Your opinion is not necessarily mine; Your opinion is not fact; Your opinion is not absolute. Your opinion is a perspective.
*The Thane that the Dragon have attached it too deploy fares in its face in order to break off while diverting full power to the engines. The second Thane easily avoids the fire and now targets the Dragons wings, littering it with holes.
The Rangers activate their Jetpacks and fly to a point in the sky where there is seemingly nothing until the third Thane uncloaks and takes them on board. However one of the Ranger squads is staying on the roof, where they open fire at the Dragons eyes.
T'Rani is nowhere to be seen*
OOC: Just FYI, I think its big of me going with this (Dragon). xD
*As the Dragon breaks through the skylight, two Thane shuttles decloak above and open fire directly down with turrets and half a dozen missiles hit the dragon, engulfing it and Ori'Verda in flames.
"As you wish, T'Rani mumbles to herself."
All over the room, many of the delegates had been killed trying to get out. The Shock Troopers elsewhere in the building was caught of guard by the automated defenses and slowed down the closed blastdoors. Outside the main door into the Assembly Hall, the Shock Troopers got ambushed by the third Ranger team, who joined up with the others.*
*If T'Rani was surprised about the Manda'lors presence, no one could see anyway because of her helmet.
"Why am I here? Have you looked around you and seen your fellow delegates and representatives? It's quite pathetic. We have truly fallen low as a people. Since when does the Mandalorian people cater to the masses, the weak and the desperate. We rule through strength, not charades!"
She paused for moment and then continued.
"But enough talk" She made a nod to the other Rangers and they started herding the delegates into one end of the hall, the one opposite of the door out. Near the delegates they placed a large device with a timer on it, set to 5 minutes. As they were doing this they dropped several bags of durasteel swords and moved away.
"If anyone here wants to make it out alive, they'll have to fight their way out."
T'Rani moved in front of Ori'Verda, her Rangers behind her all with drawn blades. "I myself challenge you to a duel, by our old ways, you have chose a weapon... Manda'lor" She said, the last word as it gave her a sour taste in her mouth.*
Well, not THAT much have happend. Me and Ori did the Ruusan event, but other than that nothing really.
*On Mandalore, T'Rani was sitting in the back of a Thane shuttle with four other rangers. Two shuttles of the same type, each with a group of Rangers as well had just passed through the security perimeter. The benefit of being a Ranger had always been that no one asked any questions and no one stood in the way.
Up ahead was the Hegemony Assembly Hall and a meeting was taking place. Hundreds if not more officials from all over was gathered in order to decide... well... something. These days no one really knows what is going on in these meeting. Its not like these representatives have any real power in the Hegemony anyway.
The shuttles sat down on a platform nearby, all the Rangers now cloaked and exited the shuttles, heading for the large building and the shuttles took off again. They had to go get something while the rangers were moving into position. 15 minutes later, the Intercom crackles a little and a voice whispers
"T'Rani, we are in position. Group 2 have taken the security room and disabled communications to the outside. Shall we proceed?"
"Yes, its time to begin. Lock the doors to the main hall and trigger the alarm. Give it 30 seconds the trigger the automated defenses, have them target everything that moves and then lock all blastdoors throughout the building"
As the alarm began, T'Rani decloaked inside the Assembly room along with the two squads she brought in with her. The immediately dispatched any guards in the room. It was time to begin*
Arrest this man!
Well, I thank you kind sir for putting the Danish Frogmen on the list xD
*Was the Mandalorian serious? Hmph. Who cares. He filled the one glass with water and the other with Bonadan Whisky, the latter he himself drank in one swoop.
"The man you are looking for maybe out of your reach, if we are talking about the same person here at least. Then again, how many Mandalorian deserters join the Federation eh?" He said as he chuckled over a joke that only on old war veteran like himself understood
"But if I were you, your best guess would be the Embassy District. That's where people with diplomatic immunity lives anyway, working for the Federation or not."
He poured another drink for himself and then continued, this time speaking a little louder.
"Good luck Mandalorian in getting your friend, he doesn't belong here....". The Cantina fell silent as most were now starring at the Mandalorian in silence.
"Oh, and that's 3 Credits for the water."*
Come to Denmark, I'll even buy you a beer or two.
*The bartender studies the Mandalorian for a moment then picks two small glasses and places them on the table. "Whats your poison Mandalorian? Can't have a discussion with a dry throat."
OOC: Hope you don't mind ;)
How much knowledge and scientific progress was lost is hard to say, however I don't think it is entirely wrong in that progress was halted in some way or another in Europe for quite some time.
I don't blame Christianity though, occasional superstitious fear aside. ;)
The dark age in Europe was definitely a result of the fall of the Roman Empire and a century of incompetent leadership. You can blame barbarians as well, but in the end they are just the repercussions of Roman actions going back centuries.
That guy never bores me. Such fascinating and humbling perspectives. I feel like I am always learning something new or gain a new perspective from that guy.
The existence of something shouldn't be defined in any lesser or greater extent by it doing nothing to stop people like Hitler.
Although I would consider people the exception to that rule. But that's another discussion.
Normally I like conspiracy theories because I tend to believe many at least touches some aspect of truth. But there being no planes at all? Nah.
Just explosions? what about all the witnesses? I doubt they were all in on such a thing. We also have those that started recording with phones and cameras after the first hit.
I refuse to believe that all the media and thousands of witnesses were in on such a thing. No way.
I'm not here often enough to know what you mean by "internet atheists". If anything, I would presume to be among those. Which I guess you could say I did. As I never really involve myself in debates such as these outside of the internet.
(Don't get the straw man reference, sorry)
And the "generalization" was not an argument/accusation or anything of the like. I apologize if that is how it was presented. I guess the sarcasm didn't pass through in translation.
That aside, I believe the rest of my points stand.
Thank you for generalizing. Always encourages positive thoughts.
No, Atheism is not above criticism, imo nothing is, that's a stupid standpoint and in most atheist and religious debates, highly hypocritical. However, I would like to point out that I think the criticism you have is not in regard to atheism, but certain atheist debaters.
Personally, I can't imagine any real criticism of atheism by itself (Forget the people for a moment). If we define it as "Not believing in a higher party or deity". Then I see it as a matter of Free Will and the right to make your own choices in life.
Something else. That pic is unnecessary flamebait. If this is how you go about debates, then I'm not surprised that you see the worst in us.
OOC: You mean half of them? xD Like those about opposing players, GM functions, Move restrictions etc.
You can leave this be, but anyone at any time down the line can call foul on it.
Now that I have ruined your fun. I shall take my leave. Cya.
(MUHAHAHAHA.. ahem... bye)
OOC: Also waste of time as the RP system makes your moves null.
Yeah, RP is dead. We tried to get it going several times but we failed. :(
Btw, when is the next Squad up Bro? We be waitin' for ya :p
If Ukraine is split, it would destroy the Ukrainian economy, seeing as it is the eastern parts that holds a majority of the industry. This would also leave the EU with yet another economic burden to lift.
As for humiliation, it all depends on how the nation is split up. Russia bullying Ukraine into a split, is a slap in the face to the EU and the vest, if not to be considered open mockery.
These things should be done the proper way. Not through intimidation, brute force or the like. If we let people like Putin get away with these things, we open the doors for other nations to do the same, whether their cause is righteous or not.
I get the impression often that people seem to think Europe is acting overly aggressive (or defensive depending on how you see it) over this whole ordeal, I just see it as a sign that we've learned our lesson from WW2.
Thought that was to big a spellphayl not to leave noted xD
Depends on who you ask xD
Haha, I see I wasn't the only one to think of hours BL sessions xD
Key word is 'seems'. In my social circle, the parts consisting of people who also are active on the internet, I know about 15 people including myself who are atheists. Out of all those, I am the only one known to debate religion from time to time. In fact most want nothing to do with this debate and others don't really care. That's 1 out of 15 in my case.
Now if we speak politics, some of those friends would quickly end up in the box where you locate those "extreme fundamentalists" xD
So from my perspective, generalizations like these seem not only like a weak argument, but also far fetched. Not that I would claim my case is the same as all.
As does the native Americans and France. :p
Thank you! ;D
Keep telling yourself that :P
Well, their tanks do have 9 reverse gears. :P
At least that is what my history teacher used to tell me.