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Dek Rollins

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#1047312
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Last movie seen
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Leathal Weapon (1987) – ★★★1/2

Very fun.

I might watch 2, but I’m skeptical if I’d be willing to spend time on more than that, just from my own expectations being that a series like that probably ran out of steam after a sequel. Would anyone recommend the sequels, or are they not worth it?

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Last movie seen
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Barton Fink (1991) – ★★★1/2

A fun and interesting watch.

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#1041007
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Favorite Cliffhanger Endings in Films
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I’m sure almost everyone loves a good, well written cliffhanger ending to keep them at the edge of their seat through the end credits. What are your favorites?

Try to stay away from cliffhangers that are followed up in sequels, but if the follow-up either isn’t what you consider personal canon, or negates continuity from the original cliffhanger, that’s fine.

The Italian Job (1969)

Evil Dead II (1987)

Rhinoceros (1974)

Army of Darkness (1992) – Original Ending

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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The New Thread Thread
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It was sort of a random thought, so I thought I’d post here. I’ll do it and see if it has any legs.

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#1040665
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

http://theshizz.org/forum/index.php/topic/40280-donald-trump-is-your-new-president/?p=1345672

The executive order on immigration was rash and not thought through before signing. When the news first came out, I incorrectly assumed that it would only impact new immigrants. But it affects people who already have visas. My company (a large tech company) has at least 70 different employees and/or their families that are affected by this executive order. At least we’re able to provide legal assistance to them. I feel for anyone who has a legal visa to be in the US but who has been detained or might get detained in the near future.

Fuck Trump.

This is what I mean, Dek. Trump’s thought process is irrelevant.

My point was that I don’t know if he considered the various consequences or not, and yes his thought process on the matter is relevant, considering that it’s what we are discussing. That specific order I think was a bad move and he probably didn’t think it through like he should have. It raises concern, but other than that I’m not sure how to describe my reaction.

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#1040650
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

I don’t recall what I thought about the executive orders, but what I do know is that I didn’t like what he was doing, so I can only imagine that I wasn’t too happy about all of his executive orders.

and yet you’re okay with Trump doing everything via executive order?

Most of the ones he is issuing are things that I think need to be done. He practically undid the Obama legacy in a week, and I;m fine with that.

So it ok a President to do things via executive order instead of going through Congress, as long he/she is doing something you agree with?

Did I ever say that I morally disagree with Obama’s use of executive orders?

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

Dek, you are missing the point of both my questions, and I can’t tell if you’re doing it deliberately or not, but either way I give up.

What do you mean? I don’t remember if I complained about his use of executive orders, and I don’t know what Trump is thinking, so I can hardly answer either question.

Lets put it this way: If you complained about Obama’s use of executive orders instead of going through Congress, but have no problem with Trump’s use of executive orders instead of going through Congress, you are a hypocrite.

Ya think I don’t know what he’s getting at? I said I don’t remember what I thought of it, probably because it didn’t matter that much.

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#1040644
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Dek Rollins said:

I don’t recall what I thought about the executive orders, but what I do know is that I didn’t like what he was doing, so I can only imagine that I wasn’t too happy about all of his executive orders.

and yet you’re okay with Trump doing everything via executive order?

Most of the ones he is issuing are things that I think need to be done. He practically undid the Obama legacy in a week, and I;m fine with that.

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek, you are missing the point of both my questions, and I can’t tell if you’re doing it deliberately or not, but either way I give up.

What do you mean? I don’t remember if I complained about his use of executive orders, and I don’t know what Trump is thinking, so I can hardly answer either question.

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#1040617
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’m liking most everything else he’s doing and he’s just fulfilling more campaign promises by issuing the ban.

Do you know what would be nice? If he would put some thought into these things before doing them. Leaving aside whether or not you agree with his executive orders, he’s just throwing them all out there without any consultation or consideration for the effects, and no one knows what the hell is going on. Confusion and chaos.

Dek, I noticed you ignore this. You like the “what” that he’s doing, can you defend the “how?”

I didn’t ignore it. I just didn’t respond to it. I don’t have anything to say on that matter, because I have no way of knowing how he came to his decisions (unless he actually took the time to fully explain everything in an interview or something).

Not the how of how he came to decisions, the how of how he’s making policy without any thought to the effects.

Like I was trying to say, I don’t have any thoughts on it because I don’t know what he’s thinking.

Also, were you one of those people who complained about Emperor Obama overreaching with executive orders?

I don’t recall what I thought about the executive orders, but what I do know is that I didn’t like what he was doing, so I can only imagine that I wasn’t too happy about all of his executive orders.

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#1040611
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

Dek Rollins said:

DominicCobb said:

Dek Rollins said:

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

I guess it’s hard to govern when you can’t see anything past “lock her up” or “build that wall” or “drill baby drill.”

Fucking yeah I forgot he’s going forward with that pipeline. What a grade A asshole he is.

We need the pipeline. A lot. It should have been built already.

No, we need to be putting our resources towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly sources of energy (and not building a pipeline through sacred sites).

That pipeline is not touching any sacred sites.

Well are we talking about Keystone?

From the pipeline permit: http://puc.sd.gov/commission/dockets/hydrocarbonpipeline/2009/hp09-001/application.pdf (pg.95)

Construction and operation of the Project can potentially affect NRHP eligible sites. These can include prehistoric or historic archaeological sites, districts, buildings, structures, objects, and locations with traditional cultural value to Native Americans or other groups. Project impacts can include: the physical disturbance during construction of archaeological sites located within the construction ROW; the demolition, removal, or alteration of historic or architecturally significant structures/features; and the introduction of visual or audible elements (e.g., pump stations) that can alter a site’s setting.

Or Dakota Access? Because that’s mostly about the environmental effects on the Standing Rock reservation. The matter of “is it a burial ground or not comes up” a lot, but I think I would refer to what the indigenous people are saying about that before the contractors.

“Archaeologists come in who are taught from a colonial structure, and they have the audacity to interpret how our people were buried. How would they even know?”

source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/01/us/standing-rock-sioux-sacred-land-dakota-pipeline/

I was mostly thinking about Dakota Access.

Dek Rollins said:

The idiots who’ve been protesting it don’t even know what they’re talking about, and they trespassed on private property to do so.

Trespassing, that’s funny. That was all Native land before we stole it.

Get off your high horse. It was land that was at one point occupied by native peoples of this continent, but not anymore, so it’s a moot point. If you feel so strongly about it why don’t you leave your house and move back to Europe.

And I suppose you don’t realize that oil is an important resource that is necessary despite it’s environmental affects. And I also suppose that you haven’t heard about the trouble the oil companies have been having without that pipeline.

I am well aware of the current importance of oil and the trouble we’ve had. All the more reason we need to stop relying on it and start looking for more sustainable sources of energy.

Like I said, we can’t just “stop relying on it.”

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#1040607
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

I’m liking most everything else he’s doing and he’s just fulfilling more campaign promises by issuing the ban.

Do you know what would be nice? If he would put some thought into these things before doing them. Leaving aside whether or not you agree with his executive orders, he’s just throwing them all out there without any consultation or consideration for the effects, and no one knows what the hell is going on. Confusion and chaos.

Dek, I noticed you ignore this. You like the “what” that he’s doing, can you defend the “how?”

I didn’t ignore it. I just didn’t respond to it. I don’t have anything to say on that matter, because I have no way of knowing how he came to his decisions (unless he actually took the time to fully explain everything in an interview or something).

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#1040595
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Oil is still necessary. You can’t change that just by saying “We need cleaner energy!” That’s not how it works.

We need more efficient and more safe ways of obtaining and using oil, because it is still relevant. The pipeline will help that greatly.

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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

Dek Rollins said:

DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

I guess it’s hard to govern when you can’t see anything past “lock her up” or “build that wall” or “drill baby drill.”

Fucking yeah I forgot he’s going forward with that pipeline. What a grade A asshole he is.

We need the pipeline. A lot. It should have been built already.

No, we need to be putting our resources towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly sources of energy (and not building a pipeline through sacred sites).

That pipeline is not touching any sacred sites. The idiots who’ve been protesting it don’t even know what they’re talking about, and they trespassed on private property to do so.

And I suppose you don’t realize that oil is an important resource that is necessary despite it’s environmental affects. And I also suppose that you haven’t heard about the trouble the oil companies have been having without that pipeline.

Do some research.

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#1040583
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

TV’s Frink said:

I guess it’s hard to govern when you can’t see anything past “lock her up” or “build that wall” or “drill baby drill.”

Fucking yeah I forgot he’s going forward with that pipeline. What a grade A asshole he is.

We need the pipeline. A lot. It should have been built already.

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#1040558
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

^AFAIK Trump is right at that. I recall that Christian refugees rarely make it to the U.S. because they are driven out and murdered by Muslims.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/christians-refugees-trump/514820/

The announcement was met with immediate backlash from leaders of nearly every Christian denomination, along with those of other faiths. They argue that Trump’s actions do not reflect the teachings of the Bible, nor the traditions of the United States, and they have urged the president to let them get back to work—many of the country’s most prominent refugee resettlement organizations are faith-based.

“Christ calls us to care for everyone, regardless of who they are and where they come from,” said Jenny Yang, the senior vice president of advocacy and policy at World Relief, the arm of the National Association of Evangelicals that provides refugee and immigration resettlement services. “That has to be a core part of our witness—not just caring for our own, but caring for others as well.”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the official body of the Church in America, also declared that it “strongly opposes” Trump’s executive orders. “We believe in assisting all those who are vulnerable and fleeing persecution, regardless of their religion,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Texas, in a statement. “This includes Christians, as well as Yazidis and Shia Muslims from Syria, Rohingyas from Burma, and other religious minorities. However, we need to protect all our brothers and sisters of all faiths, including Muslims.”

I was saying that think Trump is correct on the statement that Christians are persecuted in those areas. I didn’t say I agreed with the complete ban.

As it stands, I’m not too broken up about it, though. I do think that there is reason for concern about Islamic terrorists coming into the U.S. On the other hand, this could just make terrorist groups (and the countries themselves) more hostile. It’s hard to say if there will ever be a good way of dealing with this problem.

I’m liking most everything else he’s doing and he’s just fulfilling more campaign promises by issuing the ban.

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