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by orathaic
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Brexit solved

Next step. DUP asks for more money or Brexit no deal agreed. Regardless of what happens today in Brussels.
by orathaic
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Business as usual...
by orathaic
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

The customer decides not to see your film, (so you self-censor?) is in the same ballpark as the Chinese govt decides not to import your film (they are effectively your customer)... The fact that China is still a communist state in many ways means from their perspective the State is one big consumer,...
by orathaic
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

I'm certainly not worried. There's a world of difference between a customer influencing the product by saying what they are and are not prepared to pay for, and a product being banned. Anyone can make pro-Trump lolly pops, but no one has a right to expect to sell any at a Democrat rally. So 'freedo...
by orathaic
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump is the Antichrist
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Trump is the Antichrist

https://twitter.com/KonstantinKlug/stat ... 00288?s=09

Latest on Turkish supported Jihadists in Syria.
by orathaic
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Alas, the storm has caused the England France game to be cancelled (and New Zealand Italy, which is a shame for the Italians but has no impact on anything beyond that). Hoping that group A isn't decided by the weather.... Remind me, Ora, when it was that Holywood didn't tailor its films to the sens...
by orathaic
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

I might also point out that for at least a decade China has been seen as a lucrative market for big Holywood blockbusters, but they only allow a limited number of foreign films in each year, so they tend to reject anything which has a critical view of China. As a result a certain amount of self-cens...
by orathaic
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Wow, extracting organs from humans is not a big deal, but threatening to withhold money/access to the Chinese Market gives them power?
#firdtworldproblems.
by orathaic
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ashamed of My Country
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Ashamed of My Country

@Octavious, the Syrian Kurd's position may be better, but that is precisely why Turkey is attacking them. They fear a Kurdish neighbour controlling the border, able to supply weapons, material support, or somewhere to hide Kurdish peoples party members in Turkey. They would be happier with Islamic S...
by orathaic
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

Meanwhile 100s have died in protests in Iraq, continued violence in Hong Kong, Irish and British see a rise in violence over the British border in Ireland and failure of the Johnson govt to try negotiating a Brexit deal. OECD has recommended a new tax global regime which should force taxes to be pai...
by orathaic
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: China, the NBA, Hearthstone, and South Park

The two fears for Northern Syria are genocide being committed against the Kurds (while Turkey then relocates Syria refugees to the land they have freed up) and the freeing of thousands of ISIS fighters currently held by the kurds in make-shift prison camps. (Kurds are currently blaming European coun...
by orathaic
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Great and unmatched wisdom
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Great and unmatched wisdom

There are other things going on in the world, and the distraction of Trump and Brexit is explicitly there to provide distraction.

Turks seem poised to commit genocide against the Kurds in Northern Syria... We will see how they propogandise this.
by orathaic
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: That Impeachment Thread

Mueller explicitly said he was of the opinion that the Don could not indict a sitting president (and that impeachment was the constitutional way to address such crimes).

Also, tax probe at the state level : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/nyre ... vance.html
by orathaic
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Iraqi protests
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Iraqi protests

by orathaic
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Save the Planet - Eat the babies
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Save the Planet - Eat the babies

Swift: save the Irish from poverty by having poor women sell the one thing they are known for producing many of, babies, as a delicacy, to the rich.

Great satire.
by orathaic
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: That Impeachment Thread

by orathaic
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: That Impeachment Thread

@orathaic, so if I understand you correctly you think this is just politics as usual and there isn't a principal at stake here? <snip> I mean, yes and no. Some Democrats would have called (and did call) for impeachment far sooner. Over other crimes/potential crimes. I am saying it took a direct att...
by orathaic
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: That Impeachment Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: That Impeachment Thread

The Democrats have decided that it hurts them more to ignore Trump's attack on the Biden family than it hurts them to fail to impeach. Same as when Nixon attacked the democratic party, and then resigned before he could be impeached. The message is clear, don't piss with the established political pow...
by orathaic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Australian State/Territory Law reforms, Abortion, Euthenasia, Marijuana & Prostitution
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: Australian State/Territory Law reforms, Abortion, Euthenasia, Marijuana & Prostitution

As an aside to the aside, sugar daddy/baby relationships may infact be legal. If perhaps exploitative. I don't know whether have a legal contract makes things better or not. Clearly stating what is being consented to and perhaps boundaries of what is not consented may be a positive. Though as consen...