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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Controversial Stuff

Necessity and fate are tricky concepts to disentangle from discretion, especially when you factor in societal pressures and Kinsey scales. It’s not a yes/no answer, and must be contextualized for each individual.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Remember when... Reminiscent thread

Devs didn’t have single rare commander/single legendary limits when tournaments first came out. It’s a new thing for you young whippersnappers.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Remember when... Reminiscent thread

Azure Reaper spam.
Grim Spectres.
Poseidon.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Controversial Stuff

Originally posted by ladolcevita:

stifle creativity. don’t do drugs.

Creativity is what leads to proletariat uprisings in the first place. We need to fahrenheit 451 it before it ever begins.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Controversial Stuff

I support a ban on coffee.

I’m agnostic to soccer though.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Dev] Apocalypse Pack

Originally posted by SGnn:
We gotta check though if the guy who lets his GF choose his crates still plays though. Cause if so, then I’m still for random crates. Don’t wanna spoil anyone else’s fun, just because of a minor nitpick.

I still play. My partner was really pleased picking the 8 wb crate earlier today. XD

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Controversial Stuff

Should government subsidize tuition of post-secondary school education when it’s predominately used by the upper middle class?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Controversial Stuff

I conceal a rock hammer in a book and hang a poster of Rita Hayworth in my classroom.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / By chance, has anyone played Cry Havoc?

And let slip the dogs of war.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Off Topic: Good Comedians

I enjoy Tim Minchin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIWj3tI-DXg

Sleep No More is weird.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / The Joke Thread

For Ralk:

There are two muffins sitting in an oven.

One muffin says to the other, “It sure is hot in here”.

The other muffin says, “Yeah like 375, 400”.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / The Joke Thread

Originally posted by Shieru:
Originally posted by Holfti:

A Buddhist walks up to a hotdog stand and says, “Make me one with everything.”

I don’t get this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogjFO8GNEo

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / The Joke Thread

Why do violists stand for long periods outside people’s houses?

They can’t find the key and they don’t know when to come in.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Reasons P. Rex wont get rank 1

Helps like Quebec almost declaring its secession from the Dominion in 1980 and 1995?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Reasons P. Rex wont get rank 1

Canada is a mosaic, not a melting pot. The nation embraces the notion that citizens and permanent residents can be Canadians without losing their cultural heritage.

Now the growing islamophobia in Canada is somewhat disturbing to me, as increasing numbers of people seem to forget about the mosaic approach we have adopted, and buy too easily into the narratives of extremists.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Petition] Reduce the starting cost of old epic raid.

Also the price of old packs. I’m still trying to complete Homeworld. Damn you Taloc!

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / That feeling ...

Originally posted by Provokes:

…of selling crack
…to buy moar apocalypse cards

#amidoinitrite

Meth is easier.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Memorializing the Tyrant experience

There’s a statue by Oscar Nemon at Dundas and University in Toronto with the words per ardua ad astra and upon it are etched the names of some members of the Royal Canadian Air Force on it. Does that count?


 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Memorializing the Tyrant experience

I like keepsakes. Regardless of a physical or digital keepsake, I fondle it with my sensory appendages and they stimulate the neurons in my hippocampus and via my amygdala produce subjective emotions that are broadly categorized as nostalgia.

I would like a keepsake from Tyrant. Something along the lines of a flipbook to show all the cards I collected, and maybe greyed out versions of the uncollected cards (forever taunting me with their vacant souls), similar to that seen in the player profile.

What do you think? Do you, fellow terrans, also have sensory organs you would like to stimulate through some sort of digital keepsake of your Tyrant experience?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Tyrant is alive again !

Too many addicts players kept it alive, so Tyrant never died.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [thank you devs] cap is eliminated, let the hoarding and party begin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sOB0MiZuE0

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Epic Lithid released!

Originally posted by NFIN8:

#JusticeForAnimals

As an animal owner, I can’t support this. For example, extremist organizations such as PETA wants to do away with domestic animals completely.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [DEV] Epic Lithid released!

That was faster than I expected. Yay.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Debate] Nationalism

I think to unpack nationalism, we first need to recognize belongingness as a human emotional need.

While George Carlin takes a very logical stance, and it is admittedly quite appealing theoretically, it fails to taken into consideration this aspect of human nature. Ironically, I’d accuse him of taking an ivory tower approach without appreciating the lived experiences of individuals who take pride in their cultural to fulfill an emotional need.

Ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status can all be shorthands for other individuals who share common values, experiences and worldviews. This is all the more exaggerated when individuals find themselves to be minorities within a population with different group membership. As a natural consequence, communities of minorities tend to flourish, rather than a more uniformly distributed across a society, unless there is an external force preventing aggregation.

Nationalism is an extension of in-group identification towards a nation state. In this form, group membership is unwieldy because the more inclusive the tent, the more divergent the values and world views. However, when there general consensus on a particular goal, nationalism is easier to invoke. This is most apparent during international sporting competitions or times of conflict with external (or internal) threats.

Nationalism can be wielded as a tool because of the need for humans to feel belongingness. When national sentiments are strong, it will occupy a greater amount of space within the construction of individual identity. A notable feature of group membership is conformity, which is used to reinforce notions of group membership and group identity. Therefore, nationalism can be used to shape the identities of individuals who prefer membership, and the qualities associated with nationalism may be imported into said identity.

As with almost all tools, whether it is good or bad depends on the context. For example, Germany and Italy owe their existence as nation-states to nationalism. (Whereas Bohemia owes its demise to it.) It all depends on what qualities are associated with nationalism, how the conception of nationalism is shaped in a particular country, whether there is an organized effort to use nationalism towards a particular goal (and what that goal is).

So that’s the broad outline of my stance. The rest would be filled with examples of instances where the answer is yes or no. But that exercise seems boring to me.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Ask OOH (about parenting)

Originally posted by darkfang77:

is it okay to give my child ethydium bromide and put him in a UV room lol?

EtBr wouldn’t be particularly bad. See http://bitesizebio.com/95/ethidium-bromide-a-reality-check/.

Is this a good method or bad method for parenting? (don’t mind the verisimilitude of the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EglOsfErtaE