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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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#21 Wheelimus

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Lets just not go down that road. It's clearly twisting, full of explosives & quicksand, AND you have to deal with Sand People in the distance shooting at you.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:34 PM



Lets just not go down that road. It's clearly twisting, full of explosives & quicksand, AND you have to deal with Sand People in the distance shooting at you.

 

Be nice. They're called Texans. 


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

Well, "Law" of course extends beyond just the constitution.  There's lots of other sources of law like treaties, there's interpretations of law, judgements and precedents set as law in court cases, to name a few.

 

The separation of church and state doesn't come from the Constitution, but from the Treaty of Tripoli.  So even though not in a strict reading of the Constitution itself, it's law.

 

For the right to privacy, the Constitution and other laws don't explicitly detail what this is.  There's clearly (as in the case with the 4th amendment) limits on government intrusiveness on a person and their effects, but nothing about what others do to each other as a top level right.  There's property laws, and some states make other complaints available to citizens under the law, but it's never been recognized as a thing at the federal level.

 

Law is so much more complex than people like it to be...sadly many of those people are currently lawmakers.  Ugh.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:20 PM

The Bill of Rights does prohibit a national religion, which is definitely a part of separation of church and state.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:12 PM

Separation of church and state is still a broader concept than that, though.


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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:50 PM

I think what the Founding Fathers DID envision with the Constitution was the need for it to provide a foundation for governing, but also for it to evolve to suit the needs of a changing society.  That's why amendments are a thing.

 

The Founding Fathers are all dead and gone so it's not like their personal viewpoints are particularly relevant to marriage equality in today's society, but they set everything up so that we'd be able to deal with it ourselves.



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:42 PM

The Bill of Rights does prohibit a national religion, which is definitely a part of separation of church and state.

But.... "The constitution is a holy document".  That's why "You can't be liberal leaning and respect the constitution".

Or at least that how some 'gay-cake' obsessed troll on Facebook sees it.


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:28 AM

The Founding Fathers are all dead and gone so it's not like their personal viewpoints are particularly relevant to marriage equality in today's society, but they set everything up so that we'd be able to deal with it ourselves.

Sure, if you can accept that a 200 year old legal document can have relevance today in the first place. It's not as if it's a uniquely good constitution. It's just the one that both parties are working under, ostensibly the rules of the game. But when someone lies about the contents or holds views more regressive than the ones being represented at the time of the constitution's actual writing, it's worth pointing out to them.
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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:32 AM

The Bill of Rights does prohibit a national religion, which is definitely a part of separation of church and state.

But.... "The constitution is a holy document".  That's why "You can't be liberal leaning and respect the constitution".


I wonder if the majority of the Founding Fathers would be amused or disgusted by that interpretation?

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:40 AM

Sure, if you can accept that a 200 year old legal document can have relevance today in the first place. It's not as if it's a uniquely good constitution. It's just the one that both parties are working under, ostensibly the rules of the game.

That's why I think the amendment process was genius.  They planned for obsolescence.  The main problem is, nowadays we could really use some big changes, but the two-party gridlock is not about to let that happen.

 

 

But when someone lies about the contents or holds views more regressive than the ones being represented at the time of the constitution's actual writing, it's worth pointing out to them.

Agreed.  It's aggravating to see people who treat the Constitution like they'd treat the Bible - inerrant and everlasting - yet highly misunderstand the contents or the intent of its authors.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 09:11 AM

 

 

The Bill of Rights does prohibit a national religion, which is definitely a part of separation of church and state.

But.... "The constitution is a holy document".  That's why "You can't be liberal leaning and respect the constitution".

 


I wonder if the majority of the Founding Fathers would be amused or disgusted by that interpretation?

 

 

I'm reasonably confident seeing today's political system would either: A) Cause the Founders to start another Revolution or B) Washington would shoot both Jefferson and Madison.

 

Possibly both.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 12:11 PM

If we talk The Doctor into bringing them here to test this theory out we'll need to be extra careful with their introduction, some shit right out of a Captain America movie, or else we're going to kill every single one of them as they run into oncoming traffic like scared squirrels.

 

Kind of why I don't put a huge amount of value in what they believed. Another time and place in history that could never understand where we are anymore than we truly understand the lives they led. I'll uphold the things they believed in that aren't fucking stupid in their memory but everything else is up for reevaluation.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 04:53 PM

Sounds like my relationship to the teachings of Christ. Selective reverence. = )


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:08 PM

 

 

 

The Bill of Rights does prohibit a national religion, which is definitely a part of separation of church and state.

But.... "The constitution is a holy document".  That's why "You can't be liberal leaning and respect the constitution".

 


I wonder if the majority of the Founding Fathers would be amused or disgusted by that interpretation?

 

 

I'm reasonably confident seeing today's political system would either: A) Cause the Founders to start another Revolution or B) Washington would shoot both Jefferson and Madison.

 

Possibly both.

 

 

Washington can hate parties all he wants but we've always had (and always will) people with differing opinions on how things should be run.

 

They're going to break off into their own little cliques even if we don't call them "parties".


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 10:19 PM

I think it was more the tone Jefferson and Madison set for politics more then anything. Both men were the owners of the largest newspapers and broadsheets of the day and there was no such thing as "Yellow Journalism" back then. Their papers were terribly biased against various aspects of Washington's administration (As going after the President and his polices directly was both illegal and ruinous - $200 fine. In Seventeenth Century money.).

 

Seeing the modern news media would finally be the straw that broke Washington's back in regards to those two nutballs. Washington was terrified of the wheels coming off their untested republic...Madison and Jefferson were sitting on the wheels seeing how far they'd bend.



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:32 PM

RESET THE COUN-oh.  Right.  No counter.  How awkward.

 

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DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26 (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty.

Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture of faith under fire.

"In the past month, we have seen religious liberty under assault at an unprecedented level," Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition outside Des Moines.

In both Indiana and Arkansas, bills aimed at protecting religious liberty were modified after critics, including a number of corporations, asserted the laws would allow discrimination against lesbians and gays.

On the campaign trail, Republican hopefuls are blasting the modifications.

"Corporate America needs to be careful," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Saturday.

"We've got legislation in Louisiana to protect people of faith and of conscience. Corporate America is not going to bully the governor of Louisiana," he said, drawing loud applause.

Iowa traditionally draws early and intense campaigning by presidential aspirants because it is the first electoral contest in the long primary season. But candidates face a dilemma there: Do they emphasize the socially conservative principles that play well with Iowa's more conservative Republican electorate? Or do they stress a more mainstream conservatism that might play better later in the campaign?

Gay marriage is a particularly thorny issue, especially with the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments this week in a legal challenge to laws prohibiting same-sex unions.

Overall, 50 percent of Americans now support gay marriage, according to data from Reuters/Ipsos, with 34 percent opposing it and 16 percent unsure. Still, according to polling from the Pew Research Center, nearly 70 percent of white evangelicals oppose gay marriage, and in 2012, about 57 percent of Republican voters in the Iowa caucuses described themselves as evangelical Christians.

 

Ironbite-really can't wait till Tuesday when Gay Marriage opponents argue "BUT IT'S ICKEY!" in front of 9 Supreme Court Justices.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:36 PM



"Corporate America needs to be careful," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Saturday.

"We've got legislation in Louisiana to protect people of faith and of conscience. Corporate America is not going to bully the governor of Louisiana," he said, drawing loud applause.

Funny how they're anti-business when it suits their purposes.  And who's going to stand up for the LGBT population of Louisiana when the governor tries to bully them?



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

I'm too lazy to do the work but slap a GOP logo on this and we have our counter.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 10:35 PM

can't we just tell these radicals that if they wanna live in a theocracy so badly, there's a little ally of ours called saudi arabia they're free to move to?


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:19 AM

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."





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