"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in the book 'The Friends of Voltaire'
Crash the party? Pffft. I'm leaving before it collapses on itself.
Sorry, 9/11 jokes just don't fly with me.
Congratulations on this. *tips cigar*
I personally like taking a label. So that I can smash the stereotypes people project onto me.
Unless they're true.
I reckon we'll see new members and associate states come along pretty soon. As for its mission? It'll stay the same. Defence against whatever 'other' attacks them. What will change is who that other is. Currently that 'other' is potentially Russia.
I do think, however, that NATO will become pretty Eurocentric again.
That's exactly what I was baiting.
Don't hurt me, no more
Is that question, by any chance, what is love?
Insert glorious Serb. Remove worst Turk.
He ain't rustling any jimmies. That's for sure.
I can't tell whether this is sarcastic or trolling.
*SPOILER* There was no god all along. DAMN YOU M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN!!!!!111!1!
Also, we're all doomed to damnation on doomsday? Gotta appreciate that Islamic love.
Obvious parody of dumb American is obvious.
Was Ken Ham there? Nope
This group is for people who have no belief in god(s). You appear to be a muslim, so you likely wouldn't enjoy this group since we're critical of religion. I would direct you to the 'I love Islam' page or the 'Unity of Beliefs' page for groups that you would likely prefer. Though the 'Unity of Beliefs' group has been quiet for some time.
'Hey guys, lets stop fighting a civil war over who will control our nation. We should take apart this giant tricycle and put it in a museum instead.'
France is already sending weapons to the Kurds. Hopefully my country (UK) will join them soon. The Kurds need all the help they can get to beat ISIS and hopefully earn their own country.
I thought God gave people cancer because we live in a fallen world? It seems that my scrying of raven innards was incorrect. I better go pray to our Dark Lord for guidance.
Thanks for your answers. They helped me to understand what you meant better. I didn't really think about being worried about other people's reactions over your beliefs. Here in Britain, nobody really cares about your religion.
Some interesting points made to some flat out idiotic statements.
1) Not all Christians are the same as what?
2) What makes you link science with Communism?
3) Why stay Christian if the only reason is because your parents are?
Just some questions I thought up when I read your post.
Clearly Hitler. Stalin might have had a higher body count, but he was a filthy Slav.
On a serious note; I like Hitchens for his blunt way of doing things while I like Dawkins because I'm also into Biology so I like to hear his input in the subject.
Its an explosion of poppies by the look of it. I think.
I would've thought they'd sell these to make some cash on the side. There's always a market for pre-owned 'almost new' tanks in the Middle-East and some parts of Asia.
Your picture. It tells me to... to remove kebab from the premises.
He loves you and he needs your money.
I'm agnostic too, I don't know beyond any reasonable doubt whether there is or isn't any god(s). However, I'm an atheist as I don't believe that there is any god(s).
How about you? You don't have to respond, I just though I should throw a conversation starter/thought provoker out there for anyone interested.
There's actually a good case to be made for it not being the case in the Roman Empire. The book generally outlines the differences between those persecuted for being christian and christians who were persecuted. It also covers some of the embellishments and exaggerations and compares martyrdom stories from Christianity with other religions to identify similarities and differences.
My pet peeve is that she rarely explains or provides evidence for her points which prevents them from being valid. And when they are valid, she tends to put them across rather poorly.
It seems to be a fatal case of upside-down-in-a-ditch syndrome.
Or would that be so low? [crisis intensifies]
Josh Feuerstein is one of the few people that I genuinely hate. As in like, I want to smack him with a bible so hard that he would be able to feel the wrath that God released against Sodom and Gomorrah. I'm ok with feeling like that.
I'm with you. Polandball comics are supposed to satirise historical and political events, with some mocking stereotypes. They've devolved into 'I FIGURED OUT PAINT HUEHUE EUROFGT AMERIFAT!!111ONE!!'
The Commissar embraced the Farseer. For a moment, time seemed to slow. Everything was perfect in this burning, corrupt world. He leaned forwards and spoke into her pointed ear...
"SUFFER NOT THE WITCH TO LIVE.' *BLAM* *BLAM*
They see me rolling
Trying to catch me slyly purging
Also, if they are Finnish;
You see Juhani
when wear armour like mine
soviets never shoot you for fear of detach Kola peninsula
So instead of Vladimir, it should be something like Juhani or Matti. Those are Finnish names right?
Officer: INDEPENDENT - FIRE AT WILL!
Well if you're white, chances are that some old ancestor of yours was. REJOICE COLONIAL.
The Holy Babble
I use internet explorer. *grabs popcorn*
Yo dawg I heard you like war, so I put a tank in yo military truck so yo can drive to war, while yo drive to war!
Then it reveals that in place of a main gun there is simply... a giant plunger.
I'm at University and can yet again confirm this to be 100% true. Of course, this all occurs while you're on fire since you're in hell as we've already established by my previous confirmation: Moddb.com
You'll need to drive me closer first.
Their faces look more like troll faces than smiling. Perhaps they pulled a feat of tactical genius like hiding Fellblades in Fulgrim's locker.
*Gets charged by local PDF*
*Dies horribly in melee*
'Don't worry kiddo, I'll be home soon. If not, you know that you can find me by the Emperor's side.'
I always love how the Scots complain about the rest of the UK. Even though Scottish MPs get to make decisions about England and English MPs don't get to make decisions about Scotland unless its a national decision that affects everyone.
Russia reminds me of the Ottoman Empire around WW1. It was the weakest of all the Empires but it was still a force to be reckoned with. It had little power projection outside of its sphere of influence and control, but the power it did have was fairly substantial.
I would say that Russia is more powerful than that. Maybe more close to Austria-Hungary. Definitely not the weakest, but definitely not the strongest either and it lacked the ability to project its power globally in any serious manner, though its control in a local area was significant.
Because they wouldn't be able to afford free prescriptions and University (amongst other things) without the extra £2 billion they have spent on them, sourced from the rest of the UK?
It seems that Gandhi has developed nukes.
Don't tease with the description and then provide a bush. We've been through this before. We're not botanists, we're tank lovers.
'Dose Yankees and zeir messing around mit die space time continuum. GOTT VERDAMMT!'
Thanks for the link. I'm an ever so slightly authoritarian leftist to the point where I might as well just be neutral.
Public Service Announcement: the Spanish Verdeja has a turret inspired by the Panzer 1 and a hull based on the Vickers 6 ton/T-26 tanks.
I didn't mean hacking wise. I meant how incompetent they are with connecting to the citizens of the web.
We only bombed it when things got rather messy. You know, ethnic cleansing messy. And as part of a UN task force I should add.
I think that's the joke about the internet accounts; Russia has very little idea of what its doing or how to do it.
Damn right. Its like 'Here, we have sweets and ice cream and chocolate and fudge. That'll cost your soul please.'
I tend to avoid Wikipedia because of everybody's lack of trust in it. And when it comes to the media, the best you can do is check more than one news outlet to see if they are generally in agreement.
I'm still against Russia occupying Crimea. For the same reasons I would be against India, Pakistan, Poland or Romania occupying London; just because people who share the ethnicity of your nation's majority live in an area in large numbers, does not give you the right to occupy that area. I would understand if the Ukrainians had willingly given up Crimea but they haven't.
Russia's actions are in direct violation of the Budapest Memorandum, which they signed. They are in the wrong. There is no way around it.
But that hasn't happened until Russian troops marched into Crimea. If you can provide some evidence from relatively neutral sources, I'm willing to change my view.
Edit: I just searched various terms equating to 'anti-Russian, Ukraine'. The only stuff that came up is related to the events that the occupation of Crimea sparked off. Also, about the EU; f*ck it. I hate it. It needs gone and gone quick. Rebuild it properly from the ground up with nations joining based on the people's votes.
You know, a group of Sudeten Germans were killed by Czech border police in 1939. Those poor Sudeten Germans were helped out by a really nice Austrian called Hitler.
The point is that anyone can claim that they are helping an ethnic group in a neighbouring country. Truth is, that group doesn't need help; its an excuse to land grab from a neighbouring sovereign nation.
Put it this way; if there was a revolution in Romania, would it be acceptable for Hungary to invade? After all, there are a large amount of Hungarians and Szekely Hungarians living in Central and Western Romania.
Also, the Russians are not 'fighting for their lives' nor do they make up half of Ukraine's population. They make up about seventeen percent of the population according to a 2001 census.
I called this shiz right at the start. I mean, there's no way that people could genuinely believe that Ukraine was run by Nazis and that Stalin was a 'true friend of the people, a role that Putin is trying to take on'.
To be quite frank, its rather pathetic. I expected more from you Russia.
True. I guess I'll have to give the PC versions a try. I do agree with the plot thing though. It was a bit... ramshackle.
I should clarify; awful combat=having to mash the attack button for standard attacks. It actually hurt after a while due to the large health amounts and multiple waves. I could deal with those issues if I had the Origins 'select enemy to continuously deliver standard attacks to it'.
Mashing the attack button was pretty awful. I think it may lead to arthritis in my later life.
I don't particularly care anymore. Most of the franchises I enjoy have collapsed under their own success. Mass Effect 3's cop out ending, Dragon Age 2's awful combat, constant re-hashing of Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls:Online+monthlypayments. Need I mention the issue's with launch date Rome 2, some of which still persist as well as the buy factions DLC.
While not necessarily bad games, they've lost the features that I particularly enjoyed about them. Now I just wait for bargains on Steam rather than keep up to date with new releases.
Government regulation would prevent the low grade stuff with god awful chemical mixtures. Of course, if it were to be legalised, it should be used in moderation as long term regular use may cause paranoia and make an individual more prone to schizophrenia. Also, rules about things like driving under the influence should be updated if it does get legalised... CLOSE DEM LOOPHOLES.
Source: British Psychology Curriculum
I was trying to address it in relation to war, particularly how it propagates them rather than starting them. That does not diminish your point though. It is true after all.
(continue) Ultimately, its unfair to say Hitler was completely Christian or completely not Christian, due to his occult and pagan views influencing him in his later years. However, the Catholic church did play a role in assisting Hitler. Dissolution of the Catholic centre party at the Church's behest helped the Nazi's gain a majority in the Reichstag. The church also ordered the celebration of his birthday and the infamous Nazi/Fascist escape plan codenamed Ratlines was committed by Catholics.
Oh and, in case you think I'm a closet Nazi, my copy of Mein Kampf is purely for University study. Just a quick disclaimer.
(continue) How can our images be anti-free thinking? Allowing people to post whatever in relation to the group's topic and within the boundaries of the site's rules are about as open as you can get. Again, early images I can't account for as I stated previously.
The Hitler wasn't a Christian is an interesting point that I partially share. He was born a Roman Catholic in Austria, a trait most Austrian's shared with him. Most of the Nazi party were Catholic too. Indeed, evidence of this can be seen in Mein Kampf (Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord) and in various speeches (such as on from 1922, a bit long to post here but an excerpt should do;'As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice, and if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people').
While initially a Christian, it was not necessarily his primary reason for his disdain of Jews. The Catholic church had propagated anti-Semitism for some time. This propagation likely influenced Hitler and Catholic Nazis along with the common people, but a belief in a supreme race of Germanic people was the prime reason for this hatred of Gypsies, Slavs and Jews.
While he was a Roman Catholic in at least the early days, he did develop a sort of paganism that he integrated into some aspects of ideology. Of note is the appointment of neo-pagan Alfred Rosenberg as the official Nazi ideologist.
I can agree with you on the whole Christianity causing wars thing. Because, to be frank, while it has been used to propagate or influence war, most wars have been over territory or resources or because they just can be fought.
I haven't actually ever condemned HinduMan. I've criticised and disagreed with his methods, but I have never said 'Stop Hinduman, you're awful' or words to that effect. If I've come across that way then I apologise.
On the causing offense front, I share the opinion of Stephen Fry;
'It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so ******* what."
I see no reason to respect your religion. But mocking religion is different to mocking people. While I can't account for ALL the images on the page, due to having not always been a member and having taken a 2 or 3 year break from moddb, that is the general trend in the images.
I have to say that I agree with this idea. While that is not to say the Crusaders are innocent of any wrongdoing. We generally consider the Allies to be the 'good guys' but was Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne etc. necessary? No side is fully free of guilt, rather, it is generally little bit more right on one side than the other. In this case, the Crusaders, at least at first, were fighting to help their Spanish and French brothers and aid their Orthodox cousins in Byzantium. A short look at what happened in the time afterwards can show you what the Turks tried to do and nearly achieved. After swallowing Byzantium, they pushed through Southern Europe and very nearly took Central Europe. They were stopped at Hungary only due to a coalition of Hungary, HRE, Poland and other forces.
You cannot fully absolve the Turks of guilt, just as you cannot say that the only reason radical muslims today kill people is because of the Western World.
What you call garbage is satire and comedy. We make light humour out of religion because we can and we find it funny. Unlike you, we don't post images with questions intended to incite a flame war or to discredit the character of individuals that belong to a certain group.
As for the topic, you could see the bible as pro life, but due to the lack of abortions back around the time period that the bible was written and inspired from, chances are there is no specific message as there wasn't much of a choice except for hoping that you don't die in childbirth.
I wasn't saying you were, I was explaining that those you claim are being 'bashed' are usually bashed because they do that. I apologise for not being clear, it wouldn't let me edit my post.
This provides basic, average and high levels of overview on the state of scientific consensus regarding global warming.
Also, the 3% are usually not bashed, just looked at with disbelief and then presented with evidence. Also, this 'bashed on' and 'absolute truth' thing. Science does this thing called weighing up the evidence. In this case the evidence points to human contribution of global warming.
If you fly in the face of all the evidence and sing 'la la la' with your fingers in your ears and your eyes closed, as the 3% generally do, then expect to be ridiculed to an extent.
I don't get why people don't accept it. I understand people arguing over the rate of it occurring but the principle is simple really; humans burn stuff. Burning stuff releases CO2. Sun rays enter through the atmosphere to the Earth's surface which warms the Earth. Normally most heat would be radiated away from the Earth. CO2 blocks some of this. Extra CO2 means more heat blocked and re-radiated to Earth. Thus the Earth heats up more. Of course, other gases also contribute such as; methane, nitrous oxide and CFCs.
I'm surprised nobody thinks that telling/ordering/forcing if necessary the Russians to leave and then having UN observers from neutral member states observe referendums in the Crimea region would be a good idea. That way, according to Putin's statements, everyone would win. The Russians would get Crimea and the rest of the concerned parties would be satisfied that everything was done fairly. Best way to avoid war.
"Its like, if JFK came back, d'you think he'd want to see rifles everywhere, devoted in his name you know?" - Jesus Christ on the topic of symbols while smoking a joint
They also did this thing where every muslim was called to kill a guy who wrote a book they didn't like. And where they put gays to death and have virgins raped by veteran soldiers so they can be put to death for a crime that they are being punished for. Very bloody liberal.
I know its not in service, my point was that it is still a valid and usable tank. Jordan still uses them and is developing unmanned turrets for them. As far as I'm aware, there are also still some in storage in the UK, though not in active use. Also, the only countries that use or have used them are Jordan and the UK.
Its not even that outdated; its still very usable. Just older and not as good as the Challenger 2. Of course, its look is pretty damned classy.
There are way too many issues that I hope will be addressed in the future to mention here.
I suppose my main point would be space exploration. I would like to see the human race building colonies on other planets and mining resources from any metal rich asteroids that we can. Also, renewable/nuclear energy usage would be nice too.
I'd probably be dead by the time any of this happens though though. Yay average life expectancy of 79 years.
Jesus used bolt...
It was super effective!
Judas Iscariot fainted...
OH NO. THE MEMORIES. CANNON ELEPHANTS. THE TIMURIDS.
*rocks back and forth lamenting England campaign on medieval 2*
Someone made a typo. Hebrew should be spelled Somerset; Mirror.co.uk
Pascal's new wager; buy an iron chariot.
God isn't real? You had a fun ride on a chariot while subjugating enemies!
God is real? You can beat him!
Well, if you consider...
I mean if you just...
Scientific studies have...
Too much stupid to answer, brain hurts
An arrow to the knee being Nordic slang for getting married.
The more you know.
Check out this guy:
Advocate of reptilian shape shifting royal families that rule the world. However, he does show symptoms of schizophrenia so he might be excused...
I agree with you on this. Also, slightly related, I read somewhere that an advocate of a 9/11 conspiracy mysteriously tripped over and was assisted by several firemen only to trip again and smash his face on a curb. Poor guy, he was lucky that the emergency services were there to help *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
This should be followed with "Your fossils/foods are biased!"
I dunno, lol.
I couldn't give two hoots about religious imagery in public places. As long as its not funded by the government of course. Just as I wouldn't want my tax-pounds to purchase a statue of any cult or pseudo-religion. If the statue has private funding and permission to be constructed then fair enough. Of course, if its ridiculous like a carved limestone statue of Jesus with a massive dong poking the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the face with it, then I'll have to protest.
Thomas. Thomas the Tank.
The Atheist's view on life should be more 'Hey, I'm alive. I don't think there's a God. I'm going to live my life as I want as best as I can. Without being a c*nt and while obeying my nation's laws. Basically like every other motherf**ker but without God or religion. Sound.'
Hold my watch and beer me do this...
'This is Mission Control Cat to Atheist Cat, I need your report, over.'
'Atheist Cat to Mission Control Cat, I see no Ceiling Cat up here,over.'
'Hit me with those laser beams'-Dying Clone Trooper
I'm glad I'm not the only one here. I mean, create a botany page for bushes.
Tank lovers group, not bush lovers group. I thought we'd been over this already.
You know you feel the same.
And I like you.
Ahhh... Mr Brick Wall, we meet again.
On that we can agree. Religious based hate speech is, although not race driven, a low thing to comment about.
Which image would that be? The cow-f**ker one? Because that insult has nothing to do with race. It is, however, highly insulting to the religion of Hinduism. If it is something else that I missed during my brief absence, then I apologise.
I'm not a fan of the censorship either but it has nothing to do with racism. From what I've heard it was because the comments were turning trollerific and angry. Anyhow, racism hasn't, isn't and never will be tolerated in the Atheist community and group on ModDB.
I would say that its 'Atheist Extremism' as Evanp hasn't called for anti-Hindu militias to be formed or anything. Still, the comment is a low blow.
Poor Eesti :(
Those butterfingers of his just can't keep a hold of it.
Its pretty damn good. But erm, technically, the Centurion was the first MBT by about a year.
Screw NATO air superiority.
Yeah, I actually searched burger tank. You wouldn't believe what I found.
Ah yes, the Centurion design used to prtotype the Chieftain. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
We... we should take away their metuhl bawkses.
Asking that is like asking why bread is on the ingredients list of a sandwich.
Das ist ein panzer! Mein Gott in Himmel!
Thing is, most christians won't be able to understand the point that the holy billboard is making.
Doubt we would ever see a world government. I imagine unions of geographically close nations, much like NATO and the EU, would appear in time.
Yeah, he was 'Known' to the police so was already suspected of beng capable of doing omething like this.
How about grey for an asteroid. I imagine most asteroids would be colonised for mining reasons and the most common colour associated with metal is grey or silver. Just a thought. Other than that, pretty damn cool.
Looking good, man.
We have, but-mostly-I-Councilor-Sparatus- of-the-Turian-Hierarchy -who-even-are-the-other-two- I-would-prefer-working-with-a-Hanar -or-sweaty-Volus, have dismissed that claim.
Launch. Everything. Upload.wikimedia.org
For god's sake, it's a fallen tree, not a bloody tank.
Commander Shepard, Alliance drag queen.
Sweet. This is making some nice progress.
Sweet Jesus. These are pretty beautiful.
We have failed, for the last time... *steps off edge of cliff*
Gentlemen, today is a sad day indeed. One of our brothers has lost his tank to those... things. Contact our allies and spread the word. Launch the nukes. All of them. May God have mercy on our souls.
I'm glad someone has the sense to understand this. Most, but not all, people are just like OMG I KNOW IT'S NAME AND IT'S RUSSIAN SO IT MUST BE GOOD!!!1ONE!!!
Tips, as in foreskin.
I see what you did there.
Maybe Mario with a trimmed 'stache and different clothes. Mother of god.
He sure seems to be compensating for something.
Don't move, don't even blink, he can smell the movement.
What tank? All I see is an advertisement and some flags attached to tree branches while two men sit near the top of the tree.
You can purchase some for less than a brand new ford focus.
It DOES come with an inbuilt kettle though.
I don't even know...
We Brits confuse the system even more by using Celsius and Miles (Mind 'splosion)!
In one night we have posted 30 pictures together. We truly love tanks.
All tanks cower in fear at the sight of the all-father Willie.
Because he is the father of all tanks, and as I said in the description, I see him to tank lovers as God is to Christians. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the origins of these machines that we love.
I believe it is also true.
Much more devoted than the Scottish lol they may wear kilts while playin bagpipes but camel bagpipes! Nothing can beat that. Also, I must say that I respect a country that maintains good relations with it's neighbours, as you say your leader is indeed a wise man. We need more people like him in this modern age. Peace in our time is a noble cause.
That's probably another reason Challenger 2 sales are pending. ._. Darn Americans. Can't even sell military equipment without them muscling in. But seriously, I never realised Britain had quite as good relations with Oman. Wikileaks said Oman helped Britain get some British sailors realeased from Iran because it has sway with Iran politically. Also, I never knew there was an Omani camel backed bagpipe band. That is truly epic.
Yeah, copying the design of a recon tank and kitting it out for infantry support isn't gonna end well.
Last time I spoke with my Dad (He is a Logistical civilian contractor in the british army, former Royal Engineer) he said that Britain sold about 40 of them to Oman with further sales pending to be completed after the current economic crisis.
You're from Oman, judging by that? I thought Britain sold Chieftans and Challenger 1s to your country? But yes, your country has the rare honour of bearing Challenger 2s in it's arsenal.
Yeah, I've read somewhere that the swelling of the shell often lead to the end of the barrel widening, creating a blunderbuss kind of shape, not as pronounced as that though.
Can't tell if witty comment, or serious about purchase.
"Stop picking your bum, we're movin' out"
Aye, but I heard that because each crewman was from a different branch of the army (infantry for the mgs, engineers for driving, artillery men for cannons etc.) they often argued over who had the most authority leading to inefficiency etc.
Tonight on 'COPS' we're rollin' in with the heavies!
What about them funny rhino things they use to pull battlewagons? Oh wait that's bfme2
Who are they?
This is so detailed that my computer may just grow legs and kick me square in the uhhh 'painful' area for downloading it!
The cloaking device is great. Oh wait its an empty display.
Nice touch that ship. Nice isn't good enough how about awesome?
:) great work
if his shields hold out then maybe he could
he's gonna ram the flagship