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  1. anyone who uses the term petersonian is already long gone
  2. It is probably the most egregious example I've seen that is seriously reaching but it's not like I haven't seen various hot takes from people over the years who contend that games like Grand Theft Auto are right-wing power fantasies. Dumb takes on twitter are universal.
  3. Not even most British conservatives would like Trump - he had something like a 15% approval in the UK late 2020 (on par with Russian and China leadership) and it might be even lower now. You'll find most right-wingers generally don't like other right-wingers from other countries. Probably because they have no interest in working together as they want to be nationalist, to the exclusion of other countries. (With the exception, I've found, that some seem to think strongman antics are commendable. Republicans seem to idolise Putin because they want the US to be the same)
  4. By all means, people would be able (and probably should, considering the state of things) to mock British politics if that was the subject matter. I'd say it's only fair considering how much I've given my opinion on the US. What I find most amusing about that recall is that Larry Elder's team set up a website accusing voter fraud before the election was even finished. So you know this is the standard for Republicans now since Trump did the same with laying the foundations before the fact, for claiming voter fraud when he lost.
  5. Faith, from Mirror's Edge is the first one I thought of, especially if you like parkour.
  6. There's a decent amount of Scottish people who celebrated a 0-0 draw with England and will always root against England's opponents. I don't really do the same. Sadly, if we had played the same way for our draw in the other two matches we may have even made it to the knockout stages. Most English people that I've encountered just want their team to do well even if they know they aren't exactly a top tier team. My annoyance is just having no choice but to listen to English commentators talk up their own team and unknowingly put high expectations on them they always failed to meet for years. You're just hurting your own team and making English fans seem arrogant. Italy deserved to win, though. Defending a 1-0 lead for over 60 minutes is never really a good idea when you allow the opposition to pressure you. Some people do point out Southgate's failings during the match but it is certainly better than the myriad of managers England have had in recent years - Hodgson, Capello, McClaren, Eriksson back to Keegan. But he also had an easier path against the poorest Germany side I've seen in a long time, Ukraine, and a Denmark side that had a very dubious decision going against them. As with all hooligans, the ones that follow England can fuck off, though. This is in reference to the abuse that Sako, Rashford and Sancho appear to be getting from some, as if no white English player has ever missed a penalty.
  7. We have to watch BBC and ITV if we want to see any kind of live footage, yeah. Which is pretty much exclusively English commentators. They have the broadcasting rights for the UK.
  8. There's been several topics on sportsball over the years and as far to my recollection you haven't contributed to any of them, didn't exactly paint me as an enthusiast by any means, which is where the doubt is from. If I happened to be from Germany or Argentina, what I said would have more validity because my nation has won more World Cups than England, then? You understand how this makes no sense, right?
  9. I know this is some sad attempt at a troll, but firstly, there are no expectations for Scotland and nobody I have ever met would consider their football skills good, or even average really. And I'm perfectly fine with that. Secondly, I severely doubt you care about football to begin with so please stop pretending.
  10. Not really sure what I can "do" about it. I'll probably never hear the end of it, but that's mostly because the English media is insufferable whenever they talk about football than the average English person you speak to. The average English person you speak to is well aware of where their football skills as a nation stands. It's their media whenever any sort of national game is on that touts how good they are and brings up 1966 every World Cup without fail despite being 55 years ago. I don't root against England like others but I also roll my eyes at delusions of grandeur.
  11. I think you're reading into what I said a bit much. Saying that it is reoccuring is not saying that you shouldn't be angry about it or accept it, it's stating that it's nothing new and a systematic problem. Where the history and the reason it continues to happen may be important in progress for trying to stop it. If you would prefer I wrote emotionally about the subject, I can do that for you. If you get "it's always been happening so therefore you shouldn't care about it" or something similar out of it then I honestly don't know. Regardless. I'm not going to say that isn't correct but don't you also feel that whenever progressives or such come out hard on the Israel issue, they are immediately tarred with the anti-semitic brush pretty effectively? You just need to look at the reaction to what Ilhan Omar said to see that first-hand. Of course, the response to that was nonsense, but there is this perception that pervades in the US. I am optimistic that eventually perceptions will change but as long as the current old Democrats stay in the power position in the party, that isn't going to happen for a while. It's not just Israel. The US aligns itselfs with a lot of dictatorships.
  12. Nothing I say is to conclude on the matter, it's not like the Israel-Palestinian geopolitical situation isn't a thing that warrants discussion. So I guess I'll ask a question then: what do you think it would take for Western allies and the UN to stop overlooking Israeli war crimes? For the media to stop portraying a one-way biased view of the situation? Because evidently this is what has been currently happening, and has been happening for some time.
  13. With no attempt to not sound jaded, hasn't this been happening for a long time? I recall a similar story when praying Palestinians had been shot at just a few years or so ago. And you know Hamas loves when this type of thing happens because there is no better advertisement for radicalisation for them. And for whatever reason some people still have the brainlet take that criticising Israel is equivalent to discriminating against Jewish people or Judaism. To that I always say: I'm just as ready to criticise Saudi Arabia and MBS, a Muslim government with a piss poor record on human rights, just like Israel. Also, just like Israel, they happen to be a Western ally, and at the end of it all, that's why their actions are overlooked. Saudi Arabia bombed hospitals and civilian targets in Yemen, and they were never cut off from support from the US and Western countries, and Israel are the same and will continue to do so even if they commit atrocities.
  14. Diablo II is my favourite game of all time still, so yeah. The remaster looks pretty good everything I've seen from it so far. There's a lot of flaws with the game though - the balance is pretty much nonexistent especially in the latest patch vs Hell mode - so I don't know if anyone would really be that interested in it if they hadn't already played it in the past. I'm at least glad that someone competent is handling the remaster since Vicarious Visions did a good job with both the Crash and Tony Hawks remakes.
  15. A full-scale ground invasion is so very 2003. This is the modern era; we now blow up people from the skies with drones. In which Trump has increased the usage of during his term to the point where there was more in his four years than there was in eight years of Obama. Something Obama was heavily criticised was increasing the number from Bush, and Trump has substantially increased it from there. Anyone who unironically thinks Trump is peaceful on foreign policy is not looking at the finer details very much. (I personally think Bush is worse simply because the sheer unnecessary loss of life from initiating both Afghanistan and Iraq that we, check notes, still haven't left from - Trump had a chance to leave the regions completely after 20 years of being there: and he didn't - I don't give a fuck what he says about "troop numbers". But Bush was also seen as damaging the United States image towards the end of his presidency. Regardless, when you are being compared to Dubya, it's not a good look.)
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