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post #31 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-04-11, 07:45 PM
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Shouldn't Greek people do something more productive right now?

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Shouldn't Greek people do something more productive right now?

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Like rebuilding their economy ;)

Mind you, here in Quebec we should be busy fighting corruption.

Bad joke, I guess, no harm meant

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I actually heard something similar once from a friends parents who connected warhammer and related iconography to devil worship (He liked the idea of chaos).

Some people will find anything, anywhere they look. No point getting too worked up to be honest.
The Satanism and RPG/Wargaming thing is old news, all the way through school I had a religious nut teacher who tried to have any sort of fantasy gaming banned because we were 'risking our immortal souls' by tampering with witchcraft!

Funnily enough, he was the main reason I looked into Satanism and decided it was the right move for me, nice one!

This is nothing more than sensationalist journalism, she is trying to uncover something that simply isn't there. I do hope that GW legal jump all over this but they'll probably just laugh it off as being complete bull, which it is.

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It's called Media Distraction. Their economy is fecked, like a lot of countries.... they resent the whole being conquered by Britain and being part of the Empire. They also resent British Museums holding Greek treasures and stuff we won't give back.

So, what do they do? They find a game, try and attach right-wing, racist, xenophobic and general bad social attributes.... the fact it's a UK company will just please some people as it means possible drop in sales for GW. It is defamatory, and GW should pursue legal action IMO.
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The idea behind journalism as a whole is to stir up controversy, and to get you to read. Still, what this guy did was just plain wrong(you don't see me saying anything bad about Greece). Also in terms of how the humans act it is summed up in one(somewhat off) quote,
"Ever since man first crawled from his cave and meet a man with a different language and a new way to look at things he has had only one dream:To kill them so he didn't have to learn their language or way of looking at things." -Zapp Brannigan
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The Iron Cross was just a Prussian/German military medal, sure some Nazis were given it but it's by no means a Nazi Medal
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If the imperium is not a fascist regime, then no such thing exists or ever existed. Just sayin'

However, that article is so poor it's hilarious. Clearly just some silly Greek girl having a dig at geeks.

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Btw, she isn't going to care what anyone says about her article. She will just sit back and laugh, and be like "teeheehee, I made the geeks angry, lulz".

PS: Anyone even remotely familiar with Greek girls will know that, when it comes to guys, she will see pretty much anything they spend their time doing that isn't masculine, or taking her out or buying her pretty things, as a waste of time and will thus have something bad to say about it.

Any minute now I'm expecting some Greek board member to be like "Sorry guys, my bad. I bought a megaforce instead of that necklace my girlfriend wanted. She was like 'Ksekola re pousti mou!' and stormed off to write this shit."

All of this has happened before.

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Apart from maybe slander/Libel comments, is there actually anything "Illegal" here?

As I've said in other topic's I'm no legal expert.

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Apart from maybe slander/Libel comments, is there actually anything "Illegal" here?

As I've said in other topic's I'm no legal expert.
Honestly, I don't even see that. She never actually wrote anything about the universe that isn't true, to some extent, and she never actually wrote anything against the company as a whole, or anyone in particular that works for said company which would be ruled as libel, at least not in my opinion. Really, legal action against this paper by GW would just be a waste of their time and money, and I really don't see them doing jack shit about this....... nor should they for that matter.

At the end of the day it is just a shitty article, and that is it.

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