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#1059472
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

dahmage said:

DominicCobb said:

You could cut Vader out of the film entirely and it wouldn’t change the story in any way whatsoever.

it wouldn’t change the stand-alone story in any way worth crying about, but it certainly would raise more a few questions about how it ties in to ANH (or how it fails to tie in if you cut out Vader). thats my opinion.

I definitely makes sense to put him in the film to tether the worlds of both together, but the plot of the original film doesn’t necessitate Vader being at Scarif, for instance.

I’m not saying Vader shouldn’t have been in the film I just mean to say that, if he’s going to be in it, he should have been a bit more consequential to the story. As is, neither of his scenes really accomplishes all that much.

I mostly agree with that now that you explained it a bit more.

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#1059465
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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DominicCobb said:

You could cut Vader out of the film entirely and it wouldn’t change the story in any way whatsoever.

it wouldn’t change the stand-alone story in any way worth crying about, but it certainly would raise more a few questions about how it ties in to ANH (or how it fails to tie in if you cut out Vader). thats my opinion.

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#1059032
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

Alderaan said:

chyron8472 said:

As Hillary said, she would have been a good president

No. No she wouldn’t have been. She would have been god-awful terrible. Just like Trump is god-awful terrible, but in a different way.

Just because Trump is a joke, and he is, does not mean she would have been good or better.

It was truly a lose-lose situation in this country.

Woah, I think that’s the first thing I agree with you on 😛

And another thing I disagree with both of you on.

If Trump has proven anything, it’s that those who said he would be god-awful terrible were more right than they feared, and those who said he’d be a funny meme who wouldn’t get anything done were very wrong (although thankfully as of today at least one thing has been narrowly prevented).

I cannot fathom how Clinton would have been in anyway worse or even a fraction as bad. Cannot at all.

Everything that people feared from her is showing up in spades. Lying through teeth? Check. Personal interests over country? Check. Lining pockets with foreign dollars? Check. High chance of starting a war or two? Check. Flagrant disregard for the needs of the working class? Check. Gross incompetence that threatens national security? Check. Goldman Sachs? Check. Keeping the swamp full of bureaucratic insiders? Check. Being too tired to put the in the hours necessary? Check.

I guess he isn’t murdering his critics* or running a kiddie porn ring out of a pizza place though.

*yet

I am inclined to agree with most of this. We will never know what an alternate timeline would have looked like.

If I take your post correctly, I would say I think you have an interesting line of thinking there in regards to how everything that the Trump / anti-Hillary decried as the evil and corrupt actions of Hillary, are almost all being actively enacted by the current administration. Is that due to the fact that Trump engages in the tactics of blaming your opponent with all his own faults (in order to make any retort look like childish mimicry)? If so, then shame on us all. I have a feeling that at least half of Trump voters knew that most of his attacks against rivals during the primaries and the election were “whataboutisms”. They knew he was deflecting and avoiding real discussion, but jumped on board regardless.

I still agree with what I posted right after the election. Trump is all talk (but terrible talk is still terrible), and it is the Republicans in Congress we need to keep an eye on (hopefully they will step up and become good leaders).

So far it looks like I was wrong in hoping for leadership to come from the Republicans. The fact that the terribly rushed ahca bill died yesterday is a good sign, but I am not holding my breath.

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#1058687
Topic
The theatrical colors of the Star Wars trilogy
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DrDre,

just a comment about the film/slide scanner you are looking at above. Looking at the reviews it seems that it has a plastic cover that starts to get micro scratches after a few hundred scans, so either be aware of that and have lots of replacement covers on hand, or consider that when comparing to other models.

I have no experience, but saw that repeated review when looking at the product and wanted to make sure you were aware of it.

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#1057042
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

dahmage said:

Warbler said:

dahmage said:

The good ole days of blinking 12:00. It used to seem so normal.

I couldn’t leave it that way, I would have to set the clock.

same here, until child me realized that the fact we turned tv and vcr on/off by using the switch on the surge protector meant it would always go back to 12:00, and i gave up.

That is not how we had vcrs set up at my house.

I guess that means we are not siblings

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#1056999
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

dahmage said:

The good ole days of blinking 12:00. It used to seem so normal.

I couldn’t leave it that way, I would have to set the clock.

same here, until child me realized that the fact we turned tv and vcr on/off by using the switch on the surge protector meant it would always go back to 12:00, and i gave up.

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#1056801
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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^ that is said in partial self derision as i find that i myself often act elitist, and welcome a push for self reflection in that regard.

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#1056728
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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lovelikewinter said:

Has everyone decided where they are going to get the Rogue One blu-ray/DVD? Anyone going for an exclusive? I’m most likely getting the Steelbook.

Yeah I dunno. None of them stand out to me, and when I upgraded to the Blu-ray of all the star wars I got the steelbook because I couldn’t stand the saga case and artwork (young Ani on the cover? No thanks). So with no other Strong reason to choose, it’s probably going to be another steelbook.

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#1056446
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Suck it, Trump.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-hawaii-blocks-trump-s-revised-travel-order-n734141

yep. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/15/520171478/trump-travel-ban-faces-court-hearings-by-challengers-today

Trump, speaking at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., called the restraining order “unprecedented judicial overreach.” He said, “The law and the Constitution give the president the power to suspend immigration — when he deems — or she, fortunately it will not be Hillary, ‘she’ — when he or she deems it to be in the national interests of our country.”

that dumbass is still scoring points against hillary?

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