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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #275 on: December 19, 2014, 09:05:30 PM »
LOL!
I think I love you.
Not that Obama stood up to him either, though. What is with people not calling out this wackjob ex-commie. :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #276 on: December 19, 2014, 09:42:20 PM »
He's basically a real-life James Bond villain. It takes a rare caliber of person to foil his nefarious schemes.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #277 on: December 19, 2014, 10:10:28 PM »
Not that Obama stood up to him either, though. What is with people not calling out this wackjob ex-commie. :P

 Because that would be mean spirited and it's after all our fault he has had to do what he did. He has had good reasons (usually because of what the US has done) to do what he has done. It's not his fault he had to have many people murdered and such. He's just misunderstood.  And I am saying that seriously. There are Americans that would take that exact line of reasoning, and sadly many of them are in the US government and media.

No kidding. This Fox News hero worship of Putin is getting old.

 Eh, I'd say its Fox News style from the other side.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #278 on: December 20, 2014, 09:42:12 AM »
He's basically a real-life James Bond villain. It takes a rare caliber of person to foil his nefarious schemes.
So are we just getting to the point where he explains his nefarious scheme before trying to stop him?

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #279 on: December 22, 2014, 03:26:33 AM »
So are we just getting to the point where he explains his nefarious scheme before trying to stop him?


I thought that was Kim Jong Il, but Putin is getting close some days.  ;)

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #280 on: December 22, 2014, 10:59:44 AM »
Two New York PD cops were shot and killed while sitting in their parked patrol car, by a man who shot himself shortly afterwards. The TV talk shows are all abuzz about how the killer believed he was taking revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Awful. This is not the answer, people. It just isn't. 2+(2+1) =/= 0.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #281 on: December 22, 2014, 03:03:37 PM »
 Not really anything major, but... Joe Cocker died today :/

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #282 on: December 22, 2014, 03:28:08 PM »
Not really anything major, but... Joe Cocker died today :/

May he be lifted up where he belongs.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #283 on: December 23, 2014, 06:37:39 AM »
 It was all thanks to a little help from his friends.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #284 on: December 23, 2014, 05:02:26 PM »
In Ohio, three teens tried to rob two men at gunpoint over a pair of shoes. But one of the men being robbed had a concealed weapon (and a concealed carry permit) and killed one of the robbers.
 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-teen-shot-dead-by-shopper-wanted-shoes/ar-BBh9r2C?ocid=HPCDHP


I just cant believe this....robbing someone over a pair of fucking shoes? It, I can barely process how people can do this. Is Human life worth so little to some that they will point weapons at random passerbys just to steal their shoes?

Its utterly disgusting sometimes.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #285 on: December 23, 2014, 06:35:51 PM »
I remember back when Air Jordan shoes were a big thing and kids were getting attacked for them.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Jordan#Controversy

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #286 on: December 23, 2014, 06:55:12 PM »
I remember back when Air Jordan shoes were a big thing and kids were getting attacked for them.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Jordan#Controversy

I remember that too, all that craziness in the 90s over shoes. Some kid got shot in Philadelphia over them back them. So damn stupid.

Just like when people were mugging each other for those one with the lights.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #287 on: December 23, 2014, 06:59:30 PM »
*actually reads the linked article instead of just the headline*

Oh look - it's Air Jordans in this incident too.  $200 a pair retail, sell 'em for twice that on EBay.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #288 on: December 23, 2014, 07:20:23 PM »
Also reminds me of how two people stabbed some poor guy to death for his PS4 *shakes head* its just horrible.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #289 on: December 25, 2014, 12:28:05 PM »
Apparently in China they are protesting Christmas and other "Western cultural influences."

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-christmas-ban-university-town-ban-festive-celebrations-amid-concerns-about-1767116


Is it me or is China lately having some bad PR images one after the other?  :P

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #290 on: December 25, 2014, 06:35:55 PM »
Apparently in China they are protesting Christmas and other "Western cultural influences."

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-christmas-ban-university-town-ban-festive-celebrations-amid-concerns-about-1767116


Is it me or is China lately having some bad PR images one after the other?  :P

For some this will be viewed as a good (if somewhat hypocritical) thing by China.

There's a doctrine called Cultural Imperialism, especially prominent in post-colonial studies and areas linked to it, which looks at how a "dominant" culture imposes itself upon, usurps and eventually destroys the "lesser" culture. When looked at as part of the world today it tends to focus on how Western culture... both modern and historic... if directly or indirectly imposed on other cultures and how this is pretty much intrinsically a bad thing. It look at how Western food, music, entertainment etc supplant the existing cultures in that regard and, perhaps most controversially, Western values and approaches to human rights. So you get articles bemoaning the popularity and reach of Shakespeare (and his racist, classist and sexist plays) because of cultural imperialism and then get articles bemoaning the call for gay rights, freedom of religion and freedom of speach as cultural imperialism. And Christmas... or at least the modern, largely commercialised version of Christmas... falls squarely into that.

Think of cultural imperialism as the brother of cultural appropriation; cultural imperialism is the argument that it's wrong for people from first nations to wear baseball caps as it represents the indirect imposition of Western cultural dress on them while cultural appropriation is the argument that it's wrong to wear a first nations-style headdress/war bonnet as part of a fancy dress or Halloween outfit because you're stealing their culture.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #291 on: December 25, 2014, 07:21:49 PM »
For some this will be viewed as a good (if somewhat hypocritical) thing by China.

There's a doctrine called Cultural Imperialism, especially prominent in post-colonial studies and areas linked to it, which looks at how a "dominant" culture imposes itself upon, usurps and eventually destroys the "lesser" culture. When looked at as part of the world today it tends to focus on how Western culture... both modern and historic... if directly or indirectly imposed on other cultures and how this is pretty much intrinsically a bad thing. It look at how Western food, music, entertainment etc supplant the existing cultures in that regard and, perhaps most controversially, Western values and approaches to human rights. So you get articles bemoaning the popularity and reach of Shakespeare (and his racist, classist and sexist plays) because of cultural imperialism and then get articles bemoaning the call for gay rights, freedom of religion and freedom of speach as cultural imperialism. And Christmas... or at least the modern, largely commercialised version of Christmas... falls squarely into that.

Think of cultural imperialism as the brother of cultural appropriation; cultural imperialism is the argument that it's wrong for people from first nations to wear baseball caps as it represents the indirect imposition of Western cultural dress on them while cultural appropriation is the argument that it's wrong to wear a first nations-style headdress/war bonnet as part of a fancy dress or Halloween outfit because you're stealing their culture.

I guess I sort of see what your saying but still at the least they could do it better, instead of banning it they could try and promote their own culture more. I don't know, I guess im stuck too muchin the mindset of "lets all put our stuff and differences aside and work together." and cant fully see it from their POV.

-Hope that makes any kind of sense.  :P
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #292 on: December 26, 2014, 10:06:23 AM »
For some this will be viewed as a good (if somewhat hypocritical) thing by China.

There's a doctrine called Cultural Imperialism, especially prominent in post-colonial studies and areas linked to it, which looks at how a "dominant" culture imposes itself upon, usurps and eventually destroys the "lesser" culture.

I see what you mean about hypocritical given that the protestors are wearing literally imperial clothing inspired by the Han culture's historic dominance of the other peoples of China and are supported by the communist party which replaced existing Chinese culture with the ideology of Mao (which has historically oppressed and attempted to remove the traditional folk religions of China).

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #293 on: December 26, 2014, 05:17:38 PM »
Apparently Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) has been arrested for stabbing a man in a bar fight.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/%e2%80%98saved-by-the-bell%e2%80%99-star-dustin-diamond-arrested-after-allegedly-stabbing-bar-patron/ar-BBhfrpD?ocid=HPCDHP


I find it terrifying and very sad how many Child stars/actors end up with horrible lives as adults.  :'(

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #294 on: December 28, 2014, 06:19:50 PM »
Depressing thread is depressing. Time for a humor break with an old but still-accurate JibJab video.

« Last Edit: December 28, 2014, 06:22:34 PM by TheGlyphstone »

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #295 on: December 29, 2014, 02:06:39 AM »
Quite true, I'd say...

Back here, we don't get that many celebrity-related news, but that bit with politicians hitting each other with baseball bats? Completely accurate. I remember that, in the 90s, one could watch a political debate on TV and actually learn something interesting. Now? The formula for a "debate" is putting together people that are bound to start yelling at each after half a minute of being in the same room...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #296 on: December 30, 2014, 01:48:46 PM »
Alan Pardew's gone.  Unlikely anyone on here cares except for me, but I care deeply and its pretty much all the news I've read today so...yeah.  Figured I'd mention it.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #297 on: December 30, 2014, 03:41:41 PM »
I'm so used to 'gone' meaning 'dead' in the news that I had to go look him up.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #298 on: December 30, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
That's the way I understood it, too... Thankfully, he's still alive, am I correct?

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #299 on: December 30, 2014, 08:14:18 PM »
Yes - he just seems to be moving to another team.  At the very least, 'he's gone' refers to being gone from managing the Newcastle team.