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Women what? As if men suddenly disappeared from the advertising space-time continuum. When people with money call the shots -- I know, a Star Wars cooking/baking comic -- this is what happens. Having money does not equal having creativity.
 

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Missing the point completely. Imagine a world where you were only permitted to have access to electricity if your ideological views were approved. Oh, you had the nerve to vote Republican? We'll be cutting your power off. If you don't like being censored just use something else. Nobody is forcing you to use electricity after all.
I'd recommend to seek professional help for your persecution complex.

Really?
The Royal Bank of Canada rejected our mortgage because we're conservative

And then there's this:

Treasurer Magaziner Presses Mastercard to Restrict Sales of Untraceable Firearms Known as “Ghost Guns”

In short, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is trying to force one of the biggest credit card company to stop processing payments for entirely legal things. He says it's to prevent the dissemination of "ghost guns" (which are themselves entirely legal), but his proposal would make it impossible to accept credit card payments for any and all repair parts for any and all guns.

Do you think it's a good idea to separate people who are obeying the law from the ability to engage with the economy? Should communists be de-banked? Should socialists and liberals be barred the use of state currency? Should people with "wrongthink" be banned from the use of social media? How about the radio, television, telephones? Should people who vote the wrong way be barred from public transport or airlines?
 

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
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He says it's to prevent the dissemination of "ghost guns" (which are themselves entirely legal),
They're illegal in Rhode Island. Wrong thread? I know I'm guilty of dragging in Keith Floyd.
 

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When Obama was President and tried to restrict certain weapons and ammunition, he became the gun sellers' friend. I read story after story about happy store owners. As soon as he threatened to ban something, that particular gun or round sold out, even at gun shows. "We can't keep it in stock." Or "The manufacturer can't make enough." were common statements.

This whole obsessive/compulsive political thing has got to stop...
 

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That was in one of the pieces helpfully linked to by OBB. Before you know it we'll be discussing that delightful Tommy Robinson - the UK correspondent of Rebel News. I'm mildly disappointed in the sudden lack of enthusiasm about OBB combining SW and cooking.
 

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I hoped I edited that before anyone responded, because I'd rather discuss space opera, but while things like D&D may be booming in terms of sales, the average amount of time spent on non-screen leisure activities has fallen by half over the past two decades.

You may as well ask who are these mythical Official Accusers? They are we, the general public who is increasingly connected to a distributed surveillance network with cunning technological features designed to expose us to things we don't like. The platform is designed to reward you for sharing things you don't like, so you share it until it reaches an account on Twitter or Youtube that specializes in amplifying controversy and has a large number of followers who enjoy righteous indignation. Suddenly what might otherwise be a quite normal disagreement turns into dog-piling, calling for your job, or even being pilloried on national news.

All pronouns here are used generally.

The interesting relationship is that the tactics used originated (or are were least first adapted to social media) in early online fandoms on Livejournal and similar, so it's unclear to me whether fandoms are being subsumed by politics or politics is turning into fandom. I guess they're not mutually exclusive.
Nobody is forced to use the likes of facebook, myspace (yeah, I said it!), etc..
Nobody is forced to use electricity either.
Couldn't agree more. However, having made that Faustian bargain myself, I'd be hesitant to blame anyone but myself for getting jolted when sticking two nails into an outlet.
Missing the point completely. Imagine a world where you were only permitted to have access to electricity if your ideological views were approved. Oh, you had the nerve to vote Republican? We'll be cutting your power off. If you don't like being censored just use something else. Nobody is forcing you to use electricity after all.
I'd recommend to seek professional help for your persecution complex.
Classy.
 

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Missing the point completely. Imagine a world where you were only permitted to have access to electricity if your ideological views were approved. Oh, you had the nerve to vote Republican? We'll be cutting your power off. If you don't like being censored just use something else. Nobody is forcing you to use electricity after all.
I'd recommend to seek professional help for your persecution complex.

Really?
The Royal Bank of Canada rejected our mortgage because we're conservative

And then there's this:

Treasurer Magaziner Presses Mastercard to Restrict Sales of Untraceable Firearms Known as “Ghost Guns”

In short, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is trying to force one of the biggest credit card company to stop processing payments for entirely legal things. He says it's to prevent the dissemination of "ghost guns" (which are themselves entirely legal), but his proposal would make it impossible to accept credit card payments for any and all repair parts for any and all guns.

Do you think it's a good idea to separate people who are obeying the law from the ability to engage with the economy? Should communists be de-banked? Should socialists and liberals be barred the use of state currency? Should people with "wrongthink" be banned from the use of social media? How about the radio, television, telephones? Should people who vote the wrong way be barred from public transport or airlines?
One must assume Mr Bayer is in full support of these actions or completely ignorant of what's going on. At best he's callously talking out his ass. People have had services cut off for their political beliefs. (By Patreon, VISA, Apple, Amazon, GoDaddy, Go Fund Me, etc.)
 

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Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
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He says it's to prevent the dissemination of "ghost guns" (which are themselves entirely legal),
They're illegal in Rhode Island. Wrong thread? I know I'm guilty of dragging in Keith Floyd.
They're not illegal in most of the rest of the country. And the bits and pieces that would not longer be purchasable with Mastercard if Magaziner got his way are legal pretty much everywhere, including Rhode Island. It's akin to banning the sale of tires and steering wheels because drag racers are illegal in your state.
 

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Missing the point completely. Imagine a world where you were only permitted to have access to electricity if your ideological views were approved. Oh, you had the nerve to vote Republican? We'll be cutting your power off. If you don't like being censored just use something else. Nobody is forcing you to use electricity after all.
I'd recommend to seek professional help for your persecution complex.

Really?
The Royal Bank of Canada rejected our mortgage because we're conservative

And then there's this:

Treasurer Magaziner Presses Mastercard to Restrict Sales of Untraceable Firearms Known as “Ghost Guns”

In short, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is trying to force one of the biggest credit card company to stop processing payments for entirely legal things. He says it's to prevent the dissemination of "ghost guns" (which are themselves entirely legal), but his proposal would make it impossible to accept credit card payments for any and all repair parts for any and all guns.

Do you think it's a good idea to separate people who are obeying the law from the ability to engage with the economy? Should communists be de-banked? Should socialists and liberals be barred the use of state currency? Should people with "wrongthink" be banned from the use of social media? How about the radio, television, telephones? Should people who vote the wrong way be barred from public transport or airlines?
One must assume Mr Bayer is in full support of these actions or completely ignorant of what's going on. At best he's callously talking out his ass. People have had services cut off for their political beliefs. (By Patreon, VISA, Apple, Amazon, GoDaddy, Go Fund Me, etc.)
Capitalism, baby!
 

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I'm mildly disappointed in the sudden lack of enthusiasm about OBB combining SW and cooking.

Don't worry, I'm sure that Disney will soon crank out a Jedi Fashion Show or some such nonsense.
Hey, you started about the Bake Off.
And as Star Wars/Star Trek continues to devolve, I'll continue to point it out. I'll leave the ongoing stupidification of Dr. Who to people who give a damn about that trainwreck.
 

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Then we're back on Space Keith Floyd's weapon of choice? Nice.
 

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I hoped I edited that before anyone responded, because I'd rather discuss space opera, but while things like D&D may be booming in terms of sales, the average amount of time spent on non-screen leisure activities has fallen by half over the past two decades.

You may as well ask who are these mythical Official Accusers? They are we, the general public who is increasingly connected to a distributed surveillance network with cunning technological features designed to expose us to things we don't like. The platform is designed to reward you for sharing things you don't like, so you share it until it reaches an account on Twitter or Youtube that specializes in amplifying controversy and has a large number of followers who enjoy righteous indignation. Suddenly what might otherwise be a quite normal disagreement turns into dog-piling, calling for your job, or even being pilloried on national news.

All pronouns here are used generally.

The interesting relationship is that the tactics used originated (or are were least first adapted to social media) in early online fandoms on Livejournal and similar, so it's unclear to me whether fandoms are being subsumed by politics or politics is turning into fandom. I guess they're not mutually exclusive.
Nobody is forced to use the likes of facebook, myspace (yeah, I said it!), etc..
Nobody is forced to use electricity either.
Couldn't agree more. However, having made that Faustian bargain myself, I'd be hesitant to blame anyone but myself for getting jolted when sticking two nails into an outlet.
Missing the point completely. Imagine a world where you were only permitted to have access to electricity if your ideological views were approved. Oh, you had the nerve to vote Republican? We'll be cutting your power off. If you don't like being censored just use something else. Nobody is forcing you to use electricity after all.
I'd recommend to seek professional help for your persecution complex.
Classy.
THX - just trying to be helpful ;)!
 

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Then we're back on Space Keith Floyd's weapon of choice? Nice.

A phaser. Useful for cooking your food... and if you mess it up, switch it up to the higher settings and simply disintegrate the item.

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I imagine he'd have something like Boba Fett's wrist flamethrower given his affinity for napalm and keeping one hand free for a glass.
On balance, this just seems to fit Keith best. Wine glass in one hand, doing his thing with the other. Good times.
Now, about that fashion show...
 

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Then we're back on Space Keith Floyd's weapon of choice? Nice.

A phaser. Useful for cooking your food... and if you mess it up, switch it up to the higher settings and simply disintegrate the item.

tuchd1435.jpg

Space Keith Floyd would have a desalting stick which removes salt from the soup when you add too much.

The most powerful culinary combat is the war on sodium intake.
 

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RATINGS EXTERMINATED Dr Who’s ratings exterminated in New Year’s Day flop between Daleks and Jodie Whittaker’s timelord

DOCTOR Who’s New Year’s Day special had the BBC show’s worst ratings since it was rebooted 17 years ago.

Whoops.
I'm sure Jodie Whittaker is a nice lady but I can't wait until we get a new timelord and fewer hangers-on.
Dr. Who ain't my jam, but I remain convinced that some, if not all, of the damage done to the brand could be reversed by a simple trick. In the very last Whittaker episode, she "wakes up" and it's Matt Smith or Peter Capaldi... turns out all the Whittaker episodes and retconning the character to utterly change the character was a delusion projected into the Doctors head by some evil Matrix-machine (possibly a project of the Master) as a way to psychologically destroy the Doctor. But the Doc recovers, says something about all that being a nightmare best forgotten, and life goes on.
 

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Professor Tosspot reviews the year 2020. Due to various issues, this video was delayed by rather a lot. A lot of horrible things happened in 2020, but it's worth noting that in this roughly hour-long review of 2020, the good Professor spend about 15 minutes discussing Star Trek (starting at about 44 minutes). He is a lot harsher on "Lower Decks" than I would be, but his opinion of STD and STP is spot-on.

View: https://youtu.be/1xfMgRoLqqc?t=2639
 

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Space Keith Floyd would have a desalting stick which removes salt from the soup when you add too much.

The most powerful culinary combat is the war on sodium intake.
Finally, a way to deal with those that insist on adding salt before tasting what's on their plate.
 

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Soylent Green is people -- fer cryin' out loud.
The generation that had just gained power in 1972 knew that it could lose it because of scientific advances, the best solution to stay as long as possible on the back of the tiger was to design a future so hateful and unpleasant that no one wanted to move further in that direction.
 

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Without wishing to be boringly on-topic, does anyone remember a science fiction series broadcast on UK TV that had a plot that went [as near as I can remember...] along the lines of; some sort of alien thing kept emerging from portals / wormholes / whatever and destroying things. If memory serves, they had a go at the Lake District first (why not Northamptonshire???). The end game of it all was a programme of rolling nuclear detonations that left the UK in a rather bad way (clearly, this wasn't noticed in Wellingborough ;) )

It was probably a load of old nonsense but I've been trying to track it down without success.
 

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Without wishing to be boringly on-topic, does anyone remember a science fiction series broadcast on UK TV that had a plot that went [as near as I can remember...] along the lines of; some sort of alien thing kept emerging from portals / wormholes / whatever and destroying things. If memory serves, they had a go at the Lake District first (why not Northamptonshire???). The end game of it all was a programme of rolling nuclear detonations that left the UK in a rather bad way (clearly, this wasn't noticed in Wellingborough ;) )

It was probably a load of old nonsense but I've been trying to track it down without success.
Not "Primeval", was it?
 

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Without wishing to be boringly on-topic, does anyone remember a science fiction series broadcast on UK TV that had a plot that went [as near as I can remember...] along the lines of; some sort of alien thing kept emerging from portals / wormholes / whatever and destroying things. If memory serves, they had a go at the Lake District first (why not Northamptonshire???). The end game of it all was a programme of rolling nuclear detonations that left the UK in a rather bad way (clearly, this wasn't noticed in Wellingborough ;) )

It was probably a load of old nonsense but I've been trying to track it down without success.
Not "Primeval", was it?
Thanks for the idea but no, it wasn't. Similar but the one I'm thinking of was older (90s probably). Also, no dinosaur type things in the one I'm thinking of. IIRC only one series (thankfully?).
 

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