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Neraus
Neraus


Supreme Hero
Emperor of the Bromans
posted March 19, 2017 03:09 PM

It just occurred to me that my maternal adoptive grandmother's surname may be a corruption of Hauteville.

I may be by adoption part of the friggin' Hautevilles themselves, where is my crown?
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AlHazin
AlHazin


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Tutto è possibile
posted March 20, 2017 03:10 PM

I can't believe it...

Today, seat belts for the back seat became mandatory in my country.

Kill me plezzzz. I'm heading to Niger, I'm pretty sure it's still the old way there.
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markmasters
markmasters


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Dragon of justice
posted March 20, 2017 03:28 PM
Edited by markmasters at 15:28, 20 Mar 2017.

AlHazin said:
I can't believe it...

Today, seat belts for the back seat became mandatory in my country.

Kill me plezzzz. I'm heading to Niger, I'm pretty sure it's still the old way there.


snow please! we've been suffering that treatment for my entire life already

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artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 20, 2017 03:30 PM

What's the big deal? Seat belts are not uncomfortable.

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AlHazin
AlHazin


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posted March 20, 2017 03:37 PM

@markm: my country is degenerating!

@artu: FREEDOM! FREEDOM is more comfortable. I, my entire life, never put a seat belt in the back seat. I could lie down on it, sleep comfortably when we took long trips. And now, I'll have to sit like in the front.

I remember the wild life we had until 2006, when even front belts were not mandatory.

Ahhh...
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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 20, 2017 03:45 PM

Well, we had front belts mandatory in the early 90's if I remember correctly, not that it's something most cops take seriously even now, but modern cars beep if you don't put them on anyway. Technology changed people's habits in a way the law couldn't.

I also like sleeping in the back sometimes but other than that, I always put it on anyway. It's a reflex for me to put it on the minute I get in the car. So many people die each year just because they don't bother with it and it seems like a really unnecessary way to die.  

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AlHazin
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posted March 20, 2017 04:29 PM

Here they do that to earn money. They don't care about our lives, otherwise they would've begun by fixing the roads and stop mass vehicles importation from low grade Asian companies.

There are simple tricks for the belt beep by the way. Here we put the belt to the seat and THEN we sit on it. No beep.

Or, while driving, preferably at low speed, you grab your key, and then chip chap you switch off and on your engine once and short-circuit that stupid beep. Do it very fast. It won't beep until you shut down the engine again.

Or you just fix the beep mechanism in you electric circuits and you're nice forever. Same with the 120km/h beep. Garages can do that much for you.
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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 20, 2017 04:52 PM
Edited by artu at 17:06, 20 Mar 2017.

Only front seat belts beep and why would anybody apply to such tricks to get rid of that? Putting your belt on, in the front seat is the rational thing to do with no disadventage or discomfort or extra effort whatsoever. It's like teenage angst to rebel against that.
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Neraus
Neraus


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posted March 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Those who got their license when the seat belt was optional sometimes tend to forget it, I've seen this happen with my parents and some others.

I got the habit though, when driving it's not terribly uncomfortable, and I don't think anyone would contort their body while driving now would they?
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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 20, 2017 05:05 PM

It's not uncomfortable at all, when you move with normal speed, it moves with you, you don't even feel it.

It's one thing to forget it, it's another thing to put it on to an empty seat and then sit on it.
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AlHazin
AlHazin


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posted March 20, 2017 05:14 PM

Well, people do that still. Particularly the truck drivers, bus...
Depends on the car you're in, it might be comfortable or not. And believe me, when you're not used being bound, you're really uncomfortable. Try driving without it you'll feel the difference. You usually get used to drop it very fast ^^

It's like if they forbade smoking in some public areas. You can smoke pretty much everywhere, here. A change would be felt.

I need a motorcycle again.
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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 20, 2017 05:34 PM

But it's not a tightrope, it's a flexible mechanism, so you're not feeling bounded. Such a discomfort would only be psychological and that would disappear in a week when you get used to it. There is no downside to seat belts unless you want to bend or lay down in the back seat. One should make a habit of using them, not avoiding them.

Interestingly, truck and cab drivers have the same attitude here, I guess, it's a "hey, this is my kingdom here and nobody can tell me what to do" mentality but it's ridiculously misplaced.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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Elvin's Darkside
posted March 20, 2017 06:56 PM
Edited by Kipshasz at 19:04, 20 Mar 2017.

"seatbelts are for pussies" thought gopnik Piotr, as he flew out his windshield.
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tSar-Ivor
tSar-Ivor


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A - Ω
posted March 20, 2017 06:59 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 19:05, 20 Mar 2017.

Kinda old, but newish research published on Ukraine, Euromaidans are even more buggered than I initially thought lol:

Quote:
Given the weakness of Ukraine’s army and its inability to perform counterinsurgency tasks –most of which are currently being
conducted by volunteer battalions – the volontery are confident in their superiority. Despite official claims that all of the volontery are under the direct control of those in charge of the ‘anti-terrorist operation’,8 the evidence shows that paramilitary battalions obey Kiev’s orders as long as these are aligned with the battalions’ own goals and objectives – hence, for example, the standoff between members of the Azov battalion and government troops that occurred in April 2015 near the village of Shirokino in the district of Mariupol, when Azov fighters refused to leave the village and, with relative ease, were able to impose their will on the army command. In his interview with the Kyiv Post, Semenchenko hinted that after the war in the east was over, the volontery might have to take the fight to Kiev’s government offices in order to ‘weed out’ corrupt politicians.9 The fact that the volontery battalions are not directly accountable
to anyone but their immediate leaders is well known and understood in Kiev.10 For example, in March 2015, fighters from Kolomoisky’s Dnipro-1 battalion were ordered by the oligarch to block
the offices of the UkrTransNafta bank after the bank’s chief executive officer – Kolomoisky’s associate Oleksandr Lazorko – had been removed from his job (Balmforth, 2015). This move was described by Kolomoisky as necessary to protect the company’s facilities from ‘Russian
saboteurs’.


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Threats of a military coup in the event that the officials in Kiev either agree on the special status of the Donbass region or cede occupied territories have been reiterated not only by the leadership of the right-wing Right Sector battalion but also by the more moderate commanders of the Donbass battalion. Concerns by government officials over serious threats posed by members of the volontery have been voiced by Elena Yakhno, the spokeswoman for Kiev’s Prosecutor General Sergei Yuldashev, who quoted the prosecutor general’s comments regarding the fighters of the Aidar battalion who staged a protest in Kiev in November 2014: ‘it is one thing when they protect the state in the east, and it is another thing when they appear in cities with their weapons. Particularly in the capital, I consider it an internal threat … they can’t be ignored, they can easily attempt to overthrow the government’ (Ukrainskaya Pravda, 2014b). In early July 2015, verbal confrontations between paramilitary leaders and Kiev officials escalated into a shootout between security forces and Right Sector fighters in the town of Mukachevo. At a massive rally attended by several thousand protesters that was organized by Right Sector in the centre of Kiev, following the violent incident, paramilitary commanders openly announced their readiness to ‘change’ the regime unless it took a tougher stand on the issue of the occupied territories in the Donbass region and tackled corruption. The capacity of Right Sector to stage audacious mass rallies in its support in the capital and other large cities and the ability of other battalions to move their armed fighters freely around the capital and threaten the government as they see it fit not only derives from the political legitimacy of the volunteer battalions but is also rooted in the widespread popular support that these groups enjoy.



Huseyn Aliyev, Strong militias, weak states and armed violence: Towards a theory of ‘state-parallel’ paramilitaries, (2016).

(the author has 'volontery' in italics talks about it in a previous section, but looks kinda silly out of context ^^'.
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Kipshasz
Kipshasz


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Elvin's Darkside
posted March 20, 2017 07:05 PM

and even that Tsar is just scratching the surface.
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AlHazin
AlHazin


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Tutto è possibile
posted March 20, 2017 10:18 PM

Poor Ukraine.
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Corribus
Corribus

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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted March 21, 2017 02:29 AM

In case anyone is wondering where the "mod squad lacking in diversity" thread went, I had to delete it because the poll option choice violated the code of conduct. Poll options cannot be edited once a vote has been made. Ergo, the thread had to be deleted.
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fred79
fred79


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posted March 21, 2017 02:59 AM

Corribus said:
In case anyone is wondering where the "mod squad lacking in diversity" thread went, I had to delete it because the poll option choice violated the code of conduct. Poll options cannot be edited once a vote has been made. Ergo, the thread had to be deleted.


i must've missed why. care to elaborate? this seems like an unnecessary silencing of free speech(especially being that it was in the vw, and was a joke thread to begin with). carried out by "authorities". or am i wrong?

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artu
artu


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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted March 21, 2017 03:09 AM

The only option was the S word. Since he couldnt edit the word, he deleted the whole thread. What is there to elaborate?

In the past, I remember baklava spelling the S word in a different way and there used to be no problem, while blizz simply put in too many i's and that's not okay, apperantly BS is okay but if you want to write it in full you have to go with bullcrap, since JJ was warned on that recently. I think to get over this mess, asking Valery to remove it from the ban list would be the best, it's certainly not a word of insult and quite commonly used by everbody.
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fred79
fred79


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posted March 21, 2017 03:15 AM

oh, the s word. i thought it was because of something else. i couldn't see the thread, so i had no point of reference.

lol, nevermind then.

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