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"History will look back in humorous fondness over on how the Western Roman Empire would survive thanks to pagan influence."

Due to Christian missionaries concentrating mainly at the eastern part of the Roman Empire, at north Africa and the urban settings, the western part of the Roman empire had mainly remained pagan. Though christians were an overwhelming majority in the cities, eastern Roman empire, Italy, north Africa, Egypt and other provinces became Christian. Later the Roman empire had divided into many states but Gaul and Hispania remaining united under the western Roman empire. Theyre the least Christian provinces of the Roman empire. Meanwhile Italia is under control of the pope, Eastern Roman empire which balkanized into statelets and the Germans being the Pope's vassals alongside directly controling Central and South Italy, though he also had strong influence over the statelets and vassals mainly at Sicily, North Italy, and Africa, Egypt, Syria and Sardinia. With the hostileness of the western Roman empire they would focus on east christianize Persia, Southern and Western India completely.

"You call this budget too much, how dare you veto my proposed budget and tell me that we cannot fund this budget, Madame Senate President Miriam Santiago. This 4 Trillion peso budget I'm asking, is needed to develop our country, build the infrastructure and to enact and fund initiatives that are lacking. Only because last year we wonky had 1.5 Trillion. What?!

You say like Mr President Noli De Castro, we can't fund that because it's too high and we can't collect that much revenue.

I already told you that these would be mainly financed by the Japanese, Chinese, and local investors, China had already pledged that they would fund whatever project we will do if we asked for funding as long as we pay them back. We already secured huge grants and especially very low interest soft loans from China.

You complained on the 4 Trillion peso plan to radically expand and improve the Metro system in Metro Manila to be completed by the mid late 2010s. You complained about my tax reforms as I did alot of tax cuts, you complained about my demanded education spending this year technically a huge radical increase, you complained about my huge subsidies and bailouts plan for Filipino owned business. You complained about my huge subsidies, bailouts and aid to the Telco companies even though our internet is the slowest here in the region. You complained about my pro mining and logging stance.

Come on, our economy rapidly at 8% booming not only growing and population is already growing rapidly now at 2010, we have to enact and start building and others these now rather than later.
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"You call this budget too much, how dare you veto my proposed budget and tell me that we cannot fund this budget, Madame Senate President Miriam Santiago. This 4 Trillion peso budget I'm asking, is needed to develop our country, build the infrastructure and to enact and fund initiatives that are lacking. Only because last year we wonky had 1.5 Trillion. What?!

You say like Mr President Noli De Castro, we can't fund that because it's too high and we can't collect that much revenue.

I already told you that these would be mainly financed by the Japanese, Chinese, and local investors, China had already pledged that they would fund whatever project we will do if we asked for funding as long as we pay them back. We already secured huge grants and especially very low interest soft loans from China.

You complained on the 4 Trillion peso plan to radically expand and improve the Metro system in Metro Manila to be completed by the mid late 2010s. You complained about my tax reforms as I did alot of tax cuts, you complained about my demanded education spending this year technically a huge radical increase, you complained about my huge subsidies and bailouts plan for Filipino owned business. You complained about my huge subsidies, bailouts and aid to the Telco companies even though our internet is the slowest here in the region. You complained about my pro mining and logging stance.

Come on, our economy rapidly at 8% booming not only growing and population is already growing rapidly now at 2010, we have to enact and start building and others these now rather than later.
"
An excerpt from President Gloria Arroyo's Address to the Nation on April 15, 2010, following the veto of a proposed 4 trillion peso budget by Senate President Miriam Santiago. Had the budget passed, it's entirely possible that disasters, like the Kamuning Station fire that killed over 500 people in 2012, could have been avoided, or at least, mitigated.

"Why do you build, knowing destruction is inevitable? Why do you yearn to live, knowing all things must die? Knowing that none of it will have meant anything once you do? Life. Dreams. Hope. Where do they come from? Where do they go? Such meaningless things..."
 
"Why do you build, knowing destruction is inevitable? Why do you yearn to live, knowing all things must die? Knowing that none of it will have meant anything once you do? Life. Dreams. Hope. Where do they come from? Where do they go? Such meaningless things..."
A quote said by famed Anglo-German philosopher, professor of the Classics, and composer Marcel de la Garde-Hartman, in his lecture 'Meaning in the Meaningless', held in Cambridge University, in the United Kingdom. In the lecture, professor Garde-Hartman explores the true depths of 'meaninglessness', a concept of an abstract idea formulated by the professor's mentor, the French classicist Frances du Bois. The lecture itself was received warmly by the British academic community, and professor Garde-Hartman would later hold a slew of other lectures, seminars, and studies all over the UK until his eventual departure back to Germany in early April, 2019.

"The Devil is in Parliament. May God have mercy on our souls."
 
Stated by ex-PM Theresa May during a private (unbeknownst to her, it was recorded) about her opponent in the 2016 leadership election, Andrea Leadsom, in response to Leadsom's remarks on her motherhood.

"Baby, maybe you're the problem!"
A line from the immensly popular film "A Road to Nowhere" where a banker who has been framed by his co worker has to escape the law and retrieve an evidance across the united states and even into nicaragua and south korea. The line was said in the beginning of the film by the antagonist named Howard Trudy to our nameless portagonist (sometime called the guy or mr doe (as in john doe)) when the protagonist accused Trudy of embezzling funds and leaking company secret.

"We bring news from tokyo as the police over there has asked the NYPD and the italian goverment for help tackling the organized crime problem as now the yakuza has seem to be joining forces with some mafia family notably the Genovese from new york and the infamous cosa nostra from sicily so far the prime minister office has been silent about this"
- Walter Cronkite
 
"We bring news from tokyo as the police over there has asked the NYPD and the italian goverment for help tackling the organized crime problem as now the yakuza has seem to be joining forces with some mafia family notably the Genovese from new york and the infamous cosa nostra from sicily so far the prime minister office has been silent about this"
- Walter Cronkite
Following the suicide bombing of the Japanese government meeting in 2030, the country, shorn of its leadership, rapidly fell into chaos, allowing for criminal groups such as the Yakuza to grow more active and bolder. They also began allying with fellow criminal groups overseas, using hijacked aircraft to shuttle them between nations, forcing international police cooperation like the example shown here.

"In 1944, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth detonated its first nuclear weapon in the marshes of Ukraine. When the Germans invaded later that year... they were in for a rude surprise."
 
"In 1944, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth detonated its first nuclear weapon in the marshes of Ukraine. When the Germans invaded later that year... they were in for a rude surprise."
Tagline for the 2018 PLC-American film "Eastern Dawn." Dramatizing the ill-fated 1945 German invasion of the Commonwealth, it grossed nearly $800 million. The film was not without controversy, however; the Germans are portrayed as either bumbling barely-intelligent hicks (the average soldiers) or mustache-twirling Saturday morning cartoon villains (the leadership), while the Commonweath characters are essentially treated as living paragons of virtue, despite numerous PLC war crimes.

"Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!"
 
Tagline for the 2018 PLC-American film "Eastern Dawn." Dramatizing the ill-fated 1945 German invasion of the Commonwealth, it grossed nearly $800 million. The film was not without controversy, however; the Germans are portrayed as either bumbling barely-intelligent hicks (the average soldiers) or mustache-twirling Saturday morning cartoon villains (the leadership), while the Commonweath characters are essentially treated as living paragons of virtue, despite numerous PLC war crimes.

"Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!"
Quartermaster David Turing to the 5th Marine Batallion on Wake Island shortly after the American reinforcements arrived. After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the island of Wake was attacked by Imperial Japanese forces. The following Siege for Wake Issland would last from December 9th, 1941 through to January 3rd, 1942. By that point supplies had just about run out, including all supplies of meat, hence his excited proclamation.

I’M A FUCKING DEATH ROBOT YOU MORON! NEXT TIME HOW ABOUT YOU ASK YOUR TOASTER WHAT ITS PREFERRED INCOME TAX RATE IS HMM?”
 
I’M A FUCKING DEATH ROBOT YOU MORON! NEXT TIME HOW ABOUT YOU ASK YOUR TOASTER WHAT ITS PREFERRED INCOME TAX RATE IS HMM?”
A malfunctioning Cybernet Systems Model 101 said this just seconds before its termination outside the ruins of Jacksonville, Florida in 2027.


"I don't care about your sexual preference. Just shut up and die quietly."
 
don't care about your sexual preference. Just shut up and die quietly."
The last words of an unknown LGBTQ+ rights activists before being loaded in the silent chamber, Christian Commonwealth of America, circa 1980s.

”I said I wanna be good friends with the blacks, they cut that out but kept the mad dude, now we know why no one trust the chruch!
 
”I said I wanna be good friends with the blacks, they cut that out but kept the mad dude, now we know why no one trust the chruch!
A quote from the film Race Movie, directed and written by Seltzer and Friedberg. It was a line quoted by many film critics, who lambasted the low-quality of the script and directing. The film is notorious in Internet film critic circles as the movie that failed to satirize race films of the early 20th century. The Nostalgia Critic reviewed it as part of his "Seltzer/Friedberg-A-Thon" special video series.

"Fiends at the Foyer is a 2001 epic war film, directed about the French machine gunner Julia Gabena during the Battle of Chaumont in World War II. It was heavily praised by critics in the United States, but received negative reception in Russia as it glorified war and made the Stalinists too sympathetic, while in France, many critics and WWII vets deemed it "Anti-French propaganda" as it depicted the French Army as cowardly and odious."
 
"Fiends at the Foyer is a 2001 epic war film, directed about the French machine gunner Julia Gabena during the Battle of Chaumont in World War II. It was heavily praised by critics in the United States, but received negative reception in Russia as it glorified war and made the Stalinists too sympathetic, while in France, many critics and WWII vets deemed it "Anti-French propaganda" as it depicted the French Army as cowardly and odious."
Excerpted from the New York Times review of the film Fiends at the Foyer. Personally, I thought this particular review was a bit unfai. First off, It didn't so much "glorify" war as it used the battle sequences to emphasize the utter horror and folly of war. Regarding the Russian reaction, they're just jealous because Foyer is a remake of a 1976 Soviet movie about Gabena that was just TERRIBLE! And as for the "cowardly and odious" French Army depicted? Okay, ya got me there, although the unit depicted was considered one of the worst of their entire army, the literal worst of the worst. Then again, the director, Kathryn Bigelow, is a HUGE Gabena fangirl, so there's a clear bias here. Regardless, I thought it was a pretty damn good flick.

PROS:
--Solid action/battle sequences, especially the climax.
--Excellent performances in general, with specific praise going to Milla Jovovich as Gabena herself (She EARNED that Oscar!).
--Yoko Kanno's exquisite soundtrack.
--Bigelow's direction.
--The bleak atmosphere.

CONS:
--Drags a bit towards the middle, though to be fair this movie DOES clock in at 168 minutes.
--Some questionable cinematography and a bit of choppy editing here and there.
--Sergeant LeCroix. The less said about him the better.

Overall: 8.9/10


"Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I LIED!"
 
Excerpted from the New York Times review of the film Fiends at the Foyer. Personally, I thought this particular review was a bit unfai. First off, It didn't so much "glorify" war as it used the battle sequences to emphasize the utter horror and folly of war. Regarding the Russian reaction, they're just jealous because Foyer is a remake of a 1976 Soviet movie about Gabena that was just TERRIBLE! And as for the "cowardly and odious" French Army depicted? Okay, ya got me there, although the unit depicted was considered one of the worst of their entire army, the literal worst of the worst. Then again, the director, Kathryn Bigelow, is a HUGE Gabena fangirl, so there's a clear bias here. Regardless, I thought it was a pretty damn good flick.

PROS:
--Solid action/battle sequences, especially the climax.
--Excellent performances in general, with specific praise going to Milla Jovovich as Gabena herself (She EARNED that Oscar!).
--Yoko Kanno's exquisite soundtrack.
--Bigelow's direction.
--The bleak atmosphere.

CONS:
--Drags a bit towards the middle, though to be fair this movie DOES clock in at 168 minutes.
--Some questionable cinematography and a bit of choppy editing here and there.
--Sergeant LeCroix. The less said about him the better.

Overall: 8.9/10


"Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I LIED!"
A quote from the Duke of Wellington when he found several Spanish collaborators holed up in a fortress. He claimed to kill King Joseph (Napoleon's puppet king) last, but changed his mind when the crowd of anti-French Spanish soldiers who Wellington's redcoats were helping (to take back their country from King Joseph) bellowed for King Joseph's death.

"Don't be surprised Russian democracy died in 1999-2000. Be surprised it even lasted that long."
 
"Don't be surprised Russian democracy died in 1999-2000. Be surprised it even lasted that long."

French prime minister Jacques Mecojon about the death of the Russian Republic in 1999. That year, a civil war following the assassination of president Yeltsin destroyed the last vestiges of Russian democracy, paving the way for the birth of the United Russian Technocracies, a state controlled by scientists.

"I'm mourning my father, not the monster he had become."
 
"I'm mourning my father, not the monster he had become."
King Miguel IV of New Spain, lamenting the paranoia of his father and predecessor's old age which led to both the disastrous war with Dorado, which resulted in the loss of the Panama canal and greatly increased autonomy for both Gran Colombia and Argentina, and the subsequent vicious crackdowns on anglo-hispanic "dissidents" in the regions still directly administered.

"I laid there in the darkness of the reeds for 4 days, waiting for his men to find me. When I arose, though, not one of their number was alive."
- Ronald Reagan
 
"I laid there in the darkness of the reeds for 4 days, waiting for his men to find me. When I arose, though, not one of their number was alive."
- Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan talking about his experience in WWII where he survived a battle in the Pacific front whereas all his colleagues and peers in his regiment died. In his speech the lone survivor

"In the land of the Queen of the Pacific...


We have the conservatives, moderates and liberals supporting the Provisional Government that wants a constitutional republic under Pedro Paterno. Radicals and Leftists supported by Japan who wanted a socialist or communist state and want complete land and labour reform and to seize the property of the Haciendados and distribute it to the peasants lead by Bonifacio. And anarchists supported by Germany who are inspired of Rizal's ideas in his books Noli Me Tanghere and El Filibusterismo lead by Rizal based mainly on Manila.

The one who controls the gate of the South China seas is now embroiled in a huge civil war. As soon after only 5 years of independence."

-Xiao Chua
 
"In the land of the Queen of the Pacific...


We have the conservatives, moderates and liberals supporting the Provisional Government that wants a constitutional republic under Pedro Paterno. Radicals and Leftists supported by Japan who wanted a socialist or communist state and want complete land and labour reform and to seize the property of the Haciendados and distribute it to the peasants lead by Bonifacio. And anarchists supported by Germany who are inspired of Rizal's ideas in his books Noli Me Tanghere and El Filibusterismo lead by Rizal based mainly on Manila.

The one who controls the gate of the South China seas is now embroiled in a huge civil war. As soon after only 5 years of independence."

-Xiao Chua

Said in 1982 by an advisor to King Henri XI York of the United Kingdoms of France, England and Scotland. The Chinese civil war started after they had liberated themselves from Indian rule in 1977. Through Xiao's advise, King Henri started supporting the constitutional republicans. This began the largest proxy war of the Cold War, costing tens of millions of lives. This is also marked as the first step toward the First Interstellar War which began in 2019.


"Well, that's not good at all is it. I guess Sweden will need our help afterall."
-Kaiser Karl I
 
Said in 1982 by an advisor to King Henri XI York of the United Kingdoms of France, England and Scotland. The Chinese civil war started after they had liberated themselves from Indian rule in 1977. Through Xiao's advise, King Henri started supporting the constitutional republicans. This began the largest proxy war of the Cold War, costing tens of millions of lives. This is also marked as the first step toward the First Interstellar War which began in 2019.


"Well, that's not good at all is it. I guess Sweden will need our help afterall."
-Kaiser Karl I
Kaiser Karl I of Austrias response to his son Joseph after being told that Sweden is in dire need of Austrias assistance against the French in the Franco-Swedish War.

"Leave me! Im nothing but a deadweight to this fight anymore. Let me die on my own terms."
 
Kaiser Karl I of Austrias response to his son Joseph after being told that Sweden is in dire need of Austrias assistance against the French in the Franco-Swedish War.

"Leave me! Im nothing but a deadweight to this fight anymore. Let me die on my own terms."
A quote from the movie "Hourglass" that tells the story of an ex soldier (heavily implies to be german) who retell the story of the time when he was involved in a bloody war (heavily implied to be WW1). The quote in question came from the said ex soldier officer after realising that he was the reason his unit got slaughtered by the enemy after leading a charge (he is shown to be an utter buffon when it comes to the war but to his superior he is seen as a good officer as he not surprisingly bribes his way to become an officer in the first place).

"I dont know why you call us but we dont have what you asked since you just called a mcdonald restaurant"
 
"I dont know why you call us but we dont have what you asked since you just called a mcdonald restaurant"
A McDonald's employee at a franchise in Saginaw, Michigan responding to a man who wanted the following:
--A Double Whopper with cheese, onion rings and a large Dr. Pepper.
--A 2 liter Diet Rite.
--A large sausage, pepperoni and green pepper pizza.
--A half gallon of rocky road ice cream.
--A quart of chocolate milk
--A pack of Trojan condoms,
--And two tickets to a Justin Bieber concert.
Surprisingly, this was NOT the strangest call this particular McDonalds would receive that day...


"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind."
 
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