horse can travel within a day or two, forgot which) then the car (which is why even old US cities and towns have far wider streets than their European counterparts, the original planning was based around horse-wagon traffic and not foot traffic).

The only way that the US is going to get HSR is that Congress decides to break up the coast cities and spread the population (and economy) over a wider area...
 

KeresAcheron

Asocial Quasisocialist
The villains preforming big psychic world changing plans to usher in Utopia by changing the human condition via magic/technology? They are in the right.

And the heroes trying to stop them because they like their current everyday life and believe in optimism and human goodness. They are the ones in the wrong.
 

Terra Novan

Well-known member
Author
The villains preforming big psychic world changing plans to usher in Utopia by changing the human condition via magic/technology? They are in the right.

And the heroes trying to stop them because they like their current everyday life and believe in optimism and human goodness. They are the ones in the wrong.
Chai Lingshen did nothing wrong.
 

Vyor

Well-known member
The villains preforming big psychic world changing plans to usher in Utopia by changing the human condition via magic/technology? They are in the right.

And the heroes trying to stop them because they like their current everyday life and believe in optimism and human goodness. They are the ones in the wrong.
What change do they wish to implement? The one that makes everyone worship them mindlessly?
 

KeresAcheron

Asocial Quasisocialist
What change do they wish to implement? The one that makes everyone worship them mindlessly?
Look up Assimilation Plot on tv tropes.

Usually world peace, the abolishment of death and all forms of suffering. Which is opposed by the heroes because it would alter the human condition and not be "real", who never bother arguing against it using "power". And to make this worse, the heroes are either in a realistic setting which is a bad as our world or a fantastical or sci-fi setting that is several times worse. And to make everything complete, the author should constantly use "it's inherent in system" to explain why the world is so horrible, never present an other alternative to fixing the worlds problems, and end the series with no resolution to any of the settings problems.
 

Vyor

Well-known member
Look up Assimilation Plot on tv tropes.

Usually world peace, the abolishment of death and all forms of suffering. Which is opposed by the heroes because it would alter the human condition and not be "real", who never bother arguing against it using "power". And to make this worse, the heroes are either in a realistic setting which is a bad as our world or a fantastical or sci-fi setting that is several times worse. And to make everything complete, the author should constantly use "it's inherent in system" to explain why the world is so horrible, never present an other alternative to fixing the worlds problems, and end the series with no resolution to any of the settings problems.
This trope refers to a common plot by villains with a cause, wherein they reason that all of humanity's problems and unhappiness are caused by people being separate/different from one another, and so try to forcefully eliminate the differences and individuality of everyone by merging everyone into one mind/body/soul/etc.
Ya, no. That's bad. Like stupid bad. That gets stagnation and rot.
 

Sarcobite

THE DONALD TRUMP PROTECTS!!!!!
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The villains preforming big psychic world changing plans to usher in Utopia by changing the human condition via magic/technology? They are in the right.

And the heroes trying to stop them because they like their current everyday life and believe in optimism and human goodness. They are the ones in the wrong.
That is horrendous. By creating a hivemind, you murder all 7 billion to create one.
This is why superpowers shouldmt be real. Because of people trying shit like this
 

Lerticus

Senile Old Coot
I have a confession to make. To this day I am...not sure what the duck (Rufus) and cat (Horton) like emojis actually means. I go with duck=sarcasm and cat="so there, nyaa!"
I go with Rufus="that's a fine troll there, laddy" and Horton="administrator/owner/overlord approved".
 

Rufus Shinra

Well-known member
Look up Assimilation Plot on tv tropes.

Usually world peace, the abolishment of death and all forms of suffering. Which is opposed by the heroes because it would alter the human condition and not be "real", who never bother arguing against it using "power". And to make this worse, the heroes are either in a realistic setting which is a bad as our world or a fantastical or sci-fi setting that is several times worse. And to make everything complete, the author should constantly use "it's inherent in system" to explain why the world is so horrible, never present an other alternative to fixing the worlds problems, and end the series with no resolution to any of the settings problems.
Killing everyone will abolish further death and suffering. Doesn't make it something enjoyable.

On a less absurd counter, though, you fall for a classic logical fallacy: it's not because you offer a shitty solution that make things worse and the other people do not tht your solution is inherently better. 'I solve A while fucking B to Z.' isn't morally better than 'I won't fuck B to Z but won't solve A either.'.

Proper example: Irak 2003. Saddam was an ass. Whacking him wasn't the proper solution, and made things worse than letting him in power.
 

Spacehillbilly

Well-known member
The DSA, like the GOP is full of hidden neo-fascists with roots towards the Kremlin. The difference is that while the GOP are honest with their retchedness the DSA are subtle and hide it under the paint of progressivism and socialism. The DSA and Chapoites have focused their fanatical vitriol on the democrats and not on the Trump and his puppet masters( Koch Bros and Russian Oligarchs), trying to subvert democratic and liberal norms through memes, fake news, and violent and vulgar rhetoric as well as manipulating the depressed and mentally Ill into radicalization.
 

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