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#1133600
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warb, your logic is dramatically incomplete. Just because two things are different, it doesn’t immediately follow that one should be hidden, nor does it help inform us as to which one should be hidden. For example, why is it that the women’s breasts are the one that is supposed to be hidden, rather than the men’s? Also, there are other differences… for example, our throats are different (men have a adam’s apple). Should one gender therefore need to cover their throats? Also, there are some things that are the same that don’t need to be hidden (elbows), and some things that are the same that do need to be hidden (butts).

There is no reasoning for any of it. It’s entirely historical. In some cultures, women don’t have to hide their breasts at all. In some, they have to hide their ankles. In some cultures it is obscene to not have a beard. All of it is, in hindsight, arbitrary and meaningless, and yet it persists on its own inertia, or due to religion. There is no logic whatsoever sufficient to explain any of it.

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#1133243
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Trump says he’s giving us all a big tax cut for Christmas. OMG I don’t even know where to begin. With all due respect to his supporters, it’s like a 6-year-old talking to 4-year-olds.

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#1132931
Topic
Doctor Who
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I couldn’t care less about the outfit. It’s all about the acting, and the stories that the writers come up with. I’m waiting patiently, and remaining optimistic.

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#1131173
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Frank your Majesty said:
Maybe her mother died and her father married an 18 year old, but then the father also died, so the stepmom married another 18 year old, and all of this within a year?

In that case, the parents have to ask the kid for permission.

And of course, it is possible to end up with parents young enough to be one’s grandchildren.

Since this scenario could actually manifest with our current president’s family, it’s good to have the protocol worked out ahead of time.

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#1131169
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Frank your Majesty said:
Maybe her mother died and her father married an 18 year old, but then the father also died, so the stepmom married another 18 year old, and all of this within a year?

In that case, the parents have to ask the kid for permission.

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#1128110
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I don’t care if politicians pray - they have that religious freedom. But let’s look at gun legislation… first the republicans say that existing laws should be enforced rather than enacting new laws. I’d agree with them, except that they are simultaneously gutting the agencies responsible for enforcing those laws. Instead, Paul Ryan says we should pray because “prayer works”. Well, he might believe that, but there is absolutely no evidence that prayer works. In fact, every single scientific study ever done has concluded that prayer does nothing. So when the politicians do things that demonstrably make the laws weaker, while asking us to do something religious and that doesn’t do anything, it shows me that they have absolutely no interest in solving the problem.

Of course, the reason has nothing to do with their faith, and everything to do with the votes they receive from evangelicals, and even more so the money they are receiving from gun lobbies.

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#1128073
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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With all due respect to people’s religions, it irks me when politicians tell me that I need to pray. I’m not religious, and we are supposedly in a country that values separation of church and state. Yet every time some catastrophe happens, the first thing politicians tell us is that we need to pray. Not “pray if you’re religious”, but “we need to pray”. While I don’t mind if people want to pray, I don’t appreciate politicians telling me that I need to become religious.

It’s not a big deal, it just irks me. I realize I’m probably in an extreme minority.

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#1127764
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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As republicans scream “no new gun laws, enforce the existing laws”, they gut the agencies whose job it is to enforce those laws.

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#1121400
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warb, try not to get too upset over disagreements with a few random people on a SW forum. Consider it a place to share opinions, not a place to necessarily convince anyone.

With regards to the Pope, it seems to me that liberals are often derided for being too deferential to Muslim beliefs. But disrespect the Pope and you’re a heathen! So it works both ways. Fact is, the older I get, the less I care about tiptoeing around some ancient dogma… I think they’re all nuts.

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#1120912
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I too think that history will treat the anthem knees very well. It may take a while, but it will happen. The “black power” salute at the 1968 Olympics was arguably much more inflammatory… when I was a kid that wasn’t even considered controversial - it was considered outrageous! But history has treated them very well. Also noteworthy was the immediate support those athletes received at the Olympics from from their competitors, including the white ones.

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#1119905
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I don’t know what to make of Trump’s comments to fallen soldier’s family. The words by themselves don’t sound bad to me… it would all be in the tone of voice, and the context (the words around those words). Since there likely isn’t an audio recording, I’m not ready to form an opinion.

There are much more impactful (and worse) things that Trump has done - and is trying to do - that deserve our focus.

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#1119329
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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What disturbed me the most about Bush was his letting Cheney run roughshod with his military industrial complex. Also didn’t like his environmental and social policies. But as a person, I think he was trying to do the right thing.

What disturbed me the most about Obama was his ramping up of drone strikes, which I think is unbecoming and hypocritical of our country. Also questioned the one-sided-ness of the bank bailout. But as a person, I think he was trying to do the right thing.

Trump is in a whole other league. If I started a similar list, it would go on and on, as I disagree with nearly every change he has instituted (or tried to institute). Easily orders of magnitude worse. And as a person, I think he is a con man trying to make as much money out of this deal as he can, and that he blatantly doesn’t give a crap about anyone else. It still stuns me that people would vote for such a total creep.

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#1117788
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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yhwx said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I’m a little confused… I just downloaded the latest despecialized editions myself using the instructions on the first post of Harmy’s thread, via Uloz just following his steps. It was extraordinarily easy and didn’t require understanding torrents. There’s not much easier anyone could make it given the size of the files.

I believe that you said that you were a computer programmer at some point. As such, I would guess that you would have seen the Uloz.to process as a piece of cake. But that’s probably not the way many “regular people” see it.

While true, I honestly did try my best to account for this when making my comment.

The reason you see everybody’s smartphones filled with apps is because it easy and safe to install apps on them. Just search for the app you want in the store, then click the install button. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. No file managers or installers to wrangle.

Following the Uloz-based documentation, I didn’t have to install any file managers or installers. I didn’t need to use any sort of torrent software at all (actually, even though I am a programmer, I don’t know anything about torrents). I just followed the links and clicked on the things Harmy’s instructions said to click.

There’s also the added benefit of people viewing their smartphones as secure devices; or, at least more secure than desktop computers. People remember the Bad Old Days of bloated anti-virus software on Windows and viruses that crippled whole networks. That stigma isn’t attached to phones.

Are you suggesting that people should expect to download Harmy’s blu ray via their smartphone? Do today’s smartphones even have that much free storage space?

Personally, I think that there are many people buying the discs who are perfectly capable of downloading them. They either don’t know where to find the steps or don’t want to take the time. I also don’t think there is anything we can do about it. After all, we started it. 😃 A part of me even thinks that the more people see Harmy’s, regardless of how, the more pressure there will be on Disney to produce a decent release. All this money could be theirs.

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#1117623
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I think that Pence is as far to the alt-right as a politician can possibly be. He would likely bring a Christian fundamentalism to the white house, so if you want the Bible to be the law of the land, he’s your man. I think he’s much more to the right than Trump, and even further to the right than Palin. However, I don’t see him getting us into a war with North Korea. So at this point, Trump is such a catastrophe that even as a liberal I’d probably prefer Pence. If Trump manages to avoid WW3, I’d probably prefer Trump just because he won’t actually be able to do anything. But that’s an awfully risky bet to take. It’s hard to imagine anything worse than taking a hydrogen bomb up the backside.

Right about now, there’s your Republican party for ya.

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#1116985
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I should have posted one of the performances from Giants game… so I just replaced it in the above post. I like how he manages to take an ordinarily bombastic piece and turn it into a gentle folk song. It’s become a popular version in the bay area.

In the interest of completeness, I would be remiss to not mention that despite my being impressed with his version, he does commit perhaps the most common mistake - and one of my enduring pet peeves. He says “par-u-lis fight” rather than “par-i-lus fight”. I don’t understand why about 90% of people who sing that tune make that vocal spelling error. To me it’s like “nuke-you-lar” versus “nuke-lee-er”.

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#1114325
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I found husezni’s posts entertaining in a sort of “plan 9 from outer space” way. As for Ferris, I disagreed with him virtually every time but I never found him disagreeable.

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#1113759
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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On Facebook I’m seeing the usual spray of anti-gun-law rhetoric from my Republican friends. The most common is - we don’t need gun laws because people just disobey them. What the h? Why have any laws then? The twisted logic that seems to apply when the topic is guns just astounds me.

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#1113752
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Banned members
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He’s just expressing man’s inalienable right to AK-47s.

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#1113497
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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yhwx said:
I don’t know; I’ve just seen it proposed.

I’ve never seen that proposed. What I HAVE seen proposed, time and time again, is a ban on the type of gun that is designed solely for one purpose: killing as many people as possible as quickly as possible (such as the gun(s) used in the Vegas shootings). Then comes the pushback that it’s a slippery slope to banning all guns, which is ridiculous. If everything were a slippery slope, we’d never change anything.

How many would have died if the shooter were armed with a handgun, hunting rifle, or shotgun?

I’m a liberal, and I don’t know a single liberal who wants to ban all guns. I come from a family of liberals who were also hunters. Saying we want to ban all guns is a red herring (or a straw man, one of the two). Now I do admit, it’s difficult to play “fantasy Rambo” with a shotgun, but I’m not convinced that was what the authors of the 2nd amendment had in mind.

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