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by WeiWenDi
Tue Feb 07, 2023 3:07 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What songs are you currently listening to?
Replies: 1720
Views: 231073

Re: What songs are you currently listening to?

Shadow Warrior 2 - Main Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIyj8BAbaX4 Cool stuff. Video game OST music has gotten ridiculously good recently; I'm digging the cinematic/sympho vibe early on and the slightly Balkan-sounding vocal inflections that take over in the middle. I'm listening to some Slo...
by WeiWenDi
Tue Feb 07, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana

Hi WWD, my friend. Nice to see you around. Cheers, James ! Good to be back, and thanks for the welcome! First, Ukraine. Discussion of its corruption, which I believe is present but being exaggerated in light of individual biases, is a red herring to the discussion about invading a sovereign nation....
by WeiWenDi
Mon Feb 06, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana

Couple points on the tangential Russia/Ukraine thing: Which is why, I suspect, we see China trying to get what it wants politically as opposed to militarily, as Putin has attempted to do (with considerable success) though interfering with elections via social media and other means, or (with mixed re...
by WeiWenDi
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:48 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Chinese “Spy Balloon” Spotted Over Montana

This is called 'manufacturing consent'. Not sure if Sun Tzu ever theorized about that strategy/social engineering, but the USA is by far the most prolific manufacturer of consent of the 20th and 21st centuries. And as any serious student of history could attest, the Nazi almost wrote the entire rul...
by WeiWenDi
Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Chinese New Year 2023
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Chinese New Year 2023

Hope everyone is having a most excellent Spring Festival! Looking forward to the tangyuan myself...
by WeiWenDi
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Favorite Television Shows
Replies: 950
Views: 141438

Re: Favorite Television Shows

Been watching Strange New Worlds on Paramount Plus. It's easily one of the best Treks I've seen in a long time: great character-acting, impressive effects, and some really back-to-the-roots SFnal storytelling. One of the episodes, 'Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach', is clearly based on a short s...
by WeiWenDi
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2023 - Catching Up
Replies: 47
Views: 1090

Re: 2023 - Catching Up

Kind of a rough couple of years for me, to be honest. I've been in and out of the hospital, bounced around between a couple of different jobs, and have had some financial difficulties. But I'm still alive and kicking, so that's something. The weirdest thing about the last couple of years is how the ...
by WeiWenDi
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25720

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

For the record, I don't disagree. I'm sure working in the intelligence field and fielding evidence to support claims to the public isn't easy, but I certainly support more transparency across the board. Soleimani keeps coming to mind, but its only the tip of the iceberg on a variety of issues. So, ...
by WeiWenDi
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25720

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

LOL wut?

So which is it? Is Shikanosuke trolling you, or is he a joyless schoolmarm?

Like, make up your mind, man.
by WeiWenDi
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25720

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

There were definitely some irregularities with Nevada, but I was wrong and it was not nearly as much of a disaster as Iowa. We'll have to wait and see what the final results are in the end. It's pretty clear that Sanders had an absolute blowout tonight. The story about "who got second" wh...