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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2018, 03:09:14 pm »
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It's also worth remembering that $10bn in international aid donations following the Haitian earthquake allegedly disappeared under the stewardship of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Apparently, even though they loved Haiti enough to spend part of their honeymoon there, the Clintons prioritised sinking aid money into garment factories and a business centre over addressing the problems of ordinary Haitians made destitute and suffering cholera outbreaks following the earthquake.

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allegedly

I mean, if we're setting unsourced allegations as the bar, then Trump is "allegedly" a treasonous money launderer.

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 28 December, 2017, 12:30:18 pm »
There's no way that Luke is Darth Vader's son. it just ruined the whole film for me.

The moments of comedy - confusing the besides with the old "I've captured a Wookie" trick - were a bit hit and miss.

The character of Boba Fett was woefully underused - such great potential, but reduced to a supporting character.  I'm sure though, that they'll be at the forefront of the third film in the series. Also looking forward to Vader realising the error of his ways and being brought to the light side by Yoda.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 26 December, 2017, 09:40:41 pm »
A short video on Prog 2061

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pLGUk0Hzw8c

(The plan is in 2018 to make short video articles on big releases and collections, for comicsthegathering.com and this is just intended as a brief trial of the format. I'd be grateful for any comments you gents and ladies might have.)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 18 December, 2017, 08:01:54 pm »
Note that Wolf's important lesson about how "liberators" aren't necessarily the good guys and worthy of respect is immediately contradicted by his own insistence that Bill and Volodina should be spared:

"Should we shoot them both?"
"How can we?  She saved us."




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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 December, 2017, 12:41:51 pm »
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agreeing to move the border to the English Channel.

The DUP, finally succeeding in their dream of a united Ireland.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 December, 2017, 08:13:42 am »
Government quietly mentioned yesterday that the planned £72k cap on social care costs, which was previously delayed for a few years, is now being scrapped as unaffordable. The Tories are now willing to screw over their base just to keep the country afloat, whereas previously they focussed mainly on the poor and disenfranchised.  And this is before budgeting for the massive infrastructure projects we'll need to place in 18 months time but which haven't been started yet.

Still, sovereignty eh...can get enough of it.

So glad

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 December, 2017, 06:56:31 pm »
We should probably ask UKIP.  I mean, leaving the EU was the only reason they existed for twenty years, and they constantly agitated for a referendum.  Surely they put some thought into the practical aspects of something as obvious as a land border.


My favourite moment of the last few days was The Liar Ian Duncan Smith insisting that if the UK government doesn't get what it wants re border regulation they should walk away from negotiations, presumably just pretending RoI doesn't exist.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2059 - Fiends in High Places
« on: 02 December, 2017, 10:54:37 pm »
I think its perfectly fine to use Slaine as a platform for anti/pro-pretty much any social or political view.  It is, after all, what 2000ad has been doing for a long time.  But there is no excuse for not being entertaining and clever about it.

This has just been "Shouty shout stab stab shouty Christianity is bad stab shouty shout" for fifty pages.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 November, 2017, 01:04:29 pm »
There is, sadly, no "polite applause" emoji available.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 November, 2017, 12:40:44 pm »
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    The politics thread is loosed upon the world,

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 November, 2017, 12:20:02 pm »
Sometimes they go as far as providing multi lingual services, thereby dividing people further  by reminding them that they speak different languages.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 28 November, 2017, 08:48:23 pm »
Government services generally ask, to make sure they're serving the whole community.  If 7% of the population are Martians, but only 0.01% of library users are, then there's something wrong.

I once had an English lady get quite annoyed that the only box she could fit herself into was "other British".

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 27 November, 2017, 07:35:04 pm »
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I think people are over estimating the modern day sjw's ability to apply reason and logic. I mean, people LOVE to be outraged by absolutely anything these days.

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I am open to hearing all opinions, regardless of whether I agree with them or not, or how uncomfortable an opinion might make me feel

I'm happy to listen to your opinion, but before I do I will make assumptions about it and call it silly

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 November, 2017, 10:52:45 am »
I haven't looked, but I'm curious as to whether the secret Tory dossier contains the line...

"Cameron, D - pig"


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 November, 2017, 08:41:46 am »
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pretty much all of it is minor on a one-to-one basis and perfectly survivable politically if some of the shit this lot have gotten away with

Its almost like the Tory High Command is preparing for a purge of those not considered pure enough.  For how long have they been gathering grievances, ready to destroy anyone who steps out of line.

Get ready for the "Corbyn told me I looked nice once. The Labour party must be burned to the ground" response from blairites.

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