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So, how goes it in the Great White North? Things are just as chaotic up there as down here in the States, I imagine. :unsure:
Circle of Willis
Circle of Willis
More of a slow burn than anything major popping off ala Illinois or Ohio these days, only really notable recent development was Tamara Lich (one of the organizers of the Freedom Convoy) being arrested again. Inflation continues to bite everyone hard, myself & family included - we've had to start really tightening our belts, not go out for dinner, etc. for months and went from buying pizzas from our local Metro supermarket (they make a damn good pizza and the staff's almost always friendly) every two weeks as a treat to only once a month as of this month.

Welp, at least the prices of hotdogs & lemonade at my local Canada Day celebration haven't changed since the last one pre-Covid.

Hope things are going better on your end south of the border, man :)
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Sorry to hear that. Things are decent for me, but best of luck to you (and your family) in weathering the jack-of-all-trades storm of 2022.

Otherwise, I've a distinct feeling things will get worse and worse throughout our young adulthoods, if not our lifetimes. Personally, I don't know if Skallagrim's more "macro-historical" roadmap is the best one, but at the same time, I don't think we should expect the Fat and Happy Years to come back for a while (or at least, not without another Crisis Period between then and now). :confused:
Well, considering the occasion, I was wondering how you Brits are taught about the American Revolution?

Probably wasn't nearly the high point for your guys' national story as it is for us Yanks, I imagine. But then, considering how close-knit the Kingdom and the States are nowadays, I'm guessing it's not disparaged as entirely negative, either. (The fact it wasn't nearly as calamitous as the French Revolution probably helps, as well, so there's that.)
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It's not often talked about much in our history, to the point where it doesn't really gets taught specifically in schools. Obviously there's a joking "those treacherous yanks" but it doesn't really register much in the British mindset these days.

When it is taught, it's the usual "Britain taxed its colonies too much and they rebelled over it." As you can imagine, I have somewhat different views on the matter (those treacherous yanks, but unironically), but I'm not the norm.
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Thanks, man.

Would’ve made an interesting counterfactual if the Revolution either failed or never came to pass, with North America basically evolving into Thicc Canada and retaining more “European” influences that way. (And, perhaps, earning its independence via a peaceful transition much later down the line. :unsure:)
Zyobot
Zyobot
In any case, assuming America’s still destined to become Rome Reborn, it’d be irony of the highest order for Britain to someday become one of Imperial America’s most treasured colonies by 2122 or so. (You know, being the Athens to the whole of Europe’s Greece or whatever.)
Your comments about the Founders not wanting a standing army reminded me of the fact that Douglas MacArthur almost became the Emperor of America when Truman cucked on China.

Like he had a personality cult strong enough that it nearly happened without his consent and it was only his biliary cirrhosis and old age that I think calmed him down and walked us all back from the precipice.

Wild stuff man.
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Indeed it is wild stuff. Pretty sure that similar events contributed to the final collapse of the Roman Empire.
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
I think we're more analogous to the fall of the Tokugawa junta...Though that was a no less bloody transformation of a society.



Here's some stuff on CPS and Scheaffer.



And this is when CPS tried to tell the Cali court system that they have the right to violate a parent's constitutional rights.
Captain X
Captain X
I've noticed that CPS almost never fails to act during actual cases of abuse, but will jump at the chance to take children over false accusations, or for what amounts to a busybody reporting someone for disciplining their child.
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
It's a very disturbing trend and if you believe their detractors an extremely lucrative trend. I think Jan Brewer had to shutdown her state's CPS once. A total "destroy and rebuild" deal and then her successor had to do the exact same thing.

Worse is that once the systems sets their eyes on you, you lose almost all your rights. Especially if you're a father and because SCOTUS has traditionally held the opinion that family court is such a clusterfuck that its almost too broken to fix so its best to just ignore it entirely. The whole system thinks its unregulated and unaccountable.

And CPS agents think the constitution doesn't apply to their targets nor does it reign them in "Because of a common good and public emergency exemption" they're all insane.
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
I know that Arizona lost 1800 kids over 20 years, just...straight disappeared.

the bones of some several hundred were found in the sands. Razorfist covered it a few years back and in Texas its so bad the state legislature once held a session to try and get them designated a criminal cartel.

Plus CPS agents are known for seizing the children of lawyers that sue their agencies and journalists who look into them.

One can conclude that they never act on abuse, because abused kids are damaged goods.
Dont be leaving the forum over a misunderstanding, at least not over one this one sided.

It would suck.
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
If they did that, then they will hopefully never experience a fraction of the shit we've seen much less how bad it got for our folks in the 70s.
Harlock
Harlock
Yeah, we don't need to guess what will happen, we've seen what the far left will do to people they don't like when they have the chance. Hopefully it will go better for the US if they get tested.

And Spartan is definitely the man, he just pointed me at the Solar Warden books which look great
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
He did the same for me! I'll be checking it out after July 4th I think.

and I just mass chapter dumped :ROFLMAO:
I did another twist...I hope they aren't becoming cliché
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
It was a shout out to something Russell said in an interview where Jack's TV dialog was more consistent with the characters he was famous for playing at that point. Which is true looking back on it. A lot of Big Trouble in little China in Anderson's Jack. Though RDA was amazing on his own.

I kinda just went with that.

You know it's wild that SB kinda seemed to define Fans Works for an entire generation and now it's like an Aslyum movie without any of the charm.
Harlock
Harlock
To be honest I think SB still does define fanworks, it all turned into Asylum grade dross churned out for minimum effort. I reckon you are right on that one.

Good point on the character lines, and now I need to go watch Big Trouble again, been years :) I respect Russell played some of the finest manly roles of the 80s with solid variety in each performance. I don't know much about the man but to me Snake Plissken is still the definition of cool.
The Immortal Watch Dog
The Immortal Watch Dog
I guess that makes sense, it was the first quality domino to fall huh?

Him and Schwarzenegger are criminally underrated as far as actors go. Conan may as well be a silent film and he conveys so much with facial expressions alone that he doesn't need to talk.

Russell can do both and do them both really well. Big trouble vs Tombstone being a good set of examples and Stargate too.
Hey, i just finished All For All over on sb. It was great reading i wish i could have read it all at once🤠. Really like the science fiction stories you do over the fantasy ones tbh. I can't find your story here though?
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ChrisNuttall
The first two were written before this place came online, so i saw no point in posting them here. Think i should change that policy?
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Sir 1000
Up to you, i already read them on sb🤔
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Sir 1000
I'm looking forward to the sequel to the one with the 2 dyson spheres tbh🙈🙉🙊🐵
Hey there, thanks for giving my timeline a read :)
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Seen it pop up every now and then under "Latest Posts" but never found the time to give it a try before. Good stuff, I'll try to catch up soon. :)
666 messages...

Something sinister must be afoot, eh? ;)
Where's your avatar from, if I may ask?
Rocinante
Rocinante
It is Skippy the Magnificent's avatar.

He's a hyper intelligent ancient AI. And a total asshole.

Character from a book series called Expeditionary Force, and the mask is just a leftover from our April fool's stuff
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Okay, thanks.

Haven't heard of that series before, but will check it out, so I appreciate the tip-off. :)
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. Remember, O Lord, The Children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem who said, ‘Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation.’ O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed. How happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”
FWIW, I wish that the Right was more welcoming towards immigrants while I also wish that the Left gave up Wokeness, cancel culture, suppression of free speech, and racial (especially black) fetishism. My issue with something like the RAISE Act is that AFAIK a whopping 98% of Americans, including the act's own sponsors, would be ineligible to immigrate to the US if they were aspiring immigrants rather than already US citizens. That's WAY too strict of a criteria, IMHO!
Thanks for following. Always nice to see people interested in what I have to say, even if it doesn't tend to be much. (y)
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