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Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2250 on: November 25, 2015, 11:51:40 AM »
Posting a source that doesn't redirect away from the article if you don't sub.... http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/24/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-eu.html?_r=0

Oops, thanks.

Overall, the whole situation is a minor thing, but it's nevertheless symbolic. As far as I know, all of the EU member countries have the EU flag on display. The fact that our new government had it removed says something about their attitude... not that it's surprising. It's well known that this party is quite euro-sceptic - they even have MPs who are openly against the EU. A year or so ago, one of their more vocal MPs called the EU flag a "rag". She also said she hoped that the EU would dissolve...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2251 on: November 26, 2015, 10:38:45 AM »
Aaaand the worrisome activities in the Polish parliament continue:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/230449,Polish-Sejm-approves-changes-to-Constitutional-Tribunal

Seriously, this is scary :(

Oh, and our new Minister of Defense commented that Poland understands the pain of French society after the recent terrorist attacks, as... our high command was a victim of an terrorist attack, too. As I've told you, the new government seems intent on making the "President Kaczyński was murdered by Russians" Poland's official line and even promote this conspiracy theory abroad...
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2252 on: November 26, 2015, 04:48:25 PM »
Apparently Don Bluth is trying to turn the old Dragon's Lair game into a full movie.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dragon-s-lair-the-movie/coming_soon

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2253 on: November 26, 2015, 06:00:41 PM »
I love that game. That would be cool. :)

My brother owned the whole big quarter-fed arcade version of "Space Ace" which he kept in my parents' garage. When I was in high school I could play it with my eyes closed and finish it from beginning to end. ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2255 on: November 28, 2015, 06:33:24 AM »
I'm surprised by my own state, but in a good way for once:

City of Lexington, KY allows parking tickets to be paid with canned food donations for the holiday season.

It's only for that city, but still.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2256 on: November 28, 2015, 01:40:09 PM »
Navy veteran's house is demolished while he was away recuperating from a knee surgery.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/town-demolishes-veterans-house-while-he-has-surgery/ar-AAfLzph?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=iehp

This is just disgusting. I cant believe this kind of shit happens, as if the man didn't have a hard enough life, now hes homeless!

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2257 on: November 28, 2015, 03:05:39 PM »
Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado.

Awful. :-(

They had one on Halloween as well.  I live about 45 miles from Colorado Springs. 

What pisses me off about the whole situation is all of the finger pointing.  Right wingers are pointing fingers at liberals, liberals are pointing fingers at right wing conservatives.  Some of the comments from people are just....unbelievable.  So called 'pro-life' people praising the man for saving babies' lives by killing people.  If they are praising someone for taking someone's life, I'm not exactly sure how they can consider themselves 'pro-life'. 

There has been no report of any motive(s) for what happened yet, but naturally people are using the situation to punctuate whatever agenda they are trying to get across. 

I want to scream at everyone.  Three people lost their lives.  This is a tragedy.  This is not fodder for news media, or political agendas, or whatever else people want to use it for.  My heart breaks for the families of the people who lost their lives, and for the nine other people who were injured. 


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2258 on: November 28, 2015, 03:14:39 PM »
They had one on Halloween as well.  I live about 45 miles from Colorado Springs. 

What pisses me off about the whole situation is all of the finger pointing.  Right wingers are pointing fingers at liberals, liberals are pointing fingers at right wing conservatives.  Some of the comments from people are just....unbelievable.  So called 'pro-life' people praising the man for saving babies' lives by killing people.  If they are praising someone for taking someone's life, I'm not exactly sure how they can consider themselves 'pro-life'. 

There has been no report of any motive(s) for what happened yet, but naturally people are using the situation to punctuate whatever agenda they are trying to get across. 

I want to scream at everyone.  Three people lost their lives.  This is a tragedy.  This is not fodder for news media, or political agendas, or whatever else people want to use it for.  My heart breaks for the families of the people who lost their lives, and for the nine other people who were injured.

I know what you mean. I support PP 100% and can't bring myself to read the reports about it, especially the ones you mentioned, about the so-called "pro-lifers". It's all just so goddamn awful.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 03:25:58 PM by Ariel »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2259 on: November 28, 2015, 03:23:23 PM »
If they are praising someone for taking someone's life, I'm not exactly sure how they can consider themselves 'pro-life'.

Does anything else really need to be said?

It is a tragedy.  What angers me is that it is not an isolated event.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2260 on: November 29, 2015, 12:18:06 AM »
So recently there's an anti-ISIS/Daeesh film coming out of Iran.

It's called the Song of My Homeland, and is a fictional story about a Muslim man about to marry a Christian woman, but ISIS soldiers kidnap his fiancee and he embarks on a journey to rescue her.  The makers of the film say that the story is inspired by real events, although the specific people in question are fictional.

What is more interesting about the film is that it's performed in Arabic, and Iran is trying to market it to audiences in the Arab world.  For Iranian moviegoers it will have subtitles in Farsi.

The news article is focusing on the more political reasons surrounding its creation, in no small part due to it getting funding from the country's government.  However, I haven't heard much about the movie's quality or popularity one way or another in the Arab world, and if it's planned to be distributed online, via traditional video and theaters, or some combination.  It seems to be recent, given the tone of the article.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2261 on: November 29, 2015, 09:33:15 AM »
So recently there's an anti-ISIS/Daeesh film coming out of Iran.

It's called the Song of My Homeland, and is a fictional story about a Muslim man about to marry a Christian woman, but ISIS soldiers kidnap his fiancee and he embarks on a journey to rescue her.  The makers of the film say that the story is inspired by real events, although the specific people in question are fictional.

What is more interesting about the film is that it's performed in Arabic, and Iran is trying to market it to audiences in the Arab world.  For Iranian moviegoers it will have subtitles in Farsi.

The news article is focusing on the more political reasons surrounding its creation, in no small part due to it getting funding from the country's government.  However, I haven't heard much about the movie's quality or popularity one way or another in the Arab world, and if it's planned to be distributed online, via traditional video and theaters, or some combination.  It seems to be recent, given the tone of the article.

I am now curious as to this movie..i hope its both well done and does well :-) a good propaganda movie can be a good story even after the war and might be just what is needed to help stem the tide of ISIS.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2262 on: November 30, 2015, 09:04:23 PM »
It is a tragedy.  What angers me is that it is not an isolated event.

I want to know why none of the pro-gun folks are out there arguing that the solution is to better arm Planned Parenthood.  Come on, NRA!  Surely you have the budget to donate a half dozen Kalashnikovs to each clinic...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2263 on: November 30, 2015, 09:23:34 PM »
I want to know why none of the pro-gun folks are out there arguing that the solution is to better arm Planned Parenthood.  Come on, NRA!  Surely you have the budget to donate a half dozen Kalashnikovs to each clinic...

Have you also noticed that the majority of the GOP candidates, and the republicans who led the charge in trying to get PP de-funded and were the ones spreading false accusations and videos (Carly Fiorina and her ilk) have been completely silent about the entire incident?

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2264 on: November 30, 2015, 09:33:58 PM »
I am now curious as to this movie..i hope its both well done and does well :-) a good propaganda movie can be a good story even after the war and might be just what is needed to help stem the tide of ISIS.

I'd really like to see that film too, and the few Iranian films I've seen haven't been dodgy at all when it came to production values or acting.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2265 on: November 30, 2015, 10:20:01 PM »
I want to know why none of the pro-gun folks are out there arguing that the solution is to better arm Planned Parenthood.  Come on, NRA!  Surely you have the budget to donate a half dozen Kalashnikovs to each clinic...

He might have caused a lot more damage if he was unable to get his hands on a gun and had to settle for a can of gasoline and a book of matches. Yeah, you can take away the guns, but you still have to deal with the pissed off jerks who want to hurt people. For this reason, banning guns seems kind of short sighted to me.


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2266 on: November 30, 2015, 10:57:52 PM »
He might have caused a lot more damage if he was unable to get his hands on a gun and had to settle for a can of gasoline and a book of matches. Yeah, you can take away the guns, but you still have to deal with the pissed off jerks who want to hurt people. For this reason, banning guns seems kind of short sighted to me.



In this case, it's less about the actual treatment of gun ownership and more about the way that the NRA has been responding to every single other shooting incident in the last few months.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2267 on: December 01, 2015, 03:31:07 AM »
"Can you see me now?"
"Can you see me now."
"Can you see me now."

No? Meh.... damn street vendors and their smoke spewing carts...

It seems that (parts of) China is back in the news again regarding the smog.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/30/world/asia/ap-as-china-pollution.html?_r=0

"Communist leaders have tightened emissions standards and are investing in solar, wind and other renewable energy. But the country still depends on coal for more than 60 percent of its power."

While China has already invested quite heavily in solar, I can't help but wonder if there comes a point where solar is not usable or viable during peak hours due to smog? A sort of point of no return or tipping point. I understand this is happening only in a few very dense cities only.

Real-time air quality index here: http://aqicn.org/city/beijing/
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2268 on: December 01, 2015, 10:21:23 AM »
US Deploying Special Forces to Iraq to put pressure upon ISIS forces.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-deploying-special-force-to-boost-fight-against-islamic-state/ar-AAfTnsC?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

Though technically we have already been doing this so...I guess were just making it official now :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2269 on: December 01, 2015, 10:29:26 AM »
US Deploying Special Forces to Iraq to put pressure upon ISIS forces.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-deploying-special-force-to-boost-fight-against-islamic-state/ar-AAfTnsC?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp

Though technically we have already been doing this so...I guess were just making it official now :P

now that it's official basically it means the commandos are off the leash. Don't have to be careful to deny operations or play with red tape.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2270 on: December 01, 2015, 07:29:12 PM »
I'm curious whether anyone else has been following this story.

(Trigger warning: rape)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2271 on: December 01, 2015, 07:54:34 PM »
I had no idea... now I do... I wanna smack him

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2272 on: December 01, 2015, 08:02:17 PM »
This has just upset me so much. I've been staying away from the Internet. Too many comments about why it's okay to rape sex workers. Ugh. :(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2273 on: December 01, 2015, 09:48:07 PM »
This has just upset me so much. I've been staying away from the Internet. Too many comments about why it's okay to rape sex workers. Ugh. :(

That is disgusting.

I know it's equally horrible, but I get an 'eye-for-an-eye' mentality with people who make comments like that. They should experience something as awful as rape before they say it is okay for it to happen to someone else. Then I feel bad about such thoughts when I'm done being angry, but still.

And people wonder why I say I like animals better than the majority of the human population.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2274 on: December 01, 2015, 10:00:19 PM »
Is it bad I didn't really know who this Deen was?

Also I feel the internet it (as always) just the worst example of humanity, don't pay the too much mind.