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Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2600 on: March 01, 2016, 12:56:54 PM »
Eh. Speaking of PiS, their rhetoric gets worse and worse... This weekend, more anti-government marches took place. In response, one of the politicians allied with PiS said that all these people that protested used to be secret police confidants in the Communist times. Then, one of advisors of President Duda went even further and said that these protests may be the case of Russian "hybrid war". That these protesters might be Russian infilitrators...

My God.  :o

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2601 on: March 01, 2016, 01:18:39 PM »
Eh. Speaking of PiS, their rhetoric gets worse and worse... This weekend, more anti-government marches took place. In response, one of the politicians allied with PiS said that all these people that protested used to be secret police confidants in the Communist times. Then, one of advisors of President Duda went even further and said that these protests may be the case of Russian "hybrid war". That these protesters might be Russian infilitrators...

My God.  :o

I think I've determined what PiS stands for.  Well, maybe not the 'I', but 'Paranoid Schizophrenic' fits the rest.  This is right up there with the people that think that the CIA is sending them messages through their microwave ovens about the upcoming alien takeover.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2602 on: March 01, 2016, 01:22:26 PM »
Seriously man, you got any relatives living abroad, somewhere you could go if PiS keeps to their course like this and actually starts managing to implement the 'reforms' they trumpet? I know you think calling them Nazis is alarmist, but that's also what people thought about the real Nazis; PiS will never be able to affect the wider world like Germany did, but they could certainly make life in Poland pretty miserable as de facto autocrats until someone pries them loose.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2603 on: March 01, 2016, 02:11:09 PM »
I think I've determined what PiS stands for.  Well, maybe not the 'I', but 'Paranoid Schizophrenic' fits the rest.  This is right up there with the people that think that the CIA is sending them messages through their microwave ovens about the upcoming alien takeover.

Believe it or not, but the joke that PiS stands for "Paranoia and Schizophrenia" has been floating around the Polish Internet for years now...

Seriously man, you got any relatives living abroad, somewhere you could go if PiS keeps to their course like this and actually starts managing to implement the 'reforms' they trumpet? I know you think calling them Nazis is alarmist, but that's also what people thought about the real Nazis; PiS will never be able to affect the wider world like Germany did, but they could certainly make life in Poland pretty miserable as de facto autocrats until someone pries them loose.

Eh. No relatives abroad, sadly...

You want to hear something to make your opinion of PiS even worse? A few days ago, the public TV (which is controlled by PiS now) finally played Ida, the Polish movie that won an Oscar in 2014. But... the movie was preceded by a panel discussion. Which, basically, told the viewers that the movie was wrong and misguided...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2604 on: March 01, 2016, 02:17:14 PM »
I'm almost hoping they'll put Lech Walesa on a public trial for having been a secret communist agent (a MOLE!). :D That would totally make PiS the laughing stock of all of Europe, and of many Poles as well. And I trust Walesa to be able to come up with some devastating interviews and courtroom soundbites.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2605 on: March 03, 2016, 05:42:29 PM »
Idiot.  Look, you can hate Trump all you want but no, you may not threaten to kill him.  Sheesh.


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2606 on: March 05, 2016, 04:17:22 AM »
You want to hear something to make your opinion of PiS even worse? A few days ago, the public TV (which is controlled by PiS now) finally played Ida, the Polish movie that won an Oscar in 2014. But... the movie was preceded by a panel discussion. Which, basically, told the viewers that the movie was wrong and misguided...

That was so disgraceful. My "favourite" public TV (or "national" as PiS calls it) moment so far has been the news programme reporting about the Oscars and saying that Spotlight was a "film about a pedophilia controversy in Boston"... That must be the understatement of the year...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2607 on: March 05, 2016, 11:30:00 AM »
I am a little dissapointed.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/mark-hamill-if-you-think-luke-is-gay-of-course-he-is/ar-BBqlGtp?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE01DHP

It feels like its just been shoe horned in. Im kind of also pissed because...Mara Jade/Luke fangirl :/ 

Edit: Meh Im taking this the wrong way. Its a gesture of kindness to people having trouble with their sexuality. I'm just being an angry fan,

What they really need is a real character whose defining trait isn't that they are gay but that they are a badass who is also gay.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2608 on: March 05, 2016, 11:34:45 AM »
Mark Hamill's tweet was simply that Star Wars (OT) didn't bother going into Luke's sexuality.  As such, it's an open canvas for the viewer to fill in however they want.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2609 on: March 05, 2016, 11:35:23 AM »
Mark Hamill's tweet was simply that Star Wars (OT) didn't bother going into Luke's sexuality.  As such, it's an open canvas for the viewer to fill in however they want.

Yeah I thought it over after I wrote it and made an edit. I was just being a pissy, pouty fangirl :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2610 on: March 05, 2016, 11:42:34 AM »
Some of us were upset that Foster's 'Splinter in the Mind's Eye' wasn't canon.  ;)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2611 on: March 05, 2016, 01:17:24 PM »
Huh?  I thought Luke had a massive crush on Leia.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2612 on: March 05, 2016, 01:34:52 PM »
Huh?  I thought Luke had a massive crush on Leia.
Yes before Old Georgie decided to write in that they were sibligns. (he always says the entire 6 movie series was pre planned but I think hes full of it)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2613 on: March 05, 2016, 02:53:33 PM »
Gunmen Storm an Elderly home in Yemen and kill 4 nuns who were there for Humanitarian aid and then killing a total of 16 civilians in their rampage.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-shocked-by-diabolical-attack-on-yemen-care-home/ar-BBqn4Tm?form=PRHPTP&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Its days like this that make me hope that Hell is a place beyond human imaging, something that makes Hellraiser look like a joke, and that these pieces of inhuman filth go there. I don't see how anyone can look at these mosnters and go "Yeah I wanna join them and bathe in the blood of the innocent!"
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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2616 on: March 08, 2016, 01:58:26 AM »
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova admits, at an emotional press conference, to having tested positive for a banned medical substance and hints that she will be taking a brief time-out; many of her sponsors and endorsers, especially Nike, announce they are withdrawing their deals.

Unless there is more to come - other substances and stuff - I feel there's a bit of an over-reaction in this. The drug she admitted to has only been on the watch-out list since the beginning of this year (it was on some kind of pre-screening list for a year longer) and it's being used in perfectly legit ways for blood conditions in connection with some diseases. Sharapova claims to have had sensible medical reasons - nothing to do with her sport - for being prescribed the drug over the last ten years, and it doesn't sound like something she would pull out of thin air. Of course athletes are sometimes not allowed to use the same medicines as the rest of us, precisely because of their integrity as competitive athletes, but this substance wasn't even listed until very recently.

Plainly the world of sports is very much on edge over doping because of some recent scandals and failures of anti-doping control, but I really don't think one should jump to the cpnclusion that "she's been doped all along, just another one of them and hey, you know she's a Russian!"  ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2617 on: March 08, 2016, 03:26:57 AM »

It seems that if you legitimately need certain medications ( which could be misused for performance enhancement ), then you are excluded from participating in competitive sports like this. That sounds like discrimination to me. I wonder if she can argue this point?



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Re: What's in the news?
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2619 on: March 08, 2016, 08:55:48 AM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iran-conducts-new-missile-tests-defying-us-sanctions/ar-AAgw82A?ocid=spartandhp

Iran conducting new Missile tests, defying Sanctions.

I'm honestly not surprised.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2620 on: March 09, 2016, 09:33:21 AM »
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal continues:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/243953,Poland%E2%80%99s-Constitutional-Tribunal-rules-against-swathe-of-legal-changes

Today, the Tribunal made a ruling that the changes to it that had been done by PiS in December were unconstitutional. PiS members, including the Prime Minister, are already saying that they won't obey this ruling.

Are we still living in a democracy???  >:(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2621 on: March 09, 2016, 09:54:06 AM »
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal continues:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/243953,Poland%E2%80%99s-Constitutional-Tribunal-rules-against-swathe-of-legal-changes

Today, the Tribunal made a ruling that the changes to it that had been done by PiS in December were unconstitutional. PiS members, including the Prime Minister, are already saying that they won't obey this ruling.

Are we still living in a democracy???  >:(

A part of me wants to say to get out while you still can. @_@
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2622 on: March 09, 2016, 10:17:16 AM »
A part of me wants to say to get out while you still can. @_@

Honestly, I don't think that'll be a danger. Based on PiS's actions and words so far, they'd be happy to have any 'dissidents' who'd otherwise object to their autocratic policies out of the country where their whining can be ignored. Poland for the Polish or something like that, with a hefty dose of No True ScotsmanPole; I don't expect them to literally go full Nazi.

Life in Poland may very well suck for those who stay, but I don't think they'll try and block people from leaving.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2623 on: March 09, 2016, 02:17:54 PM »
US captures ISIS specialist involved in the creation of Mustard Gas weapons.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/isis-detainee-tells-us-of-militants%e2%80%99-plan-to-use-mustard-gas/ar-AAgzrCc?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Little by little this group will be cut down to nothing.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #2624 on: March 09, 2016, 06:50:35 PM »
The Polish Constitutional Tribunal continues:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/243953,Poland%E2%80%99s-Constitutional-Tribunal-rules-against-swathe-of-legal-changes

Today, the Tribunal made a ruling that the changes to it that had been done by PiS in December were unconstitutional. PiS members, including the Prime Minister, are already saying that they won't obey this ruling.

Are we still living in a democracy???  >:(

 Not if PiS has anything to say about it. It will be a democracy in name only, and only for them. Honestly I think it is going to get considerably worse before it gets better. I don't think it will get Nazi bad (I hope), but it isn't going to be fun as long as PiS is in power. And I am expecting them to jigger things with the election laws so they cannot be voted out of power easily.