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  1. LindyAF

    Tolkien's Ideal of Monarchy

    Fairly close to how mid-late medieval England worked then, IIRC, since mayors started being elected in the 12th century. One difference is that The Shire is small enough that there's only one mayor, so it's a position of comparable stature to the Thain, whereas no mayor was equivalent to the king.
  2. LindyAF

    "Woke" Franchises

    They're not going to, there are plenty of non-Disney Cinderella spin offs, including modern ones. American copyright law, as I understand it, is mostly ridiculous in that it allows copyright to persist for so long, not in that it allows for absurdly expansive definitions of what falls into...
  3. LindyAF

    "Woke" Franchises

    Bruh
  4. LindyAF

    "Woke" Franchises

    Globohomo is interested in your kids
  5. LindyAF

    Trump Post Election News.

    Yes? The idea that Biden and Obama were friends is literally just some bullshit liberals wanted to believe. They were and are political allies, sure. Political alliances are all "forced friendship and jocularity." As long as it remains politically beneficial for both sides to continue the...
  6. LindyAF

    Trump Post Election News.

    Pence was pretty clearly the a relatively establishment pick to balance the ticket for the GOP. Pres and VP always pretend to be friends because that's good PR and that's what the public wants but it's never actually been true. VP is picked to balance the ticket more than anything else, which...
  7. LindyAF

    Black Hammer: A Sietch for the Colonized

    Yes, literally the same people.
  8. LindyAF

    Election 2020 Election Fraud: Let's face it, this year will be a shitshow

    Force is the First Law / Political Power grows out the end of a barrel of a gun. At the end of the day, all laws are enforced at gunpoint, everything else is just making it pretty and regular and making sure accidents are fewer.
  9. LindyAF

    Election 2020 Election Fraud: Let's face it, this year will be a shitshow

    They say the issue is the firm doing the auditing, not giving up the passwords in general, which they say they have already done before with a different firm. (I only use "they say" here because I haven't verified it myself, I have no reason to think otherwise).
  10. LindyAF

    "Woke" Franchises

    Sure, but while the xenos overlords might be inclined to Reward them As the Traitor Deserves, any resurgent pro-Human power is definitely going to consider the priority to be "Traitors Before Enemies." Hmmm, something that might make sense is to have the Marshs be a honeypot- they're actually...
  11. LindyAF

    Black Hammer: A Sietch for the Colonized

    The above is if there’s actual land with people on it and staying there involved, the “membership tiers” thing make me think it’s just an outright scam.
  12. LindyAF

    Black Hammer: A Sietch for the Colonized

    I agree it’s unlikely to be a fed run or organized thing. The potential angle would be to get a lot of radicals in one place, cut off from non-radicals and trying to impress other radicals, and so more susceptible to entrapment. My money would be on that it’s not glowie funded and probably not...
  13. LindyAF

    Black Hammer: A Sietch for the Colonized

    Just because there are reasons doesn't mean they're anything approaching good reasons or that they are good ideas with poor execution. Edit: That said maybe this should go to like an Alphabet Agency Overreach thread or something.
  14. LindyAF

    Black Hammer: A Sietch for the Colonized

    It does happen, there was an FBI informant who after burning his connections to a right wing group tried to cozy up to some DPRK fans and tried to get them to "synthesize anthrax." Caveat to @Abhorsen's commentary that it isn't always "let's blow stuff up," it can be anything that's illegal and...
  15. LindyAF

    The Political Problem of Pornography

    Even the negative effects of porn on the consumer aside (which is a serious issue and one I agree with @FriedCFour on), the industry has a history of being absolutely horrific. Like, most of the "mainstream" porn sites have literally hosted actual child porn and filming of actual rapes. If you...
  16. LindyAF

    To Hell With Space Elves: Misanthropy in Science Fiction

    nah, gay take they'd be some test tube freak that can't survive on its own
  17. LindyAF

    Star Wars The Bad Batch

    If you can mass clone force sensitives and get force sensitives it breaks the setting in half. Also, it fits really poorly with the rest of Star Wars thematically IMO.
  18. LindyAF

    Technology NGSW and other Military Rifle R&D

    If the Textron bid is the clear favorite than I could see actual changeover happening. IMO 5.56 won't be replaced until a new technology is developed to a sufficient level that there are clear massive benefits to replacing it that outweigh the cost of replacing the M4 and 5.56. Hard to justify...
  19. LindyAF

    To Hell With Space Elves: Misanthropy in Science Fiction

    Ligers are generally sterile. And it's not like this is relevant when discussing actual aliens, since offspring would be impossible.
  20. LindyAF

    Technology NGSW and other Military Rifle R&D

    In fairness to SIG, it sounds like the 6.8 projectile idea came from the army.
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