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    Star Wars Gets Its First Canonical LGBT Character

    There is no way to satisfy some people. 'Star Wars has not enough gay/lesbian/trans characters' 'OK, maybe you are right. To change this we invented this lesbian...' 'Lesbian, I knew it. That's pandering to the male gaze too, sithlord!'
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    Je Suis Charlie

    Again: I don't care for universal laws. I care for the laws the people of France gave themselves. Charlie Hebdo operated inside those laws. They were taken to court over their satire and won most cases. So, whoever is offended by their stuff can try the legal way to silence them. And that is the...
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    Je Suis Charlie

    Like the #1 rule of human interaction: Don't kill anybody because you disagree about whatever topic with him. You basically say, the satirists in Paris got what they asked for. I read this sentiment a lot today, most of the times thinly veiled like in your post. I can only shake my head...
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    Je Suis Charlie

    Sounds pretty close to 'Nice freedom of speech you got there. Better respect muh feelz, it would be a pity if something happened to your Freedom.' for my taste.
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    Je Suis Charlie

    The only answer is polytheism of the Athens school: You may worship your god in our city, but only if your religion does not exclude the worship of other gods.
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    Je Suis Charlie

    Sorry, but I don't agree with what you said about my fact-finding technique. I read/watched/listened to many sources on the Ukraine conflict. State-owned german media, Magazines, Blogs, Radio. Almost everywhere I went the message was: "Putin is evil", "The separatists are monsters" etc.. Even...
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    Je Suis Charlie

    Sorry, but "10 years" is a bad choice of time period. It allows you to conveniently leave out the Madrid train bombing in which 191 persons were killed. And Breivik's worldview is that of a small minority in Europe, but Islam has the death penalty for laughing at the prophet in its scripture...
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    Thousands of Hearthstone Players Banned For Using Bots

    I absolutely believe you when you say hunter was ovepowered and had to be nerfed. And I confess that my rage was purely rage out of egoistical motives. My problem is that a overpowered mechanic like that should have been nerfed during beta, the Buzzard was a core set card. If they had adjusted...
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    Thousands of Hearthstone Players Banned For Using Bots

    I rage-quit Hearthstone after they "nerfed" that card drawing bird for the hunter to manacost 5. I hate games that punish their players for lack of balance... from one day to the other, my favourite deck didn't work anymore, while obvious bots and scammers (starting a game and stalling it for...
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    Progressing gaming

    Your rethoric sounded like the stuff I've been hearing from MovieBob for the last weeks, so I took it for face value. Your reply is much more nuanced and less offensive in the choice of words. I would have reacted in a different way if I read this first. Also, I am not familiar with Babylon 5 so...
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    Progressing gaming

    Thanks for posting right after me to illustrate the point I made. "insecure nerds" "fringe" "obstinance" "pebbles" Boy I wish I had a horse with legs that long.
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    Progressing gaming

    A future built on the concept of the "Superiority" of certain people, thoughts or cultures? As a German I have to decline. or to say it with Hayek/Clooney: "Welcome to slavery." - "No, thanks. I've already had a wife."
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    Gone Girl and When Good Movies Happen to Bad People

    You do it wrong, Bob. A critic is to critique movies, not moviegoers. He calls films hideous, not people. And he clearly doesn't do the "You're dumb, I'm smart" thing all the time. If he does, he will rightfully lose his audience.
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    Tom and Jerry cartoons carry racism warning.

    Yes, like in the books by Ottfried Preußler (not translation needed here) where they even replaced the term "schuhe wichsen" (an old term for cleaning your shoes) because modern day children could find it offensive because it is phonetically close to a slang word for masturbation. Leave an...
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    Tom and Jerry cartoons carry racism warning.

    It starts with trigger warnings. Here in Germany, people are already changing older childrens books (like e.g. Pippi Longstockings father is not the "Negerkönig" (Negro King) anymore but the "Südseekönig" (South Sea King)). Those people won't stop short of newspeak. These are just the humble...