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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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  • Re: Claimants to the [chat]

    Bogart wrote: »
    Napoleon was a monster (and a military genius). His wars utterly ravaged large parts of Europe and his army committed appalling atrocities in Spain and Portugal.

    Maybe he would have eased off on the appalling bits once he'd conquered everywhere isn't a compelling argument for me. That is essentially what Dr Doom says.

    The completely nonsensical and hate-driven blockade of English goods, and the subsequent idiotic war against Russia over their breaking of the treaty to enforce it, largely seem to prove that Napoleon wasn't going to ever relax his aggressive foreign policy. If anything, the total opposite.

    But given the propaganda and containment tactics used against France during the same time, it's pretty much shitty empire versus shitty empire. Nobody comes out looking any good.
    mysticjuicer
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  • Re: Claimants to the [chat]

    emnmnme wrote: »
    After a brief exile at the island of Elba, Napoleon escaped, with a ship, a few men, and four cannons. The King sent Marshal Ney to arrest Napoleon. Upon meeting the army sent to arrest him, Napoleon dismounted and walked into firing range, saying "If one of you wishes to kill his Emperor, here I am!" But instead of firing, they went to join Napoleon's side shouting "Vive l'Empereur!"

    What the hell? How did the people love him like that?

    Soldiers love a general who wins wars.
    AbdhyiusjakobaggershrykeKanaSeal
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  • Re: Claimants to the [chat]

    I reject your empires and substitute my own

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    Apothe0sisKana
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  • Re: seal [chat]

    Abdhyius wrote: »
    easy replicability is for the birds. The important thing is that the design still reads well.

    latest?cb=20150111003350

    A true shame that flag design peaked so early.
    Eddyjakobagger
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  • Re: [Australian & NZ Politics] It gets worse.

    I'm very unhappy about multinationals missing the $18000 tax free threshold. Let alone them paying tax UP TO $80000. This will hit backpackers hard, and the thing about backpackers is they earn the money and immediately spend it within the month, and they spend it on small businesses. Cutting their income by 30% is a huge blow and a lot of people will see that and turn right the fuck around and travel somewhere else.
    I fucking love hostelling and I see every time I go how much many of them are struggling to feed themselves at times. This is going to send a lot of good people, who do good rural work, right the fuck home.
    The federal budget proposed removing the tax-free threshold for those on working holiday visas, forcing them to pay at least $32.5 per cent tax on every dollar then earned.

    Matthew Simpson, owner of a labour hire company at Mildura in north-west Victoria, said the local farming industry relied on thousands of these workers to pick and prune fruit properties each year, but travellers, on seeing what was proposed, were now planning to go to places like Canada and New Zealand instead.

    "The damage in many ways is already done," he said. "Because the hot topic now in Korea is 'do not go to Australia, do not go to Australia, tax is going to kill you. You are not going to be able to eat, survive, live.'

    "So they're not going to come here."

    Mr Simpson said it used to be the "golden egg and promised land" for travellers and workers to come to Australia and work, travel and learn English, but this has changed everything.

    You called it! Step right up for your prize. The prize is sadness.
    Apothe0sischrishallett83VegemyteHeatwaveelectricitylikesme
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