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Offline Zakharra

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #400 on: January 26, 2015, 12:15:45 PM »
 Hershey chocolate company is irritating me..  >:( http://cir.ca/news/hershey-uk-chocolate-lawsuit

Offline Dimir

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #401 on: January 26, 2015, 12:41:16 PM »
Poland and Russia are arguing about the last big anniversary where Holocaust survivors will meet at Auschwitz.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-eu-30957027


Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #402 on: January 26, 2015, 01:05:33 PM »
Well, I can tell you that Schetyna's comment was completely unnecessary. He really isn't doing that good as a Foreign Affairs Minister... which, in turn, I blame Prime Minister Kopacz for. How could she ever think that removing Sikorski from this post (and installing him as a Speaker of the Sejm, a post he really isn't suitable for) was a good idea?

Speaking of Polish politics, I'm quite annoyed with our unions right now... We had this miners' protest not too long ago... and our government gave in to the miners' demands. So, now *all* unions decided that it's time to start making demands. Right now? The farmers' union threatens with blocking the capital...

More on politics... Behold the most talked-about candidate for presidency (we have presidential elections coming up in few months):



Her name's Magdalena Ogórek and she's representing the Democratic Left Alliance. She's 36 (meaning, she barely qualifies for presidency) and has no political experience whatsoever. She has not even been an MP or something like that. Education-wise, she has a doctorate in Catholic Church history...

I mean, I'm all for a female president. But this particular candidate? She's a complete unknown. I can't believe a supposedly-serious party like DLA made her a candidate. What's the point?
« Last Edit: January 26, 2015, 01:48:51 PM by Beorning »

Offline Dimir

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #403 on: January 27, 2015, 11:10:08 AM »
ICE (Immigration, Customs and Enforcement) has produced a Top Ten List of Most Wanted Human Traffickers. All I can say is that this was heavily needed considering how awful human trafficking is.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/27/human-trafficking-most-wanted-fugitives/22358301/

Offline Avis habilis

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #404 on: January 29, 2015, 11:30:22 AM »
To protest the UK's new pr0n restrictions  two performers are holding a spankathon. One stroke of the cane for every ten pounds raised.

Offline consortium11

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #405 on: January 29, 2015, 01:04:19 PM »
To protest the UK's new pr0n restrictions  two performers are holding a spankathon. One stroke of the cane for every ten pounds raised.

I have somewhat mixed feelings on this.

On one hand I clearly support any defence of BDSM even (as I mentioned in the thread on this) if I can see the logic behind it. BDSM takes a kicking from all corners these days and we're generally expected to bend over and take it (no pun intended).

On the other hand I wish it wasn't Pandora Blake taking the lead. If one wants to make the BDSM community look silly and get a fair amount of press (and in these days of clickbait journalism, who doesn't?) all one needs to do is ask her about attractiveness and the patriarchy; according to her not being attracted to a trans person or not being attracted to a fat (her words) person aren't a matter of personal preference and desire but are instead simply the patriarchy having ruined your mind.

Moreover, any complaints about this putting her out of business ring a little hollow. I'm sure her website brings in some money but Pandora's spent most of her adult life living at the expense of whoever her dom at the time was (again, this is something she's talked about). If the website was to be forced offline (and let's remember, she could just hire webmaster from outside the UK to avoid the regulations entirely) I imagine that situation would continue.

Offline consortium11

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #406 on: February 01, 2015, 04:28:10 PM »
The US army is now invulnerable as it now is not allowed to have chinks in its armour.

(edit for typo)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2015, 04:53:03 PM by consortium11 »

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #407 on: February 01, 2015, 04:51:32 PM »
Okay, that is genuine political correctness gone amok. I'm sorry.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #408 on: February 01, 2015, 04:58:10 PM »
I agree, the whole situation is just bizarre.

Offline Dimir

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #409 on: February 03, 2015, 01:31:05 PM »
The United Nations has dismissed 1990s genocide claims by both Croatia and Serbia.

http://www.bdlive.co.za/Feeds/BusinessDay/2015/02/03/un-court-dismisses-croatia-and-serbia-genocide-claims


Offline Derwaysh

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #410 on: February 03, 2015, 03:06:54 PM »
4th grader in Texas suspended after bringing the one ring to school.

It should have just left it in it's stinky little pocketseSsSses!

Online LisztesFerenc

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2015, 03:32:09 PM »
4th grader in Texas suspended after bringing the one ring to school.

It should have just left it in it's stinky little pocketseSsSses!

  Plus he was apparently suspended twice previously: once for calling a classmate black and another time for bringing a knowledge book in that had a page on pregnancy and included an image of a pregnant woman.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2015, 05:15:19 PM »
You know what's funny? The school's superintendent is named Bill Boyd. Guess who played one of the hobbits in LOTR?

On more serious note, the boy's been suspended because of "making a terrorist threat". I mean... what?  :o

Also, the business with him having been suspended previously because of bringing a book about pregnancy to school (a book one of the sources describes as 'kids' book' - which means it couldn't have been anything age-improper) makes me wonder: what kind of school is that..?

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2015, 05:28:34 PM »
A school in Texas. One of the most virulent hotbeds of right-wing convervatism you'll find in America.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2015, 08:12:49 PM »
"Whatever "ideology" they're operating from it's bankrupt."

-Obama after the shocking execution by burning alive in a cage of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot at the hands of Daesh/ISIS. Word. Those guys are absolutely medieval in the worst sense, like the actions of Tamerlane.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #415 on: February 05, 2015, 05:49:44 PM »
Brian Williams recants his tale of being in a helicopter that was forced down by RPG fire in 2003.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/brian-williams-admits-he-never-came-under-fire-in-iraq-i-apologize/ar-AA8ZGmJ


Excuse me I need to find a picture of this man and spit on it. Disgraceful.  >:(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #416 on: February 05, 2015, 08:19:12 PM »
Brian Williams recants his tale of being in a helicopter that was forced down by RPG fire in 2003.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/brian-williams-admits-he-never-came-under-fire-in-iraq-i-apologize/ar-AA8ZGmJ


Excuse me I need to find a picture of this man and spit on it. Disgraceful.  >:(

*dumps a bucket of mud on the photo after you're done spitting on it*

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #417 on: February 06, 2015, 04:46:25 AM »
Snow, and lots of it

I lived in the area for a couple of years when I was a kid and have many fond memories of that province, and of the snow of course. Down here in the south there's just a thin, uneven veil of snow for now, some winters there's a lot more but never several feet of it.  ;) Would be happy to see more snow regularly here, actually, or to live in a place with slightly longer and colder winters.

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #418 on: February 06, 2015, 06:44:30 AM »
Brian Williams recants his tale of being in a helicopter that was forced down by RPG fire in 2003.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/brian-williams-admits-he-never-came-under-fire-in-iraq-i-apologize/ar-AA8ZGmJ


Excuse me I need to find a picture of this man and spit on it. Disgraceful.  >:(

 Probably heavily pressured by the higher ups to do so, given the military culture in this country.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #419 on: February 06, 2015, 08:57:02 AM »
Probably heavily pressured by the higher ups to do so, given the military culture in this country.

He never should have lied to begin with.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #420 on: February 06, 2015, 09:17:20 AM »
He never should have lied to begin with.

Sad reality is that almost everyone who reaches national prominence had to do some lying/fabrication along the way.  Hillary Clinton claimed she landed under sniper fire in Bosnia, and now people view her as a Democratic favorite.  So that just shows how accepted lying has become.

Offline GypsyRose

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #421 on: February 06, 2015, 09:52:50 AM »
How do you know a politician is lying?

The fact that EVERYONE knows the answer to this joke is a pretty good illustration of how most/all people in the US view the truthfulness of politicians.   Some of them are just better at making people want to believe them, despite good sense.


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #422 on: February 06, 2015, 12:28:38 PM »
  How you apologize/act when caught is an important factor however. I don't know how Hillary handle it, but this guy seems to be passing it off as a simple misunderstanding, like it were some trivial detail, such as the colour of a shirt or the lengths of a car drive.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #423 on: February 06, 2015, 04:19:03 PM »
Brian Williams recants his tale of being in a helicopter that was forced down by RPG fire in 2003.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/brian-williams-admits-he-never-came-under-fire-in-iraq-i-apologize/ar-AA8ZGmJ

Excuse me I need to find a picture of this man and spit on it. Disgraceful.  >:(

Oh, you'd have loved Micah Wright, then...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #424 on: February 06, 2015, 04:33:08 PM »
Oh, you'd have loved Micah Wright, then...

...I will spit right in the face of this bitch! How dare he! .....I need to go pummel something. *turns on gears of war and chainsaws everyone!*

I am so mad. My dad actually was in Panama! With the 82nd!
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