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@  Waspinator : (17 December 2018 - 12:29 AM)

I'd say it's more of a crushing sensation than a sucking one.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 09:57 PM)

Whole heartedly agree.

@  Paladin : (16 December 2018 - 07:22 PM)

migraines suck.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

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We have another CMC episode on the way!

What will these little munchkins be up to this time?

Who might they be helping?

 

New episode airs this Saturday, June 2nd

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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MARKS FOR EFFORT:

 

The CMCs try to convince Twilight to let them into her School of Friendship,

even though it's clear they've already mastered the curriculum.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Prediction: they end up being teaching assistants.

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

I like that idea. Very plausible.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

Huhn... I suspect this will end up like non compete clause. But damned if I'm not hoping for more.



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

And here we are, one that wasn't leaked...but got spoiled by Finland.

 

 

Yes, I'm making that joke again! I'm allowed!

 

Anyway, yeah, looking forward to this one.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:34 PM

I didn't bother to watch any of the leaked Finland episodes, so this will be new to me.


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:45 AM

Sometimes I wonder if they specifically do this sort of thing (leaks, small foreign market early showings) in order to remove adult fans from the viewership when the show airs in the U.S.  There are cases of advertisers wanting to keep certain demos away (i.e. cartoons that have been cancelled because too many girls were watching an ostensibly boys' show), after all.

 

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

Dunno-that would make them a lot more clever than I've given them credit for in the past.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

Won't be making it to the chat this time.  Last minute thing popped up.



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

FnuAw - Today at 11:06 AM

Morning.

Scavenger - Today at 11:23 AM

hey
so, there are are EQG videos (maybe?) I don't know of....

Dvandom - Today at 11:29 AM

You mean the various shorts?

Scavenger - Today at 11:30 AM

i don't know....maybe some kind of choose your own adventure videos?

Dvandom - Today at 11:30 AM

Return of Stalkerloo?

FnuAw - Today at 11:30 AM

The school!

Dvandom - Today at 11:31 AM

Exterior wattle and daub, interior stone....

"Now, butterflies only live a few months in this form, so don't expect them to have much interesting to say...."

FnuAw - Today at 11:33 AM

Was Copper just typing?

Dvandom - Today at 11:33 AM

I hope the paper used for the cupcakes is digestible....

Scavenger - Today at 11:33 AM

well, they're horses

FnuAw - Today at 11:34 AM

It's never a good sign when a CMC episode's cold open ends without us getting into the plot yet. Get on with it.

Hopefully the pacing ends up fine. I'm just bracing for it.

Dvandom - Today at 11:35 AM

Well, isn't the plot "we should go to school here?"

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FnuAw - Today at 11:36 AM

This school has no security.

Dvandom - Today at 11:36 AM

"No thanks, your guidance is...iffy."

FnuAw - Today at 11:37 AM

Spike!

Dvandom - Today at 11:37 AM

Spike, you may not want to take the role of the teacher in Dead Poets Society....

Oh great. Their clever plan is to fake backsliding.

Okay, at least they all have their own annoying plans.

It's clear why they never got acting cutie marks.

FnuAw - Today at 11:42 AM

But really now, the school's security is atrocious.

Neighsay did nothing wrong.

Dvandom - Today at 11:45 AM

Ocelus sent to trick the CMC into revealing they don't need to attend the school.

Bad cactus packaging.

FnuAw - Today at 11:48 AM

Hi Copper.

Copper Bezel - Today at 11:48 AM

How does one ordinarily package a cactus? Bicycle helmets seem somewhat impractical as a general solution....

Hello!

Dvandom - Today at 11:48 AM

Boxes are fairly typical.

Scavenger - Today at 11:53 AM

Is anyone else concerned that the bush beans guy is different?

Dvandom - Today at 11:54 AM

I haven't seen a Bush Baked Beans ad lately, I guess I got a local insert?

A "your mom" joke in MLP, heh.

FnuAw - Today at 11:57 AM

:I

Dvandom - Today at 11:57 AM

"You seem suited for a career in villainy...."

Copper Bezel - Today at 11:57 AM

"I mean, I see"

Yes XD

Everything about that scene was amazing

FnuAw - Today at 11:58 AM

Starlight's had a minor role this season but every second of it has been great.

Scavenger - Today at 11:58 AM

TO THE MOON!

Dvandom - Today at 11:58 AM

A dungeon on the moon!

Community college, credit for life experience.

I was close in my prediction...tutors rather than TAs.

Scavenger - Today at 12:00 PM

but they wanted to go to school to play hoof ball

and why does the broom closet have a window...front facing no less...

SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!

FnuAw - Today at 12:01 PM

This school will never make it.

Copper Bezel - Today at 12:02 PM

They were so much better off with having actual lessons with information in X ]

Dvandom - Today at 12:03 PM

Well, they've been in that school for 8 years now, and were covering graduate level physics a couple of years ago, so....

Scavenger - Today at 12:04 PM

so they were more warehousing them?

FnuAw - Today at 12:07 PM

Wait til Cheerilee finds out she's free of them.

Scavenger - Today at 12:09 PM

will likely be after school stuff for them... Can't see Twilight letting them not do math

FnuAw - Today at 12:13 PM

Don't you crush Cheerilee's dreams like that.

Dvandom - Today at 12:20 PM

Guess that's it for today. Later.

FnuAw - Today at 12:21 PM

I guess so. I'm not sure there's much to talk about with this one.

 

Shadewing - Today at 12:24 PM
yeah it was a rather straight forward and predictable episode

 

This school is doomed.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:33 PM

Not a terrible episode, but not a stellar one either. More Bon Bon and Sugar Belle isn't a bad thing, though.

 

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:50 PM

Not a terrible episode, but not a stellar one either. More Bon Bon and Sugar Belle isn't a bad thing, though.

 

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

Glim Glam's brief role stole the show.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:37 PM

I love her. So much.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:02 PM

Was it really a good idea to make a reformed villain (who still has issues with abusing magic!) As a guidance councillor? She clearly still has a mean streak in her.

Yeah, best scene in a mediocre episode. If twilight had said, right from the start, that the CMC were qualified to teach but couldn't because they hadn't finished their existing formal schooling, it woul have stopped the entire episode and made the crusaders much more serious about cherilee's classes.

And seriously, what was with posey glow? I now have sore teeth and an inescapable feeling of dread.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:15 PM

Starlight's not mean. A little twisted, but certainly not cruel; she wasn't impressed with the evil scheme because it hurt anypony. She's also uniquely non-judgemental and empathetic.

 

And from what we saw of the classes in this episode, she's the only one whose role does make sense. I don't understand how they got from having a curriculum when they were operating under the board to, uh, this.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:24 PM

posey glow

 

Cozy Glow. Her name is Cozy Glow.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

There are apparently spoilers regarding her reappearing later which I think is damping speculation on what her deal might be, since some folks know slightly more and don't want to ruin it whatever it is.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:28 PM

posey glow

Cozy Glow. Her name is Cozy Glow.
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