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Messages - MikeS

Count me In
I'll be Earl ly to post
You won't find my replies Baron of information
I'll Duke it out with any scum

How are these nobility references?  Good?  Need More?
Sports / Re: Winter Olympics 2018

From 2016 ...
one athlete, who heard she would be tested following a race, simply ran out of the stadium and never finished.
Games / Re: Image Association
 :whyyou:  ST
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Technical Issues and Questions / Re: Embedding Tweets?
move that comment to the "millenialls ruined XXXX" thread
Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Linked In page of the photographer.

Digital Photography Specialist
Games / Re: Image Association
Politics and Current Events / Re: Guess the Party!
The Loony Party?
Games / Re: Image Association
Honestly I am beginning to wonder if this is going to partially rehabilitate the prequels as well.
Nothing can rehabilitate the prequels ....

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Ok so consider this.

Humans of the New Republic colonized Naboo, which was already occupied by a sentient species. Humans treated that species like shit and did not engage in respectful dialogue with them. Meanwhile, the Republic initiates a conflict with the shipping company which provides service in that part of the galaxy by imposing tarriffs on shipping (which I assume Naboo did not want to pay in raised prices of goods) and then sending an armed delegation to "resolve" the conflict. The shipping company responds by implementing a work action by blockading shipping to and from the planet and using armed force to deter scabs brought in by the Republic.

Rather than negotiate a peaceful settlement, the human government of Naboo (currently run by a semi-electoral child aristocracy....what?) ends up recruiting an incompetent member of the indigenous species (who may or may not have been a saboteur and who was an exile from his people because of that) and uses him to gain knowledge of the indigenous species's politics in order to manipulate them into marching en masse against the shipping company's military hardware, resulting in huge losses with no actual purpose, because the space battle was the only battle of any importance. The human colony then uses this "victory" to push this saboteur and nitwit into a position of power where he could "represent" the indigenous species while actually being completely under the thumb of the human politicians. Eventually, that relationship is exploited in order to justify the elimination of democratic rule in the Republic more generally.

In retrospect, the reason the prequel movies make little narrative sense is that the Republic and the Jedi Order are actually the villains.
This is like watching Dune the Movie before reading Dune the books.

There is no way you would pick up the narrative by watching a sweaty Sting fight with a knife.
Honestly I am beginning to wonder if this is going to partially rehabilitate the prequels as well.
Nothing can rehabilitate the prequels ....

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Games / Re: Image Association
Games / Re: One sentence story.
Meanwhile Zem was in the corner globbering floopily. Zem had just willomied noisily after a satisfactory follop but the table corner got in the way and he flurred and glurried aloud as his lower body vollued uncontrolably.
Games / Re: One sentence story.
He thought llloooonnngggg and hhhaaarrrddd about his problem and how some recent pill side effects that his company was researching might help his specific condition.
You are welcome to give me examples of conscience in animals if you can.
I would rank poo-flinging monkeys in the "conscience" quadrant.  They certainly have a choice of missiles but choose poo.
Who is this Rick B idiot?
it's the online persona of your first cow stock buyer
The double the standard deduction but I think they get rid of the personal deduction (the one based on how many people are deductable on your return).  I think this will help in a couple years when my daughter moves out, but it might hurt a little in the near term.  I haven't itemized in years and am only 3 years away from paying off the mortgage (yyeeaahhhh).

Herbalife salesman to the Sierra Nevada's.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
:no:  neither of you were funny. Sorry.
You're Canadian, that's why.

Now THAT'S funny.
"So now your entire future aspirations amount to convincing ..."


It's called sales.

Most of the things we do in "civilized" society -  including signing up for $800,000 mortgages for two bedroom houses - are because someone sold us.

There's also laws, and insurance, and guarantees, and warranties.

What laws cover you and your operation?  Who is at risk?
What insurance regime covers your operation?  Who is liable?
What guarantees to you give to your purchasers?  What measures are agreed upon?
What warranties do you give to the operational outcomes?  What is reimbursable?

I guarantee you have never done a risk assessment on your operation in relation to a participating family, or the at-risk cost of covering the eventualities that could occur and the eventual insurance and/or warranty coverage you would have to create and implement.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
i fucking can't with these goddamn people


I can't see the fix  :sadcheer:
Stop giving the joke away
(I thought Testy was just re-sending the same message to be redundant.  I guess I gave too much credit to his sense of humor)
Politics and Current Events / Re: Tom Ashbrook
That may just be the most disappointing one so far.

I'm not even sure how this is even sexual harassment.
"Creepy" sex talk, hugs and back or neck rubs after a dressing down. That's the pattern of alleged abuse described by 11 mostly young women and men who filed a multi-page document outlining their complaints ...

Yeah, repeated by 11 people (so far) who have come forward.  And he admits it.