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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Fysh wrote:
Trotsky is a fascinating figure to me in the context of the Russian revolution. His political thinking seemed to me to be the most likely to actually work in practical terms (caveat: I haven't read about any of this stuff in years so am very rusty, and might well now take one look at it and say "Nope, that's clearly bollocks") but he was also a ruthless bastard who could easily have killed as many as Stalin had he been in the same position.

I suspect there may be some who try to paint him in a better light because they liked his ideas. Which is a stupid and dangerous thing to do. Defend the ideas all you want, but don't go all doctrine of relative filth if you're trying to actually argue for political change...



Yeah, pretty much my thoughts on the matter as well.
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Jesse

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Postby Jesse » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:30 pm

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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:27 am

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uz000

Great Scott!!!

Postby uz000 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 pm

This week's comics:

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Star Wars Tales from Vader's Castle #3, 2.5/5
By far the weakest issue so far, this was pretty forgettable. I'd drop this, but there are only two issues left, hopefully this was a blip.

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Warhammer 40000 Deathwatch #4, 3/5
Great art by Tazio Bettin as usual, pretty much the only reason I buy this book. The story is just Spacemarine porn, but worse than that it finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger. I'm guessing there was supposed to be a follow up story, but I can't see anything in Titan's solicits, I'm guessing it didn't sell well enough. With so many other interesting races in WH40K, i have no idea why all the comics have been spacemarine porn. If Tazio Bettin draws more issues I'll probably keep going, but I suspect Titan are finished with WH40K comics.

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Justice League #10, 4.4/5
This was a lot of fun. The start of an Aquaman event, but it looks like I'll only need to pick up two special issues and just carry on reading JL, so I'm ok with this. The space Kraken was cool as were the Triumvirate of Sea Gods.
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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm

Saucy!

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jephd

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Postby jephd » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:38 pm

Well, after 4 and a bit weeks of classroom training i got let loose on a few actual real emergency calls today. I didnt disgrace myself and nobody died. I dont think.

Im almost positive.

The heavily accented chinese lady complaining about "bloody immigrants" blocking her drive was the highlight though :-D
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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:03 am

jephd wrote:Well, after 4 and a bit weeks of classroom training i got let loose on a few actual real emergency calls today. I didnt disgrace myself and nobody died. I dont think.

Im almost positive.

The heavily accented chinese lady complaining about "bloody immigrants" blocking her drive was the highlight though :-D



Good to hear that, Bruce. Rock their world! :smt026
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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:08 am

Today I finally found the courage to write my brothers an email asking for their support for our mother.

I just can't continue to do it all alone, I haven't got the strength, I haven't got the money and I need at least enough of my energy for my school and education until I get a decent paying job.

I waited so long, because knowing my brothers this might just as well end with them blazing with righteous fury about my insane demands and that I'm a parasite who lived of my mom for a decade so now I have to shoulder all the problems alone for another decade, but I just can't do it anymore.

The last few weeks we were both in deep despair, mostly about money, but me also about her fragile mental state, as she is clearly in a massive depression and has been so for quite some time and I just can't get through to her enough to help her change her behaviour instead of following the usual patterns.
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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:25 am

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uz000

Great Scott!!!

Postby uz000 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm

Dr. Hackenbush wrote:Today I finally found the courage to write my brothers an email asking for their support for our mother.

I just can't continue to do it all alone, I haven't got the strength, I haven't got the money and I need at least enough of my energy for my school and education until I get a decent paying job.

I waited so long, because knowing my brothers this might just as well end with them blazing with righteous fury about my insane demands and that I'm a parasite who lived of my mom for a decade so now I have to shoulder all the problems alone for another decade, but I just can't do it anymore.

The last few weeks we were both in deep despair, mostly about money, but me also about her fragile mental state, as she is clearly in a massive depression and has been so for quite some time and I just can't get through to her enough to help her change her behaviour instead of following the usual patterns.


I hope things work out! Hopefully everyone is calm and reasonable.
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Dr. Hackenbush

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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:21 pm

uz000 wrote:
I hope things work out! Hopefully everyone is calm and reasonable.


One of them did so far, but also had a lot of excuses on why he can only do so little.
Even if the other reacts the same, this won't be enough. I'm glad that he reacted with understanding, but what I really needed was actual help and there doesn't seem to be coming a lot of that.

Better than nothing I guess.
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Jesse

cheese

Postby Jesse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:03 pm

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Postby Rebirth NoctourneM » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:13 pm

Dr. Hackenbush wrote:Today I finally found the courage to write my brothers an email asking for their support for our mother.

I just can't continue to do it all alone, I haven't got the strength, I haven't got the money and I need at least enough of my energy for my school and education until I get a decent paying job.

I waited so long, because knowing my brothers this might just as well end with them blazing with righteous fury about my insane demands and that I'm a parasite who lived of my mom for a decade so now I have to shoulder all the problems alone for another decade, but I just can't do it anymore.

The last few weeks we were both in deep despair, mostly about money, but me also about her fragile mental state, as she is clearly in a massive depression and has been so for quite some time and I just can't get through to her enough to help her change her behaviour instead of following the usual patterns.


I'm sorry to hear that man, those brothers sound like they're being real assholes.
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Postby Keb » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:56 pm

Dr. Hackenbush wrote:
One of them did so far, but also had a lot of excuses on why he can only do so little.
Even if the other reacts the same, this won't be enough. I'm glad that he reacted with understanding, but what I really needed was actual help and there doesn't seem to be coming a lot of that.

Better than nothing I guess.

Yeah I know how this goes.

Eventually you just have to make due.
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Postby Dr. Hackenbush » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Rebirth NoctourneM wrote:
I'm sorry to hear that man, those brothers sound like they're being real assholes.


I wouldn't say assholes, just focused on their own lives.

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