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@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 02:04 PM)

The problem is that many employees just accept their termination, no matter how unjust. Either they don't want to go through the hassle, or because of some lame "I wouldn't want to work there anymore anyways" attitude. Even though i the latter case, they could at least get a settlement out of it, which is still better than "no job and nothing".

@  fourteenwings : (22 November 2019 - 07:32 AM)

"any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks" By golly gee I do wonder why employers are so keen to make sure they don't get sued.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:01 AM)

It's basically the same as someone tricking you into signing a contract you have no need for. Smart employees with balls just respond to such an offer with "You want to terminate me? For what reason exactly?"

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 07:00 AM)

And on average, a wrongful termination lawsuit, though more of a strain for the employee, will often result in better conditions (worst case: a settlement fee; best case: employment reinstated by the court) than whatever nonsense the employer is putting in the termination agreement.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:58 AM)

That's obviously complete bull. Under German law, any employer-initiated termination can be countered with a wrongful termination lawsuit within three weeks. A termination agreement... is a binding contract.

@  Nevermore : (22 November 2019 - 06:57 AM)

A very nasty tactic by many German employers: Inviting an employee to a talk out of the blue, suggesting that things don't look good and a termination (for whatever reason) is about to happen, but they're being "nice" and offer the employee a termination agreement to end the working relationship on "good terms".

@  Ashley : (22 November 2019 - 02:12 AM)

what manufacturer is that? I'm trying to find a US source

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/action-figures-and-playsets/other-action-figures-and-playsets/alien-queen/p/185041

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 November 2019 - 10:22 PM)

I've already found the best toy of 2020: a foot tall, fully articulated (20 points) Alien Queen for a fraction of what Neca or anyone else would charge

@  Telly : (21 November 2019 - 09:46 PM)

no minerva toys until i get my devcon :p

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Paladin keeps saying this every time they reveal another toy of an early character, including the first Earthrise reveals even though that had Micromasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 03:20 PM)

I'll concede the Titan Masters, but Magnus Prime is an existing mold, Liokaiser is a set of repaints, and Metalhawk is a repaint and prominently featured in IDW.

@  Cyoti : (21 November 2019 - 12:14 PM)

And Ginrai aka "Magnus Prime, Metalhawk, "Liokaiser", etc. The real characters that Warden actually doesn't know about are the late EuroUK characters like the Turbomasters/Predators

@  Sabrblade : (21 November 2019 - 11:06 AM)

Warden and Friends did give us a Lione (Sawback) and a Shuffler

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2019 - 07:26 AM)

Or prominently featured in IDW, or an easy repaint of an existing toy.

@  Paladin : (21 November 2019 - 07:12 AM)

was she in the first 3 seasons of the cartoon? If not then she's on no one's list because they don't think she exists.

@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:50 AM

I like it.  I do love seeing movies down the line dealing with the fallout from the previous one. 


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:27 AM

Huh. Maybe they're not going the obvious route with this

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:15 PM

Yeah, I'm sold. I'll be picking "Homecoming" up today to get caught up, I think.

 

I am in love with that Spidey suit.

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:42 PM

Huh. Maybe they're not going the obvious route with this

 

Does anyone who has ever read a Spider-Man comic believe half of the stuff said in this trailer?


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:56 PM


Yeah, Mysterio's entire deal is that he's always a fake who does fakey things with suped-up movie FX. To the point where if something seems fakey in a Spider-man comic you got like a 90% likelihood on guessing Mysterio will show up shortly.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

I hope that MJ figuring out the secret isn't a fake out. And I also hope she doesn't become the damsel in distress because Peter told Mysterio about her.

I find it a little odd to see Happy getting into hijinks in Europe. After that bittersweet cheeseburgers line in Endgame, I figure he'd be staying close to help raise Morgan. (How many of Tony's other friends could or would?)

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:31 PM

Assuming that is Happy. One of the fun things about Mysterio being in this film is literally everything after "You do not ghost Nick Fury!" could be elaborate illusions.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:36 PM

Oh I'm not actually talking about Mysterio not being a fakey fake fake, no.  I'm talking about how they're gonna move forward from Endgame that is.

 

Ironbite-I fully expect the 2nd act twist to revel that Mysterio is exactly the dumb ass in a fish bowel that he is.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

Mysterio's outfit is really great.  They managed to make something ridiculous look cool.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:59 PM

I like the marriage of the iconic fishbowl with his more 90s extreme smoke face phase.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

So that dark boiler-suit Spider-Man with the flip-up goggles - is that Spider-Man Noir or someone else from the comics?

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:13 PM

After that bittersweet cheeseburgers line in Endgame, I figure he'd be staying close to help raise Morgan. (How many of Tony's other friends could or would?)

Y'know, now that Peggy's gone and he's handed off the shield, Steve's not doing anything. . .

(I mean, you know that literally every surviving original Avenger is gonna be her Uncle. I almost pity any kid who tries to bully her.)

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

I'm curious as to Mysterio's end goal here. Setting himself up to be a hero through illusion is a means in and of itself, but the MCU is established enough that he has to realize he's screwed the minute a real threat appears.

 

My curiosity along these lines is piqued even more with this trailer. Mysterio's set himself up with Fury. Fury's not exactly going to be amused by Beck's antics when everything comes to head.

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:53 PM

aw hug. I was ready to just let the MCU sit for a while after endgame but that trailer is like..hugging awesome.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

Right? Infinity War was supposed to be my getting off point. Then I had to see Endgame. Now, as a lifelong fan of Mysterio and having seen Endgame...I gotta watch FFH.

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:57 PM

The instinctive reaction to hearing Mysterio talk about a multiverse is that he's lying, because Mysterio, but a part of me wonders if this is also Sony's way of connecting MCU Spidey with their non-MCU projects. "That's right, Tom Holland's Spider-Man and Venom and Morbius and animated Miles Morales all 'count'!"

 

Hey, maybe MCU Spidey, with his large support group of friends and confidants who know his identity and his wardrobe of super suits and lack of J. Jonah Jameson and now a butler with a jet eventually becomes the super-together blonde Peter from Spider-Verse.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:09 PM

 

After that bittersweet cheeseburgers line in Endgame, I figure he'd be staying close to help raise Morgan. (How many of Tony's other friends could or would?)

Y'know, now that Peggy's gone and he's handed off the shield, Steve's not doing anything. . .

(I mean, you know that literally every surviving original Avenger is gonna be her Uncle. I almost pity any kid who tries to bully her.)

 

 

I'm sure the core Avengers care for Morgan a lot, but I singled out Happy because he's the only one who's not going to miss her piano recitals because the Living Laser broke out of prison.  Although you bring up a good point, I never thought about what Old Steve would be doing next.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:36 PM

Although I will always be sad we never got this.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:43 PM

...is it wrong that I want Mysterio to be on the level? Because really, that would be a nice twist.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:20 PM

but a part of me wonders if this is also Sony's way of connecting MCU Spidey with their non-MCU projects. 

 

Aren't these films creatively under Marvel's control, though? Sony profits from them under the deal they made with Marvel, sure, but I thought part of that deal was that Marvel has total control over the writing. If that's the case, I'd think introducing the idea of a Multiverse might lead us eventually into the MCU version of the Secret Wars rather than being an attempt to tie in Sony's other Spider-Man works to the MCU (which I could see Marvel considering for Into the Spider-Verse, but probably not Venom).





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