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Messages - captain_jimmy

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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

C.S. Lewis, not Lewis Carroll; but yes, I agree. I've seen that one pop up a lot recently.

Yep, my bad. :)

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I think this Lewis Carroll quote is appropriate..
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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They're at it again!
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/so-jordan-peterson-keeps-poppin-up-in-my-youtube-recommendations.877643/post-23761472

Mod throws their weight around and uses redtext to decide what is and isn't acceptable in a thread.

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So, someone points out that RPG.net doesn't really tolerate differences of opinion, gets a 180 day ban for bigotry.

How the mods are able to breathe with their heads rammed so far up their ass I'll never know.
Absolute fucktards.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/darken92-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-180-day-ban.875567/

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I saw that ban, absolute madness.
These days I only read TBP when I want a giggle at their moderation. I gave up trying to have a conversation about anything that's not ultra woke years ago.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Brexit Betrayed
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:35:35 AM »
Quote from: deadDMwalking;1077552
I'm not in the EU, but I think that a simple majority vote isn't necessarily the way to go.  If you have a referendum and half the people want one thing and half the people want the other, that's really not a very compelling reason to completely rearrange your society.  

For some types of votes in the United States, a 2/3 majority is required.

Funnily enough, a simple 50% +1 vote was deemed sufficient for the Scottish independence vote.

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I can't tell what's real and what's parody anymore. I'm lucky enough that my friends aren't into this sjw bullshit, but every day I think it's only a matter of time.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Brexit Betrayed
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:21:50 AM »
It just amuses me that one of their big arguments was we should stay in the EU and reform from the inside.
Hardly convincing from a group of quitters who couldn't reform their own party. If they had an ounce of sense between them they'd have realised that they've shot themselves in the foot right from the start.

Also, less than three hours into the new dream and they're in trouble for racist comments.
They make Teresa may look competent.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Brexit Betrayed
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:15:00 AM »
7 labour MPs have quit the labour party (but aren't going to have a by-election now they're independent) because (amongst other reasons) they are unhappy that labour aren't going full bore chasing a second referendum.
They're leaving the party because they don't believe it can be reformed from inside, but totally believe you should stay in the EU and reform it from the inside. Oh the irony!
All they're doing is making a no deal exit more likely, so at least we have that to thank them for.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Brexit Betrayed
« on: January 31, 2019, 05:44:14 PM »
So, as was posted in in a FB group I belong to, here's the EU's own study on a smart border.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2017/596828/IPOL_STU(2017)596828_EN.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3iNIGsGpQAQ6-_vWnsBZFKbV4Mn2hoSH0Voi53R6nsCrwYpIpsxsS23GE

From the executive summary (emphasis mine):
"In summary:
The first answer to the research question is:
There will be a need of a Customs and Border solution post-Brexit on 29 March 2019 at 23.00, regardless of political solution and Brexit negotiation results. It will have severe consequences if such a Customs and Border solution is not designed, developed and implemented to facilitate the movement of people and trade.
The second answer to the research question is:
It is possible to implement a Customs and Border solution that meets the requirements of the EU Customs legislation (Union Customs Code) and procedures, with expected post-Brexit volumes of cross-border people and goods, if using a
combination of international standards, global best practices and state-of-the-art technology upgraded to a Smart Border 2.0 or similar solution."

Note that this study came out in 2017. So all their comments about how britain's suggestions for a smart border using technology were "unworkable" and "fairy tales"??
Lies, still who'd have thought it? ;)

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Brexit Betrayed
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:04:45 AM »
Kiero, do you have a link to Barnier's quote? There's a Facebook group I want to post it to.

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