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  1. Foreign Policy -- If You Think Europe Has a...

    Foreign Policy -- If You Think Europe Has a Refugee Problem, You're Not Looking Hard Enough

    Humans move. Nation-states are polite fictions. Passports are a recent invention. C'est la vie.
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    mmm, destroying the sense of investment in the...

    mmm, destroying the sense of investment in the game ... might be a good opportunity to get out.
  3. The ABC is basically the Australian version of...

    The ABC is basically the Australian version of the BBC and I suspect was directly modeled on it (though we don't have a TV tax) and so can afford to produce marginally commercial shows that alienate...
  4. [Orphaned post segment, see above] The second...

    [Orphaned post segment, see above]

    The second is part of the first episode of Dumb, Drunk, and Racist, a six-episode show produced by the ABC a few years back wherein the host takes a handful of...
  5. Race is certainly an issue in Australia,...

    Race is certainly an issue in Australia, historically and today. Although they are clearly related, I think it is best to distinguish white-aboriginal relations from white relations with later...
  6. If you inherited nothing, then I'm sure you won't...

    If you inherited nothing, then I'm sure you won't mind if those refugees camped out at Calais partake of your inheritance.



    The problem is that the past is connected to the present, and to the...
  7. Funny how it's always the "winners" of history...

    Funny how it's always the "winners" of history who are eager to wipe the slate clean -- to benefit from inherited wealth, power, and privilege whilst burying any questions (beyond the approved...
  8. Not sure where you get the idea that my using the...

    Not sure where you get the idea that my using the phrase "original sin" makes for some kind of diminution of responsibility for or handwaving of what occurred. In Christianity, the original sin of...
  9. Nah, we don't have nearly the same ongoing war...

    Nah, we don't have nearly the same ongoing war against non-whites (and poors in general) exercising their right to vote. Indeed, voting is compulsory here. I suspect that's a good part of what holds...
  10. Denying and subverting non-whites in their...

    Denying and subverting non-whites in their exercise of the democratic franchise is the very essence of the United States of America.
  11. Yes, yes, the British people are powerless in the...

    Yes, yes, the British people are powerless in the face of their remorseless democratic system doing things they don't approve of with their tax dollars, while those Syrians (at least the males) need...
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    I actually play a Mage Secrets/Inspire deck with...

    I actually play a Mage Secrets/Inspire deck with Coldarra Drake, Maiden of the Lake, Frost Giants, etc. Of course it doesn't actually work very well, but I enjoy myself. I don't think I have seen...
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    I was pretty happy opening with Alextrasza *coin*...

    I was pretty happy opening with Alextrasza *coin* Dr. Boom...

    The Tavern Brawls are fun. People who complain about Tavern Brawls are silly.

    Also, check out this pack I just opened...
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  14. The 2003 Iraq war alone -- voted for and funded...

    The 2003 Iraq war alone -- voted for and funded by the British people -- renders the claim beyond serious dispute, to say nothing of the preceding century of British meddling in the region.
  15. I don't agree with this line of argument at all,...

    I don't agree with this line of argument at all, as it harks back to what one would've hoped were archaic notions of disposable men whose purpose is to kill and die for the state.

    It's also an...
  16. I liked the part where they patted themselves on...

    I liked the part where they patted themselves on the back for having the ingenuity to set a game in post-apocalyptic New York City.
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    As a "slasher" flick NH 10 (2015) took me...

    As a "slasher" flick NH 10 (2015) took me somewhat out of my comfort zone. I was enticed by the realism of the film's underlying subject matter: honour killings most directly, khap panchayats and the...
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    Anyone else find it ironic that the person who...

    Anyone else find it ironic that the person who seems to have assumed the mantle of Chief Complainer re: ARKgate just posted 10 times in a row?

    That said, it was rather strange. And strange things...
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    Mage (me) vs. Paladin. I have perfect opener...

    Mage (me) vs. Paladin.

    I have perfect opener with Mana Wyrm -> Coin -> Wana Myrm, and control the board from there on. I whittle him down, he clears my board (which I think was up to five minions...
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    For those who enjoy the brutal evisceration of...

    For those who enjoy the brutal evisceration of films-of-the-moment: The Guardian -- Revenant is Meaningless Pain Porn



    Bam!

    Another piece of criticism that I found interesting: How...
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    I suspect it's more a case of incompetence and...

    I suspect it's more a case of incompetence and apathy. Sony has never been very good at making software for humans.
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    You must be even less fun at parties than I am.

    You must be even less fun at parties than I am.
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    The solution is to never have kids.

    The solution is to never have kids.
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    I remember seeing Rope and utterly failing to...

    I remember seeing Rope and utterly failing to notice that that there are (almost) no cuts in the film. Turns out that watching films whilst simultaneously playing video games has marked impact on...
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    Bajirao Mastani My thoughts on Sanjay Leela...

    Bajirao Mastani

    My thoughts on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest align with the general consensus: a strong first half let down by a meandering and drawn-out second half. The opportunity to see two...
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