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Warbler

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#1092079
Topic
What are you reading?
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moviefreakedmind said:

The King James is the only one that takes an artful and poetic approach to translating it, which is all I care about when reading it. Scholars probably want it more direct, but if they’re true scholars they’d be studying the original versions in the original languages.

I think many scholars do just that.

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#1092062
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

I will always wonder what you originally wrote.

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#1092046
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Mike O said:

Well, I see my psychiatrist tomorrow for the first time in about five weeks. I have no idea how it’ll go. I’ll be honest and hope for the best, by it’s hard to be honest when you aren’t even sure about things yourself.

I hope everything went ok. I hope things get better for you.

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#1092045
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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I am very sorry your friend passed away. I know what it is like to lose someone close. The only advice I can give you is to let yourself mourn. Give yourself time. Pace yourself. I’ll be praying for you.

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#1092035
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Doctor Who
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She may well be a good actress and she may be a good pick if you are looking for female Doctor. But I just can’t accept a female Doctor. Sorry.

What I wouldn’t have had a problem with, is if they had just done a spin off with a female Timelord. They could have had the Doctor bump into some lady and notices that she has one of those pocket watches. Maybe her parents hid her on earth to save her from the time war or something like that. The pocket watch opens and she remembers she is a Time Lady, and she remembers that she has a tardis hidden as something. Have it be that the Chamelon circuit actually works on her Tardis. I probably would like that show.

I do agree with you about having more stand alone episodes. I am also tired of the overblown epicness all the time. Another thing a tired of is the sort of killing off of companions. Why can’t companions leave like they did in the original series?

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#1092027
Topic
Doctor Who
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oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Tobar said:

oojason said:

We have seen / been told that Gallifreyans regenerate into a different sex before too - The Corsair or The Master/Missy for example…

There’s that tired excuse again. This “precedent” was created after Moffat was accused of sexism and the new fangirls started demanding a female Doctor. Since then to combat that image he kowtowed and started to introduce those elements. Nowhere in the classic series is something like this hinted at. If NuWho can’t get the Doctor’s age right, I’m certainly not going to trust it with something like this.

I’ll be watching the Christmas Special and first episode of series 11 but will probably be stopping after that. I would not be surprised to see the show’s ratings start to drop after this.

Not so much a ‘tired excuse’ if it is new, no?

 

To me it’s all the same series - Doctor Who.

We also recently saw a Gallifreyan regenerate from an old white man into a young black woman - just seemed to be part of the Gallifreyan life.

Did it ever happen before Missy came along? Did it ever happen in the old series? We went 50 years without a regeneration causing a gender change. Moffat added that capability for PC reasons, as oojason said.

I certainly didn’t say it was for pc reasons.

Correct, you didn’t. I don’t know how I thought you had said that. I should have said “as Tobar said”. Again, you have my apologies.

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#1092020
Topic
Doctor Who
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I’m sorry for how I acted earlier. I am still not a fan of making the Doctor a woman, but I shouldn’t have blown up as much as I did about it.

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#1092019
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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SilverWook said:

Yeah, things sadly got pretty goofy towards the end with him. I liked him better with shades of gray. Would have been more poetic if Kira had been able to kill him though.

Worf should have killed him, for Jadzia.

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#1091932
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

my opinion is that the electoral college needs changing*, and gerrymandering needs to be fixed.

*I would change from votes to points, the eliminate the faithless elector problem.

You were very much in favor of faithless electors a few months ago.

that was an extreme situation.

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#1091923
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Good journalism and healthy discourse are very important. More important than a free a fair voting process? Not sure. but I won’t argue it.

Yes the minority can be right and the majority wrong, but I still don’t think you want a minority of the people making all the decisions.

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#1091913
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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my opinion is that the electoral college needs changing*, and gerrymandering needs to be fixed.

*I would change from votes to points, the eliminate the faithless elector problem. Each state would get the number electoral points equal the number of electoral votes they get now. Points would be rewarded in each state by the percentage of the popular vote in the candidate wins in each state. Lets NJ has 20 electoral points. Lets say candidate X wins 50% of the popular vote in NJ. Candidate X would be awarded 10 electoral points from NJ.

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#1091888
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

One of the things I have found most disturbing, is comments left by Trump supporters regarding his ability to pardon. For example, at the end of one article, several commenters boasted gleefully that he will still “win” simply by pardoning his family members and others around him. Is it not a terrible state of affairs when so many allegedly law-and-order folks would revel in pardoning people for federal crimes? Can they not see the irony? Only 7 months in office and already talk of pardoning people.

He might be able to pardon his family, but if he gets impeached, he won’t be able to pardon his way out of that.

The whole Trump win and presidency has made me rethink whether our “system” is really as great as I thought it was. Maybe it took a couple hundred years, but I fear its fundamental flaws are finally being realized.

care to elaborate? What changes would you make to our system?

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#1091772
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

SilverWook said:

Warbler said:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-oj-simpson-parole-board-20170720-story.html

fuck the parole board.

I was having early 90’s flashbacks watching the coverage on CNN today. I’m no legal expert, but they probably can’t consider his murder trial in their decision process, especially as he was acquitted.

They definitely can’t. He’s in prison now for armed robbery in which no one was injured, which is all they can consider.

I know technically they can’t consider it, but the law allowed them to keep him behind bars on the armed robbery charge much longer than they did. Under the law, they could have kept him in prison from a maximum of 30 years. Instead, they give him the minimum, 9 years. They could have given him more time.

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