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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:11:28pm
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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:12:31pm

From the last thread:

re: #430 HappyWarrior

I think a little bit of both honestly. There’s a lot of true believing far left people I know from my own more far left days that are absolutely legit. Now there are other people who no doubt like to sow division within the left. And then there’s a combination, those who certainly are on the left who use right wing bullshit to attach their own side.

reddit.com

Here’s that Reddit thread: Wikileaks: Tom Perez collaborated with Clinton and actively undermined Sanders during primary. You know what to do guys, get shitpostin and split the democrats apart.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:13:24pm

re: #2 Anymouse

From the last thread:

reddit.com

Here’s that Reddit thread: Wikileaks: Tom Perez collaborated with Clinton and actively undermined Sanders during primary. You know what to do guys, get shitpostin and split the democrats apart.

Yeah I think that’s the division shit I was talking about.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:15:22pm

repost for maximum cuteness effect.

zooborns.com: ZooBorns (ZooBorns)
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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:15:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:18:53pm

re: #5 Kragar

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weave  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:19:33pm

Delaware Special Election: Senate District 10 race draws voters, complaints

From the video on that page, Delaware Speaker of the House said people are telling him that they came out to vote, that they haven’t voted for a while but came out to vote because they know how important it is now.

According to the state’s election result page, voter turnout is 34% — pretty big for a special election.

With 15 of 16 districts in, 58-41% D-R — Can this be called now?!

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:19:43pm

The teen’s mom couldn’t have been more proud of her kid, initially contacting Vox because she said her daughter’s story deserves more attention. She told me that the Canadian family is “more libertarian than anything,” but they’re nonetheless “devastated to see that Orange Julius win.” And in particular, they’re dismayed by reactionaries taking over the conservative movement and especially the alt-right, a movement that Yiannopoulos had become a leader for through his provocative, extreme work at Breitbart.

Orange Julius —heh

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:21:17pm

Shy:

The whole family:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:21:55pm
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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:23:49pm
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Moebym  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:24:08pm

“We don’t have the luxury to walk out of this room divided” - you can say that again.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:25:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:25:51pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

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Most definitely. Ellison showed today why I would have been happy with him as chair too. I preferred Perez of the two honestly but Ellison is a good Congressman.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:26:34pm

re: #14 weave

Finally — a win!

Stephanie Hansen wins Delaware Senate District 10 special election, Democrats retain chamber majority

Yay Delaware, my childhood vacation spot.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:27:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:28:21pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

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Well when he has his own party pertty much sitting on their hands and saying “Well we can’t go after a Republican!”

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:28:23pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Well, so far he has. It sure doesn’t look like the GOP is opposing it.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:29:22pm

The Coded Language of For-Profit Colleges —The Atlantic

The industry refuses to acknowledge its success is predicated on inequality.

When economists say that these agile, responsive institutions are better suited to career training, they’re talking about inequality. In the knowledge economy, technological advancements make human labor more efficient. More work can be produced with fewer workers. A consequence of that efficiency has been greater economic insecurity. The more insecure people feel, the more they are willing to spend money for an insurance policy against low wages, unemployment, and downward mobility. Those least likely to have an insurance policy that our labor market values are people for whom higher education has always been a long shot: poor people, single parents, the socially isolated, African Americans, the working class.

When education researchers talk about the unmet consumer demand that for-profit colleges serve, they’re talking about inequality. Who is mostly likely to go to good schools with college-prep classes, have medical care and stable housing, focus on standardized tests, and have the money to participate in extracurricular activities? And who does not have those social resources that many traditional colleges assume their likely student will have? Again, the answer can be summed up by race, class, and gender

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:29:44pm

1970’s?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:31:17pm

re: #11 Anymouse

The stakes are high. Most Democrats and more than a few Republicans believe this investigation could unearth details that could plunge the nation into a political and constitutional crisis not seen since the secession of the South in 1860 and 1861.

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weave  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:31:25pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

Yay Delaware, my childhood vacation spot.

It’s also one of only a handful of states left that are Democratic controlled. Losing this would have handed the State Senate to Republicans.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:32:44pm

re: #23 weave

It’s also one of only a handful of states left that are Democratic controlled. Losing this would have handed the State Senate to Republicans.

Yeah even in a lot of states that go Democratic in elections, they are still GOP controlled due to Gerrymandering.

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:33:04pm

re: #21 Birth Control Works

“Refreshed by her brief nap, Diane contemplated the latest captured clog destined for her Incredibly Ugly Shoes Museum.”

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:36:08pm

re: #11 Anymouse

Priebus’s clumsy attempt to perform perception management judo only added fuel to the fire. Then it was raked over with Trump’s often incomprehensible flamethrower rhetoric when he declared CNN reporting “fake news” and had them banned, with the New York Times and other outlets including the Guardian, from a press gaggle on Friday.

Trump’s often incomprehensible flamethrower rhetoric — so aptly described. Best I’ve seen yet.

IFR -Incomprehensible flamethrower rhetoric

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:36:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:37:03pm

re: #27 Birth Control Works

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Trump hasn’t mentioned the shooting but he sure loves talking about CHICAGO.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:37:16pm

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:38:34pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

YEAH, it was kinda lame

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:39:35pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

So, asking for a recommendation: are there things that are exclusive to Netflix that are worth subscribing to?

We used to have a sub years ago but mr. klys got irritated with their streaming UI and cancelled it. But he’s watching more stuff these days and if there’s something reasonable I would encourage him to sub again for a least a bit, but no way to know.

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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:40:47pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Have you checked out Dark Matter?

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rhuarc  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:41:28pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

It gets really confusing in later seasons when there are multiples of the main characters due to time travel stuff. I stopped watching it at that point.

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:43:55pm

Well, tomorrow we go well above freezing and turn two feet of snow into a village quagmire.

Maybe I should tie my car to my house so if it sinks into the street I can pull it back out.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:44:00pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

I gave up on Continuum after season 2. Problem is the story kept getting more complex, but the rationale of the characters made less and less sense.

I like time-travel as a genre, but there’s not been one I’ve liked in a while. Timeless really falls short on several measures, Frequency I found boring, and the other one (name escapes me) that ran last season all had the same illogicity about the meaning of “now” and “past”.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:44:06pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

I think I made it through the first two episodes when it premiered.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:44:11pm

Drug over from the previous thread because I think it’s fascinating as heck and goldarnit Merline left me for a pickup truck, but at least it was a Ford:

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:45:00pm
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William Lewis  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:45:39pm

Anyone else here watching the second season of “The Expanse”? Now _that_ is good TV, one of those few things where the screen version is better than the books.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:45:52pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:46:39pm

re: #39 William Lewis

Anyone else here watching the second season of “The Expanse”? Now _that_ is good TV, one of those few things where the screen version is better than the books.

What’s that on? TV? Netflix? Amazon?

(I REALLY don’t watch TV so I have no idea.)

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:47:33pm

re: #37 De Kolta Chair

Drug over from the previous thread because I think it’s fascinating as heck: If the world over the past 200 years was 100 people

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did you see the other graphics? original article — I posted a different version

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:47:39pm

re: #38 Birth Control Works

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Where’d they get a picture of my librarian wife? /s

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:47:57pm

re: #32 Kragar

Have you checked out Dark Matter?

It’s on my list but I haven’t watched yet. Is it safe?

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:48:11pm

re: #27 Birth Control Works

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Because it’s not about Trump, though it’s all about Trump?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:48:48pm

re: #41 klys (maker of Silmarils)

What’s that on? TV? Netflix? Amazon?

(I REALLY don’t watch TV so I have no idea.)

I liked Expanse —a new season is coming soon IIRC.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:48:51pm

re: #39 William Lewis

I’m really enjoying the adaptation. It looks fantastic. There’s been a few bits of dialogue that felt…declamatory…but it’s well done in general.

My only complaint: the Martians ain’t buff enough.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:49:21pm

re: #46 Birth Control Works

I liked Expanse —a new season is coming soon IIRC.

I’m just trying to figure out where to look for it to recommend it to mr. klys.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:49:54pm

re: #32 Kragar

Have you checked out Dark Matter?

I want more Firefly and the Welsh adult version of Dr. Who —what was that called?

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:50:04pm

re: #48 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s on Amazon.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:50:14pm

re: #41 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s a SciFi Channel production…so cable TV. I don’t know if a streaming service has it as well.

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William Lewis  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:50:24pm

re: #41 klys (maker of Silmarils)

What’s that on? TV? Netflix? Amazon?

(I REALLY don’t watch TV so I have no idea.)

SyFy and Amazon also sells the stream. It’s a science fiction series set in the 23rd century with war brewing between Mars, Earth and the inhabitants of the asteroids. And into this comes a mystery… it’s good stuff, with 6 books to draw from and now, not quite half way through the second season they just finished book one’s story and it should only get better from here out.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:50:48pm

Always look on the bright side of life.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:01pm

re: #49 Birth Control Works

Torchwood.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:02pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:04pm

re: #52 William Lewis

SyFy and Amazon also sells the stream. It’s a science fiction series set in the 23rd century with war brewing between Mars, Earth and the inhabitants of the asteroids. And into this comes a mystery… it’s good stuff, with 6 books to draw from and now, not quite half way through the second season they just finished book one’s story and it should only get better from here out.

and a great cast!

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:17pm

re: #54 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Torchwood.

Yes, I want more

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:30pm

Someone’s future dinner swims by (this grouper is probably just a bit shy of yard in length):

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:51:39pm

re: #48 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m just trying to figure out where to look for it to recommend it to mr. klys.

Also Syfy: syfy.com

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:52:43pm

re: #39 William Lewis

Anyone else here watching the second season of “The Expanse”? Now _that_ is good TV, one of those few things where the screen version is better than the books.

Oh, yeah! The FX have been especially good depicting the alien lifeform. The high-g maneuver by the Roci was not, however, at all convincing. I was expecting at least some CG work to distort the crew’s faces, but nope.

I’m still impressed by the authors’ imagined political scene, with Earth-UN, Mars, Luna to a lesser extent, and the Belters/OPA. The motivations of the various factions are believable, as are the social and psychological effects of living in this future time. Plus, there’s an original first contact situation. Winner!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:53:36pm

re: #59 jaunte

Also Syfy: syfy.com

We’ll check the Amazon stuff. If it’s free, he’ll try it now. If not, we’ll probably wait.

We have Amazon Prime but no Netflix right now and no cable.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:53:45pm
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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:54:14pm

re: #61 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If you have Amazon Prime, it’s no extra charge.

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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:54:30pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

Decent enough.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:54:48pm

re: #63 jaunte

If you have Amazon Prime, it’s no extra charge.

Excellent. Thank you.

He likes to watch things (I am weird and don’t) so I’m always looking for stuff to recommend to him.

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William Lewis  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:55:23pm

re: #60 wheat-dogg

Oh, yeah! The FX have been especially good depicting the alien lifeform. The high-g maneuver by the Roci was not, however, at all convincing. I was expecting at least some CG work to distort the crew’s faces, but nope.

I’m still impressed by the authors’ imagined political scene, with Earth-UN, Mars, Luna to a lesser extent, and the Belters/OPA. The motivations of the various factions are believable, as are the social and psychological effects of living in this future time. Plus, there’s an original first contact situation. Winner!

That’s one of the few really fall down moments in the FX though. I loved in the first episode where the water was shown corkscrewing when poured due to the rotation of Ceres.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:57:40pm
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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:57:50pm

re: #66 William Lewis

I found Dark Matter interesting at first, but it couldn’t keep my attention after the first series.

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Targetpractice  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:58:17pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

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Yeah, awesome idea, Donny. Let’s go ahead and further withdraw into our little cocoon, so when the next dictator decides to start slaughtering Christians, we can wave our fist at them in impotent rage.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:58:40pm
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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:58:50pm

As for Dark Matter, it’s also pretty well done, but with FTL spaceships and androids. The last season introduced a Bladerunner-type subplot with a group of androids who live in secret among humans after rewriting their programming to gain emotions. Here, the political environment in dominated by interstellar corporations, with a few quasi-independent planetary governments to mix things up.

It’s more light-hearted than The Expanse.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:59:31pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:59:40pm

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Targetpractice  Feb 25, 2017 • 6:59:47pm

re: #70 Birth Control Works

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So when Trump said he idolized Andrew Jackson, what he meant was he idolized the man for the blatant crimes against humanity he committed.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:00:09pm

I liked the Halle Berry Sci-Fi series too.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:00:15pm

Of all the recent TV series in the Sci-Fi genre, The Expanse strikes me as the most serious (as far as “science” and also drama.) Season 2 seems a bit too much into the boy-girl relationship stuff… perhaps an attempt to grab more of the young female demographic.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:00:32pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Been watching season one of Continuum on Netflix. The premise sounded good, but the execution is sad. Clichéd characters, illogical plot, silly action scenes. Not impressed. Made it halfway through season one but probably won’t watch the rest.

Death Race 2050!

Half /

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ObserverArt  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:01:14pm

re: #70 Birth Control Works

Sean E Thomas @AlaskanNovelist
Trump Orders Army to Evict Sioux from Standing Rock at Gunpoint learnprogress.org
9:58 PM - 25 Feb 2017 * Eagle River, AK

Grrrr.

No other words.

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:03:05pm

re: #78 ObserverArt

Grrrr.

No other words.

The Army?

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:03:35pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

That great word “villain” should be as popular here as it is in the UK.

Right before election day 2016, my British stepbrother Paul was telling me about how the villains, i.e., Tories, took over his country’s government, and how we shouldn’t take our government turning villain for granted as well.

I hadn’t thought about that since until chatting him up on the phone today. “Fecking working class Cockneys,” I told him, “You’ve seen it all down the centuries, haven’t you?”

“Just as much as you donkey American Micks,” he replied. “The villains are running both sides of the pond now, mate. It’s Reagan Thatcher all over again.”

And then we talked about fucking Manchester United for a hella lot longer than this Liverpool fan cares to remember. But that’s another story.

You’d like my bro in law Paul. Nice chap.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:03:40pm

re: #70 Birth Control Works

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Are you fucking kidding?

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:05:55pm

re: #81 thedopefishlives

Are you fucking kidding?

The article linked in the tweet doesn’t mention the Army.

The article linked in that article comes from CBS, which notes “police” not “Army.”

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:06:11pm

re: #57 Birth Control Works

Yes, I want more

Been like six years since Miracle Day. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:06:21pm

re: #54 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Watched the last story arc of that entitled Miracle Day.

Creeped the living shit out of me it did. Immortality is less fun than it sounds.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:06:31pm

re: #82 Anymouse

The article linked in the tweet doesn’t mention the Army.

The article linked in that article comes from CBS, which notes “police” not “Army.”

Even still. Fucking unbelievable.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:06:37pm

re: #1 jaunte

I never thought I’d ever miss the professionalism of that scuzzball George Shultz.

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:07:21pm

minnesota.cbslocal.com

It also doesn’t mention Donald Trump. That said, armed SWAT teams really aren’t much better for the Sioux than the Army.

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ObserverArt  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:08:20pm

re: #79 Anymouse

The Army?

I’m wondering now…I thought the camp was shut down and destroyed. And, then the protesters formed up somewhere else. But I can’t find anything about the Army or Trump doing anything like threatening them. Nothing surprises me.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:08:58pm

Suddenly getting a slew of notices from our server about malformed packets (hack attempts) coming from a Russian server routed through a French IP.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:09:21pm

re: #42 Birth Control Works

did you see the other graphics? original article — I posted a different version

Thanks BCW, I’ll check that out.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:09:23pm

re: #66 William Lewis

That’s one of the few really fall down moments in the FX though. I loved in the first episode where the water was shown corkscrewing when poured due to the rotation of Ceres.

Exactly! I remember trying to explain that effect to my physics students one time, but failing to convey what it would look like. Years later, someone models it on TV. D’oh!

NASA, or perhaps some other space organization, has already worked out the math of rotating space habitats. Incorrectly done, it would really screw up our vestibular canals. Bending down to tie your shoes would probably make some people hurl, or at least get very dizzy. Plus, the Coriolis effect would make falling water apparently curve in interesting ways.

Speaking of spinning habitats, Passengers (the movie). The writers have the ship lose power and somehow the ship stops spinning and “gravity” goes all haywire.

No.

A spinning ship will keep spinning, with or without power, especially with the kind of mass that thing would have.

There were other problems I had with that movie, but I was willing to suspend disbelief for them. The spin-gravity goof had me thinking, “How could you guys be so stupid!?”

Also, how come the ship isn’t flipped around as it approaches its destination? It’s supposedly barreling in at a decent fraction of the speed of light. Be a good idea to slow down, I think.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:09:48pm

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:09:57pm

Look at some of the idiotic replies in this thread==>

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:10:32pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

Suddenly getting a slew of notices from our server about malformed packets (hack attempts) coming from a Russian server routed through a French IP.

An attempt to exploit the Cloudflare problem, or something else?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:10:36pm

re: #88 ObserverArt

I’m wondering now…I thought the camp was shut down and destroyed. And, then the protesters formed up somewhere else. But I can’t find anything about the Army or Trump doing anything like threatening them. Nothing surprises me.

technically, it would have to be the National Guard —no?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:11:10pm

re: #82 Anymouse

The article linked in the tweet doesn’t mention the Army.

The article linked in that article comes from CBS, which notes “police” not “Army.”

more misleading headlines?

interestinger and interestinger

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:12:19pm

I LOLed.

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:12:32pm

re: #97 Birth Control Works

more misleading headlines?

interestinger and interestinger

There are a handful of National Guard with them, but the operation is a police operation. Still doesn’t make it any better.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:13:30pm

re: #98 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I LOLed.

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I got to fly a new drone last week, a professional video drone that my boss purchased. It is very heavy, and as a result, has significantly more powerful motors and significantly greater lift than my puny little flyer. It is terrifying and intimidating to fly.

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Anymouse  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:13:47pm

I’m going to lie down for a while - bad headache …

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:15:18pm

re: #94 Anymouse

An attempt to exploit the Cloudflare problem, or something else?

Could be related to Cloudbleed. LGF doesn’t use Cloudflare, so they’re not going to find what they’re looking for.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:15:47pm

Mexico’s retaliation against Trump may be taking shape

“The drugs that come through Mexico from South America, or the drugs that are produced here in Mexico, all go to the United States. This is not our problem,” Jorge Castañeda, who served as Mexico’s foreign minister from 2000 to 2003, told CNN at the end of January.

Colin Powell Jorge Castaneda Mexico US foreign minister secretary of state
US Secretary of State Colin Powell hugs Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda, right, at the end of a joint press conference, November 26, 2002. REUTERS/Andrew Winning
“We have been cooperating with the United States for many years on these issues because they’ve asked us to, and because we have a friendly, trustful relationship.”

“If that relationship disappears,” Castañeda said, “the reasons for cooperation also disappear.”

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:16:01pm

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

CPAC doesn’t know what it is anymore, as if they ever did, but they did bring us the best political prank ever, didn’t it?

Good times.

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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:16:12pm
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William Lewis  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:16:48pm

re: #91 wheat-dogg

Yeah, I hear you. One thing The Expanse does right is things like flipping to burn for slow down and velocity matching. They do acknowledge their drive is way more efficient than anything currently plausible (even VASMIR can’t come close) and there is a short story by the original authors about it’s invention, but from that point, they run with it correctly.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:16:49pm

re: #105 Kragar

It took a minute to register what the issue is in that screen grab.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:17:05pm

re: #104 De Kolta Chair

But CPAC did bring us the best political prank ever, didn’t it?

Good times.

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It’s pwn3d but whatevs.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:17:28pm

re: #100 thedopefishlives

I got to fly a new drone last week, a professional video drone that my boss purchased. It is very heavy, and as a result, has significantly more powerful motors and significantly greater lift than my puny little flyer. It is terrifying and intimidating to fly.

Keep it away from tigers.

Siberian Tigers Attack Drone - AMAZING Video from Chinese Tiger Park

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:17:30pm

re: #31 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So, asking for a recommendation: are there things that are exclusive to Netflix that are worth subscribing to?

We used to have a sub years ago but mr. klys got irritated with their streaming UI and cancelled it. But he’s watching more stuff these days and if there’s something reasonable I would encourage him to sub again for a least a bit, but no way to know.

I loved both seasons of Narcos, fascinating (mostly) true story. I thought Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were both good. Sense8 is a really interesting premise but requires patience. The Siege of Jadotville was excellent.

Frontier was disappointing, had potential but dragged down by low production values and a wooden script.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:17:49pm

re: #105 Kragar

A CPAC straw poll? That’s like asking Star Wars fans who’s the bad guy, Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:18:17pm

Thanks, Obama.

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:18:34pm

Libatards?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:18:39pm

re: #64 Kragar

Decent enough.

I liked Killjoys better, takes itself a lot less seriously. I honestly have no idea where either one is going though.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:18:41pm

re: #108 The Vicious Babushka

Now you tell me. I am so square. Just kill me now.

Just kidding, love ya!

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:18:50pm

re: #84 Romantic Heretic

The big pictures of the stories were quite good—Miracle Day’s not-dying was a great conception of immortality (sort of like the old Greek myth where someone wishes for eternal life to not eternal youth…details). Children of Earth was well executed creepiness.

I got tired of Jack Harkness, though. Whoever decided to create a repeating arc of (1) dude dies over and over, (2) angst over impossibly ugly utilitarian decisions…it didn’t read as grown-up or well-thought out, just grimdark.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:19:40pm

UPDATE on the Coffee Front.

I ordered and received the DeLonghi Espresso Machine and got new coffee (expresso) and am very happh with the results.

I just can’t do the pods —I scoop and deal with the mess over the waste.

all is good.

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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:21:38pm

re: #111 teleskiguy

Luke, obviously.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:22:34pm

I tend to fall back on the standard BBC Mystery series. Endeavor has been enjoyable. And Inspector Lewis —but you have had to watched Inspector Morse to really enjoy it.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:22:41pm

re: #113 jaunte

Libatards?

Le Batard
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:23:55pm

re: #110 goddamnedfrank

I loved both seasons of Narcos, fascinating (mostly) true story. I thought Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were both good. Sense8 is a really interesting premise but requires patience. The Siege of Jadotville was excellent.

Frontier was disappointing, had potential but dragged down by low production values and a wooden script.

The other reason I’m enjoying Netflix original programming is they’re streaming all of it in 4K, and I just bought a Samsung 55” 4K TV. Also I forgot to mention Daredevil, 1st season was good, second one not so much. Really looking forward to The Defenders though.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:24:14pm

re: #119 Birth Control Works

I tend to fall back on the standard BBC Mystery series. Endeavor has been enjoyable. And Inspector Lewis —but you have had to watched Inspector Morse to really enjoy it.

Foyle’s War?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:24:37pm

I liked the Agents of Marvel or whatever it was called.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:25:12pm

re: #122 FormerDirtDart

Foyle’s War?

That was excellent. Good depiction of history.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:28:50pm

Not the most interesting dive of Okeanos that I’ve watched… but I did find this creature pretty, I think it is an anemone:

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:29:23pm

Whoops…image:

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:29:26pm

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

Daredevil Season 2: The number of faceless ninjas is too many.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:30:17pm

Heh.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:30:21pm

re: #123 Birth Control Works

I liked the Agents of Marvel or whatever it was called.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Great series, yes.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:30:26pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:31:34pm

Jack Irish, Doc Martin, Penny Dreadful, Winter, Luther, Rebus, Prime Suspect, Boardwalk Empire (excellent!!), The Fall (also excellent), The Kettering Incident, Crimson Petal, Warricker, Jack Taylor, REpublic of Doyle (goofy), Poldark, Hinterland,

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:32:09pm

re: #127 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Daredevil Season 2: The number of faceless ninjas is too many.

I swear there’s a factory in Japan that churns out Faceless Ninjas™ by the thousands, especially for the movie and TV trade. It seems they’re everywhere on the tube now.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:32:23pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:32:51pm

The ROV ended up in relatively shallow (330 meter) water, where there was a good fish population, but they were shy:

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Cheechako  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:33:32pm

re: #119 Birth Control Works

I tend to fall back on the standard BBC Mystery series. Endeavor has been enjoyable. And Inspector Lewis —but you have had to watched Inspector Morse to really enjoy it.

We’ve found Acorn dot com to be an excellent investment for internet TV via a ROKU unit.
All the Inspector Morse/Lewis episodes plus every Mid-Sommers Murder episode. Also plenty of Agatha Christie movies. We’ve also found many of the New Zealand and Australian crime/murder mysteries are very challenging to figure out.

AcornTV is a reasonable choice for about $6 per month.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:34:23pm

The Last Detective, Death in Paradise

I could go on and on. I sit on the couch a lot in pain —binge watching anything that will distract me.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:35:23pm

re: #132 wheat-dogg

These were apparently pan-Asian ninjas…yep.

And the number of ninjas was just too damn high

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:35:30pm

re: #135 Cheechako

We’ve found Acorn dot com to be an excellent investment for internet TV via a ROKU unit.
All the Inspector Morse/Lewis episodes plus every Mid-Sommers Murder episode. Also plenty of Agatha Christie movies. We’ve also found many of the New Zealand and Australian crime/murder mysteries are very challenging to figure out.

AcornTV is a reasonable choice for about $6 per month.

Yes, that’s where I go for all things different. Acorn is well worth it.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:37:07pm

My favorite image was near the end, when they found this funky pattern star munching on a coral:

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:37:14pm

My favorite Beatle.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:38:50pm

re: #135 Cheechako

Heh, Midsomer County is some kind of Stephen King hellscape with that per capita murder rate. Also, it occupies non-Euclidean space to contain so British countryside.

In all likelihood all the murders were done by still-ambulatory corpse of Ms. Marple.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:39:02pm

Texas law prevents him from competing with male wrestlers

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:39:34pm

Just about anything with Nicola Walker. She gives any production value.

River was really good —about a neuroatypical detective —she is his deceased partner that still helps him in the form of a hallucination/delusion. Well done series.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:21pm

Nature: Red Beige in tooth and claw tube feet.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:28pm

re: #141 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Heh, Midsomer County is some kind of Stephen King hellscape with that per capita murder rate. Also, it occupies non-Euclidean space to contain that much British countryside.

In all likelihood all the murders were done by still-ambulatory corpse of Ms. Marple.

Yes, there is a Midsomer village for everything.

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Cheechako  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:47pm

re: #138 Birth Control Works

Yes, that’s where I go for all things different. Acorn is well worth it.

I enjoyed The Detectorists. Every low key show about normal English citizens and their hobby,

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:50pm

re: #122 FormerDirtDart

Foyle’s War?

One of my fave Brit detective shows and Sam, be still my heart.

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:54pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

Next, someone will try to beat him up if he follows the new law and uses the girl’s restroom, and he will beat them.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:40:55pm

I hate Pan-Asian Ninjas

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:41:37pm

re: #147 De Kolta Chair

One of my fave Brit detective shows and Sam, be still my heart.

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she’s gotten a lot of work. That actress pop’s up in a lot of shows.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:42:08pm
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Cheechako  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:42:11pm

re: #141 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Heh, Midsomer County is some kind of Stephen King hellscape with that per capita murder rate. Also, it occupies non-Euclidean space to contain that much British countryside.

In all likelihood all the murders were done by still-ambulatory corpse of Ms. Marple.

I thought the same about Oxford University.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:43:31pm

re: #137 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

These were apparently pan-Asian ninjas…yep.

And the number of ninjas was just too damn high

Faceless ninjas are like Muslim terrorists in the USA. The imagined number far exceeds the supply.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:43:50pm

I like how the internet has brought about a market for series length stories. They get more indepth than a movie without being hampered by network segment requirements. A year or two in episodic series to tell a story works well.

Kinda like the old serial stories published in magazines.

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:44:12pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

Texas law prevents him from competing with male wrestlers

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My wife and I were talking about that. I’m glad he fought, because it will bring up transgender issue pretty directly. I could see Abbott and Dewhurst trying to outlaw Trans kids from wrestling instead.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:44:16pm

Oh wait —

I hate pan-asian faceless ningas.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:45:05pm

re: #147 De Kolta Chair

One of my fave Brit detective shows and Sam, be still my heart.

Can there possibly be a more British name than Honeysuckle Weeks?

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:46:14pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

I tried to click on your tweet and it says I can’t view it.

Interestingly, if I go to your twitter, I can see and access it, and I can access other tweets from here, just not that one.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:46:32pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart

Can there possibly be a more British name than Honeysuckle Weeks?

I thought it sounded more like the name of a character from Gone with the Wind.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:47:08pm

Favorite Brit mystery, bar none: Poirot

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:47:55pm

If you like procedurals…

Happy Valley and Scott and Bailey are both good police shows, most especially because the lead actresses are fantastic.

Utopia is a two-season near-future paranoid thriller that’s just fantastic. Incredible visual style, unusual soundtrack:

Utopia Soundtrack

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:48:15pm

What was the British show about the ladies who assisted in decryption of something. It wasn’t Bletchley Park. It was a different story line. More feminist.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:48:32pm

re: #149 Birth Control Works

I hate Pan-Asian Ninjas

It depends on what dipping sauce they come with.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:48:35pm

re: #161 De Kolta Chair

Favorite Brit mystery, bar none: Poirot

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of course —anything Christie.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:48:48pm

re: #163 Birth Control Works

The Bletchley Circle

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:49:09pm

re: #162 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Happy Valley was one of the better TV dramas made.

Utopia had its moments.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:49:49pm

There are also some very good documentaries —but I don’t find them distracting these days.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:50:08pm

Westworld

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:50:11pm

re: #150 Birth Control Works

she’s gotten a lot of work. That actress pop’s up in a lot of shows.

Indeed. Unlike the Tory government, Brit show biz encourages diversity. We’ve seen Ms. Weeks play everything from shy to balls out.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:50:54pm

re: #152 Cheechako

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:50:55pm

re: #153 Nyet

Great singer! Multi-talented, too, if her website bio is any indication.

elenahouseonline.com

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:51:05pm

Is Orphan Black any good. sounds confusing

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:52:00pm

I can’t get into Falling Skies.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:52:52pm

re: #173 Birth Control Works

It’s been pretty good; I think it’s winding into its final season.

And not terribly confusing in spite of the whole “clone” thing.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:54:40pm

One of these days I’m going to binge on The Expanse. From what I’ve heard, I know I’ll love it.

Who am I kidding? I’ll never watch it.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:55:52pm

re: #176 De Kolta Chair

One of these days I’m going to binge on The Expanse. From what I’ve heard, I know I’ll love it.

Who am I kidding? I’ll never watch it.

You are denying yourself some great TV SF.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:56:03pm

re: #176 De Kolta Chair

One of these days I’m going to binge on The Expanse. From what I’ve heard, I know I’ll love it.

Who am I kidding? I’ll never watch it.

It’s worth it. The world building is complete and the actors are well-suited to the task. I think it has the capacity to grow to StarTrek or Was popularity.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:56:58pm

re: #172 wheat-dogg

Elena House is a Chinese-American from Atlanta, btw.

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jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:57:37pm

re: #174 Birth Control Works

I can’t get into Falling Skies.

It’s hard to get past aliens competent enough to invade Earth, but not competent enough to use infrared technology to spot the resistance.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:57:54pm

The fact that very good artists are able to be granted OBE by the Monarchy, makes the pursuit of art something of a higher calling in Britain. IMHO.

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:58:22pm

re: #178 Birth Control Works

It’s worth it. The world building is complete and the actors are well-suited to the task. I think it has the capacity to grow to StarTrek or Was popularity.

The books are on my list after Dirk Gently, Revelation Space and its sequels, and the Magicians.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 7:59:15pm

re: #180 jaunte

It’s hard to get past aliens competent enough to invade Earth, but not competent enough to use infrared technology to spot the resistance.

I know and the utter weirdness of the resistance being incompetent at best. I’m thinking that at the very least, they’d have a ham radio geeks or pony express system of communication.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:00:06pm

speaking of which, I’m going to log-of and binge Amazon Fire for a while.

Have a great evening all.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:00:38pm

This tweet has blown up my mentions. I guess being a political junkie can sometimes increase those FaceSpace likes.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:00:52pm

Last year during a visit my nephew literally took over the tv and made us watch Stranger Things and for the most part I loved it. But poor Barbara Holland. That broke my heart and is why I avoid those serial shows. Too much emotional involvement. Watching tennis is stressful enough.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:01:38pm

re: #178 Birth Control Works

It’s worth it. The world building is complete and the actors are well-suited to the task. I think it has the capacity to grow to StarTrek or Was popularity.

The guys playing James Holden and Josephus Miller have really captured those characters to a T. Ditto Shohreh Aghdashloo who plays the UN secretary-general.

The writers are beginning to tease out the background of Amos, too, which is going to touch some nerves among viewers, I think.

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ipsos  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:01:47pm

re: #175 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

It’s been pretty good; I think it’s winding into its final season.

And not terribly confusing in spite of the whole “clone” thing.

I think it’s fantastic - and Tatiana Maslany is a phenomenally talented actor. Highly recommended.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:04:02pm

re: #188 ipsos

Her performances are incredible.

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:04:11pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

Look at the idiot. I had to reply:

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:04:36pm

re: #27 Birth Control Works

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Because Trump hasn’t tweeted about him.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:10:16pm

Evening all…..

Has anyone been watching “The Expanse” S2? If so may I ask WTF!!???

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:10:22pm

re: #177 wheat-dogg

Wheat-dogg & Birth Control Works, I trust both of your tastes, so if you like it it’s gotta be worth checking out. ;-)

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:10:56pm

re: #193 Dave In Austin

Yes but I have not yet seen this weeks episode. That’s up next after dishes.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:11:01pm

re: #190 Belafon

Look at the idiot. I had to reply:

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It wasn’t so long ago that left-handed kids were forced to learn to write right-handed. Now, it’s no big deal. Transgender issues will likely change to NBD over time, too.

Kids in China are still forced to write using their right hands, I’ve learned.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:11:19pm

Me, I’m enjoying Adventure Time.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:12:41pm
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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:12:45pm

re: #193 Dave In Austin

Evening all…..

Has anyone been watching “The Expanse” S2? If so may I ask WTF!!???

Yes. Have you read the novels? Otherwise, if I explain WTF, there will be major spoilerating going on.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:13:10pm

re: #173 Birth Control Works

Is Orphan Black any good. sounds confusing

Watched the first season. Attractive actress, shows her skills. But after that I found the story tied into too many knots.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:13:17pm

re: #192 Nyet

I’m really torn about it not getting another season.

I mean, where it ended worked, but there was still plenty of twisty psychological gaming and international hi-jinks that could have been teased out of it. And the actors just did wonders with the interactions that made the big scenario personally frightening; particularly when the focus was on those committed to the plan.

And I really wanted to see Adeel Aktar’s character as the new Mr. Rabbit.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:13:25pm

re: #199 wheat-dogg

No spoilers!!!

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:15:26pm

re: #199 wheat-dogg

Yes. Have you read the novels? Otherwise, if I explain WTF, there will be major spoilerating going on.

OK….. That’s all I needed. I can go on from here. ;o)

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:16:26pm

re: #197 Nyet

+10 for Adventure Time.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:17:17pm

re: #204 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

+10 for Adventure Time.

What platform?

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:18:31pm

Always look on the bright side of life.

Barack Obama, as former president, can still receive daily national security briefings at his leisure. I’m sure he knows more about what’s going on with the “deep state” than Fuckface Von Clownstick does. We all know Obama is a voracious reader and FVC watches TV. I’m assuming that Obama has done some reading.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:18:55pm

re: #205 Dave In Austin

Cable TV. Cartoon Network.

Might be elsewhere as well.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:18:56pm

re: #202 freetoken

No spoilers!!!

Roger that

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ipsos  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:19:08pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

God, that was such a good Dylan album. “Everything is Broken” has always been another favorite. And his ‘89 tour was the one time I saw him and thought the live experience actually lived up to expectations.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:20:00pm

re: #197 Nyet

Me, I’m enjoying Adventure Time.

I haven’t watched it yet, but I liked the pc game. “Point” & “click” are my two favorite gaming words. ;-)

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:20:29pm

re: #197 Nyet

Me, I’m enjoying Adventure Time.

One of the guys at work was telling us how he’s enjoying Avatar (the TV series). If you haven’t seen that, it’s another one to put on your list.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:20:46pm
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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:21:09pm

re: #210 De Kolta Chair

I haven’t watched it yet, but I liked the pc game.

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Well worth watching.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:21:26pm

re: #201 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I’m really torn about it not getting another season.

I mean, where it ended worked, but there was still plenty of twisty psychological gaming and international hi-jinks that could have been teased out of it. And the actors just did wonders with the interactions that made the big scenario personally frightening; particularly when the focus was on those committed to the plan.

And I really wanted to see Adeel Aktar’s character as the new Mr. Rabbit.

I was crushed! OK, maybe not a whole season but at least a special. OK, forget special, make a comic book… but no.

That said, the nature of the show is such that it works even so. It would have to be open-ended anyway. And yes, Aktar stole the show.

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JordanRules  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:21:59pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

I heard that was not true wrt to former Presidents being able to still get the briefings. Looking for the old Balloon Juice post on it.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:22:03pm

re: #210 De Kolta Chair

I haven’t watched it yet, but I liked the pc game. “Point” & “click” are my two favorite gaming words. ;-)

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So are mine, and we both are Sierra fans ;)
I’ll check it out.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:22:30pm

re: #212 Dave In Austin

Once again, an incredibly diverse group. White and paler.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:22:44pm

Oh, yeah, the other current time-travel series is Travelers. I watched the first half of the first season. But I found after the mid-season climax I lost interest.

And, it suffers from the same time-travel-genre error that Timeless and Frequency suffer. Namely, all three of the writing teams seem to not accept that the past really is the past compared to the now. All three series want the past and the now to be concurrent.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:23:49pm

re: #216 Nyet

Do. It’s fun.

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:25:13pm

re: #209 ipsos

I saw him live at Red Rocks in 2007, he had just released “Modern Times.” I love “Modern Times,” such a weird gorgeous album with an authentic old-timey sound.

I thought the live performance was okay. He donned a guitar and sang “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” to open the show, which was pretty cool (he very rarely, if at all, plays guitar on stage these days). He played his hits from before the motorcycle accident (Blowin’ In The Wind sticks out) and he played songs from his Time Out of Mind-on period.

Like I said, it was okay. Nothing life-changing.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:26:34pm

Even though the show came off as a bit too much white-washing of Americana, the series Seven Days tackled the principle time-travel paradox head on, rather than run from it. I found that quite endearing and helped me enjoy the show, even though the characters were quite shallow.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:26:48pm

This guy is now hate-liking his own tweets to me to get my attention.
That tweet really did a number on him, LOL.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:28:09pm

re: #219 De Kolta Chair

Ever played I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream?

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:28:56pm

re: #196 wheat-dogg

It wasn’t so long ago that left-handed kids were forced to learn to write right-handed. Now, it’s no big deal. Transgender issues will likely change to NBD over time, too.

Kids in China are still forced to write using their right hands, I’ve learned.

There’s a guy I work with, in his late 20s, who was forced by his parents to be right handed.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:29:31pm

re: #213 Belafon

Thanks guys, I am so going for it!

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:31:42pm

At the risk of sounding sappy, isn’t Patton Oswalt the best? I’m crazy about that boy!

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:32:09pm

re: #196 wheat-dogg

It wasn’t so long ago that left-handed kids were forced to learn to write right-handed. Now, it’s no big deal.

Aren’t schools dropping hand-writing all together? Right, left - doesn’t matter when you’re pointing at a screen.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:32:27pm

re: #224 Belafon

There’s a guy I work with, in his late 20s, who was forced by his parents to be right handed.

As a child in England, the lunchroom monitors forced me to eat lefthanded, and I have ever since.

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:33:41pm

re: #227 freetoken

Aren’t schools dropping hand-writing all together? Right, left - doesn’t matter when you’re pointing at a screen.

They’re dropping cursive, which I don’t mind. They’re still teaching handwriting. It’s too fundamental to brain development.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:34:00pm

re: #190 Belafon

Look at the idiot. I had to reply:

I have one dim bulb whining that his hormone treatment is doping, thus illegal.
I suggested it is obviously legal for him to compete while undergoing hormone treatment, because he is in fact competing.

Now dim bulb is whining his competing is discriminating against women based on sex, so a civil rights violation

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:34:59pm

re: #229 Belafon

They’re dropping cursive, which I don’t mind. They’re still teaching handwriting.

I’ve read there’s now a problem with the younger Japanese unable to write the kanji because they do everything on PC.

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Belafon  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:35:42pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart

I have one dim bulb whining that his hormone treatment is doping, thus illegal.
I suggested it is obviously legal for him to compete while undergoing hormone treatment, because he is in fact competing.

Now dim bulb is whining his competing is discriminating against women based on sex, so a civil rights violation

And the solution would have been to allow him to compete as a boy. Problem solved. I was reading through them. It’s weird how this is a mental hurdle they can’t get over.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:38:06pm

re: #214 Nyet

Not that I’d ding anyone from the ensemble, but he really stood out.

And it was really a great development that his face-heel turn stuck; I kept thinking Wilson would bail or run. They did a great job of giving the “bad guys” understandable drives and complications—not that their idea wasn’t horrific, but that they really felt that utilitarian urgency to stave off something worse. Part of the reason I really wanted to see Wilson replacing Leitan was because it would give us a picture of the larger push-pull of perspectives in the organization. He was still committed to a “nice” and “just” version of the plan, but would others fall into line? The Network cultivates brutality and exploits venality to meet its ends, so its never really ethically clean—but as the world gets worse, as the pressure rises, that would be when callous expedience and selfishness would further crack their principles.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:39:01pm

re: #228 Big Beautiful Door

My best friend, an Italian-American from Ozone Park, Queens, NYC, was forced to convert from “the sinister” in Catholic school during the 1980s.

Btw, my old Gawker nom de plume was BendSinister, in tribute to both my lefty pal and to the title of my main man Vladimir Nabokov’s brilliant novel..

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wheat-dogg  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:40:18pm

I wouldn’t be surprised about the kanji. I’m China many parents send their kids to calligraphy lessons so they can learn their characters.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:41:12pm

re: #225 De Kolta Chair

It’s really good. Starts out just funny and nice, then gets profound in a good way while still being funny and nice.

I really wish it had been a viewing option when I was about 11. Or 22.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:41:17pm

re: #231 Nyet

I’ve read there’s now a problem with the younger Japanese unable to write the kanji because they do everything on PC.

It’s been several years since I’ve come back from Japan, but while I was there I noticed that young people had a hard time writing kanji, as they now use keyboards to enter the sounds and the menus pop up for the kanji.

Keystrokes are easily forgotten if not practiced. I’ve probably lost 2/3rds of what I learned at one time.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:43:21pm

re: #229 Belafon

They’re dropping cursive, which I don’t mind. They’re still teaching handwriting.

I find that kind of sad. I wish that not only would schools teach cursive, but a variety of calligraphy related arts.

When I try to read my ancestors’ writings, it takes me a while to adjust to the different writing styles.

There is an important connection between muscle control and memory, and the loss of cursive hand-writing may have wider impact than just not being able to read our ancestors’ records.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:43:33pm
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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:45:35pm

re: #233 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The alleged noble goals clash with their more than minimally evil methods. OK, I can grok utilitarianism, but they are not utilitarian. I mean, in the very first scene they have a bunch of wholly unnecessary, senseless deaths due to the killer duo’s sociopathy. Not to mention that the whole McGuffin chase was for naught, which means even more senseless deaths. So even if one accepts the ethical dilemma as real (within the confines of the series), it’s easy to oppose these particular Ozy-wannabes.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:45:53pm

Asshole’s all……

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:46:27pm

Recently posted by UC channel:

An Evening with Tim Wise: A White Anti-Racist Advocate

Yeah, you can guess at the comments it’s drawing.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:47:27pm

Comment on that video:

neuralvibes1 day ago (edited)
He’s anything but a fool, he makes a lot of money on spewing his anti-white hatred. He’s not white himself, btw, he’s a Jew, so this is not self-hatred by some naive white liberal, this is pure hatred from an individual who hates whites because they are different from him and because it’s easier to hate on others who are not Jewish like him than to take a critical look at himself. The litmus test of any individual’s honesty is the capacity for self-criticism but you’ll never see him tackle the issue of Jewish privilege in the US. That says it all…
Show less
Reply 1

Sigh… ‘Murica…

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:48:16pm

re: #242 freetoken

Recently posted by UC channel:

[Embedded content]

Video

Yeah, you can guess at the comments it’s drawing.

Thanks, I’ll check this out later and might I suggest he play Steve Bannon in his next production? He’s got the heft down.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:48:47pm

re: #238 freetoken

It’s frustrating when I have to read some handwritten Nazi-era era document - damn, how can one write so illegibly, as they usually did? But I still consider myself lucky if they wrote in the normal cursive, because there was also Sütterlin, and that is simply impossible to read without training even when completely legible.

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:49:18pm

Another comment:

♔HaroldsCat♔1 day ago
wise is a ngr loving fag
Reply

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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:50:40pm

re: #245 Nyet

A useful tool for genealogy, perhaps you might find it of some use too?

altdeutsche-schrift.de

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stpaulbear  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:51:46pm

re: #198 teleskiguy

Little Kings

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:53:55pm

re: #241 Dave In Austin

Asshole’s all……

@cenkuygur
Keith Ellison shouldn’t take Deputy Chair position at DNC. No point to being #2 to the establishment. Let’s fight them instead! #DNCChair

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Interesting Times  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:55:47pm

re: #246 freetoken

Reminds me of what I found earlier on a Nicholas Kristof facebook post. I was wondering why the pseudo-intellectual defense of trumpism is something I find far more offensive than the “durr hurr” youtube fare, and I think it’s because of the patina of legitimacy it tries to lend to something as abhorrent as white nationalism. Plus, the sense that someone well-educated should damn well know better, though my rational mind tells me it’s just another manifestation of “smart idiot” syndrome :/

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:57:12pm

OFFS…

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Kragar  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:57:49pm
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freetoken  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:59:15pm

re: #245 Nyet

Since we’re dealing with languages, some of you might find this recent post by Yale of interest. Skip to 4:30 to start:

Harold Augenbraum - “What Translation Means: The Extent and Impact of Translation in America”

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 8:59:28pm

re: #236 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Okay, I’m sold! d(^◇^)b

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:00:34pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

Texas law prevents him from competing with male wrestlers

[Embedded content]

Just think of all the social problems that could be solved simply by conservatives minding their own goddamned business.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:01:49pm

re: #249 FormerDirtDart

I blew that out into the ether. Hope you don’t mind.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:02:58pm

re: #252 Kragar

Remember when nobody gave a flying fuck about this shit, aka last year?

258
Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:03:17pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

Having to deal with Greta is bad enough. She’s horrible an there’s no change from FOX.

259
jaunte  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:03:54pm

re: #252 Kragar

Uygur was a Republican once; maybe he’s always been.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:05:40pm

re: #236 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

It’s really good. Starts out just funny and nice, then gets profound in a good way while still being funny and nice.

I really wish it had been a viewing option when I was about 11. Or 22.

It does remind me of a lot of books I read as a kid, particularly children’s books by Scandinavian authors, like The Magic Chalk. That plus nice colors make for a nice viewing.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:06:56pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

OFFS…

[Embedded content]

NBC, the network that brought you Donald Trump’s The Apprentice Can Go and Suck My Sorry Ass Old Orange Bankrupt Dick.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:08:11pm

re: #256 Dave In Austin

I blew that out into the ether. Hope you don’t mind.

No problem, memes are fair use…

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Interesting Times  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:08:44pm

On yet another racist FB post, I saw the following comment in French:

Espèce de connard !!!!! Va enfer

I knew “va enfer” means “go to hell”, but couldn’t recognize the first part. FB’s ever-so-handy “see translation” link rendered the entire statement thus:

You Dickhead!!!!! Go Inferno

I don’t know why I find that amusing, but I do :)

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teleskiguy  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:09:34pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

Someone get me an ice pack.
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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:10:21pm

Today, and until further notice, Ian Grillot is my hero….. Genuine American HERO!!!!

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:15:22pm

re: #223 Nyet

I recently bought the GOG version which runs perfectly on my Windows 7 laptop, and have only played the first ten minutes because it scares the living bejesus out of me!

l-)

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Dave In Austin  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:15:47pm

I have worked in IT infrastructure (DC) for the better part of 30yrs. I have the highest regard for my Indian co-workers, some who have become fast lifelong friends.
I’m at a loss for words over this murder of their countrymen only to say that we are not that person and that our country is sick.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:17:02pm

re: #266 De Kolta Chair

I recently bought the GOG version which runs perfectly on my Windows 7 laptop. and have only played the first ten minutes because it scares the living bejesus out of me!.

I’ve returned to this game many times throughout the years, so good the storylines are.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:17:12pm

re: #258 Dave In Austin

Having to deal with Greta is bad enough. She’s horrible an there’s no change from FOX.

re: #264 teleskiguy

Maybe Univision will start an English language news network…

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Stanley Sea  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:21:11pm

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:22:31pm

re: #240 Nyet

Oh yes, they’re absolutely fucking barmy and atrocious. Even as the audience is presented with the logic of the plan and its supposed ethical basis, you’re already encountering people in the Network who are clearly having fun with their power and use of force. The Carvel-Leitan folie aux deux that defines the second season is such a great development because how strongly it suggests the illogic built into the Network: this isn’t about logic or planning and never was. It’s about deeply twisted love (both for individuals and “humanity” as an abstract) and people trying to make cruelty a virtue. What Carvel does to his son and daughter is suggestive of his flawed reasoning about everything else. The foundation’s never been sound, but the believers haven’t noticed because they feel good believing.

I like how they present that missionary zeal. People excusing horrors because of a big picture…but their “big picture” doesn’t justify anything, because the audience can see it’s just a massive horror built of smaller ones. It’s sort of like when I encounter people who are really convinced that Rapture is coming: the actors even get the eyes and facial expression right. They sort of bliss out on that Rapture-logic, that they find it meaningful elides into it being acceptable.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:28:08pm

re: #268 Nyet

I’ve returned to this game many times throughout the years, so good the storylines are.

As opposed to my experiences with “Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier” which I want to like, but unlike the rest of that great series of games, it’s just not very good.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:30:18pm

re: #272 De Kolta Chair

As I have “Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier” but only because it’s just not very good.

[Embedded content]

Did you return to the game (why then?) or did you return the game? ;)

I prefer SQ5 of all of them.

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:31:08pm

I also like the classic Sierra VGA graphics the best.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:34:11pm

re: #273 Nyet

Did you return to the game (why then?) or did you return the game? ;)

I prefer SQ5 of all of them.

5 is great, but 2 “Vohaul”s Revenge” is my fave, maybe because it has the daftest storyline (insurance salesmen taking over the universe!) and that tricky vine maze cracks me up every time. The important thing in either game of course is to save often! ;-)

The Space Quest II Maze

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Nyet  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:43:16pm

re: #275 De Kolta Chair

The EGA versions (not to mention CGA) were just not up my alley (I did play all of them tho when VGA remakes were not available).

Speaking of VGA and horror, have you played the Chzo Mythos series?

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BeachDem  Feb 25, 2017 • 9:54:41pm

re: #143 Birth Control Works

Just about anything with Nicola Walker. She gives any production value.

River was really good —about a neuroatypical detective —she is his deceased partner that still helps him in the form of a hallucination/delusion. Well done series.

Touching Evil—not only Nicola Walker, but Robson Green (yum), who is also wonderful in Wire in the Blood.

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prairiefire  Feb 25, 2017 • 10:12:18pm

re: #171 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

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The Woman Who Saved Lower Manhattan From Becoming a Highway What makes a city? It's not the buildings (skyscrapers) or the streets (traffic), or the banks and government offices and shopping districts sandwiched between them. It's the people. This is obvious nearly to the point of tautology, yet in ...
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Domestic Violence Shelters Make Plea for State Budget Resolution A group of domestic violence shelter representatives and other human services advocates gathered at Mutual Ground's headquarters in Aurora Wednesday morning to again make a plea for a resolution on the state's budget crisis and to call attention to ...
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This Wasn’t the First Act of ‘River Piracy’ to Affect the Yukon’s Biggest Lake Image: Kluane11.jpg Author: Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News Canadian geologist John Clague, whose research on Kluane Lake began in 1980, has long believed that the biggest river flowing into the largest lake in the Yukon Territory could be switched ...
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BBC Radio 4 - Seriously… - Seriously… - 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi 10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi As the Radio 4 documentary Herland examines how science fiction tackles ideas of gender in future worlds, we present a selection of great female authors who have radically altered the genre... Mary Shelley Credited ...
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Housing Vouchers Would Change the Face of Poverty - Vice VICE: What should every renter understand about their rights?Matthew Desmond: Rights vary from city to city, so getting to know your rights is a matter of knowing where you live, as they can actually be very fair. For example, ...
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Craig Finn - ‘Be Honest’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Craig Finn performs "Be Honest" live in Studio A. Recorded 2.21.17. Host: Eric HollandAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Sabrina Sitton, Michael Sperling, Kevin O'Malley & Alexandra ReillyEditor: Kevin O'Malley & Sarah Burns
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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger - Official Trailer Get your first look at the upcoming Freeform TV series about the two young Marvel heroes, starring Olivia Holt as Dagger and Aubrey Joseph as Cloak. Watch more trailers here! Check out the latest and greatest from IGN here! ...
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