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  2. Climate Change is a Hoax

    Wrong. It accounts for 50% of all CO2 IR absorptions and emissions. Br Cornelius
  3. This is Harrison Schmitt from Apollo 17. This was the last lunar landing flight. This is Charlie Duke from Apollo 16.
  4. Climate Change is a Hoax

    Not in anyway we have discussed here.
  5. Climate Change is a Hoax

    I accounts for 50% of the CO2 caused IR heating. Br Cornelius
  6. Oh yes, there was and still is so much negativity surrounding the casting of the series itself. In the beginning, Lauren Hissrich (the head screenwriter hired to adapt from the original books) said she wanted to ensure she stayed canon to the story (books) and to make sure fans were happy with that. Well, the first red flag that made fans go absolutely crazy was when they sent out a casting call for the character of Cirilla. In the books, Cirilla (Geralt, the main protagonist's ward/adopted daughter) is described as female, fair coloured skin with ash blonde hair and blue/green eyes. The casting call Netflix asked for was a BAME. For those of you not familiar with BAME, it stands for Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnicity and/or Non-White person. This caused fans to go BERSERK. So much so, that Lauren Hissrich had to go "offline" from twitter for a few days simply due to the massive abuse hurled at her through tweets from angry fans etc. No, I was not one of these fans as I'd like to think I have a tad more self restraint than to carry on like that. Lauren eventually came back "online" to apologise to fans and tried to ensure everyone that she would make them proud whilst staying canon to the books themselves. Fans have gotten angry over just about every single character cast. It has just gotten worse as time has gone on. For myself, I know I found the casting strange for another sorceress in the books called Fringilla Vigo. She is a relative of Cirilla's and she is definitely not black, although has dark hair and not much else is mentioned re her description. However, they've cast a black female actress called Mimi Ndiweni in this part and I'm interested in seeing how they will incorporate her into the storyline as Ciri's relative or perhaps not mention the family ties at all. It was disappointing as I had faith that Hissrich essentially promised she would keep to the books, but as I said, the description is vague and depends how one interprets it I guess. In the end, I think they did a wonderful job of casting Cirilla. A lovely young actress called Freya Allan is playing Ciri and imho she's just how I'd imagined Ciri to look. The character of Triss will be played by Anna Shaffer who I will be interested in seeing how they change her looks entirely as Triss is described as richly coloured red hair (like very, very red), with fair coloured skin, slight freckles and green eyes. The actress has the freckles at this stage, so a hair colour change and contacts should help complete the look. For Yennefer, I did mention in an earlier post that I was concerned at who they'd cast for someone who is described as having an unearthly beauty of raven coloured hair with blue/violet eyes and fair coloured skin. She is also described as having a nose that is not quite right, when looking at her, it seems just a little bit too long, but it does not detract from her beauty. She is diminutive in stature and always wears black. She is a powerful sorceress and although she is beautiful in the present state, her past growing up was as a different looking person altogether. She was someone treated incredibly awful by her own family because of the way she looked. I think they've nailed it when I look at how they've made the actress reflect Yen's colouring. She has the blue/violet eyes, the dark hair and her skin looks lovely. She is played by an actress of Indian heritage called Anya Chalotra. I'm just happy they're adapting the books into a tv series and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it gains some new fans that weren't aware of The Witcher prior and that the hardcore fans come around and see that it wasn't all that bad. I do apologise for raving about this. It's just something I absolutely love!
  7. Dr. Steven Hawking one of the most brilliant minds of this century, has made it clear that making Alien contact is not something we should attempt to do. Simply because any Alien race that could hypothetically receive and understand a signal we sent out into space and then have the ability to travel to our location. Would be so advanced that we would appear very very primitive to them and this fact alone could lead to our destruction intentionally or by accident. All the space movies we grew up watching are from a human perspective, however, in reality we have no idea how an Alien race would perceive us. Just like here on earth there is good and bad, I suspect that this also may hold true throughout the universe. JIMO
  8. Actually he needs to disprove 6 Apollo missions. They went from Apollo 11 through Apollo 17. Apollo 13 had to be aborted as anyone who's seen the movie knows. The others all landed on the moon. That makes a total of 12 men who have walked on the moon. http://mentalfloss.com/article/12379/12-men-who-walked-moon
  9. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    I love it when he uses that. It always serves as a nice reminder of how crazy and fanatical he is. It represents him perfectly.
  10. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    No one here who is arguing for war seems to have the slightest understanding of what a war with Iran would mean. It would make Vietnam look like The Falklands by comparison - and would ultimately end with the same result for the invading country/countries. It would be utterly catastrophic to all countries involved, not to mention the world economy. Some people seem to think it would be a quick case of shock and awe and a few days later Iran would be bending the knee. In reality, if Iran was attacked, the first thing they would do would be to launch thousands of missiles at Israel (who they rightly see as orchestrating this conflict) - which would be utterly devastating for that country - then you would have a war of attrition in terrain like Afghanistan, in an area larger than Afghanistan and Iraq combined, with 80 million people (the vast majority of whom are hugely supportive of their leaders) you'd have to contain. This is before considering the ways in which Russia or other countries could become involved. The armchair warriors who are frothing at the bit to see their countrymen die in an unnecessary war is more of the same disgusting nonsense from people who think the world is a game of Civilisation or Total War. And all of this is happening - when the problem had been solved by Obama's administration in what is probably the best bit of foreign policy and diplomacy to come out of the US in half a century - because the deal was broken by Trump purely to spite Obama.
  11. Nearly Everything The Mainstream Media Told

    Honestly, it doesn't matter what you thought, by making a comment like you claimed you did concerning Jewish people it proves you had preconceived notions somewhere in your mind. I have never made a racist comment to anyone on this forum, I am intelligent enough to know how foolish thinking any race is superior to another is. I also would never use any term that lumps a race together like you said you have done. Now that is the way I was taught, and I am proud of it. Now for you to say my beliefs are taught a certain way is really even more foolish because you know nothing about me. To say that more and more people are mindless and not thinking critically and honestly is just another way to lump people together as a group. By trying to say that my comments are racist by bring up his wife's race in the context I did is just another foolish diversion away from the topic on your part. To say you never said Jewish people we're inferior is true you havent yet that I know of however, by making the statement you said you made is still racist because it identifies a trait which covers that entire group of people. Which anyone who thinks clearly would never do, because no race of people have traits that are exactly alike, just like no race of people think alike. I think you should stop being defensive and look at the definition of racism so that you can better understand what being racist means. This really isn't about me or you it about an epidemic that is world wide, so being able to identify it when it rears its ugly head in your presents is very important. take care.
  12. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    so all of a sudden you're all for the UK obeying instructions from the EU then? And it seems Boris "Bojo" Johnson and Jeremy "Huntface" Hunt are as well.
  13. nope, alien contact short of wild sci fi coming true likely will never happen, a bit sad to me since i do believe the universe is vast enough to have other intellegent life, yet we will never meet them or even know for sure.
  14. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    Come on, that was a blatant use of a technicality of Maritime Law to further their own interests. Iran are not obligated to comply with EU sanctions, and using their resupply stop in Gibraltar to seize the ship was a ridiculous abuse of power.
  15. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    If they give it just a little longer Maverick'll be ready to assist. Wonder if the stirring conclusion'll see him splashing IRIAF F-14s?
  16. It turned, looked at us and snorted...

    sure, when we get past weak reasons why some say no way no how its bears of course bears make up a large number of alleged bigfoot, yowie, yeti ( dna proved yeti is type of bear ) almas etc sightings, bears do roam and can live many places, places alleged bf lives.
  17. Yeah I kind of think that regardless of a negative affect on us if space travelers had spent the time and resources to travel here and found us they would grab the opportunity and contact us. But everything we presently know about physics and other factors indicates that we probably don’t have to worry too much about contact with aliens
  18. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    Youy got to love how you don't at all resort to silly childish name calling whenever you see something you don't like. And the way you add your favourite "woot" emoticon. That's one of the things that's most admirable about you. Go on then, carry on with your bellicose blustering, if that's what you define as "adult".
  19. {un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

    whips of shooting stars each soul returning home, there happiness, eternal bliss
  20. a persons political party likes aside im not into politics but we as humans are in a mess and many in charge are making it worse, i would love a movie like the abyss to come true and some advanced alien race say enoughs enough play nice or we will take you all out, of course if that happened in real life a few would try to choose off the aliens and hopefully the aliens would reconize the dbags take them out and let most of us move on. fantasy aside it doesnt much matter if we do or dont try to contact aliens, if they are out there at this point in technology we cannot go visit them assuming something like seti got a signal and it wasnt so old that race was long dead, and if their tech was up there they would already be here or have contacted us if they desired good or bad intentions.
  21. It turned, looked at us and snorted...

    A far simpler way to frame it is, why not bears? The other explanation has no evidence to support it.
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  23. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    You should probably stop bothering the adult conversation. Why not go to wherever Peter Pan is at the moment and the two of you can come up with some particularly inane blather to spew.
  24. Good lord this thread is still going?
  25. Iran tries to hijack vessel British Heritage

    Are you lot all gleefully discussing what naval assets and enthiusastically discussing 45 mm cannon and 4.5 inch anti-aircraft guns? Yup, it's the New Faklands! It'll be Boris "Bojo" Johnson's Falklands Moment! What do you envisage? Steaming in, shouting "The Navy's Here!" just like the Altmark incident all over again, and freeing the plucky British seamen from their evil captors? Or do you envisage a full-on military campaign against the Ranians, just like they did with the Argies?
  26. There are two different (well more than two but for now) things that kind of jump out at me on the question of should we try to contact aliens. The first obvious one is don’t do it because the culture shock could destroy our society the same way Amazonian tribes are destroyed becoming incapable dependents. The other possibility that says maybe do it hinges on one condition which we wouldn’t know the answer to until after the fact and that is each species must have something that only the other can provide that will greatly improve conditions for both if traded. If the second thing happened it would probably completely alter the power structure of each species because whoever was the point of contact would immediately become the wealthiest most powerful group in their respective societies.
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