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unnamednewbie13
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Jay wrote:

I actually had a lot of fun playing tabletop games ported to pc back in the early 90s. Look up the V for Victory franchise of DOS games. They should be freeware by now. They had Utah Beach, Operation Market Garden, Velukye-Luki (sic), and Gold-Juno-Sword campaigns.
I don't know if I could take it. I've been spoiled by the cinematic nature of Company of Heroes and the grand strategy of Hearts of Iron.
Jay
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RTHKI wrote:

Win + Shift + S
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<3
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Jay wrote:

I actually had a lot of fun playing tabletop games ported to pc back in the early 90s. Look up the V for Victory franchise of DOS games. They should be freeware by now. They had Utah Beach, Operation Market Garden, Velukye-Luki (sic), and Gold-Juno-Sword campaigns.
I don't know if I could take it. I've been spoiled by the cinematic nature of Company of Heroes and the grand strategy of Hearts of Iron.
Yeah, no cinema, it's a hex map with units spread on it.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status … 3328038913

this VE day speech by germany is powerful stuff.

much better than the fantasist, jingoistic bollocks that most of the victors continue to peddle.
Jay
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We don't celebrate that holiday
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
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that’s because your country is one big victorian workhouse. european countries take it as a holiday.
SuperJail Warden
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There is no reason why the U.S. has a Memorial day and a Veterans Day. We should eliminate Veterans Day and replace it with Election Day. Real heroes die in wars. Then get rid of Columbus Day and MLK Day. That way it is fair that white and black people each lose a holiday. We then move Labor Day to May 1st so we can celebrate May Day with everyone else. Since we now have two spare Holidays, we can give Easter a second day and make Halloween a holiday to placate the atheist and Satanist when they complain about a long Easter.
unnamednewbie13
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uziq wrote:

that’s because your country is one big victorian workhouse. european countries take it as a holiday.
We recently stopped sending children into dangerous factory machines to fix clogs and jams. So we have been making progress.
unnamednewbie13
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

There is no reason why the U.S. has a Memorial day and a Veterans Day. We should eliminate Veterans Day and replace it with Election Day. Real heroes die in wars. Then get rid of Columbus Day and MLK Day. That way it is fair that white and black people each lose a holiday. We then move Labor Day to May 1st so we can celebrate May Day with everyone else. Since we now have two spare Holidays, we can give Easter a second day and make Halloween a holiday to placate the atheist and Satanist when they complain about a long Easter.
Or keep those holidays but give people more yearly time off to do with and when as they see fit.
SuperJail Warden
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

There is no reason why the U.S. has a Memorial day and a Veterans Day. We should eliminate Veterans Day and replace it with Election Day. Real heroes die in wars. Then get rid of Columbus Day and MLK Day. That way it is fair that white and black people each lose a holiday. We then move Labor Day to May 1st so we can celebrate May Day with everyone else. Since we now have two spare Holidays, we can give Easter a second day and make Halloween a holiday to placate the atheist and Satanist when they complain about a long Easter.
Or keep those holidays but give people more yearly time off to do with and when as they see fit.
Absolutely not. People would waste their time building decks and writing cuckold erotica.
unnamednewbie13
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

unnamednewbie13 wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

There is no reason why the U.S. has a Memorial day and a Veterans Day. We should eliminate Veterans Day and replace it with Election Day. Real heroes die in wars. Then get rid of Columbus Day and MLK Day. That way it is fair that white and black people each lose a holiday. We then move Labor Day to May 1st so we can celebrate May Day with everyone else. Since we now have two spare Holidays, we can give Easter a second day and make Halloween a holiday to placate the atheist and Satanist when they complain about a long Easter.
Or keep those holidays but give people more yearly time off to do with and when as they see fit.
Absolutely not. People would waste their time building decks and writing cuckold erotica.
Jay's deck is a suburban art piece. Modestly single level, affixed to his house, and wraparound. It makes a statement about the character of the building in the way a basement, workshop, or even fresh paint job couldn't.
SuperJail Warden
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unnamednewbie13
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Going off of some of the veteran responses to the NFL protests, the guy in the chair would possibly cheer the kid on for not buying into this overly regimented ritual.

Make sure to draw him with his feet on the desk to emphasize how much of a bum he is, unlike the prim and proper of his Hitler Youth classmates. Propaganda.

Probably deserves to get obnoxiously watermarked by a facebook group.
SuperJail Warden
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I always make the kids stand up and be quiet for the pledge. I can't get them to not use their cellphone while standing. Thinking it over, it is actually a little endearing of them.
unnamednewbie13
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There's probably a certain dark irony to corporations hooking children on apps shrewdly put together to be as addicting, engrossing, and distracting as possible, and then pivoting to whinge about the low skill work force.

The pledge probably makes sense as an American institution in terms of a school assembly, but in a daily classroom setting it always felt like background noise.
Dilbert_X
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There's a certain dark irony in making kids stand up and chant as a reminder that America defeated Nazi Germany.
Epstein didn't kill himself
unnamednewbie13
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Bush Intensifies Debate on Pledge, Asking Why It So Upsets Dukakis 1988/8
https://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/25/us/b … kakis.html

It's a handy political tool for some. "Why does it upset you so much? Why do you hate America?"
Dilbert_X
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The Pledge was supposed to be quick and to the point. Bellamy designed it to be recited in 15 seconds. As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity[18] but decided against it, knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans.
Should probably remind the kids of that each time they do it.

Maybe girls and black kids shouldn't have to?
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
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The pledge is quick. The national anthem is what takes time. Only three minutes. I don't mind it at work in the morning or as part of the pre-game sports stadium ritual. I would resent it under any other circumstance.
unnamednewbie13
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I dunno, I'm kind of with some of the earlier baseball guys in thinking that it cheapens the anthem to play it before a sporting event.
SuperJail Warden
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Our national anthem controversy seems trivial compared to all of the other crisis of legitimacy in this country. It says a lot about the people who had a heart attack about NFL players protesting. In retrospect pretty brave protest?
unnamednewbie13
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If my pulse read is correct, I think people cared less about those protests before others told them they should be mad about it.
SuperJail Warden
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The people being mad about it definitely helped propel awareness of it. I would never had heard about it if it wasn't for the articles explaining how unpatriotic the NFL players were.
unnamednewbie13
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Further down the rabbit hole (from a right wing news site even):

US Flag Code: Clothing With Flags Technically Illegal
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nike- … id/923307/

linking to:

Nike Pulls 'Betsy Ross Flag' Shoes at Kaepernick's Urging: WSJ
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nike- … id/922915/

Shouldn't wear your favorite us flag graphic tee because it violates flag code, but uncontrollable urge to wear it because screw the NFL protests! Delicious.

e: related

NM Gov Reaches Out to Nike After Ariz. Rejection: 'Let's Talk'
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/arizo … id/923090/

Democrat governor wants to draw in jobs. Republican governor stuck on flag politics.
SuperJail Warden
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"We want those jobs," Grisham spokeswoman Tripp Stelnicki said. "It's wild that anyone would jeopardize viable employment for potentially hundreds of state residents because of some political virtue-signaling."
She can't say virtue signaling. That is a Republican phrase to dismiss people.
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